Teacher Crafts that POP

Thursday, September 3, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I have a new favorite craft item!

I just love the new Paper Pops that are now available at Paper Issues. The pencil and glue set spoke to my teacher spirit and I just had to order some.

Here's how I used it...

I made some gift bags for the fellow teachers on my team. I combined several of my fave products to make these.

First, I used the Craftwell Alpha embossing folder to make an alphabet designed background. I then added a fun image from The Greeting Farm

The fun kraft bag is from SRM Stickers. I also added an "I Teach" sentiment using their Say it with Stickers/Teacher set

And that Paper Pops pencil really does "pop" and adds a fun element to my bag.

Note to self: order more Paper Pops! They are sooo adorable!

I'm linking this up to the Paper Issues "You Rule the School" linky party!

And be sure to do something sweet for your child's teacher this year! It's one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs out there. Educators love to receive a little something to make them SMILE!

Project Life - Cool For the Summer

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I'm still holding onto summer! I just didn't want it to end. At least I get to hold onto the memories by filling up my album with summertime photos!

Check out my new Project Life pocket page! 

I used loads of paper and vellum from Webster's Pages for this one. I ordered all of these goodies from Paper Issues.

And check out the fun effects and font on my photos. I added text by using the Rhonna Designs app on my phone. Then I ordered all of my photos from Persnickety Prints.

The paper and vellum pieces coordinate so well with my photos. 

My next task is to find the perfect summer themed album for all of my completed pages. 

Be sure to stay tuned to the blog. My next Project Life spread will be dedicated to coffee. It's a fun one!

Creating with Dies, Boxes, and Stamps

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I just love mixing all of my craft supplies together to make gift sets! I've got a great example of this today! I created a Thank You gift set for a couple of friends.

Of course I used some fun products from SRM Stickers.

Here's what I came up with...

My first creation is a Thank You Tag! I adhered a piece of canvas to a white tag to give it some texture. 

Then I used SRM's wafer thin die to add a piece on top. This die coordinates with the mini calendar stickers, but can be used for other projects as well.

I stamped a sentiment and a flower using the Jane's Doodles "Fancy Doodles" stamp set.

I added a piece of washi tape to the bottom of the canvas piece as well. I brightened up my flower by adding a shiny gem to the center.

I also decorated an SRM kraft window box by adding more washi tape. Each box comes with a clear film piece that you can adhere to the inside of the box. This keeps the contents from falling out.

The tag and a gift card easily fit inside the box. It's so perfect for gift giving.

Be sure to check out the SRM store for more fun products!

Gift Bags Full of Beauty

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Happy Saturday! I wanted to share a fun craft project that I whipped up recently. I made these party favor bags for some sweet little ballerinas. 

This idea came about after I saw my stack of kraft bags from SRM Stickers just sitting there on my supply table. I knew they would be a great item for a party.

I paired the kraft bags up with bright colored card stock from Fun Stampers Journey. I also inked up one of their stamps. This one is called Beauty Wings.  I used the main image and the sentiment.

I also added some FSJ twine, sequins, and a doily from SRM Stickers.

I placed dance themed gift items inside each bag. The girls just loved them! 

Don'tcha just love when a craft project makes someone SMILE!

School is Cool DIY Bags

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It's back to school time! I've got a fun craft project today that you can make for your kiddos to help them celebrate the first day of school. 

And Xyron and Craftwell have teamed up all week to bring you loads of crafty inspiration!

Of course I'm using my Xyron Creative Station  and a fun embossing folder from Craftwell to pull it all together! 

Here's what I came up with!

Here are some easy instructions to make your own:

1. Grab your fave card stock and cut it down to size to fit in the embossing folder. Now run it through your embosser or die cutter.

2. Run your embossed piece through the Xyron Creative Station.

3.  There is a cutter already built into the Creative Station. Just slide the blade across to easily cut off the piece that you need. 

4. Remove the top film. The back of your paper will be full of adhesive.

5. Place your embossed piece onto the front of a paper bag. 

6. Cut two circles using your die cutter. I used colors that fit in with the school theme of my project.

7. Run the circles through your Xyron Creative Station.

8. Layer the circles on top of your embossed piece. 

9.  Use a pre-cut star or make your own. I used one from Heidi Swapp. Add the word "school" using any type of sticker letters.

10. Fill your bag with school supplies such as pencils, highlighters, markers, and glue sticks. 

Your kiddos will love this for the first day of school. You can also make these bags for your students if you are a teacher!

I just love the Craftwell Alpha embossing folder. The alphabet design is so perfect for school themed projects. Be sure to check out all of their products! You will love them!

And did you know that the Xyron Creative Station is now available at Jo-Ann's and Michael's? Be sure to grab one. They are so fun for crafting!

An Early Start on Christmas Crafts

Thursday, August 13, 2015

I have made made it my mission to start early on my Christmas crafts!  Once the season hits it's way to hectic for me to sit down and make stuff.

Here's one of my Christmas gift creations using fun products from SRM Stickers.

I always need gift boxes for small gifts or candy treats. The kraft boxes from SRM are just the right size too!

I dressed up my box with festive paper from DCWV.  I also made a decorative center piece using dies, twine, and other small embellishments.

The sentiment is from the Stickers by the Dozen - Christmas set. The clear stickers blend it perfectly with my patterned paper.

Now is the perfect time to get a head start on your Christmas crafts. 

Be sure to check out all of the fun products in the SRM Store

Crafting with Fabric and Lace

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Have you been seen all of the new products from SRM Stickers?

They've added a fresh selection of crafty goodies that are sure make you smile. And I am so happy to be one of their All-Star Designers this term. That means that I get to show you all the fun stuff!

I've got a new project for ya today!

This gift bag features the new floral ribbon and lace. The ribbon comes in a variety of colors.

When I craft I love to use materials that add a "WOW" factor. These materials really dress up the bag in a beautiful way!

It's easy to add a sentiment to your gift bag too with new stamps from SRM Stickers! I used the new "Big Hello" clear stamp

I love this stamp because it can be used for just about any kind of fun greeting on cards, party favors, or gift items.

The embossed dots glassine bag is just the right size for small gifts or treats too!

I used a few drops of fabric glue before I wrapped the lace around a punched scallop circle.

These bags are so fun to make! Be sure to check out the SRM store to see all of the new craft products! You will love them!