July 12, 2019

Altered Thrift Store Photo Cube

Personalize a photo cube with Joy® Embroidered Monograms!


In preparation of my Father-in-law's 80th Birthday, I wanted to give him something a little more personable. So I went to my local thrift store and looked around for something to 'alter'. 
When I saw the plain wooden photo cube, I new I had found just the right thing!
The letters below are his initials and they fit perfectly inside the cube! 
Read on for the tutorial.


You will need:

  • Joy® iron-on Left, Right & Center Embroidered Monograms
  • A photo cube
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glitters and other embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Quick drying adhesive and diamond glaze.



Instructions:

  1. Cut a circle from the scrapbook paper that will fit inside your cube. 
  2. Adhere the monogram letters in place.
  3. Coat the inside of the cube with the diamond glaze and add your glitters and such. 
  4. While the glaze is still tacky, drop in your circle with letters.
  5. Paint over the letters with the glaze.
  6. Measure and cut the same scrapbook paper and adhere to the edges and outside of the cube. 
  7. Seal the paper with glaze.  


You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters, letter sheets and appliquĆ©s at your local craft stores.


Visit the Creating with Joy blog for more inspiration!

July 11, 2019

See you at the Carson Rubber Stamp Show!

Please join Me this weekend as I participate in 
Come to the BPM booth to see all your favorite Blank Page Muse Rubber Stamps
 + some brand NEW designs!

Here is one of the Make & Takes I will be teaching all weekend long....


Hope to see you there!

July 1, 2019

Painted Beach Sign


 Here's a easy project to get you in the mood for a day at the beach! 


You will need:



  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered white, dyeable letters
  • A wooden sign
  • Rope
  • A large starfish
  • Acrylic pain in white, brown, blues and blue-greens.
  • Assorted dry brushes
  • Hot glue gun


  • See the full tutorial here!

    May 13, 2019

    Hat with Pink Roses

    Everyone loves a good new hat, especially if it has roses on it!


    Here's one I made up in minutes!

    You will need:
    • Joy® iron-on embroidered applique pink roses
    • A hat
    • Clean dish towel
    • Pressing cloth (cotton muslin) 
    • Iron 


    See the full tutorial here.


    April 23, 2019

    Mexican Folk Art Swap

    New Art Swap!


    The theme for this swap is: Mexican folk art.
    (Charms, bracelets , necklace , pendants, hair clip, earrings...)
    šŸŒµ Day of the dead, sugar skulls, spirit animals, Pinata, fiesta, Milagros, Frida, punched tins and such. .
    Must be 80% handmade.
    Lots of bright colors.
    All items must include a ATC or tag to match. - Your name and info
    Sign up deadline, April 30th
    (after you have rsvp'd, please message me your e-mail and mailing address)
    Will post head count by May 2nd.
    Time sensitive and due (no later than) May 31st.
    * Just like any swap in the past, please wrap up or place your swap items and cards in a size appropriate bag. I will determine the cost of shipping once I have the final head count.

    Follow our facebook group for updates!

    April 17, 2019

    Making Jewelry with Rinea Foiled Paper

    Hi! Welcome to my blog!
    Today I am participating in a product showcase blog hop featuring  Rinea!


    Rinea has this foiled paper that is stunning to look at but equally fabulous to create with!
    It can be folded, torn, dry embossed, wet embossed, crumpled, sanded, curled, stamped and more!

    Here I have used the foiled papers to make some gorgeous beads for jewelry making.

    To get started, you will need the following:


    1. Love variety Pack 
    2. Turquoise/Gold Glossy Solid 
    3. Scissors
    4. Tombow mono liquid glue
    5. Bamboo skewer
    6. Straws, assorted sizes
    7. Washi tape
    8. Gold leafing flakes
    9. Diamond glaze
    10. Wet wipes
    11. Jewelry making supplies-beads, string, elastic cord...

    April 14, 2019

    How to make a cute Easter Sign!

    Give your front door some colorful fun with this cute Easter sign!


    You will need:
    • Joy® Iron-on embroidered white, dyeable letters

    • Chalkboard sign
    • Markers 
    • Easter grass, eggs and bunnies
    • Craft knife and scissors
    • Tacky adhesive 
    • Glue gun
    See the full tutorial here.

    March 22, 2019

    How to use Mod Podge Ultra Spray with Sea Glass

    Hello everyone! 
    I'm participating in a blog hop for Plaid® using a brand new product called 
    I used it to create this sea glass wall art.
    Enjoy!

    For this project, you will need the following:

    1. Mod Podge Ultra - Matte
    2. Assorted sizes of white sea glass, plus one blue piece for the 'eye'. 
    3. A sketch of your sea horse plus a frame with glass to fit.
    4. Parchment paper (to protect your work surface).
    5. 4 drink bottle caps
    6. Fine iridescent glitter
    7. White washi tape
    8. Twine for hanging.
    9. Wet and dry paper towels

    March 17, 2019

    Butterfly Wreath with Embroidered Flowers

    Get ready for spring with Joy® Iron on Floral Appliques! 



    You will need:
    • Joy® iron-on embroidered floral appliquĆ©s  
    • Grapevine wreath
    • Assorted butterflies 
    • Scissors
    • Glue gun 



    See the full tutorial here. 

    February 18, 2019

    Get Lucky

    Get 'Lucky' this St. Patrick's Day using Joy® iron-on letters!




    You will need:
    • Joy® Iron-On letters- 2" script
    • Rinea™ double-sided foil paper - emerald/gold glossy
    • Chipboard
    • Scrap paper and pen
    • Small rhinestones with adhesive backing. 
    • Glue stick
    • Yellow ribbon
    • Yellow permanent marker
    • Tools
    • Scissors



    See the full tutorial here!

    February 1, 2019

    Rose Applique Tote

    Give life to a old tote with Joy embroidered, iron-on flower appliquƩs and monograms!




    You will need:
    • Joy® Embroidered Iron-On Letters 
    • Joy® Embroidered Iron-On Flower AppliquĆ©s - Roses
    • Canvas tote
    • Iron and Ironing Board

    See the full tutorial here!

    January 31, 2019

    Valentine Heart Ornaments

    Joy,  ½" Classic Monograms are the perfect size to make conversation heart ornaments! 
    A perfect gift idea for the Valentine in your life!




    You will need:




  • Joy® Classic Monograms Iron-On letter sheet - 1/2"
  • Small plastic heart ornaments.
  • Clear drying adhesive.
  • Tweezers



  • See the full tutorial here!

    January 25, 2019

    ATC Coins - Fan Art

    I know you have heard of ATc's, but have you heard of ATC Coins?



    Supplies used:

    See the full tutorial here! 

    January 20, 2019

    Mini Flags - Fan Art

    Here is some fan art showing you how to make mini flags using the little flowers from my Sugar Skull stamp set!





    Supplies:
    Blank Page Muse Stamps: Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Set (tiny flowers used for this project)
    Blank Page Muse Stamps: Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies Set (little butterfly used for this project)
    Coloured Ink Pads - your colour combo choice 
    Scrap White Card
    Large Paper Clips
    Hessian (plastic backed used for this project - helps to hold the shape and a little sturdier)
    Embellishments: cardboard printed wording, scraps muslin, charms, gems
    General supplies: scissors, glue, cotton & thread, ruler.


    See the full tutorial here! 

    January 14, 2019

    Valentines Day Owls - Fan Art

    Here's a simple card you can make, just in time for Valentines Day! 


    Supplies Used:

    See the full tutorial here!

    January 10, 2019

    Owl Love You - Fan Art

    I'm loving how cute my Owl stamp looks on this card!


    Supplies Used:

    • Owls, Nothing but Owls stamp set
    •   craft paper
    •   card stock
    •   paper doily
    •   embellishments
    •   gold thread
    •   alcohol markers
    •   die for background
    •   ink
    •   white embossing powder
    See the full tutorial here! 

    January 7, 2019

    Just a simple card - Fan Art



    I love how this artist shows how you can make a simple but fun card using some of my floral stamps!




    Supplies used:
    Blank Card
    Navy Blue ink pad
    Green Ink pads
    Gems
    Watercolors
    Marker pens

    See the full tutorial here! 

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