29 Oct

Pinterest Inspired: Handmade Christmas Gifts by Tarrah

Hi everyone! It’s Tarrah here with you today. I wanted to get a start on some handmade Christmas gifts so I went to my number one place for some ideas and inspiration: Pinterest!

These cute magnets caught my eye straight away!

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Supply List:

Scraps of patterned paper
Word Stickers
Paper Doily
Mod Podge
Circle Chipboard Pieces
Hot Glue Gun
Sewing Machine

Step 1: Gather some of your patterned paper scraps and a little bit of paper doily and lightly adhere a few pieces together into a square shape (making sure that your round chipboard piece will fit) then adhere with some glue or Mod Podge to your chipboard.

These are the ones I made:

Crate Paper Magnets

Step 2: Cut off the excess paper and then sand right around the edges to give a nice finish to your circle. Machine stitch around a few of the papers edges and around the perimeter of the circle.

Step 3: Add some word stickers, rhinestones and embellishments like butterflies or hearts.

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Step 4: Apply a light layer of Mod Podge over the whole circle to seal everything and then once the Mod Podge is dry, adhere the magnet to the back of the chipboard with a hot glue gun.

These cute magnets will be gifted to a couple of my girlfriends for Christmas who always love receiving a handmade gift from me!

I hope I have inspired you to get creating too, thank you so much for stopping by the Papercut Labs blog today!

Happy creating!
— Tarrah x

27 Oct

WEEK OF NATALIE: the end! (Featuring Amanda H)

TwirlThe final card from the Natalie Appreciation Card-making Challenge is from Amanda Hartmann, who was also inspired by Twirl!

Amanda says: So much beautiful inspiration in every post on Natalie’s blog, which made it hard to choose just ONE layout to be inspired by! However I chose this layout, primarily for its soft pretty colours and for the GOLD. One MUST use gold right now! To create my card, I replicated some of the the colours, with the white background, pink and pale blue papers and finished with gold and wood embellishments. I also loved the way Natalie layered tulle and vellum with machine stitching, so I also used that technique on my card. Even the cloud and scattered hearts are inspired from elements on Natalie’s layout. I hope that my Mum will love the card for her upcoming 60th birthday!

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20 Oct

Tarrah is inspired by ‘Twirl’!

Blogging team member Tarrah has not only created a beautiful card based on Natalie’s Twirl, she also filmed her process!

It's OK To Shine CardTarrah took Natalie’s layout and used it as an inspirational sketch, while maintaining some of the beautiful qualities found in the layout.

We’ve sped up the video so you can see this amazing under-ten minute card in just one. Want to make cards quickly too? Flashy Cards Fast is still discounted!

18 Oct

Amanda R is inspired by ‘Adventure’!

AdventureToday we’re featuring Amanda Reddicliffe who created a card inspired by Natalie’s ‘Adventure’ layout (on the left and a few more pictures via this link).

Amanda says: I was inspired overall by Natalie’s beautifully balanced and bright layout. The photo itself is darling, but to create a card that is inspired by this layout I pinched my fave parts of the layout – the dark border, bold papers, the touches of vellum, the love hearts peeking out from behind the photo, sewing and of course the square alpha’s she used.

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17 Oct

Raquel is inspired by ‘Society 52 (with tags)’

Welcome to post two of the “Natalie Appreciation Card-making Challenge”. (Yes, I literally just made that title up then.) Today, Raquel Bowman, all-round amazing person and founder of A Piece of Cake Designs, is taking on the challenge.

She was inspired by Natalie’s Society 52 layout.

Raquel says: The tags were what drew me into creating a card using this layout as inspiration. I thought it was such a neat idea. I cut the tags with a tag die I had and also used a layering style at the top of the card to mimic the top of the layout.