This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

Hello Crafty Scrappers!

Check out what has arrived this week….

The BELOVED line by Authentique! We are expecting more new Valentines to arrive this week!

These beautiful new stamps by Art Gone Wild!

New Lawn Fawn Valentine Stamps and dies! Be watching for a Valentine Card class with Gena using these!

Classes this week….

On Tuesday Gena has a make-up for the December 2016 Faith Journaling cover.

On Saturday Melody is teaching her Copic #1 and #2, both the classes are sold out, but don’t worry! She will be teaching both again! There are a couple of spots left in the 1/28 Copic #1 class.

Saturday is also available if you signed up for Carolyn’s January tags for Studio time.

Have a GREAT week!!


This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

Happy New Year!!!

It’s a new year and we are so excited about all the fun things that will be happening at the store in 2017!

Be sure and sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook for all the latest news, classes and products.

Did you see the information about Carolyn’s new tag series or Gena’s Faith Journaling classes? If not you can read all about it HERE… all signups are open on the website or you can cal the store at 972-923-3151.

More NEW classes will be added this week to the EVENTS page for January, so be sure to check back!

Coming up this week at the Crafty Scrapper…

On Saturday Gena has a ANY make up Faith Journaling 2016 on Saturday. If you missed any of the classes come and complete your journal! If you need help figuring out what you are missing just email and she will help you!

Have an AMAZING start to 2017!!!

A Year Of Faith Journaling & Tim Holtz Tag Classes…….

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Don’t forget we are having our end of the year sale thru December 31st until 10pm, everything is 40% off including our class kits.

Its hard to believe we are getting ready to start a new year. The teachers and I have been working hard on classes for January, we also have a new teacher. We will send out another newsletter with all the new classes this weekend.

Several of you have begged for me to do all 5 years of Tim Holtz Tags. Well I listened and decided I would kit all 5 years and provide buckets of product for you to come in and work on the tags. As some of Tim’s product is discontinued I will have to change a couple of things, but he will be sending things to help us out. All you will need is your laptop or IPad to follow his directions. I will reserve the classroom for 1 Saturday a month and be here to help if needed. The classroom will be available during the week during business hours and designated times on the weekend and a few week nights. Sign ups will close each month for that month on the 7th and kits will be available starting on the 10th of each month. Below are January’s tags, Tim did not do a 2012 tag, so that one is mine! All tags will be listed on the events page or you may purchase at the store, but they will not be ready until the 10th of that month.

January Tags 2012-2016
2012                    2013                     2014
2015                     2016
Gena’s 2017 Faith Journaling Classes

Hi Gena here, I am excited to start a new faith journaling series this year. This year we will be learning new techniques and reinforcing ones that we learned in 2016. All skill levels are welcome, its a great way to get started in art journaling.

TUESDAY 1/31 @ 6:30
SATURDAY 2/25 @ 2:30

TUESDAY 2/28 @ 6:30
SATURDAY  2/25 @ 10:30

TUESDAY 3/21 @ 6:30 *
SATURDAY 3/25 @ 10:30

TUESDAY 4/25 @6:30
SATURDAY 5/13 @ 10:30

TUESDAY 5/30 @ 6:30
SATURDAY 6/24 @ 2:30

TUESDAY 6/27 @ 6:30
SATURDAY 6/24 @ 10:30

JULY – PSALM 119:105
TUESDAY 7/25 @ 6:30
SATURDAY 7/29 @10:30

TUESDAY 8/29 @ 6:30
SATURDAY 8/26 @ 10:30

TUESDAY 9/26 @ 6:30
SATURDAY 9/30 @ 10:30

TUESDAY 10/24 @ 6:30 *
SATURDAY 11/25 @ 2:30

TUESDAY 11/28 @ 6:30
SATURDAY 11/25 @ 10:30

TUESDAY 12/26 @ 6:30
SATURDAY 12/30 @ 10:30

Have a great Weekend,
Carolyn & Gena

End of Year Sale!


Monday December 26th 10am
Saturday December 31st,

We are having a 10 hr. crop on the 31st and will be open until 10pm.

Store wide
Punches and bag discounts will not be used during the sale.
Sale does not include, Classes, Gifts & Consignment items.
December 26th 10am-6pm
December 27th 10am-6pm
December 28th 10am-6pm
December 29th 10a-6pm
December 30th 10am-midnight
December 31st 10am-10pm
January 1st CLOSED

January 2nd Back to regular hours.
Have a wonderful week,

Day 12 Tag with Anita Houston

You know Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen…Comet, and Cupid, and Donner, and Blitzen. But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?  Hello Crafty Scrappers, it’s Anita Houston, aka The Artful Maven, and I’m here today to bring you the last tag, Day 12, in this 2016 series of the 12 Tags of Christmas. Really, I should say tags, because I have made nine tags…all of Santa’s Reindeer…for your Crafty Scrapper this year. I had an absolute blast making these, and using all the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies, embellishments, and goodies Carolyn carries in her store made it so super easy…oh that tower of ribbon!


You can see much more of all of the tags on my blog today, as well as close ups and all the step outs, so I’ll see you over there. And before I leave, I would like to say thank you to Carolyn and her team for having me visit today and so many other times, and to all of you who have taken my classes at The Crafty Scrapper. You are wonderful students, and make me love my job! Merry Christmas to all of you, and to all a good night!

The WINNERS of the blog comments are MARY in OREGON and JEAN BULLOCK!

Please send me your shipping information at and we will get your prizes on their way!

Day 11 Christmas Tags with Anita S.

We are having a great time with the 12 Tags of Christmas here at The Crafty Scrapper again this year and I hope that you are having as much fun as we are. This is such a fun time of year (and busy) and I hope you are  making some time to be crafty. Are you making your own version of the 12 Tags of Christmas?

It’s Anita S. from The Flamingo Chronicals here today and for my tag I started by painting a Ranger tag with High Impact White Paint from Tattered Angels. When dry I brushed on a bit of High Impact Gold, also from Tattered Angels. I used Tattered Leather and Dragon Fly sprays to drip a bit of color on the background and then used a heat gun to dry everything.

I stamped my image , cut out, roughed up the edges, and added some some detail with a white Signo pen. I layered some die cuts with the stamped image onto the tag, then added the cute Maya Road reindeer to top everything off.  The seam binding is dyed with the Tattered Angels Tattered Leather spray.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the amazing finale from Anita Houston.

Day 10 Christmas Tags with Lori

Today’s tag is an idea from our Christmas Carousel event that just took place a few weeks ago.  If you attended you made a vintage dictionary wreath with me.  For my tag I wanted to take the idea of the wreath that we made and create one for my tag!

I started by cutting 24 squares of dictionary paper at 2″ x 2″.  This is a small square to make a cone from, but I did it!  I layered 17 pieces in a circle pattern and glued them to a 3″ cardstock circle.  Color doesn’t matter because you are gluing the cones and it will not show.

You start with 4 cones, gluing them to the circle, point to point.  As you are creating this, think of your circle as a clock.  You are gluing them down at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions.  The second photo shows that you place a cone in between each of the spaces created by the first 4 cones.  You continue to fill in the spaces using 17 cones. For the top layer, I layed 7 cones around.  This layer creates depth and texture.  You want to glue them down in between 2 cones, not directly on top of a cone.


For the tag background, I used my favorite sheet of Authuntique paper, Retro Four.  I love this sheet of paper with the retro toys and all the Santa’s!  I used Glue n Seal to attach the paper to the tag.  You will notice, I used the right hand, bottom corner of the Retro Four because I love the way Santa is popping off the side of the page! I sponged around the edges of the tag with Distress Gathered Twigs ink.

I attached my “mini” wreath to the tag.  I cut out one of the Santa faces from the Retro Four, colored his beard with Wink of Stella for some sparkle and glued him to the center of the wreath. I also used the Wink of Stella for all of the “fur” and beard spaces that show on Retro Four paper.  I wanted more sparkle!

The December calendar and 25 are sponged with Distress Gathered Twigs and attached to the tag.  These pieces are from the Ideaology ephemera pack.  The bow is a beautiful red ribbon from May Arts.

I love the way my tag turned out!  I hope you do too!  The supplies can be found at The Crafty Scrapper.  We are happy to help you choose supplies so that you can create your own tags!

I wish you a very blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!




Day 9 Christmas Tag with Erica

Merry Christmas! It’s Erica, and I’m so excited to be a part of The Crafty Scrapper’s annual 12 Tags of Christmas! I LOVE Christmas, and I especially love crafting for Christmas.

Here is the tag I made.

I started with some Prima Sweet Peppermint scraps I had leftover from my Christmas Carousel project. I layered the papers, and added a stitched border.

To mute the patterns and blend the colors a little more, I added a messy layer of thin white paint before adding my embellishments. A few sprays of Picket Fence Distress Spray and Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist give it an aged look.

The chipboard and sequins are from the Sweet Peppermint Chipboard and More set. The “25” is a Tim Holtz die that I cut out of shiny silver flashing tape (from the hardware store).

The flowers are a mix of Maya Road, Prima, and Petaloo. I added extra glitter so they would sparkle like crazy! I added a touch of vintage tinsel and a glittery leaf (also Prima Sweet Peppermint).

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017!

Day 7 Christmas Tags with Melody

Today we would like to introduce Melody Winston! She has joined our design team and will also be teaching Copic and other classes in the coming year. Here is a little about Melody…

I am so excited to join the Crafty Scrapper Family. I have been working in art forever – even winning a 1st place ribbon for sketching at age 6. For the last 11 years I have worked at the wonderful Stamp Asylum in Plano.  I love all kinds of art mediums.  I am Certified in Copic Markers, I work with Colored Pencils, Watercolor, Mixed Media and even Paper Clay.  I have been married for 34 years to my best friend  and we have two outstanding adult children Samantha 28 -she lives in Alaska and Lee 25 – he graduates from UTA Law School in the spring.

Now, check out her tag…….

I started with a size #10 tag. I glued down Tim Holtz Christmas Paper and Christmas Ephemera.
I took tinsel and added mushroom alcohol  ink to give it an antique look and then glued it on the tag.
I added the small strips of washi tape to the tag around the Paramount ephemera.  I added a red star to the tree. I also used Distressed walnut stain  around the tag and onto the paper.
I took the small vignette panel and added the wood paper from Tim Holtz Christmas Paper
and then inked the paper and edge of the panel with Distressed walnut ink.
I hot glued the hinge clip and added a piece of fabric for tie and a note to Santa.
I took the found relative from Tim Holtz Occasion and cut out the little girl and dog.
I used pop-up dots to raise the little girl and dog.
Lastly I used Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas Greens thin dies. I glued down the greenery and
added the bow.  The bow is made with seam binding and I colored it with Distress walnut stain.
Be watching for Melody’s classes coming up soon!

Day 6 Christmas Tag with Angela

Today we would like to welcome Angela Medina to the Crafty Design Team! We are so excited to see what amazing projects she will create! Here is a little about Angela and then take a look at the AWESOME tag she created!

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I am Angela Medina from Forney, Texas.  I work as a designer and traveling instructor.  There isn’t a medium or product out there that I don’t love to work with, but if I had to chose a favorite, it would be mixed media. There isn’t a place to travel to that I wont go….Im always ready for a road trip!  I love to teach people to step outside of their comfort zone and just do it!  Mixed media is the perfect platform for exploring new ideas and techniques that many have not thought to do before or they have been afraid to try on their own.  In addition to mixed media, you’ll often find me creating 3D structures, albums and repurposing  items with embossed metal and I love to “grunge” things up.

Hi Ya’ll!

I have recently had the pleasure and honor of being asked to join The Crafty Scrapper Design Team Challenge, and create a Christmas Tag.  Below you will see my submission along with a tutorial and supply list. You can find these items at The Crafty Scrapper and if you’re not sure what something is, just email me and I will be glad to answer any questions. My email is I hope ya’ll enjoy this tag and tutorial!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


For a FULL step by step tutorial check out Angela’s BLOG! 

Day 5 – Christmas Tag with Paula Cheney

Hi everyone, Merry Christmas!

Glad to be here sharing a festive tag today!


Step 1: I used a Distress Heavystock #8 Tag as my base. Love these new tags as they are so study and provide such a great foundation. I also cut a piece of gold metallic cardstock to fit the tag.


Step 2: Cut a second Heavystock tag to fit over the gold cardstock (just a hair smaller). Spray tag with Distress Spray Stain in Antique Linen and water to create a base layer, dry with a heat tool. Lay the Mini Stencil – Poinsettia over the tag and ink it using Gathered Twigs.


Step 3: Ink the tag edges with a darker shade (Walnut Stain). Stitch around tag with sewing machine.


Step 4: Using the Mini Stencil – Holiday Script and texture paste, add a few words to the tag (immediately wash stencil after using).


Step 5: While the Texture Paste is still wet, sprinkle gold Embossing Powder over the paste. Let dry (DO NOT use a heat tool or the paste may bubble).


Step 6: Once Texture Paste is dry to the touch, heat the Embossing Powder with a heat gun to melt.


Step 7: Add idea-ology embellishments such a tiny metallic labels and gilded Remnant Rubs.


Step 8: Create a focal point using idea-ology Photobooth, Jingle Brads and Metallic Ribbon. All greenery was cut using the Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens Thinly die.


Step 9: Add focal point to tag with foam tape. Holiday Talk (black metallic stickers) and Crinkle Ribbon sprayed with Distress Spray Stain in Antique Linen was added to complete the festive tag.


Remnant Rubs – Gilded Christmastime
Remnant Rub Tool
Metallic Stickers – Holiday Talk
Metallic Stickers – Labels
Jingle Brads
Trimmings – Metallic
Crinkle Ribbon
gold metallic cardstock
Mini Holiday Greens Thinlit
Distress Heavystock Tag
Distress Spray Stain in Antique Linen
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Enamel Accents – Classic Cherry

Stamper Anonymous Mini Stencil – Poinsettia – set #19
Stampers Anonymous Mini Stencil – Holiday Script – set #20

To celebrate Paula sharing her tag, leave a comment and we will pick a winner for these goodies….


Be sure and check out Paula’s BLOG for some great inspiration.