Minis Series Part 3 Warm Wishes Minis with Ornament Minis & Chalk Chips

Finally, the third and final installment of the Minis Series. The Big Ol’ Tree is begging for a few more decorations, so who am I to not oblige. It would be like Buddy the Elf not eating tubes of cookie dough. It would be like the Grinch NOT stealing Christmas. Nope. One more time…with feeling!

Here’s the third video and final video of the series. I used the Warm Wishes and Joyful Holiday Transfers. I used Chalk Chips in White and Black, and Ornament Minis. I used Bright White, Shimmer Gold, Black Velvet, and Shimmer Red Chalk Pastes. I also used the Self Healing Mat, Transfer Trimmers, Fine Mist Sprayer, Fuzzing Towel, Stir Sticks, and Mini Squeegees.

so pretty and easy to make

Check out the video below to see how I made these gorgeous ornaments.

https://youtu.be/JYEnXSrwZpM

Minis Series Part 2 Handmade Font Joyful Holiday Patterns transfers on Ornament and Tag Minis

Remember the cutest IKEA tree come monstrosity I brought home?

Move Over Rockefeller…

Well, I’m going to add more ornaments! I’m filling it if it kills me (And it just might if it falls.) And why not fill it with your own creations, rather than meaningless store bought stuff, right?

So here’s the second video in my Minis Series on creating my own Chalk Couture Ornaments for my big-ass basement tree! I used the Handwritten Font along with the Joyful Holiday Patterns transfers. I used Ornament Minis and Tag Minis I used Black Velvet, Candy Apple, Shimmer Gold, and Bright White Chalk Paste. I also used the Fuzzing Towel, Stir Sticks, Self Healing Mat, Fine Mist Sprayer, Transfer Trimmers, and Mini Squeegees.

so pretty and easy to make

Check out the video below to see how I made these gorgeous ornaments.

https://youtu.be/_ZRRGNOo70g

Remember this is the second of a three part “Minis” Series. Check back for Part III soon!

Minis Series Part 1 Classic Ornaments transfer on Ornament and Tag Minis

So I saw what I thought was the cutest “little” tree at IKEA. I wanted something seasonal yet compact for the basement. Well, I guess I have to bone up on my reading comprehension skills cos, wow this thing turned out bigger than I thought.

Tree topper is out of the question. Oh well, at least I can fill it with Ornament Minis, right?

So here’s the first video in my Minis Series ( See what I did there? ) on creating my own Chalk Couture Ornaments for my big-ass basement tree! I used the Classic Ornaments and the Mini Buffalo Plaid transfers. I used Ornament Minis and Tag Minis I used Black Velvet, Shimmer Red, Shimmer Gold, and Bright White Chalk Paste. I also used the Fuzzing Towel, Stir Sticks, Self Healing Mat, Fine Mist Sprayer, Transfer Trimmers, and Mini Squeegees.

so pretty and easy to make

Check out the video below to see how I made these gorgeous ornaments.

https://youtu.be/Gt74Cu53HO8

Remember this is the first of a three part “Minis” Series. Check back for Part II tomorrow!

Chalk Couture Minis Series Part 1: Classic Ornaments on Ornament Minis

So I saw what I thought was the cutest “little” tree at IKEA. I wanted something seasonal yet compact for the basement. Well, I guess I have to bone up on my reading comprehension skills cos, wow this thing turned out bigger than I thought.

Tree topper is out of the question. Oh well, at least I can fill it with Ornament Minis, right?

So here’s the first video in my Minis Series ( See what I did there? ) on creating my own Chalk Couture Ornaments for my big-ass basement tree! I used the Classic Ornaments and the Mini Buffalo Plaid transfers. I used Ornament Minis and Tag Minis I used Black Velvet, Shimmer Red, Shimmer Gold, and Bright White Chalk Paste. I also used the Fuzzing Towel, Stir Sticks, Self Healing Mat, Fine Mist Sprayer, Transfer Trimmers, and Mini Squeegees.

so pretty and easy to make

Check out the video below to see how I made these gorgeous ornaments.

https://youtu.be/Gt74Cu53HO8

Remember this is the first of a three part “Minis” Series. Check back for Part II tomorrow!

Porch Sign Series Episode 1: Let It Snowman Transfer

Hey friends! Right now the Porch Sign is a decor must. All the cool kids are doing it and so can we. Here’s a fun winter transfer to make now so you’re prepared to kick off your winter in style.

If you’ve just crawled out from under a rock and don’t know what a porch sign is, you can take a look here. Basically it’s boards about 4 feet tall and decorated that fit nicely on a porch or in an entryway. Now we can prepare for the inevitable winter decorating with a snowman design!

Gotta love a cute snowman to make you smile. Most of us have a love/hate relationship with the movie Frozen. I always thought Olaf was the cutest most endearing character. So sweet and innocent and a fiercely loyal friend.

Olaf, the SNOWman, had a weird obsession with Summer.

Chalk Couture has come up with their own cute snowman with the Let It Snowman transfer and it fits perfectly onto a porch sign. Like this:

I have a piece of wood that measure 1 foot by 4 foot (it was a 1 foot by 8 foot and I cut it in half-well, Home Depot cut it in half, lol). The backside of this project is my Autumn Sign! I used Cadet, Couture Teal, Papaya, and Bright White Chalk Paste. I also used the Transfer Trimmers, Self Healing Mat, Fuzzing Towel, Stir Sticks, and a Small Squeegee.

Check out the video below to see how I created this sweet Porch Sign

https://youtu.be/i6Ee2Y7TDQI

Nuts about October Club Couture

If you’re still thinking about joining Club Couture, this month’s Club should settle it for you. I, for one, am going nuts over this super cute design for Fall. Ready to see it? Here it is!

Acorns may not be fun to step on, but this one sure is awesome looking! And how clever is it being called “Happy Fallidays”? I just love it and can’t wait to chalk it on all sorts of surfaces!

Want to know more about Club Couture? Just go here to find out more!

Tip & Trick Tuesday: Five Uses for Chalk Couture Placement Tape You May Not Know About.

So I’m starting a new thing here on the blog: Tip & Trick Tuesday.
Every Tuesday, I will try and make you aware of a useful tip or trick you might not know about to help you make the best of your Chalk Couture products. It might be about an accessory, or chalk or surface… whatever gem of wisdom and experience my little heart desires to impart to you.

This week, I will tell you some things you may not have known about the use of placement tape.

Placement tape; it’s the red headed stepchild of Chalk Couture accessories. It’s ideal for aligning and spacing Chalk Transfer elements on many surfaces. It is 5/8″ wide with ¼” increments; 5 yards. It is sticky, reposition-able and reusable. But do I really even need it you might ask? The answer is most certainly, yes!

5Ruler. Placement tape has ruler marks in quarter inch increments. Put down, measure, pull up, repeat. You may think, big deal I can use measuring tape. Placement tape , however can be stuck down on the surface and won’t slide around while you’re creating. well now that’s pretty useful.


4 Align Fonts on Surfaces. With placement tape, you can double check that your letters are nice and straight and evenly spaced out. No one wants their letters to roll downhill like Jack and Jill. You just use it as a straight edge to align the transfer and also to keep the letters evenly spaced apart. Even spacing is key as well – no crooked teeth here!

A straight edge and a ruler make for easy letter placement.

3 Fix Orientation. This tip is a fantastic one to show how you can use transfer in ways you’ve not thought possible. Ever want to use the wording from a transfer but the transfer was portrait and you want the words on a landscape surface: For instance: you have a transfer that’s stacked, like this:

and you want to use the wording horizontally across a wider surface. You sure don’t want to cut it all up to align the words, right? No need with your handy dandy placement tape to both create a straight edge and, with the measuring tape built in, make sure the letters or words are spaced evenly apart. Pretty cool, huh?

So here’s the finished product. Great idea if I do say so.


2Mask. So you have part of a transfer you don’t want to show in the design? Maybe there’s an element that is close to another that you want to be a different color? Well use that tape to cover it up while you paint the other. And, good news, it will peel right up so you can use it again.

Masking the side of the bug so the palm leaves don’t get painted on it.

1And, my best tip for using placement tape? The Reverse Transfer. Have you ever wanted to orient a design element on a surface in the opposite direction, like a mirror image? Well, hellooo placement tape. Just flip that transfer over and hold it down with the placement tape. Think of all the new ways you can decorate now.

Reverse transfer, tape down, Chalk away!

Hope you found these tips useful. You can look for different ones each Tuesday!

Spooky Trees with Let’s Get Wicked, Mini Buffalo Plaid, Victorian Skull and Woven Plaid transfers

So just like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween, I thought I’d keep this project only barely creepy. They kinda reminded me of something from a Tim Burton film, like Nightmare Before Christmas. or Dr Seuss story.

If you’ve never seen The Nightmare Before Christmas, it’s a great movie. Tim Burton is a true artist.

I thought this was a unique take on Halloween decor. Rather than pumpkin cutouts, why not tree cutouts! Didn’t they turn out great? Buffalo plaid strikes again! And the woven plaid looks awesome too. What I really dig though is the spider!

I used our Tree Cutouts, Let’s Get Wicked, Mini Buffalo Plaid, Victorian Skull and Woven Plaid transfers. I used Bright White and Black Velvet Chalk Paste. I also used the Self Healing Mat, Transfer Trimmers, Fuzzing Towel, Stir Sticks, Small Squeegees, and Mini Squeegees.

Check out the video below to see how I created these fun Halloween trees!

https://youtu.be/_W53DMrrSbI