Friday, November 20, 2009

Welcome to the Jingle Bell Hop!

Welcome to the AC Bailey Jingle Bell Hop! With the holidays literally around the corner, the AC Bailey Design Team has decided to help Santa (and you) out this year with some fun and easy projects to help make the holiday gift season a bit easier. And just like Santa, we've also gotten some extra help this year and asked some additional elves to help out and post some of their cool projects too! And if that isn't enough help...we've also arranged for some early Black Friday sales just in case you need some products to get the projects completed.So come out and meet our Elves...check out their projects...leave a comment on their blogs and be eligible for a prize - upload some of your completed projects from any of the tutorials into the AC Bailey gallery and be eligible for another prize! Projects need to be completed and uploaded into the gallery by Tuesday, November 24th at Midnight Eastern to be eligible for a prize

Hi! I'm Lisa, and I've been a consultant with AC Bailey for about a year and a half, and a Design Team member for just over a month. I love AC Bailey because we always have the newest, freshest scrapbooking products out there. We also have some great perks, like the goodies kit of the month and FREE shipping on the first of every month! We have a great forum as well, and we're always doing fun things like this awesome blog hop! Enjoy!

Now on to the tutorial...

I've been a busy little elf getting my house ready for Thanksgiving. I like to keep the decorating for this holiday simple, because the minute the last guest leaves, hubby and I are outside hanging Christmas lights, and I start really decking the halls!

But I wanted my table to be pretty for this Thanksgiving, so this is what I came up with:

I made all the decorations you see here - the napkin ring/place cards, the Thanksgiving menu luminaries, the flower centerpiece, and the decorated candles.

Today I'm going to show you how to make the candle decoration. You can adapt this technique for any occasion, and it's super easy to do!

All you'll need are:
Pillar candles (as many as you'd like to decorate)
Patterned paper (I used Kaisercraft Pennyroyale)
Packing tape
Hot water in a large bowl
Paper towels
Heat embossing gun
Ribbon or ricrac for embellishing

Follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Run a strip of packing tape the entire 12" width of your patterned paper, smoothing the tape as you roll it.

Step 2: Cut this strip of tape and patterned paper. It doesn't matter if you cut it precisely, but don't cut into the tape.

Step 3: Soak this strip of tape and paper in hot water for about 30 minutes.

Step 4: With your thumb, rub the wet patterned paper off the entire length of the tape strip. Your goal is to have no white paper fibers showing when done.

Step 5: Allow tape strip to dry on paper towels - should take about 1 to 2 hours.

Step 6: Wrap tape strip around pillar candle. Secure with a small amount of adhesive.

Step 7: Heat tape strip with heat embossing gun. You will be able to see the tape "melt" into the candle beneath the surface. Keep the heat gun moving so as not to cause the candle to drip.

Step 8: Embellish with ribbon or ricrac, and enjoy! (Caution: remove ribbon when burning candle)

That's it! I hope you enjoyed this stop on the hop. Stay tuned to the forum for tutorials on the rest of these projects. Now it's time to visit Kristii's blog, Honestly Speaking - she's cooked up something extra sweet for you!

Monday, November 16, 2009

'Tis the Season to Start Saving!

November 20th thru the 27th
Enjoy Black Friday ALL week at AC Bailey!!

Take 40% off ALL
American Crafts
Cosmo Cricket
Staz on inks
Bulk Buttons and Ribbons
and EVERYTHING in the While Supplies Last Section!

*Offer not valid for Albums.
*In stock items only.
*One coupon per customer, cannot be combined with any other coupons.
*Discount will be taken from the price shown in your cart. Consultants, discount will NOT exceed 40%

Use code BLACK to get your discount.

Buy a Gift Certificate and get a December Shopping Pass for 1/2 the amount FREE!
Buy a $10 GC and get a $5 one, FREE!
Buy a $100 GC and get a $50 one, FREE!

*Limit 1 per customer
*Shopping Pass must be used between 12/2 and 12/31
*Additional Code will be sent separately to the Buyers email address provided with the order.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Quick Quotes Class

Here's a photo of the Quick Quotes layout class scheduled for November 21. Let me know by the end of today, Nov. 1 if you'll be attending!

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