DIY Earrings - Maritza Lisa: Perfect for gifts. Create these lovely earrings in 3 easy steps! Click through to see the step-by-step tutorial right here!

 

Many moons ago I owned a very wee jewelry business, so today I will take a short break from all things paper, and share with you an easy DIY earring project. These are perfect for any upcoming celebrations (ahem, Carnival and St Patrick’s Day are fast approaching!)

The beauty of this DIY is that you can easily change up the charms when you get tired of the current ones – fun, right? Okay, let’s get started. (more…)

DIY Address Labels with the Silhouette CAMEO - Maritza Lisa: Use your Silhouette cutting tool to create your own address labels. This detailed tutorial will guide you through the steps. Click through to make your own!

Hello! Today I am creating address labels with my Silhouette Cutting Machine. I’ve had mine for a year now, and if you love paper crafts and don’t have one, this is the machine (read: toy) for you. The thing is, it not only cuts paper, you can cut vinyl, cotton canvas, chipboard, stamping material – check it out at Silhouette America. It’s basically a machine that connects to your computer like a printer. Instead of printing, it cuts the images and shapes you design or purchase from the Silhouette Online Store. The Silhouette Blog and YouTube Channel are great starting points and sources of inspiration. (more…)

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Hello! Hope you are all having a great weekend. It’s been sunny and warm here in our corner of Maryland – a nice winter break, if you will. Fingers and toes crossed for no snow days this week! My Canadian friends are rolling their eyes as they read this, and rightly so.

I’m pretty sure there are different varieties of this project, but in case you have not seen any, here is a fun and easy way to dress up a paper bag and coordinate them with tags. I usually buy these bags in various sizes and colors to tuck away in my craft stash. When an event pops up, I just whip them out and arm myself with paper punches. (more…)

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Hello! Have you seen The Lego Movie? Then you recognize these lyrics? The song sticks, and I’m okay with that. We saw the movie over the weekend and I have to admit that I adore Will Ferrell. I will snort and laugh in the most unladylike manner in any movie he graces. He makes me giggle like no other. From what I have read, most lettering projects usually involve practicing letters first, then a phrase. This song came to mind for me. Hee.

 

Okay, so a few of my friends and family have asked me about my approach to lettering. I have gathered some of my fave blogs and lettering artists / calligraphers to share with you. I can’t find words to describe how superb they are:

 

Below is my version in various stages. Materials used:

I have not shown you anything in pointed pen yet. As soon as I collect my materials and take a course (or 2), I promise to share my attempts. For anything we do it really all boils down to practice. Have fun with it! Can’t wait to see what you do.

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Tip:

Made a mistake? Don’t despair! Use a craft knife to correct any mistakes. The key is to gently scratch the surface of the paper until the ink is off.

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