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Tutorial Tuesday - Valentines Treasures

I am super excited! I have sooooo many downloads for you today! I've got a project, card, AND a Valentine's Day font for you! All FREE! And a sale in my shop if you don't have any of the cute silver DVD tins for storing your treasures in!

All the papers and labels needed for this project can be downloaded. In addition to the label PDF here and the case cover PDF here you'll need 1 bag of Hershey's Treasures and 1 DVD tin, some double sided tape, and glitter if you want a little sparkle.

I used the Diamond Stickles. This color is awesome because it takes on the color of whatever you put it on, essentially getting many different colors from one bottle. You'll see in the close-ups below!

Yep, that's all the same Stickles color! I love how it's red, and light pink!

So here's what you do:
Print out the labels onto sheets of Avery label #18160 or #8160. (It's the standard size 1" x 2 5/8" white mailing labels. I like printing them out on regular paper first and then stacking a blank label sheet and the printout on top of each other; hold them to the light to make sure they'll print correctly and are lined up. If they are, go ahead and print onto the sticky labels.)
Cut out the background paper and adhere with double sided tape onto the storage tin. Cut out the sentiment you'd like to use. There are three included that say:
You're Sweet
Happy Valentine's Day
I Love You
(I used the two extra I didn't use on the tin to make a card. They fit great on the front of a standard sized card!)

Next, I used the Stickles to embellish a few of the labels and the hearts on the sentiment. After they've dried, just use some foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the front of the tin.

Wrap all the nuggets in the labels, place in your tin, and you're done.

If you'd like the tins I've got with the rounded corners, you can buy them from my store.
Don't forget to use the coupon code "VAL09" at checkout to get 20% off your entire purchase!

If you like the font that I used in the I Love You sentiment with the hearts cut out, you can download it here. I made it with a free font making website called Your Fonts.

Once again, leave me a comment if you make the project! I'd love to see how yours turn out! If you want a different color scheme let me know and I'll see what I can do!

Edited: Also, I've had a few emails about the printout not lining up with the labels. Make sure that when you print, it's not scaling to print, or fitting to page. Usually printers will default to this setting. If you uncheck the box that says that, it will print at the exact size, which will allow it to line up correctly.
That should be all it takes to get you going on your project!

Happy Valentine's Crafting!


Tuesday Tutorial: Valentines Day Wreath

Ready to get those Valentine's Day decorations up yet? I'm ready! So here's the first idea for you! It's a wrapped yarn heart-shaped wreath.
Supplies you'll need include:
Tacky Glue
1 package 2" diameter styrofoam balls
1 package 1 1/2" diameter styrofoam balls
Bendable wire
Wire cutters
Flat-head straight pins
2 skeins of coordinating yarn. I LOVED how the variegated red/pink yarn looked when wrapped around the balls! So I would definitely do one of these, and a different solid color to coordinate.
Coordinating ribbon for hanging (not pictured)

Ready to get started?

Wrap the yarn around the balls. I was worried that getting it started wrapping would be challenging, but the yarn kind of held onto the styrofoam texture and I didn't need any additional adhesive to keep it on. Now randomly wrap the yarn all around the ball until you can't see the styrafoam anymore. When you're done wrapping, trim the yarn and put a small dot of tacky glue on the end. I used the straight pin to hold it in place while it was drying. (I had intended to remove the pins when the glue was dry, but the heads were really tiny, so I just left them stuck inside. You can't see them.) You'll have a pile of these when you're done. I did half of each bag a different color.
If you let one get away, they apparently make great cat toys! I had to reclaim one of my pink ones!
Now, layout how you'd like them to look like when you're finished.

Then cut a 4 1/2' length of wire. String the yarn balls onto the wire and shape it into the heart shape.
When you get the ends back together, just wrap the wires around each other.
(Close up of wires.) Then trim.
Tie the coordinating ribbon onto the top of the heart, directly onto the wire. Hang you're finished wreath!
How easy was that? Wrapping the balls is what took the longest, but I did it while I was watching a movie. Once you get the hang of it you can pretty much do it without looking. Shaping the wreath took no time at all! Let me know if you made one, I'd love to see it!
Happy Crafting!


Tutorial Tuesday-Simple Birthday Cards

One of my news years resolutions was to make sure I didn't miss ANY family birthdays. I did really good the first part of last year, but petered off towards the end. (I always called them, it's just that getting a card made and sent out sometimes was a little much.) So, I spent a Friday night and made birthday cards for everyone in one night. Now I just need to put them into envelopes and I'll be ready for an entire year of birthdays! Below are two of the ones I did. To keep it simple I used the same layout and just switched the papers depending on who it was for.

I used a layout from my Project Recipe Book. You can read more about the project book by clicking here. It's a great tool to have and makes it super easy to create cards and scrapbook pages! The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Hey Cupcake set.

Get ready for some Valentine's Day crafting next week!
Happy Crafting!


Fabric Bowl Pattern Winner

So I made a little mistake when I posted the reminder about the giveaway. I made the entire sentence the same color as the link. So some giveaway entrants left posts at the bottom of this post, and others left their comment at the bottom of this post. Sorry! Because of my error, I will giveaway a pattern free to one from each post.
According to the:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-01-11 03:32:16 UTC

Which means that the winners are the #2 commenter from both posts:

Congrats to The Duchess and Melissa! Please email me at erinschlosser (at) schlosserdesigns (dot) com and I'll send you a coupon for a free download from my store. For those that didn't win, you can go to the link here to purchase the pattern!

See you soon!


Modern Fabric Bowls

It's in stock now! With the pattern you can make either of these wonderfully modern fabric bowls! It's a PDF available for download in the
Schlosser Designs store. For only $3 you can download the pattern immediately! (No shipping and handling either!) The download includes 11 pages of instructions and the patterns with over 15 full color pictures to help you along the process.

The pattern is for personal use only, however, if you sew and make items for craft fairs and bazaars you're more than welcome to use the pattern for making limited runs of the bowls. (Just nothing mass produced please!) Have an awesome day!

Don't forget to leave me a comment at the bottom of the post here to enter to win the pattern for FREE!

Happy Crafting!

Edited: This giveaway is over but you're more than welcome to leave a comment!


Sorry for the delay, but it's worth the wait!

Here's some sneak peaks of the tutorial for this week! I think you're going to like it!

Fabric Bowls

For my birthday one of my super crafty friends Emily gave me some coveted fabric fortune cookies, straight out of her new Etsy shop, Momma's Apron Strings. I knew that not just any container could hold these great little cookies so I looked around trying to find a great fabric bowl to make. I found a few patterns, but none were what I was looking for, so I created my own!

Don't you just love the slightly curved top? I can't wait to make more! I'm thinking they can hold cotton balls in the bathroom, knick knacks in the laundry room, spare bits of craft parts, keys by the front door, it's endless! And, they don't take much time at all to make. Once I got the pattern worked out it took me about an hour to make 3 of them!

I'm still typing up and editing the photos for the tutorial. I'm somewhat of a detail oriented person so I wanted to make sure everything was just right and won't have it ready tonight, but tomorrow night for sure!

I'm also going to try something a little different. Due to the time (20+ hours) and materials (Lots of fabric and interfacing) I went through, trying to get this pattern just right I will be offering this one for sale at a small cost. The cost will only be $3 for the pattern. It will include detailed instructions with pictures (because pictures ALWAYS help!), full size pattern, and a few different variations. I hope it won't keep you from making them. It will be available tomorrow night in my shop as a PDF download. I'll post here when it's up in the store!

And how about this:

Leave me a comment at the bottom of this post and let me know what you think about the bowls and I'll randomly pick a comment Saturday and the winner gets a FREE pattern sent to them! (If the winner has already purchased the pattern by Saturday because they just couldn't wait to make some I'll refund you the purchase price.)

Happy Crafting!

Edited: The giveaway is over but you're more than welcome to leave me a comment still. Don't forget to subscribe to the Blog feed so you don't miss out on the next giveaway.