Monday, January 13, 2020

Tips and Tricks to Getting my Craft Desk Organized

Staying organized is key to a creative space.  If you cannot find the item you need to use, then it can make your creative process super hard and fluster your process.  So organization is key!!  Today I tackled my drawer on my desk - it is the junk drawer and the one that I spend way to much time hunting for things inside it.

This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.



Check out my video to see how I organized not only my drawer, but a second unit on my desk as well!!



So this is what my drawer looked like before I got after it.  It really became the catchall for all the crap on my desk, when cleaning of the surface it was the catch for all kinds of things.  So the first job was to clean out the items that did not belong, and to even purge the things that needed to be trashed.


Now it is time for my Deflecto caddy storage tray to help keep all my little bits from rolling all around the drawer, it really did the trick!  I had a second 2 drawer system from Deflecto that I had cleaned out and purged to it came to the rescue!! 


the top drawer has all my bits for my camera that I need, but do not use all the time, like the strap and extra batteries.


The bottom drawer has extra electronic items, such as external chargers, extra cables, earphone, and other bits.


With organizing these two spaces, I was able to de-clutter a really large area of my desk and clean up a few different spots and items that really did not have a home.  Not everything has it place!


How area of your craft space are you going to organize?

Interested in the supplies I used in this project? Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase. 

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Deflecto Caddy Storage Tray
Deflecto Caddy Storage Tray
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Deflecto 2 Drawer Cube Storage
Deflecto 2 Drawer Cube Storage
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Partial Die Cut Two Fold Fun Fold Winter Snowmen Cards

Fun fold cards are a blast, and in this card I teach you how to blend a 2 fold fun fold card with a half die front fold for a cute winter snowman card!

This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.



See how to make these card in the video below!!



The key to these cards is the special die that cuts only half of the image out.  You can do the same thing on your own projects, just roll your image only half way through the die cut machine, or cut your dies in half.


To hold all the super cute papers and elements together I used my Xyron tape runner.  It is the perfect adhesive that is so easy to use and also super strong!!!



Now here is the best part, why it is a fun fold card!!!



Look how it it opens, so cool!!  The measurements are below.

Measurements Base - 4.25 x 8.5 - score at 5"
Inside card - 3.75 x 9.5 - score at 5 (extra will be cut off when you die cut half of the stamped image - final size 3.75 x 9



Interested in the supplies I used in this project? Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase. 

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Xyron Tape Runner Refil
Xyron Tape Runner Refil
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Fiskars Scissors
Fiskars Scissors
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Xyron tape runner
Xyron tape runner
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Neenah 8.5x11 Card Paper
Neenah 8.5x11 Card Paper
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Misti
Misti
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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Adornit Paper Collections
Adornit Paper Collections
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Lawn Fawn Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Cardstock
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SB.com Neenah 4.25 x 5.5 paper
SB.com Neenah 4.25 x 5.5 paper
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European Papercrafts
European Papercrafts
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SB.com Hybrid Inks
SB.com Hybrid Inks
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Crossover 2 Die Cut Machine
Crossover 2 Die Cut Machine
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Arteza Alcohol Pens
Arteza Alcohol Pens
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Gemini Snowman Stamp set
Gemini Snowman Stamp set
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SSS Winter Hugs Stamp Set
SSS Winter Hugs Stamp Set
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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Felt Gnome Upcycled Etched Candy Jar Toppers

Gnomes are all the rage, and they are super easy to make with a jar, some felt, and glue!!  Check out below for how to make them!

This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.



Check out the super short video below to see how to make these fun winter gnomes!




To start with I save my glass jars.  These are a trio of jars that had barbecue sauce in them, so I just washed them really well and pulled the labels off.


I then etched one the jars to give it a frosted look with the Etchall Dip and etch liquid.  I love the look of a frosty jar, and it makes it even more wintry too!!


I just love the look of the frosted glass with candies in them!  You do not even need to frost the entire way down, because the gnome toppers cover up the top.


Then it is just about placing the felt gnomes on the top.  I started with a 9 x 9 inch square of felt and added glue along the top and edge to make a cone (see video to learn how to do it).  The added a little triangle cut piece of faux white fur for the beard and a wooden bead for the nose.


If you make your cone tighter it makes the gnome sit higher up on the jar as the cone is smaller, if you make the cone larger then it goes further down the jar.  I love that all three of my gnomes have different heights, and i also put in different candies in each jar!



What color will you make your gnomes?


What to see some other fun gnome ideas, check this one out at Favecrafts!!!


Interested in the supplies I used in this project? Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase. 


Arbonne
Arbonne
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Fiskars Scissors 8
Fiskars Scissors 8"
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Kunin Felt Classic
Kunin Felt Classic
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Kunin Felt Premiun
Kunin Felt Premiun
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Etchall Dip n Etch
Etchall Dip n Etch
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Supertite Glue
Supertite Glue
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Supertite All Purpose Univseral Glue
Supertite All Purpose Universal Glue
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White Faux Fur
White Faux Fur
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Wood beads
Wood beads
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