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'Time for inspiration' - clock

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#pantone #hexagons #challenge

Hey everyone, so a bit of a different project today, I thought I'd make a hexagon clock! I was inspired by Kaisercraft's March blog challenge to create a project with the 'Misty Mountains' collection, this has definitely become my favourite collection by far (my favourite colour is blue, but this collection in front of 'Indigo skies').


I thought that making a hexagon clock would work quite nicely (it has an advantage when it comes to making the clock), and also because I love working with hexagons! Disclaimer: more hexagon projects to come! XD

To start you'll need a base for the clock and the clock mechanism. I went to Kmart, bought a clock for $2.50 and took it apart so I could get the parts of the clock. You could also take apart any old clocks that you feel you want to replace, but in my case, it was easier to buy a cheap clock. For the base of the clock I used a hexagon frame.


Next you will need to drill a hole in the centr…

'Reach for the stars' - Popup box card

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#clouds #daydreamer #motivation

Hey everyone, here's a card that was inspired by the adorable card my sister made me for my birthday! The clouds are so cute, so I wanted to my a card with a lot of clouds! I used patterned papers from Kaisercraft's 'Daydreamer' collection to create this project.

The dimensions and basic structure for this pop-up box are exactly the same as the ones described in this tutorial except I have used black cardstock to create the base of the card and black strips to adhere the popup parts of the card. This will fit an A6 envelope. Once you have completed steps 1-4 in the linked tutorial you should have a piece of cardstock that has flaps and panel as shown in the diagram below.
I normally use the following sizes of patterned paper to decorate the panels and flaps of popup boxes:
Flap (large)  - 3 3/8 x 1 3/4 inch                  Panel (large) - 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 inch
Flap (small) - 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 inch                  Panel (small) - 2 1/8 x 2 1/8…

Popup box card (A6) - tutorial

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#fun #popup box card #tutorial

Hello everyone, so it's time for a tutorial blog post. Recently I've seen a lot of popup box cards and I wanted to make some of my own, but I wanted to make sure that they could easily be put in an envelope. In this tutorial, I will be describing the process to create the basic structure of an A6 size popup box card.

For the basic structure you will need:

11 1/2 x 4 1/8 inch cardstock (to create the box)
4 1/2 x 1/2 inch strips of cardstock or acetate (to adhere 'popup' parts)
Step 1
I used a half a sheet of A4 cardstock to make this card (I cut the paper vertically, so you should end up with two pieces of cardstock that are 11 3/4 inches by 4 1/8 inches. You only need one of these pieces to make a card, you can save the other for a future card.

Note:   dashed lines - to cut;   solid lines - to score
Step 2
You will need to score the cardstock as shown in the diagram below. Laying the piece down landscape you will need to score (vertically) …

'Bee mine' - card

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#love #hexagons #miss betty

Hello papercrafters, Valentine's day is in a few days, so here's adorable card you can make to ask someone to 'bee mine?' You can use any papers you like, but for me, the 'Miss Betty' collection from Kaisercraft was perfect for this card.


I used a 6 x 4.25 inch white notecard for the base of the card. I cut a piece of white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die (largest size). To cut the hexagons, from the stitched border piece of cardstock, I used a hexagon die (smallest size) and cut them one at a time to make the arrangement shown below (don't throw out the white cutout hexagons, you can use them for another project!)


I used the hexagon cutout piece as a stencil to place hexagons of patterned cardstock on the white notecard base. Once I had adhered the hexagons to the base of the card, I added some die-cut hearts  (these hearts were leftovers pieces from a different project, I used a heart card front die) to two of the patt…

'Summer travels' - double layout

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#havana nights #summer #challenge

Hey everyone! So January is almost over... imagine how fast the rest of the year will go by?! Well, I intend to document the best moments of the year, which means more scrapbooking practice for me! So I thought this month's 'double layout' challenge by Kaisercraft was the best way to get started.


I used the papers and collectables from Kaisercraft's 'Havana nights' collection. I tend to use darker, more neutral colour schemes for my projects, so I thought that using this collection would challenge me to use brighter colours. For the base of the layout, I used two sheets of white cardstock. Using the tiled pattern paper I cut out five segments, and then I adhered these segments to the two pieces of white cardstock as shown below.



I used foam tape to adhere all of the photos to add dimension. I cut out some vellum squares using a stitched square die and adhered them behind the largest photo. I also cut from vellum flowers using a…