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DIY Photo Frame…

For those of you that follow me on Instagram @Jazelle86, you saw the sneak peek of this project I started last week. 

I started off with a poster board I bought at Michaels during their 2 for $3 sale. Then I used a blade to cut out the frame.  I left 2” on each side and 6” on the bottom. After my frame was cut out, I used gold spray paint on both sides and let dry overnight. 


I used my Cameo Silhouette 3 to cut out the banners, letters, vines and Minnie shape. Most of the flowers were made by hand. I even painted some paper to get the coral colored roses. 

I started off gluing the letters to the banners and then I placed those on the poster board first with hot glue. Then I added the Minnie pinwheel followed by the flowers, vines and leaves. 


The photo frame looks amazing with the flash because it stands out and shimmers in your photo. These pictures were all taken with an iPhone so it would closely resemble what it would look like in real life and not a professionally staged photo shoot. 

Thank you for stopping by, catch ya next time. πŸ’‹

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Canvas Art

Michaels had a sale on their canvas packs today and I went in on it!! πŸ˜‚


So of course I put my Silhouette Cameo straight to work and started cutting some vinyl. My first piece is for a makeup room or a makeup πŸ’„ area. I really like the lashes and lips πŸ‘„. Soo cute!

Next, was a piece I’ve been wanting to make and finally got the chance to. This “Home” piece resembles the sleeping beauty castle in Disneyland and I thought it was really cute for all the Disney freaks out there. 


As you can see this is not a large canvas, I chose the smaller size because I wanted to try this out before I created larger pieces. This is about 8’x10′, but it looks really nice combined with other photo frames the same size. 


I even added a new vinyl decal to my machine!!  Lol. It was a really fun project… check out my Etsy store (Jazelle86) to view some of my items that are for sale. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon. πŸ’‹

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Wonder Woman Frame…

   

@Silhouette.usa created a contest and each participant was able to share a Wonder Woman project via Instagram in order to gain an extra entry.  I created a Wonder Woman frame for a coffee station/bar. 


The Silhouette Studio recently changed the whole look in the latest update. So during the first step, which is the design phase, I had to learn where everything was. I’m glad I took on this project because I got to practice with the new software display. 


Next, I had to figure out which colors I would go with. I knew that I wanted to use a pattern and it had to be yellow or gold. Luckily I had this lemon wedge pattern and it paired nicely with the darker colors.  I had an old white bordered frame that’s got some texture and imperfections so it gives the frame a grungy look. 


The finished product! (Above)


This is a cute little addition to the coffee station/bar. It fits nicely since the frame itself is small, roughly about 8’x10′ in size. Hopefully I win a little something in the contest. Wish me luck!! 😁

Thanks for stopping by!! ✌️

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Baby Boy “Baby” banner.

        I recently finished this baby boy banner for a baby shower. At first I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out, especially because there’s not a lot of items available for teddy bear themed showers! It’s always fun and challenging coming up with new designs, and I’m happy that this turned out super cute.


I knew that I didn’t want to put flowers on this banner because flowers add a very feminine touch to the project. So I tried the pinwheels and I’m glad that it worked out well for this specific project. 

The teddy bear theme turned out to be a fitting theme for a baby boy! Matching invitations are soon going to be out for delivery. πŸ€—


Thanks for stopping by!!

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Photo shoots for your Etsy listings??

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I recently started selling some of my projects on Etsy.com. I must say that it has been pretty challenging to keep up with all that comes along with starting your own online shop. First off,  I have to say that Etsy really does have a lot of helpful information to get you started and to hopefully create a successful business. 

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One of the most important things that I have learned is that you have to put a lot of effort into taking some nice photo’s. I will admit that this is something I am still working on as I do not consider myself a professional photographer. I would recommend browsing around some of Etsy’s more successful shops and check out the type of photo’s they are using to display their items.

Check out my photo below:

img_2698It’s Kind of like when you see an average persons home, you really want to aim for the “Model Home” Lol!!!   It is a challenge to get a good photo, but its not impossible to sell on Etsy if your photo of your items is not professionally done. So don’t be discouraged if you start of like me. I did get my first sale and as you can see, I’m just your average Joe Photographer!!

Thanks for stopping by!! πŸ˜‰

 

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Heat Transfer Vinyl

I finally got around to using heat Transfer vinyl (HTV) on the onesies I had previously purchased from Hobby Lobby. I used my Cameo Silhouette 3 to cut the image out and I used my iron to transfer the material onto the fabric. 

A few tips when using the Cameo to cut your images:

1) Since your not going to use your cutting mat, make sure that you use a sheet longer than your image size so that the rollers still have something to grip to. 

2) Remember to “mirror” your image so it’s in the right direction when your ready to iron onto your fabric. 


I will say that the baby carriage image needed to be handled differently due to the small pieces that had to be removed. If you don’t have the proper tools you may want to stick to images without so much detail. Overall, this was a fairly easy project and the onesies came out really cute once finished. Check them out on my Etsy Shop: Jazelle86 

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Moana Birthday ThemeΒ 

I’m so excited to finally be completely finished with this project because now I get to show it off!! Β I absolutely love tropical themes such as the one used with this Moana order.


I made a birthday banner and some centerpiece bundles.


I had the images printed on photo paper at staples and I used my Cameo Silhouette 3 to cutout all the flowers,leaves, and pennants.



It was very time consuming but I’m happy with the way it all came out in the end. Hopefully my client agrees. πŸ˜€

Thank you for visiting. Check back soon for my next adventure in paper designs.

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Godzilla Birthday Theme…

IMG_6028 A few years ago, before I had my cutting machine, my son asked me for a Godzilla themed birthday party. I was like “sure, ok”. But I was really thinking “why can’t they pick a theme that’s easy to find at a local party supply shop”? Luckily a friend of mine, who has the Cricut, was able to help. She made a banner and a photo prop. It just adds that extra touch so everything comes together.

Since I got my Cameo Silhouette, I’ve been making all kinds of crafty messes in my living room. I recently had some spare time and started an Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jazelle86. I wanted to make a Godzilla birthday bundle because I know that there are other Mother’s out there who are looking for ideas on how to make this theme a reality.

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I decided to go with a Godzilla silhouette. I think that the silhouette keeps the image and color scheme simple. In my bundle, I include the following:

  • Birthday Banner
  • (2) Pinwheels
  • (2) Circle Garlands
  • (24) Cupcake Toppers + (1) Godzilla Cupcake Topper for the birthday boy. (image not included).

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I was pretty happy with the finished product. Hopefully there’s a child out there who will be able to enjoy this for his birthday in the future. What do you guys think?