Thursday, 16 February 2012

Wedding anniversay papercut

Last year I was a bridesmaid for a friend's wedding over in Canada. It was a great day and a beautiful wedding. It's just coming up to their 1st wedding anniversary and I wanted to make them a special present out of paper (the traditional 1st anniversary gift!). After downloading Inkscape for free I started playing around with some designs for a papercut. When I had the final design I reversed the image and printed it on to some nice white paper. I then started cutting out the design...

 After a few hours (and a severely dented finger from pressing too hard on the knife!) it turned out like this...

I managed to find some card the same colour as our bridesmaid's dresses. Although I haven't actually mounted it on to the card as I wasn't sure if the colour would go in their house!

The bride's brother had created their wedding stationery and designed 2 birds that featured on everything (including the cake!). I couldn't do a papercut without including them - in the end I put them everywhere! At their reception they had loads of Christmas trees so I put a few at the bottom of the heart.

It's in the post now on the way to Canada. Hopefully they'll both like it!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Letter 'R' tote bag

It was my friend's birthday at the weekend and I couldn't find anything to get her so I decided to decorate a plain tote bag that I'd got from Hobby Craft. The bag looked a bit boring with just the letter on it so I put some buttons on the letter and also at the bottom of the straps.

She loved the bag and used it to carry all her other presents home! I've got 2 more plain bags to decorate so watch this space to see what I do with them!