Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Designer Workshop with Lisa Dorsey

Snowman Decor

Girl MiniAlbums by Kaisercraft
Artsy.licious FineFlocked Alabaster Paper by Chatterbox
Whirlybird FriendsForever Perfect Plaid Paper by My Mind's Eye
Fontaine TrellisRoses Flowers by Prima
White Pearls byMelissa Frances
Attic TreasuresSilver Tinsel by Melissa Frances
Eskimo KissesButtons by Basic Grey
Thin wire
Hot Glue
Pop dots

  1. Cover three of the four circles with white pattern paper. Ink the edges.
  2. Glue the three pieces together so that the flat surface of the bottom is behind
    the second piece. Allow to dry.
  3. Glue the third piece so that the flat part is down. (this will be covered with the scarf)
  4. Use a piece of red cardstock to create the hat. Ink the edges, fold the top over
    and add pop dot behind the tip so it stands out. Punch circles out of turquoise
    cardstock and add to hat. Create trim for hat using same turquoise cardstock.
  5. Create scarf by cutting main section from turquoise pattern paper. Ink. Make knot by cutting uneven square out of pattern paper. Ink. Create tie and cut fringe. Attach under knot.
  6. Add buttons for eyes. Cut carrot from orange pattern paper. Ink and add details. Attach to his face.
  7. Adhere large pearls into center of red buttons and attach to the front of the
  8. To create the tinsel bottom, wrap tinsel around thin wire, fold the wire in half and glue to the base of the snowman. Attach the flower with glue.
  9. Use hot glue to glue twigs to the back of the snowman for arms.
  10. To create the stand for the snowman, score the final circle from the mini album down the middle on both sides and snap in half. Sand all rough edges.
  11. Use hot glue to attach the half circles to the back of the snowman with the flat side down.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Designer Workshop with Melissa Phillips

Be Mine Mini Tag Book

Square Scroll Frame Coaster Book by Maya Road
Love Mini Chipboard Set by Maya Road
Mauve Velvet Scalloped Ric Rac by Maya Road
Soft Ice Blue Trim by Webster’s Pages
Janice Die-Cut Paper by Melissa Frances
Girl Flash Cards by Melissa Frances
Love Designer Stickers by Melissa Frances
Classic Collection Designer Glitter by Melissa Frances
Baby of Mine Mini Papers by Jenni Bowlin
Vintage Black Tiny Circle Alpha Stickers by Jenni Bowlin
Silver Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Coral Rose Trellis Flowers by Prima
Farm Fresh Mini Market Cardstock Stickers by October Afternoon
Pastel Flags by Martha Stewart Crafts
Darcy Crown Brads by Anna Griffin

  1. Prepare all chipboard pieces first by painting them with light ivory acrylic
    paint. Let each piece dry, and sand the edges to distress. For accent pieces, after
    painting and distressing, coat with spray adhesive and coat with white glitter.
  2. Cut strips of coordinating paper to adhere across the front of each chipboard
    tag. Trim edges to follow the shape of the chipboard tag and adhere in place.
  3. Cut a strip of trim to fit across each chipboard tag and adhere where desired.
  4. For front tag, attach cardstock sticker near upper left corner. Embellish
    flag with a crown brad and a bit of twill tape or ribbon. Adhere on a diagonal to the front of tag.
  5. Attach flash card directly over flag using dimensional adhesive and embellish with rhinestones.
  6. Tie scalloped chipboard heart to flag using a twine and a button.
  7. For the second tag, adhere the tag on a diagonal and attach the glittered
    chipboard sentiment to the top of the flag and tie a piece of twine at the base.
  8. Attach the flash card directly over the flag using dimensional adhesive and
    adhere stickers to spell out the sentiment just above the flash card. Embellish with a flower near lower left corner to finish.
  9. For the last tag, adhere the flag as previously done and embellish it with a
    cardstock sticker and cream button tied with pink thread.
  10. Attach flash card in the same manner as before, embellish with rhinestones and a small glittered chipboard heart.
  11. Finish off with a flower near the bottom left corner of flash card.
  12. Tie all together with pink grosgrain or attach individually to a sweet Valentine package.

New Free Kit

New free kit starts with Order #4971 - click on photo to read all the details

Friday, December 25, 2009

Biggest Sale of the Year!

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Dove Card by Jessica Witty

Inspired by the sketch by Lisa Dorsey (see sidebar for December Sketch).


Georgette Holiday Damask Flocked Pattern Paper by Anna Griffin
Raspberry Truffle Yummy Paper by Webster's Pages
North Pole Scarf Pattern Paper by Crate Paper
Victoria Clear Stamps by 7Gypsies
Mistletoe and Co Impressions Clear Stamps by Pink Paislee
Natural Trim by Webster's Pages
Doily Lace Edger Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
Cream Mini Gypso Flowers by Prima
24 Vial Glitter Multi-Pack by Martha Stewart Crafts
ZIG Two Way Fine Tip Glue Pen by EK Success

Note from Jessica: To glitter the dove, I stamped it first in a pale brown ink, then went over the stamped image with a fine tip glue pen before covering with glitter. To create and glitter the scalloped edge, I used the border punch on plain copy paper, then covered the entire thing with spray adhesive in order to hold the glitter.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wrapped Treats with Jessica Witty

Nook and Pantry Cornbread Paper by Basic Grey
Gusseted Glassine Favor Bags
What's Cookin Brown Designer Rub-ons by Basic Grey
Sage 5/8" Double Dot Grosgrain Ribbon by Bo Bunny Press
Vintage Findings Garment Pins by Making Memories

Note from Jessica: I picked up a bag of these soft peppermint sticks to keep on hand for last minute gifts, stocking treats, etc-99 cents a bag at my local Walmart! Homemade treats are always great, but sometimes you need to be ready at a moment's notice. This is a perfect solution.

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Free Project kit

Enjoy this new fun project kit, free with $50 orders. Starts with Order #4848 - Click on photo for view of the details:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009