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Magpie in Mini From from Natalie Elphinstone!


Natalie found a sweet and easy way to use the Magpie Mini Pattern Sheet to create her own great mini!


This sounds so easy and so fun - great for a class or to take to a crop!

Here's how Natalie described her process and the album:


I simply cut apart the "Magpie Mini Pattern Sheet" to use as the base pages for this album, and then decorated them with a variety of embellishments. 


 By including a couple of the Printed Pockets it allowed me a place to tuck away the abundance of journaling that I wanted to add without cluttering the miniature pages. And whilst this album is fairly sturdy with it's chipboard covers, I do love the idea that I'll be able to protect it further by keeping it inside the Cigar Box. Brilliant! 



This is all about the day we celebrated my youngest daughter's dedication. After church we had lunch in the park - with plenty of hugs from all the friends and family. And yes, that it my eldest daughter dressed in a Dora the 
Explorer apron and chef's hat!! It was her birthday the week before so she received her fair share of presents too.


thank you Natalie for giving us a GREAT idea for using the mini pattern sheet as a mini album base and then adding all the fun embellishments!  This will be perfect for me to bring to my next crop!


Supplies:


Cigar Box
Magpie Mini Pattern Sheet
Magpie Accessory Sheet
Magpie Sticker Sheet
Printed Pockets Vintage
Printed Tags Vintage
Printed Tags Kraft





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Briana Makes the Jester Punch Shine!


Today we have a delightful CHA Winter layout from Briana Johnson.  This one really makes the new fiskars punches shine!  The bottom is a rainbow created with the Jester Border Punch and the top is a cloud filled sky created with the Grandma's Doily Punch paired with a simple scalloped circle punch.  Add a couple tags made stickers off the Hodgepodge sheet and sweet!



And how clever is this?  Briana kept the negative bits from punching the layout and made this thank you card with the creative banners.  Clever!  Pair it with the new Dictionary Stamp for a quick and easy card made from scraps.  Thanks for the inspiration Briana!



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Hodge Podge + Magpie = An Adorable Mini

One of things I love about Jenni's lines are how different product lines combine so beautifully together. Donna Jannuzzi made this mini album for Write.Click.Scrapbook using a Hodge Podge mini album and the new Magpie paper line.



It's the timeless patterns and colors that work together so seamlessly! 

You can see more of Donna's mini on this post at Write.Click.Scrapbook!

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Those Quilted Stickers




 When I received new product from Jenni Bowlin Studio I couldn't keep my eyes away from the Quilted Stickers.  I wanted to create a layout for my son with a striking element on it, and these honeycomb shaped stickers were perfect for it.



Numbers! I love numbers ... they can work with a ton of themes including baseball "stats"!  I also love that Jenni releases Red & Black products often.  I tend to think of these colors as "neutrals" ... colors that can work with many photos, and these colors are the most used in my stash.



The Protractor Clear Stamp is a great stamp for bringing attention to something.  I needed to highlight my title and the Protractor stamp worked wonderfully for that.

Creating this layout ... working with the honeycomb shapes, fitting them together like a puzzle, and even throwing in a button sticker here and there, was a blast.  And it gave me just the look I was going for in this layout!

other supplies I used and *loved* from the new release:









betsy


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Oh So Pretty ...

... is this layout from Keisha Campbell.


Keisha used products from our new releases to create this stunner!

The background sheet is "Bank Statement", one of our new Die-Cut and Perforated Papers.  Keisha used the lines on the sheet to structure her page.  What a great way to start off your page design! The butterflies and slight tilt of the tag add just enough informality to break up the straight lines.

Supplies:

Clear Stamp Butterfly

Thank you Keisha!

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Tart Tin Easter Baskets by Ranjini Malhotra

See all our projects using Tart Tins by clicking on the link at the top of the page!


Spring is in the air and today we have these super sweet glittered Tart Tin Easter Baskets by Ranjini Malhotra . . .



Remember the lovely Christmas Garland the design team created for Jenni back in December? At the time, I seized the idea to spray paint a Tart Tin to use in my ornament and the thought occurred to me how darling the tins would look done up in paint and glitter, as wee easter baskets. (And these would work beautifully for every imaginable holiday - red glitter for Valentine's Day, orange for Halloween, etc. )



This was very simple to do. All I did was spray paint the tins using Krylon paint. I didn't have any lilac colored spray paint so I used a generic pink as the base coat. When the paint dried, I used Martha Stewart Crafts Glittering Glue (I love this because it comes with a built-in brush applicator) and applied it liberally on the outside of the tart tins. 


Then I glittered up the tins with Martha Stewart iridescent glitter in Bubble Gum. A tip for the glittering part is to cut a solo cup in half, dump out the glitter into the cup, and dip the tart tin into the solo cup, twisting it around so that glitter adheres to all the gluey surfaces, nooks and crannies. Once you've glittered it up to your satisfaction, set it aside to dry. After it dries, punch holes in the sides, create a handle from a pipe cleaner, and tie on buttons and twine. Add a few JBS Vellum Butterflies and the basket is spring-ready, to display, gift or hang on an easter tree!



The candies are shown for display, I don't recommend using these for actual food unless the candies are wrapped. The wee ceramic bunnies are from a collection of figurines that come in the boxes of Red Rose Tea that I drink. I hope this has inspired you to break out your spray paint and glitter - you'll love the ease of this project, and the gorgeous results!

Beautiful!  Thanks for the inspiration Ranjini!


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Chalk it up to Jenni ...

... to create this fabulous new product:


The Chalkboard Easel!  Is your head spinning with ideas? I know mine was!  What a lovely base for a memory project!

Having a fairly new HS graduate in out of the house, I ran with the school theme and created a fun and festive display of ds in his graduation gown.


The banner has fun bits and pieces using the Black Extension IV paper, new stickers, and punches.


Supplies:



But the Chalkboard Easel isn't limited to school themes of course!  

You can see what Jenni herself made with hers in her studio tour video. Check it out at about 4:10 on the video:


Jenni has used both chalk (included with the easel) and paint on her easel!

A beautiful project, isn't it?!  

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More from Magpie!

Here are more examples showing how our design team has worked with our new Magpie line.

A beautiful collaged border of hearts is the anchor to this layout by Lisa Dickinson:

Ranjini used the Magpie Quilted Stickers to stand on their own as a vertical border. So classic and beautiful, isn't it?


Supplies:
Magpie Paper Collection
Receipt Die-Cut and Perforated Paper
Magpie Quilted Stickers

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Bluebird of Spring: Crafty Tutorial

See what Leah made with our Chipboard, Tart Tins, and other crafty goodies!  This is a wonderful project for a gift, springtime decoration, or class!  Complete supplies used are listed below.  Thank you Leah for giving us this detailed tutorial!
With March approaching, most people's thoughts in the United States turn to spring. Wouldn't it be fun to chase away a friend's winter blues with these sweet spring wishes?

Supplies that you'll need:
For the bird, you'll need the Malted Milk paint, crackle medium and Soap Powder paint:

Give the small chipboard bird a coat of the Malted Milk paint and allow it to dry thoroughly. Feel free to use your heat gun, but keep it as a distance. The heat can sometimes bubble the paint as it dries:

Apply a nice coat of the crackle medium and let it dry. The less you push the medium around when you're spreading it on, the better crackles you'll get on your finished piece. Allow it to dry. If it's wet at all when you apply the overcoat, it won't crackle.

Spread a nice, thick coat of paint on top of the dry crackle. Make sure you have plenty of paint on your brush and spread evenly - you can't go back over your work much, because the crackle medium can cause the paint to clump.

Watch it crackle as it dries. I don't like using a heat gun to dry this, unless I keep the gun well away from the piece, so that the paint won't bubble.

Distress your chipboard bird by dabbing your finger in Malted Milk ink, and swiping it across the bird in the same direction as the crackles.

Finish the edges with the same method, using the Brown Sugar in.

Attach the wing using a hot glue gun, and add a rhinestone for the eye. then set it aside to create the base, and "nest" for your bird.

Apply Stick Candy paint to the small chipboard flower from the package. Once it dries, apply a coat of Crackle Accent. Set it aside to dry.

Apply a coat of malted milk paint to the tart tin and allow it to dry.

Distress the tin using the same method as the bird, using the Malted Milk, Brown Sugar and Speckled Egg inks. Just gently press your finger in the ink pad and brush across the tin. You can wipe excess off using a paper towel if you need to! Allow the ink to dry.

Glue a small piece of the floral foam to the bottom of the tin, using the hot glue gun.

Hide the foam by gluing a piece of the Spanish moss to cover. Cut off any flyaway pieces.

Press bird into the foam and add hot glue to hold.

Once the crackle on the flower for the base is dry, distress it first with the Stick Candy ink, and then with Brown Sugar ink.

Add some floral moss on top and glue.

To make the banner piece, curl the paper around the edges.

Distress with Brown Sugar ink and the ink blending tool.

Glue the tart tin to the base, and add the stick on the side. Embellish your bird by adding the tag, bow, pearls, and mounting the butterfly on the stick behind the bird. 

All finished and ready to give to a friend or enjoy yourself!

I hope you enjoyed this sweet little project! Leah

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