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Try your hand at creating one of these fun and gorgeous projects using our great products and our fantastic ideas for inspiration!

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Project – FATHER’S DAY cards

Get the kids to do this craft!

Card 1: Products used
:: Scrapbook paper pack Neutrals [view]
:: Tri Fold Die cut card set (non textured) [view]
:: Your own photo


Card 2: Products used
:: Scrapbook paper pack Neutrals [view]
:: Metalic mauve card[view]


Card 1: Step one
Choose your die cut shaped card (circle, heart or square-I’ve used the circle)
Card 1: Step two
From the scrapbook paper pack (neutrals) choose a background
colour and stripes (I’ve used navy with blue and red for stripes).
Trace around the diecut and front panel of the card onto background
paper as a guide of where to glue stripes.
Card 1: Step three
Cut thin strips of contrasting papers long enough to cover the width
of the front panel. Randomly glue these down on background paper
(navy).
Card 1: Step four
Cut out the circle and shape of the front panel then glue onto the
diecut card. Glue photo onto one of the inside panels.


Card 2:
Using the circle you have cut from the stripes on card 1 - embellish
with hand cut shapes from the scrapbook paper pack. Adhere onto
the metallic card.

Project Designer

Kristen Doran [view blog|site]

Project 15- Bunting

Flower Power Bunting

Products used
:: Grace Taylor Flower Patch Scrapbook Kit[view]
:: Grace Taylor Grand Adhesions-Flower Power[view]
::Grace Taylor Paper Butterflies[view]



Step one
Cut out a triangle to use as a template.
Depending on how long you want the bunting
will determine the size of your triangular template. I cut my template so I could get 8 triangles out of each piece of paper from the Grace Taylor Flower Patch Scrapbook Kit.

Step two
Using your template, mark up the triangles on the paper and cut them out.

Step three
Select a piece of ribbon that matches the paper. Sew the ribbon onto the top of the paper triangles leaving some space in between each one so that they can hang like waves instead of in a straight line.

Step four
Add embellishments. Hang up in your house and enjoy your handiwork!

Project Designer

Lauren Seeman [view blog|site]

Project 14 - Envelope Liners

Personalise your Stationery

Products used
:: “Create a Card” pack in Blossom Glitter[view]
:: “Bright Young Things” Paper Pack
[view]
:: Studios Craft Super Glue

Step one Make a template for your liner by tracing the outline of your opened envelope onto light card or paper.


Step two Using a ruler measure in 1cm (approx 1/3in) from either side and 1.5cm (approx 2/3in) from the bottom of your outline. Trim to size.

Step three Trace around your template onto the back of your chosen patterned paper. I like to line up the template along a corner to save time. Cut out your envelope liner.

Step four Insert the liner into the envelope and position. Make sure not to cover the glueon the envelope flap. Fold the flap to crease the liner along the fold


Step five Fold the liner flap and put glue around the edges, then press down on the envelope. Your liner is made! Its lots of fun matching papers and envelopes as you can see. Custom liners give you the chance to make your letters and cards extra special. A fantastic way to personalise your stationery, and pretty up your envelopes is with custom envelope liners. Making your own couldn’t be simpler. All you need to make these beautiful liners is an envelope or two, some beautiful papers, a pencil, some scissors, a ruler and glue.

Project Designer

Susie Stubbs [view blog|site]

Project 13 - A new hairstyle

Dress Up Doll -

The velcro attachment on the back of your Dress Up Doll’s head makes changing her hair colour or style really simple. So why not have fun changing her look!

Before you begin, carefully remove your doll’s existing hairstyle by holding all the ends firmly and easing it away from the velcro. Then make and attach some new styles!

Products used
:: Studio Girl Dress Up Doll [view]
:: For each project you will need yarn, ribbon and cardboard. See individual instructions for measurements.

Brunette bob
To make the brunette bob hairstyle take
18 metres of black yarn. Cut a short piece ten centimetres long and put to one
side. Wrap the remaining length around
a piece of card 11 centimetres wide.
When you’ve finished tie the shorter length around one end and tie it tightly (photo 1). Then cut through the yarn at the other end (photo 2).

Attach your new style to the velcro at the back of the doll’s head. Cut a piece of
ribbon 30cm long and tie a bow in the front of your doll’s hair.

Perfect ponytails
Take ten metres each of two colours of yarn, (in the photo we’ve combined light and dark brown) and one metre of ribbon. Cut a piece ten centimetres from one length of yarn and put it to one side.

Then, holding the end of both yarn colours wind them around a piece of card 15 cms wide.

Tie your shorter length to secure one end (photo 1) and cut through the other end (photo 2). Attach to the back of your doll’s head. Divide the hair at the back loosely and tie each side with ribbon.

Cut a fringe
We’ve cut this doll’s long brown hair to give her a cute fringe. To make her long dark tresses take 22 metres of yarn in your chosen colour, we’ve used dark brown.

Cut a short piece of yarn ten centimetres long and put it to one side. Then take a piece of cardboard 20 centimetres wide. Wrap your yarn around the card and then tie one end with your shorter piece (photo 1). Then cut through the bottom of the yarn (photo 2).

Attach the new hairstyle to the back of the doll’s head carefully, pulling some of the hair over in front of her face. When you are happy with the position take your scissors and cut through the strands over her face to give her a fringe. Doesn’t she look cute!

Be careful to remove her hair carefully each time and store the style somewhere safe, and then you can play hairdresser any time you like!

Project Designer

Susie Stubbs [view blog|site]

Project 12 - Dress Up Doll Outfit

Dress Up Doll - Play Outfit

On days when your Dress Up Doll goes to the park to play, or out for ice creams with her friends she hangs up her beautiful princess and fairy clothes carefully in the wardrobe and puts on her favourite skirt and top.

Making new clothes for your Dress Up Doll is really simple. All you need are some small pieces of fabric, some lace or other trim, and some lengths of ribbon.

Products used
:: Studio Girl Dress Up Doll [view]
:: 1" (25mm) wide satin or nylon ribbon x 1.25 metres.
:: Fabric piece 9 x 20cm
:: Thread (to match trim)
:: Broderie lace or rick rack trim, 25xm

Step one
To make a new skirt choose a pretty piece of fabric and cut a piece 9cm (3.5 inches) x 20cm (8 inches). Cut a piece of your favourite trim slightly longer, 9.5 cm, and using a running stitch attach it along the long edge of the fabric skirt. Trim the ends in line with skirt.

Wrap the finished skirt around the doll’s waist with trim at the bottom and secure at the back with a stitch or two.

Step two
To make a new top for your Doll, take a metre and a quarter of ribbon in your favourite colour. Place the middle of the ribbon flat at the waist. Taking the rest around the back cross over and bring the left side of the ribbon over the right shoulder to the front and the right side over the left shoulder, pass to the back and then bring around to the front again, tying it in a bow at the waist.

While you are wrapping the ribbon at the waist try and cover the top of the skirt. Do this all the way around and pull in firmly. This will also help to hold the skirt firmly in place.

Your Doll is ready for the park! Make more new outfits with fabric offcuts, ribbon and trim, and mix and match her new clothes.

Project Designer

Susie Stubbs [view blog|site]

Project 11 - Mother's Day Card

Floating Flowers

Products used
:: Grace Taylor Flower Patch Scrapbook Kit view]
:: Grace Taylor Vintage Journal Tags view]
:: Grant White cards [view]

Step one
Choose a white card from the pack.

Step two
From the Grace Taylor Flower Patch Scrapbook Kit, choose your paper. Lauren has chosen a blue paper with flowers. Cut the piece of paper to the full size of the card. Now, stick this onto the card.

Step three
From the embellishments that are inside the Grace Taylor Journal Tags, choose your die cut. Lauren has chosen a pink tag. Now, stick this onto the card. Write your Mother’s Day message on the tag.

Step four
From Grace Taylor Grand Adhesions, choose your die cuts, peel off the backing tapes and stick onto the front of the card. Lauren has chosen to use a flower and a butterfly for her mother’s day card.





Project Designer

Lauren Seeman [view blog|site]

Project 10 - Mother's Day Card

Elegant Wren

Products used
:: Grace Taylor Vintage Elegance Kit [view]
:: Grace Taylor Vintage Diecut paper [view]
:: Grant Studios Pearlescent Cards [view]

Step one
Choose a pearlescent card from the pack.

Step two
From the Grace Taylor Vintage Die Cut Papers, choose a border. Lauren has chosen an oval shaped ‘wooden’ border that will fit nicely on the card. From the Grace Taylor Vintage Elegance Scrapbook Kit choose a paper to sit inside the border. Lauren has chosen the one with hand writing on it. Cut the paper to fit inside the frame. Stick the frame onto the paper using glue or double sided tape. Now, stick these onto the card.

Step three
From the Grace Taylor Glitter Die cut Shapes, choose your die cut to place in the centre of the frame. Lauren ha chosen a bird.

Step four
From the Grace Taylor Vintage Elegance Scrapbook Kit, peel off one of the stickers to use at the top and the bottom of the card. Lauren has chosen one which compliments the border colour.

Project Designer

Lauren Seeman [view blog|site]

Project 09 - Mother's Day Card

Butterfly Love

Products used
:: Grace Taylor Vintage Elegance Kit [view]
:: Grant Studios Modern Vintage 'Creat a Card' Kit[view]

Step one
Choose a patterned card from the pack. Lauren has chosen the pink circular patterned card.

Step two
From the Grace Taylor Vintage Elegance Scrapbook Kit, choose your paper for the border. Lauren has chosen four different papers which contrast with the card. Cut the pieces into 1cm strips and place around the card as a border. Now, stick these onto the card.

Step three
From the embellishments that are inside the Grace Taylor Vintage Elegance Scrapbook Kit, choose your die cuts. Lauren ha chosen a butterfly and a tag which says ‘love’ especially for Mother’s Day.






Project Designer

Lauren Seeman [view blog|site]

Project 08 - Mother's Day Card

Love & Buttons

Products used
:: White card [view]
:: Grace Taylor Vintage Elegance Kit [view]
:: Grace Taylor Chipboard Alphabet [view]

Step one
Choose a white card from the pack.

Step two
From the Grace Taylor Vintage Elegance Scrapbook Kit, choose your paper. Lauren has chosen two papers which contrast each other. Cut the first piece of paper to the full size of the card. Cut the second piece of paper .75cm shorter on all sides. Stick the smaller piece of paper in the centre of the bigger one using glue or double sided tape. Now, stick these onto the card.

Step three
From the embellishments that are inside the Grace Taylor Vintage Elegance Scrapbook Kit, choose your die cuts. Lauren ha chosen several buttons
and a name plate.

Step four
From Grace Taylor Chipboard Alphabet, arrange your chosen letters along the nameplate, peel off the backing tapes and stick onto the front of the card. Lauren has chosen to spell out the word love for her mother’s day card.

Project Designer

Lauren Seeman [view blog|site]

Project 07 - Glitter Card

Glitter Flower Card

Products used
:: Grace Taylor Create a Card Flower Boxed Card Kit [view]
:: Grace Taylor Glitter Die Cut Shapes [view]

Step one
Choose a card from the pack. Kristen chose the card with the three flowers.

Step two
From the embellishment pack that coordinates with your card, choose your diecuts. Kristen has chosen several flowers in graduating sizes, in blue pink and beige (see photo). Use double sided tape or mounting tape if you wish to add depth to the embellishments. Place a small piece on the back of each embellishment.

Step three
Arrange diecut shapes in place, peel off the backing tapes and stick on the front of the card.






Project Designer

Kristen Doran [view blog|site]

Project 06 - Gift Boxes

Paper Gift Boxes

The possibilities are endless once you get started. Use these boxes for gifts, party favours, place cards for dinner parties and to hide little love notes for someone special.

Step one
Print out the box templates. There are 3 sizes to choose from. The 2 larger templates will not fit on one A4 sheet and need to be printed out in sections and pieced together with tape.
[Small Box Template - 194KB]
[Medium Box Template - 191KB]
[Large Box Template - 196KB]

Step two
Cut out the template along all the solid lines. Trace onto the back of the printed paper. Cut along out the box and fold along all the dotted lines.

Step three
Place a small square of double sided tape on all the corner tabs and secure all the corners together.

Step four
Fold all the top curved flaps closed.

Step five
Decorate with stickers and cut outs from the Grant Archival range.

Project Designer

Kristen Doran [view blog|site]

Project 04 - baby card

Goodtimes

Products used
:: White tall card [view]
:: Grace Taylor paper – Contempo, Panama Lounge [view]
:: Journal tag

Step one
Begin with a tall white card.
Cut a piece of pink spot pattern paper from the Contempo collection 7.5cm x 20cm ‐ attach this to the front of the card – (you will have a small white border of card showing around all four
sides.)

Optional step
Machine stitch around the outside edge of the pink paper to add some interest and texture. Note: cut a rectangle of paper in a coordinating pattern slightly smaller than the inside front of the card and attach over the stitching so that the card looks nice and neat inside.

Step two
Now we can add in some more pattern paper and decorate the front. Working from the bottom up: Add a pink pattern paper block which measures 6.5cm x 5cm , then add the Good times’ journal tag. Finally add a block of blue pattern paper which measures 6.5cm x 4cm. Once you are happy that they are spaced evenly, attach.

Step three
From the butterfly pattern paper cut a large pink butterfly and attach toward the top of the journal tag – mine overlaps the edge of the card slightly. Note: be careful with the cutting so that the little antenna stay attached.

Project Designer

Mardi Winen [view blog|site]

Project 03 - baby card

Big Dreams

Products used
:: Blue card [view]
:: Pattern paper Contempo: Panama lounge [view]
:: Rub ons – Emilys garden collection [view]

Step one
Begin with a blue card – round the bottom corners and put aside for now.

Step two
Cut a 14cm x 9.5cm piece of pink paper and round bottom corners. Cut a brown spot piece 13cm x 8cm and also round the bottom corners.
Attach the brown spot to the centre of the pink paper and machine stitch around the edge.

Step three
Now we will create some flowers for the front by making a little stack of circles as so –
Cut two of each, as we are making two flowers -
Firstly a brown 4.5cm diameter circle then a pink 3.5cm diameter circle and finally from the paper with flowers on it, cut a 2.5cm circle and capture a little pink flower in the centre.
Scrunch up all the circles and then smooth flat again to add some texture.

Step four
Cut two stalks with leaves attached from pattern paper.

Step five
Now position the stalks with leaves toward the left side and attach. Machine stitch the stalks in place. Add the little flower circles to the top of the stalks and stitch around the edge of the small inner circle, stitching through all layers.

Step six
Add a little ‘big dreams’ rub-on sentiment to the right side of the flowers and cut a small glitter butterfly from the butterfly paper in the Panama lounge pack and add above the rub-on.

Step seven
The final step is to attach it all to the front of the blue card. All of the machine stitching is neatly hidden now.

Project Designer

Mardi Winen [view blog|site]

Project 02 - baby card

Welcome

Products used
:: Tall white card [view]
:: Pattern paper- Heidi’s garden [view]
:: Rub-on stickers – lady bug collection [view]
:: Designer chipboards [view]

Step one
Begin with a tall white card and round the bottom corners.

Step two
Add a rub-on ‘welcome to the world little one’ sentiment along the bottom edge of the card, making sure it is centered.

Step three
Cut four 2” x 2” squares from pattern paper – choose two pink and two blue coordinating papers from the Heidi’s garden range. Position them across the card randomly and machine stitch each in place as you go.

Step four
Finally to finish off, add a little chipboard elephant to the right side above the sentiment.

Note
To finish off the inside of the card and to cover the machine sewing, cut a rectangle of pattern paper slightly smaller that the inside and attach.

Project Designer

Mardi Winnen [view blog|site]

Project 05 - Garland

flower garland

Products used
:: Pattern paper - Heidi’s garden [view]
:: Pattern paper - Panama Lounge [view]
:: Stainless Steel Scissors [view]
:: Embroidery thread

Step one
Cut the 4 large glittered flower shapes from the Heidi’s garden paper pack. Flip one of the shapes over and use it as a template to cut four more flowers from coordinating papers.

Step two
Place two flowers on top of each other with the petals showing alternate colours.

Step three
Thread a matching embroidery thread through both flowers. Knot the thread in the centre front to make a stamen. Knot at the back to secure the two flowers together.

Step four
Cut a number of small rectangles 1.5cm x 4cm from a striped paper lace page. Trim one end to make a flag shape.

Step five
Punch two small holes through all of the flags and flowers with a needle at even spacings. Thread the pieces from the back to the front starting with 3 flags then a flower and continue to make a pretty garland for your shelf.

Project Designer

Melinda Andersen [view blog|site]

Project 01 - baby card

Sweet Baby Girl

Products used
:: White card [view]
:: Pattern paper - Heidi’s garden, Vintage [view]
:: Create a card rub ons – the little ones [view]
:: Rub on stickers – Little Miss ladybug [view]

Step one
From the pattern papers cut six squares. These can all be slightly different in size as we want them overlapping on the front like a patchwork quilt. Mix them up a bit with different colours and patterns. Once happy with the selection attach them in a patchwork fashion to the front of the card. Machine stitching each alternate one in place.

Step two
Add a ‘bird’ rub-on to the top left square and a ‘sweet baby girl’ sentiment to the middle left square.

Step three
Take the blue flower rub-on and apply it to a piece of blue pattern paper, cut it out carefully so that you have a sweet little flower embellishment. Attach this to the bottom right square using embroidery thread to hold it in place.

Note
Cover the inside cover of the card with a rectangle of pattern paper to hide the machine stitching.

Project Designer

Mardi Winnen [view blog|site]