Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Get Crafty with Leftovers

        I have a LOT of craft supplies! And, probably half of them are left over from projects I've worked on over the past 30+ years...  Hate to admit that I hardly ever throw anything away, resulting in an infinite resource of crafty leftovers.  (I cook the same way. I always make too much, then have meals for the next few days......)   So, if you check my previous post, you'll understand why I had enough cut pieces of felt to make more of those fun felt flowers......  for another project!


You will need
  • Kunin® Classic Felt, 9” x 12” – Baby Pink, Lemon Frost and White
  • Kunin® Premium Felt, 9” x 12” – Kelly Green 
  • Cricut® Maker™ with Rotary blade
  • Zots® clear adhesive dots - singles
  • 8" x 10" Mixed media canvas
  • 12" x 12" Green striped burlap paper
  • 10" Strip of decorative border (cut from a piece of scrapbook paper)
  • Lo Temp glue gun
  • Extra strength glue stick, or other glue
  • Jute


Instructions:

1. Please refer to my previous post for step by step instructions on how to make the rolled roses and the free pattern for the leaf.  You will need 3 roses and 3 leaves.

2. Cut the burlap paper to fit into the opening at the back of the mixed media canvas. Cut the paper about an inch wider then tuck the ends between the wood frame and the canvas and it will stay in place.


2.  Cut a 9" piece of border pattern from a sheet of scrapbook, or other paper. Place on top of the burlap paper then tuck the ends behind the wood frame to secure. You may need to glue the strip to the burlap to prevent it slipping.


3.  Position, then glue the roses to the center of the strip with lo-temp glue.  Glue the leaves between the roses. 


4.  Cover the staples with strips of burlap paper. You can glue the strips with either the green side up, or the back.  Overlap, then trim ends to fit.  I chose to have the plain side facing up.



5.  Wrap the length of jute 3x around the top edge of the frame, tie the ends in a bow et voilà, it's finished and it took hardly any time at all. Note: It took longer to decide which papers I wanted to use than it did to make the project!


I really love how easy these roses are to make and can think of lots of different ways to use them; decorate baskets, headbands, summer hats, bags, wreaths and a whole lot more.  Wonder what you'll come up with - enjoy!

Yours truly,
Julie :)

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON CRAFTING!

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Decorate with Bloomers!

Home is where you hang your bloomers to announce that summer is here!


You will need:
  • Kunin® Classic Felt, 9” x 12” – Baby Pink, Lemon Frost, White and Apple Green
  • Kunin® Premium Felt, 9” x 12” – Kelly Green 
  • Cricut® Maker™ with Rotary blade
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered letters – O x 2, B L M
  • Mod Podge® Ultra Spray - Matte
  • Zots® clear adhesive dots - singles
  • 12” x 16” Wood plaque*
  • 10” Embroidery Hoop*
  • Tacky glue & lo-temp glue gun
  • Canvas cloth (drop cloth)

*Choose a plaque to suit your particular needs and an embroidery hoop large enough to fit on top as shown.  Embroidered letters are also available in different sizes.



Instructions:

1.  Cut 4 pieces of canvas cloth to cover each section of the wood plaque then, following manufacturer’s directions, spray the wood liberally with mod podge ultra. Press the cloth on top then set aside to dry.  Rinse the spray nozzle when finished to avoid clogging. 

2. Glue the hoop in place on top of the covered plaque with lo-temp glue. Peel the backing from the embroidered letters to reveal the adhesive, then press firmly in place as shown. TIP: Always start by placing the middle letter first, then adding letters to the left and right for even spacing.

  

3. Using the “felt acrylic” setting and rotary blade on your Cricut® Maker, cut 7, 2” x 1” oval felt shapes for each medium rose and 7, 2 ½” x 1 ¼” ovals for a larger rose.  Cut 16, or more 2” and 2 ½” leaves from 2 shades of green using the pattern below.


 


You can download/or print the leaf pattern here:

4. Using adhesive dots, attach 7 ovals together in a slight curve. Press the felt firmly onto the adhesive dots.


 

5.  Starting at one end, tightly roll the linked shapes together to form the rose.  To prevent unrolling, squeeze shapes together at the base then secure by spreading lo-temp glue across the bottom. 
    

6. Position roses, rosebuds* and leaves on the plaque at the base of the hoop, then glue in place. 


*Create rose buds by tightly rolling 3-4 shapes together.

Hang your bloomers for summer fun and enjoy!

Yours truly,
Julie

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON CRAFTING!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Creativation 2019 - Phoenix, AZ

Another year, another trade show for the Arts & Crafts industry.....  I wasn't quite as organized with taking photos this year, but there's plenty of inspiration.  Let's start with the new product showcases, then take a quick stroll up and down the aisles.  Enjoy!

 


 

 



 

 





This is a kit to make your own screen stencils... stencils without bridges!



 


 






Unicorn Spit booth was hopping!



 

Prima!


 


 

Paper cutting with Katy Sue Designs...


friend Noreen McKie demoing the Katy Sue Moulds with paper clay...





The hot foil pen, from We R Memory Keepers was a New Product winner and one of the most talked about products at the show.... look for it on HSN in March!










Designers rock! Did you find a pebble for your pocket on the show floor?


Erin Reed demoing at the Kunin felt booth.....





Speciality markers for printing on a different surfaces....



 New products from Plaid...





























Glow in the dark glue from Beacon...


New Product winner!
















 







 



Graphic 45


 













 

See ya next year!

Yours truly,
Julie

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON CRAFTING!