Save It For the Honeymoon ūüĆīūüĎįūüíł Wedding Inspiration for the Budget Conscious Bride

2015_May_RJ_WeddingSTDMagnetnInvite Two Become One РPuzzle Wedding Invitation
 by Roni Johnson

Wedding season is fast approaching and Brides-to-Be are all over the¬†internet looking for swoon¬†worthy ideas on Pinterest, the Imagine Crafts blog (see what we did there?), Google and more. But those beautiful¬†floral arrangements and must-have invites can take¬†a huge bite out of your budget! Weddings are expensive, it depends on where you live but it can range anywhere from $15,000 to $31,000 (here’s a realistic break down if your curious). If you would rather save your money for the honeymoon than break the bank on over-the-top invitations¬†we have some great DIY creative and budget friendly alternatives for all aspects of your special day.

2015_May_RJ_WeddingSaveTheDateMagnet_MainWM                 2015_May_RJ_Wedding_FavorBox_MainWM
Two Become One РSave The Date                         Two Become One РFavor Box

2015_May_RJ_WeddingPlaceCard_MainWM    2015_May_RJ_Wedding_CandleSticks_Main2WM
Two Become One РPlace Cards                              Two Become One РCandle Sticks

For more fabulous DIY wedding decor inspiration check out the video below!

Tina McDonald shows you how easy it is to make beautiful wedding decor using Versamark and Embossing Powder. Who says you have to spend a fortune to have your special day look like like a million bucks? Find the necessary products and other wedding decor ideas on the Imagine Crafts “MAKE” page!

Watch a Video on he Incredible Multi-Purpose Squeegee!

Imagine Crafts has an array of quality tools with multiple uses for all your crafting needs, like our Multi-Purpose Squeegee! Enjoy the video below and learn more about this fun useful tool.

The incredible, truly versatile Multi-Purpose Squeegee from IMAGINE Crafts is an essential tool for any artist! Tina McDonald is here to show how to use this tool for applying mediums, creating textures and patterns, and even using it for cleaning!

How have you used the IMAGINE Crafts Multi-Purpose Squeegee? Share your tips and tricks with the IMAGINE Crafts Community on our Facebook or comment below!


Like to see¬†more creative ideas for your next project?¬†Be sure to visit IMAGINE Crafts’ extensive online collection of¬†project tutorials¬†and resources including¬†product information¬†and¬†surface¬†compatibility.¬†


Get Ready For Earth Day

Did you know that Earth Day is this Wednesday, April 22nd? Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in our campaigns every year.

To do our part, IMAGINE Crafts’ Artists In Residence are here to share some great upcycled video tutorial projects.

Upcycled Art Journal

Baerbel Born uses her amazing mixed media talents to repurpose an old booklet not an eye catching art journal.

Upcycled Pillow Boxes

Tina McDonald is here to show you how easy it is to upcycle empty toilet paper rolls into fabulous pillow gift boxes that can be customized for any occasion or recipient.

Upcycled Owl

Gini Cagle Williams is here with a fun upcycling project for the entire family!

Creative Medium Tutorials

Texture pastes are becoming more prominent in paper crafts, but many crafters are hesitant to try them because they have this misconception that they can’t be used on cards or scrapbooking pages. Today we’re featuring two short video tutorials from our Artists In Residence highlighting basic techniques using Creative Medium on their own crafting projects.

 

Scrapbooking with Creative Medium

Tina McDonald shares with you a variety of different ways to incorporate IMAGINE Crafts’ Creative Medium in Iridescent and Metallic finishes into your next scrapbook layout.

 

Layering with Creative Medium

Carisa Zglobicki shows how easy it is to layer Creative Medium in Iridescent and Metallic finishes to create dramatic effects on your mixed media projects.

 
Like to see¬†more creative ideas for your next project?¬†Be sure to visit IMAGINE Crafts’ extensive online collection of¬†project tutorials¬†and resources including¬†product information¬†and¬†surface¬†compatibility.¬†

Versatility of StazOn Studio Glaze

There are so many different applications of StazOn Studio Glaze, it’s almost as if the possibilities are endless! Of course it can be used on paper, but why stop there? Get a little courageous and use this fabulous, dimensional product on other surfaces like plastic, metal, glass and more. To help give you more ideas, our Artists In Residence are presenting short video tutorials to get those creative juices flowing!

Coloring Gemstones with Studio Glaze

Savannah O’Gwynn shows how you can color virtually any clear glass or plastic beads using StazOn Studio Glaze.

 

Celebrate Life Everyday

Tina McDonald uses StazOn Studio Glaze as a background with Memento Luxe and irRESISTible Texture Sprays to create this easy to create scrapbooking layout.

 

Camouflage Decorative Tiles 

Making her video tutorial debut as an Artist In Residence, Carisa Zglobicki shares with you how to create this fun, military inspired coaster from a ceramic tile colored with StazOn Studio Glaze.

 

 

Like to see¬†more creative ideas for your next project?¬†Be sure to visit IMAGINE Crafts’ extensive online collection of¬†project tutorials¬†and resources including¬†product information¬†and¬†surface¬†compatibility.¬†

Inspiration for the Week

Time to get inspired for creating this week with two videos from our Artists In Residence. Both of these short videos have a LOVE theme to give you a couple of card making ideas for Valentine’s Day using some of the recently introduced new products¬†from IMAGINE Crafts.

“Be Mine”

Cathy Andronicou uses the new Creative Medium Iridescent to create this simple card with striking heart accents. Grab your stencils and Creative Tools Palette Knives for this easy mixed media technique!

 

“Together Forever”


Try using the new Delicata Bronze Burst for dramatic effects on your card! Tina McDonald shows you how to create this elegant card using some of her favorite die cuts.