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Tissue Flowers Tutorial, No.2 - gingerandgeorge

Tissue Flowers Tutorial, No.2 - gingerandgeorge
A couple of months ago, Jenny - the very lovely editor of PaperCraft Inspirations - asked me to work up a feature on different ways to use tissue paper. You can see the results in the September issue (on sale right about now), and alongside ruffles, twists, layers, buttons and twirly skirts, there's a miniature version of an old tissue-paper favourite. I made these flowers for Halloween a couple of years ago, and although the large scale can look fantastic on card projects, it doesn't leave room for very much else. By scaling it down, you create a much more versatile embellishment and your tissue supplies will stretch a little further, too. This is especially useful if you're using patterned tissue (e.g. Tissue paper (plain or patterned) Scissors Ruler Pencil Thin wire (e.g. fuse or jewellery wire) Small button or circle of card PVA glue Measure and cut out two strips of tissue paper, each around 20cm long and 5-6cm wide. Repeat on the other side of the strip, to create a complete flower-head. Related:  crafting

Six paper flowers It got into my head that I needed to make some paper flowers. I don’t know why. But I figured it wouldn’t be a big deal because the Internet is a veritable smörgåsbord of craft tutorials, and all I had to do was fire up Lappy 5000 and pick one out. About 300,000 search results later, I was no longer any more confident in my ability to make a paper flower than I was in my cat’s ability to retrieve his stupid mouse instead of staring at my hand after I throw it. There were just too many choices and although I could compare the photos, they didn’t reflect (1) how good each tutorial was, (2) how closely my flower would resemble the picture, or (3) which flowers would look nice together. Then again, I thought, if anyone is supposed to try every single one, it might as well be me. After some consideration, I decided that 300,000 might be a few too many to take on, so I narrowed it down to the six most promising and got to work. Wow, that sounded kind of racist, didn’t it? Hope that helps.

Paper Roses You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. I thought this was a wonderful idea. Supplies: Patterned paper-one 12 x 12" sheet. These directions will give you one flower. 1. 4. 5. Tip: For single sided paper. 6. Note: Florist tape is stretchy, just play with it and pull gently but firmly as you move down the stem. 7. Note, you will have to play around with the height of the petals, and where on the petal you start your tape. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here.

How to make 3D paper ball ornaments I love 3D paper things. Love. And when I saw a little picture of what appeared to be paper balls in a CB2 catalog, I thought, "I am going to make those." So the other day while Alex was writing a paper about mysterious things like polymers and flexible films and tactoids, I made a paper ball. Then I proudly announced I had created a tactoid and it was sitting on my desk. He giggled. These are made from 12 slotted flower shapes that fit together to form a sphere. Download the PDF templates here:Large ball (10")– print/cut 12 sheetsMedium ball (5")– print/cut 2 sheetsSmall ball (3")– print/cut 1 sheet Download a Silhouette .studio file here:Small ball (3")– unzip the file; cut 1 sheet. If you want to hang your ornament, you might like to add the string before assembling the ball. Use the slits to join petals together. It might be helpful to think of the first piece as the "north pole," and then add a row of five flowers encircling it.

Make Your Own No-Sew Eco-Friendly T-Shirt Tissues : Fun In The Making Tissues made from old t-shirts work really well and they are soft on the nose. Kids will like the fun colorful fabrics and you will like the part about saving money and resources. Make Your Own T-Shirt Tissues I set aside some children’s t-shirts that were too worn or too stained to pass on. How to: Gather some old t-shirts. Alternatively, you can cut square pieces. Keep these eco-friendly tissues on bedside tables for use on little noses. Hankie Hamper: find something around the house or at the thrift store to be your hankie hamper. Recycle Worn-Out Shirts Into Handkerchiefs When choosing old shirts to be made into hankies; the softer the better. How to: Cut strips 7 inches wide (or your preference) with a pair of pinking shears. To take with you, fold in half then fold in thirds: it fits nicely in your purse or pocket. Hankies in a variety of fabrics: My husband’s favorite shirt (blue plaid cotton) was eventually turned into little hankies.

Paper Heart Wreath Paper Heart Wreath from Arts for Life Because if you have a house full of paper heart chains you will need a paper heart wreath to keep it company. And before you turn these paper hearts into a wreath they make their own fabulous paper heart chain too. If you want to make a paper heart wreath with your kids, you can check out the tutorial over at Arts for LIfe.

Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn | craftpassion.com Another tutorial to help save our Mother Earth by turning unwanted items into something useful. This is the yarn ball I made out of an old T-shirt which I have been wearing for 10 years day-in day-out, wash-in wash-out. It finally broke down and tore at the collar and sleeves. Waste not, want not, I decided to recycle it. I have finished making the drawstring bag as shown above. Please click here to have a look and you can download the simple pattern I created. {CLICK HERE to get the Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn.} Pages: 1 2 Print / Download PDF

Japanese Packaging Templates - Best Used With Card Stock or Color Paper I’m not sure how I discovered this awesome collection of packaging templates but I’m glad I did! Some professor or student at a japanese univeresity was nice enough to share all their packaging templates with the world! These are a few of my favorites and you can see all of them on their website. Every situation is covered! You sell Bon Bons? P.S. stumbleupon

Treat Bag As part of my window display at Borders I designed these paper goodie bags - perfect for home-baked goods, candy or any kind of small-sized gifts. Continue for assembly instructions and to download your free printable bag design! Colour PrinterWhite textured stockDouble-sided tapeScalpelMini pegs Download your free bag design at the bottom of this page. Print out onto white textured stock (not too thick). IMPORTANT NOTE: The downloadable pdfs in this article (and across my entire site) are free for personal use only. {all images by Amy Moss}

Can Calendar happy april! normally this would be an odd month to introduce a new calendar into your life, but this handy little guy is perpetual, which means “good anytime”, forever and always. we ran across something similar at a thrift store a while back and thought it would be an easy, and super customizable project that could be made using little more than an empty peanut can and some paper. we’ve provided some downloadable templates, but you could mix it up with all sorts of fun font and color combinations. In addition to the rotating strips for day of the week, month of the year, and date, we thought it would be fun to add an option for mood as well. this being april 1st and all…we had to go with “nutty”. have fun!derek & lauren CLICK HERE for the full project instructions after the jump! here’s what you’ll need: -empty can of nuts (the template is for a 6.5 oz can that is 3.5” tall and has a 3” diameter.) 1. clean your empty can thoroughly. 2. download and print both calendar pdf files.

Laptop Cover as one of the artsy ants is currently getting to know her baby girl and adjusting to life as a mother of two, we've invited some fellow bloggers and crafty friends to share guest posts with us all. today, please welcome kat ezat of life's jewels on string. Super quick and easy upcycled laptop cover Sometimes it's necessary for my hubby to travel for work. Last time he needed to carry his laptop in a smart messenger bag, but was reticent to shove his nice computer in there for fear of scratches. I dived into my bag of old clothes/sewing scraps (yes I have one, probably more like three - maybe I have a problem...) and pulled out an old H&M wool vest. This is what I did: -First I placed the computer on the inside-out vest and tried to decide a sensible way of fitting the laptop 'into' it. - Once I had positioned the laptop in the desired spot on the vest I pinned around it to mark where I needed to sew, taking into account the straightening up on the sides. Tips:

Star Box I suppose it isn't exactly the right time of year for stars and lanterns, but I've got a paper folding fascination at the moment and so was drawn to a project I had wanted to do back in Autumn. During last lantern season I was looking everywhere for instructions to make these beautiful paper lanterns and couldn't find them anywhere. I ended up purchasing a lantern that was already made and since I've been struggling with some difficult folds and designs of other paper crafts, I decided to unfold the seemingly simple lantern I bought and figure the thing out for myself. Since in my own quest for instructions I crossed paths with many other people looking for the same thing, I thought I'd do my best to share what I learned. Begin with a 12" square of paper to end up with a lantern that is about 7" across when complete. (Feb., 2012 edit: A video tutorial of this project can now be found here.) For crisper creases and to help fold thicker card stocks, try using a bone folder.

Printable Gift Bag Templates - Cute Bags with Handles Make a cute bag like this one with my free printable gift box and gift bag templates. Free Gift Box Templates - Blank Make a gift bag or box using your own craft paper and card stock. Click the box you want to make for further instructions and free template: Easy Peasy Printable Gift Boxes Gorgeous printable boxes and bags, all you need is a home printer! Click here to find out more Gift Bag Templates - Gable Bag These bags are really sweet, don't you think? Materials To make your gift bags, the only equipment you'll need is: A printer Some nice paper/card to print onto. Download Gift Bag Template Download this free pdf template, and print it onto nice paper. If your paper has one nice side and one blank side, then make sure you print onto the blank side. Assembly Instructions Step 1 Cut along the solid lines, and score along dotted lines with a butter knife and ruler. Step 2 Put glue or double sided tape on the side-tab, and make a the box into a tube-shape. Step 3 Step 4 How did it turn out?

Aquascaping Is Underwater Art Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen | Fill The Well Like Fill The Well on Facebook! You may have never heard of aquascaping, but to many people it’s a very serious art. The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest holds an annual competition that ranks the best of aquarium design, and the results are phenomenal. Here are some of the entries that showcase the incredible underwater landscapes that contests have designed using their expertise in art and biology. “Forest Scent” by Pavel Bautin “Pale Wind” by Takayuki Fukada “Whisper of the pines” by Serkan Çetinkol “Verve!” “Way to heaven” by Dmitriy Parshin “Wild West” by Stjepan Erdeljić By Georgi Chaushev By Francisco Wu By Long Tran Hoang “Pilgrimage” by Shintaro Matsui If you liked this, please share:

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