Thursday, February 2, 2017

How to make conversation heart planner charms with a candy mold

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I love conversation hearts and when I found a conversation heart candy mold I new I had to make some charms for my Happy planner.
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They are super easy to make.
First bend little pieces of wire into a "U" shape and then bend them so the ends extend into the heart half way.
Tape them to the plastic mold.
Mix up a batch of Durham's Water Putty. I like to use this stuff as it is a bit more sturdy than plaster and these charms will be jostled. You may want to cover the molds with your favorite release so they pop out easy.
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Once the hearts are dry pop them out of the mold and sand the rough edges if needed.

I had a bunch of real conversation hearts to use as my color guide. I gathered up a variety of Plaid paints that matched. If you don't have an exact match it's pretty easy to mix.

Paint the full heart and let dry. Then paint the letters with a pinky red color. I had to go back and fill in a few spaces with the background color in a few cases.

I tied my Valentine's Day conversation heart charms to the disks on the planner with a variety of colored organza ribbon.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Alternative Facts machine embroidery on unicorn fabric

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Today's quote is "Alternative Facts" by Kellyanne Conway machine embroidered on JoAnn's unicorn fabric with Coats and Clark pink embroidery thread.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Machine Embroidery - Whip It Good - Devo song lyric

Today's embroidery is "Whip it Good" the song lyric by Devo done with Sulky lavender thread on Free Spirit green polka dot fabric.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Cry on the Inside Like a Winner movie quote machine embroidery

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Today's machine embroidery features a quote from the movie The Other Woman, "cry on the inside like a winner" on ballet dancer flannel fabric from JoAnns.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Easy way to organize and store your washi tape

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I recently splurged a bit and got some new Create 365 washi tape from Me & My Big Ideas. So pretty!

I keep my washi tape in recycled cigar boxes. The rolls tend to get all messy in them so I came up with a way to keep them all organized in the cigar box.

I cut the plastic tubes the washi tape comes in and placed the halves in the box.

Voila! All neat and tidy, not to mention recycling the packaging.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Good As Hell machine embroidery quote

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I combined the song title "good as hell" with golf toile fabric. I used Coats and Clark pink embroidery thread.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Circle die cut paper Christmas tree and frame

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I like using both the interior and exterior of the things I die cut and today I have a post that features two projects- one that uses the inside of the circle die cuts - A hanging Christmas tree and another that uses the outside of the circle die cuts - A photo frame.

To make these two projects I used a variety of green scrapbook paper and Sizzix Framelits Plus set of 15 circle dies.
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After I die cut all the circles I cut a slit in each one half way through the circle to the center.

Then placed it on a piece of thin green yarn and glued the circle flaps together forming a slight cone shape. 

You can adjust the cone shapes as narrow or wide as you like and space them close together or far apart to make your hanging paper cone Christmas tree any shape you like.
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With the "leftover" outside circle shapes I glued them together with the largest on top and working through to the smallest underneath.

I placed a cute photo of my nephew in the final circle.

Then I trimmed up the top page to a square and glued it onto a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper.

To hang up my concentric circle photo frame I clipped it into a vintage wood clip hanger.
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 I hope you have enjoyed my twofer circle die cut project and you'll give them a try!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Easy Halloween decoration- Candy Corn Stack of books

If you have a stash of books why not make an easy Halloween decoration with them by stacking them by color to form a candy corn.

Cost: Zip!

And best yet when the holiday is over no need to worry about where you are going to store your out of season decorations simply pop them back on the shelf where they belong.
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