Scrapbooking: Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Blog Hop & Giveaway

Creating Keepsakes has a new special issue out that focus on mixed media! It is super inspiring if you want to try out some new techniques and mediums that go beyond the norm….

Here is a sneak peek into the issue:


And here is a peek at a project I made for this issue:

20120717_Maggie1The butterfly shape was punched out and then I filled it with little microbeads. Here are the steps if you want to try this technique yourself:

1. Punch out your desicred shape.


2. Use foam circles or another dimensional adhesive to adhere the punched paper to another solid sheet of cardstock or paper. You will want to outline the whole shape (on the back of the paper with the foam circles to create a sort of barrier to block the microbeads from sliding underneath and getting lost behind the paper where you can't see them.


3. Fill the shape now with diamond glaze or another liquid adhesive and pour in the microbeads. You will want to keep adding the diamond glaze and beads until you fill up the opening to the top.


You can do this same technique with any shape you want to punch!

You can purchase the issue here and here is also a link to some bonus online content for Mixed Media Scrapbooking!

I am giving away one copy of this special issue. To enter, comment on this post and I will be back to draw a winner at random later in the week.

You can also visit the other blogs that are participating in the blog hop for more inspiration, ideas and chances to win!

The Scrap Review

Piradee Talvanna

Adele Beck

Kim Watson

Kim Jackson

Patty Cieri

Erika Hayes

Summer Fullerton

Stacy Cohen

Mou Saha

Laina Lamb

Joey Manwarren

Ashley Horton

Iris Uy

Paper Crafters Corner

Good Luck!


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  • Ellie A.
    July 17, 2012 at 3:04 am

    OH what a fun little card!

  • rach
    July 17, 2012 at 3:36 am

    what a cute card. Diolch yn fawr

  • Sara Kiiru
    July 17, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Eager to see more of this issue. Thanks for the chance!

  • ShellyJ
    July 17, 2012 at 5:21 am

    this looks like a fun issue!

  • auntie em (emily)
    July 17, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Love shaker boxes on projects. Your butterfly and banners are so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • auntie em (emily)
    July 17, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Love shaker boxes on projects. Your butterfly and banners are so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Kristin O.
    July 17, 2012 at 7:55 am

    What a great idea with the micro beads. I have a ton & need to use from my stash! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Cathy L.
    July 17, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I’ve never used micro beads. Looks great!

  • tammy b
    July 17, 2012 at 8:17 am

    i love micro beads, what a great way to incorporate them in a card

  • Kirsten J
    July 17, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Perfect little butterfly – I’ve never used micro beads – thanks for the chance to win!

  • Melissa
    July 17, 2012 at 9:34 am

    How cute is that butterfly?! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • marie-eve
    July 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Nice card!thanks for the chance to win

  • Michelle
    July 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Cute card! Love the butterfly! Can’t wait to see more of the magazine!

  • Stacy Hamby
    July 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

    That looks fun, I think I’ve got some microbeads around here somewhere…

  • sharon gullikson
    July 17, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I like how you used the punch. Nice.

  • Maria Therese
    July 17, 2012 at 11:55 am


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    July 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm


  • Irma P.
    July 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I had a chance to briefly leaf through the CK Idea Book. It was FABULOUS folks! I’m very much into inc. mixed media into my scrapbooking and it had a ton of useful ideas how to do so.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • Jenn Khurshid
    July 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Very cute card! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Melanie S
    July 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    oh wow a mixed media book!!!! I’m excited to see more. Your project is really cute!

  • Valerie.H
    July 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Oh, so want this the ideas in the book.

  • charlene
    July 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm


  • Kelly Massman
    July 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    gosh, I even have a couple of bottles of micro beads; now, I think I’ll try your idea! love this idea! thanks for a chance to win!

  • Patricia F
    July 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Such a cute card! I love your idea! Thanks for the chance!

  • Heather
    July 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Love your butterfly. I have some microbeads somewhere too. I’ll have to try it. Thanks for the chance to win this magazine. I’ll have to buy it if I don’t win it. Looks like some neat projects.

  • Sue
    July 18, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Loved your card. Thanks for the chance!

  • Yvonne Williams
    July 18, 2012 at 8:04 am

    What a great way to add that something extra! Love your idea.

  • Laura Mooney
    July 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Oh, I love that idea! I would love the chance to win this book and learn more.

  • Beatrice Lawson
    July 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Thank you for demonstrating the technique!! I have several beautiful colours of these beads and I did not have a clue how to start on them… this is priceless!!

  • isabel
    July 19, 2012 at 6:04 am

    I’d love to read this issue!!

  • annette burton
    July 19, 2012 at 6:51 am

    What a great technique!

  • Bonnie
    July 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Great card! Thanks for the chance to win! bonnie at hotmail dot com

  • Dale Tiernan
    July 20, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Great technique.

  • isabel
    July 20, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Beautiful card.

  • Laura Bruynell
    July 20, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Cute card! Love the butterfly:)

  • Susan Ott
    July 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Great idea with the microbeads

  • jengd
    July 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Great technique- thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

  • Kelly S
    July 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    What a cute card! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Sagecat
    July 22, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Your card is so cute and I am going to use that idea this week! Thanks for the chance to win this publication!

  • Alisa Logue
    July 22, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Looks like a great issue! I would love to try using texture paste on my projects.- Alisa (

  • Kim Tun Kyi
    July 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    So want to try microbeads! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Awbree
    July 23, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Hi Maggie! I’ve seen your work in CK for years but I just finally started following your blog and I don’t know what took me so long!!! Your pages are gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for inspiring me to use WAY more color!

  • games workshop warhammer
    July 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    You can trim the cards so you can display the front design and inside messages side-by-side. Another idea is to create card collages if you have lots of cards to include.

  • isabel
    July 24, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Love to read this issue and learn some mix media techniques!

  • rebecca ednie
    July 25, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I love this technique! So cool! I’d love to have a copy!! thanks for the giveaway!

  • ShellyJ
    July 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    cute card!

  • Alexandra B
    August 1, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Love to know much about mix media techniques !!

  • Victoria in OHio
    August 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Love the card & always love butterflies!
    vschnorr at zoomtown dot com

  • Mike
    October 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    My favorite part of the card is the butterfly. I love how you added red to the inside of the butter to make it stand out more.

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