Thursday, April 24, 2014

Craft Warehouse Design Team Member Keri Sallee


Meet Keri Salle! When I saw Keri's work for the first time I jumped up and down! Really! Take a look at the fun mixed media pieces she has created! The layers, texture, and details are beautiful! She clearly has a good time while creating and that's what it is all about!

  
 How long have you been crafting? 

I have enjoyed being creative most of my life, focusing mainly on music, until about 10 years ago when my son was born. It was then that I was introduced to scrapbooking by my sister-in-law and I have spent the last 10 years trying all sorts of new avenues of crafting.



 What inspires you to be creative?

I am most inspired by colors and patterns! People think I'm crazy, but my paper stash at home is organized by manufacturer. To me, when I start a project I automatically pair my picture or idea with a paper line or embellishment.

What Craft Warehouse products do you love to use? 

I am a patterned paper hound (lol) so I LOVE being able to find a large variety to choose from. I also LOVE to have a bunch of different mediums and supplies at my fingertips so that whatever creative wild hair I get, I can find it right away!

How can you encourage others reading this column? 

I think one of the biggest encouragements I can give people is to be FEARLESS! Not every page or project is going to be a work of art, but the point is to learn something new with each step and sometimes that new thing is learning what NOT to do or learning what you don't like. Don't compare yourself to someone who has been doing this for years...only compare yourself to where you have been and as long as your moving forward...you're right on track. :)
Such great words of advice! Join us tomorrow as Keri uses Graphic 45's new summer collection in a special project! You won't want to miss out on this tutorial! In the meantime, visit Keri at her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ombré Heart DIY Shadow Box


Handmade projects don't have to be complicated to be impressive! Join us through out the month of April for ideas that are easy DIY, that will satisfy your desire to create, and will wow your family and friends! This wall art is easy but packs punch! When you are done you will surprise yourself at how beautiful it will look hanging on your wall! 

Supplies:
  • 12x12 White Shadow Box
  • Dear Lizzy 12x12 Wood Hearts
  • Foam Brush
  • Acrylic Paint color of your choice (turquoise is use in this project)
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Glue gun




Directions:
  1. Start with the color you would like to be the darkest.
  2. Using your foam brush paint your first row of paint.
  3. Then ad White paint to your starting color and slowly paint each row adding white to make each row lighter. If you paint a row and its too light or too dark your can always go over that row later.
  4. Once its dry open up your shadow box and place the wood heart piece into the front of the shadow box. Then glue into shadow box using your glue gun.
  5. Add the shadow box inset on top of the glue and push down the black tabs to hold in place.
  6. Throw away the back piece of your frame & hang!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Colorful Chalkboard DIY Coasters


Handmade projects don't have to be complicated to be impressive! Join us through out the month of April for ideas that are easy DIY, that will satisfy your desire to create, and will wow your family and friends!                                                          There is nothing more fun than chalkboard besides colored chalkboard! Decorate with bistro chalk markers when you are done or use the markers to add a guest's name so they remember where they set their drink!





Supplies:
  • Unfinished Coaster set
  • Acrylic Paint (colors of your choice)
  • Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating
  • Foam Brush
  • Bistro Markers

Directions:
  1. Paint unfinished coasters and box with acrylic paint.
  2. Once dry, add 2 coats on top of each coaster and out side of the box with clear chalkboard coating. This will turn your surface into a reusable chalkboard surface.
  3. Then decorate using bistro marker! 





Monday, April 21, 2014

DIY Trio Frame Holder


Handmade projects don't have to be complicated to be impressive! Join us through out the month of April for ideas that are easy DIY, that will satisfy your desire to create, and will wow your family and friends!

You will will surprise yourself how easy this project is that you will want to make yourself more for yourself or gifts!


Supplies:
  • 2 - 5x5 White Frames on sale 2 for $10
  • 1 - 3.5x5 White Frame on Sale 2 for $7
  • Picture Pockets from Hazel and Ruby Handmade
  • Washi Tape Hazel and Ruby Handmade
  • Sequins from Hazel and Ruby Handmade
  • All Night Media Mini Glue Dots
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 1 yard Burlap Ribbon
  • Staple Gun

Directions:
  1. Start by opening up each frame and cleaning the glass.
  2. Then place a photo in each frame and close up the back.
  3. Position your frames in a line the way you would like them to hang, then cut your ribbon in 2 strips then staple to the back of the frame so they all connect. Tie a bow or knot at the top.
  4. Then flip over and decorate with washi tape & sequins using glue dots.
  5. For the middle frame choose a picture pocket that fits the frame and glue on to the front of the frame using Glossy Accents.
Hazel and Ruby Handmade Picture Pockets (Quote Me)


Hazel and Ruby Handmade Sequins


Hazel and Ruby Scalloped Washi Tape

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Colored Chalkboard DIY Frame


Handmade projects don't have to be complicated to be impressive! Join us through out the month of April for ideas that are easy DIY, that will satisfy your desire to create, and will wow your family and friends!

Wouldn't you kids love to have a picture of them with a chalkboard that they can decorate over and over again? This is such a simple DIY project they can create with your supervision!

Supplies:
  • 12x12 MDF Frame with 4x4 opening 11.99 with 40% off this month!
  • Sea Glass Acrylic Paint
  • Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating.
  • Hazel And Ruby Handmade Chalkboard Washi Tape
  • Foam Brush
  • Colored Chalk
Directions:
  1. Paint your frame surface with acrylic paint 1 or 2 coats.
  2. After its dry paint the frame with clear chalkboard coating (instructions on the bottle)
  3. then add washi tape and your child's favorite photo or family pet.
  4. Decorate with colored chalk!






Friday, April 18, 2014

Hazel And Ruby Handmade DIY Frame


Handmade projects don't have to be complicated to be impressive! Join us through out the month of April for ideas that are easy DIY, that will satisfy your desire to create, and will wow your family and friends! Our new products by Hazel & Ruby make it easy to get that DIY project finished so you can start the next one! Here is a personalized frame you can create using your own child's name! 


Supplies:
  • Choose a MDF Frame of your choice on Sale 3 for $10
  • Hazel and Ruby Handmade Scalloped Washi Tape
  • Hazel and Ruby Handmade Pink Chevron Paper Wrap
  • Hazel and Ruby Handmade Mask Stencil Chalk Art Alpha
  • Hazel and Ruby Handmade Pink and Silver Sequins
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • All Night Media Mini Glue Dots
  • Mod Podge Matte Finish
  • Baby Wipes
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors





Directions:
  1. Cut a sheet of paper that is 1" bigger than your frame.
  2. Trace where the photo opening is going to be and cut out the opening.
  3. Mod Podge paper to your frame.
  4. Fold paper to the back of your frame and trim excess paper. Mod Podge paper to the sides and back of your frame.
  5. Place Letter Mask on to frame.
  6. Cover the frame and mask with acrylic paint.
  7. Before the paint dries take off letters and wipe them down with baby wipes.
  8. Once paint is dry, lightly sand your frame and sides.
  9. Add washi tape and sequins using mini glue dots.





Watch how easy it really is to apply these stencils and use them over and over again! 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chalkboard DIY Glass Candle Holder


Handmade projects don't have to be complicated to be impressive! Join us through out the month of April for ideas that are easy DIY, that will satisfy your desire to create, and will wow your family and friends! This is one project that would be perfect for weddings, parties, gifts, or just a home decor piece for YOU! 


Supplies:
  • Glass Candle Holder
  • EK Success Star Punch
  • Foam Brush
  • Painters tape
  • Americana Glass Chalkboard Paint
  • Vinyl Sticky Back Paper
  • Bistro Marker
  • Jute String
  • Battery Operated Tea Light
Directions:
  1. Remove the wire around the top of the holder and set aside.
  2. Tape of the top of your glass candle holder with painters tape.
  3. Punch a star out of vinyl to create your star shape.
  4. Place on the front of your glass.
  5. Paint glass chalkboard paint on to the glass then carful peal off your star and tape and follow instructions on the chalkboard bottle.
  6. Put wire back on the top of your glass holder.
  7. Season your chalkboard surface with regular chalk wipe off then decorate with a bistro marker.

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