Wednesday, January 20, 2010

{ PhancyOccasions: Bridesmaid Emergency Kits }

So I decided to create a lil emergency kit for each of my BMs for the day of the wedding.

They turned out great! I used zip lock bags (for easy closure later on) and made my own tags for them.

Inside each kit:
-bobby pins & hair tie
-safety pin
-Aveeno lotion
-Shout stain remover wipes
-round cotton pads

I think the girls will find it useful, and they turned out really pretty. So happy with the labels too ^_^

Phancy logos

I went Stamp crazy while decorating the shoebags, the tank tops and the tote bags to give to my bridesmaids. I used not only my handmade stamp, but also clear stamps and stencils to personalize their bags and tanks. (Accented the designs with 3-D paint in green and copper glitter and metallic gray.)

Here is the DIY Stamp in all its glory:

[the Phancy Shoe.Bag]

[the Phancy Tank.Tops]

[the Phancy Tote.Bags]

All ready to go to give to the girls ^_^ I'm excited!

{ PhancyFun: A Block Printing Trial }

Many times I think to myself, "hrm...well, why not?"

And that's when I spend a load of $ on some new project because I think it would add to my repertoire of DIY knowledge.

In comes block-printing.
...something that I've wanted to do in the past, but never made the time for. I learned recently that I no longer need to chip away at wood, but I could carve out a stamp onto something that cuts "like buttah".

So again - why not?

Why not try it out? Why not buy all the supplies I need to create my own stamp? Why not pretend that I don't have an exam to study for? Why not indeed... ^_^

After a few hours figuring out the right way to do things, I present to you my Phancy Stamp. Sure, it's not crazy creative, but it was exactly what I needed for my projects.

Here's how I did it:
SpeedBall Blockprinting Kit
1 brayer
Water-soluble ink (black)
Linocutters (#1, 2, 5)
SpeedyCarve (eraser-like material)
Incredibly awesome hand-skills

Trace, rub onto block, use ball-pt pen to trace pattern, then carve, ink, and stamp :)

I'll be posting finished projects where I've used this "P" logo over and over ^_^

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year, New Phancy things

So with 2010 already here, I am excited to get going on more projects.

RP and I will be getting into screen printing soon. We bought the set about...oh, 8 months ago or so and never touched it. With the wedding coming up, we're hoping to screen print some tees for the bridesmaids and groomsmen :) We'll see how it goes though, the 5 hour instructional video is a bit daunting.

I watched 1.5 hours of the tutorial and all I got out of it was a headache. So I can't say I'm as excited about it as I was's overwhelming when there's no one showing you the steps.

Anyhow, maybe I'll get the hang of it and add it to my "Apparel line." (haha) I've always wanted to make my own designs, so this should be fun - once I figure it out.

Also, RP came up with another great name last night: "Phancy That."
Isn't that cute? I'll have to figure out another company and yet another undiscovered skill so that I can use that name. Or maybe I should change my apparel line to "Phancy That."

Hmm...deep thoughts of 2010.