Showing posts with label paper crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label paper crafts. Show all posts

Friday, April 01, 2011

My Fabulous Quilling Present

My sister made this for my birthday. It now has a place of honor on my wall, next to my embroidered butterfly.

Isn't it beautiful? I absolutely love it. I've never tried quilling, I don't think I'd have the patience for it. But she makes such gorgeous designs out of paper!

I never knew you could make so many different pattern just from rolling paper! It's very intricate, beautiful, and in all the right colors.

Monday, December 27, 2010

How to Make Pretty Presents

I went all out in wrapping presents this year. First, I made my own origami boxes out of scrapbook paper. I then decorated them with various strips of paper.

I even ventured into making my own bows out of paper. The boxes and the ribbon bows were super easy to make. I made three boxes and two bows. I plan to make the boxes and the bows for future birthdays and Christmas's. I also made homemade giftags. No sharpie pen on wrapping paper this year.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ireland Scrapbook

I'm almost done with the redesign of this blog. I haven't decided yet whether I like the shade of blue in the background. I thought this would be a great time to update my blog with some of the projects I've done that never made it here. I'll also be going through the older posts and seeing if I can't replace some of the images that used to be on Vox many years ago.

The first project is one I made for her birthday last year. In early January 2009 I went to Northern Ireland to present my paper in a Gender, Politics and Religion conference. While I was there I took lots and lots of photos. I think I ended up with 14 rolls of 36 exposure slides. Yes, I shot film. I was taking a film class at the time which required a film camera and I was too poor to afford a DSLR.

My mother wants to go to Ireland, but has never been able to. I thought I would make her a scrapbook of Northern Ireland so that she could go there without buying a plane ticket. While I grew up scrapbooking, this was my first scrapbooking project as an adult. I was very pleased with how it turned out. If I took more pictures of friends and myself I would definitely have to take up scrapbooking. I really enjoyed it but I take artistic photos, I don't usually take candids.

This was the title page.

Here's some of the other pages I did.

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