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Gettin’ Hoppy with an Easy Easter Banner

Up over at Samantha Walker, you can see how I made this cute bunny banner using her Samantha Walker Bunny cut file just in time to greet Mr. Cottontail!

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This banner was super easy to make thanks to Pick Your Plum wooden pennants, DCWV Linen Sheets, and only one cut used as a stencil! Having my Xyron Creative Station handy just added to the laziness  ease of the project.

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I had the help of Hemptique Baker’s Twine to add a little extra bounce in the bunny tail and to be the support of project for holding together the pennants.

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I addes some buttons, faux stitching and fabric letters (yes you see them on all my projects! I just love them).

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This project was not only super simple and easy to do, but there is something therapeutic about just simply tracing and cutting and with this bunny cut from Samantha Walker, it could not have been any easier. Full tutorial and supply list is up over on Samantha Walker’s Blog!

Supply List: 

  • Bunny Cut form Samantha Walker
  • White Cardstock (Recollections)
  • Laser Cut Wooden Pennants (Pick Your Plum)
  • Linen Fabric Sheets (DCWV)
  • Cuttlebug Embosser and Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
  • Baker’s Twine (Hemptique)
  • Scrapbook Paper (Recollections)
  • Fabric Letters
  • Buttons
  • Stamp Ink (Close to My Heart/Slate)
  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Xyron 5 inch Creative Station
  • White Gel Pen (Uniball)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

 

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Xyron Blog Hop Day 3 – Jar O’ Luck

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Hi and welcome to my first official post for Xyron! Today I am super excited to also be featuring Miss Kate Cuttables during our partnership blog hop week! I am no stranger to Miss Kate Cuttables and have loved doing projects with her clever and super cute cuts. Combining them with Xyron products was just icing on the cake. Below are the cuts I was “lucky” enough to play with for this project!  template

Who doesn’t like creating with mason jars? They are cheap, durable and a great starting point to any crafty creation.  With the help of my Silhouette, my Xyron 5 inch Creative Station and a little luck I was able to whip up this wee bit of the Irish decor!

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Here are the Xyron products I used and this is how I did it (full supply list is located at the end of this post):

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I first measured the opening of the mouth of the quart jar to plan out my cut sizes. Then using my Silhouette, I cut out all the components of the project.  I wanted each component to be double sided so I copied each cut and flipped it.

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Once all cuts are removed from the mat, I began to load all the cuts into my Xyron 5 inch Creative Station and added once each set ran through.  I then began to build each cut by layering and placing together.

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Using Xyron 3/8 inch High Tack Adhesive Dots, I layered the clouds onto the rainbow.

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For the “gold” component of the project, I dusted each side I ran through the Xyron Creative Station with glitter, shook off the excess and repeated on the other side.  I then glued each glittered piece together and glued it to the pot.

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In preparing the lid, I traced the inside of the lid on chipboard and cut out. I then ran it through my Xyron 5 inch Creative Station attached it to the bottom of the sealing cap and added more adhesive on the top of the chipboard using my Xyron 1/2 inch Mega Runner.

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I then cut-to-fit some spare Styrofoam I had on hand. Using a green ink pad, I inked the Styrofoam and then attached the Styrofoam to the chipboard and ran more adhesive on the top of the Styrofoam (this will help the moss to blend and stick well to the Styrofoam) and then put together the lid and set aside.

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After cutting down a toothpick and two wooden skewers, I hot glued them to the pot of gold and the rainbow and placed into the lid. Once the rainbow and pot of gold was in place I added the clovers with the adhesive backings created by the Xyron Creative Station. Adding the moss was the final touch before placing in the jar and closing it up. the moss stuck perfectly to the Mega Tape Runner adhesive applied to the Styrofoam.

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In finishing the project I wrapped 5/8 inch ribbon around the lid securing it with Xyron 3/8 inch High Tack Adhesive Dots.

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There you have it! A fun way to add a bit of Irish luck to your decor.  Now head over to the Xyron Blog and Facebook Page and see what else we have cookin’ with Miss Kate Cuttables! Also be sure to head over to the ever-so-talented Shellye McDaniel over at Papered Cottage– she takes CUTE to a whole new level! And don’t forget to visit Miss Kate Cuttables  and sign up for their FREE daily cutting file while you are at it too!

St. Patty Day Mason Jar Decor

Supply List:

Miss Kate Cuttables:

Xyron Products:

  • Quart Jar
  • American Crafts 12×12 Tropicals and Neutrals card stock
  • Globecraft and Piccolo Pure Sparkle Glitter
  • Ashland Moss
  • Celebrate It 5/8 inch Ribbon – St. Patrick’s Day
  • Chipboard
  • Styrofoam
  • Scotts Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Hot Glue
  • Skewers (2)
  • Toothpick (1)

Linking Up To: 

Paper Issues – Tip-Toe Through the Tulips

Everyday is an Occasion Sunday Funday

Honoring the Stars and Stripes

Today is Veteran’s Day!  It is a day where I think of my personal family and friends that have served this nation.  Today when I raise my flag, I will be thinking of my father who served two tours of in Vietnam and came back with a a Purple Heart, my grandfather who served in WWII, and my friend who just got back from a year in Afghanistan leaving his son who was fighting his battle with  leukemia (Click HERE for a sweet media press about this). The sacrifice our American brothers and sisters give to this nation, when they sign their name on the dotted line, is great and I respect that each day.

I am sharing with you a project I made with DecoArt paint products and an old weather pallet. I am a lucky crafter that has an opportunity to play with DecoArt products and blog about it and when I thought of projects I wanted to do with their paints, I wanted to make something I can hang outside that is a symbol of patriotism all year long.  This was such a fun and easy project to pull together and having my Silhouette Cameo handy gave it additional character.

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Here is how I did it:

For the stars and sentiments, I cut out on vinyl I scored from Pick Your Plum using the basic Silhouette fonts and a star is from the Silhouette store.

After breaking down an old pallet and cutting to the desired size, I painted each board with “Americana White Wash”.

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Once dry, cut and burnish vinyl images onto the pallet and peel away transfer tape (leave the star block in place at this point). Then paint each pallet red or white.

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Once stripes are dry, pull off transfer tape around the stars and paint.  Then using a rag, dab “chocolate brown” in random spots along with over the sentiments that are on the white boards.

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Once fully dry, pull off all vinyl and sand down using both a hand and electric sander to add more of a “distressed” feeling.

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To set and secure the finished pallets, use wood glue and nail two strips of wood to secure each pallet into place (I used a nail gun, but using nails and a hammer will work just as well). Finish project by sealing it with a sealer.  I used a stain finish.

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There you have it! Whipping up a patriotic themed project can be fun and easy and having DecoArt be your right hand is a perfect pair in getting a creative job well done.

Halloween Pop-Up Card

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Just wanted to pop in and share what I have up over at Amelia & Me Crafts today!  Who does not love pop-up cards?  Head over and check out mine and a few other too cute to spook pop up cards!

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Tic-Tac-Toe Anyone?

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Happy Monday!

It is almost here… the big day where kids get to live out their dreams and be whatever they want, get hopped up on candy and just relish in being a kid! Well now that I am finished talking about myself, let me share with you what I have up over at Amelia and Me Crafts sporting what you can do with Silhouette’s Magnetic Paper! Head OVER and check out the details of this fun game I made for some lucky kiddos!

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Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

Silhouette- Weekly Challenge – Halloween Edition

Boo Treats!

Head over and check out a fun treat box I made for Amelia & Me Crafts!  I found this cut from the fabulous Jamie Cripps over at the Silhouette Store!  Every cut you see on the treat box comes with the cut file!  Click HERE for all the details on how I made this adorable treat box!

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Linking Up To:

Paper Issues – Halloween

Amelia & Me Crafts and my Milk Jug!

amelia-design-team-350Hi all!  Today my FIRST post is up over at Amelia & Me Crafts!  Check out how I married double sided adhesive , my Silhouette Cameo and a milk jug! You will want to scoop up some of that AMAZING Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive and let’s not forget the Silhouette Glitter! All I can say about that is {LOVE}!

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Linking to:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday