I have been playing with the new Belle Fleur collection from Craft Consortium which is due to be launched at the end of January 2022. I decided to challenge myself to create a set of cards using one sheet of the stunning 12×12 papers. I picked a page with a smaller design but all the pages in the paper pad would work equally as well.
I used a scoreboard to mark each section before cutting twenty separate pieces with a cutter. I ended up creating eleven cards using one sheet of paper. You could easily make more. The card designs feature all of the lettered pieces plus a few cut out flowers/ leaves and embellishments. The sentiments will be added later, However if you would like to see how to go about adding them, then watch my YouTube video. https://youtu.be/IOa7eM7yZEA
You could easily make more than twenty cards and it is a good discipline to show how many cards can be made from a single sheet of 12×12 paper. I would love to know what you think of this idea? If you try this one sheet CC wonder then please do share your makes with me on the Facebook Group Craft Consortium Network. https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461
Belle Fleur is a stunning collection from Craft Consortium in collaboration with Hackney and Co. It will be available from Craft Consortium on the 30th January
It is available to pre-order from Craft Stash and I have added some affiliate links to the individual products. I am not paid by Craft Consortium to promote their products however as part of their design team I do receive some free products.
I am often asked about my craft space and storage solutions. I have filmed a short video on my YouTube channel in which you will see my much loved and used craft space. There are a few tips on how I store my craft items and listed below are affiliated links to Amazon. I have tried where possible to note when the original items were bought in local stores. The links do not cost you anything to click on however I might receive a few pennies for sharing the products with you. I have been pleased with all of the items I have purchased. Some of them are no longer available however I have listed a similar item.
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Happy New Year! 2022 may bring us some new crafting goodies and ideas however I would like to show you an older technique called Iris Folding. I have often admired cards made in this fashion but had never allowed myself time to learn the craft of folding strips of paper in equal widths and layering them over a template. Once you realise that you are working from behind the card it is relatively simple and very therapeutic.
Before I explain how to set out this card, I must mention the glorious papers from Craft Consortium Ltd. This Patina set is from their Essential Papers Range which is available in 12×12 and 6×6. The colours are incredible!
You will need: 8×8 card blank/ 7×7 card for the front of the card and as base support/chosen paper for folds/large circular frame die/sticky tape or tape runner.
The Patina card was made from one sheet of 12×12 paper. Using a score board – score every 1/2″. Using a paper trimmer – cut at every 1″. Now fold each 1″ strip in half, crease firmly. If a flatter finish is required then stick the strip together.
Take the 7″x7″ card front and cut a 6″ circle centrally. Place this frame on top of the template below with the card front facing down and the numbers facing you. Secure with removal tape.
Take the first paper strip and place it across the line marked 1. Secure the first end down. Leave enough paper to hold the strip in place. Then cut away the excess and stick the second end down. Small pieces of tape or a tape runner work well for this process. Follow the pattern around numerically ensuring that all of the fold lines face towards the centre. Keep going until you reach the centre square.
If required secure the second 7″x7″ square behind the folds to hold them in place. Now remove the tapes and turn the iris fold piece over to reveal the front of the card. If required cut a circle frame to line the aperture because this will neaten up the edges. Add sentiments as required and adhere to the 8″x8″ card base.
Lisa Horton Crafts Papers
This version features papers from the second LHC magazine.