Valentines Day Bouquet

So here is a step by step of creating your very own sweet Valentine Heart Bouquet.  I have also used old love letters found at the flea-market or doilies or old sheet music make it as creative as you like..What I like to do is first make a collage and xerox so I don't ruin these Vintage Valentines and I can use over and over.  I used old sheet music for the back. Then I get a fairly large heart punch.  When you have 40 of those cut out  take those floral wires I think they are 18" long that are pre-cut from Joanns or Michaels and hot glue hearts at each end back to back so the pretty side faces out!!  Are you with me so far?  In the end you will have 40 hearts on 20 wires fold them up in half.  Clench together and then just naturally bend backwards to form a bouquet keeping the Valentine side up and sheet music down...takes some time but the wire makes them easy and bendable!!!  Pull tight with a ribbon continue to shape and reshape until desired results and pop anything in the middle for the sweetest results. Glue Down.  I so hope you are inspired and please show me yours Jenny yours is due by 5 o'clock  tomorrow.. Click here to download a PDF of my Vintage Valentine Collage!   collage backandfront glueback bent faceup clenchtight complete

Wreath Wars!!!!

I just love the way that sounded!!!!!  Hey I was googling wreathes and look what I found the coolest tutorial by the coolest girl!!  Ok so of course I can't follow directions so I just used acrylics and watercolor paper because that's what I had in the house!  You probably saw my paper paintings on Instagram because FB and Pinterest has brought me to a wonderful place within and that is not to be scared of anything. Paints were definitely out of my comfort zone but painting a sheet of paper was like whoa!! I can do that. Baby steps friends when you are a beginner and let the uglies of being a beginner be ok.   So I looked up this blog because this amazing wreath was staring me in the face and I had to know what it was all about. I want to paint paper the restoof my life..going for paperbags next. Hey girlfriend Jessica..how about a challenge sprinkle your confetti on painted strips and create a wreath!!  I hope she's listening..she's got cool ideas!!   So anyway here it is ..Giddy Giddy and then me!! She did it with cardboard and I did it with Styrofoam.  Hey whatever you do it's all about the fun!!   giddy-giddy circlewars

Holiday Show

That chill in the air could only mean one thing...The Sis Boom Holiday Sale is around the corner! SB-holiday-sale Wahoo!! Get excited because this year's annual event will take place on December  4th, 5th and 6th! The sale, located at the address above in Wilton, CT, will feature many handmade items crafted by Jennifer herself as well as items featuring exclusive Sis Boom designs! Handmade items will be easy to spot with this adorable tag attached: tags-10 FYI - If there are any business owners out there looking to make tags and save some money, here's how we did the one above: Click this link and follow the prompts to create your tag using the business card template. Scroll to the bottom and upload your artwork by clicking on "Use Your Complete Design." Design the artwork for your tag using Photoshop or Illustrator. After the upload process is complete, expect to cut and punch holes in your card. Here is how we cut ours: tags tags-11 tags-12 We are so excited about this year's show and can't wait to see you there!! -- Lisa

Monarch Workshop

This past weekend I had the luxury of attending Monarch Workshop.  The workshop is run by an incredible group of women (including our very own Madeline) and aims to support "those who need a little push, those who are looking for a creative connection, and those who need inspiration to believe they can follow their dreams." The attendees were made up of a spectacular group of women whose occupations ranged from bloggers to therapists and real estate agents to artists.  The two day workshop consisted of non-stop activities (lessons, speakers, crafting) that catered to the mind, body and soul. It was FABULOUS. Our fearless leader, Jennifer Paganelli, was a guest speaker and led the group in creating vision books.  The books were created by gluing inspiring cut outs (words, quotes, images) from magazines onto blank notebook pages. jennifer vision-book There was yoga and lessons in make-up and skincare. We made our own dream catchers, ate delicious food (from the ladies at Whisk + Brush) and had a tutorial in all things confetti! Take a look below of more images from the incredibly talented Victoria Gloria: monarch-(2) yoga ladies To see even more images click here For information on Monarch Workshop and to receive notifications about the upcoming Spring 2015 Workshop click here flight -- Lisa          

Sis Boom, Baby!

Ooooh baby! Something very special is happening around our offices these days... Jennifer's right hand gal, Madeline, is pregnant! Yaaaaayy to Madeline and her hubby, Jordan!!  Thanks to my fellow Sis Boom admirers (i'm talking about YOU!) and a one stop shop at Etsy, Madeline can spend her entire maternity surrounded by all things Sis Boom! Need some bloomers? MaggieBogart has you covered: bloomers Rattles? LoneCedarStudio saves the day: rattle Mama needs a coffee break? Protect your fingers thanks to ckstitches: coffee-break Ensure sweet dreams for your little one thanks to bailybelle: dream-catcher Zurelli knows that no nursery is complete without some plush animal friends: stuffed-animal And finally, for when you're overwhelmed with joy, love, and happiness towards the perfect little human you've created, reach for those tissues in style with help from SarasDaisyLove: tissues CONGRATULATIONS MADELINE AND JORDAN! WE LOVE YOU! -- Lisa P.S. Madeline will be posting a big nursery reveal in the coming weeks on her blog, Oh My Gemini!! Make sure to check it out!

Mollie Makes USA

Yup you heard right and we love the editor Katherine Stevenson so much....She's doing it all right now and boy is she bringing it. Props for the All Star Girl.  Lets just say a delight to work with and totally on her game. The 4th issue of Mollie Makes is dynamite (ok so maybe we are in it)  but even if we weren't you would go CRay CRay!!  Packed with unbelievable crafts and totally upscale it is the go to CRaft Magazine of our time.  Yes I said it... So stop what you are doing and go get you a copy......and enter the contest..yes starting today!!! #jennyeliza #jenniferPaganelli oh and follow JennyEliza on Facebook  divine dressdesign  

DIY Crown with Creative Essentials Adhesive Burlap Cut Outs

Make a sweet burlap crown in just a few steps! This burlap is adhesive, so leave your glue behind...

All of these crafty products are by Springs Creative for Walmart. They're all available in Walmart stores, and some are even available online!

All you'll need to make this crown is:

  • 3 triangles
  • one chevron
  • 1 large flower
  • 2 small flowers
  • hole punch
  • seam binding ribbon
  • flexible poster board

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STEP 1: Peel backing off of burlap and arrange trinagle pieces on a piece of flexible poster board

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STEP 2: Peel backing and adhere chevron to triangles

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STEP 3: Peel backing off of flowers and adhere to chevron and triangles Cut out the crown shape from your piece of poster board Punch holes on either side of the crown Pass some pretty seam binding ribbon through the holes ... and viola!Step-3

VIOLA! A sweet little crown for our vintage friend sporting vintage fabric!

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Make your Valentine a bouquet

  Get ready for a photo tutorial of the Valentines Bouquet you all loved. Get some valentine scrapbook paper, maybe some sheet music, some stripes if you want and you will need 18-20 gauge wire so you can glue both ends with hearts.  Cut out 40 hearts and 40 backs to those hearts. Place hearts on either end of 12" wire stem put scrapbook paper and sheet music back to back and sandwich in the wire. Use a 2" punch for best results! See supplies below, very easy project.
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Okay so you have your hearts on wires now so fold the bunch in half,  close hand around gently..bend back the hearts and flip the music sheet to the back or whatever you like the sheet music can be on top( they are on wire so whatever you choose will be on the top...press them outward (that's why we use wire 20 gauge) then when they are all out hold with a rather firm grip and spread them to make a bouquet, so they progressively go out. , wrap ribbon around the wire once you have determined your bouquet is where you like it..use hot glue and wrap  ribbon  around the stem to the top..seal with hot glue..then in the middle of the bouquet put hot glue and add a button or some other vintage castoff or an old jewel..and voila Give it to the one you love!!!! Please let me know how you did.
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Free Garland Download CONTEST!

Get your contest hat on!... Share your garland on the Sis Boom facebook page for a chance to win 2 yards of fabric. By sharing your photo with us, you're automatically entered to win the contest. Most creative banner gets the prize -- winner announced on Tuesday 12/17! Itching to make something crafty, simple and fun for your home? Don't have time to run out and shop for all of the pieces?! Well, then, you're totally in luck. All you've gotta do is download this nifty PDF (either by clicking here, or on the images below), cut out the shapes, string them together and VIOLA! It's seriously simple:
  • click on the image below to download the PDF file. (It will download to your downloads folder)
  • open and print pages on card stock or glossy photo paper for that extra oomph
  • cut out banner pieces - either "free cut", use a 2 1/8" circle punch, or a flower punch if you have one! We love all shapes!
  • assemble to your heart's desire either by gluing circles back to back with yarn or bakery twine in-between using a hot glue gun (supervised by an adult), OR punch small holes on outer edges of circles and knot the bakery twine to each circle, ultimately connecting them all in a pretty pattern!
Hang this sweet garland in a doorway, above a mantel, in your window, or even gift it to that special someone. HAVE FUN!

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Peep Jen's Garlands! She used a flower punch, ribbon and yarn, making 2 separate garlands:

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