Textural Accents

Hi Mom Mini Gift Bag using Paper Flowers Kit

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Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying the spring weather :) Today I am combining spring flowers and upcoming Mother's Day in this sweet embossed mini bag.


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By using the Paper Flowers Kit - 90 pcs, one can easily created an embellished mini gift bag in no time. EVERYTHING is in the kit including several techniques in a booklet...class in a box :)


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I am showcasing one of those techniques here using Texture Gems™ Ice as a resist. By dotting the petals and letting it dry, you created a resist design.


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With the enclosed knife, slice a piece of Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Metallic Grape and add water to create a paint. Brush over the flower and gentle wipe off the color on the resist design. Repeat the paint process in Metallic Melon Gelatos® with two other flower die cuts. For the smallest flower, I did another resist design and colored it with Metallic Grape.


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While the flowers dried, emboss a Kraft colored mini bag for texture and interest in the background.


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I love this shape! You can use it for a banner or sentiment which I did :) Wrote a quick "Hi Mom!" with Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Walnut Brown.


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Then the fun part, assembling it all together!! Using foam dots, Dodz™ 3D and Dodz™ Medium (clear double-side adhesive dots), everything was layered into a beautiful dimensional flower.


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A close up of the flower...I wanted a little more bling so I added a clear rhinestone in the middle to finish it off...what do you think?


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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my post :) If you are interested in this kit and other, please click: Design Memory Craft® Gift Sets and Kits page.

Margie Higuchi




Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®: Paper Flowers Kit - 90 pcs and Stamper's Big Brush Pen (Walnut Brown)

• Spellbinders® Paper Arts: M-Bossabilities™ Folder

• Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Dodz™ 3D and Dodz™ Medium

• Want2Scrap©: Clear Rhinestone

• Kraft Mini Bag



Margie enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media. She considers herself lucky to have been a product designer for a line of chipboard products, a design team member on many craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, written articles and published artwork in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas as well as on TV.


Margie's “go-to” product is Design Memory Craft® Gelatos®! She uses them in her cards, pages and mixed media projects. They mix and match with many things from water to whipped spackle…The sky’s the limit!


Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their two college-bound boys, they put up with her crazy schedules and endless craft supplies! Visit her blog at SCRAPS of (my) Life.

Create-Inspire- Art Journaling Page by Keren Tamir


Hi Everyone,

Its Keren here with another post this month for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® .

I've created a double spread art journaling page. I designed the page over a water-color paper and then cut it in half to add to my spiral bound Art Journal.

Below is a video on how I created this page.


Here is the video:


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Altered with Love and Texture Luxe Copper Tutorial

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I had the opportunity to first play with the Texture Luxe™ Copper at CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) 2016 Mega Conference & Trade Show in January. LOVE the richness in color and the creamy-ness of the product :) Today I have altered a mint tin featuring this wonderful medium in many different ways.

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Be Awesome Canvas - by Lisa


Hi everyone! It's Lisa here to share a really "awesome" canvas with you today. This is on a 6 x 6 " non cradled maple hardwood art board and is perfect for creating any king of mixed media pieces. I use the term "canvas" loosely as it actually has no canvas attached to it, it is solid wood.

I wanted to use some of the older Textural Accents, older Gelatos® colors and mix them up with the new, and this is what I created. I hope that you like it. I had a really great time creating it. 

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