10/7/21

Get Cozy with These Knit and Crochet Projects!

The leaves are turning color and the temperatures are beginning to drop, you know what that means...it's fall, y'all! 

As the days get shorter, it reminds us that it's time to get started on those Christmas afghans and more! Cool weather calls for luxurious, thick yarns to keep us warm as the days draw in. Check out the patterns below for thick afghans and more in luxurious velvet and cashmere-like yarns!

Bernat Seriously Snuggly Crochet Blanket - Bernat Velvet Plus

You'll love running your hands all over this velvety, large scale, crochet blanket! Stitched in plush Bernat Velvet Plus, this luxurious throw is created with an easy-to-memorize 4-row stitch repeat featuring basic crochet stitches and treble crochet around front post techniques. Working up quickly with a large hook, you'll appreciate this eye-catching décor piece to enhance the warmth and charm of any room!

Get the pattern here: https://bit.ly/2YpK4Pu
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Premier Coffee Break Knitted Throw - Premier Yarns Parfait XL Speckles

Cuddle up under this cozy, soft throw by Premier Yarns! The basket-weave pattern of this knitted throw blanket gives it a complex looking texture using only a repeating 4-row pattern!

Get the pattern here: https://bit.ly/3iF3NBY
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Premier Ruby Ribbed Knitted Throw - Premier Yarns Retro Velvet Grand

This throw features thick Retro Velvet Grand yarn, making it heavy and oh so soft! Perfect for a snowy evening waiting up for Santa Claus by the fireplace!

Get the pattern here: https://bit.ly/2YverUz
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Bernat Funky Donkey Kid's Crochet Blanket Hoodie - Bernat Velvet

Perfect for kids who love animals, this super-cozy crochet blanket hoodie is sure to become a favorite for lounging around the house. Body and sleeves are worked in the round, while pattern also features single crochet, double crochet and side-to-side techniques. Pick any colors of Bernat Velvet that please your child, or go with the designer's version. Made complete with shaggy hair and ears on the hood, it's a whimsical way to enjoy movie night in comfort and style!

Get the pattern here: https://bit.ly/3uRiYNd
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Premier Pineapple & Strawberry Squishes (crochet) - Premier Parfait XL

 

These adorable pillows are the perfect addition to a kid's bedroom! Cozy up to them to relax, or use them as decoration, they make great gifts!

Get the Pineapple Pattern: https://bit.ly/3agr5JI
Get the Strawberry Pattern: https://bit.ly/3ahllQ5
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Red Heart Knit Cozy Striped Socks - Red Heart Super Saver


Knit a quick pair of socks in cozy and durable yarn that's machine washable and dryable! Stitched in Red Heart Super Saver, you get well over 100 shades to inspire the version you envision. These socks are worked in the round from cuff to toe, then the heel is created using the "afterthought" heel technique. Pattern also includes simple decreases and pick up stitch techniques. It's a gift that everyone will love, so keep this pattern handy!

Get the pattern here: https://bit.ly/3uRiYNd
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9/23/21

Our First Bilingual Takeover!

Hi, my name is Obed Marshall and it is an honor to be here today on the Notions blog showing you how to make a project with my newest scrapbooking collection: "Fantastico" with American Crafts. I'm going to show you how to make a lollipop mini album step by step so you don't miss a single thing. I also made a short video tutorial for you to enjoy and feel inspired to create. 

Hola, me llamo Obed Marshall y es un honor poder estar aquí hoy en el blog de Notions enseñándote cómo realizar un proyecto con mi última colección de scrapbooking “Fantástico” con American Crafts. Te voy a enseñar como realizar esta piruleta mini álbum paso a paso para que no te pierdas ni un detalle. Además te he preparado un vídeo tutorial para que lo veas en acción.  


To create this mini album we will need the following supplies: 

• 5 patterned papers

• Double-sided tape "sticky thumbs" 

• 1 lollipop stick • 1 ribbon 

• 1 compass or a bowl to cut circles 

• Scissors 

• Embellishments 


Para crear este mini álbum necesitaremos los siguientes materiales: 

• 5 papeles estampados 

• Cinta de doble cara “sticky thumbs” 

• 1 palo de piruleta • 1 lazo 

• 1 compás o un bol para cortar círculos 

• Tijeras • Adornos varios 


English Instructions:

Let's make the mini album! Here are the steps we need to follow: 


1. Mark the circumference of the bowl twice overlapping both circles in the middle. Repeat three times. These will be the accordion-shaped circles. 


    

2. Cut the shapes that we have previously marked with pencil and fold them in half. 


3. From another paper cut two circles. Adhere the lollipop stick to one of the circles and adhere the the bow on top. Now we will adhere the second circle on top covering the stick. 


4. Now it's time to glue all the folded circles, one on top of the next in the shape of an accordion. The scored line should be on the right and then on the left. 



5. Cut out a circle from another piece of paper fro the front cover. Adhere it on top of our circle accordion. 


6. The last and best part, embellishing it and filling it with photos. 



Instrucciones en Español:

Vamos a hacer el mini álbum seguiremos los siguientes pasos: 


1. Marcar la circunferencia del bol dos veces interlazada en 3 de los papeles. Estos serán círculos en forma de acordeón. 



2. Recortar las formas que hemos marcado previamente con lápiz y doblar a la mitad. 


3. De un papel recortar dos círculos. Pegamos el palo a uno de ellos y pegamos el lazo encima. Ahora pegaremos el siguiente círculo encima tapando el palo. 


4. Ahora toca pegar todos los círculos doblados, uno encima de otro en forma de acordeón. La doblez debe quedar a la derecha y después a la izquierda en el siguiente y así sucesivamente. 



5. Recortamos de un papel un círculo más, este será la portada. Lo pegamos encima de nuestro acordeón de círculos. 


6. De último, lo más divertido. Decoramos y lo llenamos de recuerdos. 




I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Remember to follow me on my social networks to have more color and creativity in your day, you can find me as Obed Marshall. Thanks again to Notions for inviting me to your blog today, it has been so fun! 


Espero que hayas disfrutado mucho de este tutorial. Recuerda seguirme en todas mis redes sociales para tener un poquito más de color y creatividad en tu día, me puedes encontrar como Obed Marshall. Gracias de nuevo a Notions por invitarme a tu blog en el día de hoy, ha sido un auténtico placer. 


Follow Obed on Instagram!

Follow Obed on Facebook! 


Supply list: 

DIY shop Gold Scissors 

American Crafts - Adhesives - Sticky Thumb - Marathon Runner 

Pastel “Fantástico” Obed Marshall 

Sunny “Fantástico” Obed Marshall 

How Fun! “Fantástico” Obed Marshall 

Smile Stickers “Fantástico” Obed Marshall 

Accent & Phrase Stickers “Fantástico” Obed Marshall 

Icon Puffy Stickers “Fantástico” Obed Marshall 

Stationery Pack “Fantástico” Obed Marshall 


Love this project and want to see more of Obed Marshall's collection? Shop Now! 
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9/8/21

O'Go Takeover: Bernat Crochet Pet Bed!

O'Go is an innovative new yarn format that is tangle-free and quick-start. Available in your favorite brands: Bernat, Caron and Red Heart. All you have to do is just snip, pull and stitch!  

Now that O'Go is here, our friends at Spinrite wanted us to share this fun project to create with their new release. Below you will find the step-by-step instructions on your pet's next favorite resting spot. Pets need comfy beds too and this is the perfect one!





Shop NEW O'Go yarn here: https://bit.ly/3thkSWU


SIZES 

Small (Medium-Large). 

Bed: Approx 16 (22-30)" [40.5 (56- 76) cm] diameter. 

Side Border: Approx 6" [15 cm] tall. 

GAUGE 

7 sc and 8 rows = 4" [10 cm] with 2 strands of yarn held tog. 

INSTRUCTIONS 

Notes: 

To begin working with the O’Go format, carefully cut plastic tie where the ends of the O’Go meet. 

Pull tie to remove. 

For this pattern, colors can be easily separated by gently pulling apart and cutting at the color transition. Each color is ready to use. 

When working from 2 O’Gos, note that colors MUST match from both O’Gos when indicated. When starting new O’Go, take care to match the color change stripe in ring to keep the pattern consistent. 

Leftover yarn can be used later to match up. 


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. 

Notes: 

Join all rnds with sl st to first sc 

Base and Edging are worked with 2 strands held tog throughout. 


ABBREVIATIONS 

Approx = Approximate(ly) 

Beg = Beginning 

Ch = Chain(s) 

Cont = Continue(ity) 

Inc = Increasing 

Rep = Repeat 

Rnd(s) = Round(s) 

RS = Right side 

Sc = Single crochet 

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook 

Sl st = Slip stitch 

Sp = Space(s) 

St(s) = Stitch(es) 

Tog = Together 

WS = Wrong side 

Yoh = Yarn over hook 


PATTERN

BOTTOM BASE 

With 2 strands of A held tog, ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring. 

1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join. 8 sc. 

2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 16 sc. 

3rd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join. 24 sc. 

4th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 32 sc. 

5th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 40 sc. 

6th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 48 sc. 

7th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 56 sc. 

8th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 64 sc. 

9th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 72 sc. 

10th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 80 sc. 

Cont inc 8 sc evenly around, as established, until Bottom Base measures 16 (23-30)" [40.5 (58.5- 76) cm] diameter. Fasten off. 


TOP BASE 

With 2 strands of B held tog, ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring. 

Work as given for Bottom Base. Do not fasten off at end of last rnd. 

Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join. 

Fasten off at end of last rnd. 


Cut 2-3 layers of quilt batting to measure 1 rnd less than outer measurement of Bottom Base. 

Note: Secure Bottom and Top Base pieces and batting between pieces with T-pins. 


With WS of Bottom and Top Base pieces tog and quilt batting between pieces, join 2 strands of C tog with sl st in any sc. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. 


With 2 strands of C, ch 67 (88-114). 

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 66 (87-113) sc. 

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 

3rd to 8th rows: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 

54 (75-101) sc at end of 8th row. Fasten off. 


Cut 1 layer of quilt batting to measure ¼" [0.5 cm] less than outer measurement of Side Border. 


Join Inner and Outer Side Borders: With WS of Inner and Outer Side Borders tog and 1 layer of quilt batting between pieces, secured with T-pins, join 2 strands of A with sl st in any sc. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work in sc around Side Border, having 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. 


Position Border around outside edge of Base and secure with T-pins. Join 2 strands of C with sl st to first ch of foundation ch. Ch 1. Join Side Border to Base, working 1 sc in each sc through both thicknesses. Fasten off. 


Bed Edging: 1st row: (RS). Join 2 strands of A with sl st to first sc of Base joining rnd right before Side Border. Ch 1. Sc2tog over last sc and st of Side Border. Work 1 sc in each sc of Side Border to top corner. 3 sc in top corner. 1 sc in each sc across top edge of Side Border to next corner. 3 sc in next corner. Work 1 sc in each sc of Side Border to last sp before joining. Sc2tog. Turn. 

2nd row: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left, as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off. 


Download the project sheet here: https://bit.ly/3n0Lrys



Shop new O'Go yarn here: https://bit.ly/3thkSWU
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8/26/21

i-crafter Takeover: Haunted Halloween Matchbox Display

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN BOX DISPLAY by i-crafter



Hi everyone! It’s Lynda Kanase from i-crafter here on the Notions blog with a fun project to celebrate Halloween! 


Here is a simple and eye-catching home décor piece using our Matchbox Stories die set, plus other Halloween die sets and embellishments. 


SUPPLIES by i-crafter

222058 Matchbox Stories

222114 Tunnel Card Halloween

222116 Mini Halloween Hauntings

222117 Halloween Treat Lantern

222185 Ribbon Rosette, Halloween Add-on

222090 i-Brush Blender Brushes


Additional Materials:

Die cutting machine

Adhesives: liquid, glue stick, foam dots and hot glue

Distress Ink: Tea Dyed, Forest Moss, Dusty Concord, Wild Honey and Black Soot

Recycled book or atlas pages


Instructions:


1. Gather recycled pages. Die cut 2 pages at once using the tray die from the Matchbox Stories die set. Use a glue stick to adhere the edges of the two tray shapes together. 



2. Using the i-Brush Blender Brushes and Distress Inks, apply colors to the inside rectangle of each tray shape. Flip the shape and apply inks to the rectangle and sides of the back of the same shape.



3. Fold all crease lines towards the inside rectangle. Apply liquid adhesive to the small tabs and adhere to the inside long sides. Fold over and adhere each long side inwards to secure the small tabs. Fold over and adhere the short sides to finish the tray.



4. Make as many matchboxes as desired. We made 21 but you can make more or less.



5. Die cut various Halloween shapes from our Tunnel Card Halloween set, Mini Halloween Hauntings set, Halloween Treat Lantern set and Ribbon Rosette Halloween Add-on set.



6. If desired, gather dimensional charms, skeleton keys, beads, etc. to include in the project. Charms can be adhered using hot glue.



7. Be sure to create some matchboxes as vertical and some as horizontal displays



8. Assemble each matchbox adding foam dots to create layers. Also adhere some die cut shapes on the raised edges of some matchboxes. Decide on a layout and assemble matchboxes using hot glue along the outer sides to create a display.



9. Create lots of layers for visual interest



Make as many matchboxes as you want. Continue to add to the display every Halloween. Add a hook on the back to display.


I hope you enjoyed this Haunted Halloween Matchbox display project. For more inspiration, visit i-crafter.com. Happy spooky crafting!


Lynda Kanase

i-crafter 

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8/12/21

Halloween Resin Jewelry!

 It's almost fall, and you know what that means: Spooky Season! Halloween is going to be here sooner than you think, so why not make some goth glam jewelry, perfect for the holiday?

This project was inspired purely from Finnabair's new silicone moulds. The bones, wings, and skulls are perfect for Halloween, and the matte texture on the mould really makes the wings look smooth and soft! There are a lot of silicone moulds out there to choose from. Between our vendor partners and independent artists, you're sure to find something to your taste! 


For this project, we're using Alumilite's Amazing Clear Cast Resin, American Crafts Color Pour mix-ins and dyes (transparent and opaque), the Finnabair Bones and Wings mould, and a mould from an artist on Etsy. 

We're using opaque and transparent black dyes and gold leaf in this jewelry set, but you could use the glitter, moss or dried floral for a dark and pretty effect as well! Click here for product list!


When working with resin, there are a few very important rules to follow:
  1. Mix the two parts well. If you don't mix parts A and B long enough or in equal amounts, the resin will not set up or will be very sticky. Mix until there are no more swirls!
  2. Make sure you protect your workspace and your hands! Lay down some packing paper or newspaper on your work surface to catch any drips or spills, and always wear gloves (getting resin off your hands is tough.) If you get resin on your hands, wash with warm soapy water, and if that doesn't work, try something like Goo-Gone!
  3. Once the resin has begun to set up, do not mess with it. Allow the resin to cure completely before touching it. After a certain amount of time, you'll only cause fingerprints, air bubbles, and sharp peaks, so better to leave it be.
Now that that's done, let's get started!


Once you've thoroughly mixed up your resin, add the dyes to it and mix again! For this project, I used 3 drops of each (3 transparent, 3 opaque) for a consistent color, mix until completely combined. For a more marbled effect, mix less! Pour into the moulds and get your gold flakes ready for the next step.


With a toothpick or tweezers, pick up pieces of gold leaf and sprinkle it in amongst the resin. I used a toothpick to place it in the resin and break it up and push it under the surface. TIP: Do not open the gold leaf near a window or a fan! It's very light and will blow everywhere!

Once the resin has cured (this can take anywhere between 8 and 24 hours depending on the thickness of the piece), pop it out of the mould and do any necessary clean up with a craft knife or blade. In the picture below, notice the difference in the textures between the matte textured wings and the gloss texture of the snakes! If you prefer your bat wings to be shiny, use a clear acrylic coat on the wings once completely cured.


Now the final part, add jewelry findings to make your jewelry! I like the snakes for earrings, but you could also put one on a long chain for a necklace! The bat wings will require a jewelry drill bit to add chains for a necklace, and/or glue pins to the back to make a fun collar pin set (bonus: add chain between the wings to give it a little glam!) What do you think? Necklace or collar pins?
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