Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pin Wheel Rosette Tutorial

Hi Folks! I am back with a tutorial on how to make this Pin Wheel Paper Rosette. Some of you have been sending me emails asking if I can make more tutorials using the Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool. So here, I make a tutorial which is a cool project for you in time for the Spring season and for Mother's Day gifts. 

This is super easy project. I used my Ultimate Crafter Companion Tool in making my Pin Wheel Rosettes. You can do so many variations with this. You can put 2 different colors of paper together or attached a ribbon at the edge like what I did here. I sewed a 3/8 inch of silk ribbon on one edge of my paper before I score it. Check the tutorial below so you can follow what I am saying. LOL!

If you want to know how I made these Red Mini Paper Rosettes sitting on top of my Pin Wheel Rosettes. You can check it here

Pin Wheel Rosette Tutorial Using Crafters Companion Tool

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Project Ideas for the Pin Wheel Rosettes

Mother's Day Card with Pin Wheel Rosettes

Baby Boy Banner with Pin Wheel Rosettes

Wall Decor with Pin Wheel Rosettes
Photo Source: Flights of Fancy

Thanks a lot for stopping by! Please come back for more Paper Crafts project to come. I will be releasing my Fabric+Paper+Ribbon E-Book soon so stay tuned on that!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Framed Ribbon Spring Flowers

Finally, my project entry for the MayArts challenge is done~! I am so happy with the final outcome of this project. I am proud to present to you my Framed Ribbon Spring Flowers! Don't you just love how bright and beautiful everything looks in Springtime? I LOVE it! 

 Ribbon manipulation is new to me, but it is a new passion I have developed over the past few weeks. I love how paper and fabric complement each other. 

All ribbons used on this Challenge project were compliments of MayArts. This is my entry for their DT Call Craft Challenge, which had a theme requirement of Spring Flowers. I used the Flat Rose and Spider Web techniques for my roses. I just learned how to do these while working on this project. You can find my Spider Web Fabric Flower Tutorial here.

May Arts Ribbon Used : 

Leaves : SN48
Yellow Rose: HA27
Red Rose: HA14
Pink Rose: HA17
Brown Silk: HA33
Trim: 378-16

For those of you who know me, you probably know by now that I love 3D projects.  That is why I tried to make this in 3D. I cut some butterflies to adorn my Spring Flowers and weaved a basket which I intentionally raised to have that 3D effect.  I leave the top of the basket open so you can add some batting to poof it up or some moss (Sorry,  I don't have any handy). 

This project makes a great home decor this Spring season or a great gift for Mother's Day.  That's why I included a Happy Mother's Day sentiment cut out on the frame. 

This project is very easy. If I can do it being a newbie on ribbon folding, I bet you can to. C'mon give it a try~!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fabric Flowers Collection - In Progress...

Here's a sneak peek of the  Fabric + Paper + Ribbon Flowers E-book I am currently working on. I am trying to release the E-book by the end of this month. Everywhere I looked today, I saw fabric flowers! I see them on ladies accessories like brooches, necklaces, fascinators or corsages.  Also, fabric flowers are popular for special occasions and events. Beautiful fabric flowers are usually used on wedding decorations, wedding flowers, bridesmaids bouquets, gifts and even on boutonnieres!

For Ladies Bloom today with fabric flowers brooch, necklace, fascinator or corsage. Flower accessories always were and will be i

 I have seen fabric flowers on Wedding Gowns and on just about every other fashion these days. When I look at them I try to understand or dissect them  to figure out how they are  being made.  And then I try to replicate. Often, I buy fabric flower accessories not because I wanna use them. I usually tear them into pieces, study them and try to make it into my own version. At least it is not an electronics gadget I am breaking into pieces. I am so done from that, from my college days.  lol ! 

I think these Fabric Flowers are gorgeous! They might look easy to some or intimidating to others. But we can all agree that flowers brings cheers to everyone. Whether it is real flowers, or paper flowers, or fabric flowers or ribbon flowers! To me, they all look beautiful! 

Please stay tuned for the release of the E-book. It will be your ultimate resource on flower crafting. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Graduation Tote Purse Tutorial Using Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool

Hi everyone! I am excited to share this Graduation Purse Tutorial using Ultimate Crafter's Companion. As you know, I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of  the DT of Crafter's Companion . I love their products!  I even bought their Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool on Shopping Channel last Christmas. When I saw Sarah Davis doing the demo, I picked the phone right away and placed the order. Yeah,  this all-in-one tool is amazing! It allows you to score + measure + trim + embellish and emboss. You can create boxes + shaped cards + envelopes and envelobox! And did I mention that it has a bow maker too? I love the Bow Maker, it allows you to make perfect bows everytime! No wonder, they called it Ultimate Crafter's Tool and recipient of the CHA Most Innovative Award 2009!

I love the box making feature of this tool, it might be my favorite. Most of the projects in my Christmas E-book was done using this all-in-one tool.

I just revisited one of my old Tote Purse postings and tried to re-do the project using this Ultimate Tool. Aha! it works perfectly. This purse is super easy to make and all you need is one piece of 12"x12" designer cardstock, ribbon for the handle and extra scraps for the band. 

 This Tote Purse is great for packaging small gifts like great bridal shower gifts or you can use it to  put your notecards or little gizmos in, like Iphones, Ipods, BBs and other trinkets!

I made this Graduation Tote Purse because my niece is graduating in college this month. I thought this would make a great graduation gift packaging. It will make those ordinary gifts extraordinary. 

Please find the tutorial below and give it a try. 

Graduation Tote Purse Tutorial Using Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool 

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First, my Blog Contest is still running till the end of March, please click here for details. 
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Easter Egg Fabric Flower Bouquet

I love Spring because it is fresh and pretty. Everything is full of color and energy....even me! Today, I found my inspiration in this spring flower bouquet I saw in a magazine. And you know me, I love to challenge myself and find new creative ways to do things differently. Since we live in a high rise building and have no way to have a garden to plant flowers, I decided to create my own garden or make my own flower bouquet. This Easter Egg Fabric Flower Garden/Bouquet allows me to be inventive. It is charming and colorful- like Spring! 

Photo Source : Good Housekeeping

With some fabric scraps and little bit of sewing + the chocolates, you can create a magnificent craft or gift this Easter season. 

The flowers look so much more complicated to make than they really are.  I promise you it is super easy and fun. Check the tutorial here

This is a great project for a bonding moment between mother and daughter, your friends or just yourself. You can use any color or theme you want.  Get the tutorial here

I prepared a tutorial with step-by-step photo instructions on how to make this Fabric Flower Bouquet. You can get your tutorial here

To purchase the step-by-step instructions on how to make Easter Egg Fabric Flower Bouquet, click HERE

Thanks for looking and hope you will try this project. I will be glad to publish pictures of your finished project on my site if you like.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Butterflies Easter Basket

First butterflies of Spring on my blog. Yay!  I love butterflies! They are colorful, pretty and graceful. Who wouldn't love them? Today's post is a 3D Tuesday Challenge at Paper Craft Planet. Thanks to Adela who shared this beautiful GoldenNugget Box template. Last night when I first printed the template, I stared at it several times and asked myself what will I do with the template besides making a box. 

This morning, I opened the template again and manipulated it by enlarging the size, enough to fit on a 8½" x 11" sheet of cardstock. I decided to make an Easter Basket out of the Golden Nugget box template. I am happy with the result. I think its beautiful.

I cut my butterflies in different sizes  and colors using my Cricut Expression. I used the Cake Basics Cricut Cartridge. I love the way they look resting on my basket and on my flourish. To me, butterflies represent a sense of evolution ..a change..a transformation. It's just beautiful!

The Easter Basket is equally beautiful. I dry embossed my paper with Tiny Bubbles folder by Cuttlebug. I created my basket handle using my Cricut Cake Basics Cartridge - (Border5). I really like the template because it is very forgiving. You can do anything with it. 

Go ahead and try the challenge. Get your free Nugget Box template here

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fabric Frilly Flower Using Cricut Paper Template

Photo Source : Newsodrome

My mother-in-law showed me a Flower Frill Paper Template from a Quilt Show she recently attended. I told myself, maybe I can create a Flower Frill Paper Template too using my Cricut. So, today I experimented by making this Frilly Flower using a Cricut 8 Petal Flower Cutout. Here's how my Frilly Flower looked after my experimentation was done. 

I really like how it came out. I think it's beautiful. That's why I would love to SHARE the tutorial to my loyal subscribers and followers. 

Here, I used the Frilly Fabric Flower to adorn my Paper Cake Box. It matches my Cricut cake border perfectly.  

Here's the Cricut Recipe:

For the 8 Petal Flower Template:
Flower3-  Plain Shadow Blackout
cut at 4" 
Note: any 8 petal flower will do

For my cake box border : 

cut at 1½" 

This beautiful fabric flower is super easy to make and can be a great brooch, necklace, hair accessory, or as an accent anywhere. Go ahead and try making some Fabric Flowers. You can email me the photos once you are done and I will be glad to feature your project here on my blog and my website. 

Thanks for looking. Please do not forget to join my first Blog Candy Contest. Click here for details. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

My First Blog Candy Contest

This is my first Blog Candy, in celebration of being selected as one of the 10 Crafter's Companion Designers. I hope you will support me on this journey by following me through their blog. I will be giving some Crafter's Companion products as freebies like Rock-A BlocksRunner Tape and Rubber Stamps.

So how do you win this blog candy?  CLICK HERE.

Simply by taking some simple actions like commenting on our blog or "Liking" our Facebook page.

I will be using an automated Blog Contest tool, which, unfortunately Blogger does not support, so I so I will be directing you to my website.

The Crafter's Companion Giveaway will run March 04- 31st.  The winner will be posted on 2nd of April.

So what are you waiting for? Be a part of this exciting contest and win a prize! PLAY NOW!

Please click here to find the Blog Candy contest details.

Friday, March 4, 2011

My First Design Team - Crafter's Companion

I have some very exciting news to share. I was lucky to be hand picked as a member of the Designer Team for Crafter's Companion. I love this company and I love their products. You can learn more about this Award Winning company here.

I started my blog in May of last year, so I have not been blogging that long. I have tons to learn in the Blogosphere, like Blog Candy, Contests, and being part of a Design Team. I consider myself lucky when Bindy of Crafter's Companion emailed me and asked if I would like to be part of Crafter's Companion Design Team. Of course, I replied YES.. it is an honor!

So, without further ado.. here are the 10 Designers of Crafter's Companion.


The Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool

Here's one of Crafter's Companion Award winning products that I  purchased  last Christmas - The  Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool . I absolutely love this tool, and I have been using it a lot!  Below photos are some of my finished  projects using this amazing tool.

I want to thank Bindy of Crafter's Companion  for this wonderful opportunity. I am so excited and thrilled to get to know and work with everyone of the team. I love to CREATE, SHARE and INSPIRE... but I also love to LEARN too. So, stay tuned and please support me on this new endeavor.

I will be giving away my very first Blog Candy in a separate post . Crafter's Companion was generous enough to provide some cool prizes. Please stay tuned  and follow me over to Crafter's Companion blog so you can stay in the loop. To follow my blog, please check on the FOLLOW link on the right side bar.