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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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YouTube Find: Paper Flower Tutorial Video

Paper flowers were all the rage at CHA Winter 2010, especially layered ones made from patterned papers.

If you are wondering how to create that look, you might want to check out this video I stumbled across by Dawn McVey, who designs the Raspberry Suite signature collection for Papertrey Ink. She demonstrates beautifully the technique behind creating a basic paper flower for some cards she designed. (To see the blog entry that contains the gorgeous cards the flowers were for, and get the supply list for them, click here to visit Dawn McVey’s blog.)

The punch Dawn is using in the video is by EK Success for Stampin’ Up!, but EK also sells scallop circle punches in their regular product line, in sizes such as 3 inch, 2 inch, 1.5 inch, 1.25 inch, and 1 inch.

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