Kevin's Birthday Contest Winners

Monday, August 29, 2011

Today's 5 lucky winners who participated in guessing Kevin's favorite color and posting it on our facebook page are...... drum roll........
  1. Renessa Carcia
  2. Teresa Vincent
  3. Caty Hernandez
  4. Anita Autore
  5. Terri McNamara
Please email your shipping information and what contest you participated in. 
Thanks for participating in this fun giveaway and all the birthday wishes you gave Kevin as well!

Happy Crafting!

Winner Winner of Paper Give Away!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Here are our five lucky winners who told us what their favorite stamps were from STAMPENDOUS!
  • Wendy Schrader
  • Allison Moon 
  • Nadine Mead
  • Jennifer Lantz
  • Barbara Shives Parker
Winners please email with your name, what contest you won and your shipping address!
Thank you!

Halloween Décor Table Display

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Halloween Décor Table Display Created by OMC Designer Whitney

Whether you’re decorating, crafting, or scrapbooking, these Martha Stewart Crafts ™ and EK Success ™ Halloween products will excite you all season. Create a spooky scene with these easy to assemble pre-glittered and pre-cut candelabras, paper punches, mirror clings, skeleton keys and classic Halloween designer paper. With these great products, Halloween will be brought to life faster than you can say "Trick-or-Treat."


Supplies Used:

Martha Stewart : Creepy Glittered Candelabras


These stand-up candelabras from Martha Stewart Crafts™ come pre-glittered and pre-cut for a no-mess way to add a bewitching shimmer to your festivities. Simply unfold to stand. Makes two candelabras. Approximately 13" high.

*** Also available Martha Stewart : Glittered Chandeliers ***


Supplies Used:

Martha Stewart : Bat Window & Mirror Cling


Decorate for Halloween with these window and mirror clings designed by Martha Stewart. The reusable adhesive allows for these vinyl bats to be used year after year. This package includes twelve self-clinging black bats in assorted sizes. For this display, the backing was not removed and instead taped to the wall and set on the table.

*** Also available Martha Stewart : Spider Window & Mirror Cling

Spiderweb Table Trim

Supplies Used:

Martha Stewart : Deep Double Edge Punch - Spiderweb

OMC Bazzill Basics : 12” x24” Paper Multi-Packs - Black & White


With Martha Stewart Double Edge Punches you can create your own party décor trim. Simply punch the images out of 24” long paper. If you want longer trim, glue trims together with a glue pen.

*** Also available: Martha Stewart : Skull & Crossbones and Scary Fence ***


Skeleton Key Frame Project

Supplies Used:

EK Success : Jolee’s Boutique - Skeleton Key Stickers
     or Martha Stewart : Skeleton Key Embellishments
Martha Stewart : Elegant Witch Designer Paper Pad
Bazzill Paper : 12x12 Blackbird and Classic Purple
Bazzill Basics : Perfectly Pleated - Blackbird
     or create your own with Bazzill cardstock and Martha Stewart Scoring Board
We R Memory Keepers : Cinch Chipboard
Making Memories : Paper Reverie Trim Card - Noir


1. Cut

· Chipboard: 10 ½” x 10 ½”
· Dark Silver Glitter Cardstock: 8 ½” x 8 ½”
· Purple Cardstock: 6 ½” x 6 ½”
· Black Cardstock: 6 ¼” x 6 ¼”
· Silver Cardstock: 6” x 6”

2. Adhere

- Adhere the silver glitter, purple, black, and silver cardstock to the center of the chipboard.
- Adhere the pleated paper around the edges.

Tip: OMC sells Bazzill Basics’ premade pleated paper at an inexpensive price or you can make your own by scoring cardstock in a ¾”, ¼”, ¾”, ¼” pattern and then folding like an accordion.

- Stick the skeleton keys on the silver cardstock in a funky pattern.

3. Tie ribbon

- Punch holes through the chipboard on the left and right side and tie ribbon/trim through.

Happy crafting!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Paper Covered Pencils and Pencil Holder Created by OMC Designer Whitney

Paper Covered Pencils

Supplies Used:

Pencils Anna Griffin : Carmen Collection Paper Pad
Mod Podge



1. Cut a strip of paper 1”x 6 ¾” (or the length of pencil).

TIP: It is easiest to cover the pencils with thin, one-sided paper. Double-sided paper is typically less flexible and consequently harder to wrap around the pencil.

2. Brush Mod Podge onto the strip of paper.
3. Wrap paper around the pencil.
4. Brush Mod Podge on paper again to seal.
5. Let dry before sharpening.

Pencil Holder

Supplies Used:

Tin Can
Anna Griffin : Carmen Collection Paper Pad
Imaginisce : Glam Rocks
Tim Holtz : Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Mod Podge



1. Alcohol ink the tin can on the inside and the outside rims.
2. Cut paper 4”x10” (or the size of the can)
3. Brush Mod Podge on paper and apply to can.
4. Add embellishments such as glam rocks.

Happy crafting!

High Static Cling Vinyl Project Ideas

Saturday, August 20, 2011

High Static Cling Vinyl Project Ideas Created by OMC Designer Whitney

Oh My Crafts High Static Cling Vinyl is a high-grade professional vinyl that sticks without adhesive to smooth, glossy surfaces such as windows, mirrors, and plastics. Assembly is easy and it can be removed and re-applied effortlessly, making it great for seasonal window displays, home décor, decals, signs and many other creative ventures. The High Static Cling Vinyl is flexible and thin enough to cut with standard electronic cutting machines.

Applying Static Cling to a Window from the Inside 
Use this technique for window displays and car decals

Example: “No Soliciting” Sign

Supplies Used:

Oh My Vinyl : High Static Cling  
Oh My Vinyl : Desired Colors and Transfer Tape  
Silhouette SD Machine and downloadable “No Soliciting”


1. Cut out phrase or image such as “No Soliciting Except for Girl Scouts” with vinyl.  

Tip: With tinted windows use bright colors so the image will show through.

2. Weed vinyl, leaving the phrase/image on the liner.
3. Press transfer tape onto the phrase/image and transfer onto the static cling.

4. Peel off transfer tape.

5. Trim the static cling leaving a thick border around the phrase.
6. Peel off static cling from liner and apply to window from the inside.

Applying Static Cling from the Outside Using Only a Few Colors Vinyl
Use this technique when applying to mirrors, picture frames, home décor, etc…

Example: Sailboat Display and Mustache Mirrors

Sailboat Display

Supplies Used:

Oh My Vinyl : High Static Cling  
Oh My Vinyl : Turquoise Blue, Mint Green, Tangerine, Peanut Butter, Cloud White
Silhouette SD Machine and downloadable Sailboat from Silhouette Studio

Step 1: Mount Vinyl

- Peel off liner from vinyl and mount sticky side facing down to the High Static Cling.  If bubbles appear, poke a small hole at an angle with a push pin through the top layer to release the air.
- This sailboat uses 8”x8” squares of Mint Green, Tangerine, Peanut Butter, and Cloud White vinyl mounted to the High Static Cling. 
- High Static Cling does not stick to the smooth, non-adhesive side of vinyl so if you are layering vinyl, only mount the base layer of vinyl to the High Static Cling.

Step 2: Cut 

- Cut the vinyl mounted on the High Static Cling with electronic cutting machine using the following setting:

How to Cut High Static Cling + 1 Layer Vinyl With Electronic Cutting Machine

Blade Depth
Silhouette SD
.3mm (Pink blade)

Step 3: Apply

- Peel off liner from the High Static Cling and apply to the mirror, shower door, bathtub, or any smooth and glossy surface. Feel free to remove and reapply if needed.

Mustache Mirrors

Supplies Used:

Oh My Vinyl : High Static Cling
Oh My Vinyl : Ebony
Silhouette SD Machine and downloadable Mustache Set from Silhouette Studio

1. Apply 8”x8” square of black vinyl to the high static cling.
2. Cut with Silhouette SD Machine.
3. Peel off static cling from liner and apply to mirror.

Applying Static Cling from the Outside
Use this technique for conserving vinyl when applying to mirrors, picture frames, home décor, etc...

Example: Static Cling Paper Dolls

Supplies Used:
Oh My Vinyl : High Static Cling
Oh My Vinyl : Desired Colors
Eclips Machine and Cartridge : Dress Ups

1. Cut out images (clothes, accessories, body) out of vinyl at 6”. To cut faces on the bodies, use the laser-cut preview before cutting to determine the correct location.

2. Layer clothes and accessories that should be permanent (such as the white ruffles on the blue dress). 3. With static cling, cut out the base layers and mount the coordinating vinyl images on top. (For example, I cut the skateboard out of brown vinyl, layered the green vinyl strip on top, cut the skateboard with static cling and transferred the skateboard to the static cling.) By the way, static cling does not stick to the non-adhesive side of vinyl.

4. For the bodies, place them behind a frame (with a plastic instead of glass) or attach the bodies to the clipboard with static cling vinyl.

Happy crafting!

E is for Ellie

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

“E” for Ellie Home Décor Letter Created by OMC Designer Machelle

This home
décor letter is perfect for adding a personalized touch to a room. You can substitute the wooden letter for any other letter and name, but the instructions are as follows.

Supplies Used:

Twelve Timbers : Wall Letters
K & Company : Abrianna 12x12 Designer Paper Pad
Clearsnap : ColorBox Classic Pigment Ink : Espresso
Oh My Vinyl : Transfer Tape
Oh My Vinyl : Walnut
Prima : Say It In Crystals
Mod Podge



1. Use Twelve Timbers wall letters of your choice. I used the letter “E”.
2. Place the letter "E" on top of a sheet of the Abrianna paper and trace different sections of the letter. Cut around the lines then tear sections of the paper to fit.
3. Ink around edges of paper with the ColorBox ink pad. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper and attach to the letter.
4. Cut out the name "ellie" in Walnut Vinyl.

5. Use Transfer Tape to attach "ellie" to the letter "E" as shown.

6. Attach Prima Say It In Crystals or any embellishments as desired.

7. Tie several pieces of ribbon around the letter.

Happy crafting!

Feel Good Cards

Monday, August 15, 2011

Feel Good Cards Created by OMC Designer Lindsey!

Sometimes a simple word or phrase is just the thing to make someone's day that much brighter. OMC designer Lindsey came up with some simple card ideas for those moments when you just want to say "Hi!" and make someone's day.

Believe in Yourself

Mimicking patterns through embellishments is a great way to make projects look uniform and put together. Not to mention most paper packs have matching embellishments which are great to use on cards and layouts!


A simple, textured belly-band and a butterfly embellishment help this card inspire.


Layering paper circles is a good way to add dimension and visual interest to your card.

Best Wishes

Combining paper and fabric is a great way to create texture! You can also stamp your favorite saying or image on plain canvas for a more personalized feel.


Don't forget to check out our CARD MAKING category to find great products and kits for cards!

Happy crafting!

DIY School Notebook

Saturday, August 13, 2011

DIY School Notebook by OMC Designer Whitney

Supplies Used:

Composition Notebook and Pencil

We R Memory Keepers : Travel Light - 12x12 Scrapbook Pad
Oh My Vinyl : Maize
Doodlebug : Grosgrain Ribbon
Sizzix : eclips Valentine’s Day & Happy Heart Cartridge - "Notes" Phrase
Imaginisce : I-Bond Tool
EKSuccess : EK Tools - Circles Large Edger Punch
We R Memory Keepers : Crop-A-Dile - Corner Chomper


1. Cut

- Cut 2 sheets of patterned paper the same size as the front and back cover of the notebook ( 6 ¾” x 9 ¾”)

- Cut coordinating patterned paper at 1 ½” x 6 ¾”
- Cut vinyl at 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”
- Cut “Notes” (2” tall) out of vinyl and apply to a 2 ½” x 4” white paper
- Cut 2 pieces of ribbon 6” long

2. Punch

- Use a paper punch to cut vinyl on the top and bottom edges

- Round the edges of the front and back cover page with a corner puncher

3. Adhere

- Use a hot glue gun to adhere the ends of the ribbons to the front and back of the notebook leaving a little room for a pencil to slide in.

- Adhere all the elements to the notebook and add any desired embellishments

Happy crafting!

Cards using Lifestyle Crafts Dies

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cards using Lifestyle Crafts Dies Created by OMC Designer Whitney

All Boy Card

Supplies Used:

Lifestyle Crafts : Nesting Diamond
Lifestyle Crafts : Nesting Star
Bazzill Basics : 12"x12" Cardstock - Festive Orange, Lemon Drop Yellow, Parakeet Green, Admiral Blue, and Natural White
Unity Stamp Company : Sketchy Little Boy



1. Cut white cardstock 10” x 5” and fold in half.
2. Die cut 6 orange solid diamonds and cut 3 in half.
3. Die cut 1 green, 1 yellow, and 1 blue diamond frame (smaller than the previous solid diamonds).
4. Adhere diamonds to white cardstock.
5. Die cut 3 solid stars in blue, yellow and orange.
6. Stamp “all boy” on orange star.
7. Layer stars and adhere to top right corner with foam squares.

Blossom Card

Supplies Used:

Lifestyle Crafts : Nesting Scallop Squares
Lifestyle Crafts : Nesting Leaves
Lifestyle Crafts : Nesting Blossom
Bazzill Basics : 12"x12" Cardstock - Pinata Pink, Citrus Orange, Melon Orange, Green Tea, Parakeet Green, and Natural White
Unity Stamp Company : Encompassed Grace


1. Cut white cardstock 5”x10” and fold in half.
2. Die cut 3 solid nesting blossoms in pink and two shades orange, 4 solid leaves at the same size with 2 shades green, and two scallop square frames in orange and pink.  

TIP: Use a paper cutter to trim the inner edges of the frame straight if you don’t want the inside scallops.

3. Attach a brad to the center of the layered flowers.
4. Adhere the frames, leaves and flowers to card.
5. Stamp “Thank You” Sentiment at an angle next to the flower and ink the edges.

Happy crafting!

Who Loves Herb Gardens?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Vinyl & Herbs Ceramic Pot by OMC Designer Machelle

Supplies Used:

Napco :  Small Spring Garden Pot - Yellow
Oh My Vinyl : Lucky Green
Oh My Vinyl : Transfer Tape


1. Cut the different herb names out of the Lucky Green vinyl using various sizes and fonts.
2. Using Transfer Tape, attach each of the herb names to the outside of pot. 

3. Fill the pot with fresh herb plants and enjoy!

Happy crafting!

Color Wash Tag Technique

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Color Wash Tag Technique by OMC Designer Whitney

All Boy Tag Supplies:

Inkssentials Surfaces : Manila Craft Tags #5
Ranger Ink : Adirondack Color Wash
     Colors: Cranberry, Sunset Orange, Butterscotch, Denim, Lettuce, and Purple Twilight
Unity Stamp Company : Sketchy Little Boy
Tsukineko : Versamark Dazzle Stamp Pad
Melt Art : Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Basic Grey : Life of the Party Felt Stickers - Woolies
We R Memory Keepers : Crop-A-Dile III Corners - Fun Painted Silver

Friend Tag Supplies:

Inkssentials Surfaces : Manila Craft Tags #5
Ranger Ink : Adirondack Color Wash - Purple Twilight
Tattered Angels : Glimmer Mist - Cranberry Zing and Pink Bubblegum
Unity Stamp Company : Girl of the Moment
Bazzill Basics : Perfectly Pleated - Fussy (sprayed with purple color wash)


1. Stamp images on manila tag with Versamark ink pad and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
2. Spray desired colors of Adirondack color wash over the embossed tag.

TIP: Both the Adirondack Color Wash and Tattered Angels sprays blend well with each other because they are water-based. However, notice that the Adirondack Color Wash is very vibrant whereas the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist is more translucent. (Note: The ‘Color Catcher’ box (sold at OMC) is an easy way to keep the sprays contained in one area)

3. Blend the colors by misting water over the wet tag.

TIP: Tim Holtz Ranger Mini Mister filled with water is a great tool to have on hand for this project.

4. Finish by adding any embellishments such as metal corners, bows, pleats, or buttons.


Happy crafting!


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