Wednesday, April 20, 2016

DIY Bridal Shower #SaborPapel

Bienvenidos to Wedding Wednesday! This is Yolie sharing a DIY Bridal Shower decor.

I used the pattern paper from both Sabor Collections Ole and Amor.  The boxes and flowers are SVG patterns from Fleurette Bloom, Día de Muertos.  I will be sharing the final boxes assembled as they have a fantastic assembly tutorial.

The boxes are meant to be luminaries however I used them as gift boxes.  Oh those flowers are gorgeous!

La Novia.  Her headress is simply divine.  I glued the white tulle first, then the flowers followed by the leaves.  I used the pattern paper from Sorpresa and Fiesta from the Olé collections to cut the 3 large flowers.  I used scraps for the eye and mouth inserts and decorated her eyes with rhinestones.  The flaming heart is a cutout from the Amor collection.  Photos simply don't do it justice. 

Damas de honor.  Here are the bridesmaids boxes.  I used the purple paper from the Amor collection for the faces.   I put my scraps to good use.  I used them for the eyes and mouth inserts.  The small roses are from my stash, adhered slightly over the edge not to interfere with the hinge of the lid.

Here is the bridal party, ready to celebrate the bride's last day as a single chica.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Stack-a-holic Challenge #DCWV

Happy Friday! A quick reminder of the current DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge.  Here is my take on the card sketch.

I am using The Garden Charm Stack.  I cut the card base, card front and took a couple of pieces from the cut out sheet.  I also cut the flowers pieces using a die.

I lightly sprayed the back of the flower pieces with water, shaped them and layered them to make the flower.  I then followed the sketch and assembled the card with the pieces.  Before adding the sentiment, I added the gold twine.

I added a rhinestone to the center of the flower and glued it, making sure not to cover the sentiment.

Loving the patterns and the glossy finish of the floral and lavender paper.  Simply gorgeous.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

DIY Notebook with #CutNBoss

Confession, I have a little addiction to stationery, specifically notebooks.  I have stacks of notebooks I purchase simply because they are so cute!  Raise your hand if you have the same addiction.

I created a mini notebook for a friend.  I used pattern paper from DCWV Quince Blossom, Latina Crafter dies and stamps. 

Using Latina Crafter's 4"x6" journaling dies, I took 4 sheets of copy paper, folded in half and ran it through the Cut N Boss.  I did this several times until I had a decent amount of pages for the notebook.
I then punched the pages with the Cinch binding system.

I finally opened my new Prima doily die.  It's absolutely gorgeous and it cut beautifully.  I also realized I needed another layer for the front cover, so I took a banner die and cut the green pattern paper.

I stamped the library card with Latina Crafter's You stamps set from the Be a Blessing line, die cut the word "amigas" trimmed the 's' and adhered the elements to the front cover.  I glued the buttons and the mini notebook is complete.

Thank you for joining me today.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

DIY Birthday Confetti #DCWV

Confetti = instant fun!  I love birthday celebrations, gathering of family and friends to celebrate another year of life.  Growing up pinatas always were filled with candy and lots of confetti. So much fun!  I'm still a big fan of both, so today I am sharing DIY Birthday decorations. 

Let's start with the curtain banner.  I trimmed the words and cupcakes from The Confetti Stack.  I alternated a word and cupcake and hot glued each on twine, allowing about 1/2" between each.    When cutting your twine or cording, allow enough on the top to adhered to the bar holder.

I then took a sheet of the double sided card stock from The Flipside Stack.  I cut 2 - 4" strips, scored it down the middle and fringed the ends.  I used the end of a paint brush to curl the fringe.   Adhere both fringed strips, allow about 1/2" for overlapping.

Before adding the chipboard strips, find the center of the orange fringe and adhere your first strip of words.  Then measure out for the other two.

I added chipboard for stability and for hanging purposes.
I trimmed 2 - 1" chipboard strips.  I aligned 1 of the chipboards to the already adhered words, marked and punched the holes.
Small nail heads fit in the holes for easy hanging.
I also added a strip of pattern paper to the front side of the fringed bar.

Now for the candy shaped boxes.  Two of the patter papers have pre-printed patterns for the boxes.  The solid lines for cutting, the dashed for scoring.  Here is a tip, before cutting the scallop ends, score the dashed lines.  Glue the side of the boxes, add your candy and confetti, let's not forget the confetti.  Close the ends of the boxes with twine.

Here is the complete setup!

I added tags to the candy shaped boxes from the cutout sheet and made tags out of  the extra cupcake squares. 

Yah celebrate!  Cue the confetti and make a beautiful mess!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

DIY Wedding Tea Light Holders #SaborPapel

We are excited to introduce to you a new inspiring segment!  We are gearing up for the wedding season with Wedding Wednesdays! 

I will start it off by sharing DIY Tea Light Holders using the Amor Collection.
I recycled small tin cans, but you can decorate pretty much anything that will fit a tea light.

I washed and dried the tin cans. You want to dry them immediately to avoid rust, unless you're going for a distress look. 

I measured the height of the can and trimmed the length, leaving a 1/2" overlap to adhere. 

I then glued the braided jute to the edge of the can.  Be careful, the tin heats up quickly with hot glue.

Once I had the jute in place, I added small roses flowers to the front side of the tin.  If you like you can add them to entire rim of the tea light holder.

I used lentils to keep the tea light in place.  You can use any dried beans or sand.

And here you have them!  Recycled DIY  tea light holders. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Altered Clipboard #eBrush #DCWV

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Let's end the week with altered project.

My husband doesn't have much desk space and he wasn't feeling the pen holder I gave him so I made him one.  I took a small clipboard, a tin can, the eBrush and DCWV Treasures Stack and made him a very masculine pen holder.  (See the bottom of the post for the complete supply list.)

I used the brown Sharpie in high setting of the eBrush and held the wand approximately 2" away from the edge of the clipboard.  I then took the black Sharpie, in the low setting and held the want approximately 3" away from the project.  I wanted to darken it up, but not too much.  I used the same settings and wand placement on all components.

I took my kitchen shears and cut the tin can so it sits flushed against the clipboard.  I then took the typewrite key pattern paper and glued it with matte Mod Podge to outside and inside of the tin.
I cut out the block letter "B", punched two holes and added the jute and adhered to the can with hot glue.  I then added hot glue to the edges of the tin can and held it onto the clipboard until the glue cooled completely.

Here is the completed pen holder.  For now it holds a tube of paper clips and markers.  I need to tidy up my husband's work space over the weekend and organize his "command center".

Here is the side view.  I went out to the garage and grabbed a washer and nut from his tool box.  He won't miss them.  I also took a pin and added it the clip.

Thank you for visiting today and enjoy your weekend.

Supplies List:
DCWV The Treasures Stack (Available at Michaels)
Mod Podge
Sponge brush
Paper trimmer
Hot glue gun
Sand paper or nail file
Pop dots
Metal embellishments