Friday, April 20, 2018

Fat & Fabulous T- Shirt by Tobi

Hello there! It's Tobi here, and I'm sharing my first heat-transfer vinyl project with you today. 
Yes, my first project... That's how easy it is! I can see how this craft is addicting (all of the tutorials I've watched say it) and now I'm looking around my house to see what else I can embellish. 

For today, I purchased: 
1) a plain black t-shirt
2) an iron (because yah... I didn't have one, haha)
3) heat-transfer vinyl in pink and silver glitter

The final product was the result of a happy accident - the "Fabulous" was originally pink, but the cut didn't cut properly, so I decided to cut it out of silver. I think it worked out perfectly! 

And here's me in my brand new shirt, wearing it loud and proud!!! 

Thanks for taking a look, and trust me, try heat-transfer vinyl!! 
So fun, so easy, and it looks amazing!

pink and silver vinyl

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Masking Bible Journaling Stamps by Samantha

Hello! Samantha here with you today to share how masking Bible journaling stamps can add even more options to your Bible journaling. 

For this page I used Bible Margins Rejoice Stamp SetWatercolor Twist Pencils, and a black Marvy Le Plume pen. 

For this page, I wanted to use both the This is the Day stamp (the center stamp) and the words "Rejoice," "and," and "be glad" from the Be Glad stamp (the far right stamp). 

Before inking my stamp, I line it up where I want it to be. Then, I place a sticky note to cover the whole area that I don't want stamped. 

Ink your stamp, and stamp in your Bible. The post it note will mask the area that you don't want inked. 

I repeated the process until I had everything stamped. Then I used my Watercolor Twist Pencils to color in the stamped image and highlight my Bible Verse. 

Masking Bible journaling stamps will have you looking at your stamps in a whole new way! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hello! Card by Michele

Good morning! Michele here!  I am so glad to "be back!"  I recently moved into a new home and had to wait patiently while my craft room was being painted, decorated, and the zillion boxes unpacked and organized! But I am officially back now and couldn't be happier!  
I created this card with a stamp I found during my move and thought it would pair beautifully with SRM's BIG Hello stamp set!

This large bold sentiment was perfect!  I wanted to "ground" it, so I decided to stamp a few stitches using the Stamped Stitches set.  I added a bit of ribbon to finish the card.

So glad to be back!
Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Let Love Grow by Jenn

Hi friends, Jenn here! Wedding season is almost upon on us. I thought this would be a great time to show a quick favor idea if you or someone you know plans to tie the knot this summer. These are really simple favors, that are not only sweet but practical.

I used the small bags and used twine and jute to decorate the bag. Next I made a tag with directions on how to "use" these favors. I chose to fill the bags with wildflower seeds so guest could watch love bloom and remember the happy couple. I also think a sweet alternative could be vegetable seeds, and or perhaps the specific wedding flowers so guests can plant their own.

I simply attached the round labels onto white cardstock and cut around them, added a few stickers and lettering and attached them onto the bags with twine and jute. These bags would be so fun to customize to ones wedding colors and decor themes. For these three examples I chose to go simple and elegant with black and white.

I hope this idea sparks some inspiration for your wedding or even backyard get together...why not pass out sweet little bags of seeds at any party. 

Supplies Used:
Fabric Bags/small, Bakers Twine/Charcoal, Jute Twine, Le Pen, Sticker Sentiments/Love, We've Got Your Sticker/ForeverLabels by the Dozen/Black and White

Monday, April 16, 2018

Coffee Cards by Shelly

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Today, I'm sharing some fun and simple coffee cards with you.

I started with my background piece, which I used a die for and some patterned paper. After I used the SRM Stickers Coffee Plans clear stamp set for my coffee cups/images. I simply colored them in with colored pencils. Then added them to my squares on my card, which for one of the cups in each square I 'popped up' with foam tape on the back.

To finish my cards off I added my sentiment in the rectangle on my card. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!
SRM Stickers supplies:

Friday, April 13, 2018

Project Helper with Clear Containers by Shanna

Hello SRM friends!  This is Shanna here today sharing with you an "outside the box" way to use utilize SRM's fabulous clear containers!  

I have been coloring an awful lot here lately, and I tend to get distracted or interrupted easily (a.k.a. KIDS!) and then forget which exact colors were being used on my current project.  Especially frustrating if I am wanting to duplicate a card or need to touch up a spot I had to walk away from momentarily!  

SRM to the rescue! 

I used SRM's clear mini box and Tall Thin Box to create not only a spot to hold my markers while using them on a project, but a spot for my water brush too!  YAY for organization!  I grabbed a scrap piece of SRM Vinyl in black to make some cute labels for my containers and Voila! I have a small obsession with script fonts and just loved how this turned out....the font is called "Hello Gorgeous" for my fellow font aficionados.  

I decided last minute to adhere some sticky back velcro dots to make the boxes removable from the container that holds all the colors.  I like that I can just have the little boxes on my workspace if I want, as my workspace *shrinks* the longer I create! 
Supplies used:
SRM Vinyl- Black
SRM Vinyl transfer paper
Silhouette Cameo
Sticky back Velcro dots

Let me know what you think!
Is there anything you could use some help organizing?  

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Simple Foiled Thank You Cards by Samantha

Hello! Samantha here with you today. I can never seem to have too many thank you cards in my stash. I thought I'd play around with the new Easy Weed Adhesive and Textile Foil to create some Simple Foiled thank you cards.

To create these cards you'll need card stock, Easy Weed Adhesive, Textile Foil (I used blue and copper), a laminator or heat press, and a Silhouette Cameo or similar digital die cutting machine.

You will use your Silhouette Cameo to create and cut the design you want from Easy Weed Adhesive. When working with Easy Weed Adhesive you must remember to mirror your image for cutting (cut it out backwards). 

Place the design you cut on your card stock and heat it with a heat press (only about 2 seconds is needed for Easy Weed Adhesive on paper) or run it through your laminator. Make sure to peel the backing off of your adhesive as soon as you take the heat off. Do not wait for it to cool down. 

Finally, place a piece of textile foil over your Easy Weed Adhesive design. Apply heat a second time (with a heat press or a laminator). Wait until the foil cools, peel it off, and you have a beautiful foiled design. 

My favorite thing about using foil on card stock is that it shows up beautifully on both light and dark colored card stock leaving you endless possibilities for color combinations.  

I think these simple foiled thank you cards show that simple can also be stunning. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bridal Shower Card by Melanie

Hello! Melanie here today to share a card for a Bridal Shower. One of my co-workers is getting married in July and her shower is in a few weeks.

I found out the colors for her wedding and used them to put the card together. The Mini-Calendar stickers are a fun way to mark the date of a special event. I placed a heart sticker from the We've Got Your Sticker/Forever sheet over the date of her wedding. Then I added a couple of the sentiments along the edge.

To add some extra detail to the card, I placed a variety of black sticker stitches along edges of the paper layers. Sticker Stitches are my most used SRM stickers! Love them!

The "2018"from Year of Memories Sticker/2018 helps define the year of the event. I can’t wait to tuck this card into my friend’s gift basket at her shower. I know it will bring a smile to her face :)

SRM Products Used:
Sticker Stitches/Black
We've Got Your Sticker/Forever
Mini Calendar Sticker/Decorative 2018
Year of Memories Sticker/2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Love You Card by Tobi

Hello there!! I'm here to share a colourful card made with Bible Margins: Love clear stamp set. 

Are you wondering how you could use bible journal stamps other than in your bible?  

Not a bible journaler? 

Neither am I, but there are still lots of great ways to use these stamps on cards, tags, and other projects! 

I took the plunge and cut the stamps up to separate the images/words/phrases so I could mix and match for cards and tags. (Make sure you use good scissors if you're going to do this. I used the Tim Holtz large scissors by Tonic. (I actually cut up my stamps often and they are always my go-to scissor. I think it's the serrated edges that make them so good for cutting rubber and photopolymer)

The heart image is what inspired this card, so I stamped it in four different colours (Distress Oxides) and stamped "Love you" (two different stamps) in black ink. 

SRM Stickers Supplies: 
Bible Margins: Love clear stamp set

Monday, April 9, 2018

Reverse Canvas Vinyl Sign by Karen

Hello!  Karen joining you today with something I just whipped up!  Pun intended! 

This was such a fun project to create! 

The bright colors of vinyl really make it stand out against the rustic frame.

When applying vinyl to canvas, the key is to prep your canvas - either with a layer of paint or spray it with a sealer before attempting to apply your vinyl. For my project, I sprayed the canvas with a spray adhesive after removing it from the frame and before cutting my vinyl. 

I used my electronic die cutter to cut the words/letters and cupcake (3 gorgeous colors of Oracal 651). By the time I finished cutting and weeding, my canvas was ready. The vinyl easily adhered to the surface. I sprayed the whole thing again with the sealer and let it sit while I stained the frame. Once the frame was dried and ready, the last step was re-attaching the canvas to the back of the frame. A very easy project with great results!
For this project I used: