Thursday, September 21, 2017

How To Make Your Own Fall Themed Planner Band Featuring Kunin Felt

Welcome to the Kunin Felt blog hop with Designer Crafts Connection.  Kunin Felt recycles billions of water bottles every year that would otherwise be in the landfills and makes them into a product which becomes felt. 12 bottles equals 1 lb of fabric. The felt is weather resistant and fade proof, great for outdoor 
decor. You can even line your garden beds or patio with it, weed free! Today I am using Kunin felt to create a cute Fall planner band for my travelers notebook planner.

Supplies I used:
9" x 12" craft cuts of Classicfelt in White, Prickly Purple and Pumpkin Spice
Black leather for planner band base
Sizzix Movers and Shapers Flower Die and Bracelet Band Die 
Sizzix BIGkick
Pearl rivets
Rivet setting tool

How I made it:
1. Cut felt into flower shapes with Sizzix BIGkick and flower dies.

2.Cut black felt planner band base with your Sizzix machine and the Sizzix bracelet die.

3. Stack felt into flowers of your liking. Add rivets to the centers of the flowers, with the rivet setting tool, and attach them to the planner band.

 3. Add elastic to each end of the leather band.

4. Slide on to the spine of your TN planner for a cute decoration.

That's it! Super simple and so cute for the Fall season! I hope this tutorial has given you some fun ideas on how to decorate your planner with Kunin Felt :)

Head over to the Designer Crafts Connection blog to see all of the other designers creations with Kunin Felt.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mod Podge 50th Anniversary

Welcome to the Designer Craft Connection and Mod Podge 50th Anniversary blog hop! Today I am sharing my cute centerpiece medallion that I created with the Mod Podge Glass Domes and Mod Podge Sparkle. I love hosting planner girl events and creating the decor for the events.

The glass dome with our event logo inside was the perfect addition to our centerpieces for our Spring Event. 

Here is how I made it.
Mod Podge Sparkle
Mod Podge Decoupage Brushes
Mod Podge Podgeable Glass Domes
Silk flowers
Mason jar
Adhesive dots

1. Cut image to match size of glass dome you are using and add a thin layer of Mod Podge Sparkle to the top of the image.

2. Add dome to the top of the image and allow to dry thoroughly.

3. Add trim to burlap on mason jar with adhesive dots. Add adhesive dot to the back of the image and attach to top of trim on mason jar.

That's it! How cute did this mason jar centerpiece turn out for our event. The addition of the event logo really added a custom touch to the decoration. 

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

How To Add Foiling Techniques To Your Planner Pages Featuring Rinea Foil

Welcome to the Rinea Foil blog hop with Designer Crafts Connection. I am here today with a fun tutorial on how to easily add Rinea Foil to your planner pages.

I have combined my love for Cinco de Mayo and the beautiful Rinea Foil in my memory planner.  I love how easy it is to cut and emboss the foil with my Sizzix machine. The purple foil really looks great on my May layout. Here is how I created this layout..

Rinea Foil 
Sabor Papel Ole Collection papers
Sizzix machine
Embossing folder
Silhouette machine


1. Cut foil to fit embossing folder and run through a Sizzix machine to emboss foil.

2. Cut scrapbook paper on Silhouette machine to fit on planner page.

3. Run paper and foil through a sticker machine.

 4. Attach paper and foil to your planner page.

5. Add stickers and other embellishments


You can add additional interest with a planner clip made from a bottle cap and Rinea Foil.


1.Use one inch hole punch to create circle from left over embossed foil.

2.Add Glue Dot

3.Attach to bottle cap.

 4. Add paper clip

I hope this tutorial has given you some ideas on how to use Rinea Foil in your planner layouts. I really like how easy the foil is to use and the sparkle it provides.

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How To Make Fun Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations Featuring Rinea Foil

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Rinea Foil Blog Hop. Today I am sharing a fun tutorial on how to make some cute Cinco de Mayo party decorations with tissue paper and Rinea Foil. 

I love to decorate for Cinco de Mayo and I made all of these decorations with the same process, I just changed the size of the tissue paper squares I started with. I used 4 inch squares for the small flowers and 6 inch squares for the larger flowers on the wreath.

The addition of the Rinea Foil to the center of my tissue paper flowers really added a fun element of bling. Here is how I made them...

Rinea Foil 
Multi colored tissue paper
Bowdabra Mini
Bowdabra wire

Directions to make small flowers: 

1. Cut tissue paper into 4 inch squares.

2. Stack 10 sheets in all different colors and fold into accordion style pleats.

3. Cut Bowdabra wire and place inside of Bowdabra Mini. Place tissue paper inside as shown.

4. Place a few 1 inch narrow cut strips of Rinea Foil in center

5. Pull wire into a slip knot.

6. Tighten around center.

6. Tie wire into double knot in back of flower to secure.

7. Separate tissue paper layers to form the flower.

8. Adjust layers to make the flower circular.

9. Tie flower to straw and trim any extra wire.

I love how the flowers look on these foil straws, I can't wait to use them in a margarita glass!

I also added a few of the flowers to a hair band for my daughter to wear to our Cinco de Mayo party. I hope this tutorial has given you some ideas on how to incorporate Rinea Foil into your projects!

Click HERE to head over to my planner blog to see what I created for my May planner layout with Rinea Foil! For a complete list of all participating designers, head over to Designer Crafts Connection !

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

DIY Etched Rustic Wedding Champagne Flutes With etchall®

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop featuring etchall® ! Today I have etched these cute rustic champagne glasses easily with etchall® . Here is how I made mine...

etchall®  etchmask
transfer sheets
champagne glasses


1. I used a font that is easy to read and available on my electronic cutting machine. I cut words that were about 1 inch by 2 inches maximum.

After cutting the words weed any extra etchmask that isn't needed.

Cut pieces of the transfer sheets to fit over etchmask vinyl.

Cover the etchmask vinyl with transfer tape.

Place etchmask vinyl on front of glass making sure that it is placed perfectly straight.

Press vinyl to glass securely.

Make sure that placement on both glasses is similar.

Remove transfer tape from vinyl and bend up around edges to form a catchall for any extra etchall® .

Spread etchall®  evenly over each glass with included spatula and follow directions on package for processing time.

After process is done wipe off etchall®  with paper towel. Remove tape from glass and use water to remove the rest of the etchall®  from the glass.

That's it! You are done and ready to use your cute bridal champagne set. I hope this tutorial has given you some ideas on how to use etchall®  to etch your favorite glassware.

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