Saturday, May 26, 2012

Melted Crayon Heart Canvas

My 6 year old crafty mini me was searching for something awesome to make her favorite Kindergarten teacher for an end of the year present.   Her teacher is moving to a new school, so she wanted to make her something for her classroom.    We found a picture of the crayon heart canvas on, of course!    So, here is a quick tutorial on how we did this!

First, we cut a heart shape out on my Silhouette Cameo.   I am not a freehand all!   I traced the heart on to the canvas trying to center it.   I put a crayon in the compass positions to try and make sure it was evenly spaced.    After that, we spent some time getting all our crayons in the order we wanted.   After you know the order you want your crayons in, you just line them up with the bottom of the crayon lined up with the pencil mark.   This makes sure the heart shape is uniformed on the inside.  (The next one I make, I am going to try not having them fanned out so much.   I'll post an update if that works better!   I'm not real happy with the bottom of the heart, but it is still super cute!)

  After you get the crayons lined up and are happy with the design, it's time to glue them down!   I used zip dry to glue mine down and it worked very well.   I tried to keep the crayola emblem facing up so they were all uniformed.   After the glue dries, it's time to melt the crayons!   This canvas was MUCH MUCH MUCH more messy than the one we did with the crayons straight across the top.   I ruined my pants with little flecks of colored wax everywhere!!

To melt the crayons, you just need your hair dryer.   You could use an embossing gun and it would probably go much faster.   I held the canvas and just rotated it as I went around to make sure the wax fanned out.   If it's not making it to the edges, just remelt the crayon drippings and the "wind" from the hair dryer will keep it moving in the right direction.   Just keep rotating until you are where you started.   Let it set for a few minutes for the wax to harden and you are DONE!  

It took about 15 minutes or less to melt these crayons.  From start to finish, I'd say it took an hour and a half, but we had problems finding enough crayons.   I would splurge and buy the 130 box of crayons next time just for all the different shades that come in it.    We used a box of 48 and some extra crayons from another box of 24.   I didn't actually count how many crayons we used, though!

Her teacher LOVED it.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet Centerpieces

Our Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet was a couple weeks ago and each of our dens were to make 3 centerpeices. So, we needed something simple and related to our Webelos den! I took some of these little Easter trees from the Dollar Tree and some trusty spray paint and went to town. I cut some 2 in, 1.5 in, and 1.25 in circles on my cameo. I had orginally planned on doing some print and cuts but the fonts were SOO small to fit that you could barely read them on the larger words. So, my handwriting was the font of choice. We put each of the 12 words that a scout should strive to be. I punched a hole with my Crop-a-dile and we hung them on the tree. Simple, yet cute! The wind was blowing like crazy when I was trying to photograph these little trees so the little circles were pushed back to the bases. They were much more spaced out and readable on the actual tables. The lighting just didn't work for taking photos of them on the tables!
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Happy Birthday Card

Ally was invited to a friend's birthday party and the little boy LOVES Skylanders. Ally wanted to make him a Skylanders card to go along with the figurine we got him. So, I used my Cameo to make the front of the card. We took a skylanders insert that I had saved from one of the figurines we had and a Skylander's card was born! It got Ally's seal of approval for sure!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Some Bunny Loves You Mailbox

Such a cute little valentine treasure for your Valentine! These would hold little love letters and small treats! Little kids LOVE to get mail and what a cute way for them to check their own mail.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine Treat Bags

 I thought these were mega cute! I will be making some cardstock versions of these for Valentine's this year!

I used a GSD file to cut these boxes. I would gladly give the person credit if I could find where I found the freebie file!! So, to whoever
made the file for these boxes, Thank you!
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine Centerpiece

A cute little Valentine centerpiece I made up. I made my own little chipboard buttons for it that turned out way cuter than I thought they would! The small pink hearts are very glittery, but it doesn't show in the photos. I am thinking about making a pink one for myself to match a "I *heart* you word book I've already made for my mantle.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Valentine Mini Album

I just LOVE this mini album.   It's made with some OLD We R Memory Keepers valentine's papers.    I loved this paper!! For once, it actually turned out as cute as it was in my head. It's not often that happens!

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Valentine Mini Album Part 2

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