Embossed Artist Trading Cards with Rinea Foiled Paper

Hi Everyone! Recently I was invited to participate in a postage stamp themed ATC swap.
 ATC is short for Artist Trading Card. Think of it as miniature works of art to make and trade!

  • Rinea Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper
  • Embossing folder and machine
  • Paper trimmer 
  • Small hole punch
  • Clear adhesive
  • Floral postage stamps- real or clip art
  • White cardstock
  • Real or fake flowers.
  • Sanding block
  • Plastic bottle
  • Scissors
  • Wax crayon or embellishment tool 
  • ATC stamp (from my stamp line- Sin City Stamps)
  • Colored markers and a black ink pad
All ATC's are 2 ½" x 3½". So you will need to use your paper trimmer to cut your foil down to size.

Emboss using your folder and machine.
Place the embossed foils onto the plastic bottle and gently sand off the embossed designs.

Fold the sapphire/gold foil in half a few times and make some confetti with your hole punch.

Use your embellishment tool to adhere some of those dots, gold side up onto the ATC's.

Add your postage stamp and flower petals.

Stamp your ATC stamp onto some white cardstock. Color in with your markers.
 If desired, embellish your ATC with some foil dots.

Now you are ready to trade away!
See more Artist Trading Card idea's here.

Be sure to check out the Rinea blog for more foiled paper idea's!


Personalized Dish Towel

Here's a great way to add some class to a dollar store dish towel!

Supplies used:
- Joy letters (found at Michaels and Hobby Lobby)
- Dish towel with 2" border at the bottom
- Permanent marker
- Parchment paper
- Iron

Begin by coloring your letter with your markers. Then place a piece of parchment paper under the top layer of the towel. Arrange your letters, lay more parchment paper on top and iron them down, pressing firmly for 30 seconds at a time, letting the letters cool in between ironing until they are affixed to the towel.

Hang for all to enjoy!

Find more Joy Embroidery idea's here!


Patriotic Rockets with Rinea Foils

 Hi everyone, when I think of summer, I think of picnics, barbecues, anything patriotic, and fireworks! Here I have used Rinea Foiled Papers to create the perfect summer centerpiece.

From Rinea-
Other supplies:
  • Paper towel tubes cut down to 4"
  • Fancy paper straws
  • Embellishment- sequins.
  • Newspaper 
  • Double sided tape
  • Tacky glue
  •  Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Embossing folder and machine.
  • Empty containers or glasses.
 Begin by folding the newspaper pages in half until you have a strip 2" wide.
Then wrap some double sided tape at the end of a straw and roll the paper around the tape.
When you get to the end of the paper, tape it down and add more double sided tape, then begin with some freshly folded paper. Keep this up until your roll can fit snugly inside the tube.
Coat the outside of the roll with your glue then push into the tube.

 With your paper trimmer, cut to size the Sapphire Star Struck to measure 4" x 6 ½" and emboss with your folder.
 Next cut to size the Ruby/Gold Glossy  to 3" x 7".
Score your foil at 2". Then with your scissors, cut a fringe up to that mark.
Adhere the fringe to the bottom part of your rocket with the tacky glue, but use a bit of double sided tape to secure the end flap. - Foil on foil.

 If you are using a standard sized embossing folder, you'll find that cut foil will be to large. This is OK. Simple adhear the embossed foil to the tube with your tacky glue and secure the last bit with tape. This will cover the non embossed foil nicely. 
 With your trimmer, cut a piece of Silver Star Struck to measure 1" x 6". Adhere this with double sided tape to cover the previous seams.  Add any embellishments to your rocket at this time.

 Trace a 4" circle onto Silver Star Struck. Cut this out, fold the circle in halves until you have four sections. Cut up to the center on one of the fold lines. Just like making a paper funnel, do the same with the circle until you achieve the rocket top you like. Secure shape with tape.

 Place a thick line of tacky glue onto the edges of the tube. Place the rocket cap on top. 

 Place your rocket upside down into a sturdy container. While the glue sets, curl the fringe with a straw. 

 The possibilities are endless with Rinea Foiled Paper!
See more idea's on their blog!
Thanks for stopping by!


Make your own book strap

Custom Book Strap

So you know those "free" belts that sometimes come with shorts or pants? They are not really your style, so you pull them off and use your own. But those belts can be functional in other ways, like this custom book strap I made for my art supplies. Keeps everything together for on-the-go creating!

- Joy Embroidered Iron-on Emojis- &  Joy Embroidered Iron-on Letters
- Canvas belt
- Watercolor paints and brush
- Iron and pressing cloth

Wrap your books and/or art supplies with the belt and secure snugly.
Mark the placement of your letters and emojis, then carefully undo the belt.
Cover the letters with a pressing cloth and iron on to the belt according to the package directions.

Paint the letters as desired with watercolors. Heat-set the color by ironing again with the pressing cloth.

Here's a idea I did for my pencil case that sometimes doesn't stay shut - I hand-stitched a bit of wide elastic to fit the case and then ironed on an emoji patch.
Cute and functional!
Visit the Joy blog for more creative idea's!


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