Making Little Houses with Kokorosa

little houses

These little houses were so fun to make using a die from Kokorosa. This is a great project to use up small pieces of cardstock. The dies also work well with small die-cutting machines.

die-cutting

The dies fit perfectly in a Sizzix Sidekick machine. I was able to cut a variety of little houses in no time at all. It was really fun to mix and match the different colors to make the houses.

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Tag it Tuesday – Donations

finished tag

This week’s tag is created with materials that were donated to me by DecoArt, TCW, and AALL & Create. I started with a painted piece of cardstock. The cardstock had paint that was left over from another project but I knew I wanted to use it. The colors were too pretty not to do something with them. So I cut the piece into a tag.

materials

Using a stencil from Divinity Designs, I covered the tag with stencil butter from TCW. I knew I wanted a stencil that wouldn’t cover too much of the paint colors and this floral design worked well.

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In this close-up image, you can see how well the colors work together.

Let’s Make a Bracelet for Spring

with Gwen Studios

finished bracelet

Spring is almost here and adding a new accessory to your wardrobe is a great way to update without spending much time or money. I added beads to a fluted ribbon technique. Using Gwen Studios’ pink satin ribbon, I made this lovely bracelet to update my spring wardrobe.

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

To make the bracelet I am using a satin ribbon, a pencil, small beads, a sewing needle, thread, scissors, and hardware for jewelry making.

I began by making marks on the ribbon with a pencil. Using a small scrap of ribbon, I marked the width of the ribbon shown in the first photo above. Then I marked the center of the ribbon between those markings. I did not cut any ribbon off the roll, I will do that at the end once I have the length I need.

To understand the sewing process, it is best explained by showing you. Please refer to the video below.

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jewelry hardware

Once I had the length needed for the bracelet, I finished the ends off with jewelry hardware.

While this technique makes for a lovely bracelet, you could also use the ribbon for other crafts or as a trim to a sewing project.

Butterfly Wing Earrings

with BeeBeecraft

finished earrings

I enjoy making jewelry and this kit from Beebeecraft makes it easy to make earrings. The kit contains all the pieces you need to make ten pairs of winged earrings in a variety of different styles and colors.

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contents

The Sunnyclue kit comes complete with everything needed, you only have to add your jewelry-making tools to complete the process of making the earrings.

earring parts

These are the parts from the kit I am using to create my earrings.

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wings
bead

Close-up details of the wings and bead dangle.

Hidden Paper Clips – Wild Animals

paper clips

Yes, these cute images are hidden paper clips. I belong to a paper clip group on Facebook where we are challenged with a theme each month. For December the theme is wild animals. I thought the penguin was so cute I had to use it, and my daughter loves panda bears so that was chosen also. By the way, she loves the clip and will use it as a bookmark.

If you are interested the penguin image comes from Vecteezy.

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And here are the paper clips in use – so cute and functional!

Ultra Mini Ribbon Tag – Tag it Tuesday

mini tag finished

This cute little tag was made with a tag from the Dollar Tree and Gwen Studios Ribbons. After finishing it, I think it might be a nice altered paperclip so I will probably share that tutorial in the future. But back to this week’s tag.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Tag it Tuesday – Mica Powder

mica tags

It is so fun to stamp with mica powders, especially interference colors. The colors show best on dark surfaces, and you don’t know what you will get until you apply it.

If you make tags or enjoy tags, I’d love for you to join us at Crafting Tags

If you would like to make your own DIY resist spray that I used to seal the tags, here is the tutorial: [spray]

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ckose up

Here’s a close-up of the purple tag and the finished die-cut coloring. I used a purple pen and colored inside the embossed word.

Reverse Embossing – Tag it Tuesday

tag

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]

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close up of tag

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