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Wedding Tutorials Day 2 – Flowers

Hi Everyone Today I will show you how to make the Rolled Flowers decorating the Placecards shown yesterday, plus some other flowers for decoration Rolled Flowers These flowers look stunning and are very easy to make – see below. Cut a spiral of paper. You can do this using a die cutting machine or you can simply draw a spiral shape directly onto the paper (See note below) Working from the outside in, wrap the paper around a wooden skewer Be sure to keep the inside edge neat. Once you reach the centre, slide the flower off the skewer Place a blob of hot glue or other strong adhesive on the base as shown. Press the Flower into glue and hold until firm (one reason for using hot glue is that this will take about 5 seconds!) These flowers can be used on all your decorations or scattered on your table Note: These flowers are made using the Nantucket Collection from Pink Paislee. I cut the spirals using a Cuttlebug machine and a die similar to this one here. Decorative Flowers  These flowers were created with the same Nantucket Collection and this time I used a Nantucket Chipboard Tile for the […]

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Wedding Tutorials Day 1 – Placecards

Hi Everyone I had a wonderful response to my recent post where I shared some of the pieces I created for my sister’s wedding, and several people have asked how to make the items shown.  Be sure to also take a look at this post HERE which shows you how to make the paper flowers to decorate the placecards. Placecards If you are hosting a small, intimate or informal event, you can still offer some great little touches such as place cards and it is really easy to create these yourself with a few basic scrapbook supplies. Even at a very casual event, you might like to ensure your guests are seated as you would like – so placecards become necessity – they also make a lovely keepsake for guests to take home. These are easy to make – see the tutorial below.   Cut labels or plain squares from patterned scrapbook paper (see note below). Fold paper shapes in centre and crease well. Using double sided tape or an adhesive runner, attach your smaller piece to your larger piece, taking care they are centered Decorate as you wish. I have printed names onto clear labels and added some simple […]

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Casual Summer Wedding Stationery w/ Pink Paislee

Hi Everyone Hope you have had a wonderful few days over Christmas. We had a very casual family wedding last week and I put together a few fun items for decoration. Placecards To create each card I cut two pieces of paper using Spellbinders, creased them in the middle and glued one on top of another. I printed names onto clear labels and added one of my rolled paper flowers (see below). Candy Favors I have made these many times before (I have a tutorial here if you would like to see how!) but they are so elegant and perfect for hiding a couple of after-dinner mints. Confetti Bags I collected all the paper scraps from the other items and punched butterflies using a small punch. I then punched the same shape from layers of baking paper to create confetti. (Note – 8 layers of baking paper at a time was perfect!) Flowers I also created some paper flowers for decoration. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of them after they were arranged as I was doing all the cooking for the reception and it was a little busy! Here are a couple of pictures of what was an absolutely […]

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Wine Glass Markers (Pink Paislee)

Hi Everyone – a really quick party idea to share today using one of my favorite products this year – Vintage Vogue Spool Buttons from Pink Paislee. If your parties are anything like mine – you need to keep a pretty close eye on your wine glass throughout the evening! These are a great way to give your guests a good chance at remembering which glass belongs to them! To make these I used a plain wire ring (sold as wine glass charm rings or plain earring bases) and threaded on some beads for decoration. I used the stone chips as the first bead to stop the others falling through the center hole. Using pliers, you then bend the plain end of the wire 90 degrees to make a right-angle  end to fit through the loop. Please leave a comment if you have any questions. Lowri 🙂 I am linking up this project to these websites here.

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Halloween Party Ideas

Hi Everyone – I am sharing a couple of super simple ideas for Halloween drinks party decoration. These ideas are adaptable to ANY holiday – and all your need is some patterned paper! Custom Platters Remember the coasters I made using the Echo Park “For the Record” Collection? I found heaps of different color and sized tiles in the hardware store – I think the most expensive was $1.79. These make great platters – you could probably make half a dozen for less than $10! Not sure if they would be food safe – but they are great as display tiles and for wrapped items! Glass Toppers Hand cut, punch or die-cut a shape and then, using a small circular object as a template – cut a semi-circle shape with a knife. Decorate and stick atop your festive glass!  Straw Toppers Hand cut, punch or die-cut some symmetrical shapes (they must be symmetrical). Fold in half and glue back to back in a circle as shown. I have used six per topper but you might need to experiment to see how many works best with your shape. I have a few more Halloween projects to share over the next week […]

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Party Decoration Ideas!

Hi Everyone – I have been so busy working on bits and pieces for SENZ (New Zealand’s Scrapbooking Expo) and notwithstanding volcanoes and ashclouds – I will arriving in Auckland first thing on Thursday morning! Here are a couple of the class decorations I have been working on. We have the Kaisercraft In-house design team coming to teach our classes, so most of them are Kaisercraft products… Sour Cream Containers with Bubblegum Hills (See tutorial at end of post) Rosette Flowers with English Rose Rolled Flowers with Pink Gelato Pinwheels with Party Animals Origami Boxes with Up, Up and Away Banner with Bubblegum Hills Crackers with Party Animals Here is the tutorial for the Sour Cream Containers shown in the first picture. Hope you enjoyed these ideas – they would be easy to adapt as party favours or little gifts Lowri 🙂

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