Five Friday #2

Five fun things you should check out:

1. Bo Bunny Presshas created a cute desktop background for your computer! Just go HERE to download the desktop image to the size of your liking.

2. Try these free preschool crafts: They don't have to be just for your preschooler. Kick it up a notch by making these projects from fabric so they can act as home decor items.

3. Tissue paper flowers. Zakka Life shares a fun tutorial on making these—they are soooooo pretty!

4. My Fonts. Try, find, and buy fonts. Great if you have the QK Silhouette!!

5. I promised a while back to show you my little technique for making leaves from scrap paper:

  • Gather several circle punches , some scrap green paper and cardstock, and a Scor-It.

  • Fold the paper in half, with a nice sharp crease. A Scor-It works really well for doing this! If you're using scraps like I did, create creases in the paper about every 1/2″ to 3/4″ across the whole width of the paper.

  • Fold each crease and punch until you're left with a swiss cheese piece of paper–you'll get the most bang for your buck this way;)

  • Using a circle punch punch partial circles along the creased edge of the paper. You’ll want to have the paper only about ¼ of the way into the punch.

  • The closer you get to having the paper halfway in the more likely you will have a circle when you unfold the punched paper.

  • For larger leaves use a larger diameter punch and for smaller leaves use a small diameter punch.
  • Here I really used a “Scrap” of paper–you can get the most out of scraps you'd otherwise throw away by punching things out of them.

  • You can also try scalloped, pinked, or other decorative edged circle punches to make more interesting leaves.

  • Try punching colored paper to make flower petals!
  • When you're done, you can use the leaves right away or save them for a future project.
Happy Creating!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Five Friday #2

  1. thanks Jennifer,…nice idea!

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 5:53 am
  2. good use of paper!

    Posted on November 3, 2011 at 3:22 am