Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekly Inspiration By Ridz
I personally love papercrafting because I love making personlised gifts.  This week I’d like to share with you a simple home décor project that will make a lovely gift.  Sara is my grand-niece whom I simply adore and this will look really cute in her room. 
This versatile design allows it to be displayed on a table top or hung up . This project is really simple to make;
1.                  Materials you need are; letters to spell the name/word, cardboard as base for each letter (cereal box works well), plain and/or patterned paper, embellishments like flowers or buttons etc, eyelets, ribbon or binding rings.  You can get all these materials at “K”rafers Paradise.
2.                  I’ve used die cut letters for this project. I’ve added diamond stickles to the surface to give it extra shimmer. You can also use chipboard stickers or stamps.
3.                  Each letter will be represented by one card.  Cut the cardboard to the desired size to make each card.  This depends on the size of your letters.  Here I’ve cut mine to 2.5 x 4 inches.  General rule I’d use is around two to three times the size of the letters as I like to use layers of paper to decorate.  You can experiment and see what size you like.
4.                  Cover the cardboard with paper (especially if you are using cereal boxes). 
5.                  Decorate each card with patterned paper and embellish with flowers, pearls etc.  Lastly place the letters in the middle of the cards.
6.                  Punch holes on all 4 corners of the card and reinforce with eyelets.  The eyelets also serves as a decorative element.
7.                  Put the cards together with ribbon or binding rings.
Other gift ideas can say “HOME” or “LOVE” and will be great for names of newborn babies as well.  The possibilities are endless!
Last but not least, I have a tip that I’d like to share.  When you cut letters with the die cut; do not throw away the negatives.

Cut it to the shape you wish and mount it on another paper and save it for future projects.
Do drop by “K”rafers to have a closer look.  Hope you enjoyed this simple project and will bring joy to the people you give it to as well. 
Products used :
·         Coloured cardstock by KCK
·         Patterned paper by Echo Park’s This & That collection
·         Flower by Prima
·         Pearl flourish by Prima
·         Metal butterfly charm from jewellery supply store
·         Buttons by Basic Grey
·         Twine by Doodlebug
·         Diamond Stickles by Ranger
·         Ribbon coloured with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
·         Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
Glossy Accents for gluing and KCK foam stickers for added dimension

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