Saturday, February 15, 2020

DCWV Petal Paper Twine

I got to play with some DCWV Petal Paper and I was so surprised to learn that paper twine is super easy to make. I cut an 1" x 36" strip of petal paper and attached it to my Sizzix Twist and Style as if it was twine. I turned the handle and pulled lightly. It works best with some tension.

It takes a little while to begin seeing the results but keep turning and adding tension until you get an even twist.



I added some leaves and flowers to my twine... 


Just for fun, I tried twisting 2 colors of paper. 

This would be really fun for gift wrapping. 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

I Heart Crafting Banner

This month's Emma Jewell Crafts box was loaded with goodies about the love of crafting. 

There were a few really fun pieces like pom poms, sequins, clothespins, and a 'craft addict' pin. I turned these items into a place to hang my daughters drawings and crafty projects.  

I used twine and a yarn needle to thread  pom poms and sequins. Then, I clipped on the clothespins and used them to hang the big card that comes in the box as well as the pin and my daughter's recent drawings. She made a couple rainbows and cut them out. She loves crafting and color, just like me! 

Hope you make something fun with your Emma Jewell Crafts Box! Leave me a comment so I can see what you've made :) 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Real girls use glue guns scrapbook layout


This month's Emma Jewell Crafts box is full of colorful elements that are perfect for celebrating our crafting hobby. I created this layout using the paper, stickers, tape, journaling cards, sequins, and even the bag they came in! It was my first time using the adhesives in the box and I really liked them. Especially the liquid glue. It dries clear and adheres quickly.

The photos are of my daughter and her craft projects at school. She was so excited to use hot glue for the first time. Don't be alarmed, they have a special glove and the teachers help. In this layout, I'm celebrating her creations and her love of crafting. I used the holographic tape and the bag as a mat for my photos and I love the way these bright layers show case the photos. The contents of this box worked seamlessly with my current scrapbooking supply stash. That's always important to me because it allows me to use up my stash and make room for more goodies.

I finished off the layout with some sequins adhered with the liquid glue. They were the perfect finishing touch. Hope you're having a creative day :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Going to Mars! Scrapbook layout

Hello Fellow Glitter Enthusiasts!
I was so excited to receive my April kit. I combined it with some bits from the shop to create a scrapbook layout. 

I've been wanting to document our names going to Mars on the Insight mission last year but none of my supplies inspired me.
When I looked through my box, it just hit me and I went looking for our 'tickets.'
The April travel themed box plus the space themed supplies in the shop are the perfect combination for documenting this! 

I used a neutral 12x12 background and added one of the A4 papers on top of that.
To add some more dimension, I added foam dots behind some of the stickers.
I used my old fashioned scalloped edge scissors to create the border strips out of the rectangular sticker strips included in the kit. I like that these stickers can be punched and die cut to add more embellishments to your projects.
I finished off my layout with some sequins. Glue dots are my favorite for attaching small embellishments like these.

Don't forget to use DT2019 for 20%off your first kit when you become a subscriber and GLITTERKITTEN for 20%off a shop order.
Go here to check out what was in my first DT box:
Thanks for visiting! 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

3D Suitcase

Today, I want to share this little suit case I made with the April craft box. This box came at a perfect  time, right before my husband was leaving on a business trip. Every time he goes on a business trip, I make him a card and include some photos. Now that my daughter is older she draws or writes something for him too.

This time, I thought I would change it up a bit. I made the DIY suitcase with the pattern included in the April box and decorated some of the tags to go along with it. I'm not expecting him to take a 3D paper item on his trip, so I'm giving him one of the envelopes to keep the tags in.

I traced the pattern the old school way by tracing it with a pencil. Then I turned over onto the back of the paper I wanted to use for the suitcase and rubbed the back of the pattern with a stylus. This allowed the carbon to transfer and create a copy of the pattern.

Next I cut, scored and folded it. I used a strong adhesive for the tabs ( I like to use scotch ATG tape).
I added a little handle with the same stretchy, metallic cord I used to keep the tags together.
I decorated the tags with stickers from the April box and the shop. I used my heart punch on one of the sticker strips for a quick, personalized embellishment. I added some photos to the back of the tags and gave my daughter one to write a little something for her dad. I love how it turned out!
Hope I shared some tips and tricks you can use with your Emma Jewell craft supplies!
Don't forget to use DT2019 for 20%off your first kit when you become a subscriber and GLITTERKITTEN for 20%off a shop order.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Fun announcement!

In my last post, I said I had something to announce and now it's time!
I made it in to the Emma Jewell Crafts Design Team! She designs crafting supplies and tools which she sells in her shop:
She also has a monthly craft box that you can subscribe to and get cool crafting supplies delivered!
Her style is really fun, colorful and cute!
Here is what was included in my first DT box (watch on youtube for better quality).
I'll be back with a project soon :)

Saturday, April 27, 2019

New process video

It's all about Glitter and Robots on my youtube channel. Come watch!
Watch on youtube for better quality :)