Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Crystal Rhinestone Butterfly Wands

Party Butterfly Wands






If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you no doubt have seen me teasing you with this gorgeous project. 
This one took a little extra time so I'm a bit late this week on my craft tutorial. 

Plus I'm in the beginning stages of potty training my son, which slows everything down a bit. I know all my Mommy friends are nodding along right now..



Let' go over supplies first. 

  • Lots of flat back sticky rhinestone crystals. (if you have a Michaels or Hobby lobby in your area they have a good selection. If not then you can order some from Amazon here!
  • Glitter card stock paper (craft store or online) 
  • Scissors or cutting machine
  • Glue gun

If you are using the butterflies to make a wand like I am here you will also want the following..
  • Thin wood dowel
  • Rhinestone ribbon
  • Ribbon or pearl strings for extra adornments 





If you don't have a cutting machine you will need to stick with a basic silhouette of a butterfly. 
I'm using the cutout piece above from the Cricut store collection. You can purchase for $1 from their store. 



You can find tons of butterfly printables online but if you come back by the blog this Freebie Friday I might have a little goodie for you! ;) 
You can also always purchase our full set of 8 butterflies and vines in the shop.


The tedious part will be covering your butterfly with rhinestones. I won't sugar coat it, it's a pain in the butt, however it's worth it. 

My rhinestone have a strong sticker back so I just peal and stick. 


The back of my butterfly is a thick glitter card stock paper.
Once you have finished covering your top piece with rhinstones you can attach it to your back piece. 



If you are just using a silhouette of a butterfly you can make one more like this pink one in the front. 


For the wands you will need to grab your wood dowel and rhinestone ribbon. 
Cover the dowel with the ribbon and secure with glue. 


Add some extra sparkle if desired


Attach your butterfly with glue to your wand handle. You can double side the butterflies if you want so is 360 rhinestone sparkles!


These butterflies have so many possibilities like..
  • Party decor
  • Favor box toppers
  • Hair clips
  • Cupcake toppers



My daughter, Christabella is turning 2 next month and I'm thinking a butterfly garden theme. 

In preparation for her yearly birthday photo shoot I also decided to cut one of my fairy crown designs to match the butterfly wands above. 


I can't wait for my baby girl to model this! 



If  you love this paper crown I designed you can buy it here for only $2! 


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Friday, August 19, 2016

Nursing Monogram SVG Cut Files- Freebie Friday

Nursing SVG, DXF, EPS, PNG Free Design Files

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Welcome back to Freebie Friday lovelies!

Last week I shared with you all that I will be doing a monthly "idea share fest." 
The share fest will consist of me sharing my latest designs and products and in return requesting your feedback as well as listening to your wishes as to which products you would like to see me design!

Well, I received a request for some Nursing SVG designs last week and today will be showing those off and giving you one as a freebie!


nursing SVG monogram set

I had a lot of fun creating these. I made them versatile for monogram use or basic decals/vinyl/or screen printing options. 
(Monogram letters not included) 

You can collect your freebie below and pick up the rest of this set in the shop for only $4!



I will be giving you these cute 'Nurse and stethoscope' image in SVG, DXF, EPS, and PNG image.
Here are a couple mock up examples of how fabulous you can look using these files!

  • Mugs
  • Scrubs
  • Clipboards/ notebooks
  • Hats
  • Product and paper printing
  • Canvas bags
  • Crafts
  • Scrapbooking
  • T-shirts




Here are a few other SVG products all $2.99! Plus if you are a small business owner or looking to start a small side business you can use these on your products! 

Side notes for business users
- Small business use, please kindly reference my shop with a single line of proper credit. (Up to 500 units sold) 

- If you wish to use our products without giving credit or sell mass productions (more then 500 units sold), please invest in a purchase of a no credit license. This will only need to be purchased ONCE along with the desired cut files/clip art and can use it as many times as you wish. 


And a little sneak peak at next week's craft tutorial! I will be teaching you how to cut vinyl with your cutting machine and use for t-shirt design!

mermaid hair don't care SVG set

I'm sooo excited because I have plans to use my sweet baby girl, Ella in a Mommy/daughter series of shirts! It's going to be super CUTE! 

Mermama SVG set


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Giant Paper Rose Tutorial- Majesty Style Rose

DIY Giant Paper Rose






DIY Giant Paper Rose. http://catchingcolorflies.com/



For a long time I've wanted to create the perfect looking paper rose. The rose that trumps all other paper roses I've made thus far. 

Working on the center was certainly the challenge for me and took several tries and fails before I felt somewhat happy with my look. 
I'm sure I will improve with more practice, but I wanted to share what I've done so far. 



Say hello to her Royal Highness, Majesty Rose. She measures a bit over 14 inches in diameter in this tutorial. If you want it to be bigger, around 18 inches, add 5th layer of extra large petals. 

This is certainly an intermediate to advanced paper flower. So if you are new to crafting in generally or paper crafts I suggest starting with a more basic giant flower. 


First let's go over supplies and petal count.

Supplies

  • Scissors and/or cutting machine (I use Cricut) 
  • Glue gun and sticks
  • Templates from my shop
  • 65 lb card stock in color of your choice
  • Circle punch (you can use a small cut square if you don't have one or cut a circle with your machine) 
  • Patience, one more time....Paaaatienccce... I've been making paper flowers for almost 7 years and even I had 3 trashed attempts before I was happy enough to photograph. 

Petal Count

We will be working in layers. Each layer represents a diferent petal size. There are 4 petal sizes for this flower and a center. 
1st layer = Largest petal
2nd layer = Next size down.. and so on..
  • 1st layer 8-9 petals
  • 2nd layer 7-8 petals
  • 3rd layer 6-7 petals
  • 4th layer 8 petals (you will be splitting these into groups of 4)
  • 2 center petal cuts



1. Begin the same way we do with all my giant flowers, by cutting 1 1/2-2 inch slits in the middle. 




2. And then overlap slightly. 


3. Glue the inner edge of the petals together forming a circle as shown above. 


4. Connect the petals and glue a circle over the open hole on the bakcside


5. You can now going to continue the same way with the next 2 layers


Rose Center


6. This is where this becomes a bit more advanced..


7. Start with one of your center petal cuts and wrap the two petal pieces opposite to each other around one another. 


8. Repeat with the two remaining. Leaving a little space as you go. 



9. Glue your first center piece onto the second center piece. 


10. Repeat the same process leaving a bit of space. 


11. Now for your 4th small layer of petals you will cut slits and overlap like the other 3 layers, but with these 8 petals you will give a crease that the bottom as shown above. This is going to help them stand up better. 


12. Glue your first 4 petals around kinda like a square. 





13. Then glue the last 4 between the first 4 petals as shown. 



14. Glue in your center and admire your pretty flower!

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