Quick and Easy Stenciled Card

Quick & Easy Stenciled Card

How to make a Quick and Easy Stenciled Card. 

Just Add Ink!

Quick & Easy Stenciled Card

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Directions:

  • Place the stencil over the cardstock.  Place a piece of removable tape on the corners to keep the stencil from moving.
  • Rub the ink blending tool over the ink pad.  Rub on a piece of extra paper to smooth out the ink before using it on the stencil.
  • Gently rub over the stencil with the ink blending tool.  I started in the middle and worked my way out towards the edges.

Quick & Easy Stenciled Card

  • Remove the stencil to reveal the design.
  • I forgot to remove the removable tape used to hold the stencil down.   So, I have tape lines.  Mistakes lead to opportunities.  Making the most of it, I cut the stenciled design down to size.

Quick & Easy Stenciled Card

  • I adhered the stenciled design onto a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of light gray cardstock and onto a 5″ x      5″ card.
  • I added a small greeting on the bottom right of the card.
  • To finish the card, I tied a sheer cream ribbon on the top of the card.

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Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card made with the Sizzix Skinny Mini Elements Thinlet Die by Eileen Hull.

I was lying in bed the other night when I got the idea for this card.

(That’s when I get some of my best ideas.)

It was perfect for the Eileen Hull Card Bonanza Month over on her blog.

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Xyron Creative Station

The Fall Floral Stained-Glass Card is a fairly simple card to make.

The one thing that made this card easy was using my Xyron Creative Station*

on the cardstock before die-cutting.

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Directions:

  • Cut a piece of gold cardstock slightly larger than the Skinny Mini Elements Die* to use as the base of the card.
  • Choose a dark gray cardstock for the outline and three pieces of fall-colored cardstock for the inside pieces.
  • Place the cardstock into the Xyron Creative Station* and crank the handle to run the paper through the machine. The Xyron Creative Station* adds a complete layer of adhesive to the cardstock making each little piece a sticker. That made assembling the card simple or “simple-ish.”
  • Place the die on the cardstock and die-cut the gray and the fall-colored paper using a Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*.
  • Trim the gray paper to the size of the die.  Remove and discard all the tiny inside pieces using a craft pick*.  Remove the protective liner from the back of the cardstock and center it onto the gold cardstock layer.
  • Use a craft pick* to place the inside flower pieces from the colored cardstock.

Materials Used:

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Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

  • Finish creating your flower pattern and add several cardstock layers to a cream card.
  • Add a sheer cream bow.

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

There’s so much more that you could add to the card, like a greeting or a small tag.

But I decided to keep it simple. (or as I mentioned before…”simple-ish”.)

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

I thought I was finished with this card.

But then again, sometimes things just evolve.  

A stained-glass card needed rhinestones.

I added Clear Enamel Dots from Hero Arts* to the center of each flower.

Fall Floral Stained Class Card

For another card idea using the Sizzix Skinny Mini Elements Die,

check out the Skinny Mini Christmas Poinsettia Card below.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card

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How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using craft vinyl to make the Stencil

Welcome Autumn Pillow

Welcome Autumn Pillow  

I have been wanting to use vinyl to create a stencil for a while now.

It was really simple to do and I’m in love with the results.

If you have craft vinyl and an electronic die-cutting machine*,

then you can make a stencil too.

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HOW TO MAKE A WELCOME AUTUMN PILLOW USING CRAFT VINYL TO MAKE STENCILS

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How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using craft vinyl to make the Stencil

How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using a Craft Vinyl Stencil:

  • For my pillow, I used off-white fabric that I purchased at a garage sale several years ago. I cut two panels 15″ x 15″.
  • I created the stencil pattern using the “Welcome Autumn” SVG file and my Silhouette. I sized the image to fit onto my fabric panels.
  • I cut the image using StyleTechCraft Craft Vinyl*. (I originally tried using removable vinyl on my fabric, but it wasn’t quite tacky enough and a little hard to apply.)
  • To create the stencil, remove the letters and the leaves from the vinyl, leaving a reverse image.  
  • Use a low-tack transfer paper to transfer the vinyl onto the fabric.

How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using craft vinyl to make the Stencil

  • Make sure that the stencil is securely stuck to the fabric to eliminate paint seepage.
  • Place a piece of paper behind the fabric panel to protect your work surface.
  • Paint the leaves using a small paint brush and a variety of acrylic paint in Autumn colors.  
  • Paint the words “welcome Autumn using black acrylic paint.  

How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using craft vinyl to make the Stencil

  • After the paint has dried, carefully remove the stencil.  
  • I may have squealed a bit when I removed the stencil. It is perfectly imperfect, and I love how it turned out!
  • Iron over the fabric to set the design.  

How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using craft vinyl to make the Stencil

Welcome Autumn Door Hanger

Welcome Autumn Door Hanger

I liked how it turned out so much that I decided to make a Welcome Autumn Door Hanger.

You can find plain wood circles on Amazon* in a variety of sizes.

Fall Sunflower Get Well Card

Fall Sunflower Get Well Card

A Bright and Cheery Card to brighten someone’s day.

This simple Get-Well card uses dies and paper from The Maker’s Movement.

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Fall Sunflower Get Well Card

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Fall Sunflower Get Well Card

Directions:

  • Die-cut the pieces for the flower out of cardstock. You will need two flowers cut from the large flower die.
  • Ink the cardstock flower with yellow ink to give the petals a little color variation and depth.

Fall Sunflower Get Well Card

  • Use the side of a pencil to gently round the edges of the petals.

Fall Sunflower Get Well Card

  • Glue the center of the flowers together using Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue*.
  • Instead of a brown center for the sunflower, I cut a circle using polka dot paper from the Autumn Breeze Paper Pad.

Fall Sunflower Get Well Card

  • Die-cut the words “get better” using StyleTechCraft Gold Chrome Adhesive Vinyl*and the Get Better Die Set.
  • The card uses simple layers using the Autumn Breeze Paper Pad.
  • Finished Card Size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

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Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

Rae Dunn Inspired Utensil Holder

I’ve been looking for the perfect utensil holder ever since we did our kitchen makeover in 2018.

I was looking for just the right one.  None of the ones I found were what I was looking for.

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

I found this canister sitting on a thrift store shelf in Wisconsin for only $1.50.

I thought, what the heck.  Not much of a gamble if it doesn’t work.

All I needed was a little bit of StyleTechCraft Black Glossy Vinyl* to make it complete.

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

I used the “ink-free” font on my Silhouette and stretched the word to make it longer,

giving it the classic Rae Dunn-inspired tall skinny handwritten font.

The word “utensils” is approx. 2″ x 3.

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Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

Directions:

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

  • Remove vinyl from the white backing.
  • Use StyleTechCraft Vinyl Transfer Tape* to adhere the vinyl onto the front of the canister.
  • Gently rub the transfer paper and remove it from the canister.

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

Quick and Easy to do. (and it looks great on my counter)

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

Some of the simplest projects are the most satisfying.

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How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

If you like the look of old embossed tin, the Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket

is a simple project to create.  (easy to follow instructions below)

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket

I’m always up for a new crafty challenge,

so, when asked if I wanted to try the colored aluminum foils

from K & S Precision Metals, of course, I said yes.

These thick colored aluminum foils are not like your mother’s aluminum foil.

They are thick enough to bend and manipulate but thin enough to be able to cut with scissors.

And you don’t have to worry about cuts like from thicker metals. (this is fun stuff)

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals    lHow to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post for K & S Precision Metals.  I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own. 

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

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How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

I could have used the metal as it comes, but I wanted it to be slightly thicker, so I double it up with cardstock in the middle.  It also helped it hold the embossed shape.

Directions:  

  • I used an unfolded small white envelope as my pattern.
  • Measure and cut a piece of colored foil slightly larger than the unfolded envelope.
  • To add adhesive on the back of the foil, place the foil colored-side up on the Xyron Creative Station®*Turn the handle of the Creative Station to run the foil through.  As it runs through, it adds complete adhesive covering on the underneath side of the foil.
  • Place the foil onto a piece of white cardstock the same size.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • If you’re not artistically inclined, you can easily find a swirly scroll pattern to print and use as a pattern.
  • Place the foil with the cardstock side up onto a soft surface.  Tape the swirly scroll pattern onto the back of the cardstock.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • Using medium to firm pressure, use a small ball stylus* to trace around the design to transfer it to the foil.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • Remove the pattern from the back of the cardstock.
  • Trace around the opened envelope onto the back of the cardstock.
  • Cut the envelope shape using scissors.
  • Cut a second piece of foil the same size as the first and repeat the adhesive and embossing process, except do not add the foil to the cardstock. Place this piece of foil onto the back of the cardstock and retrim the envelope shape.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • Use a ruler and bone folder to mark your envelope fold lines.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • Paint over the foil with white multi-surface acrylic paint to give the pocket a brushed denim look.
  • Make sure to paint in one direction only.
  • Once the paint has dried, lightly sand over the embossed areas with a sanding block.
  • The sanding makes the embossed areas stand out.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • Glue the edges of the pocket using rapid fuse all purpose adhesive*.
  • Tie a 1″ piece of ribbon around the envelope pocket.  I added a little bling using a broken silver barrette.
  • Cut a thin slice of floral foam* and place it inside the pocket.  Stick small flower stems into the floral foam.  (Both the floral foam and the flower stems were from Dollar Tree*.)
  • Punch two small holes in the envelope and add a piece of twine for hanging.
  • Add the embossed pocket to the middle of a boxwood wreath for a simple and elegant wreath decoration.

More great designer projects using K & S Precision Metal on the DCC Blog.

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Let’s Eat Cake Birthday Card

Eat Cake Birthday Card

Nothing like getting a sweet 3-tiered layered cake for your Birthday.

Thanks to the Eat Cake Stamp and Die Set* from The Maker’s Movement*,

you can send everyone a special cake on their birthday.

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Eat Cake Birthday Card

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Eat Cake Birthday Card

Directions:

Eat Cake Birthday Card

  • Stamp portions of the cake on patterned paper from the Rainbow Sprinkles Paper Pad*.
  • For extra dimension, place the stamped paper onto white cardstock.
  • Cut the “icing layer” using a fine-detailed scissor and adhere the layer on top of the cut-out cake layer. 
  • My secret ingredient for this “fussy cut” 3-tiered cake is my Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. It makes applying the layers extremely easy.  Just place the paper into the machine and crank the handle, as it runs through the sticker-maker it adds a layer of adhesive onto the back of the paper.

Eat Cake Birthday Card

  • Cut a frame using the Crafty Chica Nested Frame Die Set*and white cardstock.
  • Use paper from the Simply Spring Slimline Paper Pad to create a layer for the inside of the frame.

Eat Cake Birthday Card

  • Here’s a closeup of the cake all layered up.  Each layer is slightly thicker than the first.
  • Color the top of the candle using Tombow ART Markers*.
  • Add 3D Foam Mounting Squares* to the back of the cake and place it onto the bottom of the frame.

Eat Cake Birthday Card

  • Cut a small “Happy Birthday” banner from the Rainbow Sprinkles Paper Pad and add to the top of the card.
  • A fun birthday card for any age.

Cheers to Dad on Father’s Day

Cheers to Dad Father's Day Card

A Father’s Day Card for my Husband.

My husband loves golf.  (I mean, he LOVES GOLF!)

So, once a year, on Father’s Day weekend, I give my husband the gift

of a guilt-free weekend.  Don’t get me wrong; he has many other

guilt-free weekends throughout the year.

It’s just that this one is “guaranteed” to be guilt-free.

Cheers to Dad Father's Day Card

Materials Used:

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Cheers to Dad Father's Day Card

To make a more realistic-looking foam, I used White Liquid Applique*.

  • Squirt the liquid applique onto a piece of white cardstock.
  • Use a Brayer* to spread out the liquid applique.
  • Allow the liquid applique to dry.
  • To raise the liquid applique, heat with a heat tool.
  • Using the Cheers Die Set*, die-cut the paper with the foam die.

Cheers to Dad Father's Day Card

For easy assembly, run the paper through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*.

It adds a thin layer of adhesive to the back of the paper and makes adding small letters a breeze.

Cheers to Dad Father's Day Card

For added dimension, use adhesive craft foam under the beer mug and the word “Cheers”.

Cheers to Dad Father's Day Card

It’s the perfect card for my husband.

This is his perfect weekend.

After golfing, he grabs a cold one while he sits and watches golf on the television.

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DIY Resin Margarita Necklace

DIY Resin Margarita Necklace

How to Make a Resin Margarita Necklace…

When I was in Orlando last month for the Namta Trade Show, I received a box

of YouV Art Resin to try.  With Summer coming, I decided to have a little fun

and make a Margarita Necklace.  (I needed it last week for Cinco de Mayo.)

YouV Art

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DIY Resin Margarita Necklace

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DIY Resin Margarita Necklace

Directions:

  •  YouV Art resin is easy to use. No mixing or pouring and with minimal bubbles.
  • Squeeze a small amount of green jewelry resin from the tube onto the bottom of the mold. (Do not fill the mold.)
  • Add a small amount of yellow jewelry resin on top of the green. Swirl with a toothpick if desired.
  • Add a small layer of clear jewelry resin on the top of the mold and add the tiny ice cubes.
  • Use the UV flashlight to cure the resin for 10 seconds.

DIY Resin Margarita Necklace

  • Squeeze additional clear jewelry resin into the mold. Add slices of limes and margarita sprinkles from the Mixed Drinks Shaker Sprinkles*.  Cure using the UV Flashlight for an additional 10 seconds.
  • Add a thin line of resin over the ice cubes and add more ice cubes so that the cubes are higher than the mold.  Cure using the UV Flashlight.
  • After you finish layering your margarita, fill the mold with clear jewelry resin.
  • Use the UV Flashlight to finish curing the remaining resin for 30-60 seconds.
  • It easily pops out of the mold without the need of a releasing agent.  (No need to wait.)

DIY Resin Margarita Necklace

DIY Resin Margarita Necklace-Sue's Creative Workshop www.sueeldred.com 3612

This was so much fun to make.  Especially since I am an impatient person. 

It is quick and easy to use.  It is great for layering because you can use

a little at a time, cure it, and then keep adding more as you go.

YouV Art Resin

While I had the resin out, I decided to play a little more. 

I used Clear Jewelry Gel and eyes from the Witches Brew Shaker Sprinkles* and the Hex Jewelry Mold to make dimensional eyes that I can use on a later project.

YouV Art Resin

  • To make the Heart Embellishment, squeeze a small amount of Clear Jewelry Resin into the bottom of the mold. Add a small pink heart on top the resin using the Sweetheart Shaker Sprinkles*.
  • Cure the resin with the UV flashlight for 10 seconds.
  • Finish filling the mold with Red Jewelry Resin.
  • Use the UV flashlight for 30-60 seconds to finish curing the resin.

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

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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.

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