Happily Ever After

Hello, Everyone! My name is Heather from Id & Ego Creations, and today I am showcasing some of my bridal/wedding products.

The most popular wedding season is in our midst, although wedding bells ring all year-round. Today I am sharing some wedding-related items that I have designed using the Epiphany Crafts 25 Round tool and embellishments, which will hopefully help create memories of a beautiful wedding day.

First I am going to share my wedding bouquet charm. I have been making these for a few years now, and they have become a very popular request among friends and family! I got to see this particular one “in action” at a friend’s wedding last summer. The scale of the charm was perfect, and it added an elegant and personalized element to the bride’s bouquet.

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The body of the bouquet charm is 2″ in diameter and approximately 1/8″ thick, and is made from several layers of scalloped-shaped pieces of card stock which are adhered together and finished with a clear gloss medium. The round 25 rhinestone charm setting is used as the centerpiece on the front of the charm. It features a personalized detail with the happy couple’s last name initial and wedding date printed onto card stock, which is made using the round 25 shape tool and bubble cap. The charm is accented with a coordinating crystal and silver beaded charm and a light blue satin bow on the top. It can be considered as the “something blue” for the wedding too!

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The back of this charm is made from the same colored card stock as the detail on the front of the charm, which has a subtle shimmering finish on it. The back is also finished with the same clear gloss medium as the front and sides of the charm. It is also personalized with the first name initials of the couple, followed by a short, simple message or quote below them, such as “Forever & Ever”.

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The charm is tied to the stems (or handle) of the bouquet. I am hoping to get one of the professional shots of the bouquet with the charm on it. I quickly snapped this photo with my phone camera at the reception. It may not be the best photo, although it gives you an idea of what it looks like on a bouquet!

I decided to design another wedding-related product with my Epiphany Crafts tools and embellishments. This is a mini guest book/photo album. It’s dimensions are 5-1/2″ W X 4-1/2″ H X 1/2″ thick (1″ thick, including projection of personalized metal charm on the front) when closed. 

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Once again, the same charm detail that I used on the bouquet charm is used on the front of this album. The cover is made with a heavy, silver shimmering card stock, and a satin ribbon is wrapped around the cover for a soft and colorful detail. It literally ties the color scheme together!

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The inside is loaded with more fun details, using the round 25 and round 14 shape tools, bubble caps and brad charm settings. “Happily Ever After” is printed on epoxy detail at the top of the inside of the cover, which features Id & Ego Creations’ “Peppy Polka Dot” patterned card stock. The pages of album are bound together with cute, monogrammed brad details in coordinating colors, and the bubble caps add an amazing depth to these details! Crystal rhinestones are added to the detail at the top to help tie in the rhinestone details on the charm setting on the front. You’ve got to have some glitz and glamour at a wedding, right?

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The pages on the inside of the book are made from ivory and turquoise card stock, and the colors alternate throughout the book. Guests can write messages to the newlyweds, and sign their names on the pages inside. It can also be simply used as a memory/photo album, where the married couple can add photos using fun photo corners, and notes and memories to record the history of their relationship together, from first date to wedding day!

And the last item I designed symbolizes the perfect way for the happy couple to end their night – A “Do Not Disturb” hotel door hanger! It’s dimensions are 4″ W X 8″ high, and it’s also loaded with the same fabulous details as the other products I have showcased today.

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After a fun day of celebration, the newlyweds depart from their reception to their honeymoon suite retreat, hang this sign on the door and close it for the night! this sign will help to ensure that passers by and housekeeping at the hotel know that the newlyweds are not to be disturbed.

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Once again, I used the round 25 shape tool and bubble cap to make the personalized detail at the bottom of the hanger to coordinate with the other wedding products. Of course there has to be some bling, too! Clear crystal rhinestones are added around the personalized centerpiece to really set it off with eye-catching glitz!

I have been having so much fun using the Epiphany Crafts tools and embellishments. I love how the bubble caps add depth and the round, rhinestone charm setting adds some glitz and glamour to my products.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed the products I have shared today.

To see more of my work, please visit my website:  idandegocreations.com

Have a great day and I hope you all experience your own “happily ever after”!

Products Used:

-Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Shape Tool, Bubble Caps, and Rhinestone Charm Setting

-Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Shape Tool, Bubble Caps, and Brad Settings

-Stardream Silver shimmering cardstock

-Bazzill Basics linen shimmering cardstock

-Colored cardstock from Michaels, with Id & Ego Creations’ patterns printed on it

-Various paper punches from Michaels

-1/8″ and 3/8″ Colored satin ribbon from Michaels

-1/2″ ivory organza ribbon from Michaels

-Swarovski Crystal Elements beads and rhinestones

- Various adhesives and Mod Podge from Michaels

Strawberry Treat Boxes

Hi Epiphany Crafts fans and friends!  I’m Joy from Joy’s Life and am so happy to be here today sharing this easy and fun ornament card.

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I love strawberry themes so much that every year for my birthday my husband throws me a strawberry party.  He makes me a strawberry cake and serves strawberry drinks and ice cream.  So, when I saw these precious strawberry treat boxes, I had to make them!

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I resized the file to make smaller boxes and used the Silhouette Cameo to cut everything out.  Next, I embossed the pieces using the Cut’n’Boss.

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Epiphany Crafts makes some of my very favorite crafting tools.  You add paper, a bubble cap and punch out your own embellishments.  It’s so simple and creates an amazing finished product.  Their products get two solid thumbs up from me.  Here, I’m using the Shape Studio Flower.  Next, I added the Flower 25 Bubble Caps.  Later, I decided to create flowers from a different patterned paper.  It’s never a problem to make more with these great tools!

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The perfect stamped sentiment can make the project!  I’m using Joy’s Life Yummy Puns stamps.

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To create the center of the flower, I used Epiphany Craft’s Shape Studio Round 14 along with their Round 14 Bubble Caps.

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I think this beautiful adhesive rosettes ribbon by May Arts gave some sweet and soft dimension to these precious boxes.

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I wish you berry happy crafting!

When I’m not here you can find me at Joy’s Life.com. Happy crafting, friends!

Bring On Spring Gift Packaging With May Arts!

WHO’S READY FOR SPRING? I am!

It’s Heather from Id & Ego Creations, and this week we have partnered with May Arts Ribbon for our projects. I love their ribbon selection; what great quality, rich colors, and a each ribbon has a wonderful, luxurious hand. I truly enjoyed working with their ribbon, and am excited to use more of it in the future!

Seriously? Spring is here, and with the Easter holiday coming up, I thought it would be fun to design and make some super springy gift packaging for Easter gifts and treats. My initial inspiration was May Arts’ Sheer Classic Floral ribbon, and then soft, green grass and brightly-colored flowers came to mind. As you can see, all of these inspirational elements came into play when I designed these products.

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I first started with a clear Chinese takeout box and decided to add texture by lining it with green cardstock clipped with fringe scissors so it looked like a box filled with fresh cut grass. For some contrast, I added the bright turquoise Chevron Striped Twill ribbon, and tied it all together with a thin, soft ivory silk ribbon. I added one of Epiphany Crafts silver charm settings with a pretty, polka dot coral center covered with clear bubble cap. It makes a nice little detail for the packaging, and it can be kept as a charm, too!

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Next, I made a bright tangerine-colored pillow box out of colored cardstock, and embellished it with the same ribbons as the clear gift box. I also made a cute little paper flower tag using a scalloped round punch I have, and also the round 24 tool, and the round 14 brad setting. Then I placed a spring green, polka dot patterned paper in the center under a clear bubble cap. I think I say this every time. I absolutely LOVE how the bubble caps add so much amazing dimension and shine to my products! I finished the pillow box off with a piece of the same fringe-cut grass to this packaging for a little extra added texture. I can’t wait for the real stuff to start popping out of the ground, though!

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Then I decided to make a gift bag. I used a plain, brown craft bag, and tied the same ribbon selections as the other packaging to the handle. I also added a turquoise-colored paper flower using a craft punch I have at home, and embellished it with a brad setting and the same coral-colored polka dot patterned paper as the flower on the Chinese takeout box. I also made a fun confetti leaf out of clear packing tape and 1/4″ round scrap punches. It’s so cute, and I love the way it brings all the colors together!

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I stuffed the bag with orange tissue paper for a big, punch of color, and then lined the inside top edge of the bag with the same fringe-cut “grass”. I also love the sheen of the floral organza ribbon, and the geometric pattern of the chevron woven ribbon is a nice contrast to the floral. The crinkled silk ribbon is a fun little touch, too!

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I hope you enjoyed my project, and if you have the chance, check out May Arts Ribbon for your own projects! And of course, be sure to try Epiphany Crafts tools and embellishments. They all add so much “fun” and interest to the things you make!

Until next time, have a fabulous spring season and have fun crafting!

ribbon for days…with May Arts!

i have a love of ribbon…so many options and so many possibilities. i was excited to receive a bunch of May Arts ribbon to play with and pair with my epiphany crafts tools and embellishments

first i made an anniversary card for my mother in law with the Button Studio Tool Round 20!

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then i made a layout using a wide lace ribbon as a stencil with some colorshine. i picked my paper, covered what i didn’t want sprayed set the ribbon down and sprayed it. then picked it up and had the ribbon pattern on my paper and a piece of pretty lace to use on my mother in laws card. i also color shined the black ribbon…it was a brown silky ribbon but i’m not a huge fan of brown so i colorshined it and then let it dry and ironed it flat with a low heat iron.

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i love a big bow…even better topped with a heart bubble cap!

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i also made some flowers out of the ribbon, simply by ting it in a know on one end then rolling and gluing as i went until i was happy with the size. then added a round bubble cap in the center, and “leaves” of ribbon

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lastly i made a mini album to hold my daughters birthday party memories. this is one of my go to albums when i’m in a hurry or strapped for a new idea.
pick your 12×12 papers and cut them down to 9 inches on one side. then fold in half and sew down the middle. then pick some of the beautiful may arts ribbons and sew one on the edge of each page. i did some straight and then others i would push up/gather while i stitched it on. for the cover i tied another ribbon around the cover and hung two epiphany charms and bubble caps on it.

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products used

epiphany crafts- round 25 tool, round 25 bubble caps, round 25 charm, round 14 tool, round 14 bubble caps, round 14 charm, button tool round 20, button 20, heart 25 tool, heart 25 bubble cap

may arts- ribbon

heidi swapp- favorite things line, colorshine, stickers washi tape, alphas stamps, wanderlust line

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MayArts is “Some Ribbon”

My kids both played Wilbur in “Charlotte’s Web” this past weekend. (Ben played Baby Wilbur and Emily took over as Wilbur for the rest of the show.)

The May Arts wired open weave burlap ribbon reminded me of a fence you’d see on a farm and a layout idea was born.

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I added some brown silk ribbon to achieve the look of mud.

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I even ‘spun’ some silk white ribbon that Charlotte would be proud of.

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A few touches of yellow… in the title, journaling and…

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…the Epiphany Crafts Button studio Flower epoxies.

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These touches of ribbon from May Arts and epoxies from Epiphany Crafts came together perfectly to create one “Terrific, Radiant, Humble” layout.

 

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