Metallic desktop calendar – Minc Foil

August 27th, 2015

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I love how back to school is like a new beginning. I always work on organization projects in January, April, and September. Now that our mud/laundry/mail room is finished, I decided to organize my mail little desk area with this adorable Minc calendar and a pencil holder.  This little desktop calendar came in a set all ready to be foiled with my minc foil applicator and favorite colors of foil.

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I also had this pencil cup from the Target dollar spot. The edges are all flat, so it was super easy to cover with some paper. I just ran the paper through the minc machine with the hot pink foil. and then traced the pencil cup on the backside and cut out the squares. Then I just taped them on using double-sided tape on the edges.

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And here’s my cute new set up. Mr. Project even made me a calendar holder from a birch coaster by cutting a notch in it, perfect for displaying my shiny new calendar. theprojectgirl-minc-calendar

 

*Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via product provided, payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Links contained on this post and within this blog may be affiliate links.

Crafternoon Glitter pillow *giveaway & blog hop*

August 6th, 2015

Welcome to the Crafternoon blog hop! Be sure to visit U-Create to see their awesome felt bunting headband – and a chance to win it!  I’m also giving away one of my Glitter Iron-on Pillowcase kits. Simply comment on this post and I’ll choose a winner by next friday (8/14/2015). Check out the Hazel & Ruby blog for more giveaways too!

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I’m super excited to show you all the Crafternoon project that I created for Hazel & Ruby. It’s now available in local Joann Stores, as well as other retailers.

This cute pillow (which I have floating around my house as we speak) is super simple to make and can be crafted in an afternoon!

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The kit comes with a pre-sewn pillow case, and the gold glitter iron-on. Just add a hot iron and a 16″ pillow form and you are good to go.

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I love this pillow and it really is so simple to create. crafternoon-pillow-1

I also love all the other crafternoon kits. You can see videos of all of them on the Hazel & Ruby Youtube channel. 

And be sure to pin this step-by-step so that you remember to buy and create this pillow for your home (perfect for teen girl bedrooms!). Don’t forget to comment below for a chance to win this kit!

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Pineapple Ice Cream bowls with metallic umbrellas

July 29th, 2015

PIN this project!

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How cute are these little metallic umbrellas! I made them using Minc 5th Avenue paper, a Minc machine, and all my favorite colors of Minc foil!

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To make the umbrellas I foiled full 12×12 sheets of Minc paper, some of these I used as place-mats! I love using 12×12 papers for placemats at dinner parties or on refreshment tables.
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The foil went on the full sheets really well. I was worried about the foil wrinkling as it went through, but with the transfer envelope, everything stayed right in place and the foil transferred over really well.

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I used this super easy paper umbrella tutorial to create the umbrellas. You just need a circle template (glass, cookie cutter, etc), pen, scissors, and skewers/long toothpicks.
pineapple-bowl-minc-cutI cut all of my foiled papers into a circle, and then folded each 8 times, accordion folding them, and then sticking the pointy end of the skewer through, using hot glue to set them in place. 
pineapple-bowl-minc-umbrella-cutLook at how cute they all are!
pineapple-bowl-minc-umbrellasAnd even more cute in a pineapple ice cream bowl!
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To make these, I sliced the pineapple in half top to bottom. You’ll need a big sharp knife to get through the hard core and stem.

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And then cut and scooped away the inside parts to hollow out the bowl. Then added sorbet and umbrellas as a garnish!

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And don’t forget to enjoy eating them!

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via product provided, payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Links contained on this post and within this blog may be affiliate links.