I am participating in a round-up of Christmas in July posts. I am sharing a post for an animal gift, specifically for our new kittens. This fish is sewn, stuffed, and filled with catnip. The fabric is also painted using Marabu fabric sprays. Of course, I had to give it to them now in order to share this post, they took a minute to warm up to it but they love it.
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This is such a fun way to celebrate. It could be a birthday, wedding, anniversary, new job, graduation, so many different opportunities to etch a fun statement onto a bottle. For this post, I used Sparkling Cider but a bottle of wine or even a glass bottle of soda would work. The glass etching can take a drink to the next level making it a special statement I am sure one that will be appreciated.
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Using Cricut design space on my phone I typed out the word I wanted to use, then I sent it to the Cricut Joy to cut out. It was so quick and easy. I could have added names and a date too.
I weeded the vinyl, removing the parts I want to etch, and used the transfer tape to place the vinyl on the bottle. Notice there are air bubbles and wrinkles, but they don’t matter as long at the seam along the letters is pressed tight to the glass.
Using a wooden popsicle stick I placed a generous amount of etching cream over the letters. I left it on the bottle for 15 minutes, following the Etchall directions. Then I removed it from the bottle using the same popsicle stick and put it back into the jar because Etchall cream is reusable. Because it was a small area, I was able to use a baby wipe to clean off the bottle and I removed the vinyl.
Here is the etched glass. I wanted to enhance the etching so I applied some rub-on metallic color in silver.
I used a q-tip to rub on the silver cream and then used a baby wipe to remove the excess. I really like the enhanced look.
This cute little hello mushroom card is a part of the DCC (Designer Craft Connection) Blog Hop for the month of July. The hop is sponsored by Maker’s Movement, they provided me with some of the items I used in this post. I used the Not Mush To Say stamp and die set from Maker’s Movement.
stamp and die set
cardstock – white, blue, green
Markers – Spectrum Noir
black ink pad
Nuvo Shimmer Powders
To begin making the card, I created the background using Nuvo Shimmer Powders.
These are the three colors of shimmer powder I used.
I applied them to white cardstock and then spritzed it with water.
I used the same process on green cardstock.
Then I die-cut the green cardstock.
The next step was to stamp the images.
Using Spectrum Noir Markers, I colored the images.
I then aligned the dies, using a little bit of washi tape to hold everything in place, I then ran it through the Mini Maker.
Now it is time to start placing all the images.
Make sure to check out all the other Maker’s Movement projects on the DCC website.
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I am working on a piece of art for Denise Boddey’s design team. I used a variety of different techniques beginning with alcohol ink, foiled paper, chipboard, and foiled paper origami. I will share all the materials and directions (or links to directions) below. I hope you enjoy and try some of these techniques. The inspiration for this piece started with the chipboard word “awesome” from Denise Boddey.
Chipboard work – Denise Boddey
Foiled paper – Rinea Foil
Adhesive pen and foil – Thermoweb
Yupo like surface
dried baby wipe
adhesive – The Best Glue Ever
The following video will take you through the techniques used.
finished and framed
If you are interested in learning how to fold the foil paper butterfly, there is a tutorial on the Rinea YouTube channel. [Rinea butterfly]
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Follow along as I use the new infusible ink blanks from Cricut.
Cricut has a variety of new infusible ink blanks. Cricut sent me a few samples in order to write this review and promote their new products. The new materials include cosmetic bags, pillow covers, wine bags, and toddler-sized t-shirts. I made my daughter this bag to hold her drawing supplies from the cosmetic bag set.
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Oh, how I want to visit the beach, sand in my toes, playing in the water. It is such a fantastic summer activity. Since I can’t go, I made this shadowbox to remind me of how fun it can be. This shadowbox can be placed on a shelf as a decor item or as a Christmas tree ornament. Wouldn’t it be fun to send to a friend that also loves the beach? Thanks to Maker’s Movement for sending me the stamp and die set, Beach Vibes to use with this project.
It’s summer and time to hit the road, get back to nature, and do some glamping. Share your enthusiasm with this free campy SVG file. Don’t forget to go and grab all the other free SVG camping files in the July SVG blog hop.
With the temperature outside reaching close to 100 degrees, it is really hard to be creative with a Christmas theme. But, for Christmas in July, a blog hop with the Creative Crafters, I made a recycled Christmas Ornament. The ornament is made from pull tabs from soda cans.
Hot glue gun
I have to apologize, I was so busy trying to figure this out, I didn’t take photos. I will try to walk you through the steps with my words.
To begin, I drew a circle on a scrap piece of paper. Then I laid out the soda tabs around the circle (as pictured above).
Using hot glue, I glued the second layer of soda tabs onto the original circle. This time I staggered their placement.
Next, I threaded an embroidery needle with a green cord. I sewed it in and out around the soda tabs.
In the second round of sewing, I added a bead. Then I joined the cord and made a loop for hanging.
The hot glue doesn’t fully hold the soda tabs long-term. This is why I added the cord.
Having finished, I would have liked to have red beads in the right size for this project. I would also like to add some ribbon or a floral pik, center top.
Check out the other projects made for this Christmas in July blog hop. After the 17th, feel free to add your own Christmas in July project to the hop. The link-up will be open until the 22nd.