Friday, July 30, 2010

MENS VINTAGE MINI ALBUM By Mariana Brulja

Hi Everyone,
Our Guest Designer Mariana has made an absolutely amazing Men's Mini Album to share with you. I hope you enjoy it.
Lots of us seem to struggle to make cards & gifts for the men in our lives. I am sure any man would love to receive something as special as this gorgeous album.
Wouldn't this make a wonderful Fathers' Day Gift?

 


Products Used:
Papers: Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman 8 x 8 Pad
SBB 1.0 Chipboard to make the Album Covers
Album Rings
Zutter Perfect Closures (Leather Strap was Stamped & Inked)
Tim Holtz Products & Findings:
Adage Tickets & Journaling Tickets, Ball Chain, Metal Corners, Game Spinners, Long Fasteners, Ornate Plates, Sprocket Gears, Swivel Clasps, Time Pieces.
Distress Ink Pad  - Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Cuttlebug Clockworks Embossing Folder & Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Mustard Seed
Tattered Angels Vintage Hardware - Keys, copper
Crop-a-dile
Pritt Power Gel.

Sharing Ideas...... 
Do you keep miss-placing or losing the scoring tool for your enveloper or score board? 
Why not use velcro adhesive dots to attach the score tool to your board.
Simply affiix the soft side of 2 velcro dots to the board & 2 of the opposite loopy side to the score tool in 2 places.
(this handy hint came from Bev in Tatura, Victoria......Thanks for sharing Bev.)
If you have any handy hints or ideas you would like to share with your fellow crafters just email them to us & we can share them here on our blog.


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Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting,


Evelyn

Thursday, July 29, 2010

SEWING CARD By Joy Taylor

Hi Everyone,
Our Guest Designer Joy has made a lovely card to share with you today, I hope you enjoy it.


 Products Used
Card Stock :  Kraft and Bone
Patterned Paper :  Cosmo Cricket, Material Girl 6 x 6 paper pad and Making Memories Ledger Paper
Stamps :  Hero Arts - Make Your Own and Birthday Sayings
Ink :  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Adhesive : Tombow Mono Dot Applicator and Foam Dimensionals

 Tutorial
Cut Kraft card stock to size, fold in half to form a card.
Taking paper from the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl paper pad, cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller then the front of the card and adhere, set this aside.
Next, using a piece of ledger paper from the Making Memories paper pad, stamp the Make Your Own stamp onto the paper and cut down to size.
Using the paper piecing technique, take 2 different patterned paper from the Cosmo Cricket paper pad and stamp the same stamp on the patterned paper and cut the dresses out for each of the ladies, adhere each dress over the top of the stamped image on the Ledger Paper.
Next, attach foam dimensionals to the cut image and adhere to the front of the card.
To add a sentiment to the bottom of the card, take some bone card stock and stamp the sentiment from the Birthday Sayings stamp set, cut to fit the card and adhere.

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Evelyn

Thursday, July 22, 2010

NEW SPELLBINDER DIES {Due to arrive in Australia early September 2010}

 Hi Everyone, 
Have you been following the Spellbinders Blog Party showing all the new Spellbinder dies being released shortly at Summer CHA?
Here are the links, in case you haven't seen them yet.

Blog Party
Day ONE 14th July:
Heirloom Ornament - Debbie Olson
Labels 14 - Julie Overly
 
Day TWO 15th July:
Half Moon Squares - Judy Hayes
Graveyard Scenes & Shapes - Latisha Yoast
 
Day THREE 16th July
Presto Punch - Scalloped Squares and holiday Joy - AJ Otto
Presto Punch - Scalloped Circles and Fleur de Lis - Kimberly Crawford


Day FOUR 17th July
Snowflake Pendant-Becca Feeken
Beaded Ovals-Linda Duke

Day FIVE 18th July
Antiquities and Fallen Angel - Sherry Cheever
Classic Diamond - Deb Young 
 
Day SIX 19th July
Holiday Tree and Nested Mittens - Gina Hanson
Labels 15 - Ashley Cannon Newell 
 
Day SEVEN 20th July
Wonky Squares - Mona Pendleton
Nested Hearts - Heidi Blankenship
 
Day EIGHT 21st July
Half Moon - Kerilee Sereika
Nested Bats and Witches Brew - Kazan Clark

These are some of the new designs, the rest will be shown at CHA Summer shortly.
They will be coming to Australia around 1st week of September {unless delayed by Spellbinders}.
I cant wait to get my hands on these, which ones are your favourites?


 Keep an eye out for our pre-order coming soon in our store.

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Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting,


Evelyn

MARTHA STEWART PUNCH SALE ON NOW!


All Martha Stewart Punches
have been reduced until midnight on 31/7/2010

 


Don’t miss out !

(Sale applies to in Stock items only, sorry, no layby)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

NEW PRODUCTS - JUSTRITE STAMPERS - NESTED FRAMES


Hi Everyone,
I am pleased to announce we have just received our new Justrite Stamper products. The new release features a new stamp size with a great revolutionary concept - Nested Frames.
This new series of stamps allows you to easily stamp a two color image. Simply snap the frame into the new Clear Horizontal Stamper and stamp the frame in one color. Then remove the frame and place the sentiment on the grid, ink in a second color.  The new see through design will allow you to easily align the sentiment exactly where you want it. This new concept is perfect for scrapbooking, papercrafting and cardmaking.


We also have a limited supply of the 2010 Justrite Ideas Books.
The book has 88 pages and  includes a complete supply lists for over 75 projects!  It will quickly become your JustRite Reference & Inspiration Book. You can check off the stamps sets you have and the catalog becomes an easy reference guide to what you own in your personal JustRite collection. You can also make your JustRite wish list from this handy reference guide! Inside, you will find over 145 project ideas from Justrite's very talented design team. The 2010 Catalog & Idea Book retails for $12.95

Die Compatibility Chart (Updated)

In the new catalog Justrite have added more information to their Basic Shapes Punch & Die Compatibility Chart. The stamps have been matched to the best selling cutting tools as an easy reference. 
A downloadable version of the full 5-page chart is available on the link below and includes compatibility information for Scalloped Dies and Punches, as well as a chart for Labels and Tags that will work with Justrite's new nested sentiments!!
Free 5 Page Punch and Die Compatibility Chart - Click Here
You can see all the new Justrite products in our store Here
Don't forget to also check each stamp set description in the store to see some lovely card examples made using the new stamp sets. 
Sharing Ideas....


Learn how to colour a Hydrangea with your copics HERE
(Courtesy of Justrite Stampers & Sharon Harnist)


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Evelyn

Sunday, July 18, 2010

START YOUR DAY WITH "WHEE" CARD By Joy Taylor

Hi Everyone,
Our Guest Designer Joy has made a sweet card to share with you today, using one of the cuties from the Pure Innocence Stamp sets. I hope you enjoy it.


Products Used:
Cardstock : Kraft, Copic Blending, White, Red
Inkpads :  Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Ink - Frost White and Blue Ink
Stamps :  My Favourite Things - Pure Innocence - Start the Day with a Whee!
               Hero Arts -  Cling Dots
Copics
Adhesive : Tombow Mono Adhesive Applicator and Foam Dimensionals
Rhinestones

Tutorial:
Cut kraft card stock and score in half to form a card.
Using Cling Dots stamp, ink up with Frost White ink and stamp the front of the card, set aside to dry.
Onto white card stock, stamp the image and colour in with Copics, blend some blue ink over the image to form a sky.
Cut a slightly larger piece of red card stock and adhere both pieces of card stock together, then attach to the front of the card with some foam dimensionals.
Next, cut a small piece of white card stock to form a tag and stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set onto the tag, next use your bone folder to make waves in your tag, giving it more dimension.
Adhere tag to the card and lastly, add rhinestones to the tag.

We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.
If you have any questions please email us at:
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Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting,


Evelyn

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SPELLBINDERS BLOG FRENZY & A WINNER

 The Spellbinders BLOG FRENZY for the new CHA Summer Spellbinder Die releases has started !

Be sure to check it out HERE on day 1 & follow the blog hop to see all the wonderful new designs.

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 Also..........we have a WINNER for the Flourish With a Bling Promotion

CONGRATULATIONS!

S. Nielsen from Ballajura W.A. is the lucky winner of the flourish with a Bling Prize Pack valued at $40.












Well done !
Thank you to everyone who participated.

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Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting,


Evelyn

Monday, July 12, 2010

PURPLE FLOWER CARD By Joy Taylor

Hi Everyone,

Our Guest Designer Joy has made a lovely card to share with you today. I hope you enjoy it.


Products Used:
Cardstock :  Copic Blending, white and purple
Cuttlebug Machine
Spellbinders Die :  Labels 8
Stamps :  Hero Arts - Friend Definition, Flourish Background, Thoughtful Messages, Big and Small Flowers & Good Fortune
              Just Rite Stamps - My Garden Set
Inkpads : Hero Arts - Soft Shadow Ink - Soft Lilac and Soft Sand
               Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers
Rhinestones
Foam Dimensionals




Tutorial:
Cut purple card stock to size, fold in half and using the flourish background stamp, stamp over the front of the card using some soft lilac ink, set this aside.

Next using your Cuttlebug Machine, run white card stock through the machine using Spellbinders Label 8 die. Stamp over the die cut using the friend definition stamp with some soft sand ink.

Take Copic card stock stamp the daisy from the My Garden stamp set and colour in using Copics, cut each flower out, making sure to cut one smaller then the other and adhere together using some foam dimensionals.

Moving back to the die cut, stamp the stem from the big and small flower stamp set and colour with Copics, adhere the flower head to the top of the stem using some foam dimensionals.

Add a sentiment from the thoughtful messages stamp set and stamp to the opposite side of the flower, stamp a dragonfly from the Good Fortune stamp set, add some rhinestones and adhere to the front of the card using more foam dimensionals.


Sharing Ideas....
Have you ever tried flocking? It's a fun technique that produces a lovely velvety finish on your cards or layouts. I hope you find some time to give it a try.
Below is a wonderful tutorial from the very talented Nichol Magourik
(Video only viewable from our blog or You Tube.)



You can find the products used for the flocking technique by Nichol in our store on the links below
Tsukineko Glue Pad
Doodlebug FlockAssortment, Stampendous Flock
Fiskars Stamp Press

We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.
If you have any questions please email us at:
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Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting,

Evelyn

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

PRODUCT REVIEW - CRAFTERS COMPANION ENVELOPER

Hi Everyone,

I found a  great review on the Enveloper made by Crafters Companion which I thought you may be interested in reading. These are a very handy tool for making your own envelopes, especially with all the Christmas cards we will need to be making over the coming months.

UPDATE - The Enveloper demonstrated in this review is the USA Version  (Imperial)  but both boards (Imperial & UK Metric) function in the same way.

(Extract of the review courtesy of Craft Critique)

"How many times have you created THE most adorable card, only to discover that you don't have any envelopes that will accommodate the beautiful, bulky bits that make it so fabulous?

Unfortunately, that happens to me all the time. In the past, I would just hand deliver the card or tuck it in the gift bag sans envelope. All the while, I was wishing that I had the time and patience to create the perfect 3-dimensional envelope to encase my card and lend it that additional touch of elegance.

Let me introduce you to my new friend, The Enveloper by Crafter's Companion.


According to the manufacturer:
"The Enveloper Pro has the capability to make nine different shape and size envelopes and comes with its own double ended scoring and embossing tool and a full colour four page booklet detailing how to make the various size envelopes and tricks of the trade such as achieving a professional finish by lining the envelopes."
This unassuming piece of plastic was SO much fun to play with, once I got the hang of it. It makes flat envelopes and dimensional envelopes to fit my bulky cards.


I'm embarrassed to say that it did take me a while to figure out the envelope sizing chart included in the pamphlet that arrived with my Enveloper. I had a 3"x5" card, and I needed an envelope to match. However, (and, it does take guts to admit this) I could NOT for the life of me figure out which envelope size would work! I mean, what does "1/2 US Letter Paper" mean? Does that mean that my finished envelope will be 8.5"x5.5", or will it mean it will be 11"x4.25"?? And, what in the world is a "1/2 depth tri-fold"? I promise I am not a math dummy, but I simply couldn't wrap my brain around those measurements without having to take out a sheet of 8.5"x11" paper, folding it in half and then tri-folding it. Huh?


So, I decided to just make a "short slimline (5 1/2" x 3")" envelope, even though I didn't know for sure that my card would fit inside.

I cut my cardstock to the size indicated on the chart (7" square), then followed the directions to create an "envelo-box."

First, I scored the lines:


Then I clipped the corners:



And adhered the edges of the envelope:



I folded the additional paper to the inside of the envelo-box and tucked my card inside. My card FIT!! Wahooo!


The finished envelo-box measurements were 5.75"x3.25", even though the chart said "short slimline (5 1/2" x 3")". This, of course, leads me to believe that the size indicated on the chart is the size of the CARD, rather than the envelope. Hmm. Good to know.

Check out the profile of the envelo-box:


Too cute!!

Okay, you know what gets me? Crafter's Companion has a chart on their website that includes over 100 custom envelope sizes. I didn't find this out until AFTER I made this little beauty. I could have avoided all of the frustration if I had known to look on the website. D'oh!

There is even an awesome video to show you how to use The Enveloper!!

A few days after I made my first little envelo-box, my son was wrapping a present for a friend and couldn't fit the packs of gum inside his envelope. Taa-daa! I became the hero, because I had The Enveloper!! I quickly (super quickly!!) whipped up a 6"x6" envelo-box, which held the gum perfectly!

I'm so excited about the possibilities of The Enveloper. I have a feeling that it is going to have a prime location on my craft table.

Pros:
  • The pictorial instructions are very easy to understand (once you can figure out which size you need! LOL!).
  • ENDLESS possibilities. I am super excited about the chart that I downloaded from the website. I think I will have to laminate it! I have no doubt that I will find an envelope size to match any card size I can make.
  • The Enveloper is made of sturdy plastic and includes some fun shapes that can be embossed on the flap of the envelope to further customize it.
  • The website includes a handy video to explain how to use The Enveloper!

Cons:
  • I think the pamphlet that came with The Enveloper is confusing and outdated. According to the very useful chart on the website, The Enveloper can create over 100 custom sizes, although the wording on the website and the chart both indicate that it can only create 9 sizes. This may be something they are planning to remedy in the future (hopefully!).
  • I would have liked to see a place to securely attach the scoring tool to the bottom of The Enveloper. As it is, the scoring tool is in danger of getting lost on my desktop"
 You can find the Envelopers HERE in our store.

Sharing Ideas....


Learn how to make a Corner Bookmark HERE

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Evelyn

Monday, July 5, 2010

NEW PRODUCTS - IMAGINISCE I-ROCK HEAT SETTING TOOL

Hi Everyone,
The new Imaginisce I-Rock Crystal Heat Setting Tools & accessories have just arrived. I can't wait to have a play with this little beauty, it looks like lots of fun. We also have all the Stencil Kits, Crystals & Studs in stock.
You can find them all in the store HERE



Check out the video below.
(video only viewable from our blog or You Tube)



Sharing Ideas...

Learn how to make a Round Folded Flower Embellishment  HERE
(video courtesy of the very talented Becca Feeken from Amazing Paper Grace.) 

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Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting,


Evelyn

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