One of the exceptional qualities about this year's 2015 Crate Paper Design Team is that each and every designer has something creatively unique to offer our blog readers. Some aspire to Do-It-Yourself projects, while others prefer the personal preservation of memories through pocket-page scrapbooking. Also, there are those that love card making, stationary crafting, and gift wrapping. All of this variety translates into more ideas, the kind we hope you'll enjoy and see as totally authentic, fresh, and new.
Above and beyond that, you'll find something different here from one day to the next. The designers will be instilling themes we've yet to try, while exploring artistic applications not seen here before. Each will host a month-to-month series which we are totally excited about as well. The inspiration is going to be endless and will serve to beautifully highlight Crate's collections like never before–Crafts Market, Journey & Maggie Holmes Confetti.
This very first feature from Maria Lacuesta is just plain 'cute'. Have a look!
Hello Friends! This week, I'm playing with the beautiful Kiss Kiss collection again and I gotta say, I love the mileage I'm getting out of it. Today, I want to show you a super simply flower garland I put together for my gallery wall.
I love how the light pretty florals in the collection look against the bold graphics already on my wall and I crafted 3-dimensional flowers with some of the patterned papers to serve as the base of my garland.
To create your own garland, you'll need a few supplies.
1. String >> Baker's Twine
2. Dowel >> Small Nail Stick
3. Scissors and/or Cutting Machine
4. Ribbon and/or Tulle
5. Kiss Kiss Patterned Paper
I used my Silhouette to cut flower shapes from my patterned paper and a small nail stick to lightly curl the edges of the paper in order to give my flowers more dimension.
My large 3-dimensional patterned flowers served to anchor my garland in place and I wrapped my baker's twine around them.
Then, I tied ribbon and strips of tulle along the length of the baker's twine for added interest. And voila! You have a beautifully feminine garland perfect for a festive occasion or just adding something fun to your everyday!