Thursday, January 23, 2020

Shrink Plastic Earrings

Hello! Alison Heikkila here. Today I do not have a card. I did make something that is just as near and dear to my heart though. I made a pair of earrings. I've been making jewelry basically my entire life, and in recent years, I haven't had the time to make much of it at all. But when I saw the new Lawn Fawn Heart Shaker Gift Tag dies, I knew I needed to make some jewelry.

This is a very quick and fairly simple project to make. I started off by die cutting my heart out of shrink plastic. Then, I colored the plastic using the Rich Reds Nuvo Creative Pens. I colored them twice for a deeper color. Then, using my pin tool and heat gun, I shrunk the hearts. I like to flatten them with an acrylic block once they're done shrinking to make sure they're nice and flat. They are pretty delicate when they are still warm, because of the preforated line, so if you give this a try, take care when they haven't finished hardening.

Once the harts had cooled, I just started playing around with some of my beads until I came up with something I liked. I used some Swarovsky crystals, carnelian, and glass beads, along with silver findings.

This is a great little project to do with tweens. You can of course make the heats any color you like and then just have fun choosing different beads. The heart is a wonderful size for an earring, and it's nice and lightweight. What else could you make with shrink plastic hearts? Be sure to head over to the White Rose Crafts shop to see the rest of the new products they've gotten in recently. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

White Rose Crafts Facebook Gallery

Have you joined us on our Facebook Gallery?  The Gallery is the top place to find out all that is going on within and around White Rose Crafts.

This past week we had a giveaway on the Gallery, giving away this collection of Julie Nutting Paper simply by commenting on the feed.

We are very excited to announce today the winner of the this giveaway.  We did a number generator and the winner is...

We hope that she enjoys crafting with her daughter and this paper.

If you haven't joined yet, you are going to be missing out on all the fun!  Make certain you pop over regularly so you don't miss out!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Year, New Challenge

It is a new year, so we thought we would change things up a little with a Brand New Monthly Challenge!

Each Month we will be launching a brand new Moodboard to inspire your crafting!

Is it the colors, the themes, or the mood that inspires you?  Show us how the board inspires you!

Create an original Card, Scrapbook Layout, Mixed Media Project, ATC, or Altered Art Piece using White Rose Crafts products and enter it into our monthly challenge folder in our White Rose Crafts Gallery.

Challenge is open from January 1st to January 31st 11:59 EST.  Winner will be announced on February 1st when we launch a brand new Moodboard!

This month's moodboard features the colors of Rose, Plum, Dark Blue and Pale Blue with themes revolving around mail, snow, and hearts.  How would you craft with these colors and themes?  We can't wait to see create.

You might just win a $15 WRC e-gift card for simply playing along. 
(minimum of 5 entires needed for prize to be awarded).

Just get crafting with with White Rose Crafts products and share your creation with us. 
Minimum 3 entries per person.

All week long the design team is going to be sharing how this sketch inspired them, so make sure to stay tuned to see what they come up with!

And we can't wait to see what you come up with!!!  

Need a little inspiration, then scroll down and Check out what our Design Team has come up with.