Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew June 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new paint-a-flower stamp set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Amber Rain Davis, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my wooden tag key chains:

Daffodil stamp set

Stamping on wood is one of my favorite ways to craft. It’s exquisite, and it looks a lot like wood burning.

Decorating these wooden pieces is easy.

Daffodil stamp set

Simply ink up the stamp with ink that works on wood and stamp where you want the image to appear.

Daffodil Stamp Set

Now its time to stamp a sentiment. I want to use the word love, so I cover the rest of the sentiment with tape.

Once the word is entirely ink, remove the tape and stamp the sentiment where you want it.

Daffodil stamp set

Daffodil stamp set

Repeat with the second wooden tag.

Daffodil stamp set

Daffodil Stamp Set

Let’s take a look at both tags:

Daffodil stamp set

Add a key ring, and your good to go.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on THIS POST on 06/30/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Tania Ahmed

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Nicole Watt

Virginia Lu

Maryam Perez

Amber Rain Davis

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Tania Ahmed

Erum Tasneem

Nathalie DeSousa

Jaycee Gaspar

Ashlea Cornell

Lilith Eeckels

Svitlana Shayevich

Sveta Fotinia

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

 

Altenew June 2020 Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew June 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stand-alone dies. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Ashlea Cornell, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Let’s take a look at my mini book:

Soda top nesting die

 

Wow, look at edges of this mini-book, so different and new. To create this mini-book, I used two of the brand new dies released today, the Waterbrush Hello Die and the Soda Top Nesting Die.

Waterbush hello die

Here’s how to create this mini-book:

Use watercolor paper and create watercolor circles.

Let it dry.

Use a die cutting machine and cut out 10 pieces (5 pieces of the watercolored pieces and 5 blank pieces) using the biggest soda top nesting die.

Punch a hole using a hole punch.

Add one tubular rivet and secure it by banging it with a hammer.

Die-cut 3 of the waterbrush hello die out of black cardstock.

Adhere the 3 hello die-cut together with liquid glue.

Once that dries, adhere the entire hello piece to the front of the mini-book.

Add some satin gold sequin to the front of the book for dimension.

Voila – you’re done.

soda top nesting die

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 6/22/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/25/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Agnieszka Malyszek

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Nicole Watt

Nathalie DeSousa

Lydia Evans

Jaycee Gaspar

Laurie Willison

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Svitlana Shayevich

Tania Ahmed

Therese Calvird

Virgninia Lu

Maryam Perez

Reiko Tsuchida

Ashlea Cornell

Kymona Tracey

Amber Rain Davis

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

watercolor paper satin gold sequinWaterbrush hello die   soda top nesting die We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Multi Punch Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and Gray Tombow Mono Liquid GlueKlum House Tubular Rivets

Thank you so much for stopping by!

How to Make a Fun and Easy Cotton Tote

Hello everyone!! Can you believe we are halfway through the year? I have to say it’s been the longest 6 months ever. During the stay at home order, what new hobbies did you learn? If sewing was that hobby, welcome to the club.

Today, I’m sharing a beginner tutorial on how to make a fun and easy cotton tote using Snow Sweet Collection by J. Wecker Frisch.

Take a look at my Snow Sweet Cotton Tote:

Snow Sweet tote

This tote is so darn cute. The pairing of both fabric just fits.

Let’s take about this fabric collection:

Snow Sweet was created by J. Weaker Frisch. This collection contains 32 different pattern prints.

fabric collection

 

It’s time to create!

Materials:

1/2 yard of Snow Sweet Paper Snowflake Blue
1/2 yard of Snow Sweet Candy Making Text White.
Fusible Fleece Interfacing
Dritz Curtain Grommets
Pins
Ruler
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Scissors
Point turner
Wonder Kits
Fabric Marker
Chicago Screws
Chicago Screw Plyers
Screwdriver

Instructions on how to create a Snow Sweet Cotton Tote:

Cutting fabric:

Cut two pieces of the outer material 18 inches x 16 inches.

Cut two pieces of the lining fabric 18 inches x 16 inches.

Cut two pieces of the fusible fleece interfacing.

Cut two leather straps to 28 inches.

Making the bag:

Iron two fusible fleece to the lining fabric.

Snow Sweet

With right sides together, line the lining and the outer fabric together and pin.

Sew around the entire bag leaving a 3″ to 4″ opening.  Cut corners to reduce bulk.

Snow Sweet

Turn and puck out the corner. Sew the opening with a 1/8 inch stitch.

Repeat for the bag front panel.

Once both pieces are turned, it is time to put the bag together.

Right sides together line up the two pieces matching all four corners -clip.

Sew 1/4 inch seam line on all 3 sides.

Snow Sweet

Turn the bag inside out.

Adding the leather handle:

Measure down 2 inches from the top and over 3 inches from the side seam and mark the fabric.

Snow Sweet

 

Sweet Snow

 

Sweet Snow

Use the Dritz circle template to draw the circle on the front and back of the bag where the chalk marks are.

Snow Sweet

Use a pair of scissors to cut the circle out.

Place the grommet in place and press down until you hear a snap.

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

To attach the leather steps, use a leather hole punch and punch where you want the screws to go.

Snow Sweet

Add the screw and tighten it.

Place the Chicago screw tool over screw and close. Use a screwdriver to tighten the screw.

Chicago Screw Tool

Repeat for the remaining 3 handles.

Quick and easy, right?!

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

What do you think? Would you create this easy cotton tote bag? I would love to see it.

Supplies Used:

 

Bernina 570QE

fabric collection

Thank you so much for stopping by!