Thursday, July 25, 2019

Back-to-School Tote Bag #CraftersEdge

It's time for back-to-school shopping. That means sorting through clothes, book bags and fresh school supplies, my favorite. Today I am sharing a super quick and fun tote bag. I used Crafter's Edge Crossover II and the Mama & Baby Owl Fab Die set.

The Mama & Baby Owl die set is the cutest. I sorted through the pieces and decided the Baby Owl was the perfect size for the bag.

I gathered and trimmed some iron-on fabric scraps from a previous project. After adjusting the pressure on the Crossover II, I was able to die cut all the pieces in one passing. Easy peasy!

I used the Cricut Easy Press to iron-on the owl pieces onto the tote bag. I first pressed the larger owl shape for 10 seconds, followed by the smaller pieces leaving the glitter iron-on last for a total of 30 seconds pressing time.

Next it was time to choose her googly eyes.

Since this is a tote and will not get washed, I'm not overly concern about appliqueing the owl. if I were placing it on a shirt, I would have definitely appliqué to avoid fraying.

The tote turned out so cute and loving her adorable bow and googly eyes. Thank you for visiting today and happy crafting.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Rita Barakat & Faber-Castell Blog Hop

My favorite day of the month, BLOG HOP time! Today Rita Barakat's Design Team is featuring Faber-Castell products. I got to play with their Gelato Mixed Media kit! The kit has 10 yummy Gelato colors and everything you need to create some fun mixed media pieces.

I created the backgrounds and used several of Rita Barakat's ephemera available in her Etsy shop.

For this card I used the Flamingo die cut from the Mystical Creatures collection. I used the foil paper and image transfers included in the kit. Although this paper is not watercolor paper, it still held up pretty well water colored the Gelatos. I was just careful not over saturated the paper.

Up next, I used one of the fairies from The Veil of the Fairies collection. I used the Gelatos on black embossed background. After coloring in the embossed image, I covered half with the white gesso from the kit. I waited for it to dry completely, added colored it with Gelatos and then stamped the it with the script rubber stamp from the kit. This kit is seriously loaded!

This card was super fun to create! I used the corrugated media, added gesso, rubbed on the Gelato and then used the stencil included in the kit. I also stamped the script on the back ground. The cute cowgirl is from Rita's Wild and Free collection.

Last but not least, is this gorgeous mermaid from Marvelous Mermaid collection. I stenciled the background and rubbed on the Gelatos for a fun under-the-sea mermaid colors!

I had loads of fun playing with Faber-Castell's Gelatos Mixed Media kit!  I hope you enjoyed my cards.

Your next stop is Margie, but before you hop, please leave a comment below and at each stop for a chance to be entered the giveaway.

Here is the complete blog hop list:
Rita Barakat
Yolie (you are here)

Monday, July 8, 2019

Festive DIY Notecards

How about some colorful cards to brighten up your day? Today I'm sharing a set of note cards using Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Texture Sheets Fiesta.

I used a scissors to cut the banners and a border from the Texture Sheets Fiesta. I gathered paints and fun fiesta pattern paper with bright colors to match.

I trimmed the banners and the border to approximately 4" wide. I used white acrylic paint as primer and painted the pieces in green, blue and pink.

I used a Latina Crafter metal word die "celebra" which means celebrate. I cut the word on both card stock and craft foam.

I assembled the cards adding lots of layers and rhinestone ribbon.

Each finished card measures 4.25" x 5" and are blank inside. They are perfect for any celebration and the fun patterns with bright colors are so festive! I hope you enjoyed my fun trio today. I hope you have a wonderful week and keep it crafty.

Supply List:
Decorative Screen No. D91B
Plaid Crafts paints
Latina Crafter celebra die
Beacon Power-Tac adhesive
Pattern paper
Paint brush
Craft foam
Rhinestone ribbon