Friday, November 12, 2010

Free Jessica Sprague Class!

If you have never taken an online class from Jessica Sprague, YOU ARE MISSING OUT!!!  She is an amazing teacher and now you have a chance to try a class for FREE!  Click here for all the details.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Folded Paper Flower Tutorial

Interested in learning how to make this beautiful folded flower?  Click here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ReThink Your Stamps

Studio Calico has a fabulous tutorial full of unique ways to use your stamps.  Check it out here.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pleated Paper Star Tutorial

Here it version of the pleated paper star!

Cut a 1 1/2" x 12" strip of patterned paper.  Score vertically every 1/4".  (Notice that's a scoring blade, not a cutting blade).  You will have five 12" long scoring marks when you are done.

Cut the strip into 1 1/2" x 2" pieces.  This will give you 6 pieces.  You only need 5.  Using a fine-tipped red pen and a ruler, draw three lines across the top of each small piece.

Fold each piece like you would a fan.  When the green side is up, the two folds on the ends should be pointing down.  This gives you 3 peaks and 2 valleys.

Using a tiny stapler (like a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher), staple the end closest to the red lines. Repeat for all five pieces.

Arrange pieces into the shape of a star and attach to background with glue dots.

Cover the hole in the center of the star with punched pieces placed on pop dots.  Embellish as desired.


Monday, November 1, 2010

A Holiday Layout

As hard as it may be to believe, Christmas is only 54 days away.
(I KNOW!!)
In anticipation of the upcoming festivities, we are already designing our holiday classes at Lucky Lark Designs.  Here's a closer look at what's in store...


I saw a layout in the November 2010 issue of "Scrapbook Trends" by Tonya Dirk that had a beautiful pleated star and a folded border.  I fell in love and decided to try it out.  This is my version of the star:

Here's a peek at the folded paper border.  (According to "Scrapbook Trends", cut squares or circles from double sided patterned paper, then fold the corners in slightly to reveal the other side.  Top with jewels).

I found these beautiful flourish stamps by "Inkadinkado."  They have spaces ready for you to place rhinestones of various sizes.  I ran out of gems, so I filled in the remaining spots with stickles.  I love the final result!

A Santa layout isn't complete without a wishlist.  Here's Cameron's:

I will try and post a tutorial for the pleated star tomorrow.  Stay tuned!