Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Making Beautiful Gift Bags

Hi everyone! I'm excited to share with you my first Helmar creation! When I received my product I was flooded with ideas!! I am always in need of pretty packaging so that is where I began. I was eager to see how well the Craft & Hobby PVA Glue would work for decoupage and it works amazingly!!!
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Materials needed:
Glassine bags
Pretty napkins
Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue
Paint brush
Water
plastic wrap

To prepare the napkins, I begin by separating the layers.

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I use a small paint brush dipped in water to outline the images I want to use and then gently tear out image from napkin.

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This gives the edges a softer look and allows the image edges to more easily blend in to the project.

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Due to the delicate napkin and the amazing consistency of the glue, I diluted the glue just a bit. I used the ratio of 4 parts glue to 1 part water. I applied the diluted glue to the bag with a paint brush, only adding the glue where I want to adhere the image.

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I lay the image over the glue and then wrap my finger in plastic wrap to smooth out the image.

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I then add the diluted glue over the top of the image working from the middle out.

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The bags turned out beautifully and make the perfect pretty packaging!

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Beautiful Cards Featuring KS4U

Hi everyone!! I love the idea of homemade cards. I never feel like my cards turn out but it doesn't keep me from trying lol!! I made these lovely cards using metals, bling, flowers, and trim from KS4U

 I tried to keep this one simple because the person I am sending it to prefers a simpler style....but honestly I can't help but make it shabby!



I love this one! This one is so me!


and a birthday card for a friend <3

I hope you enjoy them!!

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Chunky Charm Dangles

I am still having to craft on my dining room table until we get moved next month. That makes for tough decisions when deciding what to create. All of my supplies are in the basement so I am constantly running up and down the stairs with baskets of supplies. I made the executive decision to work with my beads for a while as that doesn't make near the mess some of my other adventures produce. Luckily KS4U has a wide variety of charms, beads, and metals that are perfect for chunky charms! I thoroughly enjoyed creating them. These are the first chunky charms I have made. Please let me know what you think!





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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Feeding My Craft Addiction Haul

This my friends is why I want to be a designer when I grow up!!! Check out this month's Design Team Package from ks4u! I took a picture of every piece so you could see them up close!

These are the laces I picked out this month. Each one is perfect for ruffling, making flowers, or just dangling off of projects!!




I also got some great charms. KS4U has a great selection!



AND..... I took advantage of the flower sale!!!!




BLING!!! I had to have it!!! Check out the store for new bling!!!



and don't forget the doilies!!!!

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Fabric Loopy Flower Tutorial

You already know I am addicted to making flowers! I am on a mission to share all of the ones I like to make with you through my blog. I learned how to make this one through a YouTube video and I believe it was on Too Too Amy's channel. You can make these out of almost any fabric and even lace!


I start out with a piece of fabric around 2.5" wide and around a yard long. Then I fold in half and sew a running stitch down the rough edge


Cut the fabric in strips almost up to the stitch line to form loops


pull your thread to gather the fabric


glue the gathered loops to a felt circle. I like to start on the outside and work my way in, but some people start in the middle and work their way out


so easy and so adorable!!



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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Embellishment Series: 3- Altered Mini Clothes Pins

My embellishment adventure continues with these adorable clothes pins. I was 100% inspired my Tmika who is Scrapdaworld on YouTube. She has so many wonderful embellishment tutorials. These hearts are one of my favs of hers and I have just added them to small clothes pins. 


I used my heart punch to punch several hearts out of thick chipboard. I glued the hearts together to make a sturdy base. My chipboard was thick so I only used three hearts for one to achieve the level of sturdy I was looking for. 


I punched two hearts out of pretty paper for each heart and glued them to front and back


I gave the hearts a white wash on front and back with watered down gesso and my finger to tone down the paper. 


And I stickled the front of the hearts because ya know.... SPARKLE!!!


I embellished the hearts with cheese cloth, flowers, and a button


I dry brushed the embellishments with gesso to soften them up


I added pearls and bling


They are beautiful and ready for your projects. I decided to add them to clothes pins and they are so stinking cute!! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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Making Beautiful Gift Bags

Hi everyone! I'm excited to share with you my first Helmar creation! When I received my product I was flooded with ideas!! I am always i...