I love making personalised cards for birthdays and when I can, I try to include their favourite colour/s.
I was very lucky to find that Kaisercraft had a stack called Fairy Tales that captured Caitlin's colour request perfectly.
I had already decided that I wanted to make a mis-matched banner, so out came all my essential tools ... just realised that my handy dandy circle Plier Punch missed being part of the photoshoot!
Everything came together and the result is Caitlin's 8th birthday card
The banner base is purple beading wire and I twisted some purple metallic thread around it, so that there is a little bit of sparkle in the gaps.
The "8" is from a pack of American Crafts DIY Thickers - you just peel off the top and apply glitter to suit your project. I was tempted to put purple or aqua but crystal clear won out as I think the little bit of white helps balance the colours.
I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry to adhere most of the layers and Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to make different parts of the banner sit at different heights.
Hope you have a crafty day, Tracy :)
PS - if you are interested in the Fiskars tools used, they are 12x12 Self Healing Craft Mat, Finger Tip Craft Knife, Micro-Tip Scissors, Ovals Shape Template, Circle Plier Punch and LOTS of squeeze punches - Jenni Bowlin Banners Away, XL & L Cameo Appearance (scalloped oval), XL & L Tag You're It, Jenni Bowlin Blue Ribbon and last but definitely not least, L One Way (arrow, to cut out the points of the tag banner bits).
Here is what I made from that tutorial.... I love learning from others, new ways to do things. I'm constantly watching tutorials on you tube and looking at crafters blogs. It helps keep me fresh and my mojo doesn't go on holiday.
The base of my purse outside was cereal boxes instead of chipboard. Basically the same thing anyway. ;)
The green cardstock is from Stampin Up! The patterned papers are from Wherehouse Stationery - Grace Taylor vintage elegance scrapbook kit. My own handmade pink/white tissue paper twine. My Tutorial vid is here.
The fiskars tools used: with "Ivy League" cartridge
You know how I've been making scripture and quote card holders for the ladies at my church group? Well this week I have taken on a different angle....
Decided to make the older ones some home made Potpourri wardrobe hangers.
Here's how I did it... I already had dried various flowers/orange skins/rosemary etc I used black felt for the backing for the front I cut up an old lace top from the second hand store The ribbon is from my stash - really old stuff from Maya Road.
First: Trace around the outside of a supersized heart template with a dressmakers chalk pencil and cut out both lace and black felt.
second: Pin the ribbon inside both lace and black felt (black felt and lace have good sides facing each other). make sure the ribbon if, one sided like mine, is facing up.
Pin around the outside leaving a gap for stuffing.
Fourth: sew around the outside - turn in the right way - stuff with your home made potpourri.
Sew closed and you are done!
My daughter got hold of some scraps and decided to design her dolls some dresses so I quickly hand sewed them together.... Looks like I will have a little fashion designer on my hands!
My kiddos have had beanbags I made about 2 years ago and they were fluffy and cool then but as bean bags go the beans kind of collapse a bit and then the beanbag looks half full over time.
My kiddos also were not using them as they were "too floppy" and they always landed on the floor even though they where on the bean bag. hmmmm ok time for a revamp.
I ended up sewing the inner smaller so that all the beans where in one part of it. And then I put another cover over it to make them look good again. (I used old duvet covers) So in effect they were double bagged. ;)