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Artsy-Fartsy Link Party

Welcome to Artsy-Fartsy Link Party! I'm excited to have you here and welcome to everyone who's new to the party!! I really appreciate everyone who linked up last party and I look forward to seeing what everyone has to share this week. I am always so inspired every week by the projects and recipes shared.

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It's always so hard to narrow down features for these parties.
Here are a few of my favorites from the last party:

Artsy-Fartsy Link Party Features at artsyfartsymama.com

DIY Watercolor Magnets by Lines Across
Grilled Chicken Sandwich Wraps by The It Mom
DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups by White Lights on Wednesday
Slow Cooker Taco Dip by Honey & Birch
Sweet Potato Tots by Pancake Warriors
Make Citronella Candles by Marty's Musings
Vanilla And Chocolate Pudding Pops by The SITS Girls
Custom Roasting Sticks by Clean and Scentsible

Please grab a featured button!

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Link up your awesome crafts, DIYs, and recipes to share!

A few guidelines:
  • The party starts every Thursday at 12:00am MST
  • Link as many posts as you'd like! Make sure they are a specific post (not your homepage)
  • All craft, recipe, beauty, and DIY posts welcome. No shops or link parties, please.
  • Visit at least 3 other links and leave some comments (because we all love comments!)

Please grab a button and share the party with your friends!!

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Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Glad, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pressnsealhacks http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

The things you can create with vinyl are endless. One of my favorite gift ideas is putting a cute vinyl design onto a painted block. It's really an inexpensive gift that you can customize in no time! I'm excited to share one of my favorite vinyl crafting hacks with you today that can save you even more money: using Glad Press'n Seal to transfer your vinyl!! Sounds crazy, I know. But it really works!

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

To make a vinyl block, you'll need all your supplies:
  • 2x4 wood cut into the length you want (mine is about 4 1/2 inches)
  • Paint (I love this Americana Peony Pink)
  • Vinyl cut into the design or quote you love
  • Glad Press'n Seal
Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Start by painting your block. For best coverage, I paint between 3-4 coats. Let each coat dry completely before adding a new one. You can also sand the edges of the block to give a more distressed look.

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Now, here's the trick! Most vinyl transfer tape/paper can cost around $9.99 for about 6 feet, where you can purchase 70 feet of Glad Press'n Seal for only $2.96 at Walmart! Pretty sure we can all afford 4¢ per foot (saving around $1.62 per foot), right?!

Cut a piece of Glad Press'n Seal to fit your vinyl and grab a vinyl scraper or credit card.

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Lay the tacky side of the Glad Press'n Seal down over the vinyl. Gently run the scraper over the Glad Press'n Seal to help it really stick to the vinyl. I also love that the Glad Press'n Seal is clear so that I can see what I'm doing!

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Start at one corner and slowly peel up the Glad Press'n Seal. The vinyl sticks to it just like transfer tape. If you have some stubborn vinyl that isn't sticking to the Glad Press'n Seal, just lay the Glad Press'n Seal back down and scrape it a little more until the vinyl sticks.

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Lay the Glad Press'n Seal with the vinyl sticky side down on the block. Put in on lightly so you can easily shift it if needed. Here's another time the Glad Press'n Seal being clear is super helpful. You can see exactly where you're placing it, so you are less likely to put it on crooked!!

Once you've got the vinyl in place, use the scraper and press the vinyl down. Scrape all over the vinyl so you get the entire design stuck to the block.

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Start at one corner and slowly peel the Glad Press'n Seal. The vinyl should stay stuck to the block and the Glad Press'n Seal comes right off. If you have any vinyl that hasn't stuck to the block, lay the vinyl and Glad Press'n Seal back down and scrape the area until it sticks.

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Now your vinyl block is complete! Feel free to reuse the Glad Press'n Seal pieces for other vinyl projects. I've noticed it starts to lose it's tackiness after about 3 uses, but at that price, I can afford to use a fresh piece every time!

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

For more creative ideas, tips and tricks from Glad, be sure to visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!


45 Strawberry Recipes

45 Strawberry Recipes at artsyfartsymama.com

One of our favorite things about summer is that strawberries are in season! We love using strawberries in all kinds of sweet treats and desserts, and love getting creative with our favorite fruit. Today I'm sharing 45 amazing recipes featuring strawberries that everyone will love!!

45 Strawberry Recipes at artsyfartsymama.com

1. Homemade Pop Tarts from Cooking Classy
2. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans from I Wash...You Dry
3. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes from Artsy-Fartsy Mama
4. Copycat Starbucks Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino from Simplee Thrifty
5. Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollups from Fifteen Spatulas
6. Strawberry Rolls with Vanilla Glaze from Baker by Nature
7. Healthy Homemade Strawberry Fruit Snacks from Desserts with Benefits
8. Best Strawberry Sheet Cake from Southern Bite
9. Strawberry Stuffed French Toast from Tasty Kitchen
10. Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam from Happy Money Saver
11. Strawberry Pretzel Salad from Swanky Recipes
12. Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Muffins from Well Plated
13. Strawberry Lemonade Fudge from A Spicy Perspective
14. Strawberry Banana Granola Bars from Amy's Healthy Baking
15. Strawberry Pie from With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart
16. Strawberry Limeade from Growing Up Gabel
17. Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread from The Baker Upstairs
18. Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps from Spend with Pennies
19. Easy Chocolate Nutella Tart from Shaken Together
20. Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles from Cincy Shopper
21. Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Crepes from Cooking and Beer
22. Strawberry Shortcake from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
23. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake from Julia's Album
24. Strawberry Pretzel Parfait from Dessert for Two
25. Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins from Living Better Together
26. Easy Fresh Strawberry Scones from Popsicle Blog
27. Strawberry Dole Whip from Chocolate Covered Katie
28. Strawberry Glazed Doughnuts from Mary Quite Contrary Bake
29. Refreshing Strawberry Iced Tea from Baby Loving Mama
30. Strawberry Hand Pies from Not Quite Nigella
31. Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie from Artsy-Fartsy Mama
32. No Bake Strawberry Cloud Cake from Pink When
33. Healthy Strawberry Oat Squares from Sally's Baking Addiction
34. Strawberry Creme Truffles from My Whole Food Life
35. Strawberry Icebox Cake from Sprinkle Some Sugar
36. Strawberry Pancakes from Pastry Affair
37. Strawberry Bruschetta Appetizers from The NY Melrose Family
38. Strawberry Lemonade from Laylita's Recipes
39. Dulce Quesadilla from A Cedar Spoon
40. Strawberry Pecan Pretzel Salad from The Gunny Sack
41. Strawberry Banana Bread from Wine & Glue
42. Strawberry Cream Fruit Dip from Artsy-Fartsy Mama
43. Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas from OMG Chocolate Desserts
44. 3-Ingredient Nonfat Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from Simple Nourished Living
45. Strawberry Cheesecake Pinwheels from A Night Owl


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