The weather has cooled, the leaves are cascading down and the rain has started…must be time for fall. My front door was in need of a little something. I found a wire pumpkin at our local craft store and went to town decorating with various My Mind's Eye products.
Supplies: Necessities- Woodgrain Monogram Alphas, Wood Decorative Tape, 6x6 Designer Paper Pad Frightful- 6x6 Designer Paper Pad Cut & Paste- Presh "Good Times" Decorative Stamps Lost & Found- Breeze "Boyish" Buttons Miss Caroline- Fiddlesticks "Lucky" Twine Decorative Tapes Set- Pink and Orange
The tag above was cut out using a tag die from Papertrey Ink. I stamped it with the leaf and berry image from the Cut & Paste Presh stamp set. Colored in the leave with Copic markers and added a little Wink of Stella glitter to the berries. The word happy was die cut from one of the papers in the Frightful Halloween line. Finished it off with some sequins, twine, hand dyed seam binding and that adorable button.
Happy Monday everyone! Valerie here today.
I’m not much of a holiday decorator except for Christmas, but I wouldn’t mind doing a little more of it. I have absolutely zero halloween decorations and it’s not because we don’t celebrate Halloween. I guess I just haven’t really seen any decorations that I can't live without.
I enjoy making a fun costume for my son each year and visiting family and friends so he can tell everyone about his costume and collect a little candy. I usually make one Halloween layout each year and call it good.
Holiday collections usually aren’t my style and not something I’m drawn too, but I’m so glad I gave Frightful a chance! I think it’s one of the best Halloween collections I’ve ever seen. I decided to use some of the chipboard elements for a home decor piece that I will proudly display in my home.
Supplies:Frightful chipboard elements and Necessities Black & Gray enamel dots. Other: plywood, black paint, and gold leaf kit.
I have a pile of half completed canvases and plywood that have gotten set aside because I’ve either (a) lost interest or (b) didn’t know how to finish them. So this 8 x 8 inch piece of plywood came from this pile of mine. It’s a failed project where I tried to gold leaf a design on plywood.
I messily added some black paint to the plywood and arranged the chipboard pieces on top. Hot glue is good for applying the chipboard pieces to the board. The pieces are self-adhesive, but to make it more permanent, something a little more heavy duty is required for a rough surface like plywood. And a project like this isn’t complete without a few enamel dots!
So easy, right?! I’ve picked out a couple of the 8 x 10 Frameables from Frightful too that I plan to hang too. I’m going to do some Halloween decorating this year!
Welcome to Chipboard Week, MME fans! All this week our awesome designers will be sharing inspiring ways to use MME chipboard. WOOHOO! Let's get this party started. Tina's up first!
Hi everyone! Tina here today to kick off our Chipboard Feature Week! It is no secret, I LOVE chipboard. Chipboard has always been my favorite My Mind's product. The designs and patterns are always the best and I always enjoy creating with them.
Today I thought I would share with you a Mini Tray project, created with our new Frightful Chipboard Element sheet.
This project was super easy. You only several pieces from our new Frightful collection to complete it. The only cutting needed is for the patterned paper placed in each cubby hole.
I layered chipboard elements with Mixed Bag diecuts, using foam tape in places for dimension. You don't only need to decorate each cubby, you can also add embellishments on the outside and edges. Fun!!
And just like that, DONE!
Do you like to create Home Decor and Holiday decorations using chipboard? I'd love to see your creations.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!
Hi, I'm Monika and today I'm sharing the October challenge with all of you- Rub-Ons!
I'd love to show you how I used the new rub-ons from the Jubilee collection to create some darling home decor. Now that I've tried it, I just want to go around and add a rub-on to anything and everything in our home.
And why stop at just plates? Because I have two daughters, I knew that I had to find a way to spice up something in the younger daughter's room, too. If you have more than one kid, you'll know where I'm going with this. Keeping the peace, keeping the peace.
Jubilee Wild Berry "Hey You" Rub-Ons Item #J81069
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
Before beginning, I suggest giving your plate or mirror or other object a quick swipe with some window cleaner and allowing it to dry before adhering your rub-ons.
I tested the rub-on's on the back of the plate first, just to see if it would work...and it did! I worked from above as the plates rested on my work table. I had little luck using this same technique on a curved glass vase, but I'm not giving up and will try again. I'll use smaller images, rather than the reallllly long string of hearts I originally tested with. The mirror, for some reason, was harder to do than the plates, which could have been because I was too lazy to pull it off the wall and was adhering the rub-on's at an odd angle while it was still hanging on the wall.
Now it's YOUR turn!
The rules (as always) are simple:
Hi! Tina here today with two home décor projects that are so easy and simple, it will just amaze you!
If you are not a pocket scrapper, but LOVE our gorgeous journal cards, this first project is just for you.
Find a favorite multi-opening frame, either from your stash or from your local store, with small (less than 3x4) openings. (If using larger (4x6) journal cards, use a frame with 4x6 openings)
In place of photos, insert 3 pocket journal cards into the frame openings. Add a chipboard embellishment ON TOP of the glass for more dimension and fun. Tie a colorful bow and done!
My 2nd project is inexpensive and quick!
If you are like me, you love flair! Flair is fantastic in scrapbook layouts and mini albums, but I really wanted to use it in a different way. Why not in home décor?
To create my trio of Flair Art, I found clearance frames at my local hobby store. (I am always on the lookout for clearance and sale frames and alterable items).
I cut out a piece of adhesive fabric to fit inside my frame slot. I adhered the fabric directly to the enclosed cardboard included with each frame.
Using super sticky adhesive dots, I adhered a set of Flair to each frame. I told you this was easy!
This is one of those projects that made me think, ‘Why didn’t I think of this sooner?’ I love the simplicity, yet hip and fun look!
So get out those traditional scrapbook supplies and create Easy Peasy Art!
Have a wonderful day.
Hello and Happy Friday! Tina here today with one of my favorite types of projects to make, Home Décor. If you have followed me for awhile, you would see that I LOVE creating custom-made wall art and Home Décor pieces. There is a satisfaction in creating something with your own hands and being able to display it for friends and family to see.
I picked up this ‘Clipboard Frame’ at a local hobby store, knowing it would be perfect for a future Home Décor project. What is great about this frame is that it can be easily changed with artwork, using the clip to quick changes.
Supplies: Necessities-Black and Grey:6x6 Paper Pad,Decorative Tape; Necessities- Metallic: Metal Shapes,Metal Dots; Misc: Cardstock: American Crafts Watercolor: Artist Loft Twine: American Crafts Ribbon: Tim Holtz Crackle: Deco Art Distress Stain: Tim Holtz Glitter Sewing Machine: Brother Thread: Coates & Clark Embossing Powder: Ranger Adhesive: Tombow (tape runner), Scortape Die Cut Machine: Silhouette Cameo
I die cut a popular quote on standard cardstock, and colored it with watercolor paints and crackle paint. I placed it over a ‘stitched paper pillow’ for more dimension and color. I added a few metal shapes and dots for more fun!
And who wants a plain white frame?? Not me! I added a few strips of my favorite Necessities Decorative tape to the outer edges and now it is a One of a Kind project! Decorative tape is the fastest and easiest way to customize a frame! Love it!
I hope you enjoyed my Home Décor project this month! How do you customize your frames?
Thanks for stopping by!
This is one of my favorite projects! I think I’m always saying that. I guess it’s a sign that I love what I get to do. Obviously, this version of the project isn’t going to go in one of my son’s rooms, but all I have to do to make it perfect for them, is change the papers.
A project that is just as cute for either a boy or girls’ room or even a family room.
This project is fairly simple, yet it makes a HUGE impact. The way the letters are arranged on my wall makes it about 3 feet wide and 6 feet tall.
What a bright and cheery way to fill a wall!
(see my favorite paper? Love, love, love the gold glitter stripe)
I demonstrated this project Good Things Utah on Tuesday. You can view the segment here:
I hope you are having a fabulous summer. What a fun way to beat the heat. Get your friends together and create away!
The Just Sayin’ products will be available for purchase at your favorite craft store by the end of July!
Supplies: Market Stree-Ashbury Heights: 6x6 Paper Pad,Dotted, Foiled Paper, Ready To Frame, 8x10, Decorative Brads; Misc: Die Cut Machine: Silhouette Cameo Frame: Michaels Adhesive: Glossy Accents, Scortape, Artist Tape
Hello and Happy Wednesday! Tina here today with TWO, yes TWO Home Décor projects. Inspired by summer, flowers, and butterflies.
If you have followed me for a while, you know that I enjoy creating Home Décor projects, especially wall art. I love creating unique, one-of-a-kind framed art that can be displayed in my home. I can change it as the seasons and design styles change, and I get satisfaction out of creating something handmade.
I call my first project a ‘Butterfly Swarm’. Using one of the Ready To Frame, 8x10 pieces as a base for my art, I digitally cut 18 butterflies from several sheets of 6x6 paper. (using both sides to create a variety of butterflies). Here’s a link to the digital cut!
I glued the first butterfly directly to the background sheet, and then adhered the 2nd butterfly to the first. I glued only the main body part so that the wings could flutter. Make sure that the wings can move and arrange them so the butterfly appears to be flying.
Continue until all 18 butterflies are adhered to the background. Once the glue is dry, add a Decorative Brad the center of each butterfly for a dimensional touch. Don’t the brads look beautiful as Butterfly bodies?
Assemble the art to the frame and mat board, and hang. I usually do not cover my pieces with the enclosed glass, loving the ‘touch and feel’ aspect of the art, but do ‘hide’ the glass behind the art so that the frame has the necessary thickness for hanging.
Supplies: Market Street-Ashbury Heights: 6x6 Paper Pad, Dotted, Foiled Paper, Enamel Dots, Chipboard Elements; Other: Die Cut Machine: Silhouette Cameo Frame: Michaels Adhesive: Glossy Accents, Scortape, Artist Tape, Imaginese (foam tape) Cardstock: American Crafts
After creating my swarm of butterflies, I wanted to create a piece with a focus on a large, colorful butterfly. Using one of my favorite design techniques, I digitally cut a large butterfly and began ‘filling in’ the cut sections with small pieces of bright, colorful patterned paper.
Since I created this project after my Butterfly Swarm project, I had all sorts of small scraps of patterned paper leftover, so they were perfect for this project. No waste.
After I cut the beautiful Filigree Gold Butterfly, I also cut another from white cardstock, and another of just the outline (without the inside cuts) of white cardstock. I used these 2 pieces for the base of my butterfly.
Using the Filigree cut butterfly as a template, I traced paper for all of the inside cut pieces. I adhered them to the solid white butterfly. I then placed the Filigree cut white cardstock butterfly over the solid one and adhered them together. I wanted some dimension to my butterfly, so I added foam tape between the Gold and Base butterflies.
To finish her off, I used a Jar chipboard piece for the butterfly body and a piece of twine. I also added a strip of gold decorative tape the outside border of the frame. Just a little personal touch. You can never have enough gold, right?
Just like before, assemble your art to the frame and mat board and hang. Again, I did not use the glass on the outside, allowing for a ‘touch and feel’ project.
Since I used Market Street for both projects, they can be hung together in a display for a summertime feel.
I hope you enjoyed both projects today. What type of Home Décor projects do you like? Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!