Friday, 30 January 2015

3D Geometric Hearts

I feel like it’s been a while since I sat down with some paper, so recently I changed this and went
back to basics with cardstock, pencil and scissors.  With the day to celebrate the people you love around the corner, I couldn’t help but make a few paper hearts with a geometric pattern to use as embellishments – but these are perfect for use all year round.

What I Used:
Cardstock / Paper
Scissors / Ruler

[right click and save to your computer to print]

Cardstock works best for this project as you need the shape to hold and I picked up some discounted A5 card blanks from HobbyCraft in a range of pastel colours that were perfect for these mini shapes.
 Using the template, trace and cut out the outline of the heart on to your card
[don't mind my lined paper original template]:
With a ruler, carefully score lines [following the guides on the template] with your scissors on to the back of your card - starting with the vertical centre:
...then cutting across the horizontal, before joining the remaining points to the created centre point:
Turning your heart over, you now want to fold your card towards you.  Start with the vertical line:
...then the horizontal:
..and then the remaining in turn from the outside in.  Once you reach the inverted triangle of
the heart, you want to fold the card away from you, to create the 3D effect:
Then, once all your folds have been made, your heart is ready to be hung, glued or displayed 
wherever you like:
I’ve a few more DIYs using this technique on the to-do list, so look out for them soon.
 see you next time x

Monday, 26 January 2015

Pom Pom Letter | Cut Out + Keep

 Just before Christmas, I was given the opportunity to try out the Multipom - a pom pom maker
 with a difference: allowing you to create several pom poms at a time.  
I used them to make a pom pom display letter - perfect for cosy Winter home decor.
You can see how I did this on the Cut Out + Keep website.
Perfect for bedroom decoration and easily customised with colour and texture.
see you next time x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Cut Out + Keep Jewellery Week

Every day this week I will be featuring on the fab Cut Out + Keep, sharing easy-to-do and
perfect-for-beginners jewellery DIYs.