Tuesday, August 29, 2017

THE "BOO" TUTORIAL

Hello this is Liz from Junquedrawer Designs and October is approaching fast!! Time to start some Halloween Pendants!




I love this steampunk "Boo" rubber stamp but it stamps too large to fit into the EXTRA LARGE ROUND PENDANT TRAY. So what I did was stamp the image in black ink onto some different papers, one a spiderweb 12x12 scrapbook paper and the other on a distressed looking paper tag that I found.
The above photo is the actual stamp and what I stamped on.



This photo above is after I have taken the larger images to Staples and had them reduce the stamped images to 75 percent and copied onto a paper similar to what the Craft Fantastic Art Images are printed on.  I did this so the ink would not smear when the FANTASTIC GLAZE AND GLUE  was applied when making the pendants.


I then applied the image to the X LARGE GLASS ROUND with the FANTASTIC GLAZE AND GLUE.  Once dry I cut the image out and placed it into the X LARGE ROUND PENDANT TRAY with the FANTASTIC SUPER STICKY DOTS. 


I added the 30" SILVER ROLO CHAIN to the PENDANT and now they will be ready for my upcoming craft show.  Last year the "BOO" was highly sought after.

I love all the endless possibilities that can be used with all the CRAFT FANTASTIC products!!





Saturday, August 26, 2017

How To Create A Sea Glass Necklace

Hello everyone!!!  Kymona from Kreative Kymona here today to share how to create a sea glass necklace.

I went to the Scrapbook Expo a couple of weeks ago and met Tina and Gloria at the Craft Fantastic Booth! My daughter and nieces sat down to participated in a free make and take.

While I watched them, I noticed some of the necklaces that were on display.  My eyes were stuck on this piece:


I asked Gloria how did she create these pieces and she told me to use Sea Glass.  I wasn't sure what sea glass was or where to get it. She said any big box store would carry them.  That was all I needed to get started. 

Let's take a look:


Delicious aren't they?  I love how the beads look in the trays.  Now do you want to know how to create these?  

Here's how to create these necklaces:

  • Decide which tray you want to use.
  • Add one layer of the Glaze and Glue so that it covers the bottom of the tray.
  • Add one layer of Sea Glass on top of the glue.
  • Let it dry for 2 hours.
  • Once the first layer dries, add another layer of glue on top of the sea glass.
  • Add another layer of sea glass and let it dry for another 2 hours.
  • Once that last layer dries, add one more layer of glue on top of the sea glass.
  • Let it dry completely!
  • Add the charm using a large jump ring.
Amazing right!!  I love how they turned out.  They are solid necklaces. 

Lets take a closer look:


So what do you think?  Would you consider creating necklaces with sea glass? Please let me know below.  I would love to hear from you!!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dress Up Your Wine Glasses

With school back in session for many of us, I tend to start thinking about the fall, and with the fall comes holidays, and holidays means entertaining! With a kids party a Sharpie on paper cups can work great for identifying which drink belongs to which person, but personally I don't want to use a Sharpie on my wine glasses. So instead, we can use our Craft Fantastic goodies and make something cute and special!

So lets get started. I chose the following to work with: round charm bracelet kit in silver24 inch rolo chain in silver,  tiny round link tray kit,  tiny round ornate kit in silver,  butterfly link tray kit in silver,  silver lobster clasps, tiny round glass blinglarge silver jump ringssmall silver jump rings, bright butterflies all size glass image sheettypewriter keys mini and small glass size image sheet,  fantastic super sticky dots, and fantastic glaze and glue.

Select your images from the image sheets and use a drop of glaze and glue on the flat side of the jewelers glass, place on your chosen images and hold in place until the glass grabs the image sheet.  Then once dry, use a scissor to trim around the jewelers glass. For bling you do not have any prep. Place fantastic super sticky dot on the chosen tray on the side where you will be adhering your jewelers glass or your bling. Peel off the orange piece and adhere your jewelers glass or your bling to your charm base.

Next you can use a piece of chain measured to approximately 4 inches in length. How long your chain pieces should be depends on how long you want the chain to fit around the glass stem. On one end of the chain attach a lobster claw clasp and on the other end, use a jump ring to attach the tray to the chain. Depending on what size the thickness is of the chain will help you to determine what size jump ring you would like to use.

I am showing you three different types of trays with two different sizes of chain. One of the things I love about this project is that you can decide how you would like to personalize this. In one of the pictures I decided to use an initial for the person's first name, in another you could use matching bling or various colors of bling, or you could go more for a theme, as i am showing using the butterfly trays with different butterfly images. Really you can have a lot of fun customizing this project.







So, what do you think of this project? I would love to see what you come up with. Please leave a comment below and let me know if you like this project!

Hugs,

Judy

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Masculine Gifts: Dog Tags + Key Rings


Hi everybody! Kim here from My Kraft Kloset sharing a special gift I made for my husband to commemorate our Wedding Anniversary using these vintage looking products from Craft Fantastic.


Usually it's really hard for me to make anything for my husband, besides just a handmade card and he gets those ALL the time. (lol) But when I came across this fabulous Key Ring Kit and those old time typewriter numbers, I just knew I could make something really cool and special for him.

Let’s get started:


1. Gather up all your supplies from these links: SMALL RECTANGLE PENDANT KIT silver, KEYRINGS W/ CLIPS silver, NUMBERS #2 mini & small glass sizes, Fantastic Glaze & Glue, Fantastic Super Sticky Dots, and Q-tips.


2. Choose your image. I'm using the old time typewriter Numbers. And I used a 1" square punch to punch them out and just trimmed a little bit off the insides to fit inside the tray. And laid them side by side on a scratch piece of white copy paper. (Because they weren't side by side on the image sheet)

3. Next I chose this funky Rectangle Pendant Kit because it reminded me of military dog tags and my husband being a US Army Veteran, I knew he'd love that connection. I added a few Fantastic Glaze & Glue droplets onto the back of a glass rectangle and placed over the images. Move your glass around to position your image, and add a little pressure to get any bubbles out.


4. Pull up around the glass quickly, so it won't stick to the copy paper, and when I did that it created these little tears across the top. Which my first thought was I ruined my project and I'd have to start over. But it turns out they were really cool and rustic. So, I pulled a little around each of the outer edges to create a distressed look. Hold in place for a couple minutes to set and let dry. This created a very unique, rugged, and masculine look.

5. 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. If any of your image comes apart from the glass, just dab a little more glue around the inside edges with a toothpick, press, and hold until it dries.


6. Add a couple Fantastic Super Sticky Dots to the silver rectangle tray, peel off red backing, place glass image into the tray, and press down to secure in place.

7. Put the ring onto the clip (from the kit) and slide the finished "96" image piece onto the ring too. And now it's ready to add keys or even charms. Or take the dog tag off the key ring and add it to a chain and he can wear it as a necklace too! Extra Bonus!


Voila! A personalized handmade key ring that is super special for my husband and your special guy too!

I hope I’ve inspired you to try these wonderful Craft Fantastic products and try a kit or two, 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, August 15, 2017

BUTTERFLY KISS

Hi!  Liz here from Junquedrawerdesigns and I'm loving all the new goodies that just arrived this week at Craft Fantastic!  Supplies used in his project are:


SUPER STICKY GLUE DOTS
MINI ROUND TWIST LINK TRAY ANTIQUE SILVER AND ANTIQUE BRASS
MINI ROUND GLASS BLING CLEAR AND CHAMPAGNE
BUTTERFLY KISS CHARM ANTIQUE SILVER AND ANTIQUE BRASS
SMALL JUMP RINGS ANTIQUE BRASS AND AND ANTIQUE SILVER












NOT PICTURED IS THE SUPER STICKY GLUE DOT 
PLACE IT IN THE MINI ROUND TWIST LINK TRAY

SUPER EASY PROJECT
SUPER CUTE EARRINGS




ALL THESE SUPPLIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT CRAFT FANTASIC!!



UNTIL NEXT TIME 
STAY CRAFTY!!









Saturday, August 12, 2017

How to Create a Charm Faux Leather Bookmark

Hello everyone!!!  Kymona from Kreative Kymona here today to share how to create a charm faux leather bookmark for your planner/journal.

I love my Hobonichi planner but it doesn't come with a bookmark to mark the page and this cover doesn't come with one either.  So I decided to create my own.

Let's take a look:


Interesting right!!  Does that bookmark look familiar? It should, its Craft Fantastic Faux Leather Necklace!! 

Yes, you can use the Faux Leather Necklace pieces to create a bookmark.  Depending on the size of your planner/journal, trimming the leather piece might me necessary.  


Here's how I created this bookmark:

  1. Measure the planner/journal using the Faux Leather to see if it fits around the pages.  
  2. For this planner, the faux leather is too long. 
  3. To make it fit, take your time and take the metal piece off of one end using 2 Multi Purpose Jewelry Pliers and cut the faux leather to desired size.
  4. Carefully put the metal piece back, making sure to tighten it onto the faux leather. 
Now that bookmark is complete, now its time to personalize the bookmark.

I had some basic small charms lying around my craft room so I decided to use them. They were already on clips so clipping them in place was easy. 



This charm set needed some color and the faux leather necklace had the silver chain hanging so I decided to make use of it. 

I used a small jump ring to add the Butterfly Link Tray and a purple tiny glass bling to add character to this charm set.  I used another jump ring to add my initial charm to finish off the set. 


I'm in love with my new charms.  I can't wait to make more for my other planners!!!

So what do you think?  Would you consider creating your own bookmarks for your planner/journal? Please let me know below.  I would love to hear from you!!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

August Kit Instructions

The August Kit-of-the-Month is ALL ABOUT GLASS BLING & DANGLE PENDANTS! 

Pendants dangling from Lobster Clasps allow the ultimate flexibility in style and function! Wear the three dangle pendants together for a showstopper piece with bohemian flair or just sport one for a more minimalist look! Add them to other Craft Fantastic pendants for an easy change-up! The possibilities are limitless! PLUS, there's bling! I truly can't keep my eyes off something shiny and these pieces will certainly turn heads for the very same reasons!

Let's put these gorgeous pieces together...

Assembly Instructions 

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




  1. Cut the center of the 30" Rolo Chain using a pair of scissors or wire cutters.   
  2. Attach a Small Jump Ring to each end of the chain.
  3. String a Large Jump Ring through the Small Jump Rings.
  4. See individual instructions below for completing each Dangle Pendant.


  1. Select an image and add it to the glass cabochon using Fantastic Glaze & Glue.   
  2. Attach the Tiny Round Link Tray to the Mini Round Twist Link Tray using a Small Jump Ring.
  3. Attach the Knot Connector to the bottom of the Tiny Round Link Tray using a Small Jump Ring.
  4. Attach the Lobster Clasp to the top of the Mini Round Twist Link Tray using TWO Small Jump Rings. This will help the pendant lay properly when worn.
  5. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to the Mini Round Twist Link Tray. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot that has been cut into 1/4 to the Tiny Round Link Tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  6. Firmly press the appropriate cabochon into the Mini Round Twist Link Tray. Press the Tiny Round Glass Bling into the Tiny Round Link Tray.


  1. Select an image and add it to the glass cabochon using Fantastic Glaze & Glue.   
  2. Attach the Heart Charm to the bottom of the Tiny Round Link Tray using a Small Jump Ring.
  3. Attach the Lobster Clasp to the top of the Tiny Round Link Tray using TWO Small Jump Rings. This will help the pendant lay properly when worn.
  4. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot that has been cut into 1/4 to the Tiny Round Link Tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  5. Firmly press the cabochon into the tray. 


  1. Select an image and add it to the glass cabochon using Fantastic Glaze & Glue.   
  2. Attach the Lobster Clasp to the top of the Mini Square Pendant Tray using a Large Jump Ring. 
  3. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to the tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  4. Firmly press the cabochon into tray. 


  1. Select images and add them to the glass cabochons using Fantastic Glaze & Glue. 
  2. Attach the Small Round Twist Link Trays together using small jump rings. 
  3. Attach the Lobster Clasp to one end using a Small Jump Ring.
  4. Attach the Large Jump Ring to the opposite end using a Small Jump Ring.
  5. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to each tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  6. Firmly press the appropriate cabochon or gem into each tray. 


  1. Select an image and add it to the glass cabochon using Fantastic Glaze & Glue.  
  2. Run the 24" Rolo Chain through the bail. 
  3. Add two Fantastic Sticky Dots to the tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  4. Firmly press the cabochon into the tray. 


  1. Attach a Knot Connector to the bottom of each Mini Round Twist Link Tray using a Small Jump Ring.
  2. Attach a French Ear Wire to the top link of each Mini Round Twist Link Tray.
  3. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to each tray. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  4. Firmly press a Mini Round Glass Bling into each tray. 


  1. Select an image and add it to the glass cabochon using Fantastic Glaze & Glue.   
  2. Add a Fantastic Sticky Dot to the tray of the Mini Round Twist Ring. Remove the red backing to expose the adhesive. 
  3. Firmly press the cabochon into the tray. 
We hope you have fun putting together the AUGUST 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! 

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Back To School Idea With Craft Fantastic

Is it Back To School where you live? Here in New Mexico it sure is! And so I thought what would be a great Back To School gift for my daughter than a shiny new key ring! So today, let me share with you what I made for her.

So lets get started. I chose the following to work with: silver key ring kit, silver watch face tray, medium round glass, silver tiny round ornate kit, tiny round glass blingcute heart charm, small silver jump rings, watercolor all sizes inspiration sheet,  fantastic super sticky dots, and fantastic glaze and glue.

Select your image from the image sheet and use a drop of glaze and glue on the flat side of the jewelers glass, place on your chosen images and hold in place until the glass grabs the image sheet.  Then once dry, use a scissor to trim around the jewelers glass. Place fantastic super sticky dot on the watch face tray on the side without the watch face. Peel off the orange piece and adhere your jewelers glass to your charm base. Then take one of the colored gems and attach to the tiny round ornate tray with a super sticky dot. Next, attach your charms to to the key ring. I am showing you both sides below.



So, what do you think of this project? Please leave a comment below and let me know if you like this project!

Hugs,

Judy