Saturday, September 29, 2012

7 Days of Craft Fair - Day 7 - Mustache Pens

Mustaches are all the rage these days.  They can be glued to pens, pencils, and 1 x 8' cello bags for super cute treats!

To make these, you'll need to cut them out of black cardstock. You can cut them by hand, or if you have a die cut machine, you can easily cut out hundreds at a time!  Remember to purchase a comercial license for them from Sihlouette or ahere to the Cricut 10,000/year angel policy. Then you'll glue a pen towards the edge of them. I used E6000 to glue the pen on the cardstock, then taped it to another stache using my tape runner.  Tacky tape might work better, but it can get pricey if you're doing alot of these!

Friday, September 28, 2012

7 Days of Craft Fair - Day 6 - Easy Cards

Cute and creative cards are great sellers at craft fairs. The downside is that it can take hours to make enough to sell.  Also, by the time you factor in the supply cost, your looking at less than minimum wage for your your time. If you actually want to make a decent hourly wage, you'll need to come up with quick and easy cards.  Here's an example of one I just made.

- Cardstock - Graphic 45 usually has sheets you can buy for $1 at your local craft store that you can cut up and paste on cardstock without using much effort.  I used the sheet called Bizzar of Wonders. I was able to make 12 cards from one sheet of this paper plus 9 sheets of plain 8.5x11" cardstock.
- Bakers Twine
- Brads

1. Cut out the embellishments from the paper
2. Ink the edge of the 5.5" x 4.25" paper
3. Adhere the embellishments
4. Tie the twine
5. Add to the card

So easy!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

7 Days of Craft Fair - Day 5 - Scrabble Tile Necklace

Scrabble tile necklaces are super cute. They make a great gift too!

Supplies Needed:
1 - Scrabble Tile
1 - Glue on Bail
1 - Ribbon Necklace
Scrapbook paper
Ink pad
Dimensional Glossy Accents or Square Epoxy Stickers

1. Using a very small stamp, hand stamp an image on the scrapbooking paper. I got this sheet from Hobby lobby. It's hard to find Religious scrapbooking paper.
2. Cut the paper to size.
3. Ink the edges.
4. Adhere the paper to the scrabble tile using glossy accents.
5. Once dry, add a layer of glossy accents to the top. Alternatively you can buy epoxy stickers which may come out nicer than the glossy accents.  I didn't have any on hand but I saw them for sale at Michaels the other day.
6. Glue the bail to the back.

Very easy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

7 Days of Craft Fair - Day 4 - On the Go Kits

I love these cute pillow boxes that I got from last year. They work out to be about .30 each, which is the cheapest I've found if you don't want thousands of these boxes lying around!  This kit on the go includes hand santizer, chapstick, bandaid, floss, travel sized kleenex, Q-tips (not the cheap ones - I hate those), and gum.

Simply place all of the ingredients in the pillow box and add a cute die cut.  I really love the Lettering Delights Zombie die cuts, so I had to include one here!

You can buy the pillow boxes on Amazon here:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

7 Days of Craft Fair - Day 3 - Custom Magnets

This week I'm featuring items that would make great craft fair ideas! This is the second year I've done this post - so be sure to check out last years posts to for more ideas to inspire you. Check back everyday for neat ideas and inspiration as you prepare for upcoming craft shows, or if you're planning fun gifts for Christmas!
Today we're featuring custom glass magnets.  I made these for my cabin friends out of Paper Loft paper. It's hard to get really cute woodsey paper, so when I find it - I usually snag 3-4 pieces.  Directions are below.

You'll need:

- glass pebbles (I got mine from Michaels, but you can also find these at the Dollar Tree)
- Mod podge or liquid glass
- foam brush
- small magnets
- craft knife
- Patterned paper or photos

1. Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge over the back side of the glass
2. Adhere the paper to the Mod Podge so it shows through the pebble
3. Let dry
4. Cut with craft knife

Easy Peasy!

Monday, September 24, 2012

7 Days of Craft Fair - Day 2 - Prayer Journal

To celebrate day 2 of 7 days of craft fair, I'm showcasing handmade journals. Nothing says unique like a handmade journal.  When I started making this one - I hated I kept adding more and more to it.  Now I LOVE it.  I especially love how the Faith letters came out.


  • 12 x 12 paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Chip board letters
  • Mod Podge
  • Glimmer Mist
  • Going Places Cricut cartridge for the arrows
  • Art Philosophy for the tag
  • Tim Holtz stamps and embellishments
  • Liquid glass
  • Bling
  • Dollar Spot alphabet stamps
  • Memento brown ink
  • Ribbon and lace
Simple Steps
  1. Adhere the base card stock using tape
  2. Create hand made embellishments (I used rock candy on the tag) and alter the tissue paper
  3. Mod Podge embellishments and tissue to the base cardstock
  4. Cover entire surface with Mod Podge
  5. Let dry and add liquid glass where you want a raised surface
  6. Add the rest of the embellishments
  7. Add Bling

Sunday, September 23, 2012

7 Days of Craft Fair - Day 1 - Hand Sanitizer Holders

This week I'm featuring items that would make great craft fair ideas! This is the second year I've done this post - so be sure to check out last years posts to for more ideas to inspire you. Check back everyday for neat ideas and inspiration as you prepare for upcoming craft shows, or if you're planning fun gifts for Christmas!
Today I'm making Halloween Hand Sanitizer kits.  

You'll need hand sanitizers that you can purchase from Bath and Body works, or pick up a pack of three at your local Dollar Tree.  While Bath and Body works sanitizers are my favorite, the ones at the Dollar tree are so much cheaper at .33 each versus $1.75 or $1.00 (if you can get them on sale).

You also need cardstock, ribbon, score tape, and pop dots.

My background cardstock is from DCWV Midnight spell pack, and the embellishment is cut from the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting paper pack. I love Graphic 45 paper!

There is a tutorial here.  Dawn does a fabulous job on this tutorial, and I'm all about giving credit where it's due.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Repurposing Calling Cards - Flower Card

I had a ton of square blocks that other gals had made over the years and given to me during some Cricut Circle events sitting in a frame. One day, I decided to use the frame for something else, so all of these squares went in a drawer.  I felt bad because they were just sitting in a drawer so I repurposed them into cards that will bring a smile to someone's face.  I hope the gal that made this square block doesn't mind.

The stamp that I'm using on this card is from Docerela's Creations. You can visit her blog here.

Monday, September 17, 2012

My First Alcohol Ink Card

I haven't played with alcohol inks much, so since I had a few unopened packs, I thought that it would be a great time to give it a whirl. I used one of the plastic boxes that my Cricut cartridges came in, and began blotting it with the alchohol inks.  Then I stamped a butterfly on it using Stazon ink.  I cut it out and slapped it on some cute paper.  Added a Tim Holtz charm and called it a day.  I gave this card to my friend for her birthday - she was thrilled.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Umbrella Man Card

I absolutely love the Umbrella Man stamp from Tim Holtz' Life's Possibilities stamp set.  I use the clock from that set to give a patterned background to the kraft paper I used.  Then I added the stamp to some scrap cardstock (I really love when I can use my scraps). Cut out some keys from the Art Philosophy cartridge and added some liquid glass to give them some dimension and shine.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Celebrating You - Remembering 9/11

I was at Michaels the other day and noticed this cute vase embellishment in the clearance section.  It was .99 for a pack.  I snagged a couple of packs because I knew once they were gone...they'd be gone. I used an old Friskars stamp set for the flowers and sentiment.  Then I added some lace and buttons. The blue Stickles really create a nice flow to the card.  I really love blue ink on blue background paper.

I made this card to celebrate those who sacrifice so much for our freedom, for those who lost their lives during the 9/11 tragedies, and for those who give so much - without asking for anything in return.  Here's to you!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Quill You Be Mine?

I snagged the B is for Boy cartridge during the last super sale.  This porcupine really made me smile.  He's cut at 3" and embossed using the Cuttlebug diamond embossing plate.  I inked the edges of the card, printed out a saying on the computer, popped it out and slapped it on the card.  Finished it off with pretty cinnamon colored Stickles.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Crafty Gals Let's Get Punchy Challenge

This month's challenge was to use a punch in a way it wasn't intended for. Since Christmas is just around the corned, I thought why not use my circle punch to make a 3 d ornament. What do think? Did I pull it off?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Magic of Oz Graphic 45 Journal

I made this journal for my sister. She's always been a fan of The Wizard of Oz. So when I saw this paper online...I knew exactly what I would make with it. She really likes it and said she may even start writing in it. Well...ya...that's why I made it....bwahahaha!