Monday, August 18, 2014

Xyron and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to share with you my project for the Xyron and Perfect Paper Crafting blog hop this week! Be sure to check out both blogs to find out how to win some awesome prizes! 

I know...I know...summer isn't officially over (it's still in the 90s here!!) but I just couldn't help myself  by looking forward to those crisp, colorful autumn days. I simply had to create a fall project! 
I was thrilled to receive a Perfect Airbrush from Perfect Paper Crafting to make these fun harvest favors.  What a cool tool this was to work with! I love that you can take any marker and turn it into an airbrush simply by attaching it to the Perfect Airbrush. Here's a link to see the airbrush in action. Perfect Airbrush Video
Cut three strips of 2" paper and place stencil down on top of paper. Using your Perfect Airbrush, spritz the marker over the stencil until all the circles are covered with color. Set aside.

Using your Perfect Airbrush, spritz the top of the wood tags orange and the bottoms yellow and set aside.

Cut three 3" strips of burlap and attach each strip to a bottle using Xyron adhesive dots. Run the 2" strips of paper you stenciled earlier  through the Xyron 3" sticker maker and wrap around the burlap on the bottle.

Print out "happy fall" on cardstock, cut out and adhere to wooden tag using Xyron glue dots. Thread bakers twine through the wooden tags and tie around the tops of the bottles.

Fill with treats, drinks or anything else you can think of! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit the Xyron and Perfect Paper Crafting blogs to win some fabulous prizes all week long!

Supplies used:
Xyron Adhesive 3/16 dots
Burlap DCWV
wood tags- craft supply
milk bottles- Michaels
Mini circles stencil- Heidi Swapp
white cardstock

Monday, August 11, 2014

Back to School Goodie Bags

With summer winding down and fall just around the corner, back to school is on the horizon for many of us.  Whether you have kids heading back or friends that are teachers, these fun vintage inspired gift bags are perfect to fill with school supplies and goodies. 

How perfect are these Notebook Middy Bags from Whisker Graphics for a school themed project?! 

 For the goodie bags, I adhered scraps of fabric using Xyron adhesive dots to the front and attached the flashcards with mini metal clips. I then threaded three different colors of Divine Twine through the metal clips and tied into a tassel.

A few enamel dots attached to the front of the bag and a little shredded basket filler and you're all set!

Thank you for stopping by! 
Supplies used:
Fabric squares: Moda- Social Club
flashcards-October Afternoon
metal clips

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Xyron Announces New Fall/Winter 2014 Design Team!

Yippeeee!! I am so thrilled to announce that I'll be designing for Xyron!  I'm excited to be on board with these incredibly talented ladies! Thank you SO much for the opportunity, Xyron!

New team members:

Returning team members:

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vintage Inspired Wall Hang

Hello there!
  I created this wall hang for a friend that is expecting a baby soon and since the nursery is shabby chic, this little project is going to fit right in. Thank heavens I can always count on Melissa Frances for an endless supply of vintage inspiration. 

For the wall hang, I used a vintage monthly report card and cut out a darling image of a little girl from the Adopted Ancestors pattern paper. Next I added flowers and seam binding around the resin frame and attached the frame on top of the card. A couple rows of satin ribbon line the bottom of the card and that's it!

The star of the show is this shabby chic flower double clip that attaches to the card. How adorable is this?!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies used-
Double Flower Clip
Chiswick Large Frame
Pleated Satin Ribbon
Spring Sprung Flowers
Vintage image-Adopted Ancestors
seam binding

Monday, July 7, 2014

Nature Inspired Gift Wrap

We have some great friends getting married soon and they'll be having a rustic, earthy and natural wedding. I wanted to keep in theme with their celebration by presenting their gifts in gift wrap inspired by nature. 

These Shield Kraft Middy Bags  from Whisker Graphics create the perfect blank canvas for personalizing. I printed Bride and Groom on the bags then flicked a bit of cream paint all over the bags using a toothbrush. 

I then cut out feathers from pattern paper and used Silver Metallic Divine Twine to tie them  all together.  I added a little evergreen sprig held by a clothespin and the gift wrap was finished. 

Supplies used:
cream paint
pattern paper
evergreen sprigs

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sweet Life Projects

Today I have a couple projects featuring The Sweet Life Collection from Melissa Frances
The first is a quick and easy goodie bag using a polka dot craft bag from Whisker Graphics and darling embellishments from Melissa Frances. Here is a quick tutorial on how to put it together.

Cut out The Sweet Life journal cards and using a rounded edge punch, punch all corners of the journal cards. Layer the journal cards on top of the goodie bag and adhere using Zip Dry. Adhere a pearl on top of a kraft heart sticker and attach to the goodie bag. Adhere two rows of satin pink ribbon towards the bottom of the bad using glue and let dry. Fill the bag with goodies and top off with gift wrapping shred.

white pearl (GN278)
polka dot goodie bag- Whisker Graphics
gift wrapping shred

The second project is a mini sweet shop atop a candlestick using the Sweet Life papers and cut outs.  Below is a quick tutorial on how to make your own little candy shop! 

Assemble house kit according to directions on the package using pattern paper from The Sweet Life collection. Once house is assembled, trace a line of glue around each window and sprinkle glitter on top. Shake off excess glitter. 
Cut out banner from Sweet Life journal card and attach across the top of the house. Using a mini straw, attach a pennant flag to it, tie a piece of baker's twine around the straw and attach to the back of the house. Adhere the paper mache box to top of candle stick using glue and let dry. Then adhere house on top of the box/candle stick combo and let dry. Trace a line of glue around the box and attach a small strand of pink tissue garland. Add a pink bottle brush tree to the top of the box. Tie ribbon around the candlestick.

DIY House Kit
pink tissue garland
pink bottle brush tree
silver  glitter
candle stick
oval paper mache box

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Party Ensemble

Hi there!
Summer doesn't officially begin for a couple weeks, but it's pretty much in full swing at our place. Picnics, hiking, biking, sprinklers, popsicles, sailing and swimming. We love it all! 
What better way to usher in the sunny weather than a festive summer party.  For this project I used  Whisker Graphics glassine bags and filled them with brightly colored gumballs. Glassine bags are so fun because since they're see-through, you can really get creative with what you put inside. The more colorful, the better!
 I thought these summertime cut outs from Crate Paper were absolutely darling and I just love the vintage  feel to them. I attached a few enamel dots to the cut outs and used a clothespin to secure the bag.

For the pom pom garland, I used the always fabulous Divine Twine in cherry, lemon, green apple, aqua and purple plum. I then attached Petite Stickys in between each pom and voila, you have a super cute garland. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used: 
Enamel Dots