Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial

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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: 

  • 1 inch glass pebbles (Dollar Tree- about come 30 in a bag)
  • Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up!
  • 1” circle punch
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • High energy magnet buttons [craft magnets] (50 pack from Michaels for about $7)
  • Silicone craft sheet {Hot glue won’t stick to this and it makes for easy glueing}

 

glass pebble magnet tutorial @ StampinFool.com 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).

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2.  Put a small dot of Crystal Effects (by Stampin’ Up!) 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
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3.  Allow Crystal Effects 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 (I had no idea they were so inexpensive now!)
– Glue sticks $2
– Stampin’ Up!’s Crystal effects ($6.25, but i already had this)
– Stampin’ Up!’s Pretty Petals Patterned Paper – free from my leftover card making stash or $8 for 48 sheets
– Pebbles $2 for 60ish (two bags)

So, that comes to roughly $27.25 (assuming you didn’t have any of the materials) divided by 50 pieces (# of magnets in pack), equals $0.54 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.

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Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.comGlass Pebble Magnet Tutorial – Craft Fair Special

You may have seen this post before here on Stampin Fool, but because it is one of my most popular posts, I realize it needed a bit of updating and refreshing. The most common question I get asked at a craft fair is how to make my adorable Glass Pebble Magnets and I understand why.  So here is the updated post to help you with your next crafting endeavor.
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.comGet the supplies here: 

  • 1 inch glass pebbles (Dollar Tree- about come 30 in a bag)
  • Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up!
  • 1” circle punch
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • High energy magnet buttons [craft magnets] (50 pack from Michaels for about $7)
  • Silicone craft sheet {Hot glue won’t stick to this and it makes for easy glueing}

glass pebble magnet tutorial @ StampinFool.com 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 Crystal Effects (by Stampin’ Up!) 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 effectsglass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

3.  Allow Crystal Effects 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.comSupply List

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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 (I had no idea they were so inexpensive now!)
– Glue sticks $2
– Stampin’ Up!’s Crystal effects ($6.25, but i already had this)
– Stampin’ Up!’s Pretty Petals Patterned Paper – free from my leftover card making stash or $8 for 48 sheets
– Pebbles $2 for 60ish (two bags)

So, that comes to roughly $27.25 (assuming you didn’t have any of the materials) divided by 50 pieces (# of magnets in pack), equals $0.54 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.

WANT MORE?  Here are a few of my favorite other crafty tutorials.

Top Ten Craft Fair Staging Tips

Wine Bottle Tags

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Craft Fair Friday: Top 10 Tips for Staging

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Hello, Friday! It’s Craft Fair Friday here at Stampin’ Fool and I am going to unload some invaluable information for you crafters.  This will hopefully provide you with the confidence you need to start vendoring, give you tips to increase your sales, or ease your mind about the craft fair experience.  If you don’t participate in craft fair, that’s okay, sit back and enjoy the pictures or be inspired to make some items for personal use or gifting.

Earlier this Spring I posted a couple of Goals for my Craft Fair Experience for events this year. Those goals were to use Color, have a Project Board, create Vignette’s, and provide a project Make & Take.  I will discuss these in more detail with each tip, but to catch you up to speed, head over and read the previous article.

Staging your booth is so very important- not only for increasing your sales, but in creating a brand and helping patrons to remember your store when they have a specific need that you can fill.  In order to create a pleasant shopping experience, you will want to take measures to achieve your brand, theme, and presence.

I have compiled a list of ten things that I feel are important for crafters to take into account to have a successful fair experience and to provide an inviting booth for customer to enter and interact with.  It can be overwhelming to change everything you have ever know about craft fairs all at once, so start slow if you need to and change a few things at a time until you feel comfortable with your setup.  If you implement these tips, I promise you will have better results at your next show!

Top 10 Tips for Craft Fair Staging

  1. Use Color
  2. Avoid Clutter
  3. Group Like Items
  4. Use Holidays
  5. Be Cheap!
  6. Demonstrate
  7. Create Vignettes
  8. Display Business cards & Attention Getter (Chocolate!)
  9. Use Height
  10. Have Signage
  11. *BONUS*- Markdown

Now that you know what the top tips are for setting the stage of your craft fair booth, I will talk a little bit more in detail about each one.

TIP 1.  COLOR – Let’s face it, appearance is everything.  Your buyer is going to be lured in by the appearance of your booth or turned away by the rainbow that vomited all over your tables.   Use that to your advantage by choosing a color scheme (brights, black & white, black & gold (my fav), red/white/blue) and sticking to it.  You can easily make your decor in these colors with Valspar plastic spray paint.  I used gold spray paint on all baskets and buckets on my table so they did not detract and distract from the products.  Make sure the products stand out and are the main focus of your booth.

TIP 2.  CLUTTER – Avoid clutter like the plague.  No seriously, if you have too much inventory for your table space, leave multiples below the table and put them out as needed.  The last thing you want is to have your items piled so high that a customer has to dig, or knock over, or move other products to look at the one that interests them.  Don’t clutter, don’t be bare- have a good assortment and store the rest until space frees up, wherein you can replenish what has sold!

TIP 3.  GROUPING I cannot stress enough how essential it is to group like items.  Think about it- when you go to the grocery store are the eggs next to the canned green beans, NO.  Keep the eggs with the eggs, or in your case, the purses with fabric items, cards with other cards, jewelry all together.  Don’t put one of each thing all over the place, group the similar items and multiples of the same item together.

TIP 4 .HOLIDAYS Use upcoming holidays to your advantage.  This doesn’t go as much to staging as it does to general preparation, but people are driven by holidays.  Whether you think you are or not, if you put yourself in a booth with each holiday grouped together and full of cute little gifts of hot cocoa mixes, autumn hot tea pods, spring bunny candy crafts or back to school teacher gifts you will find yourself oohing and ahhhing over everything and think of a reason or person to buy that cute holiday craft for!  With that said, group holiday items with themselves and add cute little description signs that are coordinated with the season alongside.

TIP 5. BE CHEAPYou don’t have to go buy things for your set up.  Look around your house- that empty box, use it underneath the table cloth for height; your magazine basket, use it to hold one of your larger crafts; the storage ottoman in your living room makes an adorable way to display quilts, blankets, or put woven baskets of assorted crafts in to add surface space to your display.   Think about pieces of furniture or accents in your home and how you can borrow them for your craft fair booth.  If you are going to buy, shop around for the best price.  Did you know it is cheaper to buy the largest table cloth from Bed, Bath Beyond than a craft fair designated  table covering.

TIP 6. DEMONSTRATENothing gets the attention of shoppers like you making your crafts in front of them or letting them try it out.  I’m not telling you to make items and ignore the customer, seem preoccupied or miss a sale because of it, but it is interesting to shoppers to see you in action. And bonus points if you have a little station set up to make a card, stitch a felt flower together, or make a mini ornament.  It likely won’t make them go out and start a competing business, but it will help them remember the cool thing they helped make, or saw you making first hand, or took home as a memento.  It will make them feel special (they are! they keep your love of crafting alive) and it will help you stand out in their memory.

TIP 7. VIGNETTES – (vin’yet) n. a small grouping of objects that create a pleasing focal point and tell a story.  Here is an example of a grouping of cards on a cute little cabinet with a paper flower wreath leaning against it.  It tells the customer that they can make cards, enjoy the adorable wreath and the cabinet gives it a home decor feel.  [You will have to excuse the grainy photo- my iPhone doesn’t do well with florescent light.]   Using a tray to place items on is another way to make your items look even more appealing.

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TIP 8. BUSINESS BASICS Don’t forget to place your business cards out on display, which should be equally as cute and crafty as the items you are selling.  You want people to contact you in the future, so make sure they are visible.  You also want be able to follow up with buyers to let them know about sales, other events they will find you at and any customer or referral special you may have, so GET THEIR CONTACT INFO.  A great way to do this is a door prize form- name, email, phone number!  It is a must- how can you follow up with them if you don’t have their info.  *Vendor tip*- Of someone seemed particularly interested, I pull their entry form back out and jot down a note on the back or jot down their name in my planner so that I remember who to follow up with and for what items interested them most.  Lastly, it’s always good to lure them in with chocolate.  Set out some chocolates or hard candy next to your business cards and door prize so they are sure not to miss it!

TIP 9. HEIGHTHeight is your BIGGEST advantage in a limited space (get it? haha).   A lot of small events provide only 8×8 or 10×10 spaces.  That’s enough space for three strategically placed tables or less.  You need to make using height a priority in your set up.  That means hanging things from your tent, peg boards or racks that allow for items to be placed in your vertical space, baskets on the ground, items on the tables and boxes under the table cloth to give areas height.  Not only does using height give you more square footage, but it looks aesthetically pleasing as opposed to everything being on all one level.

TIP 10.  SIGNAGE – Signage is HUGE.  How will customers know who you are or what you are selling if you don’t have a sign?  It speaks volumes about your business, the product and the brand.  From your sign, they will instantly know what type of items you sell, what your business name is and your affiliation, if any.  For me, that means displaying my Stampin’ Up! logo sign on my front most table cloth, as well as handmade banners with the same adorning the tent or other sides of the table so that it is visible from almost anywhere in the venue.  From the handmade banner, they will know I make papercrafts, that my brand color is an aqua/teal, and my font is fun and scripty.  It speaks volumes about what they should expect to see in my booth as well as with my personality.  I have branded my business to suit me and it visually tells them about it.  Make a sign, buy a sign, definitely have more than one sign and make it personal and equivocal to your business.

**BONUS** MARKDOWNSWe all love a SALE, right?!  People innately LOVE getting a good deal. Want to seal the sale? Add a markdown sign with items listed and the prices slashed with a new, lower price highlighted.  Your patrons won’t be able to pass up a good deal and that will ensure that you make the sale.   Slashing the priced in the afternoon is a good way to get rid of inventory that isn’t moving.

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Lastly, if you missed the previous Craft Fair Friday posts, you can see them here:

I want to hear all about your recent craft fair experience.  Do you already use these tricks?  Are you going to pick a few and try them out at your next show?  Have they helped your sales?  Let me know by leaving a comment below! As always, happy crafting!

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Cute 12×12 Treat Bag

Adorable 12″ x 12″ Birthday Treat Bag Tutorial

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Birthday Basic DSP
  • Basic Gray card stock
  • Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Trim
  • Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Ribbon
  • Stampin Trimmer
  • 1/8″ Hole Punch
  • Sticky Strip

As I was perusing Pinterest this morning, I ran across the cutest bag tutorial from Pootles Papercrafts, another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  I am trying to use up my enormous stash of designer series paper and this is the perfect way to do it.  In addition,  the DSP is retiring on the first of June and you don’t want to miss out.

Let me tell you a little secret. Tomorrow there is going to be a HUGE CLEARANCE BLOWOUT.  And everything is going to sell out.  At like 12:00AM. So, with that said, order TODAY or at midnight tonight, because when items hit the clearance rack, they rarely last more than a few hours!

I am going to refer you to the video because it makes putting it together easier for you and will make more sense. However, I have listed the measurements and directions below so that you can look back for reference and go along with the video.

Here is the link to the tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUK4pUULkas

Directions:

Use DSP Paper that measures 12×12″

Score at 2 1/4, 5 3/4, 8, 11 1/2″.

Score on the opposite side at 2 1/4 and  9 1/4″.

Cut all bottom slits (smaller scored side).  Cut out the smallest sliver. For the top, which is the larger of the scored panels, cut off all but the second panel from the right, including the sliver (So that makes it the first LARGE panel on the right hand side- leave that one in tact).

Happy Crafting!

 

Tea Time at the Craft Fair

This past weekend was the local High School Craft Fair.  I set up a table with some handmade cards, goodies, and gifts along with a small sample of all Stampin’ Up! has to offer.  I love having the opportunity to share all of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! with other people.

One of my favorite little treats from the day were these adorable Friendship Teas.  I made tea packet holders from card stock, added Tea for Two designer series paper, tied with a ribbon and a cute friendship tea poem.  I used Tazo Mint and Tazo Passion tea (they are my favorite). I stamped the Tea Party stamp in Pool Party ink and then colored the tea cup with Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzaz.  I added a small strip of Scalloped Dotted Border inside to fancy them up.

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Here’s a close up of the packets.

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Finally, one of my newest goals for Stamp Events is to display some items from the catalog and ways to use them.  I thought it was also important to have a cohesive feel to the display.  Here are some elements I considered:

Color:  To achieve this I chose colors to use- black, gold, white and teal.  I stuck exclusively with these colors for the table cloths, display holders, buckets, trays, etc. It helps pull all of the elements together.

Project Board: I also wanted to display some of the awesome projects you can make at Stamp Club, workshops, stamp parties, and as a demonstrator.  I think the Stamp Club board did a great job of displaying card samples.

Vignette:  Arranging the items in mini groupings sets the mood, pulls together items, and polishes the display.  It brings in a WOW factor.  Here I used the white shelf to house cards and prop up the Burlap and Blooms Wreath. It adds height, showcases cards and is used as a prop for the wreath.

Make & Take:  What’s the best way to excite people about stamping? Let them make a card! I set up a simple make and take card that was stamped, colored with markers and topped off with washi tape. Once you’ve stamped, you’ll never want to stop.

I hope to post more pictures as the week goes on. In the meantime, Happy Crafting.

Wine Bottle Tags

Going to a party or entertaining friends? No bottle of wine is complete without these adorable mini wine tags!  Check out the details below.

Wine Bottle Tag Craft Fair tutorial

Wine Bottle Tag Supplies:

  • Petite Pairs stamp set
  • Coastal Cabana card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Modern Medley DSP
  • Bermuda Bay ink
  • Labels Framelits
  • Coastal Cabana Ribbon
  • 1 3/8” Circle Punch
  • Dimensionals

Directions:

  1. Cut Coastal Cabana card stock to 2 ¼”x 8”.
  2. Score and fold at 2 ¼.
  3. Cut Modern Medley DSP to 2” x 5”.  Adhere to middle of Coastal Cabana tag.
  4. Punch 1 3/8” circle out of top portion of Coastal Cabana card stock.
  5. Stamp Petite Pairs onto Very Vanilla smallest label framelit in Bermuda Bay ink.
  6. Adhere with dimensional.
  7. Cut a pennant into bottom of tag.  Decorate with Coastal Cabana ribbon.

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Envelope Liner Gift Card Holder

Need a gift card holder in a flash?  Get out your Envelope Liner Framelit dies.  Pick out your favorite designer series paper (I chose Modern Medley) and a coordinating card stock.  With a quick turn of the Big Shot all you have to do is glue, stamp a quick word, tie a ribbon and you’re ready to pop in a gift card.

If you haven’y already ordered your Envelope Liners for making pretty envelopes, now is the time to order it so you can make these adorable gift card holder cards. Enjoy!!

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Gift Card Holder Supplies:

  • Make A Wish stamp set
  • Silver Encore Ink
  • Medium Envelope Liner Framelit Dies
  • 5 ½ x 5 ½ Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
  • 5 ½ x 5 ½ Basic Black Card stock
  • Silver Ribbon to embellish

Directions:

  1. Die cut one sheet of DSP and one sheet of card stock with Envelope Liner Die & Big Shot (layer them and cut at the same time).
  2. Score straight across DSP where top of liner narrows.
  3. Adhere bottom and sides of DSP to card stock base with Sticky Strip.
  4. Fold down top DSP flap along score line, adhere with Snail adhesive.
  5. Stamp Make a Wish in Silver Encore Ink. Tie Silver ribbon across front of card.

Here’s an alternate card for your viewing pleasure.

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Happy Crafting!

Petite purse treats & NEW ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD

Stampin’ Up! Is so amazing!! New products everyday and with the release of the Holiday Catalog I’m just overwhelmed.  To make things better, this brand new Envelope Punch is coming out!

You will be able to make envelopes of any size with this cute little guy- out of card stock, designer paper, and more.

Available September 1, 2013

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Some exciting details:

  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes
  • It’s super easy to use
  • It’s small and lightweight
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners
  • The price is terrific– $19.95
  • It will be in next year’s annual catalog, so it’s here to stay
  • Contact me to order yours, as they will be available for order September 1, 2013 — only 15 days!! Woo!!

Petite Purse

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You may have seen a sneak peek of this cute purse if you follow my instagram or looked at the side bar of my blog that shows my most recent photos.  But, there wasn’t really an explanation to go with it, and it probably wasn’t as bright and vibrant.

I absolutely love the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper.  The Black and Vanilla look suits my taste so well.  I knew I wanted to make a cute treat purse for my Stamp Club.  I knew I wanted to use Modern Medley DSP & a pop of color.  Strawberry Slush stretch ruffled trim and an In Color detail did the trick.

I cut out a sheet of 12″ x” 6 DSP. I laid it on the Petite Purse Die strategically lining it up with the horizontal score line so that the dots would be facing the correct direction, if that makes sense. I wanted them to be straight on the front not off centered or rotated. I ran the die through the Big Shot and adhered the purse with Crystal Effects- my go to choice for adhering die cuts like this. I cut a piece of Strawberry Slush trim and glued it to the underside of the purse flap with TomBow Monoadhesive glue. Just draw a line with glue, place the ruffled trim and hold for a few seconds.  Add an In Color Boutique Detail to the front center for another pop of color.  Done!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Modern Medley DSP
  • Big Shot
  • Petite Purse Die
  • Crystal Effects
  • TomBow Glue
  • In Color Boutique Details
  • Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffled Trim

That was quick and easy and looks adorable. Now add a piece or two of chocolate and it’s the perfect treat to show appreciation. Happy Stamping!

 

Door Prize Post It Holders

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April Bailey Waltrip, Images © Stampin Up!

April Bailey Waltrip, Images © Stampin Up!

April Bailey Waltrip, Images © Stampin Up!

Are these cute or what?  These sweet little post it note holders are made with Stampin’ Up! This and That Epic Day designer series paper.  I absolutely love them.  They are my door prizes for upcoming Stamp Parties this week and next.  In fact, I like them so much that I will be making more and selling them at the Craft Fair as well as using them for door prizes at each party.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Raspberry Ripple CS
  • Epic Day DSP
  • Calypso Coral Twine
  • Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • Glue Dots
  • Post-It

Quick and easy, few supplies and adorable gifts.  Happy Crafting!!

Craft Fair Friday, Part 9: Flower Bookmarks

Craft Fair Friday, Part 9!

Flower Bookmark Tutorial

For today’s craft show & vendor fair tutorial, we will be making Stampin’ Up! Flower Bookmarks.

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Supplies:

  • Designer Series Paper
  • 3/8″ In Color Ribbon
  • Primrose Petals Stamp Pad
  • Blossom Punch
  • 1″ circle Punch
  • Stampin’ Sponge
  • Brights or Subtles Buttons
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Hot glue Gun

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Directions:

1. Punch out 3 blossom punches of DSP. Punch out 3- 1″ circle punches of DSP or coordinating card stock. Sponge the edges of the blossom punches with Primrose Petals ink.

TIP: Sponging will add dimension to the flowers.

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2.  Add a Dimensional to the back of the first flower. Make sure it is centered well.  Peel off the paper backing.

This will be the front of the finished flower.  You will be working from the front towards the back as you add layers (the last layer you add will be the bottom flower of the finished bookmark).

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3.  Add a 1″ circle to the Flower and add another dimensional to the 1″ circle back.

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4. Add another Flower to the Dimensional.  You will want to offset the flower petals so they fill in the open spaces.  Add a dimensional on the back of the flower, again making sure that all dimensionals are centered. IMG_1344

5.  Again, add a 1″ circle punch to the flower and add another dimensional.

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6.  Add your final flower.  Add a dot of hot glue to the back of this flower (which will be the back of the bookmark although it was the last flower added).

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7.  Add your ribbon to the hot glue.

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8.  Add another drop of hot glue and add a 1″ circle to cover the back.

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[Finished back of flower bookmark]

9.  Flip over the flower bookmark to add a button. Add a drop of hot glue to the front of the flowers and adhere a button in the center.

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Finished!

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Aren’t they great!  I love these flower bookmarks.  They make a great gift for the person who has everything. And nothing beats a handmade gift.  Enjoy making your flower bookmarks.

Lastly, if you missed the previous Craft Fair Friday posts, you can see them here:

Craft Fair Friday, Part 8: Color Your Own Bookmark

Craft Fair Friday, Part 7: Set Up & Display

Craft Fair Friday, Part 6: Pebble Magnet Tutorial

Craft Fair Friday, Part 5: Fancy Flower Journals Tutorial

Craft Fair Friday, Part 4: Post-it Note Frame Holders Tutorial

Craft Fair Friday, Part 3: 3×3 Card Boxes

Craft Show Display Pictures

Craft Fair Friday, Part 2: Tiny Tags Tutorial

Craft Fair Friday, Part 1: Hand Sanitizer Purse Tutorial

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