Thursday, August 18, 2016

Chibitronics Meets My Favorite Things

Hey everyone!  Long time, huh.

Well, recently I received a yummy box of goodies from My Favorite Things for a blog hop with Chibitronics.  Of course I had to come up with a few "Thank You" cards for swim team.  Don't forget to check out all the gorgeous goodies the MFT girls made on the My Favorite Things Blog

Sparkle Card Supplies :

Step 1:  Cut cardstock to size and add layer of patterned paper.
Step 2:  Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock using hybrid ink and stamp.
Step 3:  Create the circuit using copper tape and LED light stickers on an extra sheet of paper or cardstock.  You can see more information and directions on the Chibitronics website here.  I used three different colors of lights to give the card a bit more sparkle.
Step 4:  Complete the circuit by adding copper tape to the back of the stamped sentiment.
Step 5:  Embellish design with additional sequins.
This switch is super fun to use, just run your finger over the bottom of the card and the lights sparkle.
You Deserve a Treat Supplies:

Step 1:  Assemble Card Base

Step 2:  Stamp Sentiment onto layered papers.
Step 3:  Die cut white cardstock mug and vellum steam and coffee.   I used my trusty Sizzix Machine and some Core'dinations gold vellum.
Step 4:  Assemble simple circuit behind where the steam will be placed. 
Step 5:  To prevent the card from lighting before being presented, I added a small piece of cardstock between the tape and the battery.  Once presented, the recipient can pull the cardstock out completing the circuit. 
This is a simple way to prevent the battery from running out before the card is presented.  


Monday, May 2, 2016

Make Your Graduation Party Shine!

I can't believe it....alomost a year ago I made this set of party decorations for Core'dinations and Darice and now I have two children graduating...Brighton with his Bachelors of Science and Mackenzie from High School!  Time to break these out and party!!!!!!!  These were super fun to make and I really love the way they turned out.graduation_party_final-1024x680
Graduation Party Decor Supplies:
Mason Jar Congratulations Centerpiece:
Step 1:  Select desired pieces from Core'dinations Paper Pops pack.  These packages come in a varitety of styles and colors for any celebration.  You will need 6 pieces of two sizes to create ornament shapes, plus two larger shapes for the title.
graduation_party_centerpiece_selectStep 2:  Fold shapes in half with the side you want displayed on the inside.
graduation_party_centerpiece_foldStep 3:  Glue shapes with the right side in together leaving a bit of a gap on the inner corner.  When all six are glued together you will get your ornament shape.
graduation_party_centerpiece_glueStep 4:  Thread ornament shapes and larger title shapes onto dowel.
graduation_party_centerpieceStep 5:  To create band on mason jar begin by cutting a sheet of the Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Core paper to fit your jar.  I cut mine at 1 1/2 inch by 10, and emboss if desired.
Step 6:  In order to keep your embossing pattern consistent throughout your longer projects, you can cut a slit in the top of the folder allowing the paper to slide through.  I love this technique for embossing longer strips.
graduation_party_embossed_ringStep 7:  Simply wrap your mason jar with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallic Paper and insert your dowel with the ornaments.  I used a bit of krinkle paper to hold everything together, but almost anything would work, from pebbles to marbles to little hard candies.
Graduation Cap Boxes Step 1:  Cut all pieces from the SVGCuts file.
graduation_party_cap_cutsStep 2:  Assemble as per their directions.  The Core'dinations Texture cardstock gives the cap a nice fabric finish.
Graduation Cap Banner Step 1:  Cut 1 1/2 inch mortar board shapes with electronic cutter.
graduation_party_banner_capsStep 2:  Attach mortar boards to banner rosettes.  The rosettes come pre assembled, so creating this banner is quick and easy.
Medallion Wall Decor Step 1:  Directions for assembly are included in each kit.  Begin by removing adhesive from end piece and attaching to the other end to form a ring.
graduation_party_medallion_glue endsStep 2:  Place medallion ring over cardboard ring with post.
graduation_party_medallion_postStep 3:  Press ends of medallion down and cover with top screw and additional cardboard ring.
graduation_party_medalions_post and ring
Step 4:  Cover cardboard rings and posts with included foam tape cardboard circles and embellish further with paper pops.  Layer on wall for a unique decoration.
With all the great color combinations available from the Party Mixer line from Core'dinations I am sure you will find the perfect combination for your next event.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Light up the Lawn ...Fawn that is

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Chibitronics and Lawn Fawn blog share.  Chibitronics and Lawn Fawn have teamed up to share some of the great ideas and projects you can make with these two great companies.

Lawn Fawn makes some of the cutest clear stamps out there and I was lucky to receive the Loads of Fun stamps to play with.
Supplies Used:  
  • Ranger Archival Ink - Black
  • Ranger Distress Crayons
  • Lawn Fawn Loads of Fun Stamps
  • Chibitronics LED Sticker Lights
  • Chibitronics Copper Tape
  • Core'dinations Cardstock
  • Foam Adhesive
Step 1:  Color card base with Distress Crayons.  Unlike many watercolor mediums, these you want to go somewhat heavy with in order to get a good smudge.
Step 2:  Color stamped images and color with Distress Crayons.  Apply adhesive.  I like using a dry adhesive like my Xyron Sticker Maker.

Step 3:  Create card design and poke holes where you want the lights to shine through.  
Step 4:  With Pencil, mark card base where lights need to show through.
Step 5:  Create simple, parallel circuit.
Step 6:  Attach card design to base using foam adhesive to compensate for depth of battery.

That's cute, so simple.

Thanks for dropping by.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Pin the Tail on the

Wow...I can't believe I made this Pin the Tail on the Bunny game for my niece a year ago.  It was the perfect accent to their home decor for the Easter Holiday, and doubled as a party game for their Easter Egg Hunt.  This game is super simple to make and is an all time classic hit.  Over the years I have created many "pin the" games...from Flames on Charizard to handles on a teapot....this game never dissapoints.
Pin the Tail on the Bunny Supplies:
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Step 1: Cut out your bunny shape. I used the rabbit from Cricut's Pet Shop, but there is a similar Rabbit here in the Silhouette Store. To create a large shape simply place two 12x12 sheets right next to one another and cut.  When done, use a piece of scrap paper to adhere the two halves together.
pin the tail_coredinations_nancy keslin_paper placementStep 2:  Repeat for each of the layers in your image.  My bunny had four layers, but you can use more or less depending on your cut file.  I used a mixture of light brown and black neutrals, but you can use whatever colors you choose.
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Step 3:  Adhere your layers to form the large bunny design.
pin the tail_coredinations_nancy keslin_layers assembled
Step 4:  Cut bow design from your favorite Glitter Silk color.  I love the Glitter silk, it cuts beautifully, and gives that extra bit of sparkle without leaving glitter everywhere.  Adhere to neck of bunny.
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Step 5:  Cut tails for your bunny from white Glitter Silk papers.  I used a large flower shape, but you could use a circle or scalloped circle, and number each.  You will need one tail for each of your games participants.
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Step 6:  Hang bunny on vertical surface at eye level for your players.
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Step 7:  Give each player one of the tails that has a little adhesive stuck on the back side.  Blind fold the player and have them place the tail where they think it should be.  The player who is the closest wins.
I hope you have fun creating this game for the little ones in your life.