Thursday, June 22, 2017

DIY: How To Make Your Own Handmade Labels & Label Storage Box

Hello Everyone!

If you are someone who likes having labels on their handmade projects either when you are selling them or giving them away, then you will love today’s DIY! This is because I will be showing you how to make your own handmade labels and a storage box for the labels, in only 4 steps.

Today's project is part of my collaboration with Xyron since I'm a member of their design team! This means you will be seeing some Xyron products in action! For this particular project, I will be showcasing the Xyron® 1.5″ Sticker Maker and the Xyron® Tape Runner. I've talked about the Xyron® 1.5'' Sticker Maker and Xyron Tape Runner before, so if you want to learn more about them, then click here (for the Xyron 1.5’’ Sticker Maker) and click here (for the Xyron Tape Runner).

Also, in this project, I will be using items from Pink and Main! Now if you have never heard of Pink and Main, they are a company which creates adorable stamps, dies, and papers. Their stamps (in particular) are very detailed, fairly inexpensive, and come in a wide variety of choices. In today’s project, I will be using their Clear Photo-polymer Handmade Stamp Set and their Shades of Spring 6x6 Paper Pad!

As I mentioned before, I will be showing you to make your own handmade labels and a storage box for your labels. My goal when creating this project was to show you how easy it was to create your own customized labels with only a few supplies. Honestly, if you took out step 4 (which is the storage box) you could literally make your own handmade labels in only 3 steps!

Finally, keeping reading this post to the very bottom to find out about two giveaways!!

Ok, let’s get crafting!
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Pink and Main:  Shades of Spring 6x6 Paper Pad 
White Paper and Kraft Paper
Acrylic Block
Black Ink
Small Clear Box
Colored Pencils / Markers (optional / not pictured)
Scissors (not pictured)

Step 1: Grab one of the stamps from Pink and Main’s Handmade Stamp Step and adhere it to your acrylic block. Then dip your stamp in black ink and begin stamping your image on your white or kraft paper.

Keep repeating this step until you have as many labels as you like.

Step 2: Cut out your labels in whatever shape you like and then, using your colored pencils or markers, color your labels.

Step 3: Grab all of your labels and begin sliding them through your Xyron 1.5’’ Inch Sticker Maker.

Keep repeating this process until you have run each label through your Xyron 1.5’’ Sticker Maker.

Step 4:  To create a storage box for your labels, simply cut some patterned pieces of paper (from Pink and Main’s Shades of Spring 6x6 Paper Pad) that will fit on top of your box. Then adhere those pieces of patterned paper to your box by using your Xyron Tape Runner. Finally, add the label that says ''From the Studio Of'' on the top of the box.

Once your storage box has been completely decorated, you are ready to store your labels and begin using them on your projects!

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I love how easy it was to make these handmade labels and how you could make a ton in such a short amount of time!

In the Pink and Main Handmade Stamp Set, you got a variety of stamps which could be used for different products or gifts. Above, I tried to give you some examples of how you could use these handmade labels whether you were selling a product at a craft fair or simply giving something away as a gift. Out of all these ideas, my favorite one would definitely be the jewelry bag.

So, I bet you are now wondering about that giveaway (lol)!  

Well, Xyron and Pink and Main are both having a giveaway this week. Each company is going to be giveaway a $25 Pink and Main gift certificate and Xyron Mega Runner. Below, is how you can enter for both giveaways!

To enter the Xyron giveaway all you need to do is leave a comment on any (or all) Pink and Main projects on the Xyron FB page this week.

To enter the Pink and Main giveaway all you need to do is comment on their blog (specifically the Xyron Hop blog posts).

As always, to follow along with all the crafty fun and to never miss a new design team member's project, check out Xyron's Facebook and Pinterest page!

What do you think? Do you like these handmade labels and storage box?

xo Katie

Friday, June 16, 2017

Pop of Color Triangle Shadow Box on HomeDIT

Hello Everyone!

Today I wanted to tell you guys that I have new a project up on HomeDIT! The project that is up on their site is my Pop of Color Triangle Shadow Box.

Now you may be asking, what is a pop of color triangle shadow box? Well, a pop of color triangle shadow box is basically what it sounds like. It is a triangle shadow box that is painted three colors on the inside, so you can rotate it to get a ''new color'' to set your knickknacks on. For example, the triangle shadow box that I created, has an orange side, blue side, and green side. In the above photo, you will see that my squirrel knickknacks are on the green side.

To learn more about this project and to see more photos of each colored side, click here!

xo Katie

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

3 Step DIY: Coloring Book Storage

Hello Everyone!

When I recently joined the Buttons Galore & More design team, we were allowed to pick a certain number of products to use in our own projects. Well, I ran across these adorable crayon buttons and just knew I had to create a project with them. I actually ended up getting 3 packs of the buttons because I had so many project ideas!

Today I will be showing you one of those ideas which involve giving life to a coloring book page and creating storage for all your coloring books. The best thing about this project is that it’s only 3 steps and can really be customized to fit your own design taste.

So, if you want to learn how to make your own coloring book storage, then keep reading below! 

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Wooden Crate
Wooden Letters
Xyron Teresa Collins Mega Runner
Buttons Galore & More: Crayons - 4042
Coloring Book Page (already colored)
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint: Snow (Titanium) White
Foam Brush
Craft Knife (not pictured)
Scissors (not pictured)
Hot Glue Gun (not pictured)

Step 1: Paint your wooden crate and wooden letters white. Then set them aside to dry.

Step 2: Grab your wooden letters and apply some adhesive to the front of the letters using Xyron's Teresa Collins Mega Runner. Then place those letters on the back of your coloring book page. Finally, using a craft knife, cut out/around each letter. By doing this, your wooden letters will now be covered with the coloring book page.

Keep repeating this step until all your wooden letters are covered.

Step 3: Grab you Crayon buttons and cut off the shank part on the back. Then hot glue all your wooden letters and buttons into place.

Once all your letters and buttons have been glued into place, you’re ready to store your coloring books!

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For a 3 Step DIY, this project turned out really cute!

Now, even though my wooden crate is for coloring books, you could easily change the letters to fit your storage needs. For example, your wooden crate could say ‘’coloring supplies’’ or ‘’coloring tools’’. No matter what phrase you choose, just make sure that your wooden letters are small enough to fit on the front of your wooden crate.

Finally, if you are wondering why I used Xyron adhesive instead of a decoupage glue in step 2, it's simply because the Xyron adhesive does not affect the medium that you used on your coloring book page. For example, if you were to of used a decoupage glue in this situation, then the glue might have smeared any ink or watercolor you might have used on your coloring book page. So, in this case, I feel that Xyron's products and coloring book pages are definitely a perfect match!

So, what do you think? Do you like this coloring book storage project?

xo Katie

p.s If you want another storage idea for your crayons, then check out this DIY that I made last year! 


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