We just received our brand new FRESH PRINTS collection...and it's soo much fun! Amy was so in love with it that she ran home and made two super cute samples...check em' out and then run on in and pick up your very own collection! (Check out the image with multiple pics...it's the sweetest little gatefold mini book. All the pieces come in it for just $2.99)
P.S. Oh and we ALSO just received the brand new and beautiful Basic Grey collection "Infuse," new 7 Gypsies, Autumn Leaves goodies, the new Digital Scrapbooking magazine by Scrapbooks Etc, and more! Saturday (June 30th) would be a great time to shop...it's DOUBLE KEYTAG PUNCH DAY! Enjoy!
Is everyone ready for TOM's big day tomorrow? We're starting our July birthday month celebration one day early! Yep! And that means you can purchase the stamp of the month (for 40% off) one day earlier than usual! It's a fun set by Art Warehouse and I'm going to give you a sneak preview not of the set itself, but of what you can do with it.... so here ya go:
Super cute, right? Well, it turns out that these are also the cards we'll be making in card class on Tuesday! You will learn about stamping on felt, which inks are the best to use on felt and how to adhere felt to your cards and layouts... plus you'll get to play with the stamp of the month set! Carly had a hand in designing these cards... and you can see that we "lifted" some inspiration from Elizabeth by adding patterned paper as "binding" to the edge of one of the cards.
I hope to see you in class on Tuesday, July 3rd at 1 or 7 p.m. ready to make these 3 cards for only $5. All you'll need for this class is your adhesive and scissors.
i love, love, love paper! it is my favorite scrapbooking supply to buy and i have tons! and sometimes the paper i want to use for a project isn't quite the right tone or texture so i alter it. there are some fun and easy ways to alter paper like sanding, whitewashing and inking.
sanding: use sandpaper to "scuff" up your paper as much or as little as you want.
whitewashing: water down some acrylic paint (white or any color really), paint your patterned paper and let dry. make sure to work on a non-stick craft mat or your paper might stick to your desk as it dries (i speak from personal experience, my poor desk). your paper won't be quite as flat as when you started but you can iron it with a craft iron or flatten for a bit under a book. or i just use a little bit extra adhesive.
inking: ink up a brayer and roll over paper. add layers until you which the desired result. or try another way to get the ink to the paper like make-up sponges, plastic wrap, bubble wrap, etc.
here's a little card i made with daisy d's girlfriend paper...i love the print but wanted it to be a little softer in tone so i whitewashed it.
and here's another card i made, that green floral paper was a screaming lime green when i started. and once i started whitewashing, i got really into it! i raided my scrap drawer and whitewashed a ton of patterned paper!
Check out this fun and cute project! I just love it and now want to do the same with all of our cool embellishments. (How fun would these refrigerator magnets be with the "love, elsie" line?)
This project was so quick and simple to put together. Just cut a piece of magnetic strip tape (yep, we carry it at TOM) and attach to the new KI chipboard pieces. Then decorate a tin and insert your new refrigerator magnets. ALL DONE! :) And now you have a one of a kind, perfect gift for a new mommy! ENJOY! :)
i'm so sorry that i forgot to give you the update earlier! fabulous new stuff just keeps rolling in...new 7 gypsies, ki baby stuff, the latest issue of ck, summer doodlebug, autumn leaves stamps, karen foster patriotic stuff...it's so fun! and there's even more coming!
come to tuesday cards today at 1pm or 7pm! no need to sign up, just come on over and make three super cute cards for only $5! plus we have air conditioning and kim just told me it is supposed to be 80 today!
and if you've been wanting to learn about die cuts, today is a good day! here are the adorable birthday cards with die cuts that we will be making today.