Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sand from the Ocean. . .

"We brought a part of the beach
home with us!"
On a recent family vacation to California I brought home a small baggie of sand. Look how fun this scrapbooking page was to put together. I just used a liquid glue like Elmer's to write "Ventura Beach" and make the squiggles.  I then pour the sand over the glue and let it sit for a awhile. Then I dumped the extra sand onto a spare sheet of paper, bending the paper like a funnel I was able to put the sand back into the baggie. Make sure you let this dry overnight before adding to your scrapbook.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Using Die Cuts for Cards

If you're a card maker you'll realize how simple this would be to put together. Die cuts sure can make making cards a breeze! If you scrapbook - look how stunning this flower is mounted on black paper.  Stick on jewels are fun to use to add sparkle.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Die Cuts used In "Incentive Charts" or as a way of "Choosing Names"

Die cuts don't have to be for scrapbooking or card making only.
This poster is being used as a way to choose who will be the teacher's helper.
This was very simple to make. I got on-line and searched for a vase, printed and cut it out. I then took green paper and used scissors that cut wavy lines to use as the stems. If you don't have scissors that do that - straight stems would work just fine. I added a few bugs then I had the poster board laminated. I then used craft velcro dots and pressed one side of the dots along the stems. The other half of velcro was placed on the backside of the flowers where I had written the names of the children.

This idea could also be made and used on a smaller scale. For example each of your children could have their own vase, which would have 4 spots where flowers could be attached. They would be given flowers with jobs printed or pictured on the backside. Their vase would become full of flowers as they completed their jobs.

If interested in purchasing diecuts in large quantities (25) contact us through our website "contact-link" to check for availability and bulk pricing.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Using Frames Without Their Matching Die Cuts

One product we carry on our site is "Die Cuts w/Matching Frame". Sometimes I find myself using only the die cuts and saving the frames for another time. Look at this fun way I used some of my extra frames. While pulling everything together for this page - I looked down and the frames were laying askew over the pictures. I absolutely loved what I saw - how cute is this??