5/5/22

Mother's Day Apron with Cookie Cutter Painting

Create a Mother's Day Apron with Cookie Cutters! Perfect for young children.

A simple way to get creative for Mother’s day, especially great for young children, is with a cookie cutter painting activity! 

Using cookie cutters is such a fun and creative way to make art. Plus! It’s a way for the child to work on math, color theory, and fine motor skills. We used Sweet Sugarbelle shape shifter cookie cutters (80/Pkg) and Tulip Brush-On Fabric Paint 12/Pkg for our apron design. Using cookie cutters and fabric paint is a great versatile way to create a unique gift for any holiday all year around. In this case, we enjoyed going through all the shapes and selecting which ones would be perfect for Mom. 

When we took the aprons out of the package they were creased, so prepare the material before painting with a steamer or iron to eliminate the creases. After that, we used clamps to prevent the apron from being blown away. We used a variety of colors with an emphasis of purple because it’s our mom's favorite color, of course! Depending on your child's age, pour the paint into a shallow pan or in this case small cups. When applying the cookie cutters to the material (apron) try out different techniques like stamping the cookie cutters or using a foam brush to paint and trace the inside. 

This where your child's imagination will come to life! They can also express their ideas and emotions through art and discover their own sense of creativity. 

Mother's Day Cookie Cutter Apron

Skill level: Young Children

Materials:
Apron: Adult Apron Value Pack
Sponge Brush: Poly-Sponge Brush
Cookie Cutters: Sweet Sugarbelle Shape Shifter Cookie Cutters 80/Pkg
Fabric Paint: Whichever kind you like, but try Tulip Brush-On Fabric Paint 12/Pkg
Clamps: Craft Clamps 6/Pkg

Step One: Set up your workstation.
We did this activity outdoors and it can easily be done indoors. When setting up consider the amount of brushes, cookie cutters, water, towels and supplies so you can create with little interruption. 

Step Two: Prepare the paint.
Depending on your child's age we recommend that you adjust this part of the process. Below we have a seven year old using paint cups and foam brushes. If your child is younger try using a shallow pan and fill it with one color of paint. This will be easier for the child to dab the cookie cutter into the paint.  

Step Three: Start Painting!
This was our favorite part! We picked out all things that our mom would love which included: ice cream, cake, coffee, hearts and an engagement ring. Extra purple for her favorite color. 

Step Four: Let it dry!
We love this project because it's unique, personalized and made with love!

Enjoy this project? Check out more products here: Mothers Day
We would LOVE to see your aprons and Mothers Day crafts!

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4/21/22

Earth Day 2022

It’s finally springtime, which means it’s time to start planting your flowers!
Help out the monarch butterflies and other local pollinators a boost with these seed bombs!

Notions Marketing contacted the Live Monarch organization in honor of Earth Day 2022. With the Monarch butterfly on the brink of extinction (that could occur in our lifetime) we put together take home packets for our employees. Each packet included all the materials it takes to generate milkweed plants (crucial to monarchs survival) and an easy/fun way to ensure they flourish. 

By creating these garden seed bombs you'll be part of an amazing experience in the form of living caterpillars and butterflies when your milkweed plants start to grow. Join our staff in creating a butterfly sanctuary and community resource right at home! 

Click below to receive your own supply of milkweed seeds. Lets collectively make an effort to save Monarch butterflies!
MILKWEED SEEDS

Garden Seed Bombs

Materials:
6 pieces of Construction Paper, assort. colors
3-5 pkg. Flower Seeds (we added some wildflower seeds and fertilizer to the mix as well)
Food Processor (or tear up with your hands / scissors)
Scissors
Water

Directions:


1. Cut each piece of paper into about 1-inch squares and put them into a small dish. Keep each paper color in its own dish.

2. Fill each dish with water just until the paper is covered. Soak the paper for about 20 minutes.

3. Take one of the bowls of paper and wring it out about halfway. Put it in the food processor and pulse the paper into a pulp. Repeat this with all the paper colors and put the pulp back into each of their            bowls.

4. Sprinkle some seeds into each bowl of paper, mix them in a little, and press the pulp and seeds into balls. If the pulp is a little dry, put a few sprinkles of water on the pulp. (It will help it to hold its            shape better.)

5. Set the seed balls on a sheet pan or egg carton to dry overnight.


Notes:
If you do plant milkweed seeds always plan ahead and grow more than you think you may need.
One caterpillar will eat up to twenty or more large leaves! We hope that you'll create various colorful seed bombs of your own and join us in effort to save the Monarch Butterfly population. 

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4/7/22

49 and Market - Spectrum Sherbet Card Kits!


An assortment of light and fruitful colors blending together to create watercolor effects that will make gorgeous cards and envelopes. The assorted Washi tape set compliments the kit with a variety of colors, patterns, inks and dots to enhance the design of your card. Both products compliment one another and will deliver a sweet message to your recipient. 

Inspiration + Materials below!

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    • Spectrum Sherbet Card Kit - Item # 673886 
    • Spectrum Sherbet Washi Tape Assortment Set - Item # 673883

Spectrum Sherbet Card Kits
Designed by Sharon Giles

SKILL LEVEL: Easy
CRAFTING TIME: Varies

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Spectrum Sherbet Card Kit - Item # 673886 
    Spectrum Sherbet Washi Tape Assortment Set - Item # 673883
  • Adhesive for envelopes

  • Inspiring occasions for creating cards can include:
  • You are loved.
  • Hello There.
  • Make a Wish.
  • Many Thanks.
  • Thinking of you.
  • Thank you.
  • Celebrate.
  • You are the greatest.


Inspiring elements for creating cards can include:
  •  Cool tones
  • Warm tones

MATERIALS:

Spectrum Sherbet Card Kit - Item # 673886 

This kit includes enough cards and envelopes to make eight cards. There are also two sheets of rub-on transfers and eight sticker seals. There are four designs of cards and envelopes, two of each. 18 piece Card Kit.





Spectrum Sherbet Washi Tape Assortment Set - Item # 673883

Includes 6 rolls of decorative washi tape (widths included are 6mm, 8mm, 10mm (2) 20mm and 40mm). Each roll measures 10 meters long. Optional slide cutter included in package makes it easy to ensure a straight cut in just the right length as well as secure the end of tape for easy access next use. Imported.You will need: Adhesive for envelopes





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3/24/22

Jen Hadfield Live & Let Grow - Camp Silver Lake Mini Album



It's almost spring, which means its time to start planning out your summer adventures! This mini album is the perfect way to document your summer fun without having to make a huge album to take up space on your shelf! This collection is full of botanicals and adventure, with muted rainbow colors, butterflies, and more! Perfect for a camp album.

Instructions below!

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Camp Silver Lake Mini Album

Handmade By American Crafts

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
CRAFTING TIME: Varies

SUPPLIES & TOOLS: Shop the Collection: bit.ly/3LtzwCn

DIRECTIONS:

Basic Album Components

1. Trim 15-20 patterned papers + white cardstock to 4” x 6” pieces.
2. Trim kraft cardstock into 20 pieces measuring ½” x 4”.
3. Gather photos. For this album stick to 4” x 6” or 3” x 4” horizontal pictures.
4. Decide the order of the album. Place map pattern on front and back covers. Place other patterns and photos in order as desired. Do not adhere anything back-to-back yet, especially if stitching is desired.

Specific page-by-page instructions


Cover Page

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to left side of map pattern.
2. Add title using alphabet Thickers and printed text on white cardstock.
3. Embellish with puffy hearts or as desired.
4. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and across puffy hearts if desired.


Page One

1. Trim 3” x 4” Card from cut apart patterned paper.
2. Add journaling on a 2 ½” x 4” piece of white cardstock.
3. Adhere 3” x 4” card, journaling, and kraft cardstock strip from left to right on 4” x 6” white cardstock.
4. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and embellish as desired.

Page Two

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to the left side of blue striped pattern.
2. Add 3” x 4” photo to patterned paper
3. Add journaling strip on white cardstock.
4. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and embellish as desired.



Page Three

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to the right side of a 4” x 6” photo.
2. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and embellish as desired.

Page Four

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to the left side of sunburst patterned paper.
2. Print journaling strip on white cardstock and cut the right end into a banner. Adhere to bottom of patterned paper.
3. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and add ephemera/embellishments to fill the page as desired.



Page Five

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to the right side of fish patterned paper.
2. Adhere 3” x 4” photo.
3. Add label shape from journaling ephemera pack to bottom right of photo.
4. Add stitching to kraft cardstock + label and embellish as desired.

Page Six

1. Trim 3” x 4” card from cut apart patterned paper and 2” square from cut apart patterned paper. Adhere 2” square to 3” x 4” card.
2. Add journaling on a 2 ½” x 4” piece of white cardstock.
3. Adhere kraft cardstock strip, journaling, and 3” x 4” card from left to right on 4” x 6” white cardstock.
4. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and 2” x 2” square and embellish as desired.

Page Seven

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to right side of 4” x 6” photo.
2. Fussy cut “Wild” sentiment from patterned paper and adhere to center of photo.
3. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and sentiment if desired.

Page Eight

1. Trim 3” x 4” card from cut apart patterned paper.
2. Print journaling on 2 ½” x 4” piece of white cardstock.
3. Adhere kraft cardstock strip, journaling, and 3” x 4” card from left to right on 4” x 6” white cardstock.
4. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and embellish as desired.

Page Nine

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to the right side of plaid patterned paper.
2. Add photo to patterned paper.
3. Embellish as desired.
4. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and embellishment if desired.

Page Ten

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to left side of 4” x 6” photo.
2. Add journaling to white cardstock and adhere at the bottom of photo.


Page Eleven

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to the right side of tree patterned paper.
2. Add photo to patterned paper.
3. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and embellish as desired.

Page Twelve

1. Trim 3” x 4” card and 2” x 2” card from cut apart patterned papers.
2. Adhere 2” card to 3” x 4” card.
3. Print journaling on 2 ½” x 4” piece of white cardstock.
4. Adhere kraft cardstock strip, journaling, and 3” x 4” card from left to right on 4” x 6” white cardstock.
5. Embellish as desired.
6. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and embellishment if desired.

Page Thirteen

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to the right side of a 4” x 6” photo.
2. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and embellish as desired.

Page Fourteen

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to the left side of wave patterned paper.
2. Print journaling strip on white cardstock and cut the right end into a banner. Adhere to bottom of patterned paper.
3. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and add ephemera/embellishments to fill the page as desired.

Page Fifteen

1. Trim 3” x 4” card from cut apart patterned paper and 2” square from cut apart patterned paper. Adhere 2” square to 3” x 4” card.
2. Add journaling on a 2 ½” x 4” piece of white cardstock.
3. Adhere 3” x 4” card, journaling, and kraft cardstock strip from left to right on 4” x 6” white cardstock.
4. Stitch down the edge of kraft cardstock and 2” x 2” square and embellish as desired.

Page Sixteen

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to the left side of blue striped paper.
2. Adhere 3” x 4” photo.
3. Add label shape from journaling ephemera pack to bottom right of photo.
4. Add stitching to kraft cardstock + label and embellish as desired.

Page Seventeen

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to right side of 4” x 6” photo.
2. Print journaling strip on white cardstock and cut left end into a banner. Adhere to bottom of photo.
3. Embellish as desired.
4. Stitch down edge of kraft cardstock + embellishment if desired.

Page Eighteen

1. Adhere kraft cardstock strip to left side of sunburst patterned paper.
2. Add photo to patterned paper.
3. Add embellishment as desired.
4. Stitch down edge of kraft cardstock + embellishment if desired.

Back Cover

1. Add kraft cardstock strip to right side of map patterned paper.
2. Stitch down edge of kraft cardstock if desired.


Assembly

1. After all stitching has been completed, trim threads.
2. Adhere pages back-to-back – all kraft cardstock strips should be on the center of the book where it will be bound.
3. Use Cinch Binding tool to bind album.
4. Add tassel to top ring for embellishment if desired.

NOTE:
When you have the instructions, it’s easy to switch things up and make them your own! Make this album fit you. Try all 4x6 photos, different papers or embellishment, or even flip this album to fit vertical photos!

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3/10/22

Easter Themed Soft Craft Projects

Spring is near which means it’s time for all things pastel, Easter eggs and bunnies. We wanted to share three different yarn projects that will get you thinking of the warmer, brighter days ahead!

Springtime Easter Eggs

Get creative and trim a tree or fill a basket with Easter eggs that won’t have to be dipped in dye, but are just as pretty. These timeless eggs are a great alternative to decorate your home. Then you don’t have to worry about real eggs! 


Project Sheet

Red Heart With Love Yarn 

Susan Bates 3.75mm Crochet Hook


Bunny Garland String

These bunnies brighten any space and get your home ready for spring celebrations! Perfect for Easter parties, they’re sure to win a permanent spot in your spring-inspired d├ęcor.


Project Sheet

Red Heart With Love Yarn

Susan Bates 5mm Crochet Hook


Crochet Velvet Bunny

Crochet the perfect addition for your Easter baskets this year with this adorable bunny. 

Project Sheet



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