Monday, November 27, 2017

Felt Candy Cane Holders

These miniature stocking candy cane holders are just the right size to adorn a package or hang on a tree!
Plus its a craft you can easily do with the whole family!
See the full tutorial here! 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Foiled Paper Christmas Tree Card


Dazzle your friends and family with this handmade foiled paper Christmas tree card!
See the tutorial here!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mexican Folk Art Holiday Decor

 This month on The Designer Crafts Connection blog, we are featuring U-Paint metals and  Colorique by Lisa Marie Jimenez. 
The theme of this hop is holidays. So I chose Our lady of Guadalupe since a huge part of my holiday decorating is Mexico folk art! I decided to make a shrine.
Enjoy!

The metal shape I used for my shrine was 4" x 9" but you can use any size.
The Colorique paints I used were Ruby Slippers, Honey Bee and Pacific Ocean. You can see all the colors here.


 Before painting, I washed the metal with hot soapy water to remove any residue. Then after drying I went over the whole thing with a little bit of rubbing alcohol.

I primed the piece with a bit of gesso.

 Next I made sure it would fit in my shrine. This particular shrine is actually a cigar box with the lid removed.


 The Colorique paints flow very nicely and can be thinned with water if desired. I chose primary colors for easy blending and mixed some with the gesso as needed.
I started off coloring in the flesh tones and yellow first. Then I set the metal piece aside to dry in between colors while I worked on the shrine.

 I painted the shrine with bright acrylic paints and constructed the rest of it using cardboard remnants.  This particular box had a convenient rim all around the outside of the box.
 I painted those cardboard pieces and glued them in place onto the rim.
 Next I randomly decorated the inside of the shrine with paint, clip art and washi tape.

I continued painting the metal piece, color by color, letting each hue dry before going onto the next detail.
When I was done, I painted the piece with a thin layer of clear sealant.
Then I added extra paint details, glitters, embellishments and flowers. 

 I glued the metal piece in place on a small piece of wood that came with the cigar box. 

 I used clear drying adhesive to add all the extras.

 "Highlights" on her robe were made with some shimmer paint.

 Lots and lots of glitter and bling!

Thank you for coming by to see my creation! Be sure to visit The Designer Crafts Connection blog to see more painted metal idea's!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Crunchy Fall Leaves Card

Here's a new card I made for fall...classically easy too!

Supplies used:
You can see the full tutorial here!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Decorated Halloween Treat Bags


All this week, the designers on the Rinea Foiled paper team are working with with Pink & Main stamps and dies for a fun filled week with with amazing inspiration!
Both are having giveaways !
You can enter for a chance to win by leaving comments on the Facebook pages


For my decorated Halloween treat bags, you will need the following:

  1.  Pink & Main Witch brew - Stamps
  2. Pink & Main coordinating Witch Brew- Dies.
  3. Rinea Foiled Paper 
  4. Black and white cardstock
  5. Decorative crepe paper
  6. Clear treat bags
  7. Double stick tape
  8. Black ink and stamping blocks
  9. Paper trimmer and scissors
  10. Colored pens
  11. Halloween embellishments and glitters.
  12. Die cutting machine 
  13. Candy
 Begin by measuring the width of your treat bag. This treat bag is 5".
 So now I want to cut a 5" x 5" square of black cardstock.


 Fold square in half and cut as shown. Open up and place pieces of double stick tape on just one half.

 Pleat your crepe paper all around, pressing into the tape to form a circle.
Stamp the witch and spider web onto white cardstock. Cut designs out using the coordinating dies. 

 Cut a circle of foiled paper to be larger than the witch. Snip the edges with the scissors to create a fringe. Adhere to the center of the pleated crepe paper. Colored your witch in with your pens. Adhere to the center of the foiled paper and tuck the die cut spider webs around.


 Cut your treat bag down to size and fill with candy. Tape the bag shut.
Open your circle and adhere double stick tape to top and bottom.place the treat bag onto the bottm and then close, pressing firmly.

 Accent with glitter and any Halloween embellishments. 




Don't forget! .....To enter for a chance to win
 by leaving comments on the Facebook pages
Good Luck!



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