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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

Free Printable Wall Art: Dream Big by Clementine Creative
Better Than Take-Out Sesame Chicken by The Domestic Geek
Barn Door Reveal by Lou Lou Girls
Ladybug Birthday Cake by From One Momma To Another
Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies in a Jar by TitiCrafty by Camila
Easy Watercolor Sharpie Mugs by Pocketful of Posies
Lemon Cream Crumb Bars by Together as Family
Sight Word Games by Nap Time Creations

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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Free Printable Summer Reading Bingo

Download this Free Printable Summer Reading Bingo to get your kids reading this summer!!

Now that school is out, it's time for playing in the pool, camping, and lots of other activities! Even though the kids are free from school for the next few months, that doesn't mean that they need to stop reading and learning. Reading every day is a great way to help your kids keep their imaginations going through the summer break, and this free printable bingo is meant to help make it more fun!!

Free Printable Summer Reading Bingo at artsyfartsymama.com

This free printable summer bingo is a great way for your kids to earn rewards and to get their reading in for the day in a fun way! Mark how many minutes your child needs to read in the space at the bottom. Then. when your child read as listed in one of the squares and they can mark it off. When they get bingo, they can earn a reward like a trip to the library, a small treat, or whatever you both decide on. When their card is filled up (a "blackout"), they can earn something larger like a new book or out to get ice cream!


Free Printable Summer Reading Bingo at artsyfartsymama.com

If you want to create your own ways to read , I also created a blank bingo sheet! This is great because you can easily make different reading options for smaller children who aren't reading on their own or need a little help, but still want to participate and earn rewards. This also helps them get in the habit of reading as they get older!


Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you want to share any of the printables on the internet (please do!), credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.


Foil Butterfly Wall Art

I received product in exchange for this post. All opinions shared are 100% my own.

Foil Butterfly Wall Art Tutorial at artsyfartsymama.com #HSMinc

My daughter loves butterflies, so I decided to create some foiled wall art for her to hang in her bedroom using the oh-so-amazing Minc machine!! I'm so excited to share this project tutorial with you and hope that you love it as much as I do! 

If you haven't heard, the Minc is an incredible a crafting tool that turns laser printed items (both pre-made or your own custom designs) into a beautifully foiled creation in just seconds. You can see more in my previous post introducing the Minc and showing what it can do! Though there are tons of ways to foil projects, none are as easy and quick as using the Minc.

Foil Butterfly Wall Art Tutorial at artsyfartsymama.com #HSMinc

For this project, I used the Minc machine and gorgeous Minc foils in mint, hot pink, pink, and rose gold. I also used Minc 3D Paper Butterflies, and my own design for inside the frame. You'll also need a frame, paint (if your frame is unpainted), and Glue Dots or tape runner.

Foil Butterfly Wall Art Tutorial at artsyfartsymama.com #HSMinc

The Minc 3D Paper Butterflies pack comes with 32 butterflies in multiple sizes and patterns to create lots of unique butterfly combinations. I also designed a butterfly quote to go inside my frame, and wanted to share it with all of you as a free printable. If you have a Minc, feel free to print this printable out on a laser printer and cover it in your favorite color foils!!


Now, let's get started! Turn on the Minc machine and set the heat setting to 3. Cut pieces of foil to cover all the butterflies with sharp scissors (dull scissors do not cut the foil well).

Open the carrier sheet and place the butterflies face up. Carefully lay the foil pieces over the butterflies (color side up) and lightly press down and make sure none of the black parts of the butterflies are uncovered. Carefully lay the top of the carrier sheet down over your project and smooth it out with your hand.

Tip: Sometimes static on the carrier sheet can cause the foil to shift, so just work slowly and try to keep everything in place as best you can.

Foil Butterfly Wall Art Tutorial at artsyfartsymama.com #HSMinc

Place the carrier sheet into the Minc machine until you feel the rollers grab it. The machine will do all the work - all you have to do is sit back and wait for it to completely run through the machine. After it cools (it only takes a few seconds), carefully lift the top of the carrier sheet and remove the butterflies.

Starting at one corner, slowly pull up the foil. Remove the foil from the rest of the butterflies. Now the butterflies have gone from black and white to shiny, gorgeous, and chic!!

Foil Butterfly Wall Art Tutorial at artsyfartsymama.com #HSMinc

Since the butterflies come in different shapes, sizes, and patterns, it's fun to mix and match unique butterfly creations. To give the butterflies a more 3D effect, slightly bend the wings up. If using two layers, I kept the bottom layer flat, and placed the bent butterfly on top.

Foil Butterfly Wall Art Tutorial at artsyfartsymama.com #HSMinc

Stick your butterflies together with Glue Dots or a tape runner. Next, paint your frame (if you need/want to) and arrange the butterflies to your liking.

Foil Butterfly Wall Art Tutorial at artsyfartsymama.com #HSMinc

Once you have the butterfly arrangement you want, place a Glue Dot or a little bit of tape runner on the back of the bottom butterflies and stick them to the frame. This will stick them on really well, but will still give you the option to remove them later if you decide to use them for something else.

Foil Butterfly Wall Art Tutorial at artsyfartsymama.com #HSMinc

For the print, I wanted to make it multi-colored. So, I cut pieces of foil to cover each of the words in the colors I wanted them to be. I used rose gold on the smaller letters, and mint and hot pink on the "changed" and "butterflies".

I'll be completely honest - with this smaller print, it was a little tricky to keep the foil in place while on carrier sheet because of the static. But don't give up - it's definitely doable!! Just be patient and try to hold smaller pieces down while you slowly place the top part of the sheet back down.

Foil Butterfly Wall Art Tutorial at artsyfartsymama.com #HSMinc

Place the print into the frame, hang  it on the wall and enjoy your beautiful foil butterfly wall art!! This is one of the reasons why the Minc is one of my new favorite craft tools - your only limitations with this machine is your imagination! You can find the Minc machine and accessories (like the 3D paper butterflies) are available at Hobby Lobby and Jo-Ann, as well as local stores and online shops.


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