Sunday, 26 April 2020

Easy & Beautiful Flower Box

Easy flower shadow box

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for popping by my Blog today. I hope you are all well. Its been a week or 2 since i have posted any tutorials. I have been so busy with Flower boxes & Crafts kits. However i have managed to get a tutorial done today.  This is a beautiful Flower box which looks so realistic. I have mine hanging on the wall and really can not tell its made from card and paper! It just looks so real.



My flowers are made using Heartfelt creations dies but of course you can use any Flowers you have. I made 16 of them and put them in a sort of Ombre effect. light to dark. They look so pretty and for the centre of the Flowers i used seed beads. I love using them for Flower centres. You just put a big dollop of hot glue in the middle and sprinkle your seed beads on the top.

The shadow box is made in the same way i did the Christmas advent calendar and also the shadow box that held 4 mini boxes in the middle. Its a really large size and measures about 11 1/2" x 11". I hope you like it and will have a go at making one yourself. It really is so easy to do and the end result is beautiful. It would make a perfect gift for so many people.

Below you can find the measurements in imperial and metric. 

PATTERNED PAPER FOR THE FLOWER BACKGROUND 8 1/2" X 9"
OR  21.5 CM X 22.8 CM
YOU ALSO NEED A THICK PIECE OF CARD THE SAME SIZE

CARD MEASURING 11 1/2" X 11" FOR THE SHADOW BOX BASE
OR  29.2 CM X 28 CM

2 PIECES OF CARD MEASURING 5 1/2 X 11"
OR  14 CM X 28 CM

2 PIECES MEASURING 5 1/2" X 11 1/2"
OR  14 CM X 29.2 CM

SCORE ALL 4 PIECES THE SAME, SCORE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2",  1 3/4",  3"  &  4 1/4"
OR  1.2 CM ,  4.5 CM ,  7.6 CM  &  10.8 CM

Please make sure to check out my you tube video for full step by step instructions.

I will be back again soon with another video.

Love Ann xx

Friday, 17 April 2020

HUGE No Die Doctors Style Handbag/Gift bag

Giftbag, Handbag tutorial, No die Doctors bag,


Hi Everyone,
Thank you for stopping by my blog Today. I hope you are all keeping well & safe.  I can not believe its Friday already! The week has just flew by. Hopefully in a few weeks we may have some sort of normality back, well i hope we do.

Anyway, i have been asked quite a few times if i could make some sort of Doctors bag without any dies. So here we are! This is my little creation of a Doctors style bag. Its very easy to make & my tutorial explains it step by step. I hope you like it & will have a try at making one.





This is a really large bag & it measures about 10" wide, 7" deep & 7" tall. You can fit loads in it & i am sure whoever you gift it to will be thrilled with it. All you need to make it is 2 pieces of 12 x 12" patterned paper and 2 A4 pieces of card. No dies are needed to construct the Bag. I did use a small circle die to make my Buckles and draw some corners on the Bag. You could also use the bottom of a cup or Glass maybe.

Below you can find the dimensions of the Bag & at the end of the post you will also find the link to my Youtube video.

DIMENSIONS 

2 X  PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 12 X 10"

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2" DO THIS ON BOTH PIECES 

2 X  CARD STOCK MEASURING 7 1/4" X 7 3/4" 

SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2" DO THIS TO BOTH PIECES 

YOU ALSO NEED TO MEASURE THE MIDDLE AND MARK IT WITH A PENCIL. 
MEASURE OF FROM THE BOTTOM @ 3 1/2" . SCORE UP BOTH SIDES TO THE TOP PENCIL MARK. 
YOU CAN FIND OUT HOW TO DO THIS BY WATCHING MY TUTORIAL.

I will be back again on Sunday with another video.

Bye for now

Love Ann xx


Wednesday, 15 April 2020

shabby chic cards for beginners

Positivelypapercraft shabby chic card

Hi everyone,
Thank you for stopping by my Blog today. You will remember that yesterday i posted a my very first shabby chic style card. I was really pleased with it and i got some lovely comments on how pretty it was. I also got lots of people saying they have tried making them but they do not end up looking nice etc. I said i would be making some videos on these type of cards anyway. Today i wanted to share a beginner type video as i am a total beginner on these types of cards. I hope that you will feel confident enough to try making one again or make one for the first time. Its great fun and very therapeutic i find.

If you follow me you will no that i LOVE watching Lady E Designs. I have to say that lots of my inspiration comes from this very talented Lady. Here is a link to her blog http://scrapartbyladye.blogspot.com/ Her cards & flowers are just stunning and she makes everything so easy to follow. Please check her out if you haven't already.

I hope one day that i will become as good as Lady E Designs. For now i am a beginner in this style and i want you to feel confident that if i can do it then you can to :-)

Shabby chic cards, Easy shabby chic cards,


Now that i have made a few of these types of cards i think i am hooked and i just love trying new things. I said yesterday that we all need a change now and again and we really do. In the video for these cards i told you how i made my own embellishments. Its so easy to do and if you have lots of dies like me you can make all kinds of embellishments.

Please make sure to head over to my youtube channel and watch my video. If you have a go at making one, please share your cards on my Facebook craft forum. If you are not a member then please join. Its one of the best groups around. Everyone is so friendly and supportive. I am nearly on my way to 7000 members! I would love you to join. Here is the link:
positivelypapercraft craft forum

I will be back again on Friday with another video.

Take care
Love Ann xx


Tuesday, 14 April 2020

My Very First Shabby Chic card!

Easy shabby chic cards


Hi Everyone,
Thank you for popping by my Blog today. I am super excited to share my very first shabby chic card with you!! For so long i have admired these types of cards & been so scared to try them. To be honest i had no clue where to even start! I just thought they were way beyond me.

If you follow me, you will no that lately i have been mentioning Lady E Designs. I Love watching this Lady! She is so talented & just makes the most stunning creations. One thing she makes is gorgeous Shabby Chic style cards. I have been admiring them for such a long time. This time i decided to try one for myself. Now i am happy with it, i no its not half as good a some but i am very pleased with the end result.

This card is very different from what i normally do, however i think we all need a change now & then. It helps our creativity. Actually i loved making this & i am 100% sure that i will be doing this again very soon. Since i watched Lady E Designs make her stunning Foamiran Flowers i have been hooked on this type of Shabby look.

Positivelypapercraft, Shabby chic cards,

I suppose the purpose of this post is to say that why not try something new??? Push yourself out of your comfort zone. You never know, you may even fall in love with it. I no i have & they do say a change is as good as a rest.

To make my card i used a pre bought DL card (double length). The background paper is from a Paper Craft Society kit. I used a Woodware paper distress tool for my edges. The leaves i cut from various dies i have and just used scrap paper to cut them from. The Foamiran flowers i made myself and the white straw like stuff is called sisal i believe!.

I hope you like it & i also hope it was a nice change for you to see something different from me.

Thank you & i will be back very soon with another video. In fact i am going to record a video of me making this type of card.

Before i go i would also like to invite you to join Craftworld. Its FREE and full of tips, tricks and tutorials etc. Its a fairly new site and we are hoping to build it up to become bigger and better :-) You can find lots of experts in there including me . Please click my link and come on over.
https://craftworld.com/user/auth/login?refcode=f49e939a-a557-45f5-84b0-717aff835837&source=link




Love Ann xx


Monday, 13 April 2020

Designer Inspired Handbag Case



Hi Everyone,
Thank you for popping over to my Blog. I hope you are all well & continuing to Craft! To be honest i think thats all that is keeping my going at the minute!. These last few days i have been really struggling with it all. I just hope & pray that it is over very soon. Like just seems so bleak at the minute.

I was looking through Pinterest the other day & i came across this beautiful Handbag Case. It was a 'real' Bag & i thought straightaway i would try & make it out of paper. I am quite pleased with the result. It would look great decorated in anyway i think. Maybe you could make it with some pretty paper or do some heat embossing on it.

I also put a little mirror inside the lid. 



This Case is very simple to make & the base is made from one 12 x 12" piece of Black card stock. The square effects on the case are just 4" x 1/4" pieces of Black glitter card. I hope you will give it a go, you can gift all sorts of goodies in it & i think it also has quite an elegant look to it.

DIMENSIONS

12 X 12" BLACK CARD
SCORE BOTH SIDES @ 4" & 8" 

LID
CARD MEASURES 8 X 8" 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1" & 2" 

20 PIECES OF GLITTER STRIPS MEASURING 4 X 1/4"

BACK JOINING PIECE MEASURING 4" X 1"
SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 1/2"

INSIDE STRUCTURE PIECE MEASURES 1 X 12"
SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 1/2"

Please make sure to watch my step by step tutorial.

Thank you & i will be back soon with another project.

Love Ann xx

Monday, 6 April 2020

Easy No Die Trapezoid Handbag



Hi Everyone,
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Today. I was browsing Pinterest the other day & i came across a Ladies Leather Handbag. I loved the style & shape & had a go at making it out of paper & card. I am quite pleased with the result & i hope you are to. Its pretty straight forward to make & the best thing is that you don't need any dies to make it. All you need is paper, card, a pencil & ruler.





I have had a sewing machine for a while now & i love the look of sewing on your paper. My Daughter is learning to sew as she wants to make her own cosplay costumes. I thought this would be the perfect chance for me to give it a go as the machine was already out. I am still a learner so its not perfect but i am happy with the result.

The handle is just a string of pearls that someone sent me in a swap last year. I really like the way it looks & gives it a quite elegant feel.

I hope you will give this sweet little bag a go. You can find all the measurements below & i will also put the link to my video at the end of this post.

MEASUREMENTS 

2 PIECES OF CARD OR PAPER MEASURING 8 1/4" X 4 3/4" 
MEASURE ALONG THE TOP ON BOTH ENDS @ 2 1/4" LIKE I SHOW YOU IN THE VIDEO.

2 PIECES OF CARD MEASURING 3 1/4" X 5 1/4" 
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2" ON BOTH ENDS

1 PIECE OF CARD MEASURING 3 1/4" X 9 1/4" 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1/2"

1 PIECE OF CARD FOR THE TOP MEASURING 6 X 6 1/4"
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE VIDEO FOR THIS PIECE.

I will be back again very soon with another video.

Love Ann xx