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Designer Focus: Kelly Marie Alvarez

We love the clean style of the cards, stamps and scrapbook paper from Lawn Fawn.  Recently, we were able to chat with Kelly Marie and learn more about her and her company.   Where are you from? What are your roots? I am originally from Miami, Florida, but I have lived in California since 1994. […]

 

Globes Technique

This is a darling technique making globes from paper circles.  Plus, it can be used on cards or scrapbook layouts.  Think of all the variations you can create on size or using scalloped circles!  How fun!!!   Thanks to Fancy Pants Designs for this info:   Fancy This: Globe Technique   Hello everyone! I’m here […]

New 6×6 Mini Paper Pads from American Crafts

I love 6×6 paper pads!  Being a more of a card maker than a scrapper, I love that all the new patterns are miniaturized to use in smaller spaces.  This week American Crafts announced two new Mini Paper Pads from two of our favorite designers – Dear Lizzy and Amy Tangerine!     Here are […]

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 […]