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Watercolor 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid?' Cards

Watercolor 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid?' Cards
If you have been loving the watercolor and ombre trend recently, you are going to LOVE this amazing DIY Sarah is bringing us today! She is sharing a sweet way to ask your bridesmaids if they will stand by your side on your wedding day. This DIY is so adorable and super easy! It’s DIY time again, lovely readers! Materials Watercolor paper cut into 9″x6.25″ rectangles, folded into cards(size A6: 4.5″x6.25″), 1 per bridesmaidWatercolor paints (the cheap Crayola one will work just fine!) Helpful hints: Using a bone folder to fold the paper is very helpful, since watercolor paper tends to be thicker than printer or scrapbooking paper. Step 1: Cut all of the paper (watercolor and scrapbook) to the sizes indicated above. Step 2: After the design is fully traced onto the card, un-tape and place on your work surface. Step 3: Once you have a color story you like, set aside to dry, and repeat with the rest of your cards. Share:

Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share! 8-bit popup cards Hello! Remember that pixel heart card I made a while back? Well it has been one of my most popular tutorials to date so I thought I would add another few designs to the collection. Meet ‘space-invader popup’ and ‘skull popup': Like the heart card, they are really minimal (which I just love) and easy to make once you have got the hang of it. You definitely need a craft knife (and a steady hand) to make these cards this project is only really suitable for adults or teenagers. If you want to have a go at making them you will find full instructions and downloadable templates after the jump. Suitable for: Teenagers & grown upsCard size: 8.5cm x 6.5cmEnvelope size: 9cm x 7cm You will need: ♥ Paper ♥ Craft knife ♥ Ruler (preferably a metal one) ♥ Cutting mat (optional) ♥ Needle (or compass point) for scoring 1. Then cut and score along the correct lines on the template (see diagrams below for more guidance). 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. If you have any questions then do ask (leave a comment below).

Shopping at DollarTree.com: Wedding Edition Wedding season is almost upon us once again! Are you or anyone you know preparing for the Big Day? Wedding crafts are among the most popular category of dollar store crafts; when planning a wedding on a budget (and who isn't these days?) even those who've never crafted a day in their lives pick up their glue guns and DIY as much as possible in the name of saving money. [Tissue Paper] [Balloons] [Tissue Paper Balloon Lanterns by Kleas] If you're looking for an economical, DIY alternative to store-bought paper lanterns, try this easy idea incorporating balloons and tissue paper. [White Wedding Favor Boxes] [Heart Favor Boxes by Shindig Parties To Go] This project was originally made for Valentine's Day, but it translates well to weddings! [All-Occasion Gift Wrap] [Fruit Drop Candies] [Extra Large Star Party Favors by The Cheese Thief] These origami star favors are super economical; just a few rolls of wrapping paper is all you need to make enough for all of your guests! [Clear Cello Wrap]

Watercolour Pencils Would ya look at that? I'm blogging at night. That's weird. Usually, I like to get-my-blog-on in the morning. BUT. I finally got my crack in gear and did the Watercolour Pencil Tiplet. Short-and-sweet-disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert, a teacher, or an art prodigy when it comes to any of these tiplets or media. So, in the true spirit of CREATING and letting go and being loose - leave your mark. Okay. Let's get a little wishy-washy. You need a few things to get started here. The Watercolour Pencils. Alright - rip a page out of your sketchbook (you don't have to!) Throw down some colours. Spray it. NOTE from COMMENTS: I just let it air dry. Look at how beautiful that is. This is a scan of the finished product. A couple of months back I put out an ALL-CALL for starfish... and I got about 35 starfish photos in less that 24 hours. Alright. Have a beautiful night.

Folk Art Papercuts by Suzy Taylor wind-up paper butterflies are my fave (guest post from amelia) I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy. Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. Growing up, I had an aunt who lived in Canada. Every year for my birthday she’d send me a card and a fancy little gift. She always found the neatest things! I made my butterflies into Monarchs, but you could use different materials to create any sort of colorful butterfly. Materials: You’ll need heavy cardstock, 24 gauge wire, silicone rubber bands (I found mine in the hair aisle at Walgreens) needle-nose pliers, scissors, tape, a paintbrush, a black marker, and a white ink pen. Step 1: Measure and cut your wire. Step 2: Find the center of the longer wire. Step 5: Find the center of the shorter wire, and wrap it around the base of the paintbrush. Step 8: Draw the shape of your wings and cut them out. Step 11: Tape each wing to the body of the butterfly. See more awesome from Amelia on The Homebook

Maid of Honor: Her Duties in Detail - Wedding Planning - Bridal Party Help! What do you do as the maid of honor? Don't worry, we've got your job description down to a science. Photo: Karlisch Photography The maid/matron of honor is part worker bee, part emotional lifeboat. Lead the bridesmaid troupe. -- Wendy Paris See More: Your Bridal Party , Basics for Bridesmaids PoppetPhoto Paper Cut Art | Branding Design Paper Cut Art Workshops with Nahoko Kojima Buy for yourself or as a unique gift for a loved one. When: 25.5.13 // 8.6.13 // 15.6.13Duration: 2 hoursFee: £80 (non-refundable advance) Oganiser: Solo Kojima This event has passed however you may still be able to book new dates by clicking: Paper Cut Workshop Description: Nahoko Kojima will show you how to create her beautiful Paper Cut artworks in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. The cost of the ticket includes paper and the loan of equipment. When you sign up, enter your experience level at the checkout so that Nahoko can tailor the class for you.

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