Glue Gun Glitter Snowflakes

October 30th, 2014

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Supplies:

Ad Tech Hot Temp Glue Gun (this one was perfect because of the small metal tip)

Ad Tech Glitter Glue Sticks

Ad Tech Silicone Glue Pad (nothing sticks to this sucker and it’s see-through)

Wood Veneer Snowflake ornament (Found these at my local Michaels)

The snowflakes can be used as a template for creating a full glue snowflake. You could also use any snow-flake item you have or print out a snowflake illustration. Slide your snowflake (or image) under the silicone mat.

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With a glitter glue stick, simply glue directly onto the silicone pad over the snowflake using the snowflake/image as a guide. I HIGHLY recommend this hot temp glue gun. I tried this with a low temp and I just couldn’t get the flow that I needed to create details. Also this glue gun has a metal tip that you can use to manipulate the glue you’ve already put down.
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I hand drew a few words too. You can also use a print-out of a font you like and place it under the pad to use as a template for any words you want.glue-gun-glitter-flakes-3

After doing the glitter snowflakes, I embellished my wood snowflakes with some of the glitter glue too. I love how they turned out!
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They would be super cute on a tree, wreath, or garland.glue-gun-glitter-flakes

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And if you want to see more Christmas fun, Check out my blog on November 1st (2014), I’ll be debuting my Michaels Makers Dream Tree Challenge Tree!

DSD BLOG HOP + DIY Word Art + a Free Halloween Printable

October 29th, 2014
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Welcome to the P&Co. DSD2014 blog hop! You’ve arrived at Jen Allyson’s Blog – The Project Girl – and your letter is “I”
What is this letter for? Well if you visit all 20 blogs on this blog hop and collect all the letters, you’ll have the super secret coupon code to get this amazing digital scrapbooking kit free! (Coupon code only valid through Sunday Nov. 2)
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Here are all the links to the 20 blogs in the blog hop, and this is the official order that they go in (for your coupon code letters), collect a letter from each blog to create your coupon code then go here to get the kit:

P&Co
Scooty’s Designs
Amanda Yi Designs
Mari Koegelenberg
Dawn Farias
Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
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Sabrina’s Creations
Scotty Girl Design
KimB’s Designs
Celeste Knight
Jen Allyson  <—-YOU ARE HERE!! and my letter is “I”
Mommyish <—- Go Here Next!
Sugarplum Paperie
Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
Robyn Meierotto
Laura Passage
Anita Designs
Deena Rutter
Karla Dudley
Gennifer Bursett

Don’t forget to shop the amazing DSD sales at P&Co too:

  • 35% off sitewide sale Wed Oct 29-Sun Nov 2.
  • $25 order gets 40% off, $40 gets 45%, and $50 get 50%.
And here’s Candice Palmer with some great info about creating frameable art with your digi kits AND a FREE DOWNLOAD!
Hi all, Candice Palmer here. Can I tell you how much I love autumn? It’s pretty much my favorite season. The nip in the air, breaking out my cozy sweaters, the kids going back to school and the anticipation of the holidays are just a few of the reasons this time of the year appeals so much to me.

Today, I’m going to show you how simple using your mad digital scrapbooking skills can cuten up your home for the holidays. I don’t actually think cuten is a word, but let’s go with it. By using simple digital scrapbooking tools, you can create a darling, frugal piece of holiday art for your home & save that extra money for Christmas.

  • All you need to do is find a simple digital paper or even just a solid background that you like.
  • Now pull it up in your favorite editing program (I’m a fan of good old-fashioned Photoshop).
  • Make your file the desired size with a 300 dpi resolution so it’s good & sharp.
  • Last, add the paper, solid colors, fonts, dingbats, and quote that you desire-just as you would create a digital scrapbook page, and voila – you’ve got a project that’s ready to be printed at home or sent off to be photo printed.
  • One more thing – keep it simple. Like Coco Chanel said “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” If your word art is too busy, it’ll be distracting and lose it’s charm. So carry on, but limit yourself to emphasize your quote and a few simple embellishments – maybe even just your favorite one.
And don’t stop there! I’ve gotten a little crazy with my out-of-the-box digital scrapbooking and added word art decor to several places in my home.

CLICK HERE for  a little Halloween printable to get you in a festive decorating mood. I created my file as an 8×10, but I added it to a white 8.5×11 page in Photoshop for home printing. Hope you enjoy it! Happy Halloween!

 

candice

burlap and glitter thanksgiving placemats – cricut design space star

October 23rd, 2014

*This post contains affiliate links and is part of the Design Space Star contest by Cricut. All projects and opinions are 100% mine.

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The thing that I love most about my Cricut Explore is that it cuts everything I give it. Usually I’m doubtful going into the cutting, and every single time the explore comes through and cuts even better than I imagined it would.  Cutting burlap was no different. I found this awesome Laminated Burlap and I thought it would work out great because it’s already backed with a laminate that would keep it from moving on the cutting mat.

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It cut my placemats like a dream!

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To complete the placemats, I cut some heat-transfer glitter vinyl (mirrored the image first).

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And then ironed it on to the center of the placemat.

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I cut two different shapes of placemats and two different sayings – Give Thanks and Thankful so I could use these on my thanksgiving table. 
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The glitter is awesome, and the placemats turned out so pretty.

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Here you can see the cut edge and how nice it looks:

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