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Lets try something new….bookfolding

Bookfolding.  You may have seen it and I happened to come across a demonstration on Create and Craft and as lovely as the makes looked I did think they looked a little too complex and fiddly for me, and possibly a little time-consuming.  I did have a look online and there are plenty of patterns but most you pay for.  Not something you want to do if you are not sure if you can manage the patterns.  Not long later a pattern was made available on a group I belong to and I printed it out and decided to have a go.

It’s a different craft and I have to say the finished effect is very nice but I am not sure if it’s a craft that I will be indulging in, although the free pattern I have kept and I will use it again if I am asked.  Where I have made mistakes I’ve carefully hidden them…ahem..

So what do you think???

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Papercraft

Best Friend

Sorry its been so long since I have posted but things just got in the way of me and my crafty brain.  I am back in the swing of things now and I am sharing a make I finally got to give my best friend last weekend.  Please enjoy.

SAM_2831I made this hanging using elements from the craftwork cards Chalkboard collection which included chipboard to make some hangings. This was a very simple make.  The friend chipboard was from another craftwork cards collection from way back last year and I painted it in Chalk.  When it was dry I covered it in glossy accents.

The chipboard I covered in papers from the chalkboard pad adding a few sentiments from the collection and making some of my own little flowers here and there.  I added matching card candi which I coated with glossy accents again and I added the friend sentiment.  I used some bakers twine to finish it and make it into the hanging.

My best friend loved it