May 4th, 2015
With the onset of such beautiful sunny weather outside I’ve been finding myself gravitating towards more colourful crafts. I couldn’t wait to try out these brand new 3D paper models from Sky Goodies when they arrived in store. Bright and cheerful, they’re perfect activity for kids and hobbyists alike.
The “Make Happy” collection is sold flat with perforated punch out templates so no scissors are required. We have four styles currently in store and they retail in price between $3.95 and $5.95.
The only additional material you need is glue and a small paintbrush to apply it on the indicated tabs. We used Aleena’s Tacky Glue ($4.95) and found it gave the best results as it dries clear and quickly.
Originating from India, Sky Goodies’ products feature beautiful ornate patterns reminiscent of hand painted trucks, a vanishing art form that the designers behind the Make Happy collection wanted to pay tribute to.
Try one today and add a little colour to your day!
April 26th, 2015
Spring is here, and I thought I would fold some Origami flowers. I found a variety of origami flower inspiration in the book, “Origami Flowers” by Kazuo Kobayashi.
For this project I used the Morning Glory instructions found on page 23. It was a fairly simple flower to fold.
After I had folded a variety of Morning Glory flower sizes, I arranged and pasted them on a card, made of Nepalese paper.
This card was super fun and easy to make. I’m going to send it to my mom for Mother’s Day.
April 15th, 2015
We’ve started getting a taste of spring and summer in the shop lately with some fun new products! They’re sure to make your dreams of summer picnics a reality!
New notebooks, pencils, popsicle shaped birthday cards, as well as our selection of Rifle Iphone cases are all available in store.
Also, fun new summertime sheets of wrap!
Come in and check it out! Get summer started early.
April 13th, 2015
This past weekend my boyfriend’s cousin got married. I wanted to make a simple Mr & Mrs wedding card for them with a little added quirk.
I used the Italian Decorative paper that we carry for the Mr & Mrs lettering on one of our A2 Make Your Own Cards (sold in packs of 10 folded cards with matching envelopes) and a Night envelope.
The top hat was made from our black text-weight paper and the veil was made from the Japanese paper, Maruju. I used our white poster paint pen to decorate the front of the envelope with a cut out flower from the paper.
April 8th, 2015
These lovely sticky note tabs from Studio Oh! …..do it all!
Three patterns and thirty-five of each.
Tear one off….. and have a ball!