Monday, September 30, 2013

This Week's Make N Takes

Hello and Happy Monday! It's time for another round of Make N Takes. Here at Creations Galore, you'll find three new, gorgeous cards available each week for you to create. Each card is only $2 and includes all the tools and materials needed to create it. Just bring along your own adhesive. This is perfect for beginner to advanced card makers. It's self paced with step-by-step instructions, someone is on hand to demonstrate if needed, and it always includes new products and techniques for everyone to try!

Stop into Creations Galore any time during store hours -- The Make N Take station is always open! We just ask for you to come in at least an hour before close. For more information, feel free to give us a call at (920) 983-0033. 

This week's cards will be available Monday, September 30th through Saturday, October 5th. 

Card One: Blessing

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut, We R Memory Keepers. Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers. Stamp: Northwoods. Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Walnut Stain), Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (White). 

Card Two: Happy Halloween

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut, American Crafts. Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers. Stamps: Northwoods. Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Black Soot).

Card Three: Merry Christmas

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Stamps: JustRite. Inks: Adirondack (Lake Mist, Hazelnut), Distress Ink (Walnut Stain), Archival Ink (Maroon). 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Paper of the Week: Star Performer

Thank you for joining us for today's feature, Paper of the Week. Here at Creations Galore, we have 10,000 square feet of paper crafting products. We know that can be overwhelming. Therefore, we dedicate one day each week to bringing you one of our favorite papers. 

This week, we have Performance Collage, a 12x12 paper from Karen Foster Design. It's sure to highlight your memorabilia and photos from the smallest performance to the largest.

We can't show you a Paper of the Week without showing you some coordinating products. Take a look at the glowing papers and embellishments that will help you document those special performances!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Product Spotlight: Envelope Punch Board

Good morning! It's time to spotlight one of our favorite tools, the Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers. 

It's now even easier to create custom envelopes in over 60 DIFFERENT SIZES with ANY SIZE PAPER. By eliminating the need to trim and measure the paper multiple times, the Envelope Punch Board is the easiest-to-use envelope maker in the industry. 

To use, simply select the envelope size, trim the paper once, and follow the grid printed on the board to punch the envelope notches. Finally, score and fold the envelope using the included bone folder, which is conveniently stored on the Envelope Punch Board itself. For an extra touch, round each corner of the envelope using the punch located on the opposite side of the tool. 

For just $19.99 this is an affordable, time saving tool that you need to have! Watch the video below to get a closer look at the benefits of the Envelope Punch Board:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Paper of the Week: Science Fair

Happy Friday! It's time to bring you a new Paper of the Week! New to the blog? Here at Creations Galore, we have so much paper, we're not sure you'll ever see it all. That's why we've dedicated Fridays to bring you a new piece with coordinating products to get your creativity juices flowing!

Today we're showcasing Science Fair Collage by Karen Foster Design. The 12x12 patterned paper features many science themed words and images to help you document all those special moments! 

As always, here are some great products to embellish your project:

For the entire month of September, Creations Galore is celebrating Back to School. Don't miss out on this great coupon for 25% off all school themed items, including everything in today's post! Print yours by clicking this link

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Using 6x6 Paper Pads: Inspiration for all Paper Crafters

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! Today we're bringing you a few projects using 6x6 paper pads. Why you ask? What makes them so great? Well, sit back as we discuss ways to incorporate this product into your paper crafting. 

SCRAPBOOKERS: We understand that you scrapbook in 8.5x11 or 12x12 sizes, making 6x6 far too small for a background page. But what about layers? On the page below, Nicole used several pieces from a 6x6 paper pad to create all the fun layers. Notice, she cut the brown floral paper in half to appear as though she used additional pieces. Since all of the colors and patterns in the pad are part of one collection, all of the guesswork is taken out of the design process. 

PROJECT LIFERS: Did you know you can cut one 4x6 piece or two 3x4 pieces from one 6x6 sheet and have a 2x6 strip left over for punches, borders, and layers? Sure, you can get six 4x6 pieces from a 12x12 sheet, but that's six of the same pattern! We love the variety in a 6x6 pad, along with cheaper cost and less scraps! In the spread below, you can see how multiple patterned papers were used to fill the pockets. Do you see the middle 3x4 card that uses all those 2x6 strips? So much fun!

CARD MAKERS: We've saved the best for last! 6x6 paper pads were made FOR YOU. For all of the above statements, you could easily say, just cut a 6x6 piece from a 12x12 patterned paper. Sure... But then you would have a piece with the larger pattern. All the designs are shrunk down and sized perfectly when it comes to 6x6. In the card below, you can see how important this becomes. Instead of one large red flower, you can see the full design with lots of flowers. A smaller project calls for smaller designs, and 6x6 pads are your answer!

We hope this has inspired you to take another look at these miniature paper pads. As previously stated, they're one of Creations Galore's most treasured items. We love them in all colors, styles, and themes! Below, you can take a look at just four of our recent go-to paper pads.   

Do you create with paper pads or do you mostly buy in individual sheets? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! 

To order any of these products, simply click on the link below each item to be taken to our online store. You can see these paper pads, along with many more, in store too at 3164 Coronet Way in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Layout Tuesday: Serve & Protect

Good morning, Scrapbookers! We're so glad you've decided to join us today. We have a fun layout today, featuring a rather funny and adorable picture of our Maintenance Man and Lori's husband, Scott. He doesn't know we've scrapped this picture yet, how could we not?!

The papers and stickers in this layout are by Reminisce. We love that the double sided background paper does so much embellishing for us. We added the 4x6 photo and a 4x6 piece of coordinating paper. The sticker sheet made embellishing the layout further super easy! Just placed the border strips below the picture and around the right side for balance. One of our favorite ways to add journaling is to write or type on a few strips of paper. We still need to consult Scott for the journaling. 

Which brings us to journaling... It's important, friends! And interviewing your subject can be an easy way to add it to your layouts. 

Thanks for stopping by today! We'd love to see your military themed projects or layouts. Leave a link for us in the comments below or post a picture to our Facebook page! 

You can find these products, along with other Air Force themed products in store or online by clicking here. We're constantly adding products to our online store, so make sure to check back often. And as always, shipping is free on orders of $50 or more!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Back to School September

If you've been following along with us on the blog this month, you're well aware of the fact that we're in back to school mode. We're back today with more school-themed projects. All of the projects below were made using the We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass Collection. You can find the full collection here at Creations Galore or in our online store

Friday, September 13, 2013

Paper of the Week: Band Practice

Hello! Thanks for stopping by the Creations Galore blog. It's time for a new Paper of the Week! We have so much paper at our store, we're afraid you'll never see it all. Therefore, we've dedicated one day each week to bring you one of our favorites. 

This week it's all about music. We're showcasing On The Field, a 12x12 double sided patterned paper by Designs by Reminisce. 

As always, we've gathered together coordinating products to help you complete the page! The products below can be used for a number of occasions - band practice, show choir, rehearsals, marching during halftime, and more!

To purchase any of the products in the post, simply click the link below the picture to go to our online store. Orders over $50 qualify for FREE SHIPPING. Local? Visit us at 3164 Coronet Way in Green Bay, Wisconsin to see the items in person! 

Thanks for stopping by the blog, and have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Announcing Our First Bus Tour!

We're so excited to announce our very first bus tour! The Scrapbook Store posted the photo below on their Facebook page of their last bus tour, and it looks like such a great time. We're partnering up with the Scrapbook Store in Greenfield and Polka Dots in Mukwongao to bring you a day to remember! 

The all day bus tour will take place on Saturday, November 9th, and start at 8:00 AM. We'll be traveling from Creations Galore to the other two stores, enjoying special discounts and Make N Takes at each stop! The Make N Takes are three Christmas themed projects, not just handmade cards. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are included, and we'll have fun, games, and prizes on the bus! All of this for just $67! 

Sign up today, as spots are filling up fast! You can register in person at 3164 Coronet Way in Green Bay, Wisconsin or online by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Product Spotlight: KaiserCraft Clear Stamps

Good morning! Today we're showing off gorgeous sentiment stamps from KaiserCraft. These large, bold stamps are the perfect addition to your scrapbook layouts and handmade cards! Here are a few cards Nicole recently created with the stamps: 

Gorgeous, right? Now let's take a look at the stamp sets from KaiserCraft. All of the sets are $4.99 and available in store at Creations Galore or in our online store. To purchase from our online store, simply click the link below each picture. As always, shipping is FREE with orders of $50 or more!