Tuesday, December 29, 2009

PAPER & CARDSTOCK WEIGHT CONVERSION CHART

While searching the net today I found this handy Paper Conversion Chart courtesy of Paper Mojo found HERE. I thought this would be useful for our diecutting customers.

The European measurement of describing paper weight measures a single paper with a two dimensional height and width of one square meter. This measurement is noted as g/m2 (gm/m2, gsm, g/m2). The measurement may be measuring a hypothetical square meter, but is a good "apples to apples" reference because it compares the weights of different size papers.
The English method of paper weight may be more familiar to people, but it has its drawbacks when comparing weights of different size paper. The English method of measurement gives the weight of the paper as if weighing 500 sheets (or a ream). Differences in the dimensions of paper are not taken into account. Therefore, the English weight of a letter size paper that is thick and dense may be the same as a poster size paper that is light and tissue thin because 500 sheets of each weight the same. It's the "which weights more, a ton of lead or a ton of feathers" quandary.
English paper grade to grammage conversion

Grammage                                 Paper Grade (LBS.)
44 gsm                                        30 lb. text
59 gsm                                        16 lb. bond, 40 lb. text
67 gsm                                        45 lb. text
89 gsm                                        24 lb. bond, 60 lb. text
104 gsm                                      70 lb. text
118 gsm                                      80 lb. text
148 gsm                                      67 lb. bristol, 100 lb. text
162 gsm                                      60 lb. cover
163 gsm                                      90 lb. index
176 gsm                                      65 lb. cover
178 gsm                                      80 lb. bristol
199 gsm                                     110 lb. index
216 gsm                                      80 lb. cover
219 gsm                                     100 lb. bristol
253 gsm                                     140 lb. index
263 gsm                                     120 lb. bristol
270 gsm                                     100 lb. cover
307 gsm                                     140 lb. bristol
308 gsm                                     170 lb. index
325 gsm                                     120 lb. cover

Evelyn



Thursday, December 24, 2009

COVERED NOTEBOOKS by Joy Taylor
















Our guest designer Joy has made a pretty collection of covered notebooks to share with you today.
These make very useful quick & easy gifts.
Joy's inspiration came from the very talented Nichole Heady & Michelle Wooderson's original creations. You can download the notebook cover template HERE (courtesy of Nichole Heady).
Joy has used the double notepad template & adapted it to suit the size of her purchased notepads.



Owl Notebook
Products used:

Cardstock:  White, Brown and Kraft
Paper:  DCWV
Embellishments:  Sassafras Lass Perchers Felties
Pen:  White Signo Gel Pen
Spellbinders die: Labels One
Punches:  Ek Success - 1 inch Circle and 1 1/2 inch Circle
Stamp:  Studio G
Ink:  Colorbox - Chocolate and Blueberries ( Chestnut Roan )
Adhesive:  Glue Glider Pro Gun, Xyron 250 Removable and Foam Dimensionals


















Butterfly Notebook
Products used:

Silhouette Digital Cutter
Cardstock:  Green and Pink
Punch:  Ek Success 1 3/4 inch round and 2 inch Scallop
Ink:  Distress Inkpads - Tattered Rose and Shabby Shutters
Versamark Ink Pad
SBB Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Foam Blending Tool
Bling:  Kaisercraft Pearls
Stamps:  Darkroom Door - Dots Background
             Studio g
             Inque Boutique - Monarch
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Sewing Machine
Adhesives:  Tombow Mono Multi, Glue Glider Pro Gun



















Cupcake Notebook
Products used:

Cardstock:  Pink, Green and White
Paper:  Basic Grey Nook and Pantry 6x6 Paper Pad
Ribbon:  Grosgrain Brown Stitching
Buttons:  Pink, Green and Brown
Ink:  Colorbox - Chocolate and Bluberries (Chestnut Roan), Muted Moods ( Old Rose) and Rainforest ( Fresh Green)
Stamps:  Basic Grey Nook and Pantry Cupcake
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
String
Adhesives:  Herma Dotto RemovableGlue Dots Yellow Box and Red, Glue Glider Pro Gun

 

















Retro Tree Notebook
Products used:

Silhouette Digital Cutter
Cardstock:  Pink and black
Bling;  Kaisercraft Bright Pink
Adhesive:  Glue Glider Pro Gun, Xyron 250 Removable 

We would like to wish you all a safe & happy Christmas & thank you for your continued support throughout 2009.

TRADING HOURS - We will be open over the Christmas break excluding the Public Holidays.

 Thanks for stopping by

Evelyn



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

NEW STAMPAVIE STAMPS - MO MANNING COLLECTION

We have just received an amazing collection of stamps designed by the very talented Mo Manning.
Eagerly awaited by her digital fans everywhere, these stamps are Mo Manning’s very first collection of physical stamps --- photopolymer clear stamps from Stampavie!
Mo (Maurie J. Manning) is a freelance author and illustrator of children’s books.
We are sure you won't be able to stop at just one.

Click HERE to see these products in our store

Thanks for stopping by

Evelyn



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA by Joy Taylor


















 Our guest designer Joy has a great idea to share with you for a last minute gift idea & you probably already have what you need to make them in your stash.  Love giving cards.......why not make a matching set of cards to give as a gift. These pretty cards were inspired by Jennifer Maguire.

Products used:
Cuttlebug Machine
Cardstock:  Bazzill Pink, Green and Cream
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Textile Texture
Punch:  Carl Butterfly Punch
Stamp:  Hero Arts - Birthday Sayings and Everyday Sayings
Punch:  Ek Success Slim Line Scalloped Scallop
Adhesive:  Glue Glider Pro Gun and Tombow Mono Multi
Bling:  Kaisercraft - Green Rhinestones
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by

Evelyn



Sunday, December 20, 2009

JUSTRITE STAMPS PUNCH & DIE COMPATIBILITY CHART







Are you wondering.........What dies or punches you need to die cut out your JustRite stamped images?
Finally we have a comprehensive answer.
Courtesy of Justrite Stamps we have the chart that will answer those questions for you.
On the right hand sidebar of our Blog, under the "Have you been looking for this?" section you will find a link to the PDF of the Compatibility Chart that you can download & print.

When referring to Spellbinders Dies on the chart- they began by counting the dies from the center out, giving each die a number to use in the reference guide. (Oval nesties set shown below)


The second most frequently asked question is which size Nestabilities set do I need to purchase the large or small set of Nestabilities? When you review the chart you will see that Justrite's design team actually uses both sets depending on which stamper they are using and how much of a border they want around the stamped image. When you combine the the Spellbinders Large Nestabilities set with the Spellbinders Small Nestabilities sets you can create mat layers with 1/8” increments.




Thanks for stopping by

Evelyn








Saturday, December 19, 2009

NEW CRICUT CARTRIDGES - PRE ORDER YOURS NOW


WE ARE TAKING PRE-ORDERS NOW!
All due to arrive Mid January, 2010
Pre-order yours now!

Dont Pay  $159.00
Our Price $129.00
NEW CRICUT SEASONAL CARTRIDGES

Pre-order yours now!
Only $79.00












Click HERE to see the range of  both full & seasonal cartridges & Preorder yours now.

8 New Titles to choose from:
Sentimentals, Song Bird, Forever Young, Tie the Knot, Heritage, Easter, Mother’s Day & Love Struck

Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn



NEW CUTTLEBUG EMBOSSING FOLDERS - PRE ORDER YOURS NOW

WE ARE TAKING PRE-ORDERS NOW!

New Release
Exclusive Limited Edition Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
(due to arrive late January 2010)












Click HERE to see the full range in our store & Preorder yours now
Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn



Saturday, December 12, 2009

QUICK CHRISTMAS CARD by Joy Taylor


Our guest designer Joy has made a very quick & easy Christmas Card to share with you today. Joy said this card literally only took 10 minutes to put it together, so if you haven't started making your Christmas cards yet, you could make these very quickly.

Products Used:
Cuttlebug Machine
Cardstock:  Bazzill white and red
Stamp:  Hero Arts - Holiday Sayings
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Snowflake
Flower:  Hero Arts - Poinsettia
Brad: Doodlebug Design Boutique Brads - Christmas Assortment
Bling:  Hero Arts Metallic Decor - Red 
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Adhesives:  Ek Success Herma Dotto Removable
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Gun
Glue Dots - Pop up Yellow Box

Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn



Thursday, December 10, 2009

CHRISTMAS MINI ALBUM by Mariana Brulja




Our guest designer Mariana has made a very cute & clever Christmas Mini album to share with you today.
It was made by combining two tri-shutter style cards adhered together onto a cardstock base.

Products used:
Bazzill Cardstock
Webster's Pages Holiday Combo Paper Pack
Imaginisce I-top Brad Making Tool
Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch.
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile Tool
Quickutz Window Die Rev-0231
Ribbons
Xpress Graphics Double sided tape













Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn










Tuesday, December 8, 2009

NEW PRODUCTS - XYRON CREATE A STICKER & CREATIVE STATIONS

We are pleased to announce we are now stocking the wonderful range of Xyron Create a Sticker adhesive machines & also the versatile Xyron Creative Stations along with their co-ordinating permanent & repositionable adhesives.
Create-A-Sticker (models 150 & 250)
No more waiting for things to dry. Its never been quicker & easier to apply adhesive to a surface for any of your creative projects.

Creative Stations
The Creative Stations (models 510 & 900) are all purpose machines which make it easy to create stickers, magnets, labels & laminate.
They are quick & easy to use, lightweight & portable.
Xyron Create-a-sticker & Xyron Creative Stations provide edge to edge application with no mess.
Requiring no heat, electricity or batteries.

Click HERE to see these prodcuts in our store.
Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn






Wednesday, December 2, 2009

MEMORY GAME by Joy Taylor


Our guest designer Joy has made this lovely Memory Game as a birthday gift for her neice Lily.
Joys creation was inspired by the amazing & very talented Jennifer Maguires design seen  HERE.
At this time of year this would make an easy and inexpensive Christmas gift for any young child.

Products used 
Memory Game:
Cuttlebug Machine
Spellbinders Dies:  Classic Circles Large
Punch:  Fiskars 2" Circle Squeeze Punch
Cardstock:  Bazzill - White
Paper:  Francheville Pink Diamond Bling
Stamps:
Bella Impressions, Hero Arts - Playful Animals and Adorable Baby Girl, TPC - Whimisical Birds,        Inkadinkadoo - Gemstone Insects and Basic Grey - Groovy Guy
Inkpad:  MementoTuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Laminator

Storage Box
Paper Mache Box
Paint:  Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint Painterly Pink 
Brushes:  Claudine Hellmuth paint brushes
Punch: Carl Butterfly Punch
Stickles:  Cotton Candy
Chipboard:  Bella Glittered Chipboard Alpha - White
White ribbon
Adhesive:  Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive


Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

NEW PRODUCTS - PENNY JOHNSON STAMPS


We have just received the latest very sweet collection of clear photopolymer stamps from Stampavie, by their newest designer Penny Johnson.


Click HERE to see these products in our store

Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn



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