Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ribbon Cupcakes by Guest Design Team Member Marie Otake


3 in. Styrofoam balls

Cupcake baking cups
Glue Gun
Embellishments (Optional)

Ribbon Cupcake with a Swirl "Frosting"

Start off with putting a dot of glue at the center of the ball.

Loosely twist the ribbon and glue it halfway to keep the ribbon to stay put. 
The looser you twist, the fluffier your "frosting" looks.

When you reach your initial starting point, glue the ribbon once more and start another row.

Repeat the last two steps until you have the top half of the foam ball completely covered. 
Take the glue gun and glue around the ball directly underneath the ribbon.

Trim the bottom of the foam ball, so it creates a flat surface.

Place the ball in the cupcake liner and press lightly to adhere the liner to the foam ball.

Ribbon Cupcake with a Smooth "Frosting"

Start of by putting a dot of glue at the center of your ball.
Place your ribbon over the glued spot and stretch over the ball, gluing it down at the opposite side.

Repeat the last two steps, placing the ribbon directly next to the last piece. Continue until the top half of the ball has been completely covered.

Glue below the ribbon, around the ball.
Trim the foam so it is flat on the bottom.
Place in Cupcake liner.

Here are your Ribbon Cupcakes! Embellish it as you please! :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Guest Designer Spotlight Marie Otake

Please welcome this month's Guest Designer, Marie Otake! Marie designs for May Arts and does amazing things with ribbon and paper crafts! We have asked her to share with us a ribbon tutorial tomorrow. But, today we have her telling us a little about what inspires her to create 
I have been crafting for as long as I can remember, but didn't get into the passion of paper crafting until a few years ago. I started of with basic scrapbooking, onto card making, and now I have a full blown obsession. 

I try to learn every aspect of crafting because I know it will be useful one day. I get my inspiration from everything around me. Sometimes, if you see me walking around, you may just see a random light bulb pop up on top of my head! I carry around a little notebook with me in case an idea pops up and I need to jot it down. I can be inspired by photos, occasions, products I see, or by other crafters!

I have a huge paper addiction, so I would have to say my favorite Craft Warehouse products are the papers!!
 Make sure you come back tomorrow to see Marie's step by step Ribbon Cupcake Tutorial! You can also follow Marie on her blog and Facebook.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monogram Wood Letter on Canvas

Shopping List:

· 11”x14”Canvas
· 15”x 18” Burlap Fabric
· 13” University MDF letter “H”
· 1yard 1.5” black ribbon
· Black acrylic paint & foam brush
· Teresa Collins “Vintage Findings” Paper Collection, 2 sheets of paper, pearl embellishment and jute string
· Teresa Collins Bling collection clock
· Tim Holtz idea-ology key
· 1 yard 1.5” black ribbon
· Pioneer glue stick, double sided tape, E6000 glue and staple gun.

1. Start with painting your letter black using acrylic paint.
2. While that dries use double sided tape on the front and sides of your canvas.
3. Place burlap on top of canvas and press down into tape to help hold it in position.
4. Flip canvas over and staple the fabric to the back of the canvas. The burlap is a little bulky so you may need to cut off some of the bulk.
5. Cut your ribbon into 2 equal parts, then staple to the back of your canvas towards the top.
6. Once your letter has dried, Take your 2 sheets of scrapbook paper and tape them together. Flip paper over and trace letter to fit paper. Cut out and glue to the letter using pioneer glue stick.
7. Embellish the letter using twine string, keys and Pearl embellishment.
8. Glue your letter to the canvas using E6000. Let dry for 2-3 hrs.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Countdown Calendar

Countdown Calendar 

How fun to countdown to your favorite holiday!
You can create a birthday countdown, Easter, St Patrick's day, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Each block calender has 12 sides to either place the months on them or choose your favorite holiday to countdown to!

· Wood Block set (Don-4)
· Black acrylic paint
· Teresa Collins “Vintage Findings” paper
· Thickers “Rockabye” glitter stickers
· Paper Accents Calendar Stickers months and numbers (ADP10001)
· Pioneer embellishment glue stick

Birthday Countdown
· Acrylic paint to match your paper
· My Birthday pack from Echo Park
· Thickers pink or green
· Pioneer embellishment glue stick
· Wood skewers  for “Wish” banner
· Small popsicle stick for Birthday sticker
1. Paint wood calendar with black acrylic paint.
2. Cut paper to fit each square on the block and each rectangle block piece.
3. Glue on using the Pioneer embellishment glue stick
4. Cut paper to fit the outside and inside of the wood holder then glue using glue stick.
5. Add month stickers to all rectangle blocks. Then add numbers to square blocks.
Birthday Countdown
1. Follow instructions for the calendar above, except for adding the month stickers.
2. To create the “days till my birthday” I used a word program, Times new roman font at 14 size. Cut paper to fit rectangle block and glue using glue stick.
3. Included in your paper pack is a sticker pack. The “Wish sign was created out of the stickers then I punched mini holes in the banner and strung it with bakers twine. I used skewers to hold up the sign.
4. Glue skewers to the wood holder using E6000. Let it set a couple hours.
5. To make the sticker on the “Happy Birthday” sticker I used a popsicle stick to hold on to the back of the wood holder.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Echo Park Love Story

Designed by Danielle Cohen for Craft Warehouse

Every little one would love to have a cute mailbox like this! Start a new tradition of leaving a little note for your kids every morning....or have them create one for their teacher. What ever you plan to do with this project it will be a memory keeper! 


Cardboard paper mailbox (CPL 1004420S)
Candle stick base (Cal/45)
Plaque (Darice)
Paper of your choice
Pioneer Glue Stick
Black Acrylic Paint

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Create and Redecorate!

All week long Craft Warehouse is going to share ideas with you on how to get organized this New Year!

8.25” x 33.5”

De-clutter your kitchen counters by using these fun wine racks! Perfect gift for the wine lover too!

* Vintage Bicycle Wine Rack $49.96 (Reg. $69.99) and Wine Bottle Rack $49. 96 (Reg. $69.99) on sale until January 27th, 2013. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

DCWV Chalkboard Stack

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Chalkboards and Chalkboard Art is HOT right now! So is this Die Cuts With A View 36 Paper Stack we are giving away this weekend! There are 36 12x12 pages of printed textured chalkboard cardstock in five colors that you can use as is or create your own unique designs!

To enter to win, you can...

1. Comment here! We need to be able to contact you if you win! If your email is not attached to your profile, please add an email address in your comments making sure to add spaces as shown: email (at) address (dot) com. Thank you!

2. Share our giveaway via Facebook by clicking "share" on our Facebook post, then come back here and tell us that you did.

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4. Pin our giveaway via Pinterest, then come back and tell us that you did.

One winner will be picked via on January 28th, 2013!

*We ship in the US only thank you.

Bo Bunny Love Letters

Just arrived!

Designed by Danielle Cohen for Craft Warehouse

Take mini buckets and chalk board vinyl, use a die cut or punch to create a circle or design.
Place chalk vinyl on the front of each bucket and use bistro chalk marker to spell out your message. Cut paper to fit the inside of the buckets.

This Bucket was created using a 3x3 wood block and a mini candle stick glued to the bottom of the block. Paint block and add paper and photos!
This is the perfect bucket for a gift. Homemade cookies would fit perfectly!
Paper was cut to fit inside the bucket then a knob was glued to the top of the bucket, add a fabric flower by Canvas Corp to the front and you are done!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Create and Redecorate!

All week long Craft Warehouse is going to share ideas with you on how to get organized this New Year!

Use our Unfinished Wood Jewelry Organizers to create a place for all your jewelry!


1. Paint the jewelry organizer with Montana Spray Paint.

2. Cut scrapbook paper to fit each opening.

3. Glue paper to block using a Pioneer Glue Stick.

4. Then use either wire or the hooks of your choice inside to hang your jewelry on. We also used Tim Holtz' Curio Knobs to hang the jewelry! 

5. Add a vinyl monogram to the glass to personalize it even more! 

* 40% off Regular Prices until January 27th, 2013.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Create and Redecorate!

All week long Craft Warehouse is going to share ideas with you on how to get organized this New Year!

Keep your shopping list, quick notes, and reminders on this 15” x 28” Metal Mesh Organization Board! You can even create your own fun magnets to add more personality to it!

* Metal Mesh Organization Boards on sale for $39.96 (Reg. 49.99).

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Create and Redecorate!

All week long Craft Warehouse is going to share ideas with you on how to get organized this New Year!

Keep your entry way under control with this fun 31” Picket Fence with Hooks! Hang it low enough for your children to learn to hang their own items up on their own too!

* Picket Fence with Hooks on sale for $49.96 (Reg. $69.99) until January 27th, 2013.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Create and Redecorate!

All week long Craft Warehouse is going to share ideas with you on how to get organized this New Year!

Use these trendy storage bins to organize your child's toys, blankets, or even magazines. Not only will it keep clutter down, it will look great!

* Storage Bins 50% off Regular Prices until January 27th, 2013.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Custom Calendars

Add scrapbook paper, embellishments or photos to decorate this calendar for a year’s worth of personalized memories

This project is perfect for a beginner papercrafter! We used Doodlebug's Seasons Paper Pack!

On sale 8.5” x 11” Create Your Own Calendars on sale $4.88 (regular $5.99) until January 27th, 2013. Choose from white or brown.

Here is a great sample created by one of our designers. She created the entire calendar with one Doodlebug paper pack, stickers and embellishments. I loved how she kept the project simple and very easy to create! Craft Warehouse will have a sample of the calendar in paper crafts.

Designed by Danielle Cohen for Craft Warehouse





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