Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Project Kit

New project kit starts with Order 5250 and above:
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Designer Workshop by Lisa Dorsey

Be Mine Tin Supplies

Rectangular Tin with Hinged Window Cover
Cupid Press-Ons by Pink Paislee
Cupid Postcards Pattern Paper by Pink Paislee
Pink Punch 5/8" Double Dot Grosgrain Ribbon by Bo Bunny Press
Popsicle Buttons & Bling by Bo Bunny Press

  1. Lightly scratch tin to help the paint stick. Paint tin with turquoise paint.
  2. Use fine sand paper to wear off a little bit of the paint to give
    the tin a distressed look and then seal to keep the rest of the paint on.
  3. Fill tin with candy.
  4. Create tag by cutting out one of the postcards from the pattern paper.Mat with turquoise cardstock.
  5. Apply rub-on to tag.
  6. Cut out Be Mine sentiment from postcard on pattern paper and attach below the rub-on.
  7. Tie ribbon around tin.
  8. Attach tag and button with twine.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Designer Workshop by Sherry Wright

Adore You Card Supplies
Red/Black Line Ext II Clover Vine Pattern Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Red/Black Line Ext II Red Olives Pattern Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Mini Red Bingo Cards by Jenni Bowlin
Black Label Stickers by Jenni Bowlin
Taupe Pearl Flourish by Zva Creative
Winter Garden Cardstock Multi Pack by Creative Imaginations
Vintage Pearl Trinket Pins by Maya Road
Nature Trim Collection by Webster's Pages
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser by Tonic Studios
Black Soot Distress Ink by Ranger

  1. Cut a 9"x5 1/2" piece of red cardstock, score, and fold to make a 4 1/2"x5 1/2" card.
  2. Cut a 4 1/4"x51/4" piece of black & red paper and adhere to front. Cut a 3"x4" piece of black cardstock and adhere to front. Cut a 2"x3" piece of red swirl paper and adhere to black cardstock. Adhere a 5 1/2" piece of lace to left side of card.
  3. Adhere "Adore" bingo card to right of lace. Add rub-on to black sticker and adhere as shown. Add pearl flourish.
  4. For black flower: Cut a 1"x12" piece of pattern paper and fold in half and twist. Punch a large circle from red cardstock. Add hot glue to center of red circle and fold end of black pattern paper adhere over hot glue. Begin twisting folded paper around adding glue as you go until you get to the size you like. Use scissors to cut excess red cardstock and adhere to card front.

  5. For red flowers: Cut 1"x6" piece of red cardstock and repeat step 4. Adhere to card.
  6. Ink flowers with black and add pearl centers. Run pearl stick pins through side.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Designer Workshop by Jessica Witty

That Much Brighter Card Supplies
Nook and Pantry Strawberry Shortcake Paper by Basic Grey
Cottage Bouquet Pattern Paper by Crate Paper
Barcelona Terrassa Pattern Paper by 7Gypsies
Juliette Clear Stamps by SEI
Vintage Findings Metallic Gold Embossed Ephemera by Making Memories

  1. 1. Make card from cardstock. Stamp doily image three times on card.
  2. Trim strips of shortcake paper and cottage paper and adhere to panel of cardstock.
  3. Trim long strip of terrassa paper and fold using box pleats (see picture). Adhere
    to panel and machine stitch.
  4. Adhere bird ephemera to panel using foam tape.
  5. Stamp sentiment on card.
  6. Adhere panel to card using foam tape.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Designer Workshop by Melissa Phillips

14 Days of February Love Notes Supplies

Gusseted Glassine Favor

ATC & Photo Display
Vintage Hardware by 7Gypsies

Vintage Victorian
Scraps by B. Shackman Company

Vintage Findings
Mini Circle Tags by Making Memories

Vintage Findings
Medium Love Collection by Making Memories

Vintage Findings
Varnished Floral Pattern Paper by Making Memories

Vintage Findings
Label Artisan Mix by Making Memories

Vintage Findings
Family Word Fetti Stickers by Making Memories

Sweet Love Jewel Stickers by Little Yellow Bicycle
Very Merry Mini
Market Cardstock Stickers by October Afternoon

Vintage Black Tiny Circle Alpha Stickers by Jenni Bowlin
Fabulous Epoxy Stickers by Chatterbox
Fabulous Journaling Die Cut Labels by Chatterbox
Nature’s Story Days of the Week Journaling Cards by Webster’s Pages
Dark Red Velvet Ric
Rac by Maya Road

Novella Gallery
Roses Flowers by Prima

Heart Lace
Stickers by Martha Stewart

Newhouse Chipboard Baby Pink by American Crafts
Sierra Resin
Embellishments by Anna Griffin

ATC & Photo Display Vintage Tags by 7Gypsies

Note from Melissa: I thought it would be fun to create 14 lovely, little, love notes to leave for my husband in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. To create the 14 Days of February Love Notes, follow these tips.

  1. Distress and insert an assortment of journaling cards, patterned paper, and die cuts in to 14 small, glassine bags.
  2. To embellish the front of the glassine bags, simply add a combination of the following in layers:
    • Lace hearts
    • Victorian scraps
    • Buttons, ribbon, and trim
    • Chipboard hearts
    • Labels
    • Epoxy stickers
    • Die cuts
    • Resin, etc.

  3. After embellishing the front of 14 glassine bags, number each beginning with number one and ending with 14.
  4. Wrap them all up to present together in a piece of vintage sheet music, tied with a bow and embellished with a metal tag, or simply present one each day to your sweetheart.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More From California!

Day 2 of the show and our feet are tired, but we're still having a great time! We visted lots of booths and have some more images to share with you today.

First up is October Afternoon. Both lines have a wonderful vintage feel to them, yet retain the OA feel - lots of stripes, polka dots and bringht yet subdued colors.

We got the new Cosmo Cricket lines. They are super cute. Very vintagey, too.

Off to dinner. Check back later for more pictures from CHA 2010.

Helloooo From California!!!

Hi! We are busy working out here to bring you lots of new goodies from CHA!! After a long day at the show, we found a great Mexican restaurant. Here we are relaxing.

We've already bought a lot of fun things for the store. Here are a few things that you'll be seeing in the next few months.

First up are beautiful papers from a new company called the Girl's Paperie. It's soft and vintage and lovely.

There are some really pretty floral embellishments, stamps and alphas that go along with these.

Next up is Prima. It is as gorgeous as always. There are several new paper lines, gorgeous flowers and lots and lots of crystals. Here are a few images showing just some of the many new things that will be arriving soon.

Check back tomorrow. We'll be sharing lots more photos!
Thanks for stopping by.