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Monday, December 9, 2019

DIY Cards With One Stamp  

Hello Cherries! 

Sara with you today to share a fun gift idea - a set of homemade cards! These cards would make the perfect pick me up gift for any of your coffee loving friends! I am a self- proclaimed coffee-holic. And I'm also a huge fan of Concord and 9th stamps so when I saw these beautiful stamps in the shop, I knew that 1- I needed them because 2- I wanted to make all the coffee loving cards with them! I used every stamp in the set as well as a few supporting cast members to create these cards!

If you've never used a Turnabout Stamp from Concord and 9th they are so fun and make card building a snap! Here is a resource for you - on Concord and 9th's YouTube channel - to show you how they work. 



While I wanted my cards to have that warm coffee feel, I also wanted them to be fun and have a POP - enter some fuschia stamping ink and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides! 

There are no tricky stamping techniques on these cards - just some simple stamping and designs that anyone can re-create! 






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-Sara Mishler
Design Team Member


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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Stitched Binding Notebooks  



Book binding has never been easier! The Book Binding Guide by Paige Evans has everything you need to make your dream planners and journals a reality. Create Saddle, Japanese, and Coptic bound books with ease using this unique, versatile tool in just a few simple steps. Includes book binding guide, awl, curved and straight needles, waxed thread, storage pocket, and instructions.



Laura made these adorable notebooks using this fun tool and the Pink Paislee Truely Grateful collection!





Check out Laura's tutorial and review of this Book Binding Guide:




Posted by Rachel Kent


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Tag (You’re IT!) Mini Album  



One of the best beginner mini album styles is a Tag Album. The tag shape is super easy to make and with a 6x6 paper pad, it’s a breeze! I created this album using the stunning Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely collection, but only with papers from the 6x6 paper pad! I also added in the gorgeous Kaisercraft Magenta stamp set to make my cover page POP!




First, I cut 6 of the watercolor-style papers in half, then I cut 1 inch off of each strip, so I had twelve 3x5 inch pieces.  Then, I traced the top angles on the back of the paper and cut it into a tag shape. To create a thicker page, I taped two different pages together, which gave it the strength to withstand handling. Thankfully, Pinkfresh Studio makes super thick papers, so no chipboard needed!




After punching a hole at the top center of each finished piece, I stamped the sentiment onto the front cover.  Then, I used a scrap piece of paper to mask the sentiment and stamped on top with two different florals. This keeps the sentiment clearly readable, but also gives the appearance of depth.  Adding two ephemera flowers and a puffy sticker finished off the cover.



Each tag is decorated individually with a simple, layered style and a mix of flat and raised embellishments! I used the scraps from the 6x6 papers to make flags, banners, and background elements where needed.  Each tag is unique and I left plenty of room to journal my thoughts. I love the results and I hope you will give it a try yourself! TAG, you’re it!




-Design Team Member Laura Alberts




Posted by Rachel Kent


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mixed Media With Art Crayons


Whether you are beginning art journaling, mixed media scrapbooking, or just experimenting, the Vicki Boutin Art Crayons are a great place to start!  


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Monday, September 16, 2013

Card Tutorial - Let Your Dreams Take Flight 1 comments

Perfect Pearls on Vellum and Clear Embossing with Color


Hello there! Welcome back to another card tutorial! Today, I have a card for you with beautiful metallic accents using Perfect Pearls and vellum. It's going to be a long tutorial...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Thank You Card Tutorial 1 comments

  We all need thank you cards. We send them for anything and everything.  We probably have more of these than any other card in our stash. Well, today I have a simple but elegant thank you card suitable for a lot of thank you occasions.    &nb...
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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Create A Corner Bookmark 2 comments

If you look through the Gallery here, or search Pinterest, you'll find all sorts of variations of this project. There is one in our Gallery that is almost identical, {thanks Tracy!}

I just had to figure out how to make them since they are so adorable. Th...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Paper-Crafted Wedding & Special Occasion Projects

Make it YOU by making it yourself!

When I started planning my wedding, I was so excited to add my own personal touches to the event.  Lucky for me, there was no Pinterest "way back then" (12 years ago) and wedding websites were not what they are today - otherwise I would probably stil...

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Get inspired! Make your own treat box and coordinating card. 1 comments

How I turned trash into a treasure featuring My Mind's Eye, Scor-Pal and SRM

We have a favorite cupcake shop in town that has such cute little take-out boxes.  I am a sucker for containers and packaging and as I was disasembling the box to put it in the recycling bin, I started to think dangerous crafty thoughts! &...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How To Make A Tri-panel Card: Featuring Fancy Pants Designs

An amazingly simple card with a super complex look

Fancy Pants Designs Tri-panel Card An amazingly simple card with a super complex look!


Project by  Tami Mayberry


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Friday, December 14, 2012

How To Make Matchbook Gift Card Holders

Add packaging pizazz to gift cards this season

Some people think gift cards are a cop-out during the gift-giving season . . .but I for one LOVE to receive a gift card! Come on, free money for guilt-free shopping expeditions!? It's the gift that keeps on giving! Jazzing up a gift card in fun packaging can give the ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How To Make Gift Boxes With A Scoring Board 2 comments

Customized Scor-pal Packaging

Today I will be showing you how to easily make a gift box that can be used for giving special holiday treats and goodies.

Using the Scor-pal scoring board you can easily make a box like this with your favorite patterned paper or card stock.  Easily chan...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sparkly Snowflake Garland 2 comments

featuring Maya Road chipboard snowflakes

Maya Road's new chipboard snowflakes are the perfect base for holiday projects.  Today I'd like to share a sparkly snowflake garland that I created to hang in my dining room.


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Thursday, September 13, 2012

How to Make Halloween M&M Treat Holders

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to assemble these M&M Treat Holders using the "Monster Mash" die cut pack from Imaginisce. These are perfect treats to hand out on Halloween, and can be altered to fit other types of fun sized candy as w...

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Echo Park Summer Journal 1 comments

a quick, colorful book to save summer memories

This summer my family and I will be doing a bit of traveling, and I'd like my seven-year-old to have a place to write about our adventures.  (Although this book turned out so cute, I might have to make one for myself too!) ...

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