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Lacy Summer

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Well, we are in the heat of the summer now and I don’t mind telling you that anything I craft now has to have a  light airy touch to it. So I was in for a great surprise when I found an article about using lace.

The look of lace with a black and white photo is amazing. The directions said to get a half-yard each of a variety of lace. Choose white frames in an array of sizes. Remove the cardboard insert from inside the frame to use as a template and cut lace two inches larger on all sizes. Trim colored paper to the size of the cardboard, then paste the paper to it using double stick tape. Place the lace on top  of the insert(making sure that the pattern is straight) and wrap like a present, adhering to the back with tape. Mark where you want the photo(s) to sit and attach photo corners to the lace with archival scrapbook glue. Place photo inside the corners, put the cardboard back in the frame, hang and enjoy!

‘Til next time,

~Sallie

Lacy Frame
Lacy Frame

 

Adventures in Card-Making

Happy Anniversary

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Today marks my second year of blogging!  I want you thank all of you for your support, both in word and art. This year was one of our best and I get to share the craft of rubber stamping, die- cutting and card –  making, along with snippets of wisdom with 44 of you!

I would appreciate any comments or suggestions that you msy have. Is there any topic you would like me to talk about?I

Sallie

 

Happy Anniversary

Mod Podge

Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Yes, you can use Mod Podge on anything you want to wash but only if you use this formula. It was released in 2014 and the formula promises that you can glue, seal and put in the dishwasher. The finish is glossy. You can use it to add paper or fabric. If you want to use it on glassware, the recommendation is to put it 3/4″ from the top of the glass to keep away from your mouth

. As a matter of fact, I used this product recently. I became interested in mason jars last summer and made mason jar luminaries (see my board  on Pinterest ) for a craft fair. I decided to make a drinking glass for our son for his birthday. He is a huge fan of the New York Yankees  and anything baseball. So the first thing was to gather my materials: navy cardstock, Jolee baseball stickers and some baseball buttons.

I cut the paper strip to fit around the jar and then used Xyron to attach the embellishments. I then checked for placement around the jar and finally spread  the  Mod Podge Dishwasher formula over the entire strip. I used 2 coats, letting it dry between applications. I then used Xyron to attach the baseball bat and ball buttons to a 2″ punched circle (navy) for the lid. I left the jar in  cool place for about 10 days or so until it was dry and no longer sticky.

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Another side
Another side

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Our “D” loved it!

~Sallie

Glass with Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge
Glass with Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge