Monday, September 28, 2020

Halloween Haunted House


Halloween Haunted House Easel Card and Die Storage.

We love this adorable Haunted House created by Design Team Member Nadine Carlier.  

If you're a card maker like Nadine, chances are you have a collection of thin metal dies.  

To create the card, all the pieces of the Haunted House are die-cut using the thin metal dies and put together using adhesive.   

Featured Storage:  Deflecto Open Stackable Cube Organizer 

For her die storage, Nadine uses the Deflecto Stackable Cube Organizer to hold all her die sets upright. The organizer makes it easy to find the exact dies she needs.

There are several different styles of Cube Organizers.  A great way to customize the perfect storage.

The cube fits neatly on a shelf and makes finding the right dies at your fingertips.  

Keep your workspace clutter-free and your supplies close at hand.

You can read more about Nadine's Halloween Haunted Easel Card on her blog.

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Throwing a Mermaid Party

 A good party all starts with the cake, or in this case, the CUPCAKES!

Design team member Erin Reed recently threw her daughter a Mermaid themed birthday party. Her daughter wanted to make fancy cupcakes with mermaid tails and sea stars on them and cute sprinkles, so the theme all revolved around this idea of bubbles and mermaid tails.

Erin used the 3-Tier Desert Stand for the cupcakes. It fit great with the theme and was so easy to put together.

Erin wanted to dress up the cupcake stand a bit, so she grabbed some washi tape to match from her Small Three-Drawer Organizer.

Fun homemade party picks and lots of yummy sprinkles helped make this party special. Erin's daughter had such a blast, and she says it was the best party ever!

You can see more of Erin's Mermaid Party here.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Buffalo Plaid Wood Slice Pumpkin

How to Make a Buffalo Plaid Wood Slice Pumpkin

Nothing says "Warm and Cozy Fall" like Buffalo Plaid and Pumpkins.  

Add them together for a cute Fall Home D├ęcor project.

Featured Storage:

Materials Used:

  • 7″-8″ Unfinished Round Wood Tree Slice
  • Acrylic Paint:  Orange Twist, Off White, Light Gray
  • 1″ Removable Painters Tape 
  • Paintbrush
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper or Extra Fine Grit Sanding Sponge
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Small “Home” Wood Word
  • Raffia, Ribbon, Button, and Twine


  • Paint the inside of the wood slice with orange acrylic paint. Leave the outer bark showing.

  • Add strips of painter’s tape onto the wood slice to make stripes.  Rub your finger over the tape to make sure that the tape is securely on the wood and has no gaps.
  • Paint inside the stripes with a thin coat of off white acrylic paint.  Be careful not to apply the paint too thick.   Only one thin coat of paint is needed.
  • Remove painter’s tape.
  • Allow paint to fully dry before continuing to the next step.

  • Rotate the frame 180° and apply the tape in the opposite direction. Make sure the tape is securely down.
  • Paint additional stripes with a light coat of light gray acrylic paint.

  • Remove the painter’s tape. Allow the paint to dry.
  • Lightly sand the wood slice. Sanding brings out the wood-grain and helps to hide any little imperfections.
  • Wipe with a clean cloth.

  • Cut a small 2″ piece from a tree branch to use for the stem.
  • I also used a “home” wood word picked up at the craft store for my pumpkin.
  • Hot glue the stem onto the top of the pumpkin.  Hot glue the word “Home” on the front of the pumpkin.

  • To give the Pumpkin a little extra support, I hot glued a small wood piece (cut from an old scrabble tray) to the back of the pumpkin.  Because the wood slice is not perfectly round, you may have to offset it a bit.
  • Tie raffia around the stem and hot glue a small button bow with faux fall berries onto the pumpkin
The Buffalo Plaid Wood Slice Pumpkin was created by Design Team Member Sue Eldred.
For more fun projects visit her Sue's blog here.

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