Black Friday at Scrapbook.com


Hello, crafty friends! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
It’s Black Friday at Scrapbook.com, and the holiday deals continue today with more savings and freebies! Here’s what’s going on today!

Friday 11/27 Black Friday

  • 10 Best Deals of 2020
  • 5% off Coupon
  • Free with $25 Purchase: Scrapbook.com Domed Blender Tool
  • Freebie: Waffle Flower Sampler Paper Pack


I adore Waffle Flower Crafts and was excited to get my hands on today’s awesome freebie, the 5×8 Special Delivery Sample Pack Papers. If you have the Special Delivery stamps and dies, they coordinate perfectly with this paper pack. But even without, you can make some great projects, like this set of cards I created for today.


One of my favorite things about this paper pack is that it contains background papers, as well as smaller journaling cards that can be cut apart to use as focal points and accents. I used stacking rectangle dies to die cut the two main panels, and the card panels, too. Then added small cut-apart postage stamps, photo corners, and simple twine ties to finish the design.

Quick, easy, and fun! Stop by Scrapbook.com to grab your freebie Waffle Flower Crafts paper pack and check out all their amazing savings for Black Friday.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Waffle Flower Crafts - 5.5 x 8.5 Paper Pad - Sample Pack - Special DeliveryLawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched 4 Bar RectanglesBest Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Bright Yellow

Happy Thanksgiving


Sending big holiday hellos and Thanksgiving blessings to my friends and family in the States! Even during these challenging times of 2020, I hope your home is filled with happiness and bounty today, and every day!


Thanksgiving is usually a quiet holiday for me, but I’ve come to really appreciate the quiet moments and serenity of the day. It’s usually the last quiet pause before the craziness of the holidays sets in, and I’ll take every calm moment that I can get.


I’m not even cooking a big meal this year. But I’ve got my dining room all decorated and ready for a celebration, anyway. I often bring my laptop into this room, and love to sit in here and stare at my pretty dishes. Of course I’ve got some special ones just for Thanksgiving. And I’d love to share them with you.


As always, I’ve layered my antique sideboard with vintage ironstone and transferware dishes. I’ve got several turkey and game bird themed pieces that come out at this time of year. You all know I love me a good critter or two.


I definitely like to mix and match my dishes. There is no matchy-matchy going on here. For November, anything in the brown color family goes.


Besides the dishes, I’ve added in fall leaf picks and acorn picks for color, and a few battery-operated votive candles. The beautiful amber glass candle holder was a gift from my dear friend for my birthday some years ago.


Besides the dining room, I’ve added a few Thanksgiving touches to my entryway.


I adore this big ceramic tom that graces the entryway table. He is definitely a statement piece.


I love the natural look of baskets and wood, and try to incorporate those elements into my arrangements. This antique wooden rice scoop is the perfect spot to tuck books and old Tom the Turkey. I’ve filled in with a bottle-brush tree and a pair of pumpkin gourds to round out the display.

Above the table, I’ve hung one of my favorite thrift store finds. A framed autumn farmhouse scene needlework piece I scored for only $3. Best find ever!


And down below is my treasured handmade basket filled with pumpkins and a cross-stitch piece that was gifted to me last year. The piece that spurred my own return to cross-stitching this year.


Thanksgiving blessings to all, from my house to yours!

 

Merry & Bright at Scrapbook.com

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! It’s the day before Thanksgiving here in the States, and I’m sure many of you are busily preparing for the holiday. Things are very different for everybody this year, so I hope that whatever you are doing, that you stay safe and healthy and happy and crafty!

The holiday deals continue at Scrapbook.com with awesome sales promos for Black Friday Week. And if you missed out on yesterday’s fabulous freebie, it’s not too late to score one! Here’s what’s going on today.

Wednesday 11/25 Black Friday Week

Today’s special offers include the 10 Best Deals of 2020 and an extra 5% off coupon code, and as if that wasn’t enough of an incentive to shop, you will receive a FREE Sizzix Merry & Bright Thinlits Die Set  with your order!


This is the adorable Sizzix Merry & Bright Thinlits word die that is the freebie with purchase today at Scrapbook.com. Yesterday I shared a holiday gift tag that I created with the die, and now I am back with a fun Christmas card, once again made with some favorites of mine…. Santa Claus himself and beautiful holiday plaid.


Trying to share a bit of a side view so that you can see a hint of the candy cane-striping you can achieve by stacking layers of red and white die cuts together. On the tag from yesterday, I ended with white cardstock, and today I finished with red for a bit of a different look. The sentiment was then placed onto an ephemera tag for a quick and easy focal point. I added a strip of patterned paper and another border die cut to the bottom of the tag for extra embellishment.


The papers are a mix of PhotoPlay’s two holiday collections this year, Not a Creature Was Stirring and Christmas Cheer. I am such a sucker for plaid!

Be sure to pop over to Scrapbook.com to snatch up today’s freebie die and take advantage of all the amazing holiday savings! And thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrapbook.com: Thousands of scrapbooking supplies. HUGE daily discounts!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockCarta Bella Paper - Bulk Cardstock Pack - 25 Sheets - Linen Texture - Brick RedPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadSizzix - Thinlits Die - Merry and Bright 2Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - BordersPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - EphemeraEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

May Arts Red Bakers Twine Twisted Ribbon

Scrapbook.com Black Friday Week

Black Friday Week


Happy Tuesday, crafty friends, and happy Thanksgiving week to my friends and family in the States! The holiday deals are continuing this week at Scrapbook.com with new specials and some fabulous freebies for your shopping enjoyment, including:

Tuesday 11/24 Black Friday Week

Today’s special offers include the 10 Best Deals of 2020 and an extra 5% off coupon code, and as if that wasn’t enough of an incentive to shop, you will receive a FREE Sizzix Merry & Bright Thinlits Die Set  with your order! Of course you all know that I’m a big fan of Sizzix dies, and the script on this word die is particularly fabulous. I love that the size of this die is perfect for card making, as well as tags, too. Because we can all use a lot of tags at the holidays, right?


I am always a sucker for cute critters, and there’s just something about this sweet mouse from PhotoPlay Paper’s Not a Creature Was Stirring collection that seems perfectly fitting for this time of year. I paired the mouse and holly  with plaid paper from PhotoPlay’s other holiday collection this year, Christmas Cheer, for this fun gift tag. I think this tag would look so festive on holiday packages this year.


Wasn’t I right? Isn’t the font on this Merry & Bright word die fantastic? Love that the wording is all connected, which makes using an intricate die like this very easy. For this project, I die cut the sentiment multiple times from both bright red and crisp white cardstock, and then stacked the die cuts in alternating colors to create sort of a candy cane stripe when viewed from the side. It’s a subtle touch, but a fun little surprise. And this is a great way to add dimension to very thin pieces like these.


The tag shape itself and the white scalloped border along the bottom were made with dies from PhotoPlay Paper’s Holiday Say It With Stamps collection. The images were colored with Copic markers, and I added ribbon and twine at the top of the tag to finish the design.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with more fun from Scrapbook.com. Until then, wishing you all a very wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below: (affiliate links used at no extra cost to you)

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockMy Colors Cardstock - My Minds Eye - 12 x 12 Classic Cardstock - Carnival RedPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadSizzix - Thinlits Die - Merry and Bright 2Photo Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - Clear Photopolymer StampsPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - Etched Die SetPhoto Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - BordersPhoto Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Bracket And Speech BubbleDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

May Arts Chevron Ribbon- Red

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Tim Holtz Snarky Cat Framelit Release

Happy Friday, crafty friends! This past weekend held a fun surprise for the Tim Holtz brand, with the release of two Sizzix Thinlits die sets that coordinate with two very popular Tim Holtz stamp sets, Distinguished and Snarky Cat. Earlier in the week I shared the card I made for the reveal using the Distinguished set, and today I am back with Snarky Cat.


I was a huge fan of the quirky characters from Crazy Cats several years ago, so of course these new silly critters from Snarky Cat are right up my alley. I absolutely love their expressions and snarky sentiments. How fun that there are also Halloween and Holiday versions of these cats, too.


It truly is remarkable how closely to the images that these Thinlits dies cut. And if you like dimension on your projects, you’ll love that the set has individual dies to cut out just the heads or just the eyes and nose, allowing you to stack up the pieces like I did with the bottom cat on the right. And how perfect are those milk bottles from Crazy Cats mixed with this set? Goes hand-in-hand with the sentiment here.


I’m still crushing on the new Distress color, Crackling Campfire, so that plays predominantly in the background colors. I did a bit of stenciling and lots of inking, added Distress Texture Crackle Paste to all the corners. The images were stamped in Archival Distress and watercolored with a range of neutral brown and grey Distress inks. Finished off with adding Glossy Accents to noses and eyes.

I’m having a birthday in just a few days, so this card seems very fitting right now. I’m definitely getting up there into the “sniff” category. How quickly time flies!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a very wonderful weekend ahead!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below: (affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you)

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Paper Pad - Kraft-Stock - BlackoutAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - DapperStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Snarky CatSizzix - Tim Holtz - Framelits Die - Snarky CatsStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Crazy CatsTim Holtz Layering Stencil WOVEN THS082May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Archival Ink Pads - Mini Kit - ThreeTim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TDP39846Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Gathered TwigsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Crackling CampfireRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Spray Stain - Crackling CampfireRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - CrackleRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ounces

Sizzix Crazy Cats Thinlits, Sizzix Stitched Ovals Thinlits

Pre-Black Friday Sale at Scrapbook.com

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! The holiday crafting season is getting a jump start at Scrapbook.com this week with special Pre-Black Friday sale deals. Now through Monday the 23rd, all Scrapbook.com Branded-Items are at their lowest prices, all American Crafts Brands are on sale, and there is a special Freebie with purchase that you won’t want to miss out on!

Every holiday season, you can find amazing deals at Scrapbook.com, and this year I am excited to be joining in on the fun as an affiliate fan. I hope to pop in here often to let you know about the special offers and sales, and most importantly, all the FREEBIES that are up for grabs. Starting today with this exclusive 1/4″ adhesive roll.


Of course adhesive roll is mostly used to stick papers and embellishments together, but it can also be used for so much more. I love strong roll adhesive like this for putting together die cut boxes and bags, or adding strength to pockets and pouches, like gift-card holders. But today I used the adhesive roll to easily add loose glitter accents to this pair of cute holiday tags.


I love this adorable Vintage North Pole collection by Simple Stories! Such a sweet retro vibe, and I am a sucker for those cute Santas. These tags were made with simple 2×4 strips of cardstock that were layered with papers from the 6×8 paper pad and embellished with ephemera die cuts. A few quick snips across the top corners and a corner rounder punch on the bottom turned those strips into fast tags.


Working with loose glitter can be challenging, but it was sooo easy to apply this beautiful Distress glitter using the 1/4″ adhesive roll. Simply add a strip of adhesive, remove the protective liner, and press into glitter. Burnish the glitter by pressing it into the adhesive, and then just brush off the excess. Simple, right?

Be sure to check out Scrapbook.com for all the latest deals and information, and I’ll be back with more soon!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Simple Stories - Simple Vintage North Pole Collection - 6 x 8 Paper Pad Simple Stories - Simple Vintage North Pole Collection - Ephemera - Bits and Pieces - Santa Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter Dust - Vintage Platinum Scrapbook.com - Double Sided Adhesive Foam Roll - 1/4 Inch x 32 Feet - 1 Roll EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Maya Road Twine

 

 

 

 

Tim Holtz Facebook Live Thinlits Die Release- Distinguished


Happy Monday, crafty friends! Did you all happen to catch the surprise announcement on Tim’s Facebook Live yesterday afternoon? Sizzix has just released coordinating Thinlits die sets for two very popular Tim Holtz stamp sets, Distinguished and Snarky Cats. These new die sets are available now, but do note that they are a limited edition release. So if you’re like me, and love to have dies to match your favorite stamps, you might want to grab these up before they are sold out and gone forever.


Today I am excited to share a card that I made for the FB Live using the Distinguished stamp set and new coordinating Distinguished Thinlits dies. I absolutely love all the different ways the designers have used these stamps. At first glance, it may seem like this set would only be good for masculine designs, but I have seen it used for so much more, like steampunk or even feminine styles. Since the holiday season is upon us, I created a Christmas card for the reveal, mixing the Distinguished images with the Alphanumeric Shadow Upper dies from the last release.


First of all, can we just talk about the amazing detail on these Thinlits dies? I mean, look at how closely the dies cut to the stamps, leaving no halo of white paper around the edges. And even the smallest areas, like the inside of the umbrella handle and the inside of the shirt collars, are cut cleanly. How awesome is that?

For my card, I layered some Dapper 12×12 patterned paper onto sanded Kraft Stock Blackout cardstock to begin. Followed by a layer of watercolor paper that was inked in shades of green Distress ink and stamped repeatedly with both the text and hanger images from the set. I stamped the background in Distress ink as well, and misted the paper liberally with water afterwards to blend, meld, and smooth the inks and images and colors together.


I die cut the NOEL letters from Blackout and Kraft Stock cardstock, and then used foam dots to pop them onto the card. The Distinguished images were tucked behind, above, and around the lettering. I added some die cut holly greenery to dress up the umbrella and hat. And did you know that Sizzix makes sets of sequins and beads? Who knew, right? I believe Tim calls those “shakedy bits”! I used the Sizzix Festive Sequins set to add a final accent to the design.

As I mentioned at the top of the post, these new Sizzix Thinlits die sets that coordinate with both the Distinguished and Snarky Cats stamp set are a limited edition release. So once they are sold out, they are gone forever. If you’d like to get your hands on these sets, you can find them at Sizzix, Stamper’s Anonymous, Scrapbook.com, and Simon Says Stamp…. and I’ll link you to them below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below: (Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you)

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Paper Pad - Kraft-Stock - BlackoutIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - DapperStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - DistinguishedTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits DISTINGUISHED Die Set 664802Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Holiday GreensSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Shadow UpperSizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Sequins and Beads - Festive Color 1Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old PaperRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Bundled SageTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Peeled PaintTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black Soot

Happy Holidays with PhotoPlay Paper


Happy Friday, crafty friends! It is Friday the 13th in 2020, which feels like a double whammy of bad mojo in this crazy year we’re having, if you are at all superstitious for such things. I plan to stay inside and keep my head down today…. just to keep on the safe side of things. Maybe get some crafting in, starting this morning with this fun holiday card share that I made with PhotoPlay Paper’s new Christmas Cheer collection.


This sweet card was made with just two elements from the collection, the 6×6 paper pad and the die cut ephemera pack. I love the plaids and polka dots in this line, and one of my favorite things about the small paper pad is that they have included images that you can use as focal points, like this cute snowman here. I simply added a die cut frame, heart, and sentiment strip, and a scalloped border punch edging to finish the design.

Happy Friday the 13th! Stay safe, and hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Color Play - Card Bases - A2 - 20 PackPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - EphemeraDress My Craft - Scalloped Border Punch

Therm O Web & Reverse Confetti Week


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! We’re having some fun on the Therm O Web blog, joining up with our friends at Reverse Confetti for a week of project ideas and inspiration. And of course a good collaboration week needs a prize giveaway, too, so be sure to keep reading to the bottom of this post.

I am up on the Therm O Web blog today with a fun card and tag set featuring new stamps from the Reverse Confetti November release paired with our fabulous iCraft Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets.


I am a big sucker for plaid, so I was very excited to receive the adorable Plaid Lines Big and Small Cover Panel die sets from Reverse Confetti. What awesome backgrounds they make, and such easy ones, too. I die cut two different shades of our green flock sheets for this card, and layered them onto a crisp white card base. The Circle Rays Duo die, the monstera  plant image, and the sentiment are all from RC, as well. I simply added a small piece of ribbon trim, and used pop dots for dimension, to finish this design.


I also made a pair of gift tags using the same floral and sentiment stamps sets as the card above. There are two different circle sizes in the Circle Rays Duo die set, and I used the smaller one this time to layer behind the openings of the tags. I love the extra detail that bit of texture adds to the background, and I tell you what…this fun Fold Over Window Tag die is one of my current faves from RC. So simple to put together, and useful for so many things.

If you are interested in learning more about today’s projects, I have the complete step-by-step tutorial posted on the Therm O Web blog. And now, how about a prize giveaway?

Click on the logo (image) above, and be sure to follow the steps at the bottom of the post to enter yourself to win a $50 Gift Card to Shop with ThermOWeb and Reverse Confetti!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below: (Affiliate lines used at no extra cost to you)

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - Green Envy - 4 PackTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 6 Flock Transfer Sheets - Emerald Green - 6 PackReverse Confetti BOTANICAL Clear StampsReverse Confetti MIXED MESSAGES Clear StampsReverse Confetti Cuts BOTANICAL Dies Reverse Confetti Cuts PLAID LINES BIG Cover Panel DieReverse Confetti Cuts PLAID LINES SMALL Cover Panel DieReverse Confetti Cuts CIRCLE RAYS DUO Dies Reverse Confetti Cuts FOLD OVER WINDOW TAG DieGina K Designs - Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon - White and SilverTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Stampin’Up Ribbon
Copic Markers

 

 

 

Christmas Cheer with PhotoPlay Paper


Happy Thursday, crafty friends! Today I have a holiday card to share that I made with the new Christmas Cheer collection by PhotoPlay Paper.


This card was made with just two elements from Christmas Cheer, the 6×6 paper pad and the ephemera die cuts. I used a corner rounder on the bottom corners and a photo frame die cut to frame one of the journaling cards included in the paper pad. Sweet and simple.


Have you all started on your holiday cards yet? I’m glad I worked on some this past January at my scrapbook retreat, because I am really behind now. As difficult as 2020 has been, the days sure slip by quickly, don’t they?

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below: (Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.)

Color Play - Card Bases - A2 - 20 PackPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - EphemeraEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder