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Ten Ways to Create with Kraft-Colored Products + Giveaway

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

  There’s something warm and inviting about kraft-colored products. Maybe it’s the soft shades of brown or the subtle texture of the porous material. It’s like an echo from the past, before paper products underwent multiple chemical treatments to get that just-right sheen of glossy business-letterhead perfection. And maybe it’s the uncomplicated ruggedness of these […]

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  There’s something warm and inviting about kraft-colored products. Maybe it’s the soft shades of brown or the subtle texture of the porous material. It’s like an echo from the past, before paper products underwent multiple chemical treatments to get that just-right sheen of glossy business-letterhead perfection. And maybe it’s the uncomplicated ruggedness of these […]

Slow Down and Breathe Mini Art Journal Project

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

It’s easy to chug along, gain speed, and forget to press on the breaks in the business of everyday life. Today, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer reveals a simple project to help you take time to slow down, breathe, and appreciate the present moment in this creative, art journal project. Slow Down and Breathe Mini Art […]

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It’s easy to chug along, gain speed, and forget to press on the breaks in the business of everyday life. Today, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer reveals a simple project to help you take time to slow down, breathe, and appreciate the present moment in this creative, art journal project. Slow Down and Breathe Mini Art […]

Art Journal Tutorial by Guest Artist Mary Wangerin

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Somerset Place is thrilled to welcome guest artist Mary Wangerin, one of Stampington & Company’s very own published artists and author of the inspirational blog, The Turqouise Paintbrush: a guide to treasures + truths. Today, she stops by to share a colorful art journal tutorial with us. We hope you’ll find Mary Wangerin’s advice helpful, […]

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Somerset Place is thrilled to welcome guest artist Mary Wangerin, one of Stampington & Company’s very own published artists and author of the inspirational blog, The Turqouise Paintbrush: a guide to treasures + truths. Today, she stops by to share a colorful art journal tutorial with us. We hope you’ll find Mary Wangerin’s advice helpful, […]

Free Article Download: Teacup Succulents Project

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Using repurposed teacups, decorative polka-dot tape, and a few small succulents, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer creates this simple and inexpensive project. Rest them on a windowsill or place outside for an interesting décor piece that’s sure to revive and refresh an otherwise ordinary space. Click here to download this free article to learn how to recreate […]

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Using repurposed teacups, decorative polka-dot tape, and a few small succulents, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer creates this simple and inexpensive project. Rest them on a windowsill or place outside for an interesting décor piece that’s sure to revive and refresh an otherwise ordinary space. Click here to download this free article to learn how to recreate […]

Mixed-Media Journal Projects

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

We’ve collected a variety of mixed-media journal projects, and we’re showing you how to recreate each of these fresh ideas at The Studio. Here are five of our top picks (listed clockwise from top to bottom) that we hope will jumpstart your creativity, so you can soar to new heights in your next piece. Mixed-Media […]

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We’ve collected a variety of mixed-media journal projects, and we’re showing you how to recreate each of these fresh ideas at The Studio. Here are five of our top picks (listed clockwise from top to bottom) that we hope will jumpstart your creativity, so you can soar to new heights in your next piece. Mixed-Media […]

Studio Project: Housewarming Cards

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Moving into a new home is a big and exciting step in anyone’s life. Say “congratulations” to that special someone with a personalized card to show how much you care.   Housewarming Cards Project Tutorial: Kraft cards are all the rave right now, and we’ve got an eco-friendly and wallet friendly way to make your […]

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Moving into a new home is a big and exciting step in anyone’s life. Say “congratulations” to that special someone with a personalized card to show how much you care.   Housewarming Cards Project Tutorial: Kraft cards are all the rave right now, and we’ve got an eco-friendly and wallet friendly way to make your […]

3 Insanely Easy DIY Projects with Instagram Photos

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Project by Vanessa Spencer #1 Instagram Photo Cards Our square greeting cards (with matching square envelopes!) are the perfect canvas to display your Instagram pictures. Don’t let them metaphorically “collect dust” by sitting on your phone or computer – print them out and share them with friends and family! You can use these adorable cards for thank […]

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Project by Vanessa Spencer #1 Instagram Photo Cards Our square greeting cards (with matching square envelopes!) are the perfect canvas to display your Instagram pictures. Don’t let them metaphorically “collect dust” by sitting on your phone or computer – print them out and share them with friends and family! You can use these adorable cards for thank […]

I Adore Wall Hanging Tutorial by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson

Monday, February 10th, 2014

It’s no secret that I adore Kristen Robinson’s eye-catching jewelry designs, so you can imagine how giddy I felt inviting her to share a new project with all of us. Please join me in welcoming Kristen Robinson to Somerset Place, and follow along as she shares a clever way to use bezels with this creative […]

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It’s no secret that I adore Kristen Robinson’s eye-catching jewelry designs, so you can imagine how giddy I felt inviting her to share a new project with all of us. Please join me in welcoming Kristen Robinson to Somerset Place, and follow along as she shares a clever way to use bezels with this creative […]

Teacup Twine Organization Idea

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

We already know that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but how do porcelain cups “stack up”? In this charming teacup craft project, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer uses her creativity to transform thrifted chinaware into an organizational unit for her favorite art supplies.   How did this organizational idea come about? “It’s […]

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We already know that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but how do porcelain cups “stack up”? In this charming teacup craft project, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer uses her creativity to transform thrifted chinaware into an organizational unit for her favorite art supplies.   How did this organizational idea come about? “It’s […]

3 Valentine’s Day DIYS You’ll Love

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Prepare for the sweetest day of the year with these free love-inspired DIY projects. We’ve narrowed down our viewers’  three favorites to inspire your creativity this Valentine’s Day.   #1 Kristen Robinson: Beloved Valentine’s Day Boxes This lovely packaging idea by Kristen Robinson is perfect for holding sweet treats or even valentine décor! Click here to learn how […]

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Prepare for the sweetest day of the year with these free love-inspired DIY projects. We’ve narrowed down our viewers’  three favorites to inspire your creativity this Valentine’s Day.   #1 Kristen Robinson: Beloved Valentine’s Day Boxes This lovely packaging idea by Kristen Robinson is perfect for holding sweet treats or even valentine décor! Click here to learn how […]