Mini Holiday Lanterns

DIY Mini Holiday Lanterns

Looking for An Easy Holiday Dollar Store Craft?

All you’ll need is a couple of Mini Wood Lanterns from Dollar Tree*,

Paint, Scrapbook Paper and an Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*.

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Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

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Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

Directions:
1. Using a Craft Knife* to loosen the glue, gently remove the top and front of the
lantern. Remove the small battery votive from the bottom of the lantern.
2. Paint the lantern with black acrylic paint.
3. Measure and cut strips of black buffalo plaid paper to fit the back and sides of the
lantern.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

4. Place the strips of paper into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini* design side-up. Crank the handle
of the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini* to run it through the machine. As it goes through, it adds a
complete layer of adhesive to the back of the paper.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

5. Remove the paper from the liner and apply it to the sides of the lantern.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

6. Measure and cut a piece of translucent vellum to fit behind the front “X” panel. Use the Xyron Mega Runner* to add adhesive to the center and edges of the front panel. Place the vellum over the front panel.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

7. Use the Xyron Mini Glue Gun* to adhere the lantern back together.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

8. Paint the wood snowflakes with white acrylic paint. Glue it to the front of the lantern. Add a white enamel dot to the center of the snowflake.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

Use as a tabletop decoration or add ribbon to the lantern for hanging on the Christmas Tree.

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Handmade Holiday Tags made with Cork

Making Holiday Tags using Cork

Make your Gifts Special with Handmade Holiday Tags made with Sizzix Cork Sheets*.

If you’ve been here before, you know I love experimenting with new materials.

So, when Sizzix offered to send me some rolls of their cork sheets, I gladly accepted.

(I especially love the way it looks on kraft-colored wrapping paper.)

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Making Holiday Tags using Cork

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Making Holiday Tags using Cork

With the help of my sewing machine and a few of my favorite Eileen Hull dies.

Making the tags was fairly easy to do.

Making Holiday Tags using Cork

Stitched Snowflake Tag

  • I die-cut the tags using the large tag die from the Tags Die Set*.
  • I sewed the tags together using a sewing machine with silver thread
  • Die-cut a paper snowflake.  Sew the Snowflake and white pom-pom trim onto the tag.

Making Holiday Tags using Cork

Fun and Festive Reindeer Tag

  • The reindeer tag uses a small wood reindeer that I painted silver.
  • Glue the reindeer and bow onto the front of the tag.
  • The word stickers on the reindeer and snowflake tags are from the Simple Vintage Christmas Lodge Sticker Sheet*.
  • The deep red satin ribbon makes this tag feel special.

Making Holiday Tags using Cork.

Simple and Elegant Joy Tag

Simple greenery picked from a bush outside adds to the natural feel of this tag.

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Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card

How to make an Inky Layered Wreath Card

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

Sometimes when I’m making cards, I get the urge to get inky.

Some cards just call for it.  This card was one of those.

I summoned my inner “Tim Holtz” and inked my little heart out.  (It was fun!)

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How to make an Inky Layered Wreath Card

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How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

Directions:

  • Optional:  For easier assembly, I used the Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the cardstock before die-cutting.  (As the paper goes through the Xyron Creative Station*, it adds a complete layer of adhesive to the back.)
  • Die-cut the pieces for the wreath, as shown above, using the Wreath Die Set and green cardstock.
  • Die-cut the pieces for the bow using plaid scrapbook paper.
  • Using the Ink Blending Tool and Peeled Paint Distress Inkpad, generously ink all over the front of each die-cut piece.
  • Use the blending tool and Gathered Twigs and ink the edges only of the die-cut pieces.

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

  • Starting with larger die-cut wreath pieces, apply them to the wreath base.  Continue with the smaller wreath pieces.
  • Die-cut a cream banner using the banner die from the Snowflake Kisses stamp and die set. Stamp “Season’s Greeting” onto the banner using the Black Onyx Versafine Inkpad*Put small foam dots on each side of the banner and place it centered on the wreath. 
  • Create the bow by gluing the two outside edge pieces to the center of the back of the bow.  Wrap and glue the small rectangle piece around the center of the bow.  Glue bow to ribbon end piece.
  • Die-cut four small red wreath pieces to use as flowers for the wreath. Add a small Red Nail Head Sticker to the inside of each flower.

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

  • Cut layers to add onto a gold square card. My card measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
  • To give the layers a worn look, ink the edges of each layer using Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Inkpad.
  • Place Gold Foiled Photo Corners* onto the edge of the layers and adhere them to the gold card.  
  • Put foam dots onto the back of the wreath and adhere the wreath to the center of the card.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

How to make a Holiday Mini Album…

I wanted to share with you a Simple little Christmas Album that I made for

the Eileen Hull Comfort & Joy Event over on Eileen’s Facebook Fan Page.

Sizzix Notepad Scoreboards Die by Eileen Hull

I used the Sizzix Notepad Scoreboard Die by Eileen Hull* and paper from

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Christmas Lodge Collection* to create the mini album.

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Home for Christmas Mini Album

The album may be small, but it has plenty of room for Holiday pictures.

It measures approximately 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Sue’s Tips for Making the Home for Christmas Mini Album:

  • I used the Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the paper before adhering it to the mat board and die-cutting the pieces to make the notepad.
  • I adhered the spine of the front and back cover using Rapid Fuse Adhesive*.
  • For the inside of the album, I created four small “signatures” to place inside the album.
  • To secure the “signatures” inside the album, wrap thin twine around the spine and the paper.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

When it comes to family, Home is the best place to be.

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DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

How to make a Porcelain Snowman Ornament using StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

I picked up this round porcelain ornament blank sometime early in the year at Dollar Tree.

I knew it would make a cute Christmas ornament for this year’s Christmas tree.

All it needed was a little StyleTechCraft Craft Vinyl* and a cute snowman design.

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DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

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DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

  • Because I needed to work around the top holes of the ornament, I cut the outline from the snowman.   I carefully placed it on the ornament first to make sure it fit.

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

  • I used Transfer Tape* to add the snowman design to the ornament.
  • Place the Transfer Tape* over the vinyl.  Rub gently over the vinyl using a vinyl scraper tool.

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

  • Remove the transfer paper from the white paper backing and place it on the ornament.  The clear transfer tape makes it easy to line up your design.

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

All you need to do to finish up the ornament is to add ribbon for hanging and put it on your tree.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

How to make Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron.

These projects are Quick and Easy and are a great way to use up small scraps of paper.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

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Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

How to make a Jenga Block Pumpkin

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Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Directions:

  • Paint three Jenga Blocks* with orange acrylic paint.
  • Paint the small wood cube with brown acrylic paint
  • Cut six strips of fall scrapbook paper ¾” x 3”.
  • Place the strips of paper, design side up, into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. Crank the handle to run the strips of paper through the Create a Sticker Mini. As the paper strips go through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*, it adds a complete layer of adhesive onto the back.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

  • Place the strips of paper onto the front and back of the Jenga Blocks*.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

  • Glue the small wood cube and the leaves to the top of the pumpkin.
  • Tie a small twine bow and glue it to the front of the pumpkin.
  • Adhere the word Thankful onto a small layer using the Xyron Mega Runner* and attach it to the front of the pumpkin.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

The Jenga Block Pumpkin is a great way to use small scraps of your favorite Fall scrapbook paper.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Another simple Fall project is the Jenga Block Frame.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Directions:

  • Paint six Jenga Blocks* with brown acrylic paint.
  • Cut 12 strips of fall scrapbook paper ¾” x 3”.
  • Place the strips of paper, design side up, into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. Crank the handle to run the strips of paper through the Create a Sticker Mini. As the paper strips go through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*, it adds a complete layer of adhesive onto the back.
  • Place the strips of paper onto the front and back of the Jenga Blocks*.
  • Hot Glue the blocks together to form a frame.
  • Adhere greeting or photo to the back of the frame.
  • Embellish the frame by gluing on a small fall flower and leaves*.

For a truly inexpensive Fall Craft, you can pick up the wood blocks at Dollar Tree.

Halloween Shaker Jar Tags

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

How to Create Halloween Shaker Jar Tags.

A fun Halloween treat for kids of all ages.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

I just received these cute Mason Jar Shaker Dies from The Maker’s Movement,

and of course, I had to hurry up and make a few Halloween Jar Shaker Tags.

These are also going to make super cute Christmas Shaker tags.  (I can’t wait!)

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How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag using the Shaker Jar Tag

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How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • You will need Halloween paper from the Tricks or Treats paper pad, acetate, and craft foam.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • Die Cut the pieces using the Mini Maker Die Cut Machine as shown.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

A Tip for Easy Assembly…

  •  Place the striped paper, used for the top of the mason jar shaker tag, into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. Crank the handle to run the paper through the machine. As it goes through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini* it adds a layer of adhesive onto the back of the paper. Die-cut the paper using the Mason Jar Frame Die. Now the die-cut frame is a sticker, which makes placing it onto the acetate easy. 

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • Remove the blue protective liner from the acetate.  Place the mason jar frame onto the acetate.
  • Remove one side of the protective liner from the craft foam frame.  Place the foam frame onto the mason jar silhouette.
  • Add Halloween Shaker Sprinkles in the center of the foam.  Don’t overfill.  You want to make sure to leave for shaking.
  • Remove the liner from the craft foam and line up the mason jar frame (with acetate) over the
  • Die Cut two jar tops and adhere them to the top of the shaker jar.
  • Wrap with twine.  Glue the Halloween ribbon around the base of the shaker jar.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

Tie the Halloween Shaker Tag onto a mason jar filled with Halloween Treats.

A Fun Halloween Treat.

Comfort & Joy Holiday Kickoff

Eileen Hull Comfort & Joy Kick Off

I wanted to share a little bit about a fun event that I’m participating in.  

The Comfort & Joy Kickoff

We are starting the 2022 holiday season with the 2022 Comfort & Joy Kickoff Event an all-day workshop put on by Eileen and team!  You will learn tips, tricks, and techniques for working with Eileen’s products and how they may be used throughout the holiday season.

Join us for our third annual Comfort & Joy holiday craft celebration to create journals, holiday packaging and containers, cards, small gifts, ornaments and so much more!

The first Comfort & Joy event began in 2020.  During the pandemic, we were all at loose ends, missing the holiday celebrations normally enjoyed with family and friends.  We became each other’s family and celebrated together in our small group.  The team put their thinking caps on and created two weeks of content and we all crafted it together!  I personally was very grateful for the Fan Club community that year.

In that spirit, we continue this event… The Comfort & Joy Kickoff Event will be held on Saturday, November 5 beginning at 9:30 Eastern Time and ending at about 4:00.  There will be a little break for lunch.

The event will be hosted in a private Facebook group. Once you pay for the event, you will receive a PDF so check your mail and spam folder!  You will be directed to the Facebook group where the event will take place.

On the day of the event, attendees will gather in the group at 9:30 AM Eastern time to watch the first live. Eileen will start the event off and every 45 minutes, a new team member will be introduced with a tutorial, technique, or project.  Craft along live if you’d like or catch up later on replay- whatever works for you!  There will be a total of 8 classes plus bonus projects.

This is a steal at $20 for the whole day! 

We wanted the event to be affordable to everyone who wants to attend. The team will be sharing the proceeds.  This is a nice way to thank them for the time they put in all year creating ideas to inspire you!

And the Comfort and Joy event doesn’t end there! Following the Kickoff event, the party continues in the Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/EileenHullFanClub

From Nov. 7- 18, there will be additional content provided each weekday for free. 

You are invited to join us if you are not already a member- we are very friendly and share a wonderfully creative community. Don’t forget to answer the questions- they are required for admission

Join the Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook group for the creative community, support, and fun. 

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Add a little dimension to your paper crafting projects this Holiday Season.

The Faux Stone Geometric Box was made with Eileen Hull New Geometric Box Die by Sizzix*,

Sizzix Matboard* and Deco Arts Dimensional Effects Texture Paste*.

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666046 Sizzix Geometric Box Die by Eileen Hull

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box:

  • The Geometric Box Die goes together really easily and is also expandable.
  • Die-cut the box* using mat board* and a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*
  • You will need to cut two pieces of the middle section of the box.  
  • Carefully fold the box on the score lines.
  • Assemble the box with the tabs on each side of the box. I like to use Rapid Fuse Adhesive* to glue the box. It dries and holds in 30 seconds.

DIY Faux Stone Geometric Box

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box

  • Use dark gray acrylic paint to paint the entire box. (inside and out)
  • Use a dry brush with a small amount of paint to apply lighter coats of paint over the outside of the box. I painted from dark to light. I used a combination of the dry brush technique with stippling to get my desired look.

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box

  • For my Holiday Embellishment, I used a 1″ gold pendant blank for jewelry making and a 1″ plaid scrapbook paper circle glued in the center.
  • Tie the gold pendant around the top of the box using a piece of braided twine.

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box.

Add a small faux Christmas Tree for a sophisticated Holiday Decoration.

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Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 4 Release Party

Eileen Hull Sizzix Chapter 4 Release Party

New Chapter 4 Dies by Eileen Hull and Sizzix

The Eileen Hull teams are having a New Release Blog Hop

using the New Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 4 Dies.

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Looking to add a little dimension to your paper crafting projects?

The Faux Stone Geometric Box was made with Eileen Hull’s new

Eileen Hull Geometric Box Die by Sizzix*, Sizzix Matboard*

and Deco Arts Dimensional Effects Texture Paste*.

See the full tutorial here for the Faux Stone Geometric Box.

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How to make a dimensional Sunflower-Sue's Creative Workshop www.sueeldred.com 6165

The Simple Country Sunflower…

was made using Eileen Hull Large Sunflower Die by Sizzix*,

acrylic paint, and mod podge*.

I will share tutorials on each project on my blog later in the week.  

Eileen Hull and Sizzix Chapter 4 Release Party

Check out the Eileen Hull’s Blog for the Blog Hop and even more ideas. 

Eileen Hull Sizzix Release Blog Hop:

Pam Bray
Jennie Atkinson
Sarah Lizzie
Lisa Hoel
Sharon Curtis
Tonya Trantham
Elizabeth Robinson
Jenny Marples
Maggi Harding
Sue Eldred  (you are here)
Karen Bearse

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Sizzix Craft Box