Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Project Kit

October's Free kits are all gone! Here's the newest Project on the photo for a larger view of all the details and see what you get with every $50 order.

Glassine Favor Bag Workshop

This months workshop uses the Gusseted Glassine Favor Bags. These are great for wrapping up food items for gifts. Decorate them with stamps, embellishments or simply wrap paper around them to add a little extra to your gift.

Simply the Best Peanut Butter Cup Set by Melissa Phillips

Gusseted Glassine Favor Bags
Botanico Foil Engraved Luscious Frames by Chatterbox
Artsy.licious Splendide Chocolate Trims by Chatterbox
Artsy.licious Splendide Ruby Treasures by Chatterbox
Savannah Collection Warren Pattern Paper by 7Gypsies
Paperie Mocha Toile Paper by Making Memories
Paperie Mocha Dimensional Stickers by Making Memories
Flower Shop Fall Mixed Jar Collection Blossoms by Making Memories
All Fall 8 x 8 Paper Pad by Fancy Pants
Scallop Paper Edgers Scissors by Fiskars

Instructions for Gift Bag & Candies:

1. Fill bag with peanut butter cups and fold flap over to backside. To embellish a few of the candies included in the gift, top with a paper leaf and button tied with hemp.
2. Wrap ribbon around bag lengthwise and tie in a bow near top. Embellish with button and paper leaves.
3. Cut polka dotted paper to fit around bag and secure on backside.
4. Adhere chipboard frame to center of bag, overlapping polka dotted paper.
5. Attach dimensional sticker to center of frame.

Instructions for Card:

1. Cover front of card in blue paper.
2. Cut polka dotted paper slightly smaller than blue paper and adhere to center of card.
3. Cut toile paper to fit along bottom edge. Trim bottom edge using decorative scissors.
4. Attach ribbon across seam and embellish with button and paper leaf.
5. Attach dimensional sticker in upper left corner of card.

Cookie Wrap by Jessica Witty

Gusseted Glassine Favor Bags
Spirit Lime Dot Paper by Creative Cafe
Spirit Phrases Cardstock Stickers by Creative Cafe
Baroque Crystal Clear Stamps by Melissa Frances
Classic Collection Designer Glitter by Melissa Frances
Pop Out Glitter Flowers by Melissa Frances
Tim Holtz Distress Clear Embossing Ink by Ranger


1. Repeatedly stamp leaft onto bag withe clear ink. Cover with glitter and shake off excess. (You could use a glue pad or powder for this, but I just used the clear embossing powder and it stuck just fine. I think the waxy quality of the bag keeps the ink on the surface and allows the glitter to stick.)
2. Place cookie pop in bag and tie closed with string or ribbon.
3. Punch holes (like button holes) in chipboard flower and tie it onto the bag.
4. Wrap thin strips of cardstock around a skewer to curl, then unwind them a bit. Glue them to the back of the chipboard.
5. Add sentiment sticker.

Joy Card and Treat Bag by Anabelle O'Malley

Gusseted Glassine Favor Bags
Alpine Frost Cardstock Stickers by SEI
Alpine Frost Chipboard by SEI
Alpine Frost Rub-On Designs by SEI
Fa La La Metal Signage by Making Memories
Paperie Greenhouse Flocked Floral Paper by Making Memories
Paperie Rouge Journaling Notebook by Making Memories
Laundry Line Sundress Color Scheme Glittered Alphabet by My Mind's Eye
Mint Green Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Noteworthy Scallop Sheer Green Trim by Making Memories

Instructions for Card:

1. Cut the green paper to 4 x 7 inches; sew edges.
2. Cut the top off the bag so that it fits onto the card. Cut a notch at the top of the bag.
3. Tie green ribbon to journaling paper (cut off notebook edge) and slide into bag; adhere bag to card front.
4. Adhere the frame sticker to the front of the bag. Add chipboard letters and attach jewels and metal sign.
5. Apply tree rub-on. Cut square flourish rub-on into four pieces to create the "grass".
6. Add snowflake chipboard to top of tree and add a red rhinestone.
7. Tie a small piece of twine around bow at top.

Instructions for Bag:

1. Cut off about 2 inches from the top of the bag and fill with treats.
2. Measure and cut green paper, fold over top of bag and staple.
3. Tie twine around the bag.
4. Punch a hole in snowflake chipboard and tie twine through the hole and metal sign.
5. Adhere chipboard with foam adhesive.

Thank You Set by Lisa Dorsey

Gusseted Glassine Favor Bags
Savannah Collection Liberty Pattern Paper by 7Gypsies
Savannah Collection Greene Pattern Paper by 7Gypsies
Idea-ology Swirls Grungeboard Elements by Tim Holtz
Paperie Mocha Trims by Making Memories
Urban Metro Paper by Prima
Laundry Line Admire Rub-Ons by My Mind's Eye

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thankful Class Kit #4

Our last class using the Breast Cancer Awareness Kit is by Melissa Phillips. She made a Gorgeous Tag Album to fit inside the Window Tin that is included in the kit.

Grateful Tag Notebook with Tin and Matching Card by Melissa Phillips

  1. Cut tags from white cardstock to fit inside tin.
  2. Using Scallop Edger Punch to scallop bottom edge of tag and back with coordinating paper from kit, so that it shows from underneath just a bit.
  3. Embellish each tag with journaling prompts from the cardstock sticker sheet included in the kit. Choose prompts that will inspire you or someone you love to write down feelings related to that particular phrase. Space on the back of each tag allows for plenty of thoughts.
  4. If you choose to use the chipboard wings they can be embellished in many ways, such as with paper, buttons, or I like to paint them with ivory paint, sand a bit to distress, and then coat with white glitter to shabby them up a bit. These can be topped with a cardstock sticker expressing a favorite quote or phrase from the sticker sheet.
  5. The stamp included in the kit can also inspire journaling and is fun to include on one or more of these tags.
  6. Attach tags together at the top by using the beaded chain included with the chipboard wing set.
  7. These will fit perfectly into the tin for safe keeping.


  1. Cut a strip of striped paper from kit to fit around base of tin. Ink edge if desired and adhere to tin.
  2. Adhere pink ric rac around edge of lid.
  3. Cut long cardstock sticker strip to fit across tin and adhere.
  4. Cut pink grosgrain ribbon to fit down right side of tin, trim bottom edge in a “v” shape.
  5. Cut striped ribbon to fit down center of pink grosgrain ribbon, trim bottom edge in a “v” shape and adhere.
  6. Attach “grateful” cardstock sticker on top of ribbon strips and embellish with a button and crocheted flower.


  1. Cover front of card using large floral print paper from kit. Line up top edge with fold.
  2. Cut a block of striped paper to fit center of card and back with a strip of white cardstock that has been punched with scallop edge tool. Adhere to card front.
  3. Tie a strip of pink grosgrain ribbon with a knot near one end. Make this your top end and adhere along right edge of striped paper.
  4. Adhere painted and glittered chipboard wings near bottom of grosgrain ribbon strip and on a slight diagonal. Top with cardstock sticker and button.
  5. Adhere “strength” cardstock sticker in upper left corner of card and embellish with crocheted flowers.
  6. Adhere pink ric rac down right and left sides of card.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Thankful Kit Class #3

This week's beautiful class projects using the October National Breast Cancer Kit are shared with you by Paperie Designer, Anabelle O'Malley. Anabelle added the Thankful Rub-Ons to her projects and Soft Pink Rhinestones for a little extra embellishment.

Instructions for Tin:

1. Cut patterned paper to fit edges of tin; adhere.
2. Cut strips of paper and adhere to top of tin. Trim edges and add rhinestones to corners.
3. Cut large flower from patterned paper. Distress and ink edges; adhere to top of tin.
4. Distress and ink edges of bird die cut; adhere over flower.
5. Cut chipboard wings in half. Paint, add glitter and layer onto bird.
6. Tie ribbon through button; adhere to wing and add rhinestones.
7. Add sticker.
8. Cut paper and wrap around chocolate nuggets; place in tin.

Instructions for Card:

1. Create card from white cardstock.
2. Adhere ric rac to front of card.
3. Cut panel from floral paper. Distress, ink edges and layer over ric rac.
4. Adhere oval sticker to green paper; cut with decorative scissors.
5. Cut a strip of green paper with decorative scissors; distress and ink edges.
6. Cut wings in half; paint and add glitter. Cut flower from paper; distress and ink edges.
7. Knot pink ribbon. Add rub-ons to tag sticker; ink edges and adhere to ribbon, layer and button over it. Adhere ribbon to oval tag.
8. Apply rub-on to green sticker; ink edges and adhere to oval.
9. Adhere wings to card; layer oval over them and tuck flower in behind oval.
10. Adhere scalloped green paper, tucking under the oval.
11. Add rhinestones.
12. Ink all edges of card.


Friday, October 17, 2008

"Sarah's Favorite Things" goes to...

Erika M. said...

Really admiring your scrap organization - I'm currently working on mine because my hubby is finishing my building.

October 11, 2008 4:13 PM

Congrats Erika! Send your address and we'll get these goodies in the mail :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

From the Kitchen of......

Getting ready to make holiday treats for your neighbors, friends and teachers? This month's theme is Gifts from your Kitchen. The store is stocked with lots of packaging wraps, gift boxes, favor bags and containers to make your best cookie recipe look spectacular! Here are a few ideas from the girls to get you started.

Harvest Haystacks by Jessica Witty

Mini Gable Boxes
Harvest Moon Cornucopia Pattern Paper by Art Warehouse
Idea-ology Journaling Tickets by Tim Holtz
Happy Holidays Gingham Ribbon by Fancy Pants
Pop Out Glitter Flowers by Melissa Frances
Baroque Crystal Clear Stamps by Melissa Frances
Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger

Harvest Haystacks

  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I use chunky)
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups chow mein noodles

    1. Melt chips & peanut butter together in the microwave.
    2. Stir in marshmallows and noodles.
    3. Drop by forkfuls onto waxed paper. Cool and store in fridge.

  • Recipe Lunchbox by Lisa Dorsey

    Trees Fresh Chipboard Set by Maya Road
    Pocket Full of Rosies Lil' Brudders Pattern Paper by Sassafras Lass
    Tiny Dots/Blue Paper by My Mind's Eye
    Birthday Girl Dots/Aqua Paper by My Mind's Eye
    Tiny White on Black Alpha Stickers by Making Memories
    Salem Collection Kit by Scenic Route Paper Co.
    All Fall Titles and Tags Die-Cuts by Fancy Pants
    Blue Felt Alpha Stickers by Making Memories
    In A Stitch Orange Buttons by Sassafras Lass

    Tip from Lisa: I was trying to figure out how I was going to cover the sides of the lunchbox when I realized that the handle and clasp have metal tabs on the inside. The tabs are VERY easy to bend out so you can pull those pieces off. Very quick and easy.

    Halloween Cookie Bucket by Melissa Phillips

    Tin Pail with Handle
    Night Light Accessory Die-Cut Sheet by My Mind's Eye
    Laundry Line Encourage Crocheted Flowers by My Mind's Eye
    Laundry Line Sundress Color Scheme Glittered Alphabet by My Mind's Eye
    All Fall 8 x 8 Paper Pad by Fancy Pants
    Happy Holidays Gingham Ribbon by Fancy Pants
    Artsy.licious Fine Flocked Alabaster Paper by Chatterbox
    Artsy.licious Splendide Chocolate Trims by Chatterbox
    Artsy.licious Splendide Ruby Treasures by Chatterbox
    Fall Chipboard by Melissa Frances
    Classic Collection Designer Glitter by Melissa Frances
    Regal Collection Designer Glitter by Melissa Frances
    Times Nouveau Die-Cut Alphabet by Graphic 45
    Harvest Moon Trickery Jumbo Cardstock Stickers by Art Warehouse

    Tip: Melissa used the tin pail that the Glitter Alphabet Letters came in for her project but the Tin Pail with Handle from Stampendous is approximately the same size.

    Autumn Hostess Gift by Guest Designer, Sarah Mullanix

    Laundry Line Fun Lovin' Rub-Ons by My Mind's Eye
    Laundry Line Curious Double Take Detail Paper by My Mind's Eye
    Laundry Line Embrace Wrapped Up Stripes Paper by My Mind's Eye

    Chocolate Covered Pretzels Gift Set by Anabelle O'Malley

    Clear MEDIUM GABLE Favor Boxes
    Offbeat Element Stickers by Basic Grey
    Offbeat Casual Paper by Basic Grey
    Offbeat Chip Sticker ABC's by Basic Grey
    Green Grosgrain & Daisy Print Ribbon by May Arts
    Loverly Cider Stripe Paper by GCD Studios
    Loverly Rich Stripe Paper by GCD Studios


    Monday, October 13, 2008

    Thankful Kit Class #2

    This is our second weekly class using the National Breast Cancer Kit. For each kit sold, we are donating $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This kit is only available in October and is packed full of beautiful papers, stickers, die-cuts, embellishments and a clear stamp.

    These projects are created by Paperie Designer, Jessica Witty

    Thankful Card:

    * Sponge all edges with ink. (I used Old Paper Distress Ink by Ranger)

    1. Cut 3 flowers and several leaves from patterned paper. Shape the by laying on a foam mat, placing a bone folder over it, and pulling the paper over the bone folder. Do the same with the leaves, adding some vein detail with the bone folder. Layer flowers together with foam tape.
    2. Create 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card out of patterned paper. Cut smaller patterned paper panel for the front; crumple and distress edges. Adhere to card.
    3. Adhere flower to card front with foam tape. Adhere petals around flower.
    4. Adhere sentiment with foam tape.

    Life Card:

    1. Create 5" x 3.5" card out of patterned paper. Sponge edges with ink.
    2. Adhere bird to cardfront. Overstamp with Life stamp.
    3. Sponge ribbon with ink. Stitch to card.
    4. Add button.

    Friends & Family Tin:

    This tin is the perfect size to hold all the various little pictures of friends and family you receive in Christmas cards, etc!

    1. Cut two strips of pattered paper to fit along the inside walls of the tin; adhere.
    2. Cut paper to fit bottom of the tin; round edges. Insert and adhere.
    3. Paint angel wings and add glitter.
    4. Cut heart out of patterned paper; sponge edges with ink. Embellish with tag and flower. Adhere to wings with foam tape.
    5. Adhere heart to tin with foam tape. Add sentiment sticker.