Friday, June 30, 2017

4th of July Shaker Card

Here is a 4th of July shaker card that you don't have to have a Cricut for. This card is quick and easy but beautiful. My husband said it looked like fireworks lol.

Card base
4 1/4 x 5 1/2


4 1/4 x 5 1/2
4 x 5 1/4

The complete tutorial and instructions are on my video.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fourth of July Raised Panel Card

This Fourth of July card was made using very few products and it comes together very quickly. I did use the Cricut to cut out the flag and the stars. But you could always just use a print out or a clip art.

The list of supplies we used is listed below. And to see the full tutorial just click the video.

Thanks and enjoy! E

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Neenah Metallic CS:
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American Flag Cricut: #M30BED or Stand and Salute cartridge
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Purse Mini Album

I have been working on this project for a few days and finally got the opportunity to finish it. It doesn't take that long, but I kept getting interrupted lol. I love these albums and they hold a ton of photos and memorabilia. I am leaving a link to the two part video and the instructions on measurements are below. If you have any questions please let me know.

Part one of the video tutorial:
Part two of the video tutorial:

The mini has 6 pages front and back, 6 flaps front and back and 6 pockets. The full overall size is 7"x7"x3" not including the handles. 

You will need the following or something similar to create this project. 

Front, Back and Spine

 2 pieces of chipboard cut at 7"x7"
Spine - 1 piece of chipboard cut at 3"x7"

To cover the chipboard I use two pieces of 12x12 craft paper glued together and then cut down to 
19 1/4"x9". Make sure to cut off each end on the long way so that your seam will fall in the middle of the spine piece, this makes it easier to cover. 

Outside cover sheets 

 2 - 6 1/2"x 6 1/2" of paper
Spine mat is cut at 2 1/2"x 6 1/2"

Inside Mat - 2 sheets cut at 8 1/2" and then either glue them together or I just put them down with the seam falling in the middle of the spine. 


1 - 7 1/4"x6 1/4" sheet , score on the 7 1/4" side at 1/2" on both ends
1 - 6 1/4"x6 1/4" no scoring on this sheet
1 - 4 3/4"x6 1/4" score on the 4 1/4" side at 1/2" on one end. 

Glue the 6 1/4x6 1/4 sheets onto the longer sheet using the 1/2" folds you made this will create you pocket. For the flap cut a slight slant off the 1/2" fold so that it will insert into the pocket easily. Glue inside one end of the pocket. Only put glue on one side of the 1/2" flap so that you will have an open pocket. (All this is shown in the video linked above)

Mats for Pages 

6x6 sheets for the pages themselves
4x6 sheet for the flaps


Cut at 12"x2" and scored at 1" down the long way.


2 pieces cut at 5x1 3/4", put your magnet inside and glue together. Round the ends. 

To create the faux leather look I used Kaisercraft kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink and art glitter glue. Then my bone folder to rough it up a little. (shown in the photo)

Any questions please let me know. And if you make this project please share with us in our members room. HERE

Monday, June 26, 2017

Who Wants To Win?

We will be giving away a set of 6 of the BRAND NEW released Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink! Ranger and Tim have just released 12 new Oxide colors and we want to help you add them to your collection. To enter just leave a comment below. We will choose a winner on July 4th and announce on our YouTube channel. Make sure to subscribe! 

Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Travel Junk Journal & We R Planner Punch Review 

We will be creating a travel junk journal using scraps and supplies from our stash. Envelopes, paper bags, photo pockets, tags, library pockets and lots more items will go into our journal. 

We will also be using and reviewing the new We R memory keepers planner punch board during this video. 

Tune in at 12 noon CST to watch the creating and see how it all comes together. And hear my thoughts on the new punch board. 

Our YouTube channel is:

Monday, June 19, 2017

Who Likes It FREE??

More Freebies! Use this link below, then go to the upper right of the page and click FREEBIES. The beautiful font, Astereiska, pictured below is this week absolutely FREE for you to download. This is licensed to be used on the Cricut.

Create an account so you will be notified when there are FREEBIES for you to download.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Oh My! Look at this!

This is one of the new beautiful colors from Cricut! How beautiful is this right? Now let me tell you how you can get this machine at a great cost!!  Trade up and get $50 off. If you have Cricut access get 10% off. Use the code JUNESHIP and get FREE shipping. Save big, but time is running out.  Click the links no below and start shopping. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tool Box With Tools, From Paper & Stamps

I wanted to create this last week, but things just didn't work out. Hopefully it will help someone with a Fathers day card. This is a cute tool box equipped with tools, just using stamps and dies and a little coloring. The video is uploading and below are the measurements.

Video Tutorial:


Cardstock 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Score on long side at 2 1/2", 4", 7", 8 1/2"
Turn one turn score at 1 1/2", 7"

On the 1 1/2" score lines cut away the first rectangle on all four sides. Then just cut up on the square box that is left, this creates your tab. 

Find the center of the long center rectangle on the sides where you just cut the block away and mark lightly. Use your score tool to create a triangle box from the score line up to the mark you made. 

Glue the small tabs to the outside of the box. Then fold up the long flaps to close the box. 

If all this is confusing follow the video. 

I stamped out tools from and Altenew stamp and die set found here

Mat is 2 1/4"x 5 1/4", this is used on the long closure flaps. Decorate as desired

little closure piece is 1 x 2 inches scored in the middle and glued together. Glue one piece down and then put Velcro on the other to make the closure. 

Demo set 35% off retail, used once. Click HERE 

Monday, June 12, 2017

We Have Teamed Up With The Best!

We have teamed up with some of the best companies in the industry, and they are sending us money saving offers that we want to share with you. Below you will find some of the offers they are sending us that we want to pass on to you. We will post different coupon codes, special deals and more each week as we get them from the affiliates. But do keep in mind that most all offers have an expiration date, therefore take advantage of the offers when you see them or you may miss out.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mini Album ~ Card ~ ??

Here is a project we worked on this morning. I have been wanting to create this for a while but just couldn't squeeze it in. Well today we just did it. lol The video is uploading now and the measurements are below along with some photos.

Hope you enjoy the video:

Cardstock 10 1/4x5 1/2 inches
Score on the long side at 3 1/8", 6 1/4", 9 3/8"

Second piece of card-stock 5 1/2"x3 1/8"

This will glue to the small flap on the first part you made. This just makes more room for photos. 

9 mats cut at 5 1/4"x2 7/8"

For the top piece where the hearts are cut you will need two pieces cut at 5 1/8"x3 1/8"
Score on the long side at 1 1/2", 4 1/4", 4 1/2"
For this you will need two mats cut at 2 1/2"x2 7/8"

Cut your heart out of the flap as shown in the video

For the Top piece you will need a piece of cardstock cut at 5 1/2"x3 7/8" 
score on the short side at 3 1/8," 3 3/8"
The mat for this piece is one of the 9 you cut earlier

You will also need 4 mats for the inside cut at 2 1/2"x2 3/4", these go on after you finish the outside. 

The slit for the heart is cut as shown in the video. This will depend on how large your heart is. I just free-handed mine so it was about 1 1/5" all together. 

Mat the heart or leave it plain. 

The paper used was Rustic Cottage from the store:

Master Detective & French Country

Monday, June 5, 2017

Have You Ever Tried This?

Oh my goodness there is a wonderful product out there for all of us who don't really like the loose glitter. lol This is a product I have just discovered and oh my am I in love. I know, I know most of you have already used this product and love it. I am just a little late in finding it.  It is called Glitter Dust Spray! Can you believe it a glitter dust in a spray. What will they think of next. This product comes from one of our awesome affiliate companies Therm-o-web.

Here is a little info about the product just in case you are like me and want to know what things are made of lol.

Glitter Dust™ is a clear artist spray infused with ultra-fine glitter that will not warp your paper or bleed inks! Perfect for adding a hint of sparkle and shimmer to any project! 
Features & Benefits:

  • Net Wt 3.39 oz (96 g) • 4.2 fl oz 125 mL
  • Acid Free
  • Available in: Gold, Silver & Iridescent. Color depicted on cap is approximate.
  • Great for: paper, cardstock, invitations, scrapbooking, crafts, dried & silk flowers, wood, Stryofoam™, ceramics, fabric, card making, mixed media, altered arts, school projects, home d├ęcor, wedding decorations
  • When adhering embellishments to a surface treated with Glitter Dust, we recommend using a strong adhesive such as SuperTape™ or Zots®.
  • Add additional layers for more sparkle.
*Note: Due to the pressurized nature of this product it must be shipped via FedEx Ground services to the continental US only.

If you would like to give this product a try just click on the photo below and make your purchase. Thanks so much for supporting our affiliates. We here at SWME really appreciate it. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Beautiful Napkin Fold Card & Quick Coloring Technique

Here is a beautiful fun card that is easy to make but looks like you took hours. Below are the measurements and then you can just watch the video to see how it all comes together.

Card stock 9 1/2"x 9 1/2"
Score at 2 3/8", 4 3/4", 7 1/8" turn just one turn and score the same on the opposite side.

Now you will fold sides to the center as shown on the video. 

Make sure to fold both ways so it breaks down the fibers. 

Now fold up the points to meet the center. Again fold both ways to break down the fibers.

Contrasting card-stock 4 pcs 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" - cut from one point to the other making triangles.

These you will use to mat the triangles on your paper as shown on the video.

2 pc of another contrasting card-stock cut at 3"x 3" and split from corner to corner creating triangles.

These will cover the large triangles on the inside of the card as shown on the video. 

2 pc of card-stock (I use a third color) cut at 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" and cut from corner to corner. 

A circle for the center approx 1" and a smaller one for the center of that circle

Place your magnets under the middle circle and glue

Your opposite magnet goes on the back.  

Center pieces for stamping 3 3/4"x 3 3/4" and the piece I stamped I just use a die to cut out a top note shape. 

Have fun with these they are so easy but look so difficult. 


Video is uploading here:

Friday, June 2, 2017

We Are Branching Out!

Our goal has always been to offer you our customers the best products with the best prices and we are not about to stop now. We have now partnered with some of the best companies out there to bring you the latest and greatest prices you can get anywhere. Being a partner allows us to pass on to you exclusive discounts, special sales, new product releases, and yes even sometimes FREE items. 

Now let me tell you a little about how this will work. We will periodically post deals and sales on our blog, Facebook page, our online store, Facebook Store and Facebook Members room. The companies that we are partnered with will give us special links with special deals. If you make a purchase through any of these links they will pay our company a small commission at no extra cost to you. Sounds good right? Okay so lets get started with some great links, deals and coupons. 

Cricut is one of our partners and here are some great deals from them. Get 25% off mats this week only. This is for Cricut Access members. Not a Cricut access member? Why not? It is the best thing since sliced bread! Tons of fonts and images completely FREE. Plus extra discounts on every purchase. So click the link below to sign up, then enjoy all the perks.  

Thank you so much for helping support Scrapbooking With ME, we really appreciate you. 

E and all the SWME Team