Happy Easter & DIY Easter bags

This year we actually get to stay home and partake in our Families Easter festivities! With Easter being during spring break we are typically driving to or from my happy place so we don’t get to enjoy it. Well this year we do and I’m so excited! I made these little bags for my niece and nephew. They were so easy too!

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1) Simply stamp the bags with the large background stamp and stamp the words

2) Hand sew the ribbon on

3) Adhered the bunnies then secured them with one stitch (they are self adhesive)

4) Fill with your favorite goodies!

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I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!!


Happy 2014!

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Whohoo it’s a new year! I was ready. Not that last year was bad, it just wasn’t my favorite. So I’m ready for new, bigger and better things. Let’s do this 2014!

Here’s a quick tutorial on how I made the ‘2014’

Cut your numbers, star and starburts (I used my Silhouette Cameo for that)

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Grab a few strands of foil garland, hold it on the number and stick over it. do this until you’ve got a good amount on the number. Once you area happy with the amount you have trim the edges. Next sew on the stars and starburts.

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After sewing all this fun stuff on the numbers punch hole in them and sting them. Ta-da easy peasy! It probably took me less than an hour to do all of them. and how fun would this be for a birthday? The possibilities are endless!

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Doily tutorial

Today I thought I would share a little tutorial with you. I literally have thousands of doilies so I am always trying to find new ways of using them. Here’s a new trick to try 🙂
What you’ll need (plus a sewing machine)
Cut the center out of one doily
Sew a straight line gathering it up as you go along
 It should look similar to this
Press it down on the embossing ink pad

                                    Sprinkle embossing powder over it and shake off the access

                                                 Heat up the powder until it turns glossy

Now add to your layout or card!
The finished product
Have fun trying out this fun technique!

background tutorial

Here is the tutorial of how I made the background for my ‘Choose’ canvas. I’m really loving this technique and it’s SO easy. The hardest part is waiting for things to dry! (sorry for the bad lighting)