DIY: Make Your Own Enamel Dots

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If you are like me, you are a craft hoarder. I constantly buy scrapbook paper, card stock, embellishments, ATG tape, glitter, etc…the list goes on and on and of course includes enamel dots.

Until I learned that I could DIY enamel dots also!!!!

Supplies: Perler Beads, Parchment Paper, Cookie Sheet and oven

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place each Perler bead on parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet. I tried to give each bead a little bit of space.

Place your beads in the oven and let them bake for 12 minutes. If they have a little indent you can turn the oven off and let the beads continue to bake while the oven cools.

Once the beads are too your liking, pull them out of the oven and allow them to completely cool and tada! Your very own enamel dots for all your crafty projects. 

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Happy Birthday Mini Album

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January is my birthday month but I also share this birthday month with my dad, two brothers, a sister in law and my nephew! Whew, that’s a lot celebrations and a lot of gifts!

In honor of my birthday month, this week I finished a Happy Birthday Mini Album.
This album is 6.75 x 5.50 inches. Each page has a pocket with tags on one side and the other side has room for pictures or other keepsakes. There are a total of 16 tags.
I just love all of the designer paper I was able to use to decorate each cupcake! Plus there is room for pictures on one side and the other holds cute tags.
The tags are probably my fav! I used a different tag for each cupcake and added tulle or ribbon for the pull.
If this is your birthday month also, Happy Birthday to you! I hope you enjoyed my project.

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Ballerina Rosette Garland

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I am in love with ballet and all things ballet. I luckily have a tiny niece who shares my enthusiasm and who is starting her second year of ballet.

Last year, her birthday theme was pink ballerinas and the garland I created today is a rendition of that garland. My Ballerina Rosette Garland is approximately 65 inches in length.

Each rosette has a white doily background layered on top of a purple background. Each ballerina has a purple tulle skirt and if the focal point of each rosette.
I used purple grosgrain ribbon and each rosette is spaced at 7 inches apart.
This was so much fun to make. I hope you like it as much as I do.

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P.S. I just entered my first challenge! Please check out all of the link ups at Decorate to Celebrate: Anything Goes


Christmas is too close!

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Is today really December 21st?! I don’t know about you but not only is my Christmas shopping not done but my handmade crafty gifts are just coming to fruition…well in my mind. 

As I go down and check off the lucky recipients of my handmade love, I decided to start with something quick that will go well for all those on my list getting gift cards, cash or just a Christmas wish.

My project today were Christmas pocket cards in their own box card holder. The box card holder also has a magnetic closure.

The box card holder fits 8 pocket cards with a little extra room for some candy canes or Hershey kisses. This would also be an ideal gift to give! 

My plan is to give out most of the pocket cards and then keep one card in the box and add a little gift.

I made each pocket card out cardstock I cut down to 6×6 and added a white mat on the front and matted Christmas cardstock on the back. I also punched an eyelet hole at the top and added a little decorative ribbon.
Then I stamped each card with Merry Christmas. I’ll write a little note on the card and then add a gift card to each one. 
I was going to add more embellishments to the front of each pocket card but I thought the paper was just too cute to cover up!

I have a more Christmas projects to come. I hope you enjoyed this one and maybe it sparked some ideas for you. 

I also have another box card set for sale in my Etsy shop that is not Christmas themed; feel free to stop by!


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