DIY Home Decor using Stamps

Doing some do-it-yourself project using stamps.

I’m sharing how I did this watercolor framed project that you can put in your wall or as table decor.

You can visit Sarah Hurley 365 blog to see the process how I did this home decor or you can also go directly here.

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Christmas treats!

Hello there!

It’s so quiet out here but no worries, I’m still here! Its been very busy lately with everyday life and my time to craft were cut back a little to attend more at work.

Anyhow, I’m sharing today a DIY project just in time for the holidays to keep knick knacks and gifts to kids or adults alike. I’m also sharing this are SarahHurley365 blog as part of the Documented December posts.

I used an inexpensive mini brown bags that I’m sure are easily available in your local area.

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I used Sarah‘s mini journaling cards, some were stamped with additional elements to add more dimension/ texture.

On these bags, you can put a selection of small candies and chocolates or if you’re giving away a gift for a crafty friend, you can also put a small stamp & mini stamp pad as treats.

Here are some closer look to each of the treat holders..

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This will be great for hot Choco treats..love those stamps too 🙂

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Until next time!

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DIY Decorative Ref Magnet

Happy Saturday!

Sharing a quick project today that I know will be fun to create with kids.

I used to keep bottle caps, thinking that I can use them one day for a project. Now is the just the right time 🙂

I did these decorative ref magnets using bottle caps, the flat ones and the smaller size ones from water bottles, a great way to  recycle isn’t it?

I’m sharing the process of how I did these in Sarah Hurley 365 blog. Or you can click here.

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Stamped packaging

Hello every one!

Have you sometimes wondered how to get plain packaging pouch to look more encouraging than a plain white paper to put things in?

I’m sharing a packaging project at a2z Scrapbooking blog today addressing this thought. Here’s a sneak peek of what I did so visit the a2z Scrapbooking blog to see how I packaged a card and some sweets. It’s a great way to mass produce too to use in party favors. Go can go here for more details.

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Remember, as a reader to my blog, A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store.  Just use the code RIA15 at checkout. No limit at this time to use the code so go visit the A2Z store for more Hero Arts products.

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Fun tags

I’m joining in a new challenge blog, Tag You’re it!  I have seen their previous challenge post but haven’t had the chance to play along at that time. Glad to be joining this time.

I now have the chance to use Sarah Hurley’s Mini Stamp set – Doodles which is exclusive in My Favorite Things March kit.

For my take, I used Virginia‘s color inspiration and also consider the way she made the three tags, two whites and a colored tag.

I used stamping, die cutting, embossing and some fussy cutting on the leaves. All stamps are from Sarah Hurley as well as the colored papers I used for die cutting. I forgot to include the Block Alpha stamp set from Sarah but I used them for the embossed Thanks tag. For the other Thanks die cut, I used the paper from this kit.

I was so excited to put these tags in the gift boxes and totally forgot to take individual photos of the tag before I tie them in the boxes. I just took a closer shot of the tag instead.

Here are the supplies I used

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The inspiration from Virginia’s tag

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My tag take, made three of them

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Had fun doing these tag set.

Also entering this card to Love to Scrap challenge (ltscb # 33), Anything Goes.

DIY Notecards

Hello there!

I’m excited to share this DIY Notecards using Newton’s Nook Design Sweet Stamp that’s recently been released last week at Newton’s Nook.

I used minimal supplies on this project that I’m sure are available in your stash. I did two sets of notecards, one using washi tapes and paper piecing, and the other set using promarkers.

I have a number of small sized pattern papers in my stash and paper piecing is just a great way to use  them.

Here I added a strip of washi tape for additional color. Well apparently, I also have a selection of washi tapes that I also adore. I added different sentiment for each notecard for variety. You can also use a strip of pattern paper if you don’t have washi tape.

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Here, I simply stamped the fruits and scribbled a touch of color in each card using promarkers, easy peasy. A colored pencil, a light dab of watercolor or copic marker is also fine. You can try other coloring medium in here.

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I then packed each of the notecard set with twine, great gift pack for friends and family. You can a dozen or more as you like.

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Here’s the other paper pieced set tied with twine. I just added a random strip of washi tape in front of the pack for some fun colors too.

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I have a box that fits perfectly the two-set notecards, just a quick gift set.  I made also a tag that compliments the pack.

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That’s it for today, I hope you try this easy DIY gift project.

 

 

Fabric pieced home decor

So excited to share this quick sewing project using fabric and felt to create a home decor. I’m sharing the same in Sarah Hurley365 blog.

I used the following materials and tools on this project:

  • Fabric and felt scraps
  • White cotton fabric
  • Stamps, inks and acrylic block
  • Scissor (looks like a scary big scissor but this is the one I use for fabric cutting)
  • Fabric glue
  • Frame to put the stitched piece (I got mine from Ikea)
  • Embroidery floss and needle (not pictured)

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I stamped the images directly on fabric and felt

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I used the fabric wrong side up so as not to see the stamped lines.

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So this is how you see the shapes coming together, already cut. I arranged the stamps again to see how it will look 

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The already stamped the leaves here

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Then I stamped the sentiment, Be Amazing

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I adhere the pieces using fabric glue from Mod Podge.

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I added the arms by stitching them

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I also stitched the leaves for some texture

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After all the pieces are adhered and stitched some pieces for texture, it’s already done. Easy peasy.

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I can hang this on the wall as decor or just stand near my crafting table.

I’m sharing this to And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party.

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Felt crown for the little boys

I did this handmade felt crown for the little boys. It’s been pending for a while but so glad I finally made it. I have a girl version of this that I also did here for KC.

I used die cut stars and circles of felt as embellishments plus the glitzy buttons to add a feel of royalty 🙂 I also added my favorite ribbons and colored pompom ribbon.

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Sarah Hurley, Lookbook Magazine Vol. 4 projects

Sarah Hurley’s Lookbook Magazine Volume 4 is already released, yey! Exciting times 🙂

There are a lot of great projects from the rest of Sarah’s talented DTs and I was blown away by the creativity and variety of projects presented by each of these ladies.

I’m sharing here some of my contributions to the book using Sarah Hurley’s digi kits, stamps, and papers.

First up  is the Halloween card using Sarah’s 31 Spook Street Digi Scrapbooking kit.  I got the image, Angelica Strange from the kit while the stamps are from Malcolm Strange stamp set. I did partial embossing and background stamping as well in the card base. Angelica, the candy corn and pumpkin were colored with promarkers. The banner’s paper I used Sarah’s September Kit Club Add On 1-Shooting Star.

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Note that the Lookbook Magazine, Vol. 4 highlights Halloween and Autumn season so the projects are a combination of the two.

I also did a set of small treat bags for small chocolate pieces. The stamps are again from Malcolm Strange stamp set. For the orange bag, I used Doodle Doll Art Girl stamp.  I again used stamping and embossing for these bags plus twine and some washi strips.

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I have a set of three cards as well with whimsical characters and autumn colors. I used Woodland Wonders, Under the Stars Digi scrapbooking kit for all the cards here. I did a lot of fuzzy cutting in the images but feels no boredom at all doing them 🙂 What a great feeling seeing these cards in a finished state. A lot of photos here..

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The sentiments for the other two cards are from Sarah’s Sentiments Stamp.

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And now, moving to another craft project, a wall decor using stamps from the Stamp and Stitch! Expedition stamps. Love this one too 🙂

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