Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Stashbuster - In a loving kinda mood


I love how Pinterest and the Kingdom of Blogland just explodes with creativity around this time of the year. I love crafting with love on the brain. That's quite a silly sentence, but I'm giddy, so forgive me. I think love is the universal language that everyone understands. A little red heart goes a long way in a craft room :)

So here is a little party pack I made in celebration. It's a banner and matching cupcake toppers. I'll probably use this in a little private party with my hubby to celebrate our 10th Valentine's together. That's worth 6 cupcakes right ;)
 

Love Banner

Love banner full shot
  
Love banner close up - see the double layer pop-out heart?
 Supplies:

variety of card and scrapbooking paper (this is a great offcuts project)
1" circle punch (used for halfmoon flags)
1.5" circle punch (used for the tag bases)
heart punch
hole punch (used to make holes in the tags)
red spray ink
white self-adhesive pearl gems
variety of red washi tapes
red decorative baker's twine
standard toolkit (glue stick, scissors, ruler etc)

Method:




This one is a little technical and although it might seem that you can wing it, 
it does help to have rough measurements to go with. 
Once you have those down, you can let the creativity loose again.

I started by doing a rough layout of all the disks and fillers. 
I assembled them before I adhered them to the twine.
Measure out a one meter piece of twine. 
Determine the middle by folding it in half (or mark off the 50cm mark). 
Adhere your centre piece in the middle.
 Work your way from the inside out and adhere the pieces and fillers 
in roughly equal spaces apart. I did all the big pieces at about 10cm intervals,
then filled in the spaces with the rest.

Cupcake Toppers:

6-pack of cupcake toppers - ready for some red velvet yummies

Experiment with the different combinations. 
It's really fun to see what works
and what doesn't.

Supplies:


variety of card and scrapbooking paper (this is a great offcuts project)
1" circle punch (used for halfmoon flags)
1.5" circle punch (used for the tag bases)
heart punch
red spray ink
white self-adhesive pearl gems
variety of red washi tapes
red decorative baker's twine
standard toolkit (glue stick, scissors, ruler etc)
toothpicks


Method:


I decided on a look that could be interchangable with the different elements.
I used the same basic method fo all the toothpicks,
but by changing the paper and location of the elements,
they all came out differently, but similar enough
to belong to the same look.

I started with adhering the 1"circle around the toothpick.
Then I put some washi tape on and cut it at an angle.
Next I adhered the heart punchie 
and finished it off with a pearl gem.
Glue the whole little ensemble to the big disk.

I'll be popping some more how to's on here. I'm new at this, so pointers will be welcomed :)

I hope this inspires you to get some of that stash out and getting in the mood for love.

Hugs
Mar

1 comment:

Vickie Gibson said...

Very cute! Love the banner :-)