Friday, November 17, 2017

Make Your Own "Be Bright" Holiday Shirt


You can make your own holiday shirt with our iron-on transfers! They are so fun and easy to use. For this design, we used our pretty glitter alphabet to spell "BE".

Then, we cut Christmas lights out of our solid red and green sheets for the "bright" part. The iron-on sheets are so versatile. Cut any shape you can imagine! We love to use our cutting machine with these.



If you want to do something like this custom shirt or maybe design your own ugly sweater for an upcoming party, you're in luck! The holiday iron-ons, including the glitter letters and solid red and green are 50% off this week. Just to sweeten the deal, we are also giving away a free 12x12 inch magnetic sleeve and countdown with purchases of $10 or more.



Hop over to our website and check it out. :)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Origami Wreath Embellishment or Ornament

The holidays can be expensive. But, it's amazing what you can do with a little bit of inexpensive scrapbook paper. For these projects, we used the Cheery Holiday pack, which is on sale for just $10 this week.



We ran across this little origami wreath tutorial on-line and fell in love. Just imagine the possibilities! Add it to a card or scrapbook layout for a dynamic embellishment.



Of course we had to make an ornament too. They are so fun to make. Give it a try!



We haven't heard from you for a while. So, we'd like to know if you've started your holiday crafting yet? What ideas would you like to see this season?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Christmas Cards

We know, we know! Christmas products are hitting the shelves before some of us are ready. You may want to enjoy the season of Thanksgiving before moving on to thinking about gifting. However, if you are a card-maker you know holiday cards take time and the earlier you get started, the better! So, we're here to help those early crafters today.



Here are three simple card ideas. This card kit will be available on our website soon. But, if you can't wait, we have several other holiday card kits on sale this week for just $7.50 each!



Little 3-D touches make all the difference! These little gems our some of our most favorite embellishments to use, especially for the holidays.



We also used gems on the wreath to add dimension and sparkle. But, we think it's the ribbon that makes this card even so pretty.



For this last card, we cropped the poinsettia paper to create an interesting background. So, we only needed a few more accents to make it complete.



Are you ready to start your holiday crafting now or are you going to wait until Thanksgiving is over to think about it?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Cheesecloth Ghosts Decor with Glow & Glitter!

We wanted to put a little spin on a classic cheesecloth ghost. We are SO THRILLED with how it turned out!



If you haven't made these before, it's really quite simple. Drape cheesecloth over something shaped like a ghost. We placed a water balloon sitting in a wine glass on wax paper. Then, saturate it with starch spray. Once it drys, you can remove the balloon and it stands on its own!



For more fun, add Tumble Dye! We decided to use the glow-in-the-dark for the first one. Simply spray it with dye while it's still damp. Look how cool it looks in the dark.





The second ghost we wanted to make a little more girly. So, we used silver glitter tumble dye and added a bow. You can also accessorize with a bowtie, eyes, etc.



Have you made these cheesecloth ghosts before? If not, we hope you're ready to try with some dye. Happy Friday the 13th!

Friday, October 6, 2017

DIY Halloween Cards

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you know that we've had some great sales lately! In fact, just this week, we added three new Halloween limited edition card kits for only $7 each.

Sometimes the shots on our website, don't do these kits justice. So, we would like to share 3 of the cards from the Spooky Street limited edition kit.





These kits are so fun and simple to put together! This bat card is one of our favorites. The black velvet paper adds a richness to these that is hard to capture with a camera.





This monster card would be so fun for your kids, nephew, niece, or grandchildren.



How would you like to open an envelope to find a card with giant spiders on it?



We hope this little sample gives you a better idea about what comes in our limited edition card kits. Check out this kit an more in this week's sale here.

Friday, September 29, 2017

DIY Halloween Favor Bags

Have you walked down the Halloween isle yet? It's full of yummy candy! If you want a cute way to share some treats for your favorite little goblins, we have a fun DIY!



If you aren't a big sugar fan, you could also stuff these with stickers, party favors, gift cards, whatever suits your Halloween tradition.



Believe it or not, these are super simple to make! You could even make these at a Halloween party. All you need is some little fabric bags, your favorite Tumble Dye colors, and iron-on letters.



First, spray or dip your bags in the dye. If you get them wet first, the color will blend more. Let the dye dry. You can use a blow-dryer to speed things along. Heat set the dye with an iron.



Next, gently peel off the letters you want to use. Place them on the bag, adhesive side down. Then, iron-on them on!



Last, fill them with something fun to giveaway! Simple, right?



We hope this inspired you to start your fall and Halloween crafting!

Friday, September 22, 2017

DIY Deer Shirt

It's deer season! Celebrate by making your own deer shirt using Tumble Dye and a stencil.



For a masculine shirt, use a gray shirt and green dye. We created variations of dark and light green by applying more spray in some areas and less in others.



For a more feminine shirt, use a white shirt and glitter spray.



If deer are not your thing, the stencil and color combinations are endless! We hope this gives you some inspiration.



TIPS:
• Place a piece of cardstock in your shirt, to avoid spraying through to the back.
• Cut a stencil out of sticker paper and attach it to your shirt.
• Cover the areas you don't want sprayed with paper.
• Do several light sprays rather than saturating it all at once.
• Don't forget to heat set to make it permanent.

Friday, September 15, 2017

DIY Wedding Book

We LOVE weddings! If you are planning a wedding or working on an elegant craft project, you'll love this mini album we made.



This could be used for a wedding album, sign-in book, or any other project you want to have a formal, sophisticated flair.



The supplies we used are velvet paper, a stencil, gray Tumble Dye, and our kraft starter album (on sale).



Just lay your stencil over the velvet paper and spray with Tumble Dye.



After it's all dry, you can use it for your project or as an album cover. The rich, plush velvet texture is perfect for fall or winter weddings.



We decided to use plain coconut velvet paper for the spine and replace the ribbon with something more sparkly. The with velvet paper and Tumble Dye offered in so many colors, the possibilities are endless!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fall Scrapbook Layout Idea

Have you checked out our perfectly coordinated fall paper packs? If not, hop over quick! They are still in our sale category for a very short time.



We used the papers to make this adorable fall scrapbook layout! We like to cut simple shapes out of the paper like circles and leaves to add interest and dimension.



We hope you are enjoying our fall project ideas and getting ready for cool autumn weather!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fall Banner DIY With Scrapbook Paper & Banner Kit

Our week of fall projects continues! If you haven't started decorating for fall yet, you have our permission. Bring on the pumpkins, scarecrows, leaves... and banners! :)



This adorable banner was made using our banner kit and fall paper pack (which is on SALE through Thursday BTW -- Just $5).



We cut the autumn papers into leave and flag shapes and whipped this cutie up in no time. How would you use this autumn paper pack?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

DIY Velvet Fall Leaves for Crafting

Fall is on the way! One of our favorite things to use for fall crafting and decorations is velvet leaves. They have such an amazing texture!



They are really simple to make. We cut these out of velvet paper using our Sizzix. But, you could do the same with any type of cutting machine or even a pair of scissors.



These leaves are so handy for fall crafting. Make a bunch and sew them together for a garland or wreath. Add them as card or scrapbook accents.



There are so many great ideas! What would you do with these lovelies?

Monday, September 4, 2017

DIY Velvet Aspen Tree Card

Happy Monday! We have a super cool card to share today using DIY aspen trees. You are going to love how we made these!



First off, did you know we sell velvet paper? It's exactly what it sounds like, a rich, plush velvety paper. It adds such an amazing texture. We especially love it for fall and winter crafting.



To make your own aspen trees, you will need to start with a sheet of our coconut velvet paper, charcoal tumble dye, and a little paint brush.

Use scissors to cut strips of velvet paper the size you want for trunks and branches. They should be a little uneven and taper slightly.



Shake the Tumble Dye, take the lid off, and paint some fine horizontal lines on your velvet paper, to resemble Aspen bark. The dye will bleed slightly to create the natural bark look.



Then, just put them on your project and add a few leaves. Cool, huh? It's a lot of fun too. Plus, we have some fall velvet paper bundles on sale this week for just $5 each!



More fall crafting ideas coming tomorrow!
 

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