Grapevine Designs & Studio
Cultivating Your Creativity ....Your Way
3454 N. San Marcos Place, Suite 4 Chandler, AZ 85225 Phone: 480-656-2058
Here is a closer look at some of my loot. The first one the picture just doesn't do it justice at all. Bad photographer. The tea cup and saucer are glued together and the Christmas tree in the cup is made from tulle and beads. Super cute! My grandmother will get this one as she loves tea cups and crafts.
These tags really caught my eye. They are made from burlap, the images are stamped/embossed then it looks like metal and fabric goodies are attached on top of the tags. Very very pretty. No one is getting these but me. At least until I can make them myself.
#25982 Merry Christmas Placard $2.00
#25912 Holly Vines $3.00
Etched Candy Canes $1.25
6x6 Stretched Burlap Canvas (Canvas Corp #CVS1214)
Carmen Silks Acrylic Glaze (Splash of Color #30554)
Mallard Green Acrylic Glaze (Splash of Color #30563)
Nutmeg Silks Acrylic Glaze (Splash of Color #30564)
If you are looking for Christmas classes this weekend or a mental/crafty getaway from all the Christmas preparation there are three things going on this weekend in the studio.
November Card Marathon Do Over: Sat Dec 7th 10am - 12pm $10
Make 5 cards for $10. Bring your adhesive, pop dots and brown ink.
Christmas Photo Display: Sat Dec 7th 1pm - 4pm $40
Bring your basic tool kit including scissors, paper piercer, brown in, adhesive and some photos.
JOY Banner: Sat Dec 7th 1pm - 3pm $30
Decorate your own banner to match your décor. Your choice of paper and paint. Class fee includes bling, ribbon chipboard banner set, buttons, and embossing powder.
Feel free to call the studio or email us at email@example.com to register for a class or to ask any questions you might have about our calendar or products.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
The turkey, the family gatherings and the attitude of thanks has been an amazing week that some how feels like the calm before the storm. That is the storm of the Holiday Season. I say storm in the most possible nice way. There is an absolute swirl of excitement as we begin shopping, baking, hugging on love ones we don't see all year and for some of us spending time crafting, making something special.
Our blog over the next 24 days will feature a craft a day. A little inspiration or even just a few moments a day to take a deep breath read a little something. I recommend sitting with some hot cocoa. Take advantage of this time of year and all its novelties. Let's face it there aren't too many hot cocoa days in the Valley of the Sun.
Blessings during this upcoming season...24 days to go...craft inspiration #1
This is a super simple card that features two of Grapevine Designs products. The 25 December chipboard embellishment and the wood etched star. The star in this card says Season Greetings but we also have them in Merry Christmas and Winter Wonderland.
One of my new favorite things is Silks Acrylic Glaze from Splash of Color. I used Mallard Green and it goes on very smoothly, very little is needed to cover the chipboard. It has a beautiful metallic sheen that looks wonderful. Quick drying too.
This card is easy on the cardstock. I used three 12" x 12" green/olive colored cardstock to cut the base of the cards. Cut them the standard 4 1/4" x 11" that I folded in half. One additional cardstock in a maroon color which I cut to six pieces at 4" x 5 1/4". One patterned paper, this one I used a Fancy Pants paper, cut six pieces at 3 3/4" x 5". I corner rounded the bottom two edges on all three layers. I used a coordinating patterned paper to cut six 3" circles. It always feels good to get six cards out of six pieces of paper.
I adhered the patterned paper to the maroon cardstock and wrapped some burlap and then some maroon sheer ribbon. Tied a simple bow and used a little safety pin clip to hang the wood etched star. Glued the 25 Dec chipboard embellishment onto the circle which is popped up on the card. Super simple.
Happy beginning of the 2013 holiday season. We love comments...let us know if you make your Christmas cards? why or why not? We will randomly pick someone from the comments to send one of these cards to.
It feels like I keep stepping in and out of a time machine over the past couple of weeks. So much has happened. Very happy with the way things are going but it is time to do some sharing on things happening at Grapevine Designs & Studio.
Last Saturday, November 9th we participated in our first Vintage Market at Junk In The Trunk at Westworld in Scottsdale. This was the first outing for us like this and we LOVED it! So many people and so many amazing things to see.
Sue and Jean joined me for the day of fun. Not pictured is my son Jon who I couldn't have done this with out him as he helped us set up and breakdown the stands that my brother Carlos built for us. Great great day! Here are a few shots of our booth.
A big thank you to my sister in law Tiffany who whipped out vintage suitcases and the huge trunk out of her house to help us fix up the booth. Everything came together beautifully.
Although this was our first venture in this type of setting we were made to feel very comfortable because we saw so many great friends. Carol Rose of Bella Society who teaches soldering classes here at the studio was there, Laurie Perry who teaches various classes here was in our booth as well. Plus we saw Tricia (Vintage Bliss) and Lesley of Urban Restoration. Plus customers (Lisa C and Sherry) plus Barb, Janice and Brenda from Paper & Metal Scrappers in Payson. Oh yeah...the 5,000 other new friends we were introduced to that day.
Thanks for stopping by the booth and hanging out with us!
Friday, November 8th 9am - 11am $15 or on
Friday, November 8th 6pm - 8pm $15
This week’s ornament is “shimmer around the world” where the class will learn the simple trick to this complicated looking ornament. Plus it’ll give you a great hint for sewing circles for any of your other projects in the queue.
Supplies needed: mechanical pencil, scissors, Art Institute glue or any other thick clear drying white glue such as Tacky glue or Glitter glue.
Optional supplies: a portable sewing machine with white, gray or clear thread in both top and bobbin, new sharp needle & regular or walking foot.