Monogrammed Bling Mini Canvas and Stamped Mini Card with Westcott Brand

Greetings scissor happy friends! Today I am pleased to inspire you with two new projects I designed for Westcott Brand aka The World’s Favorite Scissors!

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I created this fun mini card with a cute cut out featuring a hand stamped image from JudiKins Stamps! Click HERE for a full step-by-step project tutorial!

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I also created this fun monogrammed mini canvas featuring adhesive rhinestone sheets from The Buckle Boutique, which I cut using one of Westcott’s fabulous LetterCraft stencils! Click HERE for a full step-by-step project tutorial! Stay tuned for more scissor happy inspiration projects coming your way from Modern Surrealist and Westcott Brand!

Molded Mini Canvases with AdTech

Greetings fellow crafters and DIY decor enthusiasts! Today I am super excited to inspire you with this fun new project that I designed for AdTech, the geniuses who brought you the original hot glue gun!

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Did you know that you can make your own custom molds with hot glue? Well that’s just what I did using the AdTech High Temp Project Pro hot glue gun! I replicated some of my favorite charms out of Makins Clay!

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Visit AdTech’s new blog for a full step-by-step project tutorial to learn how to make these fun custom molded mini canvases at home! And be sure to check back frequently for more hot project inspiration from AdTech, the pioneers who brought you the original hot glue gun!

Disney Pixar Blog Hop with AdTech

Hello fabulous craft friends and Disney Pixar enthusiasts! Today I am super excited to be participating in the Original Disney Pixar Blog Hop on behalf of AdTech, the geniuses who brought you the original hot glue gun! There are several talented craft designers here today to inspire you with the help of your favorite Disney Pixar movie characters! For my project, I created an easy upcycled brooch to celebrate the aquatic magic of Finding Nemo! Scroll down for links to all of the designers’ fun projects!

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Visit AdTech’s new blog for a full step by step project tutorial. And while you are there, be sure to LIKE AdTech Consumer and chick “get notifications” to stay on top of what’s HOT in the world of hot glue!

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For this project I relied on the ease and convenience of the AdTech High Temp Project Pro glue gun. This fabulous tool features a precision tip nozzle and a handy kickstand to keep it upright. It’s the glue gun I always reach for whenever creativity strikes!

finding-nemo-600x600For this project I incorporated some awesome Finding Nemo Buttons from my absolute favorite brand of novelty buttons, Dress It Up Button Embellishments! I highly recommend that you peruse their wide assortment of Disney and Disney/Pixar buttons for your next creative project. The quality is absolutely superb and they make super cute accents for just about any craft project!

 So now that you’ve seen my project, hop around all the other participating designers’ blogs to see what fun stuff they’ve created in honor of the Official Disney Pixar Blog Hop! And let the craft magic begin!!!
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  Here’s the full length movie of Finding Nemo for your viewing pleasure!

Summer Scissor Skills, Stencil Applique Top and Easy Elastic Hair Ties with Westcott Brand

Lately I’ve been having a total blast making my own fashion and accessories with Westcott Brand Cutting Tools, aka The World’s Favorite Scissors! I took an ordinary white t-shirt and made it extraordinarily cute by adding a stencil applique that I made with Westcott’s fun stencil book. Click HERE for a full project tutorial.

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I get tons of compliments whenever I wear this heart t-shirt and to make the complete, be sure to create some easy and fashion forward elastic hair ties! Click HERE to learn how it’s done!

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In addition to all these fun fashionista DIY creations, I’ve also been helping out on Westcott Brand’s educational side, designing several fun scissor projects for kids to keep their skills sharp while school is out for summer! Here are a couple to get them started:

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Plaid Fabric Creations Block Printing Stamps and Soft Fabric Inks

Check out the great last minute gift I created with the new Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Ink from Plaid Crafts! To make this t-shirt for a friend’s birthday gift, I incorporated the elephant stamp from Plaid’s exciting NEW line of ethnic inspired Fabric Creations Block Printing Stamps, and I also used the SAME stamp on paper to make a coordinating birthday card!


These stamps from Plaid have a special story behind them. Plaid met these skilled textile artists in India and wanted to help their village by selling their stamps in the US. However, the village could not make the volume by carving all the wooden stamps by hand, so Plaid instead signed a licensing agreement with them to use the artisans’ artwork in this new line of machine made stamps. They look and feel just like the rustic wood originals and are super fun and easy to use! I highly recommend using them, and when you do, you will be helping those wonderful artisans over in India! A crafty win-win for all! Check them out HERE!