Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sizzix Framelits Dies Inspiration & Sale

Today at Creations Galore you can save 30% on all embossing folders and cutting dies. We couldn't pass up this opportunity to show you one of our favorites, the Sizzix Framelits Dies.

Hero Arts and Sizzix have teamed up to offer stylish cling stamps that match the dies perfectly. With this unique pairing, you cut exactly what you see with nothing to obscure perfect print registration. Scraps, stamped images, and printed sentiments can be cropped precisely.

We can't bring you the product without sharing a few inspiring projects!

Creations Galore is open until 6:00 PM tonight, Wednesday, February 29. Hurry in to save on these great dies! And join us every Wednesday for a new way to save! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

This Week's Make N Takes

Hello card makers! It's time to show off this week's Make N Takes! 

Haven't heard about our Make N Takes? Creations Galore offers three new cards every week for you to create. Grab your favorite adhesive, some foam risers, and a friend, we've got the rest! That's right! We've done all the design work for you and have a kit with paper and embellishments waiting for you. All of the tools needed, along with step-by-step instructions and a card example, are always available at our Make N Take station. So come during store hours at your own connivence - Your lunch break, your day off, or an escape from the kiddos. Each card is just $2. 

This week's Make N Takes will be available at Creations Galore from Monday, January 27th to Saturday, February 1st. 

Card One: Cow Jumped Over The Moon

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut, American Crafts, Copic X-Press It. Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps. Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Tea Dye Distress Ink. Punch: Marvy Nesting Circle Punch. 

Card Two: Jungle Out There

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: Reminisce. Stamps: Stamps by Judith. Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor Pencils. Punch: Marvy Nesting Circle Punch. 

Card Three: Get Well Soon

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: BoBunny. Stamps: Penny Black Inc. Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tombow Black Marker.

Friday, January 24, 2014

We Love Valentine's Day: DIY Cupcake Toppers

Good morning, Paper Crafters! Creations Galore has welcomed new Valentine's themed stamps, stickers, and paper collections, and it has us excited about Cupid's special day! We're positive that these cupcake toppers will get you excited too! 

Gather your favorite valentine themed inks and stamps, strips of cardstock, and toothpicks! After stamping your design or sentiment onto the paper strips, wrap them around the toothpick. You can use double sided tape, a tape runner, or liquid glue to hold them in place. Leave as is or cut a triangle out of one end to create a pendant. Not a fan of stamping? No problem! Use border stickers or patterned paper strips to achieve the same look.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

This Week's Make N Takes

Hello there! Have you seen the Make N Takes available for you to create this week?

Every Monday, Creations Galore offers three new, gorgeous cards 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, January 20th - Saturday, January 25th. 

Card One: Thank You

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Stamps: Penny Black Inc. Inks: VersaMark Watermark, StazOn Jet Black, Distress Inks in Fired Brick & Tea Dye, Distress Stains in Pine Needles, Antique Linen & Rusty Hinge. Embossing Powder: Ranger Black Super Fine Detail. Extras: Gold Cord, Niji Waterbrush, Static Pouch, Spellbinders Labels Nine, Ink Blending Tool.

Card Two: The Best

SUPPLIES Cardstock, Vellum: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny. Stamps: Avery Elle. Inks: Glimmer Mist Tiger Lily & Dragonfly, StazOn Jet Black. Extras: Spellbinders Star Dies, Pink Paislee Stencil, Glossy Accents.

Card Three: It's Cold Outside

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut, Copic X-Press It. Stamps: Lawn Fawn. Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Adirondack Stonewashed, Pesto, Meadow. Punches: Marvy Nesting Punches. Extras: Action Wobble Springs.

Watch him wobble and shiver...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

2014 Title Page & Word Of The Year

Thanks for joining us for another adventure in Pocket Scrapbooking! It's a new year, which means a fresh start. Maybe you're focusing on a few goals, resolutions or a word. Creations Galore is here to help you document it all!

To start of the new year right, Nicole created a 2014 title page for her new, white American Crafts 12x12 Leather Album. She's using the 12x12 Pocket Protectors from American Crafts as well. It was simple to cut up 3x4 and 4x6 piece of patterned paper from the Wildflower Collection

The Wildflower Collection Pack by Carta Bella also came with a 12x12 sheet of journaling cards. Nicole picked her favorite, cut it to size, and simply slipped it into one of the pockets. A few stickers from the collection and Studio Calico wood veneers were used to embellish two die cuts. The cuts were created from American Crafts Light Kraft cardstock using the Silhouette Cameo

After creating the title page, Nicole moved onto her word of the year. This year she's focusing on the word discipline and wanted to include it at the start of her album. Scrapbooking can be a form of therapy and accountability! 

She adhered 2-6x12 pieces of patterned paper together. The piece will fit into the 6x12 page protectors from Becky Higgins and work as the perfect insert in her 3-ring album. To place the focus on the word, which was cut from patterned paper using the Silhouette Cameo, she decorated it with vellum, wood veneers, stamps, and a doily. Below these layers she wrote out her thoughts on this word and her goals for the coming year. 

Have you created a title page or scrapbook layout focusing on your goals for the new year? We'd love to see yours -- Leave us a link in the comments or post to our Facebook page

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Layout Tuesday: Christmas Day Fun

The holidays may be over, but that doesn't stop Creations Galore from carrying Christmas themed items! Plus, we have so many photos to scrap now! That's why today's Layout Tuesday is dedicated to this fun layout using Crate Paper's Peppermint Collection and highlights our favorite kids on Christmas Day! 

We love the fun mix of colors in this collection which coordinated perfectly with the bright colors in the photos. The title came from the 12x12 Chipboard Stickers. We added a few more chipboard pieces to the layout to coordinate with the stickers and brads. But our favorite part of this collection and layout are the Stand Outs. They're self adhesive, quickly adding dimension and interest to any project!

Have you documented you holiday yet? Bring your photos into Creations Galore and let us help you find the perfect paper and embellishments for your project! 

Monday, January 13, 2014

This Week's Make N Takes

Happy Monday, Paper Crafters! We're excited to bring you this week's Make N Takes. Haven't heard about our Make N Takes before? Each week, Creations Galore brings you three new cards for you to create. All the supplies, step-by-step instructions, and a card sample are included in the $2 per card cost... Just bring along your favorite adhesive and foam risers. The Make N Take station is always available; therefore, stop in at your convenience. 

This week's cards are available Monday, January 13th - Saturday, January 18th. 

Card One: Fabulous

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers. Stamps: Riley & Company. Ink: StazOn Jet Black. Embellishments: Studio Calico Wood Veneers. 

Card Two: Congratulations 

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Stamps: Avery Elle. Inks: VersaColor, StazOn Metallic. 

Card Three: Hope

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut, American Crafts. Patterned Paper: BasicGrey. Stamps: Karen Foster Design. Ink: Archival Ink Black. Embellishments: Melissa Frances Pearls, Spellbinders Die. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Class Spotlight: Copic 101

This beginner class, taught by a Copic Certified Instructor, will introduce you to Copic markers and give you the opportunity to practice various blending techniques. 

Benefits of the class:
  • Get acquainted with the Copic product line.
  • Learn about the product basics.
  • Decipher the numbering system.
  • Learn how to pick good blending groups.
  • Discover how to create depth by blending multiple colors.
  • Study and practice the three basic blending techniques.
  • Learn how to use the colorless blender marker.

Your enrollment fee includes:
  • Information page
  • Practice sheets
  • Stamping with Copics brochure
  • Copic color chart
  • One-on-one time with a Certified Copic Instructor
  • Colorless Blender (or marker of your choice)
  • 15% discount on products used and discussed in class

This class will be offered on the following dates:

Thursday, January 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, February 15, 10:00 - 12:00 PM

To sign up for either of these class times, visit this link. Class space is limited, so sign up soon!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Class Spotlight: Creating With Alcohol Inks

Alcohol Inks are one of Creations Galore's favorite mediums. From the creative mind of Tim Holtz, this acid free, fast drying, transparent product is perfect for all kinds of projects. We've gathered together a collection of techniques and tips and have turned it into a 2 hour class just for you! Join us in experimenting with the product that creates a colorful, polished stone effect. 

In this class, you will: 
  • Learn about the possibilities of alcohol inks and how to used them in your crafts. 
  • Try out the tools and inks needed before purchasing any product.
  • Learn and practice (8) alcohol ink techniques.
  • Lighten, blend, and remove colors. 
  • Create metallic highlights. 
  • Learn how to turn your creations into backgrounds, embellishments, cards, and more.

Your enrollment fee of $20 includes: 
  • Paper to try every technique, following along with the class instructor
  • The tools and supplies to turn what you create into handmade cards
  • Pictures and sketches of (3) handmade card ideas
  • All the alcohol ink knowledge you can take in
  • A 15% off discount on all products used or discussed in class

Class will be offered on the following dates:

Thursday, January 23, 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM 
Tuesday, February 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reserve your spot by clicking here or calling (920) 983-0033. Class space is limited, so sign up soon! To see our full calendar of classes, crops, and events, visit us here

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Layout Tuesday: Smile

Good morning, paper crafters! It's time for another Layout Tuesday. Today's selection is a clean and simple design from a sample wedding album here in the store. A big thank you to Mr & Mrs Coldagelli for letting us use their GORGEOUS photos to inspire couples everywhere!

For this layout, the pictures were adhered directly to the background paper, a 12x12 piece of white cardstock. We used the same cardstock and the Silhouette Cameo to create the large title. The ability to cut any font, along with the weld option, make it so easy to add the title as one full piece. 

To add some color, we grabbed embossed cardstock stickers from the Chalkboard Collection by We R Memory Keepers. Several pieces from the sticker sheet were layered onto the page with a die cut of a simple typed word. 

We can't help but smile after looking at those candid photos. Stop into Creations Galore soon with your photos, and we'll help you pull together all the supplies and tools need to complete your own album. Love the idea, but don't have the time? Creations Galore also does custom albums. Call us at (920) 983-0033 to set up your complimentary consultation. 

*Are you looking for a photographer to capture your precious moments? We highly recommend Glitz Photography, the artists behind these beautiful wedding photos. You can find them here

Monday, January 6, 2014

This Week's Make N Takes

How's your Monday going, Paper Crafters? We're back with three NEW Make N Takes for the week. Haven't heard of our Make N Takes? Creations Galore offers three cards every week for our customers to come in and create. It's perfect for beginner to advanced crafters and is available Monday through Saturday during store hours. That's right... It's always open, so come at your convience. 

It's just $2 per card. So make one, two, or all three! Make sure to bring along your favorite adhesive and foam risers. We've got everything else - The tools, supplies, and step-by-step instructions. We even have someone available to help if needed. This is the perfect way to learn new techniques, try new products, or just have a little fun! 

This week's cards will be available between Monday, January 6th and Saturday, January 11th. 

Card One: Thank You

SUPPLIES Cardstock, Vellum: Paper Cut. Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop. Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Marvy Markers. Die: Spellbinders. Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts.

Card Two: Listen With Your Heart

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: BoBunny. Stamps: Penny Black, Vintage Market Street Stamps. Inks: StazOn Jet Black. Punches: We R Memory Keepers Mini 8.

Card Three: Imperfection
Choose between multiple phrases by Jane Austen 

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut, We R Memory Keepers. Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers. Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black. Wood Veneers: Studio Calico.