Friday, July 7, 2017

Rinea Paper Foil Butterfly Cube

I really love how Rinea Paper Foil adds elegance to just about everything including this butterfly cube!


Trim your Blush foil to fit four sides of the cube. Crumple the foil, then open up and smooth out. Adhere this with your adhesive to the sides of the cube.
Repeat this step with the Emerald foil for top and bottom of the cube.

Cut 1½" of wire and fold in half. Then curl the end of the wire with jewelry pliers to create antennas.

Fold the Violet foil in half 4 times and punch out with 2 sizes of butterfly punches.
Add adhesive to the center of the larger butterfly, add the wire antenna, then secure the smaller butterfly on top.Adhere these butterflies to the sides of the cube and add the word stickers at the bottom.

Cut some wire to be 3" long and crimp with your fingers. Attach the dimensional butterflies at the top. Use the paper piecer to make holes in the foil, them push your butterfly topped wires in place. Add decorative trim is desired.

See more idea's on the Rinea Blog!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Embossed Artist Trading Cards with Rinea Foiled Paper

Hi Everyone! Recently I was invited to participate in a postage stamp themed ATC swap.
 ATC is short for Artist Trading Card. Think of it as miniature works of art to make and trade!

  • Rinea Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper
  • Embossing folder and machine
  • Paper trimmer 
  • Small hole punch
  • Clear adhesive
  • Floral postage stamps- real or clip art
  • White cardstock
  • Real or fake flowers.
  • Sanding block
  • Plastic bottle
  • Scissors
  • Wax crayon or embellishment tool 
  • ATC stamp (from my stamp line- Sin City Stamps)
  • Colored markers and a black ink pad
All ATC's are 2 ½" x 3½". So you will need to use your paper trimmer to cut your foil down to size.

Emboss using your folder and machine.
Place the embossed foils onto the plastic bottle and gently sand off the embossed designs.

Fold the sapphire/gold foil in half a few times and make some confetti with your hole punch.

Use your embellishment tool to adhere some of those dots, gold side up onto the ATC's.

Add your postage stamp and flower petals.

Stamp your ATC stamp onto some white cardstock. Color in with your markers.
 If desired, embellish your ATC with some foil dots.

Now you are ready to trade away!
See more Artist Trading Card idea's here.

Be sure to check out the Rinea blog for more foiled paper idea's!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Patriotic Rockets with Rinea Foils

 Hi everyone, when I think of summer, I think of picnics, barbecues, anything patriotic, and fireworks! Here I have used Rinea Foiled Papers to create the perfect summer centerpiece.

From Rinea-
Other supplies:
  • Paper towel tubes cut down to 4"
  • Fancy paper straws
  • Embellishment- sequins.
  • Newspaper 
  • Double sided tape
  • Tacky glue
  •  Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Embossing folder and machine.
  • Empty containers or glasses.
 Begin by folding the newspaper pages in half until you have a strip 2" wide.
Then wrap some double sided tape at the end of a straw and roll the paper around the tape.
When you get to the end of the paper, tape it down and add more double sided tape, then begin with some freshly folded paper. Keep this up until your roll can fit snugly inside the tube.
Coat the outside of the roll with your glue then push into the tube.

 With your paper trimmer, cut to size the Sapphire Star Struck to measure 4" x 6 ½" and emboss with your folder.
 Next cut to size the Ruby/Gold Glossy  to 3" x 7".
Score your foil at 2". Then with your scissors, cut a fringe up to that mark.
Adhere the fringe to the bottom part of your rocket with the tacky glue, but use a bit of double sided tape to secure the end flap. - Foil on foil.

 If you are using a standard sized embossing folder, you'll find that cut foil will be to large. This is OK. Simple adhear the embossed foil to the tube with your tacky glue and secure the last bit with tape. This will cover the non embossed foil nicely. 
 With your trimmer, cut a piece of Silver Star Struck to measure 1" x 6". Adhere this with double sided tape to cover the previous seams.  Add any embellishments to your rocket at this time.

 Trace a 4" circle onto Silver Star Struck. Cut this out, fold the circle in halves until you have four sections. Cut up to the center on one of the fold lines. Just like making a paper funnel, do the same with the circle until you achieve the rocket top you like. Secure shape with tape.

 Place a thick line of tacky glue onto the edges of the tube. Place the rocket cap on top. 

 Place your rocket upside down into a sturdy container. While the glue sets, curl the fringe with a straw. 

 The possibilities are endless with Rinea Foiled Paper!
See more idea's on their blog!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Make your own book strap

Custom Book Strap

So you know those "free" belts that sometimes come with shorts or pants? They are not really your style, so you pull them off and use your own. But those belts can be functional in other ways, like this custom book strap I made for my art supplies. Keeps everything together for on-the-go creating!

- Joy Embroidered Iron-on Emojis- &  Joy Embroidered Iron-on Letters
- Canvas belt
- Watercolor paints and brush
- Iron and pressing cloth

Wrap your books and/or art supplies with the belt and secure snugly.
Mark the placement of your letters and emojis, then carefully undo the belt.
Cover the letters with a pressing cloth and iron on to the belt according to the package directions.

Paint the letters as desired with watercolors. Heat-set the color by ironing again with the pressing cloth.

Here's a idea I did for my pencil case that sometimes doesn't stay shut - I hand-stitched a bit of wide elastic to fit the case and then ironed on an emoji patch.
Cute and functional!
Visit the Joy blog for more creative idea's!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mod Podge Place Mat

 Hi Everyone!
    When I was asked if I wanted to participate in a blog hop sponsored by Plaid,  I didn't hesitate to say Yes as they have such wonderful products I use on a daily basis!
Plus Mod Podge is celebrating 50 years of amazing product!
Wow, right? Happy Birthday Mod Podge! Here's to 50 more years!

To top of the celebration, the Designer Crafts Connection page is sponsoring this fantastic prize pack!
Two lucky winners will receive everything you see above for all their creative projects.
In order to be eligible to win, we ask you to comment on their page and then enter for the giveaway. 

For the celebration,  I was given some Super Gloss medium  Mod Podge and some Decoupage brushes.

 I knew exactly what I wanted to create and set right to work!
I gathered up my supplies of:
A brush set for using with Mod Podge
Mod Podge Super Gloss
Brightly colored tissue papers
Clear vinyl (from any fabric supply store)
Pens, scissors and a shape to trace.
My project idea was to make a fun place mat to give life to our boring lazy susan.

So traced the lazy suzan onto the clear vinyl and cut out 1" from the traced line.

 I tore irregular pieces of the tissue paper and organized by color. I adhered the tissue paper to the vinyl with the Mod Podge. I started with the color yellow, then pink, green and finished with orange, especially around the place mat edges. 
 I left this alone to cure over night then flipped the mat over and cut off the black lined edges.
 I think its looks pretty and definitely matches my kitchen!
The nice thing about this is that you can customize it to match any season and the vinyl makes for easy cleanups from spilled food and drinks. 
Here's alternative variation I made for summer and family bar-b-ques. Before I adhered my strips of tissue paper, I placed some star confetti onto the mat.

See more projects here!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Easy Neck Pillow tutorial

Looking for a easy yet practical gift? How about these monogrammed neck pillows?
See my tutorial here.


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