I have written up the tutorial for how I made the letters to decorate layouts that I posted last week. I hope you find it easy to follow and have fun with the technique.
Download the tutorial here:
embossed effect text.pdf
Another header for layouts, this time all the colours of the rainbow to cast away any gloominess. It’s called ‘Happiness Is…’ and you fill in the rest! I hope you all have many blessings to celebrate and take the time to remember the happiness they give you.
Download the .png here
Now this was a job for the Craft Robo. I wouldn’t dream of using a scalpel to cut this out. The template is a commercially bought one but still involved a fair amount of re-drawing in Illustrator so I could cut it out with my CR.
Who doesn’t like to receive nice soaps and smellies? Trouble is, gift sets can run into pounds and pounds and so much of it is just fancy packaging – and we can do that for ourselves – right?
I don’t mind paying for handmade soaps as gifts. that way the gift isn’t ‘cheap’ – a few pounds for one bar of soap isn’t cheap but doesn’t hit the purse too hard.
I wrapped up a nice bar of handmade (not by me) oatmeal and honey soap with some scraps of hessian and ribbon. Wrapped it all in some pretty cellophane and the end result looks sweet and thoughtful. This one is a little thank you gift but I’m going to be making plenty more to make up a basket of bathtime goodies in time for Christmas…. it’ll be here sooner than you think.
Pop up cards are my favourite at the moment and have been busy making up templates and now have a nice collection… Sites like Robert Sabuda’s offer an excellent selection of easy to make templates as well as links to other sites around the world. The other sites offer inspiration only, in the main, so it’s up to you and me to figure out how they did them! I like a challenge and working them out is something I enjoy. The pictures below are from a card I made using a pattern from Marivi’s web site (converted it into folds and cuts in Illustrator so I could output to my Craft Robo). The template is so pretty.