Friday, December 16, 2016

DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper



                                                              Hello My lovely friends 

I made my own wrapping paper last night by stamping on to plain brown paper. 

I was experimenting with different stamps and inks and paint. 

This is the one I loved the most using white craft paint. 

This paper actually looks like a fancy roll I saw in a shop a few weeks ago that was really expensive.

My brown paper only cost a pound from the pound shop. 

 I had everything else in the house so it was basically free to make!!


I love the way they turned out. It looks so pretty!! 

I will tell you that this is quite time consuming as you need to wait on the paint to dry.
  
I just stamped a section at a time and then did other projects in between drying times. 

Which was about 20 mins but you could also use a heat took to speed up the drying.

 I think it was totally worth the time it takes to make this cause it turned out beautiful.

And you will also have wrapping paper that you made and no one else has. 


All you need is white craft paint and any rubber stamp. 

I used this large snowflake from the Unity this is from the Midnight Kisses KOTM.

 I love this stamp because it is huge!! I found that if you use a bigger stamp it covers more space.  

All you do is pour a THIN layer of craft paint on to a plate or flat surface. 

If you paint is too thick it will leave too much on the stamp and you will not have a good impression.

 Then take your stamp and press into your plate of paint. 

You can use a paint brush to cover any areas that it did pick up paint.


You can also just paint the stamp with paint if you prefer.  

Then stamp on to your paper. 


Take note it does not make a perfect image of the stamp but the impression is lovely all the same. 

Also just like snowflakes everyone is different :) 

Once it was dry I wrapped my presents. 

I put a gemstone in the middle of each snowflake that faced the front of each present.  

Then to finish I tied some string.


I hope you love my wrapping paper as much as I do.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!  

Mandi oxo


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Friday, December 9, 2016

Craft Stamper Reminder



Hello Friends

Here I am with a wee reminder for the Craft Stamper challenge.

Out theme this month is Snow and Ice. 

We want to see you using lots of white products on your card. 

I have to admit this is my back up card since my jar just would not photograph right. 

I used a peeled paint effect paper on my card which I love! 

I hope you have time to join us for all the details head back to the Craft Stamper blog.

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Mandi xox

Friday, December 2, 2016

Craft Stamper - December Challenge


Hello Friends

Welcome to another Craft Stamper Challenge
This month our theme for you is Snow & Ice. 
We want to see you using lots of white product or seasonal makes. 

I used white embossing powder for my project today.
 I used the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil as my background. 
Then used some vellum to stamp my sentiment on. 
The sentiment is from the Unity Holiday Hugs kit of the month.  

Our lovely sponsor this month is Craft Box.
 They have given us this lovely box of goodies to give away.


So hop on over to the Craft Stamper Blog for the rest of the details of this month's challenge. 

I can't wait to see what you create. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 

Mandi xox