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Create Wearables with your Silhouette! [Giveaway Alert]

Heads up, Scrapbook Update readers! How would you like to win a Silhouette Portrait machine? If so…head on over to our sister site Craft Critique, where there is a giveaway going on!

You’ll also get a look at some ideas of what you can do with your Silhouette machine and the Silhouette iron-on materials to make some fun wearables for the littlest fashion plates in your life!

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Silhouette Promo | Easter Candy Bags & Boxes

Today I’m bringing you two of my favorite things together – Easter candy and a Silhouette promo – along with another favorite of mine, the Silhouette cut files of designer Lori Whitlock! She designed both of the candy container templates I used for these projects.

These fun containers make a great way to share a sweet treat with someone, and can be adapted for any holiday with themed supplies. I used my Silhouette’s Print & Cut feature, along with some themed print & cut files, to make these festive for Easter.

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Winner | Silhouette Portrait Machine [& Promo Reminder!]

It’s time to announce the winner of our Silhouette Portrait machine giveaway…an early Valentine’s Day gift for one lucky Scrapbook Update reader!

And the lucky winner is…Donna Smith, who wrote:

I’ve been dying to get my hands on one of these! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Donna, check your email for instructions on how to collect your prize! Congratulations!

If you weren’t the lucky winner, you can still get a great deal on a Portrait (or Cameo) machine through the Silhouette promotion. You can get the following deals at great prices – just use promo code UPDATE when you click here to visit the Silhouette America store:

1.    The Silhouette CAMEO®, The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, the glitter collection sketch pens, and the metallic collection sketch pens for $269.99 ($94 in savings)

2.    The Silhouette Portrait™, The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, the glitter collection sketch pens, and the metallic collection sketch pens for $129.99 ($114 in savings)

3.    40% off the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software!

button_feb6-14To get the discount, use promo code UPDATE when you click here to visit the Silhouette America store.

 

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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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Winner | Gilt Trip by Laura Childs

Here’s an early Black Friday bargain for one of our Scrapbook Update readers – with my favorite price (free) – because a lucky someone has won a copy of Laura Childs’ latest scrapbooking mystery, Gilt Trip!

And the winner is…Stephanie Bonin!

Congratulations Stephanie, and thanks to everyone who entered!

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Giveaway | Silhouette Cameo (+ Black Friday!)

It’s hard to believe that November is ticking by so fast, but it’s almost Thanksgiving week and that means it is almost time for one of my favorite times of the year: BLACK FRIDAY!

Silhouette is having a huge sale in their online store starting on Thanksgiving Day. I can’t tell you the details (yet!) but I can assure you that this is going to be absolutely monstrous. If you own a machine – or want to – you won’t want to miss this one!

To celebrate, how about a chance to win a Silhouette Cameo for one lucky Scrapbook Update reader? Yes, you read that right…a Silhouette CAMEO!

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Giveaway | New Scrapbooking Mysteries Book – Gilt Trip by Laura Childs

New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs has come out with the latest book in her bestselling “Scrapbooking Mystery” series, called Gilt Trip
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Gilt Trip coverFor those unfamiliar with the series, the Scrapbooking Mysteries series is based in New Orleans and focuses on the adventures of scrapbook store owner Carmela Bertrand, who seems to have a knack for solving mysteries that fall into her path while running the Memory Mine store and swirling through a calendar filled with New Orleans’ most ritzy social events. Gilt Trip is the 11th book in the series. This installment centers on the murder of a business tycoon, who is released from prison only to be murdered at his “welcome home” party! Continue Reading →

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Scrapbook Soup | Instagram Layouts, Part 2 [Giveaway]

And we’re back with the second part of my up close and personal look at my layouts from my Instagram segment for the new season of Scrapbook Soup!

Since Instagrams are square, they lend themselves perfectly to making grids. Before stitching, I measured and drew my grid very lightly in pencil. When I was done stitching, I erased with a white eraser in any areas where the pencil line was too dark and was visible through the zig-zag stitch.

For this grid layout, I combined an assortment of photos from the entire month. It provides a good overview of the high points of our month for May. There’s my birthday, our family time on my husband’s weekend visits, my daughter giving thumbs down in the dressing room to something while going birthday shopping for her…

I filled the leftover empty spaces in the grid with vignettes that I created (with the exception of the title block) with a recipe of patterned paper, a text element, and a chipboard element. All the major elements are from collections – the patterned paper is all from a Maggie Holmes paper pad, and the chipboard is from the Color Magic collection by Heidi Swapp. Each element also has some Recollections pearls added to tie them all together as well.

The edges of the patterned paper blocks are edged in white paint with a dry brush technique that I used a make-up sponge to apply. It softens the harsh line of the grid and ties the white stitching to the blocks a bit. It also mimics the vignetting on the edges of most of the Instagram pictures.

The label next to the big blue butterfly is from Martha Stewart’s line for Avery, which is a Staples exclusive. I have a big basket of those labels in my drawer right next to me when I’m working and I use them a lot!

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