Halloween Treat Bags Class with Erica

On Saturday, October 8, I will be teaching my Halloween Treat Bags class. You will create two adorably spooktacular treat bags, that are just perfect for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

You will learn how to construct the bag, and then we will create two unique bags and decorate with goodies from Authentique, Tim Holtz, and others.

Come join me from 10:30-12:30. Cost is only $20. Call the store to sign up!

Let’s Cook – Ginger

Hello Scrappers!  It’s Ginger today with this little layout I did for the Design Team here at The Crafty Scrapper.  These papers are from Photo Play – Think To Remember Collection.  This little girl is my sweet granddaughter Kenzie.  She is trying to learn to make some cookies and she did a great job!

I used so many different techniques.  I used two stencils, micro Beads, Gelatos, stamps and etc.

Please see the close-ups!

To find out all that I used on this layout please visit The Crafty Scrapper and on the back of this layout are the instructions.  

Thanks and have a great day!

Hugs – Ginger

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend! I for one am loving the cooler weather!

We have some great classes again this week! New classes are being added every week for the Holidays, so check back often!

Check it out on the EVENTS page – here is a peek…

Tuesday and Saturday Gena is teaching her Faith Journaling on Gentleness…


Also on Saturday at 2:30  – if you have missed any of the Faith Journaling classes you can come and make up any class! Just let them know which one you need to do when signing up!

Have a GREAT week!!

Halloween In Wonderland with Lori

Hi Everyone!  I hope you have enjoyed your Summer and are ready to start preparing for some holiday projects!

Today I have for you a  configuration box using Idea-ology Vignette Boxes and Graphic 45’s Hallowe’en In Wonderland paper and sticker collection.


To begin, I chose 4 designs of the paper, measured and cut paper to fit inside the 3 largest boxes and also to fit  the flat side of the smallest box. I also cut strips of paper to wrap around 3 sides of each box and the insides to each box.  I find that these boxes vary a bit in size, so it is best to measure each of the boxes as you go so that you get the paper measured and cut to fit.  I sponged all the paper pieces in this project with the Walnut Stain Distress Ink.


Top box: the inside is lined with 3 of the playing cards, just choose the 3 you like best.  I used strips of chipboard, placed them on the back of each card so that I could add dimension within the box.  Glue the 3 cards into place.

Largest box: I cut the image out to fit, added Bazzill Tangerine Blast brads around the outside of the box. I cut off the prongs as I wanted only the circle to embellish the sides of this box.  Next, I sponged a strip of cheesecloth with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I wanted this to look a little bit grungy.  I glued this into the box, added a bit of shredded paper and the a pumpkin from the Idea-ology Pumpkin Pieces in the right hand corner. I also added a couple skeleton head beads around the pumpkin.

Smallest box: I covered it and them cut out the Hallowe’en in Wonderland playing card.  Added a strip of chipboard to the back and glued it to the box.  I added some of the word stickers from the sticker sheet.

For the final box, I used one of the stickers from the sticker sheet, added chipboard and placed it in the box to give dimension.  I cut out the cat, witch and pumpkins and glued them to the box.  These also add great dimension to the project.

Once all of the boxes are done, I glued them together into the configuration in the photos.  I used Scotch liquid glue to hold them all together.

Using a Wink of Stella Brush in Shimmer Orange, I added detail to some of the orange areas.  This adds a nice sparkle in just the right places! It’s hard to tell in the pics, but the shimmer is there!  I also found the little spider in my stash, added some black stickles to him to make him sparkle. Yes, spiders have to sparkle too!

This completes my Hallowe’en In Wonderland configuration box project.  I hope you like it and if you want to create one come see us at the store and we will help you find all of the supplies!

See you at my next post!


No Tricks, Just Treats – with Tina

Hello, Tina here to share a couple of simple treat boxes and a how-to with you.

Here is a side view…

The box part is a 6 x 6 inch square, scored at 2 1/2′ and 3 1/2″.

Turn and score 1″ on each side.  Then you just make 2 cuts on both sides.

Fold it up and it is a box.


Here is a visual…

To complete the box, I simply added two strips of cardstock to the font and the back, and decorated them!  Don’t you love that cool witch die from Little B?

My second box uses the same box base but this time I made the box smaller than the decoration.

Here is a s side view!

The smaller box is a 5 inch square, scored at 2″ and 3″, turned, scored, and cut the same way.

Using this simple box design, you can create all kinds of treat boxes!

Trick or Treat!

Happy Stamping!


This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

This weekend was a busy weekend with the garage sale! We had a group of excited shoppers who got some really great deals!

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We have several NEW fall, Halloween and Christmas collections that have arrived and more arriving daily!

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New CLASSES have been added to the Events page… be sure and check it out!

Classes this week:

Gena is teaching her Manor on Tuesday and Saturday… classes are almost full so call the store if you would like to sign up.


Tina is also teaching her AMAZING cards on Wednesday and Friday…


Carolyn is teaching her In the Bag Class on Saturday…

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Hope to see you soon at The Crafty Scrapper!



Garage Sale Date:
Friday September 16th 5-10pm special preview & purchase night, must bring 3 items to donate (details below)
Saturday September 17th 10am-5pm

For Friday night only the fee to pre-view and purchase is 3 items from the list below. These items will be donated to the Bluebonnet Chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. to help our troops over seas.


Sealed beef jerky or pepperoni sticks
Packaged cookies
Girl Scout cookies
Snack crackers/nuts/corn nuts/canned chips/ peanut butter pretzels
Mentos/Skittles/peanut brittle/jelly beans/non-melting candy/ gum/ protein bars/ granola bars/ any type of individual snack items
Ready to eat packaged tuna or chicken meals with crackers
Hot chocolate w/marshmallows or instant coffee like Starbucks Via packs

Dark socks to be worn in boots

Personal letters, cards and notes of encouragement
Crossword/Sudoku puzzles/
Games like Monopoly/Deal/Rook/Dice/ cards
Writing pads/cards/pens/stamps
Phone cards, I Tune or Amazon cards
Good paperbacks (NOT WAR)
Hand-held electronic games with batteries, AA and AAA batteries
Current magazines like Popular Science, Outdoor Life, men’s health, dirt biking, Sports Illustrated, etc…
Small air fresheners, Small LED lights


Thank You For Supporting Our Troops!

Tim Holtz Paddles by Carolyn

Good morning everyone, Carolyn here! I hope you have enjoyed our posts from Gena and Anita on the Tim Holtz paddles we did for his visit. When ever we have a guest artist we make paddles out of their products. With Tim Holtz coming to the store and his large product line we thought we would step it up, and we did! Each of us took 12-16 numbers and completed these amazing paddles.

I have been doing his Christmas tags and year tags since 2007 and have enjoyed the process as a crafter wanting to learn new techniques to add to my projects. My tags are a collection of things I have learned throughout the years and a few are recent 2016 tags. Visit Tim’s blog for step by step on these tags, he has all past Christmas tags lists on the side bar. http://timholtz.com/blog/










#27 was a lot of fun. Anita and I did this one together, its always fun to see what happens when it all comes together. As she worked on the wings and dress form I worked on the background and number!





Hope you have enjoyed!



Tim Holtz Paddles by Gena

Hi guys, Gena here with my paddles that I did for the special event with Tim Holtz.

I have always been inspired by the tags series Tim does in his blog, so I went thru the years and tutorials and made my paddles. He makes it so easy with step by step instructions and pictures to follow with each technique.

Here is a link to the tags on his blog:   http://timholtz.com/category/12-tags-of-2016/

Check it out! I know you will enjoy and learn so many techniques!

Here are paddles that I made…










Thanks for looking!!!

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Be Brave – with Erica

Hello! It’s Erica, and I’m back this month with a layout using the Tim Holtz Dapper collection. This collection is full of vintage ephemera images that have a great masculine feel. I knew it was perfect to highlight this photo of my grandfather (on the left) and his friend.


I started with one of the 12×12 papers in the collection for my background, and then added multiple layers of Distress Paint, Distress Stain, modeling paste, and Distress Inks. I used stencils for the modeling paste bricks and the inked stars. I used a Tim Holtz background stamp with Picket Fence Distress Paint for the random circles in the background. Then I layered several of the 6×6 and smaller patterns from the collection.

To add even more depth and age to the project, I layered a vintage air mail envelope and stamp into the collage. I painted the Tim Holtz flag die cut with Distress Ink in Faded Denim and Fired Brick and pewter Distress Pint.

A mirrored star and measuring tape trim complete the collage.