Hazel & Ruby/Michael’s Arts & Crafts Reveal Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Hazel & Ruby / Michaels-Arts & Crafts Reveal Party and Blog Hop!


All month long, we have been celebrating our little secret….

Michael’s is now carrying our entire line of Stencil-Masks, Wrap It Up Paper, & Pass the Tissue Paper!  Now, it’s super easy to hop on over to your local store and pick up our amazing products.  We have made DIY easy and fun for everyone!

To celebrate handmade, we have gathered together some amazingly talented bloggers whose passion is to create, make and share every day. Some of these ladies will be regular contributors as part of Hazel & Ruby’s Makery team, so you will see a lot more from them in the future. Each one will share project inspiration, product tips and how-to’s to teach and inspire. We are so excited to introduce you to each one of them and get ready to be awed!

For the next 2 days, you can hop around to each of their blogs, stopping by to say Hi and Hello!  Everyone is super excited to share their project ideas with you and how they were DIY inspired.

Simply follow the Blog Hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next.  Lost?  Return to the Hazel & Ruby Blog to see who is next on your hopping list!

Hazel & Ruby  http://www.hazelandruby.com/blog/
Amber Packer  http://www.amberpacker.com/
Carmen Rogge http://theflairexchange.com/
Cheryl Sorce http://www.aprettycoollife.com/
Jana Eubank  https://janaeubank.wordpress.com/  <————————————YOU ARE HERE!
Kelly Rowe http://livelaughrowe.com/
Margie Romney-Aslett  http://www.margieromney-aslett.typepad.com/
Ronda Palazzari  http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com/
Stephanie Bryan  http://stephaniemakes.blogspot.com/
Tamara Jensen  http://tamarajensen.typepad.com/lifeisanartform/
Tammy Tutterow  http://tammytutterow.com/blog/
Thuy Bui  http://www.mypaperpinwheel.com/
Tina Walker  http://adogslife-thirteen.blogspot.com/
Hazel & Ruby  http://www.hazelandruby.com/blog/

But what’s a Blog Hop without a giveaway?  Nothing, you may ask!  😉

In Hazel & Ruby style, we like to celebrate BIG, so we will be randomly picking a winner who will win a prize package worth $500. We will be announcing the prize package over the next couple weeks on the Hazel & Ruby Blog, but it will contain product from your favorite manufacturers! (we like to keep secrets, can you tell?)

What do you need to do?
Leave a comment on the Hazel & Ruby blog AND on the blog post of our talented makers telling us what you enjoyed most about their ideas.  Easy Peasy!

We will also be featuring each of these ladies on our Hazel & Ruby blog over the next 3 weeks.

We will select a winner on June 6th and stay tuned for more details on the prize package (oh the suspense!!)

Blog comments are due by Midnight MST, June 5th to qualify for the drawing. Winners will be announced shortly after the end of the comment period, so be sure to check back to see if you’ve won.

Want more Party?  Don’t forget about our Instagram Party!  Get out those cell phones and take a trip to your local Michaels-Arts & Crafts Store.  Show us how much you love Hazel & Ruby by snapping a
picture of the Hazel & Ruby display in the store.

You know what we would love even more? Take a #selfie with our display!  Tag your IG photo with #hazelandrubyslittlesecret and share it with us on Instagram.

On June 1st, we will be selecting one (or two) winners to win the ENTIRE Hazel & Ruby collection!  How awesome is that? If you aren’t yet following Hazel & Ruby on IG…. you can find us at @hazelandrubyhandmade.  Be sure to follow us so you don’t miss out on all of the fun and creative inspiration. Remember…sharing is caring….we would love you to share our good news with your friends.

Not on Instagram?  Please share your Hazel & Ruby projects with us on Facebook.  Really and truly…one of our greatest joys is seeing what YOU create.  You never know, we may feature your project on our Blog!

Are you ready to Hop?  Let’s go!


Welcome Friends! I’m so happy to have you join me here on my blog and I hope you leave feeling inspired. A big thank you to Hazel & Ruby for inviting me to play along on this wonderful blog hop! We love holidays here at our house. As we approach summer, I thought it would be the perfect time to create a patriotic decoration that I could hang on my door for Memorial Day and leave up through the 4th of July.




For the base of my project, I used the Surface to Repurpose – Fat Heart. I used a piece of sandpaper to smooth out the edges a bit and then adhered the Pass the Tissue tissue paper in Quote Collage. Next, I adhered several red polka dot tissue paper strips (Pass the Tissue – Candy Apple/White Polka Dot) for the flag’s stripes. I crinkled them a bit before gluing them down for some fun texture.



In the upper left corner, I used the stars from the Everyday Shapes Stencil/Mask, moving them around as I added paint to be sure I got a few stars in all of the areas. Once this step was completed I swiped a bit of watered-down, white acrylic paint here-and-there, and sprinkled my project with clear glitter in a few spots for a shabby chic feel.

Next, I wanted to create a vintage inspired grouping in the lower corner of the block of stars. I adhered two of the Oh So Sky Sequin Flowers on top of each other. I found some free vintage Americana clip art online HERE. I printed them out to fit the small square Pic Pockets (On Trend and Too Cool) and then adhered them next to the flowers. White sequins, from the Shine & Sparkle Sequin Tubes, sprinkled above and below add even more fun sparkle.



At the bottom of my project, I created a banner using cream cardstock, the Blindside Alpha Stencil/Mask, and brown walnut spray ink. The letters are outlined with a black journaling pen to help them stand out a bit more.

It’s now ready to add to my decor! I can’t wait!

What type of decorations have you made to add to your summer decor?


39 thoughts on “Hazel & Ruby/Michael’s Arts & Crafts Reveal Blog Hop!

  1. Love this heart !! I do the something, when I decorate my mantel. Usually try to get it up by Armed Forces Day, but didn’t make it this year. Thanks for sharing.


  2. What a cute idea! I love how you used the papers, stencils and embellies to create this! Thanks for the idea!


  3. Three of my favorite things: a heart, red/white/blue, and Americana. Gotta two more (new) favorites: the fat heart and the tissue paper.


  4. Oh I love this Jana! Your so clever with the Hazel and Ruby tissue paper! I actually made something a little bit similar to yours for this Memorial Day and 4th of July this year–I cut a cardboard heart then covered it with different patriotic ribbons and then glued it to a white 8×8″ canvas frame. Thanks so much for all of your fabulous inspiration!


  5. The polka-dot tissue paper has stolen my heart. Thank goodness for designers like you sharing your artistry with us-I would not have thought to use it like this-and it;s perfect. Got me thinking Christmas already!


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