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Interchangeable Pix Collage

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Happy Tuesday and boy is summer flying by here!  Speaking of summer I made a very fun gift for a friend that has three beautiful boys and they are all rays of sunshine in my book.  When I got my happy mail from Xyron last month filled with May Arts Ribbon and Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Collection I just fell in LOVE . . . in love enough to schlep out the paint, stencils and a mini pallet to cook up this colorful and full of life interchangeable picture collage that was made for this cheerful brood of boys!

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As you can see I went to town with the craft paint using some stencils I had from Hazel and Ruby. Since this was geared for mugs of boys, I decided to be playful with the paint and allow for some rustic bleeding around the edges. All I did was add a very small amount water to the painted area with a paint brush and then smear it with my finger… got a few splinters, but it’s all good!

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I cut down and added some card stock design paper from Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Collection and ran it through my Xyron 5 inch Creative Station and applied it to the painted pallet.  I then added the May Arts Ric-Rac Ribbon by hot gluing to the back of the pallet. This is base for anchoring pictures with the help of mini clothespins.

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I added some sticker sentiments from the collection and then using Xyron Dots, I added some colorful sequences! Have I ever mentioned that my love for Xryon Dots run deep? This would be one of the things I would drag out with me in case of a fire!

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As you can see this project is another super easy DIY number that could be a great gift or personal keepsake.  Be sure to head over to the Xyron Blog and check out what my other fabulous partners in crafty crime have cooked up today!

 

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Taking a Stab at Becoming a Prima Ribbonista with May Arts!

Happy weekend all!  Today I am posting in response to round one of May Art’s Design Team Call!  I am super excited about this call and have been waiting for opportunity ever since I spent some time at their booth at 2013 Winter CHA!  To be a Prima Ribbonista would be such an honor so I hope these below projects and tutorial catch their eye enough to advance me to the next round!  Fingers crossed and wish me luck!

Summer Ribbon Wreath Tutorial!

Materials Needed:

  • May Arts Ribbon
  • Wooden flat craft ring (found at any craft supply store)
  • Silk flowers
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Buttons
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Hot Glue
  • Tape
  • Scissors

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Step 1: Wrapping Flat Wooden Ring – Using May Arts ribbon, tape end to the back of the wooden ring and begin to wrap. Once finished hot glue end.

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Step 2: Assembling Silk Daises – First pull off stems and pop out plastic center.  Sew button onto the middle of the daisies using a tapestry needle and Baker’s Twine (a tapestry needed works best for pulling through the many layers of the silk flower).

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Step 3: Assemble Wreath – Using a hot glue, arrange and attach each daisy to the bottom corner of the wreath.  Then add three coordinating buttons to the top corner for balance.

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Step 4: Finishing Wreath – Using a 18-inch of coordinating ribbon, fold in half and loop over the top center of the wreath to form a slip knot. Tie at the top of the ribbon and trim ends.

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Now doesn’t this wreath just scream summer! I already have it hanging on my front door hoping it will encourage the sun to overpower our Southern California “June Gloom”.

Using ribbon in projects is like icing a cake.  It really finishes the projects and makes them truly appealing. Here are a few more projects where the ribbon certainly adds that needed W-O-W factor!

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Thank you for taking a peek at my attempt to become a Prima Ribbonista!

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