Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31: Party Tickets, Trays and Chipboard Alphabets

Kara's Party Ideas: Circus/Carnival Party

Join Kara Allen as she shows you how to create a darling Circus/Carnival themed party using inexpensive items that you just might have at home! Most everything you see on the show was created using a roll of inexpensive carnival tickets from Kara’s Party Shop! Wreath and pomander created with colorful party blow outs. Tickets, clown noses and party blow outs purchased from Highlighted photos taken by

Inspired by Pinterest: Trays

Have you ever thought of decorating with TRAYS or crafting with TRAYS? Lori Allred shares some great Pinterest inspired ideas on how to decorate and create your own trays out of frames, cookie sheets, drawers and more! You'll be hitting your local thrift and dollar stores to recreate many of the projects in this episode.

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Technique Thursday - Leftover Chipboard Letters

Create a fun background using leftover chipboard letters for your page layout, cards or crafts. Great way to use items you would just throw away. Visit Scrapbook Expo's website to find an event near you. 

Featured Buy: Feeling Indigo Blue?

This beautiful kit includes an amazing collection from Pink Paislee. This is one of their brand new lines that was featured at CHA. This kit includes everything you need to create a beautiful project . . . including a full page color instruction sheet. You will enjoy the designer buttons and die cut wood pieces.  Check it out!  The Indigo Blue Kit Includes: 
  • Six Sheets of Double-Sided Cardstock
  • Border Stickers
  • Shipping Tags
  • Bitty Block Alpha
  • Chat Cloud Die Cuts
  • Wood Shop Alpha
  • Flair Buttons
  • Instruction Sheet

MSRP $29.00
Today's Cost: $19.99

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30: Memory Files, Shaving Cream, Photo Transfers

Create to Remember with Heidi Swapp: Matchbook Memory File

Check out this super simple solution to adding matchbook mini's to your Memory File projects.

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Use What Wednesday? Saving Cream Paint

Adhere your buttons with acrylic paint, adheres well, gives it color, and looks so cute! Visit Scrapbook Expo's website to find an event near you. 

Featured Buy: Create Your Own Image Transfers

inkAID™ provides digital photographers and artists the opportunity to ink jet print on virtually any type of substrate including traditional fine art papers, canvas, metal, plastic, glass, textiles, and wood veneer. Check out the video to learn how to create your own image transfers. This kit includes a My Craft channel exclusive 8 oz. sized bottle of pre-coat gloss.

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Step One: Spread Ink AId evenly onto a clear transparency sheet (available the the office supply store).   You can use a foam brush or roller.  Just make sure you get an even coat.  Let dry completely.  This is the most important step. 

Step Two: Print on the side that the Ink Aid was applied following the printer's instructions.  Let dry for 1 min.

Step Three: Mist the surface you wish to apply the image to with a bottle of water.  This is the spot where there is a slight learning curve and practice makes perfect.  While you need to make sure the entire surface is moist, you do not want it dripping with water.  You may want to spray it entirely and then blot with a dry towel.  If you are working on a project that has a double layer of fabric such as a pillow case or a canvas bag you may want to put a clean cloth or paper towel in-between the layers so that the ink doesn't absorb through.  

Step Four: Apply the image with the coated side face down.  Every fabric is different. The smoother the fabric . . . the smoother the transfer.  I've found the more corse fabric a little more forgiving to work with but the smoother surface will provide a clearer picture.  REMEMBER: This is an image transfer and it's not meant to be perfect.  Slight imperfections will add to the artist nature of the project.  Carefully run a roller or a credit card across the film pressing gently.  Let sit for a min. or two.

Step Five: Peel the transparency film up.  If the image has not transferred as much as you would like, I have had great success with slightly re-wetting the surface and laying the transparency back down.  In fact on the bag shown in the video, I was able to get several transfers with that one sheet.

Step Six: If you are transferring onto fabric you can carefully heat set it with an iron.  I do not recommend washing the article.  However,  if you plan on washing it, make sure you treat it with a protectant or fabric guard.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29: Fun Girl Crafts, Wrinkled Ribbon, TC Designer Adhesive

Books & Crafts: Simple Crafts for Girls

Ever wanted to make marbled paper with shaving cream? Or create your own paper lanterns? Or cut one sheet of paper into a frame big enough that you can walk through it? Join Angie Lucas and Wendy Smedley from as they share these fun crafts for girls of all ages, found in The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz. This and all of our weekly book picks can be found at

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Tool Tuesday - Wrinkled Ribbon

Wrinkled ribbon? LeAnn will show you a good way to straighten them out without spending money on a tool or having to iron them. Visit Scrapbook Expo's website to find an event near you. 

Featured Buy: Teresa Collins Designer Adhesive

This fun compact design is perfect for crafting on the go!  From creating your own washi tape, sticky foam squares, adhesive ribbon and more.  Simply feed it through one end and pull it through the other side for perfect adhesive strips every time.  This kit includes one 1.5" Teresa Collins sticker maker that comes already loaded with 20' of adhesive.  It also includes two extra refills with 20 ft. each.  That is 60' TOTAL!

      MSRP $22.00
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Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28: Memory Keeper Album, Photo Corners, Photo Carousel

Teresa Collins: Memory Keeper Binder Album

Keeping your memories has never easier. Teresa will show today how she creates mini books and document with her new MEMORY KEEPER 3 ring binder.

Tip of the Day: Manufacturer Monday - Photo Corners

LeAnn teaches you how to use Heidi Swapp's photo corners for more than just the corners of your pictures. Join LeAnn as she shows. Visit Scrapbook Expo's website to find an event near you. 

Featured Buy: 7Gypsies Mega Kit 

The 7 Gypsies Photo Carousel is a beautiful way to store your memories.  This kit includes OVER a $120 value for just $39.99.  It includes 1 photo carousel, 1 package of 4X6 photo protectors, 1 package of stamp slipcovers, 1 package of manilla photo pockets, 1 package of 97% complete office journal tags, 1 package die cut tabs, 1 package alphabet paperclips, one package metal tabs, and one package of transparent photo edges.

MSRP $120.00
Today's Cost $39.99

Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25th: Molding, Tissue Paper Flowers & World Traveler

House of Smiths: Using Molding to Customize Your Space

Join the Smiths as they show you different ways to customize your space, just by using different types of molding. Get ideas on how to apply, finish and stack molding so that you can personalize your next home project.

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Frugal Friday - Tissue Paper Flowers

Tired of the same old flowers? Do you want a different look? You can make beautiful flowers by using tissue paper and a stapler. Visit Scrapbook Expo's website to find an event near you. 

Featured Buy: Teresa Collins World Traveler Ablum Kit

This beautiful kit is a perfect way to start off the travel season.  Not only does it have stunning design elements, but it also has great journaling prompts.  It will make recording your vacation memories a snap!  A ring bound album, 3 tabbed dividers, 10 designer pages, 3 die-cut sheets, 1 set of alpha stickers, 1 memorabilia envelope and 21 tags and miscellaneous die-cuts.

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