Confetti wrap // fruity edition

Hello! I’ve just revamped my confetti wrap for Paperchase and have come up with this fruity version – perfect for summer. Nip over if you want to get the templates and read the how-to.

We’re counting down for the summer holidays at the moment. I think when they finally arrive we are all going to collapse in a heap! I hope you have got lovely summer plans ahead of you.

Confetti wrap // fruity edition

Confetti wrap // fruity edition

Confetti wrap // fruity edition

Confetti wrap // fruity edition

Confetti wrap // fruity edition

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DIY play envelopes & stamps

When my boys were younger they used to love making little letters. I’ve put together an all-in-one envelope template and play stamps in the hope that it might inspire a little one that you know to create some snail mail too!

DIY play envelopes & stamps

You can make a little postbox if you want. There are some great examples on pinterest.

DIY play envelopes & stamps

By the way, I’ve been making a few changes around here in order to make my website mobile friendly so it may look a bit different to usual. I hope you like it!

DIY play envelopes & stamps

DIY play envelopes & stamps

DIY play envelopes & stamps

DIY play envelopes & stamps

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Good quality A4 paper
+ Scissors
+ Ruler
+ Compass or needle for scoring
+ Sticker or tape for sealing envelope

DIY play envelopes & stamps

HOW TO
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1. Print out the all-in-one template (the pdf is at bottom of post). Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘grayscale’. Cut around the outside of the template.

2. Score along the dotted lines and fold. You can now write your letter!

3. When you have finished your letter fold the letter up and tuck the flap in between the two layers of paper. This will secure the envelope at the sides.

4. Don’t forget the address and stamp

5. Write wonderful letters to all your favorite people!

PRINTABLE FILES
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+ Play letter
+ Play stamps

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DIY “Heart & Arrow” Card

Hello there! I have spent the last few days blowing the cobwebs off this blog. It’s been nearly four months since my last post (life has been way too busy). I do hope you have all been well.

I wanted to post this card for valentines day but didn’t get around to it. I think any day is a good day to tell someone that you them though!

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' card

Its a really simple card to make. All you need to do is print, cut and fold the template. You can personalise it by adding your own paper to the inside of the card and can also make an envelope to match (patterened/textured/shiny paper would work really well).

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' card

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' card

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' card

There is also a sheet of printable wrap that you can download and print.

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' wrap

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' card

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' wrap

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Good quality A4 paper
+ Scissors
+ Craft knife (watch your fingers!)
+ Ruler
+ Compass or needle for scoring
+ Glue/tape

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' Card

HOW TO
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1. Print out the card template (the pdf is at bottom of post). Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘grayscale’. Cut around the outside of your card.

2. Score along the middle line using a ruler and pointy object (such as compass or needle). Fold along this line. Now cut along the half-heart shape using a craft knife (be as neat and careful as you can). Now fold the heart in half. You may find it helpful to scort the line before folding.

3. Cut out an insert (measuring ??) and fold in half

4. Glue/tape insert into card

5. Print out the envelope template. Click here and print out a C7 envelope template. (Snail mail rules!)

PRINTABLE FILES
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Envelope template (from this page you can print out a C7 envelope template).
Card template
Giftwrap template

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Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Here is a Christmassy version of my confetti wrap. I love it because there are no bows to get squashed. The best bit is that the confetti moves around when you shake it.

I hope all your festive preparations are going well. My children finish school for two weeks today – Yay!

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Plain wrapping paper
+ Clear cellophane
+ Sticky tape
+ Confetti
+ Scissors

HOW TO
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1. Wrap your gift in some plain paper. Neutral colours work well (you could even use brown craft paper).

2. Gather your confetti – if you don’t have any to hand you can make some with a holepunch or you can give some tinsel a haircut!

3. Wrap your gift in cellophane – remember to leave one end open. Pour your confetti mix into the open end of your cellophane wrapped gift. You may need to give it a bit of a nudge to get it to go down the gaps.

If you are struggling to buy clear cellophane then try your local florist (that’s where I got mine from – and it was really inexpensive).

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Merry Christmas

Kate ^_^

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Geometric snowman

Hello. Hope all your Christmas preparations are going well…I can’t believe how quickly November is racing by!

I’ve been making some paper snowmen. They are perfect to use as tree decorations – or would look great on a shelf. All you need to do is print out the templates and then cut, fold and glue them together. PDF’s are at the foot of the post.

geometric snowman // minieco

geometric snowman // minieco

I am nearing the end of my teacher training course {which I think I have mentioned before} and life is a little crazy. The site will probably be very quiet over the coming months until life settles down again :( If I don’t post again before Christmas I really hope you all have a very happy holiday.

geometric snowman // minieco

geometric snowman // minieco

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Good quality A4 paper
+ Scissors
+ Ruler
+ Something pointy (to score your paper with)
+ Glue

HOW TO
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1. Print out your snowman (the pdf at bottom of post). Make sure you set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘best photo’. Cut around the outside of the shapes.

2. Take the head and body pieces and score along the light grey lines using a ruler and pointy object (such as compass or needle). Fold along each of these lines. Glue together

3. Cut and fold the nose.

4. Glue the nose onto the head and the head onto the body. There is also an optional hat that you can make if you want to.

Cheerio for now
Kate ^_^

PRINTABLE FILES
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Snowman – head, nose, hat
Snowman – body

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DIY paper decorations

Hello all. Here is a quick roundup of some of my paper decorations in case you want to start making Christmas decorations. (The links are at the foot of the post). I’m working on some geometric snowmen decorations at the moment and hope to get them on the site next Monday. Have a happy week. Kate x

DIY paper decorations // MiniEco

1. Christmas cracker templates
2. Platonic solid templates
3. Great stellated dodecahedron
4. Accordian folding // Paper baubles
5. Simple paper-cut Christmas decorations
6. Paper gems
7. Cut + fold paper stars

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