Saturday, June 24, 2017

4th of July Treat Bags #rineapaperfoil

Ready for 4th of July Celebrations? Here's a quick way of dressing up your treat bags for the 4th.

I used 1 sheet each of Rinea Paper Foil Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Silver/Silver Star Struck Foiled Paper.

To create the fringe, I used Spellbinders Fringe die, however you can easily create the fringe with scissors.

After die cutting the fringe, I used Westcott 8"scissors to cut the fringe down the middle. I then measured the width of the bag and cut the excess.

I used Westcott Hot Glue Pen to apply a thin line of hot glue at 2" from the top of the bag and placed the fringed Paper Foil Ruby/Gold.  I then added the Silver/Silver Star Struck fringe at 1 1/2" from the top.

Next, I trimmed the puffy silver star ribbon to the width of the treat bags. I folded the top of the bag to create a 1" flap. I then hot glued the puffy silver star ribbon on the flap.

Here are the completed 4th of July treat bags. I took the American flag confetti and attached it with a small clothespin, which helps keep the bag closed.

I purchased the treat bags at my local craft store, but you can dress up any small bag with fringe Rinea Paper Foil for your 4th of July celebrations. You can fill them up with your favorite treats!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pink & Main June Release Blog Hop

Time to hop!! Hello and welcome! Today is the last day of the Xyron/Pink and Main Blog Hop! What amazing inspiration from both teams, don't you agree!

Let's get started! I used several Pink and Main "Pink Metal Dies", the newest Aloha Pineapple stamp, the Beach Babe 6" x 6" paper pad along with the Xyron® 500 Create-A-Sticker and Xyron® 1.5"Create-A-Sticker machines.

First, I did some die cutting. I used the Aloha Pineapple, Oval, Circle, and Scallop dies from Pink and Main.

I then ran all of the die cut shapes through the Xyron® 500 Create-A-Sticker.

I found it easier to leave the bottom layer on the sticker back. I then layered all the pieces. The Pineapple die cut is inlay technique I've been wanting to try.

I then used my Westcott 12" TimrAir paper trimmer to cut the card base and card layers. I used a chevron embossing folder to add texture to the green card stock.
I then ran all the pieces through the Xyron® 500 Create-A-Sticker.

Now for some stamping. I used the We R Memory Keepers Stamp Press to stamp the "thanks" on the pineapple die cut.

I used several pattern paper from the Beach Babe 6" x 6" stack using the Scallop die set. I lightly misted the back with water and layered the die cuts to create flowers. I used Westcott Hot Glue Pen to assemble.

I dug deep for these rhinestone swirls. They have been in my stash for awhile now...not awhile, more like years. I cut them and placed them on the corners of the card near the flowers.

Some more stamping, I sought the help again from the WRMK Stamp Press and stamped the word "aloha". I used a ombre ink pad by Recollections I purchased last year, to my surprise, it was still very inky. I then fussy cut "aloha" and ran through the Xyron® 1.5"Create-A-Sticker.

Here we go..... the completed card! I truly love how it turned out!

I'm loving the inlay technique!

On behalf of all the amazing creative ladies on both teams, I thank you for visiting our blogs this week! Now don't forget to comment for a chance to win a $25 voucher to Pink and Main PLUS a Xyron package!! Aloha and thanks!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

SRM Stickers Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the June Designers Craft Connection Blog Hop. This month our sponsor is SRM Stickers and Stamps. They produce a variety of stickers, including planner stickers and stamps, Bible journaling, and so much more.

One of the planner sticker sheets I received was the Calendar Numbers/Small. It's perfect for my undated DCWV Planner. I own multiple planners and this one is my work planner.

I used tweezers meant for beading to remove and apply the numbers onto July monthly and weekly pages. Using tweezers to apply stickers helps preserve the adhesive.
The stickers are clear which worked perfectly when applying.
As you can tell, my work planner is color coded. It's functional with limited decorating. 

I also used the July sticker from the Calendars Months-Small/Sleek sheet.

Please visit the Designer Crafts Connection Blog for the complete blog hop list. Your next stop is Sue Eldred.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Celebra Gatefold Card with Rinea Paper Foil

So excited to be sharing my first project as a member of the Rinea Design Team.
For my card you will need one sheet each of the Emerald and Ruby Paper Foil from the Jewels Foiled Paper Variety Pack. I also used one sheet of Starstruck Gold from the Metallics Foiled Paper Variety Pack. In addition, you need two sheets of card stock, your favorite dry and wet adhesive.

I used a birthday SVG file with my electronic cutting machine. Rinea Paper Foil cuts best on a clean cutting mat with the cut setting at "FOIL".

After cutting all the pieces, I adhered the inside panels to each other. Then I applied the wet glue to the inside balloon outline of the card. Next, I adhered the pink card stock to the inside of the card.
I then ran the large green balloon through the Xyron Creative Station.

The Birthday SVG file cuts "Celebrate" on the balloon, but I needed this card in Spanish. So I die cut the word "celebra" using the scrap of Ruby Paper Foil.

For the smaller components, I used the Xryon 2" sticker maker to adhere.

Here is the inside of the card. I just love how the Gold confetti looks in the inside panels!

Rinea's Paper Foil

This photo captures Rinea Paper Foil in the light and I love it! I hope the recipient enjoys it as much I enjoyed making it.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Latina Crafter Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Latina Crafter Alumni Blog Hop. We are celebrating LC's 6th Anniversary! I am so excited and proud of my dear friend Diana and her accomplishments!
You should be arriving from Mirna's blog. I am the last stop of the hop, if you want to start in the beginning, please visit LC's Blog. Please leave a comment at each stop to be entered to win a $25 voucher to LC's shop.
I made a card using the Rise Up stamp set from the Be a Blessing collection. The paper is by Recollections, Wisteria.

As mentioned, leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win. Also, if we receive more than 50 comments, 2 winners will be chosen.

There is also an AMAZING Anniversary sale going on through June 10th.  Use coupon code: COMIENZALAFIESTA to receive 50% off your order. Special bundles are excluded from the sale.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sunflower Shadow Box #UPaintMetal

Today is my first project post for U-Paint Metal Craft Kits®! I'm super excited to share!
I used the Sunflower from the 4pc Metal Flowers Kit. It's also available to purchases the Sunflower here.

Let's get started! You will need to wash your metal piece before painting, you can find the suggested directions here. After washing, I sprayed a primer, allowing it to dry between coats. I also primed the shadow box.

I then painted the Sunflower with white acrylic paint. I dusted off my eBrush by Craftwell and started airbrushing. I used Sharpies to airbrush the Sunflower yellow.

I then eBrushed the center and the outer petals with an orange Sharpie.

Missing photo: Sometimes I get into a creative groove and forget to stop and snap a photo. So the photo of the center being eBrushed with brown is missing. Oops!

I painted the shadow box in bright acrylic colors, purple, green and orange. I applied two coats of each color. While the paint dried, I created my stencil.
I used a FREE file by Dreaming Tree. It's a book mark SVG file. I used the features "hide and contour" and "weld" in Cricut Design Space. You can download the bookmark here.

I placed the stencil inside the shadow box and used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I added "handles" with washi tape to the stencil for easy removal.

I applied a generous amount and spread it with a short handle spatula.

I loved this DIY stencil and that Mousse! It adds the perfect background and texture to the shadow box!

I hot glued a string of rhinestones to the edge of the shadow box and attached the Sunflower with adhesive foam.

Here is a closeup of the Sunflower! Goodness I loved how it turned out!

Here is my completed Sunflower Shadow Box!

Thank you for visiting, until next time, happy crafting!