Friday, December 9, 2016

Simple Felt Leaf Wreath

Hi all! I have a quick and easy holiday project to share with you today. I am a huge fan of Sweet Paul Magazine - if you've never seen it, you're really missing out! - and when I saw this tutorial for an adorable felt woodland wreath, I immediately ordered the materials to make one of my own. I mean, how cute are those tiny mushrooms?!

I had a feeling that one of the leaves on Eileen Hull's Spring Leaves die would be the perfect size for this and I was right! I love the extra detail the serrated edges give. And the die makes cutting the leaves from thick felt a breeze.

Since I didn't have a wreath form on hand, I figured I could just whip one up with my Twist and Style tool! I cut a piece of 19 gauge wire about 60" long and folded it in half. I used the tool to twist it, making a stronger structure to adhere my leaves to. I cut out about 40 leaves from heavy weight felt (bought at Hobby Lobby) and hot glued them to the wire ring.

When all the leaves were in place, I tucked the mushrooms into the leaves in singles and groups of two. Aren't they just the sweetest? Thanks so much to Sweet Paul for sharing this tutorial. Make sure you pop over to their site and check out all the great recipes, crafts, and decorating ideas. And I can't recommend their magazine enough! It is seriously the most beautiful, inspiring magazine I've ever come across (not affiliated, just a happy customer!).

You can find the supplies I used at Sizzix,, Simon Says Stamp, and Amazon via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Curio Cabinet

Hi all! I have been dreaming of making a Christmas version of the Graphic 45 Halloween curio cabinet I made last year and I finally sat down with some of the gorgeous papers from DCWV's Cranberry Christmas collection and put one together. I'm so happy with how it turned out!

The upper part of the cabinet is made from the largest sized die from Eileen Hull's Blocks die (the die itself has three sizes on it). They create the perfect little cubbies to fill with all these Tim Holtz Christmas goodies.

The bottom of the cabinet is created with Eileen's Candy Drawer die - one of my all-time faves! You can find the original tutorial HERE.

Today is the last day of the incredible sale over at Sizzix and the dies from Eileen are a steal! It's also the last day to get the new Eileen Hull Die Cutting Magic eBook for the special price of $2.97. I apologize to my email subscribers who won't get this in time. I tried to get this finished up yesterday but I couldn't stop decorating! UPDATE! I just got an email that says the Sizzix sale has been extended through Tuesday! Yay! They've also added more products to the sale. Check them all out through the product links below, or click on the banner:

Click on the image below to purchase Die Cutting Magic:

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Huge Sale at Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Hi everyone! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! I have another fantastic sale to share with you today - this time it's Elizabeth Craft Designs with incredible deals on some of my favorite dies, stamps, and stencils from Karen Burniston, plus lots of other great dies and supplies.

I put together a few past projects that use some of the sale dies. I've linked to the post where they're featured below. Have fun shopping!
  1. Let it Snow Card - features the Circle Accordion.
  2. Butterfly Pivot Panel Card - features the Butterfly Pivot die and Agatha Edges.
  3. Butterfly Mixed Media Tag - features the Butterfly Pivot and Accessories dies, ECD's Tags and More, plus Swirly Flourish Stage it Stencils.
  4. Steampunk Poppy Ring Accordion Card - features Poppy the Owl,  Props 1, Clock and Gears, and Ring Accordion dies.
  5. Christmas Pivot Accordion Card - features the Fancy Accordion die, plus many others.
  6. Botanical Tea Ring Accordion Card - features the Ring Accordion Album.
  7. Cascading Tag Birthday Card - features the Adirondack Chair and Lucy Label Pop up dies, plus Just a Note clear stamps.
  8. Joy Ring Accordion Card - features the Ring Accordion Album plus All Seasons Tree dies.
I hope these projects inspire you in your own creations! You can find the dies I used at Elizabeth Craft Designs via the links below.  Clear Double Sided adhesive (my absolute fave) and Soft Finish cardstock are also on sale - it's a great time to stock up on these necessities!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, November 25, 2016

New Eileen Hull/Bella Crafts eBook Release!

Hi all! I have exciting news to share with you! Eileen Hull and Bella Crafts Publishing have put together a brand new eBook featuring projects from the Inspiration Team, plus many other talented artists. You might recognize my embellishment chest on the cover, which was one of my first ever projects I created with Eileen's dies. Probably my all-time favorite too!

For a short time, they are offering the eBook for the crazy low price of only $2.97. That is a lot of inspiration for less than a latte at Starbucks! This price is good until Cyber Monday, so grab a copy while you can. Click on the image above or the text below to purchase.

And speaking of Sizzix, they have an amazing Black Friday sale going on right now with many dies priced for less than I've ever seen them! There are so many of my faves from Eileen and Tim Holtz - it's a great time to stock your studio for some cozy winter creating. Click the banner below to shop the sale.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! And thanks for your support, kind words, pins, and comments over the past year. I'm truly grateful for you all!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to my American followers! I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday. I wanted to share a quick post with my version of Tim's November tag. I thought they would be adorable as place cards on my Thanksgiving table so I whipped a few up last night!

I think my favorite thing about my place cards is this adorable little pearl acorn. When I saw the acorn charm on Mylissa's version of Tim's tag, I was inspired to make one of my little pearl acorns using the new pearl baubles. I love that there is no hole to hide like a regular pearl bead. I used caramel alcohol ink to color it, then glued it into a real cap. I screwed an eye screw into it so that it could be hung from the twine. So cute - thanks for the inspiration, Mylissa! :)

Another fave is the little fork, which was cut using an older Karen Burniston die. It's not available through Sizzix anymore, but I did find someone selling it on Amazon (link below). I cut it from foil-covered chipboard and painted it with black distress paint to give it a tarnished look.

The rest of my card was done following Tim's instructions, other than I used the distress spray stains and a water brush to color my leaf - I'm horrible with  markers and this way is so much easier for me!

The supplies I used can be found at Amazon, Sizzix, and Simon Says Stamp via the links below. BTW, the Alphanumeric set is on sale at Sizzix right now for an amazing price - it's a great time to snap it up!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a great weekend!