Ever wondered how to make one of those nice pop-up cards? This model is simple enough the video below is quite easy to follow. You can also try with different patterned paper, or trying to add different shades to the flower.
Fabric origami, sometimes also called Orinuno, it’s just like origami, but instead of using paper, you can create animals, shapes and accessories using fabric. One of the advantages is that it’s durable, and you can even make it waterproof with Mod Podge if you want to. There are many possibilities to create.
Many people have already seen fabric origami using napkins, in hotels, fancy events or wedding parties. What I like to do is a bit different, you need to starch the fabric beforehand. 100% cotton fabric is ideal, and it’s a good idea to keep an iron at arms’ lenght 🙂 A bone folder can also be very useful.
For some time I played, created and adapted different accessories, such as origami wallets, coin purses, bookmarks and card holders. I released a DVD in Brazil (sorry, Portuguese version only), but I hope the pics below can inspire you all.
Seriously, I love boxes! Besides being useful, that can be part of your decor and it’s also a blank canvas where you can do anything! It’s always fun to decorate them with paper, buttons, ribbons, lace, tags and so on. These are some ideas that were first published on my old blog.
The patterned paper is from DCWV, but the ribbons, rickrack, buttons, lave, doilies, paint, stencils, stickers, tags and the like were all collected in thrift shops and stationary shops, without any specific brand.
This kusudama was invented by Mio Tsugawa, and it’s one of my favorite models. I like the way it’s curly and see-through at the same time. It was made using 30 modules, but you can do it with 12 as well.
Shabby chic is a style of interior design where furniture and decor ostensibly show signs of wearand tear and age. The style started in the UK and evokes the style of old large country houses, being elegant, bohemian, romantic and vintage at the same time.
What to use on your vintage projects:
Use and abuse of motifs of flowers, birds, butterflies… and more flowers. Choose distressed pastel colors such as antique rose, lavender, mint, white, gray, butter and pale blue. Also, swirls and twirls galore!
It was originally just a white metal cage. I added the ribbons, paper and foam flowers, peacock feathers and the cute little bird 🙂
Craft Organizer Cabinet with scrap fabric
This wooden cabinet was sold without any finish, just like the picture below. I fell in love with it because it had 14drawers in 3 different sizes! It was perfect to keep all my paper punches, scrapbooking embellishments, paints, buttons, ribbons and the like.
I painted it white and covered the drawers with coordinating patchwork fabric and PVA glue.
I LOVE creating these boxes! They are so cute, useful and a perfect canvas to try differentideas, textures and materials. I covered most of them with scrapbooking paper and used lots of buttons, die cuts, ribbons, lace, stamps, thread, doilies, stickers, gems… the list goes on and on…
You can’t really tell just by looking at the picture, but the card below is actually size A3 (297 x 420 mm or 11.7 x 16.5 in). It was a goodbye card to my former manager, so we needed plenty of space so everybody could leave her a message.
I used my Silhouette Cameo, scrapbooking paper, buttons, paint, vellum, doilies, spray paint and white paint to distress the borders.