Lego Party – Papercraft and more

Hello There,

Today I want to share with you some Papercrafts and more!

My son was born on the 23rd december, it is always a very busy time of the year for most people and as it was his first year at school I wasn’t sure who his friends were so we did not have a party for his 5th birthday.

However time has past, he has been invited to a few birthday parties and that enabled me to see him interact with children (who are now his friends) and I decided to celebrate his Half Birthday! So I know it is a made up thing but as a mum I want my child to feel special and have a party for his birthday, I feel that it is something children should experience.

However I am on a budget, as a mum at home I do not have the finance to book a hall/entertainer, so as the good crafter (and organiser) that I am, I have been preparing for a few weeks and crafted as much as I could.

Let’s start with the invite, I do not have a photo, but I wrote a text in Word, inserted a few Lego images (I asked James to pick among two themes and he picked Lego Marvels) and printed in black on some different coloured piece of normal thickness paper. I made some matching envelopes which you may have seen a few weeks back on my IG feed.

Then the DECO! I picked 5 colours for my colour scheme to keep it consistent (blue, green, red, orange, yellow).

I created some “FLOWERS” out of tissue paper, the first one is full size, the second photo is as they are folded.

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I also ordered some thicker cardstock (probably 160 but I am not sure) to create a LEGO BANNER as you can see below. I originally intended to attach the legos to each other with a paper clip but I didn’t have any so I used my sewing machine and sewn it all together its actually quite easy to sew through paper!!

I also did a sort of “curtain” ย but I will share these photos once I have decorated the house.

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THE GOODIES BAGS, I have used that same cardstock than previously and the technique Jennifer McGuire demonstrated a few months back on how to turn en envelope into a paper bag. I used a free online font website to write James’ names, copied the image into word and printed it on some Neenah. (Yes I know “Neenah? Are you joking?!” but that’s all I have lol)

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I also made these Lego crayons out of wax Crayons (Disclaimer: pretty much all the ideas are from Pinterest), I basically melted the wax crayons in a square pan (for fried eggs) and then poured it into silicone Lego mould. FYI it is super hard to clean and I did not find it really fun…

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For this next one I simply glued some magnet on the back of Lego (that was probably the evening I burnt myself with the glue gun pretty bad and our love story ended :-s)

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The next thing got to be every mums dream, for all these mums who walked on Lego’s in the middle of the night (…), I did it for you, for me, for all of us I GLUED LEGO TOGETHER to make LEGO LETTER KEYRING! (To my husband’s horror) hihihi!

Honestly It was really challenging, I had to restart multiple times and I do not believe that the children will have gotten home before they fall apart but I am hoping that at least they will have a WOW factor (to at least to give me satisfaction it was not completely wasted time lol)

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Back to the papercrafting, PROBS FOR PHOTOBOOTH. It took me a little while to find the right images, and in retrospect I wish I printed the faces bigger but I basically printed the lego faces on yellow cardstock, everything else on Neenah, coloured them with Copics and Laminated them. Then I used the #nowdreadedgluegun and glued straws at the back for the kids to hold them in front of their faces as James demonstrates below ๐Ÿ˜‰ !

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Papercraft-wise, I also created some food tag but did not get a change to take a photo yet.

Finally, completely unrelated to papercraft, I found on Pinterest this brilliant Lego sweets dispenser, so I created two (too large to show on one photo, the black one even has a slide!! :-D), some cutlery holders and napkins holder.

Finally, here are my first two attempts at a Rainbow Cake. They took me each almost 4 hours (not consecutive, and including baking time), but I am still not quite satisfied… I will share the final cake soon ;).

That’s it really, it is not really card related but I wanted to share as it has taken me a lot of time to put together.

If you have read this far THANK YOU! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a great week!

Steph

When you just use too many different brands ;)

Hiย there,

This is a card born fromย a whole bunch of things that didn’t go according to plan but I am glad I got something out of it in the end and I got to say I am quite happy with it!

I first tried to create a galaxy background with Brusho but honestly that didn’t work!

Then in my foiling attemps, I actually used my fingers to dab Decofoil glue (from a Decofoil glue pen) onto the card, then placed foil on it, put it through the laminator (sandwiched in a piece of A4 paper folded in 2) and the result was actually quite organic and I like that.

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Then I used my ATG glue gun and place a strip of glue on all four edges of the card and placed foil over it! (Something to know, the foil does stick to the glue but it is not “sealed” so when you touch it it feels a little like jelly).

Then I placed the panel in a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder and it came out pretty well!

Finally I died cut the Waffle Flower word die “celebrate” a few times and the Paper Smooches “cityscape 1”. I added an outline with a copic on the Cityscape die, and glued all the die-cut onto the panel and finally the panel onto a blank card.

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Overall, I really liked that card, I could never have planned it that way but I am happy with the result! I hope you find it inspiring!

Thanks for popping by!

Steph

Lawn Fawn – Milk and Cookies

Hello there,

Today’s is my friend’s little one’s birthday whoย is turning 2. I have decided to change from balloons and presents for sweet tasty treats and so I decided to stamp Milk and Cookies.

I used some Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp onto some Neenah Solar White. I also used some all over sticky Post-It notes to create little masks for my stamping but nothing complicated.

I stamped my Artemio rubber stamp Joyeux Anniversaire and then retraced it with a Sakura Micron Pixma to give it a bit more of a “handlettered” look.

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I then coloured my images with Copic Markers, I added a shading under the images with some Warm Grey Markers, and a “halo” above the image with a very light blue copic (BG000).

 

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Finally I also retraced the line of the stamped imaged, and added some glossy accent on the glasses and the green rim of the cookie jar.

I hope you find this card as cute as I do. There have been a lot of new releases and stampsets recently so I thought it would be nice to go back to something that is not so new but still so cute!

Thanks for popping!

Steph

Stamping and Colouring with James – Clearly Besotted – Pick a Penguin and Scene It.

Hello There!

Today’s card is very special, my son James has accompanied me for this special video for his teacher who is having a baby. We both made a card and he did the voiceover with me as well to tell you how he did it. Here it is.

Here are a few photos of my card.

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It was really fun to do a video with my son and you have a chance to do so I highly recommend ย it ;)!

Thanks you for popping by!

Steph

Brusho, Decofoil and We R Memory Keepers!

Hello There,

I have wanted to use Decofoilย for sooooo long but just could not use it the way most people do as I do not have a laser print and only have a simple laminator, so here is what I did manage to create with simple (meaning affordable) tools and I think it looks pretty cool! Here is the video

And here are the photos!

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How great is that foil? I love it!

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Let me know what you think! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for popping by!

Steph