International Scrapbook Day Festivities!!

Today, May 6, 2017, is International Scrapbook Day! This is a great day to craft in celebration!! In honor of this special day, Scrapbook.com will be giving away prizes, hosting challenges, and having a huge sale!! To find out more details and join in on the fun, you may click the banner below or you may click HERE.

We are also celebrating here at Multiplicity Crafts Blog!! I have several Giveaways, Coupons, Freebies, and Challenges posted on my GIVEAWAYS & MORE page! We celebrate all year long so be sure to check back often for updated giveaways, coupon codes, tutorials, tips, and more!! Thank you for being a part of the happy Multiplicity Crafts family! If you haven’t already, please “Follow” this blog so you don’t miss out! Happy crafting! 🙂

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April Hop Giveaway//Whimsy Stamps

Hello everybody! I am designing for the Scrapbook Blessings Club April Video Hop. The sponsor is Whimsy Stamps!  You could win the grand prize drawing from our sponsor by taking part in this hop!! All you have to do is stop by each of the design team members YouTube channels, watch their Hop videos, subscribe, and leave a comment.  When you’ve finished all the hop video, you will head to the ScrapBook Blessings Club blog HERE. Leave a comment there for a chance to win the grand prize!!

The hop is open from  Saturday, April 29 – Friday, May 5, so you have PLENTY of time to watch all of our inspiring videos and join the giveaway!!!

You will find the link to my hop video below as well as a supply list of items used to make my card (pictured below). Thanks for dropping by and best wishes on winning the giveaway!

Whimsy Finished Card

Supply List:

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Cardstock     Glue Runner     Copic Markers     Cutter Bee Scissors     Blending Tool    

Color Box Pigment Ink     Memento Tuxedo Black Ink     Acrylic Block    

Whimsy Stamp Set “Bee-cause”   Xyron Sticker Maker     Bone Folder

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Link to Hop video: https://youtu.be/iYdLLK9v9as

 

Masculine DIY Card Ideas

Girly, frilly, or colorful cards seem to come natural for most card-makers since there are so many feminine embellishments on the market. Lace, gemstones, sparkly glitter… it all makes for a gorgeous card. But what about those times when you need to make a masculine card? Well, I’m glad you asked! 🙂

So, let’s begin with a few ideas…

Ideas:

~Create a card based upon his (the recipient’s) age and hobbies. Does he like fishing, golf, motorcycles, football or does he have a particular hobby? If not, what are his interests? Is he into politics? What is his favorite band? Does he have a favorite TV show? A favorite food? Is he talented in a certain area (as a musician, professor, handy-man, techie, etc.)? This might help jog your mind for some ideas and a theme.

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~If the recipient is a casual acquaintance, you may not know his hobbies or interests. In this case, you can create a card based upon a masculine color theme. Some good masculine colors to use are green, blue, gray, brown, black, white, and varying shades of these colors. Come up with a well-coordinated color palette first. This will help make the card-making process a lot easier. Choose a minimum of 3 colors – that’s usually a good rule of thumb. If going for a pattern in these colors, some “safe” masculine patterns are stripes, plaid, tweed, and checks.

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~When creating a masculine card, sometimes, less is more (depending on his personality). It is usually safe for a masculine card to go with a CAS style. CAS stands for Clean And Simple. A Clean And Simple card is just that – not a lot of embellishment or busy-ness going on. Think, straight lines, not a lot of layers, and easy on the eyes.

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Sometimes it helps if there is a holiday that you are designing the card for. Instead of worrying about a lot of decorations, focus on the text/sentiment – let that be the focal point of your card. When using a text/sentiment as the focal point, be sure it is in a large font so it will fill up the majority of the card front.

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If the card recipient is a close friend or family member, here’s an idea for a personalized card… Find your favorite photograph of them, or of a trip you went on together, or of a good memory – and make that the background of the card. Remember, photo paper comes in a variety of finishes, so it may be best to go with a matte finish for a card (but the choice is yours). Add a strip of Vellum or cardstock to the top of the card to add your sentiment.

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People always like to get something in their cards – whether it’s money, a gift card, or even concert tickets! Go with the theme of the gift inside for the cover of your card. For example, if you have concert tickets tucked inside an interior pocket of the card, make the card front cover with a music theme. Not only is this a unique way to present a gift but it will also keep their tickets in a safe place!!

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There are plenty of gentlemen that are not necessarily into sports – but for those who are, a sports-themed card would be a delight! Let’s say they are celebrating a birthday – maybe use their age as part of the card… for example, if making a basketball themed card, perhaps put a jersey on the front with the jersey number being their age. Or perhaps, a football card as shown below!

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Really – the sky’s the limit when it comes to being creative! It always stretches me outside of my comfort zone to make a masculine card – but it is healthy for us artists and creatives to always challenge ourselves so we don’t get into a rut. Plus, you may find that thinking outside the box really gets the creativity flowing!

Happy Crafting!

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NEW Cricut Explore Air//TEAL Machine!

For those of you who are a fan of Cricut, you can now find their NEW Cricut Explore Air machine in a new color… TEAL!!! And what’s even better, for a limited time, it is on sale. It retails for $249.99 but is on sale now thru April 11, 2017 for only 199.99!!

To check out all of the details on the Cricut Explore Air machine in the beautiful new teal color, click HERE.

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[Edit: After this was posted, I also found that Cricut has came out with a GOLD machine also!! WOWZA!! → New Cricut Explore Air Machine in Gold]

Also, don’t forget, I have coupons, giveaways, and freebies posted all the time over at my Giveaways & More page!! Thanks for dropping by today… Happy crafting!

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SBC March Hop Giveaway//A Day For Daisies

[Edit: This giveaway is closed. Winner announced below!]
Today I’m designing for the Scrapbook Blessings Club March Video Hop! Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies! We hope you enjoy all of our talented designers creative projects. To be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing for a new release Stamp set from our sponsor, please stop by each design team members YouTube channel/watch their Hop videos, subscribe and leave a comment on the SBC Hop Blog Post.Also, if you like what you see, please give a “thumbs up” (but not necessary to win). Once again, when you’ve finished all the hop video, you will head to the ScrapBook Blessings Club blog. Leave a comment there for a chance to win the grand prize.

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The hop is open from Saturday, March 25 – Friday, March 31, so you have PLENTY of time to watch all of our inspiring videos and join the giveaway!!! Please click on the video below to watch… In the description box under the video on YouTube, you will find a complete list of all the videos in the hop. (See video link below).

Supplies Used:

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A Day for Daisies Finished CardDigital Image

Copic Markers

DoCrafts Watercolor Pens

Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen

Cutter Bee Scissors

Glue Runner

Ribbon

Cardstock

Glossy Accents

Memento Ink

Sentiment Stamp

Acrylic Block

The winner is… Ann M.! Congratulations!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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L.E. Paper Studio Mini Album Hop | Recipe Book

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Welcome to my readers and to those of you who may be new to my blog! Today, I’m excited to share my very first mini album recipe book! As a part of the Scrapbook Blessings Club design team, I was honored to take part in this mini album collab with L.E. Paper Studio! Luisa with L.E. Paper Studio graciously shared her file with the design team on how to make a mini album, start-to-finish. If interested, you can find her file at her Etsy shop HERE. Luisa used a baby book theme, but I decided to change mine up a little and make it into a recipe book. 🙂

My completed recipe book can be seen in the project share video posted below. I also have a complete list of the supplies I used to complete this project underneath the video. I hope you learn something new and enjoy the video!

See my recipe book project share video below! ↓ ↓ ↓

Supplies List:

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Chipboard     Kraft Cardstock     Burlap Paper     Recipe Paper Pack with Stickers    

Washi Tape     Ruler     Scor-Tape     Glue Runner     Fiskars Paper Trimmer     Brads    

Scissors     Edge Punch     1″ Circle Punch     Twine     Xyron Sticker Maker     Bone Folder    

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SBC February Hop with Paper Nest Dolls

Welcome to the February hop for The Scrapbook Blessings Club, sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls!

YOU could win a gift certificate from Paper Nest Dolls simply by taking part in this hop! Plus, each of us design team members will be giving away the stamp we used for the hop to one person who comments on our channel!!

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How To Enter:

feb-hop1All you have to do is watch, subscribe, and comment on each video in the hop. Also, if you like what you see, please give a “thumbs up” (but not neccessary to win).
Then, when you’ve finished all the videos in the hop, head over to the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog and comment in order to be entered in the grand prize drawing! Click HERE to be redirected to our blog. Also, each of us Design Team members will be giving away the image we used to one lucky winner who comments on our video(s)! 🙂
Our hop is open from Saturday, February 25 – Friday, March 4. You have plenty of time to watch all of our inspiring videos and join the giveaway!!! My video will be posted below. ↓ ↓ ↓

Supplies Used:

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Blending Tool     Rectangle Die     White Gel Pen     Glue Runner     Glue Pen     Foam Squares 
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February Hop Video: