Friday, May 12, 2017

Bella Blvd | Paper Crowns...

Hey Friends!! Today I am sharing my step by step process for creating the paper crowns I made using the new Bella Blvd Popsicles and Pandas Collection.

It was a really simple process of folding paper squares from your favourite patterned paper collection.

Start by gathering your supplies and tools.

Supplies | Popsicles & Pandas: Paper: Picnic, Daily Details, Oh Summer!, Popsicle Party, Paper Pieces; IF Enamel Hearts: Hey Sugar Sugar; Enamel Dots: Punch. 

Tools |  metal dies: flower and leaf; hot glue gun; bone folder/scorer.

Cut out several flower shapes from metal dies or electronic die cutting machine. I have combined two shapes to make one flower. Roll the flower shapes to form the flower and secure carefully with hot glue.

For the smaller pink crown, trim patterned paper into 1" squares. The larger crown is made from 2" squares.  Cut/trim enough squares to fit the circumference of your head.

Fold each square neatly on the diagonal to form triangles. Use the scorer for a crisp edge. Link each triangle together by applying hot glue (carefully) to the edge of the inside fold and then slide a second triangle between. Complete the crown by securing the first triangle to the last. Allow the crown to dry.

Add your die cut flowers and any other embellishments.

Complete your gift by wearing it yourself or ceremoniously passing it along to a special mother for Mother's Day! Let's face it mums. We deserve to wear a crown on Mother's Day!! *grin*

Thanks for visiting..x

Monday, May 8, 2017

Jot Magazine | May Moodboard Challenge...

Hello Friends! I'm just popping in here to share the latest Jot Magazine Moodboard challenge where I am this month's guest pinner!

I have chosen a palette of warm hues balanced by a snowy white and grey backgrounds.

Here's my LO:


products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Bella Blvd: Alex; alphas - Bella Blvd; embellishments: Bella Blvd, Fancy Pants Designs, enamel dots, puffy stickers; other - paint, embroidery floss, hand stitching.

My inspiration comes from the typography pin as well as the hot air balloon. Be sure to click on the link to see how the other Jot Girls played along.  Thanks for visiting..x