Saturday, January 19, 2008

ATC Purse - Show Off Your Style

What better way to show off your art than to wear it? We just got these customizable purses and they're like a portable gallery. They have so much potential. The pockets are made to hold Artist Trading Cards. You can curate your own walking exhibit by displaying your cards or cards you've collected, and you can carry extras for impromptu trades. The bottom line - let the world see your passion for your art!

Bad pun for the week*: "Wear your art on your sleeve."

*Leave a comment if you just had to roll your eyes at that one or if you have an even better bad pun.

Pardon Our Dust
Boxes and racks and fixtures, oh my! Don't be shocked - we're not moving. We're not depleting our stock. We're making room for more, more, more. We just unpacked Memory Box "What's in the Box" stamps. It was jam-packed with new clear sets, flowers, flourishes, a fox(!), and tons of birds. The Imaginisce boxes were full of $1.00 clear stamps that coordinate with cute easter, spring and valentines papers plus ribbon sets and rub-ons. And we've got boxes arriving every day. The new Elzybells will be in any minute; we'll have new stamps from Rosie's Roadshow - Angela has suprises delivered daily.

CHA Ribbon Challenge
Shindo, a gorgeous ribbon company, asked Angela to create some cards that will be displayed at their booth at the upcoming CHA show. You'll find the ribbons on the top shelf of the ribbon rack. You can add ribbons with eyelets, brads, glue, glue dots; the possibilities are endless. The first card, by Chrisi Rogers, is one of the quickest ways to add that finishing touch to your creations. Take a coordinating color tie it around the front of the card and voila -a beautiful card that anyone would be so excited to receive.

The second example is a bookmark. It's done with a ribbon weaving technique that uses a fancy punch and the Personal Power Punch. The Power Punch helps you line up the punch perfectly and depresses the punch without shifting the paper. You get this intricate design that you can weave your ribbon through. The end result is amazing and it looks like a lot more work than it actually is.

Click on the pictures to get a close-up of the ribbon details.

1 comment:

Laura said...

My bad pun... I "purse-onally" think the sample is fabulous! :)