Thermoweb – Halloween Fun Treat Bags

Hello again. It’s a super busy day on here. Just popping in really quick to share a set of adorably fun treat bags I made featuring foiling and flocking fun. All the details are over on the Thermoweb blog today.

I love making gift packages like this! Add the Halloween theme to it and I was over the moon! I had so much fun putting these together!

For all the details, click HERE to get to the blog post.

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Coffee Day | Ellen Hutson Cup Cozies

Hey again! As part of the National Coffee Day celebration with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers, we’ve all created super awesome inspiration with the Ellen Hutson Bear Cozy Kit! This kit is SO MUCH FUN! Today I have a couple of simple cozies to share with you featuring items from the kit.

First I created the simple gray bear on the left using only items from the kit. I used Thermoweb FabricFuse liquid adhesive to adhere all of my pieces together and then stitched in a little detail like the mouth and eyelashes.

For the second cozy, I just had to try a panda. They are quite literally my VERY FAVORITE animal and it just had to be done. Lol. I cut the cozy from winter white felt and then the accents from charcoal felt. I cut the eyes from black. In the photos it’s hard to tell the distinction but in person the eyes really do stand out. After gluing these pieces together, I added some fun stitching detail on here too.

There is a die in the set that cuts a row of holes which is perfect for stitching the two sides of your cozy together. You can see here how I stitched the gray one together. Also the little extra detail I gave with that sweet heart and some extra stitches too!

Products used on today’s projects:
Ellen Hutson Bear Cozy Kit
Ellen Hutson felt – charcoal, black, winter white, linen, carnation

Head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for a chance to win your own kit!

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Thermoweb – Collaboration with Benzie Design

Oh my goodness! I am so excited to share that Thermoweb and Benzie Design have partnered up for a really awesome Christmas in July collaboration! They’ve got designers from the paper team and fabric team creating awesome projects all week long! Today I have some ornaments, tags and a card to share!

Here’s a quick look at all the fun things I created for the collaboration! The sweet bears and foiled tags are great together or on their own. Tied to a package or maybe affixed to an envelope even. And the Christmas card is fun and the sweater is removable to hang on the tree!

Here’s a closer look at the Christmas card. The fun foiled background mixed with the fuzzy texture from the felt are so awesome! And I can’t get enough of the Ugly Christmas Sweater dies from Benzie! They are so fun!

Here’s another look at those sweet bears and gift tags. I have been obsessed with these bears for a while and love making them hold lots of different things. For this project I gave them each a Christmas gift with a bow on top! The tags are two layers with foiled acetate on top and white cardstock for writing a message or the recipient’s name on the bottom.

If you’d like to see a step-by-step for these projects and more head over to the Thermoweb blog and check it all out!

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Thermoweb – Laura Kelly Treat Boxes

Hey friends! I’m super excited to have some fun treat boxes over on the Thermoweb blog today featuring stamps, dies, toner card fronts and new foils in a new line partnering with Laura Kelly! Her doodles are so fun and whimsical I knew I wanted to create a variety of fun treat boxes to add goodies to and hand out to friends! They’re sure to make them smile!

I used to make treat boxes for coworkers for just about every holiday or occasion I could come up with and loved it! Since working from home I don’t get that chance really so this was a great excuse to pull out some dusty supplies and give them some love!

Head over to the Thermoweb blog for a tutorial how I created these fun boxes.

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Trinity Stamps – Ocean Themed Magnetic Picture Frames

Hey friends! I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog today with NOT a card project! Haha! Instead, today I’m making magnetic picture frames with an ocean theme to go with the photos that I want to put in them.

I made some like this around Christmas time years ago and they were so fun! Everyone seemed to enjoy them so I thought it would be great to bring them back and share how I made them.

These are kind of a two-for-one project because you get the frame portion but I always decorate the part that comes out of the middle too. Let’s get started!

I gathered some basic supplies, starting with the photos that I wanted to frame so I could choose images/colors accordingly. I chose the Trinity Stamps winter hues slimline paper pad for my paper and you can find the magnet sheets for less than $2 at Walmart. You may even be able to get something that would work at the dollar store. This isn’t a costly project at all. Moving on…

You need the stitched rectangle and smaller square dies from the Trinity Stamps Slimline Frame and Fold die set and whatever images you want to use to decorate. I chose Turtley Awesome and Ocean Reef Builder stamp sets.

I inked them up and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies for each set to cut them out and set them aside. Now for the magnet portion of the project.

I trimmed the magnetic sheet down to 4 inches wide, removed the backing paper and smoothed down a piece of striped paper from the winter hues paper pad. Then I die cut 2 of the stitched rectangles from it, positioned the square die and ran them through again. I prefer to do this in two steps because you can get funny warping on the thinner sides if you do them at the same time.

Now it’s time to decorate all of our pieces! I just used liquid glue to adhere the images wherever they touched the frames. Nothing special needed.

When I was finished, I trimmed down my photos and adhered them to the back of the magnet with a little washi tape. It’s not totally necessary but ensures they stay where I want them. Then I went over the images with some unicorn Stickles and glossy accents in various places.

And here are the rectangles that were cut out when I created the frames. I used the Slimline Great Outdoor Border dies to cut a little kraft cardstock and create a sandy ocean bottom for my mini scenes. I use these to hold photos that are too big to fit in the frames. They also have glossy accents and unicorn Stickles for added shine and sparkle.

Products used on today’s project:
Slimline Frame and Fold dies
Turtley Awesome stamps and dies
Ocean Reef Builder stamps and dies
Slimline Great Outdoor Borders
Slimline Paper Pad – winter hues
Stickles – unicorn
Glossy accents
Copic markers
Magnetic sheets

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Newton’s Nook – I Whale Always Love You Plaque

Hello everyone! I’ve been on a major Valentine decor creating kick lately to go with my cards. Today I’m sharing a fun wood plaque I created featuring a few Newton’s Nook goodies that I absolutely adore!

I started by painting my plaque white. These have been available at my local craft store for years and they are only $1. So, needless to say, I have a stash and we’ve done a bunch of different projects with them. Then I set to deciding on a theme and some general pieces I wanted to go together. I stamped and heat embossed critters from Tides of Love and watercolored them with my Zig markers. Then I used the coordinating dies and cut them out.

Next, I made a mess which is always so fun to me. I used the seashell stencil with Thermoweb transfer gel blanco on some coral colored cardstock and white glitter glitz gel on light blue cardstock with the waves stencil. I cleaned up after myself and left them over night to dry. In the morning I ran the seashells through my laminator with iridescent decofoil and totally swooned! These are gorgeous in the light!

Time for trimming and assembly. I trimmed everything down and decided on final layout before adhering anything down.

Here are the specs:
seashells – 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches
glitter waves – 3×3 inches
white frame – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
polka dot teal stripe – 2 x 5 1/4 inches

I hope that helps if you want to recreate the same layout.

Now for assembly. I used liquid glue to attach the seashells to the plaque. Then I wrapped twine around the polka dot teal stripe and tied it in a bow. Then I added foam tape to the back so it would lay flat. I adhered the waves to the white frame and added foam tape to the back of that to help it lie flat around the twine too. Last, I added foam squares to the back of my images and put them in place. I learned a trick with vellum a while ago and have never gone back…if you have an even layer of glue behind the whole image you don’t see any glue spots showing through. Using the Xyron sticker maker is the easiest for this but mine is empty right now so I used liquid glue and my trusty finger. 😉

I seriously wish you all could see this in person. The shimmer and shiny of all the pieces is so pretty!!! I just adore this sign and am excited to make more for other occasions.

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Jane’s Doodles – Stinkin’ Cute

Hey friends!!! I’m super excited to share all the things with you today! I had a massive crafting session this weekend and created a ton of projects! It was so much fun and felt so good to be so productive! A handful of them all revolve around Jane’s Doodles’ set – Stinks! – so I thought I would group them all into one blog post to share with you.

It’s going to be long but I hope you’ll bear with me because there is so much cuteness to share. I hope you’ll find some fun inspiration along the way. Let’s get started with a peek at everything and then I’ll break it all down in case you’re curious.

This whole thing came about because I needed to create some gift tags for my daughter’s Valentine gifts she is delivering to friends in a few weeks. We both decided that the sentiments in this set plus the ADORABLE skunks were just too perfect to pass up. But I couldn’t stop at tags, I just wanted to color a million of these cuties so we’ve ended up with some string art, a dozen tags and two cards…and I love it all!

Let’s start with the tags. I’ve been fairly obsessed with Trinity Stamps nested hearts dies lately, so I cut 12 white ones in the middle size. Then used Newton’s Nook grass & hills and clouds stencils on it. I adhered the skunks with tape runner and stamped the sentiments, some hearts and a flower on them assembly line style. I die cut another heart the same size in pink and adhered them together for stability. Then I punched holes, added twine and glued some red bows on. My daughter loves taking her time with handwriting so she’ll add to and from herself to the back of each one. I just love them!

Next, I made some cards with extra images I had colored. Aside from the Jane’s Doodles Stinks! skunks, the goodies on these cards are all Newton’s Nook. They’re pretty self explanatory but I used stencils for the backgrounds – hills & grass, cloudy sky, argyle, and bokeh hearts. Then I used dies like frames & flags, framework and fancy edge tags for the components. Then everything is pretty much attached with foam tape or foam squares because I love dimension on my cards.

My final project today is another string art creation that popped in my head and I just had to create! I added water to my acrylic paint to create more of a white wash look, rather than the coated paint. I love this and will be making more with this idea. I used another one of the Trinity Stamps nested hearts to outline my nails for the string art. Then I die cut additional Stinks! images so each one is layered 4 times for stability and added with foam squares. I die cut LOVE from the Trinity Stamps marshmallow alphabet and adhered that directly to the wood with liquid glue. I finished things off with some red hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook conversation hearts clay embellishments.

Phew, that was a lot. Thank you so much for making it this far. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. I hope you found some inspiration to create something wonderful! Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Designer’s Nook Sneak Peek

Hey friends! Tomorrow is another Newton’s Nook Designer’s Nook newsletter and it’s my turn again! I’ve got some really awesome fun included in this one and it has nothing to do with a card!

I hope you’ll head over and subscribe if you’re not already so you don’t miss out! It’s super adorable! You won’t regret it!

Click HERE to subscribe to the Newton’s Nook emails. Be sure to click Designer’s Nook so you don’t miss that extra weekly inspiration to your email inbox!

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Birch Press Design – Thank You Box

Hey friends!! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today with a beautiful die cut box using a variety of products. I kept the colors bold for an autumn feel and I just love it. I can’t wait to fill it with goodies and share it with someone.

Here’s a top view of it so you can see the beautiful layered sides and the nice sentiment on the lid too. The ribbon is glued to the lid, under the sentiment so it stays with it but it’s not attached to the box so it’s easy to open.

I wanted to share a side view so you really get a look at those layers too. I just love these colors for fall. They’re too perfect. Warm and cozy!

If you’d like to see the step-by-step process how to create one of these, head over to the Birch Press Design blog and I’ll walk you through it.

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Birch Press Design – Trio of Ornament Tags

Happy weekend everyone! Today I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog with a step-by-step on how I created these awesome Christmas ornament tags. I know it’s crazy to think about Christmas already but it’s going to sneak up on us before you know it.

These new layered ornaments are just beautiful and so much fun to mix and match! I can’t wait to try these in lots of other color combinations too. Cool blues and teals would be beautiful! Don’t you think?

Here’s a look at each individual tag as well. This was the first one I create and I think it’s my favorite. I just love all that detail and how the baubles finish it off.

Then I tried this one, adding a word sentiment across the middle. I would love to get dies for the word joy or merry. I think they would be just beautiful on this style.

And this last one is just beautiful! I love the cut line detail and the star burst in the center. So pretty!

Do you work on Christmas early? I have friends who try to tackle a little each month all year long and others who won’t touch it until after Thanksgiving. I find myself somewhere in the middle…also lots of great intentions that don’t come to fruition. haha.

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