Saturday 12 July 2008

Hi everyone

I'd like to say a big "Thank you" to everyone that has contributed to this blog so far and to everyone who visits every day and links here from their blog

Thank you! xx

I am still on the look out for contributors to this blog so if you have any Tips, Techniques or Tutorials to share please let me know.

You may have a small tip that is only 5 words long .... that is fine please share

You may have made a video tutorial..... I love video's and watching others craft...please share :)

If you have emailed me and not heard back then I haven't received your email ~ in this case please leave a comment on my personal blog HERE and I will get back to you.

Thanks once again everyone

Julie x

Friday 11 July 2008

Little Plaid Flower Tutorial

Just a quick little tutorial to make the simple plaid flowers from my Nellie 5th Birthday Card.

Here is the list of items needed to make this little flower:
  • Scraps of two different patterned/coloured paper
  • Moulding mat
  • Flower punch
  • 1/4" circle punch
  • Pva
  • Embossing ball tool
  • Tweezers make handling the small pieces easier, but not essential

Punch out one flower shape and one circle.

Place the flower upside down on the moulding mat. Emboss around the edges of each petal as shown by the curved arrow.

Turn the flower over, and emboss in a circle around the base of the petals.

The petals will pop up like this.

Emboss around the edge of the little circle, working your way into the centre in a spiral motion. Go back around the outside edge to smooth out the wrinkles.

It should look like this - a bit like a contact lens.

Place a tiny spot of pva in the centre of the flower, and use the tweezers to stick the circle on top.
Finished flower.

You can use other flower shapes as shown. Those with petals that are cut close in to the centre work the best - as with the 8 and 6 petaled flowers here. The five petaled flowers have larger centre areas in relation to their size, and the petals don't pop up quite as well.

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A note from Julie

These are the cutest flowers Joanne I love them!!

Everybody go and check out Joanne's inspiring blog HERE

Monday 7 July 2008

Coupon Book

Here is a tutorial for a Coupon Book. It's made out of CD envelopes! I know, right?! Who'dathunkit! This is the perfect little book for storing coupons because each page has a "window" so you can see at a quick glance if you have any coupons in that category or not. How cool is that!

We all know how the price of food is going up, up, up! So if you are a coupon clipper, then check this out!

(8) CD envelopes
5/8" Bind-It-All O-wires
(2) 5" x 5" chipboard
(10) 5" x 5" patterned paper or cardstock
(2) 5" x 5" white cardstock
1" circle punch
paper trimmer
file tabs/inserts
stamps, ink, ribbon, and other embellishments

1. Using your paper trimmer, cut the flap off of each CD envelope.
2. Cover chipboard pieces with patterned paper on one side and white cardstock on the other.

3. Stamp around the edge on the front of each envelope.

4. Adhere patterned paper to the back of each envelope. I used the Brighten My Day Wing It Collection from The Angel Company.

5. Punch a half circle at the top/front of each CD envelope using the 1" circle punch.

6. Bind the book all together with the Bind-It-All.
7. Attach file tabs to each envelope. My categories are hand-written on the inserts. You can make up your own coupon categories but here is what I used: Beverages, Breakfast, Cleaners, Dairy, Fruit & Veg., Misc., Snacks, and Pet Supply.

8. Embellish the front and back as desired.


Thanks Vicki for another brilliant tutorial :)
You can check out Vicki's FAB Blog HERE
If you make a coupon book using Vicki's Tutorial please leave a comment with a link to your creation so we can have a look