Monday, January 29, 2018

NEW MAKE N TAKES | JAN 29 - FEB 3

Good morning, paper crafters! It's Monday, which means it's time to share another round of Make N Takes with you. Haven't heard of our Make N Takes? Each week Creations Galore offers three new, gorgeous cards for you to create. Create one, two, or all three! 

Each card is only $2 and includes all the tools and materials needed to create it. Just bring along your own adhesive (or let us help you purchase a new favorite from the shop). 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.


This week's cards are available until 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 3rd. Click here to see the three available.


Monday, January 22, 2018

CURRENT MAKE N TAKES | JANUARY 22-27

Good morning, paper crafters! It's Monday, which means it's time to share another round of Make N Takes with you. Haven't heard of our Make N Takes? Each week Creations Galore offers three new, gorgeous cards for you to create. Create one, two, or all three! 

Each card is only $2 and includes all the tools and materials needed to create it. Just bring along your own adhesive (or let us help you purchase a new favorite from the shop). 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.


This week's cards are available until 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 27th. Click here to see the three available.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

5 TIPS FOR STAMPING ON PHOTOS

Stamps and inks aren't just card making tools. They can be used in planners, on scrapbook layouts, and even on photos! However, this process can be tricky due to photo paper's glossy nature. I've ruined my share of pretty photographs and knew there had to be a way to get a perfect impression every time. Over the years I've developed a system that WORKS. Read on to find out my top tips.

I periodically look through my stash of stamps to see if they can be used for any projects beyond card making. The sets above from Penny Black are some of my favorite winter themed sets. A few of the sentiments will pair perfectly with photos I just printed. Try to do the same with your own stash. 

As mentioned above, the glossy cardstock of photo paper is hard to stamp on. It's easy to move the stamp or smear the ink while pressing the image to paper. I find using a stamp positioner like the MISTI or Stamp Platform eliminates the problem. Keep the photo from moving around by adding the magnets included. 

TIPS FOR STAMPING ON PHOTOS
  • Use a stamp positioner like the MISTI or Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.
  • Practice stamping on the grid or scrap paper before stamping the photo. You can adjust the amount of ink or pressure needed for a great impression. 
  • Use an ink that dries on nonporous (glossy) surfaces. We love Staz-On, VersaFine, Brilliance, and Impression Obsession Hybrid Ink.
  • Make sure your ink pad is juicy, especially if you're working with Staz-On. We always have Staz-On refills on hand. When the ink pad is dry, the paper or photo will stick to the inked stamp more than it should and give a less than perfect impression. 
  • Allow the stamp to sit on the photo a few seconds before lifting up. This can help the ink dry some instead of having lots of wet ink moving around between the stamp and photo.

There are endless possibilities for your stamped photo. Use as a photo card, the start of a great scrapbook layout, or insert into a pocket scrapbooking page. We can't wait to see what you create! 

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Monday, January 8, 2018

CURRENT MAKE N TAKES | JANUARY 8-13

Good morning, paper crafters! It's Monday, which means it's time to share another round of Make N Takes with you. Haven't heard of our Make N Takes? Each week Creations Galore offers three new, gorgeous cards for you to create. Create one, two, or all three! 

Each card is only $2 and includes all the tools and materials needed to create it. Just bring along your own adhesive (or let us help you purchase a new favorite from the shop). 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.


This week's cards are available until 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 13th. Click here to see the three available.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

CREATING WITH ALCOHOL INKS | DON'T MISS THIS CLASS

Alcohol Inks are one of Creations Galore's favorite mediums. From the creative mind of Tim Holtz, this acid free, fast drying, transparent product is perfect for all kinds of projects. We've gathered together a collection of techniques and tips and have turned it into a 2 hour class just for you! Join us in experimenting with the product that creates a colorful, polished stone effect.

Register now or read on to learn more about this great workshop!
In this class, you will:
  • Learn about the possibilities of alcohol inks and how to used them in your crafts.
  • Try out the tools and inks needed before purchasing any product.
  • Learn and practice 8 alcohol ink techniques.
  • Lighten, blend, and remove colors.
  • Create metallic highlights.
  • Learn how to turn your creations into backgrounds, embellishments, cards, and more.

Your enrollment fee of $20 includes:
  • Paper to try every technique, following along with the class instructor
  • The tools and supplies to turn what you create into handmade cards
  • Pictures and sketches of 3 handmade card ideas
  • All the alcohol ink knowledge you can take in
  • A 15% off discount on all products used or discussed in class

REGISTER TODAY Tuesday, January 23 | 6PM - 8PM


Friday, January 5, 2018

A NEW COUPON FOR YOU

It's a new month, which means it's time for a new coupon to hit our site. During January, take 25% off all ink pads and embossing powders. It's a great time to stop in and see what's new, including our newest favorites, Impression Obsession Hybrid Inks and Ranger's colorful line of powders.

Click here to download this month's coupon. Print or show at checkout with device.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

JANUARY CROP SCHEDULE

We're a few days into the new year, and it's not too late to create goals, even crafty ones. Tackle a new year of scrapbooking or catch up on old projects by attending one of our crop nights. 

Read on to learn more about our studio and this month's dates.

January 2018 Crop Schedule:


All Crop Nights Include:

  • 6 foot table to spread out your projects and supplies
  • Small garbage can, cup holder, and chair
  • Access to our tools, punches, and die cutting machines
  • Use of our stamps (just bring your own ink and cleaner)
  • Ability to shop our store throughout the event
  • Leave your items overnight and come back Saturday for FREE

We invite you to join the fun for just $5 or FREE with a $20 same-day purchase. To sign up for any of these crops, click the date above to complete our online registration or call us at 920-983-0033. 

This is a schedule of just our Friday Crop Nights. To learn more about different times, visit us here

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

THIS WEEK'S MAKE N TAKES

Good morning, paper crafters! It's Monday, which means it's time to share another round of Make N Takes with you. Haven't heard of our Make N Takes? Each week Creations Galore offers three new, gorgeous cards for you to create. Create one, two, or all three! 

Each card is only $2 and includes all the tools and materials needed to create it. Just bring along your own adhesive (or let us help you purchase a new favorite from the shop). 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.


This week's cards are available until 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 6th. Click here to see the three available.


Monday, January 1, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year from Creations Galore. We hope you had a joyous holiday season. Thank you for making us your card making and scrapbooking store.