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Did you know you can get a letter postmarked from the North Pole? Fun, right?!?!?! Surprise your little one with a special, personalized letter from Santa. There are companies that offer this service for a fee, but with the help of the United States Postal Service and a little time it will cost you just a little time and postage. Have a child write a letter to Santa and place it in a envelope addressed to: Santa Claus North Pole Next, get into the spirit of jolly St. Nick and write a letter to your little one as Santa. Don't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at Scrapper's Edge
It can be simple AND FUN to make multiple cards at a time using the same layout but switching the patterned papers and colors of the elements. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at Scrapper's Edge
We're excited to be hosting our 14th National Scrapbook Day Celebration! Wow, how time flies! National Scrapbook Day is always the first Saturday of May and since it falls on May 5th this year we're having a FIESTA! Every single item in the store will be ON SALE 15%-75% OFF. Plus, most purchases will qualify for entries into our special prize drawings! We're even hosting a special Open Craft (often called a "Crop") in our Classroom and are having pizza for lunch and mexican food for dinner catered. Those attending will receive special totes with FREE products and other goodies.... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Scrapper's Edge
Coloring eyes with Copic markers is easier than it may appear. Honestly, the most difficult thing is finding good stamped images to color. Most of the images that we color as Crafters include very small eyes that don't allow for much detail. Here are the basic steps that work well for me: Identify the part of the eye (pupil, iris, white, highlight). Pick at least 3 colors (light, medium, dark). Color the iris with the lightest color. Color with medium color starting at the top and flicking down, leaving the bottom area light. Color with darkest shade at top of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Scrapper's Edge
The main difference between a photo album and a scrapbook is that you get to be creative when creating a scrapbook. You can not only enhance your photos with colored and patterned paper and embellishments but you can also tell the story behind the pictures. Journaling the who, what & where of the photos helps preserve those memories for future generations. Once you decide that you want to start scrapbooking that first page can be a little daunting. Choosing an album, gathering supplies, and getting out your photos are just the beginning of a hobby that will preserve your most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Scrapper's Edge
It's a new year and time for resolutions and goals. It's time to create new habits. It's time to re-think how we do things. If you're like me, it's easy to set work-related and health/fitness goals. It's important to set goals for FUN and CREATIVITY too! Since I teach art & craft classes, my home craft room is often a place I simply prepare for upcoming classes. While I thoroughly enjoy teaching and sharing my love for all things crafty, I really want AND NEED to also balance the work creativity with the personal creativity. So, what's a girl to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Scrapper's Edge
Let's face it . . . another year just passed and most of us probably didn't do a very good job preserving our memories. Whether you scrapbook, put pictures in albums or have some other method it's often hard to find the time. I personally have vowed to do a much better job in 2018! When thinking about what would work for me I developed this idea of having a calendar page that I can record each month's highlights along with matching pages to add photographs and journaling. Sure, this isn't a unique idea; others have done it. But, since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Scrapper's Edge
We're doing something fun this holiday season . . . we're having a Countdown to Christmas sale. Everyday you can receive a 25% discount on a different product category! So, check out the Savings Calendar and let us help you COUNTDOWN & SAVE! Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Scrapper's Edge
As we gather with family and friends this time a year it's important to capture memories to share for years to come. Don't forget to include yourself when you take pictures and when you create your scrapbook pages. This week we offered a "Thankful for Us" scrapbooking workshop. Here's one of the pages with a picture that was taken last Christmas. I'm actually going to substitute this picture for one from this Thanksgiving but I just wanted to share the page with an actual picture on it. The papers we used in this workshop are from the Bo Bunny "Garden... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Scrapper's Edge
Copic markers are not available in metallic colors. However, it’s easy and fun to layer and blend colors to create the appearance of various types of metal. Before starting, determine what type of metal you want to color. Metal surfaces vary and will require different blending techniques based on their look (shiny, worn, etc.) as well as the shape of the object. Samples of metals and colors used are shown at the bottom of this post. For a simple shape, like the bucket used in the examples shown, follow these basic steps: Pick 3 to 4 colors that represent the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Scrapper's Edge
Our 13th Anniversary Sale & Celebration started Monday, June 26th. We've been having so much fun with our customers! For our printing customers, we're offering black & white copies at only 5 cents each and color copies at 29 cents each. Also, we have a large Clearance Section with items up to 75% off retail. However, where the fun starts is in our games. First, customers get to spin the wheel to determine their discounts. They can get up to 30% OFF non-sale merchandise. We're also playing a Card Match Up game. Customers can win chances at a $50 Gift... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Scrapper's Edge
Coloring flowers and leaves seems intimidating to many people. Remember, it's only paper and ink! What's the worst thing that can happen? You toss your colored piece in the recycle bin and start over?!??! Coloring flowers and leaves really starts with using the basic blending and shading skills you've probably already acquired. One very good suggestion is to look at a photograph of a real flowers and leaves before starting. It will help you realize how the flowers and leaves look in nature and help you determine how to shade. Here are other tips that I hope are helpful: Tips... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Scrapper's Edge
Want to add depth, shading and detail to your Copic-colored creations? Use colored pencils! Tips: Always color with your Copics FIRST. Otherwise you will ruin the tips of your markers. Let Copic layer dry before adding pencil. Color with pencil where you want to add color. Blend with Tombow Blending pen or Blending Stump and Gamsol. If using Tombow Blending pen, wipe off tip on paper to clean before blending another pencil color. If using Blending Stumps, use one stump for each color family OR gently sand stump between colors. To add color and shading with pencils: Apply pencil color... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Scrapper's Edge
Tips for mixing and matching patterned papers: Use patterned papers from one coordinating line, like the Simple Stories “Life Documented” line featured above. This ensures that all the colors will work well together. Mix different size patterns together, such as one large patterned and two or more smaller patterns. Try to use at least one of the same papers on each page of a two-page layout. This helps tie the pages together and look more cohesive. Include a similar element on both pages of a two-page layout to strengthen the cohesiveness. Examples of this in the two-page layout shown above... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Scrapper's Edge
I LOVE coloring with Copic markers and want to share some of the information from the class I taught last night regarding shadows and highlights. OVERVIEW: We see objects because of light. The placement of highlights and shadows show where the light is coming from and how it is interacting with the object(s). Shading: Blending lighter and darker tones and values into each other. Highlight: The lightest area on an image/object. This is where the light hits first and its where the light is the strongest. Highlights are generally created by using the tint (lighter version) of the color. Shadow:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
By forming your own little assembly line, you can make more cards in less time. I'll explain how using these cards that feature the Taylored Expressions' "Beauty Lies Within" die sets as an example: Gather your supplies: Cuttlebug & plates (or other diecutting system) Taylored Expressions “Beauty Lies Within” die sets 2½” scallop circle punch Corner Rounder Onyx Liquid Pearls by Ranger White Ribbon or Seam Binding Tape Various Embossing Folders Misc. Cardstock (for the cards shown above, I used 3 pieces of Desert Storm 8.5"x11", 2 pieces of white 8.5"x11", 3 pieces of black 8.5"x11", 1 piece each of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
Here at "The Edge" we're busy getting ready for next week and our HUGE 11th Anniversary Sale & Celebration. Here are some of the highlights: 20% OFF Merchandise in EVERY DEPARTMENT 5¢ Black Copies 29¢ Color Copies $5 11th Anniversary Totes (if you buy one next week you'll receive a FREE GIFT) Prize Drawings We hope you can celebrate with us! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
Are you looking for something to do while expanding your creativity? Our store, Scrappers Edge introduces the talents of internationally-known Jennifer Dove, Copic Certified Designer, Fine Arts Educator for Copic International and creative color artist. Jennifer has taught retreats and classes all over the United States and is coming to Eureka to teach a couple of classes. Jennifer Dove can be seen online teaching through Annie's Publishers, and has her work published in some of the more popular Copic Instruction Books such as Copic Coloring Guide 2, 3 and 4. Jennifer currently designs for a handful of popular companies within... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
It's always great to have a handmade card ready to go when you need it. So, sometimes it's good to build that stash of cards quick and easily. Here's an idea to make several cards that feature colorful doilies and die cut leaves. Featured Products: Doodlebug Doilies Leaf Die (Tim Holtz “Greens”) Circle Punch or Die Bakers Twine Seam Binding Tape or ribbon White Paper Flowers Rhinestones Sentiment Stamps & Ink Pads Cardstock & Various Patterned Papers Directions: Fold card base in half. Adhere doily to center of card. Tie white ribbon (seam binding tape) around card and tie in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
With Easter right around the corner and kids home, it's a great time to reuse your toilet paper rolls and make cute bunnies, like the one pictured here. What you need: Toilet paper roll Patterned Paper for Bunny Body: 6”x3¾” Green Cardstock for Grass: 6”x1” and 6”x1½” Black Cardstock for Whiskers: 2” strips (6) Pink Cardstock for Nose: 1” circle Yellow Cardstock for Ears: Oval punched (2) White Cardstock for Ears: Scalloped oval punched (2) Black Pen for Mouth Liquid Glue Scissors Googly Eyes Steps: Cut and punch paper as described above. Glue patterned paper to toilet paper roll. Cut... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
We're so excited to launch our new Mobile App. You can download it by following this link: When you follow the above link it will take you to a page that looks like this: After downloading this to your mobile device, you'll be able to stay connected to Scrapper's Edge through various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), to watch our YouTube videos, to easily contact us and to save using special coupons. More features will be developed soon. And, don't worry. We're not abandoning the regular monthly mailed newsletter or our weekly email announcements. No matter how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Scrapper's Edge
The class we had in April that featured these cards was a huge hit! Since then, alot of customers have asked for the details on how to make these cards. These are the products that were used: □ Cuttlebug Machine □ Various Embossing Folders (Provo Swiss Dots, Provo Seeing Spots & Sizzix Roses) □ Spellbinders Dies (Asters & Poppies Set) □ Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet □ Distress Ink Pad: Barn Door (red) □ Ranger Ink Applicator / Foam □ Ranger Archival Ink Pad: Black □ EK Success Label Punch (Real Estate Sign) □ Inkadinkado Stamp (Old Letter Writing) □ Various... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Scrapper's Edge
Christmas is right around the corner! Wow, it snuck up on us this year, huh?!?!? If you need to make cards, you don't have to spend hours and hours. Find great paper and embellishments that can do most of the impressive work for you, like this Anna Griffin "Winter Wonderland" line: Here are examples of easy cards I created using the papers and large dimensional stickers: The stamp used in the samples is Hero Arts' "Miracle of the Holidays" set. Other items used include border punches, doilies, and sparkle hemp cord from Lawn Fawn. Some of the solid cardstock pieces... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
Corrugated paper is great to use to add dimension to cards, scrapbook pages and other projects. You can cut or tear it easily. However, I like to either punch it or diecut it! These are cards created featuring leaves diecut from the Tim Holtz "Movers & Shapers" magnetic leaf die set that I cut out using the Cuttlebug: When using Tim Holtz "Movers & Shapers" dies with a Cuttlebug, you'll need the Tim Holtz Base Tray. It's really easy. Just place the magnetic dies onto the base tray, put the corrugated paper on top of the dies, and put a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
Have you made Christmas cards yet? In a workshop we hosted last night, we made the cards shown here. It's a fun card that can utilize some of the patterned paper scraps that you have! Dimensions: Red card base: 8½”x5½” Dark Brown cardstock: 5¼”x4” Brown Paper Bag cardstock: 5”x3¾” White cardstock: 5”x1½” Instructions: Dry emboss Brown Paper Bag cardstock with snowflake embossing folder using the Cuttlebug. Run the Versamark Dazzle pad over the raised snowflake pattern on the Kraft cardstock to add shimmer. (This step is optional.) Border punch one long edge of the White cardstock. Stamp Sentiment. (Ho! Ho!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge