so imagine you are 5, very very nearly 6, what in the world is your most favourite thing other than lego and cake? oh yeah, you got it right there, stickers. stickers are always a sure winner whether they be football, lego, aliens, cars, dinosaurs as long as they stick to something pretty much anything goes!
so when we received an email asking us whether we would like to review a new venture called the sticker club clearly our answer was always going to be YES!
we were recently asked whether we would like to give the cricut mini a bit of a work out and post our views of the little machine. well with our love of making stuff especially out of paper and card of course we said yes please thank you very much. a few days later the little beauty arrived.
it looks like a cross between a printer and a guillotine, i guess that because actually that’s kind of what it is. it is said to be able to cut a wide range of material including card, vinyl, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and even thin foils. we however have only tried card at the moment.
many years ago i used to work for a retailer buying their christmas department. it was a huge amount of fun and as part of the development process i learnt how to make crackers. they are not difficult, you just need a little bit of patience and a some time to pull everything together. it’s so wonderful to pull a cracker on the day, and for your guest to have something personal as a gift rather than something fairly random or useless, and yes they do have to laugh at the jokes otherwise no turkey!
for the last couple of christmases i’ve been making card or craft paper stars. they look spectacular and are really easy to make. i’ve made them for us, for friends and for friends shops! you too could make some if you like, you can find the instructions just here.
this year however i stumbled across some little paper decorations whilst in new york and they were even more fab! so i bought one pulled it apart and up scaled it.
i saw these little houses at a press show back in july, a christmas press show in july. i thought they were fabulous. the lady making them helen musslewhite has an increadible talent. she made some fabulous centre pieces which were beyond magnificent. check this centre piece out. truly inspiring. View Post