Tag it Tuesday – Donations

finished tag

This week’s tag is created with materials that were donated to me by DecoArt, TCW, and AALL & Create. I started with a painted piece of cardstock. The cardstock had paint that was left over from another project but I knew I wanted to use it. The colors were too pretty not to do something with them. So I cut the piece into a tag.

materials

Using a stencil from Divinity Designs, I covered the tag with stencil butter from TCW. I knew I wanted a stencil that wouldn’t cover too much of the paint colors and this floral design worked well.

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In this close-up image, you can see how well the colors work together.

Making a Necklace Pendant with Etchall

necklace front and back

I used etchall creme to etch these glass marbles for necklaces. I etched the backs of the marbles to create a filtered look for the colors. I knew the glass would magnify the image and I didn’t want a clear detail but rather a blended look.

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with creme

First I cleaned the glass marbles with rubbing alcohol, then I applied the etchall creme to the backs of the glass marbles and let it sit for 15 minutes. When the time was up, I washed the marbles.

compare marbles

Here you can see the difference. The left marble is etched and the right marble is not.

with colors

The left two marbles have Lindy’s Magicals applied while the right marble has alcohol ink.

white paint on marbles

Once the color applications dried, I sprayed them with a sealer and then I added white paint to the back. Even with a sealer coating, the Magicals interacted with the white paint.

front of colored marbles

The results on the front of the glass marbles are seen in the image above. I like how the white paint shows through the two using the Magicals.

with bails

I created simple wire bails that are glued to the backs of the glass marbles.

faux leather

Using faux leather, I cut it to cover the back and bail of each marble.

red on cord

Here is the red version finished and hanging from a simple black cord necklace. It resembles a gemstone. The etchall creme helped to create visual depth and blending of the colors that were applied. Just moments after finishing, my daughter claimed this one for herself. Which version is your favorite?

Spring Card Fronts – Freebie Friday

card fronts

This week’s Freebie is a set of four spring card fronts. They can be used for other crafts, not just card fronts. Don’t forget, that you can always change the printable’s size in your printer dialog box. Spring this year lasts from Tue, Mar 19, 2024 – Thu, Jun 20, 2024, which grants a large window for spring-themed crafting.

Grab the free printable PDF file here: [Spring Card Fronts]

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 #427

Last week’s Feature

The feature from last week’s party is this free crochet pattern of a cute little bear from Tschi-Tschi.

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.​ 

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Watercolor and Printables Tag

Tag it Tuesday

This week’s tag combines a small watercolor sample and printables from the store to create a rustic-themed tag. The colors in the wood printable are subtle and repeated in the small watercolor.

Printables:

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!

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close-up tag

The close-up image shows so much detail in the printable colors and texture to the subtle ink blending around the edges. You can see how simple the watercolor painting is and how it works well when cropped into a circle.

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Curvy Cards – Freebie Friday

curvy cards

This week’s Freebie is a set of curvy cards. Don’t forget, that you can always change the printable size in your printer dialog box. Use them for different crafts like artist cards, collages, ephemera, glue books, junk journals, card making, scrapbooking, and more.

Grab the free printable PDF file here: [Curvy 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 #426

Last week’s Feature
bookmarks

Crazy Little Love Birds shared their metal decoupage bookmarks with us last week. I love the results and think they could have many other uses.

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

How to Make Earrings with Buttons

with Buttons Galore and More

button earrings

Buttons Galore and More sent me Smiley Buttons to make jewelry. The first piece I made was a bracelet. I had set aside these green buttons for a pair of earrings requested by my daughter. I added striped beads that matched the buttons to add to the length of the earrings. Silver spacer beads I used in the bracelet were also used as spacers for the earrings.

See the video below to learn how I punched out small circular faux leather for the back of the earrings.

Video Tutorial:

bracelet and earrings

The bracelet and earrings work well as a set or as individual pieces. Let me know which you like better in the comments below.

A Simple DIY Foil Technique for Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

This week’s tag uses aluminum foil for an embossing technique. Using aluminum foil for crafting offers a variety of different looks. I applied foil onto the cardstock and then embossed it. From there, I roughed up the embossed image and applied ink.

embossed foil

Here is a close-up look at the embossed foil and cardstock. You can see some of the sanded surfaces on the raised image. This step is optional and is not needed if you want to add ink. You do need to be gentle if you choose to sand the foil because it can tear easily.

Video Tutorial:

Join me each week on Tuesday for a new tag tutorial and technique.

Best Mommy SVG

Mother’s Day SVG Hop

best mommy shirt

What a beautiful way to let a mother know she is the best. Not only would it be nice to make this shirt for her but have her children sign it or stamp their handprints onto the shirt. I bet this special gift is one she will cherish forever!

You can grab this free SVG zipped file: [Best Mommy SVG]

what tools

Not sure what Cricut tools you need or should use? Check out this post – What tools to Buy.

Need to know about the different vinyl products available? You can learn all about it at About Cricut Vinyl.

Cricut mats

Are you confused about the different colors of mats? This article will clear it all up for you. 
Which Mat Do I Use?

Check out all the fun free Mother’s Day SVG files below. I am sure you will find a great image to suit your needs.

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