MiniEco: A Craft Book {winner}

A massive thank you to all the lovely people who entered my giveaway. I was amazed at the amount of entries (and all the kind words). The five winners are as follows:
Kat (The craft bureau), Jackie Knight, Karen B, SP (stefpapa) and Catarina Dias. I have emailed you separately.

If you are not a winner you could still buy my book (shameless self publicity!). Check out this page for details. I also have 20 beautifully wrapped copies to sell via etsy. If you are interested in this option please leave a comment below and I will give you more details.

For those of you who are curious I use a wordpress plugin called ‘and the winner is’ to choose my giveaway winners.

Bye for now
Kate ^_^

Paper Gems: New Templates

Hello there! My book finally came out this week! As a little present I am giving you the templates for the paper gems that are shown in the book. They are an improved version of the ‘old‘ gems on my site. They include two new designs (including a simple diamond) and all the gems are available in large or small template form.

Paper gems // New templates (large & small!)

I hope you have fun with them…they will work really well as Christmas tree decorations. Marta from muffins in my backpack also made a great advent calendar from my original gems two years ago. Check it out here.

If you fancy makng some then you will find the PDF’s at the bottom of the page.

Paper gems // New templates (large & small!)

Paper gems // New templates (large & small!)

Paper gems // New templates (large & small!)

Paper gems // New templates (large & small!)

You can order a copy of ‘MiniEco: A Craft Book‘ from The Book Depository, or It would make a great gift for Christmas *^_^* If you don’t fancy buying one then you can always borrow a copy from your local library.

MiniEco: A Craft Book

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+ Good quality A4 paper (in whatever colours you fancy)
+ Scissors
+ Ruler
+ Glue
+ Thread
+ Sticky tape

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1. Print out the gems. Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ or ‘text and image’. Cut around the outside of your gem.

2. Score along the dotted lines using a ruler and pointy object (such as compass or needle). Fold along each of these lines.

3. If you want to hang your model up then make sure you stick a loop of thread inside the model before gluing the model together.

4. Glue your model together flap by flap. I use ‘loctite all purpose’ glue for all my paper projects nowadays. Its a bit smelly and can come out of the tube very quickly so not recommended for kids. If kids are making these models then a standard glue stick will do the job well.

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Small Gem A
Small Gem B
Small Gem C
Small Gem D
Small Gem E
Large Gem A
Large Gem B
Large Gem C
Large Gem D
Large Gem E