Christmas Countdown Banner

It’s Holiday Craft Lightning time!  Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about Christmas?!?!?!   For this Craft Lightning, I decided to make a quick and fun Christmas Countdown Banner.  The kids love counting down the days until Christmas!  Me, I love counting down the days that I have left to shop!!!!

Materials:  
12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin Premiumfelt™ (1) Smoke
9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin Corduroy™ (1) Pirate Green
9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin ClassicFelt™ (1) Yellow, (1) Red, (1) Royal Blue, (1) Fuchsia 
Wooden Rod
Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
Sharpie or any marker
Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint
Scissors
Velcro pieces that have the hooks

  1.  First, cut out your tree, the ornaments and a star.  I folded my green felt in half and just freehand drew a tree.  I cut the ornaments and the star freehand.  You could definitely make a pattern for it.   I wasn’t overly concerned about my ornaments being round.  

2.  I cut up velcro dots and squares to go onto the back of the ornaments and star.  I then hot glued them to the back of the dots.

3.  Add numbers to the dots.  I put 25 on my star, so that the star gets put on the tree first!!!!  You could do it the opposite way and put the number 1 on the star so that it gets put on last!

3.  Position your wooden rod on the backside of the banner, fold over the felt and then hot glue the flap down on the backside.

4.  Using the Tulip Slick, write the works “Days until Christmas!” at the top, making sure you leave room for the tree and star!

This is super fun for the kids and they can help out as well!   You could let them cut our the ornaments!

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Halloween Popcorn Box Party 2017 – Colorful Crazy Alien

So, I’m here in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada with a few of my crafty and fellow Kunin Dream Team Member friends!  We are staying at the beautiful Quartermain House Bed & Breakfast!

And it’s time for the Halloween Popcorn Box Party!!!!!  We are creating up a storm up here in Canada!  I created this super cute Colorful Crazy Alien with lots of googly eyes!!!

What I used:
Popcorn Box
Blue Craft Paint
Kunin Felt (pink and white)
Pipe Cleaners
Googly Eyes of different sizes
Glue
and oh yeah….Popcorn!!!  And Halloween Candy!!!

How I made it:

  1.  I painted the popcorn box with the blue craft paint.  I did two coats to insure that the you couldn’t see the red on the box!  I let it dry!
  2. I cut a mouth and teeth from felt and glued it on!
  3. I glued the eyes on the box.
  4. I poked holes in the side and stuck the pipe cleaners through and glued them in place.
  5. I glued googly eyes to the ends of the pipe cleaners.
  6. Then, I popped the popcorn, filled the box and added the candy!!!!

I took this awesome photo on a stump by the St. John’s river in Fredericton today!   It is beautiful here!

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Happy Halloween Banner featuring Cricut

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Halloween in near and it’s also Craft Lightning time!  This Craft Lightning features Cricut!   So, I made a Happy Halloween Banner with pumpkins and letters cut with my Cricut Explore.  It was quick, easy and fun.  Even the kids could get in on helping making this adorable Happy Halloween Banner!  And this banner is perfect for a kids party!

Materials needed:
Cricut Explore, Air or Maker
Cricut Cutting Mat
Cricut Tools for removing yardstick from mats
Computer with Cricut Design Space installed
Cardstock (orange and black)
Yarn
Small Clothespins
Glue

How I made it:

  1.  I chose a pumpkin from the Images category.  This pumpkin was free with Cricut Access.  I also chose a font for my letters.  This particular font is from my font book via my computer.  I picked one that looked a little spooky.  I laid everything out in Design Space and then cut it all out, the pumpkins first and then the letters.  I hid the letters while I cut out the pumpkins.  And then I hid the pumpkins while I cut the letters.   I cut out two sheets of pumpkins.

2.  Once everything was cut out, I glued the letters to the pumpkins using Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

3.  I let the glue dry and then it was time to hang it up using the yarn and the small clothespins.

I love a good banner, so I keep Command Hooks in my dinning area where we have gatherings and such.  It’s super easy to throw up a cute banner for whatever the occasion is.  This Happy Halloween Banner is perfect for a Halloween Party for the kids.  I hope you like it!   

Side note:  The pumpkins can be decorated.   That may take a little longer than the fifteen minutes allowed for Craft Lightning!  🙂

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Cricut Maker Machine

Personalized Baseball Composition Notebook

It’s Craft Lightning time again and the theme is Back To School!  Every year my kids have needed Marble Composition Notebooks!  I’ve always followed the list to a tee and gotten everything that was specifically asked for!   This year, I ran into one of my 5th graders teachers at Target and she mentioned that they didn’t care about the colors of notebooks and folders!   So, since I’m not a fan of the marbling of the composition notebook covers, I decided to make one fun!   My kids are really into baseball, so why not make one baseball themed!

Materials needed:

Composition Notebook
Scrapbook Paper 
Paper Cutter or Scissors
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
Marker (I used a Tombow Monotwin Marker)

How I made it:

Luckily the measurements for the notebook are on the front cover, so I didn’t have to measure it, but if you get one that doesn’t have the measurements, you’ll have to measure it!  Cut your scrapbook paper to size.

Cover the front of the composition notebook with a light layer of Mod Podge using a foam brush.  Once it’s covered with Mod Podge, lay the scrapbook paper in place.

Using a piece of scrap paper, find and write a quote of choice.  I went with a baseball quote.  I also just used the back of the scrap paper left from the cover.  I cut a piece for the quote and a piece for a name.  Using my Tombow Monotwin marker, I wrote out my quote on the biggest piece and my sons name on the smaller piece. I Mod Podged the back and attached it to the cover.

I did not Mod Podge over the front of the paper just because I didn’t think my son would like the shiny look.

I think it looks awesome and it was really simple and quick to make!

 I hope you like this super easy and fun Personalized Baseball Composition Notebook!  I know that my son does!

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Shark Week Shark Banner

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Shark week is next week and the Berry family is ready!  To get ready, I made this adorable Shark Week Shark Banner using my dear friend Laura Kelly’s dies from Sizzix/Ellison and felt from the Kunin Group!  It was super duper easy!  Check it out!  You can make you own!

Materials needed:

How I made it:

Using the Super Star Die Cutting Machine and Cutting Pads, I cut my felt sharks from Laura Kelly’s Shark Die.  I also cut the sharks teeth out of white felt.

Then I cut out the letters “SHARK WEEK” from Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Capital Alphabet Die using red felt.

Once I had all of my pieces cut out, I used Beacon Felt Glue to put everything together!  I added wiggly eyes to make the sharks look silly!

Once everything was dry, I hung them up on two strands of jute rope!  I had an extra shark, so I added him to the middle!

Hope you like this super easy Shark Week Shark Banner!  I love using these dies and Kunin felt!

Patriotic Hoop Art

Happy 4th of July to everyone!  I hope that everyone is having a great time celebrating the birth of our country!  To help celebrate and decorate for the 4th, I made these Patriotic Hoops!  

Materials needed:

  • 9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin Classicfelt™ Royal Blue, Red, and White
  • 8 inch Embroidery Hoops
  • Felt Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Sizzix/Ellison Die Cutting Machine and Cutting Pads
  • Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Capital Alphabet Die
  • Cutting Mat, Rotary Cutter, Ruler
  • Star Stickers

How to Make it:

  1.  Take the embroidery hoop apart, place a sheet of felt in the hoop and replace the top hoop.
  2. Cut the excess felt from the back.  
  3. Cut strips of felt (1″x12″ for the USA Stars and Stripes and .25″x12″ for the God Bless The USA hoop).
  4. Glue the strips to the back of the hoop and cut the excess from the top.
  5. For the stars on the USA hoop, I used stickers as patterns.  I placed the stickers on the white felt and then cut around them.
  6. Using the Sizzix/Ellison Die Cutting Machine, the cutting pads and the alphabet die, I cut all of the letters needed.
  7. Glue the letters down using felt glue.

I hope you like these Patriotic Hoop Art pieces!  They are so festive and are perfect for the 4th of July!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

Until next time….

 

Freedom Felt Banner

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It’s Craft Lightning time again and this one is Patriotic Crafts!  This Freedom Felt Banner was super easy and took barely anytime to make!   And I love a cute seasonal banner!
Materials:


How to make it:

  1.  Using the die cutting machine, cutting pads and dies, cut out each of your pieces!  I cut seven bookmarks, seven badges and the letters to spell Freedom.  I used the rectangular badge because I thought it looked like a burst from a firework!
  2. Assemble your pieces so that you know where your want to glue them!  
  3. Glue your pieces and buttons to the bookmark.
  4. Let dry!
  5. Using twine and small clothespins, hang them up to create a patriotic felt banner! Easy Peasy!!!   Now I have a banner for Memorial Day as well as the 4th of July!  Hope you like this Craft Lightning project!   Be sure to click the photo below and check out other Patriotic Craft Lightning projects!

 

Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark

It’s time for Craft Lightning again!   I love quick and easy crafts and there are some great ones that can be done in 15 minutes or less.   The theme of this Craft Lightning is Mother’s Day!   As a mother, I love getting little handmade gifts from my boys.

For my Craft Lightning craft, I did a Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark using Eileen Hull’s Pansy Flower die (which I am obsessed with) and Kunin Felt!  

Materials Used:

  • 12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin Premiumfelt™ (1) Violet Sky, (1) Olive, (1) Candy Pink
  • Ellison/Sizzix Die Cut Machine with cutting pads
  • Eileen Hull’s Pansy Flower and Leaf dies from Sizzix
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Buttons


How to make it:

  1. Cut your felt pieces using the Sizzix/Ellison die cutting machine, cutting pads and the flower and leaf dies.

  1. Using a hot glue gun, layer the flower petals and glue them together in the center.
  1. Glue the leaves to the back of the completed flower.
  1. Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the flower.

  1. Glue a button to the center of the flower.
  1. Using a marker, write a little note on the popsicle stick.


Now you have a quick and easy Mother’s Day gift!

I hope you liked my Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark!

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Kunin Felt Welcome Banner

Spring is just days away and it’s time to change out the winter front door decor to something bright and Springy!!!!   Check out this adorable Welcome Banner I made for my front door!  Be sure to CLICK HERE (or the photo) to find out how I made this banner using products from Kunin Felt Group!!!!

 

Kunin Felt Embroidery Hoop Art

Sometimes I like to be a little unconventional!   This time it’s with a Valentine’s Day Card!  I’m participating in a Valentine’s Day DIY Card Swap!   So, for this Card Swap, I made an Embroidery Hoop Art that can be displayed using Kunin Felt!

Hoop2_Final

Materials Needed:
Embroidery Hoop (I used a 4 inch)
Pink and White Felt (Kunin Felt)
Scissors 
Beacon Felt Glue
Tulip Fabric Paint

Felt In Hoop

Directions:  

1.  I placed the felt in the hoop and tightened the screw.

2.  Once the fabric was pulled tight, I trimmed the extra felt.

Glue and Paint

3.  From the white felt, I cut a heart and the letters to spell “LOVE”.  

4.  Using Beacon Felt Glue, I glued them down.

5. Using Tulip Slick Fabric Paint, I added some details.

6.  Let dry and then it’s ready to be put in the mail to a special person!

Here is one that I made for the Designer Section Share The Heart Free Art Project at Creativation in Phoenix, AZ last month.  Pieces of Art with a Heart made by the CHA Designers placed art around the show and people could find it and keep it!  My friend Laura Kelly was the one to find mine!  For this one, I used Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Alphabet and Heart #5 dies from Sizzix.

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Check out 9 other great Valentine’s Day Card ideas!

Ariel from PMQ for two’s post // here //

Laura from Me And My Inklings’s post  // here //

Julia from Bunny Baubles’s post // here //

Alexis from Persialou’s post // here //

Mila from Jest Cafe’s post // here //

Lisa & Rachel from Haute Girls Official // here //

Dena from Dena Designs’s post // here //

Mara from Wishes and Merriment’s post // here //

Amy from The Glitter In My Tea’s post  // here //

Also, here is a more traditional Valentine’s Day Card!  Click the photo to check it out!

Heart Card

Hope you enjoyed this Embroidery Hoop Art!  Until next time….