Monday, November 26, 2007
Hi, here are some of my favourite cards that I had created for my kids( for Teacher's day) and to send to my friends and relatives for Eid Mubarak ( A festivity celebrated by muslims).
For the top card, I made us of contrasting colours and simple patterns (Hearts) to create this attractive card.
For the second card, I made use of quilling technique to create the flower and butterfly. For the edges, I used Iris folding using a shiny material to create a 3-D effect.
For the third card, I emborssed a stencil design and highlighted it using pink and silver. On the top edge, I pasted a lace to create a "Sweet" card.
The last card is all about party and fun. Drew some party hats and a cake and decorated them with colourful markers. Pasted them on contrasting coloured papers for this Fun card
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Would you like to give a surprise party for your Mom or Sister. You can come up with the party favours, decorations such as beautiful flowers and birthday gift too. Just get your Dad to come up with the food. Hope you have a wonderful party!
What you need:
Pipe cleaners; cardboard tubes; bag of variety candy; yarn scraps; glue; crepe paper; 1 1/2" plastic foam balls.
What to do:
Note: These favors can be made simpler by only using the candy filled tubes, covered with mesh or crepe paper and tying the ends off.
1. Use 4 1/2" cardboard tubes for this project. Fill the tubes with candy and or surprises, then cover with crepe paper in color desired.
2. Paint plastic foam ball heads black and set aside to dry.
3. Cut pieces of fuzzy pipe cleaner as follows: 2 tiny ones for cat ears; 4 for legs; 1 for tail. Glue all pieces to tube as shown in photo above.
4. Glue yarn scraps for eyes, whiskers, mouth and nose.
Pipe Cleaner Flowers
What you need:
Large pipe cleaners in assorted colors; glue; scraps of fabric; scissors; florist or jewelry wire; pompoms.
What to do:
1. Bend the pipe cleaners into flower petal shapes and twist the ends together leaving about 1" free.
2. Glue the pipe cleaner petals onto fabric; cut out each petal from the fabric.
3. With wire, wrap together the one inch ends of 5 petals, leaving a length of wrapping wire free to serve as stem.
Trim with yarn pompoms.
Note: If you like, you may wrap the stems with florist's tape so they look even nicer.
What you need:
Metal tins: Like fruit cake candy, or cookie tins, with lids; glue; felt in bright colors which match the outside of the tin; enamel paints or fabric.
What to do:
1. Clean the tins out and dry thoroughly.
2. Line the inside of the tin with glued on felt. (optional)
3. Completely cover the lid of the tin with enamel paint or glued fabric.
4. If you chose to paint the lid, you may use stencils, decals or just paint a design on the top. If you are going to give the tin as a gift, you can also paint the persons name on it.
A variety of colored beads
and Alphabet Beads
to Spell MOM or MOMMY
or if its for your sister, you could spell out her name.
Use any beads that fit this thicker thread.
One of my favorites is alphabet beads!
Decide whether you are making a bracelet,
anklet, necklace or key chain.
To make a bracelet or anklet, cut a piece of elastic thread
about a foot long. Secure a bead at one end of the thread,
to prevent beads from falling off. String beads onto the elastic.
When you are about halfway done add the alphabet beads and
then continue beading. Test the size and tie the ends together.
Coffee Filter Flowers
Make a beautiful flower bouquet. These flowers are quick, easy, inexpensive and fun for all ages. Use your imagination to come up with your own varieties!
For each flower you will need:
2 basket style drip coffee filters
Food coloring (2 colors)
Green construction paper
Green paint or marker
What you do
Take 2 small bowls and place 2-3 tablespoons of water in each. Add 3-4 drops of food coloring (color 1) to one dish and 3-4 drops of food coloring (color 2) to the second dish. Scrunch the coffee filters up and place one in each dish so they are covered with the water. You can remove the filters right away for a light color or leave them in for a while for a darker color. Remove the coffee filters when ready and squeeze the excess coloring out over a sink. Lay the filters flat to dry on a paper towel.
When the filters are dry, take the center color and fold it in half to make a half circle. Fold again to make a quarter pie shape. Fold twice more so you have a narrow wedge. Cut a curve around the wedge 1/2 inch from the wide end.
Repeat with the outer color except cut the curve right at the wide edge. This will give you large flower shape and a smaller flower shape.
Paint the skewer green and let dry.
Center the small flower shape over the large flower shape. Poke the skewer through the center of the circles and slide the skewer all the way through leaving 1/2 inch in the flower. Twist the bottom 1/2 inch of the flower around the skewer and tape with clear tape to hold tight. Push the petals down adjusting them until you are happy with the way they look.
Cut several leaves from the green construction paper and glue to the stem.