Victorian Valentines!

Howdy friends! Well, I did clean my studio today after yesterdays scary desk photo and managed some much needed organization tasks. It feels good to have everything neat and tidy. One of the projects that got my desk to it’s unruly state was this fun project: A Valentine favor cone AKA Mussie Tussie:

I used supplies from Papermart for this affordable craft. I love how they are three dimensional but so easy to make, you can easily whip up a bunch of these for classroom valentines or even classy wedding favors. There are so many options depending on what paper, doilies, ribbon, tulle, raffia and flowers you choose.  And the generous amount of supplies in a  package and low prices at Papermart are perfect for making these lovey favors in bulk for any event. Thanks so much for stopping by, I’m sure you were expecting the latest Ask A Crafter but it is still uploading (in 2 parts) I’ll be back with that tomorrow or if you get impatient you can check my YouTube channel later tonight. Til next time happy crafting!

I’m Having a Lawrence Welk Moment…DIY Bubble Wand Necklace Tutorial!

Happy Monday folks! Have you ever had so much fun making a project that you make, say 20? That’s what happened to me Friday when I decided to make a wire and bead bubble wand:

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These really work too! I got the idea from the Jewelry Making Journal but I made mine longer and instead of pricier copper wire I used 18 gauge aluminum from the Hardware store (because it won’t rust) and acrylic (That’s a fancy word for plastic) beads because I love the sparkle and they are lightweight. They can also handle being dipped in bubble liquid over and over again!

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Watch this video to see how I made them:

Wouldn’t they be awesome party favors or even wedding favors (way better than the tiny plastic bubble bottles!) You could even put a bowl of bubble solution in the center of each table at a party and folks can blow bubbles whenever the mood strikes!

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One thing I will mention about the hardware store aluminum wire is that there is a thin film of oil or something on it. It’s not a big deal but after making 20 of these suckers my fingertips were black with the grease. It washed off and I could not see it on the wands because it was such a small amount but if you are thinking of making jewelry out of this stuff I would wipe it down with rubbing alcohol to remove any grease first.

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I hope you give this project a try, it was a lot of fun and a great way to practice your wire wrapping skills. I’ll leave you with a few more photos of these whimsical wands. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Chic Double-Duty Party Favors and DIY Cakestand!

First off I want to remind you that Everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 35% off through Saturday! OK now that the business is done let’s have some fun! I love making cute party favors for my parties but what’s better is when the favors actually serve as party decor, check out this paper cake made with the Cake Favor Box SVG kit:

Isn’t that fun? The bottom layer of the cake is 12 individual cake slice boxes. I cut them out with Sure Cuts a lot software and my electronic die cut Each box cuts in seconds, then you just need to score, fold and glue. The boxes open on the end so they can be opened without destroying them, great for make ahead favors!

Here is a quick party decorating tip: Use pretty wrapping paper (the black and white damask print is from the dollar spot at Target) as a table runner! It adds a lot of style and cost’s next to nothing!

The kit comes with cupcake wrappers and fancy labels too, I love coordinated party decorations!

So, I was trying to think of a way to make a cute cake stand and it hit me:

I simply covered a tin can with pretty paper and placed a shallow round casserole dish on it! It is so easy and you can make as many as you need for a party then everything can be put back afterward (no awkward cake stands to find a home for) also it is nice because party food looks so much nicer displayed at different heights and levels. You could even dress up the bottom of the can with crepe paper fringe or a ribbon ruffell.

Here is a look at the Cake Box Favor SVG kit.  There are printable templates in the kit too as well as a SCUT2 file with the above project all laid out for you for best use of cardstock.

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Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Blog Candy & Creative Cuts Blog Hop!

Yes, the time has come! Today you can sign up here to win a flocking kit and tacky tape die cuts from Creative Cuts and More. We are having the blog hop to show off the new wedding products from Creative cuts and More! Many of you are visiting my blog from Lila’s, weren’t her projects Fabulous!  If you missed any of the previous designers on the blog hop you can start at the beginning at the Die Cut Diva blog, that way you can sign up to win ALL of the prizes we are giving away! You can leave a comment to win until Thursday at Midnight, we will announce all of our winners on Friday!

All of the cards and boxes that CC&M carry are pre-scored, not perforated, so you get an easy to assemble, elegant looking project! The best part is that they can be made ahead of time so you aren’t stressing out and rushing close to the big day!

Dress and tux box: creativecutsandmore.com, stamp: Autumn Leaves

Dress and tux box: Accucut available at creativecutsandmore.com, stamp: Autumn Leaves

Card: creativecutsandmore.com, Stamps: Inkadinkado, Inque Boutique

Card: Accucut available at creativecutsandmore.com, Stamps: Inkadinkado, Inque Boutique

Card: Creativecutsandmore.com, Stamps: Inkadinkado, autumn Leaves

Card: Accucut available at Creativecutsandmore.com, Stamps: Inkadinkado, Autumn Leaves

For the above examples I used these die cuts:

Dress Box

Tux Box

Scalloped Dress Card

Scalloped Heart Card

Now that you have seen my projects (and signed up to win my blog candy) hop on over to see what Pam has in store for you, more beautiful projects and different blog candy to win! If you missed any of the stops on the blog hop  you can got to the Die Cut Diva blog to start at the beginning, be sure to sign up to win at every blog because we all have something different to give away, oh and if you put a link on your blog mentioning this blog candy and linking to me you will get 2 chances to win…yeah, I’m swell like that!

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