Friday, August 9, 2013

Celebrate!....and a giveaway!!!



Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring June Pfaff Daley's Cupcake Sprinkles stencil from StencilGirl Products!

I created two things with June's stencil and will attempt to explain them both since the video I created for the first one did not come out.  I am a technological work in progess ~ hope with my upgraded computer I will be able to show you some videos soon! 

So the first thing I made was a door hanger or sign.  Birthdays are big in our house so we like to make the birthday girl or boy feel super special on their day ~ I thought this little door hanger would be great to post on their door on their special day. But honestly it could be used for any special day ~ after all there are a lot more things to celebrate throughout the year to only limit ourselves to ONE day! :)

Birthday/ Celebration Door Hanger Sign


(1) First thing I did was  take a 5x7 white canvas and paint with mixture of red and orange paints in loose stripes.  

(2) After that dried, I took the stencil and used molding paste to create the cupcake and dimensions all around the canvas.

(3) Once the molding paste was dry, I painted the cupcake and circles and added glitter to give the piece a fest vibe.


(4) Then I screwed 3 eye hooks into the canvas so I could make it in to a hanger.  Two on the top near the edges but not too far.  One on the bottom center.



(5) I then took festive ribbons from my scraps and threaded them through the eye holes of the screws to make a hanger on the top and just some festive fun on the bottom.  I added a button and charm for the center of the festive ribbon bunch on the bottom.  The charm says "wish"/




My second project I did take more step-by-step photos.  I created a gift bag. It could be for a birthday gift or any "happy" as I like to call them. After all, the best gifts are for no reason at all.

 Gift Bag

(1) I took a muslin bag that I saved from something ~ honestly I don't remember. I just save these kinds of things, thinking "one day I can make something with this" and it goes into that pile.  Do you have a pile like that??


(2) I selected my color palette ~ quinocridone magenta, orange, green and bahama blue.


(3) I placed cardboard in the bag so the paint wouldn't seep to the other side.


(4) Instead of using brushes and water, I used cosmetic sponges to carefully apply the paint, working with small amounts and gently dabbing over and over until I got an image I was happy with.




So this is what it looks like so far...


Okay, here I added orange and I thought to myself..."ew...not liking it so much".  But unlike canvas, it is muslin and it's not so easy just to paint over it.  So I decided to paint over it in another way, I added one of the other patterns on top with some white paint. It gave it more of a vintage-y feel.  Yes, I just made up the word vintage-y. :)




I continued the process with other paints and patterns within the stencil. I also added some white sprinkles to my cupcake.


(5)  I wanted to define my cupcake just a bit so I used my 0.3 micron pen in black to add some detailing.


(6) I then stamped "oh happy day" on the bag for a final touch.




 So there you have it ~ two projects to celebrate those special birthdays in your family!



Enjoy and make sure to leave a comment so you can be entered to win this bundle of sweet crafting supplies including Basic Grey stickers, washi tape, rhinestones, icraft cards and envelopes and an "enjoy today" stamp.


Keep hopping along and enjoying the great art tutorials!







117 comments:

  1. this looks very good.. such a happy set in the end! AMAZING!

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  2. Sweet, glittery projects with those cupcakes. I want to be a kiddo in your house. xox

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  3. What a great use of the cupcake stencil!!!! Love the colors on the door hanging! The bag--LOVE it!!!!! Really liked how you used the textures on the stencil all around on the bag!!!

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    1. Really could be a bag for any gift! :) Thanks!

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  4. What wonderfully sweet projects you made!

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  5. Love your projects. So bright and festive!! I think I need to go into my someday pile. LOL

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to try something like this out. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  7. Okay, you have convinced me. I need this stencil. Love your projects. And, my bday next week.

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  8. So sweet and fun!! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Who couldn't eat them????? Great stencil.

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  10. Blog hopping is fun...more cupcakes please!

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    1. It really is fun to blog hop ~ so inspirational! :) Thanks for joining us!

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  11. Lots of stencil FUN. Love your cupcake bag!!

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  12. What cute ideas for the stencils. Bling is always a hit with 4 and 6 year old granddaughters. Thanks for the ideas.

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    1. Thank you ~ sounds like you will be busy crafting for your granddaughters soon! :)

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  13. I can imagine how fun it would be to receive those birthday goodies! My niece just turned 8 and I used lots of stencils to make a special totebag for her. She LOVED it!

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  14. So cute! Great ideas...birthdays are a big deal around here as well. I am going to do that door sign. Love it! Lindi - art in real life - www.lindistevenson.com

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  15. Kirsten, what fun! I love all the fibers & ribbons you used in the first project! Painting on muslin looks like a lot of fun...must try!

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    1. I kind of think the fibers make the sign more festive...and of course, glitter! :) Thank you!

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  16. Oh I bet your kids feel SUPER special with that wonderful sign and bag. Terrific use of the stencil!

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    1. I have yet to use the sign ~ next birthday is in September! :) Can't wait!

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  17. I agree this would be a great birthday theme. I love the saying.

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  18. I know some girls who would love these for their birthday (or any time...) such pretty ideas.

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  19. I love the gift bag idea. Yes, I have a stock pile also. I need to start reducing that stock! Thanks for your cool projects!

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    1. I feel so good when I use stuff from that pile ~ it is liberating!

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  20. love the projects and stencil used

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  21. Such pretty projects! Thank you for the photos, I always find them very helpful.

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  22. where are the sea horses {?} =}. just kidding... i love the cupcakes TOO ! w/ appreciation from plumz soapz

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    1. I know ~ the seahorses look like so much fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. What a great idea to have a cupcake sign to indicate a celebration is underway! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

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  24. wow, thank you for such a great design and the super tutorial. i love what you did. love the cupcake and love the bonus pack, boy could i ever use that. i live on disability and am so thankful for the chance to win things cause i sure dont have money to buy much. i love these blog hops, so many chances, so many great new artists to meet, such inspiration. many thanks. xox

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    1. So glad you stopped by and enjoyed yourself a bit!

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  25. Love all the ideas for cupcakes besides eating them, but now I'm hungry!

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  26. Great ideas - thanks for sharing.

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  27. I love how you used the stencil on paper as well as fabric! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. These are adorable! I especially like the little tote bag!

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  29. this project is so cute! I am afraid I would make a mess of it but yours came out perfectly.

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    1. Oh I think I made some mistakes and just went with it ~ that is part of the process!

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  30. What absolute FUN !!! Love the wall hanging....gonna try it !!

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    1. Yay ~ come back and share what you create! :)

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  31. 2 really sweet and fun projects, u sure make them look easy! tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

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    1. Thank you ~ don't get a toothache from all that sweetness! ;)

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  32. I purchased my first stencil girl stencil a few weeks ago. It is wonderful. You cupcakes look sweet enough to eat ...lovely work,delightful post.Thank you for sharing.
    susan s

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    1. The StencilGirl stencils are very high quality and made in the USA! Yay!! I am so glad you enjoyed the tutorial!

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  33. love all these great ideas

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  34. You really did a great job with the cupcake stencil?? I love how you showed two ways to use it. I love your color palette as well. I especially love that bahama blue. Enjoy your weekend. (((HUGS)))

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    1. I know Bahama Blue is such a pretty color...LOVE. Glad you stopped by! :)

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  35. What a cute family! Love the two ideas you shared!

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    1. Thank you :)! I think the kids are cute too ;)

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  36. cute door hanger and gift bag! wonderful ideas!

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  37. Hi Kirsten, I really like your wall hanging, you are right - we must celebrate every day! I like the idea of adding ribbon on the bottom! I was thinking you could put the canvas in the small bag for an instant gift wrap! Thanks for showing your creative process - there are no mistakes in art, just opportunities! Thanks for the chance at some candy too!

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    Carmen L

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    1. Oh I totally believe that Carmen ~ some of my best pieces were created from "mistakes"! Thanks for stopping by!

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  38. What a fun project, love the gift bag!

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  39. Love both your projects! The colors are awesome!! Birthdays are so fun!!

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  40. Nice projects, great stencil...

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  41. Two very nice projects! I believe I have some of those muslin bags from something tucked away, now you have given me an idea as to what I can do with them.

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  42. Both great projects! I just remembered I have some muslin bags and I see a project coming on.

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  43. I love your stencil ideas! They rock! I’d love to win one, as well! ;)

    ~Erica

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  44. I love these projects and those first day of school cones!

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    1. Thank you! My kids love those cones too!

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  45. Both projects are wonderful. I have some of those muslin bags. You have inspired me to use them! I love your first day of school gift idea. Can I borrow that!

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    1. Yes, borrow away! If you click on the link I provided, you can purchase one through their site.

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  46. I love both of these projects.. its too funny.. I was commenting on a another project not knowing you were doing your first YT video with this project!! Can't wait to watch you produce more fun videos of watching you play!! This was majorly cool!!

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    1. Yay! I will be posting my second video next Monday with StencilGirl on their blog. Be sure to hop over and check it out!

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  47. Love your projects! It sure would be fun to win some goodies.. thanks! chefl@swbell.net

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  48. ty for the ideas. have an awesome day. smilz

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