Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Inspiration from the Blogosphere!

I think there are now dies out on the market to cut out pretty much everything your heart desires!  That is awesome news for some of us but there are others who still want to do it themselves or don't want the expense or storage woes of massive amounts of dies.

Check out this tutorial from Jenny Peterson to learn how to make gorgeous rolled flowers all by yourself....

Stamp:  Cheryl Alger's Sugar and Spice from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Supplies (plus your adhesive of choice..I still have no idea what works best, so don't ask;) See that wierd little screwdrivy-looking-pokey thing? It's a quilling tool (you can buy them at most crafting joints)...I showed another finished flower there too...

First, free cut a circle with your paper snips (I had approx. 2x2 dp scraps left over from my card front, so I used those...the teal flower is obviously made from a smaller square)....you DO NOT have to cut a perfect circle...the more 'off' the better, in my opinion! If you are uncomfortable with a wonky circle, feel free to punch a large circle out)...see the imperfection in my circle? Yep- it's wonky!

Now just start cutting in a spiral, turning the paper as you cut.

Okay, now stick the tiny end in your quilling tool, with the handle facing in (you can use a pair of fine tipped tweezers if you don't have one of these but I highly recommend buying one- this was about $4)

And start rolling the paper around the end of the tool, wrapping the paper tightly around itself. You want tight- you can loosen the flower up after.

Here's the end of the rolling process. Now you would just pull the tool (or tweezers) out the back of the flower and glue the flower to the end nub (end of your spiral cut).

Here are two flowers, the striped one 'looser' than the letter dp flower. If you want a looser, or larger flower, just use your fingers to slightly pull the curl out! And with these homemade flowers, it's okay that they aren't perfect!!! They are, after all, supposed to look like you made them!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kits of the Week!

These week the ladies of Fruit & Nut decided to change things up a bit with the "Quic-Kits".  Instead of one double page layout, you get two gorgeous single page layouts!  

I can't see these lasting too long so get yours today!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Upcoming Classes

Just popping in today to share some classes coming up at the store. 

Whipper Snapper Birthday Cards

Join Noel in creating a set of super cute birthday cards using Copic markers and Whipper Snapper stamps. You will create 6 amazing cards and learn how to create colorful works of art using your Copic markers!

Date: January 28, 2012
Session One: 10:30 -1:30 SOLD OUT
Session Two: 2:30 - 5:30
Supplies: Basic tool kit, Copic markers

Required Copic Colors: B0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, C0, C1, C3, E25, E30, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E43, E44, E59, R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, RV00, RV10, RV13, V12, V15, V17, W0, W1, Y00, Y11, Y13, Y17, YG00, YG01, YG03, YR00, YR01, YR04

Occasion Gift Boxes

Join Bev in creating 3 beautiful gift boxes that hold treats, gift cards and sentiments for that hard to buy for person in your life. These are perfect for dressing up gift cards to make them the perfect gift!

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Session 1: 10:30-1:30
Session 2: 2:30-5:30
Supplies: Basic kit, scoring tool, liquid adhesive, black ink (edging), Glossy Accents (optional), Stardust Stickles (optional)

Required Copic Colors: B00, B02, BG000, BG70, BG72, BG75, E00, E02, E33, RV13, RV25, RV29, W0, W1, W3, W5, Y21, YG03, YR00

Call the store today to reserve your space.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Inspiration from the Blogosphere!

Are you a big fan of tulle?!?!?  I love tulle but I am often stumped as to what to do with it!  Then, I saw this photo on the Maya Road blog.  What a gorgeous flower!!

Check out this video from Maya Road's super talented Caroline Lau and you can make yourself some gorgeous flowers for your next project!!

Supplies needed:
1. 1/2 yard of Tulle Trim
2. scrap of cardstock
3. Antique Button Jewel Center
4. hot glue gun/glue

Monday, January 16, 2012

Kit of the Week!

A new week means a fabulous new "Quic-Kit" from the ladies of Fruit & Nut.  This week is all about that special boy in your life!

Get yours today!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Product!

New in the store are these amazing

Knock Outs Border Punches

from American Crafts!! 

These are sure to fly off the shelves so get yours today!!

Our new Knock Outs Border Punches create crisp and detailed patterned borders and save you money! The less expensive, interchangeable punches and coordinating snap-in wing guides allow for reusability and compact storage of the punch base.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kit of the Week!

Check out this week's new "Quic-Kit"!!!

Get yours today!

Are you registered.....

...for S&CT Crop & Create Markham?

Join us for two days of inspiration, education and fun! Come crop and create with some of the best teachers in papercrafting. Join Becky Fleck from PageMaps, Vicki Boutin, Kelly Goree, Angela Urbano and card-making expert Sarah Hodgkinson for fabulous classes that are full of tips, tricks and techniques for every level. With 24 hours of cropping time, a chocoholic feast, fabulous prizes, make n’ takes and so much more, this exclusive event promises to be a weekend all about creating with our closest friends…and one that is not to be missed!

There are only 25 seats remaining for this fabulous event and it's just a month away! We are so excited to be an on-site vendor for this event and want to make you a special offer. We will give you a $10 gift certificate to be used in our on-site store when you register for Crop & Create Markham between December 13th and January 10th! All you have to do to qualify is once you have registered, send an email to create@scrapbookandcards.com letting them know that Scrapping Turtle sent you, it's just that simple! And when you arrive at then event, you will have a $10 gift certificate waiting for you at the registration table.

So what are you waiting for!?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Product of the Month

This month is all about the Maya Road Zipper Trim!!  For the entire month of January, this fabulous product is Buy 2 Yards, Get 1 Free!!

Love this product but not sure what to do with it?!??!  Check out the videos below for ideas.

I followed this last video from Caroline Lau when making the flower for my below layout.  I love these and will definitely be playing some more with this trim.

Layout by Tracey Gordon

Looking for more inspiration?!?!?! 

Pop on over to the Maya Road blog to check out what their incredibly talented team has done with this product.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Promotions Flyer

Click on the flyer to see it bigger.

Promotions valid only during time period specified, no exceptions.

Promotions not to be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons.

Printed flyers are available for pick-up at the store.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Kit of the Week!

It's a brand new year!!  We hope everyone has a safe and fabulous 2012!  Get out there and make tons of memories for you to scrap about!!

I just wanted to share our first "Quic-Kit" for 2012....

Get yours today!