Sunday, April 22, 2012

There are new Tim Holtz Tissue Tapes and individual Bella Blvd. Designer Tapes to try out. I'm hoping to order washi tapes within the next 2 months; in the meantime, I hope you'll give these a try!

These two beautiful ribbons from Webster's Pages have been very popular . . . you might want to check them out, along with the beautiful floral lace ribbon from May Arts. All of them are perfect for your Mother's Day cards and projects!

There are new card samples at the store to inspire you . . .

by Marj Marion
MAGENTA Flowers Stamp 42.092.O
White embossing with Copic marker coloring

by Susie Tracy
Penny Black Stamp
Tombow markers, lightly spritzed with water
Background Hero Arts Stamp
Words:  Memory Box Stamp
Card edged with Tea Dye Distress Ink

by Marj Marion

Inside of card
Lace used again across the top with die cut flower
(not the best photo due to light reflection on white)

Marj used:
Cheery Lynn Stacker Flower 2 (SF2);
Darling Daisy (A196);
Memory Box Tilth Floral and Meridian
Border Dies; Makes Me Smile stamp
Coloring:  Archival Crimson
Ribbon:  May Arts Floral Lace Ribbon
Inside of Card:  left-over die-cut pieces from cover die-cuts

From Cheery Lynn Designs' blog . . .

Flower Tutorial with Angel Girl by Jeannie DeGruccio

"Hello everyone.  I am here with a tutorial that I offered last week and some of you wanted to see how I made the flower from this card:

This is the same type flower, just on a smaller scale.
Firs you will need to cut out circles.  About 9 - 10 of them.
4 different sizes, with the largest being a scalloped edge circle.
I used the CIRCLE and Scalloped Circle Large dies.

Distress all the circles so the paper is nice an pliable.

Ink the edges of all circles and cut a small pie shaped wedge out of all the circles, but not the largest scalloped circle.

 For the largest scalloped circle, you will spiral cut it, like the one below.

 Using a quick drying glue, overlap edges of all circles where the wedge was cut out.

When turned over, they will look like little hats.

Starting with the smallest circles, start building the flower.

Here is what the back looks like for the first layer.

Put the glue on the flatter portion or each petal and start gluing them all together, staggering the petals as you add the different sizes.

Here is what the flower will look like when all the circles have been glued together.

Side view.

To make the center, take the spiral cut flower and start rolling the spiral, but start from the center, not the outer edge.

Here you can see what I mean but starting in the center.

Here is the center all rolled up loosely.

Be sure that you have a lot of glue in the flower base to drop the center into.

Here is the completed flower! Pretty easy, right??"

From Spellbinders' blog . . .

You Mean I Can Cut... 
by Kelly Loubet 

"Yes. Yes you can... and then some. Check out this video featuring our Education Director, Kim Hupke, as she shows us the variety of different materials that your Spellbinders™ dies will cut! What have you cut with your Spellbinders™ dies outside of the realm of paper? Share with us in the comments below! We'd love to see it!"

I have pics from John Petersen's box class earlier this month, and Marj's "Tulip Festival" card samples that are hanging on the bookshelf next to the store entrance. Something has happened to my photo card; it and the photo software are acting weird, being selective about what has downloaded and what has not. I'll be working on that because I don't want you to miss out.

I hope you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday and today as much as I have. It appears that the beautiful sunlight will continue into tomorrow. Perhaps I will become much more serious about putting away my winter drearies and taking out my spring and summer clothes.

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