Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Look at What YOU could Win!

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Just thought I'd remind you that Monday Labor Day is the deadline to turn in your entries for the Stamp Aloha Card making contest.

Need an entry blank? You can get one at the Ben Franklin Crafts stores or download it here.

Remember, the idea of the contest is to support our local rubber stamp companies Rubber Stamp Plantation, dandelion designs and Sister Stamps. Just use one of their designs on your card and enter in that category.

One winner from each category will be chosen. Each winner will receive some paper crafting supplies along with some stamps and a $25 Ben Franklin Crafts gift card.

To give you an idea of the prize packs, Look what Jean from dandelion designs sent over for the prize!

All I can say is WOW!
So, don't forget to get your cards in so you can get a chance to win these awesome prizes!
Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Card Making!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

It's the second Joy of Crafting show for August!

It's time for a new Joy of Crafting show for August. On this episode, we have some new crafts to share.

We start with a return visit with Megumi from Japan. This time, she Wows us with a cool Tsuru(crane) gift wrap. It would be great for weddings, yakudoshis and other special occasions.

Then, Gloria is back with another awesome bracelet. This time, she incorporates lengths of chain with the weaving design.

Lastly, I show you how to make a simple shaker card using the Sizzix flip-it card die and some Nestabilities. There's a project sheet for it, too.

And don't forget the OC16 shows are now on channel 12 or HD1012.

Thank You for stopping by today and I hope you ae enjoying what's left of the summer!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Stamp Aloha officially starts TODAY!

Happy Aloha Friday Everybody! Today is the official start of the Stamp Aloha cardmaking contest! Start turning in your card creations to one of our 6 Ben Franklin Craft stores or check the entry form for details about mailing your entries in.

Read more about the contest on my earlier post and  click here  for the entry form.
Happy Cardmaking!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Another Honey Pop Flower Bloomed!

With the XXL Glue Dots and Honey Pop paper sitting on my desk, well... I just couldn't resist making another Honey Pop flower!

It kind of looks the same as yesterday's one, but this time I rounded my petals instead, making sort of a heart shape for the petal template.

I really like the look of three layers so I did it again and added a flat flower bling for the center.

Gosh, I wish real gardening was so easy!Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're having a Blooming great week!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Honey Pop Flower!

Honey Pop!...doesn't it just make you think about bees? Then, bees start making you think about Flowers!

So, why not make some flowers with Honey POP!

Here's an easy way that I made this one. First, I drew a template for my petal on the sticky end of a post-it note. I cut it out and placed it on  the edge of the honey pop paper, keeping it verically in line with the arrows on the paper. Traced and cut it out.

Took the cut out piece of honey pop paper and carefully opened it up, spreading it out full length.

Then, took a XXL Glue dot, and started to stick the bottom edge of the petal onto the glue dot, going around the edge in a circular fashion. Went completely around, slightly overlapped the edges and cut off the excess.

Now, for my flower, I added another layer of the stretched out honey pop paper in a different color. Stuck it on the same way.
Then, I decide I wanted one more layer of the first color.

Added a flat button flower for the center with a regular glue dot.

Now, wasn't that super easy?!

Go and experiment with different petal shapes, just remember that the petal's vertical direction has to match the direction of the arrow on the honey pop paper. Otherwise, you will not be able to stretch it out. You don't have to make the petals really long and you don't have to have lot of layers like my flower, so you can actually make a lot of flowers from one sheet of honey pop paper.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're having a super great week!

Monday, August 6, 2012

August is here with a new Joy of Crafting Show!

We have lots of new crafts to share on this first show for August and we have a special new guest for you to meet!
Megumi Yamaguchi came from Tokyo, Japan to teach some Japanese Style Gift wrapping classes for Celebrations. On the show, she shares one style of wrapping with the help of her interpreter, Brandon. Here, she demonstrates how to use the Flower Wrap to wrap a box and decorate it with a Flower motif on top.

Next, we had Gloria form Pearl City BFC back to share with us another version of the paracord bracelet, this time with two colors!

Lastly, I give you some tips on how to use the Inky Antics Honey Pop collection to make cute cards. The honeycomb paper is so fun to use!

Also, I wanted to give you a heads up on OC16. Starting on Thursday, August 16th, there will be a channel change. The channel will still be called OC16 but it will move to channel 12 (HD will be 1012). Just thought I'd let you know since I know a lot of you DVR the different shows.

Well, I hope you can find time to catch this show! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderfully creative week!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Stamp ALOHA Cardmaking Contest

Have you heard about our cardmaking contest? YES! Ben Franklin Crafts along with Rubber Stamp Plantation, dandelion designs and Sister Stamps, are co-sponsoring the first annual Stamp Aloha contest.
The rules are simple...just make a card using stamped designs from at least one of these sponsor stamp companies. The categories to enter in are the three stamps companies and a Keiki category for those 12years and under.

You can use other companies' stamps, too, but the main/focal stamped design must be from the sponsor stamp company category you choose.

Here's the official entry form.. Turn this form in with your card entry to any of our 6 Ben Franklin Crafts stores between Fri., Aug. 17 and Monday, Sept. 3.

So, this is a head's up so you can start planning your card (s) now! There will be one winner for each category and they will each win stamps and paper plus a $25 Ben Franklin Crafts Gift Card!

Thanks for stopping by today and ...go make a card!Happy Stamping!