Excited about our first 12x12 Workshop this Wednesday, June 11th beginning at 6:30PM (peek) and we'll get down to work at 7PM. We still have a couple spots open if you'd like to join us. We will be creating two page layouts, a project life card and more. Lots of fun planned for the night, and tons of inspiration. If you would like to see what it's all about join by sending an email or giving us call.
Take a little look at what we've got planned by viewing the video below!
Today I am sharing this month's mood board that both myself and all of our blog contributors will be using as inspiration for our projects! The mood board consists of eight pictures reminiscent of the upcoming summer season and eight coordinating colors.
Make sure to check back throughout the month to see the projects everyone creates following this mood board!
Also, if you missed last month's board, but still want to download it, you can do so by clicking here.
I have a quick post to share with you today featuring a new paper collection that arrived at the store recently. Introducing "Now and Then" by My Mind's Eye!
Isn't this collection just perfect for spring and summer? There is a mix of both bright and neutral colors in this collection which makes it versatile for all your crafting projects.
The embellishments that coordinate are just as fabulous! I can't wait to incorporate the flair buttons and die-cuts into my layouts and cards. Plus, for those ribbon lovers out there, the Twinery Strawberry and Carribbean twines match perfectly to these papers!
That's all I have for today, but make sure to check back later this week to see this month's mood board!
a few weeks ago I shared a tutorial with the new Avery Elle Pigment Inks now available at the store. This week, I have another project featuring these inks.
For a full list of products, read to the end of this post
This card is really simple to make. To start, I used a stripe stamp to create the rays. I stamped them using the Avery Elle Pigment Inks in Raspberry, Mint to Be, Lemon Grass, and Fizz. These inks are so vibrant and create a solid, even image when stamped.
To finish off the card, I added a yellow circle to the center and three clouds cut out of vellum. To the clouds, I adhered a few "sequins" that I cut out using the new My Favorite Things Sequins die! Already loving this die...Lastly, I white heat embossed a sentiment strip with "just a note", glued it to the card and I was finished.
I love the simplicity of this card and of course the bright, fun colors that I created using the inks!
Thanks for reading,
Products Used: My Favorite Things Striped Backgrounds stamp, Pierced Circle STAX dienamic, Sequins dienamic, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX dienamic; Lawn Fawn Spring Showers Lawn Cuts; Avery Elle Pigment Inks in Raspberry, Lemon Grass, Mint to Be, and Fizz; Paper Smooches Just a Note stamp
All products available for order or purchase at the store
Hello Everyone! Lynn here with sneak peek of a class I'm teaching at the store this Saturday May 31st at 1:00pm. I will be teaching two new tags using Julie Nutting's ADORABLE doll stamps! We will be using papers from Echo Park's "Sweet Girl" collection and My Mind's Eye "Adorbs" collection. Add some sequins, enamel dots, a doily and you will leave with two cute tags, great for a gift tag or you can give the tag as a gift!! Here's a peek at the tags ...
We will add some stamping on one of the tags to give it mixed media feel! We have two spots left so please call the store 508-695-9290 and join us!! Hope to see you there!
Let me start off by saying I am in LOVE with today's project. It's simple, but SO cute!
Here's a picture of some of the supplies you'll need:
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 Dienamic , Picture This stamp, Lemon Drop Hybrid
Ink, Stripe Background stamp and Cute Cameras Dienmaic
The finished product:
It takes only a few steps to make this card. First, using a 3 x 4 piece of white cardstock, stamp with a stripe background stamp at an angle with yellow ink. Stamping at an angle allows you to get the diagonal stripe look.
After you have done that you can move on to the center portion of the card. My center white piece of cardstock measures 2 3/4 x 4 inches which leaves some space on the sides for the stamping to show through.
See those little stitches on the side of the paper in the picture above? I was able to achieve this look by using the thin stitching die included in the My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 dienamic...I am in LOVE with this die.
Here's how I did it:
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In the first picture I have the die (look how tiny it is!) and my piece of cardstock. Next, I taped the die face-down onto my cardstock using washi tape. This makes sure it doesn't move while I am die-cutting it. Roll it through your die-cut machine, once on each side, and you're done! Look at those little stitches! So cute...
Lastly, I added a pink camera that I cut out using the Cute Cameras dienamic from My Favorite Things and heat-embossed "snap" onto a piece of faux washi tape that I cut out using another die from that same dienamic set. This die-set is so versatile.
That's all I have for you today!
See you back here next week,
I'm back with another video! This time, I'm showing how to create this 4x6 Project Life card.
For this card I decided to create my own overlay cardstock piece using the arrow from the new My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 dienamic. I ran it through my die-cut machine a few times and added patterned paper behind the holes.
To finish it off I added a tag with "you are here" stamped on it to compliment the arrow design. Also, I splattered a little Spun Sugar Distress Paint over top to add some texture and placed a few turquoise enamel dots as well. I love making these type of cards...they are so easy to make & can be saved for when you just need a "filler" card.
Here's the video portion of the tutorial...enjoy!
See you soon,
Hi Everyone...Kathy again with one of the layouts we'll be creating in this month's It's a Plan class. We'll be playing with some fun Cut & Paste from My Mind's Eye and some MFT Dienamics...take a peek...
Such fun, soft colors... great for those Mother's Day pictures!!
In addition to this layout, we'll be creating a great two-pager! This month's class will be held on Saturday, May 31st at 10:30am. If you'd like to join us, please call the store to reserve your spot. To class bring your basic class supplies including a trimmer, adhesive, foam tape or pop dots, blue ink or a blue brush marker, and scissors. We hope to see you there!
Hi Everyone...It's Kathy today with a layout I created based on the Mood Board Nicole put together earlier this month. It was a fun combination of colors to work with...take a peek at the May Mood Board..
And...this is what I put together using some My Mind's Eye Cut and Paste.
I was inspired by the triangles on Nicole's Title Card and decided to create my background using trianges I cut using the MFT Jumbo Banner Day Stax. I added some zig-zag stitching for some texture.
I added a doily from my stash to back the title which was cut using my Silhouette Cameo. The Chipboard flowers are from the Cut and Paste Adorbs collection.
The tags were also cut using my Silhouette, and I embellished them with some stamps including the Slang Gang Stamps from Paper Smooches. I used the new Hybrid Ink from MFT...such fun, bright colors! To complete them, I added some Twinery Twine in Honeydew and Blossom Shimmer.
The lace tape is from Maya Road. It made a great base for some punched hearts and buttons. To finish it all off, I added some enamel dots from the Cut & Paste Collection.
That's it for me today! I hope you find some inspiration in the mood board, I know I did! Thanks for stopping by!