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How to Make Coffee Filter Flowers

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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Another version above with no center accent. Leaves can also be made from the coffee filters. The card that is shown at the top of the page also has the flower's stem rolled from a coffee filter.

Making 3D Rinea Hearts and a Card

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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Here are the Materials I used:

I want to thank Rinea, We R Memory Keepers, and ScraPerfect for providing some of the materials that were used in this project.

Do You Cosplay?

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. 

How to Apply a Nail Gem with Embellie Gellie

Have you ever fought with a nail gem because they are so small? I have a video tutorial on ScraPerfect's blog today showing how easy it can be using Embellie Gellie.


How to Make A Valentine Fairy Wand

Do you have a special little girl in your life? I bet she would love this Valentine Fairy Wand. Even better yet, take some time and sit down and craft one with her. How about inviting a few of her friends over to dress up, enjoy a snack, and create their own Valentine Fairy Wands? You need very few materials and it is really easy to put together. I imagine even the youngest little princesses could make one. 

Here is what you'll need:

  • 2 large hearts from craft foam
  • 1 small craft foam heart
  • 1 heart gem
  • 1 paper straw
  • 2 ribbons
  • adhesive


Making this project even easier, my craft foam came with adhesive backs so no additional glue was needed. If yours doesn't have a sticky back, apply double-stick tape beforehand making the craft easier for the little girls. 

Choose your focal heart, mine is the glittered heart, and glue the smallest heart to the front in the center.

Then glue the gem to the center of the small heart.
Use the second large heart and glue it to the straw as shown above.

Place the glittered heart (or focal/fancy heart) on top of the other large heart.
This will sandwich the straw between the two large hearts.

I chose two ribbons (pink and grey) and tied a bow around the straw.
This step is optional and little fingers will probably need help with this step.

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It's the first link party of the New Year for Creatively Crafty Craft Bloggers. Our theme this month is Valentine's Day in preparation for February crafting. Take a look at the creations from our group and then from Jan 17 - 22 you can add your own Valentine crafts to the round-up. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Sharing the Creative heART at Creativation 2020

Will you be at Creativation 2020? This pendant will be given away at Creativation 2020. I am participating in the Sharing the Creative Heart. Where designers hide their art on the showroom floor for attendees to find and keep. This happens on Sunday, Jan 19th.

If you find a piece of art, share it on social media with the hashtags #SharingTheCreativeHeart and #CREATIVATION2020.

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Making a Gift Box with Rinea Foiled Paper

I have a video tutorial on the Rinea Foiled Paper blog today making this decorative gift box just in time for Valentine's Day. Consider using it as a gift box for jewelry or candy or maybe the box is the gift!

box with candy

The materials that were used:

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Polymer Clay and UV Resin Earrings

I am really excited about the results I am achieving with this technique. I think I have only just scratched the surface of the possibilities. I really like how the paint (DecoArt Interference) changes from white to colors when applied to a dark surface. The UV Resin really enhances the colors and gives emphasis to the dimension. I've only made earrings so far but I look forward to making pendants and more. The colors are so pretty and work together well.




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Using black polymer clay, stamp the surface, cut your shapes and bake to the manufacturer's instructions.

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close-up of polymer clay with paint

close-up with resin

finished earrings

Foil Your Nail Manicure

Want to learn how to foil your fingernail? I have a video tutorial post over on the ScraPerfect blog today.

My Top 5 YouTube Videos in 2019

Not only do I share craft tutorials here, but also on YouTube. While the top video is a craft tutorial, the other four are Cricut based. So here are those top five videos based on page views for 2019 in descending order. 

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