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Mini-brads comes in a large variety of colors, but as I like medium and large sized ones, the choices are a bit narrow… So I started to buy office type brads and make them the color I want! Here’s how


Hold your brads with a tweezer, because they get HOT!


Heat them with an embossing tool or heat gun.


Dip them in desired embossing powder. Heat again. Repeat if necessary (regular embossing powder usually requires two layers).


This is the result of using Ranger Embossing Puffs (one layer). Aren’t they gorgeous?!?


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I have this thing about fans… The vintage ones! I needed one for a project I’m working on, but couldn’t find them anywhere so I made my own template for the Gazelle. Those of you who use this can e-mail me at 060.615249@telia.com and I’ll send you the template. Otherwise, you’ll have to use the .jpg-file below.

fantemplateI have made the parts approx 4″ (10 cm) high, and have used 8 or 9 parts for each fan. Cut them in patterned paper or cardstock to decorate yourself. I used plain white CS for mine, inked, stamped and embossed and this is what I came up with:


Put a brad through the hole to hold the parts together, and if you want you can thread a ribbon through the slits, like I did:


Thread ribbon up through slit no 1 on the part furthest back, down through slit no 2 and up through slit no 3 and continue through slit no 1 on the second part. Spread the fan as you like it to be when you have gone through all the parts, attach the ribbon ends on the back.



Products used: White CS, stamps from Pysselmyran and Autumn Leaves, Distress Inks and Embossing Powder from Ranger, Staz-On stamp pad. Ribbon from stash.

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Tired of those plain paper or fabric flowers? Then alter them!

This will take you far:


Flowers, stamps, stamp pads and embossing powder.

Sometimes inking the edges is enough:


Or stamp on them, and why not emboss while you’re at it?


Cover them completely in embossing powder or UTEE is great!


Also the fabric flowers can be altered, I stamped a couple of Bazzill Wings with an embossing pad and Ranger Embossing Puffs (yep, it puffs!).


Have a go at altering your flowers!

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Or are you a bit curious on how to use them? I made a tutorial at Cropstop, have a look here for part 1 and part 2.

My challenge at CropStop this week is to make tags, check it out here!


And while you’re there already, register as a member and become part of our lovely and creative community!

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Trött på de vanliga pappersblommorna? Ta och piffa till dem, då!

Det här kommer man långt med


Blommor, stämplar, stämpeldynor och embossingpulver

Ibland räcker det med att färga in kanterna, som jag gjort här


Eller så kan man stämpla, och även embossa på dem


Täcka dem helt med embossingpulver eller UTEE går också bra


Även tygblommor går att piffa till, här fick några Bazzill Wings en omgång med stämpeldyna och Ranger Embossing Puffs (blir upphöjt, som puff-färgerna till tyg)


Så sätt igång att piffa till dem litet!

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Falska rosetter

Ibland har mina klumpiga fingrar svårt att knyta rosetter, så då tar jag till fusket…

Det här behöver du:



Band och glue-dots. Bandet har jag klippt så en bit är så lång att den täcker det jag vill täcka, en bit för att forma öglorna och en centimeter omlott, och en bit som är tre gånger så lång som bandet är brett.


Bandet som ska forma öglorna formar jag till en ring, sätter ihop med en glue-dot och använder ytterligare en för att fästa på bas-bandet.


En glue-dot över skarven på bandet, och tryck till så det bildas en ögla på varje sida.


Sätt fast det korta bandet på tvärsen, med en glue dot.


Vänd på alltihop och sätt fast ändarna med… glue dots!

Och sen var det klart!


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I was going to make some pillow boxes as treat boxes for Kelly’s birthday party, and found out my template made too small boxes! So I had to redo it, but found out it was quite easy to make them without templates as soon as I got the hang of it!

1. You will need
8 1/2″x11″ paper
Embossing tool or bone folder
Circle shape (I used Fiskars template)
Double sided tape or glue

2. Score one mark at about 1/2″ from the right side, and one score on the half of the leftover area. I made mine at 10 cm and 20 cm from the left side, as I only have a ruler for centimeters!

3. Fold along the scored lines.

4. Mark the circled shape as shown on the photo, on both sides

5. Cut along the lines

6. Mark another circled line using embossing tool or bone folder, that touches the ends like in the photo

7. Embellish the box as you like, then glue/tape together along the narrow folded piece, and fold in the ends.

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