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Difference in the 3M Scotch Adhesive Applicator ATG 700 and the AGT 714 model?

April 17th, 2008

Question: What is the difference in the 3M Scotch Adhesive Applicator ATG 700 and the AGT 714 model?
 

Answer:  The ATG 700 is for 1/2″ to 3/4″ wide tapes.  The ATG 714 model is just for 1/4″ wide tapes.

Looking for boxing glove for scrapbook . . .

April 17th, 2008

Question: Robin, I am looking for a boxing glove for my scrapbook.  Have seen one of these?  Please help>>>

 

Answer: Check out these on our site (I think they are super cute!): http://www.scrapbookfinds.com/content/search-results.php?name=boxing

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I am looking for Nascar layout ideas . . .

April 17th, 2008

Question: I am looking for a great idea for a 2 or 3 page NASCAR spread.  The guys favorite driver is #9 and there are no embellishments for him.

 

Answer: Check out one of the galleries I have listed below (just type in ‘NASCAR’ for your search) and some of our NASCAR products (I couldn’t find #9 embellishments either).  I did find #9 Kasey Kahne wall sitckers that would totally work for scrapbooking here.

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I have also included a few of my favorites from the galleries below (click on image to link to the site with larger picture).

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1.) Scrapbook.com - http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/ (I think this gallery is set up the best, very easy to search, and has super cute ideas!)

2.) Scrap Jazz - http://www.scrapjazz.com/gallery/ (My 2nd favorite gallery)

3.) Creating Keepsakes - http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/gallery/  (It is harder to search this one, but there are lots of great ideas.)

4.) Scrapbook Flair - http://www.scrapbookflair.com/gallery

5.) the shabby shoppe - http://www.theshabbyshoppe.com/photopost/index.php

Where can I buy white rub-ons 3/16″ tall?

April 17th, 2008

Question: I am looking for rub on letters in white about 3/16″ tall.  Preferably Helvetica.  Any idea where I can get some?  Thanks
Answer:  We carry lots of white rub-ons.  As for letters, these are the ones we carry in white.  I believe the ones from American Craft called “jack” are helvetica and about the size you are looking for (although the ad shows them in black, they are actually white).  Basic Grey also sells some white letters in that font, but they are larger (I can’t find the exact size, but they appear larger than the American Craft ones).

Where to find a 12×12 postbound album to cover myself?

April 17th, 2008

Question: I am trying to find a 12 x12 post bound album for scrapbooking that I can cover myself…any ideas who makes them? thanks
Answer: My first answer is that if you are covering the cover up, then it doesn’t matter what the album is before you do it, right?  You can really take any album and recover it.  I would just buy one that is mostly plain or with a window (if you want that), and then use the fabric or paper you desire to cover it. 

There are a few brands out there that sell a “craft” scrapbook that is meant to be painted, covered, embellished.  We carry the 6×6″ and 9×9″ ones from Making Memories.  I also found a company called i-makit that does scrapbook cover kits here . They have postbound and 3-ring in 12×12″ and other sizes.

 

Looking for “real” car embellishments for an album?

April 2nd, 2008

Question: I am making my husband a car album for the cars he has owned.  I am looking for car embellishments (but that look like real life cars not toy cars), a mini-license plate template that i can copy and write in his actual license plates words, and real car logos or symbols.  Any idea where i can purchase these?  Thank you.

 

Answer: All of our car embellishments are here - some of which are real cars. And license plates embellishments.  As for car logos/symbols, I found a website that you can get them and print them off here (click on the car name on the right of the screen). I also found a cute way to make a license plate album.  Also, here is the best template for license plates (it does states and years too):

http://www.acme.com/licensemaker/

Is there a chipboard book in the word \”GRADUATION\”?

April 2nd, 2008

Question: BoBunny makes chipboard books in \”Love, Baby, Party, etc\”– with graduation right around the corner, I was wondering if there was a company that makes a chipboard book in the word \”Graduation\”.  If there is not a company that has one for sell, how would I go about making one.  I am sure it would sell like hot cakes!

 

Answer: No company sells one that I could find - Bo Bunny does make “GRADE” - the closest I could find (you could remove the “E” and do “GRAD”). Here are the ones that Bo Bunny does do and ideas for decorating them from their website

Making one, though would be a fun project (also see below for pictures and some easier ways to make one):

1. Get some plain chipboard.

2. Using stencils in the right size of the letters or printing the letters from your computer (and making your own stencil), get the letters of GRADUATION. Keep in mind that graduation is a longer word, so you might have to make the book a little larger.

3.  Lay the stencil on the chipboard, tracing only the right side.  Make sure you leave about 3-4 inches from the right side of the G so you can punch holes.  I would also make sure you trace at least 1/2 of the letter, like this:

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4. Continue with each letter on a separate piece of chipboard.  Each letter should have more space on the left side as you get closer to the last “N”. 

5. Punch 2-3 holes in each letter making sure to line them up.  Then use ribbon, rings, etc to attach the pages together.

6.  Now you can decorate them (I remove the rings while decorating to make it easier).

Check out this example of one made out of the word “Family”. And another made out of “Friend” and “Believe“:

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An easier way to do it:

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Cards for Heroes - making cards for our troops

April 1st, 2008

Question: I live in Rice Lake, WI. I am one of many people from Rice Lake and across the US that makes cards for our troops. In return our troops send them home to their loved ones in the States. We have a website if you would like to see all we have done. www.cardsforheroes.org It gets expensive buying cardstock, stamps, embellishments, and anything else that makes a card special and personalized. Our group of card makers in Rice Lake were wondering if you would be able to donate any scrapbooking supplies to our non-profit organization? It would greatly be appreciated by many people.

Answer: We actually aren’t a store - just a “mall” for other merchants to list their products.  I will post your website on our site, though, for others that might be interested in your cause.

Looking for themed paper entitled, “The Year I Was Born”

April 1st, 2008

Question: I am looking for a theme paper I bought in cape cod, but can’t find it anywhere. It was called the year I was born. It listed everything that happened that year.

Answer: I have looked high and low for the paper you mentioned, but have come up empty handed.  I will continue to keep my eyes open and let you know if I come up with something. If anyone has seen this paper, let me know . . .

Ideas for redecorating my new scrapbook room . . .

April 1st, 2008

Question: I am new to your site, I am moving and will have to re-decorate my new scraproom, currently my room is a soft mauve (light) and pastel green accessories, (shelves etc.). I have viewed many many other scraprooms trying to find ideas and I could use your help, my daughter recently moved off to go to college and now that the “baby” is out of the house I DESPERATELY WANT my new room to be more, well I guess one might say “elegant” instead of pink, green, blue pastels. Got any ideas on a paint color that would say
“classy/daring” instead of saying, “Nursery” or “Romper Room”. LOL   Any light bulbs flashing…please let me know. I am not afraid of wild ideas, I am just stumped.   Thanks so much,

 

Answer:  I think redesigning scrapbook or craft rooms is so much fun!  My first bit of advice would be to take out all your favorite scrapbooking paper (or go to a scrapbooking store to check out colors/patterns).  Choose your top 5 colors and patterns and tape them to the wall of the room you are doing. Then let then stay there for a few days so that you can get a feel for what the room would be like with that color.  Once you have decided, you can take the paper with you to the paint store to match.  I also would keep a swatch in your purse, so that you can match accessories later.  Below are some of the more stylish scrapbooking rooms I have seen:

Of course, when you say daring, I would think of reds.  But red can make a room look dark unless you have some moulding or wainscoating that is a different color. I love this room and how the designer used red, but not on all the walls.

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I think the “hot” colors right now for scrapbooking rooms are lime green, pink, blue/tan.  I  love how this room still looks classy, even with baby pink.  When you add hip accent colors like black and hot pink, you can make you space seem more stylish and classic.

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Here’s a cute green room with French accents:

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Same idea, different room:

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And I love the color of blue in this room:

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Check out some more ideas on one of my new favorite sites : Rate My Space (HGTV.com)