DIY Matchbox or Hot Wheels Storage Carrier

DIY Matchbox or Hot Wheels Storage Solution at www.happyhourprojects.com | Personalize it with vinyl die-cuts to make it special, for a fraction of the price of a branded carrier!

Whew!  Did you guys have a great Christmas?  I had all the expected chaos and cuteness when you have littles, and my house has almost recovered.  So I’m tackling a few projects to help it stay that way, and the first thing on my list was some Hot Wheels storage solutions that didn’t break the […]

Gifts for Writers | Easy Die-Cut Typewriter Magnets

Great Gifts For Writers | DIY Typewriter Magnets at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you’re a writer, or you know someone who is, then you’re probably always on the lookout for great gifts for writers!  November is National Novel Writing Month, and I help organize local events for Grand Rapids area writers.  Now that it’s October, we’re in full-on plotting mode to make sure this year’s event is […]

Coffee Lovers’ Resin Necklace Tutorial

Resin Coffee Lovers Necklace Tutorial at www.happyhouprojects.com

I have a good friend who’s a coffee lover just like I am, and I got obsessed with the idea of making her a coffee-themed necklace.  I love the coffee dies in the Sizzix Tim Holtz line (in fact, I made a coffee-lovers’ card earlier this year using this same die) and realized that die-cutting shrink plastic […]

Glitter Glam Feather Magnets & Xyron Creative Station Giveaway

Glitter Glam Feather Magnets at www.happyhourprojects.com | Die-cut magnets in any shape you want with the Xyron Creative Station

Hey guys!  I’ve got a fast and fun project to share with you today – these die-cut glitter magnets make up in just 2 minutes, and they will add a bit of glam to your locker, desk, refrigerator or white board.  Xyron Creative Station is sponsoring today’s project and giveaway, and I’m going to show […]

Leather Seahorse Themed Cuff

Leather Seahorse Themed Cuff at www.happyhourprojects.com

So a lot of you know, I’m pretty much always looking for an excuse to turn EVERYTHING into jewelry.  (Fortunately?  It’s an easy excuse to make.  YAY JEWELRY.)  Today’s project is no different – I combined a fun paper crafting die with leather to make an ocean-themed leather cuff bracelet.  I couldn’t help it – […]

CardMaker & Sizzix Blog Hop | Hello, Sunshine Birthday Card

CardMaker & Sizzix Blog Hop! Hello, Sunshine Birthday Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

Do you love making handmade cards?  I love layering paper, it was my first true craft love as a little kid.  I couldn’t draw or paint well, but stacking and pasting paper?  I was all over that!  Haha.  It has translated today to my own mixed media style that comes out in my jewelry and […]