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. 

Head over to the Designer Craft Connection blog and enter the drawing for a fun prize! Also check out the other designers posts for the blog hop :)

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rinea Foil Blog Hop

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 !

Thanks for stopping by today:)

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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.

 Head over to the Designer Crafts Connection blog and follow along with our blog hop! Make sure to use the coupon code for a discount on etchall®!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Create A Fun Mardi Gras Centerpiece With Mini Bowdabra

Hi everyone! Tammy here with you today to show you how I used my Mini Bowdabra to create add some cute ribbon embellishments to this centerpiece for our Mardi Gras party. I love to host meetups for my planner friends and this centerpiece will be perfect for our upcoming celebration. 

For the complete tutorial head over to the Bowdabra Blog and check it out today!

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Make A Patriotic Wreath With The Mini Bowdabra

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I have a fun Patriotic Wreath over on the Bowdabra Blog today. I love decorating for all holidays and this wreath was so easy to make with my Mini Bowdabra. 

For the full tutorial head over to the Bowdabra Blog and check it out!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Creativation 2017!

Hi everyone! I just returned from the Creativation 2017 trade show (formerly CHA) in Phoenix, Az. I had the best time meeting so many wonderful and creative people. I also had a blast helping out in the Glue Dots booth. Over the next few days, I want to give a recap of my experience and show some fun new products I found while I was there.

The Glue Dots booth turned out great and everyone loved our projects.

We made these cute planner clips as our Glue Dots make and take.

We had some fun times with the photo booth props!

I ran into some old friends and made some new ones

I even found some really cool new products to tell you all about!

This new craft storage caddy system from Deflecto is great! You can stack several on top of one another, but still easily access your favorite embellishments. The inserts even come out and are interchangeable! I can't wait to use one for all of my planner supplies and share my review with all of my planner friends from our Planner Friends Events Meetup group.

Tomorrow I will continue my recap of Creativation 2017 with a look at the new planner punch system by We R Memory Keepers!

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