Friday, 31 May 2013

On the sewing table

Image and dress pattern via Burdastyle.

Next project: a new dress! I love this one from Burda, it reminds me of Italy and sunny summer days. I also think it has a bit of a Dolce & Gabbana feel to it, especially when made out of the floral fabric I want to use for it. What do you think?

Can't wait until summer is finally here! 
Love, Birgit

Sunday, 26 May 2013

PNP: Birthday card and CD cover

This week, we celebrated a friend's birthday. I made this card and CD cover (I burned her a CD with beading patterns) to accompany the other gifts we got her. I included the steps for the CD cover below.

You can find the original card here (I know the link refers to a Pinterest URL, but the link to the website appears to be dead...).


1. Take a CD cover apart and trace it onto the piece of paper you want to use. (You can also trace it on a white sheet first, that you can later on use as a template)
2. Cut out the shape, fold and glue the two side-flaps.
3. Insert your CD and use tape, a sticker or whatever you like to 'seal' it.
You can also embellish the cover, like I did. I drew some flowers, but you can sticker it, paint it, anything you like. You can do this either before of after you cut out the template and glue everything together.

Done! Hope you like it :)
Love, Birgit

Saturday, 11 May 2013

PNP: two cards

Today I just wanted to show you two cards that I made.

For my mother's day card (for those wondering: the writing is in Dutch), I started by drawing the pattern underneath in dark and light green hues. Then I added the ombre birds and punched little white hearts to glue onto them. I just needed one more element for the writing, so I chose two of the blue hues to make the banners. Hope my mom will like it, we'll find out tomorrow :).
The next one is a birthday card I made for a friend some time ago. I've drawn the patterns on the banners since I couldn't find a pattern I liked in my paper stash. It's a simple card, but I like the look of the different patterns together.

Happy Saturday!
Love, Birgit