Friday, February 26, 2010

Designer's Workshop by Anabelle O'Malley

Bagged Tags by Anabelle O'Malley Supplies:

Gusseted Glassine Favor Bags Ornate III Journaling Jotters by Luxe Designs
Floral II Journaling Jotters by Luxe Designs

Creme de Rouge Glimmer Mist 2oz. by Tattered Angels

Rouge Parlor Petals Flowers by Prima

Homespun Elegance Brights Flowers by Prima
Homespun Elegance Vintage Flowers by Prima
Cameo Peach Velvet Heirloom Rose Leaves by Prima

Sugar Rush Airhead Paper by Basic Grey

Sugar Rush Element Stickers by Basic Grey

Sugar Rush Chip Sticker Shapes by Basic Grey

Ivory 1" Crochet Ribbon by May Arts

Bloom Frames & Journaling Die-Cuts by Narratives

Scor-Tape 1/4" x 27 yards Double-sided Adhesive by Scor-Pal


A sweet gift tag wrapped in a bag is an awesome addition to any gift. Create these for yourself or give them away as a gift themselves!

1. Begin by spritzing the tags with Creme de Rouge Glimmer Mist. You may want to place them under a weight to flatten them out while they dry. Once dried, stamp them with various sentiments.

2. Next, cut a piece of the polka dot paper and a length of trim for each glassine bag. Wrap and secure the trim around the paper and adhere to the bag.

3. Decorate each of the bags adding flowers, leaves, chipboard and stickers.

4. If you decide to give them away, create a gift tag with one of the smaller spritzed tags and tie them together with some twine.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Free Project Kit

Click on photo for larger view of the details - kit starts with order 5415

Designer's Workshop by Lisa Dorsey

Stationery Gift Set by Lisa Dorsey Supplies:

Laura Ashley Connemara Filigree Velvet Rub-Ons by Trimcraft
Christmas Past The Holly and the Ivy Pattern Paper by Graphic 45
Christmas Past Deck the Halls Pattern Paper by Graphic 45
Renaissance Faire Tudor Rose Pattern Paper by Graphic 45
Attic Treasures Blanche Pattern Paper by Melissa Frances
Paradise Point Glitter Flowers by Heidi Grace
Soft Blue Pearl Flourish by Zva Creative
Hero Hues Sea Mix Pearls & Gems by Hero Arts
Metallic Pigment Ink Pads by Martha Stewart Crafts


1. Create the stationary using Microsoft Word. Set the margin on your
document at 4 x 3.5 inches. Change the font color to brown and simply fill
the space with underlining.

2. Print your stationary onto cream paper and trim to 4 x 5.75 inches.
Ink the edges and attach to pattern paper.

3. Add rub-ons and pearls to the bottom of your stationary. Trimming
the rub-ons closely before applying will help you place them correctly onto
the bottom of your stationary.

4. To create the wrap for the stationary box, cut a strip of patter
paper to measure 1.75 x 10. Use scallop scissors or trimmer to cut two
scalloped strips from blue paper. Attach to red paper.

5. Add lace and pearl flourish to wrap.

6. To create the main flower, cut two flowers out of pattern paper.
Cut several petals off the second flower being careful to keep the center in
tack. Slightly roll petals and attach with adhesive only at the base of the
petal. Add dimension by adding a pop dot to the end of the petals.

7. Attach the center of the flower and embellish with rhinestones and

8. Add flowers and buttons to wrap.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Designer's Workshop by Jessica Witty

Hello Faux Patchwork Card by Jessica Witty Supplies:

Anthology Compilation Paper by Studio Calico
Anthology Label Stickers by Studio Calico
Thank You Stamp Set by Hampton Art


1. Trim strips of Compilation paper in random widths. (My strips are different lengths because my original paper was already in 2 parts!)

2. Adhere strips to cardstock, making sure to turn the strips back and forth so that the patterns are pleasing. Trim overhanging pieces.

3. Adhere faux patchwork to card. Add sticker and stamped sentiment.

4. Zigzag stitch the edges, varying the stitch width for interest.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just Arrived!

Webster's Pages Lullaby Lane, Garden Gala, Seaside Retreat & Life's Portrait
(embellishments and ribbons expected in March)

Anna Griffin Cecile and Calisto Collections

We R Memory Keepers Vintage Blue Limited Edition Collection

Plus Maya Road, Hero Arts, Martha Stewart and K & Company!


Designer's Workshop by Melissa Phillips

Picnic Blanket Card Set by Melissa Phillips Supplies:

Quite Contrary Jack & Jill Colorful Umbrellas Paper by My Mind's Eye
Quite Contrary Jack & Jill Engaging Gingham Paper by My Mind's Eye
Victoria 97% Complete Tags Set by 7Gypsies
ATC & Photo Display Vintage Tags by 7Gypsies
Marley Juliette Collection Flowers by Prima
Fabulous Dimensional Stickers by Chatterbox
Fabulous Chipboard Words by Chatterbox
Fabulous Wooden Brads by Chatterbox
Sierra Resin Embellishments by Anna Griffin
Spring & Summer Book2 Black Mini Marks by American Crafts
Doily Lace Edger Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
Vintage Findings Label Artisan Mix by Making Memories
Kraft Folded Cards & Envelopes by Hero Arts
Red Precious Finds Adhesive Gems by EK Success


1. Create card bases from white cardstock and cover both in gingham paper and yellow dotted paper.

2. Cut tags to fit across both cards and adhere in place.

3. Attach large flowers and leaves and tuck in resin embellishments under top layer of flower petals.

4. Apply rub-on sentiments and add chipboard accents, and wooden brads.

5. Cut a strip of coordinating paper to fit along bottom edge on back flap of envelope. Use a scallop border punch to create a decorative edge and adhere in place.

6. Embellish envelopes with labels, gems and coordinating dimensional stickers.

7. Wrap cards and envelopes up together with a coordinating bow.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Designer's Workshop by Sherry Wright

Baby Boy 6 Month Album by Sherry Wright Supplies:


1. To embellish box cut a 6"x6" piece of embossed paper and adhere to box front. Cut a 6" strip of embossed green from paper and adhere to lid. Apply "baby boy" and frog rub-ons to upper left corner. Layer chipboard animals along bottom as shown.

2. For album cover use a 6"x6" sheet from tablet, ink edges and adhere to front. Tie ribbon around left side. Add transparency animals, boy word, and leaves. Adhere chipboard circle around "baby".

3. For each inside page adhere a 6"x6" paper from tablet inking edges. For the first page (not shown) adhere journaling tab to middle to allow space for birth information. For second page cut a mat from cardstock (this is where picture will be placed as baby grows). Layer "1" journaling square on left side of mat (only apply adhesive to left side to allow photo to be tucked behind).

4. For third page adhere 6"x6" decorative edge paper. Adhere "2" journaling area to center of page. Add transparency lion and rub-on. For fourth page adhere 6"x6" decorative paper, photo mat, sweet boy canvas sticker and accents.

5. Repeat steps of adhering 6"x6" decorative edge paper to each chipboard page, adding numbered journaling areas (3,4,5,6), photo mat area, and embellishments. You will then have an album that includes journaling and a place fro photos for babies first 6 months. A perfect baby shower gift!