Decoupage Journal Cover DIY

Hey everyone! Today I am playing along with the Designer Crafts Connection’s Decoupage Link Party Blog Hop! I’m sharing a simply journal cover I created using the Pocket Notebook Diecut, Botanical Tissue Paper and Mod Podge.
I started by cutting out two Pocket Notebook diecuts covers from Mat Board.
I cut two pieces of the Botanical Tissue Paper larger than the pocket notebook covers. I applied the Mod Podge to the covers with a sponge brush and then carefully placed the tissue paper onto the covers. 
I also slowly worked the air bubbles out and what didn’t rub out disappeared with two more coats of Mod Podge.
I adhered both halves of the cover together, added a decorative oval diecut and a chipboard flower sticker to the cover.
I adhered patterned cardstock to the inside covers and spine. I also strung the spine with elastic cording to hold notebooks and closure.
There you have it! I plan on adding junk journal style notebooks to this at a later date so stay tuned. Be sure to hop along with the rest of the DCC team and see how they used decoupage in their projects. You can  the post HERE. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Notebook Diecut
Sponge Brush
Elastic Cording
Patterned Cardstock
Floral Chipboard Sticker and Oval Diecut
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

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ClearSnap: God is Everlasting Love Tag

Hi everyone! I’m back again today with another new set of stamps from ClearSnap! This set is called Bible Clear Stamps and they are perfect for Bible journaling, cards or words of encouragement. 

I cut old sheet music to fit the 6.25″x3.125 tag and Mod Podge the whole tag and place the cut sheet music onto the Mod Podged area. Next I inked an art dauber with Creamy Brown Chalk Ink and ink all edges of the tag and adhered a doily off center and glued the excess to the back side of the tag.

I inked the dove stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto piece of cream cardstock and fussy cut the dove image out. Next I inked a glass tray with Ice Jade and Aquamarine Chalk Inks and added a small amount of water to each ink. I painted the leaves and stem with Ice Jade and highlighted the leaves with Aquamarine.

I inked “God is” and “Everlasting” with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of cream cardstock and cut out and ink edges with Creamy Brown Chalk Ink. Next I inked “Love” with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of patterned cardstock. Fussy cut the word out and adhered “God is”, “Everlasting” and “Love” on top of the doily.

I cut a small strip of patterned cardstock and adhere underneath the “Love” image. Glued the dove to the strip of cardstock and added a gem to the center of the flower.

At the bottom of the tag I adhered pom pom trim and cut an 1 1/2″ piece of lace and glue to the bottom corner of the tag and add a button. I finished off by cutting a  6″ piece of lace and tie to the top of the tag. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #352-#353 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy each day creating!

Altered Cherub Paint Brush

Hi everyone! I have had two weeks of LOTS of errands and not much crafting time. Last week would have been perfect crafting weather since every day had consisted of rain whether only a passing shower off and on or the all day, stay in your pjs type of day. 

 So today I want to share an altered paint brush I created for ClearSnap. I have always wanted to try my hand at altering a paint brush and I finally got my chance with this old paint brush I had laying round.

I started by spraying a small amount of Splash Smooch Spritz into a plastic bowl and add a little water.  Place paint brush in Color Catcher and with a rag wipe the paint down with the watered down Splash Smooch Spritz. To speed up the process dry the brush with a heat gun. Spritz the following Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin, Platinum and Citrus Tickle randomly all over the brush and dry with the heat gun.

To seal the colors on the brush apply Antique Mod Podge. To get a cool “bubbling effect” use the heat gun to the brush. I sprayed the doily, Border Diecut, Butterfly Wings, Flower and Cherub with Platinum Smooch Spritz. Side note before spraying the flower deconstruct so you will have three each layers and I let dry. Spray the Cherub with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz and rub excess off. 

Mod Podge doily around the side of the brush and let dry. 

Also run cording and gold thread through the Border Diecut and adhere along with the Butterfly Wings and flowers.  

Before adding the cherub to the butterfly wings mod podge to seal.

I added one deconstructed flower next to the cherub and the other flower to the top of the paint brush handle to finish off.  As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:

  1. ClearSnap Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin, Platinum, Citrus Tickle, Splash
  2. ClearSnap Color Catcher
  3. Paint Brush
  4. Antique Mod Podge
  5. Beacon Adhesive Mix Media Adhesive
  6. Gold Thread
  7. Cording
  8. Paper Flower
  9. Doily
  10. Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Buttons, Border and Trim Diecut (Retired)
  11. Mat Board
  12. Chipboard Butterfly
  13. Heat Gun
  14. Cherub Figurine 
  15. Rag

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Little Birdie Crafts: Snowman Snow Globe

Hi everyone! Are you ready for Christmas??? Me? I am almost there…I still have some shopping to do, wrapping presents and crafting also…not enough hours in the day for everything!
I want to share a snow globe I created from a wine glass and paper tart pan. For more photos and the how to’s you can find the blog post HERE.

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Quilt Queen Shadowbox

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share that my little shadow box is featured over on Canvas Corp blog today! As you know I love creating with diecuts but they can a little expensive if not on sale or if you are lucky enough to find them on clearance. When I do purchase them I always try to think of other possible uses besides the obvious use the diecut is intended for and this is the case with the House Gift Card Holder Diecut. I had purchased these cute printables from Lisa’s Altered Art on Etsy and I had wanted to use an image or two in some type of shadow box. Then I had the bright idea that I could use the House Gift Card Holder and the Make it 3D diecuts to make my own shadow box. For instructions and photos you can find the post HERE

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

It’s a Paper Flower Party with Eileen Hull!

Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I created using diecuts from Eileen Hull’s newest collection that will becoming out in May. Since I love working with flowers diecuts I am so excited about all the new and re-release diecuts coming out!

The Flower Pocket project I actually created last year for display in Eileen’s booth at CHA and I am now able to share it.

I adhered the box together according to the directions and then Mod Podge pieces of an old sewing pattern to the outside and inside of the Flower Pocket. The Heart and Soul Flower Diecut I cut one flower from white cardstock along with a leaf from the Spring Leaves Diecut.

I spritzed the flowers with Wedding Pink and the leaf with Moss glimmer mists. I put those to the side and let dry completely before shaping them.

I glued the flower shapes together along with the leaf and then added a vintage button and a Dew Drop to the center of the flower. I also added pom pom trim, Lace, thread and cording to finish off the box.
I foresee adding goodies to these flower boxes and giving them as gifts in the near future. There are so many ways you can use these!

If you would like to catch up on what the Inspiration Team has created you can find the posts HERE and HERE.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Pretty in Pink Altered Cigar Box

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Ours was great even if we had massive amounts of rain it was still nice to be able to spend it with family. 🙂
After taking a tiny break from social media I am back to share a project I created for a swap I was in with my sweet friend Lisa on Swap-bot.

For this swap we agreed to alter a small cigar box and fill it with planner goodies.

Since one of Lisa’s favorite colors is pink I went with a dusty colored cardstock from My Mind’s Eye for the outside of the box. The image I found on Tammy Tutterow’s site. I sized it down, printed and fussy cut out. I used a combination of buttons, dew drops, store bought and handmade flowers to decorate the lid.

The inside of the box I used the rest of the My Mind”s Eye cardstock and the vintage print cardstock is from a discontinued line from Canvas Corp. Also I forgot to mention that I painted the edges of the box with a cream colored paint (no need to paint the whole box since you won’t be seeing that 🙂 ) and used Antique Mod Podge to adhere all cardstock to the box. Once dry I applied a coat over the whole box to seal it.

The fun part was adding all the goodies. I added journaling cards, sticky notes, shaped paper clips, washi tape and a 4″ book ring so she can add her favorite washi tapes to so she can keep those close at hand. 🙂

There you have it my first project of the year! 🙂 If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Noel Saggy Baggy

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a gift bag I decorated using a Lime Green Saggy Baggy and a Petaloo DIY Burlap Wild Sunflower paintable flower. This was a super quick and easy project to put together and was less than an hour to complete.

I spritzed the flower with Plain Jane Fire Baseboard Mist and let dry (you can use a blow dry to speed up the process).

I cut from the Green Burlap Sheet a Holly leaf used the Holly Branch Diecut, applied Mod Podge to the front of the leaf and once dry I spritzed with Kiwi Glimmer Mist.  I cut two inches of lace from the Lace Trimmings Assorted Pack and gathered in the center and tied off with Jute Cord. I tied off two more bows with the  Jute Cord and then adhered all the pieces to the bag with Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac.

I clipped to the jute cord a Mini Lime Green Clothespin and a tag from the Krafty Christmas Assortment of Tags. I added a button and a dew drop to the tag to finish it off. Oh so simply to decorate you can whip a bunch out in no time.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Christmas Ornaments

Hi everyone! I am back with part two of my Christmas ornaments that I created from the Farmhouse Christmas Fabric Panel. I used the following Tattered Angels glimmer and Chalkboard mist: Crushed ShellsOlive Vine, Rum Punch and Monolith which I spritzed each color into bowls and added a couple of drops of water to each one. I then painted each of the images I selected from the fabric panel. I let each one dry.

I then fussy cut each image out.

I cut a 6 inch piece of Natural Jute for each ornament which I folded and placed on the back side of the ornament and then I applied Mod Podge to the back and placed the Lime Green Canvas over that and let dry. Once dry I fussy cut around the image of the ornament.

I then applied more Mod Podge to the front and back of the ornament and let dry. This seals and keeps it from fraying.

I used scraps from the following cardstocks: Red and White Mini Dot Reverse, Lime Green and White Dot Reverse, Lime Green and White Ribbon Stripe and Red and Green Pin Dot on White cardstocks to decorate some of the ornaments with.

I love this little reindeer with his fancy collar and bow tie. I can hear the song…Ruldoph with your nose so bright 🙂

This ornament I actually cut two different images out and put together. I love the way it turned out.

There you have it six different ornaments ready when December gets here to put on the tree or add to packages. If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Christmas Time Snowman

Hi there! I’m here to share a quick little snowman that created using a 1″ SmoothFoam ball. I love making these little guys. So much fun and easy too! All I had to do was sand a little of the rough edge off of the ball, gesso and once dry I painted with a combination of off white and white acrylic paint. Once that dried I painted two black dots for eyes, a pink dot for the mouth and I “pounced on” some pink paint for the cheeks.

I had baked up a nose from orange Sculpey clay which I followed the direction on the packaging. I adhered the nose to the snowman and then applied Antique Mod Podge all over and then sprinkled with glitter. A way to make applying the glue and glitter easier I stuck a pin in it.

I drawed out a hat on copy paper and then traced out on cardstock which I then cut out and rolled up to create a hat. I ran a small line of glue on the edge of the hat and held until it was dry. Also be sure to leave a tiny hole in the top of the hat so you can run a pipe cleaner through. I curled the top of the pipe cleaner and the end that is inside of the hat I glued to inside of the hat. I finished off with tinsel around the hat and a small felt snowflake for the base. This can be used as a table decoration or it can be hung on the tree. The choice is yours. 🙂
If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!