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Paper Bunting with Lisa Fulmer

   

Lisa Fulmer shows us how to craft this cute paper bunting featuring the KellyCraft Laser Square. Watch below to create your own.

Materials Used:

KellyCraft Laser Square

White cardstock

Scrapbooking paper

Adhesive (craft glue or double sided tape works best)

Paint marker 

Decorative ribbon (Here is an example)

Decorative buttons (Here is an example)

Thumbtacks

Scissors

Summer Fun Week 1: Celebrate America with Patriotic Pinwheels

Here's a patriotic work of art to get your ready for our nation’s biggest holiday, the 4th of July. Andrea Atwater walks us through the steps.

  

Project Steps:

1.  Download this pattern template to print. Using card stock, print the blue grid on one side then flip the page over and print the red dots.

2.  Cut a small slit at a 45 degree angle at each corner like this:

3.  Carefully poke a hole in the top of the lollipop stick with a straight pin.

4.  Fold down every other corner of your pinwheel and hold it in place in the center.

5.  Poke a straight pin through the center, being sure to catch all the corners.

6.  Gently tap with the hammer until it is secure, but the pin isn’t going all the way through the lollipop stick.

7.  Glue in place, if you’d like.

Materials Used:

White cardstock for template (or you can use a double sided scrapbook sheet)

Small straight pins with glass heads

Lollipop sticks

Glue (optional)

Hammer

Get Creative with Ranger Inks & Supplies

In the crafting world, there's nothing quite as hot as paper crafts these days. From simple hobby crafts to sophisticated mixed-media artwork, the world of paints, inks, paper and all the embellishments that come with them are a playground for your imagination. 

In our Craft Attitude super store, we carry a wide array of Tim Holtz and Ranger products to add versatility and ease to your paper craft projects. Just take a look at a few of the inspiring projects we found, all created with Ranger Inks products:

   

Here are some items you can find in our super store to create wonderful projects like these:

Tim Holtz Distress Ink 1-by-1-inch ink pads in a variety of kits

             

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Re-inkers in a variety of colors

                                                        

Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder and Ink

        

If you've ever worked with embossing powders or products that need to be dried quickly and without disturbing your project, you know that a regular blow dryer will never work. We've got Ranger Ink's Inkssentials Heat It Craft Tool, which provides a gentle air flow while keeping everything in place:

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Decorate a Lamp with Decopatch

We're always on the lookout for new and fun ideas using trusted craft supplies. In this video, you'll find an easy way to decorate a glass lamp and shade with Decopatch paper and glue. 

Materials used:

Glass lamp and shade

Decopatch Paperpatch Glue

Boar-bristle brush

Decopatch papers

Sweet Card Ideas with PB&J

There are plenty of stamp kits out there in the world, but sometimes you just need some inspiration to make them come to life. Here are two cute ideas to make with My Favorite Things' Pure Innocence Stamps, Peanut Butter & Jelly, available in our super store. 

 

Check out the manufacturer's video for a quick how-to:

Materials Used:

Mixed Media Monday: Some Kind of Wonderful

Sometimes we just love an inspirational idea, like this one from Amsterdam mixed-media artist Corina Kompier. See below the photo for all the supplies she used to make this wonderful piece.

Materials Used:

Photo of choice

Canvas Board 12x12

Liquitex Gesso

Liquitex light modeling paste

Prima marketing stencil 6x6 Flourish

Mask Prima marketing 960575 doily Finnabair

Mod Podge

Archival ink black

Kaisercraft Lace stamp

Kaisercraft clearstamp - Flutter

Prima Marketing Color Bloom

Color Bloom spray: tea stain, gold foil, antique gold & soft teal

Lindy’s stamp gang spray starburst: Creme Brulee Cream

Heidi Swapp color shine: Tropicana Teal

Adhesive pearls

Viva Decor Inka Gold 

Butterfly

Chipboard Script

We Heart Die-namics' Heart Frames

Check out these two adorable projects using Die-namics' Peek-a-Boo Die Heart Frames. How-to in the video below.

Kids Corner: Valentine's Paper Heart Wreath

Here's a sweet and super-easy Valentine's Craft to do with the kids:

It's a great Valentine’s Day heart wreath decoration your child can make for home or their classroom. Anything goes, so let the kids get creative!

1) Using a plain white 8.5" x 11" piece of paper (cardstock works great), fold one corner over and trim the excess to make it square.

2) Cut around the edges and round it off along with the inside. Don't worry about being perfect (as you can see in my photo), you will be pasting hearts over it.

3) Use your glue stick to attach your hearts in any way you desire. You can cut out hearts from pretty paper or use pre-cut hearts. Wrap a ribbon around the wreath to hang. It's that easy.

Materials needed:

White cardstock

Assorted papers

Cut-out hearts

Glue stick

Ribbon

Mixed Media Monday: Valentine's Inspiration

Looking for some inspiration for your Valentine's cards? Our Anne Grbic created this adorable piece using Craft Attitude, doilies, red paper and gold textured paper, ribbon and some flowers.

She printed the fairy, a free printable from TheGraphicsFairy.com, and all the words including "LOVE" on the plastic heart on Craft Attitude and glued them to the different surfaces. She punched the little hearts from gold and red foil paper and glued them down.  The gold rays are recycled from an old Christmas decoration. 

Click on these items for more information:

  

Last-Minute Christmas Cards

Don't worry, you've still got time to whip up some pretty, customized Christmas cards to send out this year. We're making it even easier with these inspirational ideas from artists Anne Grbic and Einat Kessler.

In card #1, Anne printed this angel image onto Craft Attitude film, and then adhered it to some glitter paper and finished it off with some embellishments.

Einat used cardstock, distress stamp ink, stencil, thread and letter stickers to create the adorable Santa-inspired card in #2. 

Anne printed the image on card #3 on Craft Attitude film, and then adhered the image to Vertigo Film Translucent Patterned Sheets to achieve this cool prism effect. The Craft Attitude film allows the texture of any paper to show thorugh the image.

Einat used a scalloped punch, circle punch, inks and embellishments for card #4, which she glued to red corrugated sheets.

Be sure to check out Einat's 12 Cards of Christmas videos on her YouTube page for even more ideas and go here for lots of Christmas paper craft supplies in our super store!

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