Friday, November 30, 2012

“Early Valentine” Featuring: Bo Bunny- Serenity by Moriah Macdonald

 “Early Valentine”
Designed by: Moriah Macdonald (
Featuring: Bo Bunny- Serenity
Paper Flowers- Serenity (Bo Bunny)
Chipboard Arch & Sentiment- Serenity 12X12 Chipboard (Bo Bunny)
Sentiment- Inspiration Cardstock Stickers- Serenity (Bo Bunny)
Swirl Stickers- Serenity Combo Stickers (Bo Bunny)
Card base- Kraft (Memory Box)
Black Rhinestones- Jewels (Bo Bunny)
Adhesive- Score Tape
Preparing your card components:
Cut 3 blossoms from the Serenity paper (2 large and 1 small).
Assembling your page/card/project:
1.    Adhere swirls directly to card base.  I clipped the largers back swirl into smaller shapes so I could spread out the color more and I used the 2 small green swirls for added interest.
2.    Curl the edges of the flowers to give them a little dimension.  Adhere all over the swirls so that the largest two flowers can frame the arch.  I know there is a fancy name for those Asian inspired arches.  Can someone leave a comment below telling me the word?!?!?  It’s really bugging me that I can’t remember!  
3.    Add chipboard arch to middle of flowers, then add the love sentiment on top of arch. 
4.    Sit back and admire your lusciously dimensional card!  Don’t admire too long though.  You have a little more to add!
5.    Add some blingy-bling by scatter placing some black rhinestones to card base and 4 stones to the joints on the arch.  Mmmmm, sparkly!   
6.    Whoo-hoo!  It’s only November and you have a Valentine card done!!!!  It could also work as an anniversary card, or just an all around “you are loved” card.  

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Paper lunch bag to gift bag tutorial by Lori McClellan

Paper Lunch Bag to Gift Bag
by Lori McClellan
Featuring Prima products

 It's that time of year for gift giving.  This same idea can be used for holidays, baby showers, birthdays, or any gift giving occasion.  Here is an easy tutorial to help you start making your own custom gift bags, quickly!

1. Gather your supplies.  You will need a lunch bag, cardstock, ribbon, adhesive.  Decorative punch or scissors, and a hole punch.
2.  Begin by folding your bag down.  I roll mine twice about 2 inches.

3. Cut a strip of plain cardstock to fit under the rim of the cuff.  Use a decorative punch, scissors or just tear it.  Adhere it under the cuff.

4.  Cut a 5 x 5 piece of your Prima paper.  (Note:  The size you cut your paper will depend on the size of your lunch bag.  Make sure to measure your bag prior to starting your project.)

5.  Line up your two big sides and fold the sides out.  Use a hole punch to punch your holes for your ribbon.
 6.  Make ribbon handles, by tying knots in the ends of your ribbon and putting them through the holds.  Embellish with the amazing accessories from Prima.

Happy holidays, and as always Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Two page layout by Krystle Thomas using Teresa Collins Vintage Finds

"Balloon Ride"
Designed by: Krystle Thomas
Featuring: Teresa Collins Vintage Finds


1.  I decided to use Teresa Collins Vintage Finds Word Labels patterned paper as my background.
2.  I printed my photos wallet sized and arranged them on the page, matting each picture with black cardstock and adhering them to the page with Teresa Collins Vintage Finds decorative tape.  
3.  Hexagons were my primary page element, and I arranged hexagon stickers from Teresa Collins Vintage Finds sticker sheet 2 to create a honeycomb effect.  I added decorative brads from Teresa Collins Vintage Finds line to the hexagon stickers to create dimension.
4.  Finally, I created two embellishment clusters on opposite sides of the page with Teresa Collins Vintage Finds die cut borders, decorative brads, and die cut flowers.  Prior to affixing the flowers to the page with the brads, I shaped each petal of the die cut flowers. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday Spotlight - Simple Stories Baby Steps Album Kit

New Kit in The Hens Den Store
Simple Stories Baby Steps
Album Kit
Created by Charlie LaBonte
My Grand Daughter turns 1 year old on December 1st and we have so many pictures, that this was a perfect kit to put together.  Keeping the colors neutral, I used lots of ribbon, tags for marking special occasions and room for your journaling as well.  

This kit is made using The Hens Den Classy Chic Album.  There are 8 pages to this album.  That means you have 16 pages to document and tell your story,  There are single photo pages and multiple photo pages.

The flowers are by Petaloo and we carry a wide variety in the store for your other projects.  The ribbon is from May Arts and we have a large section in the store as well.

I painted the edges, this is optional for you.  You can ink the edges as well.  We have both products in the store.   Claudine Hellmuth and Tim Holtz

there is even some intricate cutting for you fussy cutters. The kit comes with full instructions and pre-cut pages.  There are also extra tags that you can switch out to personalize the kit more to your liking.

We have limited quantities, so you will want to order yours now.
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to add The Hens Den to your on-line shopping stores for your craft needs.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fancy Pants Country Boutique layout by Carolyn Lontin

100% Sweet Layout

Designed by Carolyn Lontin

Featuring: Fancy Pants Country Boutique

Use Fancy Pants - Country Boutique - Wallpaper as the background for your layout

Trim Fancy Pants - Country Boutique - Ivy to 11.5x11.5, distress the edges using distressing tool then attach to Fancy Pants - Country Boutique - Wallpaper

Add one 4x6 photo with the edges gently sanded

Layer tags from Fancy Pants - Country Boutique - Die Cuts and Fancy Pants - Country Boutique - Banner Cuts, using foam pop dots under the "100% Sweet" tag

Add a strip of Fancy Pants - Country Boutique - Charlotte cut to 4.75x1.25, distress the edges using distressing tool then attach to layout along the right bottom edge of the photo

Add Prima Marketing - Flowers

Add two Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures - Corner Frames

Add three 7 Gypsies - Display Trim - Dome Studs Antique Brass

Add date to tag using Fancy Pants - Country Boutique - Alpha Sticker

Add two Bo Bunny - Serenity - Brads

Add journaling

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