Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Dear Lizzy, Amy Tangerine and My Girl Collections from American Crafts just arrived!

Three beautiful new collections from American Crafts and great inspiration from their talented design team found on their blog!  Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm by Elizabeth Kartchner, Amy Tangerine Yes, Please and My Girl from American Crafts.

Company Spotlight on Pebbles Inc. by Daniela Dobson

Hello Friend Card by Daniela Dobson


Walnut Grove Kraft Tags by Pebbles Inc.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Company Spotlight on Pebbles Inc. by Hilary Kanwischer

Love Card, Tag and Envelope Set by Hilary Kanwischer


Family Ties Icons Accent & Phrase Cardstock Stickers by Pebbles Inc.
Family Ties Sister Pattern Paper by Pebbles Inc.
Family Ties Brother Pattern Paper by Pebbles Inc.


"Remember Family" card

Card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Cut, score and fold white cardstock to make the card measured above and set aside
Cut pattern pattern paper slightly smaller from Pebbles Family Ties Journaling Cards, layer and machine stitch.
Stamp bicycle from Framelits die set and punch out using the template included.  Punch two smaller circles for the spokes and attach with misc yellow brads.
Layer stickers to the front as shown and adhere the bicycle using 3D glue dots.  
For the banner, using a 1" circle punch, punch 3 circles from pattern paper, score and fold in half and adhere around a scrap piece of lime bakers twine and adhere in the corner as shown, attaching buttons in the center using hot glue. 

"Together" tag

Cut pattern paper measuring 3 x 6 1/2, snip edges and punch a hole in the center, or use a large shipping tag and cut paper to cover.  Machine stitch around the edges.  
Adhere a small piece of white cardstock to the center of the tag.
Punch banner from pattern paper using the Thinlits Banners die set and adhere to the bottom of the tag just below the white cardstock.  
Adhere "together" sticker as shown, along with the branch and birds then the "tape" sticker along the top.  
Punch clouds from Thinlits Clouds set and adhere to the top of the tag.  
Add buttons to banner using hot glue as shown.
To finish, adhere a small piece of lime bakers twine to the top of the tag. 

"Love" envelope

If you are hand delivering your card, try this fun spin on a really sweet envelope.
Cut pattern paper to 5 1/2 x 11, score and fold in half. 
I then used a decorative bracket die to punch an opening in the center of the envelope and again in a lace doily and adhered the one on top of the other, then adhered a small piece of transparency paper to the inside of the envelope. 
Machine stitch along 3 sides, leaving an opening at the top.  I used a small 1" hole punch to then cut a small half-circle at the top.
Punch a vintage lace decorative strip and adhere it at the top of the envelope as shown.
Decorate the front the of the envelope using "love" banner sticker and row of houses sticker along the bottom.  
Hot glue a white chenille pipe cleaner for the handle and tie on some bakers twine bows as shown.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Company Spotlight on Pebbles Inc. by Lisa Dorsey

Love This Girl Layout by Lisa Dorsey



1.  Cut half an inch off top of grid paper and use polka dot trim at bottom as part of layout.  Cut half inch strip from Incredible paper and attach to top of layout.
2.  Print 3x4 photo and layer with doily, snap journaling card, tag and pocket, circling words before inserting tag into pocket.  Attach to lower part of layout. 
3.  Add title.
4.  Cut out speech bubbles from Take Note paper and print characteristics on each and attach to upper portion of layout. 
5.  Embellish with butterfly, stars and arrows.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Teresa Collins and Studio Calico!

We have 4 new collections from Teresa Collins {Far & Away, Stationery Noted, Memories and He Said, She Said} and 3 new collections from Studio Calico {Snippets, Sundrifter and Here + There}

February Sketch Challenge by Hilary Kanwischer

Have Fun Card by Hilary Kanwischer
*see this month's sketch by Lisa on the sidebar*


White Textured Cardstock by American Crafts
No. 1 Banner Bites Cardstock Stickers by Jillibean Soup
Farm Girl Miscellany Die-Cuts by October Afternoon
Paper Cottage Wooden Buttons by Basic Grey
Alphabeans Whipped White Alphabet Cardstock Stickers by Jillibean Soup
Farm Girl Pie Tin Paper by October Afternoon