All posts tagged: 3D PAPER PROJECTS

Origami Birds

My 7 yr old son asked me to make origami birds with him last night.  He had taken a book out of the library at school with the steps to make it and he was so eager to do so!  So we  set out to folding and 23 folding steps and 30 minutes later, we had these sweet origami birds made! RONIN”S BIRD I am entering this bird in the Crafty Creations Challenge as he is so proud of it! As am I, of him!  He did each step on his own; as he watched me try a fold, he would do the same on his.  I had to read the steps since they were in french.  He is a crafty little guy!! Here’s mine and here they are ‘flying’!!  Ronin would love to hear what you think of these fancy fold origami birds!   Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Deena 

Pretty Petals Origami Flower Card

I have made many wonderful new friends through this blog and for that, I will always be grateful!!   Rosana is one such friend, all the way from Sao Paulo Brazil, that I met online when she sent me the most wonderful e-mail, sharing with me that my blog and creations had inspired her! **blush** She also tentatively asked  for some advice about starting her own blog, which she launched soon after.    I was so touched by that e-mail and those kind words from someone I sensed, and now know  to be a truly creative spirtit!  It meant so much to me to know that I had somehow inspired someone so far away from my own home here in Canada, by way of this incredible blogging journey that I began two and a half years ago! You may have been to her blog before and if you have not…well my friends, you are all in for a treat!!  She is sensational!  Her work is original and beautiful and her albums are especially meaningful!  I’m sure …

Cricut Easter Egg Basket

Easter is on it’s way and I thought it would be fun to have some decorations for the table! I used my handy dandy Cricut Expression to cut the template for the basket. (Easter cartridge 2010 on a 12″ x 12″ sheet set to fit to page)  The eggs are cut from the same.  I used Martha Stewart playful blue dp for the basket and some Crate paper to decorate. (grass, eggs)  The little felt butterfly and flowers were a gift from my friend Peggy, (The Nutty Cardmaker) thanks sweetie!  This took about 15 minutes to make! Love it!! The final dimension:Cut:  Fit to Page feature button ON  – 12 x 12″ paper = 4 1/2″ wide,  3 1/2″ deep , 3 1/4″ high not counting handle. Handle adds 2 1/2″ to the height.   I tied  crinkled seam binding in eggshell blue to the top of the handle for a finishing touch! Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Deena Related Articles Spring Easter Basket (

A Look Back (Tutorials)

I thought it would be fun to have a look back at some of my favourite projects and tutorials that I’ve enjoyed making! CLICK THE LINKS for details on any of these projects. This sympathy card samples two techniques:  Cutting FABRIC FLOWERS using the cuttlebug  and it effectively shows off the BLACK MAGIC TECHNIQUE too.   I explored the versatility of the cuttlebug and borderabilities to cut and emboss this Christmas card.   I had so much fun coming up with this mini backpack scrapbook tutoria lto share with my friends at Scrapbook Crazy!   I first had the idea for these clear acetate bonbon boxes on SCS, but gave them a twist of my own.  They make great Valentine or Easter treats and can be embellished for any holiday!  The full tutorial for these can be seen HERE.   I’m super proud of my Flat Fold Gift Boxes! I love the simple design, and they fold down flat to store or ship easily! Love that! I hope you enjoyed having a look back at …

Ring in 2010 with Glitter and Bling!

I am sooooo excited!!  I got a CRICUT EXPRESSION for Christmas from my fabulous husband!!  Does he realize what this means???   As if I didn’t spend enough time in my craft room as it is!!  Maybe he thought that with this machine I would get my projects done faster and so give me more time with him and the boys…but who’s kidding who?  Now I just have that many MORE PROJECTS that I will want to make!!  heehee This New Year mobile is the first thing I’ve made using the Cricut.  I have to say the possibilities are endless with this machine and I was a bit overwhelmed when I thought about it!!  I don’t think I would ever have bought this for myself .  I really wasn’t sure I wanted to open that can of worms so to speak…but now that I have it in my crafty anxious hands, I will NOT LET GO!!  Nope, it’s mine and it’s here to stay!   It is easy to use and I love it!!! It took only …

New Gift Card Holder Tutorial!

Need a new idea for wrapping up your gift cards?  I’ve made this Gift Box Gift Card Holder tutorial for Custom Crops that you can find HERE.  Let me know what you think, it really helps to know what new ideas you’re all looking for! All Custom Crops tutorials and templates are free and always available in the Custom Crops Projects section.  The fabulous girls from Custom Crops also have Video Tutorials for you! Have a creative day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hot Cocoa packet Holder Tutorial

Hi everyone!  From the results of the poll I took on the hot cocoa holder I posted last week, there are some of you who wanted a “how to”. So today I went ahead and made a tutorial for you.  Thank you for your response to the poll, it really helps me know what my readers want to see! Materials Cardstock- chocolate chip 8 1/2″  x 6 3/4″,  white Circle punch Double sided adhesive tape Ribbon or brad Scoring tool Stamp- I used UNITY Hodgepodge of Happiness cup and sentiment OPTIONAL: Cuttlebug and embossing folder – I used Snowflakes Die Cut Nestabilities: Labels One Scallop oval punch Step 1:  Score the cardstock at 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ vertically.  Score the bottom edge at 1/2″. Step 2: Cut the corner just below where the score lines cross. Step 3: Add adhesive tape to the bottom folding edge just to the score line. Step 4: Flip the cardstock over and still working on the cut corner side add adhesive tape to the long edge and across the …