Blog-Header_SSBE

New Product Release: Heyday Collection from Studio Calico

Studio Calico has announced a new release:  Heyday!   Kick off your shoes and skip into the soft morning sunlight of Heyday. Little boys and girls play in a world of balloons and butterflies, fused with warm tangerines, dreamy blues and precious pinks. Seize the splendor of everyday play.   Available in early June 2012. […]

 

Card Making Ideas: Multiple Textures

Sometimes when you are just stuck and having a difficult time figuring out handmade card ideas, try layering multiple textures and colors. This card shows a great use of mixing multiple textures using embossing folders and Core Essentials card stock.  Some things of particular note on this card is that all the embossing folders use […]

Technique: Mosaic Flowers

The mosaic technique is visually striking.  This designer took some simple scalloped circle shapes and made them into trees by adding a black trunk and cutting the circles into “tiles.”  So clever.     For a list of products used and some instructions, see this blog: http://octoberafternoon.typepad.com/october_afternoon/2012/05/tuesday-tutorial-mosaic-flowers.html

Flipping Out Stamp Set from Papertrey Ink

Papertrey Ink has launched yet another adorable stamp set – Flipping Out.  Flipping Out features flip flops in various patterns including stripes and polka dots.   Here are some of the fun, cute sample cards from their blog:   The set contains a total of 23 images.  Each flip flop measures approximately 3/4” wide x […]

Mother’s Day Gift Box

Nina Yang of Waffle Flower Paper Crafts made this cute gift box for Mother’s Day.       For the basic box, all you’ll need from your scrapbooking supplies is a 12″ x 6″ piece of double-sided paper or card stock, a scoring tool, scissors and tape.   Then add your tag at the end.   […]

Girl Land Collection from Webster’s Pages

Webster’s Pages announced their new line called Girl Land Collection.  This line represents beautiful, happy things and feelings.  Happy colors in purples, pinks & yellows.  This line celebrates life and especially girls and girl power.   There are 12 double-sided 12″ x 12″ sheets plus a double-sided pattern die-cut sheet, 3 sets of mini message […]