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Design Team Call | 3 Birds Studio 1/6/2014

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.

3 Birds Studio, featured below, creates products for HSN and cruise ships.

3 Birds Studio Design Team Call

3Birds Studio, a leading manufacturer of scrapbooking and crafting products, is looking for talented and committed designers to create fun and unique projects featuring our new line of products!

We are looking for 6 members to join our team for a period of 6 months (Feb 2014 – August 2014)

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Exclusive Project Life Products to Debut on HSN Tuesday

According to web postings, a new version of Project Life will debut on HSN tomorrow during Lisa Bearnson’s appearances on the network.

The “Just Add Color” edition of Project Life is more than just a new set of card designs for Project Life. It’s actually an entirely new iteration of the project.

Until now, Project Life has been based essentially on two standard sizes – 4×6 and 3×4 – of cards with some accommodation made for 4×4 square instagram pictures. The “Just Add Color’ kit adds a new size to the Project Life repertoire, 2×2, by subdividing 4×4 pockets.

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Preview | Lisa Bearnson To Appear on HSN Sept. 17th

Tuesday, September 17th will be another 24 hour craft day on HSN. Among the day’s events will be three hours of “Papercrafting with Lisa Bearnson” – and we’ve got a sneak peek of what she’ll be bringing you!

Among the offerings Lisa will be showing on HSN on Tuesday will be a layout kit, a gift card holder kit, layered stickers, and a mini book kit. There’s a couple of big names associated with the products, as well!

One of those big names is Tiffani Smith, who designed the gift card kit called “Nifty Gifties” that Lisa will be showing on the event:

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Lisa Bearnson to bring Project Life to HSN

Lisa Bearnson will be returning to the world of television shopping on March 25th, when “Papercrafting with Lisa Bearnson” makes its debut on HSN at 12:01 AM EST.

Bearnson, the founder of Creating Keepsakes magazine, left QVC for personal reasons four years ago after an 11 year run as the host of that network’s “Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking” show. She’s been largely absent from the industry during that time, preferring to focus on her family instead.

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Noteworthy | 3.2.2012

2012 is a leap year, and with that extra February day behind us it’s time to look ahead, and scope out what’s happening this week. It’s March, also known as National Craft Month, so I advise be keeping an eye out for manufacturers and bloggers to get extra inspiring, and perhaps we’ll see an increase in contests and giveaways as well. I look forward to it. Getting the month off to a strong start, here are this week’s stories:

Ali Edwards released a new self-paced online class on her website this week. “Five” is based off of her workshop from Creative Escape last year and is now formatted as an online self-paced classs.

The cool thing about this workshop is that you can really make your album any theme you want: favorite photos from a specific year, photos of a loved one who has passed on, favorite photos from a travel adventure, a collection of photos that celebrate your life right now, etc.

The class is $14, and available for purchase on Ali’s website. Continue Reading →

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Industry Retailers Make NRF Stores Hot 100

Stores, a publication of the National Retail Federation, has released its Stores Hot 100 list of the country’s fastest growing retailers – and several craft-related stores made the 2011 list. The list is ranked based on year to year sales growth from 2009 to 2010. All retailers with domestic U.S. sales of over $300 million were eligible.

Salt Lake City-based Overstock.com, an often overlooked player in the crafts retail market, landed in the number 10 spot on the list by posting 23.8% growth from 2009 to 2010. Stores attributes this to the growing portfolio of markets that company has expanded into, including travel (by selling discount hotel rooms). A ranking penalty incurred by the company from Google over accusations it manipulated Google results by embedding links in school websites in return for promised discounts has left Stores skeptical that Overstock can repeat those year-to-year growth results, however.

Both home shopping networks made the list. HSN ranked highest, coming in at number 44 with 9% year-over-year growth. Known for its promotion of lines like Cricut, Anna Griffin and Martha Stewart Crafts with custom created bundles during its on-air craft specials, HSN is definitely a force in the new model of retailing and their growth reflects that. Although nearly twice the size of HSN in total sales, home shopping network QVC was further down the list at number 85 due to experiencing a smaller (but still impressive) amount of year to year sales growth (5%).

Near the bottom of the Stores list we find two craft chain stores. First up is Jo-Ann Stores. That chain placed in 95th on the chart with 4.4% sales growth, on $2.079 billion in retail sales from 751 stores. The other craft chain on the list, Hobby Lobby, came in at number 96, also showing 4.4% sales growth in the surveyed period. Privately-held Hobby Lobby’s sales were reported as $2.093 billion, surpassing Jo-Ann Stores, and with only 497 store locations. Hobby Lobby’s growth numbers were undoubtedly helped by opening of new locations – it experienced store growth in the covered period of 5.7%, while Jo-Ann Stores only expanded their locations by 0.7%.

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