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Archive | January, 2014

Project Life to Restrict Online Sales

Scrapbook Update has confirmed that many online retailers have begun receiving notices informing them that they will no longer be allowed to purchase Project Life products wholesale. The notice is effective immediately.

Project Life 2014According to a representative for Becky Higgins LLC, in the future only online retailers that also have a retail store presence will be allowed to purchase Project Life products for resale. In addition to those stores, Two Peas In A Bucket and Amazon will continue carrying the line along with the company’s own soon-to-launch online store. The line is also sold online via HSN’s website as part of their promotional partnership and that will not change.

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CHA 2014 | Brother Scan-n-Cut with Project Runway’s Anthony Ryan Auld

Brother is at CHA 2014 in Anaheim showing off their new die cutting (and scanning) machine called the Scan-n-Cut. This machine is the craft industry’s first die cut machine that has a built in scanner, allowing users to scan something and then die cut it out. It also has the ability to attach pens to create sketch drawings of a scanned item.

Brother Scan-n-Cut is a standalone machine that does not require a computer to operate. A version of the machine is available on Amazon currently for an MSRP of $399, but the version shown at CHA will have a somewhat higher MSRP.

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Silhouette Giveaway & Promo: 30% off All Supplies

I recently needed to make a card for a friend’s wedding. I hadn’t yet tried the Silhouette Glitter Kit, so I decided this was the perfect occasion to try it out. After all, if you can’t glitter a wedding, what can you glitter?
Silhouette Wedding Card

Supplies – Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee (London Market 6×6). Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Antique Linen). Pens: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Pens (Black Soot, Warm Lipstick). Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Sophie’s Sentiments). Die Cutting Supplies: Silhouette Portrait Machine, Silhouette Glitter Kit, Silhouette Cut File (2 Wedding Icons by Lori Whitlock).

I used my Silhouette Portrait machine to cut the shape of the rings out of the double-sided adhesive paper that came in the kit. I peeled the first side and stuck the shape down and then peeled to reveal the adhesive for the glitter. I opened the glitter to shake it onto the adhesive and was absolutely blown away at how fine it was. The texture is beautiful and it stuck wonderfully with very full coverage. Continue Reading →

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Design Team Call | Jillibean Soup 2/15

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.

Jillibean Soup 2014 Design Team Call

Some simple questions to ask yourself…

  • Are you fun?  Are you innovative?
  • Are you low-maintenance?  Drama-free?
  • Do you have a passion for paper crafting?
  • Are you a blog savvy?  If not, are you a quick learner?
  • Do you like free product?
  • Do you submit to publications?
  • Do you like Jillibean Soup products (this is a given)?
  • Do you think you would be a good fit for our company?
  • Are you a good photographer?

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Organization | Top Five: Ikea For Craft Storage

I’ll just say it – I love Ikea. Our closest one is almost two hours away in Orlando, so I don’t get to go as often as I’d like, but despite this, Ikea products are rapidly taking over our home decor. And my scrap studio is no exception.

If you are a crafter looking to get organized, Ikea is absolute heaven! From the basic surfaces you need to work on, to storage for all of your supplies, the store has fabulous options for practically every craft storage challenge. And the best part is – you won’t break the bank!

Tables

Ikea’s selection of interchangeable table tops & legs are a dream for the creatively minded studio designer. They are simple, versatile, durable and practical, available in a variety of sizes and finishes – and affordable. The basic white 47 1/4×23 5/8″ model shown below, a Hissmon/Adils combination, has an MSRP of only $59.99:

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