Showing posts with label Paper Crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Crafts. Show all posts

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Christmas Card recycle

Christmas Card Recycle Garland

A few weeks ago I mentioned in a post that I was going to do some projects with the Christmas Cards I’ve saved through the years. I first started with making a garland and its coming along nicely.
I used a simple circle punch and went through the cards, strategically punching circles from the cards to get phrases, art elements, graphics and even the signatures and handwriting from my friends and loved ones to make it extra special. From the many photos I had I punched out faces so I could keep those little treasures in time. I used a 1.5″ punch here but you could probably even use different sizes and string a pattern of sizes on the jute. I folded each circle in half and then glued them together back to back. I used 5 circles in each ornament, and strung it to the jute by closing up the final two sides around the jute – just tucking the string down to the center of where the circles meet and then sealing closed.
Christmas Card Recycle Garland | Freshly Hatched Studio
I’ve got plenty of cards so I will have more than enough stock to choose from and will have a garland of memories to string on the tree this year.

Planting ?Paper

You’ve might have seen seed paper recently.  It is homemade paper with flower seeds in it.  When it is planted in the ground and given lots of TLC it will bloom into beautiful flowers you can enjoy.  Here is a tutorial for a project using seed paper.
First, you need to make the paper.
Use paper you have around your house.  This is a great way to recycle old scraps.  Tear them up into small pieces and place in a blender.  Add enough water in the blender so the paper is covered and blend.

When your paper is nice and evenly blended  you can add your seeds.  Unplug your blender and use a wooden spoon to gently stir the seeds into the paper mush. Do not blend them!

Now it is ready to be shaped.  Place a colander in the sink and pour the paper mush into it. If you have large holes in your colander like I do, go ahead and place a towel in it to catch the pulp, but not the water.
Place a towel on the counter and if you have a piece of felt, place the felt on top of the towel.  Then gently pour your seeds and paper pulp on the felt and spread evenly out.
Take another towel and press it down on the paper pulp to help dry the excess water.  You can now blow dry the paper or let it sit out overnight to dry.
When your paper is dry, cut it out into a flower shape. Make a simple card with cardstock and glue the flower to your card.  Feel free to get creative here and draw, stamp, or cut out a stem.  If you don’t like flowers, make a cute butterfly or tree.  The options are endless and no matter what shape you choose–it will be a hit with the recipient of the card.
Make sure you add a message somewhere on your card to let the recipient know they can plant it!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Scrapbook Sites


 Scrapbook Sites - Scrapbooking Ideas and Supplies - Come join the #1 scrapbooking site on the planet. View over a ONE MILLION layouts & project ideas! Shop in the award-winning Superstore!
Two Peas in a Bucket - Still the best place on the web for Scrapbooking Ideas, Inspiration, Friends, Education and Products!
A Cherry On Top, Scrapbook Shoppe - Over 36,000 Scrapbook Products, Inspirational Gallery, Friendly Community, and Digital Scrapbooking Shoppe.
DesignerDigitals - Your source for digital scrapbooking ideas, supplies, tips and tutorials. Let us help you turn your photos into lasting memories.
DaisyTrail - DaisyTrail is a social scrapbooking website that allows you to share your digital scrapbooks, thoughts and ideas with other scrapbookers. - The hub of the digital community! Home of the 12-kits-for-$25 Gold Membership, an open forum with TONS OF FREEBIES/DEALS, an inspirational gallery, tons of resources for the new or seasoned scrapper! Come mingle with the hottest designers in the industry!
Gina K. Designs/ StampTV - Weekly technique and broadcast quality video episodes for the Papercrafting world featuring Gina K. from Gina K. Designs.
Scrap Your Trip - 'cuz life is a trip worth scrappin!® 10000+ papers, embellishments for travel, Disney, cruise, military, sports, weddings and more! Free shipping to APO/FPO. - Scrapbooking Megasite. Over 1,400 Free Articles and Tutorials, Huge Layout Gallery and MORE!
Scrap Girls - Free downloads almost every day at Scrap Girls. Free eBook and movie tutorials help you get started digital scrapbooking. Super friendly site where you won't get lost in the crowd!
Digital Scrapbook Place - Want to learn to scrap digitally? Come on over to the friendliest (and largest) digital scrapbooking site on the net! From great freebies to challenging contests to online classes to fantastic products, come join the fun at DSP!
Cut@Home - The Ultimate Scrapbooking, Card Making, Rubber Stamping store online. We sell Dies, Embossing Folders, Paper, Die-cutting Machines from Spellbinders, Quickutz, Sizzix, Provocraft, Graphic 45, DCWV,and much more!
CraftCrave and DigiFree Scrapbooking Freebies - CraftCrave is an automated search engine which finds craft and scrapbooking freebies, tutorials, patterns, etc. It regularly posts the lists to a series of blogs. Items are automatically ranked by popularity. - Don't worry if you've never scrapped a page using your computer because this is the place to come and learn. Put away your scissors, pens and glue and get ready to enter a friendly community of users who will show you the way to Digital Scrapbooking!
Scrapbook Corner - Please visit us at oldest Scrapbooking Company in California! Your ARTBIN Wholeseller for the West Coast
Heartfelt Creations - We design and manufacture our own line of unique and creative Rubber Art Stamps and Matching Dies.
Scrapbooking for Less - Scrapbooking Closeouts Superstore - Huge Discounts on Scrapbooking Supplies on all your favorite brands!
Scrapbook Express - Over 10,000 items Complete Quickutz line Latest products, updated daily Great Prices, Fast shipping, friendly service. By scrappers for scrappers. Worldwide shipping. Premier on-line scrapbooking site since 1999
Get It Scrapped! - Free ideas & instruction. Page design, journaling, embellishing, technique, sketches, templates and more. Get practical about getting creative.
Scrapbook Elements Digital Online Store - For all your digital scrapbooking needs! Scrapbook-Elements offers unique, original artwork suitable for digital scrapping as well as being printable for use in paper scrapping and crafts. Check out our galleries, tutorials, and forums to be inspired!
My Scrapbooking Place - The best QUICKUTZ discounts and selection on the internet! Also save 30% or more on Making Memories, Karen Foster, BasicGrey, American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, and many more!
Paper Crafter's Library - Paper Crafter’s Library is the first and ONLY website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. Whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art - Random Acts of Kindness for Scrapbookers! A fun, friendly and free scrapbooking community, and home of the free monthly mega kit!
Scrapbook Megastore (Vic) - Scrapbooking supplies, gallery, competitions and new Xyron range.
CrazyScraps - Online Scrapbooking Store, Specializing in Personal Die-Cutting Machines, QuicKutz, Cuttlebug, Cricut, We also carry BasicGrey, Bazzill, and much much more all on SALE visit us today !
Heritage Scrap - Heritage, Vintage & Altered Art Digital Scrapbooking Shop & Community
Scrap Shotz - One of Canada's largest stores, and the longest running kit program. Local pick up in Calgary available.!
Scrap-A-Doodledoo - Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo has an online store, as well as a bricks and mortar retail location that carries over 130+ manufacturers and the lastest products on the market!
3scrapateers - Home of the Original Scrap-a-Deal! Full service site, top notch digital products, top notch designers, forum, gallery, freebies, download-a-day and a friendly family like no other! Come visit us today.
Simply Scrapping Crafts - Scrapbook Supplies STEALS & DEALS Superstore! Check out our Closeout Specials! Huge Lots New Scrapbooking Supplies w/FREE SHIP -usa- New Arrivals & Favorites! Low price Copic Markers - New Steals every day! CLICK HERE TO SAVE!
Qauchogirl scrapbook - creative digital scrapbook papers, elements, ideas and inspiration
The Stamping Boutique - Original,artistic rubber and digital stamps for cardmaking and scrapbooking. We have challenges, groups, forums, digi-days, freebies,
FotoBella - Come and see the fastest growing online scrapbook store!
e-ScrapbookIt - Unique & original digital scrapbooking products. Papers, Themes, Embellishments, Alphabets, Frames, & More! ALL FREE! We also feature some layout & getting started tips.
QBaroo - QBaroo specializes in online retail and wholesale scrapbook stores, and offers a catalog of more than 2,000,000 scrapbook product images to make store creation faster and easier.
The Paper Parade - Come checkout the parade of scrapbooking paper, stamps, embellishments, and so much more! - the first italian site where the scrap has no secrets
Be A Best - Glitter Paper; CardStock; Scrapbook Supplies; FREE SHIPPING Any Order Over $49 - Online Scrapbook Store and Gallery
Memories & More - Vast selection of cardstock, specialty papers, designer papers, stamps & much more!
Scrappin' Cabinet - Scrappin' Cabinet is a blog about scrapbooking to help my fellow scrapbookers find scrapbooking supplies, gather ideas for your layouts and discover helpful information about this wonderful hobby we share.
Grandmommy & Me Custom Scrapbooks - Unique Scrapbooking Supplies specializing in Heritage and Patriotic themes. Custom Scrapbooks prepared for others, by the page, event or an entire album.
SEI - The on line source for all of SEI's great products, such as Simple Sets, Mini Memories, Lickety Splits and much more.
Virtual Scrapbooker - Your source for high quality digital scrapbooking content: themed kits, paper packs, & great accents. We also create custom packages upon request.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love Bug Box

Love Bug Box: Using the flat paintbrush: Paint the box lid with Valentine Pink. Paint the bottom portion of the box and the wooden plug with Bright Red. Let dry.

On top of the box lid, use the liner brush to paint oval eyes with black. Use the marker to draw a mouth, eyelashes and eyebrows. Add cheeks with the cosmetic blush. Let paint dry.

Glue the wood plug in place for a nose.

Use the tip of the paintbrush handle dipped in white to add dots to the eyes for highlights. Clean the tip of the paintbrush handle and then dip it in black paint and add dots to the cheeks for freckles. Use the liner paintbrush and white to paint a small line on the nose as shown and a small heart on the mouth for a tooth.

Cut the red chenille stem in half then in half again. Glue the two shortest halves to the top side of the box lid for antenna. Glue a heart to the tip of each antenna.
Cut a strip from the pink felt, make short cuts along one edge and glue the other edge in front of the antenna for hair. Cut the red felt into two teardrop shaped ears and glue behind the antenna. Tie the ribbon into a shoestring bow and glue in front of the hair.