Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday's Tip: Magic How-to book and Templates

Today's tip is using the templates from Magic or any of our other How-to books that include templates. Did you know that if you open the back of your Magic book you will find a valuable DVD on the inside of the back cover?

If you answered NO, then I want you to go find your Magic book right away and find the DVD. You can also find a CD with our Originals and Wishes Card How-to books.

Insert the DVD into your computer and then go to My Computer and right click on the DVD drive to open it up. Once you have opened the DVD you should see a file that says Magic templates, and you can click on it. Once you have opened that file, you will see each template and in various sizes.

Open the first one up and then make sure you have it at 100% and then click to print. I used some of our 8 1/2" x 11" card stock in my printer, so my templates would be sturdier. If you have time, then I would suggest you open each template and print them all off at one time. You can cut the templates out later that night or when you have time  (I like to do it when I'm watching tv).

Once you have cut them all out, then store them in our Close To My Heart 8 1/2 x 11 stamp envelopes and keep it right next to where you store your Magic book.

When I need to create a layout from Magic and I need a certain template, I don't have to insert the DVD again, but can open my envelope and find the template. This also works great when you are at a retreat or crop and don't have access to your computer or printer. You will have all the templates you need wherever you are.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday's Tip: Showcasing your Cards

Today's tip is a quick and easy solution to how to store, organize, as well as showcase your card artwork. Now I know that many of you spend hours creating beautiful cards and if you're like me you like to try and make more than one so you can keep one for yourself.

Now you can store them in one of our My Creations Card boxes, My Creations Recipe/photo box or even the My Acrylix Organizer if you want them out of sight. But what if you still want to enjoy your creation and look at once in a while. I have a great solution that will enable you to store tons of cards while still being able to enjoy your creativity, plus they make a fun artwork statement for any room.

I had my husband go to a nearby Hardware store and buy a set of bi-fold closet doors that had horizontal slats on them. He purchased unfinished wood ones, so we did need to paint ours, but if you want to save some time, then buy some that come pre-finished.

After they were painted and dry he hung them upside down and side-by-side on my wall, and then I was able to hang all my cards on the slats. I love that my display can change as much as I want it to, and I can find inspiration every time I sit down by my computer.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Tags

I don't know about you, but my household is in full swing getting ready for Christmas. Many times I run out of time right before Christmas and even though I really want to add some nice gift tags to all my packages, I usually end up using the stickers that you can buy really cheap.

Of course they look that way, but this year I plan to get a head start on making my gift tags so I won't have to use the stickers!

Watch this fun and short video that will show you how to create some really cute gift tags using the Art Philosophy cartridge and some simple Christmas stamps, and if you're interested in ordering any of the products you can go to my website or email me at beckielehman@yahoo.com with your order.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wonderland Kit of the Month

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and even though we don't have any snow on the ground yet, this month's kit of the month Wonderland is fun scrap kit that will complement your winter photos very well.

The Basic Wonderland kit includes:
Wonderland Level 2 paper pack $9.95
Foundry Pin Clips $4.95
Top Coats Icing Overlays $4.95
Step by Step Brochure $1.00
4 sheets of White Daisy Card stock $2.00
Exclusive Cutting Diagram FREE
For only $22.85 (plus shipping and handling)

Now if you really want the most bang for your buck you will want to purchase the Deluxe kit which includes everything in the Basic kit PLUS:
Wonderland “C-Size” Stamp Set $13.95
Rhinestone Brads $5.95
Clear Sparkles $2.95
For only $41.85 (plus shipping and handling)

Some additional Products you might want to add are:
Z1350--Rhinestone Brads (in deluxe) $5.95
Z1104--Clear Sparkles (in deluxe) $2.95
Z1151--3-D Foam Tape $5.95
Z1471--Clear Ruler—helps line-up papers $9.95
Z2124--Grey Flannel ink pad $5.25
Z2160--Twilight ink pad $5.25
Z2111--Chocolate ink pad $5.25

Please contact me to place your kit order and you can either put your Wonderland kit together on your own, or attend one of my 8 Cherish classes in January

If interested please contact me at beckielehman@yahoo.com and we'll see which class might work in your schedule, or if you are long distance we can order you a kit and I'll email you the cutting guide so you can create them on your own.

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