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About halosandbutterflies

I little bit about me and my blog! I am a thirty something married mum of two. I have been lucky enough to marry my best friend and we have been quite an adventure together! We have a gorgeous, intelligent daughter who was born 10 weeks premature weighing (2lb 7oz) and cheeky, cute and loveable adopted son and two business! I love all things crafty (cooking, papercraft, mixed media, crochet etc) and want a place to share and be inspired. I love different styles and love to upcycle and reclaim! I also have some of the best friends a girl could ask for. They share my passion for crafting and you will find some of their projects and blogs featured here Come and join me on this wonderful journey

Shadow Box card Tutorial

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Hello All,

I have been on a bit of a creative roll lately (I think it’s because i have a “new” craft desk!)

 

I have been enjoying creating different card blanks so here is a tutorial for a shadow box  card!

 

Step One.

 

Cut 2 pieces of card stock to be 15cm wide by 10 .5cm tall.

 

Step two.

 

On both pieces score at 1cm, 2cm, 13cm and 14cm. Fold the front of your card to have Valley (Down) folds and the bottom of the card to have Mountain folds (Up)

 

Step three

 

One the piece that you want to use for the front of your project create an aperture. I used My Die cutting machine using Crafts-Too labels 2 dies (the 2nd biggest die) I also positioned my aperture slightly closer to the top of my card to leave room, for a sentiment below, but again where you place yours is up to you.

 

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Step Four

 

Create image in the middle of your shadow box. I have cut a piece of coordinating paper (Kate Knight Totally tropical) to 10cmx10cm and attached to center of card back and used the label made when cutting the aperture to layer over the top. Then decorate as you like!

 

Step Five

 

Attach front and back using glue of your choice and Ta da you have one of these..

 

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Spinner Card Tutorial

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Morning All,

This is my first tutorial so please let me know how you find it (it will be picture heavy!).

Well to start here is my finished spinner card.

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And here are the close ups!

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Right, Lets get started.

Cut you Card to be 22.5cm x 15cm and then score at 7.5 from both ends (you will get a slight overhang at either end)

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Then you fold the first fold mountain (up) and the second Valley (down).

Choose you papers and cut to fit the panels on the front of the card (I also did the back). I cut four to be 7.3cm x 14.8cm and 2 to 6.8 x 14.8. But you do whatever takes your fancy. Here are the papers i used.

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Before sticking them on i inked the edges with distress ink (Walnut stain) to complete the shabby Chic look!

Once everything is adhered the front (leave the back for later) choose you die cutter for the aperture. Circles are good but i don’t have those so scalloped Circles for me.

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So on your mountain fold (with the front of your card on your cutting mat) pop your die-cutter in the position you like and then fold the back of your card over (so you cut through the front and middle but not the back). You will want to make sure you go through a few times to make sure it has gone all the way through!

Now to make the spinner! Using your nesting die-cutters again choose the next size down and cut out 2 pieces of plan card (same as card blank). Then cut a length of craft wire and sandwich between the two. Glue together and decorated as you like!

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To attach the spinner to the card blank pop the wire in the mountain fold and adhere the back papers with aperture cut from them (i popped the middle and front back paper on and drew around aperture and then die cut out.)

Here is your completed spinner card blank.

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Now the fun of decorating begins!

I would love to see your creations!

Well happy crafting to you all!

Stepper Card

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Morning All,

My Mum’s birthday is coming up and she loves purple and all things flowery! Well with my new stash of Hunkydory products i thought i would have a play!

I Used the stepper card from this wonderful blog. http://creativemomentswithsandy.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/center-step-card-template.html

The instructions are great.

Here are the pictures of my card

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And here are the close ups!

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I hope you like it!

See you all soon

Another Pintrest inspired make!

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Hello All,

Well as we all know Pintrest is addictive and i found this wonderful card and blog through it (http://dahliamemories.blogspot.ca/2012/01/case-study-73.html)

Well both cards are so gorgeous, i had to have a go so here is my interpretation!

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and here is a close up of the sentiment

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Hope you enjoy this card and are inspired to have a go!

HunkyDorey creation

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Hello All,

Sorry it;s been so long. I was Ill, It has been my Daughter, then Sall’s, Daughter, then Sall and my Son’s Birthdays and everyone has had chicken pox….. Oh well best out of the way!

Well when i was poorly i watched some Create and Craft (i know!!) and Saw some Hunkydory products i thought were cute. Not my normal style but good to try something new so  here is my first Hunkydory creation.

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It’s an easel card made using scalloped edge circle nesting dies. It is a small card but i think really pretty! Here are some close-ups!

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Well hope you enjoyed this post. Please let me know what you think!

Happy Crafting!