Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide for the Crafter in Your Life - Part 1 - Tools

Do you have someone on your list who loves to craft?  Are you looking for some fun but practical gifts to send their way?  Today I have a list of some great ideas for you that feature some hot new items in the craft industry as well as some that are older but loved!  So let's dive into a Holiday Gift Guide for the Crafter in Your Life!  In today's post I am going to focus on Ten Tools for crafters! Each product is linked with affiliate links to - making it easy for you to hop over there and grab them!

Upgrade their trimmer to a fancier version like this one from Xacto!  It uses a laser to guide their cuts!

I bought this tool early in 2017 and have loved it - the We R Memory Keepers Laser Square.  It's the kind of tool that isn't a necessity but is really nice to have, which makes it a great gift! 

We R Memory Keepers is a company known for great tools and the Evolution die cutting machine is no exception!  Grab this and then get some metal dies to accompany it and your crafter will definitely be smiling!

Nesting Dies are a great gift for the practical crafter out there.  They are built to last and be used to match both trendy and classical styles alike.  

Every stamper and mixed media artist needs a set of daubers - how about this one that comes with a case!?!

If they are looking to get organized in the new year, this will help!  These stackable paper trays can help get the paper chaos under control!

Planners alert!  If your crafter is into the planner craze then grab this Planner Punch Board that will punch a variety of holes for them.  

The Tim Holtz Stamp Platform is another new product and will help that stamper in your life with precise stamping time and again. 

The Cinch is a versatile tool great for making mini albums, punching holes, and creating anything that needs binding.

There are many electronic cutting systems out there - but this one is my favorite - the Silhouette Cameo!

I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2 featuring consumable products that your crafter will love!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DIY Thanksgiving Table Decor

Thanksgiving is coming up quickly and requires all kinds of ingredients for the perfect day. I knew I needed to start working on one ingredient:  cute decor for my table.  With just a few simple ingredients I was able to pull together an adorable turkey and some napkin rings: the most important ingredient being the Feathers Project Pad from Paper House Productions.
DIY Thanksgiving Table Decor
Combining the feathers with a couple of circles, some Autumn Woods washi tape, empty toilet paper rolls, and enamel dots; I was able to make both the turkey and some napkin rings.  Here’s the whole process in a quick video!
I can’t even tell you how much fun it was to put this turkey together!  I love it when the project comes together and is just super fun!
Look at all those pretty patterns in the feathers! I love that the colors coordinate so nicely so that the patterns aren’t overwhelming.  In addition to the turkey I created some napkin rings using the same ingredients!
Napkin closeup
So there you have it, simple ingredients that come together to make some beautiful decor!  To check out the supplies for this project just click on the affiliate thumbnails below - Thanks for Your Support!

Monday, November 6, 2017

4 DIY Gift Card Holders

Gift cards are always such a fun gift to receive and give, but it can be a challenge to figure out how to present them.  Today I am offering up 4 ways to wrap gift cards that feature the Coffee Plans Stamp.  I really like to give gift cards to places with coffee so this stamp set was perfect for this!  Let's have a look at the 4 DIY Gift Card Holders and then I will share a video with you that walks you thru how to make each one!

This first one requires very little patterned paper and can tuck nicely into a card or on top of another gift.

Built around a tag, this one doesn't require a lot of extra supplies either and can easily be added on to something else as well (or hung on the tree!)

This is a bigger one and more of a stand-alone card, making it ideal to stick in the mail!  And you can't miss the inside!

Inside the card pops up to showcase the gift card!  And how fun is that coffee mug stamped with #coffeebreak.  Coffee Plans is such a fun set!

Another stand alone card, this one is constructed easily (despite how it looks) from four circles and a square!  It folds up nicely with a box fold and is a sweet surprise for the recipient.

You can check out the full tutorial on constructing these holders in this video:

If you want to check out the supplies I used to create these, simply click on the affiliate thumbnails below.  Thanks for your support! 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mixed Media with a Twist

Do you love Mixed Media?  Are you looking for a way to change things up a bit? Today I have a fresh idea for you that combines Mixed Media and Acetate Paper from Paper House Productions!  Let's check out an idea for Mixed Media with a Twist.  Here's the layout:
Mixed Media with a Twist Halloween Scrapbook Layout
Paper House started producing Acetate Papers with their collections earlier this year and I am always on the lookout for how I can incorporate them in a different way!  I think I've discovered a new one that I love!  The video walks you thru my entire process!

So what do you think? Doable, different, and so much fun!  Give it a whirl and link me up so I can see what you did with it!  

Here's my supply list with Affiliate Thumbnails - click on any of them to check out the supplies on - as always, thanks for your support!


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