Can you believe we are in March already? It’s finally Autumn here in Australia but unfortunately we are still at the height of summer weather. Tomorrow and Friday are meant to reach around 38 degrees Celsius! I hope it starts cooling down into Autumn weather over the next few weeks as I am soo over summer already!
My girls are fast asleep at the moment so I thought I would quickly pop in and share a card I created yesterday. I know all the rage at the moment is hexagons, but I’ve had this octagon die in my stash that I thought I should get around to using, so I created a card using some octagonal die cuts from some cute, happy patterned paper.
The paper is from Kaisercraft’s Fine & Sunny 6 x 6 paper pad, which I love as it’s such a bright and happy collection. I teamed the patterned paper up with some gorgeous sunflower coloured glitter Thickers by American Crafts, to keep with the bright sunny theme.
It’s just a quick post today, as I’m going to try and fit in some more crafty time now while the girls are still sleeping. Fingers crossed!
Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!
How are you all enjoy the weekend so far? Thankfully I don’t have much planned this weekend which is great considering it’s going to be a really hot one again. Staying cool in the aircon and venturing into the craft room while my girls are napping, is pretty much all I’m going to do this weekend!
I just recently received an order of craft goodies that I placed in early January (I just had to spend my Christmas money on something fun!), so I have spent the past few days playing with some new crafty toys, one of which is the fun Pillow Box Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers.
I absolutely LOVE this punch board. It is so simple to use and you can make all different sized pillow boxes. I also got the gift bag, gift box, candy box and envelope punch boards, so I will be giving them ago later this week and will share the results with you all soon.
For my pillow box I went with a size of approximately 6 x 6 inches. The width of the pillow box will always be 6 inches but the length can be anywhere between 4 and 12 inches. The measurements and instructions are handily written on the front of the punch board which I think is such a great idea.
I used some kraft cardstock for my pillow box and then decided to make the theme a Parisian one. I have this cute Bonjour 6 x 6 paper pad by Kaisercraft in my stash which I hadn’t used yet and the colours are beautiful and soft so I couldn’t resist using it on this project.
I layered two different types of patterned papers around the pillow box, one of which was just a bit smaller than the first. I then wrapped some soft pink crinkle ribbon around the middle, threaded a wooden padlock through it, then secured it in a bow. To finish the pillow box I embellished it with some matching Bonjour bling.
I can’t wait to play with the other punch boards now! I’ll definitely share what I’ve created with them on here very soon.
Enjoy your weekend
I’m sharing with you today, a little home decor item I put together for my craft room. I’ve had this birdcage sitting in my craft room for quite a few months now and I finally decided to do something with it. It was part of a moisturiser gift set I purchased from Target (with birds and bird cages being all the rage at the moment, I just had to have it!) for $10.
I finally came up with an idea of how I could dress it up a bit using some of my paper crafting supplies, so that it doesn’t just sit on a shelf in my room empty. I decided to create some hanging birds and a matching bed of flowers all using patterned paper from the same collection. I chose to use the elegant After Five 6 x 6 paper pad by Kaisercraft as the colours are earthy, classic and beautiful, and along the black and white colour scheme I have going for my craft room.
I started off by die cutting a series of flowers using some My Favorite Things dies, which I then rolled together and embellished the centres of. I then measured the base of my bird cage and cut a patterned paper circle using my Martha Stewart large circle cutter.
I then glued all the flowers down to the patterned paper circle to create the flower bed base for the bird cage.
To create the birds, I die cut about 6 birds in each size from the same piece of patterned paper, so that I could layer them all together with adhesive foam to give them a bit of dimension. I then added a glittery heart embellishment to each side of the birds to form the wings, and an adhesive rhinestone for the eyes.
To hang the birds in the cage I used different lengths of crystal bead chain which I glued firstly to the birds and then to the top of the bird cage to secure them into place, using a hot glue gun.
Lastly I placed the paper flower bed into the bird cage and it was finished.
I love how it turned out in the end. It now sits pride of place on top of the book shelf in my craft room.
It’s time for me to go, but thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back soon with another card to share.
Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is going great so far?
When I posted my Birthday Babies layout a few days ago I mentioned that I had also created another layout at the same time. Today I’m sharing that layout with you.
This layout uses my favourite Christmas picture of my girls that I took about a month or so before Christmas. I dressed them up and sat them down with some presents to grab a photo to create our Christmas cards. Let me tell you, it is true what they say about photographing babies and animals! It was a nightmare! Lol! It took me about an hour and a million or so shots before I finally gave up and went through the photos I had taken, and this was the best one out of all of them! I don’t know how professional photographers do it or have the patience for it!
For the base of my layout I used a sheet of White Glitter Cardstock by American Crafts to give it a winter Christmas feel, then to break up all that white I used some really cute patterned paper from the Doodlebug North Pole 6 x 6 paper pad that matched my girls’ dresses perfectly.
I then embellished the layout with some metal snowflake charms, bead trim and some gorgeous red and green Sparklets by Kaisercraft.
Thanks for stopping by today.
How is your weekend going so far? For the first time since about Christmas Dave and I have finally had a relatively quiet and relaxing one at home with the girls. Hopefully the next few will be like this too!
The card I’m sharing with you today is one that I had heaps of fun creating. It uses the new Lil Hoot stamp set by Hero Arts for Operation Write Home. I absolutely love the OWH stamp sets, they are always so fun and cute and have the sweetest sentiments.
I chose to use the two cute bears from the stamp set and kept the colour scheme of the entire card brown to match, by adding some yummy Chestnut Glitter Cardstock by American Crafts to the base of my card so that it would peek through the sides once I added my image/sentiment piece. I then stamped my sentiment onto some white cardstock using Timber Brown StazOn ink and paper pieced the bears just above it.
Lastly I lightly brushed the bears using some Wink of Stella and added some goggle eyes for fun.
Be sure to stop by the Hero Arts website and check out their OWH products, they are gorgeous and 25% of all sales of these special sets go straight to OWH. For more information on this amazing cause created by Sandy Allnock visit the OWH website here.
Thanks for visiting today and enjoy what’s left of your weekend.