Today I have a post over on the ScraPerfect blog for making these earrings from paper beads. I am a member of the ScraPerfect Design Team and I post tutorials on their blog twice a month. I would love for you to hop over and see the entire post.
Hostess gifts don’t have to be hard to make or take a lot of your time. These woven coasters are easy to make and only take a few materials. You can coordinate them with any decor. I am sure anyone would appreciate a handmade utilitarian gift.
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This post is a part of the monthly craft challenge with Creatively Crafty Blog Group. For the month of February, we were challenged to make Hostess Gifts. Be sure to visit all the projects below. Leaving comments and pinning would also be appreciated.
The above image might not look like much but it is actually a wreath building template for stamping. You will use one stamp and stamp it multiple times in a circular fashion and the template will help you get that done. It will make so much more sense when you watch the video tutorial linked below.
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Overhead projector film (or a similarly thick material)
I was at Creativation last week for the yearly trade show. I didn’t get to every booth but from those that I did manage to visit, I have a list of my top 5 favorites. Some of these on the list blew me away. Like I couldn’t even speak I was so amazed and it might not be what you think if you have seen others share their experience. It was fun and tiring four and a half days of sessions, meetings, and walking. While I am going to give you a list of my favorite finds, the real favorite was meeting up with my designer friends, getting to know them better, supporting each other, and spending time with them. I only get to see them in person typically once a year but they are some of the best people I know.
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Tokyo Koeki Co., Ltd. – Hawaiian Cord
This reminded me of the plastic canvas but taken to a whole new level. The handbags they created were stunning. Keep your eyes out for this brand, they were looking for a US distributor.
Ranger – New Clay
I was really interested in this clay for jewelry making. Quickcure Clay is available now at Scrapbook.com
We R Memory Keepers – Button Press
I know a lot of people loved the vacuum press by WRMK but for me, it was the button press that got my creative juices flowing. – available soon. If you are interested in seeing a demonstration of the vacuum press, you can see it on my YouTube channel. [vacuum press demonstration]
Clover – Beading Needle
This was really amazing. I can’t wait to get my hands on one. – available soon
Diamond Art – Free Style
You may be familiar with the Diamond Art craze but now Leisure Arts is going to have a freestyle version where you can buy the colors separately and create whatever you want. They also have a variety of pattern books for inspiration. I will be published is three of them. – these will be available soon.
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I love how this coffee filter flower turned out. It was so fun to make. I know I will be making more of them because they are so applicable to different crafts. While I used this one on a card, the coffee filter flowers could be made in different sizes. Use them to decorate a scrapbooking page, a gift package, you could even use them for decor.
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I have a video tutorial on the Rinea blog today where I am making Rinea foiled 3D hearts and then using them on a Valentine’s Day card. These cute little origami hearts can be used for so many different applications.
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Do you cosplay? The craft industry sees you and hears you and is working to take care of you. Cosplay was a big topic of product creation at the Creativation 2020 trade show this year. Creativation is a trade show for the manufacturers and buyers of craft products in the crafting industry. One such company was Plaid Paints.
For those of you who don’t know what Cosplay is or might be a little confused, the meaning is costume play, performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Most often their costumes are hand created not store-bought. The more detail and reality built into their costume earns them bragging rights amongst their fellow players.
I did a booth walkthrough tour this morning at a breakfast that was hosted by Plaid. Cosplay was a hot topic for them. They have formulated a special paint for you that works on foam and doesn’t crack or peel over time and is flexible.
Their new paint line is called FX and will be in stores soon. Don’t quote me on this but I think there might be something like 80 different colors. (breakfast was really early this morning!) They said you will be able to find it in all big box stores like Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, and of course online at Amazon. I think they have you covered as far as being able to purchase.