Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

A Patriotic Red White and Blue Banner for your next 4th of July Get Together.

Is the Family getting together for the 4th?

Get the party started with a simple 4th of July Banner using StyleTechCraft Red and White

Glitter Vinyl, Navy Cardstock, and a Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine*.

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Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

Materials Used:

StyletechCraft products brought to you by ATSM Craft*

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Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

  • Use a hole punch to add holes in the top of the banner pieces.
  • Thread the banner pieces and plain wood beads* onto a piece of twine.

Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

Set out the chairs and fire up the grill, and you’re on your way to a great 4th of July Celebration.

A Mother’s Day Plate for Mom.

A Mother's Day Plate for Mom

A quick and easy Mother’s Day project with StyleTechCraft Adhesive Vinyl.

Remember when we were in grade school, and we painted clay pots for Mother’s Day?

Mom always said the best gifts were from the heart.

So, this year, show Mom just how much you love her with an upgraded handmade gift.

Quick and Easy Mother's Day Plate for Mom-Sue's Creative Workshop www.sueeldred.com 3181

This project can be made by anyone with an electronic die-cutting machine.  

I picked up the red plate at Dollar Tree* to match my kitchen.  (This one’s for me.)

With the vinyl supplies that I already had on hand, I’ve invested $1.25 so far.

Here’s what I used: 

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Mother's Day Plate for Mom

  • To begin, wipe the surface of the plate with the alcohol to remove any oils.

Mother's Day Plate for Mom

StyletechCraft products brought to you by ATSM Craft*

Mother's Day Plate for Mom

Check out this New Weeding Tool From StyleTechCraft*.

It looks like a retractable pencil, but with a nice pointy end.

It is so easy to use.  A real game changer when it comes to weeding vinyl.

Mother's Day Plate for Mom

  • Lay the transfer paper over the vinyl image.
  • Rub over the transfer paper with a vinyl scraper tool.
  • Remove vinyl from the white backing.

Mother's Day Plate for Mom

  • Use StyleTechCraft Vinyl Transfer Tape* to adhere the vinyl onto the front of the plate.
  • Gently rub the transfer paper and remove it from the plate.
  • It is best to Hand Wash Plate Only.

Mother's Day Plate for Mom

A last minute, quick and easy Mother’s Day Plate for Mom.

If you’re that overachiever kid, you can add a plate hanger or stand.

“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.

My Namta 2022 Experience in Orlando

Namta 2022 Orlando

It’s been a couple of weeks since the start of the Namta Show in Orlando,

and I wanted to share my experience and the few pictures I took

while everything was still fresh in my mind.

Namta 2022 Orlando

This particular show was kind of a new one for everyone.

Last year the Creativation Show merged with the National Art Materials Trade Show

for one awesome show in Orlando, Florida.  With travel being restricted in some areas,

the show was a little smaller than normal.  That didn’t seem to bother attendees, because

everyone was excited to be together in person.  Besides, being in sunny Florida was a plus.

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Some people took an extra day or two and visited Disney

or one of the other Orlando attractions.  I brought my hubby with me,

and we flew in a few days early and went to Melbourne Beach.

The week we were in Florida was a milestone birthday for my husband.

We (He) didn’t think it was fair for me to be in Florida without him on his birthday.

We soaked up a little Vitamin Sea, and we experienced our first Beach Wedding

from the comforts of our beach chairs.  I teared up; I always do.  (Too bad we weren’t invited.)

Namta 2022 Orlando

The Namta Show was a 3-day trade show. 

I worked each day in the StyleTechCraft booth doing Make and Takes while my husband golfed.

(A Win/Win in our books!)

Namta 2022 Orlando

Each day was a new project using StyletechCraft* adhesive vinyl.

Would you believe I get paid to play?  (I’m so lucky to have such a great job!)

As always, I talk too much and forget to take pictures.

Being at the show with all my industry friends is like a big family reunion.

And because of the pandemic, we haven’t seen each other in a couple of years.


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Namta 2022 Orlando

Across the aisle from the StyleTechCraft Booth was the Artesprix Booth.

They were demoing their sublimation markers* and inkpads*.

I was excited to be able to watch a demo as this is new to me.

They were so generous; they gave me markers and inks to try out.

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A new booth at the show this year was the YouV Art booth.

They have different types of resin that doesn’t need to be mixed.

And it cures with a UV light in just a matter of minutes.

They made it so easy to use.  I can’t wait to play with this.

I see a new video in my future.

Namta 2022-Orlando-Chibitronics-Sue's Creative Workshop www.sueeldred.com

I thought the Chibitronics booth was so cool,

even though I’m not a technical person.

I learned how to make an easy card using simple circuitry.

The lightbulb on the front the card lights up.  So many possibilities.

It’s very educational.  I can see my grandsons loving making light up cards.

Hmmm….maybe another video.

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Several companies were not able to attend in person this year

and they gave several designers new products to try out.

Dress My Crafts was one of those companies that spoiled us with samples.

They even gave us extra to give away. Watch for a GIVEAWAY later this week.

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I received some embossing powders and stamps from Emerald Creek.

I have a few ideas for those embossing powders.

With names like Hollywood Glamour and Grapelicious, how can they not be great.

Namta 2022 Orlando

I also received New Nuvo Products from Tonic Studios,

inks, mists, embossing powder, pearls and glacier paste.

All great products for paper crafting and cardmaking.

Namta 2022 Orlando

I’ll admit, it’s been a while since I’ve played with Sculpey Clay*.  

Thanks to a generous gift from Sculpey,

I think a playdate is in order with my boys and this fun clay.

Namta 2022 Orlando

The week included a great company dinner at Paddlefish in Disney Springs.

And a relaxing last day in Historic downtown Sanford enjoying some good Greek food.

I enjoyed seeing so many good friends, making a few new ones

and creating new connections.

All in all, the Namta Show was a very good experience.

Mae’s Baby Shower Banner

Mae's Baby Shower Banner

Mae’s Baby Shower Banner

This past weekend we held a baby shower for my daughter

and soon-to-be granddaughter Mae.

The theme was April Showers Brings Mae Flowers.

My daughter gave me full permission to do “my thing.”

Everything was pink and flowery. (I had fun.)

One of the decorations that I made was a banner with my granddaughter’s name.

It was a simple project that we used along with a few balloons and giant rosettes

to create a place to take photos.

Mae's Baby Shower Banner

If you’re interested in making a banner for your next party here’s what I used: 

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Mae's Baby Shower Banner

  • Cut the scrapbook paper slightly larger than the wood banner pieces.
  • Place the scrapbook paper design side on the Xyron Creative Station®*
  • Turn the handle of the Creative Station to run the paper through.  As it runs through, it adds complete adhesive covering on the underneath side of the paper.

Mae's Baby Shower Banner

Mae's Baby Shower Banner

Mae's Baby Shower Banner

Mae's Baby Shower Banner

I wanted to keep the banner pieces simple. 

But you could add all kinds of flowers and embellishments to make it special.

Mae's Baby Shower Banner

How to make small pom-poms:

  1. Cut a small piece of matboard or cardboard approx. 2 inches. Loosely wrap the yarn around the matboard 50 times.
  2. Slide the wrapped yarn off the matboard and tightly tie the middle of the loops with a second piece of yarn.
  3. Cut all the loops with a pair of scissors. (Leave the second piece of yarn long.) Give the pom-pom a shake. Then the fun part, give the pom-pom a haircut, trimming all the ends the same size.

Mae's Baby Shower Banner

  • I added the banner pieces and wood beads onto a long piece of pink ribbon.
  • I spread the banner pieces to make room and tied the pom-poms directly onto the ribbon. Trim the long strings of the pom-poms.

Mae's Baby Shower Banner

I found these Cute Floral Pails* at Dollar Tree* and filled them with pansies. 

They were the perfect addition to our Spring themed baby shower.

Mae's Baby Shower Banner

I picked up these cute pink mugs at Hobby Lobby and used StyleTechCraft White Glossy Vinyl

to make the words for the Mom and Mae cups.

I used the Mom mug during the shower to hold pink cutlery.

It was so much fun planning this party.

I’ll be sharing more details of the shower soon.

“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.

My Lucky Mug

My Lucky Mug

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.

Whether you’re toasting with green beer or a minty green shake,

Make St. Patrick’s Day a little more special with StyleTechCraft vinyl.

My Lucky Mug made with StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

I love ♥ adding vinyl to everyday items.

I found these clear mason jar mugs at Dollar Tree* and decided to pick up a

few to create a little St. Patrick’s Day fun.

Did you know, Dollar Tree* is the perfect place for finding

inexpensive glassware to make any occasion special?

Buy Your Crafting Supplies Now at The Dollar Tree!

My Lucky Mug made with StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

Materials Used:     (*affiliate links)

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To create my Lucky Mug…

I used a cute “Lucky Rainbow” image from the Silhouette Store

and a variety of StyleTechCraft vinyl and cut it using my

Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine*.My Lucky Mug made with StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

Cardmaking with Vinyl…

Did you know that the same vinyl you use to embellish everyday items

around your home can be used to create beautiful cards?

StyleTechCraft adhesive vinyl makes it easy to create cards with intricate and delicate designs.

Use it with your Cricut or Cameo electronic cutters and even with steel rule dies.

The possibilities are endless!

Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

This month the StyleTechCraft Design Team was asked to use Polished Metal Vinyl

to create a project.  In the past several years, I’ve added StyleTechCraft vinyl

to almost every imaginable surface around my house.

I have used it on plates, glasses, coffee cups, vases, metal, wood and more.

But I often forget to use it to create cards.

Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

Materials Used:

Styletech Craft products brought to you by ATSM Craft

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Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

Card Details:

Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

After making the birthday card, I thought the silver was so light and delicate that

it would make a perfect Congratulations card. Perfect for a wedding or anniversary.

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Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

Give a basic IKEA storage cabinet a little personality with a crafty makeover.

I’m a little bit of a neat freak.  I geek out when I find a good storage piece.

I found this IKEA Moppe Mini Storage Chest on a recent IKEA trek.

The mini cabinet was the perfect solution to replace an old decrepit plastic one.

“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.

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

If you don’t have an IKEA store close, you can get the IKEA Moppe Cabinet*

on Amazon for a bit more.

The IKEA MOPPE mini chest with drawers is a true classic with its many drawers

and timeless style.  It’s made of untreated wood that you can paint and

decorate as you like, over and over again.

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

Here’s what I used Used:

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Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

Directions:

  • Lightly sand the surface of the cabinet with a Sanding Block* to smooth away any rough spots.
  • Paint the cabinet and drawers with Classic Black Deco Art Americana Decor® Satin Enamels*.
  • You may need to give it a second coat. (I didn’t paint the inside of the cabinet or drawers.)
  • Lightly sand over the paint to smooth the grain of the cabinet.
  • Wipe the cabinet with a clean, soft rag to remove any dust.

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

  • I used Red Gingham Paper* to cover the front of my cabinet. The red gingham matches the decor in my craft room and is a simple pattern to match. (This is important if you want to line up your design.)
  • Brush a coat of Mod Podge Satin Decoupage Glue* over the drawer front. Make sure to get the Mod Podge to the edges of the drawer.
  • Lay the paper onto the drawer and smooth. Allow the Mod Podge to dry.

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

  • Place the drawer onto a cutting mat and cut away the excess paper using a craft knife.

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

  • Sand away any rough-cut edges using a sanding block on the edge of the drawers.

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

  • A small nail file is great for getting into small to reach places.

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

Place the labels onto the drawer fronts and fill them with all your goodies.

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

Don’t judge me for my weird categories.

Crafters have a lot of random stuff to store, and this cabinet holds a lot of stuff.

Crafty IKEA Cabinet Makeover

You could use wallpaper, stencils, metal hardware to customize this into the perfect organized cabinet.

Easy Valentine Treat Pouch

Easy Valentine Treat Pouch

A simple little project to make for Valentine’s Day.

The Valentine Treat Pouch would make a cute gift for teachers and friends

or anyone you want to share a little love and kindness with.

Easy Valentine Treat Pouch

Materials Used:          (*Affiliate Links)

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Easy Valentine Treat Pouch

Directions:

  • Cut a piece of scrapbook paper (or cardstock) 4″ x 10″.
  • Using a Scoring Board and Scoring Tool*, score the paper at 4″, 4 ½”, 5″, and 9″.  (The lines on the above sample are just for reference.)

Easy Valentine Treat Pouch

  • Fold the paper along the score lines.  Create a “valley” fold at the 4 ½” and 5″ mark.  Fold the 1″ section over to create a flap.
  • If you don’t want to see the paper pattern on the inside, you can adhere a 4″ x 4″ piece of white paper on the inside.

Easy Valentine Treat Pouch

  • Cut a 2 ½” circle on the first 4″ section.  (Make sure to leave room for the 1″ flap.)
  • Cut a 3″ x 3″ piece of clear acetate.  Remove the protective coating from the acetate and adhere to the inside of the pouch under the circle.

Easy Valentine Treat Pouch

  • Instead of using stickers on the front of the acetate, I cut a Valentine Heart and Circle Design using a Silhouette Cameo and StyleTechCraft Red Transparent Vinyl*.  I sized the design to fit inside the 2 ½” circle.
  • After removing the excess vinyl from the design, use transfer paper to adhere to the acetate.

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Easy Valentine Treat Pouch

  • Fill a clear bag with treats and place it inside the treat pouch.
  • Punch two holes through the front and back of the pouch and bag.
  • Insert ribbon through holes and tie.

You can easily adapt the measurements to create a larger or smaller treat pouch.

How to make an Embroidery Hoop Ornament

Red Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

A Quick and Easy DIY Holiday Ornament.

Make it a personal memory with a piece of fabric or flannel from a “special” shirt.

Holiday Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

Materials Used:   (*affiliate link)

 

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Holiday Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

Directions:

  • Instead of hand painting or stenciling on the ribbon, I created the “stencil words” using a Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine* out of removable vinyl*. I removed the inside of the letters leaving the blank space.
  • Use the transfer tape* to pick up the stenciled word. Place the transfer tape* on the center of the cotton twill ribbon. Rub gently over the transfer paper to transfer the vinyl onto the twill ribbon. Remove the transfer paper.
  • Use a paintbrush to carefully stencil (or paint) the inside of the letters. Allow to dry and remove the vinyl.  (The vinyl words are for one use.)

Holiday Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

  • Open the embroidery hoop* and place the flannel on the embroidery hoop. Lay the stenciled twill over the center of the flannel.

Holiday Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

  • Place the outside hoop over the flannel and twill and tighten the embroidery hoop. Cut the excess flannel and ribbon from the back of the embroidery hoop.
  • Glue a cardstock circle onto the back of the embroidery hoop.

Holiday Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

  • Measure and cut the pine stem to fit around the outside edge of the embroidery hoop.  Glue the craft pine stem* onto the embroidery hoop.
  • Tie a small bow using the striped ribbon.
  • Cut the berry sprig down to size, glue both the ribbon and berry to the top of the hoop.
  • Add natural twine to the top to hang.