7/29/21

Back-to-School

It's Almost Time for Back-to-School! 


The last year and a half has been a rollercoaster for everyone, especially students.  They have been isolated from fellow classmates and friends. Finally heading back to school full-time this fall may come with some worries and anxieties. To help ease kids into the mindset of being at school once again, try leaning into craft therapy and refreshing their school skills!

Since last year's back to school shopping was most likely postponed, kids will be extra excited to get back to school if they have fun and fresh supplies to show off to their new classmates.

Long bus rides or after school program time is perfect for picking up a craft like cross stitch!

These needle art kits are the perfect size to stash in a backpack and made with beginners in mind. 

Before it's time to head back to the classroom, get your home office/craft environment organized, cleaned and ready for all those take-home assignments that will start pouring in. 


Keep your new tools nice and tidy with these great storage options! 


The first day back to school is always a little tough, with the summer amnesia clearing up. Freshen up those school skills with some workbooks and flash cards for reviewing math, spelling, and more, as well as educational toys and books! 

 

Get your kids in the mood for science with some science and nature kits!


Don't know where to start? Invite a small group of kids over to work on projects together prior to their first day of school. These projects should be school themed to get them thinking and talking about the big day with their friends. 

5 Simple Crafts That Will Help Kids Overcome Back-to-School Anxiety

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7/15/21

Virtual Workshop by Prima Marketing

Crimson and Gold- Altered Book with Finnabair 


Anna Dabrowska is a mixed-media artist, teacher and designer. During our Winter Notions Commotion event, Anna taught a great virtual class which we want to finally share with you.  Anna takes things slow and explains each step in detail so if you're new to this medium of crafting this project is perfect for you! And if you're already a Finnabair fan, you know that every design by Anna is unique and the final product is always different than past creations. It's time to spice up your favorite book, journal or scrapbook! 



Download project sheet here: https://bit.ly/3nhZsUL
Product List: https://bit.ly/2Xbnbvp


Download project sheet here: https://bit.ly/3nhZsUL
Product List: https://bit.ly/2Xbnbvp
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7/1/21

All About Aitoh

Get to Know Aitoh

Aitoh offers the largest selection of Japanese Origami papers in the United States and is the source of traditional Japanese paper products and Asian art materials. With nearly 20 years of experience, Aitoh not only prides itself in bringing quality products but also creating innovative products such as Origami and paper kits for all ages to enjoy. 


Sit in on Aitoh's virtual vendor meeting with Notions Marketing. Lots of helpful tips on how to display origami in your store and what add-on accessories go along great with their products.


Helpful information about Origami from Aitoh

Origami is an ancient Japanese craft. It is believed the idea of folding paper to make forms was brought over to Japan in the 6th century from China, and it has grown and become an integral part of Japanese culture and spread across the world. In its most basic form of origami is the art of folding a flat piece of paper into 2-3 dimensional shape. Designs for origami paper come from all over, traditional kimono patterns, designs from Japanese images or just simple or not so simple graphics. 

Did you know origami paper is not just printed copier paper? It has to do with the way the Japanese make paper. They allow the fibers of the wood to be long, eliminate the bark that has the most acid. This gives a sheet that is very strong and sturdy though it is very thin. The process of turning the pulp into paper is also different as they allow the fibers of the pulp to be very disorganized, as opposed to western paper that is shook on its way to being made into paper that straightens the fibers along one dimension. This is why origami paper folds easily no matter the direction.

Origami not only is meant for creating shapes but it's also a great craft paper to use due to its versatility. It's perfect for paper crafting because it can be folded, die cut, stamped, used as embellishments or even works as a paper for gel printing. Use origami paper on your next collage or decoupage project, jewelry making and other crafts too. The paper is so thin that when you collage with it or use it when you decoupage, the thickness of the paper does not build up, giving you that desired smooth look to your finished design. 


A Couple Must Have Aitoh Paper Crafting Tools

Fold, score and crease your origami papers without ruining your nails or getting a paper cut...goals am I right?! 

This very popular tool is ideal for origami, book binding, card making and paper crafts. Any craft store that carries cards, stationary, ect. should offer this tool to their customers. 

Comes in a size medium or large and made of solid, eco friendly bamboo. 

Hand Paper Drill: 

Paper crafters and book binders generally want a perfect hole in the hardest places. Be it in the middle of a card trying to line up a stack of papers or other projects, the problem is that most circle punches have a limited reach as well as a limited hole size. Those are not issues when it comes to Aitoh's Hand Paper Drill. Choose the size bit, easily tighten into place and a make a perfect hole any place you'd like. No need to worry about the reach. Perfect for all paper crafters, book makers, and card makers.

Beautiful example of a notebook created using this handy tool. 


Shop all Aitoh products here: https://bit.ly/3h8P7uM



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6/17/21

Virtual Workshop with 49 and Market

From our past Notions Commotion events, 49 and Market has always been one of the most loved and talked about classes. If you're interested in discovering what the hype is all about and haven't participated in a 49 and Market workshop yet, we've got you covered with this blog. 

Below you will find all the information necessary to successfully complete a beautiful mini album project with Janene from 49 and Market!




Download Project Sheet here: https://bit.ly/3ofRSeD
Product List: https://bit.ly/3rVPFHq

 





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6/3/21

Simon Hurley Create. Virtual Workshop

During our Notions Commotion winter event, Simon shared how to create 4 cards using the new Simon Hurley create. Stamping Foam. Follow along (with the video and project sheet) as he walks through several techniques that will bring a whole new life to all of the stamps and stencils in your collection. Get ready to learn a lot more about cardmaking using Simon Hurley create. products!


Simon does not disappoint in this workshop! He's easy to follow along with and answers important questions from viewers like you throughout his different projects. Take a look...


Download Project Sheet here: https://bit.ly/2MGFXsl
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