How to Make Glittered Titles!

One of the things I like about white titles is how easy it is to add colored glitter to them to make them match a project. I really wanted to amp up and create a bright fun layout with my son and I. he is bright and fun so a layout needs to reflect that, right?

All the supplies I used are from Bad Girls Couture and the adhesive from Supertite (You can actually take 10% off any order over $5 with coupon code: Supertite-Golden).

 I used the Dual Tip Max-Glue Pen to adhere the glitter to the letters.

 I like it because not only is it clear, it also has a nice tip with a comb to move the adhesive around.

 I applied my adhesive to the title:

 I sprinkled a generous layer of glitter on the wet adhesive.

 Once the title was covered I went in with the flat side of a craft spatula and pressed the glitter down.

 I applied another layer of glitter and let it dry.

 I simply removed the title once it was dry and applied to my layout.

 I really like that with this technique I could glitter different words in my title different colors!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

2017 Christmas Planner Tutorial

Christmas is a special time of year and getting everything done to create a fun memory can be a challenge with a family of five. I need all the help I can get, so I created this planner. This is a two part post. First, I show you how to make the cover for the planner. Then, I show how to make a pocket folder for it in a video. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful!

To create the cover you are going to need two pieces of foam found in the kids’ section of most craft stores. One needs to be adhesive and it if sparkles even better! 
Measure two lines with a ruler on the backside of your adhesive foam with a pencil.

 Take a circle, fold it in half and use a ruler to trace the line.

 line up the line on the circle with the one on the adhesive backing and trace half the circle.

 Repeat that process and cut out the scallop border. Set aside.

 Measure your cover to your preferred size. Find the center and score 1/4 inch line on the right and left of the center (leaving a 1/2 inch space).

 Mark where to place your holes for the bands.

 Punch holes. I like the Crop-O-Dile because it cuts any thickness.

 Adhere your scallops to the cover lining up the edges.

Thread your elastic thread through the two holes according to how many inserts you are going to use.
Here is a video on how to make the multi pocket file: 
Here are a few pictures of the inside of the complete planner:

This was a ton of fun to make and I can’t wait to use it this season!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

We Craft New Monthly Stamps!

Have you heard of the new up and coming cyber crafting community — We Craft? IT is a place where crafters can go for inspiration, education and to share ideas. It is a pretty exciting concept! A new artist created a set of stamps for each month of the year exclusively for We Craft. This is what I did with the October set:

Here is an introduction to all of the stamps as well as a quick tutorial on how to make an ATC:
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

4th of July Card

Summer is in full swing in these parts and I can’t wait for the 4th of July! To kick it off I made a fun card! Let me show you how to do it.

 To assemble this card you are going to need Star Struck Sapphire and  Glossy Ruby foiled paper. Cut approximately 8 squares at 1.5 inches. Then, cut those squares in half to make triangles.

 Roll each triangle around a pencil with the point as the center.

Gently squeeze the bottom of rolled foiled paper. The edges need to be fairly flat as to line up with the rest  of the petals.

 Adhere the pedals forming a circle on a card base. Make a rosette out of the Rudy Foiled Paper. Flip the leftover Ruby Foiled paper over and punch out flowers with the gold side.

 Assemble punched flowers and images on top of flowers and adhere.

 Add some bling for the center of each flower.

 Let adhesive dry and give to a loved one!

I like these flowers because they can be used on a multitude of projects. Make sure you check out Rinea Blog for more inspiration!
Until next time ~ Happy Crating! 
Betz

Fairy DIY Gift

I made a necklace, matching card and gift bag for a Fairy Fan. I thought I would share how I did it. This was a super easy thing to make using a digital download. I found mine at Calico Collage ! She has the best art I have ever seen and a huge selection. It was hard to pick which one I wanted to feature.

To see how I put it together I made a video tutorial for you. You can find it here

Please subscribe to my blog and channel if you have not already done so. I have a lot of fun stuff coming out soon.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

Sugar Skull Card

 I have a confession to make….though I am on who likes to push the limits in my art and I love edgy things, I have always steered clear of skulls. It is not like they offend me. I just struggle with the concept of them and making them pretty. However, living in the Southwest and participating in Day of the Dead and Cinco De Mayo I have grown to admire Sugar Skulls. I thought it was time that I used them in my art.

 I wanted to create something colorful, whimsical and pretty so I stuck with bright bold embellishments that I made with Rinea Foiled Paper

I found these Sugar Skull paper dolls to be gorgous and I had to use them from Calico Collage .

I upload a step by step how to on making this card here . Please go check it out and don’t forget to subscribe if you have not already done so!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz