Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Butterfly Tutorial


Hi everyone!!  I have a  tutorial on how to create your own paper butterfly like the ones I made for my wedding topiary centerpiece the other day.  It's really simple and uses a 3x4 piece of paper- that's it- just your fingers and a 3x4 piece of double sided paper.
Supply list:
3x4 piece of Bella! My Romance Paper


So here is the butterfly all finished.  Let's get started

1.  Cut a 3x4 piece of paper.

2. Fold the paper in half.

3. Fold the paper in half again.

4.  Open the folded piece of paper.  You will press this crease to create a triangle.

5.  you can see this step a bit more clear in this photo.

6.  press the creases well with your fingers.

7.  repeat this step on the other side.

8.  fold in the inner corner slightly.

9.  repeat on the other side.

10.  lift the front flaps slightly

11.  Fold the flap up and press with your finger.

12.  Repeat this step on the other side.  Your butterfly is upside down, turn it 180 degrees.

13.  You now have a finished paper butterfly!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!  We would love to see the butterflies that you create as well!!
Happy Scrapping!!



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wedding centerpiece featuring My Romance


 Hi everyone!!  I have a cute little centerpiece or table decoration that would be perfect for a wedding celebration to share with you today!
I made a floral topiary that sits in a crystal dish.

This is a fun and pretty simple decoration to do.  I used 2 coordinating sheets of paper from the Bella! My Romance and punch a bunch of hydrangea flowers.  I stacked 2 flowers and used a stick pin through the center to attach the flowers to a styrofoam ball.

I used the Bella! Foiled project cards and Die Cut Pack to create this sweet tag for the centerpiece.

Here's a close-up of the flowers.

And don't forget the paper butterflies that sweetly top the topiary.  There will be a tutorial on how to fold these butterflies in just a couple of days.  Make sure to check  back to see how easy it is to create your own paper butterflies!

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Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Summer Journal featuring Heritage Paperz by Ruby Rock-It


 Hi everyone!!  I have a little project to help keep track of your summer memories.  There is only a couple of weeks until summer break is over for my kids and I find that if I don't take the time to write down those precious moments with them, I don't always remember the details.  So I decorated a journal and I made a book mark for my books.
 I used the beautiful Heritage Paperz from Ruby Rock-It and the Decoupage packs.  I have said it before, but I love the decoupage packs!!  If you love vintage inspired anything, these packages of 3D do-it-yourself embellishments is right up your alley.

Here's a close-up of the cover.
I also attached one of the Heritage 3D stickers onto a length of lace as a bookmark in the notebook.

Supplies used:


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!!



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Birthday decor featuring Bella! Sugar Candy Card stock


Hi everyone!!  I have some Birthday decor to share with you that's perfect for your little ones birthday party- or really for any Disney lover.  I created these fun candy  treats using Ruby Rock-It's Bella Sugar Candy Cardstock- just the name of this luscious paper makes me want sweet treats.

Here are some close-ups of all of these treat holders.

I used some simple circle punches to create these cute minnie ears.  


These sweet little candy tubes are topped with a simple medallion and a minnie head as the center


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Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!!




Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!!!


Hi everyone!!  Happy Independence Day!! I have a little banner to share with you that I made to celebrate this special day!

I used the beautiful new range from Ruby Rock-It called Oriental Chic.  The colors are just perfect for the 4th, with it's rich blues and warm reds.

Here is a close-up of the banners pieces.  I also made pin wheels to place in between each banner piece.  It's just a fun way to add some interest to a banner and give it some fullness.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fun and safe 4th!  Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

3D Star Tutorial featuring Ruby Rock-It Bella! Sugar Candy Paperz


Hi everyone!!  I have a video tutorial to share with you on how to create 3D stars.  Here is a card that I shared earlier this month with a 3D star.
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And here is a better look at the star.
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You don't need a lot of tools to create this star.  Here is what you will need:
A five pointed star cut from paper (you can use a die, a die-cut machine, cookie cutters or hand cut it)
a bone folder
a ruler
adhesive (I like Beacon's 3 in 1 or Helmar's adhesive)

So cut out a star (or two or three) and try this quick and easy tutorial!



Here's the link:

  
Supplies used:
Just in case that was a little fast for you, here is a mini step by step to help you along.
1. score your star from the tip of a point straight down to the valley between the two points beneath it.
2. repeat with the other 4 points until you have scored all 5 points in half.
3. fold and crease all of your score lines.  You will notice that the star has started to look dimensional.
4. from the top of the star, fold and crease the score lines.  
5.  You now have a fun 3D star!!
You can glue this star onto your projects, string a bunch together for a garland for your next party, 4th of July BBQ or even for your Christmas tree, or even make some uber-cute princess/fairy wands!!

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Vintage Inspired Cards

Hi everyone!  I have a couple of cards that I created using the new Bella! Mother's Mini Theme range to share with you today. Even though this paper is themed towards all things Mom- which is awesome!, I love finding ways to use product in a different way.  The color palette of this range is soft hues of pink and minty teal with a pop of black- which is just perfect for vintage inspired paper crafting in my opinion.

Here are the cards that I created.

I made this sweet little cupcake card using the Fundamentals Imprints card bases.  I can't express enough how awesome these card bases are!  I'm often disappointed with the bases that I find in the big box stores- they are thin and flimsy.  But let me tell you, these Imprint card bases are made from such a wonderful heavy weight cardstock.  Even though the card bases are pretty standard in terms of shape (which is perfect for most cards mind you), with a little imagination and a few snips with a pair of scissors, I made this cupcake.  I also used the Cloud squeeze Punch from Fiskars, our product swap partner for the month.  I layered the little clouds to create an icing top for my cupcake (remember how I like to use things in different ways, lol).

I pleated some Sugar Candy Cardstock (doesn't that sound yummy) to make the bottom of the card and had fun embellishing with a Bella! Buckelz, trims and a Fundamentals Tags.

I made this second card using the beautiful glittered Bella! Mother's Mini Theme Die Cut pack as embellies.  There is such a wide variety of beautiful shapes in the package, and did I mention they are glittered as well :)

Here are a couple of close-ups of the Die-Cuts layered.

Supplies used:

Fiskars:

A huge thank you to Fiskars for their generosity!!  They are a wonderful company with high quality cutting tools that are perfect for all of your crafting needs!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!!