Freebie Friday – Floral Paper Bags

floral paper bags

This week’s Freebie is a pair of printable floral paper bags. Consider using a decorative scissor to cut along the top edge for additional design. The printable bags can also be used as pockets for your paper crafting. Don’t forget you can always change the size of the printable in your printer dialog box.

Grab the free printable PDF file here: [Floral Bags]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Create-it Link Party #425 – Join in and share your creativity

Last week’s Feature

Sum of their Stories shared these lovely Hanging Hearts. I have seen this technique used with fabric and paper.

On to the Party

This is a great opportunity to share your latest blog post, recipe, craft tutorial, or any other creative work you’ve been working on lately. We’re always excited to see what our readers come up with! However, we have a few simple rules to ensure the party runs smoothly.

Here are a few simple rules:

  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, 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!

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How to Make a Bracelet with Buttons

with Buttons Galore and More

bracelet

Buttons Galore and More sent me Smiley Buttons to make jewelry. The first piece I made was a bracelet. I didn’t want the buttons to overlap so I had to figure out how to space them. I chose to use silver beads between the buttons.

The stringing material is stretchy so no clasp or closure was needed. I think both the front and back of the bracelet are interesting and could be worn either way.

Video Tutorial:

Be sure to subscribe to my site to see the future tutorial for button earrings made with the same buttons from Buttons Galore & More.

Faux Texture Paste – Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

This week’s tag uses a household product as a faux texture paste. I started with white ink and it didn’t work as well as I envisioned. I added sequins, ink blended the edges, and a raised sentiment. While the sequins darkened the look, they also added a bit of sparkle when moved in the light.

Video Tutorial:

In the close-up image you can see the depth and texture of the paste. I like the activity created by the pinwheel stencil.

Materials:

  • stamp and die set from OneDaySavings. https://bit.ly/3YCrMWc
  • Stencil and Paper from Brutus Monroe
  • Sequins – Spellbinders
  • Ink – Makers Forte

Happy Easter Card

Easter Printable Hop

easter card

Grab this free printable Easter card. Not only can you send it as a greeting card but you can use the print as ephemera and craft your own Easter-themed projects.

Grab the free PDF file here: [Easter Card]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints. 

And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Easter Hop

Here are all the free Easter-themed printables.

easter collage
Artsy-Fartsy MamaEaster Color by Number Worksheets
Homemade HeatherEaster Scavenger Hunt
Laura’s Crafty LifeEaster Subway Art
Makeable CraftsEaster Bunny Footprints
Me and My INKlingsBunny Tickets and Coupons
Michelle James DesignsEaster Egg Exchange Dice Game
Sage and SolarEaster Egg I Spy
Southern Crush at HomeEaster Brunch Printable “Peter Cottontail” Place Cards
The Benson StreetEaster Coloring Bookmarks
Try it – Like it – Create itHappy Easter Card

Let’s Etch a Decorative Jar

with etchall creme

finished jar

I have been saving this glass jar for a special project. I knew I wanted to etch the glass with etchall creme. But I wanted to do some decorative elements as well. I planned to use temporary tattoos on the etched glass. I have seen the technique and I like the results. But, it is easier said than done. I wasn’t successful. So I changed my plan and added glitter glue and I like this result better than my original plan.

clean with alcohol

Before starting any etching project, you want to clean your glass with rubbing alcohol. I keep mine in a little spray bottle for ease of use. The alcohol cleans off any dirt especially oils that can stop the glass from being etched.

vinyl

I cut two strips of vinyl and wrapped them around the jar to protect the areas I didn’t want to etch with the etching creme. The wrinkles don’t matter as long as they aren’t along the seam of the vinyl where the etching creme will come in contact with the vinyl.

Then I applied the etchall creme to the middle exposed area. I set my timer for 15 minutes. Once the time had passed, I removed as much of the etching creme as I could, and returned it to the jar. etchall creme is reusable and odorless.

etched jar

Remove the remaining etching creme by washing the glass, remove the vinyl, and discard it. The jar looks so nice with the etched band around the middle.

zazzle and stickles

To add a decoration on top of the etched area of the jar, I used crystal Zazz! and green Stickles.

close up

The center of the design is colored crystal with the green added around the outside similar to a flower or sun ray design. I continued this design element around the entire etched middle band.

Freebie Friday – Painterly Cards

This week’s Freebie is a set of Painterly Floral Cards. They make a great starting base for so many different crafting techniques. Consider using them for business cards, artist trading cards, card fronts, ephemera, hidden paper clips, junk journals, glue books, color inspiration, and more…

This is a single 8.5″ x 11″ PDF file, however, you can change the size of the images in your printer dialog box to fit your craft needs.

Grab the free printable PDF file here: [Painterly Cards]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Create-it Link Party #424

Last week’s Feature

The Apple Stree Cottage shared a post last week teaching us how to make these adorable bunnies just in time for Easter. They are so cute!

On to the Party

This is a great opportunity to share your latest blog post, recipe, craft tutorial, or any other creative work you’ve been working on lately. We’re always excited to see what our readers come up with! However, we have a few simple rules to ensure the party runs smoothly.

Here are a few simple rules:

  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, 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

Foil Technique and a Die

with Kokorosa

Finished card

This card can be used for so many different occasions. I am not sure which makes it more beautiful, the die or the foil technique. Together they are exquisite.

Kokorosa provided the Bubbles Background Board die for this post. If you would like to get the same die, here is a discount and link.

For a 25% discount use the code: L44991

Kokorosa: https://shrsl.com/4firh
Bubbles Background Board

Video Tutorial:

close-up

It is so interesting how the foil looks like it is on top of the die cut, doesn’t it? The close-up shows the colors reflecting well.

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Embed Technique – Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

This week’s Tag it Tuesday shares a paper embedding technique using an embossing folder. The technique is simple and one you might overlook but the results are amazing.

Video Tutorial:

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close-up image of tag

The close-up image shows how the double-layered paper appears embedded by the embossing. The cutout circles remind me of a compass and now I think the word wander would have been a great choice! Have you tried this technique?