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Promo | Layout Background with Silhouette Cameo

If you’re a regular reader of Scrapbook Update, you know that I have repeatedly said that I am happy with my Silhouette Portrait machine because I rarely feel limited by the machine’s cutting width, which is several inches smaller than the 12″ wide Cameo. Well, the folks at Silhouette decided to take that as a challenge, and let me test drive a new Silhouette Cameo for a little while to see if bigger really is better!

When thinking of what to do twelve whole inches of cutting width, the first thing that immediately jumped to mind (of course) was to make a background for a 12×12 layout! The cutting file I chose (Background/Stencil by Tanya Batrak) could also have worked as a stencil, but I chose to cut out the design directly from my background paper and then place a contrasting color background paper behind it.

The cut out background fills a large area of the layout quickly and easily, which was great because I wanted to create a layout from only one small Instagram photo of my daughter at the library, and I didn’t have a lot of journaling or other things to go with it.

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Black Friday 2014: Scrapbook Sales

SU_Black_Friday_01“Black Friday” has turned into a week long (or more) extravaganza of sales at most major – and small – retailers. I’m gathering as many of the Black Friday scrapbook sales as possible here in this easy reference for you to find in one place and plan your Black Friday week(end) shopping! (To see all the die cut machine deals, visit our separate die cutting deals page.)

Additional sales will be announced as the week progresses, so keep checking back for the best deals!

Disclaimer: Scrapbook Update cannot be responsible for incorrect information, regional variances or typographical errors in the listings. Remember to check the local ads in your area to verify these listings.

How to use these listings: These tables may be sorted by clicking on the arrow at the top of each column. Sort by the store column to see all each store’s sales listed together, or sort by product name to compare sales on similar products. Many of the store names and item names are clickable to take you to the item online for easy shopping. (Some of these links are affiliate links, so when you use them you support Scrapbook Update – Thank you!) Continue Reading →

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Black Friday 2014: Die Cutting Machine Sales

SU_Black_Friday_01Black Friday is shaping up to be an epic battle of the die cut machines, as both Silhouette and Cricut will be aggressively promoting their flagship machines through the major chains and online channels. There will be deals to be had all week as “Black Friday” has turned into a week long (or more) extravaganza of sales at most major retailers.

Additional sales will be announced as the week progresses, so keep checking back for the best deals!

Disclaimer: Scrapbook Update cannot be responsible for incorrect information, regional variances or typographical errors in the listings. Remember to check the local ads in your area to verify these listings.

How to use these listings: These tables may be sorted by clicking on the arrow at the top of each column. Sort by the store column to see all each store’s sales listed together, or sort by brand or product name to compare sales on similar products. Many of the store names and item names are clickable to take you to the item online for easy shopping. (Some of these links are affiliate links, so when you use them you support Scrapbook Update – Thank you!) Continue Reading →

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Paper Crafts Magazine To Close

In yet another blow to the publishing segment of the scrapbook industry, contributors of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine have been informed of the magazine’s pending closure.

Paper Crafts magazineThe announcement came in an email to contributors from F+W president Sara Domville. According to the email, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking will cease publication after the February issue, and there will be no more print special issues from the brand. The planned Card Creations volume 13 special issue is being cancelled. All content in the company’s possession is being returned to contributors. Continue Reading →

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Is Northridge Publishing Closing Down?

It’s a question I’ve been getting in my inbox a lot lately from concerned readers: Is Northridge Publishing closing down? From all outward appearances, it’s certainly looking as if the publisher of Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Cricut, and the Create Idea Books is no longer a functioning publisher.

The company, which was formerly a paper publisher charging $15/issue for each of its magazines every month, went fully digital beginning with the August 2013 issues of its magazines and began offering an all-access pass for $9.99/month that bought access to all six magazines’ digital issues.

The most obvious sign of trouble is that October passed without any magazine issues being published by the company, despite a production schedule for its magazines which calls for the publication of issues every month for all of its active titles. In September, Northridge published only 3 issues instead of its usual 6. The September issues of Scrapbook Trends, Cards, and Cricut magazines were all titled as “Best of” issues, largely featuring apparently recycled content. Continue Reading →

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