Thursday, March 14, 2019

DIY Velvet-Lined Gift Box

We wanted to make a gift box for these pretty pressed-flower necklaces and found the perfect way to make it more plush and fancy... velvet paper! We are majorly crushing on the velvet trend right now.

To start, we made a simple box out of papers from our Penrose paperpack. Then, we cut velvet paper to line the inside.

For the flower on top, we cut a bunch of little flowers out of velvet paper, using our Silhouette. Then, we added some velvet leaves and adhesive pearls.

The necklaces are from one of our favorite Etsy shops, Wylde Wanderer. What do you think of this velvet-lined box? Are you loving the velvet trend too? We hope so because we have some more velvet projects coming soon!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Cool Stencil Dyed Shirts DIY

We have another fun gift idea for you today. Cool stencil dyed shirts! These are surprisingly easy to make using our Tumble Dye and you can choose any shape you want.

This first one we did is a zebra shape. We cut it out of cardstock paper using our cutting machine. Then, we placed the stencil over our shirt and sprayed the Tumble Dye in a fine mist. To make it permanent, heat set with an iron after it's dry. Done!

Another shape we picked was this simple flamingo. Rather than doing several colors on this, we stuck to neon pink and yellow.

The last shape we did is this fish shape. We love how detailed it is with all the scales. But, you could easily do it with a simple cutout, like a heart too.

Which was your favorite shape?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

DIY Shibori Dye Projects

It's December! Are you an early shopper that's already finished or are you just starting? Our favorite gifts are those special, thoughtful gifts. We love handmade gifts!

Have you notice the shibori trend that's hot right now? This summer we made a bunch of shibori projects that would make perfect gifts for any time of year.

It's was so fun to try different ways of wrapping, dipping and mixing colors. Experimenting with Tumble Dye is a blast!

We found that you can get nice, deep colors by mixing a bit of black into our dye. For these projects we did about 2 parts blueberry to 1 part charcoal.

This plain white table cloth turned out really cool. But, these easy t-shirts might be our favorite.

Simply accordion-fold your shirt and dip the folded edges into the dye. Experiment with submerging more or less of the edge to get more white space. Dip the front and back edges or just one side. Go on give it a try!

We hope you enjoy these cool Shibori dye projects. Check back for more DIY gift ideas.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Pretty and Easy Gift Bag

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are thankful for you!

Earlier this month, we made these adorable gift bags for fall and thought the idea would be perfect for winter or Christmas as well.

We just used a simple brown paper bag, tied it up with string and leaf shapes cut out of lush velvet paper. For winter, try cutting out berries or snowflakes using your cutting machine or die-cut. For christmas, how about some holly shapes instead?

Now, what to put in that adorable gift bag? Don't worry! We have lot's of ideas coming soon!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

DIY Gratitude Blessing Tree

It's the perfect time of year to think about all of the things we are grateful for! So, we decided to design this simple tree you can decorate with your blessings.

The kit includes the tree paper, buttons, and leaves. It's on sale for just $2 through Thursday!

If you are a member of our FHE club, you got one in your kit this month. All you need is a permanent marker and adhesive to complete the tree. Write your blessings on the leaves and decorate to your hearts content. Then, hang it to remind you of the positive things in life.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Fall Treat Gift Bags

Today we are sharing one of our favorite go-to fall treats! It's the perfect sweet and salty combination of sunflower seeds and pumpkin candies. There are so many cute ways to package it!

You can put it in a clear bag, tie it closed with jute and add a simple tag, like we did above.

You can put it in a handmade basket. These are so adorable and easy to make with scrapbook paper! Follow our directions here.

The last idea is to put a bag topper on it, accented with stickers. We hope you like this idea and can use it for your Thanksgiving tablescape or give it to someone who needs a little "thank you" gift.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Free Thanksgiving Printable for Hersey's Nuggets

Happy November! It's the month of gratitude. To celebrate, we are sharing a free printable with everyone. This would be a fun gift for a friend or neighbor gift. You could also use it for your Thanksgiving place settings.

This was designed to go along with a lesson for our new faith-based club kit. If you are interested, there are details at the end of this blog post.

This is simple to put together! Just print out the image at the bottom of this blog post. Attach the little pieces to Hersey's Nuggets. Put them in a bag and top it off with the bag header.

This month we are also are grateful to introduce a new monthly club kit especially for Latter-Day Saint families. Each month we will ship a kit with 3 fun and meaningful family home evening lessons. The lessons are all ready to teach. Right now we are having a special. The first kit is just $8. Read more here.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Last Minute Halloween Trick-or-Treat Ideas

Happy Halloween! Today we have some fun last-minute ideas that you can do to get ready for trick-or-treaters.

First up, make your own trick-or-treat bag. This project will only take a couple minutes. All you need is a simple canvas bag and your favorite iron-on transfer. You could also use iron-on letters to spell your child's name for a personal touch.

If you don't get a lot of trick-or-treaters or just want something different for some special trick-or-treaters, why not decorate your package a bit? We used Cow Tales and scrapbook supplies for this project.

For the first one, we just wrapped the box in paper and added a ribbon and tag. For, the second Cow Tale idea, we put some Cow Tales in a little bag and added scraps of paper and stickers to the top. Simple and easy!

Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 26, 2018

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Shirt Design

We have the perfect solution for last-minute Halloween shirts and costumes. Glow-in-the-dark iron-on sheets! You can cut any shape out of these and the look really cool at night.

We decided to cut a jack-o-lantern shape out of this sheet and iron it onto a black shirt. But, there are lot's of other ideas... How about cutting bone shapes out and making a glowing skeleton? What about a glowing ghost?

All you need is a shirt, iron-on sheet, and iron. These sheets are super easy to use.

First, draw or trace your design onto the backing. We just free-handed our jack-o-lantern face. You can also use it with a cutting machine for a more precise design. Cut out your shapes.

Then, iron it onto your shirt.

Watch it light up in the dark! Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

DIY Halloween Banner

Are you hosting a Halloween party this year or want a DIY banner to make your home more festive? How about a cute banner?

We made this one using our canvas banner kit, tumble dye, iron-on letters and iron-on glitter bats.

First we put a strip of masking tape on the banner pieces to mark a straight line where we wanted to put the tumble dye. We covered the rest of the banner with paper. Then, we sprayed orange and black tumble dye.

After the dye dried, we added iron-on letters and bats. We hope you enjoy this simple and adorable idea for Halloween decorating.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cute Halloween Treat

We were excited when we stopped at the dollar store and saw Cow Tales. The packaging is perfect for Halloween and we love caramels. So, we just had to grab a few boxes for some extra special trick-or-treaters.

We had lot's of ideas of ways to decorate them. So, we will be sharing those on the blog. First, we made this one Halloween themed using our kraft classics paper pad. It is still on sale through today for just $5. Hop over to the sale section of our site to get yours. There are 48 pages that work great together.

After wrapping it in kraft paper, we added some scraps of ribbon, stickers, and tags. It's a simple, fun way to give a little treat for Halloween.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Home Decor Using Scrapbook Paper

We had a lot of fun making this little home decor piece with our kraft classics paper pad. The yellow area was created with our tumble dye. We love how it highlights the quote we cut out using our Silhouette.

The background and flowers were made with the kraft classics pad, which is on sale this week... But, not just any sale! It's ONLY $5 for 48 pages of easy-to-use kraft paper designs. Regularly it's $19.98. So, go pick some up in our online store while you have the chance.

More kraft projects coming soon!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Velvet Lined Shadow Box Keepsake

Summer is winding down a bit and we've collected a few special treasures along our travels. We know just what to do with them. Make a shadow box!

Shadow boxes are perfect for holding your favorite souvenirs, like pinecones, leaves, rocks, tickets, etc. They are also really easy to put together. Just line the back with some velvet paper and add your memorabilia. Done!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Classy Framed Decor Piece DIY

Hi there! We hope you're having a wonderful summer! Today we're popping in to show you a simple framed art piece we made with some scrapbook supplies in our stash.

To make this classy little decor piece, you just need a cute little frame, a background paper, a strip of paper, and a silhouette. We lucked out and found our silhouette on the Mia Bella sticker sheet. But, you could easily cut one out of paper. A bit of dimensional adhesive is what really helps it pop.

Hope this little project inspires you to add a touch of class to your space.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

DIY Doggie Treat Bags

Do you have a friend that LOVES his/her pets just like a child? Why not give your friend a little gift?

We had these dog iron-ons in our stash. You can't find them online anymore. But, we have iron-on sheets you can cut any shape out of. These would work great for a simple bone, paw or dog shape.

All you need to create this project is a cookie bag, iron-ons and an iron. You could also add a simple ribbon and fill it with any kind of pet treat.

If you want to give your friend a gift for him/her, you could also use these bags for cookie bags. We recommend a glassine bag inside for a liner to keep oils from leaking onto the kraft bag.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Scrapbook Layouts

Did you know we have a monthly kit club? We do!

Check out some of the layouts that are shipping soon for in our scrapbook club kits.

We hope you enjoyed this little peek into our club kit. Happy weekend!


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