And I Think to Myself Card

Hi everyone! Did you know that Eileen Hull now has a line of rubber stamps? Well, she does! You can find her stamps at Maker Forte which can be found HERE.

But I’m back this week with a card I created using Eileen Hull’s newest Wonderful World of Flowers Stamp Set.

I had this 5″x6″ card base I had started but never finished (story of my life tons of unfinished projects ūüėČ ). So I thought this base would show case this set of stamps really well.

First I placed the flowers and sentiment onto the MISTI Stamp Tool, inked with Waterproof Black Ink onto a Heavy Weight Cardstock. Next I used a combo of Watercolors and Colored Pencils to fill in the flowers and once dry I fussy cut a part.

Before adhering the sentiment to the card base I framed the sentiment with a piece of patterned cardstock.

I cut the leaves off of the flowers before shaping all with a Stylus. I added the flowers and leaves to the sentiment along with a button and Dew Drop to the center of each flower and thread bows to finish off the card.

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog to see what her Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to. You can find past posts HERE, HERE and HERE.


Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Wonderful World of Flowers Stamp Set

MISTI Stamp Tool

Waterproof Black Ink

Heavy Weight Cardstock

Various Plain and Patterned Cardstocks

Button and Dew Drop




Paper Cutter


Watercolor Brush

Colored Pencils

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

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

Spring Snow Globe Baby

Hi everyone! I am here to share a very quick post with my Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge project…with only hours to spare I might add…YIKES!¬†
The bases of my project started with this empty jar that had Prima flowers in it. I thought wouldn’t it be perfect if I could somehow turn it into a snow globe???¬†After much thought and looking at my different diecuts I thought the Cookie Box die would make a perfect ¬†base for the snow globe. I cut it from Mat Board , grungy looking cardstock, printed the Tinted Babies printable and fussy cut out and then added¬†embellishments. Below is the finished results.¬†

I did center and trace the lid from the bottle on the diecut and then used a box cutter to cut a hole in the center. It fits perfectly and all I did was add a little bit of glue to keep it from coming out of the cookie box.

I also used the Holiday Greenery Die to cut the small flowers and leaves out. It added the perfect touch to the snow globe.

On a side note…I am almost finished with my NEW craft room/studio!!! It has taken almost a month and I am so ready to get all my craft supplies out of boxes and into shelves and cabinets! My parents have helped with the whole process which I am so thankful for them. This morning they brought my drafting table that I used in college to the house. I am loving the fact that I will have a table for my computers, printers and other electronically stuff on one wall and my drafting table will be facing the window so I can look outside for inspiration. ūüôā I think I will also have enough room for a small table ¬†to put in the center of the room in case I want to have friends over to craft with me. ūüėČ So if you have been wondering why I have been missing in action that is why. ūüôā¬†

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

Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I created with some awesome Glitter Swirl cardstock that is 20% off this month over at the Robin’s Nest. The cardstock is elegant but I wanted to convey something fun and whimsical. Do you remember last month I had the leftover sleeve off of the 250/300 matchbox from my Rolodex holder I ¬†had created?
Well I created ¬†something elegant, fun and whimsical with that little sleeve. I combined my love of cupcakes and Marie Antoinette and came up with a mini recipe album. ūüôā

First you will need to find the center of the 1 1/2″x5″ side of the sleeve…I just took it a part on the side that was glued together. Once apart I made my cut with my paper cutter.

Next cut one 1 1/2″x5″ ¬†and two 3 1/8″x5″ pieces of chipboard. These are for the ring binder and for the front back of the mini recipe book…this makes it more¬†sturdy.

 Paint the spine with Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink. It gives your project a more finished look.

Cover the 1 1/2″x5″ piece of chipboard with¬†White Glitter Swirl on White¬†cardstock.

Take the ring binder and lay on top of the 1 1/2″x5″ piece of covered chipboard. Line up and lightly make a mark as to where the holes need to be punched and then attach the ring binder with the brads that are included in the pack.

Adhere the 3 1/8″x5″¬†chipboard to the¬†front and back sides of the matchbox sleeve.

¬†Cut two 4″x6″ pieces of¬†Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock¬†and adhere to front and back of sleeve. Next the edges of the cardstock over and glue.

Measure and cut two White Glitter Swirl on White to fit the inside of the mini. First glue the seam binding down on the inside and then adhere white glitter swirl over the seam binding.

Cut a 2 7/8″x5″ piece of¬†Teal Water Glitter Chipboard¬†¬†and emboss with Fluer De Lis Cuttlebug embossing folder. Fold 1/2 inch on the 2 7/8″ sides. Once folded this will be the spine of your mini album. Before adhering to the mini attach a eyelet in the upper center of the spine and add the swivel hook now because it will be hard to attach after it is glued down on. I know I have done it and I was about ready to pull my hair out.

I used Mod Podge to adhere both sides of the spine down.

I used clothes pins to hold down the sides until it dried.

For two of the charms I used a bottle cap and a old watch front. For the bottle cap I painted two coats of gesso on the inside and out. Once dry I painted it in Hydrangea ¬†Pink and then sealed in Mod Podge. I used the¬†Epiphany Crafts scalloped circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps¬†and punched out a¬†1″ square Cupcakes¬†and then I adhered it to the inside of the bottle cap. Punch a hole in the top and bottom of the bottle cap. Add a jump ring on the top and hook to the swivel hook. The bottom add some dangly beads.
The old watch front I sized one of the digital¬†1″x3″ Marie Antoinette¬†images down to fit inside of the watch front. Add a small flower with a sequin center to the front and some smaller charms on the “bar” below and attach to the swivel hook. Also add bits of ribbon to the swivel hook.¬†
The backs of the charms.

The front cover and this page came from Cassi’s Creations.¬†¬†I actually combine the Marie Antoinette and the large rose cupcake together along with a the 1″ square¬†cupcakes and stickles to make these sweet little Maries. ūüôā

The inside of the recipe mini I used various digital images which the links are below.

Here are a few of the recipe pages I created using some of my pins from Pinterest.

I can’t wait to try this recipe…YUM!!!

 I printed the recipes from my computer and the inside pages I cut just slightly smaller than the cover.

I will be added more recipes to my mini as time goes by. 

Robin’s Nest Supplies Used:
Teal Water Glitter Chipboard 
Gold Glitter Swirl on Creme
Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock
White Glitter Swirl on White
Ocean Blue Classic Glitter Cardstock
Dew Drops-Vintage Round Solids

Other Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Ring Binder-Large and Swivel Clasp
Crystal Stickles
Trim: Seam Binding, Pom Pom ribbon, Ric Rac, fiber
Buttons, brads, eyelet
Epiphany Crafts: SST 42 Scalloped Circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps
Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink
Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis Embossing Folder
Digital Images:
1″ square Cupcakes
1″x3″ Marie Antoinette
French Patisserie Ovals
Cassi’s Creations

I hope this inspires you to create your own mini recipe album or if you are not into cooking maybe a mini scrapbook. The possibilities are really endless. ūüôāThanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the sale that is going on over at the¬†Robin’s Nest. Hope your day is¬†wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Mermaids in the Blue Sea

Hi everyone! I’m back to share two fun projects I created. The first one is a empty toilet paper roll that I flattened and painted with Ceramcoat Turquoise acrylic paint. I used Tim Holtz Scallops diecut on one end of the toilet paper roll which I then glued together. I used two binder clips to keep the end from coming apart until it dried¬†completely.¬†Once dry I applied Mod Podge to the outside of the TP roll. I let that dry and then punched small holes on either side of the roll. I strung twine through holes and tied off each end.

I adhered a Spellbinder die to the front of the TP roll…I’m not sure which set this die came from??? I received this in a swap. Next I “layered” buttons and Dew Drops around the top of the roll. The Mimi the Mermaid stamp is from Penny Black. I stamped the image several times on different colors of cardstock and then I fussy cut and adhered together. Since I don’t own any Copic markers I dug out my chalk pastels and shaded the mermaid’s face, body and hair. I next used a¬†combination of Crystal and Patina Stickles on the “fin”. I added Pearl Dew Drops as¬†bubbles around the mermaid.

The card is a 6″x6″ piece of cardstock folded in¬†half to make a 3″x6″ card. I created the mermaid just like the TP roll holder instructions above. I added¬†various scraps of cardstock and I used the Sizzix Snowball Embossing folder and the Tag, Scallop w/Eyelets diecut. I also inked all edges with Martha Stewart’s Dusk Blue Chalk Ink. The sentiment is something I printed off the computer. The “bubble” that the word birthday is under is actually Epiphany Crafts Bubble Cap that I used with the SST-42 Scalloped Circle 25 punch…it’s very easy to use.

Instead of using Dew Drops on the card I used Stickles…this card is for an order and the customer wanted the cards as flat as possible…it’s been a challenge since I love using buttons, lace, dew drops and anything else that can “chunk up” a¬†card. ūüôā¬†

Also this card and TP roll holder are for a challenge over at Parade Your Crafts.  Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoying creating!!!

Animal Print with a Vintage Twist

Hi everyone!!! I’m back this month to share a Rolodex holder with cards that I created using some awesome Animal Print cardstock that is 20% off over at the Robin’s Nest.¬†¬†Also this month we have teamed up with Gina’s Designs¬†to showcase some of¬†their wonderful products too.¬†
I love to alter Rolodex cards and belong to a few groups over on Swap-bot that are solely dedicated to altering these little works of art. I have a collection of this cards but no holder to put them in. I didn’t want the typical holder that you buy out at an office supply place. I wanted to create one but didn’t know how or what I would use. After much thought and one failed attempt this is what I came up with.

This is what my Rolodex holder started out as before I altered it. I actually used the “drawer” of the matchbox to create the holder…hold onto the “sleeve” because I might just have a project for next month using that in some fun way…wink wink ūüėČ

The front of the box measure 1/2 inch down and mark with a pencil. Cut down to the mark on either side of box. 

Fold down and adhere to box.

Next cut 4 chipboard pieces to 3/4×4 1/2 inches and another 4 chipboard pieces ¬†to 1 3/8×4 1/2 inches. I used a Rolodex card and centered the holes by drawing in each piece of chipboard. Then punch a hole in each one. Line up holes in the the 3/4×4 1/2″¬†chipboard¬†and adhere all together. Then do the same with the 1 3/8×4 1/2″ chipboard pieces. These will be glued in later on the front and back inside of the box.

 Use a ruler and draw a line at an angle on each side of the box and then cut. 

¬†Paint the sides of the box in Spa Blue paint both inside and out. Cut a 2 1/2×4 1/2 ” piece of ¬†¬† ¬†Dino Feet Glitter Cardstock,¬†emboss with the Snowball embossing folder and adhere to the inside bottom of the box. Cut a 4 1/2x 4 7/8″ piece of¬†Teal Giraffe Cardstock¬†and ¬†punch two holes in the 4 1/2″ side of both¬†ends. I used the two pieces of chipboard that I glued all four pieces together as templates for the teal cardstock. Now you are ready to adhere both of the¬†3/4×4 1/2″ and the¬†1 3/8×4 1/2″ to the inside of the box. Use either binder clips or cloths pins to hold the chipboard in place while it dries. Next adhere the teal cardstock (as below) starting by lining up the holes and wrapping the cardstock around the box until the other end is folded over and the holes are lined up. Again use either binder clips or cloths pins to hold everything in place until it dries. ¬†

Next cut with a small hand saw two 2 1/2″ pieces from a 3/16″ dowel and paint ¬†both with Spa Blue paint and let dry.
Once the dowels are dry insert into the holes in the box. Below is what it should look like. 

Cut a piece of Teal cardstock 3×5″ and then score a 1/2″ all the way around the holder. This is considered the “skirt” which you can glue trim to. Fold down and cut the “corners” out to were it should look something like this below. Next adhere to the bottom of the holder. Let dry and then glue the spools to each corner of the holder.

Next adhere lace and ric rac to the “skirt”¬†around the holder.

I inked and painted some of the chipboard pieces from Gina’s Design. I let them dry. Then I used¬†The Paper Studio A2 Script Embossing Folder¬†to emboss the butterfly and then inked it in¬†Sahara Sand Chalk Ink.

Cut a¬†small piece of Dino Feet Glitter Cardstock to fit the frame. Emboss and then adhere to the back side of the frame. Since I don’t have any pop dots available I used some of the “extras” that are around a set of ¬†rubber stamps I had just bought. I cut and adhered to the back of the frame and then glued it to the holder along with the butterfly and dew drops.¬†


Now comes the fun part!!! Decorating Rolodex cards!!! You can either buy the blank Rolodex cards at an office supply place or if you are like me you can either use a diecut and use cardstock like I used the¬†Chocolate Glitter Leopard Cardstock. Or cut them and use a Rolodex tab punch which can be bought at a office supply place too. You can make your cards larger than the standard card…the choice is yours. ūüôā

I fussy cut the lion out of the Red Lion Cardstock and used a Crocus Yellow wash on the lion and then let dry. Add bits of scrap cardstock, stamped sentiment and a dew drop.

There is no right or wrong way to decorate these cards just have fun and get creative!!!

You can cut images off of envelopes like I did the sunflower below.

The elephant I fussy cut from the Blue Glitter Elephant Cardstock and I also used some printables from Garden Carnival Composition Book Digital Kit and

Vintage Circus Party Printables to spruces up the front and back of this Rolodex.

I used¬†Brown on Brown Animal Print Cardstock¬†and added some stamped tags which I hand cut out. I received these in a¬†swap so I’m not sure of the names of the stamps???¬†

I used the¬†Dino Feet Glitter Cardstock¬†for this Rolodex card. Another stamp image, scraps of cardstock, a Gina’s Design Doily, some¬†alphabet stickers and a birdie image.

Last but not least is a stamp I actually own. This adorable China doll name is Lottie and it is by Pink Persimmon. I added a flower, dew drop, button, Gina’s Design Doily, lace, scraps of cardstock and the stamped word beautiful.

Robin’s Nest Supplies Used:
Gina’s Designs:
Other Supplies Used:
250/300 Count Empty Matchbox
Ric Rac
3/16 inch Wooden Dowel 
Hole Punch
Sizzix Snowballs Embossing Folder and Clear Card, Telephone and Address Diecut
The Paper Studio A2 Script Embossing Folder
Various Stamped Images and found images
Scraps of scrapbook paper
Prima Flowers
Spare Parts Wooden 1″ Spools
Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint
Ceramcoat Crocus Yellow Acrylic Paint
Versa Magic Sahara Sand Chalk Ink
Martha Stewart Leaf Bud Chalk Ink 
Ephemera’s Vintage Garden Printables:

If you have any questions about the Rolodex holder or cards please feel free to email me and I will do my best to answer them. Don’t forget to check the cardstock that is 20% off over at the Robin’s Nest and also check out Gina’s Designs for a great selection of cardboard shapes and paper doilies.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Wear Your Colors with Style

Hi everyone! I hope everybody had a fun and safe 4th of July. I had plans of¬†lounging in the pool, eating hot dogs off of the grill and being a total bum but the weather sure didn’t cooperate. Rain, rain and more rain!!! So instead of fun in the sun it was fun crafting most of the day. This is a card I created in honor of the holiday.

I used scraps of cardstock, patterned scrapbook paper, ric rac, sticker from Creative Imagination, a Dew Drop from The Robin’s Nest, circle punch, Sizzix Tim Holtz Scallop diecut, Timeless Twine, Tim Holtz cling stamps, Seamless Experience (dress form), rusted star, white acrylic paint, Mod Podge and the sentiment I typed out on my¬†computer.¬†¬†

If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a line. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Enjoy creating!!!

Butterfly Junk Journal

Hi everyone and Happy Friday!!! I have a quick post I would like to share with you. ¬†I participated ¬†in a Tiny Junque Journal Daybook Style Swap in the Scrappy Diva’s group over on Facebook. My swap partner, Von, I hope will like this little journal I created. I used envelope, paperbags, wallpaper, old greeting cards, doily, book pages, postage stamps, paint¬†chips, coin wrapper, map, scrapbook paper, seam binding, bakery’s twine and all sorts of embellishments.
I’m off running errands this morning, then maybe a little quality time in the pool and tonight is the opening of Riverbend. Ten days of lots of music, lots of people on the Tennessee River!!! Tonight I can’t wait to hear Georgia Florida Line and Jake Owens.
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!!!

A Star is Born Altered Coffee Sleeve Mini Album

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to share a mini album I created for The Robin’s Nest design team call that I am trying out for again. When you finish checking out my blog post stop by the Robin’s Nest online store and see what is new in the store and be sure to check out their blog, Chattering Robin’s to check the rest of the design team projects too.

I found on You Tube a tutorial by Simplyshimmeryscraps for this adorable coffee cup sleeve mini that I getting ready to share with you. I have included the link for her directions here. I figure this would be easier than trying to write out a VERY¬†lengthy set of directions. ūüôā
You can pick up coffee sleeves at almost any place that serves coffee. The ones I used to create this little mini came from Panera Beard they are slightly bigger than the ones that you can get at Starbucks.

I used the Special Girl cardstock and¬†embellishments that brand spanking new from The Robin’s Nest. The collection is SO girly and cute!!!

Here is a list of supplies I used:

Special Girl Pink Roses on Green Cardstock
Special Girl Brilliant Pink Swirl
Special Girl Special Delivery Cardstock
Special Girl Baby Girl Stickers
Special Girl Little Friends Baby Girls
Special Girl Special Girl Embellies
Dew Drops
Lovebug Creations Sunflower Seam Binding
Jewels (Bling)
Four Coffee Sleeves
Prima Flowers
Scraps of scrapbook paper, leftover stickers, embellishments

First off you will need to trace around the coffee sleeve with your choice of cardstock doing both sides for all four sleeves. Also I inked the edges of all the coffee sleeves. Cut out card stock and adhere to each side of the sleeves.

Cut a piece of cardstock to 6 7/8x 4 inches for the binding hinges. Each end of the cardstock  score 1 inch and then score 3/8 inches till you get to where you scored the 1 inch end.
Fold and adhere each “hinge” in the center. Your binding should look something like this below.
Next use a liquid glue to adhere each sleeve to each hinge.

This is how your pages should look after placed and glued on the binding hinge.
Next you need to cut two 2 3/4 x 5 inches¬†for the front and back and the spine cut a 2 x 5 inches of chip board for your mini. Also please watch the video from Simplyshimmeryscraps which will go into detail directions on how to adhere the hinge to the covers and spine. I did take photos of how to do that but as far as explaining it in writing I think it would be better to watch the video…lol¬†
Below is the finished cover of my mini.
I punched holes in the spine, added eyelets, chain, lace, ribbon, fiber and charms.

In one of the flowers on the front of my mini I used one of the Special Girl Little Friends Baby Girls and added it inside of the little flower. 

Below is the rest of the photos of the inside of the mini.

I also added inserts to the sleeves. For those I actually made a a pattern of the sleeve and then cut it a little bit smaller.

The Special Girl Baby Girl Stickers where a little bit too big so I cut them down some so they would fit on the pages. I added Dew Drops to give them a little extra zing. ūüôā

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! I hope this inspires you to create a mini album for yourself. Remember enjoy creating!!!

Daisy Day Blog Hop: Everything is Coming Up Daisies Altered File Folder

Hi everyone! I’m so glad you have taken the time to stopped by and check out The Robin’s Nest Design Team Daisy Days Blog Hop that is happening today.¬†
First off I would like to thank all the wonderful folks over at the Robin’s Nest for providing the Daisy theme prize pack that is worth $15 that I will be awarding to one lucky person. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and your name will be placed in the drawing. Also hop on over to the other design team member’s blogs and leave a comment too because you will have a chance to win a prize pack from each of them also and there is a chance to win a $25 store credit to The Robin’s Nest store. Now how awesome is that?!?!? Just think so many chances to win and you could win several times too! ūüôā Well, the winning does’t end there¬†because¬†I will personally be giving away a pack of goodies. Scrapbook paper, embellishments and a “bare” mini album to decorate with the goodies you receive.
Ok, now I would like to share with with you an altered file folder mini album I created. It was very quick and easy to make. 

Here are the supplies used:

Distressed Honeycomb Cardstock
Daisy Stripe Teal
Calamity Jane Glitter Roses
Robin’s Egg Blue Classic Glitter Cardstock
Spa Journey
Bird Sticker
Angel Sticker
Fresh Mowed Grass Dew Drops
Lakeside Dew Drops
Stampin Up Seam Binding Pear Pizzazz
Beige Lace
Tan Felt
Prima Flowers
Chocolate Cardstock
Industrial Chic Metal Accent
Sizzix Dies used: Embossing Folder Winter Set (Snowballs), Banner Layered Oval Scallop, Tim Holtz Alterations Scallops, Stampin Up Tasteful Trims, Flowers-Daisies #2, Stampin Up Scallop Squares Duo. 

First you need a 8 1/2 x 11 inch file folder and just follow the direction below for folding. 

 I cut two 7 inch pieces of seam binding which I adhered one of the pieces to the top of the inside of the pocket. Two folds over I cut a slit in what I would call the spine of the folder. Run the seam binding through the cut and glue down. This will be covered with card stock.

Then I used two sheets of Spa Journey to decorate the outside of my little file folder mini. I measured and glued each section down. 

The daisies were made with the Sizzix diecut flowers-daisies #2 . For the larger and smaller daisies I used  four daisies a piece which I spritzed lightly with water so I could shape and then I let them dry. Then I glued them all together and added  a dew drop to the center of each of them. 
The little bird’s nest that I created for the front of the folder I borrowed from Melissa Phillips LilyBean’s Paperie¬†blog. You can click on the link and Melissa¬†gives very detailed directions on how to make one. I think it is just super cute ūüôā

The inside of the folder I used Daisy Stripe Teal, which is double sided, flowers on one side and stripes on the other side. 

Ephemera Vintage Garden is where I found these cute printable robin and nest and best part it is free. I wound up using them as pockets to hold some mini tags.

I absolutely love the swirls and the soft colors of this card stock!!! 

There you have it…a super simple file folder that is quick and easy to make. ūüôā
Thanks for stopping by and please remember to hop on over to the other design team members and leave a comment ( leave one on mine too :-)) for a chance to win one of those daisy prize packages. Also if you aren’t a follower of my blog please follow. I will be giving away a goodie package myself to one lucky person that is a follower and leaves a¬†comment too. Good luck and enjoy creating!!!


Robin’s Nest: Happy Everything Altered Toilet Paper Roll Treat Holders

Hi everyone! It has been one whirlwind of a month for me. I got married on the 13th and I guess with all the running and trying to get everything ready I wore myself down. Thus I wound up with a stomach virus the day after I got married and when we got back in town I got a terrible head cold. I am just now starting to feel better and getting back into the swing of things.
This month on the Robin’s Nest store they have their Crackle Glitter¬†cardstock and Neon Dew Drops on sale for 20% off. Also the Robin’s Nest is teaming up with Epiphany Crafts this month. I got to to try the Scalloped Circle punch out on all the projects I created.
When I first seen the Crackle Glitter cardstock my mind was thinking on all the possible things I could create for Spring and Easter . Also I wanted to create something that could hold treats or some goodies in it too. I came up with this cute little toilet paper roll treat holder which was so easy and quick to make. Then I started envisioning different holidays I could create using toilet paper rolls and I came up with a USA/4th of July and a Fall/Thanksgiving theme also.

Robin’s Nest Supplies Used:
Blue Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Orange Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Pink Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Neon Mini Dew Drops
Chocolate Brown Classic Glitter Cardstock
Ochre Classic Glitter Cardstock
Lavender Glitter Classic Cardstock
Red Glitter Sorbet Cardstock
Chipboard Leaves
Eggs Glitter Swirls
Alpha Sticker Letters
Bird Stickers
Other Supplies Used:
Sizzix SU Bigz XL Tasteful Trim
Prima Flowers
Hemp Cord
Mod Podge
Taffy Folk Art Paint
Epiphany Crafts:
Scallop Punch and Bubble Caps Clear Scalloped Circle 25

First off you will need three empty toilet paper rolls for these projects. I painted the inside of each of the rolls and let them dry. I used Mod Podge and coated the inside generously and then I used a big binder clip and pinched the bottom of the tube closed with it. Let the roll dry real well before you remove the binder clip.

Now I’m are ready to decorate. Measure the TP roll and cut a piece of Pink Glitter Crackle cardstock to cover and then Mod Podge to roll. I then cut a 2 inch strip of lime green polk a dot tissue paper and then folded in half to give me a 1 inch strip. I glued one strip at a time to the inside of the roll and cut to make fringe. I did this four times to make it look full and fluffy. Then I cut various sizes of cardstock and adhere to the top. I¬†added a butterfly image to the front and then I used one of the Epiphany Crafts Clear Scalloped Circle 25 and stuck over the butterfly for added interest.

Now I added fringe to the bottom of the tube. I used the same steps as above but only added two rows of fringe. I used a piece of the Purple Glitter Crackle cardstock and Sizzix Tasteful Trim die to cut out the oval looking trim which I glued over the edge of the tissue fridge I had created at the bottom of the TP roll. Then I added the cute Neon Mini Dew Drops to the center of each oval. I punch small holes on each side of the roll and threaded lace through the whole and tied off.

Second TP roll I followed prep instruction as listed above. I used Orange Glitter Crackle cardstock to cover the outside of the roll and cut a strip of Ochre Glitter cardstock and the Chocolate Brown Glitter cardstock I used my Tasteful Trim die again and cut out another piece of oval trim. I used the Orange Neon Mini Dew Drops to decorate the center of each of the oval trim. I then¬†took the Chipboard leaves and crumpled them with my hand and then inked the edges to give it a distressed look, shaped and glued to the corner of the roll. I added a few Prima flowers and buttons to the centers and then topped each off with Neon Mini Dew Drops. In the bottom corner I used a acorn sticker strip from the Bird Stickers and cut a “v” out of it to make a banner. Punched a scallop image with the Epiphany Craft punch and add a “T” alpha sticker over the acorn sticker. I punch small holes in each side of the roll and thread hemp cord and tie off. ¬†

The last TP roll I used the same prep directions as above and glued the Blue Glitter Crackle cardstock around the tube. The Tasteful Trim die I cut a scalloped trim from the Red Glitter Sorbet cardstock and then adhered blue Neon Mini Dew Drops to each scalloped circle. I cut trim, lace and scrap of cardstock and then glued around the roll. I fussy cut a vintage 4th of July image out and attached to the corner.

For the handle I actually used some Christmas Trim a Tree rusty stars trim I had picked up for another craft project. I Mod Podge, let dry, punched small holes on each side  of tube and attached. Then I added Neon Mini blue Dew Drops to the center to each star.
The USA charm I created I used a bottle cap which I first painted with Gesso and let dry. Then paint with Taffy Folk Art paint. Let dry. First I punched a whole in the rim of the bottle cap and then I used the backside of the Blue Glitter Crackle cardstock which is a solid blue and punched out a scalloped circle, added bits of¬†scraps of patterned cardstock and the typed USA to the top of the scallop. Then I put the Clear Scalloped Circle over the top of that and then I adhered it inside of the bottle cap. I snipped a star¬†from the Trim a Tree trim and threaded it through the hole. Twisted the leftover wire to keep it from fall off and then¬†curled and added a neon dew drop. ¬†I used Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes die and cut a rosette out in white¬†cardstock and adhered to the corner of the roll and then glued the bottle cap on top of that.¬†The bottle cap I had a lot of fun creating and I plan on making more in the future. I think that they would make some great charms. ūüôā ¬†
Well there you have it!!! Toilet paper roll treat holders that are quick to make and super cute! I just want to remind you to stop on over at the Chattering Robin’s blog¬†and see what everyone else is creating and remember that there is 20% off on the Crackle¬†cardstock and Neon Mini Dew Drops in the Robin’s Nest store.

Again thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to create something fun for yourself and remember to enjoying creating!!! ūüôā