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DIY States Where I Lived Home Decor

Hello and Howdy!

Today I am lucky enough to be up on the Xyron Blog showcasing this project that has been on my bucket list for a LONG time.  Xyron has partnered up with the fabulously creative company, Maya Road, and I lucked out with two different types of embellishments that just screamed must be used!  I gathered up an old pallet piece I have been patiently allowing to cure, pulled out the paints once again, fired up my Silhouette and secured my two fav Xyron companions of Xyron Dots and the 5 inch Creative Station and got busy telling my geographical story.

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So what I did here is just break down the acutal cut file to just the state by ungrouping and making a compound path and deleting all but the state. Then I cut each state at 4.5 inches (Cut files click HERE and HERE), ran it through my 5 inch Creative Station. I used the Brooklyn Stack from DCWV for the paper choice.  I took the Maya Road Lisa Upper Case Letters and heat embossed them with a Rust Embossing Powder from Globecraft and Piccolo then ran through my 5 inch Creative Station and placed on the pallet.

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Then for the crown jewel of the project, I scored these adorable wooden embellishments, Alterable Bingo Motifs from Maya Road, and added a little paint and Xyron Dots and placed them in the area of the cities my hubby and I have lived in.  For instance my hubby lived in the Bay Area while he attended college so he got a bird signifying flying away from the nest.  We currently live in Southern California so we have the house as a symbol.

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I went to college in Dallas, Texas and the star star symbol is kind of a BIG deal in Texas so I added that.

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For Colorado, I was born and lived in the Colorado Springs area and it still to this day owns my heart, hence the heart.  Colorado is beautiful and when I am there visiting, it feels like it is home.

Be sure to head on over to the Xyron Blog and see what my other fellow Design Team gals have cooked up . . . they never disappoint!

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4th of July Pinwheel Wreath

Hello and Happy Summer!

In just a few short days my kids will be hopped up on sugar and completely water logged, I will have gone to many car shows, participated in push and pull’em parade and soothed my sweet pound puppy as the sounds and sights of freedom light up my cul-de-sac as my kids dance around with sparklers.  Yes, I just gave you my 4th of July run down and what better to kick it off than adorn my door with this simple 4th of July wreath.

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Using the pinwheel cut file that came standard with my Silhouette software, I cut out two different sized pinwheels (4.5 inches and 3 inches) on Die Cut with a View Stack paper added some brads to hold it all together, added some buttons and baker’s twine and sprayed with Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color shine for a fun finish.

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I wrapped some cute burlap fabric given to me by my neighbor (can be found at WalMart) around a flat wooden wreath (found at Michales). Secured fabric with hot glue and added the pinwheels using Xyron Adhesive Dots.  Another easy peasy wreath under my belt!

Happy Crafting 

Arin

Craftin’ Up Something Gifty!

76834_10152085028263232_1279811947_n (1) TGIF!  Well here we are a hoppin’ with Kiwi Lane Designs and I have have to say I had fun making this project with Fancy Pants Be Different Collection and KLD Tiny Brackets.  I found this cute 3D gift card box over at online Silhouette Store and went to town. This project was made for Admin Assistant Appreciation Day (a schmooze gift my hubby could give to some of the admin support around his office). However, with Teacher Appreciation Week this upcoming week this is an idea that you may want to put to use ASAP.

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  • I cut the base out on American Crafts card stock folded and glued the joints together and inked the edges. I then and cut, traced and inked the bracket templates from the Fancy Pants Collection and adhered it to the base with my Xyron Mega Runner.
  • I added some sticker embellishments from the collection and a button with some baker’s twine.

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  • For the insert, I lined it with some corrugated paper from Die Cuts with a View.

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That was easy huh?! Now keep on hoppin’ and enjoy all the other amazing inspirations being cooked up for you.

Giveaway Alert! 

Let me know, by leaving a comment, what you like to do with Kiwi Lane Templates and you may be a lucky ducky and score KLD Floral Template set – Just in time for crafting up some spring projects. I will announce the winner on Monday!

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Hop Line Up:

  1. Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
  2. Lissa Mitchell – http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com/
  3. Leslie Prinkki – http://www.scrapsofmine.blogspot.com
  4. Connie Wallenbrock – http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
  5. Sandi Pressley – http://lifeatthebeach51.blogspot.com/
  6. Christine Meyer – http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
  7. Alicia O’Bryant –http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
  8. Suzanne – http://scrapwithsuzy.blogspot.com
  9. Roselyn Riley – http://prettylittlepackages.blogspot.com/
  10. Arin Flinn – http://apieceoflifespie.com  YOU ARE HERE

 

Thank You, Thank You Very Much Card

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Hi there!  Today I have a fun Elvis card up over at Paper House!  One day I will get to Graceland, but until then I am sure glad Paper House has a fun Elvis Collection.  Pop over and check out how I made this little number!

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Linking Up to:

Paper Issues Pitch Perfect

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

 

 

Nothing a Little Fairy Dust Can’t Fix

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I have been wanting to share a more up close and personal view a fun project I made that is suited for any sweet little girl’s room.  I found a white wooden base at Michaels and with a little help from the magic maker of the Silhouette, I cut the sentiment on vinyl and the wand star on DCWV Glitter paper (which cut like butter including all the stitching holes along the border).

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After I transferred the vinyl sentiment onto the white base, I painted it using purple spray paint.  As the paint was drying, I dusted the sign with fine glitter. I  allowed it to dry and then removed the vinyl, exposing the white undercoat of the wooden base.

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To finish the wand, I ran Hemptique Bamboo Baker’s Twine (the best baker’s twine I have ever worked with!) through the wand and finished with a crinkle ribbon bow and gem. I added a paper straw as a base to the wand and added a few more gems to the corner of the sign.

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This is probably one of my favorite projects I have made right now and I have a feeling I will be making a ton of these for all the little girls I know!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “fairy dust is just magical” pie with me.

Linking To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

Real Family Fun Link Party

Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap-Up Party

Congrats to a Musical Grad!

DSC_6657Happy Monday all!  I can’t believe we are already in May and all that the month of May brings!  Thankfully Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog’s challenge lines up with something I needed to scratch off my to-do list! Yay! It is a Graduation inspired project using at least ONE Cricut cut.

I busted out Everyday Pop-Up Cards and cut the cap at 4 inches.  I then headed over to the Silhouette store and found some musical notes and cut them out at 1 1/2 inches.  My nephew is graduating HS this month and he received the Louie Armstrong Jazz Award for all his accomplishments in music while he was at HS.  This kid can play anything he picks up.  Oh to have that talent!

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I found some paper that had music terms from DCWV School Stack and followed the school colors for the cap using Papertreyink.com and DCWV Glitter Stack.  I finished the cap using twine from The Twinery and some CANDi for the tassel and sentiment form My Pink Stamper retired collection with Close to My Heart Slate ink. I hit the notes with gold Sickles!

For the envelope, I just added some of the DCWV paper cutting it down to fit as an insert and punching the top with a MS punch.  I scored the crease and used my ATG to have it stick inside the envelope!  I think it adds a more personal feel to the whole project!

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Easy breezy lemon squeezy  yet it has a lot of personal touches.  Now head over and LINK up your Graduation project using at least ONE Cricut project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “love making personal cards” pie with me!