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8 Links to Buzz About (06/01)

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)







1.  Can you imagine how yummy these cookies with gummy bears must be?

2.  I love the idea of filling a family tree with photo printed leaves!

3.  A simple, novel card idea for when you miss the one you love.

4.  My newest dream car, the Mini Superleggera Vision.  Yes, Please!

5.  An ice cube tray makes ice cubes that looks like raindrops!

6.  I'm on "Cloud 9" about this adorable ceramic pendant from Shoppe!

7.  Got a $1000 bucks lyin' around?...Light up your deck with this bad boy!

8.  This beautiful cake topping inspires me to add sticks of gum for typography!


BFF Clay Keychain Tutorial

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)





My sister needed a gift for her BFF and claims she doesn't have a crafty bone in her body, so she asked me to help her with an idea and assistance in creating it.  I thought this keychain would be a unique idea that she'd be sure to not already have.  It was inexpensive and personalized.





I've been seeing these types of keychains online between $15.-$30. and that's just on Etsy! I don't even want to look at the prices for retail.  So I decided to make my own. 















































8 Links to Buzz About

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)







1.  I love this wall arrangement with keepsakes in plexi covered shadowboxes

2. These scary monster bookends could be a bookworm's bestie!

3.  Watching the drum-off with Will Ferrell and Chad Smith on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon made my night!

4.  Here's what you miss when your face is stuck in a smartphone

5.  I love the idea of painting my grocery list!

6.  My new picture book Love Monster (a gift for my son) was a delightful read.

7.  DIY these adorable pine trees made out of a common kitchen staple!

8. One of the greatest songs of the 90's has been made into comic art.



"I Love My Mom Because..." Mother's Day Photo Gift

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)





First, I want to introduce a prop idea I came up with a few years back by total default.  As you can see below, my Ikea chair broke on the back which made it completely unusable.  But I realized the seat part was a perfect circle, thus, making a perfect candidate for a chalkboard.  So I searched high and low for my electric screwdriver and finally removed the seat, then tossed the rest in the recycle bin.















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Craft Crush: DIY Felt Ball Coasters

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)




Over at Inspired by Charm, Michael feature the cutest DIY idea.  I was floored when I saw this.  So easy and swoon-worthy! 


Click on the images to check out the tutorial.







Check out Inspired by Charm for more crafty goodness!




Sharpie Wedding Gift Plate DIY

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)



























































Update:

I recently visited the blog The Gold Jellybean, that tested the quality of a variety of sharpies.  She ran several tests to prove if it could really hold up to the handwash.  The regular Sharpies failed the test but she tried "Oil Based Sharpies" and they passed!  Do keep this in mind when shopping for your materials!





Below is an image if found on Pinterest of the package. 

So you can see the selection of colors.


(image via Scribbles from Emily who also tested out the markers)






Pin-up Gallery {Grandparents Day!}

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)








Here are my Pinteret finds for Grandparent's Day Crafts.


 1. Let your child's inner artist blossom with this Watercolor Resist Card 
 2. Let your child scribble to their hearts desire for this cute Sharpie bowl gift.
 3. Your child will feel like they're really there with them when they send this Hug Card.
 4. Footprints make the perfect heart shape. Just assemble in a frame for a 
   perfect gift.
 5. Make this easy Keepsake box with child's photo (or fill with rocks and 
   make it a paper weight.)
 6. Make a handprint coaster of your grandchild's hand for you...and you make 
   one of your hand for them
 7. include the whole family in this personalized family tree pillow
 8. Let Grandma and Grandpa know they are #1 with this unique surprise mug.
 9. These easy "Hug in the mail" hand prints are sure to bring tears.
10. They will treasure they're grandchild's one of a kind fingerprint pendant 
   everywhere they go. (Could also work as a key chain)
11. Embroider child's handprint, name and age and leave in hoop for 
   unique hanging artwork.
12. This keepsake will remind them of how small their hand print was when 
     Grandparents held their hand.
13. Create an accordion photo brag book for them to display on a shelf. 
14. Create this corsage for Grandma... made from felt cut outs of kids' hands.
15. These matchstick photo magnets will remind them of how big they're getting.
16. Your Scrabble-Loving grandparents will love this unique framed message 
   incorporating their favorite family game.
17. Using the first letter of child's name, decoupage their artwork for an instant 
   unique shelf keepsake.
18. Using saved envelopes from the letters from Granny, turn the postmark into 
   unique key chains.
19. This "Send-a-hug" idea will surely win a smile upon arrival at Grandma's!
20. Make photo magnets with flat-bottomed glass marbles.  Personalize some 
   by including their interests and inspirational quotes and words.


CLICK BELOW TO CHECK OUT MY GRANDPARENTS GIFTS PINTEREST BOARD FOR MORE AWESOME IDEAS!





"I love My Granny More Than..." Keepsake Book Tutorial

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)





Well in honor of Grandparents Day which is September 8th, I decided to feature a Granny Keepsake Book that I previously completed for my mother from my son.  I must say I was taken aback at how it turned out.  It took me about a month (of and on) to complete and thought it would never get done! 

But here is a tutorial just in time for grandparents day so you can complete your own from your child to your parents. 


I want to mention that I apologize if some of the steps seem vague. There are missing files on the steps while doing the actual project.  I'm not sure what happened but the "stitching portion" of the tutorial is unfortunately missing.  However, I did include some links throughout the post to really great tutorials so you won't miss any steps. 


Secondly, I have yet to do a tutorial on recycled paper.  So I searched online for great links on that subject.  My favorites are here:

Kiss The Groom     Hub Pages     Montessori by Hand      DIY Studio      Mega Crafty

The Open End     Fun Sci     Pioneer Thinking     Ready, Set, Craft!











Starting with an even amount of sheets of recycled paper, plan out what you want it to say, and that may be based on what photos you have if you want to choose from your printed photos.  If you are going with fresh content, then grab the camera and snap away at what you are wanting it to based on.


This tutorial will help inspire what to put but by all means have fun and go with whatever suits your desires.  Be yourself!


When you have planned out what's going on each page, make a quick sketch on paper to keep track of what page is going to have what.  And also what orientation each page will be regarding the photo.  (pic on left and text on right and vice versa)





Step One:


Using an exacto knife, I trimmed a square opening on each page.  I knew that I was going to alternate each page's orientation so I figured I could just flip it upside down when the time came to do layout.

As stated above in photo, if you're going to do this with recycled paper, don't feel like you have to be perfect on this step.  The tattered edges are part of the charm.






Step Two:

I cut the opening off-centered to give myself room to put captions and embellishments.







{finished stack}





Step Three:


Then I rolled the edges outward to give it more of a worn look.





Step Four:


I made the last opening a rectangle instead of a square so it became the finale photo for the ending of the book.



This is an example of how to affix the photo into the window of the paper:




Step Five:


This step was one of those afterthoughts that I realized how happy I was to catch myself before I got too far into the project to fix.  I duct taped the backs of each page after taping the photo to the top edge of the back of the window, but BEFORE I added any stitching. 

This served as a very sturdy surface for me to stitch so the paper wouldn't fall apart.






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If you hadn't noticed already, the cover read: "I love my Granny..." so I put "...More than..." on the first page and continued the stitching with a swirly pattern onto the next page creating my list of things he loves her "more than".

I used a faint shade of green so it was legible, but didn't make the page too busy.  It was important that the photos stood out significantly.



Here is a tutorial that I located online to guide you on how
to stitch in cursive with embroidery thread on paper:

{source: freckled nest}

Here are other helpful links:

Crafts Unleashed, The Scrap Angel, About.com












Step Seven:


Then upon finding photos of my son with the things he loves, I stitched what was going on in the picture.






Step Eight:


I stitched around the photo to frame it and make it appear more finished.






Step Nine:


{He loves his little tykes car and looking at his Elmo books}






Step Ten:


After I added the text, I added embellishments to support the images and likes. such as a sun for playing outside and a fork and a long noodle for eating spaghetti.








Because my mom is a sucker for all things handmade from me, I was determined to use whatever I had lying around.  So I had to use my imagination many times during this process.








On the page featuring "Reading Books", I made a book out of newspaper pages and cardstock from the packaging of some stickers.   I roughed up the pages to look worn and stitched the binding.  Then pinched the pages at the binding so the pages would flare out and appear three-dimensional.








For the "Peek-a-boo" page, I used wire and none other than one of his beloved receiving blankets he's had since birth.  {...He's only 2, Pam!}  Anyway, it's my favorite, and yes, I saved the remnants for future projects!








The heart for the "Elmo" page was red fur meant to represent Elmo's fur.  It was upcycled from a stuffed valentine dog I purchased at a thrift store for 50 cents.  Boy, was it ugly, too!  Looked like it was won at a broke-down state fair! 

I HAD to put it out of it's misery!






Other Examples:


Here are some of the embellishments up close for detail.







Step Eleven:


For the finale page, I happened to have a photo of him pointing.  So I finished the sequence with the page saying "All these things I love, but not more than you!"  Then I stitched a "frame-like" design around the photo.







Step Twelve:


Behind the finale photo page, I wrote her a message just from me to her {not shown} and then to personalize the back page, I traced his hand with a pencil and stitched it with a message saying "Bye-Bye".







Step Thirteen:


After ALL stitching and embellishments were completed, I finally did a second application of duct tape and this made the pages even more secure and durable.






Step Fourteen:


Using double-stick tape, I adhered the pages together back-to-back paying close attention to my plan and making sure the order was staying true to my design in mind.  If you want to use a second adhesive like decoupage or a glue gun that would be fine too.







Step Fifteen:


Then I stitched a basic stab binding with a complimentary color thread.  I used a tutorial I found here at tuts+







The Finished Book!


Here is the finished book. 

I hope you enjoyed viewing this and know you'll be able to produce one even greater.  You can do it!  And your parents will finally stop bugging you for not making them anything!!  LOL


Have Fun!

{Compose} Yourself for Composition Style!

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)







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10 {Awesome} Father's Day Projects!

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (2)


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martha stewart



The Light Garden



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kaboose

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twinkle toes



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Mix Tunes for Dad alphamom

Popsicle Stick Photo Puzzle impress your kids

Father’s Day Coupon Book Craft (Printable) krafty kid

Easy Father's Day Crafts for Kids to Make bh&g

Father's Day Bookmarks create:

Free Printable: Father's Day Scratch Off Card design dazzle

Father's Day Gifts pinterest

Father's Day Quotes and Cards martha stewart

Father's Day Roundup one pretty thing

Father’s Day Kid Crafts  multiply delicious

Personalized Barbeque Condiment Bottles amazing moms

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Paint Sample Matchbook Notepad

Posted on September 5, 2010 at 10:16 PM Comments comments (0)

Paint Sample Matchbook Notepad Tutorial:

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Ok, so I have a very simple project here and virtually

everything listed here is FREE

{or you have them right in your home.}

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Now that I have your attention... I picked up these paint samples {I loooove paint samples!} at Ace Hardware {another thing I love} and figured I could do something with them besides hold a spot in a book.  {I don't even read books.}  I looked at the shape and the beautiful colors and thought long and hard about what I could make and VOILA

I figured, everyone could use a little notepad in their pocket.

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So here I will show you how to make a simple notepad for zero dollars.

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Step One:

Since not all paint samples are created equal, hold the sample and pretend fold it as to make sure the text {names of colors} will be right side up once completed. 

{My first attempt was a fail in this area.}

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Step Two:

Fold one of the ends on the split line they give you between the bottom color and the one next to it.   {I chose the palest toned end for this so the darker color would be the cover and therefore, most seen.}

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Step Three & Four:

Grab the opposite end and fold it so the "tucked" end is about 1/2" from the end of the first flap.  This is to give room for the staples to hold the pack of paper.

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Step Five:

Press it down smoothly so it has a nice crease.  This is a good time to have a bone folder.  Martha is a big fan of those.  They make fold lines in paper really easy and flawless.  But if you don't have one, it's ok.  Just take your time with pressing it so you don't have a crooked outcome.

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Step Six:

Put this cover aside to work on your paper.

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Step Seven:

Grab about 4 sheets of paper.  I used kids drawing paper because

A.) It's super easy to tear when you

are tearing it out of the book.

B.) I like it's texture for writing

C.)  It's cheap

D.) I had it lying around.

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Step Eight -- Eleven:

Using a paper cutter, cut your paper about 1/8" to 1/4" smaller than the width and height of the inside of the book surface.  {If you don't have a paper cutter, not a big deal, you can use scissors.  It just takes a little longer.}  I had enough to make about 24 sheets of paper for my stack.

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Step Twelve:

Stack them so they are all as even as can be and slip them into the small folded area as tight as you can and hold it there closing the large flap over the small flap.

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Step Thirteen:

Using the edge of the large flap as a guide, staple about three to four times along the bottom, making sure you have the paper within the staples.  The large flap assures that you wont staple too far up and it also helps in lining up the staples in a row better.

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Step Fourteen:

Insert the large flap into the small flap.

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Step Fifteen:

Since the staples can seem unsightly, add any embellishments desired to cover this area.  On the blue one above, I hot glued a bow with a complimenting color to the notebook wrapping it around to the back.

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On the pink one {pic 16} I added a little sign that reads "notes" and trimmed in gold marker for depth.  On the mini green one {slightly in pic 16} I also added ribbon and rounded the corners with my handy-dandy corner punch. It's pretty important that the staple backs get covered as they can be dangerous and/or catch on something in your purse.

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These are great for quick party favors where you can just add a "thank you" label around them and a golf-game-sized pencil.  Or you can make a colorful set and they can be added to a stationary gift set in a basket or tin with pencils
for a last minute gift idea.
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Bitty-Bootie-Baby!

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 3:29 PM Comments comments (3)



This was an extremely last minute project that
I had to take once the words: 
."Oh... I know, I'll make her baby booties..."
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Which I'm picturing something a little like this:
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So, with it being three days from then... I got right on it. 
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But of course, I had to grab the cam and take some
pix so you could soooo make it as well!

Here goes...



What you'll need:

2 sheets of felt (2 colors)
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Needle & Thread
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2 Shank Buttons
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2 Buttons (or any embellishment)
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Scissors
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Glue Gun
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RIbbon
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Thin Hair Rubber Band
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Clear Gloss Spray {optional}
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Bootie template. 

Here are the best ones
 1) template from Crafttutorials.net
2) Two templates from Martha Stewart Here and Here
3) This template is from Heather Bailey.
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Here's how you can soooo make it:
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Step One:
Grab the template listed above and trace 2 times onto
2 different colors of felt.
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Step Two:
Starting with the outside first blue and grey "W" pieces, use a blanket stitch. {see below} to sew the two "W"'s and the sole together.

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Step Three:
Then continue all around till you wind up where you started and remain stitching into the inside of the "W"  stitching just the two pieces together.
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Step Four & Five:
Using a satin stitch to close off the ends behind the heal.  {see below}
Then take the "flap" that you end up with in the middle of the "W" and sew the end to the tip of the shoe.  {you can see a better view of this on pic#6}
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Step Six:
On the outside of the shoe about 1/3" to 1/2" from front, sew a shank button. {see shank buttons below}
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I chose this type of button because it's a very easily latched button.  If you use a regular button, it's ok but when putting on the baby's foot, it may not be easy and/or may not stay latched.
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Step Seven:
On the opposite side, in the same position as the button, take a thin hair rubber band and without cutting it, tie in a knot at one end. {see below}
Then sew it below the knot onto the inside of the shoe.
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At this point I was a little frustrated at how it looked when you looked inside the shoe.  I didn't like the knot just sticking out like that.  Not that a baby would complain, I just thought I would be a little uncomfortable had I not done this... not to mention, an eyesore.  
So I made little discs of felt and blanket stitched the perimeter and
hot glued them over that area. 
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Step Eight:
Ok, so this was my favorite part.  This is what made the booties.  Don't forget she is a Dallas Cowboys fan.  If I didn't add this detail, it would be just a pair of booties.  At Joann's I found this set of 2 blue star buttons for $1.50.  The stars alone were not enough.  So I took a metallic marker and colored the edges of each.  The metallic finish made them really stand out from the top of the shoe.  When I finished, I let them dry and sprayed a clear gloss spray to coat them. 
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Instead of sewing them to the shoe, I decided to just hot glue them.  It saved a LOT of time.  and looked just as nice.

Step Nine:
I took about 2" of a dark blue ribbon about 1/2" wide and looped it and glued it to the inside of the shoe.  This would allow the booties to be hung later when they no longer fit the baby. 
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Step Ten:
I took the same ribbon about 2 feet long and looped it through the loops I just made and tied a bow at the top.  {see below}
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Project Total: Under $5.00
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I have to say, I'm very proud of myself that once I said I was going to make baby booties, I didn't talk myself out of it. 
And now I'm glad I can share the tutorial with you.
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So let me know what you think and don't forget to send pix!!

Bead Bracelet Tutorial

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (2)
Some motivation sparked up last night to make a tutorial for a
Polymer Clay Bead Bracelet
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That's how it happens!  ... Don't have a clue where it comes from but pretty ecstatic when it shows up.  I've actually been wanting to make one of these for a long time. 

This project took longer to do than I thought because there was a step I didn't anticipate and... well... let's just say I experienced one of my "FAIL" moments.... you know the rest. The important thing is that I finished it.
I made a collage instead of individual pics with reference steps below. 
Hopefully, it puts everything more into perspective. Have fun!

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You'll need:
Polymer Clay {about 1/2 block of any color
will make 2 bracelets}
 Sharp Tool {I used thick floral wire,
but you can use a skewer, toothpick or anything
you want. This is to poke a
hole to make a bead.
Stretch Cord {I got mine at Dollar Tree}
Color Ribbon {about 1"x12" long: Dollar Tree}
& Scissors
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Step One:
First I take white polymer clay  {or any color you'd like} and roll it up in your hand until it's the desired size. 
I used a marble size sphere for mine.
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Step Two:
Stick the tool you choose and poke a hole all the way through to the other side.  This will turn it into a bead.
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Step Three:
While the bead is on the tool, roll it in the palm of your hand so it widens the hole.  This step makes it easier for you to slip in the stretch cord later.  As your widening it, try to keep rounding it out with your fingers to keep it's shape.  Also watch so that your holes don't stick out. If this happens... and yes, it will...just smooth it down with your fingers.  This is also easier if you form your "marbles", then put in fridge for a bit to harden.  It makes it more malleable.
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Step Four:
Do this until you have about 25 or so. {enough for 2 bracelets}
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Step Five:
Ok... this is the part I was talking about when I said:  "FAIL" earlier.  When I baked the white clay beads, they turned tan and had burn marks all over them because I either left them in too long or I had the temperature too high.  They got what looked like sun damage or something!  So, of course, I was like: "OMG" but not for the reason I usually am!  So, at this point I was forced to go to plan B.  I quickly grabbed my white acrylic paint and went to town... ONE BY ONE!!  ugh!
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Step Six {and Seven}:
Grab your stretch cord and about 12-15 beads.
{depending on how large your wrist is.  I have little wrists and used 13 beads.}
You will do this twice the exact same way.
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Step Eight:
String the beads and knot the ends together.  On this step you can also use a crimp tube to finish it off to assure it's not going to come apart.  {I don't have these so I left it out for the tutorial}
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Step Nine:
Cut your lengths of ribbon.  Again, I chose red but you can grab any color or width of ribbon you want.  I like the look of the larger ribbon grabbing the attention of the bracelet.
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Step Ten:
Tie the ribbon onto the area you knotted/crimped.  The beauty of this step is that you can personalize the ribbon to the outfit you choose to wear.  Snip the ends like a "W" at the end.  Never have a blunt flat cut at the end... It just looks unfinished.  
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Step Eleven {& Twelve}
On this step I displayed two different ways to finish it off.  You can either do a ribbon on both bracelets {Pic 11 above} 
or only on one and the other just beads. {Pic 12 above}
{That is what I chose to do.}

Here is a link to a tutorial on Better Homes & Gardens
website for another variation to this project.
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{image via bhg.com}

Oh yeah, you can also spray some kind of glossy clear coat or glitter spray to give them a little sparkle... the world needs a little sparkle!!



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.And that's it!  Don't forget to send pics!  I don't have to remind you do I???

Beau-TEA-ful Gift Idea!

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Tea Cards.

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Tea Cards are something I created a few years ago that I thought would be the perfect get-well-soon gift...on a budget.  If you notice, the materials only cost under about $5.00.  Other than the tools it takes to make it.  The only thing you need to purchase is the tea itself.  And with all the varieties out there, you have millions of possibilities. 

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Look for lowered priced tea in grocery stores or I found a huge variety pack at Marshall's in the gift section. 

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Read on to see how you can make this and get inspired to make your own variations.

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You will need:

  • Scrapbook Paper or fabric (you can use plenty of scraps lying around the house)
  • one tea bag
  • magazine subscription insert  (you know... those annoying white cards all over the floor at Barnes & Noble's magazine section?)
  • scissors or straight edge cutter
  • stapler
  • glue stick
  • gold metallic marker (optional)

 

How you can sooo make it:

 

  • Step One: Pick two complimentary patterns of scrapbook paper.  (again, if you desire to use fabric that's fine.  I just prefer the polished look of scrapbook paper.  In this tutorial, I used me & my big ideas patterned paper that I got at Michael's )

 

  • Step Two: Use glue stick to apply glue to one of the sides of the magazine subscription card and place on the backside of one the sheets of scrapbook paper.  This will be your base. 

 

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  • Step Three: Cut the corners off so you can wrap the excess around to the back and adhere.  Then place a size smaller of alternate piece to back to clean up what's exposed.

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  • Step Four:  Ok, the base is done for now.  Carefully unwrap the tea bag and put the tea bag aside  for now.  The tea bag wrapper should now serve as a template to make a new decorative wrapper.

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  • Step Five:  Trace the tea wrapper template onto the opposing patterned paper.  Using gold marker trim the edges to make the new wrapper look finished and polished.

  

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  • Step Six:  Staple the top of the tea bag to the inside flat edge of the new wrapper. 

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  • Step Seven:  Fold the paper and seal the tip to close your tea bag wrapper.  Then take the same patterned paper and cover the tea "dipping tag" (not sure of the technical term... )  then place the name of the tea over that.   (sorry, the second part is not pictured)

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  • Step Eight:  Using a little of the glue, place the wrapped tea bag on the base on the left or the right, whichever you choose.  And lightly glue the "tag" on the opposite side.

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(picture above doesn't have the tea name on

the tag yet.  My printer was temporarily down.)

  • Step Nine:  Finally, embellish with odds & ends in btm empty corner to rid of dead space.  A few ideas:  type a message, place a photo, cut out images from mags or catalogs.  In this project, I used an image of a teapot from a poster catalog and a nice quote.  I also cut out a flower from the patterned paper from the wrapper and placed the tag on top of it. 

  • Step Ten:  Cut the instructions out from the original wrapper and glue to back of finished tea card and slip into plastic sleeve.  This is an awesome gift for any tea-lover.  There are tons of varieties of tea out there that you can use.  The tea flavor can give you inspiration for the scrapbook paper and embellishments to use.  For example:  If you use peppermint tea around the holidays, you can use peppermint patterned paper and felt for a base and a candy cane to stir the tea!  And finish off by wrapping all together with a bow.  Ooh... I soooo want to make that now!

Check out my "Projects" section to view others that I made. 

Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.













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