Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Duck Tape clutch


shown with flap open
I found this cute idea for a duck tape clutch on Pinterest.  She has a very easy to follow tutorial.  I love the simplicity and wanted something small to carry any necessities without running around with a purse.  All you need is a sheet of felt, a roll of duck tape, a velcro closure, and about 15 minutes.  I found the anchor and Mickey tapes at Michaels.  I added a vinyl Mickey from some scraps and my icon punch.
How cute would these be for kids to make for their friends or fun fish extender gifts for the next Disney Cruise? Thanks for looking!  April

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Breast Cancer Magnet

My fifteen year old is playing high school lacrosse and it was announced that one of the moms has cancer.  The girls are all banding together to support the family by wearing pink ribbon socks for the season, while the mom undergoes treatment.  We wanted to contribute so my daughter and I made the girls magnets for their lockers.  
We used pale pink cardstock, cut with feminine graphic tee die-namics from My Favorite Things.  We then used the coordinating stamp set to stamp the ribbon in Pink Pirouette, and "Fight Like a Girl" in Smoky Slate.  We added a strip of magnetic tape and done.  In less than an hour, we had 45 magnets ready to go.  Thaks for looking!  April

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sand Brush Fish Extender


This is another Fish Extender gift I am putting together for our cruise.  Disney Cruise Line is very serious about keeping as much sand off of the boat as possible, so they ask that you brush or rinse off before rejoining the ship.  I found several of these on Pinterest.  I grabbed some brushes at Home Depot.  2 in brushes (good for kiddos) are 98 cents each, while the 3 in brushes are $1.14 each.  I had some red acrylic paint (but a bottle will run you around 70 cents) and plenty of foam brushes.  You may have a few that need sanding, especially along the sides.  I did two coats, drying between.  Once dry, I used a hot glue gun to attach blue grosgrain polka dot ribbon to cover the metal band.  I chose to keep with the red, white & blue theme of the cruise line.  I stamped a Mickey head in Jet Black Staz-On and finished with a key fob on the handle for easy hanging.
I packaged them in cello bags and added a little poem I found on other pins.  They are attached to the bags with black baker's twine.  Thanks for looking!  April

Monday, April 27, 2015

Disney color palette book

I love the paint samples from the Glidden Disney line.  I also love that they are inspired by several Disney movies and I wanted to keep them together and close at hand for inspiration.  I decided to make a key ring style book.  I punched a hole in each page, as well as chipboard for the covers.  I covered them in scrap paper.  I also made dividers from scraps and vinyl for tabs.  Thanks for looking!  April

Saturday, April 25, 2015

DVC member key chain


This is one of the little fish extender gifts I put together for our upcoming Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise.  I have these great Disney photopolymer stamps and it included the words "Disney" & "vacation" so I just had to improvise the last bit.  I used alphabet stamps to spell out "club" & "member".  I purchased the white Shrinky Dink plastic from Michael's, cut ovals from nestabilities, punched a hole for the key ring, then stamped Staz-On inks in Jet Black, Azure, and Blazing Red.  Once shrunk in the toaster oven, I used Crystal Effects (liquid glass or glossy accents) to coat the stamped area.  Once dry, I added jump rings and attached to the key ring.  I also used some leftover Mickey faces I had made into charms several years ago.
I put them in mini ziploc baggies, then mounted them on paint chip samples from the Disney line by Glidden featured at Walmart.
close up of shrinky dink
Thanks for looking!  April