Monday, May 6, 2013


May's DCC theme is WISH! 

Wishes always remind me of Birthdays - "blow out your candles and make a wish!" - so I have created a mixed media BDAY HANGER that I would like to share today. 

1.)  Lightly sand the wooden part of the hanger.  Dilute Pistachio Mint paint by half with water and paint on hanger to achieve a stained effect, let dry.  Once dry distress with Tea Dye ink.  Paint chipboard bday letters Petal Pink.  This may take several coats, let dry.  Paint Tacky Glue on letters, sprinkle with clear glitter and set aside to dry.
2.)  Attach striped paper to shipping tags with Premium Extreme double sided adhesive tape, then trim 1/2" from either edge of tag.  Punch five 1" circles from orange glitter paper and cut out five "flames" from yellow glitter paper.  Layer together with Premium Extreme.  Attach flames to candle with 2" sections of chenille stem and Tacky Glue, let dry.  Attach bday and flower to front of candles with Tacky Glue, let dry.  Lay candles out upside down and attach yellow satin ribbon with Tacky Glue, let dry.
3.)  Attach polka dot paper to chipboard letters HAPPY with Premium Extreme, distress edges with Tea Dye.  Attach randomly to left side of hanger with Foam Adhesive Pads. 
4.)  Cut two strips from pastel striped paper 4" by 12" and attach with Premium Extreme to create one 24" length.  Fan fold entire length, creasing with bone folder, and attach ends with Premium Extreme to create a tube.  Cover 3" chipboard circle with Premium Extreme, gather and push down on tube to form a rosette.  Layer an orange gltter paper 3" circle, then a yellow glitter paper 2 1/2" scalloped circle, then cupcake embellishment.  Attach to right side of hanger with Foam Adhesive Pads.
5.)  Attach yellow satin ribbon with candles to each end of hanger with thumb tacks, cover tacks with buttons or other embellishments.  Tie pink gingham ribbon in bow around hanger hook, trim ends.  Attach embellishments, sequins and rhinestones to hanger as a finishing touch. 
Personalize your HAPPY BDAY hanger with specific colors and/or themes to match a Birthday party OR add the Birthday boy or girl's name! 
I hope that you have enjoyed my post for today! Now you can HOP around to all of the DCC Designers to see the WISH themed projects they have created! Just use the navaigation box on the right hand side of my blog to hop forward or hop back!
Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ann Butler Designs Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop

My designer friend, Ann Butler, has created her very own line of rubber stamps with Unity Stamp Company!  I am so very excited to be a part of the hop!

If you would like to order some of these high quality unmounted rubber stamps there is a 50% off coupon deal offered by Unity for anyone ordering Ann's stamps between Thursday May 2 - Monday May 6 at midnight CST. Make sure to give the coupon code- Unity5.  Use this link to view the entire line of Ann Butler Designs Stamps!

In order to celebrate Ann's stamp release, she is hosting a blog hop, so hop around to see all of the uniquely inspiring projects created with these fun stamps.

These stamps are fun and easy to work with because everything is sized in 1" squares, 2" squares and triangles, so everything coordinates and fits together perfectly.  I definitely love quilting, but do not have the patience or skill to actually make one, but with these stamp sets you can create a "quilt" on any project you can imagine!

Now, on to my project!  


1.)  Stamp a variety of the patterns on coordinating card stock colors and cut out with scissors.  Dry fit on lid of cigar box until you are happy with the pattern and color arrangement.  Attach to box lid and box sides with Multi-Medium Matte, let dry.
2.) Paint wheels in Chocolate Brown, let dry.  Paint a distressed top coat with Light Foliage, let dry.  Adhere two wheels together then attach with Tacky Glue to bottom of cigar box.
3.)  Distress Word Tag with Sea Glass Green, attach to Key Hole using Toggle Clasp.  Distress Key Hole with Uniform Blue and attach to front of cigar box with Tacky Glue.  Distress Word Key with Yellow Ochre, tie on seam binding ribbon in a bow and attach to top inside edge with tacky glue.

I hope that you have enjoyed my project today, please hop around to see what all fo the other designers have created!

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth