Sunday, October 31, 2010

Workshop by Melissa Phillips

Smiles Card by Melissa Phillips

Technique: Glittering Chipboard Buttons


Lost & Found Princess Lovely Lady Paper by My Mind’s Eye
Amber Road F
all Festival
Die-Cut Paper by Pink Paislee
Victoria Ephemera Kit by
Melissa Frances

Office Button Chipboard by Jenni Bowlin

Buttons Corrugated Shapes by Jillibean Soup

Vintage Pearl Trinket Pin by
Maya Road

Tiny Type Clear Brown Alpha Stickers by Cosmo Cricket

Crème Poetic Whispers Flowers by Prima

Iridescent Glitter by
Maya Road

Other supplies used:
Off-white acrylic paint
Button twine

  1. Sand the edges of the chipboard buttons and add ink to distress them a bit.
  2. For the corrugated button, paint it with a light coating of off-white acrylic paint. Let the paint dry slightly, sand the edges to distress, and add ink.
  3. Spray each button with spray adhesive and lightly coat with glitter. Tap off excess glitter.
  4. Top with buttons or simply tie with twine to finish.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Workshop by Jessica Witty

Floral Hair Band and Card by Jessica Witty


Other - non-slip shelf liner, no-static embossing bag


Floral Headband:
1. Dye short piece of white elastic in a cup of tea for a few minutes; dry in dryer.
2. Adhere strip of non-slip line to back of floral strip. Deaden any adhesive that shows through with no-static bag.
Stitch ends of elastic to ends of floral strip so that the headband completes a circle


1. Make card from cardstock. Cover front with cashmere paper.

2. Stamp cardfront with music image in pink ink.

3. Lay the headband over the front edge of the card and score the card front to the right of the headband. Adhere the left side of the card together.

4. Stamp frame in light brown ink.

5. Stamp sentiment in dark brown ink.

6. Wrap headband around card; fold and adhere it on the backside.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Workshop by Lisa Dorsey

CD Calendar by Lisa Dorsey

Great Gift idea for Holiday stocking suffers!


Empty CD case
Bubbles Slim Edger Punch by EK Success
Happy Together Always Paper by Fancy Pants
Home for the Holidays Christmas Die-Cuts by Melissa Frances

Red Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Bayberry Cottage Front Porch Paper by Pink Paislee
Orange Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Boo-ville Favorite Pieces Cardstock Stickers by Little Yellow Bicycle
Happy Halloween Happy Haunting Paper by Echo Park
Happy Halloween Border Strips Paper by Echo Park
Pinking Paper Edgers Scissors by Fiskars


1. Gently remove the cover off an old CD case and flip it so the inside
of the cover is not facing out. Pull out the piece that was meant to hold
the CD. Flip the cover backward and this is now the base of your calendar.

2. Cut a piece of cardstock to fin inside the case. Ink the edges. Cut
a piece of pattern paper slightly smaller than the cardstock, ink and

3. Use a decorative punch to create bottom edge of calendar page.
Embellish with cardstock stickers, a strip of pattern paper and rhinestones.

4. Use a decorative scissors to cut a strip of cardstock for the top of
the calendar.

5. Print a mini calendar page on white cardstock and ink. (You can find
calendars all over the internet by doing a search for free printable
calendars). Mat the calendar on cardstock and attach to pattern paper.

6. Embellish remaining space with cardstock stickers or other

7. Place calendar page in CD case and store unused pages in top of

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Workshop by Anabelle O'Malley

Halloween Brag Book by Anabelle O'Malley

Anabelle notes: "This little photo album was really quick and easy to make. The inside pages are Jenni Bowlin bingo cards and are the perfect size to hold 4 X 6 photos."


Welcome Banner Kit by Melissa Frances

Eerie Evil Eye Paper by Basic Grey

Haunted Harlequin Flocked Kraft Paper by My Mind's Eye

Haunted Accessory Sheet by My Mind's Eye

Boo-ville Journal Tablet by Little Yellow Bicycle

Boo-ville Clear Stickers by Little Yellow Bicycle
Jazmyne iCandy Jewels by Bo Bunny Press


1. Cover banner chipboard with patterned paper.
2. Add die cuts and stickers to front cover.
3. Add journaling and tag die cuts to bingo cards.
4. Adhere jewels to front cover.
5. Punch holes in the chipboard and bingo cards.
6. Tie book closed with ribbon. Add photos.

Friday, October 15, 2010