Modern Surrealist Adhesive Rhinestone Sticker Sheets for The Buckle Boutique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bling Blog Hop featuring the Marisa Pawelko line of rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique!

If you love projects that sparkle, then you are in for a treat!  Today we have a line up of some amazing crafters who will be showing you a variety of project ideas that you can create with The Modern Surrealist Line of Rhinestone Sticker Sheets!

Just like the Classic Color line, these rhinestone sticker sheets can be cut with scissors, a craft knife and a variety of die cutting machines!  This means you can cut these beautiful colors and patterns into any shape you want to create custom embellishments for your projects!
For my project I created an embellished boudoir decor trio in which I cut up one single Sugar Skulls Rhinestone Sticker Sheet to decorate all 3 pieces! A little bit of bling goes a long long way! Check it out! And after you check out MY project, be sure to scroll down to see what ALL the other talented designers did with their Modern Surrealist Rhinestone Sticker Sheets!
Large Boudior Skull Tray with Sugar Skull & Studded Accents
Jewelry Box with Sugar Skull & Studded Accents shown closed
Jewelry Box with Sugar Skull & Studded Accents shown open
Small Boudior Skull Tray with Sugar Skull & Studded Accents

Here’s how I created this stylish and easy project! First I started out by gathering my supplies:


*You could also opt to upcycle an existing box or trays

The first step is to cut out your bling! The Sugar Skull sheet comes with several awesome skulls. Use scissors to cut out the large skull, the 6 medium skulls and the skull repeat pattern portion. Cuts like butter!

IMG_0702 IMG_0704Then you are ready to paint your trays and box. I painted only the bottom and inside of my box matte black. The 2 trays I painted completely. The Painters Pyramids and Veraspin 360 helped make the painting job a breeze!

IMG_0706 IMG_0714 IMG_0712Next I used the Mod Melter (aka my favorite new gadget) to attach little stud “feet” to the bottom of all 3 pieces. It’s so fast and easy! Just squirt and stick! And I love the way the blue Mod Melt Sticks add dimension! Just eyeball to get the feet spaced evenly, no need for math or measuring!

IMG_0716 IMG_0719 IMG_0722 IMG_0724Once you’re done adding the feet, set the trays aside and begin working on embellishing your box lid. I cut a piece of the repeat skull pattern bling to cover the top of the box. Simply peel the plastic backing off of the piece and stick it to the top of the box.

IMG_0728 IMG_0731Then I cut 4 rectangular pieces to cover the sides of the lid.

IMG_0735 IMG_0738 IMG_0740For the back piece I cut out little notches to accommodate the hinge. IMG_0747Then I painted the sides of the box silver.

IMG_0748 IMG_0752 IMG_0749By then I was already starting to play around with the position of the skulls on my trays. I went ahead and peeled the backing off of the large and medium skulls and placed them onto the trays. Did I mention this was super easy! Just peel and stick! No more laborious individual gem setting!

IMG_0756IMG_0757IMG_0758IMG_0761  With the skulls in place, I was ready to add some more studs to the outer edges of the trays. I used the same technique with the Mod Melter and… Voila instant awesomeness!

IMG_0764 IMG_0766I continued this process until the trays were thoroughly studded, and then I added some studs to the side of the jewelry box just for good measure! One can never have too many studs or too much BLING!!! Here’s a pic of how to adhere to studs. Squirt a little dollop of Mod Melt and attach your stud! It’s that easy! IMG_0767 IMG_0768IMG_0769Since the Sugar Skull Rhinestone Sticker Sheet comes with 6 of the medium skulls, I had 3 left over. So naturally I added them to the inside of the box to add a little element of surprise!

IMG_0771 IMG_0774Then to add a bit of luxe flair I cut a square of turquoise zebra recycled felt from Kunin! I glued it to the bottom of the box to add a touch of softness to this otherwise hard core rocker chic jewelry box.  IMG_0776All in all I am quite pleased with the way these turned out. They were fun and easy to make! And the easiest part of the project was embellishing the pieces with the Modern Surrealist for The Buckle Boutique Rhinestone Sticker Sheets! Please be sure to click HERE to order some for your next project! Here are some more glamour shots of the boudior trays for your inspiration! IMG_0805 IMG_0799 IMG_0793 IMG_0790Hop along to all of the other blogs to see even more projects with these amazing rhinestone sticker sheets.  And make sure to stop by The Buckle Boutique to purchase your own rhinestone sticker sheets so you can add some sparkle and bling to your next project!

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Zipper Tunic Top Tutorial with the Brother Innov-Is 990D

This quick and easy blouse makes fun use of an oversize zipper and can also be worn as a vest! Make one to suit your individual sense of style with the Brother Innov-Is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine! Dress it up by adding embroidery, or even make an upcycled fashion statement by creating it out of repurposed scarves. Super easy to make and super flattering this look is perfect for day to night!

Disclosure of Material Connections:

I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.

Unicorn Pendant Necklace by Hydrangea Hippo

I absolutely love this unicorn pendant necklace created by Hydrangea Hippo!


She made this beautiful design with ice resin and a die-cut made with the Unicorn shape cutting tool from the Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko collection for Sizzix! Enjoy this video tutorial and get inspired to create your next custom jewelry project!


Embroidered Office Folder Video Tutorial with the Brother Innov-Is 990D

I love this new office folder so much that I’m inspired to make a whole bunch in different themes! These would make great gifts for just about anyone and you could even use the built-in Disney embroidery designs that come pre-loaded on the Brother Innovis-990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine to make custom folders for the kids to keep their homework in! The possibilities are endless!

Disclosure of Material Connections:

I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.

A New Obsession Begins with Impress Art Metal Stamps


I recently became the proud new owner of a fabulous assortment of Impress Art metal stamps! I am pleased to inform you all that this event marks the beginning of a new craft obsession for not only myself, but for my mother as well! First a little back story…


My mother Dulce founded a successful perfume business called Talisman which lives on to this day in the hands of the current owner. She imported the exotic essential oils from Tangiers, Morocco. The oils were featured by numerous high end magazines and in upscale retailers around the globe. Here my sister Christy and I are with our mom on one of our many trips to visit her supplier throughout our childhood. My sister is being held by our gardener/manny Bacali.


Flashback to current times, here we are together at mom’s birthday party last year. Oh and while I’m at it, I’d like to give a shout out to my equally creative and entrepreneurial sister Christy and her business World Fusion Cuisine! Please LIKE Chef Christy on Facebook! Did I mention I come from a very creative family???


But back to the story at hand…

Recently our mom began work on a new brand of perfume called Begum Parfums. I invite you all to show your support and LIKE Begum Parfums on Facebook!

In the quest for the perfect bottle to house her new product she collaborated with a local silver master in his jewelry making workshop, here in our current hometown of San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. She created the first prototype which you can see here with her own two hands. Isn’t it amazing?! It’s not only a functional perfume bottle, but also a doubles as a beautiful wearable pendant!


I was so inspired by her creation, that decided to join the workshop and begin my exciting journey into the world of silversmithing and metal stamping! But first, I had to get my hands on the ultimate gold standard in tools – a set of Metal Stamps from Impress Art! Well, I actually got several sets and predict that my collection will continue to grow as I delve deeper into this inspiring new genre!


Look at all of the wonderful tools we have to work with! Next week I  join the silversmithing class. The teacher Abelardo Gil Perez is extremely excited to incorporate these metal stamps into the curriculum!


We especially love these spiritual designs and have many awesome ideas swirling around our heads for projects using the different letter font stamp sets! Just look at these fabulous fonts!!!


They even include punctuation marks, which I’m sure will appeal to mom’s creative sensibility. Did I mention she is a writer too?


I’ve tried out Impress Art metal stamps at a trade show demo by Margot Potter of DIY Doyenne and The Impatient Crafter, so I know the imprint quality is phenomenal! I am super excited to devote some time to creating my own original pieces with the aid of these superb new tools! My journey into the world of metal stamping is just beginning, so please stay tuned!!!

Wine Tasting Party Projects with When Creativity Knocks

Try these fun projects when preparing for your next wine tasting party! The party kicks off with Elena showing you how to create upcycled wine goblets out of wine bottles that you can embellish with adhesive rhinestone sheets die-cut with the Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko collection for Sizzix line of shape cutting tools! Then Cindi makes a beautiful etched cheese board with 12″ x 12″ Rowlux. She also makes quick and easy wine goblet charms out of Rowlux die cut with the Chained Die from the Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko collection of shape cutting tools for Sizzix. You could also create this same project using Modern Surrealist Optical Illusion Project Sheets or the pastel sheets for spring! And to close the show Judi shows how to make the perfect wine tasting party invitation!

In part two of the wine tasting party project inspiration series, Ana and Judi share cool label and decor ideas and then I show you how to create custom embossed and distressed pewter coasters and a festive ice bucket embellished with Rowlux Illusion Film and Adhesive Rhinestone Sheets!