January 30, 2012

Easter Blessings

It won't be long before the February 2012 Sampler is released.  The "Easter Blessings" issue is dedicated all to Easter, showcaseing baskets, bunnies and pastel themed projects to coincide with spring colors.

Included in the February 2012 issue is the newest, exclusive template. "Bentely Bunny".   Fill him with goodies, flower springs or brighly coloredEaster eggs.

Easter Blessings release date February 10th.

January 20, 2012

Boxing Die Cuts

A tutorial for making a box from die cut shapes and templates.  Enjoy "Boxing Die Cuts".

January 19, 2012

Taffy-colored Valentines

Aren't these colors yumm-o?  Looking for some alternative other than the typical Valentine color-schemes. 

If you're interested in doing making the Valentine box yourself, check back tomorrow for the tutorial I'm wrapping up. 

* Tutorial posted HERE *

This flower believe it or not was the most difficult.  I kept going back and forth with what shapes would compliment the box without over doing it. 

Always remember how important details are (RE: the dots around the inner Vanilla circle).  Sometimes it can be the finishing touch to pull it all together.

What Valentine isn't complete without a few sweets?

Here's a peek of what I did with the Soft Suede layer. 

January 9, 2012

Early Bird Ends Today!

Last day for the Paper Crafters Sampler Early Bird Special.

Sign up for the  2012 Paper Crafters Sampler for the discounted rate of $89.00.

That's a savings of $5.00 off the $12.99 monthly issues.

January 7, 2012

Resolve to Organize

I've adapted the Sweetly Dispensed template into a magnetic, desk-top organizer. 

The flower holding the note and the back of the dispenser flap is magentic.  The flower is cut from the Fun Flowers Bigz Die.

I've used the two magentic sheets before in a 12 days of Christmas magentic stocking from the Adorned Holiday Sampler

While both the top flap of the dispenser and the flower are magnetized, it seems to slip, probably due to the sheet of designer paper covering the magnet.  It might be worth the time to attach a heavier magnet to the back of the flower to make sure it doesn't slip unexpectedly.

To modify the template from a candy dispenser into an office dispenser, I simply inserted a 2" x 1 3/4" box in the rear of the base.

January 6, 2012

Peekaboo Slider

Putting to use some of my new goodies from the SU! Occassions Mini. If you've like the doily effect, then you'll appreciate the new Large Doily Sizzlit.

Check out this peekaboo slider card put together. It's Easter themed. Kind of skipped over Valentines day but I was in the mood for Easter at the time.
If you'd like to try this slider for yourself you can download the template HERE.

Here's what the doily cutout looks like after you run it through your Big Shot.  The blue circle is what remains after taking my scissors to it.  The scallop disc is not related to the template, I only used it to cover the rough edges on the blue cardstock after attaching to my slider insert.

***  I've received responses from 3 viewers that they are receiving an error code when downloading.  The error is due to maximum downloads.  You may receive a message "the file has already been downloaded". 

Please check your computer for the location of your download files.  You should do a search for "Peekaboo*.Zip" on your "C:/" drive.  Once your computer list the location of the file, cut and paste it into a directory you can find in the future, i.e. "C:/Templates".

Below is an image that may help you:

January 5, 2012

Sweetly Dispensed

Just four more days till the Early Bird special ends for the 2012 Paper Crafters Sampler.

Here's a specialty template offered in the first issue "Expression of Affection".  While the January issues isn't officially released until the 10th each month, you can pre-order the template now and start working on your very own Sweets Dispenser.

Be sure to check out the main PCS website to see our newest design team members and their blogs for a sneak peek of what they've created for the upcoming January issue, "Expression of Affection".

*** For those of you pre-ordering the January issue now to start on your Sweetly Dispensed container, be sure to save your download link.  You'll use the same link on the 10th to access the entire "Expression of Affection" Sampler. ***


Sweetly Dispensed M&M container:

  • Cut and score the Sweetly Dispensed container according t to o directions. Assemble the bottom to the back of the body.
  • Trace the front flap onto the back of the Enchanted DSP (from the 2012 SAB). Using a ruler, measure 1/4" on the insides and top of the DSP (not the bottom). Cut down your card stock to these 1/4" marks. Use your Adorning Accents Emb. Folder on the base of the Enchanted DSP. Trim along the embossed area, removing the DSP extending past the edge.
  • Emboss the base of the red flap with the Adorning Accents Emb. Folder and trim off the bottom along the raised edge.
  • Attach the DSP to the top of the red flap. Score again along the guidelines on the top flap. Crease the folds well. Bend so they roll around, allowing the flap to hang over the dowel.
  • Emboss a piece of Vanilla card stock using the .... embossing folder. Trim around window.
  • Cut down a piece of Soft Suede cardstock to fit inside the window of the Vanilla. Roughen edges with Cutter Tool. Stamp the Doily image from Kindness Matters on two opposite sides of the Suede square. Attach to inside of Vanilla window.
  • Stamp text from the P.S. I Love you set onto Vanilla cardstock. Remove text with Window punch and layer to top of Modern Label red card stock punch. Attach brads to side and use glue dots or dimensionals to attach to front of Suede Square.
  • Create a Suede scallop circle and Vanilla Doily circle. Punch holes in center of each and attach to top sides of box.
  • Stamp butterfly from Kindness Matters onto Vanilla card stock with Suede ink. Cut out. Enhance by adding additional lines with red Stampin' Write.
  • Create butterflies with embosslit and attach to box. Attach Kindness Matters butterfly to top of embosslit butterlfy.
  • Cut a stripe of DSP 1" x 12". Attach to base of box, trim off excess.
  • Attach flap to box.

January 3, 2012

2012 Early Bird Special

Let's welcome in the new year by kicking off the 2012 Paper Crafters Sampler with an early bird special!  Purchase the Full Year of the Sampler by January 9th and you qualify for the early bird price of $89.00