Tuesday, June 27, 2017

And Now For Something A Little Different

Hi All! Today I am bringing you something a little different! Summer for me means some quality time with my family and one of the things we love to do as a family is craft together. My youngest daughter and I had a bit of parallel play. We each picked out a printers tray from our local craft store. If you haven't played with a printers tray before they are great fun. You can use them for more of a multiple picture photo frame, or as a memory tray or to tell a story, really anything, and that is what makes this a great project!



How did we do these, here is a simple step by step for you!

1. Measure out the sections of the tray and pick any type of paper that you would like for your background. I chose several different patterned papers to add a bit of interest. Next using  your favorite adhesive, adhere your background paper to the tray.
2. I decided to use my Bright Butterflies Image Sheet to create a butterfly theme for my project. I then decided on six different pendant trays and matching jewelers glass and using Fantastic Glaze and Glue adhered my glass to my images from the Bright Butterflies Image Sheet. I trimmed around the Jewelers Glass once it was dry and adhered the Jewelers Glass to the pendant trays using Fantastic Super Sticky Dots. (Southwest Tray, Large Glass Round, Oval Scroll Tray, Small Glass Oval, Medallion Tray. Twist Link Tray, Small Glass Round, Large Oval Pendant Tray, Large Oval Glass, Rectangle Pendant Tray, Glass Rectangle.)
3. As I then started to lay out what was going where I then pilled out some of my favorite Craft Fantastic charms. Once I had decided which ones I wanted to use, I then used a nippy cutter or wire cutter and snipped off the little piece where you would attach a jump ring from the various charms and pendant trays. Please note, when I snip off these little pieces, I tend to hold the snipper and the piece well into a garbage pail so that little piece doesn't go flying. Just my personal suggestion here.Also it is important to note, I didn't remove all of those little pieces. Some of the pendant trays have a pretty solid metal loop and for those I put a bow on them making it decorative.(Folk Heart Charm, Mini Bird Connector, Resin Flower Cabs, Butterfly Charm Collection, Key Medallion Tray, Lovebird Tray, Filigree Tray,
4. I then attached all my metal to the printers tray with double sided foam squares. I will have to see over time how well they stay stuck. I may at a later date go back and add to the adhesive if necessary.
5. As an additional finishing touch I added those cute little glass bottles with some glitter in them and some flowers around the edges of the printers tray and there you have it!

So what do you think? Do you like this project? Please comment and let me know!

Hugs,

Judy

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tropical Vacation Necklace

Hi everybody! Kim here from My Kraft Kloset  sharing this beautiful tropical vacation necklace I made for a special friend who often travels to Hawaii.  I used tropical patterned travel paper I found at a local scrapbooking store and these gorgeous antique brass products from Craft Fantastic. 
  

Let’s get started: 


1.  Gather up all your supplies from these links:  
2.  Choose your image. That's the hardest part. I found this Hawaiian patterned travel paper with these colorful hibiscus flowers to remind my friend of her travels and the gorgeous tropical landscape 


3.  Next add several Fantastic Glaze & Glue droplets onto the back of an XL glass circle and place onto the flower images. Move your glass around to position your image, and add a little pressure to get any bubbles out. Hold in place for a couple minutes to set and let dry. 

4.  Once set, use a Q-tip to remove any excess glue around the edges of the glass. Cut around the glass and cut out the image.  Place 2-4 Fantastic Super Sticky Dots to the XL antique brass tray to secure it really good, peel off red backing, place glass into the tray, and press down to secure in place.  Add 30" antique brass chain for a nice draping effect. 


Voila! Another stunning handmade jewelry piece to remember those special vacation travels! Add a few charms and make it even more personalized to fit the occasion. I hope I’ve inspired you to try these wonderful Craft Fantastic products with your crafting supplies too, because the possibilities are truly endless!   

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 @mykraftkloset  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SILHOUTTE IMAGE SHEET

Hi it's Liz from Junque Drawer Designs and I'm in love with the Silouhette Design Sheet. I have been meaning to get this sheet for some time and I'm so glad I did! Craft Fantastic carries so many ornate trays that go perfectly with these images.  I personally prefer these images in the antique bronze trays.



Trays used in this project are:

SWIRL TRAY ANTIQUE BRASS
PAISELY TRAY ANTIQUE BRASS
PLEAT TRAY ANTIQUE BRASS
MINI SQUARE PENDANT ANTIQUE BRASS
LARGE SQUARE PENDANT ANTIQUE BRASS
LONG RECTANGLE TRAY ANTIQUE BRASS





This sheet is now one of my all time favorites. The images remind me of a glorious age gone by.  Craft Fantastic has many charms that pair nicely with this sheet.


Charms pictured above:

WING CHARM ANTIQUE BRASS
BUTTERFLY CHARM COLLECTION ANTIQUE BRASS
MEXI ROSE CHARMS ANTIQUE BRASS
(the crown charm pictured was one I had from a craft store)


Other Craft Fantastic products used:

30" ANTIQUE BRASS ROLO CHAIN
24" BALL CHAIN ANTIQUE BRASS
PINCH BAIL ANTIQUE BRASS
SILHOUTTE IMAGE SHEET
FANTASTIC SUPER STICKY DOTS
FANTASTIC GLAZE AND GLUE

These pendants are so fun and easy to make.  Always nice to have a unique piece of jewelry on!
See you on the 4th of July with my next project!!
Liz













Saturday, June 17, 2017

How To Use Craft Fantastic To Personalize Your Supplies

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here from Kreative Kymona to show how to use Craft Fantastic to personalize your supplies.

How many times have you gone to a crop, a class, or just a place to craft and you had to bring your supplies with you?  How do you tell your scissors different from the other people sitting at your table? I have a super cool and stylish way to have your supplies stand out.

Take a look:


Yes, I used the Small Oval Duo-Side Tray from May's Kit of the Month and the Small Square Pendant Tray from June's Kit of the Month to personalize my scissors. This way no one could mistake them for theirs!  

Plus, it gives my scissors a super elegant look.  I love how the trays rattle against the scissors.  

These charms are so easy to create for your scissors or any other tool you want to personalize.

Here's how:

1. Decide on the trays you want to use.  
2. Add a sticky dot to the bottom of the tray.
3. Decide on the image you want to use.
4. Add Glaze & Glue to the glass and place the glass on top of the image.  
5. Press and hold the glass until the glue dries.
6. Cut around the glass to trim off excess paper.
7. Add the prepared glass inside the tray.
8. Choose the length of the chain and attach it to the scissors.

Super simple to create.

Lets take a closer look:


The Oval Tray is my favorite, because its has two sides.  So I can have both of my initials in one tray. 

So what do you think?  Aren't these charms just the cutest? Please let me know below.  I would love to hear from you!!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mixed Media Canvas With Craft Fantastic

Hello All!

Just like many of you, I am a crafter. I love all kinds of crafting, and so today I am bringing you a mixed media canvas. I am using a standard 6 x 6 canvas, a bit of acrylic paint, one sheet of 6 x 6 paper, two sheets of 4 x 6 paper, some ephemera, gel medium, 1 Southwest Tray, 1 Extra Large Round Pendant Tray, 1 Watch Face Tray, 1 Large Glass Round, 1 Extra Large Glass Round, 1 Heart Key Tray, Fantastic Super Sticky Dots, and Fantastic Glaze and Glue.

1. Use the acrylic paint on the edges of the canvas and just enough to cover the front edges of the canvas.
2. Use your gel medium to cover the back of the 6 x 6 piece of paper and adhere to the front of the canvas. I did like the look of a not perfect edge so I did tear the edges of the paper before I adhered it to the canvas. Then use a bit more of the gel medium to seal the paper to the canvas.
3. Next trim down one of the 4 x 6 papers just a bit to fit the canvas to your liking. Again use your gel medium to attach to the canvas.

4. Continue to adhere your ephemera to your canvas with gel medium.
5. Now I chose to put one of my ephemera pieces under glass as well as an image that was on the other 4 x 6 paper. So use Fantastic Glaze and Glue on the flat side of your glass and adhere to your images. Hold until they grip. Once they are dry, trim any edges as necessary. Then using jewelers dots adhere the pieces in to the pendant trays.
6. Finally, use your gel medium to adhere the trays and the key to the front of the canvas.

And there you have your final project!



 What do you think of this project? Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Hugs,
Judy

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Charming Butterfly Bliss + Gifts

Hi everybody! Kim here from My Kraft Kloset sharing a beautifully personalized bracelet I made for my daughter's birthday using these gorgeous *NEW* butterfly images from Craft Fantastic.


 Let’s get started:



1.  Gather up all your supplies from these links: Faux Leather Bracelet Kit,  Cute Heart Charm and Wing Charm, Bright Butterflies image sheet, Fantastic Glaze & Glue, Q-tips, Fantastic Super Sticky Dots, and Multi Purpose Jewelry Pliers.


 2.  Choose your image. That's the hardest part with these gorgeous *NEW* butterfly images. So many colorful and detailed butterflies to choose from. Then I added these tiny "20" number stickers from my sticker stash (for my daughters birth date) and placed directly onto the butterfly image.

3.  Next add several Fantastic Glaze & Glue droplets onto the back of a glass circle (from the kit) and place onto the butterfly image. Move your glass around to position your image, and add a little pressure to get any bubbles out. Hold in place for a couple minutes to set and let dry.


 4.  Once set, use a Q-tip to remove any excess glue around the edges of the glass. Cut around the glass and cut out the image.  Place a Fantastic Super Sticky Dot to the silver round link tray (from the kit), peel off red backing, place glass into the tray, and press down to secure in place.

5.  Unhook the bracelet (from the kit), so you have two separate faux leather strap pieces. One at a time, push each strap through the side holes on the silver tray piece to create a loop.
(as shown above)


6.  Take the other end of the strap (the chain or lobster clasp ends) and insert through the loop, and pull tight. Repeat for other side. When finished it will look like the picture below.


Here is a close up. Gorgeous, isn't it? And the faux leather comes in assorted colors or all black kits. 


7.  As shown below: On the left side of the bracelet, where the chain meets the strap, use the pliers to open the first small silver loop from the chain (which is already part of the strap). Add the silver heart charm and close with pliers. On the right side of the bracelet, there is another small silver loop that is also part of the strap, just below the lobster clasp. Open the loop with pliers, add the silver angel wing charm, and close with pliers.


Voila! Another charming handmade jewelry piece that is super special for our daughter's birthday! I hope I’ve inspired you to try these wonderful Craft Fantastic products and try a kit, because the possibilities are truly endless!  

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 @mykraftkloset

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Once Upon A Time Altoid Tin

Hi it's Liz from Junque Drawer Designs with a project I did for a Facebook group I belong to called Art Across The Miles, an international mail art swap group.  I had never altered an altoid tin before and I had fun doing this swap incorporating Craft Fantastic products!



I had an awesome fairytale collage sheet so I decided to theme my tin around a few fairytale characters.  My swap partner would receive the altered tin plus a special pendant incorporating the fairytale theme.



I then picked out images from the sheet to decorate the inside using assorted charms and decorative bling I had from my craft stash.



I chose the Silver Elegant Tray for the Cinderella image which I thought worked well with the fairytale theme.  I used a silver Pinch Bail to affix the tray onto a Silver 30" Rolo Chain.


I then packaged up my altered altoid tin to my swap partner and hoped that she would love it !



The Pendant was placed in the tin as an extra surprise!  I also included in the package to my partner some Craft Fantastic goodies so she can make something of her own.  I can't wait to see what she may make!

Craft Fantastic products used for the pendant are:

Silver Elegant Tray
Extra Large Glass Round
30" Silver Rolo Chain
Silver Pinch Bail
Super /Sticky Dots
Craft Fantastic Glaze and Glue

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Watercolor Cards with Glass Trays

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here from Kreative Kymona to share a couple of watercolor cards with glass trays attached that could be used as charms or necklaces in the future.

Watercolor is my favorite medium and I wanted to demonstrate that by creating a card to go with Craft Fantastic Mini Round Pendent Trays.   I used the images from May's Watercolor Kit to create my charms.  Those images from that kit are totally awesome and my favorite. I can see me using them over and over again to create wonderful pieces. 

Take a look at what I create:


Breathtaking right!!! All of the aspects of the card makes me smile.  The charm balances out the sentiment and the watercolor gives the card life!!

I couldn't just make one, check out the rest of my cards:


I'm so tickled by these cards!!  They were fun to make and I hope the recipients love them as well!!

Here's how I created the charms:

1. I selected the images from the Watercolor Inspiration image sheet. 
2. I added glue to the Mini Round Glass and place it on top of the image.
3. Then I placed a super sticky dot in each of the Mini Round Pendant Trays.
4. Once the glued dried, I wiped away any excess and cut around the glass to get rid of the extra paper.
5. Then I placed the glass in the tray!

For the two cards that have an extra charm, here is how I added those:

1. I two multi purpose jewelry pliers and attached the charms to the glass trays with a small jump ring

For the watercolor panel, I simple wet the front with some water and added the different watercolor to the panel.  The colors spread and dried to what you see above.  I trimmed each panel and adhered them to the black card base. 

I used sliver elastic string to attach the charm to the card.  The charm isn't attached to the card front, it will slide on the elastic when you move it. 

The recipient can take the charm off of the card and use it for a necklace or a charm for a planner.

So what do you think?  Aren't these watercolor cards with glass trays beautiful? Please let me know below.  I would love to hear from you!!

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Facebook  ~  Instagram  ~  Pinterest  ~  Twitter  ~  Blog


Follow so that you don't miss out on any of the creative ideas, deals and new goodies that appear in the store.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June Kit Instructions

The NEW June Kit-of-the-Month is out and I must admit, it's my favorite so far! 

It's BACK-TO-BASICS this month featuring some of our most popular classic pieces. We've combined these elegant trays with a few of our newest and most interesting findings to create FIVE gorgeous projects that are certain to dazzle you or anyone you decide to share them with! We've also included our Woodblock Butterflies and Collage Words Art Image Sheets! Words and short phrases can add so much meaning to a piece allowing it to be completely customized for the recipient.  

Let's put these gorgeous pieces together...

Assembly Instructions

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

Here's a few 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. This piece contains a Duo-Side Tray so there will be two medium round pieces of glass for this tray. 
  2. Thread the key ring onto the key clip.
  3. Thread the bail of the Large Square Pendant Tray onto the key ring.
  4. Attach the Medium Round Duo-Side Charm Tray to the ring using a small jump ring.
  5. Attach the Dragonfly Disc Charm to the ring using a small jump ring.
  6. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to each tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  7. Firmly press the appropriate cabochon into each tray. 


  1. Select an image and add it to the glass cabochon using Fantastic Glaze & Glue.   
  2. Remove the clasp and small jump ring from the 24" Rolo Chain.
  3. Attach the flower piece of the toggle to one end of the chain using a small jump ring. Attach the bar piece of the toggle to the other end of the chain also using a small jump ring.
  4. Attach a large jump ring to the bail of the Long Rectangle Tray.
  5. Connect the large jump ring on the tray to the flower piece of the toggle using a pinch bail.
  6. Add two Fantastic Sticky Dots to the Long Rectangle Tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  7. Firmly press the appropriate cabochon into the tray. 


  1. Select images and add them to the glass cabochons using Fantastic Glaze & Glue.  
  2. Using scissors, cut the center of the 24" Rolo chain.
  3. Attach a small jump ring to each end of the Rolo chain.
  4. Attach the Medium Round Pendant Tray to the Rolo Chain using a large jump ring. 
  5. Attach the Small Square Pendant Tray to the bail of the Medium Round Pendant Tray using two large jump rings and one small jump ring. (refer to photo)
  6. Attach the Mini Square Pendant Tray to the bail of the Small Square Pendant Tray using two large jump rings and one small jump ring. (refer to photo)
  7. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to each tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  8. Firmly press the appropriate cabochon into each tray. 

  1. Select images and add them to the glass cabochons using Fantastic Glaze & Glue. 
  2. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to each tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  3. Firmly press the appropriate cabochon into each tray. 

  1. String Dragonfly Charm onto each Long Earwire.
  2. Wear and enjoy all the compliments!
We hope you have fun putting together the JUNE Kit-of-the-Month! Be sure to follow Craft Fantasic on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM! Also, sign up for the CRAFT FANTASTIC NEWSLETTER for the latest and greatest sales, giveaways and product peeks! 

See you soon with more crafty stuff!