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DIY OSW Cards!

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Recently I stumbled upon OSW (One Sheet Wonder) which lets you design numerous cards out of one patterned paper. I chose OSW for 12×12 sheets and designed 10 beautiful cards.

I used the given OSW template and made few tweaks while preparing cards.

OSW Template for 12x12 Double-sided DSP by Seongsook Duncan

Finally, I used one A4 sheet and divided it into two to prepare base card. I used pink floral design with brown background to contrast with the cream base card color. Enjoy my simple yet elegant DIY OSW cards.

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OSW_Saumya_2

Enjoy making DIY OSW Cards!

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Christmas Snowflake DIY

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As Christmas is approaching, I thought of doing some craft for Christmas Decoration. I have made Christmas Snowflake from normal paper. You can use any colored paper or heavy paper for that matter as per the look you want for the snowflake.

Christmas Snowflake

Christmas Snowflake

For each snowflake you would need 6 Square papers, Gluestick, Stapler, Ruler and Pencil (for marking purpose).

1. With each sheet of paper, fold the paper diagonally and once again fold it diagonally, thereby making it triangle.

2. Mark three points at equal distance and cut it till the end leaving about a half inch from the edge.

Triangle

3. After opening it, you will have a diamond with four triangles on each side. Put glue on every other point. You will be rolling two up, and then the alternate two down.

Snowflake Turns

Snowflake Turns

4. Turn it over, and do two the opposite direction.

Christmas Snowflake

Christmas Snowflake

5. Staple three together where they touch together. Make sure that all three are kept in same way where the bigger leaf is on either side for all three of them.

6. Then staple two of these together. Staple each flake with each other where they touch so that they don’t fall when you hang them.

7. Hang them from ceiling with the help of thread where ever you wish to!!!

Paper Quilling – Making Flower

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Quilling can be used to make greeting cards, decorating objects and even building three-dimensional sculptures. In this post, I will show you simple technique to make flower out of quilling stripes. You would require

1. 5 pink/red (any color of your choice) strips for flower
2. Quilling needle
3. Glue Stick/Fevicol
4. Scissors
5. Template with Circles (any stationary shop will have that)

At the end, we will have flower that looks like this.

Quilled Flower

Instructions

1. Insert the end of the paper into the needle of quilling tool.

2. Turn the slotted tool towards you. Place your thumb or index finger at the very tip of the slotted tool: this will prevent the paper from slipping off the tool. Use the other fingers to guide the strip of paper so that it rolls into an even plug (called a tight coil).

3. Gently pull the roll off the needle and put in into the circles template. Choose a circle of your choice. It should not be very big in diameter. Let the paper unrolls up to the size of the circle.

4. Glue the strip at the end and let it dry for few seconds.

Quilled Rolled Flowers

5. Take the coil out and pinch it on one side. You’ve just got one of the basic quilling shapes (see at the end of this article), which is called a “teardrop”. There are lot of different shapes that can be made, but the idea is always the same: roll and pinch.

Petal

6. Make petals for the flower in the same manner and glue them together.

7. Make a peg shape in yellow by rolling a tight coil (you don’t release it before gluing) using a strip of paper (preferably in different color), then glue it closed while it’s still on the tool. Gently ease off the peg from the tool.

Quilled Tight Roll (Peg)

8. To finish add a dot of glue to the centre of the flower and add the yellow centre on top.

After making few flowers, you will get the confidence to try out different designs and shapes. You can search various designs on intranet and try to make them. Below is the guide that will show you different shapes that can be made from Quilling.

Quilling Shapes

Happy Quilling!

Paper Basket

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Hi Friends,

Today I am going to put up a tutorial on how to make a paper basket, which can be made from newspaper or any magazine. I ended up making one like this.

Paper Basket

Paper Basket

You would need following things to make Paper Basket

1. Newspaper
2. Glue Stick/Fevicol
3. Fevi Quick
4. Thin Stick (to help roll the paper)

To make newspaper basket,

1. Tear off the newspaper into halves and with the help of stick roll the newspaper and make the rolled long sticks. I made approx. 25 of them. Flatten the sticks so that they can get the desired shapes.

Paper Sticks

2. With the help of any small object, like old Fevi Stick, start rolling the sticks by gluing the edges during start and at the end. I chose circle as it is easy to make. You can pick old nail paint and make squares out of them.

Making Design

3. Layout base for your design. I made a square which can be bit tough for beginners. You can try out by making circle by putting one in between and other designs around it. Stick the circles with each other with the help of Fevi Quick.

Basket Base

4. With the help of flattened sticks, roll them around to make border. Paste first stick from one of the corner and other one from the opposite corner with the help of Fevi Quick.

5. Tear off 1/8th paper (approx.) and make thin strips by folding them and attach them in between circles to give them strength using fevicol or glue.

6. Paste the circle vertically to your base and stick the circles with the help of Fevi Quick.

Paper Basket

Paper Basket

7. The “Paper Basket” is complete.

Please give me feedback, comments and improvisations so that I can make this a better one.