Button Bookmark

Make an easy bookmark with a button.

bookmark

This Button Bookmark is a quick and easy craft. Decorative buttons from Buttons Galore & More are so nice to craft with.

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They cost nothing for you to use.
Thank you in advance for supporting this site with its use.

Use my code “Janet10” for 10% off of Buttons Galore & More.

materials

Materials:

  • paperclip
  • button
  • super glue

Video Tutorial:

How to Make a Pocket Tag

How to make a pocket tag.

for Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

This week’s tag for Tag it Tuesday is a pocket tag. My version contains additional smaller tags but it could hold paper, notes, messages, tickets, ephemera, and more.

materials

To make the pocket tag I am using a 6×6 paper pack that contains double-sided papers, small tags, and cut-aparts. The pack I am using is from Carta Bella and is called Flora No. 4.

open pocket tag

The inside of the tag is just as pretty as the outside. Notice on the front tab piece I added additional support to the inside corners so they don’t bend when being inserted into the cut slits. I used pieces from the top corners of the tag that I cut away.

Video Tutorial:

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Puzzle Book Giveaway

Enter to win puzzle books.

puzzle book

These puzzle books combine your love of fiber arts and puzzles. I don’t think it can get any better! The blue book is Yarn Lover themed, and the green book is Crochet Lover themed.

I was sent a copy of each book for review and a set to give away.

To grab your copy, visit Amazon. Affiliate links below:

  • 105¬†LARGE-PRINT¬†word search puzzles
  • 30¬†hidden words on¬†every¬†page
  • Amusing¬†illustrated borders to color
  • Hours of¬†fun¬†and¬†inspiration
  • For¬†Yarn Lovers¬†who want to¬†unwind
  • The perfect¬†gift¬†for crafters!
crochet puzzles
  • Each page is a¬†delightful¬†brain teaser
  • Classic Favorites:¬†Word Search, Crossword, Wordoku, Anagrams‚Ķ
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  • LARGE¬†print puzzles that are easy to read
  • Gain inspiration for your next project
  • The¬†PERFECT GIFT¬†for crocheters!

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Enter to Win

The prize and giveaway is provided by Merry Crafters. The winner is chosen at random. The winnings will be sent from Amazon.

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Slimline Card Fronts

Free printable slimline cards fronts.

Freebie Friday

slimlines

This week’s freebie is a set of Slimline Card Fronts. Of course, you can use them for other forms of paper crafting. Print them out and cut them down in size for journal cards or the start of folk-themed trading cards.

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

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My go to printer brand for 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!

Get Creative With Diy Flower Decor!

Create a floral decor with cardstock,buttons, and embellishments.

floral decor

I was inspired to create this Floral Decor piece from buttons and embellishments I received from Buttons Galore & More. They were perfect for the center of flowers. I cut cardstock from a die provided by Beebeecraft and layered the pieces in a variety of different colors of cardstock from CutCardStock. I arranged them on an embossed background created with an embossing folder from Crafters Companion.

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  • Save 10% for the whole order It’s valid until 2025-3-6.

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Alcohol Ink on Foil

Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

Alcohol ink markers, aluminum foil, cardstock, and an embossing folder combined for the beautiful tag. It was very easy to get grand results. After attaching the foil to card stock, I used a 3D embossing plate from i-crafter, any embossing folder will work.

markers

I used three values of pink and green Artify alcohol ink markers to color the embossed foil.

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close up

The close-up of the tag shows the simplicity of colors and how the foil makes them vibrant.

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Glassboard discount code JANET20
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HP Paper
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Non-Stick Scissors
Non-Stick Scissors
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Xyron Sticker Maker
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USA Banner – SVG

USA SVG banner for the 4th of July.

SVG Blog Hop – 4th of July Themed

Create this easy-to-make USA banner with my free SVG file. You can use it inside or out. Cut from cardstock or vinyl. Use it as is or add embellishments. This post is a part of a July 4th SVG hop.

You can grab this free SVG zipped file: [USA banner SVG]

Ever wonder about the history of the Cricut Machines? Here is a list in historical order. – Cricut Machine Evolution

New to Cricut? Here are some great tips for beginners. – Beginner Cricut Tips

what tools

Not sure what Cricut tools you need or should use? Check out this post ‚Äď 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 SVG files below. I am sure you will find one you will like.

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Create Your Own Washi Tape With This Diy Tutorial

DIY Washi Tape using paper tape from Dollar Tree.

washi tape

What a fun experiment making DIY Washi Tape. There are so many different techniques you can use to apply designs. I got a bit messy and had fun but I just touched on the tip of what could be done. I need to explore more.

paper tape

I found this paper tape in the medical section of the Dollar Tree. It gave me the idea to make DIY Washi Tape with it. The tape is cost effective and the results are usable even though not as see-through as traditional washi tape.

Video Tutorial:

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.

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

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.