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So Many Ideas, So Little Time

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with life or with all of the creative ideas that are out there just waiting for you on your Pinterest page?  (If not, you can visit my Pinterest page HERE!)

I'm right there with ya!  This year has been hard for me to not constantly be playing catch up with my home and work life...partly because of these devils cuties, don't get me wrong, I love them, but boy does having a puppy wreak havoc on your calendar.

Golden Retriever Australian Labradoodle

Well, I'm still determined to get back on track and I have been working on some blog articles just for you...but in the meanwhile here's some of my favorite spring projects I'd like to add to my "maybe I'll make this" list.

Crochet cake dome
Crochet Cake Dome from: Daily Fix
 
 
He Has Risen PrintableHe Has Risen FREE Printable from The 36th Avenue
 
 
Wire letters DIY ornament
Personalized Wire Ornaments by Crafts Unleashed

Happy crafting!

 

 

ERIN Sig


Make your own holiday gift tag stickers

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It's time to wrap my holiday gifts and so I whipped up some quick holiday gift labels using my ScanNCut and their new printable sticker kit. I love how easy it is to use the “Printable Sticker Wizard” that's inside ScanNCutCanvas. I can add text to the stickers or even create my own designs and upload them into ScanNCutCanvas to use.

 

To make your own DIY stickers follow along with the tutorial below or watch this video:

 

Supplies Needed:

 

Instructions:

Step 1 – Open up ScanNCutCanvas and change the project area size by going to “project” and then “area size,” and change it to “A4” and “portrait”.

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Step 2 – Next, click on the “Printable Sticker Wizard” button & then scroll through to find the sticker you want to create.

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Step 3 – There are two ways to add text to the stickers in ScanNCutCanvas.

  • The first way is to just edit the font inside the wizard. When you select the sticker you want to use you can see it has text already on it. Delete that and then add in the text you want to use and then click on “preview” to see the changes and then click on “ok” to add it to the mat on your computer screen.

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  • You can also delete the font in the wizard and then use the ScanNCutCanvas “text” feature to add text to the gift tag once it's placed on your mat. To change the font colors and other options click on the “properties” icon.

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  • You can also add in your own sticker creations onto your mat by going into “edit” and “paste image” and then choosing the file you want to use. You can now use that design just like you would the stickers from the Wizard. The sticker I used for this project is actually a digital scrapbooking element was created by my friend Robin Sampson (and is a free download on her blog), and I just added the text using a photo editing program and then saved it as a .jpg before loading it into ScanNCutCanvas.

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Step 4 – Now I can save my whole sticker sheet as a .pdf so it can be printed. Just click on the .pdf button and then click on the file name to rename it, and then save it.

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Step 5 – Print out the .pdf file on your color ink-jet printer. For best results make sure your printing in photo quality on the white side of the sticker paper that comes in the kit. Allow your print to dry.

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Step 6 – To laminate the top of the sticker prepare the laminate sheet by pulling the tear strip off . This allows a little area of adhesive to remain at the bottom of the sheet. Line that adhesive up with the bottom of your print out and use the ruler as a scrapper to smooth out the laminate so that no air bubbles develop. I like to push it slowly so I can make sure it's going on smoothly.

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Step 7 – Lastly, apply it to the standard cutting mat & insert it into the ScanNCut machine. Make sure your machine settings are set at the recommended settings for the sticker kit and that you do a test cut before you cut out your real sticker. You should be able to cut through the sticker and not the backing, so adjust your machine settings and blade so you're able to.

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When you're ready, do a “direct cut” scan of your laminated sticker paper and then cut it out.

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And walla! We're done with our customizable and easy to make sticker gift tags!

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Sponsor: Brother International

 

Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product. 

This post contains affilliate links. If you buy from this link it won't cost you a penny more but I make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony)

ERIN Sig


ScanNCut: Father's Day Gift

Father's Day is coming and that means it's time to shower Dad with love. Here's a cute and practical gift idea for him...a personalized mug!

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Supplies needed:

 

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Step 1 -  Create your cut file. To do that you have a few different options:

  • Create your artwork (or snag mine HERE), print it and then scan it into your ScanNCut machine.
  • Create your artwork (or snag mine HERE), open up ScanNCutCanvas and use the "Image Tracing" option to upload your .jpg and create a cut file that you can save to your computer or memory stick then transfer it over to your ScanNCut.
  • Or just download the cut file HERE.  -You're welcome!

 

Number_one_dad printable

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Step 2 - Once you have your cut file loaded into your ScanNCut change your blade settings to 1 and the cut pressure to 0. Place your vinyl onto the mat and load it into the machine and then press "cut".
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Step 3 - Remove the vinyl from the mat and weed out all of the pieces you don't need...in this case, all the black parts of the design.

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Step 4 - Apply transfer tape to the front of your vinyl design, burnish it well with your thumb, bone folder, or whatever you have on hand and then carefully remove the backing paper from the vinyl/transfer tape. Place your vinyl design onto your glass.
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Step 5 - Apply the etching cream as per the manufactures instructions and wait the proper amount of time for your design to be etched into the glass.
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Step 6 - Scrape off the etching cream, rinse off the glass, remove the vinyl, and then give your mug a good cleaning.
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And just like that you have a finished, and personalized, mug!  
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Tie a cute little tag onto it like the one I made below and you're ready to give it to Dad!

Supplies needed for the tag:


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Want to see the project in action? Check out this video:

 

 

Sponsor: Brother International

Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product. 

ERIN Sig


Permission Slips {{{Free Printables}}}

I feel like I'm in an interesting time in my creative life right now.  I have so many other demands pulling at me, so many unfinished creative projects to work on, and a serious need to clean up my studio and do another major purge!

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I've taken a few days off to regroup and reconnect with my family and most importantly Jesus...and while I figure out where to even begin to clean up I'll share these FREE printables I've made out of one of my paintings, you can download them HERE.

 

Printable - Permission to Create Dream Relax
If you happen to have any good clean-up and purging tips for me PLEASE share them with me!!

ERIN Sig