Friday, September 30, 2011

Lotus art paper art

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Hi all, another gorgeous spring day here today and what makes it even better is we get to see Beth and Ben on there week break from Uni. Ive had some fun with our younger daughter Madaleine, we made Beth a cute teaching resource to go with her book "The very hungry caterpillar" we made softies for each of the life cycle of the butterfly..... check out the pic below.
The butterfly gets rolled up to go inside the draw string bag cocoon. So cute hey! Really happy with how they turned out and so was Beth. (love the bead egg on the leaf too!) you can find the pattern for the long caterpillar here Caterpillar softie tutorial the other parts I made patterns for myself. The cocoon is a drawstring bag which hangs closed at the top and you open the bottom which just the butterfly gets stored in.

So as I was making the blossom petals baubles I had heaps of left over small petals and wanted to make a flower with them so came up with these very elegant Lotus art cards.

All made with just the one blossom petals punch from stampin up. Some of you may find it helpful to know the dimensions of the petals I have used if you are using a different punch or die cut shapes.
the small petals are 2,1/2cm(or 1") long x 1cm (3/8") wide.

the next larger petal is 3cm(or 1 and 1/8") long x 2cm (or 3/4") wide.

the third largest petal is 4,1/2cm (or 2") long x 2cm (or 3/4") wide

I'll have a video below and you can also purchase the written instructions

UPDATE: please note, Stampin up no longer sells the bolssom petals punch used for this project so to get around this problem and continue for you to enjoy my projects I have designed some replacement petals which are very similar and will allow you to make the same projects. This will be included with your purchase download.... the up side is you don't need to buy an expensive punch! You can refer to my instruction video as to how to use my template, thank you for your ongoing support. Valita

Lotus Art Instructions $3.95

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...... enjoy
Blessings to you

and a last thought

“Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word”
(Psalm 119:37, NIV)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Blossom petals punching for christmas!

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Hi all, another awesome spring day here today. you may have noticed the new banner on on my blog, AoZora School is the orphanage school in India where our daughter taught. They have since had to move out of the buildings they were renting for the school and orphanage and are raising funds to build their own. If you feel you can give to help someone else have a better quality of life then pop over, have a read and donate generously I know your kindness would be greatly appreciated.

My card and bauble today comes as inspiration from Jessica of Kinderstampo blog. I watched her video on how she made her simple but very elegant Christmas card and she mentioned in there to try other shapes so I thought I'd give the blossom petals punch a whirl. I did come across Ellen's idea from Blinkin, thinkin & Inkin on using the blossom petals punch as little Christmas ornaments also. Just to do the right thing and link these talented creators back :)
So my card was made in the same way as Jessica's video. I used 4 of the 2nd and 3rd largest petals to make these. and 12 of the largest petals for the bauble.

Why not try this simple but elegant Christmas card and bauble gift this Holidays. Use your Blossom Petals punch for something other than flowers making it twice the value. All of the 3D parts on this can be folded flat for easy postage which is great! Instructions below are for the bauble only. enjoy

Blessings to you

and a last thought

“I will listen to what God the Lord will say;

he promises peace to his people...”
(Psalm 85:8, NIV)

Blossom Petals Bauble and Gift Card

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wedding Dressed

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Hi all, spring has sprung and it's definitely wedding season here, my nieces wedding was beautiful and inspired me to make this wedding card. I will have a video below how to go about putting this card together and the pattern will be for sale at a small price so enjoy :)

Blessings to you

and a last thought

Fear not, therefore; you are of more

value than many sparrows.

Matthew 10:31

Wedding Dressed pattern $2.95

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wedding Dress card

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Hi all, Still having some issues with some of my gear, now my video camera wants to play up, so I apologize for the quality on the end of this video, it was done with my camera so i could get it finished and up on the net. All the details on what I used for this project will be on a work sheet below. enjoy... off to my nieces wedding this weekend.

Blessings to you
and a last thought

“...Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.”
(Psalm 81:10, NIV)

Wedding Dress Card