Thursday, September 19, 2019

Home Decor with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

Hello and welcome to the September Designers Crafts Connection Blog Hop! This month we are partnering with StyleTech Craft, and had a chance to create with their amazing vinyl product line!

Things are hopping at my house this fall!  We are finishing up a bedroom re-do for my daughter and we just adopted a little black kitten.  I felt it was the perfect time to create a few home decor pieces for her bedroom featuring our new family member!

StyleTech Craft has a wide selection of  adhesive vinyl colors from which to choose - and in a nice variety of finishes.  The pieces I chose were in the Ultra Metallic and Ultra FX lines.

I created the design on my Silhouette Cameo.

The machine settings recommended on the StyleTech Craft blog worked perfectly.

I got clean, crisp cuts that were easy to weed.

I cut each color separately...

...and used the Gridded Vinyl Transfer Tape to line up and layer the colors in the sentiment before applying it to the glass.

I positioned the cat on the glass with the Gridded Vinyl Transfer Tape and then added the rest of the design.

The glass was returned to the frame (without the backing ) and hung on the wall with a hook and loop product. I have to say I am really happy with how it turned out!

Using the same vinyl colors I created two more fun framed cat art pieces for the wall!

Here are some close ups - love the sparkle and shine - and the detailed cuts were impressive!

NOTE:  This is a sponsored post.  I have been provided product in exchange for creating the projects in this post. My views and opinions are my own.

Check out the other stops along the blog hop for more inspiration and ideas! 

You can find the master list at

Materials for StyleTechCraft Vinyl Home Decor:

StyleTech Craft Ultra Metallic - Black 128, FL Blue 163
StyleTech Craft Ultra FX - Purple FX 185FX
StyleTech Craft Gridded Transfer Tape
Dollar Store photo frames, 8"x10"

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Etched Glass Honey Bee

Have you ever created a scrapbook embellishment using glass?

I made a honey bee themed journal for my sister and wanted to make the inside as unique as the outside so I created one today using etchall® etching crème!

Time to play...

I used a die from my stash to cut a honey bee out of vinyl. 

After it was weeded I transferred the bee to a 2" square piece of glass.  You can see that I completely covered the back of the glass with tape to protect it from the etching process. 

I covered the entire design area with etchall® etching crème. This jar of crème has darkened from white to a dark brown but it still etches beautifully!  After waiting 15 minutes, I scraped the etching crème back into the original container - because it is completely reusable! I thoroughly rinsed the design... 

Note: do NOT rinse in a porcelain sink as this is an etching product and it will remove the glaze.

...before removing the vinyl to reveal the results!  

Just look at that beautiful detail!  I applied a double sided sheet of adhesive to the entire back of the glass slide and then adhered it to a piece of gold Rinea foiled paper.

It makes a stunning embellishment for this bee themed journal! 
(A full tutorial for the journal can be found HERE

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Etched Glass Honey Bee:

etchall® etching crème
Love Nicole cutting die - bee
Ranger Memory Glass - 2"x2"
Rinea Metallics Foiled Paper Variety Pack
Therm O Web iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive™ Sheets

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Natural Stone etching with etchall® etching crème

For my etchall® Design Team project this month I wanted to show how easy it is to personalize natural stone with etchall® etching crème.

The ceiling fan on my porch has 2 pull chains - one for the light, one for the fan - and I am constantly mixing them up.  Quick, easy and stylish solution? Create a decorative chain pull ornament using  a natural stone pendant I found in the jewelry section of the local craft store.  Even better - personalize it with etchall® etching crème.

Time to play...

Strolling down the aisle of the same craft store I was just tickled to find a set of Peel & Stick Painting Stencils with a beachy theme!  I chose the seahorse design and positioned it on the stone pendant.

I protected the rest of the pendant with tape then completely covered the design area with etchall® etching crème. I waited 15 minutes before scraping the crème back into the original container (because it is completely reusable) and thoroughly rinsing the design.

NOTE:  Do NOT rinse in a porcelain sink as this is an etching product and it will remove the glaze. 

I used Ebony Rub n' Buff to add color to the etched image. 

I finished it off with twine and a pretty bead...

...before adding it to the ceiling fan!

DIY home dec projects are fun and easy with etchall® etching crème!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play! Susie

etchall® etching crème
Plaid FolkArt® Peel & Stick Stencil - Beach Attitude
Natural Stone Pendant
Rub n' Buff - Ebony

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Halloween Shrink Plastic

Hello crafty friends! 

The theme this month over on the Blank Page Muse blog is "Halloween, Cute or Spooky".   I pulled out shrink plastic again for a fun and useful project - wine glass charms!

You can see the tutorial and get all the details HERE.

Blank Page Muse Stamps:
Halloween Takes Flight Rubber Stamp Set
Halloween Bingo Rubber Stamp Set

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Fairy Bookmark with Blank Page Muse

"Once upon a time..." is a phrase that brings back so many happy memories.  I remember the Christmas my parents gave me my first real book - a huge collection of fairy tales.  This was a book that was heavy on words and light on illustrations so my imagination was instantly engaged.  That was (and still is) a book that deserves a very special bookmark!

You can see the tutorial and get all the details HERE.

Blank Page Muse Anime Fairies & Baby Dragons Fantasy Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set SC62

Friday, August 23, 2019

Fun and Games with Blank Page Muse Stamps!

Hey crafty friends!  

I am continuing with this month's "Fantasy, Fairies & Magic" theme over on the Blank Page Muse blog with a DIY twist on a traditional party game! I created this 3 ft tall "pin the flower on fairy" game with a 2.25" tall stamp!

You can see the tutorial and get all the details HERE.

Blank Page Muse Winking Fairy Fantasy Art Rubber Stamp 
Blank Page Muse Flower from the Scribble & Scratch Mixed MediaSet 2

Friday, August 9, 2019

Fantasy, Faeries and Magic with Blank Page Muse

Hey crafty friends!  

The theme this month over at The Blank Page Muse Blog is "Fantasy, Faeries and Magic!" and the Inspiration Team has some very creative ideas to share!

My first project this month is "charming"...

You can see the tutorial and get all the details HERE!

Blank Page Muse: Anime Fairies and Baby Dragons Fantasy Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set
Archival Black Ink
Stamping platform
Shrink plastic
Hole Punch
Misc beads and findings