Saturday, April 22, 2017

Create a Necklace Using Nail Polish

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here from Kreative Kymona to show you how to create a necklace using nail polish.

OMG, when my daughter and I was at the Scrapbook Expo last year, Craft Fantastic demo how to add nail polish to the glass and create a necklace.

Take a look at my necklaces:


Take a look at what I used to create my necklaces:


I picked up these nail polishes from the 99 cents store around the corner from my house.  I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg for nail polish that will be used strictly for crafting.  Surprisingly enough they had really cute colors.

I love how these colors turned out.  One has glitter with the blue-silver nail polish and the other is just the blue-silver nail polish. 

The glitter necklace is for my daughter. She asked me to add the heart at the bottom of the necklace.

The blue-silver necklace is going to one of my writing partners for this month. 

So do you want to know how I add the nail polish to the glass?  I simple painted it on.  LOL!! Yes, I painted the glass as if it was a nail I was working on.  

Once the nail polish dried I added a second coat.  For the glitter necklace I painted the glitter first then added the blue-silver nail polish.

To see more of this technique, Cheryl created a fantastic post 2 years on how to do this.  You can read that post here

So what do you think?  Would you pull out your nail polish and create a necklace? Please let me know below.  I would love to hear from you!!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Idea With Craft Fantastic

Hi All! Today I am bringing you a Mother's Day Gift Idea. I have made many wonderful pieces for my mom over the years with Craft Fantastic and this year will be no exception. For this project I am using ALPHABET#1 Image Sheet, Tiny Glass Rounds, Tiny Round Link Trays, Small Jump Rings, Lobster Clasp, Multipurpose Jewelry Pliers, Fantastic Sticky Dots, Fantastic Glaze & Glue, and a scissor and qtips.



To begin I trimmed out the letters from the image sheet to spell out GRANDMA.

Next I put one dot in the center of the flat side of the glass with Glaze & Glue and carefully placed over each letter. While the glue was still wet I made sure that the letters were centered within the glass before that moment when the glue really grabs on to the glass.

Next I trimmed around the letters.

The next step was to place the Sticky Dots into the Tiny Round Link Trays. Now I did cut down the Sticky Dots because they are the same size or even slightly bigger than the surface of the Tiny Trays. Then I attached the glass to the trays.

Add small jump rings to connect the trays as well as using a small jump ring to attach the Lobster Clasp and a small jump ring to use as the other end of the bracelet for the clasp.
Now a few sizing notes. My Mom has tiny wrists and this size is perfect for her. If you need to make the bracelet longer you can do several things. First, I used seven trays. You could use more trays which will add length. Second, I used one small jump ring to connect the trays. You could also use more, but use either one, three, or five between links so that the bracelet will lay correctly. I also used a small jump ring for the Loop to be used with the Lobster Clasp. The large jump ring could certainly be used as well. This is personal preference. And finally you could add a series of jump rings by the ends to connect the Lobster Clasp and the Large Jump Ring at the other end. This would also give you a way of adding a little lengt based on how much more length you need.

I do hope you have enjoyed this Mother's Day Project and will see you all again soon!

Hugs,

Judy

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Vintage By The Sea Necklace + Scraps


Hi everybody! Kim here from My Kraft Kloset  sharing a unique piece of jewelry I made using antique brass Craft Fantastic  products and some beachy vintage scrapbooking supplies. 

With warm weather approaching, who is ready to head to the beach? I know I am. So today I’ll show you how the beach inspired me to make this one-of-a-kind handmade necklace with just a few supplies and scraps. 

 Let’s get started: 

1.  Choose your image. I found a small sample picture from the cover page of this beachy paper collection    (as shown above with a white arrow).  I placed the square glass over the image and it appeared to be too small to fill the whole surface of the glass. So, I cut out the image to layer it with a coordinating piece of gingham patterned paper from the same collection. Surprise! Another art collage.  Look around, use what you have, be creative, and use your scraps too! One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure.

2.  Add a few Craft Fantastic Glaze & Glue droplets onto the back of the tiny sample image and adhere to a piece of gingham patterned paper. Let dry for a minute.  


3.  Then add several Craft Fantastic Glaze & Glue droplets onto the back of a glass square and glue together. Move your glass around, add a little pressure to get any bubbles out, and make sure the surface is completely covered. Hold in place for a couple minutes to set. Let dry.
4.  Once dry, use a Q-tip to remove any excess glue around the edges of the glass. Cut around the edges of the glass and cut out the image. 
5.  Next I chose this antique brass square tray pendant because it has a vintage look for my image to sit in. Add a couple Fantastic Jewelers Dots to the tray pendant, peel off red backing, place your glass image into the tray, and press down. Add tray to neck chain.


6.  As you can see from my pictures I had a few fantastic charms to choose from, but in the end I selected this lovely antique heart charm. I slipped the charm onto a small jump ring and used my pliers to close and attached directly to a loop on the neck chain. And Voila! Another stunning piece of handmade jewelry that nobody but you and I know it was made from paper scraps.

I hope I’ve inspired you to try these wonderful Craft Fantastic products along with your paper crafting supplies. Because the possibilities are truly endless!  And don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 14th so think about giving this hobby a try and make a gift that is uniquely special and handmade. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by!  
~Kim Klinkovsky
 
Craft Fantastic Supplies:
MEDIUM SQUARE PENDANT TRAY antique brass
other supplies: Q-tips; Graphic 45-By the Sea:cover page and gingham patterned paper

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fish Extender Gifts

What is a Fish Extender you may ask?  When you sail on Disney Cruise Line each stateroom has a small silver fish or seahorse outside of the stateroom door where you receive messages,etc.  A lot of the Disney online communities started using these fish extenders to hang a homemade pocket type organizer called a "fish extender", usually Disney themed, to receive gifts from other cabins.  It's a gift exchange that happens throughout the duration of the cruise you take. You then sign up to participate in the exchange.  We have sailed 7 times on Disney Cruise Line and have participated in 4 Fish Extender gift exchanges.  I am sailing again in 2018 and have started making my gifts using old Navigators from previous cruises to obtain the images to then be used with different Craft Fantastic products.




Once I picked my images I adhered the jeweler's glass and let dry.



Here are the some of the finished Fish Extender Gifts I made:



I especially liked the look of the new Southwest tray with the Ship Logo as it reminded me a bit like a compass.  Once all my gifts are ready I package them with 3x4 pocket scrapbooking cards and put in a plastic sleeve. Here are some gifts I made from when we cruised in 2016:




I found all of the above images using scrapbook paper demonstrating how easy it is to create all kinds of gifts using Craft Fantastic trays, key rings, and neckwear. 

The following Craft Fantastic items used in this post are:

medium glass rounds
large glass rounds
x large glass rounds
medium round silver pendant tray
new Southwest tray silver and antique brass
x large round silver tray
pinch bails
key rings with clips silver
30" ball chain silver and antique brass
Fantastic Sticky Dots
Fantastic Glaze and Glue


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Create a Necklace Using Scrapbook Paper

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here from Kreative Kymona to show you how to create a necklace using scrapbook paper.

I'm a cardmaker at heart so I love that I can incorporate my scrapbook paper with my jewelry making.


Let's take a look:


This paper is so pretty and have so many different elements that would fit under the Medium Glass.  I had to use it. 


I'm using the Medium Round Duo Side Charm Tray in Silver.  I love this tray.  It has TWO sides!! Yes, two sides.  So you can add two picture in one tray!!


I picked up two of the images that I loved together.  I added Fantastic Glaze & Glue to the glass and placed it on top of the images that I wanted.

Take a look at my completed necklace:


I love how this sentiment looks with this necklace.  It just fits so perfectly.  I used the Faux Leather Necklace for the neckwear. 


Here is the other side of the necklace.  This side matches the sentiment side perfectly.  

Take a look at this necklace from the side:



I looking at this necklace from the side. It so cool to me. 

Here is what it looks like on me:


So what do you think?  Would you pull out your scrapbook paper and create a necklace? Please let me know below.  I would love to hear from you!!

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

April Kit Instructions

Have you seen the NEW April Kit-of-the-Month, yet? If not, let me take you on a little tour while I share some instructions for putting the pieces together.

This month's kit sports a fresh new Art Image Sheet called TEA TIME. It's the next best thing to sitting in a lovely English garden enjoying a steaming cup of Earl Grey. 

A majority of the trays are Duo-Side and contain a recessed area to accommodate a glass cabochon on the front and back. This adds dimension and substance to the pieces and allows the maker to feature not just one, but two images or photos. They also look beautiful from any angle. Let's put these sweet pieces together...

Assembly Instructions

Thanks for ordering the Craft Fantastic APRIL KIT! This kit is available for a limited time. 
Click HERE to order yours today!  

Here's a couple of links to help you complete the projects followed by a few 
assembly instructions for each piece:





  1. Select images and add them to the glass cabochons using Fantastic Glaze & Glue. Remember you have twice as many glass pieces to put together because of the Duo-Side trays.
  2. Attach each tray to the bracelet using small jump rings. In the sample, I attached the first tray to the 5th link starting at the end with the clasp. After that, I attached a tray every 8th link. 
  3. Attach a rose charm between each Duo-Side tray. In the sample, I attached the rose charms to the 4th link between each set of trays.
  4. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to each side of each tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  5. Firmly press a Small Round Cabochon into each side of each tray. 


  1. Select images and add them to the glass cabochons using Fantastic Glaze & Glue. Remember you have twice as many glass pieces to put together because of the Duo-Side trays.
  2. Remove the small jump ring from the 30" Rolo Chain. Cut 6" of chain from the end leaving 24". Re-attach the small jump ring using pliers.
  3. Attach the large jump ring to the pinch bail and string the rolo chain through it.
  4. Attach the rose charm to the large jump ring using a small jump ring.
  5. Attach the Medium Round Duo Side Tray to the large jump ring using a small jump ring. Attach a Small Round Duo Side Tray to the bottom link of the Medium Round Duo-Side Tray using a small jump ring.
  6. Cut a 2 1/8" length of chain from the scrap Rolo Chain. Add a Small Round Duo-Side Tray to the bottom of the chain using a small jump ring. Attach the other end of the chain to the large jump ring using a small jump ring. 
  7. Cut a 1 3/4" length of chain from the scrap Rolo Chain. Add a Small Round Duo-Side Tray tot he bottom of the chain using a small jump ring. Attach the other end of the chain to the large jump ring using a small jump ring.
  8. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to each side of each tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  9. Firmly press a corresponding cabochon into each side of each tray.


  1. Select an images and add it to the glass cabochon using Fantastic Glaze & Glue.
  2. Attach the Rose Tray to the 24" Rolo Chain using a Pinch Bail.
  3. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to the tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  4. Firmly press a corresponding cabochon into each side of each tray.


  1. Select images and add them to the glass cabochons using Fantastic Glaze & Glue. Remember you have twice as many glass pieces to put together because of the Duo-Side trays.
  2. Attach a tiny round tray to each ear wire. 
  3. Attach a Mini Round Duo-Side Tray to each Tiny Round Tray using a small jump ring.
  4. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to the tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  5. Firmly press a corresponding cabochon into each side of each tray
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Craft Fantastic Cards Anyone?

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine, TX. I got to meet our very amazing team members at our Craft Fantastic Booth, and let me tell you, these ladies are nothing short of amazing! If our travel schedule brings us to your area, please come and see us!
So after a very busy papercrafting weekend I thought I would bring to you all some ideas of how to use your Craft Fantastic on a card . I will be working with an A2 size card and some various papers so you can see some different ideas.
First I am using our small glass rounds and our Fantastic Glaze and Glue. A note to all you paper crafters, this glue is really amazing even on your other projects. It really has a fabulous hold and I will show you more on this in upcoming blog posts. Now I wanted to see how different papers would look under our glass. So just as you do if you are making a jewelry piece, put your glaze and glue on the flat side of your jewelers glass and adhere to your paper. When the glass can't be wiggled any more it is dry and you can go ahead and trim around the excess. Always trim around your glass at a 45 degree angle. This will let you get a closer cut along the edge of the glass.


Now I tried several different things. The pink is shimmer paper, the pink with a pattern is pattern paper, the two images that have words on them are from our Inspiration Image Sheet and the turquoise one is Glitsy paper.

A note, it took a lot longer for the glue to set on the Glitsy paper then it did on all the other papers. Once these were all dry and trimmed I used them on the front of a card that I was working on. As a paper crafter for many years, I have a supply of paper flowers. I decided to use my glass circles as centers for the flowers. You can see the different pieces on the card. Also, I decided to use our wonderful bling for a flower center too! So which is your favorite? What do you think?

Hugs!
Judy