Saturday, June 11, 2011

Elmer's and X-acto Craft and Tell blog hop...


Welcome to the hop! 
*If you'd like to start at the beginning, please visit Amy Heller's blog!*
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When you think of Elmer's, what comes to mind? Yes, school glue comes to my mind too. I had no idea Elmer's had so many fabulous scrapbooking supplies also!

Elmer's graciously sent me some of their products, including an X-acto kraft knife, circle cutter, scalloped scissors, Glue Spots, a permanent tape runner, fabric glue, self healing mat, and more. On this first card, I used the circle cutter and cut out the middle of my card, then machine stitched around the edges! I misted the kraft paper with a brown mist and a Tattered Angels stencil. Love how the white ink looks on the kraft.
Here is what it looks like open:


Many times I end up using the supplies I can see on my desk, so I have a little ceramic bowl filled with odds and ends leftover from other projects. I thought this flower and ticket from my bowl would be cute in the center. I used the cute little scalloped scissors on the bottom edge.
 You've Been So Kind card:
STAMPS: Everyday Button Bits (so kind) and Mega Mixed Messages (thanks) by Papertrey Ink
INK: Hawaiian Shores and Fresh Snow by Papertrey Ink
PAPER: kraft cardstock
DIES/TOOLS: Tiny Tags die by Papertrey Ink, scalloped scissors and circle cutter by Elmer's
OTHER: Glue Spots and tape runner by Elmer's, Prima flower, Pink Paislee ticket
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Next, I tackled a layout - something I don't do very often, but I do love it when I take the time to do one! Here I used the circle cutter to create a border (three separate circles) and used the kraft knife to cut out my own title! I drew it out with pencil first and then trimmed it.
I used the tape runner and Glue Spots as well! The Glue Spots work great on the larger embellishments like the resin hearts (new items from Melissa Frances).

My older daughter begged and begged and begged for a puppy. Forever. Finally, we caved in and looked for one last Thanksgiving. She came home with us the day before Thanksgiving. My daughter quickly decided she wasn't too fond of her, because of all the work involved letting her out to go to the bathroom, cleaning up the accidents, etc!! But now...7 months later, she loves her to pieces and can't enough of our puppy!

I love adding texture with stitching and layers.
I used the scalloped scissors to make little scalloped strips on the big heart.
Pals layout:
STAMPS:  none
INK: none
PAPER: Emma's Shoppe by Crate Paper,
Daily Junque by Pink Paislee, gray/black/hot pink cardstock
DIES/TOOLS: circle cutter - Elmer's, kraft knife - Elmer's, scalloped scissors - Elmer's
OTHER: chipboard - Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe, resin hearts - Melissa Frances
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My third project is an Ipod Cozy. I have been needing something to keep my Ipod from getting scratched if I take it with me in my purse...
I used Papertrey Ink felt and the Fabric Bond glue by Elmer's! The glue works terrific, just do your stitching and decorating of the front first, then glue the sides together and let set for 24 hours. It does stick pretty quickly, but you'll want it to cure overnight.
The stitching was made with a Papertrey Ink stamp (it's a new one that will be out on the 15th, so I can't show you just yet). I stamped the stems with white "Fresh Snow" ink right onto the felt and then stitched over the design with embroidery floss. The stems fit nicely in the Crate Paper chipboard frame! I added a brad to the flower and then reinforced the inside of the Ipod case with more felt to make the front thicker and also to block the brad backing from scratching my Ipod. You could make these for your child's Nintendo DS, or for your Ipad, etc!
I pinked the top edges with pinking shears.
 Ipod Cozy:
STAMPS: Daydreamer by Papertrey Ink
INK: Fresh Snow by Papertrey Ink
PAPER: none
DIES: none
OTHER: felt by Papertrey Ink, brads/chipboard by Crate Paper,
yellow and white embroidery floss by DMC, Fabric Bond glue by Elmer's, pinking shears.
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Next hop over to see what my good friend Davinie Fiero has been making! The hop will be open until 11:30 PST Sunday evening June 12th. You must leave a comment on everyone's blogs to be eligible for the grand prizes - great for throwing your OWN craft party! You can see all the prizes HERE.

You have an additional chance to win by going to the Elmer's or Xacto's Facebook pages.  


Or if you are a Twitter user, use the hash tags #CraftandTell or #CraftandTellBlogHop and name @Elmers in your tweet.

Good luck! Thank you for stopping by!

77 comments:

Kasia said...

beautiful card and LO!
and the Ipod cozy is so cute :)

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just love ALL your projects!! With all the beautiful things you made it's hard to pick just one....
Can't wait to see the other DT creations! What a Great Hop this is!!!
A Hoppin' I GO!
Thanks for this chance to win :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg what gorgeous projects wow!!!!!Love all the little details you add so pretty!!!

Jill said...

super cute projects! I love them all!

justsomestuffimade said...

Loving the hop! Your projects are too cute - esp that iPod cozy. Makes me think I need some kind of gadget so I can make a cute case for it, hehe!
Hugs, Ruth S

Bonnie said...

i love all your projects Danielle!!! I had no idea that Elmer made all these items for crafting...Thanks for sharing

LAuclair said...

Danielle, that iPod cozy is genius!!!! I love it! This has been such a great blog hop! I am all fired up to go craft now! Have a great weekend!

Miss Kathy said...

Your iPod cozy is fabulous...of course I love all the things you make. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Rebecca said...

Wow! These are awesome! Your page is so pretty! And that ipod cozy is perfect!! I love it! Thanks for sharing!!

Sharon said...

I love the colors you've chosen, especially for the ipod case. It gives it a rather retro look and is very calming.

Pam said...

What beautiful projects, my favorite is the iPod cozy! So fun! And I love what you did with that big heart and the scalloped scissors on the layout as well! Thanks for the reviews

~amy~ said...

I adore everything...especially the iPod cozy!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love your projects and how you used the products, thanks for sharing.

Amy Heller said...

Danielle - these are ALL so inspiring!! How creative to make an iPod cozy!! Just love it all!! Thanks so much for joining in on our hop!! Beautiful work! :D

Barbara Eads said...

I'm new to your blog and loving it!

Loydene said...

Thanks for sharing your projects!

Jennifer Chapin said...

Great projects! I love that card with the circle cut out, too cute!

Balou said...

I use some of these products already and love them. Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

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roree said...

So gorgeous, Dani! Everything is so very inspiring! I love every single one, but that iPhone cover is my absolute favorite. That is definitely on my to-do list now. ;)

Julie Zweig (aka Jules) said...

Very detailed projects, my fav is the thank you card.

theelfqueen said...

FANTASTIC PROJECTS!!! Love the ipod cozy - so cute and creative! What a fun use of these products!

Gina said...

Such wonderful projects Danielle . . . your cozy is Adorable! Thanks for sharing your talent! :)

Leslie Ashe said...

GORGEOUS projects!
I love when you do layouts...you should do them more!

xoxoxo!

lsquaredstudios said...

Your ipod cozy ROCKS! Thanks for sharing!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous Projects!!

Kimberly said...

I love the idea of using the stamp as a stitching template! Very cute.

joanieg said...

Really loved all your projects. Great idea for your phone as well thank you for sharing. Elmers has some super products.

Joanie

Jen said...

I love that ipod cozy! What a fantastic idea :)

cindy said...

I am swooning over the IPOD cozy. Gorgeous!

Daniela said...

I love the iPod cozy!! I need one for my iPhone....love all your creations.

Lynn said...

wow, love that first card! adorable layout and the felt cozy is a great, practical idea. one I can tackle since it does not involve sewing, may have to get some of that glue!

Nancy L. said...

so pretty! love the stitching around the card!

Debbie Pereira said...

I love the idea for the ipod cozy. So creative!

Clare D. said...

Oh, I love that layered heart! Just goes to show you, the basic tools and good glue are all you need!

Cynthia B. said...

Love your handcut title with the Crate paper layout, and WOW on the cozy for your iPod! Thumbs on on the Fabric bond glue. I'll have to check that out. TFS your lovely projects with us!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous projects ~ I especially love your i-pod cozy! Thanks so much for all your inspiration, and for a chance to win some of these great products!!!

Gina said...

Ooooh, Danielle, I love the iPod case!!! That is so sweet!!!!!

Kimmarie Baker said...

Beautiful projects! I love the design of your layout. I need to make my daughter an Ipod Cozy, she just bought one for herself with her bday money and she is 11 so it will get scratched eventually. tfs http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

The ipod cozy is a real winner! One of my favorite colors, too!

Pam said...

Wonderful projects! This one of the
best blog hops I have been on. Very impressed with all I have seen. The ideas are just a flying!
The ipod pouch is sooooooooo cute and so practical! TFS

Suzanne said...

Your work is gorgeous! I love the IPod case!, and the paper selection you chose! Lol
I think I need one now(; have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

Love your projects, especially the card! Great misting!

Stacy said...

Ok so now I think I need one of those fabulous little holders for my Ipod!!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Amazing projects Danielle! That ipod cozy is absolutely fantastic!! Love it!!

What a FUN blog hop!!

♥ Melissa

craftaholic said...

All your projects are very Nice,but the ipod case is so cute and Gave me some inspiration to make one for my hubby's ipod! Thanks for sharing and I am now a subscriber of your very lovley Blog!!

Thank You!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Jenni said...

dani, that ipod cozy is GENIUS!!! i LOVE it! love how you creatively cut the card with the center circle and your gorgeous layout. you always inspire me!!! :)

cdpeck said...

I WANT AN IPOD COZY!!! Thanks for showing me how to make one without sewing!

Tracy said...

Great projects, how cute is that Ipod cozy?!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

All your projects are just amazing! :D As always!

Karey said...

Loved the card. Thanks for sharing all your projects.

Sarah Martina said...

Look at that cozy! How fun is that?! I love your projects girl - you always have such fun little charming details... Like that layered heart on your LO... love that! :)

Zarah said...

Where do I start? The LO? It's super cute!! I love how you have this clean style, but mix it up with fun and cute details! (Great photos, too!)
The ipod cozy is too adorable for words! If I had an ipod, I'd so steal your idea... I love it!
...but the card. The card! Oh my goodness! I just stared at it for a few minutes. I actually believe that it's THE most beautiful card I have ever seen in my entire life. It's so perfect, I don't even have words! WOW!!

Thank you for sharing! :D

Renee VanEpps said...

Very cute work with felt! Love the LO and pics, great card too :)

Dawn F. said...

Great projects - I really love the Ipod cozy. I want to try one myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a cute ideas... Your projects are very different and sparked some ideas in me.

Marie / Legojenta said...

That card is so beautiful! TFS =)

Susan M said...

Always love your work! The cozy is so unique. Need to make something for my phone.

Amy E said...

Awesome projects! I live the idea for an iPod cozy! I have one that doesn't have a case, so I may just scraplift your idea!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Charlene said...

Amazing as always!!! I LOVE the iPod holder what a cleaver idea!! And the BIB??? where do you think up these amazing ideas?? Just Awesome! :-)

Pamela said...

Great looking projects, especially putting that Ipod cozy in there. This is a fun blog hop.

little irish said...

Beautiful!!

Elin said...

I totally love that card! How beautiful :)

aerialsmama said...

I love your iPod cozy, such a great idea

Diane McVey said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE CARD AND COZY! TOO CUTE!!!!! :D

Crystal said...

The stitching you put on everything is perfect! Love the colors of the cozy too. Thanks for sharing - and inspiring!

kimberly said...

excellent ideas... I envy your stitching you do... I can't do any - glue all the way for me.

TheLastOfNine said...

Your layout is fresh and fun, and the cozy is just adorable.
Gloria

alanaransley said...

I love the colors that you used for the iPod cozy. Such a great idea!

Shelly Hickox said...

Such creative projects! I can't even pick a fave (tho I am loving the iPod holder. Thanks so much for sharing!

kimosabescraps said...

Danielle... so darn cute.. ! Love seeing your layouts always so inspiring!

Di's Crafty Flair said...

Wow, love your projects. Your "you have been so kind" card is beautiful. Love the ipod cases. Looks like Elmer's + X-ACTO have some great products. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Aaaaamazing. I love-love your projects, especially the ipod case!

jen said...

ack. I totally NEED to make a cute felt cozy now!!!!

piradee talvanna said...

i'm always blown away by your amazing work and speechless everytime. these projects are gorgeous and in love espeically with the iphone baggie. super cute!!! thanks for the inspirations :)

Ujjwal said...

I love your work so much and always feel inspired by your projects.
I cased your card and would love for you to stop by and leave some feedback. It would mean a lot a me :)

Shubhra said...

Oh my god...what a great card!!
Loved the L.O and the Ipod Case !