FOLK ART PAINTED FINISHES

+ PALETTE-STYLE FRAME  IN-SHOP PROJECTS

Faux finishes are a great way to give your home projects a touch of age and roughness. They can also add a bit of whimsy to your work. Whatever you want to do to your projects, they will always look unique and special with a faux finish you did yourself.

Creating natural-looking faux finishes can be quite difficult for the everyday crafter, but we have some exciting new mediums that make it super easy: the Folk Art Painted Finishes.

These new paints are now available in the shop! Ask about cash on delivery so you can try them at home. Call or WhatsApp us today to order: 050 104 7558.

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There are four different finishes from this line of paints. They work nicely alone but they look best with their matching faux finish medium.

Try out the mediums with us through these fun projects we have come up with. There is one for each different paint finish for you to try. We will build the whole palette-style frame from scratch with you.

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Barnwood Painted Finish

The Barnwood Painted Finish works best on unfinished or unpainted (real) wood. The result is a beautifully grained rustic style finish.

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Cost: AED200; inclusive of all materials

Duration: 3 hours

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Concrete Painted Finish

We were surprised how much we actually liked this Painted Finish. Either dark or light versions can be used alone, but using them one after the other gives a more authentic look. This finish works best on rigid surfaces. It can be used on metal, plastic, wood, and terra cotta.

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Cost: AED250; inclusive of all materials

Duration: 3 hours

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Rust Painted Finish

The Rust Painted Finish is one of the most authentic looking faux rust finishes that we have encountered. It is extremely effective on metals but it also works on porous surfaces just fine. We love using it over metallic paint to give a project the illusion that it is really made of metal. This makes a perfect gift for him.

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Cost: AED250; inclusive of all materials

Duration: 3 hours

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Moss Painted Finish

We just love how cute and whimsical the Moss Painted Finish looks. It’s perfect for garden themed projects to add a touch of lush green. The product can work on metal, plastic, wood, and terra cotta. Imagine placing a bit of this on your pots and planters!

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Cost: AED250; inclusive of all materials

Duration: 3 hours

These finishes are inspiring lots of ideas with us! We hope you get inspired, too.

Call us for more information and book your in-shop project today.

Too busy to come and make it yourself? We can sell you the kit. We can also customize it for you.

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RESTOCK! COPIC MARKER SETS

The markers on your wishlist are back in stock!

Now available are Copic Sketch and Ciao 36-piece boxes and 12-piece Sketch Skin Tones. The Skin Tones set is a must-have for fashion designers and manga artists. As for the 36-piece boxes, both Ciao and Sketch variants are a good selection of colors for beginners and professionals alike who want to get a good starter kit for Copics.

Also in stock is the standard Copic Sketch 72-piece Set A, which is a great selection of colors for your coloring needs.

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Supply is limited so get your Copic sets before they run out!

SHOP NOW to get your sets!

PROMO: Free shipping for Copic Sketch 72 A (within the UAE only)

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COPIC SKETCH CUSTOM SET

Copic Sketch are still the best alcohol-based markers in the market today and we have these awesome sets in stock now.

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This 36-piece set of Copic Sketch markers with a convenient display stand is now available at the shop! This custom collection of colors has a great selection of basics to get you started.

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Also in stock now: 72 piece set of Copic Sketch! These handpicked colors make sure that you have just the right hues for your artwork and crafting.

Take advantage of our cash on delivery to get your sets today! Or pick up your sets from the shop.

Call us for more information at 04 884 8343.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW PRODUCTS – FUSE

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN SCRAPBOOK SLEEVES!

GET 10% OFF ON FUSE TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES

UNTIL AUGUST 15, 2016

HURRY! LIMITED QUANTITY!

There are a lot of fun tools in the shop, but few catch our excitement like this new tool that we just got stock of. We can’t wait to get started on our next scrapbook project using this exciting new system!

The FUSE tool from We R Memory Keepers is an amazing and fun way to create your own custom scrapbook pocket pages! Make waterfall pocket sleeves and personalized layouts as you need them!

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Create custom pockets and sleeves. The welding tip creates a strong, clean, micro-weld seam that will not tear or separate. The cutting tip allows a slit to be cut in the sleeve. Use to seal in keepsakes and memorabilia. Create waterfall photo sleeves. This 10-1/2×6-1/2×2-1/2 inch package contains one tool with a UL listed cord, one fusing tip, one cutting tip, one 6-1/2 inch long ruler stencil and one tool stand.

This is the European version, so there is no need to use an adapter.

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We R Memory Keepers-Fuse Heat Resistant Silicone Mat And Holder Set

Super flexible mat will cling to any clean, smooth surface without suction cups or adhesive. The holder can hold the fuse tool while on and in use. The holder and mat are heat resistant to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and may be cleaned easily with water or rubbing alcohol. This package contains one mat with a 12×12 inch measurement grid.

We R Memory Keepers-Fuse Tool Tips

Decorative, Cutting And Fusing. A fun accessory to use with the Fuse Tool (sold separately). This 5x3x3/4 inch package contains four unique Fuse Tool tips.

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We R Memory Keepers-FUSEables Fuse Clear Sheets
Low glare, ultra clear polypropylene film sheets that will not stick to photos, memorabilia or photocopies. Perfect for hybrid scrapbooking! Use with Fuse Tool (sold separately). This package contains ten 12×12 inch clear sheets. Acid and PVC free. Archival quality. Imported.

We R Memory Keepers-Photo Sleeve Fuse Waterfall Sleeves

Perfect for hybrid scrapbooking! Layer Waterfall Sleeves with the Photo Sleeve Fuse (sold separately). Strong, clean, micro- weld seams will not tear or separate! Will not stick to photographs, memorabilia or photocopies. This package contains twenty 4×4 inch clear polypropylene film photo sleeves.

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We R Memory Keepers-Photo Sleeve Fuse Waterfall Sleeves: 4×6 Inches

Perfect for hybrid scrapbooking! Layer Waterfall Sleeves with the Photo Sleeve Fuse (sold separately). Strong, clean, micro- weld seams will not tear or separate! Will not stick to photographs, memorabilia or photocopies. This package contains twenty 4×6 inch clear polypropylene film photo sleeves.

WATERFALL SLEEVES

We R Memory Keepers-Photo Sleeve Fuse Waterfall Sleeves

Perfect for hybrid scrapbooking! Layer waterfall sleeves with the Photo Sleeve Fuse (sold separately)! This package contains twenty 2×2 inch low glare, ultra-clear polypropylene film waterfall sleeves.

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These ultra-crystal clear photo sleeves are perfect for hybrid scrapbooking! This package contains twenty 3-2/5×2-1/10 inch photo sleeves. Acid and PVC free. Archival quality.

We have limited stock so get your FUSE tool and accessories today!!

CALL 04 884 9343 FOR MORE INFORMATION

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CASH ON DELIVERY SERVICE IF YOU CAN’T COME TO THE SHOP.

 

RAMADAN LANTERN BUNTING

In a few days, Ramadan will be upon us and everyone is getting ready for it in their own way.
This Friday we will be at
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 to bring you our Ramadan Collection of stamps, stencils, and our Ramadan Lantern Bunting
for all you DIYers getting prepared for the holy month.

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This is our table at ARTE. You can come over to get our exclusive stamps and stencils.

Bring the kids over for our Make N’ Takes:
Word Art Gelli Printing, Kokeshi Paper Dolls and more!

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We tried out our Ramadan Lantern Buntings in the shop. We’ve become quite fond of it and it’s been popular among the local customers.

You can purchase your bunting kits from us at the shop and at our Table at ARTE. 

ARTE has only a few Fridays left before it breaks for summer, so don’t pass up the chance to come!

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Here’s a closer shot from our table display at ARTE. We used Distress Inks to stencil the pattern on the paper bases. Blending different ink colors creates amazing results.

These are the contents of our Ramadan Bunting Kits (above):

1 Ramadan Lantern Stencil

12 pcs. paper lamp bases

1 large and 2 medium silver crescent moons

20 foil stars in assorted sizes

3 meters of cord

Visit our table at ARTE this Friday and ask for a demonstration on how you  can use the stencil to decorate your Ramadan Bunting.

The Ramadan Lantern STENCILLOGY stencils are available in 3 different designs:

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Here are some of the other stencils in our Stencillogy  Ramadan Collection:

You can get them from our online shop here. (BUY NOW )

SEE YOU AT ARTE!

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RAMADAN LANTERN STAMP KIT

 

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Temperatures outside are rising and it won’t be long before Ramadan is here again. We are getting ready early for the holy month with our Ramadan collection of stamps and sentiments. Get your Ramadan Lantern Stamp Kits so you can send your thoughts to loved ones and friends with handmade greeting cards.

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Above is a close-up detail of the card.

The stamp designs are inspired by the Egyptian fanous. The word is taken from the Greek word meaning “lantern” or “light.” Fanous are traditionally used during Ramadan.

 The stamped lamps have been embossed using silver embossing powder and colored in with inks. Distress Inks and embossing enamel has been used for the background. Stay tuned for our video tutorial for this card kit. 😉

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The Ramadan Stamp Kit includes the stamps above (Kit 1).

All kits include one Foampressions foam stamp and 3 Rubber Stamps.

The “Ramadan Kareem” stamp is also available in English.

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Two other kit variations are also available.

Each kit is Aed 125 with FREE Cash on Delivery within the UAE.

BUY NOW

 

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Ramadan Lantern Stamp Kit 1

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Ramadan Lantern Stamp Kit 2

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Ramadan Lantern Stamp Kit 3

 

Don’t be late to send your Ramadan greetings!

Get your Ramadan Stamp Kits today!

Keep on Creating!

 

PROJECT LIFE PRE-VALENTINE PROMO

Project Life is the quick and easy way to scrap photos that scrappers have been getting into since the first collection was released. Available now in the shop are new Project Life papers and sets sure to get you excited!

Until February 14, all Project Life items are 15% OFF!

Call the shop to place your orders at 04 884 9343. First come first served. Stocks are limited so hurry and order your Project Life now!

*Cash on delivery is available at AED20 within the UAE.

Project life 6×6 paper pads

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Project Life Photo Overlays

Project Life Chipboard Stickers

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Project Life 4×4 Cards

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Project Life Specialty Cards

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Project Life Photo Frames, Rub-ons, Day Stickers

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Project Life Core Kits

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MMSMP FURNITURE FINISHES

 

 

 

Finishing your Milk Paint projects, especially those that will be seeing a lot of use, will require just the right top coats to protect and enhance their colors. Miss Mustard seed has a number of great finishes that you can choose from.

Hemp Oil

This solvent-free oil finish provides a protective, water-resistant surface.  Use on new wood that is bare, stained Milk-painted or to revive old wood finishes.

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Tung Oil

Miss Mustard Seed’s Tung Oil is a 100% pure all natural hardening oil that provides a tough, flexible and highly water-resistant finish. Tung oil has been used for centuries and is created by to pressing the seeds from the fruit of the tung tree. This oil provides a soft lustre with a finish that is unrivalled by many other oils.

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Tough Coat

Our premium, non yellowing tough coat provides extra durability against general wear and tear, water damage and food stains. Perfect for those high traffic surfaces such as table tops, seating, doors and floors.

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Watch the video below to learn how to apply Hemp Oil

 

Waxes

Furniture Wax

This fine museum quality wax is based on an old family recipe.  It is made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax.  It is ideal for use on wood, marble or as a finish over Milk Paint.  It is easy to apply, provides a durable finish with a beautiful luster and has almost no odor.

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White Wax

White Wax is also a fine museum quality wax is based on an old family recipe.  It is made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax and is then tinted with a creamy white, perfect for creating a faded, washed or limed look on a piece of painted furniture.

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Antiquing Wax

Also based on an old family recipe,  it is made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax and is then lightly tinted to a rich brown, perfect for creating an authentically aged finish on a piece of painted furniture.

The video below demonstrates how to use the Furniture and Antiquing Waxes

Brushes and Brush Soap

Miss Mustard Seed has durable natural bristle brushes for painting, oiling, and waxing. Each brush has particular uses and is very comfortable to hold.

To maintain the brushes, Miss Mustard Seed’s Brush Soap effectively cleans and conditions brushes to help them last longer.

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Paint Mixers

The Mini Whisk and Milk Paint Mixer make mixing Milk Paints easier and faster.

Wax Pucks

Wax pucks can be used to created distressing effects with layered paint. These pucks are made of 100% natural beeswax and fit nicely in your hand.

Miss Mustard Seed has quite a complete line of products to help you finish your painting projects. Come by the shop to get more information and get your Miss Mustard Seed paints, tools, and finishes today.

 

Keep on creating!

MISS MUSTARD SEED’S MILK PAINT COLORS

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 Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paints come in twenty-four beautiful colors that have a vintage or country feel to them. They can also be mixed to get new shades of color or layered for distressing effects. We’ve been experimenting with the paints and are already getting great reviews from the ladies who have tried it. So far each alteration has been amazing and we are just giddy with excitement every time. Seeing is often better than just reading about it, so scroll down for a look and the colors and beautiful sample projects courtesy of http://www.missmustardseedsmilkpaint.com.

You’ve just seen the original 18 colors of the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint line. Below are the newest additions to the Milk Paint color palette: the European colors.

Don’t these colors just get you excited to start your next DIY project? Read more about mixing the paints in our last post.

All colors in this article are available now at the shop. Come and visit the shop to see samples of the complete range of colors and projects painted with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.

Watch  the next  two videos  to get an idea how to apply the milk paint.

 

 

 

Keep on creating!

MISS MUSTARD SEED’S MILK PAINT

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In our adventures in crafting, the ladies who have already done decoupage or altered items have asked us about a paint that would be good for refurbishing projects on a larger scale.

After a while of searching, we have found a really spectacular paint that can be applied directly on any furniture without preparations such as paint stripping or sanding. How amazing is that?

Now, we are making this great product available in the UAE. Creative Hands, as their certified retailer, proudly brings you Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint!

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Milk Paint is an ancient all-natural paint containing basic ingredients including milk protein (casein), limestone, clay and natural pigments. When absorbed into the surface, Milk Paint will never chip or peel when applied to a raw wood surface. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications and is naturally mold resistant. Milk paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting wood, plaster, drywall and a variety of other surfaces.  It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and contains no VOCs.

With the Milk Paint Bonding Agent you can use Milk Paint on even more surfaces such as previously painted walls, varnished surfaces, ceramic tiles, metal, glass etc.  Without the bonding agent, Milk Paint will resist some prefinished or prepainted surfaces to achieve an authentic “chippy” look.

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Here are a couple of  frequently asked questions about Milk Paint:

Is Milk Paint safe?

Yes! Milk Paint is made from 100% natural ingredients. It’s a powdered, no VOC’s product that can be traced back all the way to ancient carvings and art. It is safe for children’s furniture, painting projects indoors and use during pregnancy. It is made of only five natural ingredients – clay, limestone, chalk, casein (milk protein) and iron oxides for pigments.

What is the difference between Milk Paint and Chalk Paint?

These are two totally different kinds of paint.  Both have advantages and disadvantages and can be used in a variety of ways.  Here are some of the similarities and differences…

  • Milk Paint comes in powdered form and needs to be mixed with water.  Chalk Paint is sold in a tradition liquid quart.
  • Milk Paint has great adhesion on raw wood that will never chip/peel or fade.  Add the bonding agent on previously finished surfaces to improve adhesion.  Chalk Paint has great adhesion on most any surface without the addition of a bonding agent.
  •  Milk Paint will show wood grain in most cases and can be used as a stain.  Chalk Paint is thicker and covers wood grain in most cases.
  • Milk Paint can be distressed and/or crackled and will resist some finishes giving an authentic chippy, aged look.  Chalk Paint can be distressed and crackled, but will not chip.
  • Milk Paint is a 100% natural, zero VOC paint that is completely biodegradable and non toxic.
So how do get started using this amazing paint? It’s all in the mixing.

Marian, the lady behind Miss Mustard Seed, shares with us how to prepare these paints for use in the video below.

What is the best way to mix Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint?

There are many ways to mix the milk paint, we offer guidelines on how to mix it and what consistency to look for, however we encourage to always test out a small amount to make sure that you are happy with the mixture. Milk Paint can be a stain or a solid opaque paint depending on how much water you add.

For a solid opaque look: Mix one part water to one part Milk Paint powder. Add water to container/jar first, then add powder and mix with a whisk, electric milk frother or blender. For a super smooth finish,use a blender for best results, otherwise mix with a frother or a whisk for an additional 1-2 minutes for a super fine mix. Mixed Milk Paint should have a table cream consistency for opaque  coverage. Once  satisfied with consistency, test out a small sample to see if desired consistency is reached. If the brush drags, the mixture is too thick (opaque) and you need to add more water.  If sample drips and is too thin (transparent), then add more powder. Adjust as required, and start painting!

Note: Mixing Milk Paint can be like baking bread and the amount of water required will vary based on the humidity of the day and location.  It can also vary depending on the amount of pigment in the color being mixed.

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With Miss Mustard Seed, you can repaint old furnishings in many vintage styles or create looks with unpainted items that can only be achieved with Milk Paint.

Watch out for more items and workshops of this product line!

Come and visit the shop to see samples of the complete range of colors and projects painted with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.

Keep on creating!

BRAND NEW CROPPY CATS LAYOUTS

The Croppy Cats are back with three new amazing kits complete with instructions!

Croppy Cats is our series of scrapbooking kits for intermediate scrappers who want to explore new techniques by Scraplifting (copying a layout.) You can also opt to create your own pages as In-shop Projects, where we assist you through the different techniques. Learn more about scrapbooking in a fun and hands-on experience!

Here’s what’s new with Croppy Cats:

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Keep scrolling down for the more information on these exciting new kits.

 

Disclaimer: In the case that some materials may not be available, suitable replacements will be provided.

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Croppy Cats DIY Kits

More experienced scrappers can buy kits for each different layout. Each kit includes step-by-step instructions with colored photo of the sample layout. Supplies such as mists, embossing powders, stamps, gel mediums, paints, and glue are not included in the kits.  

Call the shop for any questions or drop by and get the kits now! ; )

 

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 I’m Cool

Paper layering and a bit of gesso make this gear-themed layout rugged and industrial chic. The use of stamping and other subtle techniques make this layout lots of fun to make. Check out our new gear and sprocket themed photo corners!

In-shop Project Price (Inclusive of all Materials): AED225    Duration: 3-4 hours
DIY Kit Price: AED95

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 Beautiful Inside and Out

With just a sheet of patterned paper, a matching sticker sheet, and some stamps, you can do wonders! Of course, having our new oval doodle floral frame helps.

In-shop Project Price (Inclusive of all Materials): AED225          Duration: 2-3 hours
DIY Kit Price: AED90

 

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Little Lady

This sweet and playful layout makes good use of paper layering, stamping, and embossing to make things sun-shiny and bright! Have fun with a bit of spraying and Distress Ink blending, too.

In-shop Project Price (Inclusive of all Materials): AED225      Duration: 2-3 hours
DIY Kit Price: AED90

 

*Kits are available only while supply lasts.*

 

Call to schedule a date and time for your in-shop project session or fill out the form below:

MARTHA STEWART CRAFTS – DEEP EDGE PUNCHES

MARTHA STEWART CRAFTS – DEEP EDGE PUNCH

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 Creates a continuous die-cut border design up to two and a half times the size of a standard edge punch.

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MARTHA STEWART CRAFTS – 2-IN-1 DEEP EDGE PUNCH

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With a simple slide of a switch on the 2-in-a DEEP EDGE PUNCH, you can move between an edge and a trim design. Now you can create an endless variety of designs by combining different ribbons and borders.

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Use for cardmaking, scrapbooking and other papercrafts.

MARTHA STEWART CRAFTS – TOOLS

Any paper crafter or scrapper can have all the paper she knows what to do with, but without tools bringing your imagination to life would be pretty hard. As far as tools go, Martha Stewart Crafts have arguably some of the best tools you can get. Here are a few that are fresh stock at the shop.

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Martha Stewart Crafts Heavy Duty Trimmer

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Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board

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Martha Stewart Crafts Large Circle Cutter

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Martha Stewart Crafts Folding Ruler

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Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Scissors
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Martha Stewart Crafts Bone Folder (plain)

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Martha Stewart Crafts Bone Folder (jeweled)

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Martha Stewart Crafts Spring-loaded Scissors

Arm yourselves, crafters, scrappers, and cardmakers, with good tools for best results. Get them now while stocks last!

Keep on creating!

MARTHA STEWART CRAFTS – CRAFTERS’S CLAY and SILICON MOLDS

Martha Stewart Crafts has a crafter’s clay that dries very lightweight and is ideal to use on many papercrafting projects. Use the clay to create realistic flowers or push them into molds to make your own whimsical embellishments for just about anything you are crafting.

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Starter Kits (below) provide you with what you need to get into clay molding.
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Below are some molds we’ve tried out using the Clay. The details are exquisite and the dry pieces are very easy to paint.
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We hope this post has given you some ideas. Of course, if you want these items, you can just come by the shop to get your clay and molds. Please call if you want to check on the availability of an item.

Keep on creating!

MARTHA STEWART – CIRCLE EDGE PUNCH

Martha Stewart’s Circle Edge Punch Starter Kit and separate Cartridges are certainly tools you would love to have in your craft room. The circles you cut out with them can be used to create beautiful projects.
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Aren’t they lovely? Just to get your creative appetites going, here are just a few projects you can make with these beautiful designs.
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We recently decorated the shop with these punched doilies and Gelli Arts Gel Printed papers. The results were fun, colorful, and the children loved them!

Make your own doilies any time with this amazing tool! Visit our shop today and see what other items we have from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Here’s how to use the Circle Edge Punch from Martha Stewart Crafts:

Keep on creating!

NEW AND RESTOCK MEDIUMS

Hello scrappers and crafters! We recently got a new shipment of color mediums – some old favorites and a few new additions to our stock. Have a look at what’s in store.image

The Dylusions Ink Sprays are to die for.

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The Distress Paints are here!

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We love how these Vintaj Patina paints can alter the color of metals. Also available are the Vintaj Reliefing Block and the Vintaj Glaze for metals.

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Hundreds of pearls in a bottle! We’ve been using Liquid Pearls and Pearl Pens often lately for mixed media projects.

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As more liquid versions of our favorite mediums, Distress Inks, Distress Stains can be very effective on projects with large surface areas.

Please remember that stock availability can change from one day to the next so get your mediums while they’re here!

Happy weekend, everyone!

Gelli Art Printing Basics

Hi everyone!  Here’s a short video on the basics using the Gelli Arts Gel Plate. This is also how we created the wonderful orange and blue background for our Arabic themed card. All you need are the following:

  •         Gelli Arts Gel Plate – We are using the 6×6″ plate to create the card background.
  •         4 inch brayer – This brayer size is just enough for the 6×6″ plate.
  •         Your choice of acrylic paint – Get just enough paint of the plate to cover the surface but not drip over the sides. Practice a couple of times to get this right.
  •         A stencil – Lay the stencil of your choice on top of the paint.
  •        Thick paper – lay a piece of paper over the stencil and smooth over the gel plate with your fingers or with the brayer. The paper we are using here is drawing paper that has been cut to size.
  •         Distress Inks – Pull the paper off the plate and the set the plate aside. The paint dries almost right away and you can Distress over the paper with two or more colors of Distress Ink.
  •         Wet Wipes – Swipe the wipe over the paper quickly to remove excess ink and bring the acrylic out.
  •         Distress Stains – To add more depth to the card background, rub Distress Stain over the center of the design and swipe with a wet wipe to get the excess off again.

The card background is done!

Gelli Arts Gel Plates are available in three sizes and we are offering them with a special promotion:

Get the 6×6” Gelli Plate kit for DH165 and get a 4” brayer + 1 6×6” stencil of any design.

Get the 8×10” Gelli Plate kit for DH195 and get a 4”brayer.

Get the 12×14 Gelli Plate kit for DH375 and get a 6” brayer free.

Please remember that the quantity is limited and the offer is good while supply lasts, so get your own Gelli Plate now!

OUR LATEST BATCH OF 6X6 PAPER PADS

Here’s a look at the new 6×6 paper pads that came in with the new shipment. We have some very nice Christmas papers in this batch, so if you’re still finishing up those Christmas cards, this is the paper for you. This batch is also a nice mix of vintage and more modern designs that are the perfect size for your mini albums.
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We only have a few of each so get wnat you want now while it’s still in stock! 😉

New PRIMA FLOWERS & EMBELLISHMENTS

Hello crafters, scrappers, and everyone else in between! We just got a new shipment in and we are very happy to give you a sneak peek at what we have now. Feast your eyes on these new Prima embellishments, flowers, papers and other lovely scrappy treats to adorn your projects. Drop by the shop for a shopping spree. 😉 We also have many other new items to inspire and excite your crafty senses. Come and get them before they vanish!