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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Silhouette Cameo Custom Panel!

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I had no idea this was even an option until last week!
Boring control panel

In your Silhouette Library you will find "control panel"
open it up...don't adjust the size, it's good to go!
I cut 2...
Pick some cute paper...
Pull out your control panel cover...

These fit pretty good...some slight offs, not worth tweaking, 
BUT there are no holes for the lights.
The one that came with it has 2 holes...
So I lined up my paper and the one that was included and 
used my hole punch to make 2 little holes.
Like so.
Refit the paper and the cover!
Change it up whenever you want!
Love it!




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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Art Kits for fabulous works of HEART!

Art Kits for fabulous works of HEART!
For a Wonderful Valentine's day!
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Perfect Pencil/Marker cases that fit snuggly on a 
variety of notebooks and composition books!
Do you have an artist in the family?
Maybe it's the kids...maybe it's the hubby!  :)
This gift is perfect across the board!

Here's what you'll need:
Markers, colored pencils, pencils, pens, markers...
An artist notebook or composition book
You'll need webbing and 2 sizes of elastic.
Here's the size and measurements I used.
(if you don't have webbing, you can use some thick fabric,
like canvas or denim...just hem the edges so it doesn't fray)

Melt the edges of your webbing so it doesn't fray either!
Take the skinny elastic and stitch it right on to the webbing.
About every 1/2 inch or so.
(If you are putting larger markers (or sharpies) in the case,
you'll need to make the spaces larger.)
You'll see mine is not exactly measured out...but it's great!
Then sew the wider elastic on both sides of the webbing to make a
notebook "belt"...
Fill with your fun fillings!
Get creative!

If you're giving it for a child's gift you could use crayons (i hate crayons...is that bad?)
Just don't leave crayons out in the sun while traveling, okay?
You could wrap it around a coloring book!

If you're giving it to a boyfriend...maybe add some slim jims...or bacon?

If you're giving it to girlfriend...you should write on the first page...they love that!

If you're giving it to a student or a teacher...you can fill it with highlighters and
#2 pencils and wrap it around a text book!


If it's for traveling, include some crossword puzzles,
 Sudoku books and magazines!

You get the idea...have fun with it!
Wrap it around your notebook!
(works great on a flimsy composition book cover too!)
Perfect art kit for travel or gifts!
I made some labels and stuck them right to the
covers for my kids Valentine's day gifts!
And the play on "heART" is pretty fun this time of year!
(we homeschool, so I have to do something to make the holiday fun!)
 
Perfect to take in the car on long drives too!
I love them.
And I am obsessed with RAINBOW color order.
They MUST be in order.  The kids will have to keep up with that too!  :)
Hope you love it and make one too!






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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Spring Paper Wreath Update! :)

Easy Updated Wreath for Spring!
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I had 2 awesome projects...
This awesome Snowflake bunting!


And this...Pinwheel Wreath

And after the holidays, I decided to combine the 2 projects!
I took the ornament snowflakes (which I made in spring colors...and had on our Christmas tree)
and Hot glued them over the pinwheel wreath!

The pinwheels are still there and show a little bit!
It makes a fabulous, thick, textured wreath...all out of paper!

Perfect for the months ahead!




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Monday, January 28, 2013

Mini Ornate Frame Pincushions!


Mini Frame Pincushions!
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Pins and Needles cute, right!  :)

These would make a darling Mother's day gift or other kind of gift...
Here's what you'll need:
Mini Frame
(I found mine at Michael's...all brightly painted)
Cork
Cotton Poly fil
Fabric
hot glue/gun
scissors and knife.
Take the back off the frame...remove glass/plastic
Cut some cork to fit inside the frame...it should be smaller than the frame backing.
You may need to hot glue it right on the backing and
 then trim up the cork with your knife a bit.

Once it fits (doesn't have to be pretty)
Stack another piece of cork on top of that...

Hot glue it right on top.  Not tons of hot glue...just enough to keep it in place.

Use a small ball of poly fil and sandwich it between fabric and the cork backing.

Hot glue the fabric up on the sides, all wrapped up like a present!

It's cute, and doesn't puff up too much...
I just hot glued it right inside the frame.  Let it cool, then admire it.


Ultra darling.  I made a bunch, because that is how I do things!
I've got some in my Etsy shop, if you'd rather get one that way.





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