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Tutorial « Gauche Alchemy. Greetings and salutations! Scraps, here, with a fantastic technique two-fer from Alchemist Jo! Jo: One of my favorite backgrounds is a blended paper background. I learned the basic technique from Mary Green when I took her online classes–”Your Vintage Gluebook” and “Collage Coterie”–and have further developed it to suit my style. I’ve prepared two 4″x6″ postcards to show two variations on the theme. Firstly, I covered both postcards with pieces of book pages, torn and randomly stuck to the postcards with a gluestick.

Map pages are good, and handwritten letters, receipts, and postage stamps add interest, too. For the White Gesso Background Over the basic blended paper background I added a coating of white gesso. Allow to dry. Mmmm, this looks so scrummy, I love it! Using your normal everyday inkjet printer print out your chosen image. Now comes the magic bit! As you can see I lost a bit of the moth’s wing, but I’m quite happy about that :o) For the Clear Gesso Background ~Scraps~ Seven thirty three - - - a creative blog.

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Tutorials. Col's Creations. Blogs. Easter Basket Door Decor. Easter's on the way, along with Spring and gorgeous weather. So are ya ready? Have you been putting all your eggs in one basket? I have..yep... along with candy, chocolate bunnys, jelly beans and suckers. Let me show ya.. It started with mesh in white and lime green, and a light turquoise mesh ribbon as my base. My peeps: Suckers: Rolled Candy: Chocolate Bunnies: A larger one : eggs and jellybeans: This is closer view of my wreath: This is what you see walking up to my door: Hope you enjoy my decor and you are enjoying this early spring weather... as for me I am planting flowers.

Enjoy! I am inking up to : Rhonda's Link party: Prettify Your Life. Trendy Tree - Blog. December 2011. Have you all seen those cute crayon shadow boxes on Pinterest or somewhere else? What an awesome gift for a teacher! I've been busy making them, along with a rhinestone version for my daughter's dance teacher.

I figured crayons would not be as fitting for a dance teacher. The project is pretty easy, but sort of time consuming. You will need: shadow box (Michael's had a 3 pack on sale for $9.99) Hot glue & E6000 glue or GOOP scrapbook paper rhinestones (I mixed inexpensive ones with Swarovski rhinestones)crayons Embellishments such as flowers and ribbon paper cutter sharp knife and cutting board pencil computer with printer light box table or bright window 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Baby. "A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.

" -Anonymous I love baby showers for first-time moms. Everything is opened with wonder, smiles, and a great appreciation. I like to make diaper cakes since they are practical, useful, and decorative. Below is a Nautical-themed diaper cake to match the nursery of the mom and baby it was made for. You will need diapers (I like big sizes so they can enjoy it awhile before breaking the cake down), fabric: I chose burlap and a navy blue printed fabric to fit the theme, ribbon, fish netting, a bottle, a tray, and whatever toys, socks, binkies, or other goodies you want to attach. Roll your diapers. Fold your fabric inside out in half. The top ring of the cake should be smaller than the bottom ring. Start stuffing your diapers in the rings. Stack 'em up. Set the cake on your tray and tie on your toys. Back to School Boutique Backpack. I've been shopping for a backpack for my daughter for school (yes she is only going to pre-school but she needs a cute backpack, right?). I saw some backpacks at boutiques and got the idea for the one you see below.

It cost me about $25 to make. I'm so excited how it turned out! Here is a picture of some of the supplies you will need- a flat front backpack (a pocket one will be harder), furry fabric, batting, E600 glue, embellishments such as rhinestones (I got a "G" for my daughter's initial), needle and thread, clothes pins, and ribbon or whatever else you want to put on the front. Don't laugh at my backpack choice, it was the only one I could find that was flat-front! This is the batting I used from Jo Ann's fabric store. The thicker the better in my opinion! Cut the fabric and batting in the general shape of your backpack. Layer the batting on the backpack first, gluing it down in the center. Close up of detail The finished product! Tutorial - Make Your Own Flowers - part 1. Here is a tutorial on how to make some flowers - there is another tutorial on how to make some different flowers just after this post.

Both tutorials will suit both experienced and novice crafter so no matter how confident you feel, you can give it a go! To make these flowers you will need: scissors, pencil, compass and glue. These flowers took me around 30 minutes to make which included adding them onto a card. I printed two papers from the Candy Doodles cd but printed them as A5 size and double sided onto 100gsm glossy white paper. I then drew 3 different sizes of circles using the compass - 3 on the blue paper and 3 on the green. I then randomly snipped pointed petal shapes around the edges of each circle.

I then cut a little deeper into the centre of the flower so I would be able to curl and ruffle the petals. From the left over scraps, I cut some thin strips and then curled them using the scissors I added the curled strips to the centre of one of the flowers I added them to a card. Spellbinders Paper Arts - How-To - How-To Videos. Dealers • Login • Shopping Cart (0) How-To Videos Want to learn to use different materials to cut in Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Machine?

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Craft DIY Projects, Patterns, How-tos, Fashion, Recipes @ - Felting, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home & More. Favorite Craft Supply Shops - Creature Comforts - daily inspiration, style, diy projects + freebies. Looking for some craft supplies for your next project? Take a look through my growing collection of online shop links where some great craft supplies can be found: Caramelos | Ribbon, trim, embellishments Inspire Lovely: Ribbon, twine, embellishments, craft kits, etc. Knot & Bow: Ribbon, twine, packaging embellishments. Such Sweet Tierney: Twine, gift tags, paper goods The Gilded Bee | Ribbon, embellishments The Twinery | Eco-friendly baker’s twine Twisted Sugar Twine | 100% cotton baker’s twine Toast & Laurel | Twine, ribbon and stationery Avenue 55 | Fabric, ribbon, packaging, stamps, etc.

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Printable Gospel ABC Book. Do you remember this post where I shared my Sunday ABC's Book? Well, Little Man is loving it!! And so am I! I am enjoying a bit (and every bit counts!) More peace on Sundays than usual. So I have uploaded a PDF version of MY Sunday ABC book that you will be able to download! I - I Am a Child of God - Picture of your own little man or little lady. G - Grandparents - Picture of both sets of grandparents. F - Family - Picture of your family. As far as producing your book, you have two choices:1. Snappy Toddler Top & Free Downloadable Pattern. I often make things that don’t turn out as planned and never make it to the pages of PB, then gulp a glass of champagne, send Jacinda numerous whiny emails, and stew over the wasted time and my own lameness. But this was not one of those times! This shirt left me feeling energized and thrilled with the results, so I’m really excited to share the pattern with you!

And drink more champagne! It’s a snap collar top, but you can make yours a dress. AND Jacinda styled up one of her beautiful, free downloadable patterns from my ridiculous drawing. I promise, it’s much easier then you would think. ($2 for a pack of 10 on amazon), so simple to attach with a hammer. 1. DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN FOR FREE FROM GOOGLE DOCS: Click here for the Prudent Baby Snappy Toddler Top PatternPrudent Baby Snappy Shirt 2. Cut the top of the pattern off at the line labeled “front neckline” and trace another piece that size: Then cut the neck pieces: 3.

Turn that right side out and iron it flat, with the seam folded in. 4. How-To Make A Cupcake Shaped Gift Box via Dollar Doily Hair Clip. Post office bag tutorial. August 6th, 2008 Now that I have an etsy shop I find myself at the post office more than ever. Along with all the packages I have to carry I have a stroller to push and a toddler’s hand to hold.

The packages are always weird sizes and never seem to fit in a paper bag, so I came up this handy dandy post office bag. It’s just a long piece of fabric with some handles and pockets, but it works like a charm. The pockets are sized to fit a long envelope and there is one on each side. I put my receipts, my stamps, and my custom forms in the pockets so they don’t get lost in the bottom of my purse or the diaper bag (which they usually do). Post office bag tutorial materials 1 1/2 yards heavy duty fabric (I used some home dec fabric I had on hand, but canvas, denim, corduroy, or even twill would work)a little more than 1/2 yard interfacing (somewhat stiff)thread to match directions To see any of these pictures in more detail, please go to my flickr site.

Tutorial and Paper Craft: A Little Book of Vintage Paper Crafts or Dolls. Hey you. I've got an all new tutorial and project download for you. That's right--for you. Because even after all this time I still like you and I want to feel like I am being a good friend to you and helping you to do a little hand-made whatnot for the holidays. I mean, I care and I don't want you to end up having to spend hours at the mall buying STUFF that is just like all the other STUFF everyone else is buying.

We all know handmade is best, so all of our gift giving should feature a little handmade something or other. Not to get all preachy at you or anything, but, well, this is important. Okay? So, anyway, about this new tutorial I have here for you. AND, what is even better is that I have assembled these books for you in some easy-to-use PDF's, along with some instructions that show you how to actually construct the book. Here is the tutorial for how to make the books:DOWNLOAD PAPERCRAFT BOOK TUTORIAL. Make a Vintage Paper Craft Book.pdf.

Paper Craft Cover.pdf. Paper Craft Document 1.pdf. Paper Doll Cover.pdf. Paper Doll Book Document 1.pdf. Paper Doll Book Document2.pdf. Tutorial: How to Build Your Own Little Coloring Books. As promised, I am back with a little tutorial and downloadable instructions to make these little coloring books. You can download my instructions here:DOWNLOAD LITTLE COLORING BOOK TUTORIAL Yeah, so I got all crazy and made a little super hero coloring book (for Beeper--who was in and out of my workshop all afternoon waiting for its completion), a little alphabet coloring book, a little animal coloring book, and a little book of various vintage paper dolls. But the possibilities are so ENDLESS with this little book--cut-out papercrafts, connect the dots, color by numbers...anything you can find to paste into the pages,, yeah, happy little coloring book building. Hope you and the kiddies dig it as much as we do...

Sew Together with Children - Part 2. Tutorial - the love letter mini clutch. Tutorial - A very first backpack. Tutorial - the hippity hop Easter clutch. Reusable gift tag gift bags... a mini tutorial. 'Just' beyond the basics dress - a tutorial. Altered Flip Flops Tutorial. While I live in Southern California, I am not much of a stereotypical "California girl"- I have short black hair, fair skin, I can't get tan (unless my millions of freckles blend together one day) and I don't run around in a bikini and short shorts.

But I do love my flip flops and living in California, I have developed quite the collection- and because it is 75 degrees year round- I wear them every single day! These are my favorite pair. My husband got them for me when he spied them in a local surf shop and thought they looked like something I would make (messy and colorful). They are Sanuks and while they were not cheap (yes $32 is a lot for flip flops in my world!) P.s. While I love my Sanuks, I am not spending $32 on more colors- so I was inspired to alter some cheap - $5.00- pair of flip flops with a similar look that made use of my fabric scraps. FYI-I hear that Old Navy is having a sale on flip flops this Sat- $1.00 a pair- how can you beat that!? I wrapped it around, Tutorial~Tunic Dress for a Little Girl~ I found a purplish-plum color t-shirt at the sales rack in Target the other day, it was $2.

I went through my fabric stash, and picked this fabric to make a tunic dress. Well, I wanted to make a dress, but the fabric I had wasn't a whole lot. I thought she could wear this with tights or with pants. I worked on this tutorial over that last few weeks while I worked on other projects. I thought I took more pictures to explain things better, but I didn't. {You will need} One T-shirt Fabric(if you have 3/4 yd, you should have enough to make this) Matching Thread(Because the t-shirt and the fabric are such contrasting colors, I had to use two diffrent color threads. {How To} ~The Top~ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ~Skirt~ 1. Do zig-zag or use a serger to finish both sides of the strips. 2. 3. 4.

~Finish~ After sewing the top and the skirt, turn the dress inside out and sew right side of the t-shirt usign 1/8" seam. For the hem, I just did a narrow hem since I did't have that much fabric to work with. Tutorial ~Swaddle Blanket with Self Binding Method~ Tutorial: She Carries Flowers. Tutorial~ She Carries Flowers (key holder) Tutorial ~ She Wears Flowers. Tutorial ~ Tutu ~ The Little Red Hen. Tutorial: Ribbon Pinecone Ornament. How To Transfer Embroidery Patterns. Tutorials and Project Downloads. Clay mold. Casting Resin Craft | Sticky Glue. Crafts - Free Craft Patterns - Craft Ideas For Every Occasion! Five Petal Star Flower. Delight Rubber Stamping. Rubber Stamp Art. Creative Paperclay Projects. Wood Letter Decor. Welcome Baby Pails. Sugar Plum Fairy. Stamped Hearty Clay Magnet. Shirk Art Bracelet. Ribbon Box Holder. Pocket Posie Planner. Mom & Me Duckies.

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