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Premier Scrapbook Designs – Nanci Carlton http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog Just another WordPress weblog Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:42:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 Pink or Blue? http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=297 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=297#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:42:17 +0000 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=297

Okay so I have to admit these four new kits that we released yesterday have me experiencing baby fever!!  My little guy is almost 17 months old and I have loved every minute of him growing up but that’s just it he is getting so big.  I want my little baby back…or maybe should I say PINK this time around???  I don’t know…but what I do know is that you are going to fall in LOVE with these four new cuties!

These four new kits are filled with so much CUTENESS you are going to die!  We are featuring the adorable Bundle of Joy, A New Addition Girl AND Boy collections by Echo Park Paper.  The papers are so sweet and precious and the colors are soft and delicate just like a new born baby.

Below you will see just what I am talking about.  Check out each and every card as they have soooo many added details in them.  Oh and the stickers used on the layouts are AMAZING!  I squealed with excitement as I was creating with them cause there were so many to choose from and I LOVED them all.  But no worries cause you will even have a few extras to use on additional layouts because I am certain you will have an abundance of pictures to scrap of that beautiful new bundle of joy.

Welcome Baby Girl Card Kit Baby Girl Layout Kit Welcome Baby Boy Card Kit Photo Baby Boy Layout Kit

If you are interested in ordering one or all of these beauties, simply click on the link on the right side of our blog to order through PayPal.  NOTE:  to avoid paying shipping for more than one kit please email me at info@premierscrapbookdesigns.com and I can send you an invoice through PayPal to purchase your kits.

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Special gift for new members http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=291 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=291#respond Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:31:13 +0000 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=291

Did you know that this month we are running a special for NEW kit club members???!!!  Anyone who signs up as a card kit or scrapbooking kit club member during the month of April will receive a FREE pattern paper pack valued over $12.99.  How awesome is that!  FREE paper!!  I’ll take that.  All you have to do is enter promo code:  NEWMEMBER415 in the ‘special instructions’ comment box and you will receive your free gift with your first order.

Already a kit club member?  Well you too can earn a FREE gift!  Refer a friend during the month of April and we will send YOU a free pack of pattern paper with your monthly subscription.  All you need to do is have them mention your first AND last name in the ‘special instructions’ comment box along with the promo code:  NEWMEMBER415  It’s that easy!  A win win for everybody!  And did I mention you can earn unlimited paper packs?  That’s right for every person you sign up, you can earn free paper!  What are you waiting for?  Visit our website today!!

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It’s time to celebrate & eat cake http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=288 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=288#respond Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:38:38 +0000 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=288

We have two new kit releases to introduce to you today and we are not foolin’ around when we say they are FANTASTIC!!  We are featuring the incredibly cute and fun Birthday Wishes collection by Echo Park Paper Co.  These kits have crazy cute patterns, bold colors and lots of reasons to eat cake!

April 2015 Card Kit Photo.


April 2015 Layout Kit Photo 


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Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks- Don’t forget the Envelope http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=278 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=278#respond Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:48:21 +0000 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=278


It’s Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks with Nanci!  Today I am going to show you how you can spice up your envelopes and add that extra wow factor to your cards.  Below you will find a couple of different ways you can add pattern paper to your envelopes in no time at all AND it makes for a super cute addition to your already super cute cards!

First thing you will want to do is pick out a pattern paper that coordinates with your cards.  Today I am featuring the Hello Sunshine collection by Doodlebug Design and a couple of cards from my current card kit for March.   I usually just choose patterns from the collection that I’ve created with, that way it’s easy and the papers go well together.  Below you can see I chose a nice white background with a small floral print (on left) to go with the Springtime card and a brown background with small floral print (on right) to go with the April showers bring May flowers card.

Choose Pattern Paper.

The next step is to choose what style of envelope you would like to use and measure it so you know how big to cut your pattern paper.  I chose two different styles as you can see below.

Choose Envelope Style

Now you will want to turn your pattern paper over and trace around the envelope and then cut out the pattern paper.  (Note:  you trace on backside so pencil marks don’t show on good side)

Trace with pencil on Pattern Paper

Cut out on pencil line Step 1

Once you have cut out your pieces, ink the edges with a color that coordinates and then glue them to your envelope. (Note: I used a soft brown ink so that it defines the edges and gives it a finished look)

Cut out pattern paper

Now that you have completed those steps you have two matching envelopes to go with your adorable cards!  How easy is that?!?  It’s so easy you’re going to want to embellish every envelope now!!  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you learned something new!

Finished Envelope's with matching Cards



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Freebie Friday http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=274 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=274#respond Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:05:23 +0000 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=274

Hello Friday!  Today I am in the office busy getting ready for our birthday month!!  We turn 5 YEARS OLD in March!  Can you believe it?  I don’t know where the time has gone but I have enjoyed every minute and look forward to many more years of providing you all with our pre-designed & pre-cut scrapbooking and card kits!

So I would like to kick off the celebration’s with a couple of fantastic Freebie Friday giveaways!!  Check them out…

  • Any order placed TODAY will receive an awesome paper pack filled with 15 assorted pattern papers!  That’s right you will get 15 beautiful assorted pattern papers that you can create tons of wonderful things with.  Mention Freebie Friday in the comments during checkout to receive this special offer.

Free Pattern Paper Pack

  • Any $50 order placed TODAY will receive a FREE paper pack AND a $5.00 off coupon to use towards a future purchase.  Mention Freebie Friday in the comments during checkout to receive this special offer.
  • Any $100 order placed TODAY will receive a FREE paper pack, a $5.00 off coupon AND FREE shipping on their entire order!!  Use coupon code:  FREESHIP100 to receive free shipping during check out and mention Freebie Friday in the comments during checkout to receive this special offer.

What are you waiting for?  You need to take advantage of these incredible offers NOW!!  Time is ticking…

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Tuesday’s Tips and Tricks with the Life is Good Card Kit http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=267 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=267#respond Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:08:30 +0000 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=267

Hello everyone!  I am writing this post today because I thought it would be fun to share with you my thought process behind creating cards and to give you a couple tips and tricks that I use every time in my creating process.  I’ve been asked by many how I make my cards POP and what kind of supplies I use. So today I am going to share with you the steps I take to create beautiful cards.  It’s all about the cards!!

I LOVE making cards!  All sizes, shapes and colors but sometimes I find myself hanging onto these cards just to add to my collection, to admire them and simply look back on for inspiration.  They are my creations, my work of art, a part of me.  They are like my precious babies.  I am very protective of them.  Could they possibly mean that much to someone else?  Would they appreciate them as much as I do?  Will they treasure them as much as myself?  After all I put a lot of time thinking and creating those beauties just to have them tossed in a drawer or even the trash… Does this sound familiar?  Do you have these same feelings?  If not great!  YOU are who I strive to become BUT if you do have some of my same wild and crazy thoughts, I am here today to tell you WE need to stop!

Handmade cards are the best, don’t get me wrong but we need to stop thinking about our own feelings and addictions to these cuties AND start thinking about the people in our lives and how we can make a difference by sending them a little something to brighten their day.  After all how excited and loved do you feel when you get a special handmade card.  Isn’t that the most wonderful feeling!  Don’t you want to make someone else feel that way?  I am here today to help you become successful in creating and letting go….you will feel EVEN better when you know that your creation has put a smile on someone’s face and that you made a difference.

Now let’s get down to business!!  How do I make my cards POP?!?!

  • First off, when I create I create with a theme in mind.  I find it much easier to get the creative juices flowing if I have a particular theme or collection to work with.  Also another little hint… I find it’s more productive to create more than just one card while you have everything out so why not make six!  Below is a picture of the My Life collection by Echo Park Paper Co. that I choose to create my card & layout kits with.  I love how all the patterns coordinate and how they have made it into a fun collection to work with.

My Life Collection

  • Second, I pick out the colors for my card bases.  I always look at the overall color scheme and choose the colors that compliment the patterns.

Cardstock Bases My Life Card Kit

  • Next, I ink ALL my edges of pattern paper pieces with ink using sponge daubers and that is the KEY to making my cards POP.  If I don’t ink the edges I feel my creations are naked and don’t have that WOW factor.  As you can see in the photos below, this simple little trick makes such a BIG difference.  Notice the card on the left is the card without any inking to the edges and the card on the right has all the edges inked.  SO COOL!  Love this trick!!

Using inks & sponge daubers


  • One last tip, I use 3m double sided mounting tape to add dimension to my projects.  All you need to do is cut some pieces and add them to the back of your piece that you want to POP out and add dimension.

Mounting Tape



I truly believe everyday is a day to be grateful for.  We need to enjoy today, tomorrow and forever!  Life is too short to be consumed by all the insecurities or crazy thoughts we may have.  So this week my challenge to you is to create from the heart and create to make a difference.  Brighten that special someone’s day with a beautiful creation you made especially for them, NOT your collection, your pride but from YOUR heart.  The My Life collection by Echo Park Paper Co. inspired me to create the Life is Good Card kit this month.  So if you are interested in purchasing this kit, simply click on the link ‘Life is Good Card kit’ under the ‘Other Links’ tab on the right side.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope I made a difference in your life.  Creating is my passion and I love what I do.  Until next time….

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My Life New Kit Release http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=264 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=264#respond Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:03:27 +0000 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=264

Hey everyone!  This month we released two additional kits for you and I thought I would share them with you.  We have our Life is Good card kit and our My Life layout kit.  Both have been created with the My Life collection by Simple Stories.

If you are new to Premier Scrapbook Designs,  we specialize in offering pre-designed and pre-cut scrapbooking and card kits.  Our kits allow everyone from the beginner to the expert to quickly and easily create premier quality scrapbooking layouts and hand-made cards.

I encourage you to try our kits out if you haven’t already.  They are fantastic, full of fun and come with detailed instructions and photo!  Below you will find our two new kit releases that I mentioned above.  Please note that these kits are only available for purchase through PayPal.  They are not found on our website at this time.   To order these kits please click on the name of kit under the ‘Other Links’ on the right hand side of page.   This will direct you to PayPal to purchase kit.  If you have questions or need help ordering them please email me at info@premierscrapbookdesigns.com.

My Life Layout Kit Photo

Life is Good Card Kit photo

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Last Week of Savings http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=260 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=260#respond Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:43:57 +0000 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=260
Hello friends!  This is the last week to take advantage of the Spring Savings Sale!!  ALL kits available on the website are eligible for the buy one get one 50% off so be sure and visit our website and stock up today!!  Make sure you use coupon code: SPRING2014 to receive your discount.  Offer ends June 22, 2014.
PLUS FREE GIFT with each purchase made this week only!!  Each gift is different and will be available while supplies last!!!  What are you waiting for…go visit our website today and stock up!!
We still have our Pattern Paper Grab Bags on sale BUT we have reduced the prices even MORE!!  We have 50 sheets of pattern paper for only $12.50 plus shipping & handling)!!!  That is 4 sheets for only a $1.00.  What are you waiting for…get this awesome deal while supplies last!!
 Each grab bag will contain a variety of 50 sheets of pattern paper from previous kits.  If you have loved our kits, you will LOVE these beautiful papers.  We will be featuring collections from Echo Park Paper Company, BoBunny, Fancy Pants, Little Yellow Bicycle, Carta Bella, Simple Stories, October Afternoon, Basic Grey, Doodlebug, My Minds Eye & Pebbles.  (just to name a few)  The only way to purchase these kits are through the “BUY NOW” link below.  You will NOT be able to purchase these on our website.  If you have any questions please email us at info@premierscrapbookdesigns.com
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Father’s Day Inspiration http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=256 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=256#respond Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:15:54 +0000 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=256

Need a little Father’s Day inspiration?  Check out our new kit release for June!  It features the Hey Pop! collection from Simple Stories.  Perfect for celebrating that special father or grandfather in your life.  Visit our website and order your kit today!  Kits will ship out later this week, just in time for Father’s Day.

June 2014 Layout Kit.



June 2014 Card Kit.









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Spring Savings Alert http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=255 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=255#respond Fri, 30 May 2014 16:44:44 +0000 http://www.premierscrapbookdesigns.com/blog/?p=255

Hello friends!  We are doing a little spring cleaning and just wanted to update you on a few specials we are running right now.  Right now we are offering a BOGO 50% off Sale on all kits available on the website!!!  Visit our website to order yours today.  Make sure you use coupon code: SPRING2014 to receive your discount.

We still have our Pattern Paper Grab Bags on sale!!  We have 50 sheets of pattern paper for only $16.50 (plus shipping & handling)!!!  That is 3 sheets for only a $1.00.  What are you waiting for…get this awesome deal while supplies last!!
 Each grab bag will contain a variety of 50 sheets of pattern paper from previous kits.  If you have loved our kits, you will LOVE these beautiful papers.  We will be featuring collections from Echo Park Paper Company, BoBunny, Fancy Pants, Little Yellow Bicycle, Carta Bella, Simple Stories, October Afternoon, Basic Grey, Doodlebug, My Minds Eye & Pebbles.  (just to name a few)  The only way to purchase these kits are through the “BUY NOW” link below.  You will NOT be able to purchase these on our website and these are not part of the BOGO promotion.  If you have any questions please email us at info@premierscrapbookdesigns.com
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