Stamped Polymer Clay Cuff Name Bracelets

Stamped Polymer Clay Cuff Name Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning and happy Friday!  I’ve got a simple polymer clay project to kick off your weekend – I’m going to show you how to make these personalized stamped clay cuff bracelets.  These are a really inexpensive project, and they’re fun for groups, too. You may remember when I shared my clay fail a few… Continue Reading…

What Does Your Font Say? (And an ImpressArt Metal Stamp Kit Giveaway!)

What Is Your Font Saying? An ImpressArt Metal Stamp Set GIVEAWAY at www.happyhourprojects.com

Get ready, friends, because today’s post is going to be a lot of fun. I’m partnering with ImpressArt Metal Stamps on an awesome starter set giveaway, and we’re going to be talking FONTS! See here’s the thing about most hobbies… when you find something you love, you begin amassing a lot of accessories for it…. Continue Reading…

Stamped Metal-Wrapped Stone Pendant

Stamped Metal-Wrapped Stone Pendant at www.happyhourprojects.com

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I have a piece to show you today that’s a little more advanced than the normal one-hour tutorials I share, but I had an idea over the weekend that I just had to run with.  I’m still going to give you a brief how-to,… Continue Reading…

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace (Video Tutorial)

Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace: Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away, but if you enjoy gifting handmade, then you’re probably already planning ahead!  I’ve got a great gift idea today – it’s a classic keepsake: the hand-stamped mommy necklace.  These are really popular, and can also be a bit pricey, so there’s a big draw in learning the skill… Continue Reading…

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well I couldn’t resist another bird-themed stamped project with Beaducation’s “Be an original” contest.  I just couldn’t.  It’s a challenge that’s metal stamping. That has Adrianne written all over it. Or maybe stamped all over it, like so. What do you think?  (If you like it, you can click to vote for it in the challenge!  I… Continue Reading…

Hand-Stamped Copper Roof Birdhouse

Stamped Copper Roof Birdhouse at www.happyhourprojects.com

So it’s no secret that my metal stamping has become a bit of an obsession.  I hope you’re all still enjoying the projects.  I’m loving putting hammers to metal.  Today’s project takes metal stamping beyond jewelry with a copper sheet to embellish a craft staple: the wooden birdhouse. Before we get started, I’ve got a… Continue Reading…

Hand Stamped Spoon and Fork Garden Markers – Video Tutorial

Hand Stamped Spoon and Fork Garden Markers - Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

I put my herb garden together this weekend (and we already raided it for Sunday dinner) and thought I’d whip up a quick set of spoon and fork garden markers to go along with it!  If you read here often, you know I LOVE metal stamping.  It’s a quick technique for personalizing all kinds of… Continue Reading…

Stamped Spoon Teacher Appreciation Tea Set

Stamped Spoon Teacher Appreciation Tea Set at www.happyhourprojects.com #CraftLightning

I’m playing a round of Craft Lightning today, with a 15-minute-or-less teacher appreciation-themed project!  If you haven’t heard of Craft Lightning before, it’s a themed collection of quick crafts that my friends at The Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts organize, so be sure to stop by this week to get LOTS of great teacher… Continue Reading…

Handmade Wedding Gift Ideas: Stamped and Beaded Mixed Media Bracelet

Handmade Wedding Gifts: Stamped and Beaded Mixed Media Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I was recently reminded that despite the snow, wedding season is fast approaching this year!  I’ve had a few people ask me about handmade wedding gift ideas already.  I actually have a really sweet gift idea for the bride-to-be (or perhaps a bridesmaid gift from the crafty bride) in this mixed media bracelet. I’m not… Continue Reading…

Hand-Stamped Copper Cuff

Hand Stamped Copper Cuff Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Sometimes, a little sass is all I need to perk up. Such is the case this week: sass and crafts.  It’s totally a thing.  I hammered out some stress on a new bracelet.  I think that’s the awesome thing about metal stamping – if you have your stamps, and you have a few blanks, you… Continue Reading…