Wrinkled Sublimation Necklace

Learn how to create a wrinkled technique for sublimation on jewelry.

with Artesprix


This wrinkle technique creates great results. I first tried it with regular stamp pads and was inspired by not wanting to throw away my used protective paper from sublimation. You can read about that here. [wrinkle technique] Immediately after doing so, I thought why not use the new sublimation ink pads from Artesprix for this technique? So here it is applied to a

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side of pendant

To finish off the pendant after sublimating the front, I used permanent black ink on the sides and back of the piece.

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Retro Christmas Tree

Make a 3D paper Christmas tree with this free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

finished tree

I thought it would be fun to create something for Christmas in July, so I made this retro-looking Christmas Tree. Because there is no glue needed, you can create it now and store it flat to use later. How fun would it be to wrap it in little twinkle lights or place fun objects on the shelf-like sections? You could make it in a different color to suit your decor.

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To make the tree I used Bonsai-colored cardstock in 8.5 x 11. I needed to use three sheets for the tree.

Cutting this file on a Cricut Maker, I set it to cut 100# cardstock and it was quick and easy to cut through.

cut pieces

As mentioned, the file is designed to fit on three sheets of 8.5 x 11″ paper. There are two triangles and five circles that vary in size.

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You can download the free SVG file from the store [Retro Tree SVG]

Creatively Crafty Link Party #335

Share your creativity with us at Creatively Crafty Link Party.

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Life Beyond the Kitchen | Try it – Like it – Create it

This week’s Link Party

There are just a few simple rules:

  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops, or business links are not accepted.​​
  • ​Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.​ 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Alcohol Ink Stickers

Trying alcohol ink on silver metallic looking stickers from the Dollar Tree.

finished stickers

Alcohol inks are very fun to create with. They interact with each other in interesting ways creating different results each time. They work on most non-porous surfaces so when I saw these metallic-looking stickers at the Dollar Tree, I knew I wanted to try alcohol ink on them.


Metallic stickers come in silver, gold, and bronze colors. I chose the silver thinking it would work best with the inks.

in process coloring

First I tried dropping the ink onto the sticker, the next one I tried applying the ink with a cotton swab, and on the last sticker, I switched to acrylic paint markers. Each process gave a different result. The video tutorial below will take you through each process.

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I think the first and last version gave the best results. While the stickers appeared metallic in the package and once removed appeared more like plastic either surface should work. The alcohol ink didn’t work as well as I expected. The acrylic paint markers gave great coverage but lost the metallic quality of the original sticker. In summation, the plastic mailing envelope I used as a protective work surface actually had the best results from the alcohol ink being applied to it. So now I have another project to work on!

July Energy Box

July’s Simply Earth’s subscription box has a theme of Energy, see all that is included! – and get a gift card with the special code.

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July Box

I am so excited every month when my Simply Earth box arrives. It seems like each box is better than the last. This month’s box is focused on energy. All the materials and simple directions are included. This box retails for $172.49 but you can get it for just $39. Be sure to use my discount code: TRYITFREE

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The full-sized oils that are included this month are Energy, Lemongrass, Sage, and Cinnamon.

The recipes included in the July box are:

  • Reset Bath Melt
  • Peace Floating Candle
  • Summer Morning Roll-On
  • Harmony Diffuser Blend
  • At-Home Hot Stone Massage Oil
  • Fresh Vibes Aromatherapy Inhaler

One of the biggest differences I find with Simply Earth is the monthly recipes. In the past, I have ordered essential oils and when they arrive, I don’t remember what they do or why I ordered them. The Simply Earth recipe box contains the recipes for the oils included in the box as well as necessary additional support products to make the recipes.

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With your first subscription order from Simply Earth, you will get the Big Bonus Box free! If you were to purchase these products it would cost $44.84. The Big Box includes:

  • Almond Oil
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 10 mL Roll-On Bottles
  • 5 mL Amber Glass Bottles
  • Coconut Oil
  • Beeswax


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And here is the best part: my coupon code: TRYITFREE
Use this code to get a $40 gift card with your first purchase. Basically, get your second box free!