Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mixed Media Foiled Heart

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Mixed Media Foiled Heart

Valentine Day is coming up and that means it is time to change out the art projects on the entryway table. This year I wanted to use the fun new colors of Deco Foil Transfer Sheets that were just released last month. The Gold Shattered Glass is my favorite color of the bunch - it is amazing! I used felt to create the Mixed Media Foiled Heart at the center of my Deflecto Frame.

I used a precut felt piece from the dollar store as the base of my design. I cut lots of heart shapes using an old Fiskars punch. I inked the heart shapes and adhered them behind the larger heart shape randomly.

The Deflecto 8 1/2 X11 Pink Craft Frame is very versatile and I use it for so many things. You can slide your photo inside and decorate the outside. I like to add my embellishments to the outside so I can switch out the photo from time to time.

Foiled chipboard
I used two colors of Deco Foil on a felt heart. In order to achieve this look I spread Deco Foil transfer Gel over the felt. When it was dry along the edges, but not in the center, I used the Gold Shattered Glass foil sheet and ran it through my laminator. Since the gel in the center was not dry - the foil will not adhere! I let the felt sit until the rest of the gel was completely dry and then ran it back through the laminator using  a sheet of the Wild Cherry foil.

I used Teal foil for the chipboard pieces and then sanded a few places to give them a distressed look. To finish off the design I added some Prima flowers and a piece of black cardstock inside the frame to make the design pop.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Princess in Training Door Sign

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Princess in Training Door Sign

We are busy redoing the spare bedroom for out little princess since she spends so much time with us. This Princess in Training sign was just the thing to dress up her door! I picked up this little sign in the dollar spot at Target and used Vinyl from Style Tech to dress it up. This project was a little difficult to get a good photo of- I used the Brushed Metal vinyl for the words and it is super shiny AND it changes colors depending on how the light hits it!  But it is SOOOO pretty!!

Vinyl Crown
See how shiny that beautiful purple vinyl is??? Be sure to check out the Brushed Metal line from Style Tech - they have several great colors and you will love them all. The crown is cut from Gold Chrome  - another of the metal look vinyls. I dressed up the crown with resin flowers from Queen and Co and pearls.

Lining up vinyl words
I normally just eyeball my vinyl placement but I since this was going to be hanging on the door I wanted to make sure I got everything straight! I used my ruler and added some very light pencil lines where I wanted to place the words.  Be sure to use a light hand with the pencil and a soft lead - that will make erasing easier. I love my quilting ruler for jobs like this. Because it is 4" wide it makes it easy to line up against the edge.

Mono Zero eraser

To erase the pencil lines I use my Tombow Mono Zero eraser. It is VERY small and allows me to get into the tiny spaces around the vinyl with actually going OVER the vinyl. You don't want to use a larger eraser and go over the vinyl - this will leave marks on your vinyl. Learn from me young Jedi.

Hoe to save on vinyl
Because I don't like to have little scraps of vinyl in my box, I like to draw a box around my designs. Then I weed like normal and apply my transfer tape to remove the design from the backing. That leaves me with the full 12 x 12 sheet to work with.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Monday, January 8, 2018

IKEA Bucket Turned Toy Storage

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IKEA Bucket toy chest
The Princess is starting to accumulate quite a few toys at our house and storage was becoming a problem. We were checking out the new IKEA last week and I snapped up this super cheap bucket to turn into a toy chest for her. Because, you know,, she has her own room here for some reason. 

To complete this project I am using the new Ultra FX vinyl from StyleTech . Y'all... it is SUPER glittery.  Super. Glittery. Both layers of her name and the bubbles are Ultra FX. 

layered glitter vinyl
 Sparkle for miles y'all. You are going to love this stuff. I used a simple font to type out the words, ungrouped the letters, then nudged the letters a little closer together. I used the offset tool to create the bottom layer and really made it a good size- almost double what the standard is. I really wanted that glitter to show! Here I am using Purple and Aquamist Ultra FX.

Multiple layers of vinyl
I have been waiting on an excuse to use this cute seahorse I bought from the Silhouette store some time ago! For this little critter I used Yellow Luster for the bottom layer, Lemon Lime Transparent Glitter for the middle layer, and Apple Green Polished Metal for the detail layer. The bubbles are the same Aquamist I used in the name. 

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Best Craft Room Organization using Deflecto

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It is no secret that I love to have my supplies organized. I simply cannot craft when my room is messy! With the New Year I like to take a look at my studio and see what needs a little update and re-do. So today I want to share my very best craft room organization tips using amazing Deflecto products.

 I use lots of different medias when creating my scrapbook pages and other projects. This bin was clearly not the best way to keep everything in order! It was a huge mess that took me forever to find what I wanted.
The tilt out bins are amazing for keeping your supplies organized but also having everything clearly visible and easily within reach - which is super important to keep track of your stuff. The bins can easily be removed to take to your work surface - and then slip right back in  when you are done. On this set of bins I removed several of the actual bins to better store my paints. They fit perfectly 9 to an opening and I can see in an instant which color I want.  To see more about this project go here.

For years I had a variety of  buckets and bins on my desk to hold small supplies. It drove me nuts and I finally found a great way to keep everything in it's place. The Rotating Organizer is the perfect solution for me

I removed the tops from the bins for easy access. I was able to put SO MANY different supplies in them and eliminate all the oddball buckets on my desk.The best thing- it SPINS! So I can just move it around to get what I want. To see more on how I used the Rotating Organizer go here.

Do you use lots of punches? I sure do and there are a few that I use on every project it seems. The Stackable Cube Organizer is my solution to keep my most used punches close at hand.  To see how I decorated this cute cube go here.

The Stackable Cube Organizers are so incredibly handy- I use them in so many ways. The 4 Drawer Cube Organizer is perfect for holding smaller pieces (and washi tape!) To see more on this project go here.

Did I mention how handy these cubes were??? Markers store in the X cube - this is the entire set of Tombow Dual Brush markers in ONE PLACE! 

Speaking of marker storage,,,,, the Stackable Caddy is my favorite! Amazing storage and it's portable!!  The Marker Storage Inserts easily pull out and sit on your work surface when needed.
To see more on the caddy go here.

Every desk needs something pretty and functional. The Pencil Cup with Photo Frames can be decorated anyway you want. I made this fun project for my DD1 and it looks lovely on her work desk. To see the details on this project go here.

You can find Deflecto products on Amazon, Scrapbook dot com, and at your local craft stores. Happy New Year and happy organizing!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Starry Night Etched Cake Plate

I have a real thing for cake plates. Like,,, I have a lot of them. Really,,, a lot of them. I bought this beautiful blue one a few years ago to use for a really small wedding cake. It has been sitting around since then in the cabinet. I decided to use some etchall® etching creme to add some fun decor to it. I created this fun Starry Night etched plate using just a few supplies.

One of my favorite tools that I use all the time in my projects is a small Fiskars hand punch that I bought years ago - a little star punch. It is about 3/4" and so very versatile! I punched my etchmask using the star punch and applied the stencils all around the edge of the plate. I taped off all the other areas to make sure that I didn't accidentally etch some where else. I am very prone to that. 

Apply the etching creme and let it sit for 15 minutes. Return the excess creme to the jar and rinse the plate. After I dried everything I used some fun new inks from ColorBox to color in the etched space. I like to do this before I remove the stencil from the project- it just seems to work so much better. This ink dries so quickly that I was able to put two light coats on the etched areas in about 2 minutes. I used a cheap dollar store make up sponge to apply it.

After the ink is dry, pull all the tape and stencils off.

You are left with beautiful stars! I love how this turned out. It was a super easy project that used supplies I already had on hand - always a bonus!

Be sure to try all the amazing products from etchall - and check out the website for fun projects and ideas.