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Plan the Ultimate Disney Party with Paperless Post

logoI was recently inspired by Paperless Post to dream up my ultimate Disney theme party! Paperless Post now offers a wonderful and wide assortment of party invitations centered around all your favorite Disney characters! Click HERE to browse through them all!

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My son was a huge fan of the movie Cars when he was little. And my friend’s little boy whose birthday is coming up is deep into the Cars obsession now too!  As I imagine it, the ultimate Cars party for him would definitely start off with this awesome Cars themed online invitation from Paperless Post:

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That way we could get the word out fast and invite all of our friends and family! Next up, I’d tackle the decorations and activities! I found some really fun stuff to decorate with online such as these eye catching checkered flag banners and road floor runner. At Toys R Us I found some awesome Lightning McQueen 4 Wheelers for the kids to drive on the pretend road. I think I’d also use some sidewalk chalk to create curvy swirvy roads on the patio for the kids to drive on. Maybe even add in an obstacle course with some cones and these cool road signs! And if the kids get tired, they could take a pit stop in the “rest area” on these cute Lightning McQueen sofa and chairs, also from Toys R Us!

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Surely all of this action will make the kids hungry, so I’d load up the pit stop with tons of yummy food and snacks! Wilton makes a really cute Lightning McQueen cake pan and their site also features great tutorials on how to make these fun drivers license cake and Cars cookies. For a personalized touch, I’d put the birthday boy’s picture and details on the drivers license cake! I would definitely have fun making these, in addition to the stoplight brownies and this cool racetrack cake I found on ehow.com. That’s a lot of sweets, so to balance out the menu I’d also offer apple race cars (also from ehow.com) for the fruit lovers in the group! No doubt the kids will get really thirsty with all this racing action, so I’d plan to refashion this Cars toy chest into a cooler, by lining it with plastic and filling it with lots of ice and water bottles!

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And of course there would be lots of deluxe Cars party favors such as this assorted pack, also from Toys R Us!

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This is going to be one lavish party that he’s sure to never forget! Next time you’ve got a special party to plan, check out the awesome assortment of invitations on Paperless Post! You’ll even get 20 FREE COINS to get started when you sign up online! So pop on over to Paperless Post today to begin planning your next enchanting event!

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!!!
Disney Pixar Blog Hop Line Up:
  Here’s the full length movie of Finding Nemo for your viewing pleasure!

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!
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Large Boudior Skull Tray with Sugar Skull & Studded Accents
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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:

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*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.

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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!

Blog Hop Line Up:

The Buckle Boutique Blog

Marisa

Elena

Vicki

Jennifer

Suzann

Margot

Tanner

Shawn

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Come Craft with Modern Surrealist at the Craft & Hobby Association 2015 Mega Show*

Today.2Come craft with Modern Surrealist at the Craft & Hobby Association 2015 MEGA SHOW! * Enjoy a variety of inspiring demonstrations, new product reveals and get oodles of hands on crafting action at the nation’s largest craft industry expo!

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Demonstration Schedule

Friday January 9th, 2015

1:00pm – 2:30pm Party Time with Westcott Brand Workshop – Learn cutting edge ideas for DIY Party Décor and Receive Mega Swag Galore!

5:00pm – 6:30pm CHA Designer Sneak Peek Event – Designers may view and receive samples of Modern Surrealist’s new product lines with Sizzix & The Buckle Boutique! Room 204A

Saturday January 10th, 2015

10:00am – 1:00pm Sizzix Demo & Make n’ Takes – View and Try Out the New Modern Surrealist Collection of Shape Cutting Tools and Make Some Custom Jewelry! Booths # 2321/2522

2:00pm – 3:00pm The Buckle Boutique Demo & Make n’ Takes – View and Try Out the New Modern Surrealist Collection of Adhesive Bling and Make Some Custom Jewelry! Booth #2535

3:00pm – 4:00pm Brother Home Sewing & Embroidery – Enjoy a Machine Embroidery Demonstration and Learn about Brother’s Awesome Collection of Home Sewing and Embroidery Machines! Booth #1575

4:00pm – 5:00pm Westcott Brand Demo & Make n’ Takes – See the latest in cutting edge innovation and do two fun projects – a quilted keychain and laminated doodle luggage tag to take home! Booth #1706

Sunday January 11th, 2015

9:00am – 12:00pm Sizzix Demo & Make n’ Takes – View and Try Out the New Modern Surrealist Collection of Shape Cutting Tools and Make Some Custom Jewelry! Booths # 2321/2522

1:00pm – 2:00pm Westcott Brand Demo & Make n’ Takes – See the latest in cutting edge innovation and do two fun projects – a quilted keychain and laminated doodle luggage tag to take home! Booth #1706

2:00pm – 3:00pm The Buckle Boutique Demo & Make n’ Takes – View and Try Out the New Modern Surrealist Collection of Adhesive Bling and Make Some Custom Jewelry! Booth #2535

3:00pm – 4:00pm Brother Home Sewing & Embroidery – Enjoy a Machine Embroidery Demonstration and Learn about Brother’s Awesome Collection of Home Sewing and Embroidery Machines! Booth #1575

4:00pm – 5:00pm Westcott Brand Demo & Make n’ Takes – ee the latest in cutting edge innovation and do two fun projects – a quilted keychain and laminated doodle luggage tag to take home! Booth #1706

Monday January 12th, 2015

9:00am – 12:00pm Sizzix Demo & Make n’ Takes – View and Try Out the New Modern Surrealist Collection of Shape Cutting Tools and Make Some Custom Jewelry! Booths # 2321/2522

1:00pm – 2:00pm Westcott Brand Demo & Make n’ Takes – See the latest in cutting edge innovation and do two fun projects – a quilted keychain and laminated doodle luggage tag to take home! Booth #1706

2:00pm – 3:00pm The Buckle Boutique Demo & Make n’ Takes – View and Try Out the New Modern Surrealist Collection of Adhesive Bling and Make Some Custom Jewelry! Booth #2535

3:00pm – 4:00pm Brother Home Sewing & Embroidery – Enjoy a Machine Embroidery Demonstration and Learn about Brother’s Awesome Collection of Home Sewing and Embroidery Machines! Booth #1575

4:00pm – 5:00pm Westcott Brand Demo & Make n’ Takes – See the latest in cutting edge innovation and do two fun projects – a quilted keychain and laminated doodle luggage tag to take home! Booth #1706

Tuesday January 13th, 2015

9:00am – 2:00pm Westcott Brand Demo & Make n’ Takes – See the latest in cutting edge innovation and do two fun projects – a quilted keychain and laminated doodle luggage tag to take home! Booth #1706

*Trade show is open to registered members of the craft and hobby industry only

Sizzix 80’s Party for Modern Surrealist

image-4I recently made a visit to Sizzix headquarters for an 80’s style celebration in honor of the CHA Hot 20 award winning Modern Surrealist licensed collection of shape cutting tools for Sizzix! Bloggers had a blast at the crafting event/pizza party where we did two really fun make n’ take projects!

The first project we did was a pair of peace sign hoop earrings. These earrings gave bloggers a sneak peek at some of the dies from my new collection for Sizzix that will be making their official debut at the CHA 2015 Mega Show in January.

image-8The second project we did was a really fun notepad stand featuring the Fabulous and  Majestic Unicorn shape cutters from the current collection and a funky zebra print base.

image-5This party was radical and totally tubular time was had by all!

image-6image-9image-7Visit Sizzix’s website to see more fun inspiration projects featuring shapes cut with the Modern Surrealist collection of steel rule dies!