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Creating with Joy

October 15, 2016
Fall Harvest Plaque

Harvest Plaque Create an easy fall harvest plaque with a tissue napkin collage and JOY letters. Materials: JOY embroidered letters Autumn-themed tissue napkin 10"x10" canvas Burlap ribbon, hemp string Paper in fall colors Leaf die(s) and die cutter Decoupage medium Acrylic paints - orange and dark red Red and tan stamp pads Foam brush, glue […]

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September 24, 2016
Personalized Baby Quilt

Using Joy Embroidered Letters to customize a baby or toddler quilt is a snap - much easier than trying to embroider his name onto the binding or one of the bottom squares. What little boy doesn't want a favorite blankie? Having his name on it makes it so much better. I ironed on the Joy […]

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August 3, 2016
Chip Clips

It's easy to dress up your chip clips with JOY embroidered letters - just adhere the letters with tacky glue. For words with an even number of letters like "snacks," mark the center of the clip and glue the letters evenly on either side. For odd-numbered words like "chips," center and glue the middle letter […]

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July 1, 2016
Make a Birthday Cake Banner

I love to decorate birthday cakes and in this age of photo sharing, I'm constantly inspired. A year ago, I saw a birthday cake decorated with small, plastic toy animals and doll house furniture and I knew I wanted to make one for my daughter. In June, I was able to make it happen. I […]

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June 22, 2016
Pillow Pals

My grandchildren are still young enough to enjoy spending the night at Nana and Papa's house. The boys have their own more masculine room and my granddaughter has a more feminine, shabby chic room.  I've been sprucing the boys' room up a bit and thought it would be fun to add some pillows with their […]

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June 13, 2016
Live Simply, Dream Big wallhanging

I love the look of inspirational hand-lettered wall art, but I'm not the best at hand-lettering. So what's a girl to do? Cheat of course! I used Joy's beautiful selection of embroidered letters to create my own piece of inspirational "hand lettered" wall art. While Joy letters are iron-on for fabric, you can always skip […]

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May 31, 2016
Now or Later Mail Organizer Clips

I love this giant wood clothespins for holding photos, but I realized they'd be perfect for holding mail, notes, coupons and other papers I need to keep track of. To keep my organizing tactics simple, I labeled them "now" and "later" by gluing on Joy embroidered letters. Pretty cute, too! Now I can keep all […]

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May 4, 2016
Use a metal organizer bin for flowers

Spring is still in the air here in North Texas and I love having fresh flowers in the house. I generally have flowers in every room, so I am always on the lookout for new ways to display them. I picked up these little metal bins at Michael's a while back and I have been […]

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February 2, 2016
Let Me Call You Sweetheart Hand Towel

Show your sweetheart how much you love them this Valentine's Day with a cute embellished hand towel. It's easy! Use mini Joy embroidered letters to iron-on your message and then sew on a simple lace trim. A perfect way to let them how much they're loved.

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November 13, 2015
Autumn Fruit Basket

Are you ready for the holidays? Do you decorate for the fall season? Here is a simple way to add a little festive d├ęcor without spending a lot of money. I got this basket from a dollar store - with a little burlap, flowers, fruit and Joy letters, it all comes together! Pull your letters […]

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August 3, 2015
Do Not Disturb Sign for the Nursery

Baby (and mama) needs their sleep, so hang this "do not disturb" sign on the nursery room doorknob at nap time! Using gingham fabric makes it easier to align all the iron-on letters. Materials: Joy Baby Monogram Letters & Numbers (Hot Pink) Pink and white gingham fabric Ribbon Polyester stuffing Iron, sewing machine and thread, […]

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July 3, 2015
Birthday baby onesie

The Princess (aka my grandaughter) will be one year old very shortly (which I can't believe!) and of course she will need something to wear while eating cake. Out came my iron-on letters from Joy, of course. Here she is in her custom made onesie, digging into some cake! I used the Baby Monogram letters and […]

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