We are having a dinner party this weekend and what better way to impress the guests than by creating personalized table settings for them.For me, crafting is more fun when I am creating items that can be used around the house or for gifting. So I sat down and started thinking what I could do. And here’s what I came up with. So I started looking around my supplies closet and there were patterned papers and paper punches and pretty ribbons all calling out to be picked up. I felt my blood flow increase, which usually happens when I get excited and I have ideas all piling on top of each other. After working around my color theme and kind of people coming over I decided with pink and black and white. Here is the tutorial. I wish you would find time to create these pretty food label cards for your next party. TutorialCardstock measuring 4”*3”Dsp measuring 2.75”*1.75”For the rosette: Dsp measuring 11”*1”Score the cardstock on the long side at 2”. FoldApply the patterned paper on the front with double sided sticky tape.Using your scoring board score on the long side of the dsp at .5” interval.Fold and bring the two sides together with the help of glue.Bring it together in the middle and stick with the help of hot glue gun.Take the rosette and stick on the side of the name card as in the picture.Embellish with ribbons and gemstonesUse them on your table as food labels and impress your guests with these super cute cards.Party decorations
To make the flower pot base start with a piece of 9″ x 3 1/2″ brown cardstock.Score at 2″ and 5 1/2″using your score board.Accordion fold along score lines. Be sure the 2″ flap is in the front.Taking a border punch, punch the front of the card as in the picture.Open the flap, measure 1/2" from the edge of both sides and cut to give the shape of the flower pot.To make the insert cut brown cardstock 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. Layer it with a white cardstock to write on. 41/4 x 21/4".Using any flower punch that you have, punch out the flower shapes and adhere them to the insert.Tie a ribbon across the pot.Embellish as required.For any questions email: [email protected]
This is a mini banner 3X3" each piece for hanging in a bedroom or door. My niece and me had a fun afternoon crafting. She's a 10 year old so she went for the cutesy wutesy colours and theme. Am waiting to try out for a baby shower or a banner for a boy.
How about making these graduation cards for our little stars who have toiled hard for good grades. I had a lot of fun making these cards. Hope you enjoy them too MaterialsCardstockEmbossing folderDie-cutting machineAlphabet diesScore board Method Cut your cardstock 5.5x8.5" and score in the middle using your Martha Stewart score board Fold. Your card base is ready.Take another co-ordinating cardstock 5.25x4" and emboss it using your embossing machine. I used my Cuttlebug and Elizabeth Crafts' design embossing folder.Put double sided adhesive on the back of the embossed cardstock and ahere it to the card front.Take black cardstock. I used my Double sided ahesive sheets by Elizabeth Crafts' design. Peel off the backing paper on one side and stick it on the black cardstock. This makes it an adhesive backed cardstock. This technique is very useful when you are cutting small or intricate dies and it makes the job of sticking so much easier.Using your alphabet dies, die cut the words "Congrats class of 2016". I used Kaisercrfat Alphabet dies. Voila, you have die-cut stickers.Take any patterned paper and and cut a banner like base for the words as in the picture.Stick the die cut letters on the banner by peeling off the backing paper.You can make an envelope using the Envelope Punch Board Tool.You can find all the materials in our store
A list of all the Tools that i use for my Crafting! Hope it helps you to take your crafting to the next level. I have been crafting now for a very long time, more than 20 years. The whole industry has really evolved over this time. Handmade DIY is now on a different level.I have put together a few tools which i feel are an absolutely must for a crafter.Scoring board: I remember those days when i would make paper rosettes. I used a ball point pen and a ruler for scoring lines. It was tedious and not very precise. Till i realised that there was a tool in the market called the Martha Stewart Scoing Board. I had to get that one! It made my life so much easier and fun. I can now make boxes, paper rosettes, paper bags, envelopes and have so many more with this fantastic tool. It gives clean, crisp lines which make folding so much easier even for heavier cardstock.Die-cutting machine: I had been using paper punches and scissors to cut various shapes for a project that i was working on. And i used to dream of a machine that would cut any shape that i wanted. And voila, few years later i saw the advertisements for the Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter. I was super excited and i had to get one for myself. It's helped me to take my crafting to a new level. The silhouette is great for when you have multiple projects. You can also design your own shape to be cut.Cuttlebug Machine:Another die cutting tool that i indulged in was the Cuttlebug die-cutting machine. I needed something for embossing and i thought why not get the cuttlebug which i can use also for die-cutting as well. I've loved using my cuttlebug as it can cut chipboard, tissue, felt, thicker cardstock, leather sheets. It's simply wonderful.Envelope Punch board: Love, love, and love this tool. Made by We R Memory Keepers. It makes beautiful precision cuts to make various sizes of envelopes. As a mother of 3 kids, we need envelopes for birthday cards and gifts and now i can just make my own with this awesome tool.Paper Punches: Wow, simply love them. Can't stop buying them! That's all i can say.Distress Inks: These are absolutely fantastic. I use them to ink the edges of my cards for a vintage look, or to just colour in a background for beautiful effects. You can even use them to colour in for a watercolour effect. If you haven't tried these, i would suggest do so. The Ranger has the best distress inks.Misti Stamping Tool: Wow, this is a fantastic tool! I've wasted a lot of ink and paper over the years trying to perfect my stamped images but this tool makes it so much more easier. Simply position your paper where you want the image to be stamped and if you are not happy with your image, re-stamp on it. You cannot go wrong. This is also a great tool when you are making multiple stamped images.Bow Maker: I was quite horrible at making bows and spent a lot of time trying to perfect them till i finally bought the Zutter Bow it all. Just line up the rods for the sizes and bow away. Great tool!Spectrum Noir Pens: I attended a demo for these pens and simply fell in love. I wanted them so bad! Love these watercolour pens. And the sparkly ones are simply stunning!Tape Runners: It makes your life so much easier if you have these tape runners. No more trying to peel off the backs of the adhesive double-sided stickers. Just use the runners and stick. I use the Crafter's Companion and the Scotch ATG gun.So this was a compilation of all the tools that i use for my projects. If you are a new crafter, i would suggest you have these items on your wish list. Every person deserves to get what they want. :)
I am one of those people that simply loves to craft and when my i was planning my sister's baby shower, i felt i had hit the jackpot as i could now bring up all my crafting tools and materials to create all the decorations, gifts, thank you cards, etc.It was the mother lode for me. I spent hours researching on themes, colours and materials. In the end, we decided on the "floral" theme.I hope you enjoy this article and it inspires you to create your own party decorations for your next theme party.After looking at the venue which was a Japanese restaurant, we decided to have centerpieces for each table, a baby shower banner and loads of colourful tissue paper pom poms all over the venue.Baby Banner I made this baby banner using my Silhouette Die-cutting machine. I got the template from google and used my trace tool to create a file for cutting.I decided to offset the body of the baby dress, so i used cardstock as the base and Designer paper on the top.Finished it off with alphabets i cut with the Silhouette. Then i used a ribbon to join them all together.The reason we decided not to write my sister's name on the banner is because we wanted to use this banner over and over again. And we have! This has gone around a number of times in our friends' circle. Baby Balloon Bouquet I made this baby banner using my Silhouette Die-cutting machine. I got the template from google and used my trace tool to create a file for cutting.I decided to offset the body of the baby dress, so i used cardstock as the base and Designer paper on the top.Finished it off with alphabets i cut with the Silhouette. Then i used a ribbon to join them all together.The reason we decided not to write my sister's name on the banner is because we wanted to use this banner over and over again. And we have! This has gone around a number of times in our friends' circle. Baby Shower Centerpieces Here we used diapers to create a base and then added tissue paper flowers and baby cut-outs i cut from my Silhouette. On the next one we used a flower pot from Ikea. As you can see they turned out beautiful. Baby Shower Table Decorations Cookie covers : We used a baby onesie die cut and inserted a chocolate chip cookie into each one. For a girl we cut out a baby dress and did the same. These looked very cute on the table and added a colourful and baby look on the table.Wine glass stem rings : We printed out my sisters name on the computer and used the circle and scallop punch to create these.Napkin rings : We printed out baby shapes from the computer and usind a scallop and circle punch offset the two together to create these lovely napkin rings.Baby bootie chocolate holders : For this we used a very clever technique. I saw it on youtube. Take a paper glass(I used pink and blue which i bought from the party store), Cut off half from the top. Cut 2 slits on the front of the glass and make 2 hole punches on either side. Then take a ribbon and with a criss-cross pattern take them through the punched holes and tie a bow. They now looked like baby booties. We used hershey chocolates, we tied them in a net with a bow and put them inside the booty. These were a big hit and the ladies took them home for their children.So we had additional gifts like cookies dressed up in baby dresses and hershey chocolate booties for the ladies' to take home.Party Bags We just used colourful bags and added a thank you gift tag on them. We used double sided foam tape to stick the die-cuts of a baby bib and baby bottles on these lovely tags. We gave everyone perfumes and we simply wrapped them in tissue paper. As you can see the efect was really good in the end.So i really hope you liked this article. It's not difficult at all to DIY your own decor for any party. You just need a plan and some materials to get started. The ideas just start flowing in.If you would like us to do this kind of decoration for you, just email us on [email protected] sending an enquiry for theme, date, budget, etc and we will try to best help you. We can also help you with ideas.
I was inspired by this card on Pinterest and decided to modify it to my own needs. I’ve been asked often by my friends if I would make gift cards for them. Since all my cards are handmade, they find it pricey so I decided to post a tutorial here for them encouraging them to make their own, it’s so easyMaterials required 1 A4 size cardstock (I used caramel but you could use whatever you have in stock)Designer Series paper (again use one that co-ordinates with the cardstock)Double sided tape or tape gunCorner chomper toolStamp and stamp inkScallop and circle punchWatercolour pencils or any colour medium that you may own.Score board Method Cut your cardstock 3.75x8.25”. You can make 3 gift cards from one cardstock of 8.25X11”.Score at 2” on one side on the long side, turn the card over and score at 2.5” on the other side.Use rounded corner puncher on the 2” end. Cut three pieces ofDesigner paper:1.75×3.5”2.25×3.5”3.5×3.5” Use the corner puncher to round up one side on the 2.25” designer paper.Use double sided tape on the designer paper and attach it to the back, the front and the top of the gift card holder. (Look at the video)You can attach a piece of Velcro to the front of the card to hold the flap down.Using your scallop and circle punch, punch out a scallop circle (I used dark brown cardstock for this one) and circle punch(I used snow white cardstock on this)Stamp a greeting or image on the circle. I used a cupcake stamp. Colour it with watercolour pencils. To add a bit of sparkle I used my Spectrum sparkle clear overlay pen.Layer the circle and scallop punch and attach it to the front of your card.Run adhesive along the front of the card to use as an envelope to hold your gift cards. (Apologies we did not add this part on the video tutorial. It was my first one. I promise the next one will be much better J)