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The Scrapbook & Cards Today team includes a number of very talented designers who have authored and/or co-authored books.  The books can purchased through your local scrapbook store or large book retailer!

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Creative Foundations: 40 Scrapbook and Mixed-Media Techniques to Build Your Artistic Toolbox
By Vicki Boutin

Internationally recognized artist and teacher Vicki Boutin takes the all mystery out of those scrapbook and mixed-media techniques you thought you could never do! She'll be with you every step of the way as you learn to paint, stamp, emboss and burnish your way to creating beautiful, unique and individual art.

So gather your arts and crafts supplies, choose your inspiration and get down to it! Whether you're making scrapbook pages, cards, wall art, décor or something else entirely, with these Creative Foundations, you'll find that the possibilities are endless.

 

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Scrapbook Secrets: Shortcuts and Solutions Every Scrapbooker Needs to Know
By Kimber McGray

Scrapbooking can always be quicker, less complicated and more productive. The secret is knowing the tips and tricks to do it right. Inside Scrapbook Secrets, author Kimber McGray reveals 50 simple secrets to help you scrap better, complete more layouts and have fun along the way. You'll learn insider information on the easiest ways to get the job done, how to make do in a pinch and new techniques that may surprise you. Plus, get 50 extra tips that will make you say "aha!" over and over again. More than 75 projects illustrate these must-know secrets in action.

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175 Fresh Card Ideas: Designs to Make and Give Throughout the Year
By Kimber McGray

Handmade cards are fun to give and receive! 175 Fresh Card Ideas is packed with ideas for all occasions—from kid-friendly themes and milestone birthdays to holidays, bridal and baby showers and sweet sentiments—so you'll never be stuck without a design idea for any card-giving occasion. More than 50 cards include step-by-step instructions and each chapter features a gallery brimming with more inspiration.

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Scrapbook Page Maps: Sketches For Creative Layouts
By Becky Fleck

Scrapbook PageMaps takes the guesswork out of where to begin by giving you plenty of design ideas for your scrapbook layouts. By referring to the sketches in the book, you can select photos, papers and embellishments and then bring the page together quickly and easily. In addition to an inspiring, design-filled idea book, you'll get a deck of laminated cards that includes a thumbnail of many of the sketches in the book along with corresponding finished layouts. Helpful resource information such as a supply list and photo sizes are included on each card, along with page information cross-referencing the sketch back to the book. Scrapbook PageMaps is the essential book for beginning scrapbookers as well as those short on time.

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Scrapbook Page Maps 2: More Sketches for Creative Layouts and Cards
By Becky Fleck

Even the most imaginative people get stumped sometimes. Author and artist Becky Fleck's easy-to-use sketches will help get you over the hurdle with 92 brand new sketches for traditional and digital layouts, greeting cards, mini albums and home décor items. In addition, you'll find new artwork for over 140 incredible layouts and projects in a variety of sizes that will inspire your own artistic creations.

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Remember This: Fresh Page Ideas to Scrapbook the Year
By Kimber McGray & Summer Fullerton

It's not hard to remember the big events: birthdays, holidays, vacations, graduation. The hard part is finding creative ways to scrapbook the same activities year after year. With 150 fresh layout ideas from a variety of contributors, authors Kimber McGray and Summer Fullerton will inspire you to create your own creative layouts during every season.
With pages featuring multiple photos, people of all ages, and a variety of events and activities, there's something for every scrapbooker! Plus, step-by-step techniques, layout sketches, checklists and templates will provide everything you need to scrap throughout the year.

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