Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Catching up on winter....

by mixing and matching fonts again!!
(dies used: nesting circles, lower case Katie and Teriyaki fonts)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mix & Match Fonts

Have you seen the new 4x4 fonts??  They are super cute and fit well on all kinds of projects!!  They are even a great size to add to a 12x12 layout as a sub-title. Check out the layouts I made using a couple of fonts by Lifestyle Crafts:
(dies used: 4x4 tag, Manhattan 4x4 font and Handmade font)

(dies used: Nesting Eyelet Circles and 4x4 Lemon Drop font)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

QuicKutz (Lifestyle Crafts) Club 2012

If you love QuicKutz (Lifestyle Crafts) ~ You will love our QuicKutz Club!!

Lifestyle Crafts (QuicKutz) Club Members receive:

-an exclusive Bonus LC item each month, designed by Lifestyle Crafts just for club members (min. retail value ranges from $6.99 to $16.99)

-a monthly LC Event (3rd Tuesday of the month) where you can see the latest dies first and do a make & take project using Lifestyle Craft dies for FREE !! (Only club members get to do the fun project! -comes in a kit along with your FREE LC bonus item!) (Pick up on the 3rd Tuesday or anytime after during that month)

-a 20% discount off regular price Lifestyle Crafts dies everyday

-6 month membership fee is only $55.00! You will be receiving at least $80.00 worth of products over the 6 month period with your one time membership fee, not to mention your 20% volume discounts in LC purchases. (January 2012 to June 2012)

Why Lifestyle Crafts?? Why wouldn’t you, this is an exclusive club that is giving you the best bang for your buck, getting fun perks and a chance to be part of a community of fellow LC enthusiasts!!

Ask us about how you can JOIN TODAY~ you don’t want to miss this one!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gift Bag

Make a cute bag to fill with treats in minutes!!
Download and print this pdf candy cane gift bag on your home printer then cut out with Lifestyle Crafts Gift Bag Die or scissors.
Candy Cane Gift Bag

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Quick Gift Idea...

Need a quick gift for a child's friend??  My son made a few of these for his friends.  They loved it!!
Cut out some tickets using the Ticket die set and tie around a bag of microwave popcorn. Gift giving made fun and easy!!
(dies used: Tickets)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

'I Made This' Challenge ~ week 7

Make this cute Party Hat for a chance to win a $500 Lifestyle Crafts Shopping Spree!!

Check out Lifestyle Crafts Blog for more information. Lifestyle Crafts

Starting today, come into the store and make this party hat for $0.99 (limited quantities available) then fill out your information on the sign up sheet and you'll be entered in this week's prize!

Club Kits are Ready!!

All you club members ~ your last kit of the year is ready for pick up!!  This month's project is sure to start your new year off right ~ a cute little calendar!! 
(dies used: Card & Photo Easel, 2x2 flower and Handmade Alphabet Numbers)

The Countdown Release....

The countdown is over... new shapes have arrived! The Countdown release is full of shapes to help you celebrate not only the new year, but any sort of celebration!

Check out the shapes here and see Lifestyle Crafts design team projects here.

Stay tuned for porjects I create with this fun release!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December Club Die

December's Club Die is just in time for Holiday Projects!! It's a Santa Hat!  You can add Liquid Applique to the white part of the hat and change the look.  Check out the samples I made with it:
 (dies used: Bakery Box, 2x2 buckle, Tag It set and 2x2 Santa Hat - Club die)
(dies used: Dainty Embossing Folder, Nesting Circles, Nesting frame 3 and 2x2 Santa Hat - Club Die)

To make these Tic Tac Holders, you will need the following:

-1 piece double-sided pattern paper cut at 3 ¼ x5
-1 piece white cardstock cut at 2 x 3 1/8
-nesting circles
-embossing folder
-corner rounder
-1 piece ribbon 17" long
-1 package of Tic Tac's

-Score pattern paper piece (3 1/4x5) on Scor-Pal at the 2" and dot on the 5" side of the paper. (the dot is just after the 2" mark on the Scor-Pal. Flip pattern paper around and score on other side. Use corner rounder for all four corners of paper.
-Round only two corners of the white piece of cardstock. Emboss the piece of cardstock.
-lay the outside of the pattern paper piece down and glue the ribbon across the paper as shown in image. Adhere the white cardstock on top as shown.
-using about the 1" nesting circle, cut a hole towards the bottom so that Tic Tac's will show through.
-Decorate front as desired. (used the Santa Hat – December Club Die and Nesting frame 3)
-Fold like a book and place glue dots on the Tic Tac container and adhere to the inside of the book.
-Tie ribbon to close book and you are done!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Playing with Edge it Kit

Creating a project and looking for an element to add??  I just grab the "Edge It" die kit and cut away!!
Love the "edge" look:
(die used: Edge It Kit)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Embossing Folders

Embossing folders are a great way to add texture to your projects. Have you seen the new folders by Lifestyle Crafts??  You get two for a great price!! Come check them out today!!
 (dies used: Nesting Frame 4, Nesting Scallop Circles and Whimsy Embossing Folders)
I took an older embossing folder and placed a glassine bag inside to create a pattern on the bag.
(dies used: Snowflake Embossing Folder, Nesting Lace Circles and Snowflakes)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It Kits

If you don't have any of the new "It Kits" ~ make sure you add them to your Christmas List!!  They come in handy for lots of project needs.
(dies used: Nesting Scallop Circles, Tag It Kit and 4x4 Lemon Drop Alphabet)

(die used: Edge It Kit)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Easy Gift Idea....

I made up these "cupcake" gifts to give at a Holiday Luncheon ~ everyone could use a pair of socks!!
I just took a pair of socks, rolled them up from the toes, wrapped an elastic around the bottom, slightly pulled up the middle to create the "frosting" look and placed a pom pom in the center. Next I cut out a cupcake liner, assembled it and placed the socks inside!!  Wrap in cellophane and top with a tag and you've got yourself a cute little gift!!

(dies used: Scalloped Cupcake Liner, 4x4 Poinsettia and 4x4 Tags)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Countdown to Christmas.....

Make this adorable Countdown to Christmas for any "gum" lover on your list!! It's fast and easy, just follow these simple instructions:

Supplies needed:
-2 packages of 12 pieces of gum
-one piece of paper (8 1/2" x 3 3/4") for sleeve
-embellishments of choice
-Lifestyle Craft Nesting Dies!!

-score piece of paper (8 1/2 x 3 3/4) at 2 1/2, 3, 5 1/2 and 6.
-fold on score lines and where pieces overlap, glue to make sleeve.
-using stickers, number each piece of gum as shown. (this is a great way to mix and match leftover number stickers from sheets you may have!)
-insert packages of gum inside sleeve.

-decorate outside of sleeve as desired.
(dies used: Nesting Circles and Nesting Frame 1)