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Create this Valentine’s Day Banner with Oly-Fun quickly and easily with your kids or grandlittle ones to enjoy for Valentine’s Day!

Here’s how to create this Valentine’s Day Banner with Oly-Fun… Step 1:

Draw hearts onto card stock in 3 assorted sizes and cut out.  The sizes I used were: 5 1/2″w x 5 1/4″h (large heart), 5″w x 4 3.4:h (medium heart), 4 1/2″w x 4 1/4″h (small heart).

Step 2:

Cut the following with a decorative scissors:

  • Cherry Pop: 5 large hearts, 4 small hearts
  • Bubble Gum: 4 large hearts, 5 small hearts
  • Snow White: 9 medium hearts

Then, die cut 9 x’s and o’s from Snow White.

Step 3:

Glue hearts together with the large heart on the bottom, the medium heart in the middle and the small heart on top.

Step 4:

Glue the x’s and o’s onto the hearts.

Step 5:

Thread the hearts together with the twine, going in and out at the corners as shown in the photo.

Step 6: Hang and enjoy your Valentine’s Day Banner with Oly-Fun!

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Create this Adorable Snowman from Batting quickly and easily…there is even enough time before Christmas to make several for gifts!! Here is how to create this Adorable Snowman from Batting… Step 1:

Gather your supplies…and then, cut a 14 inch and 7 in circle from Poly-fil        Extra-Loft® Batting.

Step 2:

Use a running stitch along the outer edge of the 14 inch circle.  Add 1/2 bag of Poly-Pellets, to weigh the body down and then, fill with Fiber Fill.  Pull stitching tight and knot.

Step 3:

Use a running stitch along the outer edge of the 7 inch circle.  Add styro-foam ball and then, pull stitching tight and knot.

Step 4:

Glue the head to the body.

Step 5:

Attach the Beads for the face and button on the body.

Step 6:

Fold one long edge of the larger piece of fleece up 1/2 inch and glue in place, repeat.  Place the fleece onto the head to check fit and then, over lap the shorter ends and glue in place.

Step 6:

Gather top edge and tie with the smallest piece of fleece about 1 1/2 inches down.  Clip to fringe.  Glue onto the head.

Step 7:

Clip both ends of the long piece of fleece to fringe, about 1 1’2 inches from each end.  Tie the scarf around the neck.

Step 8:

Sprinkle glitter onto the hat, scarf and a bit onto the snowman, apply with hair spray to hold in place.

ENJOY this Adorable Snowman from Batting and make several more for family and friends!!  Merry Christmas!

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Have you wondered How to Make a Weighted Blanket?  Here are lots of step out photos and easy instructions…you will just have to adjust for the size you want to make. You can make a Weighted Blanket from a variety of fabrics…I prefer the soft and cuddly fabrics from Shannon Fabrics as the softness adds to the calming effect that weighted blankets are suppose to bring to those using them. Step 1:

Place fabric right sides together.

Step 3:

Stitch around 3 sides with a 1/2″ seam.  Trim the corners and turn to the right side.

Step 3:

Top stitch 1/2″ around on the 3 sewn edges.

Step 4:

Mark horizontal and vertical guidelines onto one side of the fabric.  (Please note: this can be done before sewing the 2 pieces of fabric together if you prefer).  The distance will depend upon the size of your blanket.  My blanket is 45″ wide x 42″ long.  So my vertical lines are 5″ apart,  this will give me 9 channels.  My horizontal lines are 6″ apart.

Step 5:

Sew the vertical lines, this will give you the channels in which to place your poly-pellets.

Step 6:

It is recommended that the weight of the blanket be approximately 10% of the recipients body weight and not to exceed 15%.  I am making this weighted blanket for someone who is 40 pounds, so I will be using 4 pounds of Poly-Pellets®.

Since I have 9 channels, and will have 7 row (9 x 7), I will have 63 squares in the blanket.  There are 16 ounces to a pound, so 16 ounces x 4 pounds = 64  ounces, therefor I will use approximately 1 ounce of Poly-Pellets® in each pocket.

Step 7:

Place tube into 1 channel, pour 1 ounce of Poly-Pellets® into the tube, this will help the Poly-Pellets® go directly to the bottom and not stick onto the fabric, as it would be easy to break a needle if they stick to the fabric and you do not notice.  Repeat into the next 8 channels and then sew your first horizontal line closest to be bottom edge where the Poly-Pellets® are.

Step 8:

Repeat step 7 six more times.  On the final row, pin the edge and stitch in place with a 1/2″ seam.  Trim any thread if needed.

It takes a few hours to complete a Weighted Blanket, more if it is larger than the one I created.  The recipient will appreciate the it so much! Supplies:

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Fall is here and Halloween is right around the corner…can you believe it? With 9, count them, 9 grandchildren…I needed to find an inexpensive and quick way to create some cute Trick or Treat Bags. Thus this Oly-Fun Mummy Trick or Treat Bag came to be…the first of several to be made before Halloween comes…yikes!
Isn’t this an adorable Oly-Fun Mummy Trick or Treat Bag?

Here’s how to make your own:

Step 1:

Cut 15 – 24 strips of Oly-Fun in assorted sizes from 1″ – 2″.

Step 2:

Place strips on one panel of the Oly-Fun as shown above.

Then, continue adding strips diagonally and pinning as shown above.

Step 3:

Stitch strips in place and then, trim off excess, this is the front of the bag.  Sew the front of the bag to the bag of the bag, along the sides and bottom.

Step 4:

Fold straps in half and sew and sew onto the bag.

Step 5:

Die cut letters of the name from pink, 2 large circles from pink and 2 smaller circles from black.

Step 6:

Glue the wiggle eyes onto the black Oly-Fun circles and then onto the pink circles and then, glue onto the bag under the strips.

Step 7:

Glue the name onto the bag.

Now it is time to for you create an Oly-Fun Mummy Trick or Treat Bag for the child in your life…enjoy! Supplies:

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Bella Crafts Publishing by Martha Lucia Gomez - 5M ago

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you a non traditional album that I prepared using decorated papers and my Canon PIXMA TS 9020 printer. To create this project I used a tube box that I have from a perfume but you can also use a toilet paper tube. Take a look of my surprise album:

Creating the box is very simple, I just covered the tube with Serenade 100 decorated paper from Quick Quotes and decorated the top with some paper flowers. I just take the measurements for the base and the top and cut two different pieces to can open the box easily.

Then I create  the reel of the photos to put inside of the tube. I selected some pictures of my daughter Mariantonia and printed them on my Canon PIXMA TS 9020 using the Canon Image Garden that I have installed on my computer since I have my Canon PIXMA TS 9020 because it offers me many creative and print options. I selected the bordered x4 using 4″x6″ Canon Glossy Paper and Landscape orientation.

When I was satisfied with the photos that I wanted to use I clicked the print option and a new menu appeared on my desktop. I selected my best options and in less than 20 seconds I had my photo printed.

I cut the photo in horizontal line and pasted them in a reel over a piece of Serenade 103 decorated paper. Then I rolled and secured it with a gold metallic miniclip and put the surprise album inside the decorated tube.

I hope this non traditional album inspired you to use different elements and to use all the options that Canon printers offer you!

See you soon!

Martha Lucia

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Bella Crafts Publishing by Martha Lucia Gomez - 5M ago

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you my new personalized Craft Caddy . This Stackable Caddy is from Deflecto.  And we can build our own version of craft caddy with all the levels that we want. Take a look at mine:

I decided to use the first level to carry my  adhesives, little spray’s and enamels and the second level to store embellishments. I marked one side of the white frame of the Stackable Caddy with the name of my blog, and to create it I used vinyl of two different colors and my Cricut Explore. For the other side I created a striped design using vinyl and some die cuts on my big shot.

On the white frame, I tried to align all the colors and designs because as you may have noticed I love to sync everything. But the best part of my decoration is when I want to go to shows or crops because I can easily identify my Craft Caddy. It is very easy, I just need to put all and secure the caddies on the Stack’N Go Caddy Wheel Base, and all without taking advantage of these removable storage containers.

What do you think? This is a wonderful storage cart for our crafts, you can move it around your house and carry individual compartments whenever you want!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired here today. I would love to hear from you!

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Embossing is one of the most elegant and sophisticated techniques. Today I combined embossing and ombre technique in a single project. It was easy; for this I only used Versamark Ink and Memento Ink, in other words pigment ink and dye ink. Come with me and see how this Clear and simple model of a card can be easily made.

  1. Take a piece of very vanilla card stock and stamp a border image using Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder. Melt the powder with the heat tool. 
  2. Sponge over the stamped images using Tangerine Memento Ink and a Jumbo Dauber. Start with the bottom part to intensify the color until you have the different tones for the ombre look.  Don’t be afraid to use Memento Ink in a different way, you can apply this ink with a brayer or with sponge or blending tools like I made in this card.To create this ombre effect, just start from the bottom part in circular motions with the jumbo sponge dauber and  go up.  Always start from the bottom or from the top because with this you will have the dark color at the beginning and the degrade effect.Also with the jumbo daubers you can control easily the intensity of the color.
  3. Stamp the sentiment using Versamak and Gold Embossing Powder. Melt the powder with the heat tool. Stamp the complement of the sentiment in a separate piece of very vanilla card stock following the same steps.
  4. Paste the decorated layer over the card base using Tear It! Tape and the complement sentiment with dimensionals.

Easy and fun and the best part is that you can experiment these techniques using different stamps and colors of ink.

See you soon!

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Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you an inspiration scrapbook page for Father’s Day that I made using a great combination of decorated papers and my Canon PIXMA TS 9020 to print the photo. Take a look at my page:

I selected one photo of my daughter to print from my phone and sent it directly to my Canon PIXMA TS 9020  using 4″x6″ semi glossy paper. I love to use this option because it’s quick and easy. This Canon printer gave me the option to connect my social media directly with the printer and use different type of papers to print my images. Also, I can to edit the images from the screen of the printer.

I pasted the photo directly over the second layer and created different rectangles using other designs of decorated papers like both sides of Urban Oasis 100 and the striped side of Earth Wind Fire 100. On the center of these rectangles, I stamped two different images using PowderPuff Chalk Ink. First I stamped the ink splatter image using PowderPuff Chalk Ink Desert Sun and then I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set Dad’s Day using PowderPuff Chalk Ink Midnight Confessions, one of my favorite colors.

As final touch I die cut the word HI using Urban Oasis 102 to complete my idea and the style of my daughter to get a smile from my husband when he receives this present!

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I am a soldier in God’s Army is a very special stamp set from Color by Faith Collection. When you see it for the first time, you’ll think it is a masculine set and you may be right! This is a perfect stamp set to create masculine projects but it is also a great set to demonstrate our faith. Take a look at my page:

The last part of my page was stamp the different forms of camouflage using the same color of Classic Ink, in this case I used So Saffron Ink.

Easy and simple but from my heart. Sometimes it’s not necessary to add a lot elements to our pages just with a few things that mark the difference, like color tones you can express the main idea.

The Color by Faith collection is full of stamp sets that you can use for your bible pages, journals or cards. You can find the entire collection HERE and usually the stamp set are are exhibit with samples to give you inspiration and ideas.

See you soon!

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Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here with you!

Bendi Cards are now trending and I discovered that it is very easy to make this type of cards. To create this, I used a digital cutting file from The Cutting Cafe and I only spent 5 to 10 minutes cutting and assembling the pieces. Of course I needed to use the fabulous papers that Quick Quotes Scrapbook Paper has for mother’s day and my choice was 49 Shades of Grey 105. Take a look at my card:

I sponged the big butterfly using three colors of PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Coral, Blue Lagoon and Blue Jeans. And the small butterfly using Blue Lagoon, Soft Sage and Creamy Cocoa. I pasted these butterflies over the decorated card base using glue dots and the die cut words using Xiron adhesive.

To finalize the decoration of the Bendi Card for Mother’s Day, I just added a few drops of Dandelion Yellow Novu Crystal Drops.

I hope my Bendi Card for Mother’s Day inspires you to use your decorated papers with your electronic cutting machines and die cuts, and remember that you can always change a simple image for a gorgeous image by simply using the different colors and collections of inks.

See you soon!

Martha Lucia.

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