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Monday, 9 September 2013

Paper bow tutorial

A few people have asked me how I made the little paper  bow on my last card, so I thought I'd make a video's my first one, so be gentle with me!  I hope you find it useful.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Wild about Washi

It's been such a long time since I blogged, I wonder if anyone will read this!  If you do, I thank you for bearing with me....adapting to being a full time carer to an unexpected new baby at the age of 48, whilst coping with ME and Fibromyalgia, has been tough, but I finally think I'm getting a handle on things!  I've set up a new craft space in a tiny quiet corner of my bedroom and I'm here to share the fruits of my first bit of "me time" in ages.

I've completely fallen in love with washi tape..I'm so glad that Stampin' Up has released some this year, to match a couple of the wonderful new paper collections.  Washi is so easy to use, and inexpensive, I think it's a must-have in your craft stash.  Here I'm trying to hang on to the last gasp of Summer by using the beautifully bright Gingham Garden DSP and matching washi tape.  I've paired them with simple white cardstock, a bit of bling, and clean and simple sentiments from the Happy Day stamp set.

I've used the large oval punch to make the little paper bows, they are so easy to do and so effective.  I found a tutorial on YouTube by US demo Dee Slater, and a similar one by the fabulous Sam at

The colours are Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.  I made a simple mat of Whisper White cardstock and added lines of washi tape...stamped the greeting using my Stamp-a-Majig to get perfect placement, and added the paper bow and some basic rhinestones.  I added the panel onto a plain white card base using stamping dimensionals for a clean, white on white look.

I thought they would make a cute gift set, so I'm going to spend this evening making some gift packaging for them, and that will be my first Christmas present made lol!

I hope you like my washi tape makes, and I hope to be back again soon with another project.

If you'd like to order some washi tape, or any other Stampin' Up products, you can now visit my online store and order 24/7, and have your order delivered straight to your cool is that?  You can access my store via the link on the "Order Stampin' Up"  tab at the top of the page.

Until next time....Jolly crafting!