Saturday, July 22, 2017

"Love is Love" Metal Bookmark



Love is such a powerful subject matter because it comes in so many different shapes and sizes. It's about timing, fate, failure, redemption. -- Jim Sturgess
To honor those lost last year in the Pulse nightclub massacre, I decided to create a "love is love" bookmark using the Linked Hearts Bookmark by U‐Paint® Metal Crafts. I used some amazing acrylic paints from DecoArt and beautiful glitter from Tonic Studios. This bookmark celebrates love in all of its forms and reminds me that we are all in this together!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Personalized Keychain Using JOY Embroidered Letters

Disclosure: As a member of the JOY design team, I received the embroidered letters for free in exchange for my design ideas. The other products used in this project were purchased by me.


You won't lose your keys again... well, ok, you might still misplace them, but when you find them, you will know they are yours with this fun keychain!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

"Let Freedom Ring" Mini-Album

Disclosure: As a member of the Deflecto Crafts design team, I received the Deflecto products for free in exchange for my design ideas. 


The July 4th holiday may be over, but now you have to get all of the photos that you took at the cookouts, parades, and fireworks displays scrapped! Why not create a mini-album using Deflecto flexible pouches and pear clips?

Materials:

  • White and blue cardstock
  • patterned paper in patriotic colors 
  • July 4th-themed stickers (I used American Crafts stickers)
  • Buttons Galore Patriotic Mix buttons
  • tape runner
  • adhesive dots
  • adhesive foam squares
  • scissors
  • paper trimmer
  • ribbon
  • Deflecto large flexible pouches 
  • Deflecto pear clip
How to:
  1. Using a paper trimmer, cut 5 pieces of white cardstock to 5" x 7".
  2. Using patterned paper and blue cardstock, create layouts on both the front and back of each piece of white cardstock. 
  3. Embellish each page with stickers and buttons. Use foam squares to "pop up' some of the stickers to give your page dimension. Attach buttons using adhesive dots.
  4. Once all pages have been completed, place each page into the pouches.
  5. Use a pear clip as a ring to hold the pouches together in an album.
  6. Cut 6" lengths of ribbon. Tie around the pear clip. 


Now you have a simple mini-album that you can easily carry to show off those favorite holiday moments!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Patriotic Metal Star Wreath

Disclosure: As a member of the U‐Paint® Metal Crafts Creative Team, I received products for free in exchange for my designs. 


This mini wreath might be small but it packs a large patriotic punch!

I used a star from U‐Paint® Metal Crafts and painted it using Americana® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint™ by DecoArt® to give it a distressed, rustic look. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Fun-Glasses


Who cares if you can’t make it to the beach this summer? Bring the beach to you every single day with these super cute crafty sunglasses (that look and feel like they are covered in sand) featuring summer-themed buttons from Buttons Galore!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

"Maine Squeeze" Scrapbook Page featuring U-Paint Metal Crafts

Disclosure: I am a member of the U-Paint Metal Crafts design team. I received free products in exchange for my designs. This post also contains affiliate links; I receive a small percentage of sales through those links.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am now a member of the U-Paint Metal Crafts Creative Team! I am so excited to show y'all just how cool and versatile these metal embellishments are. For my first project, I decided to go back to my first crafting love -- scrapbooking!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Father's Day Baseball Stand

Disclosure: As a member of Deflecto Crafts and Buttons Galore design teams, I received products used in this post fore free in exchange for my ideas and creativity. 


Is your dad or husband a baseball fan? If he is, then I have the perfect project for a Father's Day gift that will "knock it out of the park" -- a place to display his best souvenirs!

Deflecto's Acrylic Display Block is such a cool way to show off your treasures. It's a solid piece of acrylic that is just the right size for displaying smaller items: a baseball fits perfectly on it!

In keeping with the baseball theme, I decorated the display block with these adorable buttons from Buttons Galore. They are so easy to attach to the block -- just put a little dot of hot glue on the back of each button!


I placed a baseball stand on top of the display block to hold the baseball. I actually made it myself using my 3D printer! But if you don't have a 3D printer, you can always keep the ball from rolling off the stand by placing a large metal washer on top of the block (attach with hot glue) and then placing the ball on top of the washer -- the hole in the washer will hold the ball so it won't roll.


Now, Dad has a fun way to display his favorite ballpark memories, either at home or at work!

For even more fun projects using Deflecto products, check out the Deflecto Crafts blog. We have such a talented team of designers that make awesome things every month!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

DIY Recipe Box



When I got married, I went from eating cold cereal for dinner to actually having to cook meals! I was at a loss for food ideas so I went on a search for easy family recipes. Oh how I wish someone had given me a set of recipes for a bridal shower gift!

So instead of buying the newlyweds something that they will never use, what about giving them a handmade recipe box filled with your family's favorite recipes?!

 
Images by Freepik