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Sorry I was crabby card

We all get crabby now, and then and there is nothing like a nice apology card to smooth things out.  I made this “Sorry I was crabby” card with eyeConnect Crafts totem crab.

Directions:

First, paint the eyeConnect Crafts totem crab while it is still connected to the cardboard.  I painted mine orange.  Let dry.

Using the black mini brads assemble the eyeConnect Crafts totem crab.  Glue on googly eyes.

Create an A2 card out of white cardstock. Add a die cut white panel to card front with sticky squares.  Next adhere a rectangle of patterned paper (I used my Cameo to cut mine out).  Stick the eyeConnect Crafts totem crab down with foam squares so it rises above the page but can still move its arms and legs.  Add detail to the eyeConnect Crafts totem crab with a gold gel pen.  Let dry.  This is very important, as you don’t want it to smudge.  I let mine dry for a few hours.  Lastly, using a letter stamp set ink out the words “Sorry… I was crabby.” and glue them to the card front.

 

Supplies:

eyeConnect Crafts totem crab

orange paint

paint brush

black brads

gold gen pen

patterned paper

white cardstock

rectangle die

die cutting machine

Silhouette Cameo

Lawn Fawn letter set

black VersaFine ink

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Totem Monarch Planter Decor

I have been inspired by all the great planter decor one can make, so I created this Totem Monarch Planter Decor with eyeConnect Crafts’ Totem Monarch.  I forgot to take photos of every step (sorry) but I have a few to guide you to the finish.

Directions:

I started by painting the  Totem Monarch Planter Decor blue with Martha Stewart Craft paint in pool.  Next I added Tim Holtz small nautical stamps with VersaFine Ink and clear embossing powder.  I heat set the powder to get a water-resistant shinny look.  I then took some white acrylic paint and splattered it on top.

After the drips were dry I took clear glue and fine glitter and applied to the Totem Monarch Planter Decor here and there.  Before the glue dried I added another layer to make the glitter muted  (this step is really important for the overall effect!).

Next, I added bronze paint to the edges and the back. I also painted the center piece bronze on both sides (at first I was going to paint it black).

Lastly, I added sequins to the wings.  After this was dry I assembled the Totem Monarch Planter Decor with black brads and hot glued a stick to the back.

Supplies:

 Totem Monarch from eyeConnect Crafts

Martha Stewart paint in Pool

Tim Holtz Nautical small stamps

white and bronze acrylic paint

paint brush

hot glue gun

stick

black VersaFine ink

heat gun

clear embossing powder

sequins

fine glitter

clear glue

black brads

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Easy Totem Whale Card

Dawn (the little mennonite) here today to show you a fun way to use the totem whale from eyeConnect Crafts.

Directions:

Paint the totem whale grey and water spout white.  Let dry.  Add glitter to the whale and spout.  Let dry.  Glue the whale together.  Since I wanted it to stay in one place there is no need to use brads to connect the pieces.  Add a googlie eye.

Cut out a piece of cardstock slightly smaller then the A2 card front and colour a wave pattern of your own design.

Stick the wave drawing to the card front with photo squares at an angle.  Adhere the whale to the card front with foam squares.

Add a sentiment and three gems!  Send to a good buddy!

Supplies:

eyeConnect Crafts totem whale

grey and white paint

paint brush

grey and white glitter

clear glue

sentiment (mine is from Lawn Fawn’s Critter’s in the Sea)

felt markers

white cardstock

scissors or rectangular die

gems

foam squares

photo squares

googlie eye

black VersaFine

 

 

 

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Christmas in July- fast and easy card with Lace Up Celebration Bulbs

Dawn (the little mennonite) here with a Christmas card.  I know its early but it always helps to make Christmas cards throughout the year so that they are already done by December.  I used the celebration bulbs lace ups from eyeConnect Crafts to make this easy card.

Ten of these bulbs come in the lace up celebration bulbs package.  This project only uses four, so you can make many projects from one bulb package.

Directions:

Take each bulb and colour it directly with distress ink.  I used candied apple for the red and pine needles for the green.  Since, distress ink stays wet (only for a very short time), I quickly added clear embossing powder and heat set it.  This creates a “shiny Christmas bulb look.”  Make two red and two green.

Tip: Only do one bulb at a time.

Paint the top of each bulb with bronze craft paint.  Let dry.  Add all four lace up celebration bulbs to a string of Lawn Fawn gold cord.

Cut out a piece of 4 3/4 x 5 patterned Christmas paper for the background (I used Lawn Fawn paper) and adhere to a white A2 card front with foam squares for added interest and dimension.  Choose a cherry Christmas sentiment and adhere to the bottom right corner with adhesive.  I choose to ink mine with Versafine ink onto vellum, pour over clear embossing powder and heat set; however, if this is not method is not available to you, you could print out a sentiment on a computer or write one directly on the patterned paper with a black pen.

Take all four bulbs, still connected on the cord, and decide how you want to arrange them on the card front.  Adhere two foam squares to the backs of all four lace up celebration bulbs.  Adhere bulbs to card front.  Twist the cord as desired for maximum interest.  Adhere each cord end to the card with wet adhesive like glossy accents.  Give to someone you love.

Supplies:

eyeConnect Crafts lace up celebration bulbs

bronze paint

paint brush

gold Lawn Fawn cord

patterened Christmas paper

white A2 card

sentiment

vellum

clear embossing powder

black Versafine ink

heat gun

scissors

foam squares

glossy accents

pine needles distress ink

candied apple distress ink

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Hibiscus Lace Up Hot Air Balloon Scrapbook Page Embellishment

Dawn (the little mennonite) here today with this tropical hot air balloon.  I made it with eyeConnect crafts lace up hot air balloon.  Don’t know about you but I’ve always wanted to ride in one of these.  My Mom and I are planning to in the near future so I made this embellishment for my scrapbooking page when I finally get to go.  🙂

Directions:

Paint the top of the lace up hot air balloon white.  Let dry.  Paint pink hibiscus flowers (I used a stencil for a helping hand) on the balloon.  (This picture looks glossy because I had already applied the glue for the glitter when I took the photo.)

Add glitter.  (We all need a little shine!)

Paint the bottom yellow.  Let dry.  Paint green leaves.  Dry and then add green glitter.

Finally, add black bakers twine to the lace up hot air balloon.  I tried white string at first but it looked too flimsy. However, because the bakers twine is so much thicker I only used it in every second hole on the bottom.  Embellish on scrapbooking page when ready.

Please note that a third piece comes with this hot air balloon kit but I have chosen not to use it.

Supplies:

eyeConnect Crafts lace up hot air balloon

pink, yellow, green and white paint

paint brush

pink and green glitter

black bakers twine (I used American Crafts)

stencil (I used a delta Creative stencil)

 

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Encouraging eyeConnect Crafts Lace Up Rain Cloud

 

Hello, Dawn (the little mennonite blog) here today to show you how to use the eyeConnect Crafts Lace Up Rain Cloud to create this wall hanger.

Directions:

Paint the cloud white in a swirly pattern and colour the raindrops dark blue with felt marker.  I wanted the brown to show through a bit because it darkened the cloud and gave it more depth and a slightly cloudy feel.

Add blue glitter glue to the rain drops.

Connect the raindrops to the cloud with white string.

Stamp out an umbrella (I used a Simon Says Stamp stamp set) two times onto white cardstock.  Colour both umbrellas as desired with felt markers (I used Promarkers).  Colour both umbrella exactly the same.  Cut out the first umbrella, with a white boarder around it, and glue it to the cloud.  Cut the top of the second umbrella only and adhere on top of the first umbrella with foam squares.  Stamp the sentiment onto vellum with Versafine Ink.  Pour over clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat gun.  Cut out the sentiment and glue it to the eyeConnect Crafts Rain Cloud with Glossy Accents.  Add three gems in a triangle with glossy accents.  Adhere magnet or string to the back. Find a friend to encourage and give it to them as a gift.

Supplies:

eyeConnect Crafts Lace Up Rain Cloud

white paint

paint brush

gems

blue, pink, green and purple markers (I used Promarkers)

blue glitter glue

white string

white cardstock

black Versafine ink

black Memento ink

vellum

clear embossing powder

heat gun

scissors

umbrella stamp (the one I used is no longer made)

sentiment (this can be printing on a computer and cut out)

foam squares

glossy accents adhesive

 

 

 

 

 

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Easy Pink Spring Time Large Lace Up Tag

Dawn (the little mennonite) here today, to show you how to make this easy pink Spring tag with eyeConnect Crafts’ Large Lace Up Tag.

Directions:

 

 

Paint the large lace up tag white on both sides.  Let dry.  Take a stencil (this one is a Heidi Swap) and a pink marker and stencil a “chicken wire design.”  Stamp over with design with black Memento ink and a background stamp (I used an old Hero Arts newspaper stamp).  Let dry.

Glue on a cute chick (I got mine at the dollar store), add a sentiment (you can write your own with a black pen).  Add chicken feet to the bottom with a black pen and black dots large and small throughout the tag.

I thought that this tag needed a little something extra so I added this grassy boarder.  If you don’t have a machine to cut one out you can create your own with scissors.  Glue it to the bottom of the tag.

Cut out the holes that have been covered up with the grass with a hole punch.

Add the ribbon (my is from American Crafts) and some more black chick feet to the grass.

Ta da!  Your done!

Don’t forget to add “to” and “from” on the back so you can give it to someone special!  🙂

Supplies:

large eyeConnect Crafts lace up tag

white paint

paint brush

ribbon

green paper

scissors

black pen

black Memento ink

background stamp

pink felt marker

chicken wire stencil

cute chick

 

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Small eyeConnect Crafts Lace Ups Corset turned into dress

I wanted to make a project that would be sophisticated.  When I started this project I had no idea what I was doing but as I got into it I saw that the eyeConnect Crafts Lace Ups Corset (in the small size) could also be a full top by turning the chest into shoulders.

I painted one of the eyeConnect Crafts small Lace Ups corset pink.  (Any paint will do.)  Two corsets come in the package but you can save the other for a different project.  You can buy the small eyeConnect Craft Lace Ups Corset here.

I used a stencil with a sponge and white pigment ink.  Then I add white embossing powder to the wet pigment ink and heat set it with a heat gun.  I added the white embossing powder because the my white pigment ink takes too long to dry.

I then took a background stamp with black Memento ink and stamped the eyeConnect Crafts Lace Ups small corset here and there.  I let it dry for a time and then wiped off any excess ink.  I used pink bakers twine to lace up the corset.

Tip: When you are lacing up the corset start at the bottom back and work your way up.  This way the bow will be on the top.

Take a black piece of paper (or cardstock) and a compass and draw a skirt form.

Create fold lines with a bone folder and a score board.

Add more detail with a background stamp, clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

Final details

Assemble the card.  Cut a 9 1/2 x 11 piece of white cardstock in half lengthwise.  Score in half to create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white card.

Cover the front of the card with silver glitter paper.

Cut out a rectangle of white paper (approx 3 3/4 x 5).  Emboss a simple design with an embossing machine.

Tip: Leave the raised image to the outside for more interest and a better adhesive surface on the back.

Add foam squares to the back of the white die cut that you have just embossed and adhere to the center of the silver card front.

Finally, adhere a double layer of foam squares (one on top of the other) to the back of the eyeConnect Crafts Lace Ups corset so that it will stick out above the skirt.  Put glossy accents (an adhesive) to the back of the skirt and glue to the bottom of the card being sure to center it.  When it is dry add the corset to the to top of the skirt.  Be sure to overlap the skirt with the corset.

Finite!  and your done!