3 Easy Holiday DIY's!

3 Easy Holiday DIY's

All about keeping things simple for the holidays. I can hardly believe Thanksgiving is next week. Where does the time go?! I'm always looking for easy projects that are cute yet don't take too much time to make. Shared a video on my YouTube channel with easy crafty holiday DIY's. Hope you enjoy! What holiday craft projects are you up to? 

Scrapbook layouts using customizable stickers

DIY Stickers with Amy Tangerine + Avery

It's been a while since I have shown you some scrapbook pages. Funny thing because it's definitely still a passion and we make them on a regular basis for clients, I just haven't done a 12x12 page for myself lately. I've partnered with Avery once again to show you how simple it is to create stickers. Personalized stickers are fun and easy to make! I used their easy-to-use design software, Avery Design & Print Online  and I've created free downloads so you can print at home. I decided to combine my brush lettering with a simple font for a couple of the designs. You can also add a name easily and there's a video walking you through the process step by step. The easiest way to get started at Avery Design & Print Online is to enter your product number. In this case it was 41570 - White Adhesive Flags. Creating a free account allows you to save your projects and access it from any computer. 

Free printable stickers

Here's a peek at how we created the stickers that you can customize with any name you'd like:

After downloading the free .avery files at the bottom of this post, you'll be able to open them and customize. To open them in avery.com/print, go to "Open a Saved Projects from My Computer" and choose the downloaded file. The designs will already be there with the names, but you can simply change the text to whatever you'd like. Unless you happen to have a need for all of these names - that would be some kind of coincidence! I printed them out on my HP Envy 7645 by putting the sheet into the 4x6 photo tray. So easy. Then I used them, along with the other Avery stickers (all linked below) for a client's scrapbook page featuring artwork as well as a layout for Jack with his first time using scissors.

Love that we can document our children's creativity and showcase it in a colorful and fun way. You can also see how this scrapbook layout came together in this video.

These would be great to put on all kinds of paper projects, not just scrapbook layouts. Thanks to Avery for sponsoring this post. You can find the free downloads below. If you happen to use these, please use #fangerine and #amytangerine - would love to see the projects on social media.

FREE DOWNLOADS:  You Are My Sunshine | Hello Beautiful | Squares - Pink | Squares - Yellow

(Remember to open them in avery.com/print, go to "Open a Saved Projects from My Computer" and choose the downloaded file.)

Traveler's Notebook | BlogHer

Had a fun time at BlogHer 16 in Los Angeles. It was my first time and I wasn't originally planning on vlogging, but of course after I got there I just had to. Rachel and I rode downtown together - it's so nice living close to a friend who gets invited and goes to so many of the same events as you. Wish I had gotten Ian Ziering signing my book on something other than Instagram story, but oh well. Love taking you all along for the ride and then coming back to the studio to show how I document it in my traveler's notebook. Loved seeing Mixbook. If you haven't heard about my collaboration with them, here are the cards and here is the blog post. Video is up on my YouTube channel and supplies below. Would love to hear your comments too!

Motivational Monday

Shared this process on my Instagram story - how do you all feel about that and is there something you'd like to see from me there? Obviously it feels a lot like Snapchat, and since I have been enjoying that for a while, I think I like Instagram stories in general. I also prefer getting my quote scripted correctly on the first try but that doesn't always happen. Somewhat ironic given the choice of quote and the fact that I clearly had a case of the Mondays.

Amy Tangerine quote

If you're interested in learning brush lettering, be sure to check out the online workshop we just launched.

Also if you have any favorite quotes - please share them in the comments below. I'm using this watercolor set from Michaels and a waterbrush that I love by Tim Holtz/Ranger.

My Monthly Hero Kit Launch Blog Hop

My Monthly Hero Kit - June

It's been so long since I have been a part of a blog hop - I can't recall the last one I did, but I hope you haven't missed them too much. Hero Arts asked if I wanted to be a part of this travel themed one, and I had to say yes. I got really excited because I just love every piece of this My Monthly Hero June Kit. I used the Luggage Tag 4x6 Alphabet Set and created a book to take with me to Vidcon, which is in a couple weeks. All the bits that come in the kit are perfect for summer - whether your plans include travel or not. We are driving just over an hour to Anaheim but will be there for a few days. I love having a place for taking notes and sticking business cards and photos, so this book will be great to have. Maybe I'll even get some more autographs this year - last year was such a whirlwind.

My Monthly Hero Kit - June | Amy Tangerine

Since I am working on making more videos for you all, I shot the whole process of making this cover on my Canon G7X and posted it here. Would love if you subscribed to my YouTube channel and also be sure to check out all the other awesome creatives who are part of this My Monthly Hero June Kit blog hop! There's a chance to win one of these kits (or get reimbursed if you already purchased it) if you visit and comment on all of the blog posts - more details on the The Hero Arts Blog.

The Hero Arts Blog | Jennifer McGuire | Kelly Purkey | Amy Tan (you are here!) | Yana Smakula | Kathy Racoosin | Mariana Grigsby | Heather Ruwe | Amy Tsuruta | Ilina Crouse | Libby Hickson