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CHA Winter 2013: Stampendous [video]

Since I am on the Stampendous blog team, I was excited to visit their booth at CHA. Their booth at CHA Winter 2013 was filled with lots of beautiful cards and other creative projects from their design team. Stampendous introduced several new stamp designs (clear, cling and wood mounted), new glitter colours and other fun stuff for CHA Winter 2013.

One of my favorites in the booth was the mirror displays on their wall – each mirror was decorated differently by their design team member and featured the use of their stamps, glitter, mica and color fragments.

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Here’s a closer look at some of the mirrors’ details:

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Stampendous also showcased their super fine glitters. I could not resist the urge to touch it – it’s almost like velvet!

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My absolute favorites in the Stampendous booth were Fran’s Encrusted Jewels Kits. There are so many different ways you can use them! And I had no idea you can emboss from the back side! Here’s a quick video I took at the show:


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Video | Making Fabulous Gift Card Holders

The days left in December, and until Christmas are quickly running out, but I’m here today with two ideas for dressing up your gift cards and putting some crafting into your giving this year.  Making use of my scrapbook supplies and having some fun while checking off my gift list is one of my favorite things to do in December!

To share my process and a step-by-step how-to for these two projects I made a video to share: Continue Reading →

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Video | DIY Mason Jar Snowglobe

This is my favorite time of year, and one so filled with crafting inspiration all around – from DIY blogs to Martha Stewart, regular crafters to those who only get creative for the holidays. One project that keeps popping up are snow globes. I don’t think mason jar snow globes are a new idea, but they are popular showing up even in trendy shops like Anthropologie.

Today I want to share with you how I make jar snow globes – though I call mine “faux snow globes” because I opt to skip adding liquid and just make pretty scenes. With just a few little treasures, a jar, and some adhesive you can make yourself a great project. To better illustrate my process I have created a video to share: Continue Reading →

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Video | The Crafter’s Workshop Templates

[Editor's Note: Working with templates is hot hot hot right now in papercrafting, and who better to bring Scrapbook Update readers a tutorial on how to work with them than the designer of the hottest line of templates in the industry - Julie Fei-Fan Balzer! Many thanks to Julie for sharing her expertise with us!]

When May Flaum asked me to contribute a technique to her book, Scrapbook Workshop: The Best Techniques From Your Favorite Scrapbook Bloggers, I was incredibly flattered and then incredibly scared.  I wanted to pick the absolute perfect technique that was going to be simply the most amazing thing in the whole world.  Well, May gave me some good advice: She told me not to overcomplicate it and just do what came naturally to me.

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Video | The Crafter’s Workshop Templates

The Crafters Workshop creates templates in a wide variety of designs that are available in two sizes (12×12 and 6×6) that are wonderful for paper crafters and mixed media art (such as the art journaling that is rapidly rising in popularity recently). Their designs were so outstanding at the summer CHA show, they landed a spot on Scrapbook Update’s top 10 picks list.

I have been a fan of the company’s products for about a year now, and each show as they release even more I find them becoming more of a staple in my crafting. Today I have created a video showing some of the new templates in use, my tips and tricks for getting the most out of them, and giving you some ideas for putting them to use. For everything from basic use with a mist to using molding paste, creating texture, to adding subtle design, these plastic templates are simple and fast to use.

I talk about a lot of different templates and products in the video, so in case you missed something, here is a reference guide to what I used.

Templates seen in video include:

Here’s some other templates I frequently use in my designs:

Products that I recommend using to get great effects with these templates include:

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at Crafter’s Workshop templates. Scrapbook.com offers a wonderful selection of them, and you can expect to see me using even more of them in future. If you have any questions or tips of your own, feel free to comment here.

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