Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Patriotic Border

I love the new collection of Chipboard borders and knew instantly that I wanted to try a patriotic project with the Star Border #6107. It was so simple and turned out so cute that I just had to share it with you guys.
Chipboard Border #6107 (Star)
Fireworks 1 #358
Delta Acrylic Paint "Fire Red"
Small paintbrush
Blue Cardstock
Star Punch
6 small flat backed crystals

Begin by painting your border with "Fire Red". Painting directly onto the natural chipboard will give a darker, more rustic appearance. If you prefer a brighter red, first paint the chipboard with a solid coat of white. To achieve an even appearance try painting 2 light coats instead of one heavy coat and be careful with those brushstrokes, we don't want them to show. Acrylic paint dries quickly so take a moment to clean out your brush with some warm soapy water and pat dry.Next step is to prepare your small stars. Using your star punch and the blue cardstock punch out 6 stars for the border.
Attach the blue stars to the border using a small amount of adhesive. The border has a total of 13 chipboard stars, starting with the first apply a blue star on every other one except the center, where we'll place the fireworks.
Once the stars are attached, use a tiny amount of adhesive to attach the crystals to the center of the blue stars. Allow a minute or two to dry. Finally assemble the fireworks and attach to the center star of the border and (drum roll please) you're done!

New Products for July!

Summer is a wonderful time to slow down and enjoy all the special activities we enjoy this time of year. From back yard barbeques and swimming lessons, summer sports, family vacations, and of course every kids highlight, the 4th of July!
Our focus with the new products for July was to make your scrapbook projects even more memorable by adding a few special touches without adding too much work! We have an entire line of new Chipboard borders that are so charming and easy to embellish you won't know which one you want to try first! For those of us who really like to keep things simple, the new collection of borders are designed to pair perfectly with the Bazzill line of "Just the Edge" cardstocks...nothing could be easier!
Before moving to Arizona, my family lived in a small town in Wyoming and nothing in that area was more exciting than the summer rodeo, drawing people from all over the country to see the Best of the West! We've added even more to our Western Collection this month including this Bull Rider, a Barbed Wire Chipboard Border, wonderful Cowboy Boots and of course no Western project would be complete without a few Horseshoes!
Sunshine isn't the only thing summer brings, there's always a wedding or family gathering planned and we've created some new wonderful die cuts to help you commemorate these unforgettable days! New heart and flower die cuts in a beautiful silver satin paper will make the perfect addition to any wedding project and I just love the new "Time for Memories" die cut and can't wait to add it to my family reunion page!
You'll have to check out our growing collection of Scenic Titles to see how many of our destinations you've seen in your summer travels, how about Paris, New York, or the Grand Canyon! Of course as much as I'd like to say I'm all caught up with my scrapbook pages, I am still working on past projects. One example, Easter...luckily this month brought a fantastic collection of new Easter products that will make my work so much easier (and much more fun)! By adding a little paint and paper glaze this chipboard word looks good enough to eat!
I hope you love our new products as much as I do, check back to see some of the fun projects designed to make the most of these new goodies and I can't wait to share my new way of embellishing the chipboard...just when I thought nothing could be easier...surprise, something is!