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summer ’11



the essentials

noteworthy 4

take 2 and 3 Don’t miss two other great takes on our cover


most wanted Your stash will sizzle with these scrapbooking essentials!


i spy with emily Join designer Emily Pitts as she showcases her favourite new trend our 3 designer challenge



the tool shed A review of must-have tools for every scrapper

master multiple photos From two to ten, multiple photos were never easier to scrap


pagemaps More multi-photo magic!

the 3T’s (tips, tricks,


summer greetings Creativity abounds with the dog days of summer


from the heart Journaling the events of life


reader’s gallery Sand, sun, waves and fun ... the inspiration is endless!


something special

editor’s letter

and techniques)


comments and letters


what’s next Be the fi rst to know what’s in store for our autumn issue





and inspiration)




the 3I’s (ideas, insights,


totally terrific titles Who knew titles could be so much fun? designer’s notebook Vicki shares fantastic embossing how-to’s for you to try


photography for today’s scrapper The elusive candid shot is yours to capture with Kathy’s great advice


easy, detailed, expert





take 2…and 3! We asked three designers to work with our cover photo and, because they all did such a fabulous job, we just had to share them with you!


funshine (on the cover)




supplies: CARDSTOCK, Bazzill Basics; PATTERNED PAPER, Jillibean Soup, Pink Paislee; DIE CUTS, Jillibean Soup; LETTER STICKERS, American Crafts; CORRUGATED SHAPES, Jillibean Soup; CHIPBOARD, Maya Road; BUTTONS, Crate Paper; GEMS, Doodlebug Design; PAPER PUNCHES, Stampin’ Up!, EK Success; ADHESIVE, Xyron

A triangle of summery die cuts frame Shailyn’s darling photo, which Lynn placed on tilt for a fun and playful look. The colourful strip journaling is the perfect finishing touch!

EDITORIAL Special Projects Editor Contributing Projects Editor Photo Editor Contributing Photo Editor Style Photo Editor Copy Editor Sketch Artist DESIGN TEAM

DESIGN Art Direction & Design PRODUCTION Production Director



Nancy’s clever use of a straw mat on her layout mimics the straw hat Shailyn is wearing in the photo, adding loads of texture and interest to her beautiful layout. The colour-coordinated button details are extra nice. by NANCY DAMIANO supplies PATTERNED PAPER, Pink Paislee, Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon, My Mind’s Eye; BUTTONS, We R Memory Kepers; CHIPBOARD, American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye; DIE CUT, Jillibean Soup; OTHER, straw mat

Cover Photo - Sheri Reguly

ADVERTISING & EVENTS Advertising Sales Events Manager Special Events Coordinator Social Media Coordinator SALES & MARKETING Director of Sales & Marketing Accounting Manager

Catherine Tachdjian Becky Fleck Kerry McRorie Emily Pitts Vicki Boutin Justin Wootton Kathy Thompson Laffoley Elaine Dubyna Stephanie Wetmore Becky Fleck Davinie Fiero Summer Fullerton Sarah Hodgkinson Lisa Kisch Kimber McGray Sheri Reguly

Graphic Impact

Jack Tachdjian, BPG Graphic Solutions Mi5 Digital Communications Inc. Studio F8 Catherine Tachdjian Tracy Blake Leica Forrest Jen Walker Tracy Blake Raffi Boudakian

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editor’s letter • SCT


s anyone who

complete without sports? From home runs to goals, be

knows me will

sure to check out the 3 I’s (pg 37) for loads of ideas to

attest, summer

scrapbook all those sports photos! What did you do on

marks the much-antici-

your summer vacation? Davinie Fiero has put together

pated season where I

a wonderful brag book to host all of your vacation

can be found standing

memories (pg 46). And finally, we think you’ll agree

in water, waving a stick.

that our Reader’s Gallery (pg 51) is one of our best yet.

I am a diehard fly fisherman and one of my favourite spots to wet a line is the Bow

All of us here at Scrapbook and Cards Today wish you a safe, fun and relaxing summer. Here’s to your next creative adventure,

River in Calgary, Alberta. That admission alone should make me an honourary Canadian, don’t you think? Summer also heralds a season of gardening and Christine Middlecamp joins us to share a bit of her

BECKY FLECK Editor-in-chief

son’s green thumb (pg 34). What summer wouldn’t be

Spellbinders and Bo Bunny are a great combination for this “home-decor-meetspapercrafting” piece!

butterfly frame by B E C K Y F L E C K supplies CARDSTOCK, Bazzill; PATTERNED PAPER, Bo Bunny; DIE LABEL & BUTTERFLY, Spellbinders; SEW EASY, We R Memory Keepers; CRACKLE MEDIUM, Delta; GLITTER, Doodlebug Design; BUTTON, WEBSTER’S PAGES; PEARLS, BASICGREY; INK, RANGER; OTHER, dictionary paper


comments & letters scan me

letter from reader

QR codes are

When I sit down at my computer each

popping up

morning with my fi rst cup of coffee,

everywhere in print

the SCT blog is the fi rst site I visit! Each

media and are a

day’s post is an inspiration, and the

a raving review or a constructive

great way to share

giveaways on Friday are always so

criticism, we welcome your com-

data, from websites

wonderful, but I’d have to say that the

to contact information. One scan of our

Monday Designer Challenge is my

SCT QR code with your smart phone and

favorite. Keep up the great work, SCT!

you will be taken to our website to enjoy

Julie in Dallas, Texas

more bonus sports pages, additional articles, downloadable PageMaps sketches in pdf format and much, much more!


We'd love to hear from you! We always love hearing from our readers! Whether you have

ments. Send us your feedback at

Julie, thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words! Here at SCT, we endeavour to offer all paper crafters a source of inspiration, motivation and great ideas. And thanks to the generous support of many, many advertisers and manufacturers, we are able to offer fantastic giveaways every Friday!

summer photo contest Calling all shutter-

The Colour Suite

bugs! We want

Join us on the SCT website July 15th when

you to share your best summer photo with us! Pick your favourite and email

your photo here

design team member Summer Fullerton will be hosting a monthly challenge called “The Colour Suite.” Summer has a great eye for

it to (be

colour combinations, pattern scales and

sure to include your name and address).

unique embellishments, and is one of the

One entry per person, please. On

driving forces behind the product selections

September 3rd, we will post a selection

for our 3 Designer Challenge. Her new

of entries on the SCT blog and choose

monthly Colour Suite challenge is sure to

our favourite. The winner will receive a

jump start your creativity and we are very

fantastic prize package of scrapbook

excited to bring you this new addition to our

goodness valued at $100!

inspiration line-up!

mark your calendar! We are excited to invite 200 of our closest friends to join us in Saskatoon for two days of inspiration, education and pure fun! Come crop and create with some of the best teachers in papercrafting. Join Becky Fleck of PageMaps, expert Kelly Goree, bestselling author Kimber McGray and the extraordinary Vicki Boutin for brand new classes that are full of tips, tricks and techniques for every level, along with 21 hours of cropping time, a chocoholic feast, fabulous prizes, make n’ takes and so much more. Early bird registration is only $139! Classes are only $45 each or book three classes for September 30 – October 1, 2011 Sheraton Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


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only $99! We want you to truly have a wonderful experience and one that is not to be missed! Register today!

for the journey of a lifetime

for more ideas go to

Maya Road

Celebrate With Maya Road’s CHA Summer Release

i spy with emily p12

3 designer challenge p15

the tool shed p18

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Create-a-Card from Doodlebug Design is your one-stop shop of colourful cards and whimiscal envelopes, ready to be embellished.

most wanted


Chill out and relax with “Watermelon Gazpacho,” a refreshing new collection from Jillibean Soup, perfect for all of your summertime photos.

Our sizzling hot top ten picks are your MUST-HAVE’S this summer! by M A R L A K R E S S supplies: CARDS, Doodlebug Design; PATTERNED PAPER, Jillibean Soup; CARDSTOCK, Bazzill Basics; PEN, BEADS, American Crafts; GLOSSY ACCENTS, Ranger; OTHER, bamboo skewers


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Cut and emboss effortlessly with Spellbinder’s Presto Punch, a one-touch, cordless solution for superior paper punching results! www.spellbinders

With one click of your mouse, Picture Keeper will begin backing up all the photos on your computer—it’s that easy!

The Presto Punch comes with seven punch templates, along with a handsome little punching envie and embossing envie!


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GelaSkins are removable 3M fi lm covers for protecting and customizing your portable devices, and now come in über cool Cosmo Cricket patterns! We’re giving away GelaSkins gift certifi cates on the SCT blog July 8th!

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From refreshing watermelon to thirstquenching lemonade, Pink Paislee’s Hometown Summer is the perfect choice for all your summertime memories.

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With the new Lucky 8 punch by We R Memory Keepers you can create three different page border designs, all with one tool. Six terrifi c designs will be available this September!


When you just can’t fi nd the time to scrapbook, Simple Stories is the perfect solution—a stress-free, stylish, “get it done” scrapbooking system! www.simplestories.

A couple of bottles of their Robot Blue mixed with Lemon Drop on your lawn and you’ll be the envy of the neig hbourhood!


A few mists of October Afternoon’s Sprinklers and you’ll have instant opaque coverage on all kinds of surfaces—with no fuss and no mess!


It looks like American Crafts hooked up with Jimmy Buffet to bring our scrapbook pages some seriously cool, summer fun with their new Margarita collection!


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i spy with emily light as a feather by E M I LY PI T T S Featuring new products and new trends, designer Emily Pitts is here to report on what products are turning heads, and turning up on scrapbook layouts everywhere. From the grocery aisle to your scrapbook store, fi lter paper embellishments by Fancy Pants. Very cool!


Pink Paislee’s fresh and festive tissue paper gave my page loads of dimension without any bulk

These delicate tissue fl owers by Pebbles stood up to some serious glim glam!


hen the summer heat is on, I crave all things

tearing. Both the white and tinted versions accept spray

light and airy. With the “cool” trend in tissue,

mists and inks beautifully, and I love how customizable

filter and crepe paper embellishments, our

they are. With dye ink, I intensified some of the layered

scrapbook pages can also sport a light and airy feel this

flowers on my layout to match the patterned papers.

season. I checked out these semi-transparent, light-as-afeather papercrafting products and found they are much

You’ll find this new trend in many forms: full sheets,

sturdier than I expected. They easily scrunched up and

of ways to lighten up your summer scrapping and make

flattened out, and I was able to reposition them without

your seasonal pages a breeze!

flowers, tape, trims, and pre-made embellishments–lots

Elegant, ruffl ed layers of tissue paper make Prima’s fl owers rich with depth and dimension.

Add a charming, light-weight border to your page with crepe paper lace stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle.

The gathers of ruffl es make Martha Stewart’s tissue pom poms look like delicate baby carnations.


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Crepe paper fl owers by The Girls’ Paperie will add a delightful, whimsical touch to any papercrafting project.

Pinched and pleated, Studio Calico’s vintage tissue fl owers have the fi nest details all sewn up.

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our 3-designer challenge Check out what Sheri Reguly, Lisa Dickinson and Kimber McGray created when given the same six new products to work with. Always up for a challenge, our design team welcomed this latest opportunity


to put their creativity to the test. How did each team member work with these products to make them their own? Everyone was excited to see just

Patterned paper from the Ad Lib collection by Bo Bunny.

how different three layouts using the same six products could be.

2 Burlap buttons from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker.


Chipboard alphas from Fancy Pants.

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Kraft fi le folders from Jillibean Soup.


Label 19 nested dies from Spellbinders. www.spellbinders

Textured cardstock from Bazzill Basics.


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Nothing says “beach” like a bright, cheerful sun! Kimber’s hand-pieced rays are the highlight of her album cover, composed of strips of yellow cardstock and black pen details that really make it pop.

Kimber’s bracketpunched edge, resting behind her title, was a great choice to enhance the the same-shaped tabs found on the kraft fi le folders in the kit.

Kimber McGray When I saw the 6”x9” kraft file folders in this kit, I knew right away they would make a wonderful, unique mini album! I assigned a subject to each folder about my family’s vacation to Hilton Head last summer. After embellishing each section, I stacked the folders together, punched three holes in each, and bound them on key rings.

vacation! additional supplies DIE CUTTER, Creatopia by Xyron; PEN, Uniball Signo; ADHESIVE, Xyron; PAPER PUNCH, We R Memory Keepers


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Sheri Reguly I loved the kraft fi le folders in this kit and thought one of them, opened and laying flat, would make a great neutral base for my photos and title. I used a band of the colourful striped paper across the middle of my page to provide natural direction to both my focal photos and journaling.

zoo adventure additional supplies PAPER PUNCH, Martha Stewart; MARKER, Copic; DIE CUTTER, Cuttlebug, Silhouette

Sheri coloured the white chipboard numbers with a brown marker to help them stand out against the white patterned paper.

Lisa Dickinson As a fi rst-time die user, I’ll admit I was feeling a bit intimidated, but when I opened the package and saw the nested dies I was immediately inspired to create an assortment of matted, multi-sized frames. Because the dies are open in the center, I was able to position them over my photos to see exactly where I would be cutting.

dad’s special day additional supplies ADHESIVE, Tombow; DIE CUTTER, Epic by Lifestyle Crafts

The gallery-like arrangement of Lisa’s page creates loads of interest and high-impact, visual appeal.


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the tool shed BY SA R A H H O D G K I N SO N

Our experts in the tool shed are here to give all your favourite paper crafting tools a test drive and tell you what’s hot!


he Creatopia by Xyron is an all-in-one creative companion that applies three types of adhesive, laminates, trims, die

cuts and embosses without heat, electricity or batteries. Sarah used the Shapez, Patternz and Cutz components, along with Stickz fabric and permanent adhesive cartridges, and had the following to report on this easy-to-use device: A variety of dies, embossing folders, embossing dies and texture plates from leading manufacturers worked perfectly with the Shapez die cutting component Up to six Cutz cartridges can be used at the same time Patternz allows you to emboss a 12x12 sheet of paper, and the Borderz add a nice touch to the edge of pages and cards

quilt by SA R A H H O D G K I N SO N supplies DIE CUTTER, ADHESIVE, Creatopia by Xyron; CARDSTOCK, Core’dinations, Jillibean Soup; PATTERNED PAPER, DIE CUTS, JOURNALING CARD, STAMP, My Little Shoebox; BUTTONS, American Crafts; PINS, Maya Road; EMBOSSING FOLDER, Provo Craft; DIES, Sizzix, Lifestyle Crafts; OTHER, felt, sewing tissue

Sarah die cut several layers of paper flowers from sewing pattern tissue for a warm, home-spun appeal

“This is a fantastic, do-it-all machine, perfect for home, school and work,” Sarah shares. “As a craft teacher, the Creatopia is a great time-saver for prepping classes and make & take supplies.” Sarah found the Creatopia easy to use, too. Simply choose your component, insert your item, turn the handle and remove. No heat, no cords and no mess!


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My mom loved the fabric adhesive feature and used it to position appliques on her quilt before sewing around the edges

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Core’dinations cardstock to match your favorite Tim Holtz and Ranger colors! Available in assorted packs and individual colors

ColorCore Cardstock or

designer’s notebook p26

photography for today’s scrapper p29


easy, detailed, expert p34

(tips, tricks, & techniques)

totally terrific titles make them stand up and get noticed! Tap into your creativity and take your titles from drab to fab. From stickers to chipboard to fonts on your home printer, our team of designers have some fantastic ideas to share with you!

please do feed the animals by M A R L A K R E S S supplies PATTERNED PAPER, We R Memory Keepers, Bo Bunny; NUMBER STICKERS, Sassafras; PEN, ADHESIVE, American Crafts; FONTS, Helvetica (sign), Stencil (sub-title), Geneva (journaling)


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s the old saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand


invitation for the reader to stop and linger for a while. What

words,” but to successfully convey your message on a

your title looks like is equally important as what it says. Read

scrapbook page, nothing beats an eye-catching title.

on to see what creative title ideas Summer, Davinie, Marla

Whether it is strong and bold or subtle and refi ned, your title

and Kelly have to share with you to try on your next paper

says a lot about your layout. It sets the mood and becomes an

crafting project.


mixed-media titles We all have them—piles of orphans from opened packages of those “I just had to have them”

Summer’s cardstock sun is a cheerful eyecatching embellishment and the sewing details are a great touch to this well-designed page.

alphabet collections. After we’ve squeezed the last possible word out of each set, there lie the lonely leftovers. So what

fanta fun

can you do with them? Follow Summer’s “green” idea and

by S U M M E R F U L L E R TO N

mix them up to create a new, eclectic title! On her layout, she

supplies CARDSTOCK, Bazzill Basics; PATTERNED PAPER, DIE CUTS, Pink Paislee; CORRUGATED SHAPES, BAKER’S TWINE, DIE CUTS, Jillibean Soup; LETTERS, Making Memories, BasicGrey, Jillibean Soup, L’il Davis, Scenic Route, Chatterbox; BUTTONS, Fancy Pants; DIE, Spellbinders; STAMP, Technique Tuesday; INK, VersaMark; PAPER PUNCH, Martha Stewart; ADHESIVE, American Crafts

painted all of her letters the same colour for a fun and funky title that really pops.

1 Gather all of your orphan letters in one box 2 Select several of each of the letters you will need to spell your title 1


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3 Select one of each letter to spell the final title

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machine-cut titles With so many affordable die cutting machines available, long gone are

the days of fussy cutting titles with a craft knife. Today’s die cutters produce flawless shapes, letters and numbers cut from many types of materials such as cardstock, transparency film, vinyl and fabric, just to name a few. Kelly die cut her cardstock title from two cartridge fonts, scaling one a bit larger than the other, then neatly stacked them together.

The fluffy blue and white clouds across the top of Kelly’s layout get a nice boost with the help of a few strategically-placed foam pop dots.

hello there friend by K E L LY G O R E E supplies CARDSTOCK, Bazzill Basics; PATTERNED PAPER, CHIPBOARD, TAG, STICKERS, INK, American Crafts; DIE CUTTER, Quikutz Silhouette; TWINE, My Mind’s Eye; PEN, Uniball Signo; STAMP, Hero Arts; ADHESIVE, Scrapbook Adhesives

hand-stamped titles


Stamped titles are a quick and easy way to convey a message, particularly on handmade cards. With so many ink colours to choose from, coordinating a

sentiment with the rest of your design is a snap. If you are unsure where you want to position your stamped title, first try stamping it on a scrap of vellum or leftover transparency. Not only will this tip give you a chance to practice stamping your title, but with the transparent scrap you can move the piece around your project until you are happy with the position before you commit to its final location. Marla found this trick especially helpful before stamping between the two bicycle tires.

By drawing a simple horizontal line on her background paper, Marla’s bicycle built for two became grounded and created a home for her sentiment below.

keep in touch by M A R L A K R E S S supplies CARDSTOCK, Bazzill Basics; PATTERNED PAPER, STICKER, We R Memory Keepers; STICKER, STAMP, PEN, ADHESIVE, American Crafts; INK, Tsukineko


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computer-generated titles One of the many benefits of creating a title on your computer is that you are guaranteed an exact colour match to your layout,

not to mention the hundreds of fonts you have to choose from! Marla mixed two of her favourite fonts together to create a two-part title, both of which tie into her detailed journaling.

On a separate piece of white cardstock, Marla created her computergenerated title to look like a warning sign, then crossed out the word “not” with a black marker.


objects for letters An object makes a great substitute for a letter in a title. On Davinie’s

refreshing layout, she swapped out one of the letter o’s in the word “pool” with a pretty, yellow button that rests on a die cut sun. There are even instances when the object doesn’t necessarily have to match the shape of the letter you are substituting. For example, let’s say you are spelling the word “teacher.” You could replace the letter “a” with an apple, and although the apple does not look like the shape of the letter “a,” there is no mistaking the word you are spelling out. Here are more ideas to substitute objects: •

A brad, gem, flower or other round embellishment for the letter O

A star, party hat, leaf or triangle for the letter A

The number 3 (flipped around) for the letter E

A birthday candle, ribbon, twine, trim

Davinie’s title, broken into two parts, floats above and below the die cut wave embellishments, where her signature sewing details frame the page.

or decorative pin for the letter I •

A double pennant for the letter W

The next time you are stumped for a title idea, remember these terrific tips and tricks. Your next layout or card will be sure to stand up and say, “Hey, take a look at me!”



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the wave pool at silverwood by DAV I N I E F I E RO supplies CARDSTOCK, Bazzill Basics; PATTERNED PAPER, Pink Paislee; LETTER STICKERS, American Crafts; BANNER STICKER, DIE CUT, Sassafras; BORDER PUNCH, Fiskars; BUTTON, Stampin’ Up!

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designer notebook rise and shine! BY V I C K I B O U T I N Bust out the embossing powder, fire up the heat gun and dig out the craft glue. Vicki has some fantastic tricks and tips to make your next project rise to the occasion. Oh, and you’ll need some aluminum foil, too! The play of light and shadow that an embossed surface creates always appeals to me. Whether it be the added dimension of a stamped and embossed image, or the clean and crisp appeal of a de-bossed motif, I love the texture that embossing produces. Here are a few fun embossing techniques you can give a try!

For a fun twist on embossing , try your hand at creating a raised pattern with white glue or a heat gun glue. To add a bit of shiny texture, I covered this little birdie with a bit of aluminum foil and paint. celebrate bird supplies CARDSTOCK, Core’dinations; CHIPBOARD BIRD, Maya Road; PATTERNED PAPER, Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants; LETTER STICKERS, BasicGrey; GLAM ROCKS, Imaginisce; GEMS, Queen & Co; DECOUPAGE GLUE, DecoArt; ADHESIVE, American Crafts; OTHER: aluminum foil, button

Many dies offer the dual ability to cut images and emboss them at the same time. I also love to add embossing to my projects by placing my cardstock over chipboard shapes and sanding around the edges!


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summer sisters supplies CARDSTOCK, Core’dinations; PATTERNED PAPER, FRAME, My Mind’s Eye; CHIPBOARD, American Crafts; STICKERS, Creative Imaginations, Sassafras; STAMPS, Hero Arts; INK, Ranger; DIES, Stampin’ Up!; TEMPLATE, Maya Road; ADHESIVE, American Crafts

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Create a foil resist!

For this tag, I added a layer of paint to the embossed circle stamps and buffed it off with a damp paper towel. This technqiue added texture to my tag and a very unique, distressed look. happy days tag supplies TAG, Maya Road; PATTERNED PAPER, Sassafrass; BRAD, BasicGrey; STICKERS, Doodlebug Design, Echo Park; STAMP, Hero Arts; EMBOSSING POWDER, Ranger; PAINT, DecoArt; ADHESIVE, American Crafts

If stamping and heat embossing isn’t for you, try these pre-embossed papers from Pink Paislee. The peek-a-boo patterns can be hig hlig hted with spray inks and ink pads.

Create a pattern with white glue or a hot glue gun on a chipboard shape and allow to dry completely.

Add decoupage glue to the entire surface of the chipboard.

thank you card supplies CARDSTOCK, Doodlebug Design; PATTERNED PAPER, Pink Paislee; FLOWER, Sassafras; PINS, Maya Road; CHIPBOARD WORD, GCD Studio; BRAD, Creative Charms; GEMS, Queen & Co; ADHESIVE, American Crafts;

For a watercolour effect with your embossing folder images, try adding distress ink to the folder and lig htly misting the ink with water before running it throug h your die cutting machine to emphasize the “debossed” image.

Cover the chipboard with aluminum foil and trim excess. Allow to dry completely.

thinking of you card supplies CARDSTOCK, Core’dinations; PATTERNED PAPER, Studio Calico; PEARLS, Queen & Co; STAMPS, Stamping Bella, My Stamp Box; INK, Ranger, Tsukineko; EMBOSSING FOLDER, Sizzix; ADHESIVE, American Crafts;

Cover the foil with paint and allow to dry slig htly. Buff paint off the raised areas.


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photography for today’s scrapper: How Do I? When Would I? Why Should I? BY K AT H Y T H O M P SO N L A F F O L E Y Capture your best authentic, candid photo with these great tips from our shutterbug friend, Kathy.


ant to ruin a potentially great photograph? Point your camera at your subject and tell them to say, “Cheese!”

Although there is always a place for a beautifully composed portrait shot, it’s the candids that usually get my heart pounding—that moment when I know I’ve captured something special, when I’ve truly seized the essence of my subject. Ironically, this type of shot can also be the most challenging to capture. Most of us are conditioned from an early age to “pose” for the camera. How many two-year-olds do you know who suddenly develop a very cheesy grin as soon as someone pulls out a camera? It happens to the best of us! So what can you do to capture those often fleeting, but incredibly authentic moments? A lot! Here are some tips to get you started.

fine fresh fierce by K AT H Y T H O M P SO N L A F F O L E Y supplies CARDSTOCK, Bazzill Basics, American Crafts; PATTERNED PAPER, STICKERS, BasicGrey; FONTS, Delicious, Delbi; ADHESIVE, American Crafts



If you know your subject well, pull something out of the memory vault


Most subjects aren’t comfortable with a camera pointed at them from

that you know will make them smile, blush or laugh.

close proximity, so use that zoom lens and try to become invisible (this includes turning off your fl ash).


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As your subjects relax a bit and hopefully forget that the camera is there, shoot in continuous or burst mode and before long you’ll be capturing the subtleties of the interactions of your subjects.


Tips For Kids

Most people don’t like looking into the camera—it makes them feel self-

The best

conscious. Shooting somewhere busy and allowing your subject to get lost


in what’s going on around them can help them forget that they’re having

shots are often captured

their photo taken.

when kids move past the mystique of the camera and forget about it. Get down on their level and talk to them, 4

show them the camera, even let them take a shot or two, which is usually a huge hit. Most children can’t resist a really funny joke or simple silliness. Calling them by the


wrong name (especially that of a sibling) usually elicits a wonderful response! Keep the chit chat going as



you move into position, then Another tip is to tell one member of the group that you’re shooting them,

casually start taking photos,

allowing for the other members to relax, all the while continuing to shoot

all the while keeping the

the group. Can you tell which two didn’t think they were having their

conversation moving and the

picture taken?

reactions coming.

d Once your subjects are relaxed and interacting with one another, casually circle the group and change your shooting angle.



Finally, take your time. If you’re rushed, your subjects will sense it. You want them feeling natural, relaxed and happy so that you have the opportunity to capture events as they unfold. I haven’t come across many subjects beyond the age of six who love having their photo taken, so invest your time in the shoot and you’ll walk away with priceless and fleeting moments that the camera has captured forever!



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no messy glue to clean up or hot surfaces to worry about.

What Will You Create? For more information visit


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letters, buttons and other small items to quickly and magically transform them into stickers.

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easy, detailed, expert Whatever level of difficulty appeals to you, our easy, detailed, expert column has fantastic elements to try today!


t the heart of our family, there is a popular summer activity that is greatly enjoyed and tried each and every year—gardening. The person to manage it all is usually


my father, and to help with his lofty gardening goals, he initiates the help of my

son, Ethan. When he does, I’m there to take a photo or two! I love watching the two of them share in our family’s long standing summer tradition of gardening.

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For my easy layout, I decided to make the center area of the page the focal point. I was able to do this by using a neutral coloured background and then keeping most of my papers and embellishments within the confines of a large, rectangular area. Small areas like this are very easy to embellish. I fi rst applied a contrasting selection of warm and cool patterned papers. From there, I located a central spot for two chipboard embellishments that I layered individually before applying them to the layout. Finally, a duo-font title was added, along with a handwritten journaling spot.


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For my detailed layout, I stayed with the same light coloured background, but expanded the layout’s overall design area with a sunny border of yellow checked paper. Contained within it is a classic style floral pattern in an inviting, warm hue of grey. A triadic arrangement of petite, clustered embellishments frame my photos, which are divided by a strip of handwritten journaling. A pre-printed transparency pitch hits for a portion of my title, positioned on its side to the right of my main photo. supplies CARDSTOCK, Bazzill Basics; PATTERNED PAPER, Crate Paper, Fancy Pants, My Mind’s Eye; TRANSPARENCY, DIE CUTS, Fancy Pants; STICKERS, CHIPBOARD, BRAD, Crate Paper; BORDERS, Doodlebug Design; LETTER STICKERS, Jenni Bowlin, Fancy Pants; PAPER PUNCH, EK Success

For my expert layout, colour and details prevail. I balanced a strong yellow background with its counterpart, a soft blue. For high contrast, I placed my photos in the yellow area, with my embellishments drifting along the bottom third of the page. I created mixed-media flowers from similar materials and colours to maintain continuity, then positioned them to the left and right of a large chipboard frame that houses smaller detailed embellishments, including a journaling card, rub-ons and word stickers. supplies CARDSTOCK, Bazzill Basics; PATTERNED PAPER, Crate Paper, Fancy Pants; STICKERS, BRAD, Crate Paper; DIE CUTS, BUTTONS, Fancy Pants; CHIPBOARD, Crate Paper, Fancy Pants; LETTER STICKERS, BasicGrey, Making Memories; PAPER PUNCH, EK Success

You can see more of Christine’s work by visiting her blog at


by Deborah Young

pagemaps p41


from the heart p49

reader’s gallery p51

(ideas, insights, & inspiration)

get your game on with multiple photos! From action shots to team spirit, your memories will shine with tips, tricks and advice from our talented team of designers!

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hether you scrapbook your photos two at a time or

the creative possibilities do not diminish with the addition of

load up a double-page with ten of your favourite

more photos. Read on and see what creative strategies Vicki,

shots, multi-photo layouts are the most efficient

Kelly and Summer employ when they design multi-photo

and practical way to move your memories from your camera

pages and give these pointers a try yourself!

to your albums. While single-photo layouts are fun to design,


choose a “hero” photo

our soccer star

When Vicki began designing this double-page layout

by V I C K I B O U T I N

about her daughter’s experience playing soccer, she had an abundance of great photos from which to choose. From fantastic action photos, to posed portraits, to a handful of wonderful candid shots, large assortments of photos like these can often be overwhelming, leaving even the most seasoned scrapbooker wondering, “Which photos should I scrap?” Here’s a great tip from Vicki to help you pare down a looming pile of pictures. “When I have more photos than I can possibly fit on a layout, I start by choosing my most favourite of the bunch. I call this photo my ‘hero,’ the one shot that, for me, stands out from all the rest—the one that makes me smile and brings back all the memories of that day,” Vicki says. “I zoom in, crop, and print the hero as the largest photo on my page. After choosing the rest of the photos for my page, I print them smaller and frame them around the hero. These smaller photos are kind of like a supporting cast for my journaling and help to emphasize the story of my page.”


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Like the tail of a comet, the spray of die cut stars shooting out of Vicki’s title is the quintessential embellishment for this all-star page!

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ready and “action!” When you are lucky enough to capture that perfect shot—the one

where time stands still—there is no doubt you will want that photo to shine on your layout. Kelly scored a touchdown in that department, capturing not one, but two great shots of her young son in flawless gridiron form. For these fantastic photos to take center stage on her layout, she chose tight, geometric patterns in colours and tones that complimented her photos, but did not overwhelm them. Kelly kept her embellishments small and clustered together in a classic triadic arrangement. Kelly also integrated a bold, one-word title into her journaling, which she capped off, top and bottom, with die cut brackets. A subtle, yet confident, title like this is a perfect choice to reinforce an impressive pair of photographs.

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For a fun twist on the ever-popular pennant banner, Kelly trimmed die cut circles in half and added pen details around the perimeter curve.


colour up! As scrapbookers, it is often our inclination to choose papers and embellishments that perfectly match our photos. But in

doing so, we risk those photos getting lost in a sea of matching colours. Kelly chose a complimentary palette of warm, lighter hues of those found in her photos and the sequential shots of her adorable son instantly become the focus of this well-designed page!

To pitch hit for her journaling , Kelly took advantage of a preprinted die cut and typed the hig hlig hts of her son’s t-ball season in a “Top 10” list.


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hey banner, banner! Banners are a great embellishment for all types of pages and projects, but the

pennant-style title streamer that rests on the top, left corner of Summer’s page could not be a more perfect choice for her sporty, baseball theme. She strung the pre-grommeted canvas flags onto a double length of red and white baker’s twine, adding bright red letter stickers to spell out her title. That red repeats again as a subtitle in the lower left corner, and a third time in a photo in the bottom right corner, creating a colourful triple play on this well-designed page. Summer also expanded her 2009 Champs layout and created a double-page version of this same user-friendly, nine-square format. To see that page and 13 more inspiring sports pages by a variety of talented artists, please visit our website at www.


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Summer created her “Cubs” subtitle in a font that mimics many major league baseball team logos. What a great touch to this nine-square page!

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Fifteen photos, a trio of artists and three very unique results! BY B E C K Y F L E C K


ulti-photo pages are probably the most popular among scrapbookers and often the

hardest to create. Why? Because it can be challenging to place a multitude of photos on a page, leave enough room for embellishing, and still create a layout where all of the elements aren’t competing for attention. Read on and see how Kimber, Sarah and Krissy tackle this conundrum and create three distinctive layouts where photos and embellishments harmonize and the layout takes center stage.

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Kimber’s sketch By maintaining the size of her subjects to roughly the same scale in each photo, Kimber had no competition issues when including eight (yes, eight!) photos on her single page layout. With so many photos, this sketch is ideal for more petite embellishments like the fun ones she used on her page.

A fresh summer palette of papers and embellishments were the perfect choice for Kimber’s poolside pics!


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Sarah’s sketch When you have a lot of photos to choose from, pick the ones that best convey the mood you are trying to set for your page. In this case, one look at Sarah’s photos and there’s no mistaking that FUN was the theme of the day and she and her family had loads of it at the water park!

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Sarah created a block of waves with layers of a scalloped border, which she sanded for a more distressed look.

Check out these fabulous BONUS sketches!


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Krissy’s sketch On her largest photo, Krissy zoomed in on her daughter’s adorable face, allowing the two smaller photos to play a supporting role. Because her title was lengthy, she broke it into three sections, where it naturally guides the eyes along the page and downward to the journaling.

the very important adventures of the garbage girl by K R I S SY C L A R K M C K E E supplies PATTERNED PAPER, My Mind’s Eye; LETTER STICKERS, BasicGrey, K&Company; INK, Ranger; PAPER PUNCH, EK SUCCESS; OTHER, buttons, embroidery fl oss

Krissy turned one of her chipboard letters backwards to add a quirky, playful feel to her page.

Becky Fleck is a graphic designer and the author of the bestselling book Scrapbook PageMaps: Sketches For Creative Layouts. Look for her new book, Scrapbook PageMaps 2, available now from Memory Maker Books. Visit her website at www.pagemaps. com for free monthly sketches and loads of inspiration.

These bonus sketches are available for download on our website at


summer From birthdays and gratitude to flowers and feathery friends, we are sure you'll find inspiration in this beautiful collection of five summery, seasonal cards. cards designed by MICHELLE ENGEL

hey, thanks

you're invited

1. Trim a 7.75"x9" piece of brown cardstock and fold it in half to create a 7.75"x4.5" card that opens from the bottom.

1. Trim the Jillibean Sugar Picks packaging to form the flower shape (trim off the display tag). The base will measure approximately 6"x6".

2. Trim a 7.75"x1" piece of striped paper and glue it to the bottom of the card. Glue a 7.75" piece of green ric rac over the seam. 3. Trim 1.5", 2" and 2.5" circles from three different patterns. Adhere the circles to the card as shown, trimming away excess. 4. Print "hey" onto a journal tag and adhere to the top, right edge of card as shown. 5. Trim stems and leaves from green patterned paper. 6. Create two flowers by layering corrugated flowers, paper flowers, buttons and brads. 7. Attach the stems, leaves and flowers to the card as shown. 8. Sewn on buttons.


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2. Trim a 5" circle from orange patterned paper and adhere it to the center of the flower. 3. Glue a 4" piece of green ribbon down the left side of the orange circle. 4. Attach an assortment of birthday stickers down the green ribbon, allowing them to overlap, attaching some with foam adhesive. 5. Apply glossy accents to several stickers and allow it to dry. 6. Adhere a large, round orange/yellow sticker over the top of the orange circle. 7. Tie a length of green ribbon into a bow and glue it to the bottom, left corner.

9. Add sticker title to spell "thanks."

8. Stick decorative pins through bow as shown. Add star stickers and gems.

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greetings hello

happy birthday

warm wishes

1. Trim a 7"x10" piece of brown cardstock and fold it in half to form a 7"x5" card that opens at the bottom.

1. Trim an 8"x7.5" piece of orange cardstock and fold it in half to form a 4"x7.5" card that opens on the right.

1. Trim a 5.25"x12" piece of patterned kraft cardstock and fold it in half to form a 5.25"x6" card that opens on the bottom.

2. Trim a 6.5"x4.5" piece of red cardstock.

2. Trim a 1.75"x7" piece of teal patterned paper. Adhere it to the left side of the card, 1/8" in from the left and top edges.

2. Trim a 5.25"x1" piece of plain kraft paper and adhere it to the bottom edge of the card.

3. Trim a 6"x4" piece of patterned paper as shown and adhere it to the center of the red cardstock. Add stitching on the "hills" for added dimension. 4. Stamp tree onto polka dot paper and cut out. Adhere it to the right side of the card. 5. Cut out a sun and skunk accent from patterned paper and adhere as shown. 6. Wrap two lengths of green ribbon around the card as shown (green/white and green solid); tape off on the back of red cardstock. Glue the entire assembly to the base card. 7. Tie a length of green/white ribbon into a bow and glue it to the left side of the green/ white ribbon on the front of the card. 8. Add gems to the centers of the flowers on the patterned paper. 9. Spell out "hello" with letter stickers.

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3. Trim a 2"x7" piece of bird paper. Adhere it directly to the right of the teal paper. 4. Trim a 4"x.5" piece of white cardstock with one scalloped edge; adhere it below the two patterned pieces. Glue a 4" thin orange strip across the seam. 5. Break prongs off the back of three brads and adhere them to the centers of three buttons. Glue buttons to the card as shown. 6. Stamp a birthday hat and colour it as desired; adhere it to the bird with foam adhesive. Glue a google eye to the bird. 7. Stamp "happy" to a piece of white cardstock and cut out. 8. Adhere a journal die cut to the left side of the card as shown. Spell out "birthday" with foam stickers. Add "happy" piece as shown. supplies CARDSTOCK, GEMS, Bazzill Basics; PATTERNED PAPER, STAMPS, STICKERS, DIE CUTS, Nikki Sivils; ADHESIVE, American Crafts; OTHER, ribbon

3. Adhere a 5.25" scalloped diecut to the bottom of the card, 1/2" up from the bottom edge. 4. Adhere a 5.25"x.5" strip of striped paper directly above the scalloped piece. 5. Adhere a length of polka dot ribbon across the seam and tuck the ends inside the card. Tie a bow from the same ribbon and attach. 6. Adhere a journal card to the center of the card, directly above the striped piece. 7. Adhere the yellow die cut flower, overlapping the journal card as shown. 8. Adhere the brown/blue half circle die cut above the journal card. 9. Attach the blue button, die cut butterfly and title as shown.

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brag all about it what I did on my summer vacation BY DAV I N I E FI ER O int-size and compact, mini albums are an ideal way


adjustable size, you can control the number of pages. You

to feature loads of photos, memorabilia, keepsakes

can even mix up the page sizes for a cool, eclectic look. For a

and memories all in one place. They can be created

quick project or a wonderful gift, creating a mini album may

in a variety of shapes and dimensions and, because of their

be just for you!

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The curved pennant, turned on its side, is a fun twist on this popular embellishment. The yellow letter stickers, outlined with a black pen, really pop against the patterned paper.

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I love creating mini albums! They come together quickly and I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I’ve completed one. For my vacation album, I chose this kraft brag book made by Fancy Pants. It measures 7”x9” and includes 50 scrapping/journaling pages, 15 photo sleeves, and 15 pocket pages. I really liked how I was able to mix and match the different types of pages and use just what I needed to create my own customized album. The journal pages were pre-printed with beautiful corner flourishes and notebook style lines, making my handwritten journaling a breeze. I added a few die cuts, ribbon, buttons and sewing details for added dimension.

Instead of using one of the photo sleeves for a second picture, I created a date and title page and slipped it inside the top sleeve

The pocket page was a perfect place for me to tuck away admission stubs, photo booth momentos and game tickets from our vacation.

mini album ideas • baby’s fi rst year • wedding day

The photo sleeves were perfect for all of my 4”x6” photos

• all about me

and this album holds a total of 60 of them. The pocket pages

• grandparents brag book

not only store memorabilia, but can be used to tuck away

• favourite quotes

additional photos, too.

• my circle of friends • school years

When you have lots of photos and many memories to

• ABC album

record, give a mini album a try. It may become your newest

• a year in review

paper crafting addiction!


• favourite recipes


Becky Fleck

Vicki Boutin

Kelly Goree

Kimber McGray

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from the heart journal your authentic life (part 2) by B E C K Y F L E C K

The memories you scrapbook are your eyes, your ears and your voice. They will tell your story for years to come.


he heart of scrapbooking is to record the events and history of your life. By default, this makes you your family’s chief historian. Documenting the who, what, where, when and why doesn’t have to be a tedious chore or a statement of the obvious. In fact, the people

who will be reading your journaling in the future likely weren’t there with you, so take time to paint a vivid, interesting story and invite them along to relive the memory.

How Did You Feel? There is no mistaking that Nic’s beautiful layout is about a wedding, and a stunning seaside wedding at that. But one read of her journaling and you will see that she describes, in heartfelt detail, exactly how she felt the day her little brother was married. From her daughter participating as a flower girl, to her son reciting a prayer, Nic shares intimate, emotional details that might not otherwise be evident from looking at the page. She even included a brief conversation softly whispered between her and her husband. When you scrapbook an event, here are a few prompts to consider as you write your journaling: ❧ What sounds did you hear and scents did you smell that the photos cannot

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A small paper flower peeks out from behind a torn and distressed edge on Nic’s faux-aged layout.

convey? ❧ What was the weather like? ❧ Why this location? Describe it in detail.


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3 is a magic number by J O DY W E N K E

Become a Storyteller Jody’s recall of events from 1996, when her daughter, Ryan, celebrated her third


The bottom third of Jody’s double page has lots of breathing room where three small birthday candles rest on the left page.

birthday, are vibrant, colourful, and brimming with detail. Her journaling on this festive double page reads the same way that Jody speaks, and therein lies

W-W-W-W-W Journaling Prompts

one secret to journaling. Let’s say your son asked you to tell him about the day he learned how to ride a bike. You would happily share the story, right? While you may need to shorten it up a bit, that story is your journaling. It is your memory and it has your voice. Event scrapbooking is a vital part of recording your family history, but without the story your future generations will never know why the photos and events were important to you in the fi rst place. Remember, every photo has a story and I encourage you to tell it.



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❧ What’s going on? Is this an event or is it a “slice-of-life” moment? ❧ Who are the people in the photos? ❧ Where were the photos taken? Name the site (city, state and country) and describe it in detail. ❧ When were the photos taken? ❧ Why were all these people gathered together at this event?

❧ Who was at the event but missing from the photos? ❧ Who do you wish had been at the event? ❧ What happened right before the photos were taken? What happened right after the event? ❧ What story do the photos not tell? ❧ Why was this event important enough to you that you had to capture the moment in photos?

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Pamella’s sun-drenched layout really caug ht our attention and we couldn’t help but laug h at the tee-shirt her son is wearing in these darling photos! The sewing details are fantastic, including the use of red thread on her photos. What a delig htful page!


Christa’s two daug hters are very close and she did a great job of celebrating their sisterly love on this beautiful layout! Her sage advice runs around the perimeter of the layout, framing a fantastic paper-pieced half sun.

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The moment our editor saw this page, she exclaimed, “I *heart* this layout!” Was it the cute red paper clips peeking in from the sides? Or maybe the energizing pattern colours? Or perhaps the refreshing expanse of white space? Nah, we’re thinking it was the vanilla shakes that got her.

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One look at Nancy’s oceanside layout and you can almost feel the sand between your toes! Her family’s vacation was a fun-filled week and she captured the hig hlig hts perfectly on this well-designed, nautical-themed layout.


From the scalloped shoreline across the bottom, to the floating clouds along the top, we thoug ht Paula’s layout was such a clever, well-executed design to showcase her family’s day at the lake. A base of patterned paper gives it a trendy, graphic feel.

time at the lake by PAU L A G I L A R D E supplies CARDSTOCK, PATTERNED PAPER, LETTER STICKERS, DIE CUTS, TWINE, Jillibean Soup; DIES, Papertrey, Ink; ADHESIVE, Scrapbook Adhesives

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Brenda is a fan of Project 12 and followed along in 2010 by scrapbooking her random photos each month. What a great idea to capture the everyday life of her family. We really loved her month of May!

Could Kristine’s little girl “bee” any cuter? On a swirly background of sunny yellow, this cheerful layout, based on a PageMaps sketch, is brimming with details and a perfectly positioned bumble bee embellishment.

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Childhood friendships are a treasured memory and Lisa sweetly captured her daug hter’s first one on this carefree, summer layout. Handwritten journaling adds an extra special touch to a page that her daug hter will appreciate for years to come.

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Jean’s wedding photos, converted to black and white, stand out against the soft, warm hues of her colour palette. The contrast is dramatic and afforded her the opportunity to use large, layered floral embellishments to frame the corners of her page.

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Nothing is more delig htful than when a child bursts into a fit of gig gles, and Sarah captured the essence of her daug hter’s amusement perfectly on this playful, lig hthearted page. Clusters of small embellishments adorn the layout, but the focus stays on Sarah’s wonderful photos.

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what’s next... Before too long, we’ll be pulling on our favourite cozy sweaters, sipping hot cider and raking up piles of colourful fall leaves. Here’s a peek at some of the creativity you have to look forward to in our autumn issue: • A fantastic collection of fall cards by Kimber McGray that will “move you” • We laugh with them, cry with them, and share with them our best kept secrets—celebrating friendships • A Designer Notebook you won’t want to miss!

For the latest in scrapbooking trends, giveaways, instructions, sketches and more, check out, where all of our past issues can be viewed and downloaded for free online!

some of what you’ll find… more sports pages! Loads more inspiration for all of those sports photos you have been waiting to scrapbook!

blog Have you visited our blog lately? Join us each weekday for fresh ideas, fabulous inspiration and, most important, FUN! Monday – Designer’s Challenge Tuesday – The 3 T’s Wednesday – Designer’s Project Thursday – Reader’s Submission Friday – Fabulous giveaways! www.scrapbookandcardstodaymag. project 12 It’s never too late to join in on the monthly Project 12 challenge and your chance

From the unexpected yellow and blue colour combination to the beautiful button and sewing details, Lisa’s layout had us yearning for the change of season the moment we saw it!

to win amazing prizes! call for our fall issue We’d love to see what you’ve been creating! Head on over to our website and check out our current

leaf love

call for layouts, cards and more.

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call ends July 12, 2011.

supplies PATTERNED PAPER, DIE CUTS, STICKERS, BUTTONS, My Mind’s Eye; DIE CUTS, STICKERS, October Afternoon; BUTTONS, Crate Paper; FIBERS, Close to My Heart, Bazzill Basics; ADHESIVE, American Crafts This

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marketplace Scrapping Turtle An Oasis for the Creative Scrapbooker • Open 7 Days a Week! • New 2600+ Square Foot Location • Friendly & Knowledgeable Staff • QuicKutz Elite Retailer • Classes, Crops and Inspiration • Online Store with Message Board & Gallery 1440-2 King Street North St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0


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10% off – First Tuesday of each month! Local pick up in Calgary available! Huge online store, kit club and Copic retailer



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Loonie4Scrapbooking Kemptville, Ontario (613) 800-5666 (LOON)

directory visit these great stores for shopping, classes, advice and more...

LSL Diversifi ed Bolton, ON (416) 473-0784


Memory Workshop Scrapbook Co. Monthly Kit Club, Crops & Retreats Maple Ridge, BC, (604) 202-4808

British Columbia

Memories Manor St. Clair, MI (810) 329-2800 SCANartist Ottawa, Ontario (613) 725-7144 ScrapMuch? Brantford, ON (905) 730-2673 Scrap Shotz Calgary, AB, (403) 870-8576 Scrap-tures Kit Club Midland, ON Scrapbook Star Montreal, PQ (514) 543-7827 Scrapbooker’s Paradise Calgary, AB, (877) MEM-8818 Scrapbooking at Shelley’s Brandon, MB (204) 727-7878 Scrapbooks by Design Toronto, Ontario The Crop Stop Bowmanville, Ontario (905) 243-7824 The Paper Passion Edmonton, AB T6R 0R2 (780) 433-6198 The Scrap Attic Kirkland Lake, ON (705) 568-5463 Whole Lotta Scrapbooking Tofi eld, AB (780) 662-2826 Younique Country Retreat Guelph, ON (519) 836-0045


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Cherish The Thought 3130 St. John’s St. Port Moody, B.C. V3H 2C7 (604) 917-0230 Chocolate Clover Scrapbook Supplies #102-833 102nd Avenue Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2B4 (250) 782-4220 chocolateclover Creative Accents 79B 3rd Avenue North Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A3 (250) 392-3829 Making Memories with Scrapbooking 4415 Hastings Street Burnaby, BC V5C 2K1 (604) 299-3601 makingmemorieswith Oasis Scrapbooking 108 Van Horne Street South Cranbrook, BC V1C 1Z3 (250) 426-6822 P.G. Scrapbook Zone 3899 – 18th Avenue Prince George, BC V2N 1B9 (250) 562-9663 Photo Express 100-22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5Z6 (604) 463-3654 Precious Memories 107-19925 Willowbrook Drive Langley, BC V2Y 1A7 (604) 530-2917 Scrapbook Central 307C - 14th Street Courtenay, BC V9N 6P5 (205) 338-8815 Scrapbook City Shops Canada 3 – 15970 96th Ave Surrey, BC V4N 2L6 (604) 581-2489

Scrapbookin’ Adventures #4 – 102 E. Island Hwy Parksville, BC V9P 2G5 (250) 954- 0009 scrapbookin Scrappers’ Anonymous 2 - 50 Burnside Road West Victoria, BC V9A 1B5 (250) 590-1266 Scrapbook Parade 670 Granderson Road Langford, BC V9B 2R8 (250) 727-0372 scrapbookparade.wordpress. com Studio 11 Designs Scrapbooking and Cardmaking 2411 Trillium Terrace Duncan, BC V9L 3Z7 (250) 748-5672 The River Scrapbook Room 830 13th Avenue Campbell River, BC V9W 4H2 (250) 286-1633 Treasured Memories Scrapbooking 2753 Charlotte Road Duncan, BC V9L 5J2 (250) 748-8054 / 877 748-8054 treasuredmemories

Alberta Crop-Paper-Scissors 5124 51st Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1S2 (780) 515-9860 Life’s Treasures 5018 51st Street Olds, AB T4H 1P8 (403) 556-7647 Lil’ Scrappers 6 Springwood Lane NE Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A2 (780) 849-6879 The Paper Passion 5207 Mullen Crest Edmonton, AB T6R 0R2 (780) 433-6198

Scrap-A-Lot 9218 - 51 Ave Edmonton, AB T6E 3L8 (780) 944-1526 Scrap & Bean, Scrapbook & Coffee House 13220 - 137 Avenue Edmonton, AB (780) 406-4539 Scrapbooker’s Paradise 20-9250 Macleod Trail South Calgary, AB T2J 0P5 (403) 253-4799 Scrapbooker’s Paradise 45 Crowfoot Terrace NW Calgary, AB T3G 4J8 (403) 547-8522 Scrapbooker’s Paradise 185 – 2004 – 50th Avenue Red Deer, AB T4R 3A2 (403) 314-0550 Scrapbooker’s Paradise 110–2045 Mayor Magrath Dr. Lethbridge, AB T1K 2S2 (403) 327-2122 The Inked Stamper Scapbooking & More 250 16 Renault Crescent St.Albert, AB (780)458 2422 The Urban Scrapbook Inc 100, 14315- 118 Ave Edmonton, AB T5L 4S6 (780) 451 – 3459 Treasured Memories 5218-86 Street Edmonton, AB T6E 5J6 (780) 414-1540 treasuredmemories.typepad. com

Saskatchewan BG’s/Tawbalies 506 Main Street Moosomin, SK S0G 3N0 (306) 435-2437

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Just Scrap It! The Scrapbook Shop 108 – 103rd Street East Saskatoon, SK S7N 1Y7 (306) 955-4850 Prairie Chicks Quilting & Scrapbooking 205 Main Street, Box 752 Hague, SK S0K 1X0 (306) 225-4787 prairiechicksquiltingandscrap

Manitoba Gone Scrappin’ in Bloom 20 Victoria Avenue E. Rossburn, MB R0J 1V0 (204) 859-3334 Magical Memories – The Scrapbook Shop #3 –103 Cree Road Thompson, MB R8N 0B9 (204) 677-3736 Prairie Scrapbooking 622 Park Avenue, Beausejour, MB R0E 0C0 (204) 268-2637 memories@prairiescrapbooking. com Scrapbookers Anonymous & More 1324 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3G 0X2 (204) 774-9414 Scrapbooking By Design 1191 Pembina Hwy. Winnipeg, MB R3T 2A5 (204) 269-2521 Scrapbooking at Shelley’s 712 18th Street (Thomas Mall) Brandon, MB R7A 5B5 (204) 727-7878 Scrap Yard 371 Main Street Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0 (204) 467-1942 The Scrapbook Cottage 116B Park Road West Steinbach, MB R5G 1V6 (204) 326-6777

Ontario – Eastern Auntie Em’s Scrapbooking 109 11th Street West Cornwall, ON K6J 3A8 (613) 938-4888 auntieemsscrapbooking

Ontario – South Central Flim Flam Arts & Crafts Supplies 63 Charing Cross Street, Unit 2 Brantford, ON N3R 2H4 (519) 753-0826 fl imfl

Heather’s Stamping Haven 250 Greenbank Road Nepean, ON K2H 8X4 (613) 726-0030

Herrschners Yarn and Crafts 1486 Victoria Street N., Unit 5 Kitchener, ON N2B 3E2 (519) 579-0314

Marchant Paper Memories 1187 Princess Street Kingston, ON K7M 3E7 (613) 542-6521 marchantpaper

Learning Factory 175 Lynden Road, Unit 10 Brantford, ON N3T 5L8 (519) 756-7550

Memory Lane 20 Russell Street East Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1E8 (613) 284-4200 SCRAP EN MASSE 269, St-Philippe Street Alfred, ON K0B 1A0 (613) 679-4298 Scrapbooks and Smiles 469 Dundas St. W. Trenton, ON K8V 3S4 (613) 965-0952 SCRAPtease 36 Emily Street Carleton Place, ON K7C 1S2 (613) 257-7300 Sweet Sentiments… scrapbooking and more! Reid’s Dairy Plaza 222 Bell Blvd. Unit 8 Belleville, ON K8P 5L7 (613) 969-8311 The Scrapbox 5510 Canotek Road, Unit 13, Orleans, ON K1J 9J5 (613) 745-2215 Tina’s Scrapbooking Creations 485 Caleb Street Winchester, ON K0C 2K0 (613) 774-4611

Olde Tyme Country Crafts & Studio 67C Main Street Erin, ON N0B 1T0 (519) 833-9717 Scrapping Turtle 1440-2 King Street North St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0 (519) 664-3951 The Art House Studio Go Scrapping Retreats & Crops 591 Lancaster St. West, Unit 3 Kitchener, ON N2K 1M5 (519) 954-6620 The Memory Keeper 1119 Fennell Avenue East Hamilton, ON L8T 1S2 (905) 318-4897 discountscrapbook The Scrapping Bug 10 Pioneer Drive, Unit 103 Kitchener, ON N2P 2A4 (519) 895-0554 Two Scrapbook Friends 370 Eastbridge Blvd. Waterloo, ON N2K 4P1 (519) 746-6672 Younique Country Retreat 7799 Wellington Road 22 Guelph, ON N1H 6J2 (519) 836-0045

Ontario – Central Craft Nook 195 Wellington St., Unit #3 Bracebridge, ON P1L 1C2 (705) 645-6231

Karen’s Creations 632 Berford Street Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0 (519) 534-2224 Scrapbook Shop 74 Elora Street Mildmay, ON N0G 2J0 (519) 367-5520 Scrappin’ Buddies! 233 La Neige Avenue Port Sydney, ON P0B 1L0 (705) 385-2052 Scraps of Joy 304 Dunlop Street, Bldg 1, Unit 4 Barrie, ON L4N 7L2 (705) 726-6287 Seasons in The Country Scrapbook Supplies 719637 Hwy 6 Hepworth, ON N0H 1P0 (519) 935-0838 The Cottage Scrapbook 294 King Street Midland, ON L4R 3M6 (705) 526-8855

Ontario – Northern Abundance 224 Main Street South Kenora, ON P9N 1T2 (807) 468-8010 Linda’s Photography 145 Regional Road 24 Lively, ON P3Y 1J1 (705) 692-1359 O.C. Scrapbookers n’ More 3 Ottawa Avenue Elliott Lake, ON P5A 2J8 (705) 848-9595 Scrapbooking @ Photo Metro 191 Lakeshore Drive North Bay, ON P1A 2B4 (705) 472-9311 The Scrap Attic 33 Harding Avenue Kirkland Lake, ON (705) 568-8491


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Ontario – Greater Toronto Area A Scrapbookers Dream 35 Nixon Road, Unit 1 Bolton, ON L7E1K1 (905) 951-9544 Bizzy B’s Stamp & Scrap 2100 Bloor Street West, Suite 4 Toronto, ON M6S 1M7 (416) 203-0433 Forever Scrapbooks 29 Plains Road West Burlington, ON L7T 1E8 (905) 681-1985 Pointer Gifts and Crafts 8355 Woodbine Avenue, Units 1 & 2, Markham, ON L3R 2P4 (905) 940-8900 Scrapalicious Inc. 5170 Dixie Road, Unit 102 Mississauga, ON L4W 1E3 (905) 614-0085 Scrapbook Emporium Inc. 3 - 133 Taunton Road West Oshawa, ON L1G 3T4 (905) 721-0183 Scrapbook Moments & More 77 Mayvern Cr. Richmond Hill, ON L4C 5J6 (905) 884-8496

Crop ’Til You Drop Scrapbooking 31 McNaughton Avenue Wallaceburg, ON N8A 1R7 (519) 627-2500

The Stamp Shack 355 Wellington St. - CitiPlaza London, ON N6A 3N7 (519) 673-1823

First Choice Trophies & Scrapbooking 160 Wallace Avenue South Listowel, ON N4W 1X9 (519) 291-2081 fi rstchoicetrophiesscrapbooking.

Up The Street 2 Front Street West Strathroy, ON N7G 1X4 (519) 245-7590

Lasting Impressions 850 Colborne Rd. Unit 4 Sarnia, ON N7T 6V8 (519) 332-8846 lastingimpressions MacPherson Arts & Crafts 91 Queen Street East St. Marys, ON N4X 1C2 (800) 238-6663 Memories on Main Street 2519 B Main Street, Lambeth London, ON N6P 1P9 (519) 652-6464 Papercraft Cafe 25 Main Street W, Unit 1 Kingsville, ON N9Y 1H2 (519) 733-0070 Sarnia Craft Supply 1000 Finch Drive Sarnia, ON N7S 6G5 (519) 332-1006

Scrapbook Queens Inc. 2900 Argentia Road, Unit 8 Mississauga, ON L5N 7X9 (905) 542-8811

Scrapbook Memories – The Design Studio 151 Pine Valley Blvd. London, ON N6K 3T6 (519) 474-2665 scrapbookmemories

Stamping Bella 55 Doncaster Avenue, Suite 130 Thornhill, ON L3T 1L7 (866) 645-2355

Scrappin’ Great Deals 26 Kilworth Park Drive, RR5 Komoka, ON N0L 1R0 (519) 473-5751

The Workshop 100 Ringwood Drive, Unit 22 Stouffville, ON L4A 1A9 (905) 642-1742

Scrapping Nook Ltd. 301 Thorold Road, Unit 4 Welland, ON L3C 6H5 (905) 732-9994

Ontario – South Western

Scrapbook Towne 60 Murray Street Amberstburg, ON N9V 1H5 (519) 713-9254

All About Scrapbooks & More 22-24 Kent Street Woodstock, On N4S 8L5 (519) 533-1500 allaboutscrapbooks.


The Paper Pickle Company 44 Fourth Street Chatham, ON N7M 2G2 (519) 351-5220

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Québec La Cour à! 87 Boul. St. Luc, Suite 24 St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2W 1E2 (450) 515-7845 Loisirs Creatifs Collimagination 736, ave Royale Quebec, QC G1E 1Z4 (418) 614-5736

New Brunswick A Pile of Scrap! 515 Saint Mary’s Street, Unit 1 Fredericton, NB E3A 8H4 (506) 454-PILE (7453) Henderson Scrapbooking 350 Water Street St. Andrews, NB E5B 2R3 (506) 529-4682 hendersonscrapbooking@gmail. com Let’s Capture Our Memories LCOM 34 Prices Drive Charters Settlement, NB E3C 1S7 (506) 455-8316 Scraptacular Images 625B Main Street Sussex, NB E4E 7H8 (506) 433-5050

Scrapbook Centrale 3349 boul. des Sources Dollard des Ormeaux, QC H9B 1Z8 (514) 683-5558 / 888-383-5558

The Scrap Shack 200 Irving Road, Riverview, NB E1B 0J8 (506) 384-2767

Scrapbook Quebec 3233 Jean-Beraud Laval, QC H7T 2L2 (450) 973-3373

Prince Edward Island

Ted’s Hobby Shop 291 Blvd St Jean Pointe Claire, QC H9R 3J1 (514) 697-1810

Nova Scotia Fargocat Shops 6133 Island E River Westside Rd. Eureka, NS B0K 1B0 (902) 923-2835 Scrap & Shop 49 Trinity Lane Antigonish, NS B2G 2V8 (902) 735-3434 Scrap & Stamp Among Friends 166 Provost Street, New Glasgow, NS B2G 2R1 (902) 695-3006 Shabby Shutters 254 Main Street Antigonish, NS B2G 2C2 (902) 735-3993

The Scrapbook Studio 47B Beach Grove Road, Ellen’s Creek Plaza, Charlottetown, PE C1E 1K5 (902) 370-4990

United States Alabama Scrapbook Mania 3979 Parkwood Rd, Suite 105 Bessemer, AL 35022 (205) 424.4246 myscrapbookmania.blogspot. com

Arizona Scrap Happy Sisters 6525 W Happy Valley Rd Glendale, AZ 85310 (623) 376-8257

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California Moments in Time Scrapbooking 7400 District Blvd. Bakersfi eld, CA (661) 831-0300 bakersfi


Pictures in Time 550-13 Wells Road Orange Park, FL 32073 (904) 213-7891 Priceless Scrapbooks 1925 SW 18th Ct, Unit 107 Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 390-6813

Artsy Stamps & Papercrafts 4880 Thompson Parkway Loveland, CO 80534 (970) 613-1631

Scraptique, Inc. 12331 Towne Lake Drive #4 Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 931-1266

Stamp Craft 14354 W 3rd Avenue Golden, CO 80401 (303) 279-4070


Connecticut Papercraft Clubhouse 20 Westbrook Place Westbrook, CT 06498 (860) 399-4443 papercraftclubhouse.typepad. com Wiggles & Giggles LLC 1273 Silas Deane Hwy Wethersfi eld, CT 06109 (860) 529-5899

Florida A Scrap in Time 151 Brock Ave Crestview FL 32539 (850) 689-0001

The Scrapbooking Studio 1623 5th Avenue Moline, IL 61265 (309) 736-7242

Kansas Scrappin’ Time LLC 403 E. Madison Avenue Derby, KS 67037 (316) 788-2821


New York

Absolutely Everything 30 Main Street Topsfi eld, MA 01983 (978) 887-6397

Buffalo Stamps & Stuff 3314 Sheridan Drive Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 834-3540

Right at Home Scrapbooking 560 Kelley Blvd North Attleboro, MA 02760 (508) 695-9290

Scrappers Playground 785D Deer Park Avenue North Babylon, NY 11703 (631) 539-9888 scrappersplayground.blogspot. com

Michigan Scrap, Scribble & Stick 89 - 54th Street SW Grand Rapids, MI 49548 (616) 532-2000 info@scrapscribbleandstick. com

New Hampshire Stamping Memories LLC 96 Daniel Webster Hwy Belknap Mall Belmont, NH 03220 (603) 528-0498

New Mexico Maryland Photo Scraps 1213 Liberty Road Eldersburg, MD 21784 (410) 549-5187

The Hen House (Paperie) Scrapbooking & Stamp Goods 6301 Riverside Plaza Lane NW, L-3 Albuquerque, NM 87120 (505) 221-6366

Oregon Life’s A Scrapbook 16555 NW 12th Street, Suite C Sherwood, OR 97140 (503) 625-1193 Visit us on facebook at “Lifes a Scrapbook” Urban Paper 212 Washington Street The Dalles, OR 97058 (541) 298-2767

South Carolina Scrapnesia 466 Oak Grove Road Spartanburg, SC 29301 (864) 541-7770

Tennessee Scrap Happy 453 East E Street Suite A Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 542-0056

Scrapbooking Retreats

email: phone: (519) 836-0045 cell: (519) 546-4403 website: 7799 Wellington Road 22 Guelph, ON N1H 6J2


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something special The word “special” can be defined as something that is just a little bit unique and that is made with a specific purpose in mind. This issue’s project is no exception and will undoubtedly be treasured for years to come.

here is such a soft, romantic quality to fabric and I love to include it on my paper

beach babe

crafting projects. This textile is lightweight, very pliable and makes a terrific

by S H E R I R E G U LY

substitute for paper. On my layout, I used fabric for the light blue background and

supplies CARDSTOCK, Bazzill Basics; PATTERNED PAPER, BasicGrey, Studio Calico, Cosmo Cricket; LETTER STICKERS, Sassafras; WOOD BUTTERFLIES, Studio Calico; PIN, Jenni Bowlin; BUTTONS, Cosmo Cricket; MARKER, Copic; PEARLS, Hero Arts; BRADS, Pebbles; RUB-ONS, October Afternoon; BORDER PUNCH, EK Success; FABRIC PAPER, American Crafts; INK, Papertrey Ink; DIE CUTTING TOOL, Provo Craft; BANNER, Martha Stewart; OTHER, fabric


the die cut clouds that rest on top of it. I also cut fabric into narrow strips with pinking shears and gathered them with a loose running stitch to form layered posies. I crowned each flower with a decorative brad and tucked small fabric leaves behind the folds. Just like with paper, the creative possibilities with fabric are truly endless!


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Nothing makes interest in

papercrafting blossom more than new products and new ideas! And with all of the new stamps,

papers, and accessories— along with hundreds of

amazing project ideas— in the 2011–2012 Idea Book & Catalogue, your love of

creativity is guaranteed to grow like never before! Talk to your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to get your copy of the new catalogue.

Want to learn how to use products from the 2011–2012 Idea Book & Catalogue and earn some of them for free? Book a workshop with your Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator! If you don’t already have a demonstrator, locate one in your area at, or call 1-800-STAMP UP.

2011–2012 IDEA BOOK & CATALOGUE JULY 1, 2011–JUNE 30, 2012

© 2011 STAMPIN’ UP!


Ladybug Garden This whimsical assortment is sprinkled with pure joy and is sure to make your spring projects take flight. With sprays of flowers and patterns, this colorful array of papers, buttons, brads and stickers is simply perfect for all your crafting needs. It’s a wonderful way to add a splash of charm and enchantment to any paper project or craft. Just be sure to catch this beautiful ladybug line before it flutters away!

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