Make & Take for 4-8-17

Make & Take — April 5, 2017

This beautiful card is Saturday’s Make & Take – it’s just $2 all day long!  The tulip stamp is from Penny Black.  We will have additional sentiments available if you don’t want to make an Easter card, or you can leave off the sentiment entirely.

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Classes/Events,Make & Take — December 3, 2015

12-05We have a full day planned for Saturday – the weather should be beautiful for this time of year, so we hope you’ll come by to see us!

We have a simple, but very stunning, Make & Take planned – using a beautiful stamp from Impression Obsession and mica powders.

20151104_193709In the morning we have our Christmas Tree Necklace “Quick Class” – stop by anytime between 9:30-12 and you can make this adorable necklace for just $10 (kits available as quantities allow).

Hoop OrnamentIn the afternoon you can try your embroidery skills to create this cute ornament for just $10.  The new “plush” dies from Memory Box make it super-simple.  Stop by anytime between 1-5pm.

Hope to see you Saturday!

Magazine Spotlight – Autumn 2015 Somerset Life

Magazine Spotlight — November 10, 2015

IMG_4754Today’s spotlight is on the Autumn 2015 issue of Somerset Life.  All of the Stampington publications are beautifully photographed – and Somerset Life is one of the best.  There are some fun projects and inspiring photos in this issue and I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.

IMG_4755Probably the one project I’m most excited to try is the faux soldering technique – using a glue gun!  The ‘caps’ on these beautiful pendants really do look like they’ve been soldered.  So many possibilities…

IMG_4756There are a couple of projects that use recycled materials and/or incorporate all those little goodies that you’ve been collecting (yes, we’ll call it collecting – definitely not hoarding :-)).  Just a little bit of stitching turns paper bags into purses & envelopes.  You can put all those ‘bits & bobs’ you’ve accumulated to good use on these paper treat bags.

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Accumulated treasures have also been put to good use to create decorative candleholders.

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If you’re tastes run a little more to the elegant, you’ll be excited to learn how to create the beautiful crown that graces the cover of this issue.

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If you’ve seen something here that makes you want to start creating, come by and get your copy of Somerset Life Autumn 2015 now!

Make & Take for Saturday, October 31st

Make & Take — October 31, 2015

10-31Here is today’s Make & Take – it’s just $1 all day long!

Fall Die Cuts

Craft Ideas — October 30, 2015

IMG_4727As I was rearranging product today, I came across some dies that I thought would make beautiful fall cards.  I was a little surprised that these dies hadn’t sold yet – but then I realized that sometimes you just need a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.  So I’m happy to oblige!

IMG_4728This first card is really simple to create.  I started with a piece of Strathmore 140lb watercolor paper.  I sprinkled on Ken Oliver Color Bursts (Sepia, Terre Verte, Merlot, Yellow Ochre, & Burnt Orange).  I then spritzed with water & dried.  Repeat until you’re (relatively) happy with the results.  Remember – what you’re creating at this point doesn’t have to be a masterpiece.  Once it’s die cut it will look fabulous!

I then die cut the colored piece with the Memory Box Grand Zinnia Background die.  I die cut the Memory Box Grand Zinnia Outline from black cardstock & layered the two pieces together (both of these dies are discontinued – once our stock is gone, that’s it).  I then embossed a strip of copper Stardream cardstock with the Taylored Expressions Leafy Vine embossing folder.  I layered that strip with a cream strip and a black strip on a berry-colored card base.  I attached my beautiful zinnia with foam tape for a little extra dimension.  Voila – a beautiful fall card!

IMG_4729This second card was possibly even easier.  I die cut the Memory Box Vercelli Tree Background from three different patterned papers – yellow, red & burnt orange.  I then cut the Memory Box Vercelli Tree Outline from brown cardstock.  I die cut the hills from green patterned paper using the Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes die (LOVE this die!).  I meant to sponge the tops of the hills with some brown Distress ink, but the sponge I used had some other color on it.  Not sure what it was, but no matter – it served the purpose of emphasizing the tops of the hills and providing a little separation.  A little foam tape and liquid glue (I prefer USArtQuest Perfect Paper Adhesvie) to attach everything to a kraft card base and – boom – another fall card done!

I hope this inspires you to do a little fall crafting.

Make & Take for Saturday, October 31st

Make & Take — October 29, 2015

Here is Saturday’s Make & Take – it’s just $1 all day long!

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Make & Take for Saturday, October 10th

Make & Take — October 9, 2015

Here is Saturday’s Make & Take – it’s just $1 all day long!  Everyone had so much fun with this week’s Bokeh class, we thought we’d extend the fun to Saturday.

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Stamps: Lawn Fawn Let’s Bokeh; Dare 2B Artzy Snowman

Gelli of the Month Club – October 2015

Classes/Events — October 8, 2015

IMG_20151007_200033Yesterday’s Gelli® of the Month Club involved lots of messy, colorful play (of course, that’s pretty much par for the course for this class).  This month was all about creating texture, using all kinds of fun & unusual objects.

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Die Cutting Tips Video

How-To — September 22, 2015

A few die-cutting tips & hints today, using the Memory Box Sleepy Hollow Oval Frame die.  Be sure to go ‘full-screen’ or check it out on our YouTube channel!

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Make & Take — September 17, 2015

Here is Saturday’s Make & Take – just $1 all day long!

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