Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Winner of the Deep Red Stamps Giveaway!


Hello Everyone!

Last week I posted a fun DIY which featured both Deep Red Stamps and Xyron products! Within that post was an awesome giveaway for a $25 Gift Card to Deep Red Stamps. 

Today I am announcing the winner of the giveaway! 

The winner of the $25 Gift Card to Deep Red Stamps is Ashley

Congrats Ashley and I will be emailing you shortly! Also, thank you to everyone who enter and stay on the lookout for future giveaways! 

xo Katie 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

DIY: Hand Stamped Retro Wrapping Paper + Giveaway!


 Giveaway is Closed
Hello Everyone! 
Today is going to be a jammed packed day because I will be showing you not only a DIY, but you will have the chance to win a $25 giftcard from Deep Red Stamps! So hang on to your rubber stamps, because this is going to fun! 

Now today's project is part of my collaboration with Xyron since I'm a member of their design team! This means that you will be seeing a Xyron machine in action! For this particular project, I will be showcasing the Xyron® 3” Sticker Maker and Xyron® Tape Runner. I've talked about both Xyron products before, so if you want to learn more about them, then click here (for the Xyron 3'' Sticker Maker) and here (for the Xyron Tape Runner).


Also, in this project, I will be using items from Deep Red Stamps. If you have never heard of Deep Red Stamps, they are a company which produces detailed (deep etch) rubber stamps. Their stamps are designed to be used on a variety of surfaces and come in so many designs/styles. For example, you can find rubber stamps which feature Alice and Wonderland, all the way to your classic sentiment stamps. The range which you have to pick from is truly large! 

The project that I will be showing you today is about making your own ''wrapping paper''! I'm going to show you how you can use a few basic craft supplies, to create your own ''wrapping paper'', which can be used to make gift boxes, gift bags or be used to wrap that gift the old fashion way! 

First, I'm going to show you the tutorial, then we will talk about the giveaway!! 

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Supplies
Scrapbooking Paper (I'm using a hot pink piece from DCWV's Doubled Sided Cardstock Stack) 
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink Raven
We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board (optional)
 Acrylic Block 
Letter Stamps
Paint
Scissors
Tooth Pick


Step 1: Peel your Deep Red rubber stamp off its card and adhere the stamp to any type of acrylic block that you have on hand. Then grab your scrapbooking paper and begin stamping across the entire piece.

Once you're happy with how your scrapbooking paper looks, set it aside to dry. 

Side note: I personally stamped in a random pattern to give my scrapbooking paper that ''wrapping paper'' look. However, you could stamp in even, straight rows, if that is your jam!


Step 2: Grab your paint and squeeze a tiny bit onto a paper plate. Then grab your toothpick and dip the end into your paint. From here, you will want to make tiny dots in the background of your scrapbooking paper. Keep repeating this process until the background of your paper is filled with tiny dots.

When the background of your paper is completely filled with tiny dots, set the whole thing aside to dry.


Step 3: Depending on what you're wrapping will sort-of dictate how you do this step. For example, if you want to use your stamped scrapbooking paper as straight up wrapping paper, then go ahead and wrap your gift. However, if you want to turn your stamped scrapbooking paper into a box, then create your box by either using a box maker (like WRMK 123 Punch Board) or a box making tutorial.

Either way don't use tape when wrapping or making your box! Use the Xyron Tape Runner because it has the same sticky adhesive that you love in the sticker makers, which makes your wrapping much more durable. Also, you can use the Xyron Tape Runner to get cleaner edges and a more professional look with your wrapping. To find out how just watch this helpful video


Step 4: Now it's time to create a bow for your wrapping paper! Much like step 3, you can either create a bow using the WRMK 123 Punch Board or an online bow making tutorial. I decided to create mine using the WRMK 123 Punch Board and Xyron's Tape Runner.

Once your done making your bow, set it to the side. 


Step 5: On another piece of scrapbooking paper (that is the same color of your wrapping paper), stamp your main image one more time. Then cut out that image in the ''shape'' of a tag. Once your tag has been cut out, grab your letter stamps and stamp the words ''To'' and ''From. 


Step 6: After signing your tag, run it through your Xryon 3'' Sticker Maker.


Step 7: Once you have run the tag through your sticker maker, rub the top of the sticker paper. Then peel your tag off the sticker paper and adhere it to the top of your box. When your tag is in place, grab your bow and glue it on top of your tag, using Xyron's Tape Runner. 

Once your tag and bow have been added, then you're done!




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When looking at this wrapping paper, the bright colors and retro t.v, just makes me so happy! I wish I was getting a gift in one of these boxes (lol)! Also, if boxes aren't your thing, you could always turn your ''wrapping paper'' into gift bags. 


If you made it all the way down to this line, then you are AWESOME with sprinkles on top! The giveaway I've been talking about, is actually a $25 gift card to Deep Red Stamps's site! All you have to do to enter is leave comment on this post below (please inculde your email)!

Also, don't forget that this is a blog hop! So stop by Xyron's Facebook page to see the other girls' projects, so you can visit their blogs and leave a comment. This is because there will be one winner per blog

So, what do you think? Do you like this idea of making your own hand stamped wrapping paper?

xo Katie 

Monday, May 16, 2016

DIY: Nautical Anchor Wall Art on Homedit

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all are having a fantastic Monday!

Today I wanted to share with you a DIY project that I created for Homedit!

This month I contributed a fun home decor DIY called Nautical Anchor Wall Art. It's basically what it sounds like, a nautical piece of wall art which involves an anchor (lol). I know I'm not reinventing the wheel here, but I've been seeing tons of nautical theme wall art pieces at ridiculous prices! Due to this little discovery, I thought it would be fun to show you how to take some inexpensive craft supplies and turn them into a fun piece of wall art!

So if you want to learn how to make your own piece of nautical wall art, you can check out the full tutorial here!

xo Katie

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