Coffee Cup Crafts – Hand Decorate Autumnal Pumpkins – Because Adulting is Hard!

by Lori Warren

See how to customize a coffee cup sleeve with a Fall Pumpkin Spice theme stamp and funny phrase, “Coffee because adulting is hard!” As the weather gets colder, it’s always nice to cozy up to a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

In this video, Lori stamps with StazOn Pigment ink pads and colors with a variety of All-Purpose Inks. This lovely craft project is perfect for a weekend crafternoon and preparing for a pumpkin spice latte coffee date.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine 
Other 
  • Joy Clair Designs – Hey Pumpkins, Coffee Quotes
  • DecoArt – Duraclear Matte Varnish
  • Simply autumn Décor – Ribbon
  • Coffee Sleeve
  • String
  • Corner Punch

Mix Your Mediums for Fall Leaves Home Decor

by Lori Warren

If you like mixing things up, then you will like this Fall Mixed Media Home Decor sign. This Fall Leaves design uses a variety of techniques. See how to use Creative Medium to upcycle an autumn-themed napkin into leaf shape cutouts. Color and distress paper to create a dynamic look and feel.

This crafting project demonstrates the versatility of Imagine and Tsukineko art supplies and how well they can work together to create interesting pieces full of color and texture.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine

StazOn Pigment Ink Pad – Piano Black
StazOn Ink Pad — Metallic Gold
Creative Medium
VersaFine Ink Pad – Onyx Black
Memento Ink Pad – Sweet Plum
Memento Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa
Memento Ink Pad – Potter’s Clay
Memento Ink Pad – Desert Sand
GlazOn
Jumbo Daubers
Stipple Brush

Other

• Art Minds – Wood sign
• Fall Florals
• Sheer Ribbon
• TCW Stencil – TCW5002
• Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Pumpkin
• The Paper Studio Ribbon – Vintage Small Rosette
• DecoArt Enchanted – Ultra Black Basecoat, Gold & Magenta iridescent Top Coat
• Art C Stamp & Cut – pumpkin
• Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz collection – Skulls & Cobwebs
• Hero Arts – Stamps & frame cuts
• DCWV – Burlap Printed paper
• Cardmaking & Papercrafts – Autumn Wonder leaf embossing plate

See How to Transform Plain Pumpkins to Fancy Shimmery Metallic Pumpkins

See How to Transform Plain Pumpkins to Fancy Shimmery Metallic Pumpkins

by Lori Warren

Pumpkins are one of my favorite things to decorate and craft with during the Fall Season. Big ones, small ones, any shape and size of pumpkin just makes me smile. In this quick tutorial learn how to transform a normal plastic pumpkin from Hobby Lobby into a shimmery metallic multi-color pumpkin that will delight your guests. This tutorial can be used just to make the pumpkins a different color or you can continue craft with little paper embellishments to create a beautiful home decor piece.

Hoping this project will inspire many smiles this October!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Hobby Lobby Packaged Pumpkins/Gourds
  • Twine
  • White card stock
  • Hot glue gun

Building a Flying Witch Halloween Background with a Night Sky

by Lori Warren

Happy Halloween! Today, I will create an ink blended backgrounds with a brayer and blue, brown, and teal colors of VersaColor pigment ink for a Night Sky Halloween Flying Witch Card. It’s a quick and easy way to transform a piece of white cardstock into a blended night sky. I stamp bare tree silhouettes in the foreground to give this design the look of a fall landscape. Another optional step is to flick some white acrylic

Finally, I add a flying witch to the sky section of this card panel and assemble the card! This is an easy Halloween greeting card for friends and family.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White Cardstock
  • Crafty Individuals – Hug a tree
  • Hampton Art – Haunted
  • Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection – Tiny Text Halloween
  • Brayer

Customize Window Cling Vinyl for a Mason Jar with StazOn

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by Lori Warren

As the leaves turn color, they not only mark the return of Fall, they also mark the time for crafters to start their Holiday makes or gifts. One of my makes this year is a hand-stamped jar to fill with home-made bath salts. Stamping on such a curved surface can be a difficult task. One way to turn this challenging task into an easy one is to use StazOn ink to stamp on Window Cling Vinyl, it makes decorating a jar with a hand-stamped image, a breeze!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
  • StazOn Ink Pads – Caribbean Green, Jet Black, Teal Blue, Plum, Dove Gray
Other
  • Crafter’s Square – Craft Bottle
  • Grafix – Cling Vinyl, Clear
  • Twine
  • The Paper Studio – Ribbon
  • Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection – Nature
  • Martha Stewart Bath Salt Recipe

Beginner Guide: Stamp on Metal & Plastic with StazOn

by Lori Warren

In this demo, Lori reviews how to use StazOn inks with StazOn Pigment inks on both metal and plastic surfaces. This is a great introduction on how to apply StazOn to metal tins, and plastic medallions. 

Skill: Beginner
Time: Varies

Directions

Sheet Metal – Circles

Other

  • Metal tins
  • Rubbing alcohol (optional)
  • Plastic jar lid
  • Heat tool