18 Jul

What can Cricut Explore cut? You’ll never guess!

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Cricut Explore cuts more than you can imagine!
We have been pushing the Cricut Explore machine to its limits, and guess what we discovered? It can cut! It handles various types of paper, vinyl, foil, tape, and much more. Take a look at the complete Cricut Explore Cut List to explore the limitless possibilities of what you can create. Also, shop now and get free shipping on all orders of $35 or more, when you use the promo code: FREESHIP35 at checkout. 

16 Jul

Cute Handmade Photo Albums – Cinch Binding 2 Ways

handmade photo album

I decided to play around with my Cinch binding tool today. As you can see, I have the Cinch that produces round holes but it is available with square holes as well.  Here are two handmade photo albums.

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01 Jul

Two Peas in a Bucket Etsy Store – Great News!

Just a quick note to say that I am so glad to know that Two Peas in a Bucket has an Etsy store for their exclusive wood and flair designs.  They already have just under 300 items up on the site. They are listed under ItsLikeThisLLC and you should check it out here.  With so many scrapbook stores shutting their doors, I am just happy to know that Two Peas will still have some presence on the web with their Etsy shop. I will certainly be stopping by to check it out frequently.

30 Jun

Packing for a Scrapbook Bed and Breakfast–6 Key Must Haves

craft space
So you are headed to a scrapbook bed and breakfast retreat and you don’t know what to pack.  You’ve come to the right place for some tips on how to pack for this type of retreat because through trial and error, over-packing and leaving behind much needed items, I have learned the hard way how to organize to get the most out of the time away. This ensures that more projects get completed and less organizing and reorganizing goes on at the retreat.

However, before you pack even so much as an eyelet, check to see what tools and items are available for use at the retreat home. Most scrapbook retreats have a list of tools available right on their website and usually include die cut machines like Cricut and/or Silhouette and basic cartridges. Please note that most require you bring your own mat if they provide a Cricut machine.

This initial check will keep you from packing unnecessary and bulky items like certain punches,  die cutting machines, embossing machines, etc. Read More

26 Jun

Smart Gifts for Scrapbookers – Do’s and Don’t’s

 

Scrapbooking Cupcakes

So it is your favorite scrapbooker’s birthday (or other special day) and you don’t know anything about this scrapbook stuff, right? You just know she loves to craft and would be thrilled to open up a bag or box of scrapbook goodies for her special day.

Take it from me, you are right, but I know you need more to go on because there are so many different tools, adhesives, embellishments, and until you met her you thought a Cricut was just an insect.

Well you are in luck, as I have compiled a list of smart gifts for scrapbookers so that you don’t end up duplicating expensive items or buying things that are really not her style.

Hopefully this will help you to buy a thoughtful gift and save you a lot of time and money and stressing about your choice. Read More

25 Jun

Using Recycled Materials for Scrapbooking

recycled material for scrapbooking

 

Using recycled materials for scrapbooking is “green” so we feel good about reducing the need for conventional waste disposal. It is cost effective because we are saving money by using what we already have, and both challenging and fun because it is interesting to see what we can do with items we would otherwise trash or throw in the recycle bin.  Here are 3 suggestions: Read More