December 31, 2010

PCS Earlybird Special

The new year is beginning and with it a new year of the Paper Crafters Sampler.   Another year filled with creative ideas to get your monthly paper crafting projects off to a great start.

The January issue, "With Love..." kicks off with projects for the season of Love for those special people in your life.

Be sure to take advantage of the Earlybird special and get the full year of 2011 for special savings.

December 21, 2010

Dynasty Ornament ~ Paris

Sharing another Dynasty Ornament.

December 19, 2010

Dynasty Ornament ~ Poinsettia

A few days late with the directions for the Dynasty Ornament, but here they are.  It was more difficult to put into words than I thought.  Hopefully the directions and shapes I created will be easy enough to follow.

There are several ways to recreate the ornament.  Cut the template shapes and layer them one on top of the other, using the smaller layers as a guide to create your side 'strips'.  Then push them up a bit (gently) and adhere to the base.

You can find the template (along with a few others) in the "Freebie Template" group on the PocketsOfInspiration.NING  (POI.NING) site.  Like most NING's you must first sign up for the site.

Here's another sample to get you going.   If you happen to try it be sure to post your samples to the POI.NING.

December 14, 2010

Dynasty Ornament

Here's something I've been working on.  A different kind of ornament. I call it the Dynasty ornament.  After a week of tweaking it, I'm ready to share.

I'll be posting directions and a template towards the end of the week for those who'd like to recreate their own.

I really love how it came out!  That large flourish is from the Presto Patterns digital downlaod.  It's one of four BEAUTIFUL designs you can print as many times as you want and whatever size you need. 

December 3, 2010

Holiday Wreaths

Found these creative Holiday wreaths while browsing online and just thought I'd share. 

Origami Wreath from Dolloar Store Crafts

Doily Wreath from Dujor Mag

Check out this yellow doily wreath.  Thinking outside the box here; this would look great for a Baby Shower or Spring.

December 1, 2010

Ornament Hop

A few of the design team members of the Paper Crafters Sampler have put together a mini-hop.  Below I've createad a paper ornament to showcase the 3D ornament template provided by our fellow DT member Cherie Franklin. The template can be found on the Pockets Of site under the "Freebie Template" group.

The original template has square cut-outs, but I change mine up a bit to have circles.  Take a look.

Now it's time to see what the other design team members have created.