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We R Memory Keepers – Easter Pinwheels

Hello, We R friends! Enza here to share a new project using some fun tools. Does it ever happen to you to rediscover a tool you had forgotten about? I remember loving the Pinwheel Punch Board when it came out and used it constantly for so many projects! I thought it was fun to create pinwheel party favors for Easter. They came together in no time and are perfect as last-minute diy craft.


I started by choosing patterned paper from the gorgeous Sparkle City collection by Shimelle; I went with more pastel colors that reminded me of Easter. I then trimmed it to measure 4”x4” and used the Punch Board to create the shape for the pinwheels.

The Punch Board also comes with instructions on how to make nested pinwheels, which are not only really pretty and colorful but quite easy to assemble. As you can see in the picture below, I used brads in coordinating colors for the center.

Once those were ready, I hot glued paper party straws to the back; to cover the glue, I also punched a small circle from white cardstock and adhered it on top.

For the sentiment, I wanted something elegant and festive, so I used the Foil Quill system to create little tags. The Kelly Creates USB Drive has a beautiful handwritten alphabet that is perfect for any occasion. I went with the Aqua Foil, which complemented the other colors in the paper. I opted for a simple “Happy Easter”, but I could have personalized the tags a bit more and make them into place cards too! Tip: for small and detailed designs, I use the Fine Tip Pen.

To finish, I tied both the bag of chocolate eggs and the tag to the straws with ribbon.

What do you think? Are these party favors something you would make to surprise your guests? I think they would be perfect for birthday parties and many other occasions.

Thank you for stopping by.

Supplies:

Pinwheel Punch Board
Foil Quill
Foil Quill Heat Activated Foil – Aqua
Foil Quill – Kelly Creates USB Drive

Sparkle City – Shimelle

 

Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew – Washi Tape Background


Hello there, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new layout featuring some amazing Altenew products.

Creating different and unique backgrounds is always a fun challenge for me. Let’s say that if I don’t use patterned paper as my base, I try to come up with other options until I find what best fits the idea I have in mind. One of the products I love to use is washi tape, and Altenew has some pretty, colorful ones that allow for fun combinations.

Here is how it came together!

I started with white textured cardstock, to which I adhered three strips of Red Ombre Washi Tape. I went with a horizontal design, adding one strip to the top and two to the bottom. Since I haven’t had any luck finding adhesive that permanently sticks to washi tape, I decided to leave a blank area in the middle of the page to glue my cluster to.


Next, I cut a circular floral cut file to use as bottom layer – I love the texture it adds! I stamped daisies from the Get Well Soon Stamp Set and colored them using Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set.


Once those were ready, I matted my photo with patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams 6×6 Paper Pack; I also wrapped some natural colored twine around it. I arranged the daises around the photo, adhering them down with foam dots for dimension, and added two sentiments from the Reason To Smile Stamp Set to the right side.


To fill in the empty spaces between the flowers, I die cut leaves from the Garden Picks 3D Die Set and tucked them under the cluster. I used white cardstock, as it adds an extra layer but doesn’t distract from the colorful stamped images.


That’s all for today, friends. Is washi tape something you would use to build your own background? Altenew has so many options to choose from, it’s impossible to pick just one.

Thank you for stopping by!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew April 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Altenew April 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from Susan Wymer‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

May Sukyong Park

Erum Tasneem

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Ashlea Cornell

Virginia Lu

Jen Schow

Therese Calvird

Maryam Perez

Svitlana Shayevich

Vicky Papaioannou

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Irit Landgraf

Nicole Picadura

Zsoka Marko

Laura Volpes

Lydia Evans

Kelly Janes

Norine Borys

Kymona Tracey

Sandra Dietrich

Sveta Fotinia

Amanda Baldwin

Susan Wymer

Enza Gudor —You are here—

Caly Person

Zinia Redo

Janette Kausen

Agnieszka Malyszek

Soraya Maes

Amber Rain Davis

Reiko Tsuchida

Jaycee Gaspar

Today I’m bringing you a new layout featuring the Rose Spray Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

Like always, I started by stamping multiple images with a variety of colors. I chose Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss and Heart Beat for the red roses, Volcano Lake, Lagoon and Emerald for the teal ones, Just Green and Hunter Green for some of the leaves and Evening Gray and Moon Rock for others. Since my favorite technique is layering, I like to have many die cuts that I can use to create dimension and texture by grouping them into clusters.

For my background, I adhered Dotted Washi Tape to white cardstock that I had previously trimmed to measure 11” square. I only covered the top half, as I wanted to bring in a fun and unexpected element. I then matted it with a pretty aqua cardstock that kind of matched the color of the teal roses.

I hid the line between the washi tape and the cardstock with roses and leaves, alternating colors and using foam dots to adhere them in place. I arranged the photo in the middle and added two sentiments from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection, while the additional wooden embellishments come from the Sweet Hearts Adhesive Wood Veener pack.

Paint splatters in coordinating colors finished the layout.

Now onto the prizes!!! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 4/22/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/4/2019.

Your next stop is Cali‘s blog. Happy hopping!