Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Creating Hat Pins Video Tutorial: Step-by-Step Beaded Stick Pin Instructions



Creating Hat Pins & Beaded Stick Pins Step-by-Step

My first ever post on this blog was a  step-by-step instructions guide entitled "Creating Hatpins - A Tutorial" and it been incredibly popular, along with my follow-up post "Decorative Hat Pins - Next Steps." This all made it a natural choice to be part of my new Youtube Video Series showcasing my most popular projects.

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

My quick and easy video guide to making beaded stick pins shows you how to make beautiful decorative hatpins to use in card and scrapbook projects. Discover how with just a few simple items, it’s so easy to make your own hatpins that coordinate perfectly with your project and they look so pretty too! Press play below to take a peek and watch!
If you enjoy watching it, please like it and subscribe to my youtube channel too, as I will film more videos if this series proves popular.
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Friday, 11 March 2016

Framed Lattice Statement Card Step-by-Step Video Tutorial Series

Framed Lattice Statement Card Step-by-Step Tutorial

Framed Lattice Statement Card

The most popular card on my blog is a large, special occasion statement card featuring Tonic Studios Boudoir Square Base and Layering Dies. I called it my Framed Lattice Card (you can see it pictured right), and it has been viewed and shared thousands of times. 
So, I thought I would do a step-by-step tutorial on how to make it, but this time I've filmed a video tutorial to walk you through the process. If you enjoy it, please like it and subscribe to my youtube channel too, as I will film more videos if proves popular.

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Monday, 22 February 2016

Masquerade Vogue Dress Card

Masquerade Vogue Dress Card

Masquerade Vogue Dress Card

Given that I've been MIA for far too long, I've no idea if anyone will see this blog post but I do hope so as its Classic Dips!
Card Recipe:
Stamp: Stamps Happen (Vogue Silhouette) 
Tools: Spellbinders - French Frills Die Set, Venetian Accents Die Set, Grand Calibur
Colouring Mediums: Martha Stewart Glitter Embossing Powder, Versamark
Paper and Card: First Edition, Conqueror, Stardream, 
Embellishments: Creative Expressions Pearl Swirls
Stamps Happen Vogue Silhouette Rubber Stamp
It's no secret that I love a fashion rubber stamp and this "oldie but a goodie" from Stamps Happen is one of my favourites. Its just so elegant but also versatile! This time I stamped the image using clear Versamark and then heat embossed with Martha Stewart Glitter embossing powder in a rich emerald green colour.

Now, I'm always a "more is more" kind of crafter, and this lovely stamp, which is tall and narrow left me with plenty of room to add quite a bit of frou-frou embellishment. 








Spellbinders Venetian Accents Die Set
So I added a backing card decorated which I edged with a die cut from the Spellbinders Venetian Accents Die Set. I used the same die set to cut the fabulous Masquerade Mask. I also used Spellbinders French Frill Die Set to cut out the Mannequin form, using the innder die to paper-piece with an offcut from my backing paper. I finished this embellishment topper with a pretty pearl swirl topped with a pair of my signature hand-made hat pins. 
Spellbinders - French Frills Die Set








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