Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Make a Pocket Wrap!

I like making my own gift wrap and I usually use recycled materials. Here's an easy way to make a special wrapping for a Christmas gift. And it can be re-used again and again!


To make this pocket,we will need:

book paper
acrylic emulsion and a brush to apply it
needle and crochet thread
glue
scissors



1.  Gather our materials.  We like using book paper.



2. Coat the book paper with acrylic emulsion. Let dry.
Decide how big your pocket is. Decide how big and what shape your pocket flap is (cover). 



3.  Sew the pocket flap on. You may want to fold the edge of the pocket to reinforce it.



4.  Sew with a running stitch around the pocket. 

5.  Embellish the pocket with whatever you have on hand- ribbons, buttons, die cuts, etc.  I used more book paper, and some left over colored book paper from my last project- a Christmas ornament coated with Silicone Sealant.


6. Acrylic emulsion is much cheaper than the sealant, so I can use this for a lot of projects. 


Patricia Paterno

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Win a Babushka Bash!


The Christmas season is such a magical time and images of one's childhood mounting excitement at opening gifts comes to mind.  We often hear that Christmas is for children, so we wanted to give away something that evokes our youth and reminds us of our toys of long, long ago.

The products the fortunate winner will receive are originally designed by Papemelroti graphic designer Robert Alejandro.  When he isn't designing shopping malls, retail outlets, books or what-have-you, he designs for Papemelroti.  In designing these products, Robert took his inspiration from the Russian traditional wooden doll, the Matryoshka doll.


Here's what the first ever Matryoshka dolls looked like.  These were designed by a folk art painter Sergey Malyutin.

Photo credit: Sergiev Posad Museum of Toys, Russia

And another more recognizable style-
Photo Credit: Lachlan Fearnley

As time passed, the Matryoshka dolls were more popularly called "Babushka Dolls".  We love this design style!  It's definitely timeless.  Do you love it too?  We know you do!  Have that magical Christmas feeling all year round!  Win this beautiful Babushka Bash!


Now what will you win?


Matching paper products and decor



Color coordinated jewelry!



Gifting Supplies



Oh so fun Babushka beauties!


Jewelry to make you giddy!



Not just a few things, a bash (a party) of things!!!


All in all here's the list of what's in the bash...

Hold your breath...

Wall Letter Holder
Dance Love Sing Live Poster
10 Blank All Occasion Greeting Cards
Celebrate Today Paper Bag
Dance Full Color Notebook
2014 Planner
Small Notebook
Spectacular Earrings
Floral Enamel Pluggy
Floral Bandanna
Wordy Wrap Around Braided Bracelets
Floral Round Ring
Set of 3 Dot Bobby Pins

Ok that was a loooong list!



Of course the paper is 100% unbleached recycled paper!  Weee!



Are you ready to win???!!!

It's so very effortless to join!




Submit your entries at our Rafflecopter above and get extra entries there too! 
 We will be letting the Rafflecopter pick a winner!

Contest ends January 8th, 2014.  We will announce the winner here!!! 

Winners from the Philippines can have the prize mailed to them or picked up at one of our gift shops.  If you are not in the Philippines, you can still join but you'll have to pay for the shipping charges.

We will be contacting the winner via e-mail and will announce it also in our
next e-Newsletter so watch out for that.  

*Winners must reply within 3 business days or we will sadly have to pick another winner.

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