Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Lines Coming In!

We have 4 new paper lines on order!  Here is a sneak peek at what's coming:

Basic Grey Sweet Threads

My Mind's Eye Hip Hooray Boy

My Mind's Eye Hip Hooray Girl

Echo Park Summer Days

*Summer days will also include 6x6 paper pads

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Paper Rose Tutorial

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Multi Photo Scrapbooking

After a wedding or other special events, we often have a large amount of photos of that wonderful time that we would love to share in an album.  Here is an idea of how to display many pictures on one page:

Design by Jamie Waters
Arrange photos in columns to capture the chaos of one day. Leave a white border around each photo for distinction.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Paper Flower Tutorial

Hello Everyone! 

Today I was playing and made this flower, so I thought I would share with you how to make it.  It is super easy and so cute! 

1.  You will need a 2" x 12" strip of paper.  A 1 inch circle cut from paper (does not have to be perfect).  A spray bottle filled with water.  A strong glue such as Fabri-Tac or a glue gun.  Button and twine.

2.  Add a line of glue along the 12" "wrong side" of the paper.  The side you don't want facing out.

3.  Fold the paper in half, but don't flatten the crease.  Hold until the glue is dry.

4.  Spray both sides of the paper with water.  Use your finger across the strip to eliminate water beads.

5.  Start folding.  Pull over a small edge to the left.

6.  Keep pulling these small edges over to the left until you reach the end.  You'll want to bring in the bottom more than the top to form almost a triangle.

7.  When you reach the end there may be a tail that you need to do something with.  It should just be tucked under or glued on top if it looks good that way.

8.  (Your paper still may be a bit damp - You can speed up the drying time using a hair dryer or a heat gun, but keep the heat gun moving so your paper doesn't burn)  Put lots of glue on the 1" circle.

9.  Press your flower onto the circle, pushing in the edges so the middle touches.  I sat my spray bottle on top of it to hold it down while it dried.

10.  Now you can add a button and some twine or ribbon!

Add to a card or a scrapbook page or decorate a box!  These are so easy and fast to make you will be adding them to all sorts of things!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thank you's from a GREAT bunch of kids!

Today Elizabeth came in to give me thank you's from the kids that took the decoupage class on Monday morning.  Elizabeth is the teacher for this wonderful group of students.  The kids were an absolute joy and I loved having them!  So on top of the great boxes they made, they also made these great thank yous!  They were so fantastic that I decided to put them right in the front window so that everyone can enjoy their kind words :)  I'll share them here with you also so you can see just how great these kids are!

For The Record Artist Tray

Last night we had a tag making/paper flower workshop here at the store.  We made tags using For the Record by Echo Park with a little bit of Be Mine thrown in.  The tags can be put on scrapbook pages or on gift bags.  I decided since they fit so perfectly in an artist tray, that I was going to show mine as art on the wall.  I used an artist tray by 7 Gypsies and used For The Record cardstock and sticker elements to decorate and even threw in a pretty satin bow I made from May Arts ribbon. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

One More for Today!

Love the yellows, reds, and greens in this card - reminds me of a wonderful summer apron.  Echo Park really hit it out of the park with For The Record!

For The Record Card

We all know I love this line by Echo Park.  I wanted to create a card using one of the satin flowers from the tutorial I posted here yesterday.  This one I added adhesive pearls to.  (It looks like a bird's nest) :)