Crafternoon Tea Party

Hi crafty friends!

I just wanted to show you a quick sneak peek of just a few projects that we will be making at my Crafternoon Tea Party.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 3PM

Sunday, June 5, 2016 @ 3PM

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Stampin Up Tea Party Crafts at 2016 Crafternoon Tea Party Retreat

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

Supply List

 

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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A little blessing box: DIY

A little blessing box: DIY

Birthday Bouquet Gift Box Punch Board with Rose Wonder tag from StampinFool.com

I love crafting, but something about giving makes crafting so much more enjoyable. When your heart is full and you can bring joy to others it is truly special. Often times, when my heart isn’t feeling full and I am feeling down, if I craft and I give, it changes that feeling and my heart does feel full.  I learn to rely on God and on those principles which enrich my life when I don’t feel like I want to. It amazes me every time.

I wanted to make a special gift, a blessing of sorts.  I adore the Birthday Bouquet paper and Rose Wonder Bundle, which works for so much more than birthdays.  It is perfect to make a gift box and tag with the Gift Bag punch board.

This box meausures 4″ x 4″ x 2.5″ and is made from a 10″x 10″ piece of Birthday Bouquet paper.  Using the directions on the gift box punch board, you will line up the starting line at XL and score diagonal on the Medium line (this will make sense if you have the punch board). I then added a 1″ band of coordinating paper and 1″ Watermelon Wonder lace trim tied in a knot.  The tag is what I love most.  The sentiment from Rose Wonder is the perfect blessing!  The supply list is below, and if you can purchase the products used directly from my store by clicking on the little photos below.

Birthday Bouquet Gift Box Punch Board with Rose Wonder tag from StampinFool.com

Stampin’ Up! supply list:

  • Rose Wonder photopolymer stamp set
  • Birthday Bouquet DSP
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Gift Bag Punch Board
  • Watermelon Wonder 1″ Lace ribbon
  • Scallop Tag Topper Punch
  • AquaPainters
  • Watermelon Wonder, Garden Green & Early Espresso Ink
While you are at it, check out the weekly deals which have the coordinating Rose Wonder Thinlits.  They are gorgeous, you don’t want to miss this deal.

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bouquet Card Set

Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet Card set from StampinFool.com

By now you may have heard about the hashtag #ImbriningBirthdaysBack that has taken the Stampin’ Up! community by storm and received national media attention. It all started with a friend from Home Office (in Utah) asking her friends if they would like a handmade birthday card.  The response was in the thousands and counting.  Turns out, in this digital world, everyone still loves receiving a handmade, actual paper birthday card.  It’s so encouraging to know that our gifts of love are so desired.

That brings me to this birthday card set. As I was browsing my new products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions 2016 Catalog, I quickly fell in love with the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  It’s soft and feminine, and doesn’t need much else to make it look gorgeous.  It speaks for itself, which makes for an easy card.   I decided to pair it with the Rose Wonder stamp set because I really like a few things about it: the script writing and the Birthday sentiment, that it’s photopolymer (completely clear- easy to line up), and the size- fits in a 2″ circle and in the label stamp included in the set.  It looks hand scripted, but still legible.

I kept the supply list for this one relatively short because simple is best in my world.  I listed the Stamp set Rose Wonder by itself, but remember it has coordinating Framelits and you save 15% by purchasing the bundle (which I did).  Below is the basic supply list.

And here are a few things you can add to really make the cards special.

Alright, stop back by tomorrow for detailed instructions on how to make these gorgeous cards in the Birthday Bouquet Card Set.

Stampin’ Up! Masculine Birthday Cards: Sunburst Card Tutorial

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Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

This week I’ve been showing off the Going Global stamp set paired with Going Places designer paper in a card set.  How have you liked the cards?  Nice and manly right?!?   I have shown off these cards so far: Blue & Green Banner card and Night Sky card, Mini Banners.

Today, you’ll learn the Sunburst Technique with this brightly colored, map inspired Best Dad card.  If a “best dad” card, isn’t for you, swap out the saying for a Happy Birthday and enjoy gifting this card.  You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #4  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

While today’s card took a little more figuring out, I took all of the hard work out of it for you.  You need to pick a few different patterns from the Going Places 6″x 6″ paper stack and cut 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, and 2 1/2″ strip of a few prints (cut them the entire 6″ length).  Make sure the patterns are varied so that you get contrast on the card.

  1. Cut the card base of Very Vanilla to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  Score at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut each of the 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, and 2 1/2″ strips into half diagonally, so that you have long, skinny triangles.
  3. Stamp the globe in Mossy Meadow as well as the sentiment on scrap Vanilla card stock.  The Globe will be punched out with the 2″ circle punch. Cut a 1/2″ strip to stamp the Best Dad and flag the end.
  4. Cut a 2 1/2″ square of Sahara Sand and cut in half diagonally.
  5. Place the diagonal Going Places designer paper strips with the tip being in the bottom left corner, in a pattern. (See template below for which sizes go where).  There will be extra hanging over the ends.  Make sure the card is fully covered (the pieces may overlap slightly in the bottom corner).
  6. Once you have positioned them, adhere with Snail tape runner.
  7. Cut the excess paper from the card base on all sides.
  8. Adhere the Sahara Sand triangle with adhesive. Adhere the Globe and Sentiment with dimensionals.
  9. Stamp the inside with a sentiment.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Stampin Up Sunburst Template

Do you love it or what?  I can’t wait to show you the other cards in the coming days.
In case you missed it, here is Monday’s Blue & Green Dad’s Day card & the Starry Night card, as well as the Mini Banner card.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Going Places: Masculine Birthday Cards

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

How have you been liking the Going Global cards so far? I have shown off two cards so far: Blue & Green Banner card and Night Sky card. Today I am going to show of an understated card with little banners that really showcase the Designer Series paper in bits.

You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #3  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Today’s car is so simple to make.  You’ll want to cut out a few 1″ strips of the different patterns from the Going Places 6″x 6″ paper stack and punch out nine banners with the Banner Punch.  Make sure the patterns are varied so that you get contrast on the card.

  1. Cut the card base of Very Vanilla to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  Score at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut a panel of Sahara Sand card stock to 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and a piece of Vanilla to 3 1/4″ x 4″. Adhere the Vanilla piece to the Sahara Sand card stock.
  3. Adhere the mini banners to the front of the cards with dimensionals.
  4. Stamp the sentiment “I’m lost without you” in Lost Lagoon ink to the bottom middle of the card.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

 

Do you love it or what?  I can’t wait to show you the other cards in the coming days.
In case you missed it, here is Monday’s Blue & Green Dad’s Day card & the Starry Night card shown yesterday.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Going Global: Masculine Birthday Card Set

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Yesterday I talked about the Going Places Designer Series paper stack, a 6×6 stack of patterned prints that have a travel theme.  I showed off the first of five cards, the Blue Green Banner Card and today I’ll show you the stars.

You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #2  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Now I just love this card.  I think it may be my favorite in the card set because the Black sky with stars combined with the Crushed Curry sentiment just pops.  Add a little bit of gold cording behind the stars and this card a perfect.  It’s sweet and manly all in one.

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Love Between

It’s a simple Very Vanilla base with the starry Stampin’ Up! Going Places Designer Series Paper cut to 3 3/4″ x 4 1/2″.  Another scrap of DSP is cut into a banner and a 2″ circle of Crushed Curry is stamped with “Love knows no distance”.

The gold cording is secured to the card with dimensionals.  The banner is also on dimensionals, as well as the yellow circle.

Do you love it or what?  I can’t wait to show you the other cards in the coming days.
In case you missed it, here is yesterday’s Blue & Green Dad’s Day card.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Going Places: Masculine Birthday Card Set

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

If you have browsed through the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog at all you probably noticed a world map, travel, space adventure stamp set and coordinating patterned paper. It jumped out at me and I though, I love this, but what am I going to do with it??!  It is perfect for masculine cards, but a lot of time I stall when it comes to creativity for manly cards.  What do I do when I’m stalled out- go to Pinterest and look at card layouts.  {Tip: I don’t look at card samples because that will shape what I come up with, and sometimes I just want it to look really original}.  So I picked a few of my favorite card layouts and started cutting paper.

You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #1  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

A quick note about today’s card- I added the “world’s best dad” sentiment, but you can definitely add a quick happy birthday instead without having to make any other modifications to the card.  Who says you can’t say best dad for a guy’s birthday anyways? You can totally give them a Best Dad birthday card- it’s like two compliments all in one card.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

By now you can see that the cards have bright colors that are marbled and patterned really well.  I know you are going to love making these cards and your recipient will really enjoy getting such a thoughtful card.  Plus, we can all use a set of manly cards, right?!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Supply List

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com
Directions:
  1. Cut Very Vanilla card stock to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a piece of blue and green marbled Going Places DSP to 3″ x 4 1/2″.  Cut a banner into the bottom.  Slightly curl the bottom of the banner.
  3. Cut three small pieces of gold cording (about 1″ long each).
  4. Staple gold cording to the top of the banner. Adhere banner to Very Vanilla card front using Snail tape runner.
  5. Cut a small 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ strip of Vanilla and stamp “Worlds Best Dad” from Going Global stamp set, in Lost Lagoon ink. Cut a small banner on the right end of the strip.
  6. Adhere the small banner to the top front of the card using 2 dimensionals.
  7. Stamp a greeting on the inside of your card & outside of then envelope.
  8. Gift it away!

That was quick and easy right?  I love how simple the card is, but it has a real WOW because of that amazing Going Places patterned paper.

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

Supply List

 

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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Guest Post: Star Ornament Video Tutorial on Crafty Allie

Guest Post: Star Ornament Video Tutorial on Crafty Allie

Hello Y’all.  I am guest blogging over at Crafty Allie today.  I’ll be showing you how to make these beautiful paper ornaments, complete with a video showing you how to put them together in under ten minutes.

Paper Star Ornament Video Tutorial at StampinFool.com

Head over to Crafty Allie to check it out!  Enjoy!

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