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Christmas is Coming! – K-Mart, Handmade Christmas Cards

Hello everyone, It’s hard to believe it is already October and Christmas is less that 2 and a half months away. It’s time to start thinking about those handmade Christmas projects, gifts and decorations. Christmas Cards is a good place to start as you need to be organised with these so that you get them posted on time!!

Here is an easy Christmas card idea that is set to impress your fiends and family. All the materials and equipment you need you can find in K-Mart so its easy and cheap. You can come up with your own Christmas designs or download my pattern if you want.

This is what you will need  – all of it can be purchased from the Craft Department at K-Mart except for the Washi tape which you will find in the stationary area.

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Here is how you wake them:

With the silver and gold paint pump bottles spray the cards carefully with paint. Make sure you have a good drop sheet to help protect everything else in your work area from the over spray. Don’t worry if the spray looks uneven or there are some bigger splatters here and there as the finished effect will look fine. The cards will curl a little because of the moisture but they should flatten out as they dry. If you are impatient like me use a small desk fan to quicken up the drying process

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Using my pattern sheet trace the shapes onto some plastic sheeting, cut them out carefully

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Trace around the templates onto the back of the green and/or red textured card and cut out.

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You can spray the coloured card shapes if you want to or just leave them plain

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Attach the Washi tape to the card placing it so that it goes over the edges and only trim neatly after it is stuck down. See photos of sample cards for ideas on placement.

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Attach Christmas shape with double sided tape. See photos to check position

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Embellish with rhinestones

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Your card is now complete

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Here are the instructions for the card with the 3 trees.

Repeat instructions for the preparing the card with the paint spray. When the paint is dry stick 3 small pieces of tape in place for the tree trunks. See photo below for placement. Don’t worry if the placement isn’t accurate.

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Attach trees using double sided tape

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Embellish with rhinestones

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Your card is now complete

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Here a some more samples to inspire you.

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‘Welcome Baby’ Cards – K-Mart Craft Revisited, Part 4

Another simple handmade card idea to welcome the new baby. You can find everything you need in the Craft Department at K-Mart. Come up with your own baby themed designs or you can download my pattern for three card designs for free. Thank you to my sister, Cathy who inspired me with the ‘pram’ card that she designed.

Here is what you will need to purchase to make these cards. You will also need some scissors, a glue gun and some double sided tape (the normal variety and the mounting tape which has a bit of thickness to it). See pictures below of the materials and equipment you will need.

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Here are some simple step by step instructions with photographs to show you how to make them. Have fun!

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K-Mart Crafts Revisited, Part 3 – Felty Owl Cards

Hello everyone,

Another card idea using supplies exclusively purchase at K-Mart. This one is all about owls but you can come up with your own ideas. If you want to copy mine you can purchase and download my pattern sheet with patterns for all 8 owls.

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Here is what you will need from K-Mart. All of these products can be found in the Craft Department. You will also need scissors and double sided tape. A glue gun may come in handy too.

And here is how to make them:

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K-Mart Crafts Revisited – Part 2

Hello everyone,

Here is another K-Mart craft using only craft supplies you can easily and cheaply buy in K-Mart. As I explained in my previous post K-Mart have made some changes in their craft department so if you find that you cannot find something that I have used please let me know.

This is another easy card project which is great to do with a group of adults or kids. The cards are very simple to make, require no previous experience or expensive equipment and you don’t even need to be crafty to make them.

So here we go. If you have any questions or suggestions please leave a comment below.

Here is what you will need. You can find all of these items in the Craft Department at K-Mart except for the ‘Washi Tape’ – you will find that in the Stationery Department

Here is how you make them:

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K-Mart Crafts Revisited! Part 1

Hello everyone. It’s been along time since my last post but I am back again with plenty of great ideas to share.

One of my viewers liked one of my K-Mart crafts and then told me that she went to K-Mart to get the supples and found that they no longer stocked what she needed. I can imagine the disappointment so I am very sorry!

I went to K-Mart as soon as I could to check it out and found that a lot has changed in their craft department. They seem to have swapped suppliers so some of their stock is the same just labelled differently. However a lot of things they have stopped stocking altogether. Such a shame but I suppose this happens with big business!

I got over my disappointment pretty quickly though and took up the challenge to come up with some new ideas! So my K-Mart posts will be similar but different to the previous posts but you can be assured that all you need you can find easily and cheaply at K-Mart.

I am sure that this won’t be the end of more changes so if you find that you can’t buy something where I said you can please let me know!

So here is my first simple craft made with craft supplies from K-Mart. It is similar to a previous post with a few changes. Hope you like it.

These are the supplies you will need

You will also need a pair of scissors and a glue gun which you can also purchase in the craft department.

How to make them:

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Christmas Cards – Music, Christmas Trees and Golden Splatter!

Hi everyone,

Did know that Christmas is only just over a month away. Where has this year gone?

To help you get into the spirit early here is an easy handmade Christmas card idea. I have used mixed media – paper, felt, buttons, paint, hessian/linen etc and I love machine sewing on cards. It quick and easy and looks awesome. I enjoy using a variety of media when making my cards as it just makes them that bit more interesting and appealing. (These cards will be for sale on my Etsy store if you haven’t the time or the gear to make them yourself)

DSC_0627You had better get cracking then on those handmade cards! Your friends and family will be impressed with these!! Here is some photos and instructions on how to make them…

Old music paper is hard to find so when you do get your hands on some it’s pretty precious – well to me anyway?? To make sure it never runs out I photocopy mine and you can bearly notice the difference between the original and the copy (if you don’t ever put them side by side that is).

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Crazy Easy Gorgeous Christmas Cards

These would have to be one of the easiest Christmas cards to make. All you need is some scraps of Christmas paper and some sparkly diamantes. DSC_0008

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Of course you can go to town with the embellishing with things like sequins, stars and snowflake hole punch shapes but try to keep it simple. If you are using plain cards you could decorate with a simple Christmas stamp if you want to. I have use a snowflake stamp to give the background a bit of interesting detail, but plain would be fine too. You could also have some fun with some watered down paint and a toothbrush to give that flicked paint effect.

This is a fun craft to do in a group as it is easy and you don’t need much equipment and you could just gather together your paper scraps from last season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Best Wishes’ Card with Cute Wooden Shapes

Here is another card-making idea using a range of different media – card, recycled paper, fabric (linen), string (jute twine), buttons and wooden shapes.

I bought this great stack of recycled paper one day at a Florist/Gift Store. I have used this paper so much in my card making since I purchase it – luckily it was a big stack! I just love the recycled, old fashioned, rustic look to gives to my cards.

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Simple Water Colour Painting – ‘Flowers’

Hi everyone,

I really felt like painting the other day so I got out my watercolours and watercolour paper pad and had a go.

I thought flowers would be cheery subject and so I stuck to that theme for the next few hours and came up with these creations. With flowers you really don’t need to come up with new ideas – you can find inspiration from others peoples artwork or from nature itself.

The different shapes and colours of flowers is endless. I found my inspiration from a folk art book that I found online but you can find ideas from all sorts of places – greeting cards, gift wrapping, kids books, art books, fabrics – flowers appear as a decorating feature on lots of things, you just need to look around! I

I have made cards from my creations that are for sale on my Etsy Store.

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Handmade cards using ‘T2’ Recycled Packaging

I bought some cups from T2 the other day and they packaged them in this great tissue paper. It was so cool I couldn’t throw it out so I kept it stored in my craft room until I would need it for some craft project one day.

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The inspiration finally came and the other day and I created these cards. Very simple yet effective using the tissue paper as the background feature.

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Crafts Inspired by Kmart – Part 3, More quick and easy card making!

Please note:

Since publishing this post K-Mart have changed stockists and some of these items are no longer available in their stores. Sorry for the inconvenience but hope the ideas will still inspire you. Thanks, Chrissy

Hello everyone, I’m back!! Been away on Holidays but back home now crafting again in my craft room. Here is another craft idea using only suppliers from Kmart. So it’s cheap and easy to organise – just one store to get all your supplies. Another great idea to do in a group!

This is what you will need for this project

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Cards, Cards, Cards! Mixed Media with Machine Stitching – Part 5

I love making cards!

I love it because you can make them as easy or as complicated as you like depending on the time you have, the material you have and how creative you want to be.

Here are my mixed media range. I have used lace, recycled paper, wrapping papers, some die cut shapes and embellished the card with stamps and some machine sewing.

Please feel free to be inspired by my ideas. If you don’t have the time or materials to make your own you can purchase these cards and more on my Etsy Shop

All cards are individually handmade and designed by me. These are a one of a kind!

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