Fun Magnets & Tutorial (Kaisercraft)

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The last of my Technologic posts today and a tutorial to share too!
Please note that the contest previously detailed here has closed. You can see who won here.

Magnets
I LOVE these bright magnets! I have made a few sets and it is always fun to pick out small details in the paper patterns to make them. You can see a quick tutorial on how to make them below.


Magnets Tutorial

  1. Cut or punch circles of paper slightly smaller than the flat side of the glass dome
  2. Apply Mod Podge to the surface of the paper you want visible through the magnet and glue onto flat side of magnet
  3. When dry, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the other side o the paper (outside)
  4. Using a super-strong craft glue, stick a magnet to the underside and leave to dry
Magnet Board
This board was simply a cheap metal kitchen sign from the dollar store which I covered in paper and sealed with Mod-Podge. I then used various elements from the collection to decorate.


You can see all my posts using this collection here:



Lowri :-)
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Rocket Door Hanger (Kaisercraft)

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Another Technologic post today - and this is a super quick post for a super quick project - cheap, easy, fun and one the kids could get involved in too.

Please note that the contest previously detailed here has closed. You can see who won here.

Rocket Door Hanger



I used the Kaisercraft Door Hanger as a base and elements from the Technologic Collection to decorate. The bright colors make it perfect for a boys room.

You can see all my posts using this collection here:



Lowri :-)
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Echo Park Blog Hop Winner!

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Wow - we had an amazing response to our recent blog hop! As promised - one commenter from my blog will win an Echo Park Collection pack and that winner is - Sarabeth. Don't forget to also check out the Echo Park Blog to see who won there too - winners will be announced March 27th NZ time.

I will be having another Echo Park giveaway this month - so be sure to keep an eye out for all the details1

Lowri :-)

Fun Family Frame (Kaisercraft)

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The second of my Kaisercraft Technologic projects to share today and it's one of my all-time favorites!
Please note that the contest previously detailed here has closed. You can see who won here. 

Family Frame
This project shows that this collection doesn't have to all be about boys projects and robots! The bright colors in this collection made a great base for this family photo frame project.


This project was also published in the Kaisercraft March Magazine so I have instructions too! 

Instructions
Paint all edges and the base with 2 coats of deep turquoise paint. Print photos to fit the three largest of the stand-up pieces. Back all four stands with paper of your choosing and adhere the photos to the front. Create borders along the top edge with pieces from the sticker sheet. Apply chosen rubons to strips of paper or elements from the paper pad and mount onto photos using dimensional tape. Plaint some plain chipboard stars in co-ordinating colours and attach a sparklet into the centre for extra shine.  Decorate the front (smallest) piece of your display using elements from the collection and a die-cut shipboard frame. Using more stickers and rhinestones – decorate the front edge of the stand.

You can see all my posts using this collection here:



Lowri :-)
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This and That Charming Gift Frame (Echo Park Blog Hop)

Please note that the Blog Hop and competitions previously detailed on this post have now closed. You can see who won the Echo Park giveaways on their blog here. You can see who won my giveaway here. I encourage you to visit all the fabulous blogs that were on the hop - there is a list at the end of this post!

This and That Charming Frame


This 8"x8" frame decorated with the gorgeous This & That Charming Collection I have used patterned paper to decorate each section, and as I am giving it as a gift, I have left three blank with instructions as to what size photo needs to be added.


The stickers, chipboard and brads from this Collection are perfect for adding accents and have a vintage but very fresh feel to them - also - the quality of these embellishments is AMAZING!


Here is a list of the blogs that were on the hop

Echo Park Paper: http://www.echoparkpaper.typepad.com/
Leslie Ashe: http://leslieashe.blogspot.com/
Sandy Ang: http://angsandy.blogspot.com/
Linda Auclair: http://elendae.wordpress.com/
Betsy Clark: http://bestofbetsys.blogspot.com/
Nancy Damiano: http://www.thepaperorchard.blogspot.com/
Lowri McNabb: http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/ 
Amy Heller: http://www.amyheller.typepad.com/
Lisa Skinner: http://mypassiontoscrap.blogspot.com/
Christine Bonifacio: http://christinebcreates.blogspot.com/
Tamara Tripodi: http://happylifecraftywife.com/
Louise Forsyth: http://punknscrap2.blogspot.com/
Wendy Sue Anderson: http://www.wendysueanderson.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Gallacher: http://jengallacher.blogspot.com/
Artfull Crafts: http://artfullcrafts.blogspot.com/


Lowri

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"This and That" Mini Album PLUS Tutorial (Echo Park)

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My first official Design Team Post is live at Echo Park - check it out here! For regular readers of my blog you will recognize this technique as one of my all-time favorites, but I have updated my tutorial and this fabulous new This and That Charming Collection really shows it off :-)


I have used the latest This and That Charming Collection to create this simple mini with some recent photos of my family. I have a tutorial below showing how I created it and as you can see from the following picture, the weight of the Echo Park paper is perfect for this kind of technique as you can get a crisp fold without absolutely no paper cracking. 


After I created the base, I then used strips from the Elements and Alpha stickers to decorate the tops and bottoms of my pages – don’t forget to use the negative pieces left over too, or you can cut the wider strips in half to stretch them further. The camera sticker looks great on the cover against the Chevron print of the Border Strips (reverse) paper and this fabulous Snapshots flag from the Elements Stickers.


For each page I cut a simple mat from the Tickets Please paper, glued it at an angle and added my photos on top. I cut the pictures into a Polaroid shape to keep the old style camera feel. Using additional elements and a couple of chipboard pieces, I kept the decoration simple to allow the photos to stand out. There were so many great elements in the collection I was spoiled for choice!

Tutorial

  1. Take a piece of 12”x12” paper and trim off four inches from one side.
  2. Take the 12”x8” piece and fold into 8 equal pieces as shown
  3.  Using a sharp knife – make a cut through the paper from point a to b
  4.  Fold the paper wrong sides together at the remaining intact fold
  5.  Using the folds as a guide create a booklet
  6.  Glue pages together as shown at c, d and e (I used a strong adhesive tape runner) 
  7.  You should have 3 pages of double thickness paper and 2 covers of single thickness
  8.  Cut a 12x4” piece of paper and glue to one side of the book
  9.  Turn book over and crease at the spine of the book firmly before gluing the other side of the cover. This will ensure a neat finish and mean there is enough paper over the spine to allow the book to open freely. To finish, trim off the excess paper from the cover with a sharp knife


Here you can see a couple of other albums I have created using this technique with the older For The Record, Happy Days and Holly Jolly Christmas Collections.

One little hint - If you are trying any technique like this for the first time – I suggest using a scrap piece of paper that you can measure , mark and make adjustments on if necessary – before you cut into your really precious stuff!


Please post a comment with any questions - Lowri :-)

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Do the Robot! Boy's Banner with Technologic

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Another exciting first for me this month as I had 4 projects published in the Kaisercraft Workshop magazine and today I am sharing the first of them. You can also see details on the Kaisercraft website here and link to the magazine here.

Robots Banner
This banner would be perfect for a party or even just to decorate a room. The colors are so bright and these robots are just so cool!


To get started, paint all edges of the pennants album with two coats of red paint. Cut contrasting triangles from patterned papers. Glue the larger triangle to the album page and then use dimensional tape to adhere the smaller one on top for added dimension. Hand or die-cut (I used this die)cogs from the patterned paper and then use smaller circles of paper to back them with a contrasting color. 


Find the robots from the collectables pack and use dimensional tape to mount them, tucking them behind the cogs. Use large alphas to spell out the name you would like. Use additional items from the collectables pack as well as more die-cut cogs to decorate the first pennant if desired. Thread a ribbon through the holes of the album for easy hanging.



Products Used: Pennants album,red paint, Technologic Paper Collection, Collectables, Sticker Sheet, dimensional tape, Cogs die, teal ribbon, black alphas 

Please not that the contest previously detailed here has closed. You can see who won here.

You can see all my posts using this collection here:



Lowri :-)
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8 Page Mini - 1 Sheet of Paper (Tutorial)

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Last week I shared this mini-album idea and today I am sharing a detailed tutorial showing how I made it!


Following the exact directions below will result in an album measuring 2" x 2.5" containing 11 double-sided pages but you can adjust the dimensions of the folds to yield an album of any size.

The starting size paper for this exact album is 10" x 12"


Mini Album Tutorial


  1. Score at 2" intervals along the 12" long side of the paper
  2. Rotate paper and score at 2.5" intervals along the 10" long side of the paper
  3. Fold at score marks to define the creases
  4. Make cuts as shown (details in diagram below)
  5. Begin to fold into pages, alternating pages of the book
  6. Continue folding each page until all are complete
  7. Leaving one page at each end, create album pages by gluing pages together
  8. Continue gluing until all pages are complete
  9. Cut a strip of paper 2.5" wide
  10. Adhere one end of strip to front of book
  11. Wrap strip around book and glue onto back
  12. Your book is complete!
As with all projects like this - I suggest you practice on scrap paper a couple of times so you can mark lines, make notes and get a feel for how the book folds.
 
Detailed Cuts Diagram


Here is another example using the Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Collection.


Please leave a comment with any questions. 
Lowri :-)

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