Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a fun kids craft tutorial for DIY bouncy glitter balls. It’s only two weeks into summer vacation and I have heard the phrase ‘I’m bored’ more times than I care to count. This simple project uses two basic craft staples and one common household item.
In less than 15 minutes my kids had several bouncy balls that produced hours of fun! The WOW! Sparkles Premium Glitter that I mixed into the ball shown above catches the light is a fantastic way.
DIY Glitter Bouncy Ball Tutorial
Dissolve 1 tablespoon of Borax into 3/4 cup of warm water.
Squeeze 1 tablespoon of Dual Tip Glue Pen Clear Glue into a small container. Sprinkle a small amount of WOW! Sparkles Premium Glitter onto the glue. Stir to combine.
Pour the glitter glue mixture into the Borax solution. Press and squeeze the glitter glue together with your fingers until the mixture is no longer sticky.
Remove the glitter glob from the Borax solution and roll into a ball shape.
Bouncy Ball Storage
The bouncy balls will eventually dry out if left exposed to air. My kids were happy to zip their balls into a plastic bag. I wanted something a little cuter to hold my bouncy balls so I upcycled a small glass jar.
1. Apply embossing ink onto a stamp and press onto patterned paper (or cardstock). Sprinkle on WOW! Mermaid Tails Embossing Glitter. Tap off the excess powder and apply heat to set.
2. Use a 6×12 Inch Adhesive Sheet to create a sticker. Punch a circle from the adhesive sheet. Remove the yellow backing paper and align the paper onto the adhesive. Remove the back liner and adhere to the project.
These bouncy balls will flatten over time. Warm the ball in your hand and roll to reshape to continue the fun. Thanks for stopping by today! ~Dana Tatar
Hello everyone! Judy here today. I’m thinking ahead to Father’s Day with a mixed media canvas for Dad. I’ve been watching many craft and art videos during this stay at home time. Sure enjoying those!
One of those videos gave me a spark of inspiration for the color scheme for this canvas. This is one time that I picked out a collection of supplies including dies, papers, and canvas with embossing powder. Then began to create! Very happy with how it turned out!
Mixed Media Canvas for Dad
Start with a 4 x 6-inch canvas, I was lucky to find the canvas at a dollar store. The size is perfect for this project!
Cover the canvas with patterned paper (you can see visible at the top right corner) and a map collage paper layered over it. Use another piece of pattern paper that fits across the bottom for the floor. Adhere the papers with the Dual Tip Glue Pen.
Stamp on the corners and across the floor. Ink the edges to hide the white canvas.
The Fireplace Feature
Kraft and black papers were used to make the fireplace pieces. Apply Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch to the back of all pieces for the small die cuts which makes for easy assembly.
The Kraft pieces were inked with Distress inks. The fireplace was attached with Crafty Foam Tape White to pop it up. The star strip was added to finish the fireplace.
Layer all the matching letters together by placing the layered cardstock piece on top of the foamed letter. The layers accomplish a couple of things: keeps the foam from stretching as the font is narrow, and to add more depth.
Heat emboss the letters with two layers of embossing powder. Then lightly rub black ink over the surface.
Other: Inks: Ranger Ink (Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Iced Spruce, and Black Soot, and Archival Ink in Black Soot and Ground Espresso); Craft Die: Sizzix (Fireside, Alphanumeric Label and Alphanumeric Classic Upper); Stamps: Stampers Anonymous (Ledger Script, Tiny Text, and Mini Glitch); Papers: Tim Holtz (Paper Dolls, Etcetera Patterned Paper, Travel Collage Paper, and Stars); Powder: WOW! Embossing Powder (Sprinkle Powder in Angel Eyes); 4 x 6-inch Canvas; White, Kraft and Black Cardstock; Natural Canvas Fabric
Have you ever created a Monthly Recap Scrapbook Layout? I started doing it this year with the help of the Best Year Ever Collection from Simple Stories. It’s a great way to use up pictures that may not make it to their own layout, but are still a part of life that you want to remember. Some months I have tons of pictures and others I have less. Being home all month in April and making lots of memories, made for a lot of April pictures. With lots of pictures and journaling to add, I need just the right adhesives to make this project work. Let’s take a look at what I used for my April layout.
Whenever I fussy cut something, as I did with April, it’s nice to have Adhesive Sheets. With all the curves and skinny lines, I don’t want to go back after doing all the cutting and have to try and get adhesive in all the right spots. Adhesive Sheets provide just enough coverage and hold fabulously.
Change your design by adhering everything to your card with a “flat” adhesive, like Dots or Strips. Also, look for ways to add to the overall design. Stamped birds or butterflies in the background are a great way to do that!
You can also add sequins to your clouds with Adhesive Dots. Sequins are a great embellishment for cards because they are mostly flat and don’t add much bulk to cards!
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and are inspired to make rainbow cards of your own!
Other White Cardstock: Neenah Paper; Dies: Paper Smooches (Rainbow), Simon Says Stamp! (Clouds); Stamps: My Favorite Things (From the Heart Stamp Set), Paper Smooches (Luminous Spring); Stencil: My Favorite Things; Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh; Blue Ink Pad: My Favorite Things; Black Ink Pad: Ranger Ink; Flock: Stampendous!; Markers: Copic
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Welcome! It’s time for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with this adorable coffee-themed project! As a SUPER SPONSOR, we’ve provided great prizes too! Grab a cuppa and join the hop with your own beverage-themed artwork!
What is Coffee Lovers? It is a coffee-loving (or tea or cocoa) community of card makers open to everyone. Their blog offers inspirational coffee-related posts and bi-annual coffee blog hops that YOU can join. You get a chance to win the giveaways as a blogger! So read until the very end!
Margie shows you how she creates an easy and fun shaker card with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products. Follow along and learn a few ideas. Let’s Rule the World with this shaker card!
Rule the World Shaker Card by Margie Higuchi
Hi, coffee-loving friends! Margie here today sharing a coffee-themed shaker card with texture and an unexpected element too. Using the Keepsake Envelopes, I share how to make an easy and fast way to create a shaker feature. Let me show you how, along with other ideas!
Shaker Card Basics and Texture
I cut three layers for this green A2-sized (4.25 x 5.5-inch) card base. The yellow patterned paper was cut at 4 x 5.25-inches, the Kraft paper was cut at 3.75 x 5.00-inches and the flower patterned paper was cut at 2 x 4-inches to slid inside the Keepsake Envelope (on the right side of image).
To make texture on the Kraft cardstock panel, I used a coffee-themed embossing folder and rolled it through the die-cutting machine. LOVE how it turned out!! Designer’s Note: lightly water mist the Kraft panel before embossing for a crisp embossed design.
Making a Window
Die-cut a coffee cup window shape in the embossed Kraft panel. Set aside.
Since I had my die-cutting machine out, I die-cut the lid and the sleeve out of ivory cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment on the sleeve with brown ink. Set aside.
Shaking It Up a Bit
Slip the 2 x 4-inch flower patterned paper into the rectangle Keepsake Envelope. Add sequins and shaped glitter in front of the paper. Take the small liner in front off, fold the flap over on top to seal. Keep the back liner on – you will need it to add to the Kraft window panel.
Apply E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong adhesive on the edges of the Kraft window panel. Using the back liner of the Keepsake Envelope as a handle, place the envelope over the window and use the liner to press the envelope into the adhesive to secure.
Adding a Twist
To add some fun, I had an unused coffee cup stopper that I grabbed from my coffee shop. I used a combination of Adhesive Dots 3D for the top (because it had a stopper and was thick) and Adhesive Dots Small for the bottom tip. I tuck the bottom into the window and then secured the top.
Then I added 3D Foam Strip on the top edge of my window to lift the coffee lid over the coffee stopper. I stacked two strips. Repeat for the sleeve.
Other Patterned Papers: Authentique Paper (Blissful Collection); Stamps and Dies: My Favorite Things Stamps (Perk Up Stamps and Coffee Cup Dies); Ink: Ranger Ink (Fray Burlap Distress Ink); Embossing Folder: Sizzix (On the Go Texture Fades by Tim Holtz); Green Card Base; Kraft and Ivory Cardstock; Coffee Cup Stopper; Shaped Glitter: WOW! Embossing Powder; Sequins
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Hello crafty friends and welcome back! Tracy here, and today I am sharing this sweet and simple Dimensional Card to brighten up someone special’s day. Let’s bring back the love of Snail Mail during this time that we cannot be together, get crafting and send some cards.
Make a Wish Layers
Firstly I started by cutting, and die cutting my dimensional card layers. This collection from Simple Stories is just the cutest, and prefectly sweet to create birthday cards with. I then gathered the die cuts that I wanted to feature on the dimensional card. The finished card base is a 4×6 front, 6×8 in white cardstock and folded in half.
During these unprecedented times, our Front Line Heros are making a difference every day to keep our families safe and we want to share their story. Their tireless work and bravery deserve to be celebrated, so together, let’s put them in the spotlight!
Together with many other papercraft partners below, there are not one but THREE fun & incredible boxes full of crafting items for three deserving Front Line Heros! These boxes are sure to bring a smile to each of our winners!
Hi, Connie here with a dimensional Father’s Day card. June will be here before we know it, so let’s create a mixed media-inspired card for our dads! Creating a Father’s Day card with 3D Foam products will make this card POP!
Next, gently apply ink onto the card panel over the adhesive lines. Be sure to apply gently so that you are not rubbing the adhesive away yet. Let the ink dry.
Once the ink has dried, simply rub the adhesive off with your fingers. This is where you will see the magic happen! The adhesive acts as a resist and leaves a subtle white dotted design. This works like a mask when you apply ink onto the card panel. What a great effect! Wasn’t that easy?
Next, add Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix to the back of each of the clouds. Determine placement on the card front, remove liners, and adhere the cut pieces.
Type out New Home on the label maker and place it on a piece of white cardstock. Hand-cut into a matted banner and adhere to the card by stacking two Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix to make it really pop up!
Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside
With a lot of space left on the bottom, I decided to add a foiled accent and match the design from the resist background.
Instead of a resist technique, I will do a Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside technique. Use them on the outside and create unique embellishments instead of using the adhesive between layers. You can perfectly match your projects using mediums such as foil, embossing powder, glitter, microbeads, flock, and more!
To start, I ran the adhesive over the card in several horizontal stripes. Next, place a piece of Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Holographic Colors color side UP over the adhesive and gently rub with your fingertip to transfer the color to the adhesive. Then peel off the foil to create a gorgeous glittery effect! It’s that easy + fast and the best part, no tools required!
The Finishing Touches
For the final touch, I tore a piece of washi tape with the word, Congratulations, and made it a part of the sentiment to the card by adding it on top of the foiled accent.
Voila… your New Home card is ready. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and try these fun and easy techniques!
Other Etched Dies and Die Cutting Machine: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Sun and Clouds, Platinum 6 Machine); White and Black Cardstock; Patterned Cardstock: American Crafts (Auburn Lane); Sentiments: Dymo and Washi Tape Craft Emotions; Inks: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet); Scissors; Paper Trimmer; Bone Folder
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a fun Summer layout that I created with the help of my daughter. We are working on painting the planter boxes in our backyard. My daughter designed her box with handprints and hearts. I wanted to document this event and I thought that including her handprint on my scrapbook page would be a great way to coordinate with our project, and also record the size of her hand at age 11.
Both my daughter and I enjoyed working on both projects. Having her handprint on this scrapbook layout ensures that I’ll remember this moment long after the paint on the planter box fades.
Metallic Transfer Foil Handprint Embellishment
After I assembled the base patterned papers and other page elements, I traced the outline of my daughter’s hand onto an Adhesive Sheet 6 x 12-inch. I cut the handprint out and pressed it onto the page. Next, I peeled the top liner from the hand and covered it with a sheet of Metallic Transfer Foil Variety Colors. Finally, after firmly pressing down on the foil sheet (color-side up) to transfer the color, I removed the foil to reveal the metallic handprint embellishment.
To add another layer of color, and to match the design on the planter box, I applied a 3D Foam Heart to the center of the handprint. I sprinkled a layer of glittered yellow flock onto the foam heart. The metallic foil and the glittered flock really sparkle in the light!
Adding Dimension to Die-Cut Flowers
I used 3D Foam Circles to attach several of the die-cut flowers to my layout to help raise the shapes off of the page.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to create art with your children! ~Dana Tatar