Hi Mom Mini Gift Bag using Paper Flowers Kit

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Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying the spring weather :) Today I am combining spring flowers and upcoming Mother's Day in this sweet embossed mini bag.


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By using the Paper Flowers Kit - 90 pcs, one can easily created an embellished mini gift bag in no time. EVERYTHING is in the kit including several techniques in a booklet...class in a box :)


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I am showcasing one of those techniques here using Texture Gems™ Ice as a resist. By dotting the petals and letting it dry, you created a resist design.


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With the enclosed knife, slice a piece of Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Metallic Grape and add water to create a paint. Brush over the flower and gentle wipe off the color on the resist design. Repeat the paint process in Metallic Melon Gelatos® with two other flower die cuts. For the smallest flower, I did another resist design and colored it with Metallic Grape.


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While the flowers dried, emboss a Kraft colored mini bag for texture and interest in the background.


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I love this shape! You can use it for a banner or sentiment which I did :) Wrote a quick "Hi Mom!" with Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Walnut Brown.


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Then the fun part, assembling it all together!! Using foam dots, Dodz™ 3D and Dodz™ Medium (clear double-side adhesive dots), everything was layered into a beautiful dimensional flower.


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A close up of the flower...I wanted a little more bling so I added a clear rhinestone in the middle to finish it off...what do you think?


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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my post :) If you are interested in this kit and other, please click: Design Memory Craft® Gift Sets and Kits page.

Margie Higuchi




Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®: Paper Flowers Kit - 90 pcs and Stamper's Big Brush Pen (Walnut Brown)

• Spellbinders® Paper Arts: M-Bossabilities™ Folder

• Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Dodz™ 3D and Dodz™ Medium

• Want2Scrap©: Clear Rhinestone

• Kraft Mini Bag



Margie enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media. She considers herself lucky to have been a product designer for a line of chipboard products, a design team member on many craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, written articles and published artwork in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas as well as on TV.


Margie's “go-to” product is Design Memory Craft® Gelatos®! She uses them in her cards, pages and mixed media projects. They mix and match with many things from water to whipped spackle…The sky’s the limit!


Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their two college-bound boys, they put up with her crazy schedules and endless craft supplies! Visit her blog at SCRAPS of (my) Life.

Color a Page with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils + Winners of April Take the Challenge with Mou


Hello there fellow bloggers, Mou here with today's inspiration! I am coloring a page with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

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Core Design Team Call Out



Show off your Mixed Media talent and get paid and free product! We at the Design Memory Craft®

Brand Team are SO excited to see your incredible projects and want YOUR help in inspiring others!

Apply today to our Core Design Team to work with the best quality products in the industry!

We offer competitive pay as well as lots of fun, FREE products for you to use for your projects! Your

name and art will be featured on our Social Media channels, at CHA and other events! You’ll also have

lots of other fun opportunities, including teaching classes and publication of your projects in our

Marketing materials as well as advertising!


We’re looking for Designers who have an established following on a variety of Social platforms, are good

with deadlines and consistently have projects that exemplify the Design Memory Craft Brand.

Ideal Candidate Capabilities:

  • Create beautiful pieces that excite and inspire using Design Memory Craft products!
  • Ability, technology and sparkling personality to lead Ustream classes and create inspiring videos
  • Teach at workshops and demonstrate products at trade shows and consumer shows
  • Availability to work with our Team without contractual restraints

Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Create two original mixed media projects to post on our blog
  • Maintenance of your blog and link to Design Memory Craft’s website/blog
  • Follow the guidelines provided by our Brand Team
  • Lead or moderate one Ustream class
  • We may also request to buy your original project for tradeshow and marketing use
  • We even could ask you to participate in other special projects and events, giving you the exclusive, inside scoop!

Excited to join the fun? Send us the following information by June 1st to

DesignMemoryCraft@FaberCastell.com with the e-mail title ‘Design Team Application’.

  • Name, address and e-mail address
  • Short biography – Tell us why you are a perfect fit for our Team and love our products!
  • Links to your blog and all other Social Media
  • One mixed media/ home décor project with step by step directions. Show us who you are! Thiscan be an existing project if it uses our products. Videos are welcomed!
  • List all the brands you are currently affiliated with
  • Finally…like/follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/DesignMemoryCraft), Pinterest

(http://pinterest.com/designmemcraft/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft )!

NOTE: Design Team term is six months with pay by project, paid monthly.

ATC set with Paper Flower Kit- By Keren Tamir

Hi Everyone,
Its Keren here for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog featuring a set of ATC’s using the new Paper Flowers kit, the Texture Luxe™ Copper  paste and a few of the new Mixed Media Stencils from the 102 set.
You can watch the step by step video below to see how I created these ATC’s.


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Mixed Media Hoop Art with Paper Flowers Kit


Hi everyone! Carisa here with you today sharing some more fun with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Paper Flowers Kit. This is such a fun kit with everything you need to get started making your own beautiful watercolor handmade flowers. You get four gorgeous Gelatos® Colors in Metallic Melon, Lemon, Snow Cone and Metallic Grape. I pulled out some additional colors to make a bright, spring inspired mixed media hoop art canvas.


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Design Team Call Out!


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® is a leading manufacturer specializing in high quality art and craft supplies for mixed media applications. 

We're looking for talented designers to help promote our brand as a part of our core team for mixed media art. Our core team will consist of five designers; the successful applicant will have an established following and will need to work well with deadlines and consistently produce projects of high standard (including high quality photography). The applicant must also be available to promote Design Memory Craft without contractual restraints. 

As part of the Design Memory Craft Core Team you will:

  • Receive a project based pay
  • Have the ability, technology and personality to lead Ustream classes
  • Have the skills to create videos
  • Lead workshops and demos at trade shows and consumer shows 
  • Receive a surplus amount of Design Memory Craft products including the new products
  • Have the opportunity to be featured regularly on the redesigned Design Memory Craft blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram
  • We may also approach you about buying the original artwork for tradeshow and marketing use
  • Do other duties as needed

Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Create two original mixed media projects to post on the Design Memory Craft blog (in video format and/or image step outs)
  • Maintain your blog and link to Design Memory Craft’s website/blog
  • Follow the guidelines provided by Design Memory Craft (follow restrictions regarding use of competitive product on our site as well as yours)
  • Lead or moderate one Ustream class (schedule may differ according to our marketing calendar)

Please send us the following information by May 9th via email to DesignMemoryCraft@fabercastell.com with ‘Design Team Application’ in the subject line.

***Please note that late submissions will not be accepted***.

  1. Name, address and e-mail address.
  2. Short biography (tell us why you want to be on our team, and what makes you a valuable asset)
  3. Links to your blog and all other your public social media sites.
  4. One mixed media project with step by step directions. *please note- your personality is important to us.  Show us who you are! (This can be an existing project if it uses our products.)  Videos are also encouraged. 
  5. List all the brands you are currently affiliated with. 

The Core Team will be announced on May 16th.  

Mixed Media Art with Rita Barakat!

Rita Barakat Mixed  Media Art
Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here! I get so excited about mixed media projects and this one is especially fun because of the way it came about! Grab your Paper Crafter Crayons, Gesso and Gelatos®  and come back!

Rita Barakat Mixed Media Art (1)
OK first of all, I was thinking of a project to make and sharpening my Paper Crafter Crayons when I thought I am wasting the crayons. So I decided to put them on my art journal page...

Rita Barakat Mixed Media Art (3)
I had several colors going and decided to melt them with my mini iron.

Rita Barakat Mixed Media Art (4)
I know it doesn't look like much at first, but sometimes that's how mixed media is - messy and unpredictable. You just have to enjoy the process and  keep working it.

Rita Barakat Mixed Media Art (5)
I grabbed a Blueberry Gelato® and drew around the outside, at this point I am thinking it can't hurt right?

Rita Barakat Mixed Media Art (6)
I used a wet paintbrush to spread the color around. The melted Paper Crafter Crayons do make a solid hard surface that resists the Gelatos®.  (These aren't your kids crayons!) Once I filled in any empty areas I did work the melted areas a bit more until I liked how it looked, it goes back to a solid state super quick! Then I decided to dip a paper cup in gesso and makes some circles- it was a perfect finishing touch!  If you don't have Paper Crafter Crayons you should give them a try in your next mixed media project and if you do have them you have to try this technique!

Paper Crafters Crayons

Rita Barakat
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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

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