Inchies Framed (5)

Creative Paper Crafts – Framed Inchies

By on 22/07/2015

I have a yellow typewriter and I often hide it away because it goes with absolutely nothing in my house.  It’s a good looking typewriter so I would like to display it in some way.

This weekend I was flipping through a copy of Daphne’s Diary, a favourite magazine. Now I don’t like to waste things and Daphne’s Diary is full of great crafty articles, free stuff and beautiful artwork. So I decided to get some use from it other than flipping through the pages and admiring the work of many talented crafters.

I was inspired by a piece of artwork I saw on Pinterest a great source of inspiration.  I set to work with a 1″ punch.  I punched out a whole bunch of pretty squares from just one page of the magazine and ended up with around 20, which I sorted until I found 9 that I thought worked well together.  I chose the background paper based on some free paper received in the DaphInchies punched squaresne’s Diary magazine (it matched my typewriter perfectly).

I punched 9 slightly larger squares and adhered my chosen ‘Inchies’ to one corner, trimming them down so that I had a thin border of Stampin’ UP! Crushed Curry Cardstock around each square. I chose a contrast Cardstock in Midnight Muse, a favourite Stampin’ UP! Cardstock now sadly retired.

This is a simple and economical way to display your artwork, and it’s really fun to make.

Inchies with typewriter (1)Products used to create my framed Inchies:

Stampin’ UP! Punches 1″ and 1¼”

Cardstock: Crushed Curry and Midnight Muse (r)

Magazine and patterned paper to match your layout.

Leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Book Box Vintage(1) Cover

Vintage Book Box

By on 10/07/2015

Book Box Vintage(1) Cover This is the front cover of my latest book box.  This will be a class project that I will be running in August and again in September.  If you would like to register your interest in making this pretty Vintage style book box, please contact me by leaving a message below.

My classes are held in Croydon, Victoria. I usually run this type of project on a weekend so that our working friends can take part.  Classes usually run for around 3 hours.

More photo’s of the inside of the Book Box.

Book Box Vintage (2) InsideBB Vintage (8) small insert

This is a very enjoyable project to make.  I have used the Heart’s Ease Paper pack from Couture Creations.  The large image is from Pion papers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tip For Posting your handmade cards

By on 08/07/2015

The slot on most paper trimmers is 1/4” wide. This just happens to be the maximum thickness allowed for cards and letters. When your card is ready to post simply slip it into the envelope, and slide it through the slot on your paper trimmer. If it fits… it ships! Otherwise add that extra postage or hand deliver.

To check the weight, use a digital kitchen scale. Be sure you have a scale that you can easily read once the mail is placed on it.  

Tips courtesy of artymaz

postage for cards and letters tip

Happy Stamping.


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