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Friday, December 22, 2017

How to Make a Combined Family Photo Frame With Vinyl.

Hello crafter's Penny here today to show you how to make a combined family photo frame, with vinyl accents. 

So I heard that my daughter was getting family photo's made in a few weeks, and I thought I'd make them a cute frame for their combined family. Since my daughter's new husband had two children, and she had two children. So I started with this wooden frame that had the word "Family" already embossed on it. 

It was cute, and quite lovely on it's own, but I wanted to personalize if for them so I started looking for some great vinyl to add to the frame. I went to the Style Tech Crafts and Tape Technologies website's to check out which vinyl I wanted to use from their many selections. For this project I chose vinyls from their Luster Collection. Below are just some of the great color choices:

Red 904

Yellow 887

Royal Blue 906

Bright Green 902

Magenta 907

Silver 885

For my project I used these 3 colors: Royal Blue, Bright Green, and Red.

So after I chose my vinyl I brought out my die cutting machine and went to work! My daughter's and her children's last name had been Arnold, and her new husband's and his children last name was Hardy. So I placed those names at the bottom of the frame, then added their children's name at each side, along with some cute heart's scattered here and there. I think it turned out pretty cute, and the kid's like it because it has their names printed on it.

I hope some of their new family photos end up in this frame like the one's pictured below:

Family shot

Jack and Olivia

Matthew and Madison

Hope you had fun today, and till next time Happy scrapping! Love Penny
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

How to Make a Beautiful Christmas Advent Calendar with Vinyl.

Good morning crafter's Penny here today to show you how to make a gorgeous Christmas advent calendar using vinyl, and a metal message board.  Normally these are made for children, however my mom has early forms of Alzheimer's disease so she has been losing track of how many day's it is till Christmas, so this project was made for her.

I started this project with just a plain message board, as seen here.  It has a metallic sheen to it so it didn't like my camera flash very much, sorry about that. 

Then I chose my quality vinyl's from Tape Technologies, and Style Tech Crafts.  I wanted this vinyl to have great color, and a luxurious feel so I chose the vinyl from their Luster collection

904 Red

906 Royal Blue (the blue photo here appears lighter than the true color) 

The below photo is a more accurate photo of the Royal Blue color. 

I also used a 885 Silver

The sheen on this vinyl is amazing and it's so soft to the touch! I used the above colors, although they have a large selection of other colors to chose from along with many other vinyl styles perfectly suited for whatever your needs are. You can find their color chart Here

So to start off my project I used my die cut machine to cut out the "Merry Christmas" title,

and then the Santa Claus.

Then I added the tree, and star.

This is how those elements looked like before I added the grid, and numbers.

The small green star located on the tree is movable, and has a magnet glued onto the back of it. In the photo below you can see the star located on the #6 day. The star is made from wood, and used to be a knob on a children's jewelry box. I simply painted it green, and red with a sharpie markers, and then glued the magnet to the back of it. 

 I also glued 4 magnets to the back of the message board so that it could be hung from my refrigerator. (Thanks Rhonda for the magnets they work great!) Super easy project mostly made from things I already had laying about the house. I hope you had fun today following along, and until next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

How to Make Your Own November Project Life Cards

Good Morning crafter's Penny here today to show you how to make your own November Project Life cards.

So these are a few that I made just using simple stickers, and some pattern paper. Easy as pie! However I like to add a bunch of different embellishments to my cards like fabric, metal, epoxy, etc. So in order to do that I have to either purchase a glue for each of those items or find one glue that will work on everything! 

So that is when I found ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever ! Since I like to have a lot of control over where I place my glue I also purchased the No Clog Writing Cap

This cap allows for perfect placement of my glue, as shown here on my ribbon. It also takes very little glue to make it actually stay in place which I also love.

Here I am gluing a strip of bling ribbon in place with the same glue. So it also works on plastic!

Next up is metal!  I had this little metal embellishment for several years, and the original sticky back had lost it's glue strip.

So just a dot or two of glue and it's perfectly usable again! I really didn't need to use this much glue to hold this in place, but taking a photo, and squeezing out glue at the same time seems to be more than I can handle! LOL At any rate the important part is the glue worked just fine on metal as well! 

Below are other examples of Project Life type cards I also made.

This card used die cut leaves, two stickers, and some ribbon.

Lots of fun cards here as well.

Okay so I got a little carried away! 

 Then it seems I couldn't stop!

I had lots of fun making these cards and they cost a fraction of the price if I had purchased them in the store. 

 I hope you have fun making your own cards! Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

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Friday, December 01, 2017

How to Decorate a Super Cute Christmas Candy Jar

Good morning fellow crafter's Penny here today to show you how to decorate a cute Christmas candy jar. I love making simple gifts in a jar!

So I started with a plain canning type jar, but any jar will do as long as it's large enough for the type of candy you want to put in it, and it's side's will work well with the vinyl. 

For my project I chose my vinyl from from Tape Technologies & Style Tech Craft.  You can find more sample projects on their Facebook Page

I chose vinyl from their Luster Collection it is beautiful, and lovely to the touch. They also have a huge assortment of other styles and colors available including: Chalkboard vinyl , Fuorescent-glow, and many other styles and colors, here is a link to their Color Chart

For my project I used: 

Silver #885  

Red #904

Bright Green #902

Royal Blue #906 (This blue is darker than this photo, see jar photo's for best color) 

This is a better shot of some of the colors, and you can also really see the luxurious feel of this vinyl.

So to make my jar I started by cutting the vinyl with my die cut machine to decorate the top section.  

Then I added the silver cut outs after I used a corner rounder punch on them.

To add the lettering in a straight line I used Application-tape-premask. tape this makes lining up those letter's a breeze! I love it! 

One last look at my jar,but now with an added bow, now all I have to do it keep it full of candy for my grand kids! LOL Hope you had fun today and till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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