Oops, I blinked. And now it's a few days away from 2014! Do you remember that show, Small Wonder I think it was, that had the girl who could put her two index fingers together to stop time? That ... would be awesome.
But back in the real world, I have to face facts that time keeps moving at a rapid pace. And thus, it's time to think about New Year's Eve! Today I am sharing ideas for a DIY party over at Fiskars like this confetti banner ...
... and DIY jumbo sequins ...
... and place settings ...
... and an easy centerpiece.
You can find the full tutorial and photos here at Fiskars.
And my previous New Year's Eve ideas here.
Best wishes for a wonderfully crafty 2014!
Next up in my series "1 Punch 3 Ways" is a hexagon punch! I'm a bit obsessed with hexagons, so this was a particularly fun one. =)
View my full tutorial with step-by-step photos over at Fiskars for making hexagons into honeycomb patterns, chevron patterns, and even 3D paper flowers.
Full tutorial can be found here.
Speaking of turning hexagons into flowers, make sure you check out my post from yesterday showing how to turn hexagons into accordian paper flowers right here.
And lastly, you can view all of my previous flower posts here. =)
We are having a blog hop today to celebrate Fiskars' newest Fuse design set, the hexagon!
I decided to make some super quick and easy paper flowers. You probably wouldn't think these were made up of hexagons, but I promise they are. Here's how to make your own...
Create ten hexagons with triangle patterns from cardstock using the Fiskars Fuse. Use the embossed, horizontal lines to easily accordion fold each. Cut off the pointed end from one side of each.
Staple the folds together on the back by the cut end. Turn back over and fan out folds.
Hot glue each section together to form a full circle, and hot glue to a scrap of cardstock (on the back) to secure flat. Add a punched circle of patterned paper to the center of each to complete.
These come together very quickly thanks to the "scored" lines created in the triangle design.
Speaking of hexagon flowers, check out these above made from hexagon punches. View the blog post here.
And you can view all of my previous flower posts here. =)
I am starting a monthly feature for Fiskars called '1 Punch 3 Ways' where I take a punch and use it ... well, three ways! I believe in getting the most out of my tools, and I enjoy the creativity in looking at shapes in a different way.
First up I'm taking a petal punch for a test drive. I hope to encourage you to not only get the most out of this specific punch, but to get more mileage out of all of your punches. =)
I have officially made it through another Oregon winter! In honor of spring's arrival, I thought I'd recap a few of my favorite flower tutorials from the blog.
First off are paper daffodils in case the calendar says spring, but the weather says differently where you are!
Followed by easy tissue paper flowers which make a beautiful table runner.
An assortment of paper flowers ...
Make whimsical, lacey flowers using decorative corner punches ...
And I couldn't end without adding some food fun, too, with flower shaped croutons.
Happy Spring! =)
A tea party would be a fun way to celebrate Mother's Day with your own mom, with your children, or with your mom friends. It's also a fun theme for birthday parties, showers, or an excuse to get together with friends or family.
And it happens to be the theme of my newest article over at Fiskars.
Get crafty with whimsical teacup rings made from cardstock ...
or a larger version for a fun favor holder.
From the easiest tissue paper flower table runner ever to a teacup banner that can transform into a scalloped banner for extended use, you can see the full party, photos, and directions here.
While I'm on the subject of babies, I wanted to share a couple of additional ideas to add to the "shower" themed baby shower I designed.
And for a simple invitation, add a shower of hearts raining down from a cute punched cloud. Directions for this one can be found here at Scrapbooks Etc.
(My original baby shower post can be found here.)
These fun paper flowers were in the April issue of Scrapbooks Etc. magazine. I noticed they had online directions after visiting their new pinterest page.
To view full directions with step-by-step photos, visit this slideshow and click the right "next" arrow for each new slide.
Warning: these are addictive.
While I'm excited to see my tulips beginning to peek through the ground, I can't wait for it to stop raining here in Oregon so I can get out there and start planting my spring annuals! So in the meantime, I'm busy doing the second best thing ... making my own flowers from paper!
I bet you won't be able to guess what punch I used to make this flower before looking at the directions ...
I love using tools in unexpected ways! Step-by-step directions with full photos and demos are here at Fiskars.
I recently posted some more paper flowers here.