Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Layouts

Good Morning! The above layouts and card were the last class of the year at the store. Cathy designed these, using embellishments from K & Co. The blue card stock is Bo Bunny. We are using this line quite a bit. One side is dot to dot design, the other is a shaded solid. Very versatile. The ribbon is also from Bo Bunny. Hope you are all ready for the holidays. I am not quite there yet...but I will be! Have a great day. Linda

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Christmas Cards

Good Afternoon. It is a dark and gloomy day here in central Indiana. Good day to stay in and work on some Christmas cards. Cathy designed the above cards, using some of the new felt embellishments in the store. Let us know what you think. If you have yet to make some cards for friends or family, maybe this will be the inspiration to get started. (I need to start!) Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by. Linda

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Layouts by Cathy

Today we have some new Jillibean paper layouts from Cathy. These Christmas papers are softer in color, but a lot of fun to work with. Have a great weekend. Are you ready for the holidays? Linda

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Birthday Bag

Good Morning! Kathy Belcher is joining us as a class instructor at Allyscraps, and isn't this adorable? This is a birthday gift bag. Once you learn the basic technique, you could make these darling bags for absolutely any occasion. This class will be on Sunday, January 18th, at the store at 1pm. The cost is $12, and as always, all classes must be prepaid. We are trying to line up a variety of projects to chase away those winter doldrums after the holidays. Come in to Allyscraps and see what is available! The list of what you will need for this class will be posted in the store. Thanks for stopping by. Linda

Monday, December 5, 2011

Graphic 45 School Box

Want to start the New Year off on a creative foot? Due to popular demand, I will once again be teaching the class on the Graphic 45 ABC Primer box on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the store. The cost is $20, and the class must be prepaid. Class starts at 1pm and will last 2 hours. A basic kit is required. Join us and have some fun! Thanks, Linda

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

Looking for something a little different this year? This project would make a great centerpiece on your holiday table. The best part is you can fill the sleigh with whatever you like to enhance your entertainment plan. This is the sleigh from Kaiser Craft, made of a hard, pressed wood like material. It comes to you in five easy pieces to assemble. I do recommend using a little tacky glue on each piece as you snap it together. I primed the entire sleigh in acrylic white paint (craft paint), intending to do a white and silver sleigh at first. Changed my mind! The gold is Ranger's gold paint dabber. I used a paint brush to apply the gold, and it covered in one coat. Love the burnished look. The Christmas paper is also from Kaiser Craft, except for solid red card stock on the back. The grapevine wreath was purchased at Hobby Lobby. A little greenery from my stash, and baker's twine from the store. To get the shape right on the sides, I used a plain piece of printer paper and ran a finger along the edges to make an imprint. I then cut the paper out, double checking for the size and shape. I traced it in pencil onto the Kaiser paper, and cut it out. For adhering the paper to the sleigh, I used a matte medium gel which can be found in the art section of any hobby type store, but any good quality liquid adhesive will work. The trick is to make sure you have adhesive all the way to the edge of the paper. If you have not tried any of the Kaiser Craft pieces before, you are in for a treat. This material is super easy to work with, takes paint or ink very well, and the paper adheres beautifully. Cathy has a variety available in the store and online. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I'll reply as soon as possible. Thanks for stopping by! Linda