Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas in a Jar

I am always looking for something handmade to give my kids teacher for Christmas.  This year I decided to do a gift in a decorated jar using some Colorique ink to color the lids and the metal wrapped around it.


This gift is super easy and really affordable, check out my video for how to decorate the jar and also make the rosemary bath salts!!



I did not want the lid to have all the labels and be black, so I used the Clearsnap ColorBox ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez in Moss Landing to cover it up.  Wow, did it do a great job!!  I also use the same color of Colorique to give each section of the U Paint Metal Crafts metal border a coat.  I attached the metal piece to the jar with some glue and twine.  It is starting to look a lot like Christmas!!


I made my first batch of Rosemary peppermint bath salts, and let me tell you this is so easy you will never buy it again!!  All you need is Epsom salts, baking powder, food coloring, fresh rosemary, and peppermint oils.  **Hint: you can make the scent anything you like if you have the oils for it**



Now it is time to decorate the container.  I started etching the upcycled glass jars with the Etchall stencil spray and some TCW & Brutus Monroe stencils in stars and ornaments with the Etchall etching creme.  They look really cool when it was done!!  For full details on how to etch please see the video above.



I then added a little green twine and some fresh rosemary to the top.  These are now ready to give to my kids teachers.  I love to give homemade items to my kids teachers, the gift I remember as a teacher years ago were the ones that were handmade, it just meant that much more that they took the time to make something for me.


Please head over to the other designers in the DCC for some other amazing inspiration with Colorique and U Paint Metal Crafts!


If you liked this project, check out this other amazing project at favecrafts!!!

Supplies Used
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.

Paint Brushes
Paint Brushes
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Fiskars Scissors
Fiskars Scissors
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Etchall Stencil Spray
Etchall Stencil Spray
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Helmar H3000 Remove Cleaner
Helmar H3000 Remove Cleaner
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Non Stick Palette
Non Stick Palette
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ColoriQue
ColoriQue
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U-Paint Metal
U-Paint Metal
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Etchall Creme
Etchall Creme
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Etchall Squeegee
Etchall Squeegee
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Jute trim
Jute trim
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Epsome Salt
Epsome Salt
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Peppermint Oil
Peppermint Oil
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Rosemary
Rosemary
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Baking Soda
Baking Soda
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8 Cup Measuring Bowl
8 Cup Measuring Bowl
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TCW Star Stencil
TCW Star Stencil
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Ornament Stencil
Ornament Stencil
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Heat Tool
Heat Tool
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rustic Plaid Star Christmas Cards for a Card Swap

I love to swap Christmas Cards, and this year I am hosting a Christmas Card swap, so I am busy making sets of cards to swap!!  There are 50 people in the swap, and that is a ton of card for me to make.  Here is the latest set of cards and this time I went for a rustic monotone set of cards.


Here is a video on how to make these fun rustic cards.


I love this new stamp set by Waffle Flower.  It is called Plaid Play and it allows you to make and type of design and color set of plaid you wish, just change out the order of the strips of stamps and the colors of ink.  So many amazing uses for this one stamp!!!



The Xyron adhesive made the assembly of these cards a breeze.  Between the Xyron Mega Runner and the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker making these card is super fast and easy!!!


I changed up the cards a bit by changing out the direction of the plaid star, the color of the clothespin, and also if the twine was in a bow or a loop.  The little changes create a unique card all to itself, but still keeps them using all the same supplies.


Make sure you head over to favecrafts for some amazing inspiration for all your crafty needs, here is a fun related project that you might like!!!

Are you making handmade Christmas cards this year?

Supplies Used
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.


Large Acrylic Block – Brutus Monroe
Large Acrylic Block – Brutus Monroe
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Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
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Fiskars Scissors
Fiskars Scissors
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CCB Mini Clothespins
CCB Mini Clothespins
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Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug
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Cuttlebug Plate C
Cuttlebug Plate C
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Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Mega Runner
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Colorbox Paintbox Ink
Colorbox Paintbox Ink
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Cardstock Printer Paper
Cardstock Printer Paper
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Erin Reed's CCB Christmas Kit
Erin Reed's CCB Christmas Kit
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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CCB Rope
CCB Rope
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Waffle Flower Plaid Stamp
Waffle Flower Plaid Stamp
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Xyron 3
Xyron 3" Sticker Maker
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Canvas Corp 50 Ct White Cards
Canvas Corp 50 Ct White Cards
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Friday, November 10, 2017

How to Make 15 Christmas Cards from 1 Card Design

I am hosting a Christmas Card Swap this year and I am making some cards to put into the swap.  I get a little board making the same card over and over again, so this time I prepped a ton of supplies and made 15 cards with the same basic design, but each cards is just a little different!


Here is a video on each card that I made and how they are all a little different.


Check out my video for my HUGE CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!!  A chance to win my amazing Christmas Kit seem below!!!  This kit is over $77  worth of supplies from Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, and 7 Gypsies!!


Here is an overview of the entire kit!  To enter just subscribe to my YouTube Channel and leave a comment on any video using my kit!!



It all start with this one card as my main inspiration for all the rest of the cards.


I then took that idea and had some dun playing with how to make it a little different with the color of the card base, fold of the card, color of the strips, background paper, and embellishments.






So have fun making cards this holiday season, and no one says they have to be identical!!

Supplies Used
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.


Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine
Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine
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Fiskars Scissors
Fiskars Scissors
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Rinea Foiled Paper
Rinea Foiled Paper
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Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug
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Cuttlebug Plate C
Cuttlebug Plate C
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Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Mega Runner
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CCB Burlap Sheet
CCB Burlap Sheet
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Erin Reed's CCB Christmas Kit
Erin Reed's CCB Christmas Kit
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ScraPerfect No Clog Cap
ScraPerfect No Clog Cap
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ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
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