This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

What a busy week it has been at the Crafty Scrapper! So much NEW product has arrived this week.

Look at this…..


Little B washi tape… this is ONLY the solid colors! There are also several new prints!

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New Bo Bunny!


The new Authentique, Honor, is on the shelves!

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One of my personal favorites… the Graphic 45 Safari and Halloween In Wonderland.


New Carta Bella!


Amazing new Mixed Media paper by Tattered Angels.

Classes this week…

Carolyn is teach her Mixed Media Canvas on Wednesday…

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Tina is teaching her cards on Wednesday and Saturday…


Gena is teaching her Faith Journaling and Summer Banner on Saturday…

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You can find all the details HERE! Hope to see you soon at The Crafty Scrapper!

Beach Life – with Lori

Hello Everyone!

My project this month has been so much fun to create.

Supply List:
Bazzill Lava and Blue textured CS, Black CS
Maya Road 6 x 6 Binder Book
Carta Bella Yacht Club Paper and Sticker Collection
Aderondak Gold Paint and Paint Brush
Map Stamp
Sizzix Alterations Die-Sand & Sea, Ideaology findings
May Art Ribbon and Trims, Czech Crystal Starfish
Downloaded file/Silhouette Cameo (Beach Life)


Cut 2 pieces (for the outside front/back cover) 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 Lava cardstock. Cut for the spine a piece of Blue 6 cut 2 pieces Blue 6 7/8 x 6 3/8. The inside of the spine (around the silver binder), I painted with Aderondak. I choose the swimsuit paper and cut 2 pieces 6 x 6 , one for the outside front and one for the outside back. sheets so that they match with the rounded corners of the book. For the inside layers, I choose the red 6 x 6 and corner rounded the right sides of both pieces to match the rounded corners of the book.
HINT: all books are not alike, measure the inside of your book before making your cuts!

Cover the 6 x 6 book pages with the papers from the collection. Sand and round the corners of all pages Distress Ink. Front and Back of the book are also sponged with the Pumice Stone ink. Continue working adding stickers and trims as desired. Cut Black CS to create photo mats.

Add striped May Arts ribbon to the front and back cover. Gold rope trim was also added to the front an and Ideaology pin, I attached the Czech starfish crystal. I found the crystal at an estate sale!

I knew as soon as I found them, it had to be part of this project! (there are a few more available at the store.  Finally, using the Silhouette Cameo, I downloaded the Beach Life medallion that is attached to the front The Wink of Stella shimmer and gold pens to add shimmer and detail to the medallion to complete this




To see the rest of the pages and the full photo book, come see and shop with us!
See you at my next post!

Notes From the Sea Mini – with Erica

Hi there! It’s Erica, and I’m back this month to share a mini album I made using Prima’s new French Riviera collection.

I started with a Maya Road chipboard album that I painted and inked to get an aged gray-blue color that matches the Prima papers. For the cover I layered various papers – from the Prima collection and from my stash of vintage French books.

Here is a close-up of the embellishments – including a compass I made using a Maya Road wood frame charm. I printed a compass image, then distressed it with ink and adhered it to the inside of the charm. I used a Maya Road mini arrow charm and then painted the top piece of the frame with Distress Paint.

Here is a look at the inside pages. I combined black and white photos of my niece’s many visits to the beach with some of the images from the Prima collection.

For more photos and details, be sure to check out my blog:

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

Can you believe it’s Monday again? Time flies especially at this time of year!

Look what arrived this week….


New Ken Oliver stamps and dies!

We also received new and restocked stamps from Texanna Designs.

What’s happening this week at The Crafty Scrapper?

Tuesday… Gena is teaching Faith Journaling at 6:30

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Carolyn is teaching her Crazy fo Texas Cards…

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Anita Houston is back with 3 AWESOME classes…

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You can find all the details at

Have a great week!!

Father’s Day Apron Card with Tina

Hello, Tina here to share another card creation with you!

A couple of months ago, in my class, we did a girly apron card with flowers and ruffles.

I got to thinking that a guy version would make for a perfect
Father’s Day card!

Not every guy fishes, hunts, does sports, but most can grill a great steak or burger!

Here is another photo, this time with the card sentiment pulled out.

Another idea is to add a gift card in the pocket.


And here is the inside …

The papers I used are new from Echo Park called Team Dad.

The sentiments came from my stash, but if you don’t have them, you can easily computer generate something!

The card itself was done free hand with just a few cuts.

Easy, Peasy!

Be sure to check out my card in person when you are at the store!

Happy Stamping!


Ladies Night Out!

 Come join us for ladies night out this
Thursday May 12th 5 ~ 8pm

Drinks, dessert, Make-N-Take and 1 item 40% off  per customer (not including Tim Holtz NEW storage solution, consignment items, gifts or class kits).

Just in time for Graduation!
We will be making this adorable Graduation card tonight. Make-n-takes are free while supplies last.

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Take a look at what arrived at the store this week…


New camping paper by Photoplay!


Just in time for our summer travels… from Echo Park the States Collection

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Fun Summer Collections!


Check our this AWESOME new coloring book!

As always we have some great classes coming up this week…

You can find ALL the details HERE!

Carolyn will be teaching her Wendy Vecchi Technique class on Thursday and Saturday.

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Tim’s Tag on Saturday…


and Graphic 45 Adventure Album on Sunday…

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Just give us a call at the store 972-923-3151 to sign up!


Spring Frame with Ginger

I did this for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  I really love this photo frame by Tim Holtz which I used Gesso to cover the frame and then added Color Burst by Ken Oliver and wiped it off gently and let it dry.  I then added more of the Color Burst and let it dry to add more color in various places.

I used modeling paste, stencils, flowers, etc.  Most importantly I love the papers that I used.

Please see these close-ups!


Thank you for looking and to find out all the products that I used just look on the back of the frame.

Hugs – Ginger

Sending Love with Amy

Hi y’all, Amy here with a quick project!

This one is a great one if you need a little crafting therapy but are short on time. Sometimes I need those when I need some paper therapy but don’t have a ton of time for paint to dry, complicated techniques, etc.


The base is the Tim Holtz Idealogy Mini Clipboard. I covered it front and back with Webster’s Pages “Places to Go”. I loved the “Sending You Love” message and wanted to tie together that concept with the stamps. Once that was done, I only had to add layers of flowers and a little Maya Road trinket!

Go see the gals down at The Crafty Scrapper. They have all the goodies you need for this one!

Happy Scrappin’!


This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

It has been a whirlwind of a week at TCS! Tuesday we had sign ups for Tim Holtz classes in July… It was CRAZY! We can’t wait until June when Wendy arrives and then Tim in July!!

We finished the week with 25 women celebrating National Scrapbook Day at  Our House In Milford. Thank you to Angie and Anne for the wonderful hospitality and Carolyn for the great prizes, class kit and make-n-takes. It was a special weekend of friends and making memories.

What’s new at the store this week?


New stamps by Impression Obsession!


New Stencils….


New stamps!

What’s happening this week at TCS?

Carolyn’s Mother’s Day Canvas….

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New classes have been added to the website… Be sure and check it out HERE

If you missed the April Faith Journaling class another class has been added. To sign up for any of our classes, you can sign in online or just give us a call at the store 972-923-3151!

Have a great week!

Beneath The Sea Treasure Box by Erica

Hello! It’s Erica, and today I’m sharing a mystical treasure box that I created using papers from Graphic 45’s Voyage Beneath the Sea collection along with a G45 ATC Book Box that I altered.

First, I prepped my box by cutting a window in the front so you can peer inside at the treasure it holds. I added a design to the front using embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil. Then I painted the box using a mix of Tim Holtz sprays and paints to achieve a weathered, watery effect. Once my box was prepped, it was ready for embellishing!

I started by fussy cutting several of the designs from the steampunk-mermaid-inspired papers. Then I started layering the paper embellishments with shells, Petaloo flowers, and Maya Road metal embellishments.

Here is a look at the book’s spine – more fussy cut papers and shells. I also added touches of Stickles to glitz up everything.

What’s inside this treasure box? Why, a mini tag book of course! I started with a 12×12 sheet of Bazzill paper that I painted, inked, stamped, and then folded into a mini book with pockets, just perfect for holding a collection of tags.

Here is a look at one of the pages inside.

And just a few of the tags I created using more of the beautiful Graphic 45 papers and various ribbons and embellishments.

For even more photos and details on this project, be sure to visit my blog:

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon at The Crafty Scrapper!

Wanna Be On Vacation! flip album with Amy

Hi y’all, Amy here with a reminder that summer is (thankfully) coming! I am always so glad when summer papers start coming to the store because I usually get the chance to reflect on vacations past as well as remind myself how many days are left until I get to tune the world out for a precious seven days with my kids. Since my kids are getting older (one is getting married in less than two months), these summer vacations are so important to me.

 Bo Bunny has a fun line this spring called Beach Therapy. The pattern, the colors, the words- they take you to sunshine and summertime.


 I used a Tim Holtz Idealogy Flip Frame as the base for this project. I used alcohol inks to change the base color of the frame, leaning more towards the yellows and oranges for that sunshine feel.

 I kept all the inside pages simple, a few pictures with memories journaled on the back of each page. This page was my favorite. There are places I long to be that are truly paradise….far away from work, cell phones, computers, and day to day life. I only get to visit once in a while, but when I do….

 Go see the girls down at The Crafty Scrapper, they will help you get your summer on.

 Happy Scrappin’!