I’m always looking for fun projects to do with my daughters, things that will have us working together, having fun, and being off screens! One such project recently? Diamond Dotz! The company sent me Van Gogh’s Starry Night to try out – and oh we had a good time! Today I’ll talk about the process and why I think this makes a great project or gift.
The days are shortening and the kids are in the full swing of a normal school schedule now- meanwhile I am battling myself to keep up good healthy habits and make the most of my time. Some around here would prefer we just nap…
Ah but there’s no time for that! We’ve got star students (yay!), craft project ideas that want to be made, and health goals to achieve! I’ve signed up for a 5k race and need to at least be able to run a good chunk of it. I can do it (?!) – right?? [Read more…]
Tis the season for all things pumpkin, harvest, and candy corn! While not one of my all time favorite candies, it is one of the cutest of the season for decor & crafty fun! Today I am using my ScanNCut DX to make a felt layered candy corn accent perfect for a hair barrette, gift bag, or anything else you’d like!
This project was inspired by a YouTube comment on a paint pouring video. Can I do this technique on a pot or a lampshade are the two that come to mind. Honestly I’m not sure and in this post I’ll share my thoughts as well as how I ended up with a marble-y pumpkin for my table!
In my last post I shared a table runner how-to, and today I’m back to share how I’m using the new ScanNCut DX to add iron-on glitter vinyl to this table runner. If you don’t feel like making your own guess what? You could totally start from here and create your own iron-on designs to stick onto a premade table runner, table cloth, or place mat!
The how-to is so easy – and I have to tell you this was that took me from really liking the new ScanNCut DX to making my jaw drop! These designs just FYI are built into the machine I have – score for quick! But the real wow happens because the machine’s blade auto senses and with the push of one button cuts the vinyl, but not the carrier sheet. I couldn’t believe how beautifully my vinyl cut and how well this project worked!
Here is a link to my YouTube video tutorial.
I placed my patterns on the white area for the most “pow” and despite all the color and pattern already going on I have to tell you, I really like what the glittery designs add! These hearts are so spectacular you can be sure you’ll see more of them from me in the future.
Speaking of love – I can’t say enough good things about the new ScanNCut DX. If you’re on the fence – keep watching. Because I have a wealth of videos and tutorials coming to celebrate fall, this crafty new machine, and creativity in general! I’ve been so inspired and creating up a storm around here.
To recap the steps to iron-on glitter vinyl like this:
- Select and cut out your pattern, careful to not cut the carrier sheet.
- Pick or ‘weed’ out the elements you do not wish to use.
- Iron on the design to your project as desired. It is recommended to place a piece of fabric between your carrier sheet and the iron.
- Remove the carrier sheet, double checking that your design is transferred fully.
For more about this machine stay tuned, and check out all the nitty gritty on the Brother website.
The usual disclaimer that I am a paid consultant for Brother, but all ideas and opinions expressed by me are always 100% my own!