*Newness

Watercolor prints + cards, fresh off the press. In the shop now.

Use code ILOVESUMMER at checkout for 15% off your whole purchase. Code expires Thursday at midnight eastern.

xoxo
Tina

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the unicorn paper pack

The LLP paper pack has become a sort of mythical creature.

I wrote back to a few of those who emailed stating I was still waiting on a few items to arrive. I wish I had more local resources up here so that I wouldn’t have to wait for shipping, etc. But, it’ll come together, just a little slower than anticipated. The pack will still ship to those who purchase the presale on August 1st along with an extra printed piece that will only go to those who do purchase the presale.

So why purchase the presale if there’s hardly anything to preview? Well, that’s up to you as the buyer. Great sales tactic on my part, eh? The presale was only going to be up through the weekend but I’ve had to change my strategy a bit. Rather than pushing back on the presale and the shipping date, I’m going to show a preivew of the papers and photos that will be in the kit. I will show more previews during the week as things come in.

Presale will end on July 20th.

There will be 10 pieces in the pack, sizes ranging from 5×7, 4×6 and smaller. There will be screen printed patterns and quotes on vintage paper and professionally printed photographs along with a hand marbled dipped card.

This is something I’m making for those who are looking to add special handmade pieces to their everyday paper crafting and for those who are looking for affordable artwork for their walls.

Presale is up in the shop along with a new poster! New watercolor prints will be in the shop later this week.

Happy Sunday!
Tina

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Make it Work | little paper banners

As a Handbook scrapbooker, I find that I don’t fully utilize my Project Life cards that come with each month’s Studio Calico kit. The reason being is that I simply don’t have the space in my book. So they get filed away until I purge a few months later and rediscover a card I had loved only to file it back away for that “perfect pocket”. You know what I’m talking about.

The solution? Little paper banners! These are the miniature version I did last year. Super easy and a fun little paper craft to try.

You only need a few supplies to complete this project.

a ruler (preferably a centering ruler)
a cutting mat (used as a guide)
scissors (or xacto blade)
twine
pencil
bone folder
Studio Calico Project Life cards (I used the cards from the Penny Arcade kit and add ons)
misc embellishments (labels, rubber stamps, chipboard)

 

1. Line up your card on the cutting mat. Find the center point on the bottom of the card and mark it lightly with a pencil.
2. Create the first angle by measuring a few inches up the side from your center point. This can vary depending on the card design.
3. Do the same on the opposite side of the card.
4. Cut!
***you can skip the pencil and just use an xacto knife if you’d like.

5. using a bone folder, mark a straight line across the top part of the card.
6. fold and crease.
7. cut your twine and place under the fold.
8. knot and cut off excess twine.

9. sew across just underneath the twine making sure you hold the knotted part taught.
10. enjoy.

Here’s another variation….

It was fun making a batch of these! I can see at least a dozen more things that can be done with them. I chose to keep it simple and used the Project Life cards that had inspiration quotes. For the patterned cards, I did a little stamping and embellishing with some chipboard pieces. I plan to use a few of these in place of greeting cards. How fun would it be to gift a friend with some good vibes to hang on their walls?

Hope you were inspired today to do something different with those special PL cards you’ve been holding onto.
Tina

***a quick note. please excuse the not so great photography. my big girl camera is currently on the fritz.:(

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week end | 26

Another productive week of designing + making. I may have illustrated my favorite stamp set yet for the Studio Calico September kit.:)I also added a few more designs to the next paper pack which is nearly there as far as pulling things together. Production starts next week! As soon as I have some sneaks, I’ll put up a presale, promise. I had a few emails asking about this because I did mention I would do a presale like last month. Oy. Truth is, my confidence level isn’t so high when I come up with my own designs. You should see my reject pile. We’re getting there though.

No set plans other than a little work for the weekend. But it’s the good kind of work.:)

Happy Friday!
Tina

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Studio Calico Penny Arcade sneaks

I couldn’t stop using these beautiful cut designs from fellow ct member, Kim Stewart. They paired well with the oh so lovely Ashley G patterned paper. This is a main kit only layout.

Really loved working with the Penny Arcade Project Life this month. The patterns and title cards are so fun.

June 27th is the day! Hope to see you there.
Tina

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