August 31, 2012

Handcrafted Inspiration ~ Free Download

Stampington has released a free digital download of their Handcrafted Inspiration.  This digital issue is chocked full of project from several of the companies popular publications.  Close to 300 pages of pure inspiration.  That's over 175 project ideas. 
  • Artful Living
  • Jewelry Making
  • Sewing & Fiber Arts
  • Journaling & Mixed Media
  • Paper Crafting & Seasonal Projects
  • For Beginners
  • Digital Arts & Photography
  • Doll Making
  • Creating with Kids
  • Eco-Friendly Projects
  • Cooking & Entertaining
    This digital copy is available for download to your Mac, PC's, Nook, Kindle Fire and Ipads.

    August 26, 2012

    Bold Striped Frightening Feline

    Enjoying the fall stamp collections available in the SU! Holiday mini.  Here's a something I created for a Control Freaks swap. 
    The Howlstooth and Scaringbone designer paper are bold and striking, which helps give some punch to halloween projects.

    The use of fancy metal edgelits and frames provide the curves and fancy layer edges.

    Attaching frayed twill adds softness to the peice.  Text on Tangerine cardstock printed from "Nite Owl" MDS.

    Embossing the main "Frightening Feline" image adds additional texture.

    August 22, 2012

    Black Swan Boat

    Here's a fun idea if you're looking to dress up an dinner table for an evening get-together.

    Start by creating some vibrant colored flowers.  Next, create a black swan boat using the template from the August issue, "Sublime Nuptials" of the Paper Crafters Sampler.  Stamp the side of the swan and add black glitter.  Add a floral foam to the inner base of the swan.  Place floral wire through the center of each flower.  Arrange flowers inside swan boat and secure wire to floral foam.

    Create a table seating card to place in front of your swan.  Add a little black netting, feathers and walla!

    August 15, 2012

    Sublime Nuptials

    Autumn weddings are the perfect union for end of summer, early fall ceremonies.  A mixture of tangerine and gold summer sunsets with the amber and crimsons of upcoming fall.

    The "Sublime Nuptials" issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler offers an array of ideas for the autumn bride.  Enjoy medallion floral wedding favors, 3-tiered cake cards, fancy foliage gift card holder for the newlyweds and a special traditional style shaker card.

    Of course, there's a new exclusive template designed for the August theme.  A Swan Boat (printable PDF) can be used for favor boxes or table decor.

    The "Sublime Nuptials" issues also includes a bonus template, Wedding Coach.  A little folding carriage for writing your well wishes to the bride and her prince on their special day.

    Here's a glimpse of what you will find inside: