Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Craft Test Dummies Interview

While at the Summer CHA Show we were interviewed by Jenny Rohrs of Craft Test Dummies.....check out the video below:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Foam Stamped Baby Onesies

Project by Andrea Currie

Getting acrylic stamp letters lined up perfectly can be hard, even with the acrylic block grid lines! However, if you have a Get-It-Straight laser square you will be lined up and stamping like a pro in no time. In fact that's exactly how I made these foam stamped onsies with ease!


White Cotton Onesie
Foam shapes and letters (creatology)
Fabric paint (I used Tulip)
Painters Tape
Parchment paper or cardboard
Double sided sticky tape
scrap paper


KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square
Foam brush
Acrylic block


  • Insert parchment paper or cardboard into onesie.
  • Tape onesie down to surface.
  • Turn laser on and arrange your letters exactly as you would read them on the onesie. Then arrange your other shapes around it.

  • Adhere double sided sticky tape to acrylic block.
  • stamp acrylic block down onto they design you just arranged.
  • Peel off sticker backing from letters and shapes.
  • Dab paint onto stamp and wipe off excess paint off the acrylic block with a damp towel. It's ok if you have some paint on the acrylic but not a lot.
  • Test stamp on scrap paper for crisp even design and adjust accordingly for your onesie.
  • Line your laser to the location on the onesie that best suites your design and then stamp!

For more fun design ideas check out this video of me demoing the Foam Stamp technique on San Diego 6 News!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Get-It-Straight Laser Squre Video

Here is a video introduction of the Get-It-Straight Laser Square if you have not seen it in action....

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thinking outside the box....literally!

I have a love affair with boxes. There. I admitted it.

Boxes can hide secrets, contain fragile items, or my favorite, hold precious memorabilia. Using KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square meant lining up all those rectangles and squares was as easy as pie.
Here's the side view showing the trim.

The finished box, which began as a Goodwill find, is designed to holds precious memories: a child's small toy, pretty rocks from special places, travel souvenirs or just about anything you can think of.

Here's how I made it:

Makin's Clay, Black, white and yellow (I knew I was going to paint it so wasn't too worried about the base color.)
Makin's Clay tools (texture sheets, cutters, misc. tools)
KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square
Viva Décor Inka Gold (Orange, Lava Green, Violet, Steel Blue, Gold, Silver)
Sophisticated Finishes Copper Paint, Triangle Coatings
Mold N Pour
Tim Holtz' Alterations dies, Vintage Lace and Tattered Florals
Big Shot die cutting machine
Martha Stewart Glaze, Black Coffee
Green card stock, Bo Bunny Olive Dots card stock
Burgundy paper, My Mind's Eye
Black card stock
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Black acrylic paint
Wooden knobs, 4
Fancy Knob, Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Curio Knobs

1. Trim burgundy paper to fit 1/2" inside box lid edges. Trim Olive Dots to leave a 1/2" border of burgundy paper. Trim black card stock to leave a 1/2" border of Olive Dot.
2. Condition one pack of clay  (I used white), run through pasta machine and apply texture sheets. Trim out rectangles to cover black card stock and overhang edges at least 1/4". Be sure to cut and texturize one extra piece of clay for your title tag. Set aside to dry.
3.  Roll out 1/2 package of clay (I used yellow) and run through pasta machine on #2 setting. Sandwich between two pieces of waxed paper  and use Textured Florals die to cut flowers. Apply texture sheets to each flower. NOTE: Be sure to remove any clay that may become lodged in your die immediately.
4. Roll out 1/2  package of black clay and add texture with texture sheets. Trim to 1/2" strips and set aside to dry.

The Get-It-Straight Laser Square makes it easy
to line up the rectangles.
5. Press clay scraps into Mold N Pour molds created with vintage buttons (or use buttons or embellishment for flower centers). Mold N Pour allows you to create molds from jewelry, buttons, etc.. Check it out here.
6. Die cut Vintage Lace trim from scrap paper and apply orange Inka Gold.

7. When all clay pieces are dry, apply Martha Stewart Metallic Paint to all clay rectangles for the box top. Paint Tattered Florals die cuts with Sophisticated Finishes Copper Paint Allow all to dry, then apply Inka Gold to all pieces, including the black strips.
Line up and adhere the paper layers, then add the clay layer last.
8. Arrange rectangles on the black card stock, using the KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square to line up the pieces. Glue pieces to black card stock and set aside to dry. When dry, flip the card stock over and trim the excess clay. Touch up visible trimmed edges with copper paint.
9. Assemble paper and clay layers and adhere to box lid.
10. Adhere floral die cuts to box lid.
11. Create "Memories" tag on printer and adhere to the extra piece of clay from step 2.
12. Adhere two strips of Vintage Lace paper trim to each side of box. Trim black clay to 1/4" and lay over trim seam. Attach glass knob to lid.

13. Paint wooden knobs black and adhere to box bottom.

I think you will agree with me that the Get-It-Straight Laser Square is one of the best inventions of the year.

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Love that "Sparkles"

To be honest I am not much of a scrapbooker; although admittedly I do have all of the supplies right here in my studio.  Yes, I have done my fair share of layouts but usually when I am creating a layout it is for  a manufacturer, a publication or trade show booth.  Rarely do I create a layout to stick inside an album....I prefer to display my layouts especially when so much  thought and meaning goes into creating them.

 I received a box of "Crystals" from Connie Crystal the other day and when I looked at them I knew I had to create a special layout of my parents wedding picture and with the Get-It-Straight Laser Square I knew everything would be lined up perfectly too!  This layout would "Sparkle" just like their "Love" did.....

Connie Crystal: Assorted Crystalsin Blue & Clear
Get-It-Straight Laser Square
Tombow: Mono Liquid Glue & Power Adhesive Tabs
Kreinik Thread: Black
One 12" x 12" Decorative Paper
Cardstock: One each of Blue and Black

There was just something about this decorative cardstock that made me buy it several years ago,
although I knew it would never be used for anything to do with California.....
I loved the vintage feel of it and the flourishes....since it had blue on there I knew it was perfect
for this project because blue was my dad's favorite color and
still is my mom's favorite color!


I placed my decorative cardstock with the photo inside my laser square to determine where to cut it down 


 as I wanted to create an 8" x 10" layout so it could easily be framed. I wanted that hint of blue still showing to coordinate with the matting that would be done with the blue and black cardstock.

 I layered the photo onto blue cardstock using the laser square to get everything straight

on all sides.

I placed glue on the back of the photo

so that I could adhere my photo to the cardstock.

making sure it was aligned 

all the way around before pressing firmly in place. 

 I created two more pieces by cutting down the left over decorative cardstock 
then layering it on top of black then blue.
I gathered my crystals and  thread to create a strand  3 1/4" long

which I knotted at each end to hold into place.

I used the laser square to line up the strand of crystals  
then I used the power tabs to hold the thread onto the back side.

Then I used the laser square to align the crystal piece onto the layout.

I printed out "Mom and Dad" with the date on vellum and adhered to the decorative cardstock 
again layering with the black and blue cardstock.  
Using the laser square to find the right placement and then I glued in place.

I placed it into the only black frame I had to take the photo but
plan to go and buy a black frame for it before giving it to my mom!
I love how it turned out and will need to create something like this for my
mother-in-law with her wedding picture also!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Where to buy our Laser Square

If you have not been able to find the Get-It-Straight Laser Square at your local craft store

 it is available online at:


and don't forget......

you can personalize your Laser Square with our Laser Skins.....

If you have a favorite retail store that doesn’t carry our products, please mention it to them and ask them to contact us. We would be happy to work with them to get our products in their store. Thanks!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Vintage Tin Type Tile Coaster - Crafting with the Get-it-Straight™Laser Square

The KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™Laser Square made it easier than ever to determine how to cut this tin photo into tiles and then re-align them to create a unique Vintage Tin Type Coaster. 

By Cindi Bisson, Behind These Eyes™


KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
Industrial Chic Vintage Photo Metal Sheet
Westcott® Titanium Bonded® scissors
ImpressArt® brass hammer & steel stamping plate
ICE Resin®
E-6000 Adhesive
2” ceramic/pottery tiles
Cork sheet


 to determine where to cut tin photo to keep main part of image intact and create 3” x 3” square. 
 Mark with pencil on outer edges.  Cut with Westcott® scissors.

 to determine where to make cuts so faces on photos remain intact.  
Use pencil to make light mark on edge of Laser Square for first cut. 
Mark each side with light pencil mark.  Cut with scissors.  
Repeat until cut into four equal strips. 
Cut each strip into four equal squares.
Use E-6000 to mount four tiles onto a 4” x 4” sheet of cork to create coaster.

to determine placement of metal tiles so they are aligned equal distances from all sides.

Use ImpressArt® brass hammer to distress all edges of each tin photo tile.

Begin mounting tiles with E-6000 adhesive, leaving equal space between.  
to ensure space between horizontal rows of tiles is uniform.  Let dry.

Mix ICE Resin® according to manufacturer instructions.  
Place tile on parchment paper or other non-stick surface.  
Carefully pour resin over top of tiles, 
without allowing it to run over the edges of the base tiles.   Let dry.

Finished coaster gives you a home decor piece with a touch of a vintage feel with the functionality of a functional beverage coaster.

p.s.  Ike wants mom to let his laser mouse out of that weird trap he's stuck in.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Creepy Halloween Card

Created by: Lisa Rojas, Stampin' Queen Creations
Give The Queen A Call!

Hi Everyone,

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love all the decorations, food, and all of those little ghouls & goblins ringing the doorbell and screaming "Trick or Treat!" Since my kids are grown now I don't get to take them around the neighborhood with their treat bags, but with my first grandbaby due in December, I'm sure going to take her next year!!!

As I was thinking about my project for this post I was thinking about making a treat bag for my soon- to-be grandbaby but since I can't take her out until next year, I decided to make this fabulous grown up Halloween card. My Get-it-Straight Laser Square made this card a breeze to make. I loved be able to put ribbon on my card and have it straight. I have never been able to do that before!

So, let's get started and I will show you once again why you really need this great tool in your studios!!!

Black Cardstock- 10"x10"
White Cardstock- Scraps
Green Glitter Paper- 2 3/4"H x 1 1/2"W,  3 1/4"H x 1 1/2"W, 3 3/4"H x 1 3/4"W & 6 1/2"H x 2"W
Pink Paislee Pattern Paper- 6"x6"
Pink Paislee Clear Stamp Set- Phantom                                                                       
Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones- Black
Recollections Glitter on a Roll Stickers
Recollections Glitter Ribbon
K & Company Halloween Stickers
Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark Inkpad
Black Tinsel Embossing Powder
Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue
Westcott Personal Paper Trimmer
Westcott 4"Titanium Scissors
Heat Tool


Gather your supplies

Fold black cardstock in half. Using Zip Dry Paper Glue adhere pattern paper to base card. 
 Line up ribbon on card with the Get-it-Straight Laser Square; and adhere to card.

Stamp images on white cardstock, emboss with black tinsel powder and heat set.
Cut images out and adhere them to the green glitter cardstock.

Layer stamped images on card base using the Get-it-Straight Laser Square.
Adhere the Fleur stickers along top and bottom on card.


Next, add black rhinestones and stickers. 

 That's it. You're done!!!
Created Easily with the Get-it-Straight Laser Square.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Get-It-Straight Notebook

"Just a Note" Notebook By Ann Butler Designs 
I love journals, notebooks and paper; I like to doodle, draw and write. Which may be why I like to create little notebooks and journals to have on hand for unexpected gifts and such. This little notebook was a snap to make since it was actually a purchased notebook that I picked up at a dollar store where they were 3 for $1....and yes I did pick up several to have on hand. I created the saying "Just a Note" with the Mandolyn font from the Duetica Lettering System. I printed the saying out on a piece of scrap print card stock by placing the print cardstock into the corner of the white card stock (where I knew it would print) with removable adhesive dots; making it easy to take off of the white card stock. I trimmed the saying down to fit on the front of the journal, inked up the edges, used my "Get-It-Straight" Laser Square to perfectly align the saying, glued it on and added the rhinestones. Created quick and easy, make several to have on hand for gifts!

"Get-It-Straight" Laser Square
Removable Adhesive Dots by Velcro® Brand
Duetica Lettering System: Mandolyn  
Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives 
Colorbox Ink Pad: Mudslide  

Rhinestone Swirl by Want2Scrap 
Notebook 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Card Stock: white 8 1/2" x 11"

Card Stock: Decorative 5" x 5"

Create saying "Just a Note" with the Duetica Lettering System and print out onto decorative card stock which has been adhered to white card stock with removable adhesive dots.
Cut saying to 3 1/4" x 3 1/2"; ink up the edges.

 Use the "Get-It-Straight" Laser Square 

to aling the saying to the front of the notebook.

turn the notebook around to align it straight on all sides of the notebook,

You can see by the photo that it is easy to get it straight with the Laser Square.

Glue in place.
Adhere rhinestone swirl to front.