Tassel Necklace.

Posted by Michelle on July 30th, 2015

Tassels are so trendy right now, and to be able to make your own piece of jewelry in an afternoon – or well less – is so awesome.
Today I’m sharing a tassel necklace which is in Hazel & Ruby’s new Crafternoon collection. The concept being that you can make the various crafts in an afternoon.

Check out this fun packaging.  These little kits would make great gifts.

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And on the inside we’ve got all the pieces, plus a recipe card with step-by-step instructions with pictures on how to make it.

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Super simple to start and follow the instructions with some basic measuring and cutting of your thread.

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Take your thread off the template board, and then wind it back on loosely to take off again and form your tassel base.

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They come right off and you tie them in the center.
And then you take it off the template board and wind it back on loosely so that you can take it off easily to make your tassel.

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Fold your pretty little bundles over and tie again. If you can tie a knot, you can make this necklace.

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Cut your loopy loops and fan that tassel out.  Trim as much or as little as you like – some like it clean and perfect, others like it a little tousled.

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Thread your needle and get the chain through the tassels.

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And you should be done in less than a half an hour.

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This is right about the time my daughter came and swiped it from me.  These are her favorite colors.

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But I tracked her down and got her to hold still for a quick snappy-snap.

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4th of July ✮✮✮✮ Card.

Posted by Michelle on June 29th, 2015

Happy Monday, Gang!

Today I’m sharing a fun handmade card to celebrate the 4th of July.  I know most of us don’t really send out 4th of July cards, but I do like to make a few to give to the kids with some 4th of July fireworks (sparklers and poppers) with a little note inside reminding them to be fun … and safe.

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For this card I used some Hazel & Ruby Pass the Tissue paper in Quote Collage, and then applied star stencils from Everyday Shapes.

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Step 1.
Adhere Pass the Tissue paper to coaster chipboard with Mod Podge.

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Step 2.
Apply star stencils.

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Step 3.
Water color the top half of the piece red, and the bottom part blue.

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Step 4.
Allow to dry.
Remove stencils and outline stars with Imagine Craft’s Irresistible Pico Embellisher.
Stamp sentiment.

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Step 6.
Adhere to 5×5 card base.

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Heart Bookmark.

Posted by Michelle on June 22nd, 2015

Happy Monday, Gang!

Toady I’m sharing a really easy and fun little bookmark.
Easy as in this takes minutes, and very few supplies:  chipboard, shaped punch, Hazel & Ruby’s DIY Decor Tape (I used Golden Dots), scissors, adhesive, and a paper clip.

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I rolled out a piece of the DIY Decor Tape and pressed my chipboard down on to it.

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And then trimmed off the excess.

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And punched out hearts with my shaped punch.

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You could hot glue the heart to the top of the paper clip, but I used a foam dot.

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What a great little add-on when gifting a book!

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My daughter’s birthday card.

Posted by Michelle on June 18th, 2015

I’m back today to share the card that I made for my daughter’s birthday yesterday.  I had purchased the Hey Kid collection from Pink Paislee a long time ago, and never used it, and thought it would be perfect for her.  Mint green is her favorite color, so I paired some close pieces from the collection with a great mint green wooden tag that I got from the Inspire Lovely ETSY shop (the little silver tag is from there too).

I hope you’re having a great week – it’s almost Friday!



Father’s Day cards.

Posted by Michelle on June 8th, 2015

Just popping in real quick to share some Father’s Day cards I made this weekend.  I posted these over on Instagram, and am using the same pictures (unlightened/edited, sorry).
These cards came together super quicklike using pieces from Inspire Lovely on ETSY.  And with the exception of the little silver tag, I didn’t pay for any of the pieces – they were all the fun bits that she includes in her packaging.  I really don’t let anything go to waste 😉



Here’s to a great week!