party favors, printable, dr suess

Dr. Seuss party favors

party favors, printable, dr suessDr.  Seuss party favors are quick and easy to make with printable party pieces.    I found these printables for FREE on  I used the pattern paper as the base and a drink label as a wrap for the jar.  The jar is filled with l Swedish fish to go along with the One  Fish Two Fish theme.  The jar is from peanut butter.  I asked a few friends to save them and before long we had what we needed for the party.  The jars were washed thoroughly and dried.  If you have any kids with peanut  allergies you might want to use a different container.  

Click the link below to find other Dr. Seuss craft ideas for fun or for a party.

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DIY Kids Shoes with Tulip Brand

DIY Kids shoes with Tulip Brand and a CASH giveaway at the bottom. 
decorated shoes embellished shoes

blank shoes


Instructions for DIY KIDS shoes:

Start with white canvas shoes.   Squirt on dye.

tulip brand tie dye on canvas shoes

tulip brand tie dyecove shoes completely and let them sit over night. Wash and allow shoes to dry before embellishing them.

diy beads in a bottle Add the beds in a bottle a little bit at a time.  You do not want to smudge the pearls of liquid bead.  Embellish the shoes to fit your fancy.

IMG_1513I decorated the back too.

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I love you card

Typography card for Valentine’s Day

I love you card


Typography and fonts are one of my favorite things to use.  When I saw this pattern paper with  a vintage distressed  typewriter font I had to have it.  Be prepared  to see more projects with it in the future.

Typography Card Materials :

Typography Card instructions:

  1. Cut card base to 6×12 and sand the edges.
  2. Adhere precut frame
  3. Adhere a 5×5 piece of pattern paper
  4. Cut a piece of typewrite paper to fit into the frame.  Adhere paper to the back of the frame and adhere the  two on the from to the card.
  5. Place a bow on the heart and adhere to the front as shown.
  6. Use scissors to cut  out the letters to spell ” I LOVE YOU”
  7. Add the Mod Podge Dimensional to the letters and let them dry. Once they are dry adhere to the front as shown



pallet art

pallet art – Valentines day count down

pallet art

Pallet art created with Walnut Hollow 12×12 Pallets.  The pallets are free standing so you can either hang your art on the wall of let it stand on a table. I chose to let mine stand.  It is going to set on and end table in my living room.IMG_0119


Directions for Pallet Art:

  • Base coat the pallet with red paint.
  • Postion stencils where you would like , apply paint .
  • Base coat the wood plaque, and allow to dry.
  • Postion stencils where you would like , apply paint
  • Adhere the plaque in the desired position.
  • Affix buttons
  • Drill two holes for numbers, place screws into plaque
  • Paint wood tags and add numbers
  • Apply crystals in a heart shaped pattern
  • Ink chipboard letters and glue them in place.

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Add all the details you would like.
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DIY sugar scrub for lips

Sweet lips sugar scrub

DIY sugar scrub for lips

Sweet lips sugar scrub is a DIY beauty remedy for your lips.  It takes a few ingredients you might have on hand in your kitchen.  These little pots make a small amount and make a cute little gift for your girlfriends.

What you’ll need for the Sugar Scrub recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ½ teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 spoon to mix
  • 1 small container

Directions to make the sugar scrub:

  1. Mix the honey and sugar and mix well.
  2. Add coconut oil and mix well.
  3. Fill container


Each batch should be good for a couple of weeks.

How to use the sugar scrub:

  • Take a dime size amount of scrub and rub gently onto dry lips.
  • Gently rub until some of the sugar has dissolved.
  • Rinse well with warm water.
  • Apply lip balm as necessary.
  • Use twice a week and your lips should be silky soft.


To adorn the container I used strips of rhinestones from the fabric store.  I also added crystals and some bling too.  I used what I had in my stash and I am pretty sure these are 3 or 4 years old.  IMG_1060

Pink Elephant

Pink Elephant Card

Pink Elephant Card

A CAS Card by Allie Gower

Allie here from My Card Party sharing a Clean and Simple card suitable for many occasions.

Pink Elephant Card

 I stamped the elephant image on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I added dots below the elephant to give the appearance of grass. I stamped the balloon and string, and lightly traced over the string to make it appear a little softer. I used a button to accent the balloon.

To finish the card I matted the white cardstock onto some pink textured cardstock, and then added it to a white cardstock base.

Supplies: Stamps (“It’s the Little Things” designed by Becky Oehlers for Gina K Designs), Ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko), Markers (Spectrum Noir), Cardstock (Discount Cardstock), Button.

Thanks, Split Coast Stamper fans, for selecting this card as a “Weekly Favorite.”


Until next time, keep crafting!

DIY gift packaging ideas

Valentine’s Day gift box diy-make-it-yourself

Make a Valentine Gift box


Valetine’s Day gift packaging  can be created with a simple plain white box.  Add a little paint, a strip of paper or a ribbon, a couple of flowers and a either a stamped sentiment or chipboard sentiment and you have a custom gift box that was not too difficult to make.

DIY Valentines day gift packaging

Materials use in Valentine’s Day Gift Box

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You can use this idea with almost any holiday.  Change out the sentiment and change up the color combination.


Diy matrioschka dolls

Snowman crafts

Snowman crafts are great to make with the kids at they time of year. We are in the south and watch the news  to see where it is snowing.  My son has only seen snow a couple of times and my toddler has never seen it.  This is where making  snowman crafts comes in handy. The kids love the idea of a snowman that does not melt.
Diy matrioschka dollsI found a set of matrioschka dolls at the local big box craft store a few years ago.  When we were crafting together my son suggested a snowman set.  Having never really painted them before, this is how they turned out.  Not too bad, not great either.  The kids were pleased and had fun painting them white and sponging on a little light blue.  I did the faces and my son did the hats.  I used Decoart Acrylic paints.

Valentines day heart home decor

String Art tutorial for Valentine’s Day


String Art or Nail Art?  Not sure what this craft is called but I know my mom had some in our house from the 70′s and I think it is pretty cool.  This was my first attempt.  Next time I might get all fancy and try to make a piece like the one that hung in the basement bathroom it was a sailboat with rainbow main sale.

Valentines day heart home decor


Materials to make String Art for Valentine’s Day

  • Walnut Hollow Plaque
  • Decoart Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Impress Art hammer
  • Nails
  • DMC Embroidery floss

Instructions for String Art for Valentine’s Day

  1. Paint the plaque with  solid base color.

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Decide on the pattern and size you want.  I chose a heart.  Draw the pattern on white copy paper. I got the size right on the first try.  That does normally not happen.

make a template

Cut the pattern from the paper.

paint with deco art

Trace on the surface.


I chose to paint the center of the string art to make the heart really pop on the black surface.

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Apply two coats of paint if needed.  Black is really difficult to cover.

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I bought nails from my local hardware store and they had white nails.  I was so excited.  I had planned on painting the silver nails white and this saved a huge step.

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To avoid smashing your fingers you can use a clothespin to hold the nail in place.

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Once you have the nails evenly spaced around the heart you can begin your stringing.

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Tie a small knot to one nail.  Then loop the string around a nail on the opposite side. String around that nail and back up to the next nail.  Repeat until you have the entire pattern covered with string.  If you need to use more than one skein of floss, tie it on just like you did in the beginning.




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DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations from the Dollar Store

DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations from the Dollar Store can be quick cool and easy.  I purchased a glass hand pump dispenser from the dollar store and I knew immediately what I was going to make.  I just opened up some glass paint pen markers and this was the perfect surface to try them out on.

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The picture above is the dispenser after it came out of the oven.

The picture below is the soap dispenser before the paint pen was applied.


These are the paint pens I opened.  I was going to make red hearts all over it then I decided to go very simple and go with one word only.


I wrote “love” in one fluid line to go across the entire length of the bottom.  You let the paint dry for 4 hours then you bake in the oven on 375 degrees F for 40 minutes.  If you look at the picture below you will notice there is a pump in the glass container and if you look at the picture on the top you will notice that there is not a pump.  Why you ask?  Well I placed the piece in the oven and forgot to take the plastic piece out.  Mini craft fail on my part.  Good thing the container was only a buck!  I will head out to purchase a few more of these containers, one for me and a few others to have in my stash.  I think they will make great gifts too.

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