Hello Heidi Swapp – Hawthorne

I finally received my Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Collection, and wow!  What a gorgeous collection.   Heidi always manages to keep her signature style, all the while making each collection unique and fresh.

 

How does she pack all this beauty into one collection?

Papers, stickers, ephemera, gold and silver flakes, stamps and oh did I mention a lot of the collection can also be used with the Minc and foiled?

I couldn’t wait to start putting some of this yumminess together.

A simple layered tag cluster makes quite the statement for an elegant package.

 

Even in black and white it makes quite the statement!

 

Have you tried Hawthorne by Heidi Swapp?  What are you making?

 

Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite part of this collection.

Planner / Journal Pen Holder with Cricut Maker

Today, I have a really fun and super easy project for you!

Pretty fun, right?!!  These are super easy to put together and great for beginner sewists, like me!

The best part is, you can customize them to fit any planner and/or color preference.

You can see on this one I wanted to add a little color to my Heidi Swapp Gold Polka Dot planner, so I added Coral and Teal.  Dreamy!

I just love it!

How about this combo?  Florals are kinda my go to theme!

 Which is your favorite?

I would love to see what combinations you make!  I made a video for you, you knew I would!  I think these would be really fun to personalize with the Cricut Easy Press!

If you’re a Cricut Maker User, you can grab the Design Spacefile here and cut it out with your Maker.  Don’t have a Cricut Maker, no worries.  You can cut this pattern by hand!  It’s super easy.

Thanks for stopping by!  Leave me a comment and let me know what colors you’re making!

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It’s Valentines!

It’s Valentines and I have “all the feels” for pink and gold and romantic, gorgeous papers.

I mean it doesn’t get much more pink and girly than this, does it ?

Add a little magic wand because, you know all girls need one!

Then stuff it with even more mouth watering pretties

And there you have it! A loaded Valentine that’s sure to delight (even if you keep it for yourself) 😉

Happy Valentines, lovelies !

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Card Wallet from a Placemat

We are making card wallets today and the best part about it is –   We are making them from a placemat!  These are oh so easy and the perfect project for the beginner sewists, like me!

I recently went to Creativation in Phoenix and needed something to carry my business cards to the show.  I bought a boring little magnetic metal pouch to take to the show, but I was thinking this morning that there must be a cuter alternative.

Which led me to my craftroom and my Pioneer Woman placemats.  I whipped up a couple of these in less than 30 minutes.  The only supplies you need are a placemat, ruler, magnetic closure, a piece of coordinating fabric and your sewing machine.

Ready to make one?  You guessed it!  I’ve got a video tutorial for you.  Please tag me on social media if you make one!

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Tissue Pouch with the Cricut Maker

I had a snow day today and you know what that means?!!  Play day in my craftroom!

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I decided to make these cutie patootie tissue holders with my Cricut Maker!  You know how tissues get.. ahem… GROSS… in your purse.  Well not anymore!  Keep them neat and tidy and oh so cute with tissue pouches in your favorite fabrics

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I mean don’t they just make you happy?  They make me think of spring flowers and pretty summer colors.

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I even added a little lobster clasp in case you want to hook one to the diaper bag or back pack.

Guess what?  I even have the pattern all ready for you.  Just copy and paste this link into Design Space and voila – all you need to do is cut and assemble.  Ready for the link?

https://design.cricut.com/#/landing/user-project/71256550

There you go.  Need a step by step tutorial?  I’ve got that for you, too!  Be sure and tag me on social media if you make these!  I’d love to see them!

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Door Mat with Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker

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Well hello there!  Happy Friday.  I am so excited the weekend is almost here.  I thought I would share a fun project with you that can created start to finish in an afternoon.  It’s really pretty easy.

I think this door mat makes the perfect house warming, wedding, shower, birthday, Mother’s Day, holiday gift.  Who wouldn’t love a warm welcome into their home, like this.  Do you have a blended family?  Try something with first names like, “welcome to Doug and Lorrie’s”.

Here is a step by step tutorial for you.

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Buttons & Bows Loaded Envelopes with the Cricut Explore/Cricut Maker (Free SVG included)

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Buttons & Bows.  Is there a better combination?  I am not sure, but I do know that I love me some buttons and bows!

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Sometimes when I don’t know what to make, but I really want to play with all of the pretty ephemera and papers that I have – I will make a loaded envelope.  It’s filled with so much yummy real estate.

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Places to tuck a button here, and button there, throw in a little bow and before you know it…
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You have a little pocked filled with heaven.  How cute is this to sit on a shelf, or send to a friend?

 

There is lots of room to send a note, a little gift or just fill it with pretties.

 

Most of the ephemera and the envelope itself was cut with my Cricut Explore.  You can watch a print then cut tutorial here (to make the ephemera) and pick up the SVG and find out how to make the Loaded Envelope itself here.

 

 

 

 

But wait, what about the other side?

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And just like that, you have another look to Buttons and Bows.

Want to see a close up and see what’s inside?  I thought maybe you would.  Here’s a video

Thanks for stopping by!

File Folder Flip Book

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I created this file folder flip book (think mini scrapbook) from a plain ‘ole manilla file folder.  Of course I had to add a pretty pink flamingo because flamingos make everything better, right!

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A black and white stripe belly band adds a splash of unexpected contrast and holds everything in place.

There is so much real estate inside this little gem

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Open it up up and voila – more flips and flaps and fun little places to tuck ephemera, photos and journaling.

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I love layers and layers of color, texture and “happy”

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Another Flip and you’ll find a fun place to tuck a personal letter, photo or handwritten journaling.

One more turn and flip and there you have it.  A “FLIP BOOK”.  Try one!  They are a great way to use up all of that pretty stuff you’ve been hoarding! :0)

 

 

 

 

 

Want a closer look?  Check out this video walkthrough:

Reversible Headbands with the Cricut Maker and Heat n Bond Interfacing

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I am so excited about these fun reversible headbands I made for my sweet granddaughter, Evie.  Each one is fully reversible.  I created a SVG pattern and uploaded it to Cricut Design Space and cut the fabric with my Cricut Maker!  It makes it so easy!  Don’t have the Cricut Maker yet?  That’s ok, you can cut the pattern on paper and use that as a template to handcut your fabric.  Easy Peasy!

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Aren’t they adorable?!  Evie doesn’t seem to mind wearing them at all and they don’t leave any kind of mark on her pretty little head. 🙂 . I must admit, her mom steals them every once in awhile to add a little flair to her messy buns.

If you’d like the SVG, click on Evie’s photo and download it from my Drop Box.  I would love it if you make the headbands if you’d tag me on social media.  Pretty please?  I just love seeing what everyone is making!

Here is a step by step tutorial using your Cricut Maker, Cricut Design Space and then showing you how to assemble and sew.

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Loaded Envelope

Have you tried a loaded envelope?  I made this particular one months ago.  I was looking through some photos on my computer and saw it and remembered just how fun these are.

You have unlimited room for creativity with a loaded envelope.  It is literally just a shell filled with crafty yumminess

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The more stuffed (or loaded) the better.  I love to add all different kinds of textures and layers.  It’s hard to stop.  Even when you complete the front, there is a whole other side to this gorgeousness.  Flip it over and …

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enjoy more layers, more tags, more fringe, more PINK.  Can you tell that’s my color yet?

I love making all of the “stuffers” almost as much as I love making the actual pocket.

So, what’s the purpose of these little beauties? My crafty friends and I make them and send them to each other for inspiration and to share our crazy love of paper pretties.  It’s called swapping.  You can take them apart and reuse/recycle the things inside, or you can keep it just like it is and display it as a paper decoration.  There’s really no right or wrong.

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They are just fun to look at!

Want to see more?  Stay tuned!  I have several others I hope to add to the blog soon.