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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

Hi everyone!! Dani Donner here wishing you a very Merry Christmas! And also bringing a quick page featuring Crate Paper Sleigh Ride and Pink Paislee City Sidewalks collections:

I know it is a late post, but I finished this page today (the picture was taken this morning) and I really wanted to bring something fresh to the blog today.

The cool part of this page is the presents strip, I created it by stacking the chipboard presents from Sleigh Ride.

Super easy and very quick, perfect for these busy holidays' afternoons.

Thanks for stopping by,

Dani Donner

Friday, 21 December 2012

Chloes Stem Card Set!

Hello!  It's only a few days until Christmas!  Are you running around still shopping?  Or are you like  me working on projects like crazy??  Today I have one of the projects that I have made this week to share!  I decided to make the teacher card sets!  I had to make 5!!!  I find the teachers always love my card sets!  While I do enjoy making card sets I do not enjoy making them when I hardly have any time to make them! So what's a girl to do?  Use products that you can work fast with!  Die cuts are super quick so I used the Memory Box Die Chloe's Stem with My Mind's Eye's The Sweetest Thing Bluebell papers!  

I stamped the Newspaper background by Hero arts in the mid tone wet cement, than added a strip of pp and die cut chloes stem with some paper from the collection!  This card set didn't take too long to make!  Am I the only one who sometimes find coming up with the idea for the set what takes the most time??  :>

Well that's it from me until after Christmas so I am sending you Christmas wishes!  Hope you enjoy this special time with your family!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Baby Girl Banner

Hello friends, Becky here with you today. I spent this past weekend making a banner for my friend who has a new baby granddaughter. I spent so much time working on it that I thought I would share it with you.

I used the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge to make the banners, and the Storybook cartridge to make the medallions and letters.
I used American Crafts cardstock and a whole bunch of random scraps from my stash to suit the colours that my friend wanted in the banner.

I decorated with the Martha Stewart Monarch punch, as well as some misc flowers, buttons, jewels and pearls.

I tied clusters of ribbons in between each letter to hid the ribbon that strings each letter together.

and here are some close ups of each letter so you can better see the details...

That is all for me today, thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget that if there is anything you are looking for that you don't see on the website, just ask Kristy.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Ho Ho Holiday Day 6

Well it's my turn to post another Holiday tag.  I only have one to tag to post today. I thought I'd have a little fun and turn the tag on it's side and put a tiny banner across it.  Again I used a plain manilla tag from Staples


Friday, 14 December 2012

Four tags!

Hello it's Anita gain with more tags to share!  I am really enjoying this week!  Have you wrapped all your gifts yet?  Me not so much, that would require having finished buying them all, although I am more than half way done!  :>  Today my tags are super easy!  I am sure you have some sets that have tags in them like me, I noticed today that my Hero Arts Basic Grey Set Happy Holidays had a tag in it so I decided to heart emboss it with white powder onto paper from Echo Park's Very Merry Collection!  These are easy tags so I made 4!

I added some buttons and twine from this Christmas Doodle Twine Collection, it's perfect for Christmas cards and tags!

Hope you have a great weekend!  :>  We have a busy Sunday but thankfully not tonight or Saturday!  :>  I plan to get started on wrapping gifts tonight!  :>

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Leaping Reindeer Tag!

Hello it's Anita and I am really happy to be here and share a tag during our Ho Ho Tag Week!  :>  I hope you've been inspired all week with the tags we have been sharing because I have!  Today I have a tag to share using Memory Box's Leaping Deer die and Echo Parks Very Merry Christmas Collection!

I cut the paper from the pad to 2 3/4 inchs by 3 1/2 inches and than I rounded the corners, heat embossed the Joy sentiment from a Hero Arts set added another strip of patterned paper and than some lace!  Popped the deer up with foam adhesive by Scrapbook adhesive.  Turned him into Rudolf with the red gem!  :>  

Well I think this is my second tag made this Holiday season, only a dozen or so left to go!  I shall be back tomorrow with another!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Ho Ho Holiday Tag Week: Day 3

When I heard we were doing a tag challenge I was thrilled!!  I love tags, love to make them and love to pin them!! I cannot get enough!  So what a thrill to have an entire week of TAGS!  Ok I'll calm down now and show you what I've been working on...

I bought a big box of manilla tags from Staples about 2 years ago and I"m still using the same box.  Although I only have about 10 left. :)  Because there's little space to decorate I tend to use up my scraps.  I love being able to use up all those little bits of pretty paper I can't bare to throw out.

Paper-Winter Wonderland-My Mind's Eye
Stamps-Holly Jolly-There She Goes clear stamps
Punches:Snowflakes and holly-Martha Stewart

If you see something you just have to have let Kristy know and she'll get it in for you :)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Ho Ho Holiday Tag Week: Day 2

Ho Ho Ho! It's Becky back again with some more Holiday tags to share. Today I've made some quick and easy gift tags. I used my Cricut Expression and the Simply Charmed cartridge to cut out some cute stockings and mittens out of some fun patterned papers from the Echo Park This & That Christmas Collection.

I stamped a little to: and from: on the top of the tag and tied some brown bakers twine in the corner.

They are so quick and easy to make with the die cut machine, I made 6 of each!

Thanks for stopping by today. Remember we are sharing holiday tags every day this week so check back daily for more inspiration!

Have a great day!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Ho Ho Holiday Tag Week: Day 1

Hi Friends!  The Scrapbooking Cafe DT has something special to share with you this week. All week long we are going to be sharing Christmas Tag ideas with you!

I'm first up and I have a fun tag to share with you that I made using Echo Park's This & That Christmas Collection

I started off with a piece of white cardstock that I embossed with a stripy folder. You could use the Candy Cane embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I layered bits and pieces from the Echo Park kit on top. I added a die cut of the smaller doily from the Doily Duo by Die-namics

I finished off the tag with some red bakers twine, some buttons and a big fun bow! You could use this tag on a card, a layout or use it as a gift tag on a special package...it could even hang on your tree like an ornament!

That is all for me today, but make sure you stop by every day this week for some great taggy inspiration just in time for the holiday.

Merry Christmas!
Scrap Circus

Friday, 7 December 2012


Hi everyone!  Melyssa here with another card for ya!  One of these days I'll have a layout or two but for now it will have to be cards as they sometimes are faster to make :)....SOMETIMES  lol
Anyway my card today features a paper pack from My Mind's Eye called Winter Wonderland.
Stamps-Wonderful Winter Wishes-There She Goes

Don't forget to check out what's NEW in the shop, and if there is something you can't find, just message Kristy

Thursday, 6 December 2012

WIld Blooms Thank you!

Hello!  It's Anita here today with a card to share! We are right into December and today I am taking a break with Holiday cards and have a Thank You card to share!  My card uses the Wild Blooms die by Memory Box, paper from Basic Grey's What's Up line.  I love playing with Memory Box dies and am so happy with how this card turned out:

I also used some baker's twine, which is one of my favorites to use!  :>  Hope this card has inspired you!  Do you hand out thank you cards after Christmas for gifts?  I always intend to but have  not got very far with that!  :>

Monday, 3 December 2012

Sully says...

Happy Monday friends! My 2 year old son has become quite the little chatterbox. He is now starting to speak in short sentences and some of the things he comes out with are just down right hilarious! I wanted to have a way to remember all the funny things he says for the future so I whipped up a quick little mini album/notebook so we have a place to record them.

I covered two 4x6 pieces of chipboard with patterned paper and embellies from the This & That Charming collection by Echo Park to make the front and back covers, and I cut some white cardstock to make the inside pages. I plan to bind the book with the Bind it All from Zutter, but I have to borrow it from a friend.

Well that is it for me today, quick and fun!
Don't forget to check out what's NEW in the shop, and if there is something you can't find, just message Kristy
Have a great week!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Thank you

I don't know about you but I just love Mo Manning images.  And today is the first time I actually own one!  I'm so excited, especially since it features a cat!  I made this card using the really cute paper pack called Cake Walk by October Afternoon and Mo's stamp called Tolerance from Stamping Bella.
Supplies can be found at Scrapbooking Cafe.  If you don't see it don't worry, just let Kristy know and she'll set you up. :)

Monday, 26 November 2012

Party Hat tutorial

Happy Monday to you all! I have a quick little tutorial to share with you today on a quick and easy way to make a personalised birthday hat!

I bought a pack of party hats from my local dollar store, any theme will do. These happened to be the cheapest...perhaps because there aren't so many hockey themed parties right now with the strike on.


Step 1: Take one of the party hats apart (keep it as a template) and trace the shape onto the BACK of your patterned paper. I made the lines slightly larger on the left and right side of the hat so that the ends of my patterned paper would end up laying across each other when I fold the paper around the hat.

Step 2: Cut out your hat, it will look something like I have below. Don't worry if you don't cut on the lines exactly because they will be inside the hat.

Step 3: On the back side of your paper attach three strips of double sided tape (make sure it's super sticky). One down the middle and one down the left and right side.

Step 4: Attach the center of the hat to the center strip. make sure that it is centered using the elastics as a guide so that the paper seam will end up on the back of the hat

Step 5: Wrap one side at a time around the hat sticking it down well.

Step 6: admire your adorable creation.

Step 7: Add decorations to personalize your hat. As you can see, I made mine for a little guy's first Birthday. I made a pom pom for the top of the hat and framed the number 1 with a cute acordion flower.

On this project I used the Birthday Boy collection from Bella Blvd. Kristy doesn't have this item in the shop but if you are interested in it you can ask her to order it for you.

There are a ton of other kits you could use from the Scrapbooking Cafe Online store such as these fun Birthday lines from Echo Park or these cheery lines from Jillibean Soup. Or maybe you would like these adorable lines from Doodlebug

The paper don't have to be 'birthday' themed, I think as long as they are bright an colorful they will add charm and character to any celebration...and in my opinion they are SO much cuter than the hats you buy at the dollar store, and so easy to make!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you try making a hat of your own please comment here with the link. I would love to check it out.

Have a great week!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Hello Scrapbook Cafe Friends!!  Hope you are having a great Thursday! Over here in Winnipeg it is very icy!  The last couple days it was warm and overnight it got cold again, well I think you can go ice skating down the streets today!  I had the kids all dressed up, backpacks packed half the morning battle done before we realized how bad it is out there!  I was a determined Mother to get them to school as I would have the whole day to myself!  Proud to say that I drove very slowly and my daughter prayed the whole way (she told me) and we made it!  I've been enjoying crafting and cleaning and laundry!  

Today I have some cards to share using a new stamp set, Hero Arts and Sizzix Snowflake and Emboss Stamp set!  I love this set as you can stamp and than emboss the snowflakes!  And with Holiday cards I love having a snowflake background! I also used Hero Arts Very Best Holiday wreath stamp!

I heat embossed the sentiment onto red cardstock.  Here is a side view, you can really see the embossing!

Well that's it for me!  I've got to run and pick up the kids from school!  Wish me luck as I hit the icy streets!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

happy and bright

I love taking diagonal paper and using just a little of it to frame something.  It always reminds me of candy canes.  And I love candy canes.  Keep it simple, let the pattern do the work at highlighting your card.
Stamps-Holiday Cheer and Snowglobe-There She Goes

Don't forget to let Kristy know if you have to have these stamps or paper!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Altered Frame

Hi everyone! Dani Donner here today bringing you a cute altered frame I did or my cousin. She is expecting her first child, a girl, and her name will be Manuela. So I wanted to give her a simple frame to hang at her nursery wall and my first thought was Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, from American Crafts!

This collection is a dream come true to every little girl out there... Just dreamy with it's light pink, yellow and teal. :)

With the help of some Acrylic Paint and my beloved Silhouette Cameo I finished up this frame in no time.

How about you? Do you like to alter items around the house? Have you tried creating monograms from scratch like this one? Share your creations with us!

See you soon,

Dani Donner

Monday, 19 November 2012

Baby Girl card

I got to spend this past Saturday at a crop at our local library. It was great to get to spend a whole day of uninterrupted scrapbooking time with other scrappy friends. I spent the majority of my time working on Christmas presents, but I managed to get a couple of cards made too and I wanted to share one of them with you today.

I've been sharing a lot of seasonal projects lately and I wanted to change it up a bit with this sweet baby girl card.

When I saw this 'BIG news' sticker in the Woodland Park kit from October Afternoon, I knew immediately I wanted to make a baby girl card with it. I used the beautiful and soft pink and cream pattern from the same kit as the background paper.

I layered a white doily on top of the patterned paper and then just layered a bunch of fun pink and white flowers on top. And of course I had to sew some sweet buttons to make flower centers.

I tied some pink twine around the whole card three times and then tied a big bow. Four white photo corners finished it off.
This is a simple card and I think it could be recreated for a number of different themes or occasions. I had a vision of it made in Christmas colors since the center emebllishments remind me of a wreath.
Make sure you check out what's NEW in the store!! Kristy is adding products almost daily!
Have a great week :)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Hexagon Gift Bag!

Hello Scrapbooking Cafe Friends!  It's Anita!  Hope your having a great week!  A few of the other girls on the blog here have shared about there beautiful weather.  Well my friends that is not the case for me!  Here in Winnipeg we had a huge snowfall this past weekend!  They actually had called for a blizzard but luckily that didn't happen but we did get so much snow!  We are into winter here for sure!  But I am thankful that the sun is shining, it had been such a dreary fall!  

Today I have a gift bag to share!  I love making gift bags!  It's a such a great touch when you give a gift that you decorated the gift bag!  You can find plain kraft gift bags anywhere and than decorate it yourself!  Today I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Hexagon dies along with Echo Parks Everyday Eclectric 6  by 6 pad!

Pretty simple I just die cut the hexagons from the pp and found a place for them and adhered it to the bag!  Added a pretty ribbon bow and there you go!  Fun to make and fun to give!  

I hope I've inspired you to decorate a gift bag when you give a gift too!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

a simple Merry Christmas

Oh my what an absolute gorgeous week we were having here in the Maritimes.  Today it's raining like it needs to catch up for the last few days.  Which has absolutely nothing to do with my card today.LOL  Today I have a card that at first I wasn't sure of.  I wanted to keep it really clean and simple but was afraid it was to simple.  That there wasn't enough contrast to help it stand out.  The Flowering Tree die from Memory Box is just so pretty I thought it could stand on it's own in white on white.  Of course I couldn't leave it like that, I had to add some colour and so then the challenge was to add as little colour as possible.  I started with the red for part of the sentiment and it still wasn't popping.  So I dug around until I found my stickles and added a few drops of red, set the card aside and waited until morning.  I love the result!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Be Awesome

HI everyone! Dani Donner here bringing you an express card. Yep, it took me less than 10 minutes to make this fall inspired card, and it was all possible thanks to Hero Arts amazing stamps! The trick is to match the Large Solid Flower with the Large Open Flower, contrasting Fall colours and there you have it! A fun card in record time:

I could have aligned the stamps better, but I wanted the "misplaced" look (and also wanted to break my 15 minutes record, lol).

I love those stamps so much that I'm already planing to bring them back on a Christmas card, so stay tunned!


Monday, 12 November 2012

Fabulous Fall layout

Here we are on another lovely holiday Monday. This holiday has been brought to us by the brave men and women who fought for the freedom we enjoy today; and for that I am truly thankful. Lest we Forget.

Last week I shared a tag with you, if you missed that post, you can check it out here.  This week, I promised that I would show you what I decided to do with it. So here it is...

I made a pretty simple layout because I wanted the photo to stand out. I started with the base wood grain paper from My Minds Eye and then mixed some Simple Stories papers from their 6x6 pads. I used Harvest Lane and FabUlous.

See that wood grain brad and orange button below the tag? Well they are both covering up seams where I had to piece papers together.  I just love the smaller patterns that come in the 6x6 pads but obviously the papers are too small to go the length of a traditional 12x12 layout. That's OK! I just cut two strips and overlapped them slightly. I used the embellishments to cover up the seams so they are not so noticeable. The orange damask paper is also two pieces from a 6x6 pad, but the tag covers up that seam...easy peasy!

Scrapbooking Cafe Supplies used:
wood grain background paper-My Minds Eye
Harvest Lane-Simple Stories
FabUlous-Simple Stories
wood grain brad-My Minds Eye
for tag supplies see blog post here
other supplies used:
misc buttons
hemp twine
tags-Elle's Studio

Have a happy week!