08 November 2014

Quillflake Card ♥

I was going through my Christmas board on Pinterest... because I've been getting into the spirit lately and wanted to do something to prepare for it, when I saw these snowflakes and thought to myself, "OMG I SHOULD PUT THAT ON A CARD!" lol! I know it's bulky and giving it to someone could be difficult... but a thin handmade box for a bulky card might do the trick.

Twirly Swirly Christmas Card

Hey fellow Crafters... check out this beaut. 

Used the Cricut (a cartridge I don't even HAVE ahaha!) + pearly paper + snowflake embossing folder + Cuttlebug + ribbon for the double bow. I hope ye liketh. 

07 November 2014

DIY Christmas gift bag

Who DOESN'T love custom crafty awesome ways of wrapping stuff at Christmas time? All you need  for a bag like this is some awesome paper, ribbon, tissue paper, and the We R Memory Keeper's Gift Bag Punch Board. And an embellishment if you so choose. They work great for birthdays too.

Inspiration can seriously strike just about anywhere. I was CLEANING OUT MY CLOSET the other day when I found this sparkly purple leftover Christmas ornament. That's when the fire lit inside my brain and I was like OMG! PURPLE CHRISTMAS GIFT BAG!

Go get this punch board and see what you can make with it!!! Share your creations with me.

And hey- if you stop by, leave me some love! I haven't gotten any comments yet and would love to respond to some peoples! Thank youuuu!! ♥♥♥♥♥

01 November 2014


I made these treat bags for my daughter's class this year.. for Halloween! I did it with the Cricut! It's great because Cricut now has a subscription service.. like Netflix has for movies or how other companies offer something in exchange for about what? 7-10 bucks a month! The Cricut subscription service is $9.99 per month and you have UNLIMITED access to all of their cartridges (sans the licensed Disney ones, of course). Truly phenomenal deal! Imagine all the ways in which you could craft your brains out!!! :P XD

21 October 2014

Gift bags!

Awesome gift bags I made with the We R Memory Keepers gift bag punch board! I'm sooo excited, can't wait to make more!

P.s. the paper came from Michael's... in the open cardstock paper section of course :P

New Toys

Who doesn't love new crafting toys?!?! Take a look at these little beauties I got yesterday... Can't wait to CRAFT MY BRAINS OUT with them. Keep an eye out for future posts!

18 October 2014

You Light Up My Life

Green card base - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
White pearly panel - 5 1/4 x 4
Stamp - Jillibean Soup, Cold Avocado Soup
Gold embossing powder
Christmas Lights - EK Success Christmas light punch
Green, Red, Yellow, Blue paper for ^
Washi tape for band
Hemp Cord- Lawn Fawn or other brand of your choosing in color of your choice
Silver gel pen for 'metal' part of Christmas lights
Glossy Accents on top of Christmas light punches to make look like glass
Scissors & glue (duh!)


17 October 2014

Autumn Card

Autumn card :) Who doesn't love the fall?


Check it out! "Paint Art" I made. (Didn't make the brain- found that beauty through a Google search ;) ) But I made the explosion around it and put the brain in the center!



16 October 2014

Candy Corn Card Creation

Okayyy I know I'm still new and I don't have much traffic yet.. but if you come across this post and would like me to create instructions on how to make it, just leave me a comment and I will happily oblige!

Here is my Candy Corn Card Creation :) I hope you like :D

P.s. I started up a Facebook page for this blog.. not much on it yet, but feel free to 'like' and share with friends! :) Thank you! www.Facebook.com/CraftYourBrainsOut

10 October 2014

DIY "Enamel" Dots

Hi and welcome to my first blog post! EVER!!

I don't know about you but I absolutely LOVE those colorful little dots/buttons that you can buy to use on scrapbook pages or cards. And I don't know about you, BUT I've found that they're a liiiiittle too expensive for my taste. Especially when you want so many different colors to match all the colors you use while creating. So, I went out in search of a way to make my own colorful dot buttons, and after much trial and error I found a way to make them. Are you ready to save money and still make awesome paper projects?! If so, keep reading...

Here's what you'll need!

  • Pony Beads
  • Parchment Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pan
  • A craft file or piece of sandpaper (optional)

    Oh and!! You'll need your oven of course :P

    Hey don't make fun of my pan! All the pans I have were given to me :P

1.) Preheat oven to 400° F
2.) Pull off a piece of parchment paper

3.) Here's a tip: I use my fingers to push the paper down into the edges of the pan so that I can trim it to the exact size I'll really need!

4.) Thennn you can go ahead and cut it:

5.) Lay it in the pan and begin to put your beads on it... approximately 1 inch apart. They'll spread but not too much so do as many as you can! It's a pain in the butt, but worth it!

6.) Turn on your stove's exhaust fan, open the windows, and send the kids out to play. These beads are STINK-Y when they melt. I won't pretend to be an expert on fumes and comment on whether or not it's safe but just to be sure, take precautions.

7.) Put the pan in oven, top rack.

8.) Set the timer to 30 minutes.

9.) Wait patiently.

10.) When the timer beeps, check them badboys to see if they're fully melted. If not, you can keep them in for 5 minutes more at a time until they're nicely bubbled. Like this!

(Perty eh?)

11.) Let them cool for all of about 5-10 minutes
(The browning of the parchment paper is normal)

12.) After you can't stand waiting anymore, lift up the paper and watch all the colorful dots come right off the parchment paper.

13.) Funky oblong button? No problem! Just use sandpaper or a craft file (maybe even a nail file!) to shape it into a circle! Or hey, if you really don't care, then don't worry about it! These beads are about a dime a dozen and you can make them by the hundreds. My pan held over 100 beads at a time.

14.) Enjoy your buttons and get crafting!

Here's some more pics :)



Thank you so much for viewing this post and my blog. I hope to have more, and I hope that you'll come back very soon. Feel free to pin & share!

P.s. All you have to do is apply your favorite adhesive to the back of the dots and adhere them wherever you want them to be :)