Saturday, March 07, 2009

carnival issue 9 •••••family fun


a crafty pal of mine, kiera, was experimenting with those paper ornaments you make with circles, only her first try came out triangular instead of like a sphere. i couldn't bear to toss it, so i pinched the centers together with embroidery floss and embellished it with lots of pink flowers and glitter fairy accents. i added some beads to hang it and it will be a perfect treat for some little pink-loving girl.

so i received lots of submissions for this issue - thanks to everyone who contributed.  let's start this blog hop with some family fun projects, shall we?

• rose at fine craft guild shares an age-old tutorial for making tissue-paper flowers. these days with so many gorgeous handmade tissue papers, these don't have to be your kindergardener's bouquets anymore. it was so funny, i had been talking about this very thing to a co-worker, and the next day rose sent me an email with this link! the universe at work, my friends...

• rose also gave me the links to her paper maché recipe and st. patrick's day crafts - great stuff!

• if you've always wanted to start a scrapbook, but didn't know where to begin, check out vanessa's basics for beginners post on her blog.

• darcy shows you how to make these sweet paper lanterns on smart-bottom enterprises.

• i have to give a shout out to the ever-popular crafty chica...she altered a wood lantern with scrapbook paper.

• my pal daniela has the best kits....you're gonna wanna buy this hanging sentiments project!

• i love paper beads!  cheryl posted a few pics that show how easy and fun it is.  i also recommend a book called creative beads from paper and fabric....which is on sale for only $2.99!!

• i found this site with the most adorable paper birds - so simple to make too!

• while we're on the bird theme....who could resist erika's little paper owls with paper clip legs?

i can't wait to try Nita's technique for encasing leaves in rice paper for collage - cool!

that's a wrap - thanks for hoppin' along with me, hope you found some inspiration along the way!


3 comments:

  1. Thank you for inclusion in the Carnival, and even more importantly, THANK YOU for finding these great projects for us.

    I adore that bird post. Great great great for Spring break, and then to have around till Easter.

    I just made a 'real' bird nest with my girl and a friend, so the two of them go together... in a future blog article, I gather.

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  2. Great post! Those paper birds are adorable! Thank you so much for including my paper lanterns. :)

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