Painted Happiness Pillow

Happiness Pillow…

One of my favorite childhood memories was the summer I was cast as Lucy in the library’s

production of  “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”.

My favorite song was “happiness is”.  At the end of the show we all held hands and sang.

Still makes me happy.

When it comes to using Joy Iron-on letters…

I’ve dyed them, inked them and even misted the letters, I never thought about painting them.

Joy White Embroidered Iron On Letters are great for creating any color you can imagine.

They even work great with acrylic paint.

To Make the Happiness Pillow you’ll need…                            (*affiliate link)

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  • Paint each letter to create a rainbow of H-A-P-P-I-N-E-S-S.
  • Allow letters to fully dry.

  • Insert cardboard into pillow blank.
  • Add Fabric Medium to acrylic paint white and light blue paint.
  • Paint directly onto the canvas pillow.
  • Allow paint to fully dry.
  • Set Iron to cotton setting, approx. 350 degrees, or follow garment care label.
  • Position letters with shiny side down onto pillow
  • Cover letters with a fine cloth.  With a firm pressure, iron cloth over letters for 30 seconds.
  • Turn pillow over and iron the back for another 30 seconds.
  • Position Embroidered Floral Applique and iron onto pillow the same as the letters.
  • Allow to cool for 1 minute before handling.
  • Insert pillow form or add Polyfil.

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Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and numbers at your favorite craft store. They’re available in different sizes, colors and fonts, suitable for every occasion.

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“The Family Tree”

The Family Tree…

In the backyard of my childhood home stands a ginormous Silver Maple tree.

That gigantic tree has been the backdrop for tons of family pictures during it’s 40 plus years.

I’d always thought of it as “my tree” because I was the one who drug it up from the woods

and had planted it.  Up until recently, possibly last year, I found out that it wasn’t my tree.

Dad told me that my tree didn’t make it and he had replaced it with this one.   (Sigh!)

One of my favorite pictures was this one taken on Thanksgiving Day 2006.

The guys were out in the yard playing catch with the football and I asked my sister-in-law

to snap a family picture.  The guys lifted my youngest up in the tree, football still in hand.

As we get my parents house ready to sell, it dawned on me that I need to get another

family picture by “my tree” while we still have the chance.

This past week-end, we had one last large family get-together at the home

and took one enormous family picture around that old tree.  (35 in all with only 3 missing.)

We also took this one of my family…Just as we were, sweaty and all.

It was a beautiful evening spent celebrating family.

It was also a little bittersweet as I know Mom and Dad would have loved it.

For my Xyron Design Team project this week, the team got the opportunity to pick any

collection we wanted from Photoplay Paper.

The moment I saw the Memory Lane Collection I knew it was perfect for my pictures.

I received the collection which included 12 sheets of beautiful double-sided paper and a full

sheet of beautiful cardstock stickers and a package of the ephemera cardstock die cuts.

Everything went together smoothly with the help of my trusty Xyron Mega Runner*.

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BTS Vinyl Pouch

BTS Pouch made with StyleTech Vinyl…

A little BTS project to make with the bigger kids.

I wanted my project to be bright, fun and colorful so I used

Styletech Fluorescent Craft Vinyl from Tape Technologies.

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  • Cut two pieces of self adhesive vinyl 4 1/2″ x 8″.
  • Cut a piece of cardstock the same size.
  • Using Vinyl Transfer Tape*, apply vinyl onto cardstock.  Turn cardstock over and add second piece of vinyl onto the back of the cardstock.
  • Smooth out any air bubbles with Bone Folder*.
  • Trim vinyl and cardstock piece to 4″ x 7 1/2″.
  • Score vinyl using a Scoring Board* 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.  Fold pouch on creases.
  • Cut 1″ strips of vinyl.
  • Cut vinyl to size and score 1/2″ down the strip.  Use strips to cover sides of pouch.
  • Cut additional strips to decorate pouch.
  • Cut small flowers using Sizzix Triplits Dies ~ Flower 2* to embellish.
  • Add Doodlebug Adhesive Enamel Sprinkles* in center of flower.

  • Punch small hole in top corner and add book ring.
  • On the inside add a piece of hook and loop tape.
  • Use a corner round punch to round the corners of the flap.

For more fun, try making a larger pencil pouch.

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Simple Water Colored Posies

Simple Water Colored Posies Card

My love of water color started in my High School Art class.

Unfortunately for me, I’m not very good at drawing.

Except simple little objects.

For my Xyron Design Team project this week…

Derwent Academy sent us some awesome goodies to play with.

For my card…I cut the watercolor paper to 3 ¾” x 5″ and drew simple little flowers

on the bottom.  (Can’t get much easier than this.)

I colored in my flowers and leaves using the water color pencils.

I used the lighter pencil first and then added a little shading with the darker pencil.

You don’t have to fill the entire image.

Use a wet paint brush and go over pencil marks to blend the colors.

For my Words…I took a small piece of the water color paper and did a scribble background

with the blues and purple water color pencils.

Blend the colors together with a wet paintbrush.

After the paper was completely dry, I inserted it into my Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker*.

The Xyron Sticker Maker* is great to use when cutting out small dies.

It adds complete adhesive and makes the perfect little word sticker.

I used my Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of my layers.

That way, I don’t have to worry about any warpage on my watercolored layer.

A simple bow finishes off this simple watercolored card.

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How to Create a Beaded Bridal Pouch

A Gift for that special Bride…

Create a special pouch for the Bride-to-be to keep her wedding day jewelry safe while in

transport.  Personalize it with Joy Iron On Embroidered letters.

To make the Bridal Pouch here’s what you’ll need:

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Directions:
  1. Fold over one end of the felt approx. 4″.
  2. Sew along the edge of each side to create the pouch.
  3. Iron the beaded trim onto the opposite end of the felt by laying a fine cloth over the trim and ironing over it for 25 sec.
  4. Cut excess felt around the top of the beaded trim to create a scalloped edge.
  5. Position the letters spelling “Bride” onto the front of the pouch with the shiny side down.
  6. Cover letters with a fine cloth.
  7. With firm pressure iron cloth over the letters for 25 seconds.
  8. Turn flap of the pouch over and iron the back for an additional 25 seconds.
  9. Add Velcro to the flap to keep the pouch closed.

You can also use the beaded-iron on trim to make into a bracelet, belt or headband.

For the beaded bracelet…

  • Measure the size of your wrist.
  • Cut a piece of  felt approx. 3/4″ longer than your trim.
  • Arrange trim onto felt so that only one end has the extra felt.
  • Lay a clean soft cloth over trim and iron onto the felt.
  • Cut excess felt around the beaded trim to create a scalloped edge.
  • Add hook and loop tabs* to the end of the felt.

This project was sponsored by Joy SA.

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Cheery Little Birthday Card

A Cherry Little Birthday Card

Who doesn’t love receiving a Cheery Little Birthday Card?

I know I do.

This week the Xyron Design Team is all about Lawn Fawn…

and I had a blast.  I loved using their dies to make this fun card.

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  • When working with small dies, I like to run the paper through my Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker*.
  • Rub and peel the top cover off the paper.

  • Run the paper and die through your die cutter for the perfect little sticker.
  • Just the perfect amount of adhesive and so easy to use.

  • Look how cute this terra cotta pot turned out.
  • Ink the edges of the paper pieces with Vintage Photo Ink* for a realistic looking pot.

The card was so easy to put together using the Xyron Sticker Maker* for all my little pieces.

A really fun card to make.

A special thank you to Lawn Fawn for sending the dies and paper used on this project.

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