Class Reviews Are in AND…

At CKC, the classes are rockin’, but don’t just take our word for it just listen to what our Facebook fans are saying about Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Conventions and all of the different classes offered!

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If you have photos from your CKC experience, feedback about the classes you took, or something you would like to see taught at our events give us a shout out, we are listening.  Our Facebook page is a great resource to post those pictures from events. We’re on Instagram too at ckscrapbookevents so tag us in your photos! And if there is anything that you want to know from the CK Events team you can always email us at events.info@creatingkeepsakes.com. Our mailbox is manned Monday through Friday and our team is happy to help!

For creativity and inspiration at your fingertips be sure to look for classes sponsored by Creating Keepsakes Events at a CK Scrapbook Convention near you. This is going to be such a fun year at CKC and we would love to see you there!

 

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Scrapbook How-To: Create a Gathered Fabric Border

Increase the texture factor of your layout by adding a feminine gathered trim. For a fabulous way to draw attention to your photos, you can create this border using a variety of fabric – from cotton to burlap. The ruching effect is great for replicating a grassy lawn, ocean waves, or a textured garden path. Stacy Cohen used a green fabric to tie in with the grass in her photos.

How Does Your Garden Grow? by Stacy Cohen from 101+ Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapbook Supplies

How Does Your Garden Grow? by Stacy Cohen from 101+ Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapbook Supplies


Create the look:

Step 1: Start with a 12"-24" fabric strip. Fold fabric strip in half lengthwise. Sew length of strop about 1/4" from the edge.

Step 1: Start with a 12″-24″ fabric strip. Fold fabric strip in half lengthwise. Sew length of strip about 1/4″ from the edge.

Step 2: Flatten tube, centering stitching on back side. Handstitch along center, leaving loose thread on one end.

Step 2: Flatten tube, centering stitching on back side. Hand-stitch along center, leaving loose thread on one end.

Step 3: Pull thread so fabric gathers into even pleats, then knot loose end.

Step 3: Pull thread so fabric gathers into even pleats, then knot loose end.

Hint: For a finished look, fold the ends under about 1/3″ from the edge and secure in place with a few stitches or strong fabric adhesive.

 

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Scrapbook How-To: Embellish Large Accents

The next time you have a dominant element on your layout, accent it with a variety of colorful, mismatched buttons from your scrapbook stash or junk drawer. While Mou Saha did this with a rainbow, any large design will work great with this technique.

You Are My Rainbow by Mou Saha from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

You Are My Rainbow by Mou Saha from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Closer look

Closer look

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Scrapbook How-To: Create Glassine Bubbles

Use glassy glassine to add texture to your layouts. Glassine has just a hint of wax that helps dry embossed images hold their shape, as Stacy Cohen illustrates in her layout from Mixed Media, Vol. 1. Use this technique to mimic the look of bubbles for summer and celebration layouts.

Fish Outta Water by Stacy Cohen from Mixed Media, Vol. 1

Fish Outta Water by Stacy Cohen from Mixed Media, Vol. 1


Create the look:

Step 1: Dry emboss glassine envelope using die-cutting/embossing machine.

Step 1: Dry emboss glassine envelope using die-cutting/embossing machine.

Step 2: Gently rub chalk inkpad across embossed surface to add color.

Step 2: Gently rub chalk ink pad across embossed surface to add color.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 using additional ink colors for added depth and dimension.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 using additional ink colors for added depth and dimension.

 

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Scrapbook How-To: Add Texture to Foam Stickers

Enhance the joyful feeling of the story you’re telling by adding whimsical textured patterns to your foam letter stickers. That’s exactly what Cindy Tobey did for her delightful layout for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture! Simple heat your foam letter stickers from the back and immediately run them through your manual die-cutting machine with the texture plate or embossing folder of your choice. By heating the foam stickers first, you soften the foam and make it easier to press the textured pattern into the material. The result? Well defined, textured patterns that make a lasting impression.

While Cindy used preppy patterns on her vibrant orange title, other textures might help you better tell your story. Keep your eyes peeled for playful, elegant, or grungy texture embossing plates to create your next textured title.

Determined Girl by Cindy Tobey from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture

Determined Girl by Cindy Tobey from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture


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Create the look:

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