Congratulations to our Crafter of the Week, Charlene Sakers of Hanceville, Alabama. I am a 41 year old mother of two. I have only been crafting for a little more than a year. I found C&C by accident and have been a devoted watcher ever since.…
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Hi all! It’s Wendy of the Crafty Beggars and I’m here to show some of the lovely things I’ve been working on with items from Create and Craft. I used the following products from Create and Craft to create the following projects. It was so…
Love Christmas crafting? So do we. The Tonic Christmas Rococo is the best way to get your crafts holiday ready in no time. Featuring stunning dies with intricate shapes, the Tonic Christmas Rococo collection is unlike anything else in your collection!
Wondering how to use these beautiful products? Check out inspiration from our crafty friends below.
Regal Reindeer Card
The stunning Christmas card shows off the Christmas dies from Tonic Studios. The combination of kraft and tartan together creates a warm holiday effect. The tartan background was created with an aperture made with the Winter Snowflake die mounted on 3d foam pads. The Regal Reindeer die was offset to add more holiday cheer!
Looking to create a photo album to collect all of your holiday memories? The Tonic Christmas Rococo collection is perfect for just that!
All you need to create this photo album is a collection of the Tonic Christmas Rococo dies. Items used for this project include Rococo Sentiments, Regal Reindeer, Alphabet dies, Gift Box die, and Holly Wreath die.
Each flap of this memory book was decorated with more Rococo Christmas dies. The back flap gives room for added sentiments and more photos.
Santa Sleigh Card
The Tonic Christmas Rococo dies are great for traditional style Christmas cards. Using the Regal Reindeer, Santa’s Sleigh and Tis the Season dies, you can create a replica of this stunning card.
What will you create with the Tonic Christmas Rococo Dies? Share your creations on Facebook with us!
We love our hosts here at Create and Craft and we know you do too! With the amount of products they get to demonstrate on a weekly basis, we got to wondering, what are our Create and Craft hosts favorite products? Read more to find out.
There are hundreds of items we sell on Create & Craft that I love, but if I had to pick my top three they would be:
- The Altenew stamps and ink pads. These are a genius system for beginner to advanced stamper, and I’m addicted to them.
- I love the watercolor pencils by Prima. They are so relaxing to use, but give a really beautiful look once you use the watercolor over them, and again a beginning colorist can have perfect results from the first time of use.
- I love any of the foiled papers from Kanban, they are gorgeous, uniquely designed and very affordable, all made on 111lb card stock so the quality is amazing.
I love Nuevo Glitter Drops so much because, let’s face it, life is better in GLITTER! But seriously, you can really amp up your project with just a few simple drops from the Glitter or Crystal Drops. You can make eyeballs for people or animals and the colors are amazing. The best part is the science behind these drops as they are self stabilizing, so without fail, you’ll always achieve a perfect dome effect! What a great product line to have in your crafty stash!
My heart also belongs to the Prima Watercolor paper pads, pencils and water brushes because it was the first thing I saw on Create and Craft that I felt, as a new crafter, I could do without the help of an expert. Not only was it easy, but fun and relaxing as well, and really made a great impression on my parents when I proudly gave them my first masterpiece. It looks so much harder than it actually was, but don’t tell mom and dad (shhh!). Check out my blog where I used the Prima Watercolor Pencils and Papers.
I am LOVING the 3L Home & Hobby EZ Grand Runner Bundle! Because you know I LOVE my adhesive and this is the newest adhesive toy I get to play with! I just did an entire Olympic game board for kids using this tool!
There are so many products I love at Create and Craft. Here are my favorites:
- Heartfelt Creations– I love the fact that they are a family owned company and make it easy for the beginning, intermediate or advanced crafter to perfect any project with their coordinating stamps, dies and paper pad sets. Plus, I love their slogan, “Art from the heart” and their fuchsia pink packaging.
- Tattered Lace– Stephanie Weightman is a crafter so she understands crafters and how to make the perfect dies that cut beautifully. They are Create and Craft’s own brand so we bring great value to our customer and the dies are so intricate and elegant.
- Crossover Machine– This machine is a must-have for every crafter. It’s versatile and it so well built. It will cross over from paper to fabric so it’s great for any project, including mixed media.
- Hunkydory– Just saying the word Hunkydory makes me happy. It is fun and has a great history. I love their Adorable scorable cardstock and their kits, from the Art Deco to the Wildlife Collection.
- Kanban– I love the fact that Keith is a crafter and love his passion and enthusiasm for his company. The cardstock is creative, fun and amazing quality.Heartfelt Creations- I love the fact that they are a family owned company and make it easy for the beginning, intermediate or advanced crafter to perfect any project with their coordinating stamps, dies and paper pad sets. Plus, I love their slogan, “Art from the heart” and their fuchsia pink packaging.
I also love Debbie Moore, Tonic Studios, Parchment Lace and Prima. I can’t choose which products I love the best. I have grown to love so many!
- EZ Runner Grand: It’s a double sided adhesive that can be used for all sorts of projects. But the most impressive aspect is …you can stick it in curves or circles straight from the gun!
- Cutterpillar Crop Paper Trimmer: This might look like all the others, but the gear driven rotary blade means it’ll cut through any stock. The addition of a back-light allows precision cutting of photo’s and paper stock time and time again. It also gets 5 star reviews. It’s a snip!
- Tattered Lace Magazines: These monthly mags are an essential for step by step guidance and inspiration. With the added benefit of a free die on the front, they practically pay for themselves!
We love getting to know our hosts, guests and production team here at Create and Craft! We can’t wait for the Crafty Beggars to join us. Here are 5 Questions with Julie of the Crafty Beggars.
Julie of the Crafty Beggars
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know?
I am a Nichiren Buddhist and I have been chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo as a daily practice for the last 33 years. Chanting comforts, motivates, inspires and enlightens me and I never go away without my Buddhist prayer beads.
I also have 17 rocking horses! I started collecting them when I was 16 and they are all shapes and sizes, including Dobbin – a huge, vintage horse on bow rockers, which I bought many years ago from a toy museum that was closing down.
What is your favorite craft?
It has to be a combination of découpage and collage. I love decorating boxes and furniture, and I also make pictures and cards using pretty papers, lace, old maps, stamps, tickets, buttons and all kinds of memorabilia I have collected over the years. It gives me an excuse to hoard rather a lot of stuff (not that I need any excuse)! One of my favorite pieces is a memory box I made on a South Pacific cruise when the Pitcairn Islands were on the itinerary. I decorated the inside and outside with photographs, little stars, shells, local stamps and the lyrics of a welcome song that the Islanders greeted us with. Each time I use it I’m reminded of a wonderful holiday and some special people and places that we visited.
Why do you love to craft?
What started as a hobby has grown over the years into a passion. According to my husband, crafting is the only time I truly relax. I think the therapeutic effect of making things with our hands can never be underestimated. There’s a real feel good factor about designing something unique and original. At a time when it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in a sea of technology (which can compound stress and not reduce it) crafts can be the perfect antidote. There’s also the pleasure of passing a passion on. I teach people how to make sock teddies (transforming a lone sock into a teddy bear) and I love the idea that after one of my workshops, people will be making sock teddies with their children or grandchildren..
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I feel very fortunate to have travelled a lot in my life as I also work as a travel presenter and writer. I am a Contributing Editor of Cruise International magazine and I write regularly for several UK newspapers. If I could travel anywhere it would be to Alaska. It’s a place I am longing to visit. One of my dreams is to see a whale breaching. I have witnessed dolphins, seals, even penguins, but I have never seen a whale and I believe there are eight different species that frequent the icy waters of Alaska!