Raise your hand if you own a We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.
. . . several of you . . .
Raise it if you have used your Envelope Punch Board before to make envelopes.
. . . it looks like some of you are afraid to start . . . don't be - it's an awesome and easy tool to use . . .
Now raise your hand if you have used your Envelope Punch Board to make things besides envelopes.
. . . even less of you . . .
No matter what category you fall in to you are going to want to continue to check out today's post showcasing many adorable project ideas using your Envelope Punch Board and pretty paper (we all know where you can find that!). A lot of these projects are perfect as we enter the holiday season as you make and create gifts for friends, family, neighbors and more.
A look at the We R Memory Keeps Envelope Punch Board. On the left is an older version and the right is the new color scheme that WRMK introduced for all of its "punch products" this past year.
Twists on creating an envelope
Halloween and Thanksgiving Goodies
Look at these adorable treat boxes you can create using the Envelope Punch Board. Click on Source below each picture for more details.
Use the Envelope Punch Board to incorporate tabs/notches into your card and tag making.
Thankful Tag Album
These are just a few of the ways you can use a We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board in addition to making envelopes. Do you have a favorite item you like to make with your punch board. We would love to read about it below or see a picture (share on Facebook or Instagram and tag us)!
Tim Holtz creates amazing products and projects for year-round events and festivities, but the aesthetic of his Halloween stuff really fits with the vibe of the holiday. We should really start calling the holiday Holtz-oween. #amiright
Since we are in the first week of October now, that means Halloween is only 26 days away! It is time to decorate (if you haven't already) and to get busy creating Halloween, I mean Holtz-oween yumminess!
Speaking of the awesome aesthetic of Tim Holtz paper, ephemera, trinkets and more, here is a peek at just some of the Halloween themed items we have in stock in our Holiday Room.
To get your creative juices flowing, below is an eye candy gallery of Holtz-oween crafts and paper art fun!
Amazing creations! We hope to see you in the Shoppe soon, or perhaps you have signed up for this Saturday's World Card Making Day (a wide variety of 12 cards to be made throughout the day, plus lunch! Sign up here) so we will see you then. Don't forget we have added Monday and Tuesday hours for the holiday season and we will be offering a Make 'n Take this Monday, October 9 and other Mondays. More details here.
If you have been into the Shoppe lately you may have noticed our large selection of "My Favorite Things" (MFT) Stamps and Dies. MFT makes some truly adorable designs that can be used to create awesomeness! Today we are sharing some inspiration for ways to use some of these stamp and die sets. Hope you enjoy!
Just look at these adorable cards made with the MFT BB Happy Hippo stamps . . .
. . . and these with the MFT Loveable Leopards stamp set . . .
. . . and lastly this Written in the Stars stamp and die set from MFT is lovely!
Just a reminder, we are open today, Friday and Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm for you to shop these MFT stamps and dies along with the many other items we have in stock (don't forget to check out our Holiday Room). Also, we have a fun COPIC Marker/Watercolor class on Saturday morning, Planner Meetup on Saturday afternoon and Eileen Hull will be us on Sunday for two classes. There is still time to sign-up for all! Details and registration links are on our September Events page!
We shared the picture below on our Instagram a couple of weeks ago and had an inquiry about a tutorial. The technique is super simple, but we wanted to share the step-by-step with you today.
First, gather up your supplies. You will need Distress Oxide Ink Pads (available in 24 colors!), ink blending tools, stencil(s), washi tape, spray bottle of water, watercolor paper/cardstock and a craft sheet (not pictured). All of these items are available at Palette & Paper!
I like to put a little tape on the back of my cardstock and stick it to my craft mat so it doesn't move around. After choosing a stencil, I also use washi tape to tape the stencil down over my piece of cardstock.
Using my ink blending tool and assortment of Distress Oxide Inks I fill in the areas of the stencil. It's important to go into this knowing that it isn't going to be perfect. You will have color overlap a bit and that's okay!
After you are done coloring in the stencil, you can spray with water or spray some water into your palm to "flick" on the cardstock. This will add to the distressed look.
Using a piece of paper towel blot the cardstock to absorb the excess water and remove the stencil. Craft Confession: I sprayed a little too much water and let it sit a little too long for the look I was going for. Taking pictures while crafting of all the steps is hard work and threw off my timing! As you can see my image was a little "soft" looking (see the picture below on the right). That's the great thing about crafting though. You can keep adding and layering on your project to get a look that makes you happy.
I realigned my stencil and went back and added more color as you can see below. I was much happier with the overall look of the project after reapplying some inks.
I also did this same technique with an "abstract" stencil. For this project I didn't tape my stencil down though because I kept moving it, using various Distress Oxide colors through the stencil and layering the colors (one of the coolest things about the Distress Oxide Inks is they don't make mud - they layer on top of each other vs. mixing together). After finishing with the color I sprayed, flicked and blotted. I love how this turned out.
I love both of these and they will make for great bases for the front of cards! I also can't wait to do something similar to the second project as a background in my art journal.
If you haven't tried Distress Oxide Inks through a stencil yet I highly recommend it! You can create gorgeousness with limited supplies and time! #winnerwinner
If you have any questions about this post or Distress Oxide Inks feel free to leave a comment below!
Music, as Longfellow says, is the universal language of mankind, and I have to say I agree. Music can build a bridge between cultures despite language barriers, help you wind down after a crazy day at work, make you feel like you are 16 again when an “oldie” comes on the radio, and so much more. Music is a huge part of a lot of people’s lives, so it makes sense that music often finds its way into our other creative ventures, such as scrapbooking, card making, holiday crafts, mixed media canvases and more.
Next Wednesday, crafters will be trading Artist Trading Cards with a Music theme here at P&P (click here for more information, we would love for you to join us!). With an awesome theme like Music I am sure the ATCs created will be gorgeous and as unique as the maker. Here’s some great inspiration if you haven’t started on yours yet.
Get inspired to create cards with a musical theme.
Or perhaps, you want to scrapbook a musical event.
Another great, creative idea is to make a musical inspired mixed media canvas. Check out these fun projects for inspiration.
Have you tried paper quilling before? These musical themed quilled projects are absolutely eye-catching.
Celebrate His word in your bible journaling and get inspired by these musical pages.
Add some “music” to your decor at home (or classroom if you are a teacher) with these ideas.
And lastly, just some really cool imagery I came across while pulling this blog together – music and inspiration are truly everywhere!
We hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as you enjoy turning up a favorite song!
Palette & Paper's blog is written by creative team member, Kimberly.
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