Thursday, October 30, 2008

Stocking Christmas Card

As you all hopefully know by now, B Line Designs released their much anticipated holiday supplement earlier this month.

I was set to teach classes at Stamping Details, a wonderful stamp store in Poway, CA., on the 17th and 18th. Well, after playing with the new stamps, I knew immediately that I couldn’t travel there and not teach a class using at least one of the new designs! I came up with a darling design using the Large Stocking HO105E and some pattern paper scraps and created a Mini Tag Bag class. It was a huge hit!

I then took this same design to make this delightful Christmas card which is featured here! Now pull out those left-over pattern paper scraps from previous crafting projects and let’s begin!

Start by stamping the large stocking twice on solid green cardstock and once each on two different pattern papers. Now cut the stocking images from the papers apart, cutting along the seam lines. Make sure the scraps you use for the top sections run all the way up to the top of the stocking.

Glue the pieces randomly onto one of the solid green images. You may want to use a black gel pen to go over the stitching marks. Cut out stocking. Finally, cut out only the top part of the image from the second green scrap. Use a metallic gold pen to highlight part of the image. Now wrap a small piece of gold braid around the top and tape to the back. Attach with foam tape over the previously assembled stocking.

To really add some fun, now add some small craft jingle bells to the top and toe portions of the stocking. Attach stocking to a folded card. Fun and easy!

Susan, Designer for B Line Designs

Monday, October 27, 2008

Festive Flags

Here is an idea that is fun and easy to make but makes a great decoration.
1.  Cut out the flag and circle pattern.
2.  Trace around pattern onto card stock (don't be tempted to cut out yet).
3.  Stamp designs (B Line Design stamps work the best ;)
4.  Color the backgrounds with stamp pads and sponges.
5.  Cut out and add color to the edges.
6.  Punch holes and string together with ribbons.
7.  Add the circles and stamp letters.
8.  Hang at a window or on the mantel.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The web site is up ( and looks sooooo good.  We have been working hard to make the site easier to get around in and more exciting.  Bob is working to get the samples scanned and up (there are some beautiful samples
coming).  We also have added a line of  Christmas stamps.  Go to catalogues and supplements.