Thursday, March 21, 2019

Spring stand-up sign---tutorial

Hi there

I have been scrapbooking for 20+ yeas and if you recall the options for paper and stickers were pretty sad back then. When I found something I loved I bought a bunch of sheets and used it for everything. I would hand cut flowers and sometimes letters out of my special papers (this was before sizzix and cricut)

Todays project reminds me of some good Old school paper crafting

These paper flowers and brads came in a kit from Doodlebug Designs, aren't their paper kits the most amazing colors and graphics out there.

Here are the big BASIC flowers that were included in the kit.

I cut a 6 x 6 piece of chipboard and another piece for the stand up piece for the back (see old school papercrafting) and added the 1 sheet of paper that came in the flower kit

Then I stacked the piece of the flowers and added some pop dots for some additional dimension to the flowers (see below)

This was my first attempt at making a tag for the front of the spring sign

Terrible I know

Here's the finished tag on the front of the sign. 
100% better-don't you agree?

Here is the finished sign - isn't it the cutest thing ever. 
See my last post for the tutorial on how to make those No-Sew Spring Gnomes

Here' wishing Spring weather comes around sooner then later.

Happy Crafting Friends


Friday, March 15, 2019

Spring Gnomes - no sew project

I love me a good gnome - I usually make them with fabric and sew up the bodies and the hat - recently I created the sweetest rainbow gnomes and all DONE the NO SEW way!

Here’s the how to 

Supplies needed and don’t forget the glue gun or tacky glue if you’re doing it with kids.

Wrap the paper machine cone with your fabric and glue the edges down. 

Do the same with the hat made of felt that should be cut in a cone shape 

Wait for it to dry - then flip it inside out 

Add a small patch of fur - before gluing add the hat and see where you should glue it down - then do so and then after that glue down the hat 

Once that dries you can add your wooden nose or a felt Pom Pom if that’s what you have on hand 

And if you feel like it you can make a whole rainbow go cute gnomes - like I did.

Or how about you do them all green for St. Patrick’s Day 

Oh the possibilities are endless 
Happy crafting friends