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Easy Origami

Here’s this week’s 3D challenge, from Paper Craft Planet! 3D 116.

If you’re looking for something quick to make, this is it!

think these would be fun for a patio table decoration or kids party.  Maybe something in

red/white/blue or red & white for my fellow cannuks :D

Here’s the video on how to make it.  I’ve seen many versions of this, including this one

from S.J. Renoir.  Here’s my take on it in video form:


For the large blue Grommet on the side, I used the Making Memories Grommet Kit.  Fun tool.

The CS is from Stampin’ Up!

I will admit, when I made the video, it was the first time I tried making it.

My youngest guy, Liam who’s 5, made another one with me afterwards …

Super easy & super fun.  Hope you have a good time making one too.

Give it a go (start to finish not even 10 minutes).  We’d love to see what you’ve made so be sure

to upload it to Inlinkz and link to your blog so we can all be inspired!

Jack-o-lantern Gift Bag

This week’s 3D Challenge at Paper Craft Planet is a freebie template from Adela of Creations by AR.

3D84 is a Jack-o-lantern Treat holder.  Such a cute little purse & fast to make.

Be sure to check out other fun Pumpkin Purses at Paper Craft Planet!

Hard Knock Life

So, I’m pretty sure I’m past the deadline, but it’s Thursday here & here’s my go with Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #93, Annie.  Such fun songs in that musical & this was my favourite song of the movie.  It’s drawn up in illustrator using Clarendon Type.  Quick & simple & great for a friend who’s having a rough day.

Just had to have some quick fun with this challenge because, when I was about my DD’s age, Annie was the big musical.  Here is an ancient photo of in a ballet adaptation of Annie. LOL.  I love musicals!

Not Unnoticed

I was checking out this week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #91, and the movie was Gandhi.  Ben Kingsley, acting as Gandhi, was completely convincing.   I wasn’t sure what do to with this challenge, so I decided to focus only on the sentiment, to encourage serving & volunteering.

Sometimes the most difficult cards for me to do are the simplest cards, kwim?  I print out this sentiment, then just used a scoring board (my Martha Stewart one, which I find so easy to use), and this is what I came up with.  I think I might use it as an encouragement card for my DD, who has been helping me out with some non-paid chores around the house much more then her younger brothers.  I want her to know it doesn’t go unnoticed.


Lyn Bernatovich, inspired me to get at this weeks 3D73 3D Challenge from Paper Craft Planet with the recycling idea!  Repurpose an old tin to make something new.

Now I can’t believe I am admitting this, but yes, my children occasionally eat this ( I know my friend gives me grief about hot dogs in a tin & just how disgusting it is, but in a pinch, next to some fresh veggies it’s quick) …

The tin itself is too darn cute & small & perfect for what I wanted to re-use …

I used my crop-a-dile to easily punch through the tins so I could attach them with brads …

and Bob’s yur uncle, a quick & inexpensive storage for the craft table.

Be sure to check out Paper Craft Planet for some more fun recycled ideas!

Groovy Vase

Just having some fun with a Kristina Werner (Reader’s Choice !) Colour Inspiration, #4.  I LOVED the photo that Laura had submitted, what a photographer.  Gorgeous picture of a jelly fish & a fantastic jumping off for a colour inspiration.

The ‘Vase’ is an idea that I first saw from Kim Burmeister that uses, of all things, a Stampin’ Up Christmas ornament punch–just with the bottom point trimmed off.  Clever!  Had to case.

That’s all, thanks for the fun!

The papers:  My Minds Eye:  Just Dreamy Cards, K & Company Berry Sweet, ColorBox:  Friendly Forest.

Punches:  Stampin’ Up!:  Ornament Punch & 3 flower punch

Girly Box

Time for a challenge from The Cinema Saturday Creative Folks.  This week, #82 is the 2010 movie of Alice in Wonderland.  I really wanted to make a teapot for this one, but I can’t wrap my head around the template that I have in my brain.  I have a request into a friend who is a template making guru, so I’m hoping she can make it.  IN the mean time, I just made a VERY quick dress favour Box in illustrator & cut out on my small Cricut machine with the help of Sure Cuts a Lot Software.

Nothing fancy, but I think it would be cute for bridal showers or a little girls party.

For now, I just put in a bit of … what else … tea.

Here’s the template, if you want.  2 of my 3 kids think it looks more like a bear or mickey mouse ears, but they’re tough on me at times.  My middle son thought it definitely looked like a dress … Somebody’s getting a raise in their allowance :D

Girl Polish

I really wanted to have some fun with the Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge … using NAIL Polish.  The nail polish I used is my DD’s.  She has started convincing me that there are other polishes besides French Mani’s.

I used some grunge board from Tim Holtz & paper from Cosmo Cricket.  The Sentiment is SU!

Fast Lane

Time for a Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge.  This week, #81 is Ferris Bueller’s Day off.

I was playing around with the Cosmo Cricket Get Happy Paper Pack again & some fun in photoshop.  I also tried the imagininsce brad maker, but messed up a bit, but have some grace, it was my first try.

The type is called “Coolvetica” & it was just done up quick in CS3.  Just having some fun with fonts & colours & a line from the movie.

Oh Happy Day

This Digi Stamp is from Paper Craft Planet’s Sketch sponsor, Karens Doodles.

You could win one of these digi stamps by entering a father’s day card with this week’s sketch challenge & tag it with sk052910 over at Paper Craft Planet!

Image: It’s your day
Paper: Watercolour Paper, White CS, 8×8 dpp Cosmo Cricket “Get Happy.
Ink: Copic Markers.
Acc: SU Circle Punch & Dimensionals