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DIY of the week: Hydrangea Hippo

Posted August 16th, 2012

Thank you Jennifer Priest of Hydrangea Hippo for this great craft tip!!

I created this super frilly pretty flower for a mini book I made when I was on the Clear Scraps Design Team. The flowers were mulberry paper based flowers from Accent Scrapbooking but this same technique can be used for Prima, Petaloo, Bo Bunny, or any other flat paper flowers you have. You know you have these kinds of flowers in your stash, just begging to be pulled out of the package, jar, or bag and put onto a page!! You’ve cast them aside for the new highly embellished and glittered flowers that have become popular over the last few years. Who wants to be seen using last year’s flowers? Not me!

This technique will help bring your old plain flowers up to par — you’ll be a fashion-forward scrapper in no time. What are you waiting for?

For this technique you will need some very sophisticated supplies: white glue and 3 paper flowers. I know, too easy.

I sprayed these flowers with Smooch Spritz in Tea Party to give them a slightly more “shabby” coloring and some sparkle. This is an optional step-if you decide later that your flower is “blah”, you can always spray some Smooch Spritz on it!

Fold one flower in half and secured with glue.

The fold that flower in half again and secure with glue.

Apply some glue to the center of the second flower.

Place the point of the folded flower into the center of the second flower and wrap the second flower around the folded flower.

Pinch the flower around the folded flower to make the petals flare out.

Adhere this double flower to the third flower and fluff the petals.

Add to a project for a little extra pizzazz (and to use up your stash).

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    Beer Tasting with the San Pedro Brewing Company

    Posted August 16th, 2012

    Come by to taste the fantastic hand crafted beer of the San Pedro Brewing Company. If you like supporting local businesses, drinking delicious beer, shopping, and mingling with crafters, this is for you!

    When: Sunday August 19th

    Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Location: The CRAFTED demonstration area

    Price: $1.00 and $5.00

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      PureWow: “WHICH CRAFT An arty warehouse in San Pedro”

      Posted August 16th, 2012

      When we hear San Pedro, oil refineries and old-school punk rockspring to mind. But this port city at the terminus of the Harbor Freeway is getting a fresh reputation for creativity due to a new operation called Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles.

      Crafted comprises a couple of former naval warehouses that have been cleaned up and parceled out to craftspeople as work-sales spaces. It’s the brainchild of Wayne Blank, the developer who turned an old rail yard into the Santa Monica arts mecca Bergamot Station.


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        Orange County Mom Blog: “Etsy Craft Party”

        Posted August 16th, 2012

        We love Etsy! So much that we even have our own little Etsy shop (Glitterful Felt Stories). Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles is a Southern California crafting mecca where local artists sell the most amazing crafts. They are having a big Etsy craft party coming up on August 24th from 7-10pm. Their theme is “Wish You Were Here.”

        See the article here.

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          Jen’s Jewels Demonstration

          Posted August 14th, 2012


          This Saturday, Jen from Jen’s Jewels will show a step by step demonstration of how she designs and fabricates her stone set rings.  Starting with just a cabochon stone, metal sheet and bezel wire, she will walk you through how she creates her one of a kind statement rings. If you love fire and tools, this is a demonstration you cannot miss!



          When: Saturday August 18th

          Time: 1:00 pm

          Location: The CRAFTED demonstration area

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            Interactive Demonstration: Lint and Buttons

            Posted August 8th, 2012

            Have you ever wanted to make one of those cool personalized leather bracelets or keychains but didn’t have the tools to do so? Well then it’s your lucky day! Because Justin Deines of Lint and Buttons is going to show you how to get creative with leather… FOR FREE! All you have to bring is yourself and we will provide the rest! Justin has a large assortment of specialty leather stamps for you to chose from and materials to create your very own keychain or bracelet. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, crafting is for everyone! So come by CRAFTED at the port of los angeles this weekend to participate!

            Date: THIS SUNDAY, August 12

            Time: 1:00pm

            Place: The Main Entrance


            *$5 parking fee

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              DIY Small Enclosure Envelopes

              Posted August 8th, 2012

              This artist tip was submitted by KC of Make. Shop. Live.

              The small enclosure envelops are perfect for business cards, small cards, and gifts.

              This is is  cheap, quick, and simple craft bound to keep you making more!



              Here are the supplies you will need for this cheap, quick, and simple craft:

              Scrap Paper (5.25″ x 5.25″), Envelope Template, Pen or Pencil, Scissors & Glue Stick.

              *optional Paper Backed Tape for sealing*




              To create your template, find an envelope you like and trace around it on a scrap piece of cardboard box:


              (Make sure that the template is just under 5″ wide and just over 5″ long.)

              Step 1: Trace around envelope template




              Step 2: Cut out paper where you traced the lines.



              Step 3: Fold side flaps to the center.




              Step 4: Fold up bottom and top flaps.

              Step 5: Use glue stick to glue side flaps secure.

              Step 6: Glue bottom flap up to center.



              Step 7: OPTIONAL use a small strip of paper backed double-sided tape leaving one side.

              of the paper on until your ready to secure the envelope shut.




              Step 8: Make as many as you can! We recommend using any type of scrap paper you can find. Old maps, newspapers, and magazines work well.


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                Forbes: “Ten Things You Can’t Miss In Los Angeles Before Summer Is Over”

                Posted July 17th, 2012

                Forbes knows how to add up the best LA has to offer!

                5. Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles: Just opened last month in Phase One, Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro is a giant permanent marketplace where local artisans display their goods, including clothing, jewelry, home furniture and accessories, and gourmet food. The two warehouses date to the 1940s and provide almost 140,000 square feet of shopping space. The team behind Crafted hopes to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year for the shopping, but also for the events that are planned throughout the year.

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                  Daily Breeze: “Transformed warehouse to reopen as Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles”

                  Posted June 28th, 2012

                  The Daily Breeze article on CRAFTED‘s grand opening:

                  Artists wielding hammers, glue guns and paintbrushes are transforming San Pedro’s cavernous Warehouse No. 10.

                  By this weekend, the 1944 wood-frame building will become Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, a monster venue billed as an arts and crafts mecca. It’s envisioned as holding 500 micro-businesses and drawing 500,000 visitors a year.

                  “I’m really excited,” said artist Raychel Huff, who was patching wall space last week on her Fruition jewelry-and-ceramics booth space. “I’m loving the light.”

                  The venue officially opens at 10:30 a.m. Friday with 100 artists who will be ready to sell. After that, Crafted will be open Fridays through Sundays each weekend.

                  Little has been done to alter the vintage warehouse, one of two being transformed for the project that will be phased in over time.

                  Once the companion Warehouse No. 9 is finished, it will give artists 135,000 square feet of display space. In between is an outdoor courtyard where live music and other entertainment is planned.

                  Check out the full article here:

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