I thought I should share a demo that I held at Spotlight sometime ago for Ruby Rock-it. It was a hands on session making using the Decoupage range.
It was a pleasure to work with many curious children and we all had a blast.
Here are some of the cards that we made:
I love how easy it was for the kids to make their own cards and the colors are so happy.
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