Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Some easy Valentines project tutorials and a freebie

 Hello friends, I am back much quicker than I usually am, but that is because Valentines day is getting so close already and I wanted to share some projects with you that use my new Valentines Collection, it's called Romantic Roses, and I have created a freebie for you to go along with it.

The projects are easy and use mostly tags. Here's the first one:

This is a little wallet, made from a size 12 tag. These tags are 10.5 inches tall and 5 1/8" wide. If you don't have one of these you could of course cut one from A4 (8.5 by 11") card, or 12 by 12 scrapbook paper. Next you score the tag along the long side at 3 7/8 and 7 3/4", which leaves the rest to form the flap.

I wanted mine to become like a little pouch to keep some ephemera in, so I cut two pieces of coffee stained paper 2" wide and 3 3/4" high, and accordion folded them every half inch.
I then covered the inside with book paper, leaving the flap for later and then glued the accordion folded bits in place like you can hopefully see from the photo.
Time to start decorating the outside. You can obviously do this in whatever way you like. I took one of my printable papers and cut it to size, covering each little panel with a separate bit. I also sewed around it all, but of course that is totally optional. It's much easier to do this before you fold the bottom part of the tag up to form the pocket!
Once you have covered all panels of your tag, fold up the bottom bit and attach to your accordion folded paper strips to form the pocket. Mine closes with a tiny magnet, but you could also tie a ribbon around it.
Hope the photo above makes this step clear. 

Now all that is left is to decorate your little folder in whatever way you like. Because the papers I used have a shabby chic feel to them I used lace and bits of coffee dyed cheese cloth plus some further elements from the paper collection and freebie. 
The next project is a little accordion folded tag booklet. It's made from 3 size 8 tags, but they can obviously be any size. I made a smaller one from the tags that come with the collection also.


                                                    This is what it looks like from the front
And here you can see how it is made, just three tags which you decorate with papers and embellishments. They are then laid out next to each other and then attached with bits of lace. I use Fabri Tac glue for this which is excellent as it dries super quick and is totally invisible. Most of the decorations used are from earlier freebies.
Here is the other side, a bit more grungy, using bits and pieces from my stash. Because the lace binding is flexible, you can fold the tags in a variety of ways, making it fun and interactive.
I have closed it with a little binder clip decorated with some beads and ribbon etc.
Below is a second smaller one, made in exactly the same way, mostly using just elements from the paper collection that you can find here
                                                                            The front
                                                                               The outside
                                                                                The inside.
The final project is a Valentines card, made entirely with bits from the freebie. I specially added some larger pieces to this freebie, so you can use them for cards.
. All I did was mat it onto a piece of background paper from the collection which I printed on card. Then I added some lace and a little metal embellishment from my stash. I sewed around it and it was done, super quick.
Well, that's it, below the freebie, - like usual you can get the full resolution one for printing by sending me a quick email.


Have a lovely Valentines Day on Sunday and happy crafting

xxxxx



8 comments:

Bella said...

Oh my, oh my these are so pretty!
Please send me your beautiful freebie :)
xoxo
dorabella.santos@gmail.com

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is so beautiful and what a great idea to use tags this way, and witrth such an amazing result as this are. Truly amazing and really gorgeous work as always from you hun.

Annie said...

Love your pouch Astrid xx Such a clever design and the tags are fantastic too xx Wonderful details using your beautiful paper kits xx

Happy Wednesday my friend xx

georgina said...

So beautiful,love themx

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