Craft Table Makeover.

Posted by Michelle on January 24th, 2016

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My craft table, and let’s be honest, my entire craft area, is nothing to brag about.  I’ve got a small corner in my bedroom where my husband has put up some shelves and a cabinet, along with a ribbon organizer and some lighting, and a little table from Walmart for me to craft at.  It works for me, but it’s still a pretty small, dark area.  So I’m always looking for ways to glam it up. 

The tabletop is vinylish, and has some knicks and some stains on it from years of wear.  So my husband offered to cover it for me. And I just so happened to have the perfect covering materials:  Hazel & Ruby DIY Decor Tape in Floralicious, Golden Dots, and Gold Confetti Dot.

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He laid out the larger strips side by side, using one of my Big Shot plates to press out the wrinkles as he went along, and then covered the seams in the smaller Golden Dot Tape.

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I gotta be honest – I kinda love how it turned out.

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It kinda made working on Valentine happy mail that much more fun!

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Crafty Christmas Wrap.

Posted by Michelle on December 11th, 2015

Hey Girls!
Long time no chat.
I have been a Christmas wrapping fool for the last few months. I saved a few gifts to the end because I wanted to do something crafty with the wrapping. So today I’ve got some fun crafty Christmas wrap to share with you featuring one of my most favorite papers from Hazel & Ruby: Wrap it Up, Glassine & Gold.

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I started by diecutting a little gift bag/pocket out of my Glassine & Gold paper using my Big Shot.

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And then I die cut from cardstock the word Merry to go on the front of my package.
And then decided that it needed something added to it, so I added a strip of Hazel & Ruby washi tape to it.

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I needed a tag, so I cut a little piece out of a remnant page from my Hazel & Ruby Crafternoon Mini Keepsake Book Kit.

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I filled my gift bag with some Candy Apple & Polka Dot Pass the Tissue paper, and my package was complete and now on the tree for my mom!

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Thanksgiving Placesetting.

Posted by Michelle on November 23rd, 2015

The Holidays are in full swing with Thanksgiving just a few days away.
I always like to add a piece of handmade crafty to my table setting, and put together this piece to serve as a placecard, and also express gratitude to the person whose name is on it.

I started by diecutting these little pockets from Hazel & Ruby’s Crazy for Chevy Wrap it Up paper in coral.
This paper is on sale for 75%-off in the shoppe, so get it while you can!

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I had some remnant pieces of cork laying around and thought it would work well on a fall piece, so I die cut thankful and grateful from it to add on.

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This pretty coral washi tape from Hazel & Ruby went well with the paper so I used it to accent my word.

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And then I had my little girl write a note for grandma that’ll go in to her little pocket.
This kinda stuff means the world to grandmas.

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And then I tied it all together with a clothespin, some fun twine, and a coordinating chunky button.

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Crafternoon Mashup.

Posted by Michelle on October 5th, 2015

Happy Monday, Hazel & Ruby fans!
I’m here today with what I’m calling a Crafternoon Mashup.
I’m combining pieces from two of our Crafternoon kits and adding another layer of fun to the project.

 

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Essentially I am adding some wool felt balls from the Wool Felt Ball Garland Crafternoon kit to the Mini Keepsake Book Crafternoon kit to make it a tad more fun as it’s going to be a gift for my daughter.  I love the festiveness that the little felt balls are going to add to the piece.  

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The keepsake book comes with templated pages, chipboard front and back covers, and even some plastic sheets to put pictures in.

 

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I took a couple of the wool felt balls and strung them together and added them to my charm piece that is hanging on the side of the keepsake book.

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This shot makes me so happy!  I love the gold, the tassel, the wool felt balls, and the little key.

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When I was finished, I put the mini book back in to the package, and wrapped it up in some Gold & Glassine Wrap It Up paper and topped it with a wooden clothespin, a heart diecut from the mini book kit, and some more felt balls.  Now all my girl has to do is make it her own by writing in it and filling it up with all her favorite pictures!

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Celebrate today.

Posted by Michelle on October 2nd, 2015

TGIF!
Today I’m sharing a couple of new cards I made featuring new product from My Mind’s Eye.  The “My Story” collection is full of gold and brown and nectarine colored bits; it’s just fantastic!  I am having a ball playing with new product lately.

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