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Design Team Call | SEI 9/2

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.

Surprise! It’s time to select our 2014 Design Team. All applications must be received on or before September 2nd.

We are switching it up a bit this time by asking our designers to specialize in certain areas. See the complete contributor list under “Design Team Specialties”. Here’s everything you need to know…

1. Applicants will be accepted from the Continental US and Canada. Canadian applicants are eligible for all specialities except Club Kits.
2. Selected design team members will be sent SEI products to create projects with, which will be featured on our blog.
3. We encourage all crafters: 3D projects makers, scrap-bookers, card-makers, ANY creative individual to apply. Show us your best work.
4. We expect a 1 year commitment.
5. Design team member’s first projects will be due in October. Continue Reading →


Noteworthy | 9.10.2012

To kick the week off this week with Noteworthy, we’ve got some big announcements from some industry favorites, and some design team news, too!

Ranger is having their annual warehouse sale again! The sale is this Saturday, September 15th, 2012, from 9am-2pm at Ranger’s Tinton, NJ headquarters. Discontinued or imperfect products will be sold at prices up to 75% off of wholesale pricing. Sales will be made by cash or check only, no credit card sales. For more information and directions to the sale, see Ranger’s 2012 warehouse sale announcement.

Heidi Swapp has a new digital shop! She’s selling her past release paper lines, and digital elements (including SVG cutting files) that coordinate with her products.

Heidi Swapp No Limits Digital Word Stickers

 To celebrate the opening of the new digital store at, all products are 25% off through Friday, Sept. 14th if you use coupon code HEIDI. Continue Reading →


Noteworthy | 8.11.2012

Things are picking up again after a post-CHA lull…there’s some really great news and announcements from some big names this week, as well as  some new design team calls and other fun things to check out!

Project Real Life by Becky Higgins

Big Picture Classes is gearing up for a couple of really big events. Registration just opened for Becky Higgins’ upcoming class Project Real Life, which is the 4Experts series class for the 4th quarter of 2012. The class will go in-depth into the philosophy of scrapping and living that is behind the Project Life products.

From Sept. 4th-17th, Big Picture will also be running a free event called Big Idea Festival! Big names like Ali Edwards, Cathy Zielske, May Flaum, and Stacy Julian will each be taking a turn teaching a day of the the Idea Festival. Continue Reading →


Valentine’s Day Scrapbooking Paper Lines Roundup

The scrapbooking world is emerging from a barrage of Christmas projects just in time to start crafting for the next holiday: Valentine’s Day! Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about what paper line(s) you’re going to use for your Valentine’s Day cards, since the big day of all things pink, hearted, and mushy is a mere six weeks away! Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to shop for your supplies and make your cards without feeling rushed.

After my roundup of Christmas scrapbooking lines went live here on Scrapbook Update, I received many, many requests to do a similar article for each holiday. I can’t promise that I’ll do one for every special day on the calendar (there just aren’t that many paper lines for Talk Like a Pirate Day, you know?), but when there are enough themed lines to warrant a roundup, I’ll be sure to post them to keep you all informed!

As with the Christmas roundup, I’m listing all the Valentine’s Day paper lines that were released either at or after CHA Summer 2011 and have scoured the vastness of the interwebs to bring you representative photos of each. They’re listed in alphabetical order, and, since there aren’t nearly so many of them as there were Christmas lines, I’ll also give a little commentary on each.

Ready to start seeing pink? Let’s get going!

Basic GreyKissing Booth

Kissing Booth is a mix of basic patterns (I spy doilies and herringbone in the mix) and sweet watercolor images. This line uses brown as a contrast color and is one of the few cream-based collections in the roundup.

Continue Reading →


CHA Summer 2011 | Die Cuts with a View, Glitz Designs, Grant Studios, Little Yellow Bicycle, and SEI

It’s ironic that the Die Cuts with a View booth is in one of Scrapbook Update’s final posts since its upside-down Christmas tree is the first thing that all CHA Summer attendees saw as they descended the steps to the show floor.

Yes, I did say upside down Christmas tree!

This tree and the others in the booth were covered in the most gorgeous paper decorations, made from both old and new DCWV lines.











Die Cuts with a View introduced a new line of personal stationery and decorative office items at the CHA Summer 2011 show.


“‘Tis the Season” and “Midnight Spell” (partially cut off in the photo) are two of DCWV’s back-catalog items on display.



My time at Glitz Designs was short, but I found so many lovely things in the short time I was there.

The “Beautiful Dreamer” line is a lovely pink-dominated collection with a sweet floral motif.


I simply adore Glitz’s “Teeny Alpha” stickers!!


These ephemera packs are from the “Vintage Blue” collection, as are the handmade flowers in the photo below them.



Australian company Grant Studios displayed two main product lines at the show – a range of children’s craft projects and some lovely papers by designer Grace Taylor.



Some of the designs in their lines are really lovely, such as this yellow sheet with a white doily print.


Many of Grant Studios’ papers are available individually, but they also produce 100 sheet paper pads with many of the same patterns.







This grey and black print was quite lovely and sophisticated.


Grant Studios offers a range of packaged die cuts, as well.


Shortly before leaving for CHA, I asked Scrapbook Update readers to chime in and let me know what they were most interested in seeing at the show. Several readers specifically requested to see Little Yellow Bicycle’s “Winter Twig” line.





I have to stop here for a moment and give a quick shout-out to Judy at SEI (the next booth on our tour). She gave me a wonderful overview of the new product lines!

SEI’s fall line, “Homestead,” features a rich orange, yellow and brown color scheme with an abundance of foil accents.



SEI’s Valentine’s Day line, “Promise Me”, is set to release in November 2011.



“Holiday Cheer” has one of the brightest color schemes of any of the Christmas releases that I saw at the show and is full of festive fun!






Cool blues and soothing browns are the hallmarks of SEI’s winter themed line, “Silver Valley”.




SEI’s “White Elegance” collection is a back catalog item, but totally worth mentioning here for its unique resist effects. It doesn’t completely resist the ink, but instead the glossy and non-glossy portions of the paper absorb ink at different rates yielding a two-tone effect.


SEI also had their line of wearable art items on display including their “Tumble Dye” mists. Papercrafters may be interested in these for home decor and party projects- just look at those gorgeous misted tissue paper flowers!




There’s just one more post left in Scrapbook Update’s CHA booth coverage! We’ll be back soon to bring you the rest of what we saw at the show.

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