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i always love to create and make home decor projects that are fast, quick and easy.
that being said...i have such a super quick and easy DIY project to create for halloween!

candy canisters!
to create these fabulous canisters all i simply did was choose digital word art from this heidi swapp halloween/fall bundle and had the words cut out of black vinyl using my silhouette cameo.

i literally then went through my cupboards and found some extra jars/canisters i had just laying around...seriously how does one collect so many?!

i love when i can repurpose things i have on hand and make them new and fresh again!  adding some simple vinyl word art to these jars completely changed and revitalized them.  i love how they turned out!

this jar below is actually lined with some of the DCWV paper from their Happy Halloween paper pad.  another fun way to quickly and easily add some festive fun to a project!

i really hope you are inspired to try out this technique and fall in love just as much as i did!


well the time is now....better late than never!
i know i have been seeing the cutest halloween ideas popping up all over my social media feeds and when i got my hands on the fabulously fun DCWV Happy Halloween 12x12 Paper Pad well i could not resist!

this paper pad is gorgeous!

first off the quality of the paper is incredible.  it is sturdy, thick and vibrant.  it even has tons of sheets and cut aparts with beautiful foiled detailing.  it really takes halloween paper crafting to the next level with all of the fun designs!  i really fell in love with this paper pad!

because of the high quality of this card stock i decided it would be perfect to transform some of my most favourite patterns into little goodie boxes!  i love beautiful paper and how much better is it when it is transformed into something so cute that literally fits in the palm of your hand?! am i right?

i powered up my silhouette cameo and got to work! it was easier than ever to cut out these templates and assemble them!

i love this little goodie bag.

this spider box one is an absolute favourite!

how fun is this to give filled with ones favourite halloween treats?!

if you are looking for an easy fun DIY then i highly recommend creating some one of a kind goodie boxes to give out this halloween season. with all the unique patterns found in this paper pad each and every box is one of a kind!

i just love holiday creating no matter the season...don't you?!


wanting to share a fun layout today celebrating some festive vibes using some of my favourite brand new heidi swapp winter wonderland products!

i love this collection so much.  it is so classic and pretty and timeless. the perfect accompaniment for any of your favourite holiday photos!

and speaking of favourites, earlier this week i shared some holiday cards that i created with this amazing stamp and die set. you can see that post here as well as the video tutorial here.  i had so much fun creating with this set that i thought i would continue and create a 12 x 12 scrapbook page.

for this layout i used the wreath die (from this stamp & die set) which i absolutely love! isn't it SO cute?!

i used my mini evolution by we r memory keepers to cut out a bunch of the mini wreath dies.

i then compiled them together on a layout using some of my favourite holiday photos.  i must say aside from creating my little wreaths for my page i had the best time embellishing this layout!!! winter wonderland has SO many gorgeous decorative pieces to it.  from stickers, to ephemera...to alphas! truly so much fun!

be sure to get your hands on this incredible collection for your holiday memories!  from card making, to scrapbook pages...and holiday home decor it will truly create the most gorgeous holiday projects.


the MINC never ceases to amaze me with what i can create with it.
just when you think that you have run out of ideas i find more come along that i want to try out and see.
i love the trial and error when it comes to creativity as i find that is when some of my most favourite projects emerge and techniques appear!

this latest technique may just be my newest favourite!
i used the crate paper maggie holmes sunny days collection for this project.
to begin i used this butterfly cut file from paige evans off the silhouette design store.
the fun part about this particular cut file is that it is a 3-dimensional cut file so the butterflies are only 3/4 cut.  you simply fold up the wings and you have a beautiful 3D cut file background design. so fun!

using my minc and the minc reactive mist i thought to take this cut file one step further.
using this minc fan paint brush i lightly applied some of the medium to the butterfly wings.
i have no plan here....just lightly brushing the wings with the brush so that i can add a beautiful foiled effect to my butterflies.

you can see below how the medium looks on the wings. remember they will be foiled once the medium fully dries.  the trick here i found is less is more. you do not want it super thick or goopy. just a light brushing is all that is required.

next up pick your MINC toner reactive foil.
i love this silver holographic.

run your project through the minc on heat setting 3.

and voila!
my most favourite part of the minc is to always gasp at the ever so beautiful results!!!
i love this mixed media foiled effect!
just how i imagined it....but better :)

you can see how gorgeous the minc detailing looks once the wings are popped up.  i just adore this!  (note: because the cut files are semi open because of the 3D cut, i simply backed my paper with another piece of coordinating patterned patter to my layout).

i finished off the rest of my layout adding in some additional butterflies and embellishments all from the crate paper maggie holmes sunny days collection and crate paper sticker book.

this is definitely a technique i will be using again and again!  

be sure to try this out for yourself. i know you will love it as much as i do and it is SO easy!

happiest crafting friends!


with september 2019 fast approaching...along with routines, schedules etc. looming fast on the horizon (as well as some personal goals and plans for myself) you bet it was time to make myself a new notebook!

i want something fun and motivating, fresh and eclectic.  so to do so i kind of used a bunch of my favourite products i had in my stash to create my newest project!

speaking of new... yes! you are seeing this right. the brand new we r memory keepers foil quill heat pens and usb designer art drives.  i just had to create my notebook cover with this tool that i am absolutely in love with!

my current favourite heat pen is the fine tip one...which is what i used along with the heidi swapp designer art drive 'dream big' and foil quill foil.

once i had my cover designed and complete it was time to bound my album using another must have favourite tool of mine the we r memory keepers heidi swapp cinch!

first up punch the covers, both front and back.

once the covers and inside pages are punched simply add them onto your coil in this order: album pages, front cover, back cover. then bind and flip around!

speaking of pages...i also added some of the drive art onto my inside pages as well. love love love!

i also used one of heidi swapp's personal hacks and took apart some of my unused planners and utilized one of the monthly dividers (as well as calendar, dashboard and weekly spreads) to add in as a section into my notebook.

be sure to check out the foil quill system!
such an incredible way to add professional quality foiled detailing to all of your creative projects!

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