Monday, December 17, 2012

Floating Christmas Ornaments ~ Silhouette Cameo Project

 Have a die cutting machine such as the Silhouette Cameo?  Make these cute floating Christmas ornaments by inserting a clear vinyl transparency, vinyl letters, a bow and some fake snow.  It super quick, easy and fun.  Visit for more ideas. 

Start with the supplies... Get the vinyl transparency cut out here.

Cut any shapes or names you want from Vinyl and apply to the transparency.

Roll it up and insert it into the clear bulb. Add some fake snow and a bow at the top.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Joy Holiday Dish Towel Tutorial

Just finished a new kitchen towel for Christmas.  I have combined our Bizzy Bee Appliqué and our new Button~Ups Mini Stick Friends Embroidery Collections.  Did you know... you can use all of our button cover embroidery collections for things other than buttons!!! They are perfect little designs that fit in small places.

  Wouldn't this make a great apron or hostess gift?

Materials Needed:
  • Bring all the files into your embroidery software program.
  • Change the colors to red, green, black and silver metallic as shown.
  • Arrange the JOY letters.
  • Add the "Angel" so she is perched on top of the letter "O".
  • Add the "JumpRope" design above the letter "J".
  • Rotate her a little to the left as shown.
  • Add the "IceSkater" design next to the letter "Y".
  • Rotate her slightly to the left and move her so she appears to be hanging off the edge of the letter.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Button Christmas Card Holder

Look at our cute embroidered button cover Christmas card holder. It's so quick and easy to make using 3" wide grosgrain ribbon, clothes pins, cording, paper punches and embroidered Christmas button cover designs from

Supplies Needed:
  • 1 1/2"flat back covered buttons (Found Here)
  • 1 yard of 3" wide Kiwi grosgrain ribbon (Found Here
  • Holiday button cover embroidery designs (Found Here)
  • Very Vera paper clip printable graphics (Found Here)
  • 1 yard of cording (found in your local craft store)
  • Mod Podge Sparkle (found in your local craft store)
  • 30" dowel rod (found in your local craft store)
  • Turn down one long edge of the grosgrain ribbon 3/4" and sew a casing for the cording.
  • Add a second ribbon over top so it just covers the previous stitching line and sew down both long edges of the coordinating ribbon. Use a match or lighter to seal the short ends so they won't ravel.
  • Use a needle and thread to wrap the cording around one end of the dowel and add a dab of glue for security. Allow to dry completely. Place the dowel through the casing and repeat to attach  the cording to the other end.
  • Embroider holiday button cover designs on white 3" grosgrain ribbon and make into flat back buttons using the Button~Ups Fabric Button Cover Machine
  • Make cardstock scallop circles using paper punches.  Glue the button to the cardstock. 
  • Follow the directions on the Very Vera paper clip printable graphics (Found Here) to make the paper covered Mod Podge clothespins, substituting regular Mod Podge for the Sparkle Mod Podge. 
  • Clip the clothes pins to the ribbon to holder you Christmas cards and photos.