Burlap Product Giveaway with Whisperwood Cottage

We are sponsoring a Burlap Giveaway with Whisperwood Cottage celebrating the wonderful things that you can make or decorate with using Burlap! {retail value:  $50}

Here is how you can enter:

1.  If you link up (or have linked up) to the Burlap Month party (use the linky on the site), you automatically earn an entry for each burlap project that follows the party rules.

2. Leave Canvas Corp a comment on this post telling us how much you love burlap!

3.  Like us on Facebook and leave a comment that you are stopping by for the Burlap Giveaway.

4.  Go to Whisperwood Cottage and leave Amy a comment on her blog.

5.  Like Whisperwood Cottage on Facebook and leave a message that you are entering the Canvas Corp Giveaway.

The Giveaway ends on November 30th at 11:59pm, CST.

Gratitude Mini Banner

I have been thinking a lot lately of how grateful I am for so much!  One of them being able to play with Canvas Corp products.  I thought this would be a fun interactive banner to have my family be a part of.  It is the simple things, with just thinking of one thing a day it is amazing how the simple things can bring us so much gratitude!

{details below}

I doubled up the twine for a little more stability, I am tempted to do a couple more strands across.

Each tag that is nestled in the mini bags have chalkstock tags, which makes it easy to erase and write a word each day.

With 3 boys in our family, of course we are thankful for Sports and Pizza! :)

Products Used:
Canvas Corp:  Mini envelopes, Cork Pads, Chalkstock tags, Mini Canvas Shapes {Square and Round}, Red & Ivory mini dot, Chocolate & Ivory Stripe paper, Mini clothespins, twine.
Other:  Ranger Ink {Vintage photo}, Crystal Stickers {Mark Richards}, Tiny Type words {Cosmo Cricket}.

Canvas Corp and Xyron Giveaway

Xyron hit their 5,000 Fan mark on Facebook and we have joined with them in a giveaway to celebrate!

This giveaway package is worth over $170.00 retail.  We have included over 25 sheets of paper that would be perfect to use with the Xyron 9″ Creative Station.

Here are the details on how to enter:

1.) Like Canvas Corp on Facebook and tell us you stopped by for the Xyron/Canvas Corp Giveaway.  If you are already a fan of ours, just leave us a comment.

2.) Leave a comment on this blog post.

3.) Tweet about that you entered our giveaway. {@canvascorp1}

4.) Go to the Xyron Facebook page and let them know you are entering the Xyron/Canvas Corp Giveaway, LIKE them (if you haven’t already).

Enter by Sunday, November 6th, 11:59pm {CST}.  Winner will be announced on Monday, November 7th on the Canvas Corp Facebook page.

More information about the Xyron 9″ Creative Station HERE.

Products in the Giveaway:

Xyron: 9″ Creative Station

Canvas Corp:  12″x12″& 2″x2″ Stretched Burlap, 3″x3″ stretched canvas, white C-flute 12″x12″, kraft C-flute 6″x6″, over 25 sheets of assorted patterned paper 12″x12″, Kraft clock, white mini clothespins, white tags, Mini burlap and canvas shapes, Regular burlap and canvas shapes

Silhouette Christmas Advent Calendar with Canvas Corp

I had the absolute pleasure of working for the first time with the Silhouette CAMEO  electronic cutting machine.  I truly believe that it was sent from Scrapbook Heaven!  It was so easy to work with and I love having the ability to customize anything through the software program.  I will have to ask Santa for one this year!

We are excited to announce our special price of the Limited Edition Silhouette Christmas Advent Calendar Shadowbox for $29.99 when you use the code CANVAS at the checkout.  (http://silhouetteamerica.com/adventCalendar.aspx)

Offer good from November 1st-11th, don’t miss out!

The shadowbox comes with a free download card to download all of the boxes and/or drawers, as well as the back shapes of the individual cubbies.

Silhouette asked me to make a Canvas Corp version using their shadowbox for an Advent Calendar, how can I refuse!  I found that I was able to get familiar with the machine quickly.  I think I was smiling the whole time I was designing for this project!

I mixed up the boxes with the drawers for a mixed look, on the Silhouette website they have some with all boxes are all drawers that are fabulous!

This is a picture of the shadowbox when I was starting to put the background paper in, I found that Fabri-Tac by Beacon Adhesive worked the best keeping the paper attached to the box and I used it when I put the boxes and drawers together.

This is the before embellishing the boxes picture.  I loved not having to figure out the sizes for all of the cubbies, that helped so much that it was pre-designed!

For the dates, I custom cut them using the software.  I was able to use a font that was already on my computer and make the different font sizes according to the size of the box.  I used Lobster 1.4 font.  Canvas Corp sells Thickstock which is a heavy cardstock and I decided to use that then make them into stickers using the Xyron create-a-sticker machine.

I used a Canvas Corp 2″x2″ stretched burlap for the first drawer and added Canvas Corp black bumpers that were cut in half for a scalloped look.

You can have different papers for the lids or bottom parts of the boxes.  On this box, I chose to do a black and white mini dot paper.

Products Used:

Silhouette:  CAMEO, Limited Edition Christmas Advent Calendar

Canvas Corp:  Paper:  Kraft, Red Ribbon Stripe, Diamond, Swirl, Mini Dot; Christmas Santa Suits, Naughty or Nice paper,

Black/White mini dots, Dots, Stripe, swirl, diamond, big stripe, big dot;  Black Thickstock

Mini Burlap/Canvas round shapes

Mini Clothespins {black, red, white}

Twine:  Red, Black cotton waxed; Natural Jute

2″x2″ Stretched Burlap

Canvas Ribbon, Black Bumpers

Other:  Beacon Adhesive:  Fabri-Tac; Xyron:  Create-a-Sticker

Scary Mini Banner-10 minute project!

I personally LOVE being able to complete a project quick, with little ones around…you have to act fast.  I knew that it was one of those days because my 2-year old has already drawn on the walls, climbed on the countertops, somehow got my perfume…yes, today was a 10-minute project day!

I wanted to have one final mini banner made for the Trick-or-Treat night.  This only required 4 products {plus glue, ink & chalk}.  I bought this vintage cabinet door from my local flea market and I have been switching out the banners that I hang from it seasonally in my entryway.

 

Pre-cut Chalkstock Triangle tags…project made easy!

I used the Chalk Ink marker to write the letters of “scary”, then I thought that I wanted the chalkstock to have a used look.  The wonderful thing about our Chalkstock is you can wipe off the letters and write something new.

Then I just used my finger to wipe off the chalk and this is what it looks like.

Products Used:
Canvas Corp:  Chalkstock triangle tags, Spooky diamond patterned paper, Black Mini clothespins, Twine
Other:  Chalk ink, Ranger Ink {vintage photo}, Fabri-tac glue
 
1.  Use one of the chalkstock triangles as a template to cut out the triangle on the patterned paper. 
2.  Ink edges, attach the triangle tags to the paper triangle.
3.  Use chalk to write the letters.
4.  Attach the twine with mini clothespins.

Halloween Projects

We wanted to do a quick preview of a few of our Halloween projects that we have posted lately.  A lot of “out-of-the-box” ideas on all of these projects!

This Halloween Countdown Calendar was made by our very own Sonya.  More details HERE.

You can’t have Halloween without a Haunted House, right!?!  Click HERE.

This Halloween Pillow was made using Canvas Corp’s 10″x18″ pillow form and Chalkstock!  So fun!  See HERE for more details!

Jeannie from Polka Cabana blog made this scary card.  See more HERE.

Kimber from Jillibean Soup made this “BAT”iful card using our Halloween paper, chalkstock and tag.

A perfect addition to your home decor, a Halloween canvas.  Click HERE.

This witch hat was made by the talented Cassie Box from www.somethingfromcassie.com.  I love how she incorporated the burlap to her project!

Jen at Craft-O-Maniac made this Halloween wreath for her front door to greet the trick-or-treaters this year.  She turned a Canvas Corp mini burlap tag shape into a witches broom…brillant!  See more HERE!

Holly from 504Main.com made this darling BOO banner, see her full tutorial HERE.

Halloween Goodie Boxes

Wouldn’t you love getting a special Halloween Treat in one of these boxes?

These were made using Canvas Corp’s Halloween papers that coordinate perfectly with our basic paper lines and an Accu-Cut die cutting system.  Just had a few embellishments and it is done!  The Halloween words were cut out of the word patterned paper and all of the edges of the papers were inked.

This is a little sample of our Halloween line in the kraft, ivory and white backgrounds.

Halloween Banner by Holly

 Holly, from 504Main.com and thediyclub.com, made this BOO Banner Tutorial using Canvas Corp products.  This would be absolutely perfect anywhere for Halloween decor!

I am a little slow to the game here, as it pertains to Halloween,
but my kids are “encouraging me” to get movin’!
So today I pulled out the Cricut and made a BOO banner

I adore this paper from Canvas Corp and have had my eye on it for awhile…

It is Fun and such a good quality.

My daughter specifically wanted a banner that said “Boo.”

I was trying to be more witty or original, but sometimes you just gotta go with it!

(don’t those “O’s” look like cat eyes!)

This is pretty simple and can easily be replicated with scissors and chip board letters (if you do not have a Cricut), or with different shapes and fonts (if you do have a Cricut).
Supplies
2 sheets of Canvas Corp Kraft Spooky Words (12×12)
2 sheets of Canvas Corp Spooky Diamonds on Kraft (2x 12)
1 sheet of orange paper/stock (12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11)
1 sheet of black paper/cardstock (12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11)
Canvas Corp black jute cord
Krylon Super Quick Spray Adhesive
Orange ribbon, about 1.5 yards
Optional: other various ribbons in orange and black for adornment

 

Tools
Cricut or scissors/X-acto
Cricut Cartridge: Essential Elements and Cindy Loo (I only have 3 cartridges, so I was going with what I have. You could use anything else)
Hole punch (mine is a 1/8″ hole punch, but regular size can work)
DIY IT!
1. Run the Kraft Spooky Words paper through the Cricut using the frame shape at 5″ 3 times (Essential Elements cartridge)
2. Run the Spooky Diamonds on Kraft paper through the machine using the same frame, but at 4.5″ (Essential Elements cartridge)
3. Cut black paper using the “star” at 3″ (Essential Elements cartridge)
4. Using the Cindy Look cartridge, cut orange paper…”B” – “O” – “O” at 3″
5. Separate the frames from the insides (I saved the other part of the cut to use for something else). The stars also have a cut out center but I left the center there.
6. Layout the pieces face down on a protected surface and cover the back of the pieces with adhesive, using the Krylon adhesive spray.
7. Apply the 4.5″ frame to the 5″ inner piece (I know it sounds funny, but it fits)
8. Apply the “star” to the center of shape from #7.
9. Apply the letter on top of the “star,” centered.
10. Punch one hole it each of the top two corners of the finished shape
11. Cut jute: 2 pieces at about 10″ and 2 pieces at about 20″
12. From the back side insert jute through the hole, and with the end of the front of the shape tie about 5 knots in the same location: 

*For the left hole on the “B” AND the right hole on the last “O,” use a 20″ string.

*Between the right hole of the “B” and the left hole of the first “O” use the shorter piece.

*Between the left hole of the “O” and the right hole of the last “O” use the shorter piece.

*As you tie the 2 pieces on the inside of the BOO (between the B and O and the O and O) try to keep the distance between the letters the same – just eye it. I have about 2.5-3″ between each letter.

13. OPTIONAL: Cut various lengths of extra ribbon for adornment – you need 4 sets – tie one on each end; tie another one between each letter. You can simply tie it around the string.

 

That’s it – easy and cute and Jules loves it…
so that is what matters.
In fact she loves it so much we had to make a second one…
but slightly different…
…she wanted the witch hat paper!
(I think that one is going
to pre-school)