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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Another Easy Peasy Project

My daughter asked me to make lots and lots of bows for my little two year old grand daughter. I loved making the bows and of course I couldn't stop. When I finished with all of them my daughter asked."Where in the world will I put all of these?" She really appreciated all of them but she was right she needed a place to put them. here was my easy solution. So here is a picture and the instructions on how to make this bow holder.

9 Easy Steps to Making a Bow Holder

1. cut out a piece of 12 x 12 foam board.
2. Pick out two pieces of a heavy weight patterned card stock.
3. Pick out several pieces of ribbon to match the card stock and cut into 14 inch lengths.
4. Use adhesive mounting tape to cover the front sde of the foam board.
5. Lay out the various sizes of ribbon across the front and figure out how you would like to arrange them. You can even place little lines at the bottom of the foam board to mark a place for each ribbon.
6. Place adhesive mounting tape to two inches of each end of the ribbons and stick in place. Continue this until you have added all of your ribbons.
7. Time to make the hanger. yes, you got it right ;-) Cut another length of ribbon to the size you want. Add adhesives to the each end of the hanging ribbon and stick it to the back of the foam board.
8. Almost done! you know that other piece of  12 X 12 cardstock? Just place some mounting adhesive to the back of this.
9. Last but not least. Take your pretty new bow holder and hang it in a place where you can step back and admire your handy work. Then clip on all of the bows you have laying around all over the house. :-)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Easy Peasy Crystal Flower Embellishment

Hello, I love to embellish cards. One of the things I fiddle around with a lot is making up new things to embellish hand-made cards. These add the ooolala to all sorts of crafts and cards. With all of the wonderful blogs out there in cyber space I have learned a lot of neat ideas to make embellishments. Here is a simple one I came up with.

1. Punch out three layers of acetate  flowers with your choice of a floral punch.
2. Grab some ink and rub it on the punched acetate flowers. Make each layer a little darker than the other.
2. Arrange the layers from the lightest on the bottom to the darkest on tip. I used glue dots toadhere each layer and added a crytalfor the centr of the flower. Buttons, flower soft and so many other things can be used.

This was a fun and easy embellishment to make. Below is a picture of how I used it with a digi stamp by Sliekje. She shares her wonderful talents by offering free digi stamps.I love her work and truly appreciate her as an artist. Here is a link to her blog:

Here is a close-up of the little crystal flower.

Have fun with this simple crafting idea. If you try this. please share your experinece.

A love affair with paper

Hello, This is my first time attempting a blog. It will certainly be a challenge to learn as much as I can.

Paper crafting is my passions in crafting. Paper can be used in so many different creative ways.It would be a nice opportunity to share some of the ways use paper as an art medium. First I have to figure out how to post pictures

I have learned so much by visiting other blogs and the many wonderful on-line tutorials on YouTube. Hopefully, I will learn how to make tutorials and share them here.

Here is my first try at loading some pics of the ATC's I have just recently finished. I found these to be so much fun and relaxing to make.

There are a lot of places to trade them. Doesn't this sound like fun? The first sets of ATC's I made were all hand drawn on a 2 x 3 inch of paper. I mounted them on the ATC format of 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Thanks for stopping by a new blog under construction.