Tutorial making magazine trees

My friend Izzy posted a link for some wonderful trees on the Martha Stewart site.  They are quick – mine didn’t take too long – and for what they are I think they are quite amazing, all you need is an old magazine, or even an old book that wasn’t a very good read (!) a bone folder if you have one and I have used some glitter spray.
It is a simple case of stage 1, folding the right hand page over into the spine…. 2011-12-03+15.43.40

Stage 2, fold the page again into the spine, so you end up with a ‘tie’ shape.  I did this for each page rather than doing stage 1 for all the pages and then going back for stage 2.

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Stage 3, tuck the ends under so you get a flat bottom to make the base (or you can just fold it up and not tuck it in, it’s your choice).

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Then if you have some glitter spray, give it some glitter (in a well ventilated room if you are using spray).

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And there you have it, your tree.  Shame you can’t see the sparkle so much.  I’m not quite finished, the glitter itself is coming out to play 🙂

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For the complete Martha Stewart video, please click here.

Enjoy!

(¯`’•.¸(¯`’•.¸ Sarah ¸.•’´¯)¸.•’´¯)
May the Crafting Mojo be with you! 

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Tutorial decorative home decor snowflakes

This is a decorative star, come snowflake! I have made this on a small size, with a view to making them as tree decorations. You can make them as big or as small as you like.

Ingredients:
6 sheets of square double sided patterned paper.
I have used the snow festival 126908 £9.95 dsp trimmed down to 4″ x 4″.
Adhesive.
Stapler.  Ribbon.  Hole punch.
Steps:
Trim down your patterned paper to your desired size.
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Fold each square in half and half again and then carefully cut three times but don’t cut right to the centre. Do this to each piece.
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When you open your paper, it should look something like this:

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Next comes the folding and sticking, do this to each one.
Open your piece of paper and take the middle and bring to the front and stick them together like so:
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Turn the paper over and repeat with the next strips.

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Do it again.

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And then once more.

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Repeat with the remainder pieces and then you should end up with six of these.

Now comes the sticking.

I use the snail adhesive to stick the middle and then stick the point (which will become the middle) gradually adding them, I do three at a time and then join them together, popping a staple in the centre point.  Finally, add some ribbon to hang your star.

Enjoy

(¯`’•.¸(¯`’•.¸ Sarah ¸.•’´¯)¸.•’´¯)
May the Crafting Mojo be with you! 

You can purchase Stampin’ Up! products online through my shop link at the top of the page, or here.   Do you have a wish list? Spread the cost and get some hostess rewards, why not grab a group of friends together and ask me to create a ‘spread the cost’ group.

Tutorial corner catcher bookmark

The Impressions magazine that we get as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator has a rather cute corner catcher (or bookmark!) and I thought I’d have a go myself at making one.  I’ve done instructions so you can have a play as well…

I have used a 4″ piece of square cardstock as the base for mine.  Mark it up at 2″ on the top and then the left and right sides.  Score and fold.

 

Next, trim a piece of DSP measuring 2″ x 4″ and trim it down as this gets stuck onto the back.

 

Turn over and then decorate the front.  I drew around a piece of DSP and then trimmed it down that way.

 

And there you go, one corner catcher.  Have fun!  {You might want it a bit smaller so you might find making it a 3″ square is better but I wanted mine big!}

 

Enjoy

(¯`’•.¸(¯`’•.¸ Sarah ¸.•’´¯)¸.•’´¯)
May the Crafting Mojo be with you! 

You can purchase Stampin’ Up! products online through my shop link at the top of the page, or here.   Do you have a wish list? Spread the cost and get some hostess rewards, why not grab a group of friends together and ask me to create a ‘spread the cost’ group.