Scrapbook How-to: Create Polaroid Inspired Frames

If you like the look of vintage Polaroid frames, you’ll love how easy these handmade look-a-likes are to create using supplies you probably have on hand. Kim Watson created her Polaroid style frames for her Taylor Made layout in Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Paper Palooza.

Tailor Made scrapbook page by Kim Watson

Tailor Made by Kim Watson from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Paper Palooza

Create the look:

Step 1: Cut your photos into 3" x 3" squares.

Step 1: Cut your photos into 3″ x 3″ squares.

Step 2: Adhere your photo to 3 5/8" x 4" white cardstock block.

Step 2: Adhere your photos to 3 5/8″ x 4″ white cardstock blocks.

Step 3: Use ink to age or distress the edges of your cardstock.

Step 3: Use ink to age or distress the edges of your cardstock.

Step 4: Add journaling using a pen, rub-ons, or even stickers.

Step 4: Add journaling using a pen, rub-ons, or even stickers.


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Scrapbook Layouts with Six Photos Using this Sketch

Focus on the joy of scrapbooking by using a sketch to determine placement of photos, title, journaling, and more. Sherri Winstead used the sketch below to create her The Path layout for Creative Sketches for Scrapbooking. She varied things slightly by placing the three vertical photos side by side instead of letting the mat show in between. She also angled her title slightly.

The Path by Sherri Winstead from Creative Sketches for Scrapbooking

The Path by Sherri Winstead from Creative Sketches for Scrapbooking

You can make a scrapbook page using six or more photos with this same sketch.


Make sure you download the sketch to use later. (Once image opens in a new window, right-mouse click and choose Save Image As.)


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Free Craft Daily Preview Weekend!


Do you love learning and trying new things? Craft Daily is an amazing resource with video classes for tons of crafts like card making, scrapbooking, knitting, sewing, and more. These classes are taught by industry experts and share projects you can make as you watch or later. Plus, they include tips such as maximizing supplies, technique suggestions, and more.

The real reason for this blog post is to let you know that this weekend (September 4 through 7th) is a Free Preview Weekend. That means you can enjoy any of the videos for FREE! There are over 350 videos to choose from and more are being added daily. Several of those videos are by Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking editors (Susan R. Opel and Stacy Croninger).

To participate in the Free Preview Weekend, fill out the subscription form – it’s that easy! You are asked for your credit card, but it is not charged until after the free trial period. You can cancel at any time during the trial period and you will not be charged. Make sure to use the code CDPREVIEW when you fill out the subscription form.


Craft Daily web site where you sign up for Free Preview Weekend

Also, you can see a preview of each video, like this one for Paper Crafting with Simple Sentiments. That way you can get an idea of what you are signing up for. Regardless, I highly recommend trying this out – you can always cancel and not be charged.

Note: If you select the option to Preview a video, you must click on Subscribe to all videos to enter the code for the free weekend.

Enjoy your weekend of learning!


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CK Events: These are a few of my favorite things

With so many great choices in the industry right now how do you decide which product is right for you? All of them of course! That’s what the dreamer in me says, but the realist needs to make choices. So why not leave it up to the experts to help make those choices?

Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall when top scrapbooking manufacturers present their newest products to the staff at CKC? It’s so wonderful for us to get a sneak peek at all of the products that are new and hot in scrapbooking and it allows us to always deliver the most cutting-edge classes. What if you could take a class where we brought a bit of these “product previews” to you? Well here is your chance!

Creating Keepsakes Events has put together an amazing selection of the Newest and Coolest products in the world of scrapbooking this year, and we’re showcasing how to use it all!

Join us as we feature products from the hottest acts in town. You’ll have tons of fun and receive over $130.00 in retail product!  You’ll not only walk away with a loot-bag full of product, but a plethora of ideas on how to use it all! If you’re still not convinced, you can see a video sneak peek, which will definitely get you excited to take this class.

As the end of summer nears and the kiddo’s start back to school it’s time to take stock of your supplies and load up. The Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention is a great way to treat yourself or get together with friends before the holidays emerge — you deserve it!

See you soon!


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Shop & Save on Labor Day!


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.


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.


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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