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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Valentine Wreath from Magazine Pages on: January 21, 2010 01:30:02 AM
I picked colorful magazine pages to create this butterfly heart wreath -


    * bright colored papers- gift wrap, origami or scrapbook papers (glossies are used for this one creating unique patterns and colors)
    * EK butterfly punch or paper shapers
    * stapler
    * Large board paper
    * 2 sizes of satin, organza ribbons for hanging. The narrower ribbon should be at least 12 to 15 inches long and the broader ribbon will be used as decorative one.
    * Pencil for tracing or marking patterns
    * Glue gun and stick.

Direction:

   1. Punch out several colored papers using the butterfly shapers.
   2. Draft a large heart on board paper with an inner smaller heart shape creating a diameter between the two hearts of 2-3 inches. Imperfect shape is more interesting, but be sure it is identifiable as a heart! Cut out. This one here is about 15 inches wide and 13 inches high.
   3. Layer about 3 of the same shapes and size
   4. Arrange the butterflies to fill up as much space.
   5. Staple them on the middle, positioning on the heart board at random.
   6. Fill up as much space as possible.
   7. Punch a hole on the middle top of the heart. Insert narrow ribbon and tie on both ends to create a hanger. Tie the broader ribbon interloped with the narrow one to create accent.
   8. Lift edge of butterfly wings and pinch on the middle to create #D effect and volume.
   9. Hang in place.

Alternative: If you do not have paper shapers:

    * print out butterfly illustrations, enlarged to your desired size.
    * Cut out patterns and trace on page of the most interesting colors/pattern side.
    * Layer about 3 pages of same size, with the tracing marks on the top page.
    * Staple the middle of the butterflies.
    * Cut the butterflies out.
    * Follow step 2 above.
    * One by one, glue the middle part of the bottom butterfly on the heart board paper in place. Use glue gun as much as possible.
    * Follow step 6 to 9 above.

If you are busy and would rather buy one, check this one out.

Enjoy!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Messenger Bag from Old Jeans on: October 11, 2009 05:24:15 PM
just want to share this recycled levi's jeans... the original pockets are in tact and very useful... the cloth is sturdy, too.





messenger / laptop bag
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / recycled magazine maple mobile on: October 11, 2009 04:57:50 PM
After I got my ek success paper shapers, i was addicted to punching papers to reduce my recyclables...

Here are some I made...
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / PLEASE HELP!!! -basics on Sewing Machines - see models on: June 12, 2009 05:36:01 PM
Hi all,

I boutght 2 used sewing machines and they do not have instructions...
My being a neophyte as --- zero knowledge on sewing machines complicates the matter that the machines do not come with manuals and that it had Japanese and Chinese scribblings on its parts...

Please help if you knoew some links or any basic info on:
SINGER Model MS 22000DX
and
BROTHER ZZ3-B833

Or else, please let me know why the threads keep being torn...

Thanks a lot!
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