Posts Tagged ‘cardstock’

Christmas Tree Light Garland

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

I love Christmas and I love Christmas crafting projects.  There’s no better time to start something than when it’s cold and snowy out.  If you’re like me there’s always a trade off between practicality and holiday festivities if you live in a small space.  I love real trees, but unfortunately I don’t really have room for one.  This year I decided to put my tree on the wall!  Seen here with the Christmas garland I made last year.

light garland tree

I cut the lights from four different coloured cardstocks we carry and added the end bits out of our Titanium cardstock.  I used about one 8.5×11″ size sheet for each colour .  I strung them on our twine and topped it with one of our great Dresden Trim stars.  I used washi tape to hang it up on the wall.

close up

The perfect thing if you don’t have any floor space to spare.



So Many Pickles…

Monday, January 21st, 2013

I made a mini art work for my baby nephew.  His name is Dylan and my family has started calling him Dilly or Dill Pickle so I wanted to make something dill pickle themed for his room.



I used a 6×8″ piece of Etchu Hagaki for the background and cut and pasted Moriki Kozo shaped pickles in Lime.  I used a variety of papers to make the pickle outfits, including Moriki Kozo, Metal Momi, Nepalese (available in-store) and solid colour and shimmer card stocks (available in-store).

pickles close-up

I used the Micron Pens (available in-store) in black to draw the jar, lid, and some of the details on the pickles.  I also used watercolours to paint a light brine in the jar.



Quick Cards for All Your Holiday Needs

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Wheatgrass pigment on Paper Bag. 

Maybe you’re like me, and it takes you a while to get into the Holiday spirit (or spirits, if that works for you) but you still like the personal touch. Handmade cards can seem daunting, but it can be as simple as picking a few colours, a couple of stamps and switching up those combinations until you have your own personal sets. With two stamps, three pigment inks, and some time to kill, I made my own holiday cards in three colour variations.

Olive pigment on Ivory. 

Using a bone folder to crease and fold our 5×7 cut card stock, I made some holiday-unspecific cards from three of our Waste Not colours, and paired them with 4bar envelopes in the ever-versatile Paper Bag.

Gold on Cobalt (the Cobalt is from our discounted discontinued stock.)

This was incredibly easy and fun. This was the simplest way of going about it, but the possibilities really are endless, you can also use washi tape, punches and paper off-cuts to make the holidays bright and personalized!

For this I used: 5×7″ Cardstock, 4bar Envelopes, Pigment Stamp Pads in wheatgrass, olive and gold, Bone Folder, Stamps in Pine Bloom and Joy.


Hand Paper-cut Cards

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

I’ve been really inspired by some of the beautiful Rob Ryan items around the store lately. I thought that I would undertake some paper-cuts of my own. I free-hand cut the cards carefully with an x-acto knife.

I made a congratulations card for my sister who just had a baby boy from Night cardstock (available in-store).

I also made a wedding card for some friends using the folded cards (sold in sets of 10) and the Carta Varese Bluten u. Beeren 720 Decorative paper (available in-store).  I embellished the envelope with a rubber stamp in Robin’s Egg pigment ink.



The Paper Architect

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

We love do-it-yourself books, The Paper Architect is a great one. It comes with 20 ready-to-use templates to create cut-and-fold-it-yourself buildings and structures. You can work directly with the templates supplied or photocopy them on to paper or cardstocks of your choice. Projects range from easy to advanced and a history of each structure is provided with the cut-and-fold instructions. The completed structures can be used as gifts or greeting cards. Build something today!