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'Tis the Season

Our gift to you
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- The SCS Crew

Circle Flip Up Book
Make a fun shaped display album that folds flat for giving or storage. It's the perfect way to showcase a special person or event.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring Tool
  • Strong Adhesive
  • Patterned Paper
  • Embellishments
  • Ribbon
  • Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    Q: Patti asked: "Where can I find an ATG for my projects? I see them in used in some of the tutorials and wondering if it's cost effective and whether the tape comes in different widths? Thanks for the information."
    A: I don't have one myself, so I went to the product forum and searched for ATG. I found this thread. There are links to different stores where you can purchase one. It seems you can purchase a 1/2" or 1/4" width gun. If you buy the 1/2" gun, you can purchase an adapter for that ATG so that you can use the 1/4" wide tape as well.
    Your Comments
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Tanya has a suggestion for the Stained Glass Technique: "You can actually use classic [waterbased] ink to emboss on vellum as it stays wet long enough to hold the embossing powder. I did this technique for a votive surround with Holy Triptych last year and it turned out gorgeous!"
    From The Archives
    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Glass Ornament Personalized ornaments are part of many family traditions. Why not make your own this year?
    Glass Ornament Tutorial
    Glass Ornament Gallery
    Join Us Next Week...
    Don't trash all of those glossy holiday sales flyers and catalogs yet. You will need them along with gold embossing powder.
    Featured Sponsors
    Deals all around: 25% off select items, and Christmas delivery for orders by December 19th.
    Gina K
    5 new stamp sets and accessories being released on December 11th.
    Stamping Bella
    Bellaversary was fabulous and we're excited for the new year. Thanks to our sistahs and friends.
    Store More Stamps
    The go-to gift for every stamper on your list. Stamp storage and organization at its best.
    Over 30 stamps sets on sale 10-20% off in December.
    Noteworthy Links
    This Week's Hot Topics
    Are you cut out for it?
    Mass producing
    Christmas is coming
    Crafted and baked gifts
    Gift exchange ideas
    Military Christmas poem
    Make it work
    Technique corner
    Advent calendar
    So many different ways to decorate
    Glass ball ornament
    Take recycling to a whole new level
    Do you need it?
    Where to get them
    Chalk alternative
    Product focus
    Organizational hint
    Copic airbrush alternative
    Weekly Challenges
    December 3rd to December 9th
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Light up a room.
    Try this color combo: Riding Hood Red, Taken With Teal, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
    Use this sketch to create your card.
    Wacky Cluster
    Use your envelopes.
    Use this sketch for your scrapbook page.
    Be inspired by Images Under Glass.
    Check out annascreations's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
    Sponsor Roundup
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