Monday, July 21, 2014

The July Crafted Kit : What Will You Store in Yours?

The July Crafted Kit is a Canning Jar Pin Cushion Kit.  Functional storage that looks great in fresh vintage style.  You get enough supplies to make TWO.  That means you can give one away as a gift, or keep two for yourself.  You can never have too much functional storage, can you?

These jars are not only fun to make, they're EASY.

Why not make one a sewing kit and the other storage for those frequently used summer Band-Aids?

Here's what you'll get in each kit.  You'll also get full color instructions with cross-stitch patterns.  See it all listed here.

I'm storage my vintage thread in one of mine.

And other vintage goodies in the other.

Pick up our July Crafted Kit before it's sold out and have fun creating your own beautiful storage!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Digital Sale and Inspiration

We have FOUR, yes FOUR digital kits on sale today at Snap Click Supply Company - you can see all the sale products here:

July is a special month as double the number of kits are on sale each Wednesday!  Here's some awesome and special inspiration from two of our digital and hybrid creative team members.

Niru's style is so light and airy, I really must scrap lift her one day.  She printed elements from our Soda Water papers and placed them just so, adding vellum and touches here and there just as Niru can.

Susie used the Sunny Skies kit to create this stunning digital layout.  This is another layout design I'd really like to try myself!

Thank you ladies for the wonderfully creative work!  This massive sale runs through tonight midnight PT!

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Have an Easy, Breezy Day - Digital!

This weekend, we've released a new digital kit and matching cardstock kit:

Easy Breezy has sandy and sunny colors with touches of pink and watery blue. In addition to the patterned paper, you will get 5 journaling cards and two title cards that can make your digital scrapping easy.  These additions are also great accents when printed for your hybrid page or pocket page.  Designed by our own Lisa Dickinson.

Carrie Arrick make this stunning digital layout using the kit and corresponding cardstock kit:

I love Carrie's design and her realistic digital shadowing!  Thank you Carrie!

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Stamps and Frames (and Zombie Glasses)

Everyone should have someone who makes him or her laugh on a regular basis. My someone is my zany husband, who recently donned a pair of zombie glasses and casually called to me. As I turned to face him, I was initially shocked, and then I burst out in laughter, reaching for my camera. The July JBS Mercantile kits helped me to document the moment for posterity. 
The slide frames from the Antiquarian kit serve as little homes for accents as well as the monogram title of the layout. I love the metallic sheen from the Gold Star Tomatoes label. 
The journaling, which talks about my husband's gift for silliness, is written on a tag and tucked behind the ledger paper.
I used one of the exclusive stamps from the Papercrafting kit to add some color and whimsy to the page.
The circle, stamped repeatedly, forms a border at the top and bottom of the page. I filled in the circles with blue and yellow ink daubers. 

I used the square stamp on another project this month, once again stamping repeatedly and filling the centers with color. 
This time I used watercolors in varying hues. I painted red, yellow, and blue circles to match the colors in the photos, and then mixed the blue and red watercolor paint to create purple, which I added last. 
I didn't expect to get so much mileage out of these stamps, and I'm not even done creating with them yet! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Simple Twist on Red, White and Blue

I loved the patriotic feel of the July kits. Who wouldn't! However, I decided to challenge myself to use the kits for a non patriotic layout. Though red, white and blue remind many people of the Fourth of July, simply adding in an unexpected color can change the feel of the layout. I chose to add pink and gold.

Making pink letters was a breeze. I simply painted the chipboard letters from the kit with some pink paint. I added some vintage pink buttons and chose one of the cards from the Historian kit. I cut the card down to fit my page. Most people don't expect pink on a boy's layout. I like how it brings an unexpected pop of color to the red, white and blue palette.

What have you created with your July kits? Share your projects with us in the JBS Mercantile Flickr gallery.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Get a Double Scoop on your Digital Stash

Snap Click Supply Co. is doubling up on their products for sale on Wednesdays through the entire month of July!

Here's what JBS is offering on sale in their digital shoppe today:


Check out this sale link and you'll see everything!

Chantalle McDaniel has a wonderful hybrid layout using some of the products from the sale kits above and other JBS supplies.  She show us step by step how she created her own cut file from the paper in our Boardwalk kit.  What a great idea Chantalle!

The speech bubble print on this Boardwalk paper inspired me to create a continuous pattern on my page. I have created a cut file from the shapes on the paper, using Photoshop and Silhouette Studio.

• Start by opening the file in Photoshop
• Using the magic wand tool, select areas that you wish to use (works best on solid fills)
• Copy the selection and past in a new document
• If the fill is white, give it a different fill colour so it will stand out in Studio
• Save your file (jpeg or png etc)

Now open Silhouette Studio

• Open the file you just created in Photoshop
• Select the area you would like to trace using the trace menu and choose ‘cut edge’
• Save your cut file and you are ready to go!

I have used a selection of papers from The Boardwalk Collection to matt the cut area.



JBS The Boardwalk Collection
JBS Vintage Mini Deck Animal Trivia


JBS Gold Pennants Rub-ons
JBS Gold Star Rub-ons
JBS Chalkboard Flatbacks
JBS Bloom Sequins
JBS Magpie ‘Gather’ paper
JBS Button Wood Veneer

Thank you Chantalle!  This is definitely a great tutorial to come back and refer to over and over! Pinned!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Louise Nelson's Mega June Gallery

We've just finished uploading Louise Nelson's June gallery and not only is it amazing, it's HUGE!  She was inspired to create THIRTEEN layouts with her June kits and now I'm inspired to revisit mine!  Louise is the queen of artsy backgrounds and tiny bits and what she does with string is just so captivating.  But really, the thing I think I love most about Louise's work is that she remembers to scrapbook herself!  What a gift for the next generation.  I am making a mental note to do this more myself.

These are just three of Louise's thirteen June layouts.  You can see the rest in the June gallery along with some new additions from Karine, Amanda, and Christy.  Enjoy!

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