December 17, 2011

Day 5 - Secret Santa Stocking



On the fifth day of Christmas, my crafty friend gave to me....

Is there a Secret Santa gift exchange at your office or school? Who wouldn't love a handmade stocking filled with treats or a gift card? This easy stocking, made with a variety of fabric squares, is a great stash buster or can be done in the recipients favorite colors.


 Download the free instructions, for a gift that will become a keepsake for years to come!

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December 16, 2011

Day 4 - Kitchen Gift Set



On the fourth day of Christmas, my crafty friend gave to me....




The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home, and during the holiday season it's even more so! Here's a great multi-item project; you can make one piece, or all four, and give as a set or as individual gifts. I'm fond of the cup hugger, and I take mine to the coffee house with me every day.

 Download the free instructions, which include a great how-to video, and you'll have a stack of gifts in no time!

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December 15, 2011

Day 3 - Holiday Cupcake Tower



On the third day of Christmas, my crafty friend gave to me...

This project makes me hungry just looking at it! It's so simple to create this holiday cupcake tower using square glass plates and vases. One of the great things about it is that you can use it for other events by changing the trim and the filler. And since gluing the pieces together is optional, you can unassemble it after your event and store it neatly away.

 Download the free instructions for a great addition to your holiday dessert table!

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December 14, 2011

Day 2 - No Sew Fleece Blanket



On the second day of Christmas, my crafty friend gave to me....




No Sew Fleece Blanket!


Polar fleece, some scissors, a ruler and a great holiday classic movie. That's all you need to whip up this winter warmer for someone special on your gift list! You don't really need the movie, but it's a great excuse to sit down for a couple of hours during this busy season.

This year, I made one for my daughter with her two favorite football (yes, football) teams. But don't tell her...it's meant to be a surprise! Download the free instructions and get cozy!

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December 13, 2011

Day 1 - Holiday Aprons



On the first day of Christmas, my crafty friend gave to me...




With all the holiday entertaining going on, wouldn't this be a perfect gift for your best friend, the hostess of a cookie exchange, or your neighbor who's holding a caroling party?

These no-sew aprons can be created quickly using a pre-made apron, some embellishments and fabric glue. Make one to give and one to keep!  Download the free instructions and get your festive on!

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December 12, 2011

Beverly's 12 Days of Christmas Crafts


Well, everyone, the Christmas season is officially upon us! And as crafters, quilters and generally creative people, I'm sure you have people on your gift list who are expecting something beautifully hand crafted just for them (I know I do!). But if you're anything like me, you've waited till the last minute and have run out of crafting time (um...I know I have!).

Never fear. Here at Beverly's we've come up with our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas... Starting tomorrow and every day through Christmas Eve, we'll post a creative, simple gift idea with all the instructions. Keep an eye on our blog as we count down to Christmas, crafting all the way!


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December 11, 2011

Goosebumps in December!


Goosebumps Texture Spray
I am not a fan of scary movies. They give me goosebumps, and not in a good way. But last week, I got a different kind of Goosebumps...from Tsukineko! And believe me, I loved them!

Goosebumps is a new texture spray that can be used on multiple surfaces; paper, canvas, glass, acetate, they all take on a new dimension with this fabulous new product! Goosebumps comes in three different formulas--matte, gloss and shimmer--for tons of crafting possibilities.

Goosebumps Texture Spray on Printed Cardstock
Sprayed on a sheet of plain or printed cardstock, Goosebumps instantly gives the paper texture, dimension, and a bit of shine.

Goosebumps Texture Spray with Mask
Used with a mask, you can create your own patterns on cardstock. Think about how fun it would be to create your own background paper. And masks don't have to be specialized...you could use different household objects like rubber bands, coins, nuts and bolts. Goosebumps will wash off if you remove the masks befor allowing it to dry.

Goosebumps Birthday Card
For this card, I used blue painter's tape right on the front of the card. I sprayed on gloss Goosebumps and allowed it to dry. After removing the tape, I inked over the entire card for a tone-on-tone jacquard stripe effect.

Goosebumps Book Page
Here, I sprayed Goosebumps directly on a rubber stamp, and stamped on a book page. When the Goosebumps dried, I dragged some distress ink over the page to define the edges.

Here's my result on a mirror using matte Goosebumps and a stencil. Instant frosted glass! (It's hard to take a picture of a mirror...please excuse the quality and trust me that this looks so much prettier in person!)

Delicata Ink
Combine Goosebumps with Tsukineko's new Delicata metallic ink and the results are stunning! Delicata is a metallic that won't tarnish or lose it's luster like some other inks, making it a great option for keepsake projects. It's also a great alternative to gold leafing for more delicate surfaces.

Delicata Crown Card
These products will be arriving in your local Beverly's around December 18, 2011.  So, ask Santa to tuck some Goosebumps and Delicata in your stocking this Chrismas. You'll be glad you did!








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