Paper Star Ornament Tutorial

Paper Star Tutorial at StampinFool.com

Hey Crafties,

It’s April here from StampinFool.com and I’m going to reintroduce myself for my new readers! I’m a paper crafting fool from Williamsburg, VA, married and have a 3 year old son, Silas, and let me tell you, I LOVE paper (I abandon housework just to get in a little crafting time).  I know it’s bad.  But here’s the good news, YOU get the benefit of my crafting addiction today.

I have this amazing, elegant star ornament that I am going to teach you how to make.  I have a photo tutorial, directions, and even a little video to show you how to put it together.  The finished star is approximately 6″ x 6″, so it’s no tiny ornament.

It is the perfect handmade gift for your coworkers, friends, neighbors, and even grandma.  It is quick an d easy enough that you can make many to gift and a few to keep.  You can customize this beauty with whichever patterned paper you choose. So grab your supplies and get ready to make an Eight Point Star Ornament.

Supplies:

  • Home for Christmas Patterned Paper
  • Gold Cording
  • Red Pom Pom trim
  • Scissors
  • Liquid Glue/Crystal Effects
  • 1/16″ Hole Punch
  • Bone Folder
  • Paper Trimmer

Directions:

  1. Cut your Patterned Paper into two (2) 6″x 6″ pieces.
  2. Fold in half both directions.  Fold diagonal in both directions.  You now have four folds.   *Tip: Use a bone folder to create crisp fold lines.
  3. On the straight edge folds, cut a line 1 1/4″ up towards the center on all four sides.
  4. Begin folding each slit inward to the diagonal score line, so that the corners form a point.  Repeat on all slits (8 folds).
  5. Once all corners are folded, lightly fluff the flaps.  Using liquid glue on one side of each corner triangle (I love crystal effects for this- it’s strong and dries quickly), fully overlap the triangle fold onto the one next to it in that corner, forming a 3D cone.  Here would be a good place to watch the video, as it is easier to show than write. Repeat with the next 3 corners. You will now have a 3D star with a hole in the back middle.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 with the second 6″ x 6″ square of patterned paper.
  7. Apply glue to the back “V’s” of one star and hold the other star diagonal to it and adhere.
  8. Using the 1/16″ hole punch, punch a hole in the tip of the top point, string twine thought the hole and tie into a knot.  Embellish with Red Pompom trim.
  9. Enjoy!

Paper Star Tutorial at StampinFool.com

Here is a close up of the finished star ornament! I love how adorable those deer are.

Paper Star Tutorial at StampinFool.com


What do you think?  Do you love it as much as I do? Comment below and show us some love.

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Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial – Craft Fair Special

The most common question I get asked at a craft fair is how to make my adorable Glass Pebble Magnets. It’s the most searched post on my blog over at StampinFool.com and I understand why.
It is especially relevant for those of you vending craft fairs. These magnets sell great and are quick and easy to make in large quantities. Again, they sell GREAT! Priced at a dollar a piece, you are bound to sell out at each event!

The cost of producing them is relatively inexpensive and the time required to make them is nominal. It’s the perfect balance of time, money and return on investment for a craft fair item for anyone- a beginner or seasoned vendor, because they appeal to a large market and you can churn them out quickly. Also, because they are not expensive for purchasers (I price them at $1), all shoppers will be likely to buy them- young girls for their classmates or best friends, moms, and grandmas. These glass pebble magnets are the perfect edition to your craft fair inventory or to your refrigerator.

Let’s get started.

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Get the supplies here: 

 

Supplies:
  • 1” circle punch
  • Patterned Paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • High energyCeramic Industrial Magnets
  • Silicone craft sheet {Hot glue won’t stick to this and it makes for easy glueing}


Instructions:

1.  Punch 1” circles out of your favorite Designer Series Patterned Paper. I use exclusively Stampin’ Up! products because the quality stands the test of time (years).

glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

2.  Put a small dot of Diamond Glaze on the paper and firmly press the glass pebble on top. (I was surprised at how little you need for it to spread out and cover the entire circle.) crystal effects
glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

3.  Allow Diamond Glaze to dry. I does not take more than a minute- by the time you finish the last one, the first ones should be dry.

4.  Turn over pebbles and hot glue magnets on the back of the pebble. glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

5.  Enjoy the finished magnets!! 

Glass Pebble Magnet tutorial from StampinFool.com

 

And, here is a bonus photo tutorial recap for you for easy reference. Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

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I hope you found this tutorial helpful and simple to follow. I really enjoy making these magnets and I know you will too.

I will leave you with a few tips on pricing as well as storage.
I store the completed magnets on cookie trays as they are magnetic and I can move the magnets around as they sell. The benefit of the trays is that they lay flat for long term storage but you can still prop them upright and the magnets do not fall off while you are selling them. I priced them at $1 for selling at craft fairs.
Here is the cost breakdown:
– Magnets $7 for 50
– Mini glue gun $2
– Glue sticks $2
– Diamond Glaze ($7, but i already had this)
– Stampin’ Up!’s Petal Garden Patterned Paper – $10 for 48 sheets
– Pebbles $2 for 60ish (two bags)

So, that comes to roughly $30 (assuming you didn’t have any of the materials) divided by 50 pieces (# of magnets in pack), equals $0.60 per piece. Sold at a dollar a piece that’s almost double the profit on each magnet sold. And next time you make them, the only materials cost you will have will be the magnets and pebbles, making the profit margin even higher. This is a great product guaranteed to sell out.

Glass Pebble Magenet tutorial by StampinFool.com

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Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial – Craft Fair Special

The most common question I get asked at a craft fair is how to make my adorable Glass Pebble Magnets. It’s the most searched post on my blog over at StampinFool.com and I understand why.
It is especially relevant for those of you vending craft fairs. These magnets sell great and are quick and easy to make in large quantities. Again, they sell GREAT! Priced at a dollar a piece, you are bound to sell out at each event!

The cost of producing them is relatively inexpensive and the time required to make them is nominal. It’s the perfect balance of time, money and return on investment for a craft fair item for anyone- a beginner or seasoned vendor, because they appeal to a large market and you can churn them out quickly. Also, because they are not expensive for purchasers (I price them at $1), all shoppers will be likely to buy them- young girls for their classmates or best friends, moms, and grandmas. These glass pebble magnets are the perfect edition to your craft fair inventory or to your refrigerator.

Let’s get started.

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Get the supplies here: 

 

Supplies:
  • 1” circle punch
  • Patterned Paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • High energyCeramic Industrial Magnets
  • Silicone craft sheet {Hot glue won’t stick to this and it makes for easy glueing}


Instructions:

1.  Punch 1” circles out of your favorite Designer Series Patterned Paper. I use exclusively Stampin’ Up! products because the quality stands the test of time (years).

glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

2.  Put a small dot of Diamond Glaze on the paper and firmly press the glass pebble on top. (I was surprised at how little you need for it to spread out and cover the entire circle.) crystal effects
glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

3.  Allow Diamond Glaze to dry. I does not take more than a minute- by the time you finish the last one, the first ones should be dry.

4.  Turn over pebbles and hot glue magnets on the back of the pebble. glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

5.  Enjoy the finished magnets!! 

Glass Pebble Magnet tutorial from StampinFool.com

 

And, here is a bonus photo tutorial recap for you for easy reference. Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

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I hope you found this tutorial helpful and simple to follow. I really enjoy making these magnets and I know you will too.

I will leave you with a few tips on pricing as well as storage.
I store the completed magnets on cookie trays as they are magnetic and I can move the magnets around as they sell. The benefit of the trays is that they lay flat for long term storage but you can still prop them upright and the magnets do not fall off while you are selling them. I priced them at $1 for selling at craft fairs.
Here is the cost breakdown:
– Magnets $7 for 50
– Mini glue gun $2
– Glue sticks $2
– Diamond Glaze ($7, but i already had this)
– Stampin’ Up!’s Petal Garden Patterned Paper – $10 for 48 sheets
– Pebbles $2 for 60ish (two bags)

So, that comes to roughly $30 (assuming you didn’t have any of the materials) divided by 50 pieces (# of magnets in pack), equals $0.60 per piece. Sold at a dollar a piece that’s almost double the profit on each magnet sold. And next time you make them, the only materials cost you will have will be the magnets and pebbles, making the profit margin even higher. This is a great product guaranteed to sell out.

Glass Pebble Magenet tutorial by StampinFool.com

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On Stage Spoiler!

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On Stage New Product Spoiler!

As you know, I went to On Stage, a local (Baltimore) Stampin’ Up! event where we saw the 2016 Occasions Catalog revealed, won free stamps, and got to play with new products which will be available in the spring. I love being a Demonstrator!  I really, really love being a demonstrator!

Here’s a sneak peek of the cover of my catalog.  I’ve been reading it all morning!

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In addition, I won a stamp set called Apple of my Eye, and let me tell you, it. is. adorable.  I came up with these little sweet treats to share!

Apple of My Eye from the 2016 Stampin Up Occasions Catalog

Apple of My Eye from the 2016 Stampin Up Occasions Catalog

Apple of My Eye from the 2016 Stampin Up Occasions Catalog

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RIGHT NOW! HUGE STAMP SALE!

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Details:

  • Dates: October 19-23, 2015
  • Host stamp sets & rotary stamps are not eligible for the 15% discount.
  • Bundles are not eligible for this promotional discount, but they will retain their current 15 percent Bundle & Save discount. The stamp set from the bundle may still be purchased ala carte with the 15% discount.
  • Stamps purchased using a 50% Stampin’ Rewards discount will not be available for this 15% promotional discount. Stamps purchased using Stampin’ Rewards discounts will still be 50% off retail value of the stamp set.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion- online, via email to demonstrator, etc.
  • There is no limit to how many discounted stamp sets can be placed on an order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion.
  • Ends October 23, 2015 at 11:55PM (MT).

 

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Happy Fall Y’all: NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG

A Fall Wonderland card at StampinFool.com

Good Morning, Happy Fall (I know I’m early on this one) & Happy NEW Stampin’ Up! CATALOG DAY!  Some of my favorite days of the year are days when the new seasonal catalogs go live, and this is no exception.  This catalog is packed full of Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas/Winter stamps, paper, embellishments, and project kits ready to make.  I love the colors and samples and coordinating products that are featured in this Catalog.  Are you ready to see it? Here’s a look at the cover.

Holiday Catalog 2015 at StampinFool.com

 

Don’t have a demonstrator already & haven’t received your copy of the Catalog? {{See it here.}}  Order your copy today!

Crafting is fun, but crafting with friends is even better! I can help you host a fun-filled craft night for you and your friends. We can make one of Stampin’ Up!’s amazing project kits. Contact me today to schedule your craft night!

Do you want to see a project I made from the Catalog?  Of course you do!  I have been working on snowy, winter cards for a HUGE christmas card class so I picked the brand new stamp set called Wonderland and paired it with the coordinating specialty printed vellum paper called Winter Wonderland (AMAZING!) for this quick and easy card that is sure to WOW!

When you look at this stamp set and paper (page 23) the first thing you think of is Christmas, hence the name Wonderland, BUT the card I made today really shows off another way to use it- Fall – Deer hunting season. You could easily add a Happy Birthday sentiment and make this manly themed card for your birthday stud. SAY WHAAAT?!? I bet you weren’t expecting that.

Wonderland Fall Deer Season card from StampinFool.com

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Now that you have seen a non traditional way to use Wonderland, I’l show you a peek of a few of my favorites, that will be featured in this year’s Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack (the date will be determined soon).
Woodlands Embossing, Flurry of Wishes Stampin Up Holiday Card Set at StampinFool.com
And this year’s Halloween Treat Bag Class, which you can sign up for the LIVE class here.  The E-class and Class to Go will be posted soon right here at Stampin’ Fool.Halloween is coming and you’ll need treats for all those cute trick-or-treaters, so join me to make the cutest treats on the block!   Cost: $15 per person for 25 premium 4″x 10″ treat bags.

Happy Haunting Halloween Treat Bags at StampinFool.com
Lastly, there is still a great PAPER PUMPKIN DEAL going on until September 10th, where new members get the first 2 month HALF OFF!  And did you see last month’s kit?  Oh My Goodness- it. is. amazing. pink&gold. #loveit See it here.
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Alright, that’s all I have for you today (that was a TON, right).  Enjoy browsing the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG and let me know what your favorites are.

Nautical Hand Sanitizer Teacher Gift Video Tutorial

Hand Sanitizer Tutorial

Who loves teachers?!?  We all do.  They are the ones that take the time to shape our children into the adults that will (hopefully) love learning and never stop pursuing more education.

With the end of the school year nearing, it’s time to get those teacher gifts done. What better gift that a cute hand santizer holder for your children’s teacher.  It’s the perfect mix of crafty and practical for those special ladies and gents that see your children 7 hours a day!

Here’s a quick video tutorial to get you started!

Love this project and want more:

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Maritime Designer Series Paper Fun Fold Card

Nautical X Fold Card Tutorial Video at Stampinfool.com

 

Have you seen the Maritime Designer Series Paper?  It’s not new news.  In fact, I’ve had it since June of last year (2014), but I just haven’t had a chance to use it all up.  But, I LOVE IT.  It is nautical and fun.

I am trying to use up all of the Designer Series paper I have to make room for NEW items from the upcoming 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  So, with that said, for the rest of this month, you will see projects with great ways to make use of your favorite DSP as well as sneak peeks of the NEW products that will be available June 2, 2015!

Here is the video to show you how to make this sweet X Fold Card.  Enjoy!

2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! NEW Catalog Preview!!

2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! NEW Catalog Preview!!

You heard that right! I’m here to show you a sneak peek of the BRAND NEW upcoming catalog.  You will be able to order from it starting June 2, 2015.  I will be hosting an Open House Party for the new catalog, both in home and online, through Facebook, for those of you who want to participate from afar.

There will be games, products, samples, prizes and fun to be had.  I will post more details as the date gets closer!

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If you follow me @stampin.fool on Instagram, you saw this photo of my box of goodies right before I dug into all of it.  But, I have something even better for you today!  I filmed a quick video of the contents of the box- so you will see a selection of new products!!  Here’s the video and enjoy the fun!!

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 10.40.40 pmDon’t forget that your favorite Retiring products can still be purchased online here.

See the RETIRED LIST HERE.

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What do you think?  Have you ordered yours yet?  Do you need more ideas for how to complete it?  If you want to step up the projects there are simple ways to use the bits and pieces to make them truly amazing.

Ready to give it a try and join the Paper Pumpkin club?

1. Go to www.paperpumpkin.com and click one of these three links:

. “Join Here” (middle of the page)
. “Join” (top right of the screen)
. “Subscribe” (top middle of the screen)

2. In the “Quantity” field, enter 1 (or more) and click “Continue.”
3 .Enter your general information and click “Continue.”
4. Enter your payment information and click “Continue.”
5. Select a demonstrator – April Bailey (Waltrip)

That’s it! You are official. You will receive an e-mail that invites you to come back to the site to create a password. You will need that if you ever want to change your information, skip a month, or cancel Paper Pumpkin kits.

Or you can go to http://www.stampinup.com/

After you order, you’ll receive a code via e-mail to redeem your subscription at PaperPumpkin.com.

Your Paper Pumpkin kit will be delivered to your door each month and ships by the 15th. It will have everything you need to complete the projects- stamps, ink, clear bock for stamps, cards, embellishments and adhesive dots. It’s awesome and you’re going to love it!

Click here to order online: http://bit.ly/1JoL6f1

Learn More:
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Email: aprilwaltrip@gmail.com

 

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