Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Welcome To The ETI Blog Hop! One Pour Five Projects!

 Welcome to the ETI Blog Hop! Today I am sharing my tutorial on how to make quick and easy gifts for friends and family. My daughter and I like to make gifts for her friends, but I have to admit I was worried if I could pull off pouring resin and getting it to turn out right. I have to say that the Easy Cast Clear Casting Epoxy product from ETI was really easy to use! 
We used one of the ETI molds, and we were able to make 5 projects with just one pour!
Our first project was a planner charm for me :) 
The second was a cute zipper pull my daughter made for her backpack...
We also made matching pendants for my daughter and her friend, and another backpack zipper pull for her friend as well. These projects were so easy to make!

Supplies we used:
EASY CAST Clear Casting Epoxy from ETI
Castin Craft Mold Release from ETI
Resin Mold from ETI
Misc. jewelry findings

How I made it:
1. Follow the directions on the EASY CAST Box to mix the resin
2. Spray the mold release in the mold forms
3. Pour resin into the mold forms being careful not to overfill
4. Set in a safe place to cure for 12 hours
5. Carefully pop the resin out of the molds and add your jewelry findings while the resin is still pliable
6. Let cure for an additional 12 hours to completely harden
7. Wrap them up in cute packaging and give them away :)

Don't be afraid of the resin! Try a project today, I guarantee you will love using it!

I love to see your projects! Tag me on Instagram @TammySmithSantana
xoxo, Tammy
Check out all of the other talented designers awesome projects for this blog hop! :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Announcing The Sabor Papel Design Team!

Hey everyone, I have really big news today! I have been invited to be a part of the Sabor Papel Design Team! I am so excited to be able to work with this company and the cutting edge products they provide to the Maker community! Stay tuned for all of the beautiful blog posts that are going to follow from these talented ladies! Click here to follow the Sabor Papel blog so you don't miss out on any of the creativity!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

How To Create A St. Patricks Day Greeting Card With Faux Quilted Fabric Shamrocks

 Hey everyone! Today I am featured over on the blog! Check out this fun card I made for my hubby for St. Patrick's Day! I used the Ann Butler stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and Crafter's inks by Ann Butler to create a fun card with stamped fabric embellishments.

Supplies I used:
  1. Silhouette Cameo machine
  2. Silhouette Design Store Shamrocks Card design and Lucky Me I Have You design
  3. Ann Butler Designs ColorBox™ Crafter’s Ink
  4. Ann Butler Designs Faux Quilting Stamps from Unity Stamp Co
  5. Adhesive back cotton fabric
  6. Xyron machine
  7. Iron
I love how this project turned out! I love to see your projects also :) 
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

St. Patricks Day Wall Hanging Tutorial With The Proxxon Delta Sander

Hey everyone! Today I bring you a tutorial for this cute St. Patick's Day wall hanging that is also featured over on the Proxxon Tiny Tools Blog ! I love creating cute home decor items with my Proxxon Delta Sander and Silhouette machine!

Supplies I used:
Chalkboard paint by Plaid
Toner sheet made with my laser printer
Parchment paper
Silhouette Cameo machine
Silhouette "Luck" graphic
Gold Shamrock stickers
Krylon Gold leafing paint pen
Xyron adhesive machine

How I made it:
I downloaded the "Luck" design from the Silhouette Design Store and cut the design out of the toner paper I made with my laser printer.
I placed the toner paper inside of parchment paper with the green Deco Foil on top of it and ran it through my Scotch Laminating machine.
I took the foiled graphic and ran it through my Xyron machine to create a sticker.
I placed the sticker on a wood plaque that I sanded and painted with chalkboard paint. I added the phrase "of the Irish" with the Krylon Gold Leafing Pen and added some gold glitter cardstock stickers I had left over from my Shamrock Card project.

I love how this project turned out! I love to see your projects also :) 
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Spring Scrapbook Layout Featuring Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy February Kit

Hi everyone! Check out the cute 8x8 scrapbook layout I created over on the Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy Kit Club blog! It was so easy to create with items from the February kit. I love how easy it is to emboss and add color to the acrylic pieces in the kit. I hope this gives you some ideas on how the use the items from the February kit :)
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Friday, February 12, 2016

DIY Planner Cover Tutorial Featuring Sabor Papel!

Check out my DIY planner stickers, planner cover, page marker and dashboard over on my DIY Planner Girl blog today! I absolutely love the new papers from Sabor Papel and I was so excited to use them to decorate my planner for the month of February!
I love how my planner cover turned out!

I love to see your projects! Tag me on Instagram @TammySmithSantana! 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine Organza Ribbon Hairbow Tutorial Using The Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter

Hi everyone, Tammy here with a quick tutorial on how to make a cute Valentine Organza Ribbon Hairbow for your favorite girl!

Hair elastic

How I made it:
Cut and heat seal 6 inch pieces of ribbon. I used about 20 for a regular size hair elastic.
Tie each piece around the hair elastic in an interesting pattern using several different types of ribbon. 
All done! This project is so easy when you use the Proxxon How Wire Cutter to cut and heat seal the ribbon. I was done in about 10 minutes. Now my sweet girl has a cute hairbow for her class party today.
 As a plus, her hairbow matches the ribbon I used on her Valentine Mini Crate. Tutorial over on the Proxxon Tools Blog :)

Monday, February 8, 2016

How To Create A Spring Themed Mini Album With The February Kit From Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy Kit Club

Today I am excited to share my Spring Themed Mini Album over on the Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy Kit Club Blog. It was so easy to create with the Mixable Mini Album from the Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy February Kit.

I love how this project turned out! I love to see your projects! 
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

February Disney/Pixar Blog Hop -Tutorial...How To Create A Disney Vacation Album With Clear Scraps Mixable Magical Album

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!
Hi Everyone! Tammy Santana here, happy to be a part of the February Disney Pixar Blog Hop! I decided to decorate a fun Mixable Magical Album from Clear Scraps for a friend that recently took a Disney Cruise to Alaska.

Supplies I used:
Mixable Magical Album from Clear Scraps
Xyron machine
Minnie Mouse Page Kit
Adhesive rhinestones
Krylon Glitter Spray Paint

How I Decorated The Pages:
 1. Take each clear acrylic piece from the Mixable Magical Album and spray the back with Krylon Glitter Spray Paint, let dry completely.
2. Trace around each piece on top of scrapbook paper and cut out with scissors.

3. I attached scrapbook paper with Zip Dry to the acrylic pieces and used my Xyron machine to attach scrapbook paper to the chipboard pieces.
4. Use embellishments of your choice to decorate each page.

5. Insert pinch rings to keep all of the pages together
6. Attach ribbon to pinch rings for additional decoration.
I love how this turned out! I love to see your projects, tag me on Instagram @TammySmithSantana!

Disney and crafting are a magical combination, and we are so happy you joined us today for this blog hop.  Some of the participants in this event have been part of the group since 2011!  Over the years the hop has grown but one thing has always stayed the same . . . amazing crafting projects that feature your favorite characters from Disney and Pixar movies.

For 2016 we are excited to announce that we will have a hop every other month for the entire year . . . February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you are on Facebook please like the group page so that you can be the first to learn about each upcoming event.  Just click HERE to go the the Facebook page. To make sure you don't miss any of the fun, be sure to head over to Shawn's blog to see all of the projects. Just click HERE and then follow the hop line up at the bottom of the post to see everyone's projects.

Before you go, make sure to enter to win our prize for this hop . . . a Disney paper pack from Queen & Co. 

The paper stack will not even be shipping out to stores until late February 2016, so you can have it before the stores are even selling it!  Note: Due to the fact that we received this paper stack so early, it is considered a promotional proof and there could be some slight variations from what will be shipped to stores.

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Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the hop!
The full blog hop line up is below.  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Altered Clipboard Featuring Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy February Kit

Hi everyone! Isn't this altered clipboard beautiful? I created it with items from the Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy February Kit. For a complete tutorial, head over to the Clear Scraps blog today!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DIY Glittered Planner Discs For Me And My Big Ideas - The Happy Planner

Hi everyone! Tammy here today showing you how to create your own altered planner discs for The Happy Planner! It's so easy to create these cute glittered planner discs with glitter spray paint from Krylon!
I started with 9 transparent pink planner discs
In a well ventilated area or outside use spray paint 12 inches away from the discs for complete coverage. 

Let dry completely before adding planner pages back on the discs.
I love to see your planner projects! Tag me on Instagram @TammySmithSantana
xoxo Tammy

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

How To Create A Valentine Candle Decoration Using the Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter

Hi everyone, check out my cute little Dollar Store craft over on the Proxxon Tiny Tools blog today! This Valentine candle centerpiece is so easy to make with the Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter!

I love to see your projects! Tag me on Instagram @TammySmithSantana

xoxo Tammy