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Lollipop Flowers – Perfect for Easter! (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone Today I am sharing a fun idea to make for your kids (big kids too!) for birthday parties, fun favors or they would make great little Easter gift for someone who doesn’t like chocolate! My kids love these little lollies and these gorgeous papers from the Sweet Girl Collection from Echo Park were perfect for making these flowers. To create the flowers I used my Cameo and this file to create the flowers. Simply cut 2 pieces from coordinating papers – making sure if you resize the cutting images that you re-size them all at the same time to keep the flowers the same sizes. I then removed two of the petals and reglued the petals to give a 3-d shape (see below) I then put the lollipop sticks onto small wooden skewers and covered them both in washi tape to add a bit more color and disguise the join. If you do not have a die cutting machine – NO PROBLEM! Simply search for a flower pattern online (try this one from Images by Heather M) and trace around it – then experiment with how many petals you need to remove to create the 3-d shape. The little glass jar the flowers […]

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Boy’s Tool Box (Kaisercraft & Echo Park)

Hi Everyone I have a project to share today using the wonderful new All About a Boy Collection from Echo Park Paper. This collection has some fabulous prints as well as a complete set of embellishments including layered stickers, chipboard, brads and tape. For the base of this project I used the new Tool Box from Kaisercraft. I used the tape from the collection to cover the edges of the product which gives a different look to painting the edges a solid color. I also used the tape to cover the inside of the sides, and then a sharp knife to remove the areas for inserting the tabs. The colors of this collection are perfect for boys of any age – and there is such a variety in the embellishments there will be something for everyone no matter what their interests. You can see below I have used the embellishments to create a fun scene – my 6 year old is going to LOVE this for his new desk! I have a couple more projects using this fun collection – so make sure you follow our Facebook Page to see when they are posted! Please leave a comment or email me with any questionsLowri 🙂I […]

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Scoot Mini Album (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone Please note that the Giveaway previously detailed her has now closed. Winners to be announced Feb 27th. Scoot Mini Album This album is great as a gift for someone who does not scrapbook but would still like a memory or keepsake. All the decoration is done and all they need to do is add a few photos and journalling notes. I created the base of this album using the Spellbinders Square Swatches Dies and the technique shown below. To create the pages I used a metal die to cut a “sandwich” of thin card (I used cereal boxes) double sided adhesive paper and patterned paper. Simply use the double sided adhesive to attach the paper to the card and run through your manual cutting machine.  If you do not have a machine, just use the same method to cut rectangles with your paper trimmer. Cut another single layer of paper with the same die and glue to the back so you have a double sided album page with both sides covered in paper. I then punched holes and used a small metal coil to bind it with my Zutter Bind-It-All. AS you can see below – this technique forms an album that […]

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Scoot Card & Tag (Echo Park) & Giveaway Winner

Hi Everyone A quick card and tag-set to share today with the latest “Scoot” Collection from Echo Park Paper. You can see the full Collection on-line here, and it is fresh, fun and perfect for little boys projects!  Scoot Card This card was created by simply cutting a piece of 12×12 paper into a 12″ x 2.5″ x 6″ piece as shown below, and folding in three. It’s such an easy base with lots of immediate interest as the reverse of your paper shows in the middle section. Card Base After creating the base I used elements from the sticker sheet to create the decoration. Using foam dots is a great way to add dimension with stickers. You can de-sticky the sticker with talc first – one of my favorite tips! Scoot Tag This tag was really an experiment with my Silhouette Cameo. I downloaded the helicopter shape here and welded the pieces together to form the base. I then cut the individual pieces and laid them on top so they fit perfectly. The trick with this I found (after some trial and error!) is to make sure you re-size all the pieces at the same time.   These fun colors and neat stickers make it really simple to put together a […]

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Amazing Cards by Guest Designer – Sandy Ang

Hi Everyone I am thrilled to announce another Guest Designer for the PaperVine blog today. Sandy Ang has been one of my favorite papercrafters for several years. I love her elegant and perfectly balanced style and she makes fabulous use of all her embellishments. Please note that the Giveaway previously listed here has now closed.Winner will be announced February 12th. Sandy has created three gorgeous cards to share today and here she tells us a little about how she created them: “These three cards are created using American Crafts products – mainly Amy Tangerine’s collections with little bits and pieces from Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, Soho Garden and Chaps. They all share a common colour palette of blues, greens and browns. Each card consists of layers of pattern papers and a couple of textural elements, such as ribbons, rhinestones, chipboards and buttons, on top” Congrats Card Family Card Lovely Card Please post a comment with any questions. Lowri 🙂

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Valentine Bookmark Tutorial and FREE Template

Hi Everyone Welcome to my Valentine’s Bookmark tutorial.  I have provided step-by step instructions below on how to create the project plus a free download svg cut file for those of you who like to use digital die-cut machines. There are also a couple of hints for Cameo users who may be new to using files not purchased in the Silhouette Store, and if you wish to hand-cut the bookmark there is also a pdf download. Note: Please see below as to why you will need the Designer Edition of Studio to use this file and why I cannot provide it in a .studio format. Valentines Bookmark Tutorial SVG download – click here PDF download – click here Cut 3 “flower” shapes plus two full hearts for front and back cover Score all hearts as shown. The solid line represents a score on the reverse side you will not see, and the dotted line represents a score on the front side. Define all fold lines well and your heart will begin to take shape. Here is a detailed shot of the score lines needed: Push the heart together, ensuring that the front side score lines touch each other in the middle. This is hard to […]

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