Worried about getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day? This quick and easy felt jewelry can help keep you from getting that unfriendly pinch!
Using my Sizzix Eclips2 and a free shamrock template included in the software, I cut different size shamrocks for templates. Once they were cut, I pinned them to my green felt and then cut them out.
Using Tulip Slick Fabric Paint, I drew along the edges of the shamrocks just give it a little something extra!
Once the fabric paint was dried, I glued some of Laura Kelly’s green buttons from Buttons Galore & More to the middles using Aleene’s Tacky Glue.
I knew that I wanted to make a necklace, a hair clip, a broach type pin and some earrings, so I gathered the materials needed for those pieces.
Using a jump ring, I opened it and stuck it through the top of my largest shamrock. I used pliers to close the jump ring and then threaded the necklace through.
Using hot glue, I attached the alligator clip to the back of one of the middle sized shamrocks.
And I did the same with the pin back….
Using earrings that I had in my jewelry making stash, I poked a hole through the felt with the end. No jump rings necessary! Now, I know that I won’t be pinched on St. Patty’s Day! Hope you like my quick and easy St. Patrick’s Day Jewelry!
It’s finally the week of Valentine’s Day! And my boys are super obsessed with Minecraft, so this year they wanted Minecraft Valentine’s! Well, after looking, homemade Minecarft Valentine’s were the only ones that could be found. No stores sold them! So, I decided to make them! Recently, I was sent a Sizzix Eclips2! And let me tell you…..I AM IN LOVE!!!!! It makes cutting super easy! So, I created my little Minecraft creeper faces in Adobe Illustrator, which I have as a graphic designer. I converted the file to an .SVG file, imported it into the ECal2 software that works with the Sizzix and got right to cutting! I also cut black rectangles for the cards, green squares for the creepers face and white light card stock (not DCWV) squares for the inside of my cards, since the cards were black. I used DCWV card stock, in which ACMoore sells and they sell it in a pack of 12×12 inches pieces. Using Inkadinkado stamps and ink, I stamped the inside of the cards. I knew that my treats were going to be a craft, so I used a crafty saying: “Be Mine Crafty!” After getting everything cut out for my cards, I used Aleene’s Tacky 2-sided adhesive sheets to put the cards together. I just cut the sheets up into smaller pieces and it worked great! So, the treats to go along with the cards are Make It Yourself Cards. I included a green square, a creeper face, some hearts and some scrap pieces of the DCWV card stock from what had already been cut. On the left over white scraps that I had from the squares inside my cards, I used my adorable Laura Kelly Self-Inking Stamp from Expressionery.com! How cute is that stamp?!?! Then it was time to stuff my bags. I just picked up some clear bags from the party section at Target. I also got plain white cards with envelopes from ACMoore. I also included an mini bottle of Aleene’s School Tacky Glue for their card making, a pencil, a small thing of bubbles and a pencil topper eraser! I decided that I wanted this years Valentine’s to be Candy Free because we also end up having way too much candy anyway and it ends up going to waste. I folded the bags and stapled a folded piece of DCWV card stock rectangle to close the bag and added the card and the piece white cardstock with my stamp on it to the front and back to cover the staples How cute did these turn out? I hope the kids like them! My idea for a Make It Yourself Card idea came from my super crafty friend Mothership Scrapbook Gal, Rina Gonzales! Check out her Facebook page and her Etsy Shop!!!!!
So, today the UPS truck arrived at my house. I didn’t remember ordering anything and Bruce usually lets me know when he does. But when I opened the package, it was a gift for me from Laura Kelly and Jen Goode, the host for the upcoming I Love the USA Blog Hop that I am participating in! It was personalized stationary from Expressionery.com, designed by Laura Kelly!