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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Patriotic Banner using Metallic Foils

June 26th, 2015

theprojectgirl-minc-usa-banner2Things have been busy around here, lots of deadlines and such with my design work. But I was happy to take a day and play with my new goodies for the Minc machine.

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I used these great letters and flag kits, as well as the silver, red, and blue foils. You can get starter kits and accessories for the Minc machine at Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann, as well as local and online shops.

I love using this machine to foil. the foil goes on like butter, and the transfer sleeve helps keep the foil lined up with the paper.  Here you can see how the letters and banners look straight out of the bags. Black/white, ready to foil. Its kind of hard to visualize your project without the color, but so AWESOME once they are foiled because it’s such a huge change.
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The machine is super easy to use, you just send your toner-printed items or the Minc accessories through the machine with foil over the areas you want to foil. Once they come through the other end, you peel off the foil, and you have gorgeous vibrant metallic designs.
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I ran all my pieces through the Minc, and then put foam dots on the backs of the letters to add dimension to the banner. theprojectgirl-minc-usa-banner-pop

Then I assembled the banner, adding some ribbon between each letter. theprojectgirl-minc-usa-banner-closeAnd here’s my cute finished foil banner! Just in time for the month of July!
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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.