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  1. Simple Stories Sports Scrapbook Collection Kits

    by Richelle Naegle The new Simple Stories sports collection kits are perfect if you are trying to create a scrapbook layout for your favorite little athlete! Simple Stories is well known for offering scrapbookers the best kinds of solutions. There is a collection kit for just about every sport and they make it super easy to throw together quick projects. I used different colors of Premium Cardstock by Core'dinations to add photo boards and an occasional die cut, but for the most part, everything (the stickers and cardstock) came from the collection kits. A lot of their new releases are Sports themed paper packs. You can find all the collection kits on our Simple Stories paper page. The above image is a design made from the Baseball Collection Kit. Each set comes with 6 sheets of patterned cardstock. Obviously, I only used 2 of them. There are 4 more 12" x 12" pages that can be made, or you can cut them up to make photo pockets and other additions. Continue reading
  2. St. Patrick's Day Crafts 2017 - Layout & Card Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle Today is your lucky day; in this post, you get not one, but three St. Patrick's Day projects! Sorry, I know St. Patty's is just a couple days away, but I'm just barely getting to around to making these. But better late than never, I always say. So today, we are going to start out with this fun card I made using the Sesame Street Celebrations Cricut cartridge. It features all your favorite Sesame Street characters in designs that are great solutions for a variety of holidays. The card I chose features Elmo, my favorite Sesame Street character. This card ended up being 6" x 6" and Elmo was cut out at 6" with my Cricut Explore Air 2. The second card I made is one of Aaron's designs that we offered with our March 2017 downloads as part of our huge library of free .SVG Downloads. When I saw this card, I was immediately in love with it. I used my Silhouette CAMEO 3 to cut this card out at 4" x 6". It was just 3 easy cuts and I love the results! Continue reading
  3. March 2017 Free SVG Designs: St. Patty's Day Card SVG's

    It's already March, can you believe it?! That means it's time for some fun St. Patty's Day projects, and this month we have (2) card projects for you to enjoy. Aaron Meyers has designed these two free .SVG downloadable files. Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the download links (you can't see them if you are reading this...
  4. We R 360 Crafter's Bag vs CGull Ultimate Machine Tote

    [caption id="attachment_4419" align="alignright" width="398"] This is the new Ultimate Machine and Scrapbooking Tote by CGull[/caption] CGull just released the new Ultimate Machine & Scrapbooking Tote and there are two options to choose from: Black/White Damask Ultimate CGull Tote Chevron Ultimate CGull Tote We also have Ultimate Tote & CAMEO 3 bundles available, so be sure to check those out if you need a new machine. Many customers are wondering what the differences are when you compare it to existing craft bags. We decided to compare it to one of our favorites, so here it is: We R Memory Keepers 360 Crafter's Bag vs CGull Ultimate Machine Tote. Both of these companies are very good at what they do. We R Memory Keepers offers a number of popular products for all types of crafts. Although CGull has a variety of products, including their new Mini Die-Cutter/Embosser, they are mostly known for making great craft totes. [caption id="attachment_4443" align="aligncenter" width="550"] This is the Damask bag, so you can go colorful with the Chevron pattern or sophisticated with this one.[/caption] Continue reading
  5. Valentine Craft Projects for Kids

    by Richelle Naegle With Valentine's Day coming up next week, I thought it would be fun to make a few crafts for the occasion. The idea here is these would be great Valentine craft projects for kids. These designs are easy enough that most any kid will be able to participate in meaningful ways, and in some cases, do it...
  6. February 2017 Free SVG Designs: Valentine's Card SVG's, Valentine's Frame SVG

    We hope you are ready for some awesome Valentine's craft projects this February, because we went all in with our free .SVG downloads this month. Our very own Aaron Meyers has created three different projects for you to enjoy, including (2) card projects and our first attempt at a decorative picture frame. In case you are unfamiliar, .SVG files are compatible with...
  7. CHA 2017 - New Products from Sizzix

    By Richelle Naegle I'm super excited to be going to CHA this year again (it actually started today)! It's a great time to see what new products are coming out in 2017. Of course, one of my favorite booths to visit is always the Sizzix booth, largely because Sizzix dies are the best in the world. Sizzix offers lots of great...
  8. Valentine's Projects: Print and T-Shirt Design Download

    By Richelle Naegle Man, I am on really on track for my Valentine's crafts this year. I usually wait until the last minute. This week I wanted to make something new to decorate my house, so I came up with this fun, romantic print (pictured to the right). For the lettering and the border, I used Cricut foil. This material works...
  9. Cricut Valentine's Day Craft Projects

    by Richelle Naegle I know it's only January, but before you know it, Valentine's Day will be here. I'm getting started a little early and the paper crafter inside of me is OK with that. Today, I made a scrapbook layout and a greeting card. Note: If you are looking for more Valentine's themed inspiration, check out our Sizzix Village Surf Shack project from a week ago, or scroll through our older Valentine's posts. For the layout, I made a 12 x 12 design using designer cardstock. Normally, I don't like to do just one picture alone for an entire scrapbook page, but in this case, I made an exception. We are going to capture our love with a group photo on this layout. I used the Sweetheart Cricut Cartridge to make the balloon heart bouquet and this was a great opportunity to get rid of some leftover paper scraps. I didn't want paper strings, so I used ribbon instead. I think it gives the page more depth, personally. The our love and the hearts shapes along the bottom come from the Love Photolights Rub Ons set. This layout is super easy and quick to make. Continue reading
  10. January 2017 Free SVG Designs: New Year Card SVG, Chore Chart SVG

    Oh boy do we have some fun designs to help you rein in the new year! We are so excited for 2017 in part because of all the fun, new, and free .svg designs we plan to create for our valued customers. This month Aaron has designed (2) new card projects as well as (1) chore chart with various icons you can use...
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