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Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunshine Wall Art: Use up your scraps!  

In this tutorial, you will learn how to put your scraps to good use to create some fun artwork to display in your childs room. These also make GREAT gifts for young children, or for Moms-to-be!


Supplies you will need:

Step 1: Gather scraps of like-colored paper. I chose to stick with tradiational blue skies and yellow/orange toned papers for my sunbeams. You can have as much variety here as you like, there is no wrong way to do this! Choose the colors that look good to you.

Step 2: Cut down your base paterrned paper to desired size. Since my piece of blue sky paper was only 7.5" wide, I chose 7.5" x 7.5" as the base size for my artwork. Trim a bunch of thin, different sized strips of paper from your sunbeam paper. Try to use varying widths of trianglular shapes when trimming.

Step 3: Start laying your sunbeams out onto your base patterned paper, originating from the top right corner of your paper. Continue adding strips of paper, using a punched out circle as a guide for where the center of the sun will be. Fill in all spots until you've reached desired fullness. Try alternating the colors to provide more depth to your sunbeams (I alternated the use of my lighter yellows and darker oranges as seen below).

Step 4: Using your die cutting machine, cut out 2 circles: 3.75" and 3.5". Adhere together using ATG adhesive. 

Step 5: Stamp your sentiment to the center of the circle. Adhere to center of rays with foam adhesive.

Step 6: Use your paper piercer to poke hole through sun; add decorative brad.

Step 7: If desired, mount final product onto coordinating patterned paper or cardstock to give a more finished look:

(Optional) Here is another variation on this project. Instead of stamping a sentiment on the inside of the sun, I used my Silhouette to cut out a smiley face and adhere to the sun. You could either cut this face out of black cardstock, or draw on using a black marker - either way produces a fun, whimsical look for your new piece of handmade wall art!


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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #5 Winner!  

Week 5 - Sketch Challenge Winner:

becky fleck sketch 5 challenge winner

Submitted by butterfly843 - You've just been awarded 500 ACOT Bonus Points!


Butterfly843 used this sketch from Becky Fleck as inspiration:

Sketch Challenge - Week 5:

Sketch Challenge 5 With Becky Fleck

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How To Make A Chalkboard Picture Display  

featuring Jenni Bowlin Magpie Chalkboard Easle

Watch this video for a great altered chalkboard desk display how-to:

Finished Project:

altered chalkboard easel desk display

Suggested products:

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Sketch Challenge #5 With Becky Fleck!

Week 5 - Sketch Challenge

We'd love to see what you can do with this sketch! Post your finished layout on our Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #5 Topic on our Message Board and in the

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

How To Make A Personalized Table Setting

A Table-Setting for Mom + Great Recipe Idea

Whether for Mothers' Day,  a birthday, or a bridal shower, this tablesetting will surely bring a smile to the faces of everyone who enjoys it!  The most important part of any meal is the FOOD, but creating paper projects for your table will give a WOW fac...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Becky Fleck Sketch #4 Winner!

Week 4 - Sketch Challenge Winner:

Submitted by sadie_mae - You've just been awarded 500 ACOT Bonus Points!


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Monday, April 2, 2012

Sketch Challenge #4 With Becky Fleck!

Week 4 - Sketch Challenge

We'd love to see what you can do with this sketch! Post your finished layout on our Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #4 Topic on our Message Board and/or in the

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Meet April Guest Design Team Member - Kelly Shults 6 comments


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