Today I have a tutorial to share with you. Paper dollies are pretty but they are usually white or pink. That’s just so common so I thought it would be nice to make some to make whatever paper I’m using for my layout.
Here are the basic steps:
1. Trim your paper into a square.
2. Fold the square into a triangle.
3. Fold it again into a smaller triangle
4. If you are able to fold further, fold your triangle into a smaller triangle.
5. Draw a curve at the top of the triangle.
6. Trim off the curve and you have a basic dollie.
7. Continue cutting tiny holes into your triangle if you more details on your dollie.
8. Open it up and admire your hardwork.
Here is a layout I made with my own handmade paper dollies:
Do have a try. Drop me a link to your work if you made some dollies too.
Just crawling out of hibernation. I’ve been a little busy with stuff and the time just flew by. I thought I had this post scheduled but it didn’t post. So here is my tutorial for simple shaker cards. I made some shaker cards last month and thought it would be fun to share the steps with everyone.
First, lets get all the materials ready.
You will need:
a. Pattern paper for the top frame of your shaker
c. Base image for the shaker
d. Clear acetate
e. Glitter or Sequins
1. PIck an image from your patterned paper for the base image. For this project I choose this lovely image from RRBF’s My Romance line.
2. Cut the chipboard, acetate and top frame to the same size as your base image.
3. Leaving a 0.5″ to 0.75″ border, cut out the middle sections of your chipboard and top frame just like the picture above.
4. Make a sandwich with the base image at the bottom, followed by the chipboard frame, acetate and top frame. Check that all layers align correctly before we start gluing the shaker together. I use a wet glue for this project as it allowed me to move the pieces around a little before everything bonded together.
Here is a video showing how the layers should be assembled. Do excuse the quality of the video. It’s my very first attempt at a video.
Here is the card all assembled:
Don’t you like the shake shake shake fun.
Here’s a tutorial that I shared on Ruby Rock-it’s blog last month. It’s a simple mini album that you can make in a jiffy.
First you need to get all your supplies ready:
– 6 pieces of 6X6″ double sided patterned papers – these are the insides of your album
– 2 pieces of 6X6″ the same patterned paper for your album covers
– 1 strip of 6X3″ paper for your album spine
– 1 strip of 6X12″ cardstock scored at 1″ intervals
Fold the white cardstock at the scored lines until you have an accordion strip. Glue on the inside pages onto each valley of the accordion strip.
Glue all the sides of the accordion strips so you end up with a stiff album spine.
Next, glue the strip of paper you have reserved for the album spine.
Glue on the two pieces of patterned paper for the album cover on each side of the spine and you now have a mini album.
Ta-da !!! It’s now ready to be decorated.
Here is what I did with my mini album. It’s now ready as a gift for Father’s Day.
It’s a simple way to get an album ready in no time
Hi there, thank you for dropping by my blog. Today I have a washi tape inspired layout for share. Why would washi tape be inspiring ? I just cannot get enough of the lovely prints and colors available. Needless to say my collection has grown with each new season release.
The funny thing is that my layout today was inspired not by colorful washi tapes but these black and white tapes seen above.
Well, the tutorial is not exactly a tutorial but a really short description on how you can easily use the tapes to transform your plain-ish patterned paper into something eye popping. All I did was cut random sized triangles from the two rolls of washi tapes and then layered them on my denim blue paper.
The tapes are easy to peel off and reposition. Once I had the triangles positioned the way I likeed them, I added a few sprinkles of white and black paint to compliment the tapes and my background was ready.
A few pretty embellishments and the layout was completed. If you are wondering why the title looks familiar it’s actually the cut from the title strip from a used piece of MME paper from The Sweetest Thing collection. Yes, some scraps are too pretty to be thrown away.
Do have a great week and drop by again soon,
I went with happy misting and layers with this layout and added a little hand sewing to the mix. I have to confess that the sun rays didn’t turn out the way I expected but the sewing part was a real experience. I was reluctant to actually sew but was glad that I did. It was fun.
Since the thread color didn’t contrast well with the background paper, I decided to twine more thread around some cardstock to pump up the yellow hue on the page and make the sun pop a little more.
I was playing around with my punch when I realised that I could make tiny leaves. I just doodled some lines on the punched out leaves and used them on the layout. Prefect.
Since I was so happy with those leaves, I thought I would just do a quick tutorial.
Step 1: Grab a piece of pattern paper and punch out one circle. Use any of your circle or oval shaped punches.
Step 2: Insert the pieced you punched out in Step 1 back into the punch. Wiggle your paper until you get it similar to the photo above.
Step 3: Punched out the shape and you end up with two pieces like what is shown here. Just fold your leaf shape into half and draw on some lines. Then have fun with your leave embellishments in your projects.Do drop me a comment if you like the tutorial.
Catch you again,
Easter is almost here and I was just wondering what to do with my growing stash of washi tapes when I found foam eggs at the local art supplies store. All you need to do is pick two or three matching tapes in your stash and cut them into little triangular pieces.
Next pick up one piece of tape and place it anywhere on your foam egg. Pick up another and stick than next to the first piece. Keep going until the entire egg has been covered. Go with the flow and don’t worry about aligning the tapes !! I left a small gap between each piece of tape but you can do whatever you fancy.
Notice that I sometimes overlap part of the tape. I’m ok with that as it just gives it more character. Trying to align the tiny pieces will of course drive me up the wall so I closed my eyes to any errors.
I really love the finally effect of my Mosaic egg. I have one more egg left so I might just try a different pattern. Any suggests ?Cheers,
As there having been requests for a more details on the crepe paper that I did for the Making Memories post, I posting a detailed tutorial on the crepe paper flower.
What happens when I cannot not find a suitable embellishment in my stash to highlight the page – I decide to make my own flower in the shade that matched my layout.
All you need are a few basic items:
– crepe paper (in any color you require)
– circle punch (or you can just trace the base of an small circle container)
– card stock
– glue (double sided tape or tape glue)
1. Punch or cut out a circle of cardstock of your desired side. I used both a 1″ and 1.5″ circle for the flowers in my layout. Apply glue all over one side of the circle.
2. Give the end of your crepe paper a little twist and stick onto the middle of the circle.
3. Keep twisting the crepe paper and stick the crepe paper onto the cardstock in a circular pattern.
4. Keep going until you reach the edge of the circle.
5. Tape the lose end of the crepe paper to the back of the circle and cut of the excess.
Now you have the perfect colored crepe paper flower for your layout.
I hope the steps are much clearer now. If you have any questions, do drop me a message. Cheers.