You Warm My Heart Valentine’s Day Mug

You warm my heart mug

How to make a “You Warm my Heart” Valentine’s Day Mug.

Some girls may want roses and expensive gifts for Valentine’s Day.

Not this girl. Give me something thoughtful and sweet, and I’ll be happy.

(Oh, and a little chocolate never hurts.)

How to make a "You warm my heart" mug using StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

While shopping at my local Dollar Tree…

I found this simple red and white mug*; I was drawn to its color because it is more barn red than fire engine red.

I decided to make a fun Valentine’s mug using my favorite StyleTechCraft Adhesive Vinyl.

Did you know, Dollar Tree* has a lot of glass and ceramic items that are perfect for adding vinyl?

You warm my heart mug

For my Valentine’s Mug I Used:  (*affiliate links)

StyletechCraft products brought to you by ATSM Craft*

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How to make a "You warm my heart" mug using StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

To make the Valentine’s Mug:

How to make a "You warm my heart" mug using StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

  • Lay the transfer paper onto the mug. Since it has a curved surface, start from the center of the words and rub one side at a time using a vinyl scraper tool. The tool allows you to smooth the image and eliminate air bubbles.
  • Remove Vinyl Transfer Tape*.
  • Line up hearts over the words and apply the vinyl hearts onto the mug.

Allow the vinyl to cure on the mug for four days before use. (Hand Wash Only)

How to make a "You warm my heart" mug using StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

For a Special Valentine Gift Box

Add a package of heart marshmallows (I found at Target), chocolates, and a box of Hot Cocoa Mix

for a sweet and thoughtful Valentine’s Gift.

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Sue’s Storage Tips for Craft Vinyl Storage

Sue's Tips for Craft Vinyl Storage

Are you looking for an easy way to sort and store your vinyl sheets?

I’ve been making projects with StyleTechCraft’s Adhesive Vinyl for the past five years.

I am a member of their Design Team; they are an extremely generous company to work with.

Because of their generosity, I have accumulated a lot of vinyl.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

I have tried a few different ways to organize my vinyl,

I always found myself spreading everything out to find the exact style and color I needed.

I needed a solution that would adapt to the way I work.

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Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

I find that it’s easier to sort the vinyl according to the type of vinyl.

I created broad categories that would fit my vinyl.

I found the Clear IRIS Scrapbook Paper Storage Boxes*

and the Modular Storage Rack at Michael’s Craft Store.

Vinyl is heavier than regular scrapbook paper and needs a heavy-duty storage cabinet. 

Having open shelves makes it easy to find exactly what style I’m looking for.

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Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

Creating Labels for the Iris Boxes

I have been wanting to label my boxes for a while.  I finally took the time this week to do it.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

  • Cut a piece of Vinyl Transfer Tape* to fit over the vinyl words.  Gently rub over the transfer paper using the squeegee tool.  Lift the transfer tape to remove the vinyl from the white liner.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

  • Place letters onto the black label.
  • Gently rub over the vinyl transfer tape using the squeegee tool to make sure all the image has transferred.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

  • Use the transfer tape to pick up the label and adhere it onto the front of the IRIS box*.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

My office assistant, Dexter, walked into my shot as I was taking pictures.

He’s not a lot of help, but he sure is cute.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

In my office/workshop, I have a counter dedicated to my Silhouette Cameo.

It’s nice to have it out and not in the way.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

Under the Silhouette Cameo is a drawer full of StyleTechCraft Vinyl Transfer Tape* and vinyl tools.

I love having everything easily accessible and at my fingertips.

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Celebrating Winter with a Little Paper Crafting

Winter Memories Album

Now that the Holidays are over, I’m embracing the quiet of the Winter Season

by creating a few things with Eileen Hull’s and Sizzix’s New Release Chapt. One Dies

and the Simple Winter Woods Scrapbook Collection Kit from Simple Stories*.

Look at this beautiful New Scrapbook Paper Collection from Simple Stories.

I fell in love with the soft, muted colors of the Simple Winter Woods Collection*

and knew I had to have it.  (It was perfect for these projects.)

Winter Memories Album

Supplies Used to make the Projects:    (*affiliate links)

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Winter Memories Album

First, I must show you the new toy I got for Christmas this year.

After many years of use and abuse, I finally upgraded my old Big Shot Machine with a Newer, Bigger model.

Behold the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Die-Cutting Machine*.

I needed it to die-cut the larger dies like the NEW Sizzix Frame Pocket Journal Die by Eileen Hull*.

Winter Memories Album

Winter Memories Album

The Journal measures 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” x 1 1/4” with an adjustable spine.

What makes this die special are the additional pieces on the die, a pocket to hold ephemera, a frame and flap!

Winter Memories Album

There are several ways to make the inside of your album.  

Winter Memories Album

I created a pocket on the inside of the album using the die and covered matboard.

Winter Memories Album

The pocket is great for adding a small skinny notebook or several little notecards.

I used the 3″ x 4″ journal cards from the Winter Woods Paper Collection for the front of the cards.

Winter Memories Album

I used twine and the holes on the spine to hold a small notebook in place.  

I covered the Small Kraft Notebook* using a paper and stickers from the collection.

Hello Winter 2023 Framed Picture

Continuing with the Winter Theme…

I created a framed picture using the NEW Sizzix Thinlets Tile Alphanumeric Die by Eileen Hull*.

The Tile Alphanumeric is very versatile because you can use both the positive and negative shapes.

Each letter is perforated which makes it easy to create and line up words.

Hello Winter 2023 Frame Picture

It’s so easy to create a little dimensional piece of art using the supplies you have around you.

Simple Vintage Winter Woods Card

And last but not least, I created a 5″ x 7″ card using Eileen’s NEW Sizzix 3D Tablecloth Embossing Folder

as the background for my card.

Eileen Hull 2023 Chapter One New Release Dies

For more projects using the NEW Eileen Hull Chapter One Release Dies…

Please join us for the Ch. 1 2023 Release Party on Tuesday, January 3 at 12:00 ET when Eileen will be joined by team members sharing their projects. We will also have a blog hop that day so we hope you will hop along with the team and be inspired!

LIST OF HOP STOPS:

Eileen Hull Designs  
Pam Bray
Jennie Atkinson
Sarah Lizzie
Lisa Hoel
Susie Bentz
Tonya Trantham
Elizabeth Robinson
Jenny Marples
Maggi Harding
Karen Bearse
Sue Eldred   (you are here!)

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Top 3 Favorite Projects for 2022

Top 3 Favorite Eileen Hull Projects for 2022

My Top 3 Sizzix/Eileen Hull Paper Crafting Projects.

Every year the Eileen Hull Teams are asked to pick our three favorites Sizzix/Eileen Hull projects

for 2022.  Generally, they’re all my favorites, but these are my top favorites.

(Click on the pictures or links below ↓ to go to the original post with all the details.)

Mae's Treasure Box made using Eileen Hull Sizzix XL Scoreboard Book Box Die

Mae’s Treasure Box

This year I finally got a granddaughter.

Mae is one of the sweetest, happiest, mellowest babies I have ever met.

I love her to pieces. She has the best little smile.

Mae’s Treasure Box is a little box that her mom can slip into the top drawer

of her dresser and add all the little snippets of babyhood that she wants to save.

The “treasure box” was made using Eileen Hull’s Book Box Die*.

You can see the full project details here.

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Faux Stone Geometric Box

Faux Stone Geometric Box

The Faux Stone Box is one of my favorites because it’s different than most projects I do.

And it’s one of those projects I had an idea for before I made it,

and it turned out just how I envisioned.

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

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

You can see the full project details here.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Holiday Crafting is my favorite time of year to craft so it’s no surprise to find a Christmas project

in my top three. This was a fairly simple little album to make.

I used the Sizzix Notepad Scoreboard Die by Eileen Hull*

and paper from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Christmas Lodge Collection*.

It’s the perfect little album for adding a few of your favorite Holiday Pictures and Memories.

You can see the full project details here.

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Christmas Mason Jar Shaker Tags

Christmas Mason Jar Shaker Tags

I’m shaking up the Holidays with some cute Christmas Mason Jar Shaker Tags.

These little Mason Jar Dies from The Maker’s Movement make the cutest

Mason Jar Shaker Tags.

And…If you’re a paper crafter like me,

you probably have a lot of special Christmas Paper scraps.

(You know, the ones you can’t throw away.)

The Mason Jar Shaker Tag is a great project to use up those bits and pieces

from “Christmas Paper Past”.  That’s what I did!

Christmas Mason Jar Shaker Tags

Materials Used for the Christmas Mason Jar Shaker Tags:  (*affiliate link)

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How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

These Mason Jar Shaker Tags aren’t just for Christmas.

Click here for my Halloween Tags.

Cardinal Shaker Card

Shaker Sprinkles are great for making Shaker Cards.

Here’s a bonus…The Cardinal Shaker Card is a project from last year’s Holiday Workshop that I never shared.

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Kringle’s Christmas Tree Truck

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

Kringle’s Christmas Tree Truck is an Easy Holiday Dollar Tree Craft.

The Christmas Tree Truck is a fun and inexpensive craft to create with the family.

This project is easily adaptable to fit your color scheme and style. 

So have fun with it.  (I did!)

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

I only spent $3.75 at Dollar Tree and added a few items I had on hand.

(If you have to order them online, Dollar Tree has smaller quantities available for the truck.)

This is what I used:  (*affiliate links)

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Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

Directions:

  • Paint both sides of the Wood Trucks with acrylic paint.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

Unless you are steady-handed and can paint a perfect circle, here’s a trick I used.

  • Cut a circle the same size as the truck wheel. Cut the circle in half and use it as a mask to paint the top of the wheel. I used removable vinyl to cut my circle.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

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Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

  • Cut a piece of Vinyl Transfer Tape* to fit over the vinyl words.  Gently rub over the transfer paper using the squeegee tool.  Lift the transfer tape to remove the vinyl from the white liner.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

  • Using the vinyl transfer tape, line up the words onto the side of the truck.   
  • Gently rub over the vinyl transfer tape using the squeegee tool to make sure all the image has transferred.  
  • Remove the transfer tape.

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Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

I added words to a plain ornament to create a “cut your own” sign.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

  • I used Wood Glue* to glue the truck.  I needed glue that would give me enough time to line up the box and still be sturdy enough to hold the weight.
  • Allow time for the glue to dry before picking up the finished truck.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

  • Decorate the body of the truck using a craft pine stem as garland. 
  • Glue small bows and beads onto the garland.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

  • When picking out the small rectangle box to use as the bed of the truck, I thought the star was perfect.
  • Fill the bed of the truck with small Christmas Trees.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

Kringle’s Christmas Tree Lot

You’ll need several mini trees to make a Christmas Tree Lot.

When I ordered the little trees at IKEA, I really hoped the trees would fit. 

I couldn’t be happier with the size.

 

Letters to Santa Card and Tags

Letters to Santa Card

Letters to Santa Card

Don’t you just love these cute furry creatures?

I combined The Maker’s Movement’s New Letters to Santa Stamp Set with

The Woodland Friends Stamp and Die Set to make this cute card.

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Letters to Santa Card

The card was stamped in black permanent ink* on white watercolor paper*.

I used Tombow ART Markers* to blend and color.

I added dimension to the card by adding 3D foam to the back of the mailbox and fox.

Letters to Santa Stamp Set from The Maker's Movement    Woodland Friends Stamp Set

Materials Used:  (*affiliate links)

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Letters to Santa Tag

Santa Gift Tag

For those of us that still believe, a simple gift tag from Santa.

Letters to Santa Card-Shrink Plastic

Mini “Letters to Santa” Tags or Ornaments

My grandson and I had a little fun using the Letters to Santa stamp set and shrink plastic.

We love watching the stamped image shrink.

We even made a video.  (coming soon)

Tombow Holiday Gift Guide

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.

Materials Used:  (*affiliate links)

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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

Materials Used:  (*affiliate links)

StyletechCraft products brought to you by ATSM Craft*

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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.