Paper Crafting with 5 & Dime!
Day 2 of May Arts / October Afternoon Blog Week!
Paper Crafting with 5 & Dime!
Hi all, Vera’s here from Ling’s Design Studio. My turn again to share some fun projects. When I found out May Arts is teaming up with October Afternoon, I was sooo excited! October Afternoon is one of my favorite companies. I am sure many of you already familiar with their products and if you’re not, you definitely need to check them out. Their collections are yummie-licious. 🙂
I got to play with 5 & Dime collection. Love, love, love the colors on this set. I decided to make a layout and a couple cards. First up is the layout. Just like my cards, I like to keep my layout clean looking.
1. Cut the grid patterned paper (Rock Candy) slightly smaller than the page base.
2. Adhere pictures.
3. Wrap the green and yellow twill/stripes ribbon underneath the pics. Cut a couple border strips from the patterned paper and adhere on top of the ribbons.
4. Punch out scallop border from the patterned paper and adhere next to the pic. Add chipboard stickers and all the other stickers to the layout.
5. For some extra details, I added the rub-ons to the bottom left corner of the layout, by the pic, and on the doily sticker on upper right corner.
Next, a couple fun cards. The first card has a bit of vintage look. I simply love the black and cream combo. The ribbon I use is “Organic cotton stripes 385-58-10”.
1. Cut a panel from October Afternoon patterned paper slightly smaller than the card base.
2. Add ribbon and pleat the ribbon. I just used staple to hold the pleat in place (see pic). The staple is covered by the next pleat, and so on. When you’re done, adhere the panel to card.
3. Punch out scallop border from patterned paper (I used my left over from the layout) and adhere to card.
4. Fussy cut the image from the patterned paper (Wax Bottles) for sentiment, adhere to card. Add the chipboard sticker.
Now, for my second card, I finally took the plunge to make my own flower ribbon embellishments. I am sure many of you already seen a tutorial on how to make this flower embellishment. I used twill/stripes 382-34-94
1. Cut panel from patterned paper and adhere to card.
2. Add border sticker to the bottom of the panel. Add rub-ons for details.
3. Add frame sticker & stamp with sentiment.
4. Add ribbon flowers. My ribbon flower starts like this:
I basically cut a small circle, cut an X on the middle, thread the ribbon and glued the end of the ribbon to the bottom of the circle. Then I just start twisting the ribbon and keep going in circle till the ribbon covered the whole circle. To keep the ribbon in place, I used my glue gun and just add a dab of glue here and there. When I get to the very end, I tuck the ribbon to the back of the circle.
I had so much fun working on these projects and I hope you like them. Thank you so much for visiting and have a great day.
Blog post by: Vera Yates
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