Thursday, September 22, 2016

How to Decorate Old Wooden Spools

Looking for a quick and easy Fall craft? Pull out some old wooden spools and decorate them with Autumn paper crafting supplies. These would look great on a small shelf or could be altered to function as placecards for Thanksgiving. Here's a look at this project:

Decorate old wooden spools with scrapbooking paper with #papercrafting #autumncraft

Here's another look at this project. You can see I wrapped patterned paper around the spools for the "thread." Then I added stickers, die cuts, and fibers to further dress up each spool. You can stack them or make one or two. This would be a quick and easy craft to do with kids. Just use a strong adhesive to hold the paper onto the spools.

Decorate old wooden spools with scrapbooking paper with #papercrafting #autumncraft

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Scrapbooking: The of Layering Workshop Now Available!

Announcing the launch of my NEW self-paced workshop! Scrapbooking: The Art of Layering is all about learning how to approach layering paper, embellishments, and more on your scrapbooking layouts. This workshop is now available for download HERE!

Scrapbooking: The Art of Layering self-paced workshop with Jen Gallacher. From Link:

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Workshop Includes:
* Full-color Ebook PDF (includes supply lists, 10 layout ideas, tips and more!)
* 4 Instructional Videos (including three start-to-finish layouts)
* Access to a special Facebook group focusing on this workshop

Scrapbooking: The Art of Layering. Download this #scrapbooking Ebook here:

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(available in the workshop as well)

Interested in downloading this class? Save 25% off now by using the coupon code: 25ArtScrapbook

Scrapbooking: The Art of Layering self-paced workshop with Jen Gallacher. From Link:

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Interested in additional workshops? Currently all other workshops in my shop are 50% off. Add as many workshops to your cart as you like. Download links are sent to you immediately so you can get started right away. Instructions for downloading the PDF, accessing the videos and joining the Facebook group are included in the workshop materials.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

How to Create a Paper Witch's Hat

Looking for something spooky to decorate your home with this holiday season? How about a 3d hat cut from the papers in the "Haunted" collection. Here's a look at what you can create with a few papers, a Silhouette digital cutting machine, a few cut files, and some embellishments.

Halloween Witch's Hat paper craft with #halloween #halloweencraft #diecutting

To create this hat:
* Use a "cone" cut file and the bat side of the "Spooky Ads" patterned paper. Cut out and assemble the cone. (or use a manual die cut cone shape)

* Create a circle in your Silhouette software that will fit the assembled cone and cut from black cardstock or a second sheet of the "Spooky Ads" patterned paper (or use a manual circle die cut shape). Add a black doily, a pinked circle die cut from another black pattern. Center and glue all pieces together.

* Create a band from the hat by cutting a 1" x 12" strip from the striped side of the "Very Scary" patterned paper. Attach the ends, and mount in the center of the circle elements. Glue the cone to the top of the band.

* Decorate the hat with a variety of die cut shapes, ephemera pieces, and embellishments. I added a bat sticker to the top of the hat with twisted black wire.

Here's a closer look at the details on the hat:

Halloween Witch's Hat paper craft with #halloween #halloweencraft #diecutting

This comes together quite easily when all your tools are handy. I highly recommend using a glue gun to attach all the pieces so they stick together for a long time.

Watch for additional Halloween inspiration on our blog. Be sure to pin your favorite photos from this project so you can recreate it later!

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Friday, September 09, 2016

New Scrapbooking Class: The Art of Layering

I am so excited to announce the upcoming launch of my NEW class: "Scrapbooking: The Art of Layering." I've had several people ask me how to layer items on their scrapbooking layouts, and this class will answer all your questions. Mark your calendars for the September 16th launch date and join me in this self-paced scrapbooking class:

Scrapbooking: The Art of Layering class with A self-paced class which includes a full-color PDF, a tutorial video, and lots of inspiration for scrapbooking. #scrapbooking #scrapbookingclass

Want to see what other classes I offer? Click HERE. Many of my current classes are currently marked down. It will give you a taste into my teaching style and give you lots of inspiration.

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

How to Create Halloween Candy Beakers

Having candy around for Halloween is just a given, but I love the way candy looks when displayed. I used the whimsical "Halloween" collection to create a candy beaker display for my entryway. It's actually a flower vase frame, but because the vases look like beakers, I knew it would work. Here's a look at the beakers:

Halloween Candy Beekers from #halloween #papercraft #candyjar

Each beaker is filled with Reese's Pieces. I simply poured them out, sorted them, and then placed them in the beakers.

Halloween Candy Beekers from #halloween #papercraft #candyjar

I decorated the distressed wooden frame that came with the vases, with accordion folded circles die cut from some of the papers in this collection. I added some ephemera shapes and stickers to complete the look. A few items peek out of the top of the beakers and are stuck to black and white paper straws.

Halloween Candy Beekers from #halloween #papercraft #candyjar

You could change the look of this for any season like Christmas, Winter, Valentines, and more. Just change out the candy and the paper and sticker elements to update the look.

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Friday, September 02, 2016

How to Die Cut an Autumn Centerpiece

You might have read my other post about how to create an Autumn Centerpiece HERE. For this project, I wanted to create another option using manual die cuts. This gives me complete control over what I'm creating, and I love that. Here's a look at the project I created:

How to Die Cut an Autumn Centerpiece by #autumncraft #fallcraft #diecutting

To create this project, you will need a manual or digital berry box die cut shape like this one here:

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I used wood-looking scrapbooking paper to cut the box out. Then I decorated the box with ephemera shapes, ribbon, and other items. I placed a large ephemera framed phrase on a wooden dowl and stuck it into some floral foam. I covered the foam with some kraft-colored paper filler.

Here's another look at this project:

How to Die Cut an Autumn Centerpiece by #autumncraft #fallcraft #diecutting

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