Some Odd Girl May Challenge twist Anything but a card

Hiya!

Today starts the monthly challenge at the Some Odd Girl blog. As always its Anything Goes but this month twist is ¬†”Anything but a card”. That means you can do any project, a home decor, display item, bookmark or any other things else except a card.

For this challenge, I used 3 different digital stamps to make a fairy scene. I used the Gnome mountain, Brella fairy, and Build-a-scene mushroom digi. I colored all of them with promarkers and popped them all with dimensional adhesives.

This will be one of my fave DIY wall decors for sure ūüôā

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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Deck the halls challenge

Another quick post. There’s the ”Deck the hall” challenge at Hero Arts blog and its only few hours left for the deadline.

I really wanted to take part so I did these two snowmen quickly using Hero Arts Frosty Wishes and its coordinating Frame cuts die Snowman.

I stamped the main details of the snowman and added some scrap fabric for the scarf and hat. A small piece of orange felt for the nose. I also cut one more piece of felt for the back to cover the twine that I put on top. With that twine, I can hang them now in the Christmas tree.

For more fun, I added googly eyes instead of just the plain dot.

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That’s it! Now I have a snowman ornament that I can add in my tree.

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 ūüôā

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Until next time!

Supplies used:

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 ūüôā

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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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.

 

 

Felt Wand

After finishing the felt crown project, I started working on a¬†coordinating¬†wand to go along with it.¬†I use the same color scheme of felt, and the same flower die¬†(smallest size) from Papertrey ink.¬†For embellishments, I used sequins and ribbons. I didn’t get any wooden dowel to use in the wand but got this pink plastic¬†knitting needle (12mm size) as alternative. Just fit for the¬†my color scheme.

So, let me know what you think.

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Edited: I’m linking this project to Ginger Snap Crafts¬†{wow me}¬†Linky Party

Felt Crown DIY

My little girl, KC will be celebrating her 7th birthday this month and¬†before that day comes,¬†I’m already looking for¬†something that¬†she could use or play around with.¬†So, since¬†she¬†really wanted to have a Barbie theme birthday, I decided to make her a crown of her own, like¬†a¬†Barbie princess.

I¬†found awesome site and tutorials¬†when I was searching for a crown and I’m sharing here my own take in making my version of the crown using felt.¬†My stash already have almost all what I need, I just¬†bought additional buttons that look like diamonds.

I took photos during the process and you’ll see them how I did the elements. Note that this project took almost 3 days to finish since I worked on it only during the times that I’m free to craft. It’s an easy project to do but since I’m doing it¬†only after work, it took a little bit of time to finish.

So here’s how I did it:

1. Gather all your supplies. Most of these are available in craft stores.

  • Felt – I used¬†2 shades of pink for the¬†front and back
  • Pellon – for sturdier backing
  • Assorted buttons
  • Twine
  • Ribbons
  • Elastic band, scrap fabric to cover elastic (not shown)
  • Flower and Spellbinder¬†dies (Optional) – you can free hand cut a shape and flowers.¬†There are flower templates available online too.¬†It just so happen that I have the¬†Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die from Papertrey Ink
  • Water soluble marker (Optional) – a pencil will
  • Others – fabric glue, cut letters or other shapes or whatever embellishment that prefer for your crown

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2. Print the crown template. I found this one made by Tara Miller. I adjusted mine, I made a little bigger than the template size before printing. Cut 3: back, front felt, pellon.

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3. Add the diamond-like-button in the crown’s top and¬†colored ribbon¬†below.

Note, I adhere only the front felt¬†and pellon while I’m working with the embellishment. The light pink felt serves as a final¬†cover, I put them later to¬†hide the stitching I did¬†in the buttons.

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4. Add the other embellishments. This is how I did the flowers, I hope the photos¬†explain them all ūüôā

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flower assembly

assembling flowers

This is how I assembled them

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5. I closed the top crown using blanket stitch. It can also be machine sewn but I’m too bad¬†sewing curved lines. If machine sewn is to be done, you need to do it before putting the embellishments.

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The length of the crown is a little small than my girl’s head so I added covered elastic band at the back. I did the elastic this way

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elastic stitch

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Attached them at the back of the crown. It’s better to use a wide elastic so you don’t need to do it twice, it just happen that I have a thin one in my stash.

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6. Sew both ends with blanket stitch and back-stitch

And the end project…

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the flower details

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side flower details

If there’s any other questions regarding this project, just leave me a comment or send me an email ūüôā

EDITED: I’m linking this project to¬† And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party

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Happy sewing!