Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thanksgiving Recipe Book

For me, Thanksgiving is all about sharing our bounties with friends and family. And the best way I know how to share is through food. So for my November Deflecto design team project, I wanted to share my favorite holiday recipes in a special book.

This recipe book is made with Deflecto's new large plastic craft pouches (available this month). The 5x7 size makes them great for larger projects and the plastic is so nice to have on a recipe book because if you are a messy cook like I am, you can just wipe the pages off with a damp cloth.

I attached the pouches together using a binder ring decorated with a little ribbon. Using a binder ring makes the book even more handy by allowing you to add new pages as you find new favorite recipes. You can also take out the page featuring the recipe you are making and hang it from your kitchen cabinet hardware so your recipe is right at eye-level!

For more fun crafts featuring Deflecto Craft products, stop by the blog and the Facebook page!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team, I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Materials Used:
Deflecto Craft 5x7 pouches
Lily Bee Designs patterned paper
Little Yellow Bicycle embellishments
brown cardstock
Cricut "Base Camp" cartridge
AdTech and Glue Dots adhesive

Monday, November 2, 2015

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

3D Printed Crafts

My latest crafty adventure is here!

I am into 3D printing over at Craftiprint!

At Craftiprint, I show you all the fun things you can make with a 3D printer. So what is 3D printing? Well, I wrote a little post about it here so you can learn about what it is and what it can do.

The awesome thing is that 3D printers are becoming more affordable every day. Soon we hope that everyone will have one in their home! That's why I am sharing all of these great craft ideas; you can see the cool things that can be made on a 3D printer and then get one for yourself!

So please come check out Craftiprint and get ready to get printing!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

"Boo to You" Candy Holder Sign

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team, I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Let's face it: Halloween is all about the candy. This "Boo to You" sign lets you combine candy with a cute decoration that can be used even after the candy is gone!

Materials needed:
Deflecto sign tags and wet erase marker
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile
glue dots


  1. Punch holes in the top corners of the sign tag using the Crop-a-Dile. These tags are plastic but easy to punch through, making them really versatile!
  2. Draw a ghost on the sign with the wet erase marker and add your sentiment
  3. Attach a piece of candy at the bottom of the tag using a glue dot.
  4. Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 12" long. Run through the holes at the top of the sign and then tie ends into a bow or knot.
These would be great for teachers, neighbors or anyone you would like to give a small gift to! After the candy is gone, they still have a cute reusable sign that can hang on a door knob or hook every year.

I hope everyone has a crafty Halloween!

Friday, October 9, 2015

"The Eyes Have It" Halloween Frame

"Jeepers creepers,
Where'd you get those peepers?"

You are going to think "somebody's watching me" when you make this easy Halloween frame!

All it takes is one acrylic frame (this one is a black-edged craft frame from Deflecto), a pack of googly eyes from the dollar store, a hot glue gun, and a printable!

The internet is full of free Halloween printables so you can find one that suits your decor best. I used this one from Kim at All Things Simple. Just print it out on cardstock and insert into the frame.

Then, using a hot glue gun, go googly eye crazy! I used a pack of "Wiggle Monster Eyes" that I found at my local Dollar Tree. There's 60 in this particular pack and I used them all on the 5X7 frame, so if you are making an 8X10 frame, get at least 2 packs.

These are the eyes I found at my Dollar Tree. Get a pack... get two... heck, they are only $1!

And remember ladies and gents, just say no to hot glue gun strings. If you see little strings of glue on your project, hit them with a hairdryer or heat gun (just don't get too close to the frame or the googly eyes because they will melt).

In just a few minutes, you have a fun Halloween decor item!

FYI: This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Personalized Tote Bag featuring JOY Embroidered Letters

Fall and back-to-school time usually means people are getting ready for football games and tailgating. Not me! I start thinking about all those fun scrapbook events I go to in the fall!

If you are a scrapper like me, chances are you have gone to a crop and there are several people with the same bag that you have. I have a really nice black canvas bag that I got several years ago at a scrapbook store. It's great for crops or shopping, but it looks just like everyone else's bag. Not anymore with the embroidered letters from JOY!

I love these letters because you can just peel off the backing, stick them in place then iron them on to stay permanently. The varsity-style lettering makes your project look sporty and you can use them to spell out words, initials, or your favorite team's name.

And now I can say that I went to my favorite school - SCRAP U! I'll bet no one else has a bag like mine at the next crop!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Magnetic Baseball Standings Board

One thing that people may not know about me is that I am a big baseball fan. I love my Atlanta Braves! Growing up in Georgia, we have seen the Braves go from worst to first... and unfortunately, this year, back to worst. However, no matter if the Braves are in the race for the pennant or not, I still love to follow the sport. And with my new Major League Baseball standings board featuring Deflecto magnetic craft sheets, I can keep track of all the teams in baseball!

The magnetic sheets are the perfect way to create this project because I can move the pennants around as the standings in each division change throughout the season.

I started with a plain magnetic dry erase board (the one I used is 17"x23"). I then cut out the words for each division heading using my Cricut machine and the "Base Camp" cartridge.

Can you believe I still only have the very first baby Cricut? Bought it in 2006 and it's still going strong!
The magnetic sheets are white on one side which is great because you can then color them any way you want. After cutting out the letters, I then painted them using acrylic paint.

I then just freehanded a triangle shape to make a pennant. I used it as a template and traced 29 more onto the magnetic sheets for a total of 30 pennants (one for each team in the MLB). I painted all of them using acrylic paint in the teams' colors. Finally, I wrote the name of each team on the pennants using a black Sharpie.

I went online here to get the latest standings for each division of the MLB and then placed the pennants in order according to their place in the leagues right now!

You can make a board like this for any sport... football, soccer, NASCAR, whatever. Since it's a magnetic board, it's super easy to change!

Play on, y'all, and go Braves!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Crafting with Office Supplies Blog Hop

This month, I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection Manufacturer Challenge sponsored by Deflecto. We are crafting with office supplies!

When I look around, I see all kinds of surfaces that need to be "jazzed up". Office supplies are no exception. Why have a boring nameplate like everyone else when you can bling it up and show off your personality?!

Tell everyone in your office that The Diva is In (or out) with a nameplate from Deflecto. The sparkly beauty above started life as a regular black nameplate, but with just a little work, became a diva-fied office statement!

To make your own, you need:

  1. Deflecto Interior Image Sign Holder Nameplate (available at Amazon and other retailers)
  2. glitter paper
  3. adhesive rhinestones
  4. ribbon
  5. Mod Podge (I used Glitter Mod Podge for extra shine)
  6. letter stickers
  7. cardstock or patterned paper
  8. glue dots
  9. scissors
  10. foam brush
How to:
  • Trace the top part of the nameplate onto the back of the glitter paper and cut out. Using your foam brush, coat the back of the paper with Mod Podge and place the paper onto the nameplate. Coat the paper with Mod Podge, making sure that the edges are adhered well. Let dry.
  • Once Mod Podge has dried, place assorted rhinestones on the glitter paper.
  • Using glue dots, attach ribbon to top and bottom of the area where the nameplate goes, leaving one end unattached (so you can slide your nameplate in).
  • Cut your cardstock or patterned paper to be 8.5" x 2". Then use letter stickers to spell out your name or message. I made an extra piece so that my sign could also read, "The Diva is Out".

Want your own Deflecto supplies to craft with? You can win them in the Deflecto/DCC giveaway!

We are giving away a Deflecto frame and a Stackable Cube Organizer, perfect for your craft stuff like pens, inks, buttons, beads, and more. Just go to the Designer Crafts Connection homepage and enter to winvia Rafflecopter.

If you want to see what other designers have done with their office supplies, use my DCC link button on the right side of this page to hop to all of the other fun projects!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.
Images by Freepik