altered, decor, Spellbinders, Xyron

Family Quote Frame

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to make this project for Xyron to use in Michael’s.  It’ll be on a tear off sheet in the aisle with the Creatopia once they’re in stores (at least I think so 🙂 ).  I don’t have instructions to share right now, because they will be in stores, but I thought I’d share it so you can at least see the project.  I was pretty happy with how it turned out!

The supplies were all purchased at Michael’s, and the dies that I used are the new Spellbinder’s dies for Xyron.  They’re really pretty!
Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas, Spellbinders, stamps

Gift tags!

This is just a quick post to let you all know that I haven’t forgotten about you 🙂
I do have some more projects that I’ll be posting over the next few days, but I have to get them finished up first!
These tags are sooo easy.  I use them on layouts and projects all the time and you could make them into ornaments (like they suggested last month over at Scrapfreak) or make pretty little gift tags like I have here.

To make the main part, just score 2 pieces of paper that are 1-2 inches wide by 12 inches long.  I score about every half inch.  Accordion fold, cut the folds to points on one side and glue the ends together.  Shape into a circle and hot glue the shape and a loop of twine or ribbon to a scrap piece of paper to hold in place.  (I usually use a punched circle).  Glue a stamped die cut to the top. Easy peasy!  I hope everyone is enjoying the season!

altered, Christmas, Hambly, Spellbinders, Xyron

Holiday OCD

Those of you that know me well are aware of my craziness when it comes to party planning.  I work on menus, guest lists and favors months ahead of time.  I make lists, scour magazines and the internet for recipes and tear ideas out of the paper.  When one of the girls at ScrapFreak posted a holiday journal project I knew it would be the best thing for me to make!  This was so quick and easy to put together and I’ve been filling it with lists since I finished gluing everything down 🙂

I bought a little album at Hobby Lobby on clearance for a little over $2.  I took the binding rings out so I could cover it completely with the paper (which is gorgeous doily paper by Hambly).  I used my Xyron to attach the paper to the covers because I know that no matter how much this thing gets used and taken in and out of my purse, the paper won’t be going anywhere.  The tabs that I added to the pages were just little circle die cuts that I made with my Spellbinders scalloped circle dies.  I ran them through my Xyron, and folded them in half over certain pages to make the tabs.
Some embellishments, ribbon and silver mist spray finished it off.

altered, Glue Arts, Spellbinders, The Twinery

My jars…

If you’ve looked at the pictures of my scraproom of facebook, you know I have a thing for rainbow order 🙂 I thought I’d add a little extra color and labels to my rain drops jars (but I think you could label just about anything this way).

Supplies needed:

Glue Arts hot glue gun

Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive squares

Twinery twine in Lemondrop, Cappucino, Peapod and Caribbean


Scalloped circle punch or die

1″ circle punch

Small letter and circle stamps

Chalk inks in yellow, blue, green and brown

Paper scraps


Black ink


1. Attach a Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive square to the front of the jar.

2. Lay the end of the twine along the bottom of the square and start wrapping the twine around the jar. Keeping each line close to the last.

3. Wrap until the entire square is covered and trim end of twine.

4. Cut out scalloped circles with the die or punch, and punch out cardstock circles with the 1″ punch. Ink the edges of all circles with the chalk ink.

5. Attach the cardstock circles to the scalloped circles using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive squares.

6. Use the black ink to stamp a circle design onto each cardstock circle.

7. Use the chalk inks to stamp a letter or message onto the carstock circles, inside the black design.

8. Use the Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun to attach the labels to the jars

Thanks for stopping by!  These are also up on the Glue Arts blog today, along with a few chances to win some great prizes.  Be sure to go check it out!

altered, Echo Park, Glue Arts, scrapbooking, Spellbinders

Echo Park and Glue Arts Halloween Decor

Echo Park sent the Glue Arts DT their Halloween line and I had a lot of fun working with it!  I love Halloween papers and scrappy projects.
This broom took me a little while to make, but it involves paint drying and that’s a big part of the time.  Other than that it’s fairly simple.  I bought the broom at JoAnne’s in case you’re wondering.  It’s pretty cute and sparkly in person 🙂

 Boo Broom by Jessica Barnett
Supplies Needed:
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro and Perma Tac refill

Glue Arts U-Cut It foam adhesive

Echo Park Happy Halloween collection

4-5 yards of 2” wide black ribbon


Wooden letters for BOO

Staple gun and staples


Embroidery thread and needle

Black paint and brush

Black pen


Craft knife



1. Use the black paint to paint the edges of the letters and allow to dry.

2. Trace the letters onto the wrong side of the papers with the pencil and cut out using the scissors and craft knife.

3. Attach papers to the letters using the Glue Glider Pro and Perma Tac refill. Sand the edges to get a smooth finish.

4. Add the sticker to the letter B and trace with a black pen. For the other letters, attach the stickers to scraps of paper, then cut out and attach to the letters using Glue Arts U-Cut It foam adhesive.

5. Tie the embroidery floss through the centers of all the buttons. Attach buttons to the letters using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.

6. Fold one-yard pieces of the ribbon in half, and staple the center of the fold to the backs of the letters. Tie the ribbon into knots , then staple through the knots to the broom. Tie a second knot and trim the ribbon ends. Attach a button to each knot with Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.

7. Tie a bow around the broom bristles and trim the ends of the ribbon.

This treat basket is the easiest thing to make!  I found the basket in the $2.50 section at Target.  I like making things like this with my scraps and leftovers after I’m done with a bigger project.

Treat Basket by Jessica Barnett

Supplies Needed:

Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac refill

Echo Park Happy Halloween collection

Paper trimmer


Spellbinders Nestabilities scalloped circle die

Black chalk ink

Ringed Basket


Bone folder and scoring board

Hot Glue gun


1. Use the ruler to measure the height of the two rings on the basket. Cut two strips from two different patterned papers that are 12 inches long and are a little less tall than the measurement.

2. Ink the edges of the papers with the chalk ink, then attach them to the basket using the Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro and Perma Tac refill. Use small Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive squares on the ends for an extra secure hold.

3. Cut two strips from a third color of paper that are 12 by 1.5 inches. Score every half inch, and accordion fold. Ink the edges and creases with chalk ink. Trim the ends of the folds at an angle to get the points. Attach the ends to each other with the Glue Glider Pro and Perma Tac refill. Shape into a circle and attach to a scrap circle of paper using the hot glue gun.

4. Cut out a scalloped circle with the Nestabilities dies that is just larger than the Oct. 31 sticker and ink the edges. Attach the sticker to the center and use Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares to attach to the piece made in step 3, then attach the piece to the front of the basket with the hot glue gun.