Tag it Tuesday – Print and Cut

final penguin tag

This cute tag is made with a print and then cut image of a penguin from Vecteezy. It is a fun winter-themed tag with a stenciled background and finished off with an appropriate saying.

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close up

This close-up image shows the detail of ink blending along the edges of the tag and penguin.

Gold Foil Tag – Tag it Tuesday

gold foil tag

Today I am sharing a Gold Foil technique for Tag it Tuesday. I like the rustic application of the gold foil that coordinates with the pattern on the small envelope. Inside the envelope is a small card that has a sentiment and a butterfly sticker.

materials

Most of the materials are linked below for your ease of use.

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Deco Foil Adhesive Pen
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close up of tag

Here you can see a close-up of the tag, the texture of the embossing with the gold foil, and the small envelope with the inserted card.

Ribbon Ornament or Decor

with Gwen Studios

final ornament

Gwen Studio’s ribbons make for such a colorful ornament. While this is my version, there are a lot of options you can choose when making your ribbon ornament. Consider a limited color palette, different lengths of ribbons, and different thicknesses of ribbons.

Not only does this make an ornament, but you can use it all year round as a home decor piece. I think it would look nice hanging in a doorway or as a part of a larger shelf or table display.

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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.

materials

Materials:

  • Styrofoam ball
  • pins
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • tacky glue
  • cord if hanging
in process

The image above shows my ribbon ornament in process. I love the variety of colors.

Video Tutorial:

close-up

The close-up image shows how close the ribbons are placed.

If you are interested in a different version, here is another ornament I made for an ornament swap using materials from Dollar Tree. [tutorial]

purple ornament

This shows the variety of using different lengths of ribbons as well as different kinds of ribbons. It is interesting to see the visual differences when making a few different design decisions.

How to Etch and Color Glass

with etchall

wine glass

I recently saw a technique for coloring etched glass that I wanted to try. It used a Sharpie marker to fill in the etching. I tried several different materials to color with and will share my experience.

etching

To begin I am etching a wine glass with etchall creme. The video below will show you the entire etching process.

I chose the word “mine” to etch as a play on the word “wine” but also to indicate it is all mine for the user.

Video Tutorial:

close up

After trying the permanent marker, I finally chose alcohol ink on a cotton swab to color the etching. This provided a smoother coverage in the color I desired. Removing the excess alcohol ink with water was the same as the permanent marker.

Please Note: Alcohol ink on glass will need to be sealed with a UV spray and can then also be covered with dishwasher-safe ModPodge after the UV spray.

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Oracal Vinyl
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T-Rex Alcohol Inks
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Shrink Film Earrings

Make earrings with Shrink Plastic from @grafixinc and jewelry supplies from @beebeecraft. #affiliate

finished earrings

I enjoy making earrings. Often when I get an art supply I think about how I can make jewelry with it and that is the case when I got a set of beautiful stamps from BeebeeCraft, GLOBLELAND Flowers, and Leaves Background Silicone Clear Stamps.

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stamped and inking

After stamping the shrink film with Stazon ink and trimming them down to the stamped image, I turned them over and applied alcohol ink with a cosmetic sponge.

after shrinking

Before shrinking, I used a paper punch to punch holes for hanging, and then I used a heat gun to shrink the film. To finish off the shrink film pieces, I coated each side with a single layer of UV Resin.

materials

I used Benecreat wire and Mixed Green Round Glass Seed Beads from BeebeeCraft to finish the earrings.

Video Tutorial:

detail

This close-up image shows the stamped image and the texture created by the alcohol inks.

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Grafix Shrink Film
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Easy DIY Glitter Pen

See how you can easily make a glitter pen with products from @Ceya @beacon @dollartree

final pen

This glitter pen is so easy to make and the results look so professional. There are only a few steps from start to completion. The glitter is enclosed on the inside of the pen so it doesn’t interact with your hand in any way when writing.

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materials

The materials needed for this project are:

pen parts

To begin, you want to disassemble the pen. We are going to add glitter to the tube part of the pen.

glue in pen

Adding Glitter-it glue to the tube part of the pen and roll it around or shake it with the opening covered to make sure the entire interior of the pen tube is covered. Glitter-it is very liquid and works so well for this project, I am not sure there is another glue that could be substituted to work as well.

Then pour any excess Glitter-it back into the container.

glitter

Add glitter to the pen tube. I started by using a paper funnel but the liquid glue soaked the paper so I used a small spoon and scooped it into the tube over the glitter container which ended up being less messy.

Cover the end of the pen tube with your finger and shake the glitter around the pen tube. If needed, you can put the ink chamber of the pen back in place and use it to help move the glitter around the inside.

Then all you need to do is put the pen pieces back together to finish the pen. There is no need to wait for it to dry before assembling the pen.

close up of glitter pen

Look how beautiful that glitter is inside the pen tube in the close-up image above!

I think it would also be neat to add a word in vinyl to the outside of the pen tube. Tell me in the comments below what word you would use on your own pen.

Making a Father’s Day Card

How to make a Father’s Day card with a ribbon tie. #cardmaking #affiliate #GwenStudios

with Gwen Studios

father's day card

This is such a fun card for Father’s Day using Gwen Studios’ satin ribbon for a tie. You can stylize the tie or leave it a solid color. Having the kids do the decorating will make this project just that much more special. Add a sentiment or handwrite a special greeting.

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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.

ribbon

Gwen Studios’ satin ribbon makes the focal point of the card with the tie being made with the ribbon.

materials

Materials used for making this Father’s Day card are simple. Colored cardstock for the card, white cardstock for the shirt, satin ribbon, ink pens to decorate the ribbon, scissors, tape runner, and adhesive.

card parts

Once the tie is stylized, there are only three parts to making the card; the card base, the shirt, and the tie.

Video Tutorial

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Making a Resin Charm Necklace

Learn how easy it is to make a resin charm necklace. #beebeecraft #craspire #youv #temu

necklace

I crafted this uv resin charm necklace using a collage piece of paper from my stash. I love being able to use created papers in jewelry making.

If you are interested in learning how to make the collage book pages, the tutorial is in the first part of this YouTube Video:
https://youtu.be/jck3y6k38Yk

I used YouV jewelry resin in clear. This resin is toxic-free and cures in seconds to a minute making it very easy to work with.

Materials:

  • resin mold (Craspire)
  • YouV jewelry resin
  • YouV resin light
  • DIY craft paper
  • glitter
  • soda can
  • scissors
  • jewelry wire – 20 gauge silver
  • jewelry pliers – needle nose and flat
  • purple bead (BeebeeCraft)
  • black necklace cord (Temu)

YouTube Tutorials:

Resin Charm:

Necklace Tutorial:

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Etching a Jewelry Dish

Make a lovely jewelry dish gift for Mother’s Day by up-cycling a glass dish and etching it with etchall. #etchallcreme #upcycle #tutorial

with etchall

jewelry dish

I found this glass piece at my local Goodwill store. It might have been a coaster but there was only one. I thought it would make for a nice jewelry dish after I enhanced it with etchall etching creme.

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alcohol

The first step is to remove the price label and clean the glass with rubbing alcohol.

cricut

After measuring the piece and adjusting the size of my design, I cut vinyl on a Cricut Maker.

weeded design

I weeded the design and centered it on the back of the dish. It would work on the inside as well.

etching creme

After I made sure the design was well attached, I covered the design with etchall etching creme. It only takes 15 minutes to etch the glass and the creme is reusable.

dish at an angle

After removing the used etching creme, wash the glass and discard the vinyl.

Video Tutorial:

closeup

In the close-up image, check out the clarity of the smallest lines in the design.

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February Calendar Transformation

Transform a colored image into a greeting card. #freeprintable #freecalendar #cardmaking #cardtutorial

final card

As I sat there, admiring my colorful calendar image for the month of February, I couldn’t help but feel inspired. The vibrant hues and playful design gave me an idea. Why not turn this into a one-of-a-kind, personalized greeting card for a loved one? With a few adjustments, I was able to create a beautiful, unique piece that was sure to brighten someone’s day.

Materials Used:

  • purple cardstock
  • white cardstock
  • February Calendar Image – free printable
  • velum
  • die cut and machine
  • various adhesives
  • paper trimmer
  • rhinestone gems

The free Calendar is available here: https://tryit-likeit.com/2023-printable-calendar/

pencils and pens

The February calendar image was colored using mostly pencils from Staedtler and fineliners from Stabilo.

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