Archive for October, 2011

Susanna’s Birthday Party!

Today, October 22nd, we are celebrating Susanna’s Boyd’s birthday with a week-long challenge event that every member on Paper Craft Planet can participate in!

The Super Novas got together and each made a special birthday gift for Susanna’s birthday.  In honour of this momentous occasion, we invite everyone to post a birthday project or card for a chance to win some fabulous prizes! Yes, there are several chances to win some awesome paper crafting goodies just by posting a birthday themed project!

Further details can be found by clicking on The Planet Blog.  Check out where the party is and join us for a week of celebrations!

I made a couple of quick gift idea to celebrate Susanna & here’s the first:

The template is from the talented Adela of Creations by AR & it’s called Bottle of Cheer.  I love it.

Using her SVG — which is scaleable — I sized it down a bit so it would fit a vanilla bean tube.

I realize it looks as though you’re giving a shooter bottle of Bourbon, but it is bourbon vanilla beans — promise!

The second wine-themed fun gift idea is … a wine cork:

It’s best to use a SMALLER screw hook (so as not to expand the cork too much.  I used a bigger one here for ease of photography, but this is the idea:

Then decorate.  You could use a drawer pull of whatever you like. I used pearl-ex & paint daubers on Grunge board.

Have a great one, Susanna!  You’re the best!


Quick Favour Box

Paper Craft Planet’s 3D 134 Tuesday … finally … Sorry this is about 6 hours late.  I’ll be honest here I was updating google calendar with the kids rediculous activities schedule & I noticed about an hour ago that I had completely forgotten about the challenge … bad me.

To that … good news, THIS IS a quick craft!  Bwha ha.  Hopefully you enjoy it.

This is a very Clever craft from SJRenoir, which is one of my “go to” quick boxes.  There is a template, which I have converted to an SVG file so that I can use Sure Cuts a Lot in my Cricut machine.

I have an old cricut machine & occasionally have problems finding the small mats.  Here’s a secret.  You can cut a big mat & make 3 small mats …

Score …

Fold ..

Tie …

And Bob’s Yur Uncle ..


The template can be found at SJRenoir:


Staying Creative

I saw this video several months ago & came across it again today.  Kinda’ a fun reminder for those slow creative times.  It’s from To-Fu Designs …

29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU on Vimeo.