Well we are back from CHA (Craft & Hobby Association's trade show). We saw all the new releases and many of them you'll see soon too--at the store! We'll begin teasing you with what we bought. We have 2 lines coming from Bella Boulevard:
Stepanie, the owner and designer, will be coming to our store to teach on September 11 so get ready for some fun with these new releases. She'll be teaching 2 classes.
We just got in this really cute birthday album from K & Co. The best part is that you can get the matching paper pack so it all goes together! There are smaller matching embellishments as well. Good timing on this one if you went to the Balloon festival last weekend in Chillicothe. Pretty papers from Kaiser Craft
I found yet another use for the fabulous text book flowers (see the tutorial below on making these). Maya Road makes these wonderful chipboard dress form albums: Well, that little flower fits perfectly on her hip! Wouldn't this be cute hanging over your scrap table? The chipboard is just inked with blue distress ink and stamped with a polka dot stamp. Her skirt is just layers (like on the card tutorial) of the EK edge punches.
This would be a great gift for your scrap friends!!
If you get our emails you already know about this but I wanted to make sure the word is out to everyone about our July Stay-cation activities at the store. Each week we have lots planned and with a different theme. Monday begins Tropical Vacation week! First, we want you to play with new tools so we will be demo-ing the I-top brad maker from Imaginesce. You can make brads out of any paper you like with this cool tool--stop in and we'll show you:
Of course we'll have make & takes! Stop by any time the store is open and you can make this border strip for your beach pages and this flop-flop card: Also, each week we'll have an exclusive page kit available--supplies limited so get 'em while they are hot!! Page kits go like crazy around here because you have everything at your fingertips to create a 2 page layout FAST--just add pictures. Here is the Tropical week page kit:
Tropical week runs July 12-18. Keep your eyes open for next weeks STAY-CATION plans--the theme will be SEE THE U.S.A!!
Wanted to share with you this card using a flower making-technique that is so easy--you'll be amazed!! Here's the completed project: You'll need thin paper to make these, versus cardstock. I used some pages from an old book. Using a 2" scallop punch, punch out 8 scallops.
Ink up the edges and insides a bit. I used Tim Holtz distress ink, Brushed Corduroy.
Put all 8 in a stack. Attach them all together in the middle with a brad. Then, one layer at a time, start scrunching up your scallops. This is why paper works, not cardstock. Here's the first layer:
This is 3 or 4 layers later. No real science to this, just crumple up toward the center.
I felt like the flower needed something to sit on, so I cut this little piece on my Cricut to give it a base:
Punch a few border strips using any type of punch--these are EK. One border strip is just more paper from my old book. The other pattern papers are from Jillibean Soup.
Add a rub on sentiment from this Basic Grey set. I chose the round one to mimic the round base I made but all these sentiments in this set are cool.
And here's a side view. I love the dimension of the 8 layers. Obviously, this would not be a card you could mail, but would work beautifully if you tucked it in a gift bag or left it on someone's desk. Now go make some flowers!!
As you know, we have a monthly class here at Scrapadoodle using Great Impressions Stamps. Well, they've started something new this month: Stamp of the Month Challenge Simply create a card or scrapbook page using the Stamp of the Month + at least one additional stamp from the current board. Submit entry by the 20th of each month and a winner will be chosen on the last weekday each month. Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and put Stamp of the Month Challenge in the subject line. Include a list of supplies you used to create your project in the body of the email.
What will you win??
The ENTIRE SET of stamps from the next upcoming board. This means 10-14 brand new stamps!