Friday, February 27, 2015

Make a Leprechaun Treat Holder

This cute project is simple to make! Mary Anne created this store sample for us with the new Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers.


Supplies:
  • We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
  • Journal Plate & Bracket Large Punch
  • 8 1/2” x2” Green Cardstock
  • 1/2”x2” Gold Paper for Belt
  • 2 1/4” Circle Punch (Flesh cardstock for face)
  • 2 1/2” Scallop Punch (Brown Cardstock for hair, mustache)
  • 2 1/2”x2 1/2” Black Cardstock for Hat - cut 2
  • 1/2”x3” BlackCardstock for Hat Brim - cut 2
  •  1/2”x1/2” Gold Cardstock for Hat Band
  • 1/2”x1/2” Gold Cardstock for Belt
  • Shamrock 3D Sticker
  • Green and White Baker’s Twine


Directions:
  1. Cut green cardstock to strip of 8 1/2” x 2”.
  2. Using envelope punch board, make the neck of your Leprechaun by punching with left edge of cardstock at the 2" mark on all 4 long sides. Score. Fold body on score lines and add your golden coin or candy treat inside. Adhere top together with glue.
  3.  Glue scalloped circle with bottom near neck punches. Glue circle over the top with the bottom of the circle barely covering the bottom of the Scallops. 
  4.  Make hat base by using the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board to round the top corners. This is the top of the hat. Use the corner rounder to punch all four corners of the hat brim strip. Glue to the top of the head front and back Adhere the gold foil strip towards the bottom of the hat. Now glue to hat brim to bottom of hat, front and back.
  5. Insert brown paper into the Journal Plate & Bracket punch and press to punch out. Now slide the paper piece back in slightly and punch again to give you the mustache piece. Glue to the face.
  6.  Use a hole punch to punch out two black circles for eyes (also two for the buttons). Glue down.
  7. Tie a bakers twine bow and adhere to neck with a mini glue dot. Add the belt of gold foil and 2 black buttons with mini glue dots. And your lucky leprechaun has come to life! 


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring Pompom Tree Tutorial

The pompoms give this soft Spring tree a whimsical look. This fun Spring decor is easy to make and would be a great project for all ages.


Supplies:
Styrofoam Cone
Pastel Small Pom Poms with Iridescent
Pastel Medium Sized Pom Poms with Iridescent
Pastel Large Pom Poms
Pastel Colored Acrylic Paints
S,P,R,I,N and G Mini Wood letters
Iridescent Shred
E6000 Adhesive

Directions:
Paint the cone with a pastel blue paint and set aside to dry.
Now paint the Spring letters - each in a different pastel paint color.  Allow to dry.
Glue shred to the entire cone.  Set aside to dry.
Glue the pom poms to the cone, varying the sizes and placement for a random look.
Allow to dry.
Finally, glue the Spring letters to the cone, starting at the top and ending at the bottom.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Win It Wednesday Free Scrapbook Pack Giveaway

Win It Wednesday February 25, 2015


This week our giveaway is a Classique Beauty scrapbook papers collection by Authentique. Included in this giveaway are five 12"x12" papers, one 12"x12" details page, one page of "Petite Type" letter stickers, one Authetique 6"x6" Paper Bundle containing 24 patterns and one box of glue dots. This giveaway retails for $25.90.
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The winner will be announced on Thursday February 26, 2015 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822 from 9am-5:oopm Monday through Friday.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Simple Spring Tablescape Tutorial

Spring tablescape ideas just in time for Easter! This can be created in the center of your table, or can be placed in front of each person seated at your Easter feast.



Tablescape Supplies:
Glass Plates in two sizes
Silver Charger Plate
Green Checked Cloth Napkins
Straw Nest
Wicker and Lemons Garland
White and Yellow Floral Garland
One White Bunny Pedestal Plate
Decorator Plastic Carrot
White Tablecloth





Directions:
Start by placing a white tablecloth on your table.
Now set your silver charger down.
Place the largest glass plate on the silver charger.
Fold your napkin in thirds or fourths so that it is a long narrow strip that does not cover the entire plate.
Place the napkin across the glass plate.
Set the smaller glass plate on the napkin.
Now place the white bunny pedestal plate on the glass plate.
Add the nest to the bunny plate.
First place the Lemons garland on top of the nest, and then add the white and yellow floral garland.
Add a carrot to the plate at a diagonal.


You may wish to add a green metal candle holder with a white candle, small green votive cups with soft yellow votives, the yellow and white garland, lemons garland and a basket of  feather soft chicks placed behind the candle.


The addition of decorator lemons adds to the soft yellow background. There is no right or wrong way to design your tablescape - just choose items that you enjoy.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Dr. Seuss Day 2015

We have fun items for your Dr. Seuss Day! These pencils, pens and mini notebooks are popular with the elementary school kids.




Read Across America Day is March 2nd and the theme book this year is "Oh, the places you'll go!"  This is a highlighted day in elementary schools to help kids be excited to read.
Theodor Seuss Giesel is the famous writer and cartoonist who wrote the Dr. Seuss books. The whimsical stories are favorites of kids and often used in schools to help children with reading skills.
Dr. Seuss books were written to help kids recognize sight words in a fun way and this special day is scheduled as close to his birthday as possible. His actual birthday is March 2nd.

Click here to go to the tutorial to make this bookmark.



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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Monogram Photo Collage Tutorial

Mongrams are a popular trend in decorating right now. Christy created this example to show you how easy this craft project is. All you need is a big paper mache letter (or metal or wood would work too), some photos, and some Mod Podge Rocks. You'll use a "collage" technique to add your pictures.

We've added some instructions below just to help you get started. Have fun with it! There's no right or wrong. Create your own photo collage personalized for you and your loved one!


Created by Christy from our Bonney Lake store.


Here's what you'll need...
• Large Paper Mache, Metal or Wood Letter
• Mod Podge Rocks
• Scissors
• Foam Brush
• Photos


Choose a letter of your choice. Paper mache, metal, and wood are all great surfaces.

Let's get started...

1. Print your favorite photos onto regular printing paper in color or black and white using an inkjet or laser printer. Photos printed on paper will be easier to adhere to the letter than actual photo paper.

2. Cut the photos and set them aside.

3. Using the foam brush, apply Mod Podge (which will be used as glue) to an area of the letter and adhere the photo to it. Do one picture at a time.

4. Continue doing this until the entire letter is covered in photos. You'll want to trim any excess paper from your photos to make them even with the edge of the letter.

5. Set the letter aside to let dry.

6. Now, seal the entire letter (with all the applied photo) with a thin coat of Mod Podge (which will now be used as a sealer). You can mix in glitter or a small amount of paint to give it a touch of color. Let dry completely.

Add any embellishments to your collage!

Feel free to add any embellishments of your choice to the letter. Christy used leftover photos to make paper flowers. The letter can be hung on a wall or displayed on a table or mantel.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Join us for a Founder's Day Event in Bonney Lake

Today is our Founder's Day Event and we would love to have you join us. There will be demos on Hazel and Ruby stencil masks, wreath making, coloring jewelry charms with Patina, making your own chalkboard paint and a FREE make and take project. We will also serve cake to celebration the 82nd birthday of Adrian Sr.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Sequin Easter Eggs and Basket Tutorial

This basket filled with sequin eggs is a perfect Easter decor craft.


Supplies:

  • Unfinished Wood Basket
  • Green Acrylic Paint
  • Pink Scrapbook Paper
  • Styrofoam Eggs
  • Sequins and Sequin Pins
  • Paper Shred
  • Ribbon, or pre-made bow


Directions:

  1. Paint the unfinished wood basket with green paint. Allow to dry.
  2. Cut strips of scrapbook paper and glue to the slats of the basket.
  3. Push the sequins in one at a time to the smooth styrofoam egg until completely covered.
  4. Repeat this process with the other eggs.
  5. Attach the ribbon or bow to the side of the basket.
  6. Fill the basket with shred.
  7. Now place the eggs in the basket and your project is finished.




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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ben Franklin Founder's Day Celebration in Bonney Lake

Let the fun begin!

We're celebrating Adrian Sr's birthday this weekend! Cake will be served Saturday, Feb. 21 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm. During those same hours, we'll show fun craft ideas with free demonstrations.

Our sale will run THE entire weekend, Friday February 20 through Sunday February 22, 2015.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Win A Willow Tree Figurine for Win It Wednesday

Our Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway for this week is a Willow Tree Shine Figurine that has been personally signed by the artist, Susan Lordi.
To participate in our February 18, 2015 Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway,  go to our Facebook page and COMMENT and LIKE this week's WIN IT WEDNESDAY Facebook post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.


The winner will be announced on Thursday February 19, 2015 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822 from 9am-5:oopm Monday through Friday.



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