Mayberry Summer Artwork

The new Mayberry My Reflections Paper Pack from Close to My Heart has a homespun feel, and cheery colors—perfect for capturing summer memories! Here are some artwork ideas using this adorable new paper pack.

Featured Colors: Olive, Smoothie, Honey, Cocoa, Colonial White

Featured Products:
X7136B Mayberry Paper Pack See Online >
Z1397 Badge Buttons See Online >
Z1370 Pink Button Assortment See Online >
B1375 Summer Days Stamp Set See Online >

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Nuetral Wedding Scrapbook Layout

Using black and white (or sepia) photos in your scrapbooks can create a stunning effect. Generally it is best to compliment them with neutral papers (browns, greys, creams), with at most a single accent color.

To read more about using sepia photos, see

Featured Colors: Bamboo, Chocolate, Grey Flannel, Vanilla Cream

Featured Products:G1020 Bliss Workshop on the GoSee Online >
Z1390 Villa Chipboard Dimensional Elements See Online >

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New Inspirations Mini-Catalog | View Online

Get a sneak peak of the new Spring line from Close to My Heart when you browse the Inspirations Mini-Catalog. Just for the month of January, get special pricing on the Stamp of the Month and all of the stamp sets in the mini-catalog when you purchase the Wings Workshop on the go.

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January Inspiration Special Offer!

Save big during January when you buy this month’s Workshops on the Go™ kit!

During the month of January, when you purchase a Wings Workshops on the Go kit, you can get:

  • 25% off ALL of the stamp sets featured in the Inspirations Mini Catalog
  • A Free or discounted January Stamp of the Month:
          Free when you either buy any 4 items from featured in Inspirations Mini Catalog or spend $100+

          75% off when you either buy 3 items or spend $75+

          50% when either you buy 2 items or spent $25

          25% off when you either buy one item or spend $50

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    Photo Book Discount at Groupon

    If you didn’t know, Scrapedia is produced in the Portland area. One of our favorite sites is Groupon which gives deals based on a group purchase of the deal. Today’s deal was $35 for $100 on a photo book, cards, or calenders from Picaboo. The deal is found in the Portland, OR deals on left side of the page. I thought it was a good price and thought I could share it. Although it is just short of scrapbooking at least it will help you retain your memories. Hope you enjoy it.

    To Get the Deal

    • Go to Groupon
    • Register an Account with Groupon
    • Choose City Portland, Oregon
    • On the Left navigation is a small image link click on that
    • Purchase the Deal


    P.S. Creating a new account will give me a small referral fee. It would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Homemade Napkin Rings & Placecards

    Add a festive touch to your Thanksgiving table with homemade napkin rings & place card holders created from ordinary scrapbooking paper.

    Round Napkin Ring Supplies:
    1″ x 6″ piece of cardstock for band
    1/2″ x 6″ piece of patterned paper to decorate band
    1-3/4″ circle of light cardstock for emblem
    2″ scalloped circle dark cardstock for matting emblem

    Square Napkin Ring Supplies:
    1″ x 6″ piece of cardstock for band
    1/2″ x 6″ piece of patterned paper to decorate band
    2″ x 2″square of light cardstock for emblem
    2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″square of dark cardstock for matting emblem

    Place Card Supplies:
    2″ x 2.5″ piece of dark cardstock
    3/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of light cardstock

    Instructions for Napkin Ring:
    1.) Wrap & adhere 1″ x 6″ piece of cardstock into a band, overlapping the edges by about 1/4″.
    2.) Wrap & adhere /2″ x 6″ piece of patterned paper over the cardstock band.
    3.) Stamp image on emblem cardstock. If using square design, round two opposite corners on both pieces of cardstock.
    4.) Adhere emblem onto mat.
    5.) Adhere Mat onto cardstock band.

    Instructions for Place Card:
    1.)Score & fold 2 ” x 2.5″ piece of dark cardstock to make a 1″x2-1/2″ folded placecard.

    2.)Stamp or write on place card label. Adhere to place card.

    Featured Colors: Sunset, Barn Red, Colonial White, Olive.

    Featured Products:

    X7128B Olivia Scrapbooking Paper Pack see online >
    Z1333 Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems see online >
    D1379 Flourished Blessings Stamp Set see online >

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    Paper Strip Pumpkins with Scrapbooking Paper

    Looking for a easy yet adorable Thanksgiving centerpiece? These paper strip pumpkins can be made in just minutes with scraps of leftover scrapbooking paper. Make one large pumpkin or two small ones from a single 12″x12″ piece of paper or cardstock. Cluster them in different sizes around the room to create a festive theme.

    Supplies for Small Paper Strip Pumpkin:
    Twelve 1″ x 6″ strips of orange paper
    One 2″x 2.5″ piece of green paper
    Two brads
    One 6″ x 1/16″ strip of brown cardstock
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    Tissue Stamping | Video Tutorial

    Add subtle texture and a variety of colors with tissue stamping. Use ordinary tissues to ink your stamps for a beautiful watercolored effect.

    Also in this video, learn about using Flip Flaps to create layouts, cards, mini albums, and home décor, and learn how to cluster embellishments and move or resize them in Studio J.

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    Bright Flowers Happy Birthday Card

    Chipboard dimensional elements are wonderfully versatile. For this card, we covered dimensional elements flowers with paper, and also stamped & sponged some of them (center circles) to create a coordinated look.

    To cover with paper, first trace the shape onto the back of your paper. Cut out the design with scissors, and adhere it to the chipboard shape. Next, use sand paper or finishing files to sand any edges of the paper down to mold them to the sides of the chipboard.

    To stamp or sponge chipboard elements, remember that the ink will appear darker on chipboard than on paper. So choose a lighter shade, or stamp off on a scratch paper, and then onto the chipboard to get a second generation lighter shade from the same ink pad.

    For more about covering dimensional elements, see this video tutotial>

    Here is the matching gift box that coordinated with the card.

    Featured Colors: Lagoon, Pear, Sunset, Gypsy, Black, White Daisy

    Featured Products:

    X7129B Hooligans Level 2 Paper Pack See Online >
    C1257 Happy Birthday CTMH Acrylic StampSee Online >
    A1102 A Posey See Online >
    z1139 Dimensional Elements PerennialsSee Online >
    z1155 Clear Butons See Online >
    z1317 Splendor Designer Brads (Orange Brad) See Online >
    Z1091 Finishing Files See Online >

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    Magnifique Family Scrapbook Layout

    Featured Colors: Pacifica, Sky, Chocolate, Colonial White

    Featured Products:
    X7127B Magnifique Level 2 Paper Pack See Online >
    D1306 Treasure Life CTMH Stamp Set See Online >
    E1016 Friendship Alphabet See Online >

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