DIY Map Lampshade Makeover Tutorial
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DIY Map Lampshade Makeover Tutorial

Today I’m shouting, “FINALLY!” because it’s been almost a year since I made this lamp and the lampshade has stayed plain and boring this whole time.  I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it until today.  I just love this “Maps of the World” paper by Hazel & Ruby so much that I wanted…

Back To School 3D Cardstock Backpack
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Back To School 3D Cardstock Backpack

How cool is it that you can make things like this entirely out of paper?  It never ceases to amaze me!  Today I’m using the Back to the Books SVG kit by SVGCuts. I cut out all the pieces using my Silhouette Cameo.  The Xyron 5″ Creative Station made adhering the cursive panels a breeze…

Rustic Washi Tape Christmas Tree Tag with Faber Castell
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Rustic Washi Tape Christmas Tree Tag with Faber Castell

This technique is super fun! You can create a wood paneled look to your projects by covering them with Washi Tape and simply adding Gesso and Gelatos.  Let me show you how! Grab some Gesso, washi tape, chipboard and a foam brush. Cover the chipboard with washi tape.  I decided to layer mine starting with…

52: Episode 13: How to Print & Cut Using the Silhouette Cameo
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52: Episode 13: How to Print & Cut Using the Silhouette Cameo

In this episode of the “52 Craft Series“, you’ll be learning how to print and cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  If you already know how to do that, skip to minute 6:29 and you can begin watching how I add elements to the cards.  I hope you enjoy this!  Click here to watch all of…

BBQ Decorated Mason Jar & Cricut Create a Friend Cartridge Giveaway
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BBQ Decorated Mason Jar & Cricut Create a Friend Cartridge Giveaway

Did you see the video I made a few days ago where I showed the adorable Cricut Create a Friend cartridge?  It’s so cute!  Well, guess what?  Memory Miser is giving away a Cricut Create a Friend cartridge AND a new Universal Overlay to one Joy’s Life follower!  So be sure to leave a comment…

Quick Thank You Cards – Lori Whitlock Design Team
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Quick Thank You Cards – Lori Whitlock Design Team

I’m bad about keeping cards on hand. I usually make them and then use them, so when an event comes up I have to prepare for the event AND make a card. I’m trying to get ahead so I stop driving myself crazy. LOL! I used these two thank you card files by Lori :…

Hamburger Family Mini Album – Mini Book Blog Hop
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Hamburger Family Mini Album – Mini Book Blog Hop

Yummy mini album! I had such a good time making this mini album using the Oishii svg files from Lettering Delights.  I’d been wanting to use those adorable shapes and cute food and found that the perfect way to use them all was to…build a hamburger! I used the print and cut function of the…

Glass Etched Mirror Christmas Word Art
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Glass Etched Mirror Christmas Word Art

Dollar Store Mirror + Glass Etching Cream + Cool Cut File & Vinyl = This! Have you tried glass etching before?  If you haven’t, I hope you’ll try it!  It’s easy, inexpensive and packs such a visual punch. Here’s what you’ll need: You’ll need glass etching cream, a foam brush, glass or a mirror and a…

Halloween Wall Hanging from Upcycled Lamp Shade & How to Paint Fabric
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Halloween Wall Hanging from Upcycled Lamp Shade & How to Paint Fabric

This post is about one of my favorite things: upcycling.  That’s where you take something that is no longer useful and give it a new purpose.  I’ve done that with two things in this post.  I used the top lampshade piece from this project and some HIDEOUS Teletubbie fabric that I bought a decade ago and I…

Make Washi Tape Magnets – Super Joy Loves Her Super Friends Day GIVEAWAY
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Make Washi Tape Magnets – Super Joy Loves Her Super Friends Day GIVEAWAY

Hey Everyone!  Today is Super Joy Loves Her Super Friends Day (on the 14th of every month) so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!  Thank you for being part of Joy’s Life! I haven’t cut magnets with my Cricut since I made my Cricut Vinylology DVD.  I forgot how much fun…

How to Make Bags Out of Wax Paper for Crafts, Food or Gift Giving – VIDEO
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How to Make Bags Out of Wax Paper for Crafts, Food or Gift Giving – VIDEO

In this video, I’ll show you how to create bags of any size using wax paper, which you probably have in your kitchen right now!  You’ll see me stamp on wax paper to create one of a kind bags.  I’ll also use some Washi tape from Freckled Fawn, a Paper Crimper, Joy’s Life “Tag You’re…