On Display Monday Link Party #9

Welcome to another On Display Monday link party!
We are breaking records each week with how many links we get!  Thank you everyone who has linked up in the past, and WELCOME new linkers! I’m so happy to have you here! :)

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I don’t have any recap for you this week other than to say congratulations to Dawn W. for winning the wire wrapped jewelry and Artistic Wire giveaway!!!

I DO have a lot of fun stuff planned for this week – a wire jewelry tutorial, a FUN upcycling craft, AND there will be an amazing giveaway this Saturday! Make sure you come back to check it all out!

To make sure you don’t miss any post from me, you can subscribe to my blog by email or use the social media buttons to follow along.  You can find all of that at the top right of this page in the sidebar.

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I am so EXCITED to announce we have another co-host joining us!!!

Welcome Danielle to On Display Monday!

Danielle

She blogs over at Snippets of Inspiration about things like cooking, crafts, beauty, cleaning, spiritual encouragement, and more!  I personally really enjoy reading her blog.  It’s definitely worth a visit!! Make sure to leave her a comment while you’re there.  :)

Let’s not forget the rest of the ladies who host and co-host this fabulous party!!

HOST (me)
Brianna @ CraftandRepeat
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CO-HOSTS
Randi @ Sowdering About
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Heather @ Frugal Fit Family
Heather

Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys
Britney
 Shannon @ Bella Caiden
Shannon is taking a short break from On Display Monday.  She hasn’t been feeling well lately and needs the break to focus on her health.  She WILL be back SOON though, so make sure to keep following her!  I’m sure she would love it if you popped by her blog or Facebook page and gave her some words of encouragement!  Get better soon, Shannon!!

Shannon

All of these lovely ladies are amazing!  Please be sure to check out their blogs and thank them for co-hosting.  I know I’m thankful to have them as my co-hosts!! ;)

Here’s how it works:  when you link up on one blog, it will show up on ALL OF THE BLOGS!  That’s a lot of extra exposure for you.  Also, since there are multiple co-hosts, there will be multiple features each week!  Not only will the features be shown on each blog, but they will be posted to all of the Facebook pages, and on our collective Pinterest board.  Make sure you stop by next Monday to see if you were featured!

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And now onto the fun part… features from last week’s party!!!

This is my feature pick:
Orange Creamsicle Cake Pops - KC Bakes
Orange Creamsicle Cake Pops – KC Bakes
I am blown away by these cake pops!  Not only do they look delicious, but the level of artistry put in to making these is just AMAZING!

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The co-hosts picked some great features this week, too! Be sure to check them out!
On Display Monday #8 Party Features

1. Brianna’s Pick: Orange Creamsicle Cake Pops – KC Bakes
2. Danielle’s Pick: Pinterest Project – Simply Sarah
3. Randi’s Pick: DIY Rainbow Nursery Art – Cutesy Crafts
4. Britney’s Pick: Maxi Skirt from a Bed Sheet – Mabey She Made It
5. Heather’s Pick: Chocolate Zucchini Muffins – I Got This Martha

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Ready to join the party?!  Make sure you follow the co-hosts and me via email or Facebook.  You’ll be notified of future parties and party features.  That just might be you!

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Brianna
Randi
Heather
Shannon
Britney
Danielle

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Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.

  1. You may link up to 3 projects that YOU have made. Please no repeats.
  2. Link DIRECTLY to your post and NOT to your main blog URL.
  3. Please no giveaways, stores, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Add the party button or a visible link to your blog’s sidebar or party page.  You can find them in my sidebar on the right. This way others can find the party and join in! If you’ve been featured, grab the feature button!
  5. Follow your co-hosts and me via email or social media. This way you’ll be notified of featured projects and when the next party starts.
  6. Please be kind, and visit other links. Be extra kind and leave them a comment!

*By submitting your link you are authorizing all of the co-hosts and me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules. 

On Display Monday link parties will start on Mondays and end on Fridays.

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On Display Monday Link Party #8

Welcome to another On Display Monday link party!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  Mine was a little bittersweet.  My husband has been gone on business for 2 weeks.  I had 2 of my brothers out here that whole time visiting and helping me out with the kids.  I’m happy to have my husband home, but sad to see my brothers leave.
Tell me about your weekend in the comments! Did you have good weather? Do you do something new and exciting?

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If you’ve missed out on what I’ve been up to in bloggy world this week, here’s a little recap:

Elegant Wire Wrapped Ring

I signed up to be a sponsor for the One Crafty Contest and made this ring for one of the winners.  You can read about it HERE.

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I also did my first guest post on a blog I absolutely love – One Artsy Mama!  I’ll have the full post here for you later on, but you can get a sneak peak and enter in a giveaway for this wire wrapped ring, set of earrings, and Artistic Wire, by checking it out now. :)  There’s only a few days left to enter!
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Now, let me introduce you to your host and lovely co-hosts!

HOST (me)
Brianna
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CO-HOSTS
Randi @ Sowdering About
Randi

Heather @ Frugal Fit Family
Heather

Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys
Britney
 Shannon @ Bella Caiden
Shannon will be taking a break from On Display Monday.  She hasn’t been feeling well lately and needs the break to focus on her health.  She WILL be back though, so make sure to keep following her!  I’m sure she would love it if you popped by her blog or Facebook page and gave her some words of encouragement!  Get better soon, Shannon!!

Shannon

All of these lovely ladies are amazing!  Please be sure to check out their blogs and thank them for co-hosting.  I know I’m thankful to have them as my co-hosts!! ;)

Here’s how it works:  when you link up on one blog, it will show up on ALL OF THE BLOGS!  That’s a lot of extra exposure for you.  Also, since there are multiple co-hosts, there will be multiple features each week!  Not only will the features be shown on each blog, but they will be posted to all of the Facebook pages, and on our collective Pinterest board.  Make sure you stop by next Monday, not only to check out the features and join a new party, but I hope to have a fun announcement for you all! :D

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And now onto the fun part… features from last week’s party!!!

This is my feature pick:
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Color Diffusing Paper Weaving Strips – Little Fingers Big Art
M, my four-year-old, and I have been doing a lot of experimenting with colors and color changing.  He would have a blast with this.  I just couldn’t pass up featuring this fun kids’ craft!

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The co-hosts picked some great features this week, too! Be sure to check them out!
On Display Monday #7 Party Features

1. Heather’s Pick: Olive Garden Breadsticks – Nap-Time Creations

2. Britney’s Pick: Modern Mini Challenge Quilt – Windsor & Main

3. Randi’s Pick: Simple, DIY Silver Earrings – Pitter and Glink

4. Shannon’s Pick: Master Bedroom Reveal – Living Better Together

5. Brianna’s Pick: Color Diffusing Paper Weaving Strips – Little Fingers Big Art

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Ready to join the party?!  Make sure you follow the co-hosts and me via email or Facebook.  You’ll be notified of future parties and party features.  That just might be you!

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Brianna
Randi
Heather
Shannon
Britney

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Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.

  1. You may link up to 3 projects that YOU have made. Please no repeats.
  2. Link DIRECTLY to your post and NOT to your main blog URL.
  3. Please no giveaways, stores, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Add the party button or a visible link to your blog’s sidebar or party page.  You can find them in my sidebar on the right. This way others can find the party and join in! If you’ve been featured, grab the feature button!
  5. Follow your co-hosts and me via email or social media. This way you’ll be notified of featured projects and when the next party starts.
  6. Please be kind, and visit other links. Be extra kind and leave them a comment!

*By submitting your link you are authorizing all of the co-hosts and me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules. 

On Display Monday link parties will start on Mondays and end on Fridays.

Click the frog to add your link!

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Elegant Wire Wrapped Ring

Besides being a contestant in the 2013 One Crafty Contest, I also signed up to be a sponsor. My prize donation was a wire wrapped ring with the contestant’s choice of beads and color.

Shannon at Bella Caiden, won the ring as part of her prize pack for taking 3rd place. She is mighty crafty! I suggest checking out what she made for the contest and browsing her blog. She has some great ideas.

Shannon and I have become pretty good bloggy friends through the contest, so I was excited that she was the one getting this ring. She decided to leave the bead and color choice up to me. I loved this, because I got to be creative! I decided to keep it simple and elegant. This is what she will be receiving.

Elegant Wire Wrapped Ring
Wire wrapped jewelry is one of my absolute favorite things to make, and wire rings are my favorite type of jewelry to make.  I have lost count of how many rings I have made, sold, or given as gifts.  I LOVE rings!

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On Display Monday Link Party #7

Welcome to another On Display Monday link party!
Thank you to everyone who linked up this past week!  We had a fantastic turnout for the first co-hosted party!

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Let me introduce you to your host and lovely co-hosts!

HOST (me)
Brianna
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CO-HOSTS
Randi @ Sowdering About
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Heather @ Frugal Fit Family
Heather

Shannon @ Bella Caiden
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Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys
Britney

Please be sure to visit their blogs and thank them for co-hosting!

Here’s how it works:  when you link up on one blog, it will show up on ALL FIVE BLOGS!  That’s a lot of extra exposure for you.  Also, since there are five co-hosts, there will be five features each week!  Not only will the features be shown on each blog, but they will be posted to all five Facebook pages, and on our collective Pinterest board.

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I’m a little sad to say that the One Crafty Contest has come to a close.  It’s been so much fun participating.  I made it all the way to the end (I still can’t believe it!).  Our final round had to feature burlap.
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This was my entry along with the description I submitted:

“I’ve honestly never used burlap before. I wanted to sew it, but I wasn’t sure how easy it would be.  I used 100% natural jute burlap. It’s a lot stiffer than the normal kind, but my sewing machine held up! I did not use a pattern.  This is an original design just for the contest.  I don’t like sewing with patterns anyway.  It takes away from the creative process!
The purse has a burlap band on the front and back, a burlap flower, and burlap bottom and sides. I used gathering stitches to make the fabric gather randomly.  It is lined with the blue material and has an inner pocket made with the flower material.  The straps are a mixture of fabric and beading supplies. It closes with fabric ties.
The hard coin purse is made out of 2 large upcycled juice lids.  I covered each lid with batting and fabric and joined them with a zipper. It has a green ribbon tab to make it easy to open. I made a burlap flower for the top to match the purse.
I also made a multipurpose zip bag.  It has lining made with the blue fabric with several dividers and credit card holders made with the flower fabric.  I sewed a burlap band on the front. It can be used as a wallet, a cosmetic bag, or as a separate clutch.
It’s hard to believe that this is the last craft for the contest.  I’ve had so much fun participating!”

When voting for the final round was over, it was time to vote for the places.  I was already in the top 3, which means I already placed.  I’m pleased to say I took second and am so happy about it!!  Also, congratulations to Shannon, one of the co-hosts, for making all the way to the end, too!  She took third.  You can see all the fabulous prizes we won HERE.

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Now the part I’m sure you’ve been waiting for! Let’s see who was featured this week!

 This is my pick this week.
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Fairy Garden – A Vintage Umbrella
I love all of the fairy gardens I’ve been seeing everywhere.  I would love to make one myself.  This one is just so adorable and has a lot of fun miniature features.  Perfect for a garden fairy to call home!

Here are the features from all five co-hosts.
Features from On Display Monday Party #6
1. Shannon’s pick: Messenger Bag – Handmade Frenzy

2. Heather’s pick: Adorable Dress for Little Girls – Will Cook for Shoes

3. Randi’s pick: Pallet Sign – Two Girls and a Glue Gun

4. Brianna’s pick: Fairy Garden – The Vintage Umbrella

5. Britney’s pick: Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs – I Dig Pinterest

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Ready to join the party?!  Make sure you follow the co-hosts and me via email or Facebook.  You’ll be notified of future parties and party features.  That just might be you!

FACEBOOK PAGES
Brianna
Randi
Heather
Shannon
Britney

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Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.

  1. You may link up to 3 projects that YOU have made. Please no repeats.
  2. Link DIRECTLY to your post and NOT to your main blog URL.
  3. Please no giveaways, stores, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Add the party button or a visible link to your blog’s sidebar or party page.  You can find them in my sidebar on the right. This way others can find the party and join in! If you’ve been featured, grab the feature button!
  5. Follow your co-hosts and me via email or social media. This way you’ll be notified of featured projects and when the next party starts.
  6. Please be kind, and visit other links. Be extra kind and leave them a comment!

*By submitting your link you are authorizing all of the co-hosts and me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules. 

On Display Monday link parties will start on Mondays and end on Fridays.

Click the frog to add your link!

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Junk Mail Paper – Part Two

It’s time for another installment in my Junk Mail Paper series!  In the first post, I showed you the simplest version of how to recycle your junk mail and unwanted paper into new paper .

Junk Mail Paper - Part One(If you missed the first post, you can find it HERE.)

If any of you actually tried this, I would LOVE to hear about it or see pictures! Share them in the comments!

Now I’m going to show you one of the things you can do with your new paper – making easy-tear notepads out of it!  I also have a fun reusable notepad holder to show you!
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Isn’t it cute? Let’s get started!


The Supplies
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For the Notepad
1. Homemade junk mail paper (not pictured)
2. Paper cutter or scissors (not pictured)
3. Chipboard
4. Wide Painter’s Tape
5. Two pieces of wood that are taller and wider than your paper and at least a half inch deep.
6. 2 four inch C-clamps (not pictured)
7. Clear 100% silicone sealant – for window/door/attic
8. Magnetic tape or button (optional)

For the Holder
1. DIY 5×7 Chippendale Frame from Oriental Trading Company
2. Scrapbook paper
3. Mod Podge
4. Paint
5. 1 magnetic button
6. 1 small washer
7. Hot glue and gun
8. Sand paper (optional)
9. Primer (optional)

The Directions
Junk Mail Paper - Part Two of a series.
Start by trimming each piece of your homemade junk mail paper to the same size.  Make sure you flattened it first by following my instructions in Part 1.  If you have some pieces with worse deckle edges or more uneven edges than the other sides, trim those sides first.  Save those trimmed edges to recycle into more paper! My paper has been trimmed to 3×4 inches.  By the way, I FINALLY found my paper cutter! Yay! You might remember me talking about how frustrated I was about not being able to find it for 2 years in a previous post.  Anyway…

Also trim a piece of chipboard to the same size.  I have actual chipboard.  T, my hubby, brought home a HUGE box a few years ago from work, and I still haven’t gone through the whole thing.  I LOVE free stuff! You could easily cut out a piece from a cereal box or other similar food box.

Junk Mail Paper - Part Two of a series.
To assemble and make the notepad, first cover the edge of each board with Painter’s tape.  It should generously cover around each edge, touching 3 sides, like the picture shows.  I used shelf inserts from our TV stand for this.  Get creative! You don’t have to go buy wood scraps to do this!

You need to carefully stack your paper and chipboard.  The chipboard serves as a sturdy backing for your notepad. I find it easier to add the chipboard last, but you might find it easier to start with it.  If you’re recycling a food box to use as chipboard make sure the printed side is facing up and you stack the paper on top of it to hide the print.

To stack the paper, carefully line up each edge that will be at the top of the notepad.  If a piece lays lower than the rest, it won’t be touched by the glue and will just fall out.   I suggest doing it piece by piece and not just tapping the stack on a table to get them even.  Pinch the top of the notepad tightly so the papers won’t slip, line it up with the taped edge of one board, put the other board on top lining it up with the paper and first board, and then tightly secure the C-clamps around everything (use the picture above as a guide). Make sure your paper didn’t move while you put the clamps on.  It needs to be as straight as possible.

There are lots of different glues you can use to secure your notepad, but I’ve found that I really like the clear 100% silicone sealant the best!  It creates a nice thick binding and the paper tears off so easily.  It also doesn’t bleed into the paper like some other glues will.  Apply 2-3 layers of glue to the top edge of your notepad.  I like to wear a glove and apply it with my finger. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for drying.  The Painter’s tape will protect your boards from glue and keep the notepad from sticking.

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This is the only picture I could find of one of the notepads I’ve made in the past.  This one was a gift for my mom a few Christmases ago. It has varying Christmas themed paper and a magnet on the back.  You can add a magnetic button or piece of magnetic tape to the back of yours to stick it up on your refrigerator.  However, if you want to make a notepad holder, don’t add a magnet, and keep reading!

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Oriental Trading Company let me pick out some items for review, and I just HAD to have this DIY 5×7 Chippendale Frame!  It comes unfinished, so there are so many crafty things you could do with it!  It also come in an 8×10 size.  I started by disassembling the frame.  There are 3 inner pieces: the glass, the chipboard, and the filler paper.

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Then I just painted the frame in Canary Yellow.  You could sand and prime it first, but I wanted some of the wood grain to show through.  A helpful tip to keep paint from getting all over the edges of your can is to put a piece of Painter’s Tape over the top and wipe your brush on that instead of the edge of the can! Neat, huh?!

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I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to the size of the chipboard that came with the frame and glued it to the chipboard with Mod Podge.  The paper I used is part of the Black and White Monochromatic Paper Pack from Oriental Trading Company.  I love the variety in this pack.  If you scroll back up to the supplies picture, you can see the designs it comes with.  I especially love the music themed paper!  This pack is the standard 12×12 scrapbooking size. They have MANY other paper designs and paper packs besides this one. Can you tell my foam brushes get a lot of use?!

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How you reassemble the frame is up to you, BUT I chose to layer it with the glass on the bottom, the paper in the middle, and the chipboard with the scrapbook paper showing on top. You can reuse your frame by layering it this way.  You will be gluing something to the top layer. So if you don’t put the glass on top, you save it from the glue and can use it as a regular frame in the future.  I didn’t want a shiny front for mine either, which is also why I chose to layer it this way. You need to put all the layers in there to make it nice and snug.

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Use hot glue to attach the washer to the notepad and the magnetic button to the scrapbook paper.  Don’t do it the other way around.  This is what makes it reusable.  It is A LOT cheaper to add a new washer than a magnet to a new notepad.  You might even be able to reuse the chipboard backing if you carefully pull off the remaining glue!

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Embellish your paper and frame! I made simple paper roses out of the scrapbook paper and stamped “notes” onto the bottom of my paper pad.

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I also used Mod Podge to line the edges with the same scrapbook paper.  I know some people think the gray and yellow combination has been overdone, but this is my first time using those colors together! I couldn’t resist! :) I even put yellow thread in the paper to give it a little more character.

Junk Mail Paper - Part Two of a series.
That’s it! You now have a cute reusable notepad holder with a homemade notepad!  Even better, these frames come with attached hanging hardware and can be hung vertically or horizontally.

Oriental Trading Company
If you haven’t heard of Oriental Trading Company before,  a visit to their site will definitely be worth your time!  Everything is affordable, and they have a Lowest Price Guarantee.

Here are some great links to get you started:
1. Shop OTC
2. Sign up for email savings
3. Request a free catalog
4. Sign up for Oriental Trading Rewards
5. Explore free project ideas

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**This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading Company.  I received a gift card to put toward products for review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions and reviews are written with complete honesty.  The entirety of this post is comprised of my own thoughts and words.**

Remember, if you post about this project, please be sure to give me credit and link back to me or grab a button from the sidebar. Thanks!

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