Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Spring Clean: DIY Round Up

February always gets us in the mood for home improvement and spring cleaning! Here are some DIY's to use around your home this week.

1. Cupcake Cord Organizer Suggested Materials: Perler Beads, Wax Paper, Iron, Crafter's Pick or E6000 Glue, Pegboard. Note: Instead of UV Spray we suggest Triple Thick Glaze 
or nothing at all!
2. Pallet Coaster Suggested Materials: wood glue, popsicle sticks, acrylic paint (water it down 
if you want to preserve look of wood grain), scissors, brush.
3. Pennant Flag Suggested Materials: wool felt, Crafter's Workshop Glue, Scissors. 
Note: Instead of iron on letters we suggest using Letter Stickers or cutting your owl out of felt!
4. Washi Dispenser Suggested Materials: empty aluminum foil box, acrylic paint, brushes, washi, scissors, Mod Podge, adhesive Velcro dots.

Friday, February 12, 2016

This just in: Paper


We've received a fresh shipment of large paper and card sets--styles vary at each store. The marbled paper is 25" x 36." The floral, pineapple, and ice cream papers are approximately 19" x 27" and retail for just $3 each. The indigo dyed  and zebra papers are 19" x 29."

These papers will make breathtaking wrapping paper. They can also be cut down to be used as scrap book inserts, buntings, or layered in paintings or collages.

The long fiber papers (marbled, zebra, and indigo) make lovely book covers. The long fibers make the paper strong, yet flexible enough to be stretched and folded over book board.  


Friday, February 5, 2016

DIY Roundup

Felt Cupid Arrows:felt, acrylic paint, hot glue, scissors  
Felted Toadstool:roving, felting needle, foam to felt onWatercolor Treat Bagsglassine envelopes, watercolors, brushes
Heart Embroidery Sampler: fabric, needle, embroidery floss, hoop

Thursday, February 4, 2016

DIY Stenciled Bag

Need an easy Valentine craft? Stenciled goodie bags are just the right combination of handmade and quick!

Tumble Dye, Glue Dots, Acetate sheet, heart punch, chip board, and muslin bag

First, make your stencil! All you need to do is punch a heart out of the acetate.
Keep the heart that was punched out to use later.

Be sure to put a piece of chipboard in the bag before you spray. If you skip this step, the dye will bleed through the bag. Affix the stencil to the bag using glue dots. We used five around the heart. You can stamp at least ten bags with the same glue dots!

One your stencil is secure, spray the dye!

Wait thirty seconds and remove the stencil. Admire your work!

You can use the heart you punched out of the acetate as a resist. Affix it to the bag with glue dots.


Wait thirty seconds and peel off the heart. 

Tumble Dye comes in tons of colors (we used hot pink). You can buy individual colors or sets. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Product Spotlight: Ombre Inks

Have you tried Ombre Ink Pads yet? Each pad is comprised of three separate colors that create a lovely eye-catching gradient. Watch this video to see them in action.
Last week we received three NEW colors: Neon Red to PurpleNeon Yellow to Orange, and Neon Chartreuse to Blue

In each store, we have this pretty example of each ink pad stamped!

These ink pads will add extra depth to any card! 

Come in and see how magical they look in person! 

See you soon.