Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Valentine's Day Mason Jars with Rinea

  Here is a quick way to spruce up your Valentine's Day party. I decorated ceramic mason jars using Rinea's Love Variety Pack.

I took one sheet of the Starstruck Fuschia and cut 2 3/4" strips. I then trimmed the heart pattern paper and cut 1 3/4" strips. Apply Helmar's Craft and Hobby PVA Glue and adhere. Then apply a thin line of glue to the heart border and carefully place it on the the pattern paper.
I die cut the hearts, and the "xo" on Glossy/Fuschia and the large stitched heart on Glossy Blush/Gold foiled paper.  I found it easier to wrap the strip to the mason jars first, then apply the die cut borders.

Then wrap pink twine around the rim of the mason jars.

Add Helmar's Glue to the back of the gold heart and carefully center it onto the pink heart. Next add  a line of glue onto the straw, about 2" down from the top and glue the layered hearts to the straw.

It truly is an easy way to decorate for your Valentine's Day party or GALentine's Day gathering.

I hope you enjoyed my DIY Valentine's Day party idea. We love to see what you create with the Love Variety Pack! Please share your projects on our Facebook page.

Thank you for visiting and happy crafting.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Traveler's Notebook Inserts with Rinea

Celebrating GALentines or Valentine's this year? Here is a quick gift idea; I made a set of journals using the Love Variety Crafter's Pack.

Each journal has 20 pages. First, trim 5 sheets of pattern paper and plain paper to 8"h x 10"w. I used a mix of graph paper and sketch paper in between the pattern papers. Score each at page at 5".
Arrange your 10 pages and secure with binder clips. Staple in the center, top and bottom. If you are sewing the binding, below is a quick tip.

To help keeping a straight stitch, I used a strip of washi tape slightly off the score line to help as a guide.

Next, using a ruler, trim off the excess with a rotary cutter.

I trimmed a 3" strip of the Pink Starstruck Foiled paper and used a scallop die to create a pretty edge. I used the larger scallop die edge on the Glossy Gold Foiled paper.

I glued the foiled papers with Helmar's Craft & Hobby PVA Glue to adhere the borders to the binding. I also die cut a few stitched rectangles on the Gold Glossy Foiled paper and added a the sentiments and macoroon image.

I bundled the trio with black & white twine. They are now ready for gift giving.

Thank you for visiting and happy crafting.

  • Rinea Love Variety 6" x 12" Crafter's Pack
  • 12" x 12" scrapbook paper
  • Writing Paper or printer paper
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scallop dies or paper edge punch
  • Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Ruler
  • Sewing Machine or long reach stapler
  • Twine