Creating a Summertime Essentials Bag

 With Summer and Vacation time here…

it’s a good idea to make a Safe Travels Essentials Bag to pack in the car.

There are so many things to remember when taking a vacation.

So…whenever we take a road trip I like to pack a few essentials to have handy.

When you have kids you never know what can happen.

For my Safe Travels Bag I used:

  1. If you use a fabric bag… cover with a soft clean cloth and iron on cotton settings for 30 seconds. Turn bag inside out and iron for an additional 30 seconds.
  2. Because I used a leather bag… I glued the letters onto the bag using a craft glue.

There are so many items that you might need to have on hand this summer.

These are just a few:

  • band-aids or first aid kit
  • sunscreen
  • anti itch spray
  • bug spray
  • rain poncho
  • scissors
  • small sewing kit
  • tweezers
  • toilet paper?

 

 

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Simple Summer Vase

Create a Simple Summer Vase using Transparent Adhesive Vinyl from StyleTechCraft.

Transparent vinyl is great when you just want to add a subtle touch of color.

It’s great for using on windows, glassware and just about anywhere else you want a unique look.

To create my Simple Vase I used:       (*affiliate link)

Directions:

  1. Cut several flower shapes using the Silhouette Cameo* and the Sky Blue Transparent Vinyl.  Don’t have a electronic die cutter?  The transparent vinyl can be cut using various metal dies.
  2. Cut leaves out of the teal vinyl.
  3. Using the weeding tool, I carefully removed the negative spaces in and around the flowers and leaves.
  4. Place a piece of Vinyl Transfer Tape* over the flower image.  Apply transfer tape onto the cylinder vase and rub over the vinyl using a vinyl scraper tool to eliminate bubbles.
  5. Remove transfer tape.
  6. Repeat with the leaves.

Allow vinyl to cure for several days.  (Hand washing is recommended.)

I added a piece of white paper inside the vase so you can see the pattern better.

It’s hard to see in this picture the variation between the sky blue and teal vinyl.

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You can now find the full line of StyletechCraft online at ATSM.

Gift Giving with Joy

A Blanket for Peyton…

Make a simple gift personal by adding a little “Joy” to your gift with iron-on embroidered letters.

You will need:

Directions:

  1. Set iron to cotton setting, approx. 350° or follow blanket care label.
  2. Remove letters from sheet.  Position letters with shiny side down on blanket.
  3. Cover letters with a fine cloth.  With firm pressure iron cloth over the letters for 25 seconds.
  4. Turn blanket over and iron the back of the letters for 25 seconds.  Allow to cool for 1 minute before handling.
Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and floral appliqués at your local craft store.

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Storing Guy Stuff with Style

Getting to the nuts and bolts of Guy Storage.

Just because it’s in the Garage doesn’t meant it can’t have a little style.

After watching every episode of Tidying Up and a few episodes of Hoarders,

I’ve got the urge to organize everything.

I’ve been going through the house bit by bit (not quite the Marie Kondo way).

It’s going to take some time.

There are so many storage options out there.

When it comes to organizing all the bits and pieces out in the garage,

I’m a fan of Deflecto’s Tilt Bin Storage.

For this project I decided to add a little personalization using StyletechCrafts polished metal

adhesive vinyl and Interlocking Tilt Bins* from Deflecto.

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For a little masculine style…

I measured and cut the black polished metal vinyl* to add to the top of the bins.

I did the same with silver polished metal vinyl* to the sides of the bins.

Using my Silhouette Cameo Wireless Cutting Machine* and a SVG cut file

I cut the frames, words and background.

Using Vinyl Transfer Tape* I applied the silver frames onto the black background.

(I created the black background by cutting a slightly bigger frame and using the inside.)

The bins are interlocking and stackable.

Great for little storage needs in the garage, craft room, nursery, kitchen and even the kid’s room.

Wherever you need a little extra storage.

The nice thing about the interlocking tilt bins* is that you can use just one or use several.

You can also hang them on the wall or use them with a mounting bar*.

Storing Guy Stuff with Style.

I love adding a little personalization to everyday items.

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“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the StyleTechCraft Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

You can now find the full line of StyletechCraft online at ATSM.


You can purchase the Deflecto Interlocking Tilt Bins* by themselves or as a set of four from Amazon*.  Use on table, mount direct to wall or hang using the Deflecto Mounting Bar* (sold separately).

Easter Tags with Xyron and Photoplay Paper

Even when the kids are all grown up you’re never too old to have fun.

This year I’m trying something new.

After the Easter Egg Hunt with the little ones,

I plan on having another Easter Egg Hunt for the Big Kids and Grown Ups.

(We’re all just big kids at heart.)

For the Easter Egg Hunt…

I decided to whip up a few quick tags to go along with some of the prizes using my

Xyron Creative Station* and Xyron Mega Runner*, a few sheets of paper from

Photoplay Paper’s Easter Blessings Collection along with a few simple embellishments.

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When I want to make quick work of any project, I grab my Xyron Creative Station*.

Did you know that you can interchange the Xyron 9” Creative Station Permanent Adhesive

Refill* with the Xyron 5” Creative Station Permanent Adhesive Refill*?

Being able to use both sizes of cartridges with the Xyron Creative Station* is super convenient

when working on both big and medium sized projects.

Just lay your paper design side up onto the  Xyron Creative Station* crank the handle to run

the paper through the machine.  As it moves through the Xyron Creative Station* it adds

adhesive to the back side of the paper.  Easy to use and it doesn’t need electricity.

To make the tag…

I layered and trimmed the 3″ x 4″ element cards from the scrapbook paper and embellished it

with a thin strip of paper and prima flower*Tie tag with a simple sheer ribbon onto the bag.

I added a few enamel dots from Waffleflower on the tag and a little “small talk” sticker from

Tim Holtz idea-ology.

With a little more candy for the plastic eggs and I’ll be ready for fun.

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Help…I’m a Finalist!

My Sweet Dream Bedroom was selected as a Finalist

in FaveCrafts 2019 Top Blogger Contest.

At Creativation, in January,  I attended the FaveCrafts Blogger Event.

For attending the event we were eligible to enter a contest using products from the sponsors.

My project is one of 20 finalists.

For the next 10 days you can vote on your favorite project.

This is where I need your help… I need all the votes I can get!

You can also see the complete instructions on how I created my project.

Please  go to the Fave Craft Blogger Contest Link and Vote.

You can vote everyday (for the next 10 days if you want) on all your devices.

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Upcycled Vintage Paint Palette

Upcycled Vintage Paint Palette

Last year, going through my parents house, we found my mom’s old boards, brushes

and paints.   We also found both of my grandmother’s paints and supplies as well.

In all those treasures my brother found this paint palette.

Old and Cool.  Just my style.

This month the StyletechCraft Design Team was challenged to create an upcycled project

using vinyl.  Because my paint palette is vintage (and special) and I like to change my mind,

I decided to use Matte Removable Vinyl*.   (I’ll have the option to change it out.)

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  • For my Vintage Paint Palette Upcycled Project…I used an SVG file and my Silhouette Cameo Wireless Cutting Machine* to cut and create the words “Be Creative”.
  • Using the weeding tool, I carefully removed the negative spaces in and around the letters.

  • Place a piece of Vinyl Transfer Tape* over the letters.  Rub over the letters using a vinyl scraper tool to help the vinyl cling.
  • Apply words onto the paint palette.
  • Remove transfer tape.

With Grandma’s paint supplies, I found this calendar page from 1939

that she used for inspiration.  (80 years ago, WOW!)

I’m currently in the process of turning my son’s old bedroom into a larger craft workshop.

I want to incorporate a little past into that space as well.

I want it to be a warm, inviting, eclectic space.  (kind of like me)

I think this palette will fit in just fine.

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the StyleTechCraft Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

You can now find the full line of StyletechCraft online at ATSM.