Monday, December 31, 2012

Wishing all our Paper Made Bakery friends a safe, sparkling, horn-blowingly HAPPY New Year's Eve!!

Enjoy the festivities and make some resolutions for 2013.  Will you kick a habit, shed some pounds, take time to do something new (or old)?

Let's craft for a cause this year...put our passion for paper to good use again in 2013.  Do you have particular charitable event you participate in where paper crafting is involved?  Tell us about it...maybe someone else will find it worthy enough to check out and get involved.

Our January release day and blog hop is Wednesday, January 2nd -- 

All our best for the
happiest of new years!
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Using A Simple Design As A Go To...

Know what I like best about this card? The simple design to be able to make a set easily! The embossed paper makes the card extra special and so you don't have to do as much work to make the card pop. I made a video on it. I think for the new year, I am going to figure out how to get better light in these things. SO stay tuned for fabulous videos in 2013!

Since I couldn't duplicate the original card for demonstration purposes, I made another version of the tag from the kit using my personal stamps. If you are a stamp collector like me, it's not so hard! hehe...

Lastly, here is a rundown of the rest of my cards using this month's kit!

gosh, I really like that happy birthday stamp! Didn't realize I used it so much!

Thanks and I will see you next week!

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

life is good...

Hey, it's Amy T here....can you believe it is the last Saturday in 2012?

A Big Birthday Shout Out to my Paper Made Bakery Teamie


I have a non-card project to share with you today:

I altered a tin can....I'm a big fan of 'pencil cups'....this is my go-to one.  It has 2 out of 4 of my quickie glue pen....bone folder....there's also a white gel pen and a pencil for measurements {typically for banners/flags}.

What are your go-to supplies?

All the supplies with the exception of the tin can and the sentiment are compliments of the December Sodas in SoHo kit:

Get yours today.....

Here is a run down of what I've created using this fun kit:

For those of you that know me, you know how much I adore color....this kit screams color and happiness.

I'll see you for the January blog hop!

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Bright and Happy Thanks

We're wrapping up the week with this bright and cheerful card by Alicia.
The colors and patterns in the American Crafts papers, the embellishments, and the Fresh Squeezed Stamps set, Soda-lighted, are sure to brighten your day!

There's still a Sodas in SoHo Fresh Baked Kit available with YOUR name on it,
so CLICK HERE to have it sent to you today!


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Thursday, December 27, 2012


We've had a fantastic first year here at Paper Made Bakery and we've got so much MORE to do!  Our Fresh Baked Kits continue to fly off our shelves and our Baker's Dozen kit subscription membership has grown by leaps and bounds.  Our fans and customers have come to expect the very best in paper crafting inspiration and loads of eye candy when visiting our blogsite every day.  And they get all that because our design team is one of the best in the industry!

Paper Made Bakery is searching for a fresh group of über talented paper crafters to join our design team beginning February 1, 2013 through July 31, 2013.  We’re looking for team members who are enthusiastic, friendly and passionate about paper crafting!  If you love using the latest and greatest products on the market and you want to show off your design talent to the world, then we want to see what you’ve got!

Paper Made Bakery provides all design team members with:
·   Monthly kits full of fabulous products from the BEST manufacturers on the planet
·   Compensation for projects published with Paper Made Bakery kits specifically noted in publication.
·   Supportive Facebook Design Team Group to help you stay organized, communicate with other members, provide updates and details, and make your experience on our Design Team extraordinary
·   Name and Bio on the Paper Made Bakery website
·   Link to personal blog on Paper Made Bakery website

Paper Made Bakery asks the following from its design team members:
·   Weekly project posted on the PMB blog, one of which is your choice of a written tutorial with step-by-step photos or a video tutorial
·   Participation in monthly blog hops or special events to promote new releases
·   Promote Paper Made Bakery on your own blog and Facebook page (must have both), as well as your Twitter and/or public online galleries
·   Meet deadlines, be communicative and share a positive attitude!

To be considered for this fabulous team, all you have to do is:
1. Send us three (3) photos of your best design work, which represent your favorite style, and one example of a written or video tutorial you created.  Please send photos as attachments with your email submission.
2. Provide us with your full name, full mailing address & phone number.
3. Please provide the following information as part of your application:
·      Links (URLs) to your blog, public online galleries and your Facebook page name/Twitter @name.
·      What is your favorite type of paper crafting project (layouts, cards, altered art, etc.)?
·      Provide a short biography.
·      Have you created video tutorials?  Show us your best!
·      List the current design teams you serve on, if any.
·      What makes you a great fit for our Paper Made Bakery design team?

Please send submissions to:
Submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on January 11, 2013
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The Circles Have It

The Reveal
Did you enjoy your Christmas holiday? I certainly hope you enjoyed some drama free time with your friends and family.

Besides Christmas cards, I think birthday cards are ones I utilize the most. I'm always happy to have one on hand. That's why I chose the sentiment from this month's Soda-lighted stamp set, but you could replace the sentiment and make a card like this for any occasion. 

I created a pocket by only adhering glue on three sides of the blue cardstock (bottom half of the card). That way I could add some tags and a gift card to the front of the card. I created a tag by using the postcard die cut and stapling on the banner strip from the kit. I covered up the staple by adhering on some punched circles. 

The Inspiration
The top edge of the Soho Garden paper pad is printed with a strip of a coordinating pattern. It makes a really cool border and I wanted to find a way to use this strip in my design. 

The Process
I ended up taking a 1" circle punch and punching circles along the top of my scraps from this month. So I can tell you that no whole pieces of patterned papers were sacrificed in the making of today's card. 

I lined up the bi-colored circles on my cardstock, added partial circles along the edges and trimmed them down to size. This was a lot easier than gluing patterned strips onto cardstock, then punching through double layers of paper to achieve this two toned look. Waste not, want not. 

I finished by stamping my sentiment directly onto the twill ribbon with Staz-on ink. 

The Kit
All the components of the card are created from this month's Fresh Baked Kit, Sodas in Soho. Just open a pack and add water, I mean, ink. 

That's my last project for December. I'll be seeing you all again real soon in January.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

mini cuteness...

Happy day after Christmas!
I hope you had the most magical holiday.

I have this little bit of cuteness 
to share with you today.

Ack, how super adorable is this uber mini card.  Maybe I'll turn it into a tag for a gift with a hole punch and some twine.  Hmmm, not sure yet.  It was too cute to decide right now.  

I'm using the Fresh Squeezed Stamp set in this month's kit to make this shaped mini. 

I have a photo tutorial to show you step by step on how to make your own mini card.
Let's get started.

Isn't it just too cute?  
I used the paper flower and lovely ribbon in the kit to decorate the front.

I even stamped inside.  

Mainly to say THANKS to all of you 
and to Paper Made Bakery for allowing me to spend this last year with you.  
I have so enjoyed working with these kits and Shannon.  
It has been a lovely year.

I wish you all the most fabulous 2013!


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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Life is Good

Hello friends, Jennifer here to wish you a very Merry Christmas for all who celebrate and a happy holiday season for all who do not!  We're winding down the projects we're making with the December kit and I've had so much fun with it!  The colors are so friendly and the stamps are just adorable!

One of the things I love about the American Crafts mini deck included in the kit are the different colored borders where the papers tear out.  I took several of those and layered them over the newsprint patterned paper to make this fun card!  I finished with one of the die cuts from the kit - easy peasy and perfect card for how I'm feeling lately!
I'll see you back here to ring in the new year next Tuesday with one final project from this kit and we hope to see you here on 1/2 for the new release hop!

Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas day!
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Monday, December 24, 2012

As we gather for Christmas, may all our Paper Made Bakery family and friends enjoy the spirit of giving, sharing, and most of all, the love and camaraderie of the season.

We hope Santa brings you what you want most -- whether it's a new vacuum cleaner, something quite sparkly, or maybe even peace on earth.  Just for fun, if you can spare a minute, leave a comment and let us know what you asked Santa to bring you this year (don't worry about being politically correct, we've covered world peace...that's at the top of the list).

I'll start...I asked Santa to bring me a new JBL speaker for my iPod/iPad...

Merry, merry Christmas!
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Making Your Own...Cuz That's What Crafty Folks Do!

I love the look of those metal tags. BUT they are SO expensive. Well, I took it upon myself to make my own of sorts. I even COLORED! EEK! I stink at coloring so there is no real depth in this image, just some glitter (my favorite)!

The tag is pretty easy to make. All you need is some circle dies.

1. Die cut circle #3 and #4 dies (about 2.5inches in diameter). Use this as the "metal rim". you could emboss it in silver embossing powder to give it a more real effect. For this project I just used a thick textured cream cardstock (not in the kit).

2. Die cut a 2.5 inch circle and stamp image in center. Or you could use a piece of patterned paper, a photograph, really anything!

3. glue the 2 pieces together

4. punch small hole on top to thread twine through. I used a crop a dile.

 Easy and a great idea to mass produce!


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Saturday, December 22, 2012



Amy T here with a card to share with you!

I've been super enjoying the Sodas in SoHo kit!  I adore the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Soda-lighted stamp set and the colors in the kit just scream happy:

I made this specifically for a soda lovin' friend of mine.  We tend to have to watch her because she gets extra ultra chatty when she's had more than one soda...LOL

All the supplies are from the kit with the exception of the white card stock.  The card base is 6 x's such a fun size and I actually picked up envelopes for those dimensions and then BAM, I added the sentiment...luckily I have several different sizes of envies:)  

Buy your Sodas in SoHo kit TODAY!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Newsprint Tree + a Tiny Tutorial

Here I am again... keeping it pretty simple
with a skinny card using the Sodas in Soho kit.
This card uses a couple of chipboard pieces
covered with some darling patterned paper
from the Soho Garden 6 x 6 pad by American Crafts.

The swiss dotted card stock in the kit is a fav of mine.

I used a filing tool to get into the nooks and 
crannies of the tree limbs after I glued the card stock
the patterned paper, see my Tiny Tutorial:

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Root Beer Float for Two

The Reveal
What's more romantic than to share a root beer float with your honey? Sometimes you just have to do what makes you happy, at least according to die cut wisdom. 

The Inspiration
When I saw the fountain glass stamp from the Soda-lighted set, I thought it would be fun to incorporate a stamp with a photo. 

The Process
First I took some photos posing with straws until I could get one with the right angle that would match the stamp. 

Then I cut just the straws and backed it with some brown patterned paper cut in the shape of the glass to simulate cola. I stamped and colored the fountain glass on a sheet of transparency, which I cut and adhered onto the photo. If you don't have the transparency, you can use the packaging from the stamp set. 

After everything was assembled and placed inside the shadow box frame, I added the scoop of ice cream on top of the glass. I hand cut a piece of white cardstock into the shape of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This part is optional - I added some liquid appliqué for some dimension, glued on some tiny scraps for sprinkles and topped it with a red button tied with brown wire for a cherry. 

Have fun playing with the components of your Fresh Baked Kits or using the stamps on your photos. You just never know what you' can come up with. 

Thanks so much for droppin' by,

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