Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Creating With Alcohol Inks

You may have noticed that this week one of our Make N Takes involves Alcohol Inks. I absolutely love using this medium to easily create the most unique and stunning cards. On Thursday, February 23rd, ladies gathered in our classroom for demonstrations on seven different techniques. After each demonstration, they tried it out for themselves and turned them into handmade cards. Here's a look into the class:

A few needed tools

It can get a little messy... 

Craft mat = must have!

Creating masterpieces

Trying a resist technique

Alcohol Inks can be used for more than just backgrounds

Created with a Martha Stewart Punch

Making plaid with the Applicator Tool

The end product of a resist technique

Using the opaque Snow Cap Alcohol Ink

The dipping method

A card made by pouncing the Applicator Tool

Creating stripes and using it to accent cards

What a fun range of colors!
If you'd like to try out alcohol inks for yourself, stop in for this week's Make N Take, or attend a class. The next Creating With Alcohol Inks class will be Tuesday, March 6th at 10 AM. You can register online or by calling (920) 983-0033. 

Hope you've enjoyed this look into one of our classes. Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 27, 2012

This Week's Make N Takes

Stop into Creations Galore between Monday, February 27th and Saturday, March 3rd to create one, two, or all three of the cards below. For more information, visit us here.

Card One. Thinking of You

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Bazzill, Paper Cut. Stamps: Northwoods. 
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Butterscotch, Denim, Lettuce, and Stonewashed
Brads: We R Memory Keepers. Ribbon: May Arts.

Card Two. Leaf Without You

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: BoBunny, We R Memory Keepers. 
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa
Extras: EK Success Cutterpede Personal Trimmer with Scallop Rotary Blade.

Card Three. Just A Note

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: BoBunny. 
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company. Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Aftermath of Copic 101

Last night, February 22nd, Creations Galore hosted 10 wonderful ladies for Copic 101. Each student received a free marker, a selection of papers, information sheets, a color wheel, and one-on-one time with Nicole, our Certified Copic Instructor. Here's a look into the supplies and tools used in the class. 

Stamps Galore To Color

Choosing Colors

Blending Families

Testing Papers & Inks

Product Discounts

We hope you'll join us for the next Copic 101 class... for more details, visit us here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cropping For A Cause

We want to thank everyone who gathered at the 5th Annual Crop For A Cause this past Saturday in Green Bay, Wisconsin. We hope you had a great time, completed pages, and made some new friends. Creations Galore was honored to make an appearance and chat with the lovely ladies in attendance. Remember to stop into the store before March 31, 2012 to take advantage of the 25% off coupon. 

Yummy cookies and a coupon?! Thank you ladies for supporting a good cause. 
We hope to see you again next year.

Monday, February 20, 2012

This Week's Make N Takes

Join us Monday, February 20th thru Saturday, February 25th to create the cards below. For more details on the techniques you'll learn and what to bring along with you, visit us here.

Card One. Get Well Soon

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Karen Foster, 
We R Memory Keepers. Stamps: Stamps By Judith. Ink: StazOn Jet Black.

Card Two. Easter Greetings

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers. 
Stamps: We R Memory Keepers. Inks: StazOn Jet Black, White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.

Card Three. In My Prayers

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Vellum: Paper Cut. Stamps: Stamps By Judith. 
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Archival Grape, Library Green, & Crimson. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

This Week's Make N Takes

Join us between Monday, February 13th thru Saturday, February 18th to create one, two, or all three of these beautiful cards. For more details, visit us here.

Card 1. Easter Blessings

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Bazzill, Paper Cut. Vellum: Paper Cut. Watercolor Paper: Northwoods. 
Stamps: Northwoods. Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Tombow Markers

Card 2. Love Every Inch

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Bazzill, Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: A Muse. 
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company. Inks: StazOn Jet Black. Ribbon: A Muse.

Card 3. Wanna Get Lucky

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Bazzill, Paper Cut. 
Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps. Ink: StazOn Jet Black

For additional questions, visit us here or call us at (920) 983-0033. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine Tag Tutorial

Looking for last minute Valentine ideas? Lori has you covered. She's created these adorable Valentine Tags, tied them to a set of pencils with bling, and is ready to spread some love. Just follow a few simple steps, and you too can have a set of tags to wrap around candy or other goodies to give away to coworkers, friends, and fellow crafters!

To get started, you'll need to gather a few tools and materials.

Valentine-themed Stamps
Ink Pads
Ribbon & Paper Scraps
Heart Punches
Hole Punch

Begin by creating two hearts that you can layer on top of each other. We used Marvy punches; however, you could cut your own, use a punch, or cut the shapes from your Cricut. 

Make your layers pop by adding pigment, chalk, or distress ink to the outside edges of your die cuts. Small dew drop or cat eye ink pads work perfect for this step.

Next, stamp or write your sentiment. If you're creating these with your children, let them write their friend's names in the heart. 

By punching a hole through both of the layers, you can save time and money. No need to adhere the layers together... the ribbon will do that for you!

For the final step, tie the tag onto your Valentine's goodies - pencils, chocolates, suckers, etc.

For your card club members or fellow crafters, try one of these fun gifts!

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist
ZIG 2-Way Glue
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

I hope you've enjoyed Lori's tutorial and are inspired to create your own Valentine's this week!