Tag Archives: Technique

BeaInspired – Tetris

In an interesting conversation about an upcoming costume contest at my work, the game Tetris arose as a possible costume idea. Since I am always looking for card ideas, when Tetris came up a card instantly came to mind. The colorful squares were cut using the George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge at 3/4″. I [...]

Around the House – Tissue Paper

Tissue paper! I have been thinking about using tissue paper on a card for awhile. The great thing about tissue paper is that most people have it lying around, and if you don’t then after the next birthday you should! This week I used the tissue paper to form a pleated 1-1/2″ horizontal stripe on [...]

Around the House 8.0 – Rubberbands

When you go to the store, you can never buy a reasonable amount of rubber bands. Rubber bands come in excessive bags of 100 or in a giant rubber band ball! How many things around the house really need rubber bands? Not that many. Today I decided to use a rubber band for my Around [...]

Around the House 7.0 – Bleach Pen

I subscribe to about a dozen crafting blogs that I peruse every week. This week one of the blogs featured a t-shirt spoiled by bleach transformed into a t-shirt designed with bleach! As I read the blog I could not help but wonder if bleach would have a similar effect on paper. I picked up [...]

Around the House 5.0 – Twisty Ties

You know you have some extra twisty ties lying around the house somewhere, this week I decided to put these twisty ties to good use! I began by experimenting with twisting the twisty ties (there’s at tongue twister for ya!), but I could not find a configuration that I liked. I began to think about [...]

Around the House 3.0 – Safety Pins

If your household is anything like mine, you can never find a safety pin when you need one! You end up running out and buying a pack of fifty only to get home and find the stash of safety pins that you already had! This process is repeated over and and over again until you [...]

Around the House – 1.0 Dictionary

Around the House is a new series for the BeaOriginal blog. I will be taking items from around the house and incorporating them into my cards. Ideally, you would either not traditionally consider using these items when card making, or you would not think of using them this way. For the first installment, my ‘Around [...]

Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for my boss from all the gal’s at work. I thought I would hop on and share it with everyone. I used my Cricut Expression for the cake shapes, my Cuttlebug for the design on the cake, and a good old fashion hole punch for the red circles. What do [...]

Christmas time is here…almost!

Today I had grand plans to design notecards sets and investigate a new product line for BeaOriginal (which is going to be awesome when I get around to it, so look out for it!). I walked into my craft room only to see a recent Michaels Arts and Crafts purchase lying on my table: Christmas [...]

Raise a beer to crafting!

As my brother Kyle popped the top to his Fat Tire beer can, the light went off. I recently ran across a blog focusing on tin imprinting. The look of imprinted tin is such a classic, attractive look. I began to think of ways to create a similar look with a more pliable, inexpensive material. [...]

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