Show and Tell

Our October issue hits newsstands today! If you already have your copy, you might have noticed a couple fun projects in “Show & Tell” (page 68).  Dina Wakley designed the album showing the Maya Road Square Canvas Pocket Binder Album, and Laura Craigie designed several projects featuring the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl line.

We didn’t have enough room in the magazine to show all of the projects. So, for your further inspiration, we’re including them here!

Cosmo Cricket Material Girl projects by Laura Craigie


The layering on this page looks effortless and keeps the focus on the photo.

SOURCES Cardstock, paper trim: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, stickers, chipboard accents: Cosmo Cricket. Font: Bookman Old Style. Ink, blending tool: Ranger Industries. Pen: GelWriter.


Small strips of patterned paper create multicolor background on this tag.


The chipboard button adorning the tops is such a creative twist on the typical tag.

SOURCES Patterned paper, chipboard accents: Cosmo Cricket. Stickers: Cosmo Cricket (“thank you,” “sweet”), Pink Paislee (“Sara”). Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries (antique linen), Staz-On by Tsukineko (black). Pen: American Crafts. Ink blending tool: Ranger Industries. Hemp cord: Darice.


A little bit of patterned paper and a flower accent go a long way toward dressing up a box of candy.

SOURCES Patterned paper, stickers, chipboard accents, buttons: Cosmo Cricket. Pen: Unibal Signo. Punches: Fiskars. Baker’s twine: Divine Twine. Plastic box: Melissa Frances.


Want to learn how to make this dimensional flower? Laura has a great tutorial on her blog!


Most people probably don’t think of anniversaries when they see the Material Girl collection, but this card proves that it can be used for nearly anything.

SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, stickers, chipboard accents: Cosmo Cricket. Pearls: KaiserCraft. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: VersaFine by Tsukineko. Punch: Fiskars.


The embossed cardstock on this card is from one of the two collections Core’dinations and Cosmo Cricket have worked together on. Core’dinations has also partnered with Graphic 45, Jillibean Soup, Stacy Julian, and Jenni Bowlin Studios to create embossed cardstock.

SOURCES Cardstock: Core’dinations. Patterned paper, stickers, chipboard accents: Cosmo Cricket. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Staz-On, VersaFine by Tsukineko. Punch: EK Success.

Maya Road Square Canvas Pocket Binder Album by Dina Wakley


Splattered paint and chipboard accents add artistic decoration to a canvas pocket perfect for holding memorabilia.


Vibrant photos pop off the black-and-white patterned paper. Coordinating paper, accents, and journaling blocks are used throughout the entire album to give it a cohesive look.


To play up the Parisian feel to the album, Dina inked the edges of each page and photo.


Balance out smaller photos with a large print almost the same size as the album page.


Finish the album with another pocket for holding memorabilia.

What new products are you most excited about? Have you made projects using them? Post them in the gallery—we’d love to see them!

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