*NEW* Vintage Halloween Digital Kit!

September 23rd, 2010

We have put together an excellent collection of Vintage Halloween images. What’s great about this digital kit is that it can be digitally manipulated to meet all your crafting needs. Whether you are making cards, creating scrapbooks, or producing home decor for this spooky holiday, this kit offers a great collection of Halloween imagery. One of the cool things about them is there is a reverse image of each.

Vintage Halloween Digital Kit for only $5.99!

Retro Hallowen ATC Projects

September 23rd, 2010

Check out these ATC cards – with our spooky babes on them. Rick-rack, poms poms, and Glass Glintz are the embellishments. Those fabulous images are from our Retro Halloween Stamps.

Tombstone Cupcake Toppers Project

September 23rd, 2010

If you want to make a batch of cupcakes for Halloween, try our cupcake toppers included as a bonus in the Vintage Halloween Digital Kit!

Halloween Paint Kits!

September 17th, 2010

Save over 30% on paint sets for Halloween!
We want you to try our Eco-friendly paints. They are like no other. These paints contain no or low VOC’s, and have more resins than regular paints. That means they can be hand-buffed to a beautiful sheen after they are dry. The colors are rich and dreamy. We want to encourage you to start replacing your high VOC acrylic paints with our more eco-friendly version. These paints are better for the earth and environment, better for the manufacturing workers, and better for the crafters and artists who use them. Let this sale give you the opportunity to GO GREEN!
If you haven’t tried Eco Green Crafts acrylic paint, now is the perfect time. We have two great paint kits on sale now, to pep up all your Halloween creations.

Halloween Basics Paint Kit

Black, White, Orange, Lime, Grape, Sunflower

Regular Price – $18.00
Special Sale Price – $12.50
Over 30% off!

Halloween Super Paint Kit

Black, White, Orange, Lime, Grape, Sunflower,
Aged Gold, Aged Silver, Bronze, Stone, Pumpkin, and Blueberry

Regular Price – $36.00
Special Sale Price – $25.00
Over 30% off!

*NEW* Retro and Witchy Halloween Stamp Sets!

September 17th, 2010

Retro Halloween Stamp Set

If you like retro, you’ll love our Retro Halloween stamp set. It’s full of nostalgic beauties showing off their Halloween spirit. The black cats and bat borders are essentials and of course there is a screamer, a little black rat, and a dangling spider (great as a top border).

Regular Price – $24.00
Special Sale Price – $19.99

Witchy Halloween Stamp Set

The skeleton border is super versatile and the witchy elements offer lots of creative possibilities. The key is adorned with a skeleton, and the bat and the moon are the perfect Halloween pair.

Regular Price – $24.00
Special Sale Price – $19.99

Vintage Halloween Cones

September 17th, 2010

These cones are a great way to pass out treats to special people, or even just a big apple. This project was made with the Vintage Halloween Digital Kit, Witchy Halloween Stamp Set, and Eco Green Crafts Halloween Acrylic Paint Kits!

Vintage Halloween Cone Project PDF Instructions

Cone Template

*NEW* Mechanical Fanfare Alphabet Stamp Set!

July 7th, 2010

Add a touch of whimsical vintage fantasy to your creations with our new Steampunk-inspired alphabet stamp set.

Our Mechanical Fanfare Alphabet features a hand-tooled typeface that has been fantastically embellished with vintage flourishes along with industrial gears and cogs.

You can stamp the letters close together, allowing the flourishes and gears to overlap and set your words in motion. Or, allow each letter to stand alone in all it’s mechanical glory.

However you decide to use these unique letters, they will get your creative engine running in high gear!

· Each set measures 5″ x 8″
· Deep etched high quality rubber
· Mounted on EZ mount cling foam
· Comes on a pre-printed durable storage sheet.
· Easy placement and clean crisp images.

Click here to see the Mechanical Fanfare Alphabet Stamp Set!

Vintage Easter Digital Kit Special

March 12th, 2010

Just think of all the projects you’ll create using these sweet, vintage Easter images. I really love the 100 year old post cards (I found them in a little town in Texas), but I particularly love the jelly bean papers that can be printed as a solid or as a transparancy to lay over any color you choose. I find these images charming and nostalgic. Still, we’ve tried to spice them up with some hand made tags, grosgrain ribbon elements, and vintage buttons. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
– Julia Andrus

This beautiful Vintage Easter Digital Download Kit is on sale now for only

$3.99 (a savings of $3)

CHA Press and Videos

March 12th, 2010

“Crafting a healthier world with Eco Green Crafts” on Craft Test Dummies.com
This includes a fantastic article and a video with Julia Andrus explaining our story and philosophy.

Crafty Conservative’s YouTube Channel
3 videos with Julia demonstrating some fabulous and easy techniques with our Eco-Friendly Acrylic Paints.

Interview and Demo with Noelle Hyman from Paperclipping.com

Steampunk Birdie!

February 5th, 2010

We showed this 11” paper mache (made from recycled paper of course) Bird on a Pedestal at the recent CHA show in California. If you’re looking for something to decorate, this bird is a lot of fun. We gave a class at CHA and everyone made the most wonderful creations!

I have always loved the Steampunk art movement. For those of you that are not familiar with this style, it is (in a nut shell) art that is based on elements from the Industrial Age era (1850’s to early 1900’s) combined with fantasy or out-of-context elements. Jules Verne is responsible for much of my Steampunk enthusiasm. One of my favorite movies (visually) is Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea—a perfect example of Steampunk. Anyway, when we were creating our paper mache product line (we call them “substrates”) I couldn’t resist making this little birdie sitting on a pedestal, sitting on a ball. I thought it would make a great object to do in the Streampunk style. I taught a class at CHA and all the variations of this same bird were amazing! I am always blown away by the creative interpretations of others, so here is my version and one of the class participants. They were all fantastic. I would love to see what anyone else does with this little bird sculpture.
– Julia

Click here for directions on how to make it yourself!

Dist. Birdieblank bird

Click here to buy this bird!