Shop & Save on Labor Day!

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I love to shop, especially when there’s a sale involved. And this weekend we’re having several sales. It’s a great time to stock up on magazines, books, kits, DVDs, product, and more. So let me give you a quick look at what’s available.

Free Shipping

The Scrap & Paper Shop is offering free shipping on purchase of $10 or more. Yep, free shipping! That means you can get Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 9 for just $14.99 since there’s no charge for shipping.

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Or maybe your looking for inspiration and organization ideas for you craft space. Creative Spaces, Vol. 3 is only $14.99 and is packed with inspiring rooms, DIY decor and organization, and so much more.

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The only catch, the sale ends at midnight on Monday, September 1. Make sure you use this code for the free shipping: SAPLBR14.

Downloads & More

Our parent company, F+W Media, has multiple online stores with Labor Day Weekend sales, including the Interweave site. If you enjoy quilting, knitting, beading, mixed media, and other crafts, you’re going to love this sale. Most stores have items at 60% off, of which many are digital items that you can download immediately. For example, Art at the Speed of Life provides inspiration for ways to include art every day.

No code is needed to take advantage of this sale. Simply go to the Interweave site, select the store you want to shop, and let the savings begin! Make sure you shop by midnight on Monday, September 1.

Have a wonderful weekend and more importantly, have fun shopping!

Stacy Sig

 

 

 

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Color Rhinestones

Coloring clear rhinestones is a fabulous way to have just the right shade of bling on hand without purchasing every color under the sun. In just a few minutes, you can have rhinestones that complement your layout, just like those on Jamie Harper’s You + Me layout from Mixed Media, Vol. 1.

You + Me layout by Jamie Harper from Mixed Media, Vol. 1

You + Me layout by Jamie Harper from Mixed Media, Vol. 1

 

Create the look:

Step 1: Place rhinestones in plastic bag and spritz using spray ink.

Step 1: Place rhinestones in plastic bag and spritz using spray ink.

Step 2: Rub ink onto rhinestones through plastic bag.

Step 2: Rub ink onto rhinestones through plastic bag.

Step 3: Let dry on paper towel before attaching to layout.

Step 3: Let dry on paper towel before attaching to layout.

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Scrapbook How-to: Color Buttons for an Accent

Every new button-down shirt comes with at least one extra button or a pack of extra buttons that you’ll most likely toss in a drawer. Time to dig those buttons out of that drawer! Gather your spare, light colored shirt buttons and ink them to match your layout like Suzy Plantamura did on her Delicious Hippo Cookies layout for Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking. With that many matching buttons, you can create a cool accent that illustrates your story.

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Delicious Hippo Cookies by Suzy Plantamura from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Create the look:

Items needed to create hippo accent

Items needed to create hippo accent

Hippo closeup

Hippo closeup

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Create Snipped Blooms

Need some playful blossoms? Scatter these cuties across your page! The simple design makes these blooms a snap to make en masse for a summertime layout. Notice how Davinie Fiero’s flowers are positioned on a busy background and they still stand out on her My Butterfly layout from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Fabulous Flowers. Achieve a similar effect by choosing patterned paper with bold colors to contrast a pale background and muted paper strips. Then, for a bit of extra dimension, layer snipped blossoms and bend their petals upward.

My Butterfly by Davinie Fiero from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Fabulous Flowers

My Butterfly by Davinie Fiero from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Fabulous Flowers

Create the look:

Step 1: Punch two circles from patterned papers.

Step 1: Punch two circles from patterned papers.

Step 2: Snip the circles to create petals.

Step 2: Snip the circles to create petals.

Step 3: Layer circles. Adhere threaded button to flower's center. Fluff petals.

Step 3: Layer circles. Adhere threaded button to flower’s center. Fluff petals.

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Create a Faux Ribbon Pleat

Love the look of pleats but don’t want to spend that much time? You can get this same look on your layout. First, you will need to cut squares from cardstock, about 2″ x 2″. Once you’ve done that, go ahead and ink around the edges of your squares and adhere them to your border strip. For a decorative trim, use a favorite punch or feel free to leave it as it is. Complete the look with a strip of ribbon.

Joannie McBride used this technique to create her Water Fun Border Strip for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques. This fun border strip is a quick and easy way to dress up a scrapbook page.

Water Fun Border Strip by Joannie McBride

Water Fun Border Strip by Joannie McBride

Create the look:

Step 1: Ink all four edges of each square.

Step 1: Ink all four edges of each square.

Step 2: Punch along one side of each square.

Step 2: Punch along one side of each square.

Step 3: Adhere squares to border strip at different heights and overlapping.

Step 3: Adhere squares to border strip at different heights and overlapping.

 

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