Mini Wood Palette Father’s Day Gift Idea

Need a quick and clever gift for Father’s Day?

I designed and created this desk caddy using mini wood palettes I purchased from my local Dollar Tree Store!

Check out my YouTube video on how I put together these cute little caddies. I give you the measurements and supplies I used to create each of these caddies. The pocket feature will fit a gift card too!

I hope you enjoy this project.

Thanks so much for watching.


Tim Holtz Configurations Redesign Project

Really happy to share with you a new redesign project today!

I used a 5.75″ X 10.75″ Tim Holtz Configurations set as the base for the project. More about of some of the products I used to create the redesign is included in this post.

I wanted the back and front of the configuration frame to be the same depth. In order to achieve this I rebuilt the original tray from the configurations set to make the “lid”.

I used hardware pieces from my mixed media collection and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Foundations Box Feet. I painted all of the metal hardware in Prima Marketing / Finnabair Art Alchemy Sparks Paint in Ginger Magic. I also used the Sparks paint for detailing the edges of the drawers and box.

To give each drawer a little pizzazz, I used a Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Stencil “Crackle” on the sides of the drawers and outsides of the box. I first put a layer of Sparks paint, then used Prima Marketing / Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paint in Deep Waters and Emerald Green, alternating between the colors on each drawer. To finish off the drawers, I used a mixed selection of ceramic and glass beads from my jewelry making supplies. I attached the beads using eye pins and Glossy Accents. For more just a little more pizzazz and bling, I added Swarovski crystal gems to cover the bead holes and eye pin heads.

I used my technique for creating chipboard projects (see my YouTube channel videos for how-to), I then applied a base coat to the entire piece, including the drawers, in Prima Marketing Inc / Finnabair Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso. This gave me the full cover base I needed to apply the color to the project. I used the Crackle stencil and some Liquitex Blended Fibers to create the texture on the box.

Once everything dry, I gave it 24 hours before I starting painting, I used a combination of Craftsmart Multi-Surface Premium Chalky Acrylic Paint in French Teal, Art-C Ultra Chalk Soft Matte Paint in Turquoise Blue and Art-C Metallic Paint in Eggplant, and Art Alchemy Metallique paint in Emerald Green and Deep Waters. I used Sparks paint for bits of highlighting over the entire box base. For the drawer fronts, I used a painting technique I learned many years ago. I floated three of the paint colors on my paint brush, then brushed over the drawer fronts giving them a blended paint look. The last step was spraying the entire project with Krylon Matte UV-Resistant Clear Acrylic Coating. I left the clear window that came with the Configurations box off to avoid getting overspray on it from the acrylic coating. I later attached the clear window using double-sided tape.

FINISHING TOUCHES:

For staging and accessorizing the project, I used pieces from my mixed media collection (magnifying glass and keys). I also used rhinestone pieces from Mon Ami Gabby (flower pin, Cinderella Coach, round buckle), and a Tim Holtz Assemblage Locket. The inside back panel was created by using a piece from 7gypies Architextures Junque Attic Collection. Pearl accents are from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baubles Collection.

I hope to bring you a new design project soon!

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THE WINNERS: 300 YouTube Subscribers Giveway!

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveway! I am so thankful to have all of my YouTube subscribers and Blog followers! Thank you for your continued support.

As a reminder, here is what you needed to do to enter the giveaway…

To enter the drawing:

  1. Tell me what fruit I mention in my “ABOUT” page on this blog. Post your answer in the comments.
  2. On my YouTube channel for this giveaway, tell me which prize package you would like to win.

Entries must be submitted by Sunday, May 9, 2021, Midnight (Pacific Time)

Winners will be selected at random, and will be announced on Friday, May 21, 2021

And now, here are the winners (chosen at random)…

  1. Tim Holtz Die Set: Celeste Wicmandy
  2. Memories Album: Rebecca Creates
  3. Graphic45 Set: Deborah Cox

Congratulations to you all!

Please email me your contact information (designwishesbypamela@gmail.com), to receive your prize.

Thank you again, and please continue to follow me on this blog, my YouTube channel, and social media.

Have a great weekend everyone!


300 YouTube Subscribers Giveaway!!

I’m celebrating my YouTube achievement by giving away 3 different prize packages!

To enter the drawing:

  1. Tell me what fruit I mention in my “ABOUT” page on this blog. Post your answer in the comments.
  2. On my YouTube channel for this giveaway, tell me which prize package you would like to win.

Entries must be submitted by Sunday, May 9, 2021, Midnight (Pacific Time)

Winners will be selected at random, and will be announced on Friday, May 21, 2021

Thank you all for being YouTube subscribers!


Capitol Chic Designs – Traveler’s Notebook Design Project

Today I am sharing a new completed design project using two different paper collections from from Capitol Chic Designs.

I used a 12″ X 12″ paper pad collection and a 6″ X 6″ paper pad collection. I coordinate the cut-a-parts from the Capitol Chic Designs collections with some additional ephemera and embellishments from my craft supplies which include Little Yellow Bicycle Journaling cards, ephemera packs from Art~C, Tim Holtz Ideology Page Pockets, and Journal Cards from Studio Calico. I mainly used Bearly Art Glue to adhere the notebook pages and elements, and used Kraft-tex Kraft Paper Fabric along with HeatnBond to adhere the designer paper on the cover.

For this design project, I created a traveler’s notebook full of pockets, pages, tuck spots, photo mats and much more!

You can see a full review of this project in the video below and on my YouTube channel.

Thank you so much for following me!