2013. január 29., kedd

DIY Notepad / Saját készítésű jegyzettömb

As promised now I'm revealing the gift that goes inside the little box I decorated with a pin wheel for my little cousin.

Ezt az ajándékot a kis unokatesóm szülinapjára készítettem, az előzőleg már bemutatott dobozkába.

You can find several videos on Youtube about how to assemble it and I recommend this one.

Youtube-on rengeteg ilyen videót lehet találni, én ezt ajánlom.

In a nutshell, here's how I made mine: I cut some regular copy papers into 7x9,9 cm pieces (that fits the A4 size paper). Then a front cover and a back one in the same size from cardstock. I recommend to make the back cover in a darker shade because this notepad will be carried around all the time. :) Then I decorated the front cover with a couple of cute paper pieced elephants (brand new PS set for me, love it!), a piece of striped patterned paper and stamped "notes" (jegyzetek) on it. And here's the part that seems to be tricky but is quite simple. You have to be careful while glueing together all the pages so that all of them are in the same position. You'll have to put glue onto the top of the notepad and clip it together while it's drying. I used Tombow Mono Multi Glue for that. I did want it to make it so that you can tear out pages if you like but I didn't want it to fall apart. Especially, that my cousin will carry it around in school. So the next day I applied a second layer of glue and secured the whole thing with a piece of patterned paper.

Röviden összefoglalva így készült az enyém: sima nyomtatótpapírokat 7 x 9,9 cm-es darabokra vágtam (ez pont kijön többször az A4-es papírból). Aztán fehér és natúr alapkartonból ugyanekkora borítótt vágtam neki. A hátuljára sötétebb kartont ajánlok, mivel ezt úgyis mindenki cipeli magával. :) Az elejét egy kedves elefánt nyomdával dekoráltam, amit kétféle mintás papírra nyomtam, majd vágtam ki, ill. rányomtam, hogy jegyzetek és kapott egy szép árnyalatú papírcsíkot is, hogy ne lógjon az egész a levegőbe. Most következik a nehezebbnek tűnő rész, de higgyétek el, nem az. Az összefogott tömb tetejét be kell kenni valamilyen folyékony ragasztóval (én Tombow-t használtam), és utána rögtön erősen összefogatni valamivel (pl. fekete papírcsipesszel). Olyanra akartam csinálni, amiből bátran ki lehet tépni, ha akarja az ember, de nem esik szét a tömb. Pláne, hogy az unokatesóm még iskolás. Ezért másnap bekentem még egy réteg ragasztóval, amibe beleültettem egy darabka mintás papírt is, hogy biztosan összefogja.

And that's all folks. Sounds fun, ha? Hope you like it and will give it a try. :)

Remélem tetszett és kipróbáljátok! :)

I'm also entering this into the following challenge: Simon Says Stamp - Let's Get Paperpiercing.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Neenah Desert Storn / Solar White cardstock, regular copy paper, Sweet Day 6x6 pad (Echo Park), A Little Lovin / Alphadot stamp set (Paper Smooches)

2013. január 27., vasárnap

Gift Box With Pin Wheel

This is my 2nd post today, please scroll down for my Calendar Pages vol. 2.

I made this box for my little cousin's birthday gift, which I'll be also revealing here soon. :)
The inspiration came from this pin. The washi tape was in last year's April Simon card kit (and I still have a lot of it), the box and the pin is from my local craft store. The patterned paper was one of my very first ones, I think it's from a BoBunny collection.

Ezt a dobozkát a kis unokatesóm szülinap ajándékához készítettem, amit szintén hamarosan megmutatok. :)
Az ötletet innen jött. A dekortapasz még a tavaly április Simon card kitből van (soha nem fog elfogyni), a dobozkát a hobbiboltban vettem. A mintás papír az első papírjaim egyike, azt hiszem a BoBunny kollekcióból.

To be continued...


Calendar Pages 2

This is my first post today, please also check out my gift box with a pin wheel.

Yes, I'm quite slow.... but at least they are ready. :)

You can find January and February here.

I'd like to enter the April page into Simon's Let's Get Paper Piercing challenge.
And I'd like to enter the May page into CAS-ual Fridays' Make Your Mark challenge (the tree is coloured with Copics).

Supplies: SRM stickers, Konnichiwa stamp set (HA&BG), Sunnier Days stamp set (Simon Says Stamp), Critters Down Under (Lawn Fawn), Geo-Graphic (Paper Smooches), Tuxedo black (Memento ink), Tide Pool/Raspberry Jam/Butter Bar (Hero Arts midtone ink), Red/pink/yellow ink (ColorBox), liquid pearl pen, Sweet Days 6x6 pad (Echo Park)

2013. január 17., csütörtök

Washi + A Golden Oldie

I created this nameday card and matching envelope using my latest and most favourite washi tape. I love those birds so much sitting on a wire. The background was made with HA Tide Pool ink and a little bit of water, plus my heat gun. The stars were made with a punch that I got from my bf's sister to store it for her. But she lets me use it, as well. :) I also put some glossy accent on them to make them shine. Last but not least I used my second oldest stamp set - Harold's ABC from Lawn Fawn.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Use Washi Tape
A Blog Named Hero - Golden Oldie

Supplies: Neenah Solar White cardstock, Copics, washi tape, Harold's ABC (Lawn Fawn), Tide Pool shadow ink (Hero Arts), Tuxedo Black ink (Memento), star punch, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

2013. január 15., kedd

Customized Wrapping

I made this wrapping for my boyfriend's nephew who turned 5 last week. Why the air balloons, the baker's twine and the stylized compass? Because inside there was the 1st part of the Willy Fog dvd series – his favourite!

Supplies: orange and green baker's twine (The Twinery), Sweet Day 6x6 pad (Echo Park), Rich Cocoa dye ink (Memento),  Shelter From the Storm stamp set (Simon Says Stamp)

2013. január 8., kedd

Another Birthday Card - With My New Heat Gun!

So I'm back to birthday cards. And since I got a super-duper Dovecraft heat gun from my boyfriend for Christmas (<3) I felt the urge to try it asap. :) 

The clear embossed pattern was made with a long forgotten wood mounted stamp. I bought a small box with similar patterns at a local store in the very beginning and I always forgot how great they were. However, I still have to get used to the timing of the heat gun in order to not overheating the images. :) Especially, if I work with two different embossing powders. 

I stamped the same image onto the butterfly, just upside down. And since it was cracked a little bit on its body and I wanted to use a button somewhere, I thought it would look cool to put it there and be a great use of at the same time. The beige strip was also made with my brand new EK Success border punch that I got from my now-not-so-little brother for Xmas. Love it! 

For the bottom part I was searching for the right image for quite a long time. I knew I wanted it to be a flower but at first I thought I didn't have the right one in my little stash. But since I got a cool storage box from my BF for my stamps I was able to slip through them again and  found this bold and simple flower. At the very end I felt it needed a rounded corner because of all the curved shapes. So I chomped it!

I'm planning to give this card to my BF's mom in February. I hope she'll like it. :)

Supplies: Neenah Deset Storm card stock, red card stock (local paper store), set of mini wood mounted stamps (from Müller), clear and white embossing powder, EK Succes border punch, Echo Park - Sweet Day paper set, Memento brown ink, Basic Grey buttons, Uniball white gel pen, Lawn Fawn abc set, We R Memory Keepers stamp set (flower), Glue Dots

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

2013. január 5., szombat

Calendar - January and February

These are the first 2 months that I created from Virginia's SRM stickers (plus a piece of the cardstock she secured the envelope with - quite unnoticable ;-).

Nearly everything on them is new in my stash. I got the washi tape with birds and the EK Success border punch from my little bro for Xmas - he's so cool! The lamp on the February card is also from my new HA - Konnichiwa set and I haven't used it yet. I like it so much that it has flowers on it. I tried to make these months as happy as possible because for me they are the longest and greyest months of the year but I still like them. :)

I'd like to enter them into following challenges - I hope they count though they're not cards :)
A Blog Named Hero - New Year, New You
Paper Smooches - Anything Goes

Supplies: washi tape, EK SUCCES border punch, SRM calendar stickers, Paper Smooches - Geographic stamp set, HA&BG - Konnichiwa stamp set, HA mid tone inks (Butter Bar, Raspberry Jam, Tide Pool)

2013. január 3., csütörtök

Calendar Pages

I'm working on a small calendar with V's SRM calendar stickers at the moment but I'm quite slow because of the holidays and all the travelling. However, January and February are now ready and I'll post them tomorrow, hopefully. I can't wait to sit in my craftroom for a longer period again. :) I also won an e-gift card from Marie and I can't decide now what to delete from my cart. Decisions, decisions. :) 

And if I were you I'd check out Marie's new 7 or Less series and the interview with the fabolous Debby on Wida's blog. She is my superhero in blogland. :) This must have something to do with the fact that she' living in Scotland, I suspect. ;)

Alrigthy, that's all for now, I'll be back soon.