Friday, January 25, 2013

Travel Tic-tac-toe Altoids Tin

This week is Pinterest inspired week over at Epiphany Crafts.  If you do Pinterest like I do, you have scores of ideas pinned away for later.  I decided to browse my Crafty Inspiration board for a fun idea and settled on this one--a magnetic tic-tac-toe game in an Altoids tin.

 Super easy and super cute!  Kids are bound to love it!

Slap some washi tape and some patterned paper on an Altoids tin and you  have the perfect mini receptacle for a magnetic tic-tac-toe game.

Lemme tell ya, washi tape has made altering Altoids tins SO much easier.   Just wrap it around the box and fold over the ends.  So easy!

Glossy Accents is a fantastic adhesive for adhering metal objects.  I adhered some small, super strong magnets to the back of each game piece.  Be careful!  Those little suckers will attach to anything metal.  I had to re-attach some magnets more than once.

I created the tic-tac-toe markers using my EC Round 14 tool and bubble caps.  I made sure to choose patterns for the markers that my kids (ages 6 and 8) wouldn't fight over them.

Using a craft knife, I trimmed some washi tape to make the lines for the tic-tac-toe board on the inside of the lid.

Now, like another car activity, it is only a matter of time before a fight breaks out and/or parts get lost. 

Happy gaming!

Amanda

Epiphany Crafts Supplies
Shape Studio Tool Round 14
Shape Studio Accessories Round 14 bubble Caps

Other Supplies:
Patterned paper, chipboard embellishments (Crate Paper On Trend)
Alpha stickers (Glitz Design Cashmere Dame)
Small dot washi (October Afternoon Witch Hazel)
Large dot washi (Queen & Co.)
Magnets (Sierra Pacific)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentine's Day Mailbox Part Deux

Don't you just adore miniatures?  I don't know what it is about tiny objects that makes me squeal, but they do.  My 6 year old daughter and I love to "Eeeek!" and "Awww" over anything cute and tiny.  

I am totally in love with tiny mailboxes and thought it would be fitting to create one for Valentine's Day.  I have made a more traditional mailbox in the past, but wanted to try a post office mailbox this time around.  

I used all sorts of delicious goodies from Doodlebug's new Lovebirds collection.  The colors are bright and cheery and I just can't resist the little birdies.  Awwww!  The mailbox opens up so to keep it closed,  I added a button closure with a tiny baker's twine pom pom.  Eeeek!
 
I used all sorts of stickers to doll up the outside of mailboxTiny hearts everywhere!  Eeeek!   

Unwind the pom pom and the little mailbox opens up to reveal a space filled with teeny tiny love notes.  Awwww!    I got the mailbox die cutting file from svgcuts.com  and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the file.
 
I wish all mail were this tiny and cute.  Eeeek!  If I ever feel sad, I just hold one of these and I feel all better. 

Look!  Tiny little envelopes and tiny little notes.  Awwww!   The little notes are printed on both sides, but one side is blank so you can add your own tiny love note.  It took a combination of threats and empty promises to keep my 6 year-old's sticky little fingers off of these.  (JK)  She was raring to hoard them in her box of tiny things. 

Do you love mini things?  What miniatures are your favorite? 

Thanks for stopping by today!   

Amanda

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DIY Paper Heart-Shaped Chocolates Box

I just adore heart shaped chocolates boxes, even the cheap ones you buy at the store.  There is just something so lovely and romantic about receiving chocolates in a heart-shaped box.  This year I set out to make my own heart-shaped box using the pretty papers, twine, rhinestones and pearls from Doodlebug's Lovebirds collection.  Check it:

Don't those chocolates look yummy?  I can personally attest that they were indeed delicious.   I used THIS file from the Silhouette online store to cut the box.   I embellished the top of the box with some paper roses, a cute tag, and some heart-shaped rhinestones.  That's right, heart shaped rhinestones!


I used a variety of patterns to give the box some trendy appeal.  I stuck with reds and pinks for an ultra Valentiney feel. 


I die cut three large roses and adhered them to the top of the box.  I use a pair of tweezers to gently curl the edges of the rose petals. 


I dolled up the tag with some Doodle Twine and a heart-shaped pearl.  Don't those little birdies make you want to say, "Awww"?

I can't wait to give this to my Valentine.  What will you give to yours? 

Have a tweet day!


Amanda

Monday, January 21, 2013

Lifestyle Crafts 50% off Coupon Code: POPPERMIMI Good Jan 21-27

To help celebrate the New Year, Lifestyle Crafts is having a HUGE sale!  Enter coupon code POPPERMIMI during checkout and receive 50% off of everything in your cart!  The sale runs all week from January 21-27.

My favorite new product is the Shape 'N Tape.  They are just like having large sheets of washi tape!  With 6"x12" Shape 'n Tape sheets, you  have the freedom to cut out any shape using dies or scissors.  It comes in several colors so it is perfect for all sorts of craft projects! 

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I am also totally digging the new Love Notes dies. 

These arrows are so trendy and fab!  Not only are they great for Valentine's Day, but for any other trendy and hip project. 




And aren't these cupcake and donut dies to die for???  They look so yummy! 


Remember to enter coupon code POPPERMIMI for 50% off all of your Lifestyle Crafts goodies.  THIS WEEK ONLY! 

Have a fantastic week!

Amanda

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card and Tag

A New Year brings with it a whole bunch of birthdays that need celebrating!   I created a fun and hip birthday card and tag that are not too frilly and fancy--perfect for teens or the man in your life.


I used patterned paper and coordinating stickers from SEI's Mayberry collection to create the card and tag.  Black and white checkered paper is so fun and versatile!



The contrasting colors of the stars and sentiment really pop on the card.  The sentiment is created with alpha stickers and would be really easy to customize for any occasion.



The Epiphany Crafts star tool makes great embellishments for birthday cards.



I created a matching tag with the same patterned paper, coordinating stickers and baker's twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Amanda

Epiphany Crafts Supplies
Shape Studio Tool Star 25
Shape Studio Accessories Star 25 bubble caps

Other Supplies
Patterned paper, stickers (SEI Mayberry collection)
Twine (The Twinery)
Alpha stickers (Jenni Bowlin)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

RCC 76: Winter Spirit

It's time again for Ribbon Carousel's monthly challenge!  This month's theme is Winter Spirit. 

Make a card, a treat box, a scrapbook page, or anything at all to celebrate Winter and be sure to include some ribbon or twine!   You have until January 31st to add your creation to the link on the Ribbon Carousel blog.  The random winner of the ribbon carousel will be announced  on the RC blog on Monday, February 4th!  Be sure to stop by the blog for all of the challenge details.  

I tied a giant bow using some silky crushed ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel Store.  I layered papers from Studio Calico's Darling Dear 6x6 pad and added a bingo card from Jenni Bowlin. 

I used the Feathers Die from Lifestyle Crafts to make the kraft feathers.  I have already been using this die like crazy! 

Remember to use coupon code POPPERMIMI at Lifestyle Crafts for a 20% discount on everything in your cart!  Wahoo! 

Happy January! 

Amanda

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Valentine's Day Mailbox

Good morning and Happy New Year!  Although the New Year has just begun, Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  This super cute project is sure to make your Valentine smile from ear to ear! 

I grabbed a bunch of goodies from Doodlebug's Sweet Cakes collection and created a 3D mailbox complete with a postcard Valentine inside.   I used the 3D mailbox file from Silhouette to cut the mailbox and flag.

 
I dolled up the outside of the mailbox with die cuts, stickers, a stamped sentiment and some paper pieced envelopes (Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail set).  Aren't they cute? 

The postcard stamp is also from Lawn Fawn's You've Got Mail stamp set.  It is the perfect size for an individual valentine. 

This would not only make a fun Valentine's Day gift box, but also a Valentine mailbox for kids!  

Thanks SO much for stopping by today!  

Amanda

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Unique Crafters Challenge #11: New Beginings

Welcome back to Unique Crafters Challenge sponsored by Scrapbook Unique!  Challenge #11: New Beginnings, begins on January 1 and ends at midnight (CST) on January 31.  You can link up three different projects for your chance to win a fantastic prize package!  Winners will be announced on February 5.  Be sure to read all of the fine print on the Unique Crafters Challenge blog homepage.
 
For our theme of new beginnings, I created a sweet and pretty baby card, perfect for someone expecting a new baby. 

I die cut fabric paper, created a rosette with crochet ribbon, and added some pom pom trim.  A few alpha stickers created a simple sentiment.  

Happy New Year! 

Amanda