Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Some fun free prints

I am always looking for some good freebies and who doesn't like stationery. So what better than a combination of the two :)
Here are a few to brighten up your day!

Lunch box notes from Whipperberry

Journaling cards from Persnickety Prints

Journaling tags from Dainty Dream

Camera Prints from A Sorta Fairytale

(I love this one sooo much!!) 
Mason jar labels from Southern Weddings

And lastly my favourite for the day:

Have a great day!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

DIY ribbon/fabric tape spool

In my previous post on DIY fabric tape I said that I would give you a quick tutorial on how to make your own spool for tape/ribbon. Just to help you in the ongoing battle against craft supply chaos ;)
So here goes: 

You will need: 
A toilet roll tube
A ruler
A punch for the circular parts (or just use scissors again;) )
A heavy book

I used a punch to make the round flat parts - but if you don't have a suitable punch in your craft corner you can just trace around a jar lid and cut it out with a pair of scissors.
Then measure your tape or ribbon to see how wide it is. Add 2mm and mark it off on the toilet roll tube. It helps if you mark it all the way around and then cut it with the scissors or carpet knife/utility knife.

Place some glue on the edge of the toilet roll tube piece and stick one of the round flat parts to it. Do the same with the other side of the toilet roll tube piece. (you have to look quite carefully to see the glue in both these pictures, but I promise its there :)

Once you have glued both flat round pieces to either side of the piece of toilet roll tube, place a book on it and leave it till the glue dries. Above is a photo of the glue that I used.

And you are done!!
 And you recycled in the process - give yourself a pat on the back ;)


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Fabric tape (scraps #1)

A while back I showed you my fabric scrap stash and promised to start doing some projects with it. Well here is the long awaited first project.

By this time you know about washi tape and if you live in SA you have probably deprived yourself of a meal or two to be able to save the cash to buy some ;)
Here is an alternative - Fabric tape. 

You will need: 
Some double sided tape (I used a width of 1,5cm)
A strip of fabric
A pair of Scissors

1. stick the double sided tape to the fabric, smoothing it out as you go. (you should iron your fabric first but I was lazy)
2. Use your scissors to cut down the one side of the double sided tape. Try and stay as close to the tape as possible.
3. Cut down the second side as well.

And you are done.
 Here is the tutorial for the cardboard spool that I wrapped my tape around ;)