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Archive | December, 2012

Holiday Paper Crafting | Assembly Line Tags & Place Cards

Right around the end of September, I think to myself, this year will be the year that I start my holiday paper crafting early. But it’s such a busy time. Things come up and the next thing you know, it’s December. With time running out, is it possible to still add a handmade touch to your gifts and cards?

Absolutely! When I need to do some bulk paper crafting quickly, I set up an assembly line and everything comes together in snap. In fact, it usually takes me longer to gather all the supplies than it does to actually create the projects.

Over this past weekend, my goal was to create three different sets of items: gift tags for family and friends, place cards for the holiday table and embellishments for holiday cards.

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Gallery Highlights | 12.15.2012

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week! This week’s finds include designs with rounded corners and some really fun techniques. Let’s go take a look at them and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – you can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Awesome by Kay Rogers

Kay’s layout struck me immediately. I love rounded corners and she has used them perfectly in this layout. She created this layout for her design team using the new line from Allison Kreft for Webster’s Pages. She rounded and distressed the edges of each piece of paper, as well as the photo, and used consistent spacing between all of her elements. Excellent design!

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Purple Cows and Tonic Studios Announce Partnership

Purple Cows and Tonic Studios have announced that they will partner on future product distribution and development.

Tonic Studios Trimmer

Beginning in March 2013, Purple Cows will be responsible for distributing Tonic Studios product in the Americas, and Tonic Studios U.K. will distribute Purple Cows products in the U.K. and parts of Europe.

No change of ownership has taken place as part of the arrangement – both companies are remaining under their existing ownership.

“We are very excited about this new partnership”, said Rick Tremmel, CEO of Purple Cows. “The two companies have complementary strengths in sales, marketing, distribution and product offerings.

Tremmel also said that Purple Cows is already working with Simon Bathard and Gareth Davies at Tonic Studios UK on development of future products. Continue Reading →

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Provocraft Selling Single Images for Cricut Machine

Provo Craft announced today that they are beginning to sell single image files for cutting on the Cricut Machine through their online Cricut Craft Room software.

Initially the company is making available 200 images from some of its most popular cartridges, such as Create a Critter, Cindy Loo, and Team Spirit, but plans to add more to the selection in coming months. Images are priced at $.99/each.

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Digital Trends | Holiday Templates

Holiday and December Daily albums are hot right now – in both the digital and traditional scrapbooking worlds. There are a bunch of digital templates that I’ve seen recently that would be perfect for a December or holiday album. Let’s go take a look at some of them!

Design House Digital

This is a two-part collaboration by Karen Funk & Crystal Livesay.  Karen designed the products and Crystal designed the templates. The templates are versatile enough that you can modify or flip them a number of ways to document a month of holiday memories.

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