Canvas Corp and Xyron Giveaway

Xyron hit their 5,000 Fan mark on Facebook and we have joined with them in a giveaway to celebrate!

This giveaway package is worth over $170.00 retail.  We have included over 25 sheets of paper that would be perfect to use with the Xyron 9″ Creative Station.

Here are the details on how to enter:

1.) Like Canvas Corp on Facebook and tell us you stopped by for the Xyron/Canvas Corp Giveaway.  If you are already a fan of ours, just leave us a comment.

2.) Leave a comment on this blog post.

3.) Tweet about that you entered our giveaway. {@canvascorp1}

4.) Go to the Xyron Facebook page and let them know you are entering the Xyron/Canvas Corp Giveaway, LIKE them (if you haven’t already).

Enter by Sunday, November 6th, 11:59pm {CST}.  Winner will be announced on Monday, November 7th on the Canvas Corp Facebook page.

More information about the Xyron 9″ Creative Station HERE.

Products in the Giveaway:

Xyron: 9″ Creative Station

Canvas Corp:  12″x12″& 2″x2″ Stretched Burlap, 3″x3″ stretched canvas, white C-flute 12″x12″, kraft C-flute 6″x6″, over 25 sheets of assorted patterned paper 12″x12″, Kraft clock, white mini clothespins, white tags, Mini burlap and canvas shapes, Regular burlap and canvas shapes

Silhouette Christmas Advent Calendar with Canvas Corp

I had the absolute pleasure of working for the first time with the Silhouette CAMEO  electronic cutting machine.  I truly believe that it was sent from Scrapbook Heaven!  It was so easy to work with and I love having the ability to customize anything through the software program.  I will have to ask Santa for one this year!

We are excited to announce our special price of the Limited Edition Silhouette Christmas Advent Calendar Shadowbox for $29.99 when you use the code CANVAS at the checkout.  (

Offer good from November 1st-11th, don’t miss out!

The shadowbox comes with a free download card to download all of the boxes and/or drawers, as well as the back shapes of the individual cubbies.

Silhouette asked me to make a Canvas Corp version using their shadowbox for an Advent Calendar, how can I refuse!  I found that I was able to get familiar with the machine quickly.  I think I was smiling the whole time I was designing for this project!

I mixed up the boxes with the drawers for a mixed look, on the Silhouette website they have some with all boxes are all drawers that are fabulous!

This is a picture of the shadowbox when I was starting to put the background paper in, I found that Fabri-Tac by Beacon Adhesive worked the best keeping the paper attached to the box and I used it when I put the boxes and drawers together.

This is the before embellishing the boxes picture.  I loved not having to figure out the sizes for all of the cubbies, that helped so much that it was pre-designed!

For the dates, I custom cut them using the software.  I was able to use a font that was already on my computer and make the different font sizes according to the size of the box.  I used Lobster 1.4 font.  Canvas Corp sells Thickstock which is a heavy cardstock and I decided to use that then make them into stickers using the Xyron create-a-sticker machine.

I used a Canvas Corp 2″x2″ stretched burlap for the first drawer and added Canvas Corp black bumpers that were cut in half for a scalloped look.

You can have different papers for the lids or bottom parts of the boxes.  On this box, I chose to do a black and white mini dot paper.

Products Used:

Silhouette:  CAMEO, Limited Edition Christmas Advent Calendar

Canvas Corp:  Paper:  Kraft, Red Ribbon Stripe, Diamond, Swirl, Mini Dot; Christmas Santa Suits, Naughty or Nice paper,

Black/White mini dots, Dots, Stripe, swirl, diamond, big stripe, big dot;  Black Thickstock

Mini Burlap/Canvas round shapes

Mini Clothespins {black, red, white}

Twine:  Red, Black cotton waxed; Natural Jute

2″x2″ Stretched Burlap

Canvas Ribbon, Black Bumpers

Other:  Beacon Adhesive:  Fabri-Tac; Xyron:  Create-a-Sticker

Scary Mini Banner-10 minute project!

I personally LOVE being able to complete a project quick, with little ones around…you have to act fast.  I knew that it was one of those days because my 2-year old has already drawn on the walls, climbed on the countertops, somehow got my perfume…yes, today was a 10-minute project day!

I wanted to have one final mini banner made for the Trick-or-Treat night.  This only required 4 products {plus glue, ink & chalk}.  I bought this vintage cabinet door from my local flea market and I have been switching out the banners that I hang from it seasonally in my entryway.


Pre-cut Chalkstock Triangle tags…project made easy!

I used the Chalk Ink marker to write the letters of “scary”, then I thought that I wanted the chalkstock to have a used look.  The wonderful thing about our Chalkstock is you can wipe off the letters and write something new.

Then I just used my finger to wipe off the chalk and this is what it looks like.

Products Used:
Canvas Corp:  Chalkstock triangle tags, Spooky diamond patterned paper, Black Mini clothespins, Twine
Other:  Chalk ink, Ranger Ink {vintage photo}, Fabri-tac glue
1.  Use one of the chalkstock triangles as a template to cut out the triangle on the patterned paper. 
2.  Ink edges, attach the triangle tags to the paper triangle.
3.  Use chalk to write the letters.
4.  Attach the twine with mini clothespins.

Halloween Projects

We wanted to do a quick preview of a few of our Halloween projects that we have posted lately.  A lot of “out-of-the-box” ideas on all of these projects!

This Halloween Countdown Calendar was made by our very own Sonya.  More details HERE.

You can’t have Halloween without a Haunted House, right!?!  Click HERE.

This Halloween Pillow was made using Canvas Corp’s 10″x18″ pillow form and Chalkstock!  So fun!  See HERE for more details!

Jeannie from Polka Cabana blog made this scary card.  See more HERE.

Kimber from Jillibean Soup made this “BAT”iful card using our Halloween paper, chalkstock and tag.

A perfect addition to your home decor, a Halloween canvas.  Click HERE.

This witch hat was made by the talented Cassie Box from  I love how she incorporated the burlap to her project!

Jen at Craft-O-Maniac made this Halloween wreath for her front door to greet the trick-or-treaters this year.  She turned a Canvas Corp mini burlap tag shape into a witches broom…brillant!  See more HERE!

Holly from made this darling BOO banner, see her full tutorial HERE.

Halloween Goodie Boxes

Wouldn’t you love getting a special Halloween Treat in one of these boxes?

These were made using Canvas Corp’s Halloween papers that coordinate perfectly with our basic paper lines and an Accu-Cut die cutting system.  Just had a few embellishments and it is done!  The Halloween words were cut out of the word patterned paper and all of the edges of the papers were inked.

This is a little sample of our Halloween line in the kraft, ivory and white backgrounds.

Halloween Banner by Holly

 Holly, from and, made this BOO Banner Tutorial using Canvas Corp products.  This would be absolutely perfect anywhere for Halloween decor!

I am a little slow to the game here, as it pertains to Halloween,
but my kids are “encouraging me” to get movin’!
So today I pulled out the Cricut and made a BOO banner

I adore this paper from Canvas Corp and have had my eye on it for awhile…

It is Fun and such a good quality.

My daughter specifically wanted a banner that said “Boo.”

I was trying to be more witty or original, but sometimes you just gotta go with it!

(don’t those “O’s” look like cat eyes!)

This is pretty simple and can easily be replicated with scissors and chip board letters (if you do not have a Cricut), or with different shapes and fonts (if you do have a Cricut).
2 sheets of Canvas Corp Kraft Spooky Words (12×12)
2 sheets of Canvas Corp Spooky Diamonds on Kraft (2x 12)
1 sheet of orange paper/stock (12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11)
1 sheet of black paper/cardstock (12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11)
Canvas Corp black jute cord
Krylon Super Quick Spray Adhesive
Orange ribbon, about 1.5 yards
Optional: other various ribbons in orange and black for adornment


Cricut or scissors/X-acto
Cricut Cartridge: Essential Elements and Cindy Loo (I only have 3 cartridges, so I was going with what I have. You could use anything else)
Hole punch (mine is a 1/8″ hole punch, but regular size can work)
1. Run the Kraft Spooky Words paper through the Cricut using the frame shape at 5″ 3 times (Essential Elements cartridge)
2. Run the Spooky Diamonds on Kraft paper through the machine using the same frame, but at 4.5″ (Essential Elements cartridge)
3. Cut black paper using the “star” at 3″ (Essential Elements cartridge)
4. Using the Cindy Look cartridge, cut orange paper…”B” – “O” – “O” at 3″
5. Separate the frames from the insides (I saved the other part of the cut to use for something else). The stars also have a cut out center but I left the center there.
6. Layout the pieces face down on a protected surface and cover the back of the pieces with adhesive, using the Krylon adhesive spray.
7. Apply the 4.5″ frame to the 5″ inner piece (I know it sounds funny, but it fits)
8. Apply the “star” to the center of shape from #7.
9. Apply the letter on top of the “star,” centered.
10. Punch one hole it each of the top two corners of the finished shape
11. Cut jute: 2 pieces at about 10″ and 2 pieces at about 20″
12. From the back side insert jute through the hole, and with the end of the front of the shape tie about 5 knots in the same location: 

*For the left hole on the “B” AND the right hole on the last “O,” use a 20″ string.

*Between the right hole of the “B” and the left hole of the first “O” use the shorter piece.

*Between the left hole of the “O” and the right hole of the last “O” use the shorter piece.

*As you tie the 2 pieces on the inside of the BOO (between the B and O and the O and O) try to keep the distance between the letters the same – just eye it. I have about 2.5-3″ between each letter.

13. OPTIONAL: Cut various lengths of extra ribbon for adornment – you need 4 sets – tie one on each end; tie another one between each letter. You can simply tie it around the string.


That’s it – easy and cute and Jules loves it…
so that is what matters.
In fact she loves it so much we had to make a second one…
but slightly different…
…she wanted the witch hat paper!
(I think that one is going
to pre-school)

Celebration for Scrapbooks Etc Giveaway!

We are celebrating Scrapbooks Etc. milestone of 50,000 Facebook Fans!  What an amazing accomplishment! There are a lot of us out there wanting to share and to learn the newest techniques, products and etc.

Our Giveaway package is worth over $100 in retail, it is quite the collection of our amazing product line!

Here is how you can enter:

1.) Like us on Facebook and tell us you stopped by for the Giveaway.  If you are already a fan of ours, just leave us a comment.

2.) Leave a comment on this blog post.

3.) Tweet about this giveaway and use this:  #CCgiveaway2011 in your tweet.

4.) Go to Scrapbooks Etc. Facebook page and tell them that Canvas Corp sent you and Like them also.

Giveaway ends Wednesday, November 2nd {11:59pm CST}

Contents Include:

12” x 24” Stretched Canvas

8”x 8” Stretched Burlap

4”x4” Stretched Canvas

2”x2” Stretched Burlap {3}

Red Clothespins

White Mini Clothespins

Chalkstock Tags

Kraft Round Tags

Burlap Mini Shapes {triangle, tag}

Canvas Mini Shapes {triangle, round}

Canvas Regular Round Shape

Burlap Regular Tag Shape

C-Flute White

Chalkstock 12”x12”

Corkstock 12”x12”

Brown Twine

Dot Note Card Set

Assortment of Canvas Corp Assorted Patterned Papers {25}




Witches Hats for Halloween Decor by Jen

 Jen from Craft-O-Maniac made these spooky witches hats for an event that she is planning.  We love how she incorporated Canvas Corp Halloween Papers!

I am hosting A HUGE Witches Tea This Friday coming up… So I am still working on decorations….

All the paper but the cut out skull, cat and crow is from the amazing Canvas Corp. I ruffled ribbon on my sewing machine, rolled flowers cut paper, embellished, glued, and had fun. Thanks Jen from TT&J. Here are some pictures.

BOO Banner by Cassie…The DIY Club

Cassie from The DIY Club and her personal blog Primitive and Proper made this festive BOO banner using Canvas Corp products.  It is a quick and easy project to dress up any mantle for the Halloween Holiday!

For this project I used….

White Paper
Canvas Corp Twine
Canvas Corp Black & White Diamonds Paper
Glue Stick
Black Glitter Adhesive Letters

Since we just moved and my craft supplies are not all organized yet, I am working best with what I’ve got!  I drew with a pencil a ghost on one of my white papers.  I then folded the paper in half to cut out two ghosts.  Then I used my sharpie to draw faces on them.  I set them aside.

Next I cut out little nautical style flags with the white paper.  I had seen my pal Ali make a glitter banner in this shape and loved it.  I used the self adhesive black glitter letters I purchased from the craft store to spell “BOO”.  Then I cut out similar shapes from the Canvas Corp paper. The diamond pattern was a huge help to me since I don’t have my craft cutter. I was able to follow the points of the diamonds to cut straight lines and use them as guide points. I then glued my white flags to the diamond flags. Then I laid it all out…

 then used a toothpick to poke holes in the corners of each piece so that I could string them onto my Canvas Corp twine.  I strung them, and then took my string to the fireplace to gauge how long I wanted it.  I made it slightly shorter than my pom pom garland so that it hangs a little higher, and voila!


 Also, if you want to see how I made those creepy eyeballs, you can check out that tutorial here.
I hope you will come by my blog to follow the decorating and DIY-ing in the new house!

Thanks Cassie!!