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Giveaway | Spellbinders Nestabilities

It’s time for another anniversary giveaway for Scrapbook Update’s readers!

This time the giveaway is a set of Spellbinders Nestabilities, the small Classic Squares set that cuts and embosses.

Spellbinders NestabilitiesYou might be thinking, “why would I want a square die cutting set when I can cut squares with my paper trimmer?” There’s a couple of reasons that die cutting squares has advantages. For one, it’s easier to get squares that are absolutely perfect and all exactly the same size – especially important if you are using them in a grid design together. Another advantage is that it is easier to place (or even center) a design in the middle of the square when you can place the die and then cut. Continue Reading →

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Design Team Calls | Really Reasonable Ribbon 9/30

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update now publishes the full text of select design team calls, with the company name and deadline in the header!

To see a page listing all of these published calls, visit the Design Team Calls category of Scrapbook Update.

Really Reasonable Ribbon is doing a design team call and we are looking for 3 or 4 new members to join our highly creative team. We are looking for talented crafters and artists who love using ribbon, work well with deadlines and have great personalities. If you are a card maker, scrapbooker, hair bow maker, paper crafter, ribbon artist, altered artist or if you do anything fun and unique with ribbon please apply. Our readers are looking for variety, so don’t be afraid to show your creative side.  Unusual and creative projects are encouraged.

Requirements

- You must be a versatile crafter who loves to work with ribbon.

- You must be a self-starter and able to manage your time to meet project deadlines that are given out well in advance.

- You must have an active blog and the ability to take quality pictures and post interesting entries directly to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. We require 5-6 projects per month as follows: Continue Reading →

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Design Team Calls | IMAGINE Crafts 10/3

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update now publishes the full text of select design team calls, with the company name and deadline in the header!

To see a page listing all of these published calls, visit the Design Team Calls category of Scrapbook Update.

IMAGINE DT call

IMAGINE Crafts is proud to announce its Call for Artists In Residence for 2015! We’re looking for artists and designers who can inspire our customers and the crafting community with amazing projects using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products. Continue Reading →

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Silhouette Cameo vs Silhouette Portrait

Today instead of posting the next giveaway for the big Scrapbook Update anniversary, I am going to take an opportunity to answer a recent comment from a reader about the Silhouette Portrait machine that I use.

Scrapbook Update reader Michelle commented on my last Silhouette article that “I’m having a hard time figuring out the distinction between the two,” meaning the Portrait and the Cameo machines.

This seems a good time to discuss the differences between the two machines because a new Silhouette promotion is launching today that focuses on the Portrait machine. (Details on that awesome deal coming at the end!) Despite my personal love of the Portrait machine, it is most definitely the wallflower of the Silhouette line, with most Silhouette fans using (or coveting) the larger Cameo machine as their machine of choice.

portrait_with_cameoThe Silhouette Portrait machine was announced nearly two years ago in October 2012. I bought mine a few months later. For some of those locked out of the Cameo by the $299 MSRP, the $179 MSRP on the Portrait machine is much more reachable (and the frequent Silhouette promotions make it even more affordable). But what are you giving up for the discount in price on the Portrait? Continue Reading →

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Happy Birthday to Scrapbook Update! [Giveaway]

It’s hard to believe, but earlier this week, Scrapbook Update passed the 10th anniversary of its existence on the internet!

Over the years the website – and the industry it serves – has gone through a lot of changes (even a name change) but some things have never changed: the loyalty of our readers and the passion I feel for papercrafting.

To celebrate, over the next few days we’re going to be running a few giveaways on the website to share a few of my current favorite items with you.

We’re starting off with a new discovery from the CHA PaperArts show in Atlanta in July. While there, I met some lovely ladies at a brand new stamp company called Pink & Main.

Pink & Main’s stamps are definitely targeted at card makers (although many could be useful for other projects as well) and have a very clean, simple and graphic/modern signature style. I fell in love immediately! Since the company was one of the participants in the Open Market event in Atlanta, I was able to bring some product home to try (and share with readers).

Here’s a look at some of what they were showing in Atlanta:

Pink and Main stamps Continue Reading →

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Design Team Call | Me & My Big Ideas 9/21

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update publishes the full text of select design team calls, with the company name and deadline in the header!

To see a page listing all of these published calls, visit the Design Team Calls category of Scrapbook Update.

Me & My Big Ideas Design Team Call

2014-2015 Design Team call is here!  We are looking for people who, like us, live creatively!  Do you love to create & craft with me & my BIG ideas products?  If so, apply for our mambi Design Team.

Submit the following to mambi@meandmybigideas.com :

1. One paragraph telling us about yourself that includes where you live and a little about your crafting history and favorites.

2. A link to your blog or social media sites so we can see some of your creativity.

3. Images of 2 scrapbook layouts, 2 cards, and 1 other project that will help us see your style.  We highly encourage you to use mambi product but it is not a requirement.  Please choose projects that best show your individual style. (HINT HINT: Really any crafting work that you’re proud of, we encourage you to submit. The team here at mambi just wants to get a feel for your style and skill set, not necessarily whether or not you can make every paper project known to man.) Continue Reading →

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