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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: A Paper Christmas on: January 04, 2013 12:22:18 AM
how did you make the chain?  it looks great.

Thanks Smiley The chains are really easy to make, all you really need are two thin strips of paper the same length and width and some glue or a stapler.

  • Overlap the very ends of you two paper strips and secure them together with glue or a stapler.
  • Take the strip on the bottom and fold it over the top one.
  • Then just keep taking the bottom most strip and folding it over the top most strip until you run out to paper. Secure the ends down with more glue or another staple.
  • You can gently pull on the ends to make to accordion longer, however thinner paper may rip - I used the thicker magazine covers for the chain as they were a bit more forgiving and allowed me to jam the sharp corners into nice curves. Also as you stretch out the accordion it does twist.
  • Make more sections of chain and join the ends together with glue or staples.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: A Paper Christmas on: December 15, 2012 08:20:27 PM
I love this!! And your giant paper star topper! I have been working on for a couple of weeks and was wondering how to finish it off. I folded two magazines & put them together to make mine fuller & I am in the process of spraypainting the entire thing silver (it just needs another coat) but I have not been able to figure out a darn thing for the topper. And the little paper chain you made for yours? That is awesome. Seriously, your whole tree is just amazing!

I was also struggling with a topper and was about to leave it without when my flatmate came to the rescue and stuck one of the little yellow stars on top, which gave me the idea.

I'd love to see your tree when its done! I imagine it will be beautifully sleek and modern. I was thinking of painting mine, but it sounded a bit too time consuming when I still have Christmas presents to make... which I probably should be doing now...
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: A Paper Christmas on: December 15, 2012 08:00:52 PM
This is so cute! All those stars must have taken forever.
I've never been able to understand how to make a lucky star but the tutorial you posted looks great. I'm gonna try my hand at it later.  Cheesy

The video in the tutorial is the only reason that making the lucky stars actually clicked. Although making them 'pop' in to the star shape was pretty difficult... then I remembered my round nosed pliers  Wink They make it such a breeze!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A Paper Christmas on: December 15, 2012 04:34:42 AM
So I stumbled across this tutorial at Homemade Mamas (http://www.homemademamas.net/2012/11/day-1-magazine-christmas-tree.html) and decided that, since I was about to throw out a magazine, this year I'd make a paper tree.

I made the "tinsel" out of the magazine's thicker cover, which are just consentina-ed strips which I then straightened out a little.

The topper is a giant lucky star held in place by a little bit of wire.

Once I finally learned how to make lucky stars (tutorial:http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-lucky-paper-stars/) I went a touch crazy with them and now the poor tree's surrounded.

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments. They've really made my day! Cheesy
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Christmas cards on: December 15, 2012 03:20:58 AM
Ooh pretty. I really like the envelopes -  such a pretty and simple design.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: I've gone skirt crazy! on: November 23, 2012 10:23:43 PM
Skirt crazy is the best kind of crazy to go!

Your crazy cat lady skirt made me laugh - It reminds me of two of my friends who have decided that their retirement plan is being a Crazy Cat Lady. Although I personally love your flamingo skirt.
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Hello...and here's something I made on: November 08, 2012 02:58:35 AM
It seems a little suspicious- like it has slipped something squishy in your shoes and then says "who me? I'm innocent" when you ask how that something got into your shoes.

I really love the disinterested ones on your tumblr. Especially the Monster Crab with the wristwatch and the Art Critic.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Giant Sushi Draft Dodger on: November 08, 2012 02:34:07 AM
That is so cute! I'm just imagining a whole range of Japanese finger foods - some gyoza, rice paper rolls, California rolls and tako yaki. Perhaps a soy sauce fish bottle and a rice ball door stop. . . and now i want Japanese for dinner.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Nyan Cat Rug/Blanket on: November 08, 2012 02:00:45 AM
WOW! That is amazing! The time lag video too!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Old film negatives and slides? on: October 24, 2012 05:52:10 AM
A coffee table - place the slides or negative in between two sheets of glass, light it from below and insert it in a coffee table frame. if you use the mini negatives you could have a magnifying glass around so people can fish through the collection.

A wall feature - Same as above really, glass, light from behind, attach to wall. Leave out the coffee table  Wink

Jewelery - cut out little images from the slides / negatives and encase them in resin and create jewelery - preferably earrings as they are more likely to have light shining through them

Coasters - stick the slides on white backing and level / seal the top with resin.

Curtains - like those beaded curtains, you could string the slides together and use them to decorate neglected doorways, doors and walls.

Decorative bunting - again string the slides together and use them to decorate at you next family event.

Graffiti gifts -  find some nice slides picturing people places and graffiti them with moustache, eye patches and silly hats. Then give people their 'new and improved' image along with their Christmas gift.

Use the slides as gift tags - just write on the white borders.

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