Feather washi tape cake toppers

IMG_5157I love baking desserts and sweet treats and if you’re the same, why not finish your delicious creations with fun, handmade decorations.

I took a piece of white card stock and covered a section with random lines of brightly colored washi tape. Then I used my Feather X-Large lever punch and punched shapes through the card stock and washi tape.feather collageTo finish, glue them with a hot glue gun to a wooden cocktail stick.IMG_5137Easy!

The dessert I made is a traditional English recipe, using homemade meringues and fresh raspberry cream. It’s called Eton Mess and you can find the recipe here.IMG_5161


Cardboard Box Arcade

IMG_1547We are well into the throws of summer here, and between trips to the beach, swimming lessons, picnics and playdates, my kids are always looking for an opportunity to be creative at home. Having the kids work on making a cardboard box arcade will provide hours of fun and entertainment as well make memories to last a lifetime. My children are able to do most of this with minimal supervision from me, but if your kids are smaller, you may want to help with cutting cardboard boxes as they can be very tough!

Continue reading

Stencil technique – with punches

IMG_4170Playing around with my new Fern Lever Punch the other day led me to come up with a stenciling technique that I had a lot of fun with and the more intricate the punch design, the better.

Start out by punching out your design from a scrap of card stock. IMG_4143Put the punched shapes to one side for a future project as you’re actually going to use the remaining card stock as the stencil. Place the stencil on a second piece of card stock and add color. I used an ink pad, but you could use gelatos, markers, water colors…

Continue reading

Let’s Sew Together – Super Happy Slippers – and a giveaway

IMG_3219Tegenn has been desperate to make some slippers for quite some time, so she was quick to jump on the Super Happy Slippers project from Let’s Sew Together by Rubyellen Bratcher.  They’re on the cover – she spotted them immediately!

She loved using fabric markers to draw pictures on the tops of the slippers – she thinks that drawing on fabric is much more fun than drawing on paper, and I’m inclined to agree with her.Slipper collage 2

Continue reading