I feel in love with this color combination! With inspiration from the Polka Dot Chair, I made this wreath with paper from Rhonna Farrar.I simply printed the paper on my computer using copy paper. I reloaded the paper and printed the other side of each with a coordinating paper. Using a straw wreath and staple gun it was done in no time.I chose to hang this little piece from the back so it dangles down. Since I never like to throw paper away, I made a set of cards with the left overs.Here’s some closeups of each card.
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One of the things I love about making cards is the variety and uniqueness of each one. It is my usual working mode to select some coordinating papers and make 4 or more cards out of it. YET, each is different. My last post was the same but with dramatically different paper. So yes, they are in some ways a “set” but each it’s own personality
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to use some of my existing stash. Trust me, I have a lot of paper and craft supplies. Sometimes I feel like a hoarder! Well, I loved this Graphics 45 paper when I purchased it ages ago and I still think it is beautiful! Here are some cards created with this lovely botanical theme.
Another resolution is to use my camera and use it well! While I love having the handiness of the iPhone. I really want to utilize the wonderful camera I have. I need to learn so much that it can be daunting. But you have to start somewhere. So, last night I opened up the ol’ manual and today found some good sunlight for my photo shoot.This was the first time in a long while it wasn’t set on auto mode with the flash. It’s a start!
I’ve decided to revive my Etsy store. I currently have added several magnets. If you are local to Lincoln, you can pick up your order at Simply Bungalow and not have shipping. Hope these give you a laugh!Click on the Etsy tab in the side bar to see all that’s in the shop.
I’ve had several request for a tutorial on this birdhouse. Enjoy and get ready to fold , fold, fold!
I used an old hymnal but you could use any book. The more pages the fuller it will be. You will need to remove the cover. Sorry no photos. I usually take a razor and slit down the inside of the cover.
The first fold will be to take the top corner and fold it into the center spine. All pages will start with this fold.Then take the outer edge and fold towards the spine. This will be the first of the alternating pages.
Again, the first fold for the second page starts as the first.Then take the bottom corner and fold it up to the center of the spine.These two pages will be alternated for the whole project. After you get several pages done it should start to look like this.After folding for what seems like forever, you’ll end up with this.If you want your birdhouse to hang now is the time to hot glue a rope of desired length down the center of the spine. Then glue the first and last pages together. I then use a circle punch and cut out half circles on several pages to make the hole. You could just paint a circle.I then paint that area black.The final touches are adding raftia to the hole and on the roof. I also add some paper birds that I make and wad up blue paper to make little eggs. Here’s a last look at the completed project. Happy Folding!