Scrapbook.com Exclusives Review: Stamps, Ink, Stencil Bushes and More + Sale


Hi everyone, today I am back with a review post in which I will tell you a little bit about some Scrapbook.com exclusive products that I had the chance to play with. I have shared two different cards where I used these products, you can have a look at them here and here.

First of all, I want to talk to you about the Scrapbook.com DIY Coupons and You and Me Quotes and Sayings Exclusive Stamp sets


The DIY Coupons is a fun set that allows you to create your own personalized coupons. These are  just perfect when you want to make a gift to someone that is not a physical object. It could be a dinner out, a trip, a night out at the movies, you name it! Whatever it is, with these stamps you can deliver these gifts in a fun and personalized way. 
The set comes with 7 different stamps, which produce a nice an crisp impression, and they feel like they are made of good quality photopolymer.
You can see how I used this set to create a fun congratulations card by visiting this post




The You and Me Quotes and Sayings is a large 8x6 inches stamp set, which features 23 different stamps: two little hearts and 21 different sentiments. The sentiments are good for a variety of occasions: you can find love sentiments, friendship sentiments...some are funny and ironic, while others are romantic and inspirational. There is a great range of sizes and font styles, so this is a good sentiment set to have in your stash. Again, the impression is crisp, and the material feels good quality. You see the card peeking out from under the set? Here you can read more about how I created it.




Next up I tried the Scrapbook.com Black Premium Hybrid Ink Pad. The hybrid formulation of this ink is such that it can be used with alcohol markers and with water based media. You need to wait for it to dry in order to take advantage of its waterproof property, and then you can watercolor directly on top.
In the picture above you can see how I tested the ink. I stamped one of the smaller images in the DIY Coupons set with the Scrapbook.com Black Premium Hybrid Ink Pad and gave the ink a bit of time to dry. I then scribbled over the image with Spectrum Noir markers, which are alcohol based, and with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, which are water based. As an additional test I also stamped the image on some watercolor cardstock, colored over it with one of my Zig markers, and then blended it out with some water.
As you can see from the picture, there was no bleeding and the stamped image remained crisp. I think that it is really great to have one ink that works with multiple mediums!




Another great product I had the pleasure to try are the Stencil Blending Brushes. I was really curious to test them out, and I have to say that I really like them! They come in packs of three, feel sturdy but are not too heavy. The bristles are compact yet soft, and do not come off the brushes when you use them. They yield a really soft and delicate blend, and are great to add colors to your panels or to use with stencils. This is definitely a product I want more of!




I also had the opportunity to try out the Flat Card Fronts and the Card Bases
The Flat Card Fronts are sheets of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock cut at 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. 
The Card Bases are pre-scored and pre-cut card bases, also made from Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. When folded they measure the standard 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.
These are really convenient to have, the cardstock is a nice, bright white, and it is great for stamping and to use with alcohol markers. I used to make my own card bases and card fronts, but having them ready is really a time saver! Plus, if you are a beginner cardmaker and do not have a paper trimmer or a score board, these are great to get you started! 




Finally, I tried the Scrapbook.com 0.25" double sided adhesive. It is a nice sticky adhesive, the backing comes off easily and you can tear it with your hands pretty effortlessly. There is a wide ranges of sizes available on the Scrapbook.com store, including double sided adhesive sheets, which are really handy, especially when you are dealing with intricate die cuts or die cut sentiments.

And this concludes my review. Do let me know if you found it interesting, and if it gave you a bit more of an insight on these Scrapbook.com Exclusive products. I definitely had fun testing them out, and found some new favorites!

If you would like to purchase any of them, or if you are up for some crafty shopping, as I am writing this post I spotted a sale on Scrapbook.com. The more you spend, the more you save for the next two days! This is a great deal, as lots of items are already discounted on the shop, including Lawn Fawn products, Scrapbook.com products, Ranger, Tonic Studios, and many more! You can check out all the sales here 


And that's it for today! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and found it helpful. I will be back soon with more fun content (stay tuned ;) ) and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! 

Laura

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Inspirational Card feat Scrapbook.com Exclusive Products

Inspirational Valentine Card feat Lawn Fawn and Scrapbookcom

Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card I created with the Scrapbook.com Exclusive You and Me Quotes and Sayings. This set is full of amazing sentiments that you can use on cards for a friend, for your partner, or in general for a loved one, and the one that I chose today really resonates with me. Let everything you do be done in love is a great reminder and, in my opinion, something to live by.

I kept the card pretty simple because I wanted the sentiment to be the star of the show. I started by die cutting a heart with the Lawn Fawn Lacy Heart Stackables from one of the Scrapbook.com Exclusive Flat Card Bases. I used the Scrapbook.com Black Premium Hybrid Ink pad to stamp the sentiment in the center of the heart, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Inspirational Valentine Card feat Lawn Fawn and Scrapbookcom


I then used my Stencil Blending Brushes to add some color to the die cut. I blended Distress Oxides in Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar. I blended the Oxides so that I would have the lighter shades at the center of the heart and the darker ones towards the edges.

For my card base I took another Flat Card base and did some repeated stamping with one of the little heart images that come in the You and Me Quotes and Sayings stamp set. I stamped the image all over the card base with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used again my Stencil Blending Brushes to blend Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar over the entire panel.

Inspirational Valentine Card feat Lawn Fawn and Scrapbookcom


In order to add a stitched detail to my card front, I ran it through my Big Shot Express with the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I then die cut a strip of vellum with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border and adhered it to the card front. I glued the heart on top and mounted everything on one of the Scrapbook.com pre-cut and pre-scored card bases.

And that's my card for today! I really hope you guys liked it- I personally love the sentiment and I think I will hang it in my craft room for motivational purposes :)

Just a couple of interesting news, in case they might be interesting to you.

Today, December 17th is Monday Funday over at Scrapbook.com! And because of that you get 10% off with code FUNDAY4376!


Also, the mixed media class by Vicky Boutin is now live and FREE! I am halfway through it myself, and I already picked up some fun techniques for my cards and projects! And you can do it at your own pace, so it is completely stress free.
You can enroll here if you like, or check out all the Scrapbook.com free classes here!



Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Laura








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Texture Paste with Stencils - Masculine Card Inspiration feat C.C. Designs Rocker Boys


Masculine Card feat CC Designs Rocker Boys


Hi everyone! Today I am back to share some inspiration for a masculine card featuring stamps by C.C. Designs. It is not always easy to create cards for guys, especially teenagers, but the stamps in the Rocker Boys set are definitely a good point to start from! And if you would like to get yourself this adorable set you can use the code LAURV90 for 5% off your purchase on the C.C. Designs Store.

For this card I decided to color the images with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. I stamped them on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black Ink and took my time with the coloring, which is one of the parts of cardmaking I enjoy the most. 
I then fussy cut them with my EK Success Scissors, and moved on to the card base.

Masculine Card feat CC Designs Rocker Boys


I cut some Bristol Smooth cardstock using the Tonic Studios Layering Circles and did some ink blending with Distress Inks in Candied Apple and Fired Brick. I spritzed the panel with water and then added some texture with the Create a Smile Focal Point Stencil and Ranger Texture Paste.
I matted the panel with some black cardstock, that I die cut with another die from the Tonic Studios Layering Circles set.

Masculine Card feat CC Designs Rocker Boys

For my background I die cut some white cardstock with the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies and used the Create a Smile Stamps Music stamp to create my own patterned paper. I glued this panel over some black cardstock that I had die cut with the Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies

For the sentiment I did some heat embossing with white embossing powder over black cardstock, and use the Heffy Doodle Strips of Ease to die cut a banner around it.

Masculine Card feat CC Designs Rocker Boys

And that's it for today! I hope you guys liked this post and enjoyed the inspiration for masculine cards that I shared today! 
Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day! 

Laura










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Winter Shaker Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs

Winter Shaker Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs

Hi everyone! It's Laura here and today I am back with a post and a video in which I will show you how to create a snow globe shaker card. I chose the sentiment so that this could be a card good for any occasion, but you can easily switch that and turn this into a winter birthday card, for example.

The stamp set I used today is the Gerda Steiner Designs Snowman Friends stamp set.
I stamped the images on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black ink and I colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers. There are also coordinating dies available for this set, and I will link them down below in case you are interested. I don't have them, though, so I cut the images with my EK success Cutterbee scissors.
Here is a color chart for you as a reference, in case you'd like to reproduce this card.



I then moved on to the shaker. I die cut some white cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and created an opening with the Lawn Fawn Ready Set Snow Shaker Add-on dies. Before die cutting the shaker window I adhered a strip of patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter paper pad.

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I then used more dies from the dies in Ready Set Snow Shaker Add-on set and patterned papers by Lawn Fawn to create the snow globe. For the base of the snow globe I used papers from the Knock on Wood paper pad, and for the sky I used the Beachside paper pad. All the other elements are die cut from white cardstock.
To add interest to the snow hill, I added some shading with a Ranger Blending Brush. I took the brush that I normally used for my blue Distress Oxides and used whatever ink was left on the bristles to shade the bottom of the hill.

Winter Shaker Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs 2


For the inside of the shaker I used some Faux Snow and some Studio Katia Chunky Glitter, and I really love the look! Finally, for the sentiment I die cut the word hello from the MFT Hello There Die-Namics out of white cardstock and I glued it to the top left of my card front.

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I also decorated the inside of my card with one more snowman from the Gerda Steiner Designs Snowman Friends and with a sentiment from the Foxes stamp set, which I stamped with Memento Ink in London Fog.
I also created a video showing you how to create this easy winter shaker card, you can watch it down below!
And if you like it, don't forget to subscribe to my channel for more inspiration!




And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed the post and the video, and I hope I inspired you to create with the Gerda Steiner Designs Snowman Friends stamp set.

Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Laura

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Winter Shaker Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs Pinterest

Bright and Easy Congratulations Card feat Scrapbook.com plus SALE


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a fun and colorful congratulation card I made using the Scrapbook.com Exclusive DIY Coupons Designer Stamps. This set is really fun and can be used for a variety of projects, and today I decided to use it to create a congratulations card.

I stamped the images in the set multiple times on one of my Scrapbook.com Flat Card Front sheets. These are sheets of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock pre cut at a standard A2 size. Sooo convenient!
For the stamping I used the Scrapbook.com Black Premium Hybrid Ink Pad, and for the coloring I used Spectrum Noir markers. I kept the coloring really quick and simple, and went for a rainbow color scheme.


For the sentiment I used the Congrats Heffy cuts, which I die cut out of some Coredinations Smooth Black cardstock. I cut the sentiment twice and stacked the die cuts to create dimension.
I die cut some vellum using the Tonic Studios Circles Layering Dies and used that to separate the sentiment from the background a bit more.


I mounted the card front on one of the Scrapbook.com Cards (these are pre-cut and pre-score sheets of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock, and are super handy!) and that finished off my card!


I also created a video tutorial showing the card making process, you can watch it down below or on my YouTube channel. And don't forget to share, like and subscribe if you enjoyed the video! Your support means the world to me! 




Before I go I wanted to let you know that, as I am publishing this post, Scrapbook.com is having its 12 days of Christmas sale, with Cardmaking supplies up to 50% off!


You can check out the Scrapbook.com sale here!
And that's it for today! I really hope you guys enjoyed this post and the video! I will be back soon with another fun project and, in the meantime, I wish you all a great day!




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Chtristmas Gift Bag and Coordinating Tag feat Impronte d'Autore and Lawn Fawn


Hi everyone! Just a quick post to let you know that today I am on the Impronte d'Autore blog with a super adorable Christmas card and coordinating Gift Bag! 
Make sure to visit this post for more pics and more details about the process! 

Ciao a tutti! Un post veloce veloce per dirvi che oggi sono sul blog di Impronte d'Autore con una card natalizia e una gift bag in coordinato. Visitate questo post per saperne di piĆ¹! 


Dream - A Card for the Coloring Lovers feat Little Blue Button


Hi everyone! Today I am really thrilled to share this card with you, that I created as a guest Designer for Little Blue Button Stamps! Their digital stamps are adorable, and I was really happy to have the opportunity to create with them!

The digi I used for today's card is called Dream Charlie, and I really love the style of the illustration and the romantic feel of this design! I printed it on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and colored the image with Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers. I also used Prismacolor Pencils to add detail to the hair. 


I die cut a rectangular panel around the illustration using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and then fussy cut the top portion of the panel with my EK Success Cutterbee Scissors. 
I glued the image on another panel that I die cut with dies from the same set out of one of the papers in the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring paper pad. 


For the background of the card I used one of the papers from the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6x6" paper pad. I die cut it to an A2 size with the largest die in the  Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies and assembled my card.


For some finishing details I added sparkle to Charlie's bow with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen, and glued down a few Studio Katia sequins to the top portion of the card.


And that's it for today! A big thank you to Olga for inviting me to guest design for Little Blue Button today, and to you all for stopping by!
Have a great day!

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