Tin Work Ornaments featuring Bic Mark-its

Craft Metal + Nestabilities Dies + Bic Mark-It + Tools = Awesome!

Happy Friday, friends! We’re in the homestretch of the Christmas holiday now, and I’m STILL making little gifts. Today I came up with this idea to make some metal-work ornaments. Wanna see? I made this with craft tin, but you could just as easily use recycled soda can aluminum. Start with a basic shape- I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies with my Grand Calibur to cut them easily. For this bird version, I then embossed the shape using a Cuttlebug […]

Fall Party Juice Box Cuffs or Napkin Rings

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I’m the mom to two kids, and I love to participate in their school events. A few years ago I came up with the idea of decorating the juice boxes for their Halloween class party- I mean, why shouldn’t the drinks be as cute as everything else? And this year I’ve modified the design so that the kids can take the cuffs OFF the juice boxes and take them home to use as napkin rings…or wear as bracelets! So here’s […]

Craft Product Review: Bic Mark-It Markers

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While I’m not sure permanent markers really count as a “craft product” per se, I don’t know a single crafter worth his/her salt that doesn’t have a stash of permanent markers. And while another brand has kind of dominated the market, I was really drawn in (pardon the pun) by the Bic Mark-it colors and design. Good enough excuse for me to shell out some cash for a new set of markers and PLAY! For this review, I’m really focusing […]