Sunday, June 29, 2014

New Arrivals: June 29th

We're going a little crazy over the new products that have arrived this week. And we know you will too! Here's a glimpse of the goodies waiting for you at Creations Galore...

For the love of brads!

Flip Pockets & Self Adhesive Pockets


Kaisercraft Stamp Sets

Birthday Embellishments

Sweet Stamp Shop Sets

Friday, June 27, 2014

New Arrivals: July 27th

Hello crafters! It's that time of the week where we look around the store and bring you our favorite items. Here's what we've had our eyes on this week...

Stamps by Penny Black Inc for upcoming bridal & baby showers

An affordable air brush fits all markers

Beautiful chalk sets

Unity Stamp Co cling stamp sets made of high quality rubber

Glitter washi tapes for every project

Paper Of The Week: Boy Scout Collage

Last week we shared our favorite Girl Scout products, and this week it's all about Boy Scouts. The BSA Boy Scout Collage 12x12 paper from K&Company is just what you need to scrap photos, medals, and other memorabilia from your favorite scout.

BSA Boy Scout Collage Flat Paper

We can't stop there! Here's a look at a few more BSA-themed products available in our online store:

So much fun! Stop into Creations Galore at 3164 Coronet Way in Green Bay, Wisconsin to see our collection of outdoor themed products. We hope to see you soon.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

We Recommend: The Scor-Pal

At Creations Galore, we create a lot of cards. Which means we SCORE a lot of cards. That led us to this week's product recommendation: THE SCOR-PAL. It's the perfect tool for straight and diagonal line embossing on cards...and scrapbook pages too!

The latest version of the Scor-Pal scoring board has a slightly textured 12x12 scoring surface, with a raised fence at the top and on the left and right sides. Colored ruler marking on the fences are easy to see. This aligns your paper for perfect scoring. No more crooked cards!

Grooves are across the board at different intervals. The specialty grooves make card making simple:  at 4 1/4" for normal A2 cards; at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" for gate fold cards and at 3.666" and 7.333" for brochure folding (divides 11" paper into equal thirds). In addition, there are grooves every 1/4" across the board. Between the  0 to 1" mark and 11" to 12" mark there are 1/8" grooves. By proper paper placement this will allow you to score 1/8 " increments such as 1 7/8".

When you place your card stock on the scoring surface, you are able to do multiple scores without moving the paper. Grid cards, accordion folds, boxes etc are scored in seconds. The score lines result in crisp, accurate folds!

The included scoring tool snaps into place at the top of the unit to ensure it is always at hand. It has been specially designed to fit the grooves so the the cardstock cannot be torn while scoring. Don't forget about the handy magnetized area next to the Scor-Tool storage area to hold metal brads or other items. 

Want to see it in action? Check out this great video below...

You can also check out some great tips and techniques on the Scor-Pal blog. We just can't get enough of this essential tool. Have you tried out the new Scor-Pal yet?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Behind The Make N Take: Background Stamps

Hello Paper Crafters! Today's video takes you behind the scenes of a recent Make N Take. Nicole shares:
  • A technique using background stamps
  • How to create your own embellishments
  • The wonders of Liquid Pearls

We can't get enough of Liquid Pearls! Here's a close up of the final embellishments:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. We hope you're leaving inspired to create!

Cardstock: Paper Cut (White, Black)
Stamps: Vintage Market Street Stamps, Sweet Stamp Shop (Elegant Sentiments)
Inks: VersaFine (Black), Liquid Pearls (Onyx Pearl)
Stamp: Martha Stewart Crafts
Tools: Scor-Pal, Paper Trimmer, MyStik (Permanent Adhesive), Scrapbook Adhesives (3D Foam Squares)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Layout Tuesday: Blessed

Good morning, Paper Crafters! It's Tuesday, which means it's time to share a new layout with you. Today we're displaying a layout from We R Memory Keepers' Design Team using the Inked Rose Collection. This collection is one of our favorites, featuring lots of flowers and butterflies in blues and pinks. However, this layout contains NONE OF THEM. Say what?! We're going crazy over the use of the orange and grey in the collection. 

The words are ripped from the Words 12x12 patterned paper. And we can't help but love the patterned paper circles coordinating with the ink splatters. So beautiful!
Words 12x12 Double Sided Paper
Yellow 12x12 Textured Cardstock
Inked Rose Scrapbook Paper Pack

Thank you for another great layout, We R Memory Keepers. Stop into Creations Galore to view the entire Inked Rose Collection.

Monday, June 23, 2014

This Week's Make N Takes

Hello Paper Crafters! Are you ready to see this week's Make N Takes?

Each Monday, Creations Galore offers three new, gorgeous cards fro 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 recommend coming in at least one hour before close. For more information, feel free to give us a call at (920)983-0033. 

This weeks cards will be available Monday, June 23rd - Saturday, June 28th. 

Card One: Soy Happy
Learn how to mask and create a scene with multiple stamps.

SUPPLIES Cardstock, Scallop Die Cut: Paper Cut. Stamps: Lawn Fawn. Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Uni-Ball Signo Pen (White). 

Card Two: You Can Do It
Create a background with stamps and Distress Inks.

SUPPLIES Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Vellum: Paper Cut. Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop. Inks: VersaFine (Black), Distress Inks (Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood, Dusty Concord, Tattered Rose). Cutting Die: Spellbinders.

Card Three: A Year Older
Discover a new way to create paper shapes.

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers. Stamps: Riley & Company. Inks: StazOn (Jet Black). Cutting Dies: My Favorite Things.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

New Arrivals: June 22

Hello Paper Crafters! We hope you've had a wonderful week. It's time to take a look at the newest products that have caught our eye...

Embossing Folders by Lifestyle Crafts

NEW Journaling Card Sets

Spellbinders Expandable Patterns Dies

NEW Stamp Sets from Sweet Stamp Shop

Wellington Die Cut Toppers

Wink Of Stella Glitter Markers

Friday, June 20, 2014

Paper Of The Week: Scouting Word Collage

Happy Friday! It's the end of a long week, but time for us to debut the Paper of the Week. Haven't heard of POTW? 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 a day each week to showing off one of our favorite pieces and the coordinating products. 

This week's featured paper is from Laserline called Scouting Word Collage. The 12x12 paper will help you scrapbook your favorite scout. It's printed on high quality, acid and lignin free paper.

Scouting Word Collage 12x12 Paper

We just can't get enough of girl scout themed items, so we've gathered together a few of our favorite coordinating products...

Cookies 12x12 Paper

Girl Scouts Felt Stickers

Girl Scouts Photo Album
Brownie Girl Scouts Photo Album

So many cuuuute products! Stop into Creations Galore to see the full collection of girl and boy scout themed times.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Document This: Lessons in Parenting

When we stumbled upon this pocket scrapbooking spread from Studio Calico Community Member bckueser, our hearts skipped a beat. She wrote her down her thoughts on parenting, as well as what she's learned from her kids. What a great journaling prompt!

We love, love, loooove it! Have you made any layouts documenting your personal journey through parenting? 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

We Recommend: Attach Me Stickers

Hello Paper Crafters! Are we ever excited to share with you one of our favorite products. It's perfect for traditional scrapbook albums, pocket scrapbooking, mini albums, and more! Once you see how great the ATTACH ME STICKERS from BasicGrey are, you're head will be spinning with ideas. 

Attach Me Stickers - Red/Pink, Black/Grey, Peacock/Aqua, Clear/White, Cream/Brown

At first glance, the Attach Me Stickers are a rather odd product. Just what do you do with them? We wondered the same thing. After a bit of research and product testing, WE'RE HOOKED. 

These miracle products are translucent plastic stickers that attach to anything... seriously, anything... creating the perfect way to insert memorabilia into an album. With two stickers in four different designs in ten different colors, it's easy to find a style that fits you.

Here's a great example of how we used them in a 12x12 album. The white stickers were added to a wedding shower invitation and inserted right next to pictures from the actual event. No need to punch holes in the memorabilia, and the high quality plastic will hold up over time and multiple flips. 

In the next photo, we've added grey stickers to a concert flyer. Not shown, we adhered the concert ticket (printed on a home computer) to the backside... Trimmed the paper ticket to fit the same size of the flyer and added the self-adhesive stickers to them both. 

In addition to tickets and invitations, you can add die cuts, greeting cards, and photos!

This is a 6x8 mini album. We printed out a 4x6 photo and added a date and some embellishments, but just how was it going to be included in the album? With Attach Me Stickers of course! We used clear stickers, as well as adhered patterned paper to the back to hide the photo lab watermark.

The possibilities are endless! You can use one, two, or three stickers depending on the size of your album and memorabilia. Include anything and EVERYTHING. What would you add to your next album?

*Attach Me Stickers can be found in our online store here, as well as our store front at 3164 Coronet Way in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Stop in soon for more inspiration!