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Bling Your Bin – A CoBranded Promotion with ArtBin, Modern Surrealist & The Buckle Boutique!

March is National Crafting Month! In honor of this special time, ArtBin, Modern Surrealist and The Buckle Boutique have joined forces to bring you an awesome sweepstakes! Enter to win today!!!

BLING YOUR BIN!
 
You may have heard about the new  Modern Surrealist line of rhinestone sticker sheets for The Buckle Boutique! I used some of them to embellish some fabulous ArtBin cases.  Check it out! Now my ArtBins are fabulous and functional!!!
Since the rhinestone sticker sheet cut easily with scissors, a craft knife or a die cutting machine, I was able to easily cut around the outline of the large Sugar Skull image.  Then I peeled off the backing from the image I cut, and exposed the adhesive to apply the skull to the ArtBin.
I even cut the letters for the word ArtBin out of the sticker sheets!
You can cover a large surface with rhinestones quickly.  Just cut the rhinestone sticker sheet to size, peel of the backing and stick.  In a matter of minutes the top of this ArtBin is covered in rhinestones!  (just think how long that would have taken if you were setting each rhinestone one at a time!)
And since the rhinestone sticker sheets are so flexible, I was even able to wrap the clasp that holds the ArtBin closed!
There are just so many ways you can Bling Your Bin!  Would you like to win an ArtBin and a rhinestone sticker sheet?  Enter our contest below!!!

There will be a total of three winners.

Each winner will receive one ArtBin and one rhinestone sticker sheet (color/pattern of their choice)

*Winners must provide a mailing address within the Continental United States to receive the prizes.

GOOD LUCK!

Easy Patchwork Sneakers with the Brother PE540D Personal Embroidery System

Hello friends! I’m excited to share this fun project with you which I created all on the Brother PE540D Personal Embroidery System!

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The PE540D is the perfect entry level embroidery machine that comes pre-loaded with 105 built-in embroidery designs, including 35 designs featuring Disney characters, plus 5 embroidery lettering styles!

PE540D In Studio

For this project I embroidered some cute sewing theme designs onto some heavyweight cotton to begin making my own little custom patches. This machine features computer connectivity, so I simply loaded my design from my computer onto the machine with the included USB cord. You could also do this project with any of the built-in designs that come pre-loaded on the machine, or you could purchase the design of your choice from ibroidery.com. They happen to be having an awesome 20% OFF SALE right now up until February 28th! And be sure to sign up HERE to receive FREE embroidery designs and special offers! I went with a monochromatic embroidery design and chose some pretty purple embroidery thread from my stash!

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And speaking of stash, check out my fabulous new Super Satchel Thread Box from ArtBin! It’s perfect for keeping all of my various embroidery threads organized! I absolutely love it!

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I embroidered the designs and then made my own adhesive patches by backing the designs with Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Sheets. They are perfect for making your own peel and stick patches and the adhesive is super strong! I then cut the patches with some Westcott Brand NonStick Scissors.

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Next I embellished the patches using some bright neon Crafty Chica Juicy Fabric Inks.

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Here’s a close up of one of my cute sneaker patches with a funky little sewing machine!

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I made a whole bunch of these and decorated my sneakers with them. I think the frayed edges really add to the handmade look!

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This is a great way to jazz up a plain pair of sneakers and customize them to suit your own particular sense of style, interests or hobbies!

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I love how the Brother PE540D easily empowers me to create my own custom clothing and accessories! It’s just so fun and inspiring! I am working on a video tutorial for this project and am excited to share it with you once posted! Thanks so much for tuning into my adventure into the world of sewing and machine embroidery with Brother!

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.