Thursday, March 31, 2011

ColorTime Crafts and Markers

For today's craft project, I am going to review Colortime Craft products.

Review:  I loved these.  As I said in the video, these are so easy to use, love the ability to blend the colors with them bleeding into each other, perfect for a kids party, family reunion, or sleep over.  I recommend you give these a try and what better time....with the 15% off coupon (below). 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Magnetic Board for Team Standings

Hello Everyone
This week I made a project for my son.  He is a total sports nut and is into collecting the new plastic team helmets.  He has the NFL, NHL and brought home the MLB last night.  So, what are you suppose to do with these helments?  I guess you display them in accordance with the current standings. 

I was over at a friend's house and her son had the MLB helmets too.  I asked her what he does with them and she said, I am not sure, but I am going to get a magnetic board, glue a magnetic to the helmet and let him display them.  BRILLANT!  I loved the idea and ran to Michael's for magnetic, found the board I wanted at Target and headed home to work on today's project.

I chose to start with NHL since we are entering play-off time.  I first tried to adhere the magnetic to the helmet with Zip Dry glue (love this for craft projects).  It did not work very well with the plastic.  Next I tried my Glue Dots and those didn't work either.  Lastly, I pulled out the oldie, but goodie glue gun.  That seemed to do the trick.  I glued te magnetic to the inside of the helment.

Arranged them per the standings and whaa-laa done.  I think he is going to be so happy with this.

Remember, I love comments,so let me know what you think and I will be back next week with another craft project!

P.S.  I also tried it with hs NFL and MLB helments

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

What Irish girl doesn't love St. Patrick's Day? Okay, you don't need to be Irish to love a good ole' St. Patrick's Day celebration. My kids (who wear uniforms to school) can't wait for the dress down in green day and the big party at school. My daughter even gets to perform her Irish dancing at the school assembly. She is so excited! Enough...on to today's craft project....and what an easy one it is. I made these for all the teachers at the kids school. I wasn't sure how many kids would like Junior Mints and we are not suppose to bring in candy for the kids (no fun).

You could do with any candy....I do this a lot with candy bars for birthdays.

I chose a St. Patrick's pattern paper from my left over scraps. I cut the piece down to 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Just make sure you measure what every you plan on covering first. I like the ends to stick out a little.

I scored the paper at 1/2, 2 3/8, 3 1/8 and 5 inches. You don't need to score the paper, but I find it easier to fold and secure the paper to candy.

I applied 1/4 inch score tape to each end and adhered the paper to the box of Junior Mints.

You could stop if you want and it still looks cute, but I added some 3D stickers (pop up stickers) with the traditional Irish theme.


Paper - any pattern paper you want to use depending on "theme" I am sure mine came from Michaels

Adhesive: Score tape (it is very strong for this purpose) or any other adhesive

Miscellaneous - any additional 3D or flat sticker, cut out, etc.

I hope you like this quick craft and have a great GREEN day!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day Card

Top of the Mornin' To Ya!

Today I made (you guessed it) a St. Patrick's Day card! I started out with an 8 1/2 x 11 inches piece of card stock (green of course!). I cut the paper in half - making it 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches.
I scored it in half at 4 1/4 inches so the card ends up being 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

Next, I cut a plain white piece of card stock to go on the front of the card at 4 x 5 1/4 inches. I cut the pattern paper (the one with shamrocks) to layer over the white at 3 3/4 x 5 inches. This will create a very small green and white border.
Using my Cricut, I cut out a leprechaun's hat from black card stock at 3 inches. I used A Child's Year cartridge. There are so many things you can do with this and this is the first time I have used the cartridge. I must make more projects with it!
I found a scrap piece of green glitter (for the shamrock) and yellow glitter (for teh hat ban) paper and glued them to the back of the hat.
Next I used my Lime Green Stickles to make the shamrock stem.
I attached the hat to the card using pop dots. How easy is that!

Supplies Used:
Card stock - Glorious Green, Whispering White and Basic Black by Stampin UP!; glitter paper was scraps from DCWV and pattern paper was from K&Company Designer Paper Pack
Stickles - Lime Green
Cricut Cartridge - A Child's Year
Pop Dots = Stampin UP! (but any brand will do)
Adhesive - ATG 714 (but any adhesive will do)

Thanks so much for stopping by and remember.....I love comments. Have a great weekend!