Rotating Embellishment Organizer

Being a paper crafter at heart, I sometimes wonder…

What’s your favorite way to embellish?

For me it’s flowers, twine, buttons and pearls.

My Rotating Embellishment Organizer also know as Deflecto’s Rotating Carousel Organizer*

is a great way to organize my “go to” embellishments.  (and it looks pretty too.)

The Deflecto Rotating Carousel Organizer with Nine Canisters*   (*affiliate link)

comes with three 6″ bins and six 3″ bins.



It is also available as a Rotating Carousel Organizer with Six 6″ Canisters*.

It’s a great way to organize your supplies.

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How to make a Love Coaster with Easel

A Quick and Easy, DIY, Valentine’s Decoration or Gift.

The “Love Coaster with Easel” is one the projects that I made at the Tape Technologies

booth while at Creativation last week.  (Make sure to watch the Bonus video at the end.)

To make the Love Coaster…

    • You can use a pre-made plain coaster.  Or…I made my scalloped coaster using a steel rule die and white chipboard.
    • Cut a heart out of Translucent Red Glittered Vinyl from Tape Technologies using a thin metal die.  Apply the glitter heart to the coaster using a transfer paper made for vinyl.
    • Using my Silhouette CAMEO 3 Wireless Cutting Machine*, I cut the word “love” out of Black Glittered Translucent Vinyl and applied it directly over my heart using transfer paper.
    • I edged the sides of my coaster in silver, using a Silver DecoColor Premium paint pen.

To make the Easel…

  • Glue a clothespin on the back of the coaster with craft glue.
  • Pull the clothespin open just enough so that the round metal spring comes slightly out of it’s groove.  (Some clothespins work better than others so you might need a little luck.)
  • To keep the clothespin from snapping shut…glue the top ends of the clothespin together.

A couple of guys at the show made theirs into a Valentine’s card.

I told them all they had to do was add a sweet note inside and they were set.

Maybe I should of told them including  flowers and chocolates is also a good idea.

BONUS… Here is a video that Linda Israel made in the Tape Technologies booth which

includes me showing Linda how to make the Love Coaster.  Mistakes and all…”Craft Happens”.

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DIY…Mad for Plaid Baby Bib

Life gets messy sometimes…with this cute little washable flannel bib, it’s ok.

It’s no secret that I love plaid, especially red plaid.

And…since I had red flannel left over from a pillow project,  I decided to make my sweet

grandson a cute little bib.  It never hurts to have a extra bib or two for those times when

he needs to get messy.

This is how I made my “Get Messy” flannel bib…

  • I made a pattern for my flannel bib by folding an old bib in half and laying it “fold to fold” on a folded piece of cardstock.
  • I wanted the new bib to be a little bigger than the original bib, so, I sketched it with pencil marks to extend the pattern.
  • Cut out the pattern and trace two bibs onto the flannel using a black permanent marker.  Cut out bibs from the flannel.
  • Sew bibs together leaving space on one end to turn bib inside out.  Iron bib to make it lay flat.
  • Sew a top seam around bib and to close the open end.
  • Personalize the bib using Iron-on Embroidered letters from Joy SA.
  • Attach Velcro on each end to close bib.

My “Get Messy” bib was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.

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Organizing… the Kids Craft Cabinet

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I have this awkward wall cabinet between my kitchen and dining room.

It opens fully on the dining  room side and only partially on the kitchen side.

Not completely functional, it doesn’t get used all that much.

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It’s been the dumping spot of misc. household and kid crafts for the past two decades.

My very active grandsons are always wanting to make something, do something.

I thought a more organized easily accessed spot would be a good idea.

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After a little sorting and purging, it’s nice and neat.

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Everything’s labeled.  It’s easy to find everything they’ll need.

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Here’s the products I used to organize my Kid’s Craft Cabinet from Deflecto Craft:

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Happy New Year 2018

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By the time we get through all the Christmas Festivities and Parties….

I’m ready to stay in and eat pizza by the time New Year’s Eve comes along.

Relaxing and low key is the answer.

We may even toast the New Year, that is if he’s still awake.

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Even though we’re not having a big party, Party Hats are always fun.

I must have been really good this year…

because Santa brought me a new Silhouette CAMEO 3 Wireless Cutting Machine*

I used my new present to whip up some simple party hats

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I used two strips of Ultra FX Glitter Vinyl from Styletech and laid them side by side.

I made sure my fonts lined up so that I could cut both colors at the same time.

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  • I also cut a large mat shape from black cardstock and a slightly smaller mat shape using silver metallic vinyl.
  • I used the transfer paper to remove all the letters at once and laid them onto my shiny mat to create my hat.
  • I cut the bottom section of the mat shape and added a small strip of vinyl for extra decoration.  I created a band for my hat from two strips of cardstock and stuck the “happy new year” mat on the front.  (pretty simple)

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Now it’s a party.  (well sort of)

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Top Ten Blog Posts of 2017

As 2017 winds to an end…

It’s fun to look back through the year and pick which posts were your favorite (and mine too).

As a special treat, this year, I’m joining along in with a group of 40 awesome

Creative Bloggers in a Blog Hop sharing their top 10 favorite posts.

Prepare yourself for Creative Goodness Overload.

 

 

 

 

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If you’ve come from Tifany DeGough  your next stop would be  Melissa Elsner.

As promised here is the full list of the Top Ten Blog Hop…. (enjoy!)

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How to make a last minute gift bag from a 12″ x 12″ piece of scrapbook paper.

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It’s getting to be crunch time… Need a cute little gift bag?

This gift bag measures 4″ x 6′ and is made from one 12″ x 12″ piece of double sided

scrapbook paper.   (The paper used on my bags are from Paper House Productions.)

How to make a last minute Gift Bag…

  • Cut paper to 8 ¼” x 11 ¾”.
  • Score the top of the paper ¾”.
  • Score the bottom of the paper 1 ½”.
  • Score the paper at ¾”, 4 ¾”, 5 ½”, 6 ¼”, 10 ¼” and 11″

  • Fold paper along score lines using mountain and valley folds.
  • Make cuts as indicated on the diagram below.
  • Fold over the top scored section to expose the reverse side of the double sided paper.
  • Glue the top 1/2″ scored section down first before assembling the rest of the bag.

  • Glue sides together and then glue bottom flaps.
  • Punch holes on the top of the newly assembled bag.
  • Cut white sheer ribbon in half.  Insert into holes, tie not on the inside of the bag.
  • Embellish your bag with additional images and tag.

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