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An Update, A Few Cards a Notebook and a Necklace
I know that I write a lot in each blog post – this helps me remember what colours or cardstock I’ve used in case I want to get a similar effect in the future, in addition to providing information that some readers might be interested in – so please don’t think that you have to read every word I’ve written.
Today I’ve had my sewing machine out doing a bit of patchwork for a cushion cover. It isn’t finished yet, so I can’t show it to you today, but keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks and you should see it appearing before long.
What I have got to show you are some cards I finished the begining of the week, and a notebook that I’ve decorated quite simply. I’ve also finished off the necklace I started off last week.
(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.)
This first batch are little cards that will go through the post using a standard letter stamp.
- Little Boy Wth Dog & Burger 4×4 Quick Card by Ammie Sanders (I printed the sheet out onto 300gms Super Smooth white cardstock. I cut out the main card and scored it before folding in half. I cut out the insert panel and stuck it inside using finger-lift tape. As I’ve been asked for cards that are shallow enough to go through the standard letter slot in the UK I decided to only use the whole character layer rather than the pyramage layer. After cutting this out I shaped it slightly with my fingers and stuck it onto my card with a little glue gell. I then put a single, very small, black sticky back diamante onto the dog’s nose. A Nice quick and cute card.)
- Little Flower Daisy Girl & Teddy 4×4 Quick Card by Ammie Sanders (I printed the sheet onto 300gms Super Smooth white cardstock. As I’ve been asked for cards that can be posted using a standard letter stamp in the UK I needed to keep the dimension of this card quite shallow so only cut out the base card, the insert panel and the whole character layer. I scored the card using my Hougie Board and then folded it, attached the insert using finger-lift tape, shaped the image slightly using my fingers and attached with a little bit of glue gel so as not to make it too dimensional. I then finished off with some small, pink sticky back diamantes.)
- Vintage Pretty Pink Roses Backing Paper by Ammie Sanders by Vintage Pretty Pink Roses Topper Sheet by Ammie Sanders (I printed both sheets onto sheets of 300gms Super Smooth white cardstock. I trimmed, scored using my Hougie Board, and folded to make a square base card which I rounded the corners using a paper punch. I cut out a topper from the topper sheet and attached to the card front using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape. I finished the card off by attaching some sticky back pink diamantes.)
- CANDLE IN STAINED GLASS WINDOW PYRAMIDS by Nick Bowley (I printed the sheet out onto Glossy Crafty Bob paper. As I’ve been asked for Christmas cards that are of a low enough dimension to go through the UK postal system on an ordinary stamp, although this sheet makes a lovely pyramid card I decided to only use two layers for this card. I took a pre foiled and scored base card from my crafting stash and attached one layer directly to this. The second layer was attached using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.)
- CANDLE IN STAINED GLASS WINDOW PYRAMIDS by Nick Bowley (Second card made using the other layers layers from same sheet as previous card, cut to the image line rather than the pyramage layers, and stuck on the same type of base card using finger-lift tape with candle added using glue gel.)
I’m slowly adding to my stash of crafted items ready for Christmas gifts. This is a simple covered notebook.
- Emilys Little Jewel Purple Floral by Janette Padley and Emilys Little Jewel Purple Check by Janette Padley (I printed both sheets onto 300gms Super Smooth white cardstock. I took a cheap “shopping list” style notebook and attached this printed sheet to it, attaching with finger-lift tape, This was then trimmed to the right size. Using the 300gsm weight cardstock made the front firmer than the lightweight cover on the notebook. I then cut a strip and some flowers out of the second sheet and stuck them onto the covered notebook using glue gel.)
In a previous post – here – I showed you how I’d started making one side of a Kumihimo beaded necklace (made using just two different Long Magatama 4x7mm colours of beads – White Pearl Opaque and Bronze Opaque Metallic.). This is now finished. I hope you like it.
- The completed necklace. I’ve put quite a long piece of chain to finish the necklace and I can shorten this to suit the wearer’s preference.
- Closeup of central detail.
- The central detail is actually a magnetic clasp. This means that there’s no fiddling behind the neck to clip a clasp for somebody who has dexterity problems, just loop it over the head and put together at the front.
CUP Mailer – Here are the links to the mailers sent out by the team at CUP HQ since my last blog post:
- Monday, 4th November – Here! – HOT CUP Designers & Stunning Cards by our CUP Crafters
Craftsuprint have a Mailer Archive where you can go to get links to mailers sent out over the last few months. This can be seen by clicking – here.
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