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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

 

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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.

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

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