Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Personalized Draw String Tote

Get ready for summer with this personalized draw string tote. 
No sewing required! See the tutorial here. 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Giant Foil Flowers

Hello!  Here is a easy way to make giant flowers from Rinea Foiled Paper- perfect for any occasion!

See the full tutorial here!
Supplies Used :

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Garden Decor with ColoriQue

From drab to fab....here's a new idea of updating old garden decor into something really great! Why not use ColoriQue?

You can see the full tutorial here!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bubble Bucket Full of Fun!

Whether you are young or old, bubbles always bring out the kid in us! Bubbles always bring a smile to my face because they are fun to see at the park, beach or even around the neighborhood!
Start a bubble party at your next event with the bubble bucket!

See the tutorial here!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Boho Tassel Tote and Rose Headband

Hi Everyone! 
Today I am showing a couple of ideas of what you can do with product from Expo International! 
This is what was sent to me...don't you just love the roses and colorful tassels?
(At the end of this post you will find details on how you can win yummy swag like this to play with.)

I used the tassel fringe to complete a boho gypsy tote that I've been working on for a while. 
I never finished it because  it always seemed to missing 'something'....

 So I sewed the tassel fringe all around the bottom of the tote. Perfect!

 I love how the tassels move when I walk. Happy happy colors!

For the headband, I deconstructed the rose applique and stitched it onto a old stretchy headband.

 I used a sewing machine to add some elastic trim.

 I saved the remaining rose leaves to cover up exposed areas of the headband base.

 Now I have a beautiful headband that I love wearing!
Those roses are just too beautiful, don't you agree? Look at the embroidered detail!

Thanks for coming by!

Now please visit the rest of the designers (below) for more Expo International inspiration!
When you are done "hopping", visit the Designer Crafts Challenge blog and leave a comment, letting us know which were your favorite creations. 
You will be then entered in to Win 
a Expo International treasure box filled will trims, tassels, appliques...oh my!
Good luck!

Michelle Frae Cummings (You are here)

Monday, April 30, 2018

How to make a Faux Flaming Heart Tin

Hi Everyone,
     As you know, I love, love, love anything to do with Mexican Folk Art.
There is just something so classic and romantic with the embossed tin look.
Doesn't this look like the real deal? Can you believe its not?
Follow the instructions below to create your own....so easy...You'll love it!
Supplies used:
  1. Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper
  2. Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper
  3. Violet/Violet Starstuck Foiled Paper
  4. Marigold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper
  5. Copper/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper
  6. 12" x 12" Chipboard
  7. 6" x 6" 
  8. Pencil
  9. Hot glue gun with narrow tip
  10. Tacky glue
  11. Q-tips and a blunt embossing tool
  12. Embossing folder and machine
  13. Modeling paste
  14. Colored permanent markers in Yellow, light green and dark green.
  15. Scissors and craft knife
Starting with the 6x6 square, draw a design with pencil similar to mine. A border, a heart and rays of light. No need for perfection since we just need a general 'idea'  of where the heart should go. Use the hot glue to trace the border, nice and thick and straight (as possible) rays of light. 
Slather the square and hard lines of glue with your adhesive. Use your fingers to push the tacky glue into every area. Wash your hands before going onto the next step.
Cut a piece of the Silver foil larger than the square itself. Place foil onto the glue  and use the base of your palm to quickly press the foil down over the whole area. Glue the extra foil onto the back of the square. Use a Q-tip to gently press the foil along the lines of hardened hot glue. If you press too hard, the foil will tear. 
Color in the rays as shown with yellow pen first, then the light green. 
Finish coloring with the darker green pen.
Hand cut or die cut a heart from the Ruby foil and one slightly larger from the Violet starstuck foil. Emboss the heart and fill the back of the heart with modeling paste. This will dry hard and preserve the embossed design of the heart. Glue the two hearts together. Cut flame like strips from the Marigold and Copper foil, flipping some flames to reveal the gold backside of the foiled paper. Adhere these flames to the heart duo before attaching all to the center of the rays. 
Trace the square onto the larger chipboard. Then draw your design. As you did earlier, trace the design with the hot glue gun. 
When the glue is cool to touch, use the craft knife to cut away any mistakes. Don't worry too much about all those glue trails, you won't see them under the foil.
Repeat the same process you did earlier for the smaller square. Make sure to cover the entire square/design with glue. 
Alternate between the Q-tip and embossing tool to bring out the design. Use soft pressure as not to tear the foil. 
Use the tacky glue to adhere the middle square in place and press down gently. Leave this flat to set over night before displaying on a mantle or hanging on a wall. 

So, what do you think? Let me know in comments. Thanks!
See more Rinea Foiled Paper crafts here!


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