Pantone announced its Pantone Color of the Year for 2015 via the Wall Street Journal this morning, declaring that a dusty burgundy shade it calls “Marsala” will be the trendy color of next year.
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The Craft & Hobby Association has announced the return of the CHA PaperArts Show for the summer of 2015, with a new (old) location that is sure to be popular with attendees.
The CHA PaperArts show replaced the former CHA Summer trade show, traditionally held in Rosemont, IL, on the CHA show calendar in 2014. The new show, specifically for the paper crafting segment of the industry, was held in Atlanta and featured a hotel-based format that was a great success with attendees. (For an in-depth description of the new format and how it worked, read my CHA PaperArts 2014 report.) Continue Reading →
Thanks for checking out part three of our Black Friday weekend Silhouette series!
Vinyl wall art – especially text – is all the rage right now in home decor. However, we live in a home that is new construction (well, a little over ten years old) and one of the modern shortcuts many builders use to save money is to put up texture on walls. The texture makes it impossible to stick things like vinyl wall art and other adhesives to the walls.
Even though I can’t stick vinyl directly to my wall surfaces, however, there is another way to use some of those beautiful text designs on my walls: frame them!
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Another benefit of a 12″ wide cutting area of the Silhouette Cameo (compared to the smaller Portrait machine) is the ability to cut larger 3 dimensional items, like gift packaging. The Silhouette Online Store contains many files for gift boxes and organizers that require the 12″ cutting space of the Cameo, and which are not Portrait compatible.
Winter has most definitely arrived across the country. That brings cold, snow – and cold & flu season. Frequent use of hand sanitizer is a great way to help avoid those germs. Purse sized sanitizer bottles can make a nice little holiday treat that is actually useful, especially for people like teachers and others who are in contact with the public and children a lot.
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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.
“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 →