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Meet our Wonderful Design Team The Arnold Grummer's Design Team will be posting 12 projects with full directions each month in hopes to inspire you 
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Linda Hess

Michele Emerson Roberts

Snow People

©Michele Emerson-Roberts  2014

Heading “home” for the Christmas holiday? I will make an early trip to visit with family and deliver their presents. With my folks, two sister, their kids and 6 great nieces and nephews….it’s a lot of gifts to make and take! This year for the young ones I decided to create “Snow People” ornaments that they can hang on their Christmas trees each year. I started this tradition as each was welcomed into this world. By the time they set up their own homes they will have a fun collection of ornaments to take with them.

Any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kitsMicrowave, heat gun or a sunny windowBlender, small strainer, cello spongesIron and pressing clothWestcott™ personal paper cutter and scissorsBeacon QuickGrip™ AdhesiveScraps of white paper or cardstock (think junk mail, etc.) Dies: Sizzix™ Tim Holtz Snowman and Impression Obsession™ Christmas tagsChristmas themed embossing folders  Cotton Christmas ribbonThin red twine or croche…

Happy Holidays Everyone!

The holidays are here and it is time for me to share one final project for this year with you.  I, also, want to send out holiday wishes to all of you and created this tree for you to enjoy.  The handmade paper is what makes this tree even more beautiful with its fine details.  

Begin by placing the deckle from the Papermill Pro Kit into a tub filled about half way with water. 
 In a blender add torn pieces of cardstock or old mail and 2 cups of water.  Blend this until it is turned into a pulp. 
 Pour the pulp into the deckle making sure that the entire area is covered and then left it out of the water and allow it to drain some. 
 Place the screen support grid and the newly formed sheet of paper into a shallow pan and place the screen over the top.  Use the sponge to remove as much of the water as possible. 

Transfer the sheet between two of the couch sheets and use the press bar to finish removing as much water as possible.  Allow the paper to dry or use an iron on it to dry i…

Christmas Stickers

©Michele Emerson-Roberts  2014

You probably get lots of mail this time of year asking for donations for this or that cause. I sure get my fair share and have to pick and choose who to support. Often the requests come with “free” cards (you already know what I do with some of those) or stickers that I don’t always want to just toss. These 4 cards are another example of what can be done with some of the “stuff” that others think of as junk or trash, in this case Christmas stickers.

Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kitsMicrowave, heat gun or a sunny windowBlender, small strainer, cello spongesIron and pressing clothWestcott™ personal paper cutter, scissorsScor-Pal™Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur  Grand Calibur Beacon ZipDry™ Adhesive, double sided foam tape or dotsScraps of white and red paper or cardstock (think junk mail, etc.) Remember: ALWAYS save the scraps.Envelopes for a 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards (or use the AG template to create matching envelopes)Christmas sti…

Easy Paper Snowflake Photo Background

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here.  There is still so much to do before Christmas Day.  My last post for this year had to be fairly easy and quick.

Using ordinary white copy paper and adding some Arnold Grummer Iridescent Flakes to the mix, I made two simple sheets of paper flecked with sparkle.

Follow the basic paper making process that can be viewed at this video link.

Once the paper sheets were completed I used my "go to" tools - Sizzix Big Shot and dies. The simple snowflake die-cuts were then used to add a unique embellishment to a black & white photo in an acrylic frame.

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Quick and Easy Christmas Cards by Linda Hess

I can hardly believe how quickly the holiday season has come upon us this year.  Perhaps it is because I am working as an art teacher this year...or that I work PT in framing at Michaels.  Either way the holidays seems to have come up much faster than normal.  With that in mind, Christmas cards need to be made and made quickly!

I pulled out my trusty tri-fold cards (, a terra cotta Nativity mold (  and my Delight AirDry Clay ( 
I conditioned a bit of the Delight clay by squeezing it in my hands.  I then flattened it into a thin sheet (this can be done by hand or with a roller or with a pasta machine).  The clay sheet was pressed into the Nativity mold (be sure to press clay firmly into the recessed areas). 
I pulled it out and placed it on my work surface, smoothing the edges flat.  Center the image in a tri-fold card opening and press …

Repurposed Christmas Cards

©Michele Emerson-Roberts  2014

December is one of my favorite months of the year. There is a feeling of peace and love starting with the Thanksgiving celebration that sets the mood for the month of December, and the anticipation of the new year.
In keeping with my philosophy of re-purposing items that most people toss, here are just a few of the more than 100 Christmas cards that I will be mailing out soon.

Supplies: Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kitsMicrowave, heat gun or a sunny windowBlender, small strainer, cello spongesIron and pressing clothWestcott™ personal paper cutter, scissorsScor-Pal™Beacon Quick Grip™ Adhesive, double sided foam tape or dotsScraps of white, olive green, red, dark red, tan and Christmas green paper or cardstock (think junk mail, etc.--except for the white I am using scraps left from other projects – and remember to always save the scraps)Envelopes for a 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards (or use the AG template to create matching envelope…

Don't Forget the Cookies

As Santa is checking his lists, we need to be making sure our lists are complete, too.  Don't forget that very special treat for Santa...his favorite cookies!  Share the reminder with someone this holiday season with this cute made with love card.  It will bring a smile to anyone's season.  Share it with your own gift of your favorite cookies even. This card was created by making 5 sheets of handmade paper using the Papermill Pro Envelope and Stationary Kit and the basic papermaking instructions. There are 2 sheets of white paper, one green sheet, one red sheet and one brown sheet needed.  The brown sheet is for the cookies and to make them look decorated for the holidays some of the Copper Dust was sprinkled into the paper pulp right before the deckle was removed from the water.  All of sheets were allowed to dry completely.  A paper tearing ruler was used on the green sheet to take away the boxed look of the card that was created with all of the straight edges.  This is a …

Christmas Tea Light

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2014