Thursday, July 7, 2016

How to Easily Make Watercolor Tabs and Tags

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Hey, y'all!  I hope you've been enjoying your summer so far.  I have loved the extra time off from school to work on projects, relax, and make new YouTube videos!!!  Today, I'm sharing my latest video with you.  I'm showing you how to easily make colorful watercolor tabs and tags for journaling, happy mail swaps, gift wrapping, and even your planner!  
how to watercolor tabs and tags
These tags and tabs may look a bit intimidating to make, but the process is really easy.  If you can spread paint on a page with a brush, you came make these.  A little kid could make them!  Seriously, it's that easy.  Check out the video below to see how, and make sure to watch until the end to see the bonus tutorial that shows you how to emboss one of the tags.

Friday, July 1, 2016

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Insert + Free Printable

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Hey, y'all!  Today's post is all about making a cute traveler's notebook insert inexpensively.  I'm sure you've heard about or seen the Midori/Fauxdori/Sewdori movement that's sweeping the nation.  (You had to, right? Because I showed you how to make a monogrammed fauxdori last month.)  Well, you must have journals/inserts to go inside your traveler's notebook, and you can make your own soooo inexpensively by simply using paper and a cool cover.  AND it just so happens that I'm sharing a FREE printable cover with you, along with two video tutorials showing you how to make your own journal and how to add personality to it.
how to traveler's notebook insert printable
 To make your own traveler's notebook insert, you just need a few supplies.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Make a Neon Hand Lettered Tote Bag + Free Cut File

This post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Expressions Vinyl.
Hey, y'all!  It's finally OFFICIALLY summer time.  I LOVE summer!  I'm sure a major factor in my love for summer is that I'm a teacher and get a long break from school, but I truly love the weather, fresh produce, summer adventures, and the bright colors that pop up in fashion and home decor.  The brightest of all bright colors--neon colors--were the inspiration for today's post.  I have teamed up with Expressions Vinyl to share an awesome neon HTV project with y'all, along with a free hand-lettered Silhouette cut file so that you can make your own.  And as if that wasn't enough goodness for one post, you can enter to win a $50 gift card to Expressions Vinyl.
Neon Hand Lettered Bible Verse Tote Bag
Y'all know that I just LOVE hand-lettering, and one of my favorite things to hand-letter is Bible verses.  I recently hand lettered this verse from Psalms 139, and rather than just making it into a printable, I thought it would be the perfect hand-lettered design to turn into a cut file.  When I received some brightly colored neon HTV from Expressions Vinyl, I couldn't pick just one color to use, so I decided to use them all!  Yes, making a design from different colors of vinyl might seem intimidating, but it's really not that difficult.  You can make your own in a few easy steps using a few supplies.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Be Festive for the Fourth with a DIY Patriotic Tee

This post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Expressions Vinyl.
Hey, y'all!  I have so much awesomeness to share with you in today's post!!!  First of all, today I've teamed up with fourteen other bloggers for a Red, White and Blue Vinyl Round Up!  Each of us are sharing Fourth of July projects featuring red, white, and blue vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.  My project is a Fourth of July T-shirt featuring a design I hand-lettered, and of course I'm sharing the free Silhouette cut file with you so you can make your own.  And as if that wasn't enough awesomeness, at the end of the post you'll have the opportunity to enter to win a $100 gift card to Expressions Vinyl.     Eek!  So exciting!
DIY Hand Lettered Fourth of July Tee
To make your own Patriotic Fourth of July Tee, you'll need a few supplies.

Friday, June 10, 2016

How to Easily Sew a Monogrammed Fauxdori

Hey, y'all!  Are y'all into the whole traveler's notebook phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the  nation?  Okay, maybe it isn't exactly "sweeping the nation," but for a while now, I've been seeing all these cute fauxdoris all over the internet and social media.  Every time I see one, I think, "Oh, that's so cute!!!  I want one!"  But then I talk myself out of ordering one because I know I could make one.  But my sewing machine isn't exactly my best friend because it scares me a little, so I don't make one. Well, I DIDN'T make one for a while.  But a few weeks ago I decided to just go for it, and, y'all, it was so easy!!!  So I knew I just had to share the tutorial with y'all.  That's right: today I'm showing you how to easily sew a monogrammed fauxdori!!!
How to Easily Sew Your Own Monogrammed Fauxdori
 Like I said, I am not totally comfortable with my sewing machine, but if you can sew a decently straight line, you too can make your own fabric-dori.  This is normally the part of the post where I would share a supply shot and then a supply list, but since this was the first time I created this and I didn't really know what I was doing, I neglected to take that picture, so today we're just starting with the supply list.  This supply list contains affiliate links, which is just a fancy way of saying that if you decide to purchase a product through one of my links, you'll be supporting my blog at no extra charge to you.  (Thanks!)

Friday, June 3, 2016

Colorful Handmade Butterfly Gift Tag

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Hey, y'all!  I know the first official day of summer isn't until later in the month, but at the Pitter and Glink household, we have summer on the brain majorly.  We are officially out of school, and we are enjoying a much-needed, long-awaited break!  I have been using some of my new-found freedom to craft, so today I am popping in to share a fun, bright Butterfly Gift Tag with you.  I made this tag using my Sizzix BIGkick, various dies, and Distress Crayons.  The bright colors are perfect for summer, and you can whip one of these up in no time!
Make It Yourself: A Colorful Handmade Butterfly Gift Tag |
To make your own Butterfly gift tag, you'll need a few supplies.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

DIY Personalized, Reversible Dog Bandana

Thanks to Expressions Vinyl for sponsoring today's post!
Hey, y'all!  I have such a fun tutorial for y'all today!  I have teamed up with Expressions Vinyl to share a great pet project with you.  If you know me, you know I seriously adore my dog, so I jumped at the chance to create something for her.  I debated what to create for her, but I finally decided on a bandana, and, y'all, I actually sewed the bandana for her myself, which is saying a lot for me since I am so not a seamstress.  The coolest part about the bandana is that it's reversible, and both sides are personalized using my Silhouette Cameo and HTV from Expressions Vinyl!
How to Make a Personalized, Reversible Dog Bandana | An easy-to-sew project for your pet. Use your Silhouette and HTV for personalization.
This project is a really quick make, and it's easy enough for a non-skilled-at-sewing individual like myself to create.  To create it, you need a few supplies.