Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Remembering seems to be at the top of my list today.

Remember that gorgeous Christmas book I showed you the other night that Patti had made for herself? Dianne and I persuaded her to lead a class and . . . Patti agreed! Yay! You're gonna love it!

Christmas Memories Book -- Pati Highlands
December 3, 2013 from  6:00 to 8:30 p.m., $35.00
"Create this beautiful book to hold your holiday memories in pictures and journaling. This would make a wonderful gift or a keepsake to enjoy for years to come. This project features the My Minds Eye paper and Memory Box dies as embellishments for each page. Envelopes and tags are created using the envelope maker and a quick demo on how to use a die cut machine & Envelope Maker will be shown in class. Stickles and Wink of Stella are used in making the pages sparkle.
Participants need to bring a paper trimmer, distress ink in your choice of color (example: Chalk Creamy Brown or Chestnut Roan/ Tim Holtz Distress Inks in brown tones), liquid and dry adhesive, sharp scissors, and your basic tool kit.
(some papers may vary in kits)"
by Patti Highlands

Remember that We R Memory Keepers' Envelope Punch Board that you purchased at Art 'n Soul? Click on this link to see how someone used the board to make file folders to organize her embossing folders!

by Michelle McGraw
3 Monkeys Throwing Around Some . . . Paper!

Have you been over to Dianne Johnson's blog? Click on the link to see how she made this beautiful card featuring some of the new stamps from Magenta . . .
by Dianne Johnson for Magenta

Back to 'remembering' . . .

Remember the new tool I showed you the other night? I opened the packaging and couldn't wait to make a gift bag with it! The We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag punch board works very similar to the Envelope punch board that we've sold at Art 'n Soul.

I used two-sided 12x12 paper from Authentique to make a medium-sized bag. I love how the inside of the bag is just as gorgeous as the outside of the bag.

I added a strip of washi tape down the one side of the gift bag.

This sample gift bag will be at the store today. It's so easy that you could make several, and I mean several, of these gift bags in small, medium or large size. There are only two places to apply double-sided tape adhesive (I used red-line tape). If you want to use wider ribbon, you can also use a larger sized individual punch; the holes you see are punched by the board. The Gift Bag punch board can be ordered at Art 'n Soul; it's a 'qeue' item at Notions and they're hoping the item will be in stock around Thanksgiving.

And remember those little mini bags from Webster's Pages that we used with the mini canvasses in Susie's class? The Christmas mini bags will be at Art 'n Soul today. I think their designs will make charming paper collages on the mini canvasses that arrived at the store yesterday!

A little birdie told me that there are is a limited number of gold and green Wink of Stella pens at the store; the early 'birds' bought up the clear pens and pen sets yesterday . . . hurry in if you want the gold and/or green pens! Wink of Stella pens appear to be our latest 'sell-out' items.

See you tomorrow!

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