My first efforts from the papercraft society kit I bought in the January sales. The stitching dies are just part of the kit, which was great value, so even though I don’t need it feel v happy at the early successes.
Use it up or throw it out! That’s the 2023 mantra for the craft room. The button bowl is overflowing, so a few have been used on tags plus some wandering Christmas cards were chopped and/or die cut as well.
I even used up a few stars from the Christmas embellishments bag before it got packed away.
I over-ordered some exterior vinyl for 2021 Christmas projects so was pleased to use some on this lovely piece of wood we received at Christmas this year.
I used the scan n cut inbuilt font for the lettering. The font was stretched up to make it fit the wood fully.
After carefully applying the vinyl, resident DIYer drilled holes for the cord loop which he stained to tone it down.
I am stitching on cards this month, but it is a long process so these upcycled Christmas cards were stitched on the sewing machine.
Each card has a tailor made envelope using the plain side of 12x 12” patterned paper. The stash for Christmas 2023 is underway!
Have empathy with our Australian friends and try to imagine a hot, summer Christmas by upcycling old Christmas cards on a hot day in June!
No, not getting the Christmas sparkle at all but I have tackled an overdue ‘to-do’ with 30+ cards remade. Simple cropping, matting and embellishing makes this a satisfying to reduce the stockpile of card and sparkly things. I even used up some googly eyes and red glitter glue!
I used my scan n cut to make a few cards that weren’t too quick but neither too fussy.
Pleased with the drop shadow on the ‘happy’, pleased I used scraps and bulk cut the letters, and love the embossing . Maybe I went overboard with the mica misting but everything is sparkly.
Sunday Scan n cut project
I have been wire wrapping sea glass found on a nearby beach and wanted to present them nicely, so turned to the scan n cut.
I drew an outline of where we live and scanned it in to the machine’s memory. I then resized it to hold some of my decorations and cut out just enough from sturdy white card. Before writing my message, I inked up the coastline in blue and faintly inked the land in green.
I can, in the future do tiny versions or go up to 12” wide versions for any home made crafts. It has taken me three years of playing with this machine to do what I should have thought of on day one!
Hand drawn cards, truly hand made
Hand stitched cards
A labour of love but deeply satisfying. Inspired by the excelllent Craft World blog I sketched, punched and stitched on to some strong paper.
This is a great ‘use what you have’ project especially if you have time!
Papercraft Society March 20 kit, uphill struggle
A properly edited version this time… click to watch in You Tube