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Have you ever considered using a layout as inspiration for a card? Designer Yana Smakula’s card was inspired by this layout by Kelly Goree!

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This quick and easy card features a wonderful die set from Spellbinders and Becky Fleck called Say What?.

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By adhering the speech bubbles using different heights – 1mm and 2mm foam dots –  of dimensional adhesive, as well as leaving some flat, it created more depth and interest on the card.

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Supplies | Cardstock: Dovecraft (Premium White). Patterned Paper: Echo Park (So Happy Together 6×6 pad). Die Cutting Machine: Spellbinders (Grand Calibur). Dies: Spellbinders (Say What?). Pearls: Hero Arts (Light Green). Alphabets: American Crafts Thickers (Rockabye White, Amy Tangerine Foam Journal White). Adhesive: Dovecraft. Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Designer: Yana Smakula

Yana Smakula is a newlywed from Ukraine (which is in southeastern Europe) with no kids but two black cats. She loves to travel across the world and meet new people, discover new cultures and just explore. So far together with her new husband she’s been to a few places in Europe (Poland, Check Republic and UK), Africa (Egypt, Tunisia and Israel), Asia (China and Sri Lanka) and USA. Their next dream destination is Madagascar, because they hear the nature there is simply breathtaking! Yana fell in love with the U.S. while living here (in Las Vegas, NV) as a high school foreign exchange student when she was a teen. She enjoys scrapbooking, mostly about her travels. Her other passion is cardmaking – she enjoys trying new products and techniques, experimenting and creating in different styles. She’s also very much into stamping (although she didn’t realize it until she took a close look at her cards and noticed almost all of them use stamps!). To learn more about Yana, visit her website.


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My Valentine

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Doesn’t the texture on this card make you just want to reach out and run your fingers over it? Designer Yana Smakula used a brand-new-not-yet-available-in-stores M-Bossabilities embossing folder from Spellbinders called “Dotted Flower” to create this beautifully embossed background. Even without any color added to it, the texture is so stunning that it provides plenty of interest to the eye.

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With the opulent texture on the card, only a few light touches are needed to decorate it. Yana choose another brand new Spellbinders product, this time one of their new Shapeabilities dies, to create a label frame to anchor her sentiment sticker and heart embellishment with. A few light touches of pink in the floss and pearls some on pins) are all that is needed to finish this off!

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Sometimes less is more in card design, especially when you have a strong element like the embossed background on this one. Elements like this should be highlighted, no buried!

Supplies | Cardstock: Dovecraft (Premium White). Pattern Paper: Trimcraft (First Edition Rose Garden 12×12 pad). Die Cutting Machine: Spellbinders Paper Arts (Grand Calibur). Embossing Folder: Spellbinders Paper Arts (M-Bossabilities Dotted Flowers). Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (Framed Tags 1 Shapeabilities). Floss: We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy. Pearls: Dovecraft. Stick Pin: Pebbles. Sticker: Making Memories. Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper). Adhesive: Dovecraft (Foam Squares).

Designer: Yana Smakula

Yana Smakula is a newlywed from Ukraine (which is in southeastern Europe) with no kids but two black cats. She loves to travel across the world and meet new people, discover new cultures and just explore. So far together with her new husband she’s been to a few places in Europe (Poland, Check Republic and UK), Africa (Egypt, Tunisia and Israel), Asia (China and Sri Lanka) and USA. Their next dream destination is Madagascar, because they hear the nature there is simply breathtaking! Yana fell in love with the U.S. while living here (in Las Vegas, NV) as a high school foreign exchange student when she was a teen. She enjoys scrapbooking, mostly about her travels. Her other passion is cardmaking – she enjoys trying new products and techniques, experimenting and creating in different styles. She’s also very much into stamping (although she didn’t realize it until she took a close look at her cards and noticed almost all of them use stamps!). To learn more about Yana, visit her website.


Crazy for You…

Do you see all the washi tape? It’s hiding in lots of places on these Valentine’s cards by designer Carrie Walz!

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In the first card, the washi tape is tiled to become the background behind the chipboard frame. The edges sticking out from under the frame in a few places make the card less stiff and formal, and carry through the vertical line outside the frame.

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The tape is harder to find on this one…it’s hidden on the clothespin! Washi tape is great for giving color and pattern to things like clothes pins. It adheres all by itself, is flexible for uneven or non-flat surfaces, and can easily go around corners or curves.

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Here again, the washi tape is tiled, but this time it is to create a “patterned paper” cover for the heart die cut! It was also used to create a fast and easy border element at the bottom of the card.

Washi tape is a very versatile coordinate to add to your creative toolbox…don’t forget to grab yours and see how many different purposes you can find for it on your cards!

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Top |  Cardstock: We R Memory Keepers (White Textured,  Red Textured).  Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers (Crazy for You). Stickers: We R Memory Keepers (Crazy For You Layered Chipboard). Die Cut: We R Memory Keepers (Pretty). Washi Tape: We R Memory Keepers (Pink, Red).  Floss: We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy (Red, Grey).

Middle |  Cardstock:  We R Memory Keepers (White Textured),  Momenta (Textured Grey).  Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers Crazy for You (My Type, XOXO). Stickers: We R Memory Keepers (Crazy For You Layered Chipboard). Washi Tape: We R Memory Keepers (Pink).

Bottom |  Cardstock: We R Memory Keepers (White Textured, Light Pink Textured), Momenta (Textured Grey).  Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers Crazy for You (My Type).  Stickers: We R Memory Keepers Crazy for You (Layered Chipboard Words). Washi Tape: We R Memory Keepers (Pink). Ribbon:  We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon (Pink).

Designer: Carrie Walz

Carrie Walz is a stay at home mom of two wonderful children who are the inspiration for her scrapbooking. She is currently designing for Ruby Rock-It, We R Memory Keepers and Paper Issues. She has been scrapbooking for many years and loves seeing the world a different way from the art of scrapbooking and cardmaking, and loves seeing the joy in peoples’ eyes when they receive a handmade card or when they are turning the pages of her scrapbooks.


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CHA Winter 2013 | Scrapbook Totes by We R Memory Keepers & Everything Mary

Scrapbook totes were not as numerous at CHA Winter 2013 as they were in past years, but at least two manufacturers presented pretty and practical solutions for crafters to store their stashes.

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We R Memory Keepers offered a new “360” spinner wheeled bag and a coordinating shoulder bag.  The teal patterned two-piece set makes a beautiful, classically stylish statement for scrapbookers and other crafters on the go.

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A Pastel Birthday Celebration

Celebrate in style

This card has such an explosion of fun pattern on it, but in small pieces and from a coordinated collection, the effect is bright and happy instead of chaotic. The ribbon “bundles” the pattern pieces together and forces their visual movement to be vertical.

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The round buttons soften the hard lines of the paper strips, and lead the eye across the card and up to the sentiment as well.

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Using the white Signo Uni-ball gel pen to add stitching detail to the card’s elements is simple, and yet it is the all-important detail that pulls the card together and finishes it.

Supplies | Cardstock: Core’dinations (Pastel Lemon 12×12). Patterned Paper: DCWV (Spring Stack 4.5″ x 6.5″). Adhesive: Xyron (Mega Runner, Glue Stick). Buttons: docrafts (Capsule Collection). Sentiment: docrafts (Lucy Cromwell). Floss: We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy (Bubblegum, Little Boy Blue, Granny Smith, Avalanche). Pen: Signo Uni-ball (white gel). Ribbon: May Arts (White Satin). Card Blank: 6×6 (unknown).

 Designer: Sharon Callis

Sharon Callis lives in Ireland and has been a crafter for over twenty years.  In 2011, Sharon was named ‘Cardmaker of the Year’ by Cardmaking and Papercraft/ Quick Cards made Easy’ Magazines in the UK. Sharon’s work has been featured in publications such as Creative Cardmaking, Papercraft Essential, Create and Craft TV, Cardmaking and Papercraft as well as on various craft companies Facebook pages and blogs. She currently designs for Xyron, gel-a-tins and Little Yellow Bicycle. In addition to her passion for papercrafts, Sharon also likes to do a wide variety of crafts: knit, sew, cross stitch, machine embroider, plastic canvas, costume design, woodcraft, dollshouse miniatures, sketching, home decor, model making and baking. To learn more about her,visit her blog.


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