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November 10, 2014
I have just had a very productive morning this morning crafting with my aunt. She had seen this idea on Pinterest of using corks from wine bottles and making a Christmas tree and we finally got around to making them up.
We made two trees – the first one I decorated with the stickers from the Cut Above Holiday Treat Bag kit. These packs are great for treat bags and they come with lots of stickers to decorate.
When my aunt was working at a rest home she collected the used wine bottle corks and today we got together to make up the trees. She had bought a small oval box from the local $2 shop and filled it with sand. She then covered it with some gold coloured textured wallpaper to create the base of the tree. This came up really well and looks just like a log of wood. Then we got the hot glue gun out and glued the corks together. We first glued the six bottom corks together and then worked our way up to the single cork at the top. The corks were different sizes and shapes which makes for an interesting tree shape. I made the mistake of putting the stickers on first but I should have left them to after the tree was completed and then I could have coordinated them better and also they would have been straighter as well. Never mind it still came up well. My aunt had the star and we cut a groove at the top and glued the star in place.
It didn’t take very long at all and we were very pleased with the result.
And here is the second tree my aunt made using different brads. As you can see it is quite effective.
I hope that I have inspired you to create something different and out of the box.
December 05, 2020
Today I am introducing the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for December 2020, Rose Garden Promise. Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace sent me these beautiful dies to create with. Becca shares her inspiration for this 5×7-inch frame-worthy card front that resembles...
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December 03, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back to my final blog post today and I have another gatefold card for you featuring the beautiful Ornate Flourish Gateway die and some more Wild Roses. This is another very versatile die set that can be mixed and matched...
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Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back and today I have another card to share with you – this time I have used the fabulous Wild Aster collection. These are one of my absolute favourite flowers as they are just so easy to make and the...
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