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Pink Paislee – Off The Page: Floral Home Decor

Hi Pink Paislee friends! I’m here today to share a home dΓ©cor piece I created with the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection. As we are in the midst of remodeling our girls’ bedroom, I thought it would be fun to start thinking about some of the details we want to add to their dΓ©cor. My oldest daughter has chosen pink and lavender tones with touches of mint. What can I say? This mama’s heart is pretty happy about it πŸ™‚

We decided to makeΒ a floral initial to hang above their beds. I have seen many inspiring examples all over the Internet. I could not wait to try it out.

I had purchased a white 12×12” frame from the local craft store and decided to use it as my base. Although I loved the idea of having just a single letter hanging on the wall, I thought adding a frame would make it look more complete. Just a preference, I guess. The frame came with a raised mat that has an 8×8” opening in the middle, allowing me to use two different patterned papers to decorate it. I really wanted to use the gorgeous ombre purple paper for the square inside the frame, so I went with a more subtle one for the mat.

Next, I used my die cut machine for the initial, which measures 10” in length.

Now onto the rolled roses. For this part I also used a cut file, but you can use dies or download free templates from the Internet. I varied the size of the roses to make them look more realistic. Once I had my spirals cut out, I started rolling them from the outer end towards the middle and hot glued them in place. I then added some fussy cut leaves and little flowers from the collection to finish it off. To stick my shape onto the glass, I found that 3D pop dots work really well and add the extra dimension I like.

I have to admit, it takes quite some time and several 12×12 papers to fill up a letter of this size, but the end result is totally worth it! I hope you’ll give it a try!

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Pink Paislee – Valentines Wrapping Ideas

Hello friends! I am back with you to share a new project created for Valentines week on the Pink Paislee blog. Gift wrapping and pretty packaging have always been a passion of mine. I think adding handmade touches to any present makes it even more special. Today I’ll show how you can simply make and decorate your own packaging to go with your Valentines. I used mostly the new gorgeous Oh My Heart collection, with bits and piece from Take Me Away.

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I started by choosing the paper I wanted to use. As both sides would be visible, I had to make sure the patterns went well with the color scheme I had in mind. I wanted to use pinks and golds, with touches of green mixed in. Paper 09 worked perfectly for it. I used a cut file from the Silhouette store to create the little bag, which measures 5”H x5”L x2”W. Very easy and fast to assemble. I then created a tag to go with it. I used Paper 08 for the top layer and Paper 14 for the bottom one. The hot pink makes the yellow/goldish tag stand out more. I then wrapped some twine around it to give it more texture and added extra dimension by using foam dots to stick the beautiful flower from the Oh My Heart ephemera pack to the tag. I absolutely adore the heart charms included in the collection! They add such a delicate touch to any project! I also layered one of the mirror hearts from the Take Me Away collection behind it. A fun banner and some more twine finished the tag which I tied to one of the silk ribbon handles on the bag.

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Once my bag was completed, I decided to make a gift box to go with it.

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This time I used my scoring board. I started with a 8”x8” piece of textured white cardstock. For the box base, I scored the paper at the 2” and 6” mark, then I repeated the steps after turning the paper 90 degrees. I cut slits on all four sides (as shown in the picture below) and glued the box together.

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For the lid, I started with the same 8”x8” white cardstock. This time though I aligned it to the 1/16” mark and scored at the 2” and 6 1/8” mark then turned the paper 90 degrees and repeated the steps. I cut slits on all four sides and glued it together. Now onto embellishing! I cut two strips (one wider than the other) out of the same Paper 09 I used for my bag and made sure I glued them together so that both patterns would be visible. I then used some cut files to create the leaves and the flower outline to layer below the gold flower. I mixed in some tags from the Take Me Away collection and added another one of those adorable charm hearts on top.

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I hope you felt inspired by these simple and easy packaging ideas and will give it a try! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Clique Kits – Geek Lab – Sweet Valentines

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Hello there, friends! First of all, Happy New Year! I’m so ready and excited to see what this 2017 will bring!

Today I want to show you a fun project I created using the gorgeous Hey, Sugar January Kit.

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One of my goals this year is to get more organized and plan in advance. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be useful to start making little Valentines for my kids’ classmates and friends. Both the Crate Paper Heart Day and Simple Stories Love & Adore collections are perfect for this. I’m also going to use the January printables and the Crate Paper ephemera pack included in the Limited Edition Love Always Valentine’s Day Kit.

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Last week, our super talented Magali showed you how to use a scoring board to make beautiful rosettes. I’m going to use the same tool to make little envelopes to go with my kids’ Valentine’s Day cards. The Crate Paper 6×6 paper pad, which is one of the add-ons this month, is the best option as the envelopes only measure 3.5” x 2.5”.

First thing you want to do is cut a 5”x5” piece of patterned paper. I normally don’t use the envelope guide that came with the scoring board, but it can be helpful to make sure your lines are straight. Place your cut piece of paper on the board as shown in the picture below. The two opposite corners are touching the 3.5” marks on the top and left side of the board.

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Score at 1.75” in mark and turn the paper 90 degrees, then score at 2.25” and turn the paper again, until all the sides are scored. Two opposite sides are scored at 1.75” and the other two at 2.25”.

Cut out the little corners between scores and fold the flaps inward.

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I like the look of sharp corners on my envelopes, but you can certainly round the corner of the inside flap, as well as the one on the outside.

Use adhesive to seal the edges and you are done!

Here are the envelopes, all decorated and ready to go.

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And here are the coordinating Valentines.

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I used many of the January exclusive printables, as well as the Doughnut cut file available to subscribers. I also added some of the exclusive stickers designed by Claudia van Rooijen included in the December Wonderland Kit.

Some close ups:

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I really enjoyed making these Valentines. The papers and embellishments in the Hey, Sugar January Kit and add-ons are beautiful. If you are looking to make more Valentine’s Day projects don’t miss out on the Limited Edition Love Always Kit.

Until next time. Have a great day!

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