Watercolor Cards for Beginners

Watercoloring Made Easy at happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  I’ve been up to some different things in the studio the past couple days, inspired by some designers who are great with ink, doodling, painting, and more.  Watercolor is one of those things that I always found to be really beautiful, but really far out of my reach.  I accept I’m not good […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Simple Pumpkin Handmade Card

Simple Handmade Pumpkin Cards at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay show of hands: who’s all about pumpkin everything for fall?  That’s what I thought!  Pumpkins are iconic for autumn, and this simple die-cut card can send some fall cheer anyone’s way.  I assembled this little card in about 10 minutes with some of the new Rachael Bright dies for Sizzix, in non-traditional colors – […]