YAY! It’s the weekend! I hope you all had a crafty creative one!
I have been playing around with a new Craftwork Cards kit called ‘Celebrations’ which is bright, cheerful and truly great to work with. It’s one of my favourite kits ever! In the Project of the Month kit you get a pad of beautiful papers, (which is truly amazing, and worth the £15 that I paid on it’s own!) various pop out embellishments and sentiments as well as cards and envelopes to make 20 cards! You can get so much more than 20 cards out of this kit though.. I even made a matching gift tag! I totally love how versatile and unisex it is, it’s so bright and colourful but not too childlike, I find suitable for all ages!
Below I’ve posted some Inspiration for you as always, enjoy!
You can find this kit on the Craftwork Cards website, right here. It’s currently Free P&P! I had so much fun with this kit and I hope you do too!
Have those January birthday’s crept up on you? You’re only just over Christmas yet those January celebrations are looming? Here’s a quick and easy card!
First of all, grab a birthday cake shaped card, or maybe cut one out of your scan and cut! Shaped cards are still very popular and can be found easily in packs of 5 or cut it out by hand.
Next, grab a die that’s a great background. I’ve used my favourite ever birthday die from Tattered Lace which I think works really well here!
I wanted to make be candles look lit, but I am rubbish at colouring and wanted a bit of sparkle! I used rhinestones here.
Last of all, I wanted the candles to stand out so I used some chevron style washi tape, this particular one is from La-de-Dah.
..and Viola! A very easy, quick yet effective card for those last minute birthday card makes!
Have you got all that ribbon in the bottom of the box that’s too short to do anything with? Or maybe you’re like me and have lots of pretty ribbon that’s ‘too pretty’ to stick on the average card. Fear not! The bow maker is here and it’s going to save you loads of money in the festive season and make you look well posh.
First! Choose your ribbon. This is difficult especially if you keep a close eye on the http://www.fantasticribbons.com/
website and want to buy everything.. Come on, it can’t be just me.. At the moment they have a fantastic bumper pack including my favourite thing of all time WASHI TAPE and a gorgeous bow wreath kit! Ahh! Watch this space, payday it’s just about the corner and it’s only a matter of time before I treat myself.. again.
Now I have both the bow maker and the big and bowtiful.. You can use one or the other or both! But on this occasion I used the smaller one.
Slide your ribbon into the slot in the bottom..
Decide what width you’d like your bow and put the ribbon across to the right and down the appropriate slot.
Bring the ribbon behind and over to the left slotting it into the slot the same number of slots away from the end as you did the right one.. If you don’t get this bit right you’ll have a wonky bow with a knot off centre. I know some people have numbered the prongs to avoid confusion.
Now your ribbon is back at the front, take it down the hole so it’s at the back again.
Then bring the ribbon up the back and down the middle slot.
Next unattach your tail that you put in first on the left and tie a knot with the two tail ends.
Make sure this knot is super super tight it is the core of the whole bow! Don’t be afraid to use all your strength!
Finally when you’re all secure push the bow up and off the bow maker and you’re done!
There’s tons of different variations on the dvd that comes with the bow maker that is demoed by the lovely and very talented Steph Weightman and Nancy Watt.