As Seen on Pinterest – Tomorrow!

Join Heidi on August 29th at 6:30 for As Seen on Pinterest, and learn how to make letters &  numbers out of cups and chipboard!

Sign-up online and use the discount code CLASS and save 10% off the class fee!

As Seen on Pinterest Halloween Numbers

Junque Garland with Margie – September 13th

Create a Fall Junque Garland using Margie’s latest Bazzill line, Fall Harvest!  Full class kits are provided.

Enter the discount code CLASS when you sign up online and save 10% on the class fee!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/09-13-13-junque-garland-10-30-12-30pm

Junque Garland

 

Late Niter – August 31st

Work on your projects with Jamie available to assist  you!  Candy, prizes and Make N Take for $15.

Sign-up online for the Saturday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Saturday late niter

Tutorial Tuesday – Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

 

Today is the last post for our Halloween series! In the last three weeks we made a pretty cool Black Cat Costume and today we’re making something cute to hang up in your house…Embroidery wall art!

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

To make these you’ll need:

-Three Embroidery Hoops (We used (2) 7″ hoops & (1) 9″ hoop)

- 1/2 a yard of white fabric/background fabric

-Orange embroidery floss & embroidery needle

-Spray adhesive

-Black lace (We’re using our leftovers from our Black Lace Earrings!)

-Coordinating fabric (fat quarter is plenty)

-Liquid Glue with a fine &  broad tip (We highly recommend using Tombo Aqua)

-Black Glitter

-Hotglue gun

-PDF —> Wall Hanging Template

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

First you’ll cut out a square of fabric that’s slightly bigger than your 9″ hoop.

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

Put the word “BOO” from your template underneath the white fabric. You should be able to faintly see the word still. Lay your lace on top of the white fabric, making sure you’re lining it up so it doesn’t cover up the word “BOO”. We also took our embroidery hoop and placed it on top of the lace to make lining everything up easier.

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

Once you’re happy with how it looks, take your spray adhesive and spray the backside of one piece of lace. Lay it back in the same spot you removed it from. Repeat with the second piece of lace.

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

Once you’re lace is adhered, you’ll take a Frixion pen (any disolvable ink will do) and trace the word “BOO” on the fabric.

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

Now you’re ready to place your fabric in your embroidery hoop (we accidentally got ahead of ourselves, which is why you see the creases from the embroidery hoop in the above pic-oops).

Place the inner portion of your embroidery hoop down. Place fabric on top and then put your outer portion of the embroidery hoop on top. You may need to unscrew the top to loosen it up. Pull tightly.

Grab your needle and orange floss and start sewing! We think this part is great to do while sitting on the couch watching your favorite TV show :)

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

Now you’ll want to turn the hoop over and trim your fabric to be about 2” wider than your hoop. Run a string of hot glue along the inside and of your hoop. With your finger, gently press the fabric into the glue.

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

First hoop is finished!

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

For the black cat hoop, all you need to do is cut out a square piece of fabric slightly bigger than your 7″ hoop.

Trace the cat image with a black permanent pen onto the fabric. Then place inside embroidery hoop like we did with the previous hoop. Make sure the cat is as centered as much as possible in the hoop.

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

Take your liquid glue and with the fine tip, trace the outside of the cat image. Fill in the inside of the cat image with the broader end. Make sure it’s completely covered in glue so you don’t have white spots from your fabric peeking through after it’s been glittered.

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

Pour the black glitter over the glue. Let it sit a minute. Dump the excess glitter over a piece of paper so you can funnel it back into your glitter container.

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

 

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

It helped us to go back with a toothpick to smooth out any rough edges.

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

Let it dry completely and then you can trim your fabric and glue down the edges just as you did with the first hoop.

Second hoop is done!

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

And for the third and final hoop, all you have to do is cut out a square (again) slightly bigger than your 7″ hoop with your coordinating fabric. And place it in the hoop! Super easy. Nothing fancy with this one!

And you’re finished! So cute and so easy.

Halloween Embroidery Wall Art

Hope you all had as much fun as we did this Halloween-themed month!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

 

Double Dip – August 27th

Join Angie on Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30 and make TWO double spread layouts! Sign-up online and enter the discount code CLASS to save 10% on this $23 class fee :)

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/08-27-13-double-dip-6-30-8-30

Double Dip

Shop Hop Passports – Now Available!

ETC has your Shop Hop Passports and charms for the Quilt Shop Tour!!!

Cost is $5 per passport (one passport covers all quilt shops) – all complete passports get turned in at the end and then the winners are picked.

Each store has a limited amount of passports, so hurry in to get yours today!

**Check out THIS post for more info about Shop Hop!**

shophop

Funky Owl by Margie – September 12th

Join Margie for her Funky Owl class on September 12th @ 10:30 and learn how to make these adorable owls!

Bring your own fabric or buy new!  Margie will provide the patterns (large and medium), ribbons, buttons and the pedestal.

Enter the discount code CLASS when you sign up online and save 10%!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/09-12-13-funky-owl-10-30-12-30pm

Funky Owl Class

New Page of the Week Today!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) Available today!

You must VISIT Scrapbooks Etc. to get your POW.

NO “call-in” purchases or holds for this limited item!

By Sandee Traasdahl

 

SCRAPPA-GOGO – September 13th

More fun than a girl should have with a piece of paper!  Join Susan and Jamie for this full service, value priced ADVENTURE IN PAPER CRAFTING!  September Project:  Season Banner – Students can choose: Fall (not pictured), Halloween or Christmas (or all three!).  Sign up online and save 10% on registration when you enter the discount code CLASS.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/09-13-13-scrapa-gogo-6-30-8-30pm

Scrappa-gogo

Scrappa-gogo

Classes This Week…

UpcomingClasses3

This week’s upcoming classes at ETC!

Monday, August 26th-

Open Lab 10-4

Tuesday, August 27th-

Double Dip 6:30-8:30

Holly Jolly Days #4 10:30-1:30

Open Lab 10-4

Wednesday, August 28th-

Basically Bazzill 6:30-8:30

Open Lab 10-4

Thursday, August 29th-

As Seen on Pinterest 6:30-8:30

Open Lab 10-4

Friday, August 30th-

A-door-able Decor 5:30-9

Open Lab 10-4

Saturday, August 31st-

Late Niter 5:00-11

Open Lab 10-4

Shop with us ANYTIME!

At our online store!

Enter PROMO20 at check out and save 20%

In store pickup available or we can ship to you!

New This Week…

A ton of fun new stuff at ETC this week!

PRIMA:
All-Star-
All-Star Prima
School Memories-
School Memories Prima
All About Me-
All About Me
Plus more wood shapes & flowers!
JILLIBEAN:
Happy Camper-
Happy Camper Jillibean
ECHO PARK:
Reflections-
Echo Park Reflections
Reflections Fall-
Echo Park Reflections Fall
Oh So Thankful-
Echo Park Oh So Thankful
CARTA BELLA:
Happy Haunting-
Carta Bella Happy Haunting
Rough & Tumble-
SEI:
Chalet-
SEI Chalet
Noel-
SEI Noel
BO BUNNY:
The avenues-
bo bunny avenues
Elf Magic-
Bo Bunny Elf Magic
Silver & Gold-
Bo Bunny Silver & Gold
Zip-a-Dee-Doodle-
Bo Bunny Zip A Dee Doodle
Fright Delight-
Bo Bunny Fright Delight
BASIC GREY:
Persimmon-
Basic Grey Persimmon
25th & Pine-
Basic Grey 25th & Pine

Summer Weekly Special – Last one!

Last special of the summer!

Thank you all who have supported our weekly specials this summer!

From August 24th through the 30th, stop in and save 20% off all albums and sheet protectors!

*Sale is limited to stock on hand

 

Summer Weekly Special

 

All Cut Up – September 4th

Ever wonder what to do with all those charm packs, layer cakes and jelly rolls you’ve bought?  Join Terry for fabulous ideas each month.  A different project and pattern each time!  Come and go for a short demo or you may choose to stay and work in our lab.

Here is a sneak peek at Tuesday’s All Cut Up Demo Project:

All Cut Up

 

Friday Late Niter – August 23rd

Friday Late Niter! {August 23rd}

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Friday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/08-23-13-friday-late-niter-5-30-11-30

friday late niter

Double Dip – August 27th

Join Angie on Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30 and make TWO double spread layouts! Sign-up online and enter the discount code CLASS to save 10% on this $23 class fee :)

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/08-27-13-double-dip-6-30-8-30

Double Dip

Tutorial Tuesday – Giant Hair Bow

 

Today is PART THREE of our Halloween series! Today we’re making a giant hair bow to complete our Black Cat costume!

Hair Bow

{So far we’ve made a “meow” shirt, black lace earrings, and a cat mask!}

To make the giant hair bow, you’ll need:

1/4 yard of fabric

1/2 yard of elastic (you really can use any narrow width, but we went with 1/2″)

Hot glue gun & glue sticks

Hair Bow Supplies

That’s right a glue gun! No sewing required! This can also be made for little girls too following the same instructions :)

First you’ll measure the circumference of your head. Take your measurement and subtract 2″ from it. That’s how long you’ll want your elastic to be.

Then you’ll want to cut your 1/4 yard of fabric into 15″x8″ and a 17″x8″ pieces.

Hair Bow

With right sides together, fold the pieces in half lengthwise and hot glue them shut along the edge.

Hair Bow

Turn right side out make it so the seam runs along the backside in the middle of the tube.

Hair Bow

Take both ends of the tube and meet them in the middle, overlapping slightly. Then hotglue those ends together.

Hair Bow

Now cut a 1 1/2″ x 9″ strip with your leftover fabric to make the band around the middle of your bow.

We hemmed the edges lengthwise by just hot gluing along the edge then pressing the fabric over a 1/4″.

Hair Bow

Now take your bow pieces, and stack them on top of each other. Largest piece being on the bottom and smaller on top. Make sure they’re centered on top of each other and that the raw edges you glued together will be on the inside part of the bow.

Take your piece of elastic and glue the middle of it center on the backside of the bow. Then wrap your band around the middle and hot glue in place. Trim off your excess fabric from the band.

Hair Bow

Hot glue the two ends of the elastic together, and you’re done!

Hair Bow

This looks purr-fect with our black cat costume, don’t you think??

Hair Bow

And <drum roll> here is all the last three tutorials together!

Black Cat Costume

We paired out cat costume pieces with a black skirt and jean jacket. But they also look great minus the jacket, as you see below :)

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

Hope you all had as much fun making your cat costume as we did! Stay tuned for a Halloween themed wall hanging next week!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Scrappy Trip – September 19th

Join Louise and Terry on Thursday, September 19th @ 10:30 and learn how to make this Scrappy Trip quilt!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/09-19-13-scrappy-trip-10-30-2-30pm

Sign-up online and enter the discount code CLASS to save 10%.

Scrappy Trip

Classes This Week…

UpcomingClasses

This week’s upcoming classes at ETC!

Monday, August 19th:

Open Lab 10-4

Tuesday, August 20th:

Cardology 6:30-8:30

Open Lab 10-4

Wednesday, August 21st:

Cardology 10:30-12:30

Cardology 6:30-8:30

Open Lab 10-4

Friday, August 23rd:

Friday Late Niter 5:30-11:30

Open Lab 10-4

Saturday, August 24th:

Open Lab 10-4

Shabby Seams 10:30-4:30

 

 

 

 

Shop with us ANYTIME!

At our online store!

Enter PROMO20 at check out and save 20%

In store pickup available or we can ship to you!

Summer Weekly Special

Now through August 23rd!

20% off all ribbon by the yard! Hurry and stock up on twine, ric rac, and all the other cute stuff on our ribbon wall!

*This sale is limited to stock on hand, can not be combined with any other offers, can not be used on classes, handmade items, or sale table merchandise.

Summer Weekly Special

Sew Crafty Kids – September 14th

Sew Crafty Kids is designed for children 7 and older. This class will teach basic sewing skills while students complete a fun project.  Parent participation is encouraged but not required.  Pattern/Instructions included in class, materials NOT included.

Class is on September 14th from 1-4. For this month’s class, students will be learning how to make a pencil pouch.

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Sew Crafty Kids

Here’s Your Sign {mini} – September 26th

Heidi Lynn’s NEW sign class! It is a 6.6×12 Holiday decor board. Just like her large boards but fun sized! Fraction of the work and cost!

These little guys would be perfect holiday gifts for friends, coworkers, family members, etc. They are only $12 a board and you can save 10% off if you sign-up online! (make sure to enter the discount code CLASS when you do)

-“Boo” sign

-“Fall” sign

-“Noel” sign

**There will be an encore class available on October 3rd**

Boo Mini HYS

Fall Mini HYS

Noel Mini HYS

Beginning Quilting – September 9th

Learn the fundamentals of quilt making in this four-part class with Louise Haley!

This beginning quilt project has morning and evening classes available.  Beginning Quilting classes are held on Mondays. September 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th.

Sign-up for AM class

Sign-up for PM class

Online sign-up and supply list available in our Class Registration System.  Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class fee.

Beginning Quilting

Shabby Seams – August 24th

Join Jenny on Saturday, August 24th at 10:30am for Shabby Seams and learn how to make this cute rag lap-sized quilt using fabric scraps!

Enter the discount code CLASS when signing up and save 10% off the $24 class fee!

Shabby Seams

Shop Hop Passports are available!

ETC has your Shop Hop Passports and charms for the Quilt Shop Tour!!!

Cost is $5 per passport (one passport covers all quilt shops) – all complete passports get turned in at the end and then the winners are picked.

Each store has a limited amount of passports, so hurry in to get yours today!

shophop2

Shop Hop Info

Join in and be a part of this year’s Rally in the Valley Shop Hop!

There are 14 wonderful Maricopa County Quilt Shops participating this year.  If you are new to quilting or new to the area you will not want to miss out!

How does this work?  Stop in at one of the participating stores and purchase a passport ($5 per passport) Passports are limited and will sell out! The Shop Hop Tour dates are September 20th-28th and you will go and visit each of the 14 stores.  Each store will have a featured item that they will be demoing and there is also a progressive quilt where a different step of the pattern will be given at each store.

Once your passport has been stamped at each store you will have the chance to win a $100 gift card from one of the 14 stores or the grand prize of a Bernina 330 sewing machine. This is a wonderful way to spend a few days with your fabric friends!  Contact the store at 480-854-2303 if you have further questions.  Speed on over and purchase your passport today.

We hope you will join us for this fun and exciting annual event!

shophop2

Here’s Your Sign – September 19th

Here’s Your Sign is coming up September 19th! Here are the (3) holiday 10×20 boards to choose from!

-“Beware” Sign

-“Autumn” Sign

-“Greetings” Sign

Sign-up online, enter the discount code CLASS, and receive 10% off this $35 class!

Beware HYS

Autumn HYS

Season Greetings HYS

Tutorial Tuesday – Black Cat Mask

 

Today is PART TWO of our Halloween Series!

Last week we showed you how to make a “Meow” shirt and black lace earrings and today we’re showing you how to make a cat mask!

To make the cat mask you will need:

- Black felt (we used one of the rolls of felt from ETC – measures about 9″ x 12″)

- Dark gray embroidery floss/needle

- Silver glitter

- 10-12″ piece of elastic (we used a 1/2″ black elastic)

- Liquid glue and hot glue

 

First you’ll need to print out the pattern for the mask. Link to pattern is directly below :)

Cat Mask Pattern

One thing to note before you start cutting out the pattern is the distance between your eyes. If you have wide set eyes you can leave the pattern as is, but if your eyes a little closer set together, we’d recommend moving both the eyes 1 cm to 2 towards the center.

Once you’ve figured out that part, you can move on to the next step.

Using a chalk pencil, trace the pattern onto the black felt two times. Cut out both traced mask shapes, leaving the eyes uncut. The reason is because it is easier to match up your eye mask pieces this way.

Cut your elastic to a 12″ length. If making for a little kid, you’ll want to cut it a few inches shorter. We recommend measuring your/child’s head from temple to temple and subtracting an 1 1/2″ from the measurement.

Lay one of the cut out mask pieces down and glue the elastic ends on both sides of the mask. Lay the other mask piece on top, making sure it lines up as much as possible, and with a dab of hotglue on each end of elastic, glue the mask on top. This is to hold it in place while we blanket stitch the outside edges and eyes.

Grab your embroidery floss and needle, and blanket stitch around the outer edge. Stopping right before you reach the elastic and resuming your stitches right past it. Here is a great tutorial on how to blanket stitch.

Blanket Stitch Tutorial

Make sure to blanket stitch around the eyes also.

To make the whiskers, you’ll tie a knot in the floss about 3-4 inches down from the top. Thread the other end into the needle, and then sew through the top of the mask. The knot you created will keep the whisker from pulling all the way through. Now just tie a knot on the backside of the mask and trim off the excess floss.

Next, with a little bit of liquid glue, “draw” a nose shape and two little triangles as the inside of the ears. Take your glitter and pour a little over each area. Gently shake off the excess.

Once it’s all dry, it’s ready for you to wear!

What’s a cat costume without a cat mask?? ;)

Hope you enjoyed today’s Halloween project :) Next week we’re making a giant hair bow! Stay tuned!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

 

As Seen on Pinterest – August 29th

Join Heidi on August 29th at 6:30 for As Seen on Pinterest, and learn how to make letters &  numbers out of cups and chipboard!

Sign-up online and use the discount code CLASS and save 10% off the class fee!

As Seen on Pinterest

New Page of the Week Today!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) Available today!

You must VISIT Scrapbooks Etc. to get your POW.

NO “call-in” purchases or holds for this limited item!

By Heidi Lynn Schreiber

Sew Pretty – August 13th

Come join Louise and Theresa for Sew Pretty and learn how to make the “Bloom Bag”! 

Class is on Tuesday, August 13th at 5:30.

This cute little blooming bag holds jewelry for traveling, or spools of thread…Just about anything you want!

And there will be kits available day of class :)

Sign-up online and enter the code CLASS to recieve 10% off the class fee.

Bloom Bag

Classes This Week…

Upcoming Classes

We have more great classes coming up this week at ETC! 

Visit our On-Line Class Information and Registration System for sign-up.

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

 

Monday, August 12th:

- Open Lab 10 to 4

- Beginning Quilting (#2) 10:3o to 1PM and 6 to 8:30PM.

Tuesday, August 13th:

Holy Jolly Days #3 10:30 to 1:30

- Sew Pretty 5:30 to 8:30

- Open Lab 10 to 4

Wednesday, August 14th:

- Sew Help 10 to 3

- Totally Pages 6:30 to 8:30

Thursday, August 15th:

- Open Lab 10 to 4

- Which Witch Banner 10:30 to 1:30

Friday, August 16th:

- Open Lab 10 to 4

Saturday, August 17th:

- Open Lab 10 to 4

- SCRAPFEST 10 to 10

 

Shop with us ANYTIME!

At our online store!

Enter PROMO20 at check out and save 20%

In store pickup available or we can ship to you!

Summer Weekly Special

Today through August 16th!

 

Have you collected a lot of ETC punch cards?  Well here is a great opportunity to cash some of them in.  Redeem TWO full punch cards for 15% off your entire purchase, THREE full punch cards for 20% off, or FOUR full punch cards for 25%off.

 

*This sale is limited to stock on hand, can not be combined with any other offers, can not be used on classes, handmade items, or sale table merchandise.


NEW This Week…

 

Check out all the cute new stuff ETC now carries!

From My Mind’s Eye:

“Happy Haunting”

Happy Haunting

“Mistletoe Magic”

Mistletoe Magic

“Chalk Studio”

Chalk Studio

 

From We-R:

“Chalkboard”

chalkboard

“Bewitched”

Bewitched

Also, ETC has gotten in more page protectors and Albums from We-R!

 

From Aunthentique:

“Thrilling”

Thrilling

“Seasons:Autumn”

Seasons:Autumn

 

From Moda:

“Road 15 by Sweetwater”

Road 15

 

 

Sew Crafty Kids – August 10th

Sew Crafty Kids is designed for children 7 and older. This class will teach basic sewing skills while students complete a fun project.  Parent participation is encouraged but not required.  Pattern/Instructions included in class, materials NOT included.

Class is on August 10th from 1-4. You can find the supply list by clicking on the link above.

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Sew Crafty

Shop Hop Passports Available!

ETC has your Shop Hop Passports and charms for the Quilt Shop Tour!!! Cost is $5 per passport (one passport covers all quilt shops) – all complete passports get turned in at the end and then the winners are picked. Each store has a limited amount of passports, so hurry in to get yours today!

 

Up Sew Late – August 9th

Up Sew Late is a perfect opportunity to work on your own sewing projects, while chatting and laughing with sewing friends! No interruptions from husbands or children. Jenny is on hand to help with questions or problems and there is always a yummy treat! Sign up for Up Sew Late now…space is limited!

 

Next class is this Friday, August 9th, 5:30 pm -11:30 pm $15

 

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Summer Weekly Special

Now through Friday, August 9 take 40% off any PROJECT LIFE purchase! There is no limit to how many PROJECT LIFE items you can buy at 40% off!

 

Please kindly remind our sales associates to apply this special discount when checking out! Additional discounts may NOT be combined on your Project Life purchase, but you may use other discounts you may have available in a separate purchase.

 

And don’t forget that we have extended our first summer weekly special, so you can still take advantage of our buy 10 sheets of printed papers priced at $1.00 per sheet and get 1 FREE. These printed papers could be from any manufacturer (mix and match them or choose them all from just one). Other ETC discounts may be combined with this printed paper offer.

 

*Summer Weekly Specials apply to in-store retail shoppers at our Mesa, AZ location.

 

Friday Night Late Niter – August 9th

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you.  Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15.  Crafting and entertainment too!

 

Signup online for the Friday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

 

Back to School Specials

Wednesday:  20% off your regular priced entire purchase (classes excluded)

Thursday:  $5 off your $30 purchase (classes excluded)

Friday:  15% off classes

Saturday:  $10 off your $50 purchase (classes excluded)

Tutorial Tuesday

 

 

Today’s tutorial is the first of FOUR Halloween themed projects we’ll be doing all this month! In four weeks, you’ll have cute and super inexpensive accessories for a cat costume and something fun & spooky to hang on your walls :)

 

 

Ready?

 

First, we’re making a “meow” shirt and black lace earrings!

 

To make your “meow” shirt, you’ll need:

 

-A black t-shirt (we bought ours for $5 at Walmart)

-White cotton fabric (about an 1/8 of a yard)

-Wonder Under (also an 1/8 of a yard – If you’ve never used Wonder Under before, have the person who cuts your fabric save the paper instructions that are wrapped around the bolt with the Wonder Under for you. This will help a ton!)

-X-acto knife & sharp scissors

-Frixion pen

 

All you have to do is, first, print out the pdf file directly below on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.

meow pdf file }

 

Then, iron your white fabric and Wonder Under together.

 

 

Trace the word “meow” onto the fabric/Wonder Under using the Frixion pen. We taped ours up to a well-lit window to help speed up the process a little better.

 

 

Cut out the inside parts of the letters first with an x-acto knife, and then all around the outside with your scissors.

 

 

{See those blue lines around the letters?? Because we used a Frixion pen, the heat from our iron will make them disappear! It is the coolest.}

 

With the help of your x-acto knife, carefully peel the paper from the Wonder Under off.  Exactly like we did for our Pencil Pouch :)

 

Position it on the front of your shirt and iron on!

 

Super easy! And look how cute it looks!

 

 

 

And now onto the black lace earrings!

 

For these you’ll need:

 

-Earring posts (We bought ours from Joann’s)

-1/2″ Cover Buttons

-A yard of black lace (Sold at ETC! We are going to use the leftovers for another project later this month. If you don’t plan on doing the Halloween wall hanging, then just get an 1/8 of a yard of the black lace instead)

-Scrap white fabric (You can use your leftovers from your “meow” shirt!)

-Pliers

-Hot glue

 

First you’ll take your pliers and the bottom part of the button, and squeeze the metal loop together to remove it from the backside. We want to remove the metal loop so that the earring post has a smooth surface to adhere to.

 

 

You’ll then follow the instructions on the covered button package and cover the top part of the button with fabric and lace.

 

Layer the lace on the bottom and then the white fabric on top.

 

After your button is assembled together, you’ll take your earring post and apply some hotglue and attach to the center on the backside of the button.

 

 

And they’re finished! These could be worn any day of the week, but how cute would they be for Halloween?? :)

 

 

Next week we’re making a cat mask! Stay tuned!

 

Happy Tuesday everyone!

 

 

Back to School Specials

Monday:  25% off Bazzill Products

Tuesday: 20% off  Sewing Notions and Scrapbooking Tools

Wednesday:  20% off your entire purchase

Thursday:  $5 off your $30 purchase

Friday:  15% off classes

Saturday:  $10 off your $50 purchase

A Doorable Decor – August 30

Join Lindsey on August 30th and learn how to make this Halloween wreath! Wreath measures 12″ wide and features a glittery crow and large orange burlap bow.  Signup on line for A Doorable Decor $35 and enter the code CLASS at check out to save 10%.

 

This Week…

We have more great classes coming up this week at ETC! 

Visit our On-Line Class Information and Registration System for sign-up.

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Monday – August 5: Beginning Quilting (#1) 10:30 to 1PM and 6 to 8:30PM.  *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Tuesday – August 6: Sew-N-Go 11 to 1:30PM.  Do Me a Favor 6 to 8PM.  *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Wednesday – August 7:  All Cut Up/BOM Pickup 11 to 12PM.  The Club 6 to 8:30PM.  *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Thursday – August 8: Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Memories in a Moment 6 to 8:30PM.  Not Your Mama’s Quilt 10:30 to 1PM.

Friday – August 9: Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Late Niter 5:30 to 11:30PM and Up Sew Late 5:30 to 11:30PM.

Saturday – August 10: Sew Crafty Kids 1 to 4PM.  *Animal Creations 10:30 to 3:30PM.

Summer Weekly Special

Now through Friday, August 9  take 40% off any PROJECT LIFE purchase!  There is no limit to how many PROJECT LIFE items you can buy at 40% off!

Please kindly remind our sales associates to apply this special discount when checking out!  Additional discounts may NOT be combined on your Project Life purchase, but you may use other discounts you may have available in a separate purchase.

And don’t forget that we have extended our first summer weekly special, so you can still take advantage of our buy 10 sheets of printed papers priced at $1.00 per sheet and get 1 FREE.  These printed papers could be from any manufacturer (mix and match them or choose them all from just one).  Other ETC discounts may be combined with this printed paper offer.

*Summer Weekly Specials apply to in-store retail shoppers at our Mesa, AZ location.

All Cut Up – August 7th

Ever wonder what to do with all those charm packs, layer cakes and jelly rolls you’ve bought?  Terry for fabulous ideas each month.  A different project and pattern each time!  Come and go for a short demo or you may choose to stay and work in our lab.

Here is a sneak peek at Tuesday’s All Cut Up Demo Project:

Which Witch Banner – August 15

Join Terry and make this witch banner.  It will cast a spell on you!

Online signup and supply list at:  Which Witch

As Seen on Pinterest – August 29

Join Heidi Lynn for her August 29 As Seen on Pinterest class and make this Spooky Cute Halloween decor piece! Class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30PM and is just $18.

Enter the discount code CLASS during online checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

 

 

Our Beat the Heat Sale starts today!!!

August 1-30.  Come into the store each and every day in the month of August and receive 1% discount for every degree over 100.  discount based on the daily projected high.  (Not to be combined with any other specials.)

Sew Crafty Kid’s – August 10

Join Lisa for Sew Crafty Kids on Saturday, August 10 from 1 to 4PM.  This class is designed for children 7 and older and will teach basic sewing skills while students complete a fun project.

Parent participation is encouraged but not required.  Pattern/Instructions included in class, materials NOT included.

Online sign-up and supply list at:  Sew Crafty Kid’s

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Saturday Late Niter – August 3

Work on your projects with Jamie available to assist  you.  Candy, prizes and Make N Take for $15.  Signup online for the Saturday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Tutorial Tuesday

 

 

Today is PART TWO of our Back-to-School series!

 

We made a pencil pouch last week and today we’re fancying up a boring plastic binder…

 

Check it out!

 

 

It features a pretty hexagon design on the front cover made with fabric and felt, AND, using our new chalk cloth at ETC, a chalkboard on the inside! Fancy schmancy.

 

Here’s how you make one!

 

First, you’ll need to grab…

-3/8 of a yard of solid fabric

-1″ wide binder

-Felt scraps

-3/8″ of yard of chalk cloth (this stuff is SO cool!)

-12×12 sheet of cardstock (we used paper from We-R’s new line Chalkboard)

-Scor tape (any width is fine)

-Hot glue gun

-Batting (enough to cover the front of the binder)

-Spray adhesive (we used the basting spray we had on hand)

 

 

 

Now, grab your batting and cut into a 21″ x 11 1/2″ piece. Spray the front of the binder in your spray adhesive, and carefully center the batting on top. Trim off any excess batting that might be hanging over the edge.

 

 

 

Next, cut your fabric so that it’s about an 1 1/4″ larger on all 4 sides. Just enough to wrap over the edge of the binder later. Doesn’t need to be perfect since we’ll be covering it up with paper & chalk cloth later.

 

 

Then you’ll want to print our your hexagon pattern (link directly below) and cut out 9 hexagons with your felt.

 

Hexagon Pattern }

 

 

With a little dab of hot glue on the center of each hexagon, glue them in your desired location on the fabric. Very important…do not press down hard after you hotglue or else the felt will asorb the glue and make a permanent mark on your felt. This step is only to hold the felt in place before you sew them on. If you’re worried about the felt/hot glue situation, you can very easily pin them in place too :)

 

 

After your hexagons are glued/pinned on, you’ll want to sew along all 6 edges of each hexagon. We sewed about an 1/8″ away from the edge.

 

 

Once those are sewn on, you’ll wrap your binder with the fabric. Make sure the binder is centered on the fabric and your corners are trimmed. We glued the fabric down where the spine part is first. You just need to pull up the top center and bottom center parts of fabric and carefully tuck them under the binder ring clasp. Now work your way inch by inch pulling the fabric down over the edge of the binder, hot gluing as you go.

 

 

 

We left the corners undone while gluing down all of the edges. We then wrapped the trimmed corner part onto the binder first and then glued the sides on top of that.

 

 

 

After that’s finished, you’ll need to trim both your chalk cloth and cardstock into an 11 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ size. We forgot to do this next part till later, but you’ll then want to round the two outer corners of both the paper and chalk cloth. We were able to use a regular store bought corner rounder on both.

 

You’ll also want to cure your chalk cloth by rubbing a piece of chalk all over it. And then with a dry paper towel, rub it in. This step insures that whatever you draw on your chalkboard doesn’t become permanent or leave a mark behind after you wipe it off.

 

 

Now take your Scor tape, and going as close to the edge as possible, adhere all four sides of the cloth and cardstock. For extra durability, tape the middle too.

 

 

Now carefully stick both the cloth and cardstock to the inside front and back covers of the binder.

 

 

Write something inspiring, your class schedule, homework assignments, or just random happy doodles. We used regular chalk, but <even better> use a chalkboard marker to make it more durable! <— pssst…ETC now sells Chalkboard markers too!

 

And it’s all finished!

 

 

Hope you enjoyed our Back-to-School mini series! Stay tuned for a super fun Halloween series ALL next month!

 

Happy Tuesday everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

New Page of the Week Today!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) Available today!

You must VISIT Scrapbooks Etc. to get your POW.

NO “call-in” purchases or holds for this limited item!

By Angie Dunn

This Week…

We have more great classes coming up this week at ETC! 

Visit our On-Line Class Information and Registration System for sign-up!

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Monday – July 29: Minky Magic 10:3o to 2:30PM and 5 to 9PM.  *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Tuesday – July 30: Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Wednesday – July 31:  Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Basically Bazzill 6:30 to 8:30PM.

Our Beat the Heat Sale starts today!!!

August 1-30.  Come into the store each and every day in the month of August and receive 1% discount for every degree over 100.  discount based on the daily projected high.  (Not to be combined with any other specials.)

Thursday – August 1: Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Beyond Basics (#2)10:30 to 1PM & 6 to 8:30PM.

Friday – August 2: Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Scrappa-GoGo:  Flip Flop Summer Mini Book 6:30 to 8:30PM.

Saturday – August 3: Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Late Niter 5 to 11PM.

Shop with us Anytime!

At our online store!

Enter PROMO20 at check out and save 20%

In store pickup available or we can ship to you!

Summer Weekly Special

Now through Friday, August 2  take 20% off of all Sewing and Scrapbook Publications.  This includes idea books and magazines!  Clearance items on our sales table are NOT included.

Please kindly remind our sales associates to apply this special discount when checking out!  Additional discounts may NOT be combined on your book purchases, but you may use other discounts  on the remainder of your purchase.

And don’t forget that we have extended our first summer weekly special, so you can still take advantage of our buy 10 sheets of printed papers priced at $1.00 per sheet and get 1 FREE.  These printed papers could be from any manufacturer (mix and match them or choose them all from just one).  Other ETC discounts may be combined with this printed paper offer.

*Summer Weekly Specials apply to in-store retail shoppers at our Mesa, AZ location.

Beginning Quilting – August 5

Learn the fundamentals of quilt making in this four-part class with Louise Haley  “A field of Fans” beginning quilt project has morning and evening classes available.  Beginning Quilting classes are held on Mondays.  August: 5, 12, 19 & 26

Online signup and supply list available in our Class Registration System.  Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Do Me A Favor – August 6

Join Kelli to create favors perfect for special occasions or everyday occasions. You will leave class with 4 completed favors ready for gifting or the idea to reproduce 100 more just like it! Here’s a peek at one of the projects.

Do Me a Favor is Tuesday, August 6th from 6 to 8PM $24.

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Attention Bazzill Swappers!

Your Ambrosia cards are ready for pick-up!!!

Thank you for joining the swap! All Swappers received an exclusive ETC coupon packed with your swaps that expires 7/31/13.

Lucy’s Crab Shack Card Swap is now open!!!

Sign-up at Bazzill Swaps!!!

 

 

 

Summer Weekly Special

Now through Friday, July 26 take $5 your ETC purchase of $30!  You may only use your $5 discount on your $30 purchase once a day…but you can come shop with us Today, Thursday and Friday!   This offer excludes handmade items and classes.  Please kindly remind our sales associates to apply this special discount when checking out!  No additional discounts may be combined with this offer.

 

And don’t forget that we have extended our first summer weekly special, so you can still take advantage of our buy 10 sheets of printed papers priced at $1.00 per sheet and get 1 FREE.  These printed papers could be from any manufacturer (mix and match them or choose them all from just one).  Other ETC discounts may be combined with this printed paper offer.

 

*Summer Weekly Specials apply to in-store retail shoppers at our Mesa, AZ location.

Friday Late Niter – July 26

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you.  Candy, prizes and Make N Take for $15.  Crafting and entertainment (LOL).

Signup online for the Friday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Tutorial Tuesday

 

 

In honor of Back-to-School coming up <eek>, we’re doing TWO fun & easy tutorials that your kids will love OR you can give them as gifts and impress their teachers instead!

 

First tutorial is for a pencil pouch!

 

 

Here is how you make one…

 

First, you’ll grab one of the canvas envelopes at ETC!

 

 

Then you’ll take about an 1/8 of a yard of fabric (we used our leftover fabric from our Easy Tee!) and an 1/8 of a yard of Wonder Under. Adhere them together. Then cut out your letters by hand or at ETC’s die cut lab. We used the 1 1/4″ Lowercase Block letters from the lab.

 

 

With the help of an x-acto knife, carefully peel off the paper from the back side of the letters.

 

 

Arrange them on the front side of your envelope, and after you’re happy with how they’re placed, iron them on!

 

 

 

Now grab some 7/8″ Cover Buttons, some more scrap fabric, and make your button according the directions on the package. Super easy!

 

 

Now, the “hardest” part of this tutorial…You’ll draw a 1″ line with a Frixion pen where you want your button hole to go on the envelope flap.

 

 

In coordinating thread (we used mustard yellow) you’ll sew a button hole. If you’ve never done a button hole, it is WAY easier than you think. Trust us. Just pull out your sewing machine manual and your button hole foot and 5 minutes later you’ll have it figured out. Promise :)

 

 

If you’re still too intimidated, you could use other types of closures like velcro or metal snaps.

 

 

Next, sew your button on…and you’re finished!

 

 

If you want to take it one step further and make it three-ring binder friendly, follow the next steps!

 

Center your envelope along the bottom two rings. Using a Frixion pen, mark where those two rings are on the envelope. Draw a 1/2″ line vertical to those lines. And just like you did with your button earlier, you’ll take it over to the sewing machine and make little button holes. I used red thread this time :)

 

 

 

And now you can keep it safe in your three ring binder :) Again, if you want to skip the last button hole part, you could take some ribbon and make little loops and glue them on the sides of the envelope instead.

 

 

Notice that gray binder in the last picture?? We’re going to have a tutorial on how to pretty it up next week! Stay-tuned!

 

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

 

Scrappa-GoGo August 2

Flip flops + Bazzill cardstock + Doodlebug papers = a great end of the summer mini book!

Join Susan and Jamie for Scrappa-GoGo on Friday August 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30PM.  This class will be so fun because students get to choose their flip flop and cardstock color!  Everyone’s Flip Flop Mini Book will be unique!  Click HERE to sign-up for our Friday, August 2nd  Scrappa-GoGo Class (6:30 to 8:30PM)!  Sign-up today and reserve your spot!  Class is only $18 (including supplies) and if you sign-up online you can save 10% by using the discount code CLASS when checking out

This Week…

We have more great classes coming up this week at ETC! 

Visit our On-Line Class Information and Registration System for sign-up!

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Monday – July 22: Beginning Quilting (#4) 10:3o to 1PM and 6 to 8:30PM.  *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Tuesday – July 23: Holly Jolly Days #2 10:30 to 1:30PM.  *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Wednesday – July 24:  Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Thursday – July 25: *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Beyond Basics 10:30 to 1PM & 6 to 8:30PM.

Friday – July 26: Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Free Motion Quilting 5 to 9PM.

Saturday – July 27: Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Shop with us Anytime!

At our online store!

Enter PROMO20 at check out and save 20%

In store pickup available or we can ship to you!

Summer Weekly Special

Now through Friday, July 26 take $5 your ETC purchase of $30!  You may only use your $5 discount on your $30 purchase once a day…but you can come shop with us Today, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!   This offer excludes handmade items and classes.  Please kindly remind our sales associates to apply this special discount when checking out!  No additional discounts may be combined with this offer.

And don’t forget that we have extended our first summer weekly special, so you can still take advantage of our buy 10 sheets of printed papers priced at $1.00 per sheet and get 1 FREE.  These printed papers could be from any manufacturer (mix and match them or choose them all from just one).  Other ETC discounts may be combined with this printed paper offer.

*Summer Weekly Specials apply to in-store retail shoppers at our Mesa, AZ location.

New This Week…

From Authenique: “Joyous.”  This line features paper, stickers and punch outs.

“Sweetness.”  This line feature paper, stickers and punch outs!

From Carta Bella: “Hello Again.” A trendy, hipster collection full of cool icons and soft water colored patterns.

From Echo Park:  “Paper and Glue.”  It’s a class act!

Photo Freedom Volume 2 is here! Come by ETC today to see this exciting new line from Echo Park…perfect for Snap/Smash/Project Life-ers!

From Riley Blake:  Sasparilla fabric line. Cute western themed fabric in red, yellow, teal and grey. Stop by today for best selection! Yee haw!

 

Holly Jolly Days – July 23

Christmas projects to delight you and your guests and would make wonderful holiday presents.  Attend all four sessions and receive a $20 gift class at the last class.  July 23 class project will be Placemats with matching napkins (includes pattern).  Join Terry for this fun series!

Online sign-up available!  Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Shabby Seams – July 26

Join Jenny for her July Shabby Seams class that features her newest pattern, “Cami’s Cathedral Window” quilt. This is a fun, easy, “quilt-as-you-go” pattern… no professional quilting and no binding!

Shabby Seams is Friday, July 26, 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm.   Click the link for easy online signup and supply list!  Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.


Bazzill Swaps with ETC Card Makers

Lucy’s Crab Shack Swap is OPEN!!!

To play along, create ten, handcrafted cards using your favorite patterned papers from the Lucy’s Crab Shack collection and coordinating Bazzill cardstock. You may use embellishments of your choice, they do not need to be Bazzill products. You only need to design one card and reproduce it until you have ten of the exact same cards (it’s okay if you need to switch up the Bazzill papers – just keep your design the same). Cards must be full size, A2 (4.25” x 5.5”) or larger. After the swap, you will have one of your original creations and nine other cards crafted by your fellow swappers. Remember to include envelopes!

Bazzill will swap out the cards and you can pick them up at ETC the following week.  A special discount coupon will be included with your swaps!!!

Visit Bazzill Swaps for one-time registration and to sign-up for the Lucy’s Crab Shack Card Swap!

Please individually package each card in a ziplock bag and label it with your full name. Remember to include your full name on your package so your cards can be easily returned to you!

Home is Where the Haunt Is – Block of the Week


UPDATE:  This Block of the Week has been so popular, we had to add more spots and make more kits.  Hurry before you miss out!

We look forward to seeing your blocks (and excitement!) each week!
To keep things running smoothly, there are a few “rules” to remember:

  • Our “official” day to pick up kits will be on Thursday,  beginning July 18th, 2013 and ending on September 5th, 2013.
  • We will be utilizing a “punch card” system for completing your blocks on time each week! This is going to be fun! You’ll receive your official Home is Where the Haunt Is punch card when you pick up your first block on July 18th. When you bring back your finished block the next week, you’ll get a special stamp on that card. At the end of the event, you’ll be able to “redeem” those cards for discounts and they’ll also be placed in drawings for all kinds of fun prizes from our shop!
  • Beginning July 25th, if the previous week’s block is not finished, you’ll still be able to pick up your next kit, but your card won’t be punched. We are excited to see your blocks and also give you a little incentive to not have any “unfinished projects!”

Sign-up on-line for the Home is Where the Haunt Is Block of the Week Program, visit ETC or call us at 480-854-2303 to sign-up. We will be happy to ship all weekly blocks at the end of the program, but don’t delay signing up!  Customers will be responsible for shipping fees.

It’s important to note that these patterns have been created by Kim Christopherson of “Kimberbell Designs”. Please respect copyright by not sharing these weekly patterns with others. Thank you!

The signup fee of $55.00 includes all of the patterns and fabric kits for the sections of the wall hanging. Borders, binding and backing will need to be purchased separately. Those will be available at a discount during the 1st week of the project. There will also be a bit of fusible applique in this project. Approximately 1 ½ yards of fusible web will need to be purchased if you do not already have this.

You are welcome to pick up your kit on the dates listed below.

  • Thursday July 18th – Pick up Kit #1 (and new punch card)
  • Thursday July 25th – Bring finished blocks from Kit #1. Pick up Kit #2.
  • Thursday August 1st – Bring finished blocks from Kit #2. Pick up Kit #3.
  • Thursday August 8th – Bring finished blocks from Kit #3. Pick up Kit #4.
  • Thursday August 15th – Bring finished blocks from Kit #4. Pick up Kit #5.
  • Thursday August 22nd – Bring finished blocks from Kit #5. Pick up Kit #6.
  • Thursday August 29th – Bring finished blocks from Kit #6. Pick up Kit #7.
  • Thursday September 5th – Bring finished blocks from Kit #7.

On pick-up days there will be a quick no- cost demo held 11:00am –noon and then again at 7:00pm-8:00pm, and will be repeated frequently during those times.

Have a friend, daughter, sister, neighbor or coworker who you think would have fun making this? We’d love to have you spread the word! It’s so much fun to do it together! Thanks for being a part of it!

Free Motion Quilting – July 25

Louise will teach you how to machine quilt with your own personal sewing machine!

Class is Thursday, July 25 from 5 to 9PM, $45

Signup for Free Motion Quilting online.  Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Summer Weekly Special

Now through Friday, July 19 take 20% off ONE product!  You may only use your 20% discount once a day…but you can come shop with us on Today, Thursday and Friday!   This offer excludes handmade items and classes.  Please kindly remind our sales associates to apply this discount when checking out!

And don’t forget that we have extended our first summer weekly special, so you can still take advantage of our buy 10 sheets of printed papers priced at $1.00 per sheet and get 1 FREE.  These printed papers could be from any manufacturer (mix and match them or choose them all from just one).  Other ETC discounts may be combined with this printed paper offer.

*Summer Weekly Specials apply to in-store retail shoppers at our Mesa, AZ location.

Kid’s Class – Saturday 7/19

Who? Emily

What? KID’S CLASS – make two summer Scrapbook Layouts $10

When? This Saturday 7/19 from 11 to Noon

Where? At ETC

Why? Because it’s FUN for kids ages 7 to 14

How? Signup online for Kid’s Class or call us at 480-854-2303.

Enter the discount code CLASS during online checkout to receive 10% off this class signup.

Holly Jolly Days #3 – August 13

Join Terry for Holly Jolly Days and make Christmas projects to delight you and your guests.  Plus this would make a wonderful holiday gift.  Tall Snowman Banner  pattern extra.

Signup online for Holly Jolly Days #3 and remember to enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off this $25 class. 

Tutorial Tuesday

 

 

It’s never too early to celebrate Halloween, right?? So today we’re making Mini Wreaths to celebrate this fun holiday!

 

One thing we love about this project is how versatile it is. You could easily switch up the colors and make it for any holiday using the same technique. :)

 

 

And best part? Each wreath can be made for under $5! Such an inexpensive & easy project, with a BIG impact.

 

We made them to hang on the back of our kitchen chairs, but you could really hang it up anywhere! You could even make a larger version and hang it from a door. :)

 

So here’s how you make one!

 

First you need the following supplies:

-Cardboard

-Bazzill Newsprint Antique 12×12 paper (3 sheets)

-Black glitter (we made all 5 wreaths with one 30 ml American Crafts bottle)

-Liquid Glue (ex: Modge Podge)

-Hot Glue gun and glue sticks

-Black Acrylic Paint and a foam brush

 

First, cut our your wreath shape with the cardboard and an x-acto knife. We used a coffee mug for our inner circle (3 1/2″ diameter) and a large bowl for the outer circle (8″ diameter).

 

 

Now, you’ll paint the front and backside of your wreath form with the black acrylic paint and a foam brush. We only needed one coat. :)

 

 

Next, cut your three sheets of 12×12 paper in 1.5″ x 12″ strips. You should get 8 strips per sheet of paper.

 

 

Take each strip and gently fold accordian style. Don’t make sharp creases with each fold. You want the strip of paper to have more of a soft “ruffled” look.

 

 

 

Pinching the bottom of one of your strips, dip the other end in glue. Then immediately in the black glitter. And then set aside to dry.

 

 

 

Repeat this process till you have all 24 strips of paper glued & glittered. :)

 

 

Once they’re mostly dried, you can start hot gluing them onto your wreath form. Glue in small sections and work your way from the outside to the inside.

 

 

We did three layers of ruffles, and overlapped the first two layers slightly. Your first layer will hang over the edge of the wreath form about a 1/4″. The last layer you’ll just want to make sure it covers up the cardboard so you don’t see it from the front of the wreath.

 

 

 

 

 

Grab some pretty orange ribbon, and hang from the chair. It’s THAT easy! :)

 

And here’s how the rest of our Halloween decorations turned out. Check out the table runner made using the Spooktacular Halloween fabric line from ETC. And the candy corn banner made using the pennant banner shape and some acrylic paint.

 

 

 

Hope this tutorial inspired you to get in the Halloween spirit!

 

Happy Tuesday everyone!

 

NEW! Page of the Week Today!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) Available today!

You must VISIT Scrapbooks Etc. to get your POW.

NO “call-in” purchases or holds for this limited item!

By Jamie Andersen

This Week…

We have more great classes coming up this week at ETC! 

Visit our On-Line Class Information and Registration System for sign-up!

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Monday – July 15: Beginning Quilting (#3) 10:3o to 1PM and 6 to 8:30PM.  *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Tuesday – July 16: Sew-N-Go 11:00 to 1:30PM.  Card-ology 6:30 to 8:30PM.

Wednesday – July 17:  Card-ology 10:30 to 12:30PM & 6:30 to 8:30PM.  *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Thursday – July 18: *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Beyond Basics 10:30 to 1PM & 6 to 8:30PM.

Friday – July 19: *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Kid’s Class 11 to 12PM. 

Saturday – July 20: Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Late Niter 5 to 11PM.

Shop with us Anytime!

At our online store!

Enter PROMO20 at check out and save 20%

In store pickup available or we can ship to you!

Summer Weekly Special

Now through Friday, July 19 take 20% off ONE product!  You may only use your 20% discount once a day…but you can come shop with us on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!   This offer excludes handmade items and classes.  Please kindly remind our sales associates to apply this discount when checking out!

And don’t forget that we have extended our first summer weekly special, so you can still take advantage of our buy 10 sheets of printed papers priced at $1.00 per sheet and get 1 FREE.  These printed papers could be from any manufacturer (mix and match them or choose them all from just one).  Other ETC discounts may be combined with this printed paper offer.

*Summer Weekly Specials apply to in-store retail shoppers at our Mesa, AZ location.

New Products this Week!

Paper crafters will be delighted to know that here at ETC they can find “Chalkboard“, the newest line from WeR. This fun line includes paper and embellishments in coral and mint, with chalkboard inspired prints and more! Smash, Project Life, Photo Freedom and Albums Made EZ friendly!!

Do you love Riley Blake’s dots and chevron fabric? These awesome prints are now available in cream and color! Visit ETC to see “Le Creme” for yourself … we have yardage and fat quarters available in small dot, medium dot and medium chevron! Hurry in today for the best selection!

Have you caught the chalkboard fever? ETC has just received CHALK CLOTH! This 48″ wide oilcloth from Moda is great for pillows, bulletin boards and any home dec project you can imagine. Will this be a chalkboard, home dec kind of weekend? Hurry in today, while supplies last!

 

Beyond Basics – July 18

Fantastic 3 weeks of fun for the student that is ready to move on from their first quilting class.  Lots of new tips, tricks and techniques to learn.  Take the next step to make a quilt beyond those simple squares. Day and night classes available for this 3-part class ($50).  Class dates are Thursdays: July 18, August 1 and August 22.

Signup online and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

 

Scrappa-GoGo – August 2

Flip flops + Bazzill cardstock + Doodlebug papers = a great end of the summer mini book!

Join Jamie and Susan for Scrappa-GoGo on Friday August 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30PM.  This class will be so fun because students get to choose their flip flop and cardstock color!  Everyone’s Flip Flop Mini Book will be unique!  Click HERE to sign-up for our Friday, August 2nd  Scrappa-GoGo Class (6:30 to 8:30PM)!  Sign-up today and reserve your spot!  Class is only $18 (including supplies) and if you sign-up online you can save 10% by using the discount code CLASS when checking out

Friday Late Niter – July 12

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you.  Candy, prizes and Make N Take for $15.  Signup online for the Friday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Shabby Seams – July 26

Join Jenny for her July Shabby Seams class that features her newest pattern, “Cami’s Cathedral Window” quilt. This is a fun, easy, “quilt-as-you-go” pattern… no professional quilting and no binding!

Shabby Seams is Friday, July 26, 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm.   Click the link for easy online signup and supply list!  Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.


Up Sew Late – July 12

Up Sew Late is a perfect opportunity to work on your own sewing projects, while chatting and laughing with sewing friends! No interruptions from husbands or children. Jenny is on hand to help with questions or problems and there is always a yummy treat! Sign up for Up Sew Late now…space is limited!

Next class is this Friday, July 12, 5:30 pm -11:30 pm $15

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Summer Weekly Special

Now through Friday, July 12 buy THREE notions {pictured} or adhesives and get the FOURTH one FREE (of equal or lesser value) no limit!  You may combine any eligible discounts toward your first 3 items!

And don’t forget that we have extended our first summer weekly special, so you can still take advantage of our buy 10 sheets of printed papers priced at $1.00 per sheet and get 1 FREE.  These printed papers could be from any manufacturer (mix and match them or choose them all from just one).  Other ETC discounts may be combined with this printed paper offer.

*Summer Weekly Specials apply to in-store retail shoppers at our Mesa, AZ location.

Home is Where the Haunt is – Block of the Week!

“Home is Where the Haunt Is”

We look forward to seeing your blocks (and excitement!) each week!
To keep things running smoothly, there are a few “rules” to remember:

  • Our “official” day to pick up kits will be on Thursday,  beginning July 18th, 2013 and ending on September 5th, 2013.
  • We will be utilizing a “punch card” system for completing your blocks on time each week! This is going to be fun! You’ll receive your official Home is Where the Haunt Is punch card when you pick up your first block on July 18th. When you bring back your finished block the next week, you’ll get a special stamp on that card. At the end of the event, you’ll be able to “redeem” those cards for discounts and they’ll also be placed in drawings for all kinds of fun prizes from our shop!
  • Beginning July 25th, if the previous week’s block is not finished, you’ll still be able to pick up your next kit, but your card won’t be punched. We are excited to see your blocks and also give you a little incentive to not have any “unfinished projects!”

Sign-up on-line for the Home is Where the Haunt Is Block of the Week Program, visit ETC or call us at 480-854-2303 to sign-up. We will be happy to ship all weekly blocks at the end of the program, but don’t delay signing up!  Customers will be responsible for shipping fees.

It’s important to note that these patterns have been created by Kim Christopherson of “Kimberbell Designs”. Please respect copyright by not sharing these weekly patterns with others. Thank you!

The signup fee of $55.00 includes all of the patterns and fabric kits for the sections of the wall hanging. Borders, binding and backing will need to be purchased separately. Those will be available at a discount during the 1st week of the project. There will also be a bit of fusible applique in this project. Approximately 1 ½ yards of fusible web will need to be purchased if you do not already have this.

You are welcome to pick up your kit on the dates listed below.

  • Thursday July 18th – Pick up Kit #1 (and new punch card)
  • Thursday July 25th – Bring finished blocks from Kit #1. Pick up Kit #2.
  • Thursday August 1st – Bring finished blocks from Kit #2. Pick up Kit #3.
  • Thursday August 8th – Bring finished blocks from Kit #3. Pick up Kit #4.
  • Thursday August 15th – Bring finished blocks from Kit #4. Pick up Kit #5.
  • Thursday August 22nd – Bring finished blocks from Kit #5. Pick up Kit #6.
  • Thursday August 29th – Bring finished blocks from Kit #6. Pick up Kit #7.
  • Thursday September 5th – Bring finished blocks from Kit #7.

On pick-up days there will be a quick no- cost demo held 11:00am –noon and then again at 7:00pm-8:00pm, and will be repeated frequently during those times.

Have a friend, daughter, sister, neighbor or coworker who you think would have fun making this? We’d love to have you spread the word! It’s so much fun to do it together! Thanks for being a part of it!

Bazzill Swaps – Ambrosia Cards due Monday 7/15

A friendly reminder to all ETC Card Swappers – Your Ambrosia Cards are due Monday 7/15 at ETC by Monday, July 15.

Bazzill will have the cards swapped out and ready for pickup the following week.  You will be notified via email when your cards are ready for pickup.

Next Swap:  General Themed Cards using Bazzill’s Lucy’s Crab Shack!

 

Tutorial Tuesday

 

 

Today’s tutorial is inspired by something we recently saw on Anthropologie…Check out these super cute pom-pom curtains!

 

There’s a little bit of a sticker shock that come with these though, so we’ve solved the problem by coming up with a less expensive way to get this look…

 

Pom-Pom Pillows!

 

 

We made this pillow using white fabric with an embroidered pattern on it (just to give it a little extra texture), but you could definitely save even more money and use plain white fabric. And we used mint colored pom-poms. Both can be purchased at ETC!

 

To make this 16″x16″ pillow, you need…

- 7 yards of pom-pom trim

- 1/2 yard of white fabric

- 16×16 pillow form

- Coordinating thread (we used mint colored thread for the whole project)

- Fabric glue stick or any fabric glue (Our favorite is the Sewline Fabric Glue Pen. Ours is water soluble, which means it will wash out. If you don’t want to sew your trim on, we recommend buying a permanent fabric glue like Fabri-Tac)

- And basic supplies: Mat/Acrylic Ruler/Rotary cutter/Pins

 

 

We made an envelope style pillow case so it can be removed later when you need to wash it. And it’s so so SO easy to make!

 

First, you’ll want to take your white fabric and trim it down to a 17″ x 17″ square. And then cut a 17″ x 12″ and 17″ x 10″ rectangles with the leftover fabric.

 

 

 

Now cut your 7 yards of pom-pom trim into (13) 18″ strips.

 

 

Using a Frixion Pen and a ruler, you’re going to take your 17″ x 17″ square and draw three lines on the pillow top. Example illustration below.

The orange lines represent the lines you’ll draw with your pen.

 

After your lines are drawn, you’ll take your fabric glue and draw a line of glue on one of the bottom lines. Doesn’t matter which one, we just don’t recommend starting with the middle line.

 

 

Then take one of your strips of pom-pom trim and lay on top of the glue.

 

Sorry for the blurriness of this pic :)

 

Now if you’re using a permanent fabric glue, you could skip the next step and just keep gluing your trim on. But if you’re using a water soluble pen, like us, and you want your trim sewn on, you’ll follow the next steps!

 

Take your pillow top over to the sewing machine, and with your needle positioned to the farthest left, you’ll sew your trim on. You might have to stop occasionally as you sew to push the pom-poms out from underneath the edge of your foot.

 

 

Keep repeating this step. We didn’t draw our next line with a pen. Instead we just eye-balled it and drew the line with our glue about a 1/4″ away from the previous line. And make sure to sew/glue each trim UP or to the right of the previous trim. The pom-pom balls should be hanging to the left when you sew your next trim on.

 

We did 4 strips of pom-pom trim on the top and bottom rows and then 5 strips in the middle row. Once you’re finished, you’ll then cut the pom-pom trim that hangs over the edge of the pillow top.

 

Here is what it looked like when the top was finished.

 

 

Then we took our two other white rectangular pieces of fabric and hemmed them lengthwise. Pressing a 1/4″ and then pressing a 1/4″ again, and then sewing along the folded edge.

 

 

Now take those two panels and place on top of the pillow-top. Right sides together. And then pin generously in place. You’ll notice your two bottom panels will overlap each other. This is what creates the pocket for your envelope pillowcase :)

 

 

Sew 1/2″ along all four sides of the pillowcase. Remove the pins. Turn inside-out and put your pillow form in!

 

And it’s finished! Yay!

 

 

 

So cute, right?! Hope you all enjoyed today’s tutorial! Happy Tuesday everyone! :)

 

 

Memories in a Moment – July 11

 

“Our memories aren’t of days, they are of moments.”  Scrapbook those moments in an interactive album with lots of places for photos & hidden journaling.   This month’s album is a 6×6 cardstock pocket album.  Complete with 15 pages back to back and 8 pull-out pages, your sure to have lots of room for photos and journaling.  You’ll love the bright, cheery colors of the Bazzill “Basics” collections of patterned papers.

Click HERE to register at ETC online system for Joey’s Thursday’s class from 6:00 to 8:3o pm.  Don’t forget to enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off the $30 class fee.

MIAM July 11 Teaser

Be sure to bring some basic supplies to class:
-  12″ trimmer
-  your favorite adhesive
-  glue dots
-  red line or super tape (will be a must)
-  3D foam dots/squares
-  scoring tool or bone folder
-  corner rounder

Sew Crafty Kid’s – 13

Join Lisa for Sew Crafty Kids on Saturday, July 13 from 1 to 4PM for $15.  CLASS PROJECT: Pajamas (shorts, capris, or pants, you decide!)

Designed for children 7 and older, this class will teach basic sewing skills while students complete a fun project.  Parent participation is encouraged but not required.  Pattern/Instructions included in class, materials NOT included.

This Week…

We have more great classes coming up this week at ETC! 

Visit our On-Line Class Information and Registration System for sign-up!

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

Monday – July 8: Beginning Quilting (#2) 10:3o to 1PM and 6 to 8:30PM.  *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Tuesday – July 9: Holly Jolly Days (#1) 10:30 to 1:30PM.  *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Sew Pretty 5:30 to 8:30PM.

Wednesday – July 10:  Sew Help 10 to 3PM.  Totally Pages 6:30 to 8:30PM.  *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.

Thursday – July 11: Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Memories in a Moment 6 to 8:30PM.

Friday – July 12: Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Late Niter 5:30 to 11:3oPM.  Up Sew Late 5:30 to 11:30PM.

Saturday – July 13: *Open Lab 10 to 4PM.  Sew Crafty Kid’s 1 to 4PM.  

Shop with us Anytime!

At our online store!

Enter PROMO20 at check out and save 20%

In store pickup available or we can ship to you!

Summer Weekly Special

Now through Friday, July 12 buy THREE notions {pictured} or adhesives and get the FOURTH one FREE (of equal or lesser value) no limit!  You may combine any eligible discounts toward your first 3 items!

And don’t forget that we have extended our first summer weekly special, so you can still take advantage of our buy 10 sheets of printed papers priced at $1.00 per sheet and get 1 FREE.  These printed papers could be from any manufacturer (mix and match them or choose them all from just one).  Other ETC discounts may be combined with this printed paper offer.

*Summer Weekly Specials apply to in-store retail shoppers at our Mesa, AZ location.

 

 

 

New Products in our Paper Crafting Department

Basic Grey:  Capture (pictured) and Carte Postale Collections

New Products in our Fabric Department

Baby Jane by Eric and Julie Comstock from Moda:

Christmas Countdown by Deb Strain for Moda:

Boo Crew by Sweetwater for Moda: