This tye-dye look is achieved with a technique called reverse embossing. It uses the “wrong” side of the embossed card stock. After ink blending into the negative spaces, black ink is applied to the raised surfaces to create the look. I added a sticker sentiment and a few gems to finish the tag off.
If you are interested in the word sticker set, it is available in the store at the following link: [Art Words]
In this close-up image, you can see the addition of the gemstones better. I think they add to the final overall look.
If you make tags or enjoy tags, I’d love for you to join us at Crafting Tags
Using charms from the craft store make for quick and affordable earrings.
Making earrings from charms is so easy. These beautiful butterfly wings came in a set of four pairs from Hobby Lobby. I was able to make four pairs of earrings for less than $10, making these a very affordable gift. Charms and buttons make for quick and easy earrings.
Using two jewelry pliers, charms, and matching ear wires I was able to make four pairs of earrings in no time at all.
These were such a huge hit in my house, I have to go and buy a few more sets of charms so we don’t fight over the colors!
Cats are playful. The Nala stamp from Fairy Stamper needed to be playful and the scrapbook paper with the birds worked well. I put the two together to make a playful tag.
black ink pad
clear embossing powder
DIY shimmer spray
The glimmer on the tag is hard to capture on video and photography. Hopefully, the image above shows a bit of how it shimmers. I make my own shimmer spray. If you would like to learn how to make your own you can follow this link. [DIY shimmer spray]
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Die cut a pair of Christmas tree earrings using shrink plastic three different ways.
Fun for the holidays, fun for gift-giving, make a pair of Christmas tree earrings with a die from Scrapbook.com, and shrink film. I’ve shown three different designs all made from the same die. The green earrings are using alcohol ink, the rose gold earrings used a stamp pad, and the silver and black pair were stamped with a rubber stamp.
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To make the earrings I used the smallest die from the Nested Tree Dies and shrink film from Grafix. I used white and silver shrink film.
Nested Tree Die
Shrink film – white, silver
Rose gold stamp pad
Stazon ink pad
jewelry making tools and findings
Alcohol ink marker (green)
As the film shrinks, the colors become more intense. While there was a pattern on the rose gold trees, it is all but gone once shrunk. However, they did take on a more metallic sheen almost like glitter. Do you have a favorite pair?
Make sure you stop at every crafty post along the way for Christmas magic and inspiration!
Sometimes the materials suggest the project. This is the case with my gift tag made with pieces of ephemera. I loved the little girl knitting and it seemed like the perfect idea to make a gift tag to go with a special handmade knitted gift. The little girl image also set the color theme. I only wish she were crocheting because I do that more often than knitting.
To begin, I chose to distress the edges of the colored card stock pieces. I cut the mint cardstock tag first, then the mustard tag a bit larger on all four sides. The mustard rectangle was a leftover piece from cutting the tag. Notice the hole isn’t punched yet in the mustard tag so I can align it correctly with the mint piece. These pieces were cut on the Works Board using the guide for making tags.
Here are all the individual parts ready to put together with The Best Glue Ever. You can watch how it was done in the following video tutorial. While the ribbon bow coordinates well, I couldn’t find the right spot to place it on the tag.
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How I updated a night light from the Dollar Tree with a vinyl design. @OfficalCricut @DollarTree #affiliate
A Dollar Tree Craft
I found this plain night light at the Dollar Tree and I was drawn to it for a crafting project. As a craft designer, I always have my eye out for project ideas and the Dollar Tree is a great place to find economical items. With the use of my Cricut and a little bit of vinyl, I transformed this plain night light into something more decorative. Follow along for this quick and easy project.
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washi tape (optional)
I cut the stencil design on my Cricut Maker using holographic Cricut vinyl. The design I used is a purchased Cricut design – Flower Square Coaster #MCDABE4D. I sized it to be a bit smaller than the flat surface of the night light.
I used washi tape for additional security on my mats since they aren’t as sticky as they used to be. This is just a precaution and not necessary for most.
For the next step, weed away all the unwanted vinyl and then apply your transfer tape. The video below will show you how these preparation steps were done.
The finished night light is placed in our downstairs bathroom which is very dark. It stays lit all the time and sets off a beautiful soft blue glow that works really well with the holographic blue vinyl. I am happy with the result and I think the design really adds to the night light.
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Make a pen gift box with a free SVG file. #free #freeSVG
With a Free SVG
My daughter graduated from High School this year. Here graduating class was small. On the day of graduation she wanted to give each girl a graduation gift of a nice pen. The pens didn’t have a gift box, so Cricut to the rescue. We made gift boxes.
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!
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