Thursday, August 28, 2008

Die Cuts Anyone?

Here are the latest ideas for our August Die Cut of the Month using the curly ribbon border. Turn an ordinary picture frame into a work of art by placing patterned paper behind the glass and embellishing the frame with silk flowers and die cut stems. The card was made by layering patterned paper over chipboard. The ribbon border was also cut from chipboard and placed on the edges for a unique embellishments. A large brad holds the two pages together, which can be slid open to reveal the sentiment inside.
We hope you have received some die-cutting inspiration this month. Stay tuned for our September ideas. You are going to love them!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Get Ready to Crop!

Mark your calendar for Friday, September 26th for our big "Scrap Pink" six-to-midnight crop! We are so excited to be a part of this event each year! The fee to participate is only $15. Ten dollars of your crop fee will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation in the fight against breast cancer. You will receive this great Legacy scrapbook kit by Pebbles Inc. and lots of great ideas on how to use it. You can also bring your own scrapbooking supplies and crop to your heart's content. There will be drawings, good company, and great sales! Be sure to sign up at the Rexburg store today!

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Cosmo Cricket!

Two new lines from Cosmo Cricket have just arrived in our scrapbooking department. These double-sided papers paired with stickers sheets and black chipboard make it easy to create one-of-a-kind projects.

Jack's World is such a cute line! It reminds me of old-fashioned toys. Here is a really simple layout...
Even though Jack's World is a "boy" line, there are a couple of "sister" papers as well. Here's a fun layout using the big sticker sheet and the strip tease borders. Isn't she pretty?!

Mr. Campy is the 2nd line of papers and accessories. It's perfect for the end of summer when you might have some time to sit, relax, and scrap some of those outdoor pictures. I really like the fact that they are versatile enough to work for any project. The black chipboard accents are really fun to work with. You can use them plain, layer die cut stickers over the top, or embellish them in other ways. For some great ideas on how to use Blackboard, hop on over to Cosmo Cricket's blog . (You may have to scroll down a little bit). Happy Scrapping!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Another Die Cut Idea

Since August is almost over, I am posting another idea for our die cut of the month. Just to remind you, we are highlighting a die each month. This curly ribbon border is the one for August.

Our Idaho Falls designers created this project from a thin canvas board. A pocket was created with heavy cardstock where a memo book or tag can be tucked inside. The ribbon border die was used to cut flower stems from thick chipboard. A negative image of the border (the paper that is left after you have cut it out) was used to trim the top edge of the pocket. Cute, cute ideas!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Scrapbooking Classes for 8/28/08

Come in and sign up for these scrapbooking classes in our Rexburg store! Class is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bring your basic tools.

by Stephanie

by Kathy

by Candi

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Fiskars Products in Scrapbooking

We just received a shipment of beautiful new Cloud 9 and Heidi Grace products from Fiskars! Many of the papers are embossed or glittered and have perfectly matching embellishments to go with them. There are alphabets, rub-ons, chipboard, stickers, and 3-D accents. Come in and take a look in our scrapbooking department.

Layouts designed by Kathy Davis

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Die Cut of the Month

We are excited to announce a new program at both our Idaho Falls and Rexburg stores called "Die Cut of the Month." Each week we will be highlighting new designs from our die cutting centers and giving you ideas on how to use them for paper crafting and home decor projects. It's amazing what you can do with a simple die cut!

For the month of August, we are focusing on this cute ribbon border.
Our designer from the Idaho Falls store created this layout using the ribbon border as balloon strings. She also cut a round scallop from shiny silver paper and decorated it with Bistro Chalk Markers and a cupcake sticker to make a mylar balloon. Also note that instead of using die cut letters, she used the negative image that was left to create tags for her title. Lots of cute ideas here!

Stay tuned for more ideas using this versatile ribbon border!

Card Class 8/21/08

Joey's card class is this week in our Rexburg store. Here are her cute, cute cards! I love the fun shapes! You can make all four cards for only $5. Class starts at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

August Kit of the Month

Here is another cute kit designed by Maureen Wilson. It comes in a small box and is so adaptable! It can hold your favorite memories of the school year and has plenty of room to continue adding more pages and folders. Maureen has done all the initial die cutting for you so all you have to do is paste it together. At only $4.99, it's a steal! Hurry in to the scrapbooking department at the Rexburg store before they are all gone!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wooden Craft Frames

Summer is a perfect time to take wonderful pictures. Now is the time to think about displaying them. Porter's has a variety of Unfinished Wood frames to help create that unique frame your pictures deserve. Measuring 7 x 9 these wooden frames have a 3.2 x 5.2 glass covered opening. The rest of the space is waiting to be decorated. See our displays to help get you started. Ideas include: Paint with Blackboard paint and using Bistro Markers, use Mod Podge to apply printed paper, add metal accents for style or to make a magnet board, and the list goes on. Now available online at

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Scrapbooking Classes 8/14/08

These classes will be taught in our Rexburg store. Sign up ahead of time to save your spot. You will need to bring any basic tools you like to scrapbook with (trimmer, scissors, adhesive, ink pads, etc.). Hope to see you there!

Random Memories by Stephanie

Smile, It Could Be Worse by Candi

Genuine by Kathy

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Webkinz

Porter's has recently expanded its selection of available Webkinz©. You can now adopt: Spotted Leopard, Wacky Zingo, Crocodile, ToCo Tucan, and a Rottweiler. Adopt these pets and play with them online at Webkinz World. Don't forget our August Pet of the Month, Clydesdale, at 25% off. We also have LittleKinz available.

Colored Plates and Easels!

Just Arrived, Colored Metal Plates and Easels. Coming in a variety of colors, these metal plates are perfect for message boards. Decorate with vinyl words or images to add that personal touch. Use our fun Bistro Markers to make them even more colorful. Also, perfect for adding magnets too. Available in two sizes and in a wide selection of colors.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bo Bunny Summertime Kits

This cheery kit comes with all the papers, stickers, and ribbons you will need to complete a 9x9 summertime album. There are calendar pages inside as well as envelopes to store memorabilia. The printed instructions and photos make it easy to put together. It's so cute and priced right at only $30.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Card Class for 8/7/08

Shelly's card class is on Thursday, August 7th, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Rexburg store. These birthday cards are sure to be a hit!

Summer Mini Album

We have kits available in our Rexburg store to make this darling Summer mini album designed by Maureen Wilson. All the supplies are included and the stamping has already been done. You can design your album with pictures from 2007 or 2008 since both dates are included. The price is only $4.99! Hurry in before they are gone!

Now, a word about Mareen Wilson. She is super talented and designs many projects for our store. She never ceases to amaze me with the many things she whips up for us! Check out Maureen's Website for more ideas.