Embossed Brass DIY Charm Bracelets

Embossed Charm Bracelets 1

Please don’t think I’ve gone DIY charm bracelet crazy over here, since I’ve made a few different versions lately!  It’s my current love at the moment (and they’re crazy easy to make) so I have one last way to personalize your own charm bangles, and I also want to share some fun from earlier this […]

Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

Handmade Christmas Card Ideas at www.happyhourprojects.com | Embossing can make up a special-looking card in minutes - perfect for those last-minute ones you still want to give!

So… I’m a slacker this year.  I mean, I’m really trying to get ready for Christmas, but my daughter’s birthday was last weekend and our basement flooded and… the list goes on.  I didn’t send a big batch of cards this year, and instead, I’ve opted for making cards especially to send back to the […]

Easy Embossed DIY Earrings

Easy Embossed DIY Dangle Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  I’ve got a fun accessory I want to share with you today that’s delicate and understated, with a hint of texture and your favorite beads.  These DIY earrings make up quickly, and because they’re embossed, they look anything but homemade! Today I’ll be sharing two techniques for working with wire and metal.  Don’t […]

Embossed DIY Treat Boxes

Embossed Treat Boxes at www.happyhourprojects.com | Great for parties and treats with quick assembly!

Hey guys!  I have a fun new toy to share today – I recently upgraded my Sizzix Big Shot to the Big Shot Plus.  I can still use all my old dies, but with a 9″ cutting width, I can die-cut and emboss much larger areas than before.  Today I’m sharing how easy it is […]

Embossed Steampunk Necklace

Embossed Steampunk Necklace 2

Hey friends!  Today is an exciting day for me, because I’m in Chicago and visiting the BLITSY CRAFTS offices (among other destinations).  I LOVE Chicago, and it’s really a treat for me to visit some of my partners in-person.  You may have read that I recently joined the Blitsy Crafts design team, and today I’m […]

Christmas in July with Sizzix | Simple and Elegant Golden Gift Wrapping

Christmas in July with Sizzix | Golden Gift Wrap at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  Today’s idea is fast and functional CHRISTMAS gift wrap – yes, Christmas!  It’s Christmas in July with Sizzix this week and next, and I’m sharing today’s holiday inspiration: golden gift wrapping.  Gold is classic, and paired with Sizzix embossing folders and dies, you can make your small gifts, treats, and handmade goodies shine […]

Boho Embossed Layered Necklace

Boho Embossed Layered Necklace | A mixed media jewelry tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I have been flat-out LOVING the layering trends, in case you haven’t noticed.  I’ve been making layered and multi-strand bracelets for a while now, and now that I’m seeing more and more necklaces stacked and layered… oh I am ALL. OVER. IT.  Today’s mixed media project has a boho feel to it, and it’s […]

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 […]