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Archive | September, 2013

Papercrafts, Creating Keepsakes Magazines To Merge, End Print Editions

Creating Keepsakes magazine announced today that the magazine is ceasing publication after their November/December 2013 issue. Paper Crafts magazine is ceasing print publication as well, and the two publications will be merged together into a new all-digital publication called Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking.

The announcement blamed the change on the difficulty of competing against the immediacy of the increasingly digital world of publishing when dealing with lengthy “print lag” in producing a paper magazine. Creating Keepsakes had recently gone to publishing split issues, part paper and part digital, in an attempt to deal with this challenge.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking will be a monthly publication, and should look familiar to readers of the previous publications:

Created by some of the same editors from both Paper Crafts and Creating Keepsakes magazines, you’ll find many columns and features you’ve always loved in CK, including Latest & Greatest, Sketches, and Tips & Tricks. Continue Reading →

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We R Memory Keepers Acquires Lifestyle Crafts

Salt Lake City, Utah-based We R Memory Keepers announced today that the company has acquired Lifestyle Crafts.

Lifestyle Crafts just emerged victorious last month from a lengthy legal challenge by Spellbinders over alleged patent infringement by QuicKutz and Lifestyle Crafts (after its formation and acquisition of the QuicKutz line in June 2010).

According to a representative for We R Memory Keepers, Lifestyle Crafts will still operate as an independent brand under the corporate umbrella of We R Memory Keepers. Dan Stewart, the company’s founder and president, will not be continuing with Lifestyle Crafts post-acquisition. Lifestyle Crafts’ business and warehouse operations will be moved to We R Memory Keepers’ headquarters. The company can still be reached at its pre-acquisition contact information. Continue Reading →

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The Silhouette Stamping Kit with Project Life!

One of the biggest responses I got from readers of CHA Summer coverage was when I wrote about the new products in the Silhouette booth – and specifically the Silhouette stamping kit. The kit lets users of Silhouette machine cut their own custom acrylic stamps using their machines, and generated a lot of excitement.

I myself was very excited to try it so was delighted to get one from Silhouette to try for this promotion. The stamping kit comes with stamping material, 3 stamp blocks, a cutting mat, and an ink pad. There’s also a card that allows the user to claim special stamp images for their Silhouette library, and a how to dvd.

What I found was actually surprising. I had somehow thought that the stamp kit was going to be hard to use with some special steps that had to be done. I was pleasantly surprised to find it was quick and easy, like cutting any other medium on the Silhouette.

The only real difference to cutting the stamp medium is that you have to use this special mat in the machine with it. Here it is, all loaded and ready to cut with a half sheet of stamp material:

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Design Team Call | Really Reasonable Ribbon 9/29

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update now publishes the full text of design team 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 full 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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