Time to do some crafting. Maybe this is something you can make as a gift for Christmas or prepare it for a lazy game Sunday with the family. It is not only fun to play this game, but to make up your own patterns with all of your pretty washi tapes.
All you need is a box full of plain memory cards, should be available in every bigger craft store and a whole lot of different washi tapes with pretty colors and patterns.
Always take two plain cards and tape the same pattern on them. My cards were almost the perfect size, so that four stripes of tape fitted almost completely on the card. Cut the ends really close at the edges, so nothing overlaps.
If you want to make this game a little harder, choose patterns that differ only in slight color shades or for example stripes, that are straight and cross in the same color. Thus it’s harder to tell the cards apart, when they are turned seperately. And you will most likely find it harder getting the right pair.
I will show you next week, how to make this pretty box for your memory cards. It’s very easy and quick.
have fun creating your own patterns for your memory game
This little garland should remind me to read more everyday. It hangs above my reading armchair next to my book shelf. Until now I only read in bed, till my eyelids drop. But since I reorganized my books and my reading space, I read every day for a little while between appointments or tasks from my to do-list. Love this new place.
The garland is very easy and fast to make.
1.You take an old book you won’t read anymore and tear out some pages, foremost pages with text only and no heading or pictures. Then you fold them always on the same line of text. It’s the easiest way to get the same length for all pages.
2.-4. Draw 3D-letters on the pages with a black marker. This way you make sure, that the text isn’t visible under it.
5. Choose a ribbon, place it on the inner fold and glue the short end of the page.
6. Then fold it over and run over it, to ensure that the two parts of the page stick together.
And now you are already disposed to hang the garland. Easy, isn’t it? 🙂
Want some more inspiration? Look over here:
Like I promised last week, here comes the tutorial for the second picture I made for my livingroom wall. It’s very simple, but takes more time because of the paint. So lets get started. 🙂
You need a little canvas, some paint – I used varnish – in different colors, a stamp, washi tape that matches your chosen colors and some scrapbooking letters.
At first you paint a background with different colors. I used one color for each layer, let everything dry for at least half an hour and went to the next layer. I used black as the first one, so it wouldn’t pop up so much. The accents I set in gold and finally white. I had in mind, that I wanted to use the white area for stamping and writing, so I filled this part entirely.
Afterwards I stamped three cameras on the white area and painted two of them black and golden.
For the final effect I used one of my favorite washi tapes with matching colors to add some accents and those lovely letters from Bella Boulevard – Sophisticates. And that’s it. Easy, isn’t it? 🙂
If you feel inspired by this, I would be very interested in what you came up with. So please send me an email or leave a comment with a link to your picture. 🙂
You find the mini-tutorial for the other picture here.
If your are interested in more DIYs, you can find them here:
Here’s a teenie tiny DIY, that’s fast to do, but can make your wall look much more sunnier. I’m still looking for some inspiration for my livingroom wall, but last weekend I started the process by creating this picture in only half an hour.
I chose a little square canvas and some yellow and orange washi tapes. Finally I went with only two of them – the bright yellow ones, which fitted most the theme of sunshine.
I taped two lines at top and bottom of the canvas. Be sure to cut it long enough to go to the back of the picture, so the ends of the stripes won’t pop up. After that I went for my scrapbooking supply to search for a happy alphabete and found this:
The most difficult part was to bring the letters in the right position, because I did it without measuring, just free hand. But I think this is very close to perfect 😉
Next to it hangs the other picture, I made last weekend. I will post the tutorial next week.
have a wonderful day 🙂