Thursday, March 26, 2015

Picture Perfect Layout by LaJeania Hicks

We love this pretty layout by Creative Team Member LaJeania Hicks - she used the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align all her elements!  Find her full instructions on her blog here. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Monica Edwards


WE DID IT!  Here's a peek of Cindi Bisson on set at HSN at our second airing!  We are excited to announce that our first experience at HSN was a huge success - WE SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our Air Time Has Changed!

 5:30 - 6:00 PM EST......

KellyCraft is the SHOW STOPPER on HSN's 24 Hour Craft Event!

Our first airing went well at 3:20 AM!   We will be featured again between 6:00 - 7:00 PM this afternoon - You can take advantage of this awesome deal on a Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™ bundle available exclusively at HSN!  Here's the link to this awesome deal…/kellycraft-get-it-straight-la…/7722523…&

Here's a shot of Cindi Bisson on set just before our 3:20 AM spot aired!   

Double Hearts Card by LaJeania Hicks

Creative Team member LaJeania Hicks shared this fun Double Hearts card on her blog recently - she used the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align her elements!  Find her instructions here. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

KellyCraft on HSN - Scheduled Times

Mama Said..... Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Mama Said....
By Martha Lucia Gomez 

Hi everyone, Martha Lucia here with a fun project to share with you. I love my Get-It-Straight Laser Square and Multi Mat and creating this kind of cards is very easy when you use them. 

  • KellyCraft™ 
    • Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
    • Multi-Mat™
    • Jimbo Lojik™ Stamp Set E
  • Card stock Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler (Stampin Up)
  • Designer Series Paper in two different tones
  • Sunflower Trio Die-Namites Die Cut
  • Big Shot (Sizzix)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Snail Adhesive, Tombo Multi Liquid Glue and Dimensionals
  • Thick Yellow Bakers Twine
  • Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (Stampin Up)

1. Cut the base of your card using a whisper white card stock . The size of the card is a regular size 5-1/2"x4-1/4". Then cut two stripes of Designer Series Paper, one of 5-1/2" x 3/4" and the other of 5-1/2" x 1-3/4".
2.  Paste the layers of the Designer Paper over the card base using the Laser Square to align your paper.

In my model I pasted the first layer 1/2" to the left side.
3. Cut two tags using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. For the first tag you can use a piece of paper of 2" x 4-1/4". For the second you can use a piece of paper  1-3/4" wide. The length of your second tag depends on your  layering. After cutting the tags, layer this using the Laser square and stamp the sentiment. I used one of the sentiments included in Jimbo Lojik Stamp Set E.

To stamp you images or sentiments you can also use the laser square to align all your stamps.
4.  Now that your tag is finished you can paste it over the base of your card using dimensionals.

5. Use your big shot to cut two Sunflowers Trio Dies in two different colors. I used the whisper white and cherry cobbler.  Then paste the white piece over the red slightly to the right to create dimension.

6. Put some dimensional behind the flowers, align with your laser square and paste over your card base.  

7. To finalize the decoration you can use some negative die cut parts or scraps of your flowers.  These little parts made a real difference to the overall look of the card.
I hope you liked my card and come back soon for more inspiration!

Friday, March 20, 2015

"I could be a morning person....". Vintage Lady Card by Candice Windham

Another fun card by Creative Team Member Candice Windham featuring a vintage lady photo and a great Jimbo Lojik™ verse!    Candice aligned her elements with the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Music-Inspired Clip Board by Candice Windham

Music-Inspired Clip Board 
Designed by Candice Windham 

Being the wife of a musician comes with some unusual requirements. Most are fine, but some are not sohot, like chasing down the set list when it blows away during an outdoor gig.

The set list is very important because it makes the show run more smoothly when they don’t have to have a discussion about what song to play next. It is placed on the stage floor in front of the musicians, hopefully out of view of the audience. I am getting too old to chase blowing sheets of paper, so I came up with a solution other than putting a rock on it.

This clipboard is not only a way to hold the papers down, but also a little record of their history, featuring photos of their CD covers as well as my favorite band portrait. I used the KellyCraft™ Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™ Docking Station to put it together quickly, easily and aligned.

Here’s how I did it. 


KellyCraft™ Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™ Docking Station
Printed cardstock, 12” x12”, or roll of music scale print paper
Spay Adhesive (3M)
Printed cardstock, assorted print, 8 ½” x11”, three sheets
Assorted trims
Computer and printer
Spray paint, brown (Krylon)

Dye ink pad, Mudslide  (ColorBox)
Craft Knife
Swirl Stamp (Hero Arts)
Additional embellishments as desired

Spray entire clipboard, front, back and all edges, with spray paint.
Cut two pieces of music scale cardstock or paper a little larger than the clipboard. Coat the backs with spray adhesive. Raise the clamp and slide the cardstock as far under the clamp as possible. Smooth the cardstock down, then flip the board over and use the craft knife to trim the paper closely against the edge. Use small strips of leftover cardstock to fill in around the clamp. Repeat on the back. To patch, align music scale on the KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat Docking Station. Draw a pencil line to line up the patch on the scale.
Tip: I placed the music scales at an angle to add interest. It required some piecing, but the KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square and Multi-mat Docking Station made it simple.

Stamp the swirl stamp several times with brown dye ink. Repeat on back. Sponge all edges with brown ink.

Set the type (Set List and the band name) and print it out on one of the small sheets of printed cardstock. Trim Set List to 11” x 1 ¼” . Sponge the edges with brown ink.
Place the clipboard face up on the KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat Docking Station, turning it so the board clamp is to the right aligned with the lines in the KellyCraft Multi Mat Docking Station (or clamp to the left and the top and lower edge are against the square). Adhere the Set List strip with double-stick tape strip along the left side of the clipboard, about 1/8” from the edge.
Use the remaining 8 ½” x 11”printed cardstock to create layers 1/8” larger all around than the small photos and ¼” larger all around than the large photo. Sponge all edges with brown ink. Align and mount the photos to the layers using the Kellycraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat Docking Station.

Turn the clipboard so that the board clamp faces the bottom of the KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat Docking Station. Align the largest photo about 2” from the bottom of the clipboard and adhere to the clipboard with double-stick tape. Place the smaller photos angled around the large photo. Use the KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat Docking Station to align the outer lower corners of the photos on each side at the top. Note: These photos are not upside down. This is the way I placed the clipboard on the KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat Docking Station to keep the clamp out of the way.

Add ribbon trims to the top and bottom of the clipboard (the bottom one will need to be aligned using the KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat Docking Station). 
Tie three 18”strips of trim to the hole in the clamp using a lark’s head knot. Add additional embellishments as desired to the clamp.
Add the band name to the back of the clipboard to add interest and give more personalization.
This clipboard will be used for the first time at an indoor venue on March 28th, which is a benefit for Concord Academy in Memphis, Tennessee. I hope it will be used many more times over the years. I only wish I had thought of this when the members of Sorghum Hill began playing together more than ten years ago. Since they play a lot more outdoor events, this would have saved me a lot of running!

Friday, March 13, 2015

"Have you lost your cotton picking mind?" Card by Candice Windham

We love how Candice Windham incorporated this vintage photo on this fun card featuring a Jimbo Lojik™ Verse!  Candice aligned all her elements with the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

If You Can't Say Anything Nice - Neon Flower Card by Cindi Bisson

If You Can't Say Anything Nice.....
Designed by Cindi Bisson 


KellyCraft™ - Jimbo Lojik™ Stamp Set J
                    - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square & Multi-Mat™ 
Neon green, white card stock 
Neon/bright striped patterned paper 
The Buckle Boutique Self-Adhesive Rhinestone Stickers - Turquoise 
Makin’s Clay®  - Neons, flower cutter set, texture sheet 
Toner Plastics Craft Lace - Aqua     
Stylus tool 
Clearsnap®  ColorBox® Archival Dye ink - Very Berry, Marigold
Westcott® Titanium Bonded Scissors, Trim-Air Trimmer
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile punch 


Cut neon card stock 5 3/4 x 8” and fold in half to form card. 

Cut striped paper to 5 3/8 x 3 1/2”.       

Open neon orange Makin’s Clay®, place extra in zip lock bag with damp paper towel when not in use.  Roll to approximately 1/4” thick.  Texture by placing texture sheet on top of rolled clay and lightly pressing to transfer texture to clay.  Cut 3 small flowers using small flower cutter.  Make hole in the bottom of each flower.  Let dry. 

Punch, die-cut or hand cut 3 leaves from neon green card stock.  Use stylus to emboss detail lines in leaves. 

Ink verse with Very Berry ink, use Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to help align stamping on white card stock.  Trim around verse. 

Ink around edges of verse with Marigold ink.
Cut strip of neon card stock about 1” x 1/2” wider than verse.

Use Laser Square to align, mount to card front, centered top to bottom, on the right front edge of card.  

Use Laser Square to align, and mount verse centered over neon strip. 
Apply a small amount of Quick Grab
adhesive, insert piece of turquoise Toner Plastic Craft Lace into the hole on each neon orange flower.  

Arrange flowers with stems on left card front next to verse.  

Use Crop A Dile to punch 3 small circles from self-adhesive rhinestone sheet.  Mount to
center of each flower.

Cut two pieces of self-adhesive rhinestones (4 rows) x about 1/4”, tuck under verse and mount centered on neon card stock strip.  

Glue leaves to stems of flowers. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

That's a Fact, Jack! Birthday Card by Kristina Beagle

That's a Fact, Jack Birthday Card 
Designed by Kristina Beagle 


KellyCraft™ - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
                      - Multi-Mat™
                      - Duck Commander® Stackz, Si Set
                      - Duck Commander® Wood, Uncle Si
Hero Arts Cup o’ Joe Ink
Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Flags
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Large
Recollections Card Stock


1. I started with a A2 sized card base, and trimmed a slightly smaller panel on a lighter shade of card stock.

2. I stamped the woodgrain background stamp in Hero Arts Cup o’ Joe shadow ink onto my panel which I adhered to my card.

3. Next, I stamped Uncle Si and cut him out using a stitched rectangle die, followed by cutting out a slightly larger matching rectangle and matted the two together.

4. Finally, I stamped my two sentiments onto some stitched fishtails, and assembled the card with the  Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

St. Patrick's Day with Martha Lucia Gomez

Creative Team Member Martha Lucia Gomez shared this fun St. Patrick's Day project on her blog recently and we wanted to share it with you too.   She used her Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align all her elements!   Find her instruction here. 

March is National Craft Month!

What will you create this month?   We hope to inspire your creativity with the projects our talented Creative Team share on our blog.