Monday, December 17, 2012

Vintage paper trees

Source: etsy.com via Nikki on Pinterest




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Friday, December 14, 2012

Furoshiki gift wrapping technique


I've never heard of this furoshiki Japanese eco-friendly gift wrapping technique.  I'd love to get some pretty fabric and try some of the techniques :)  These fabrics are as pretty as paper!!


Their sizes are:
Small: 18.7" x 18.7"
Medium: 26.5" x 26.5" 
Large: 35.5" x 35.5"
x-large: 46.02" x 46.02"

Here's the furoshiki.com link and here's another cool Canadian chick Furochic who has some great concepts that you may want to check out.  

Furochic's mission: To replace disposable paper gift wrap and bags, to be reused over and over again and to make gifts feel special and unique.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A blast from the past....

Happy 1/1/11 !!!   ... and I'm selling my beloved QK Revolution & dies!!

Imagine that!  Back in 2011, 
before I packed up to move, 
this is a post I had on

Oooh I sure hope this year keeps each and every one of you happy, healthy and inspired to create pretty little paper things!!

To start the new year, with the help of my brand spankin' new iPhone4 (insert wild cheering here) I will have no excuse for not having a camera nearby lol. So without haste, here's my evolved and messy craft area, I call it "Grand Central Station" because everything is within an arm's reach, including my laptop under the table to the left running my Silhouette digital craft cutting machine!!  Notice to the left, up past the ribbon, and the Silhouette cutter is my brand spankin new Big Shot express *insert even wilder cheering here* that I have been waiting four months for since I got it at 60% off with free shipping (to the US) so I had to wait for Hubbyto go get the darned thing from Florida, but it was well worth the wait!!

...look to the left...

... my cockpit, everything within arms reach ...
... and look to the right...

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Napkin Elf Hat

How cute, with a cranberry sprig from the floral arrangement :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Such a beautiful package, too bad the video link doesn't work. Thanks Eddie Ross for the inspiration.

Sweet ornaments



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Saturday, December 8, 2012

It WOOD be finished tomorrow!

As of tomorrow, the sawdust should cease. The last bit of flooring is going in today and finally, I'll be able to claim my studio and finish the last minute touches of sanding a few minor wall fixes, priming those areas and re-painting. Whew! The fine dust in the basement in unreal!!! To top it off, my personal deadline has long gone, but at least the job is coming to a close. I'm guessing the fist will have to wait until January as the holidays are way too busy a time to tackle this and were planning some travel as well. Here's the pic from last night.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Festive Napkin Folding

How fun and festive!

Find the tutorial here.




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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Easy-Peasy Advent Calendar

This is a great idea for an easy advent calendar. I can even see this being used as year end incentives at work :). Thanks Martha

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Anniversary or wedding card

Ohhh Emma, this is beautiful!



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Make your own mistletoe tutorial...

We could totally do this with paper!



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Saturday, November 17, 2012

I'm floored!!!

Omg!! My floor is in! I'm sooooo excited!!! In also sooo busy!!! I cannot wait to start cleaning that dust from the construction and start unpacking!!!

... After my Christmas tree is up, and decorations
... After I've swept and vacuumed the entire basement
... After me and my 3 month old and 4 year old are fed, bathed, clothes and have slept!

Who am I kidding, it's at till after the holidays :P





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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Craft Studio Progress

The laminate flooring is being installed this week, first into the new guest room, then my craft studio, continuing out into the open space of the furnace room. Once the guest room is finished and we move the furniture down there I can get started on baby's room - yay! Then I can clean the tremendous dust in the basement from all that construction and finally unpack my craft studio - big grin!!!

Here's where we reached yesterday...




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Monday, November 12, 2012

Gift Wrap - chalkboard look

Gift Wrap with a chalkboard look using a chalk marker and black kraft paper.




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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Gift Wrap - word search

You could even add family member's names, cheap and cute!

Source: tumblr.com via Nikki on Pinterest

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Gift wrap ideas

Yet another set of brilliant how-tos by Martha!





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Reusing gift wrap

Turn Pretty Paper Into Packaging - thanks Martha!Don't toss away all the wrapping paper that once covered your wedding presents. Instead, run it through a shredder (cut to size first, if needed) and use it for lining gift boxes or protecting breakables to be shipped.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Candy roll gift wrap

There are so many ways to do this cute technique, for example, wrap a toilet paper roll in gift wrap, insert the gift inside, then wrap in cellophane, and tie with ribbon!




Martha has her own take on it here.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Party Favours


How cute is this PaperTrey Ink design!

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

OOOhh, quick favours and wraps!

How simple, and stunning the red, green, black and white combination is on that pillow box!  You have to take a look at these Dawn McVey inspirations!  Looks like I'll have to watch out for this die when it becomes available!


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pretty flowers

Man!  I think this may just be one of my first purchases with my auction earnings.  I looove this Dawn McVey creation!  


How many wonderful ways will I be able to use this!  ... siiiigh.... :)

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Little Red Riding Hood

WOW!  This is so creative!  I love the Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter.  I guess I'm going to have to reteach myself to use it!  Sigh... it's been so long :(



See the detail of the layered forest... great idea!



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Monday, November 5, 2012

Animal Bookmarks

Hey, these look like Stampin' Up Owls were used to make the faces.  I love to see how people can use punches for things other than their original purpose  so cool!


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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Embellished grocery bag holder

This is by far... the coolest and most practical thing that  I have seen in a long long time - I HAVE to do this!!  



Get creative!!


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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Advent magnets

How cute is this advent idea from Dawn McVey?


I really love the gift card holder die... imagine, I'm purging my collection for my upcoming auction but I'm going to purchase the gift card holder die from PTI!  LOL


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