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Mini Album in a Tin – Cosmo Cricket Style!

Hi Everyone – another Cosmo Cricket Challenge this week and a chance to use the fabulous new 2WENTY-THR3E Collection showcased at CHA 2012. I was lucky enough to have been given a set of papers from this Collection and the Challenge was to alter a tin – but I have chosen to use a re-use a tin in a slightly different way. I LOVE to make these little albums and give them in vintage tins. I used the Postcards paper for the body of the book and then used some of the new Hello Washi Tape as a book binding. The “Smile” sentiment was cut from the Photo Booth paper and mounted with a small amount of dimensional tape.   I created some tiny tabs and added the initials of my children with some Tiny Type stickers. A plain wooden button with a dab of brown ink, a couple more tiny type stickers and some ever popular twine for decoration and the book is complete ready to be put into the tin! I am going to fill the book with my favorite mini pics of the kids and some of the fabulous embellishments from the collection when they become available! […]

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“52 Reasons I Love You” Cards Tutorial

Did you know this project now has its own website – with heaps of additional information. Note: If you would like to link to, feature or re-publish this project – please see here. Tutorial Below you will find the tutorial showing how to make the cards. On the website you can also find a complete supply list and all the information on purchasing a template to create the labels. Find some playing cards! These fabulous cards from Ellusionist shown here are great as they have a pre-aged Vintage look. Scuff them up with some sandpaper to give them a used feel as well as a used look Create a template with one of the spare cards (for example one of the Jokers) Punch two holes in each cards using the template as a guide Create your reasons labels to attach to the cards – detailed information below. Use another Joker card to create the front cover. Using double sided tape and/or glue – attach the inserts to the cards. Using glue will take longer to dry and will stiffen the cards up adding more dimension. Create all 52 of your reasons cards and let the glue dry Thread onto book rings NOTE: I […]

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Folded Paper Flowers & Tutorial!

Hi Everyone This post has been updated in May 2020. Check out our new tutorial below!I made several of these flowers this afternoon. It’s actually surprising how quick they are to make – to give you an idea – I made these in the time it takes for 2 “Dora the Explorers” to play on DVD. For those without kids under the age of 8 – that’s about 50 minutes! It is important to cut squares very precisely for this project. I suggest using some square craft dies if you have a die-cutting machine, or if not – any paper trimmer will do the job. I have listed my favorites below! I strongly suggest you use hot glue for this project. Something else might work in a pinch, but for this type of project, hot glue is the way to go! For these flowers below, I used some old maps I found in a second hand store. The paper was crisp, and beautiful to fold, and it’s lovely to think these flowers give new function to the paper. Once you have finished your flowers, you can easily glue them to a stick or other mount of sorts to create a […]

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