Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team: Summer Fun DIY Place Cards

Disclosure:  Mothership Scrapbook Gal received craft products from Sizzix in order to create this fun craft blog post.  Sizzix is also an in-kind product sponsor of Mothership Scrapbook Gal's Crafty Happy Hour.  All opinions are that of Rina Gonzales aka Mothership Scrapbook Gal.

Summer is definitely here...  hot days and lots of activities on the calendar!  I am going to host a Tie Dye Party for the 4th of July, so I am excited to share the Place Cards that I am going to use for my party.  Many of you know that in addition to my crafty duties, I host events, make crafts for my Pop Up Shop and also create custom orders.  This means I need to make quick crafts for my own parties - so this is a really fun craft that you can make in about 20 minutes max!

Here are the supplies for my DIY Place Card:

Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix - Eileen Hull Designs - Place Card & Flowers Die (# 657722) (Retail: $19.99)
Patriotic Scrapbook Paper
Glitter Paper
Bling - I used gems by Darice
Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Dots

Step 1:  Die cut your scrapbook paper using your Sizzix Big Shot and the Place Card & Flowers Die.  I cut my patriotic papers and then my glitter papers.  CRAFTY TIP:  You do not need much glitter paper because you are only running the flowers - not the place card portion.

Step 2:  Once your papers are ready, you can use your foam dots and Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue to adhere the layers of the glitter flowers and then the red/blue bling gems.  It only takes a small dab of glue.  Next, you let your place cards dry... if you use the Turbo Tacky, it won't take long at all!

Step 3:  Once the Place Cards are created, you can use them for your party.  I plan to use them for my DRINKS & SNACKS TABLE, as NAME TAGS and also for RAFFLE PRIZE BAGS!!!  There are many other uses such as for NAME PLACE CARDS, SCAVENGER HUNT CLUES and to DECORATE A CANDY BAR - you can easily make a few dozen for a party and your guests will love to your attention to detail.
What are you plans for this Summer?  I love to hear about your life and whatever craft projects you are making.  Please join the Art with Heart Challenge that is sponsored by Sizzix/Eileen Hull Designs by going to Eileen's blog, click here to check it out.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

DIY Paint & Paper Pineapple Centerpiece

Well, summer heat and vibes are definitely here in the Inland Empire.  I am excited to share the perfect "Paint and Paper Pineapple Centerpiece" for your upcoming summer BBQs and July 4th parties!  
Here are my supplies for this craft:

- Large mason jar
- Yellow Paint (I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Primary Yellow)
- Small paint brush
- Dimensional paint (I used Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint in Black)
- Green tape (I used Duck Tape Brand)
- Two sheets of green cardstock paper, 12 by 12 size (I got mine at Michael's)
- Scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Foam dots 

To get started you need to paint!

Step 1:  Paint the mason jar with the yellow paint with an even thin coat.  I only used one coat of paint for my jar.  Wait for the jar to dry :) 

Step 2:  Once the paint is dry, you can use the black glitter dimensional paint to add texture and look of a pineapple.  Again, you will wait for the jar to dry :)

Step 3:  Add a strip of green duck tape to cover the lip of the jar - after the jar has dried.

Step 4:  Create the pineapple stem with green paper.  You will cut long leaf shapes, and then at the bottom of the leaf cut them about 2-3 inches from the bottom, you will then overlap the bottoms of each leaf and hot glue them to a circle.  Take your time to cut, fold and gently curl the leaf pieces and then also hot glue them to stand upright.

Step 5:  Use 2 foam dots and place them on the top of the glass jar, you can then place the paper stem on top.  Hooray - you now have made your Paint and Paper Pineapple Centerpiece - say that 5 times fast!!!

Creative credits:  This craft is inspired by two amazing crafty gurus - Tania Fischer Design and A Beautiful Mess.

Join Mothership Scrapbook Gal this month for:

Crafty Happy Hour - Let's Color!!!  
Friday, June 26, 6 - 8 pm
Augie's Coffee Roasters, 4205 Main Street, Riverside
Cost:  $5 per person

Mothership Scrapbook Gal will provide the crayons, pens, colored pencils and coloring printables courtesy of Laura Kelly Designs. You are free to bring your own coloring book or sketchbook if you like, and parents are welcome to bring their kids.  The more, the merrier.  

Happy Summer Crafting!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Shop Laura Kelly at shoplaurakelly.com

I am so excited to share that my friend, Laura Kelly Walters, has a new online shop that is filled to the brim with crafty goodness.  

Her shop is:  www.shoplaurakelly.com

I purchased some kits as soon as she opened up shop - I wanted to be sure to support and sample her kits as soon as possible.  As a craft kitting guru myself, I have to say - these kits are amazing, easy and fun to use.  The shop also sells printables of Laura's awesome drawings and craft supplies!
I used the Card Making Kit (Brights) ($9.99) to create 4 awesome cards and it was very easy because everything is included, here are the kit contents:  

4 Kraft Cards/Envelopes (4.25 x 5.5 folded size)

6 Misc. Bright Card Stock Papers (6X6 inches each)

16 Assorted Bright Buttons

2 sheets of Laura Kelly doodles and messages printed on white card stock (5.5 x 8.5 each)

8 Pieces Assorted Bright Ribbon 

Aleene's Adhesive Runner
I also got crafty with her Button Gift Tag Kit ($7.99) and used my Expressionery stamps designed by Laura Kelly Designs.  Here are the kit contents:  6 white card stock tags, 6 pieces of 10 inch white grossgrain ribbon, 18 assorted bright colored buttons, 1 Sharpie marker and 1 mini bottle of Aleene's Tacky Glue.  This project works well with kids over the age of 6.

I hope you get a chance to visit ShopLauraKelly.com and let me know in the comments if you make an order - I would love to know what you buy!  

You should also enter the Shop Laura Kelly Giveaway below.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Crafty Happy Hour at Augie's Coffee Roasters: Let's Color!!!

You are invited to
Mothership Scrapbook Gal's
Crafty Happy Hour

Theme:  Let's Color!!!
Date:  Friday, June 26
Time:  6-8 pm
Location:  Augie's Coffee Roasters, 4205 Main Street, Riverside
Cost:  $5 per person & 
Pop Up Gift Shop will also be set up!


We are so excited to bring a COLORING Crafty Happy Hour to Downtown Riverside. Mothership Scrapbook Gal will provide the crayons, pens, colored pencils and coloring printables courtesy of Laura Kelly Designs. You are free to bring your own coloring book or sketchbook if you like.  Bring a friend.  Kids are welcome, parents should be prepared to color and enjoy with their kiddos that need supervision.

This fun and creative idea came from an OVERWHELMING response on Facebook to some posts regarding coloring books and their meditative and therapeutic effect.

For event updates, click here.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

DIY: Mason Jar Pencil Cup Holder

I am very excited to share a DIY Mason Jar craft with you. This DIY is dedicated to 2 fabulous ladies - Laura Kelly Walters of Laura Kelly Designs and Angie of The Country Chic Cottage as they are sponsoring this fun SNAP Crafts with Jars Contest.


My DIY is a Mason Jar Pencil Cup Holder - this craft is great because it's lovely and functional - and you can use scraps to make it. You can make this as a gift or for your craft room or office!

Here is my supplies list:
*The pink doilies are so cute and I got these from the Blitsy.com booth at SNAP!  They are by DoodleBug Design and come in a pack of 75, I love pink so when they said I could pick something from their booth I was excited to find these cute doilies.  
**The the kraft color tag was made with a Sizzix die cut (Tags, Scallop 2).

Here are the steps to make this Mason Jar Pencil Cup Holder:

Step 1:  GATHER SOME SCRAPS:  I suggest that you find some fun embellishments to use for your project.  I started out with my pink doily, ribbons and flowers.  

Step 2:  GLUE:  Get your glue gun ready to go and you can use the hot glue to adhere the doily to the jar, I applied glue in 2 spots and then placed the doily on top.

Step 3:  RIBBONS & FLOWERS:  I then added my ribbons and flowers, be careful to tie the ribbons on the back side of the jar.  For the white pom pom I used hot glue rather than a knot.  For the flowers, you can slide them in behind the ribbons and do your best to not tear the doily.

Step 4:  TWINE & TAGS:  You can stamp your tags and then use twine to wrap around the top of the mason jar.  My tags are meant to be inspiring - I plan to give this craft project as a gift to a friend and I want it to make her happy when she reads the stamps each day!  We can always use a happy thought and motivation throughout our days - right?
I hope you like this quick DIY Mason Jar Craft.  Let me know what you think in the comment - would you make this for yourself or as a gift?

Happy Crafting!

Mothership Scrapbook Gal


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