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Multi-Cultural Women Card by Sandpaper Road – Using Technique Junkies Stamps

Today, I am sharing a card I created a while back using the Beautiful Faces stamp set from Technique Junkies. This is a wonderful stamp set, and it has lots of possibilities!

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Mixed Media Art, Papercraft Like a Pro, scrapbooking

Behind the Scenes of the “Best Is Yet To Be” Scrapbook Layout

This 12"x12" scrapbook layout was the project I submitted for the Academy of Scrapbooking and Arts World Scrapbooking Championship of 2018-2019. Read the behind-the-scenes story of this layout in my on the Sandpaper Road blog HERE: https://sandpaperroad.com/2019/02/02/behind-the-scenes-of-the-best-is-yet-to-be-scrapbook-layout

cardmaking, Craft Product Demos, Featured Manufacturer, Greeting Cards

L-O-V-E Pop-Up Card by Sandpaper Road | Creek Bank Creations Stamps & Dies

I love that this card isn't made to have a feminine or a masculine feel. It is just a "LOVE" card, plain and simple. For this project, I am using the Creek Bank Creations Gift Card Pop-Up Die Set and Poppin' Up stamp sentiments. And this pop-up card is EASY to make, even for the beginner!

cardmaking, Inspiration to get more done, scrapbooking, Use What You Have

Inspiration to Get More Done – Easy Cards Using Paper Scraps

When I sit down to make cards or scrapbook layouts, it is as EASY as pie because I do all my creative thought about color and size beforehand! This way, my creative focus can be on how to USE these pieces or scraps, which is much more manageable for my brain! Here are some close-ups of these "scrap" cards...

cardmaking, Inspiration to get more done, scrapbooking, Use What You Have

Ultimate Craft Area Tips & Tricks: Sorting Paper Scraps

Are you drowning in a sea of cardstock and patterned paper? How do you deal with paper scraps? Now, for the real question: Are you HAPPY with the way you deal with paper scraps? Does your system make your crafting life easier? I made some major changes in my paper organization, although they really aren't noticeable to anyone besides me. Here are the 3 main changes I made...

cardmaking, Mixed Media Art, scrapbooking

Academy of Scrapbooking and Arts, Ltd. Entries by Sandpaper Road 2018-2019

Sandpaper Road is proud to be a contestant in the CONTINENTAL PHASE in 2 CATEGORIES! PLEASE VOTE! All voting is done ONLINE between January 14 and January 17, 2019 ONLY) - HERE'S HOW TO VOTE: 1. Log in to http://www.academyscrapart.com 2. Click "Vote Now" from the dashboard. 3. Select continent (North America + Antarctica) and category (PRO). 4. PLEASE vote!

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5 Signs that a Subscription Scrapbooking Kit or Cardmaking Kit is a Waste of Money

Tempted to subscribe to a monthly scrapbooking or cardmaking kit club? Subscription kits are an amazing way to build your stash when you are just starting out. They also, however, are amazing ways for some companies to suck you into their endless lure of accumulating craft supplies you do not need, will not use and cannot afford. Here are 5 signs that the subscription kit you are considering MIGHT be a waste of money...

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HOW SMART Scrapbookers and Cardmakers shop for supplies

ALL smart scrapbookers and cardmakers DO keep a running "shopping list" in their craft areas and they update that list DURING crafting times. Here are 5 MORE TIPS for smart supply shopping if you are a cardmaker or a scrapbooker...

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Holiday Coffee Card by Sandpaper Road – CHARITY BLOG HOP to benefit “The Coffee Oasis” – with Kat Scrappiness

Inspiration and lots of PRIZES! We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them! Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and youtube hoppers! So please visit them and show some support. You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: http://kskat.com/donate. Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn't matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need.

Use What You Have

Use What You Have by Sandpaper Road | PAPER PUNCHES brought to life!

Chances are, if you have been papercrafting for a while, it is no doubt that you have a collection of heavy-duty paper punches stashed with your craft supplies. These often cumbersome (and sometimes, HEAVY) punches are slowly being overtaken by the die shape, which is much easier for storage and travel. But, those punches are certainly NOT EXTINCT!