Pocket Watches Clip Art

Freebie Friday

pocket watch clip art

This week’s freebie is a set of pocket watches. What a nice group of historical pocket watches. These can be printed and used as is or colored in. Maybe even give them a vintage look.

Grab the free PDF file here [Pocket Watch PDF]

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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

Create-it Link Party #434

Last week’s Feature

Steph Creates Things shared this Easy 4th Of July Metal hanging design/decor with us. It is seasonally appropriate and cost effective too.

On to the Party

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  • 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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Etch and Color a Jar

Etch and color a glass jar with etchall creme and DecoEarth.

with etchall creme

etched jar

The moment I saw this jar I knew I wanted to etch our initial onto the front of it. etchall creme made it so easy to do. It only takes 15 minutes to etch. I then found a great way to color the etching.

alcohol

Before working the surface you want to clean the glass. I used rubbing alcohol and a dry baby wipe to clean the glass.

vinyl

I designed and cut out vinyl on a Cricut Maker. Make sure to measure your area. Although this looks like a circle it isn’t perfectly round.

vinyl on jar

Then I transferred the vinyl to the front of the jar, ensuring the edges were smooth and sealed.

creme on jar

I applied a generous amount of etchall creme to the surface and set the alarm for 15 minutes.

remove creme

Then I removed the creme and returned it to the jar. etchall creme is reusable.

clear finished

After removing the etchall creme, wash the surface and remove and discard the vinyl.

deco earth

I wanted the etching to be more visible. I had a bottle of DecoEarth on my table so I applied it to the etching. I smoothed it on with my finger, and let it set for a moment or two.

yellow on jar

I removed the paint with a dry baby wipe while burnishing the color into the etching. I was surprised to see it remained on the etched surface.

yellow on jar

I don’t think all paint would work the same way. DecoEarth is made from reclaimed house paint, so its composition is different from other acrylic paints. I am happy with the results, this will be my go-to way to color etching in the future.

Paper and Stickers

Tag it Tuesday

sticker tag

I was inspired to make this paper and sticker tag from something I saw online. I liked the idea of the stickers poking out from underneath the torn paper. Using brown packing paper that was wrinkled to create the areas that lifted up, I then cut down floral stickers and added them to the tag.

materials

A cardstock tag, brown packing paper, stickers, ribbon, and a die-cut word came together for this week’s Tag it Tuesday project.

close-up image

In the close-up image, you can see how the brown paper lifts and the flowers are tucked underneath it.

Video Tutorial:

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Summer Camp Clip Art

summer camp clip art

Are you creating summer camping-themed crafts, scrapbook pages, or journaling pages? How about sending handmade cards to your campers? If so, you’ll want to grab this free PDF printable full of summer camping images.

The free PDF file here: [summer camp pdf]

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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!

Blog Hop:

This post is a part of a Camping-themed printable blog hop. Take a moment to visit the other printables available in this hop.

Homemade Heather – Camping Scavenger Hunt

Creatively Beth – Camping Game Pack

Smiling Colors – Camping Quotes to Print

Try it – Like it – Create it – Summer Camp Clip Art

Summer Sun Printable Set

Freebie Friday

summer sun tags and such

This week’s freebie is a set of summer-themed tags, tabs, and labels. The visual texture borders on grungy. The orange and blue complement each other so well. Grab the free PDF file now for your paper crafting.

Grab the free PDF file here [Summer-themed PDF]

What are your favorite kinds of printables?

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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.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 71+gWCPnMHL._AC_SL1500_.jpg

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 #433

Last week’s Feature
pillow

I like the fresh look of this Patriotic Pillow from Blue Skys at Home. While the design is nice for the 4th of July, I think it would fit into many home decor styles. Take a moment to check out the tutorial.

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

DIY Ribbon Fish

with Gwen Studios

final fish

Using carboard and ribbons, you can make this fun colorful fish for Father’s Day. Whether Dad is a fisherman or not, he will get a kick out of this colorful fish that the kids can help make.

template and box

Grab the free PDF template below. I used it to cut out cardboard from a cereal box.

Free PDF file [fish template]

fish cut and paint

After cutting the cardboard, I used DecoArt’s DecoEarth paints on the fish. I applied the paint with a brush and then smooshed it to blend with a makeup sponge.

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logos

This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.

painted

Paint the head, the tail, and the fins. This would be a fun job for the littlest crafter to help with.

ribbons

I cut a variety of colored Gwen Studios ribbons around 3″ in length. I used satin ribbons that were 3/8″ wide.

fold

Using a hot glue gun, I folded the ribbons to a point. You can do this while the paint is drying on the fish.

first row of ribbons

Start at the tail end of the fish and add the folded ribbons as shown above. I used hot glue to quickly put them in place.

ribbons all in place

Randomly choose the colors of ribbon and continue to place the folded ribbons onto the fish. Once you are past the fins, you will not need any more ribbons.

folded ribbons

This is a close-up of the folded ribbons all glued in place. You can see how the points of the ribbons are staggered. Then glue the head onto the fish’s body, it is slightly bigger. If you align the sides, the head part will curve up and over the ribbons.

I used a round resin piece I had for the eye. I think a googly eye would work well.

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Gwen Studios at Walmart
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HP Envy Inspire
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HP Paper
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Non-Stick Scissors
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Reptile Glue
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Embossing and Inking

Tag it Tuesday

tags

This week I am comparing the different looks you can get with embossing and inking. I started by testing two different spray bottles on Distressed Oxide ink and moved into embossing and inking. So a few different ways to compare results.

Video Tutorial:

embossing

Embossing is the raised surface being the positive image. In both of the tags above, the raised surface is inked.

debossed

The reverse of embossing is debossing where the image is sunken down into the paper. This is often the back side of a design but it can be used in crafting as well. In this case, the debossed image is left as is and the surface of the paper is inked making the debossing appear.

Birthday Card Fronts

Freebie Friday

birthday card fronts

This week’s freebie is a set of whimsical Birthday Card Fronts. These aren’t your traditional birthday cards. These are a bit more unique. Print them out and use them in your paper crafting. Either way, you know how best to use them!

Grab the free PDF file here [Birthday Card Fronts PDF]

What are your favorite kinds of printables?

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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.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 71+gWCPnMHL._AC_SL1500_.jpg

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!