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Michaels at Brit + Co’s Re:Make 2015

In just a few short days we will be making the trip to Re:Make, Brit + Co’s annual creativity festival in San Francisco!  We are excited to meet thousands of DIYer’s  and creative enthusiasts at the event. If you’re in the San Francisco area we would LOVE to meet YOU!

Michaels at Re:Make 2015

On Saturday, September 12, come by our Make Station to craft a hand-stamped tote bag, for free! We’ll have everything you need to create your own custom stamp to design your bag. Our friends at Brit+Co whipped up these fun totes to show you how it’s done!

Michaels at Re:Make 2015 Stamped Tote BagHand Stamped Tote Bag

If you can’t make it to the Re:Make Festival, you can pick up the supplies to make these totes at your local Michaels or order them online. Here’s what you’ll need:

Hand-Stamped ToteBrit + Co Re:MakeFor full instructions on how to create these designs, check out Brit + Co’s tutorial.


Don’t forget to RSVP for the festival day on 9/12. We’re looking forward to getting crafty with you!


Guest Post: Tim Holtz Handmade Cards

A handmade card from Tim Holtz

Who doesn’t love to receive a handmade card in the mail. These quick and easy cards are sure to impress your friends and family. Gather your favorite supplies, Stamps, Distress Markers and Ink, Mirrored Stars, Word Keys, Linen Ribbon, Rub ons and sit down to create some beautiful but simple cards.

Stamping with Archival Ink and Coloring with Distress Markers

Stamp Blueprint images onto watercolor paper with Jet Black Archival Ink. Color the images with your favorite colors of Distress Markers.

Blending with a Detail Water Brush and Distressing the edges

Using a Detail Water Brush blend the colors out to create a watercolor effect. Trim the images to size. Ink the edges with Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. Use a circular motion with light pressure and create a darkened edge around the images.

Distress Technique using Hand Sander and Distress Ink

Cut a card base from Kraft-core cardstock. Score and fold in half. Cut a mat a little larger then the colored images. Cut a piece of Crowded Attic Paper Stash for the background of the card. Ink the edges with Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool to create a darkened edge.

Adding pieces to base card with foam tape

Adhere pieces to base card. Use foam tape to adhere images to card. Foam tape is a great way to add interest to your card.

Adding rub-on and key embellishment

Add Remnant Rubs “Life Quotes” as desired. Tie Linen Ribbon around card attaching the Word Key with a bow.

The perfect finished card!

Easy as 1..2..3… and just think how happy someone will be to receive a beautiful handmade card. I call that happy mail!

- Tim Holtz