Hi Everyone! It's Kathy today with a fun fall project I created using the September Mood Board as my inspiration... take a peek at the Mood Board...it's full of warm fall colors!
And here's what I put together, a framed subway art piece I created using my Silhouette Cameo and some Simple Stories Sweater Weather papers.
I cut the words from my back ground paper, then backed them in different papers. Next, I cut some of the words & the leaves again from the patterned papers and "popped" them up over the originals using foam tape. I love the extra dimension it gives!
I never leave a frame "unadorned", so I decide to wrap some Gold Shimmer Twine from The Twinery around the frame and finish it off with some more leaves I cut from the Sweater Weather papers.
I have another pocket scrapbooking idea to share with you today. This time it's a title card for the month of September.
I used the new Teresa Collins Life Emporium collection for this month's card. I love these muted, fall colors, especially the mauve and mustard yellow. For this card, I cut out one of the 3x4 cards from the Cards patterned paper. Once I had a base for my design it came together pretty quickly.
Here's the video:
Hope you enjoy this video tutorial!
P.S. Sorry for the late posting...I'm busy getting ready for move-in day tomorrow!
Happy September 1st! I can't believe the summer is already over, but I'm ready for the cooler temperatures. To celebrate the upcoming season I have our September 2014 Mood Board to share with you.
As inspiration for the colors for this mood board I used the new collections by Teresa Collins Designs and Simple Stories: Life Emporium and Sweater Weather. You will be seeing projects by our Blog Contributors using those collections very soon!
I hope this gets you in the mood to start your fall-inspired crafts. Let me know what you think!
Hi Everyone! Hope you are enjoying your summer! Just wanted to stop by and share a Project Life printable that is perfect for all of your summer photos! If you are anything like me you are a bit behind on capturing the memories of Summer on paper… so let's get started together shall we?
First task! Print the free printable I used here and your photos! After that everything comes together quickly, I promise. I wanted to capture our "Everyday Joys" of Summer 2014 so I went through my stash and grabbed the following:
-Coordinating paper to mat my photos and make some of the project life cards
-Paper Smooches Tri-balation Stamp and Hero Arts Soft Sand Ink for stamping the triangle border on the feather 3x4 card
-Fancy Pants label stickers and Jillibean Soup wise words stickers for embellishing
-American Crafts thickers and Jillibean Soup Alphabeans stickers for my titles
-Washi tape and twine for making some stripes
-Silhouette to make the feathers and star 4x6 card
and of course… what project would be complete without some bling and enamel dots for some extra pizzazz!
I assembled all of it and then glued everything down to make it final! I added in a paperclip and some doodling with a gold marker and that was it! I strongly recommend printing this printable as it helps you get started by having the perfect backgrounds for your photos--- how can you not put a picture on that swim.splash.laugh.beach card?!?!
I’m back with another monthly update…seems like only a few days ago that I was writing the one for July! Ugh.
Today I am sharing part two of my Back to School with Right at Home post series. I have some more food decorations to show you and even a little notecard set for a teacher.
Using on the dies for our Accucut Machine I cut out a piece of kraft paper that I folded together to make a treat bag. The die does all the work for you - it scores and cuts out the window in the front. For the front, I cut a piece of patterned paper with a scalloped edge and adhered it to the front flap. I also adhered a piece of transparency to the inside of the treat bag so that I could have my decoration "float" on top of the window. To embellish, I die-cut another apple using my Silhouette Cameo and stamped a tag with "to you from me". I also added a few enamel dots to accent the sentiment. To hold the cookies inside, I used a glassine bag and adhered it to the inside using scor tape. Then, I folded the bag together and punched two holes through both the bag and flap which allowed me to tie some red bakers twine through it to close it.
When I came across the Notebook Paper background by My Favorite Things in my stash I knew it would make the perfect notecard set for a teacher or anyone going back to school. To start, I trimmed 12 pieces of white paper down to 4 1/4 in. by 5 1/2 in. These are single sheets of paper not full card bases, but you can do whatever you prefer. Next, I inked up my stamp with a light blue ink (Berrylicious Hybrid Ink by My Favorite Things) and stamped it onto all of my white sheets. Next, I used the Festive Berries Distress Marker to trace the line down the left side of the stamped image to make it look like a true piece of notebook paper. Once I finished my coloring, I tied all the cards and enveloped together using some red bakers twine and added a "teachers rule" tag. The tag came from the same School Days stamp set that I used on the cupcake toppers. This was so simple to make and could be easily mass-produced for all the teachers in your children's lives.
I know I can't be the only one who loves a good mini album...right? For this one, I decided to use some pictures of my favorite little guy, Jack, during his first year at daycare. I created the book by die-cutting a file folder from one of the dies we have for the AccuCut Machine out of two pieces of patterned paper. I glued them together on the inside and had a sturdy base for my mini album. Next, I used the library pocket die (also for the AccuCut) to create an area to build on top of. I added a library card into the pocket that I embellished with letter stickers and a star brad and added a few pieces of cut patterned papers to the front of the pocket. A lot of these elements were cut from the papers themselves, including the bus and library card, and I used them as embellishments. I added the date along the tab and then moved on to the inside.
I have created a total of five pages so far, each featuring one photo. I used a variety of supplies to create these pages including Prima Color Bloom Sprays, My Favorite Things Dienamics, and even my sewing machine.
I haven't attached them to the inside of the book yet, but I plan to make an accordion book-like flap and adhere each page to it. This will allow you to pull on one of the pages and the rest will pull out as well.
And that wraps up my Back to School with Right at Home post series...I hope you enjoyed it!
Don't forget that all of the supplies mentioned (including the AccuCut Machine to rent) are available at the store for purchase or order.
Happy Back to School!
I know no one wants to be reminded, but school is just around the corner. To try and make the day a little more special, I have some ideas to spice up your tables and maybe even a few gift ideas for the teachers. This will be part one of two posts that I will put up this week.
Let's get started:
I have all of my items set up on a little buffet in my mudroom, but this could easily be spread out across your dining room table or maybe even a kitchen counter...whatever works best for your home.
For my display, I decided I wanted cupcakes, but muffins or brownies or even just one cake could be substituted. I sprinkled the tops of my cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles that I knew would match my toppers. I created the toppers by stamping three images from the My Favorite Things School Days stamp set in various Hybrid Ink colors also my MFT. Once those dried I cut them out using the matching dies (you could easily hand-cut these though) and hot-glued them to a toothpick. Stick them down into the frosting and you have adorable, back-to-school themed cupcakes! So quick and easy.
This is probably my favorite item...a kraft milkbox that can be filled with little treats. This was die-cut using one of the dies that can be used in our Accucut Machine (more information on that later). I cut it out of kraft paper and folded along the scor-lines to put it together. It looks complicated, but actually came together in a matter of minutes. Once the box was formed, I used a ruler to measure the flat areas around the box and trimmed patterned paper down to fit on top. Next, I die-cut a scallop out of black composition-looking paper and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a little apple for the center. To finish it off, I white heat-embossed "thanks" onto a banner and closed the bag by punching two holes and tieing it with twine.
Want to make some of these milkboxes for yourself? Then call the store to make an appointment to use our Accucut Machine. The cost is $10 per hour which is plenty of time to cut all the different shapes that we have available. I know that sometimes our machine in the back gets neglected so I decided to play around and see what I could make with it. This die could easily be adapted to make a baby shower favor, etc.
Behind my buffet, I hung three paper fans that I created using various colors of paper. I created these by following this tutorial. These look really complicated, but once you create one you will be able to quickly create multiple. I decided to embellish mine by adding a white button to the center. You could even thread the button with twine and tie a bow for extra embellishment. Behind the paper fans I added a gold pennant banner that I put together using my sewing machine.
That completes part one of my Back to School with Right at Home Series. Check back for part two on Thursday!
Today I'm back with another DIY project using some of the Hazel & Ruby products. This time I created a hoop ring that can been hung on your wall as a decor item.
To create this project you'll need a piece of white canvas that will fit into your hoop ring (I used a 6 in one, I believe), the Child's Play stencil by Hazel & Ruby, white wool felt, yellow fabric, turquoise embroidery thread, yellow mist (mine is by Hero Arts) and an orange button.
I started my process by placing my canvas inside my hoop ring and placing down my "sunshine" stencil so I knew how I wanted the end result to look. You will have to bend the stencil a little to create the curved look. Then, I removed the canvas from the ring and sprayed it with my yellow mist. I tried to concentrate the mist solely over the words so that it would be lighter towards the top of the canvas. After you let that dry you can place it back into your hoop ring and set it aside.
Moving onto the sun, I used the sun stencil from the sheet and placed that onto my yellow fabric. I traced it and then cut it out (Prior to tracing and cutting I added fusible web to the back of my fabric to make it more sturdy). After that I cut out three clouds from white wool felt and added stitches to them using turquoise thread. I laid out all of my pieces onto my ring and adhered them using Studio Multi-Medium Matte (you could also use a heat tool). Lastly, I threaded an orange button and adhered that to the sun using the multi-medium as well.
This really is a quick and easy DIY project that can be made for yourself or even as a gift. I love the final result and am intrigued to see how else I can use those stencils.
All of these stencils will be available for pre-order at the store. Want to see this and other samples in person? Check out the details for our upcoming Preview Party here.
P.S. Did you see my mixed media canvas using Hazel & Ruby stencils? Check it out here.