Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What's New Wednesday

 This week we received several new Sizzix Valentine and Spring dies.

Lots of Valentine papers are on the shelf.

Serenade from Basic Grey is featured above in the beautiful layout that Liesl created for display.  This collection is full of music, garden and spring.

Above is a sample of a few new embossing folders that arrived from Sizzix.  You'll have to stop in to see the entire selection.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Tags Using Hero Arts Stamps and Dies

Busy wrapping up those Holiday gifts?  We thought we'd re-post these quick and easy tags we created using the stamp and cut sets from Hero Arts and Sizzix.  We still have a few sets and all the supplies available for making these fun tags.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Make it Monday Project

We're making snowman gift tags today for those Holiday gifts you'll be wrapping up soon.  Stop in today between 1PM and 3PM and make one.  This week's project is $3.

Supplies Used:

Sizzix Snowman die with matching embossing folder
Tsukineko Platinum Brilliance ink
Black Soot Distress Ink from Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink
White cardstock and chipboard
Red rhinestone

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday's Creative Cafe

Today we have TWO projects for the price of one!!  Yippee!  Stop in between 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM and make this festive tag and pillow box.  This week's project is only $2.

Supplies Used:
Snowmen embellishments from K&Company
Patterned paper
Kraft Pillow Box
Red Tag

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What's New Wednesday

1.  Mugs filled with hot chocolate, tea, home-made goodies, or a coffee card are perfect for the coffee or tea lover on your list.  2.  Scrabble tile necklaces make GREAT gifts for anyone.  Personalize them with photos instead of patterned paper.  Here's the link to the instructions.  3.  Ornaments make great neighbor, teacher or co-worker gifts.  4.  For the naughty on your list, we've got cinnamon flavored coal!!

1.  Stickles glitter glue and 2. teardrop ink pads are perfect for young crafters or "newbies".  3. Any crafter would love a Tim Holtz Distress ink pad in the bottom of their stocking.  4.  Again, for the naughty, we have cinnamon flavored coal.  5.  Copic Markers fit perfectly in a stocking.  6.  Liquid Pearls are another great "stuffer" and come in an assortment of fun colors.  7.  Ornaments  8.  Home-made oreo cookie pops. Visit this link for more ideas and basic instructions.  9.  Of course, what would a stocking be without a hand-made candy cane?  These candy canes are hand-made in Denver, Colorado by Hammond's Candies.  Don't miss out.  The chocolate filled are almost gone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gift Wrapping Ideas!

Are you looking for some creative ways to wrap up some of your Holiday gifts?  We put an online magazine together with some quick, easy, and inexpensive ideas, using products we have in the store.  We hope this inspires you to create some fun packages.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Make it Monday Project

Look what we're making today.  Stop in between 1PM and 3PM and we'll show you how to make these quick and easy baskets.  It only takes 1/4 of a 12x12 sheet to make these.  They are the perfect size for small treats.  This week's project is only $2.

Holiday cupcake embellishment is from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday's Creative Cafe Project

These are perfect for Holiday Hostess Gifts!!!  They look great on a bottle of wine or sparkling cider.  For those of you that make home-made syrups and vinegars.....dress them up with some festive bottle tags!!   So join us between 4:30PM and 6:30 PM.  We'll be "playing" with MFT Dienamics dies to create these Holiday tags.  This week's project is $3.

Supplies Used:
MFT Dienamics Bottle Tag, Faux Crochet Border, Label and Flourish dies
Stamp from Technique Tuesday "Good Cheer" set
Paper Piercing Tool
Circle and scallop circle die or punch (we used Spellbinders nesting dies)
Dimensional Embellishment from Dress It Up

Thursday, December 6, 2012

What's New Wednesday (a day late)

Have you seen the adorable toothpick holders we have in our Party room?  They come in all sorts of styles.  We have the Santa boots above, ice skates, sleighs, snowmen and more.  Pair them with a package of complimentary napkins and you have the perfect hostess gift.

Just arrived....the holly berry punch die from Lifestyle Crafts / Quickutz.  These dies are designed to produce multiple cuts with one pass on your die cutting machine.  So, if you are making multiple cards, or wrapping multiple packages, one pass through your machine will produce 6 sets of holly leaves and berries.

These cute little gingerbread ornaments are perfect for dressing up your Holiday gifts and packages.  They'd be perfect hanging from the bow on a plate of home-made gingerbread cookies.  Yummy!

For the shoe lover or the girls that like "bling", these ornaments are perfect.  We've got shoes, nail polish bottles, and lipstick in assorted colors and styles.  They make great gifts for co-workers, girlfriends, or favors for those special holiday parties.

We also received the last of our Holiday papers, stamps, and embellishments.  New arrivals are coming in for....Valentines day. 

Christmas Joy Card and Box

I love this little "Flip Top" box from Lifestyle Crafts.  After we cut it, we stamped it with the Christmas Sweater background stamp from Impression Obsessions.  The snowflake die is also from Lifestyle Crafts.  The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts Miracle of the Holiday set.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Stocking Christmas Card

I thought I'd post a few Christmas cards this week for those of you looking for some last minute card ideas.  I used this stamp from Penny Black and some of my Copic Markers.  Once I was finished with the coloring, I added some Stardust Stickles to the lights.  The embossing folder is from Sizzix.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Make It Monday Projects

It's Make It Monday, and look what we are making today.  We'll be using Spellbinders' Vintage Label dies and Just Rite Stamps' Vintage Christmas set to create this treat basket.  Be sure to stop by between 1PM and 3PM to make one.  This week's project is only $3.

Supplies Used:
Spellbinders /Just Rite Vintage Labels and Banner dies and stamps
Crop-a-dile or hole punch
Brilliance Ink from Tsukineko - Gamma Green and Rocket Red
White cardstock
White ribbon