These painting classes have been popping up everywhere lately. Just in San Diego there’s 10 companies that do this. There’s always a Groupon deal, so if you’re looking for something creative and different to do, try these paint nights! Everyone in the class paints the same thing and they really make it idiot proof. Even people who have never painted before left with a decent piece of artwork. Some places let you bring your own alcohol, others have great specials on wine and appetizers.
My friend and I went to a Painting & Vino event at Cafe Bella. We created this piece while sipping on $5 glasses of sangria!
I never got to show off my wedding invitations from when I got married in Hawaii last year. Since it was a destination wedding, I wanted my invitations to look like a boarding pass. The RSVP cards were made to look like luggage tags.
Remember how my friends and I did a crafty upcycle gift exchange? I had made a clock out of an old embroidery hoop.
I gave my other friend some fabric and this is what she made for me. So cute!
This is a wonderful way to exchange fun ideas and explore everyone’s creativity – plus you get to get rid of materials that are just sitting there!
I’ve been on vacation so haven’t had time to craft. But here’s a photo of a fabric store I found in Hong Kong.
Since they don’t have much space out there, the fabric swatches are displayed instead of all the bolts we’re used to here.
I absolutely love this elephant shape from the Silhouette Online Store – it was the free shape of the week a while ago and I’ve just been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. We made 2 banners, party favor tags and water bottle labels.
The font for the banners is “SC Tina’s Baby Shower” which we cut out on patterned paper.
For the gift tags, I used the Silhouette sketch pens with the font “Pea Memorable“. There is a great text-to-path tutorial that can be found here. For the elephant I used the “erase” tool to remove the cut line for the right side of the ear. That way we didn’t have to glue on a zillion ears and I think it gives it a really cool effect.
The water bottle labels were 1.325″ x 8.5″. 8 labels fit on an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet. Print these on sticker paper for an easy way to dress up water bottles at any event!
Logan’s first birthday was camo themed so I made this card by cutting out the text with the font “Stencil” and then I glued a camouflage sheet behind it that I printed out.