Wednesday, March 30, 2016

ETI Blog Hop With Ann Butler Designs: Butterfly Party Favors Tutorial

Hi everyone! Springtime is finally here, and I am so happy to share a fun Butterfly Party Favor tutorial with you today for the ETI/Ann Butler Designs Blog Hop!

Supplies I used:
Butterfly candy mold
Mixing cups
Stir stick

How I made it:
1. Pour equal parts into mixing cups and mix as per manufacturers directions.

2. Add some Sunshine Iridescent Powder and glitter, and mix until combined 

3. Spray release agent into butterfly candy mold. Pour acrylic into butterfly candy mold and allow 24 hours to set completely. Remove pieces from candy mold and connect to form the butterfly.

4. If there are any edges from over pouring, simply sand those off.

I love how this project turned out! These little butterflies will be cute party favors for any Springtime gathering :) I hope this gives you some ideas on how to use the Ann Butler Iridescent Powder Kit and ETI Envirotex Lite for your springtime projects.

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Please check out all of the wonderful projects that are a part of the Ann Butler Designs – ETI Blog Hop:

Ann Butler

Beth Watson

Einat Kessler

Irit Shalom

Larissa Pittman

Madeline Arendt

Paula DeReamer

Steph Ackerman

Tammy Santana - YOU ARE HERE :)

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Cinco de Mayo Centerpiece Tutorial Featuring Sabor Papel Ole' Collection

Hi everyone, Tammy here today sharing a Cinco de Mayo centerpiece tutorial with you. With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I was looking for a simple but cute centerpiece idea for our annual Cinco de Mayo party. I found this Roses Lantern cut file on the Silhouette Design Store and thought it would be great cut out of the vivid cardstock from the Sabor Papel Ole' Collection.

Supplies I used:
Silhouette Design Store Roses Lantern cut file
Silhouette Cameo Machine
Dollar Store candle
Fabric flowers
Adtech adhesive runner

How I made it:

1. Purchase file from the Silhouette Design Store and cut the design out of the cardstock.

2. Fold tabs and add adhesive

3. Bring all sides together and form lantern

4. Set lantern over candle and on top of base made from 6.5 inch square cardstock and add some flowers for decoration. 

Isn't this a cute centerpiece for a party? The cutouts make it look just as cute at night as it does during the day. Perfect for our Cinco de Mayo party :) I hope this gives you some ideas for centerpieces for parties of your own!

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This post is part of the 100 Directions National Craft Month celebration! Make sure you click on the image below and check out all of the other fabulous creations by the other designers joining in!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mother's Day Card Tutorial Featuring Sabor Papel

Hi everyone! Tammy Santana here with you today to share a quick and easy Mother's Day card tutorial using a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store and beautiful cardstock from the Sabor Ole' Collection.
Supplies I used:
Silhouette Design Store Three Blooms Papercut 5x5 Card 
Silhouette Machine
Adhesive runner from Adtech  
Blue glitter cardstock

How I made it:
1. Cut the design out of the Sabor Ole' cardstock with your Silhouette Machine

 2. Remove any additional cardstock pieces after cutting

3. Cut "Mother" from the blue glitter cardstock

4.Attach sentiment with the Adtech glue runner

5. Fold card in half and place the additional floral piece inside, so you can see it through the front cutout, adhere with the adhesive runner

That's it! How easy is that, and I think it turned out beautiful! I can't wait to send this card to my mother. I know she will love it :) 

I hope this motivates you to try Sabor Papel Ole' Collection cardstock. Your projects will turn out so beautiful and the paper cuts so nicely in a cutting machine.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cinco de Mayo Sugar Skull Clock Featuring Sabor Papel and Fairfield Oly-Fun Fabrics!

Hi Everyone, Tammy Santana here with a fun and creative clock project for Cinco de Mayo!

Supplies you will need:
Sugar Skull Wood Base
Paper Flowers
Plastic Gems
Therm-O-Web Super Tape
Clock Kit

How I made it:
1. Lay the Skull Wood Piece on Top of the floral paper and trace the cutouts. Cut out the paper piece to match the base.
2. Attach the paper to the base with adhesive.

3. Cut 2"x 24"strips of the Oly*Fun Metallic fabric and apply Therm-o-web Super Tape on one side of the back side of the fabric and fold the other side on top of the tape.
4. Cut small fringe like cuts into the strip of fabric being careful not to cut all the way through the fabric.
5. Roll the fabric piece into a flower shape and secure with hot glue.

6. Flip the flower over and press it into the table to separate the pedals of the flower and spread it out a bit.

7. Attach the flowers to the Sugar Skull base with hot glue.
8. Attach the paper flowers on the eyes with gems on top with hot glue.
9. Attach additional plastic gems on the skull where indicated in photo.

10. Insert clock mechanism per instructions through the nose of the Sugar Skull and secure with adhesive foam tape on the back side of the skull.

That's it, easy peasy! I really love how this project turned out. It really looks like it's Fiesta time! I hope this gives you some unique ideas for decorating for Cinco de Mayo!

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Sugar Skull Charm Bracelet Tutorial Featuring Sabor Papel

 I am so happy to be a part of the Sabor Papel Design Team! I am excited to bring you this easy and fun tutorial on how to make your own Sugar Skull Charm Bracelet featuring the Amor Paper Collection from Sabor Papel

Glitter Epoxy Circles

 I used a couple different tags from the Amor Paper Collection cutouts for these necklaces

How I did it:
Watch my tutorial video below for complete instructions on how to assemble your bracelet :)

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pinch Proof St. Patrick's Day Hair Bow Tutorial

 Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! This morning I thought I had all of my bases covered. My daughter and I made these cute St. Patrick's Day gifts for her friends, so I thought I was done with the St. Patrick's Day projects. But my daughter came to me this morning in panic and told me she needed a hair bow for her friend to match hers! Lucky for her, I had ribbon on hand and my handy dandy Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter on my work table from another project I had just completed. 

Hair Elastic

 How I made it:
 Use a Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to quickly cut and heat seal (20) 6 inch ribbon pieces.
Tie each piece around a hair elastic and that's it. 

This project always packs a big impact for very little time spent. My daughter's friends always love receiving hair bows from her, and she enjoys making them herself. Maybe she has an Etsy Store in her future?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

DIY Planner Clips Featuring Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter

Hi everyone! Check out my fun tutorial over on the Proxxon Tools blog today on how to make these cute planner clips. 

The Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter makes working with ribbon a breeze, you won't want to miss this tutorial!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

How To Decorate Your Acrylic Easter Basket Album From Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy March Kit

Check out how I decorated my Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy March Kit Album over on the Clear Scraps Kit Club blog today! I also show below the additional products I used to create the album...

Supplies I used in addition to the Clear Scraps Kit:

Design Master Tint It in Jade used in photo above 
Design Master Tint It in Gold Shimmer used in photo above
Krylon Gold Leafing Paint Pen and Pink Glitter Spray Paint used in photo above.

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