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3D Butterfly Heart Picture

 

3d butterfly love heart picture

After making the Christening Invites last weekend and using 3D butterflies within the design, it inspired me to make this 3D butterfly heart picture.

I made this 3D picture using:

1 8×8″ deep box frame

Approx 60 card butterflies

1x brown card for backing

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I cut the butterflies using my dye cutting machine, you can cut them by hand using a stencil, it just takes a little longer……. it literally takes 2 mins on a cutting machine 🙂

I cut the backing card to fit the box frame and used a stencil to draw a love heart onto the centre of the page.

Using double-sided tape I arranged and fixed the butterflies within the heart stencil, sticking some flat and the rest folded with one wing stuck down to create the 3D effect.

3d butterfly heart picture

3d butterfly heart picture

I’ve got 2 more deep box frames that I will use to create a similar effect but instead of white plain butterflies I will cut them out of old book pages and maps………. I’ll update you with these later!!

 

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Just Married Bunting – Free Vector Image

just married bunting free vector

One of my oldest friends got married yesterday and it was really nice to see her on her wedding day.

It was also the perfect opportunity to experiment with my dye cutting machine and I created a handmade “Just Married” bunting along with a handmade cut out design card.

I’ve include the “Just Married” vector image template for anyone to use, all you need to do is convert the file to SVG which can easily be done online. I placed the love heart bunting at the beginning, middle and end of the design in a contrasting colour and used some silver ribbon to finish. Easy Peasy!!

just married bunting

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Diamond Jubilee Bunting – Free Vector Template

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is just around the corner and I’ve still got lots to do before the party on Saturday.

Today I’ve been making some Diamond Jubilee themed bunting which I have made with the help of my cutting machine. (Its new and I love it!!!)

I made the bunting design in Photoshop then converted the file to an SVG so I could cut the designs out on my cutter. I have included the JPEG images I created in Photoshop at the bottom of this post, you can convert these files easily into vector images using an on-line converter (this is what I did).

Fingers crossed the weather will be lovely on Saturday and I can take some better photographs, until then here are some photographs of my handmade bunting displayed higgledy piggledy on my study wall!!!
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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Party Invitations – Free Printable

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee only a couple of weeks away I thought I’d share with you some invitations I have made for a tea party we are having to celebrate the Jubilee.
We enjoyed planning and creating the Mad Hatters Tea Party so much we decided to find another excuse to have another party.
I’ve also included 2 free printable invites for anyone to use, one is blank and the second can be adapted to fit your own date time and venue.
I decorated a plain white envelope with the free jubilee printable you can find on the craft beautiful website
I will keep you posted with everything we do but for now here are the invites…free printable diamond jubilee tea party invitesfree printable diamond jubilee tea party invitesfree printable diamond jubilee tea party invitesfree printable diamond jubilee tea party invitesfree printable diamond jubilee tea party invitesfree printable diamond jubilee tea party invites

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Paper Clip Bookmark – Free Printable

paperclip bookmarksI discovered these Free Luxury Best of British Papers in my Craft Beautiful magazine a few weeks ago and decided today I would make something with them!

I’m forever using post it notes as bookmarks so I thought I’d create something a bit more fun! I downloaded the free printable and created the bookmarks in Photoshop but they could also be made by simply printing the papers and then cutting and sticking them together??

I cut a slit in the middle of the design and simply pushed a paper clip through.

If anybody fancies making some bookmarks or needs any free papers check out Craft Beautiful’s archive, they have a nice collection.
handmade paperclip bookmarks
handmade paper clip bookmarks

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Handmade Crochet Pencil Pot Cover

I’ve just made this crochet pencil pot cover. I’m not the best crocheter in the world, but I made it by creating a circle motif the same width as a baked bean tin. Then crocheted a rectangle wide enough to fit around the diameter of a baked beans tin and finished with shell edging. I stitched them together and hey presto……….handmade crochet pencil pot

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Handmade Lantern made from a Glass Jar….

handmade lantern made from glass jarsIt’s been a while since my last post but I’ve been busy making these cute handmade lanterns. Made from glass jars, spray paint and garden string they are really easy and inexpensive to make. With summer not to far away I think these would look great scattered around the garden with tea lights…..what do you think???
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Happy Mother’s day!!!

Just a quick post to say Happy Mother’s Day and also to share with you my DIY vase. Recycled from an old tin can, brown paper and garden string I made this container for my Mother’s Day flowers. I also attached one of handmade string hearts for my mum to keep…… and this is what it looked like.
Happy Mothers Day!!!
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