Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mustache Candy Jar Father's Day Gift

Welcome to our May Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on all things Father’s Day…it’s only a few weeks away! Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Cristi Wuenschel at The Keeper of the Memories on our Living with Style Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

In our home, dad is king - except sometimes when it comes to keeping his special candy stash all to himself.  So, to make sure the kids know that dad's favorite treat (bubblegum) is off limits I created an etched candy jar just for him for Father's Day!

To make this project you will need:

Electronic Cutting Machine
etching cream
a glass jar
Popsicle Stick
Dad's favorite candy
Using my eClips2 Electronic Cutting Machine, I created an image to make a stencil with adhesive vinyl.

Once the image was cut, I weeded out the positive pieces (the solid letters) - I left the pieces in place for letters that have negative spaces like A's and D's.

Then I placed transfer paper over the vinyl to keep all the pieces in place and placed it over the glass jar. 

The etching cream was next.  I learned that etching cream is not nice to skin or certain surfaces.  So, I was sure to protect my work table....and didn't put gloves on my hands because I like to live dangerously....but you should really wear protective gloves when you work with it.

The application is pretty simple, you just apply it with a Popsicle stick and let it sit for about 5 minutes and then rinse it off.  Allow it to dry properly and then remove your adhesive vinyl.

Fill your jar with Dad's favorite candy and set it out for him on Father's Day! 

The next stop is Kristy Stewart at Under My Gabled Roof on Living with Style Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

Complete Blog Hop List:
  1. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  2. Abby Winstead at Winstead Wandering
  3. Laura Gelnett at Making It Happen Together
  4. Brandy VanDeKop at The Dutchman’s Wife
  5. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley 
  6. Karissa Ancell at A Fresh Start
  7. Leah M. Briick at Briick by Briick
  8. Dianne O’Donnell at Scrutinizing Life
  9. Rhonda at MultiTaskingMaven
  10. Pam B at Hey, Miss Adventures!
  11. Cristi Wuenschel at The Keeper of the Memories
  12. Keisha Sibert at Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams    << you are here
  13. Kristy Stewart at Under My Gabled Roof
  14. Pam Bennett at The Birch Cottage
  15. Ann Fontaine at The Clumsy Wife
  16. Lisa Milligan at Harmony and Happiness
  17. Kendra Sawyer at Wonderland Kind of Mind
  18. Ellen Ocampo at Baby Boo Gifts
  19. Fanny Seto at Living Richly on a Budge

Friday, May 15, 2015

Send-a-Smile Card for May - Floral Printable Card

When is the last time you sent someone a smile?  When saying hello as easy as pressing a button, it's so easy to forget that people also love opening a beautiful card with a lovely message in it.  So, why not send a friend or loved one a bit of happiness today?

The Send-a-Smile project was created by
 The Land of Squatles owner, Pamela Smerker as a way to deliver a little joy and happiness to anyone who might just need a friendly hello....the old fashioned way (via snail mail).

Each month we will have a FREE printable card.  Here is one from Everyday Party Magazine.  You can also visit Pamela Smerker Designs to view cards by all the Send-a-Smile card designers!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fashionista Party Banner with Sizzix - Video Tutorial

Here is a fab idea for creating a festive banner for a Fashionista themed party. All week I've been sharing video tutorials on how to take a fun theme and create handmade paper party decor using the Sizzix eClips2 Electronic Cutting Machine and eCal Software. I've been having a blast sharing all the fun and can't wait to show you how everything came together. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the tutorial!

You can watch more of my video tutorials here!

I was provided with Sizzix Products to review for this post however, all opinions are fully my own.


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