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Most Popular Project Round-Up 2012!

Hi Everyone The Giveaway previously listed here is now closed. You can see a summary here and winners will be announced on December 9, 2012 Today’s post is my end of year round-up – a showcase of my most popular posts by page views this year. I am always surprised by what people enjoy reading the most! Be sure to follow on Facebook and the website as I will be launching some products for sale next year – think washi tape, twine, buttons and other embellishments that can be used with any paper collection! Click on the title to be taken to the complete post. Robot Magnets Tutorial Make these magnets and a magnet board with paper and mod-podge. Single Sheet Mini Album Tutorial Color step-by-step tutorial using a single sheet of paper.   Paper Beads Tutorial  Make these colorful beads from scrapbook paper Valentines Dates Jar Tutorial These little paper favors can be adapted to any occasion. Map Folded Flower Tutorial Flowers that last forever – perfect for a long-lasting gift Pink Paislee Envelope Album   This little album is one of the few projects I made for myself! Halloween Bowl Tutorial Make one of these for any celebration – lots […]

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Christmas Mini Drawers (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone The Giveaway previously listed here is now closed. You can see a summary here and winners will be announced on December 9, 2012 Mini Drawers    These are one of my most favorite projects to create – and these are a prototype for some wooden projects I will hopefully have available for sale early next year! The drawers are decorated with paper and chipboard elements from the Echo Park This and That Christmas Collection (see below to see how you can WIN SOME!) and the gorgeous buttons are from Cosmo Cricket – another favorite company of mine. Make sure you are a PaperVine blog follower and Facebook Fan to keep up with the exciting developments happening with PaperVine next year! Post a comment with any questionsLowri 🙂I am linking up this post to these websites here.

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Gorgeous Girl Frame Gift (Kaisercraft)

Hi Everyone The Giveaway previously listed here is now closed. You can see a summary here and winners will be announced on December 9, 2012   Gorgeous Girl Frame This frame was created for workshop I taught at Artfull Crafts earlier this year. I demonstrated a simple paint technique (see below) which can be used on any kind of wood surface. All supplies are from the Kasiercraft Save the Date Collection. Paint Technique I have used a simple paint technique that will work on any wooden base and with any combination of colors. I generally use 2 accent colors with white or cream on top. In this case I used green and mustard as my accent colors with a white coat on top. Apply your darkest accent color to the frame. It does not have to cover the frame completely, but wipe any paint that spills over the frame edge with a baby wipe.  When dry – apply your second accent color and let dry. Finally, apply your top color (white or cream) all over the frame – again, wiping any smudges over the edges.  When COMPLETELY dry – take a small piece of rough grit sandpaper and sand over the […]

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Tree Gift Box and a Treat for the Dog (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone The Giveaway previously listed here is now closed. You can see a summary here and winners will be announced on December 9, 2012 Christmas Tree Treat Box Putting a small gift in a fancy box is always a great way to jazz it up – especially when you make a box that can be used as a decoration too. I have used the Happy Holidays Mini Theme from Echo Park and this file from the Silhouette Store. The lovely ribbon is from May Arts. To make the tree stand up, I just created little supports from bent scraps of paper – super simple! For the Dog I am considering not giving my dog anything for Christmas this year after she ATE one of my DT assignments filled with cookies – but truth be told I have already got one ready! This was also created with my Cameo using this file, an Echo Park shape to accompany Woof Mini Theme from Echo Park. Post a comment with any questions Lowri 🙂 I am linking up this post to these websites here.

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One Collection, Two Cards (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone The Giveaway previously listed here is now closed. You can see a summary here and winners will be announced on December 9, 2012 “Deck The Halls” Card I created the “swing card” base using this Cameo file from Lori Whitlock, but it is easy to cut by hand too. Take a look at this great online template from Beate Johns. The green chevron print has a clean and modern style and the ultra simple decoration is all that is needed to make this card really striking. Hint –  Don’t be afraid to trim your stickers to fit your projects. Sometimes it’s nerve-wracking to do that – but de-sticky the backs with talc first and you can play around with the placement before re-gluing into your chosen position. Using foam dots to mount small elements helps add some extra dimension to your card. “Merry Christmas” Card This card has the same base created from the fabulous Ultra White Felt Carta Bella Cardstock.  If you are creating card bases with your Cameo – I have to say that this cardstock cuts like a dream! It’s very thick and textured so I was skeptical as to how it would work – but […]

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Pop-Up Present Cards (Kaisercraft)

Hi Everyone The Giveaway previously listed here is now closed. You can see a summary here and winners will be announced on December 9, 2012 Christmas Cameo Cards Making creative card bases is a snap if you have a digital die cutting machine! To create this card I have used the file from Lori Whitlock found here in the Shilhouette Store and here on her website for those with other machines. I have used the Kaisercraft Merry and Bright Collection for the decoration with the addition of a little washi and a Kasiercraft flourish on the front.   Here I have another colorway with the same collection – the slightly unusual orange and green make for some subtle and elegant color combinations. Post a comment with any questions Lowri 🙂 I am linking up this post to these websites here. 

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Snow Day Card Tutorial (Pink Paislee)

Hi Everyone The Giveaway previously listed here is now closed. You can see a summary here and winners will be announced on December 9, 2012 Snow Day Card   I couldn’t get this fabulous “Snow Day” collection from Pink Paislee in New Zealand last year and it was only recently I was able to buy some of the embellishment pieces.   I still had no matching paper, however I downloaded the digital paper pack and printed some papers for the base.  I painted the Snow Day veneer piece white and then embossed with a white woodgrain on top for a little extra definition. Additional pieces from the ephemera pack work perfectly to create a super-quick and simple card.  To create the base – simple follow this diagram below, The card will easily fold flat for mailing too.   Post a comment with any questions Lowri 🙂 I am linking up this post to these websites here. 

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PaperVine Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

Hi Everyone and Welcome to the last of three posts leading into our Christmas Countdown, featuring tons of Christmas inspiration, giveaways and fun.Here are some fun Gift Giving projects from last year. Click on the title to be taken to the complete blog post. Baby Clothes and Printed Fabric Use some digital scrapbook papers to crate fun, unique baby clothes. You just need some t-shirt transfers and an iron! Edible Neighbor Gift and Christmas Bark I bet your neighbor would love a fun Christmas jar of goodies! This post includes a tutorial on how to cover jar lids with paper. Wine Tags Suitable for any bottle – these tags make a lovely decorative touch to a present and also a little extra special twist on a Secret Santa gift. Tomorrow we start a week of BRAND NEW Christmas Inspiration – with a great giveaway EVERY DAY! Post a comment with any questions Lowri 🙂 I am linking up this post to these websites here. 

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PaperVine Christmas Home Decor Projects

Hi Everyone and Welcome to the second of three posts leading into our Christmas Countdown, featuring tons of Christmas inspiration, giveaways and fun.Here are some fun Home Decor Holiday projects I created last year. Click on the title to be taken to the complete blog post. Decor Frame Great to give as gift, these frames can hold photos or just be a decoration you can use year on year. Fun to make and easy to complete in an evening Advent Calendar Maybe you bought one of these and haven’t made it yet – there’s still a bit of time! Grab a glass of wine,  drag your crafting supplies in front of the fire, put on an old movie in the background and get cracking! Mini Album Dig out those pictures from last year and create a mini album for a loved one who may not be spending Christmas with you this year.   Check back tomorrow for some more Holiday inspiration – tomorrow we are sharing Gift Giving ideas. Post a comment with any questions Lowri 🙂 I am linking up this post to these websites here.   

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PaperVine Christmas PaperCraft Projects

Hi Everyone and Welcome to the first of three posts leading into our Christmas Countdown, featuring tons of Christmas inspiration, giveaways and fun.Here are some fun papercraft Christmas projects I created last year.   Click on the title to be taken to the complete blog post.   December Daily Create a December Daily quickly using a combination of patterned paper and printed digital elements from the same collection. Echo Park makes this super easy. See all their paper collections here and their digital collections here. Stepper Card Tutorial This post includes a picture tutorial showing how you can very simply create the card base for this visually striking technique. The card folds flat for posting too! Christmas Albums / Notebooks Create some fun mini albums or blank notebooks from copier paper with this simple technique. Full color step-by step tutorial included – great to get the kids involved and make some gifts for Grandma! Merry and Bright – Simple Cards Break out your spellbinders to create some shaped cards and super simple matching tags. Great for using up small stickers from your supplies. Check back tomorrow for some more Holiday inspiration – tomorrow we have Home Decor ideas Post a […]

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