Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hop with Little B and the Designer Crafts Connection Team!

                       

Fun, fun, fun!  Little B has challenged the Designer Crafts Connection team to come up with some designs featuring their awesome products.  Of course we are up to the challenge and if you click on the blue button that says "Designer Crafts Connection" you can go forward or backward to check out what each designer has come up with. Check out details below this photo for our Give-a-way!


It's almost Halloween, but Designer Crafts Connection members have been busy creating projects for year round inspiration with product from Little B LLC.  We know you'll love these products too so there's also a giveaway!  Take a look at this fantastic collection of product valued at $150 - what a great gift for yourself, or a friend! To enter to win comment below and/or on the designers' blogs and "like" the Little B LLCFacebook page... that's all there is to it.  The more you comment the better your chances are to win!  Open to residents of US and Canada only.

  Click here to see the website:      http://littlebllc.com/


My focus was on using the Decorative Tapes and a lot of the embellishments.  The products shown below were some of my choices for the projects I am showing on the blog today.


There are a variety of wooden cut-outs and shapes you can find at your local craft store.  Choose shapes and sizes that will work for your project.  The tape can be applied to larger surfaces such as a wooden frame.  You can make up a theme and decorate everything to match, i.e Birthdays, Weddings, Holidays, etc.

You will need:

Wooden shapes (up to 4" to 5" high)
Jute string
Sharp (small) scissors
Drill (For drilling holes in the wood)
Adhesives * optional

The tags shown in the photos are tied together into sets.  Each one has its own hanger.


For the Tags:

Instructions:

1.  Drill a hole in the wood, approximately 1/4".

2.  Cover the front and back of the wood with the Decorative Tape, overlapping the edges and smoothing out any wrinkles.  Make sure that the tape is smooth on both sides.  Rub down with your fingers, making sure there is a good bond to the wood.

3.  Trim all of the edges using the scissors.

4.  Hanger:  Fold a 12" piece of jute string in half.  Push the folded end through the drilled hole in the wood, making a loop.  Pull the tails through the loop and tighten.  Tie a knot in the end of the tails.

5. Embellish the tag with the Little B embellishments of your choice!


Now to decorate a frame or two!  There is one frame shown in the collage above.  Both frames are decorated with Tape and Embellishments.


I went looking for a birthday photo and all I could find was one of myself!  It is OK though, because it was a milestone birthday and besides, there were cupcakes!

I decorated the clear, 5" x 7" acrylic frame with two kinds of metallic Decorative Tape and a package of birthday embellishments shown below.  

This is a very quick and easy way to decorate a frame.  Works for wedding signage, birthday signage, table markers, etc.  The sky is the limit!


That is all from me today.  Hope you got a little bit inspired and enjoy  seeing the rest of the projects.

Take time to enjoy the small blessings along the way and

Live Life with a Flourish!

Marilyn

Deflecto magnetic frame used in project shown above





18 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! It is a great project for a lap tray and tv viewing! :-)

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  2. I know this sounds silly but I really want to give the cute pineapples a try!! There is just something about them that is calling my name! I love your tags and the frames are beautiful! Looking forward to the rest of the hop to get even more inspiration!! TFS!

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    1. I like the pineapples too! They are versatile for everyday and cross-over into the popular Vintage look. Thank you for your nice comments!

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  3. These are really neat - beautiful washi tape... love the colors.. I'll check out their website and the other designers' posts. Looks like fun!

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn! They have a great selection of tapes. The metallic tapes are a very popular item right now and the Holiday tapes are so fun! I was very impressed with the designs by the rest of the team!

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  4. Great use of the embellishments. They look great on your projects. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Jean! I had fun using the Decorative Tapes on the tags. It was a great lap craft and picking the embellishments for each one was a lot of fun. There are so many possibilities!

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  5. wow, great products, and your tags are beautiful! everything is! thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Maria! I feel a little sheepish because the tags were so easy to make. We like simple and fun! I didn't have a lot of time for working on this challenge; but I so love what everyone created. Fun stuff!

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  6. Wonderful designs using
    the tags and the frame is
    fun!
    Carla from Utah

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    1. Hi Carla,
      Thank you for the nice comments. I usually paint wood; but found the Decorative tapes to be a fun and simple way to decorate. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

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  7. Wow, wow, wow!! Such great tags, and frame!! Love the stickers especially!

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    1. Thank you for leaving a nice comment! There are a lot of unfinished wood shapes that make really fun tags in the craft stores. Deflecto frames are perfect for decorating with washi and stickers! These are really fun products to play with!

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  8. i see some deflecto!! awesome job!!

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    1. Thanks, Erin! Deflecto surfaces are perfect for stickers and washi tape! The themes are endless! :-)

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