Friday, 15 November 2019

Honeycomb Rosette Snowflake

Here's a fun-to-make seasonal decoration that can also be used to embellish gifts. The snowflake has a hexagonal honeycomb motif. You fold in the hexagons to make a centre rosette that adds 3-D interest. 

Here's your free snowflake design:
Honeycomb RosetteSnowflake.pdf

To get the two-tone effect, use double-sided paper (you can make your own by printing one side of your paper). If cutting by hand, use a designer's scalpel over a cutting mat. The preferred option is to use a digital paper cutter, such as a Silhouette machine. 

To fold the snowflake, fold a crease at the attached end of the hexagon, then fold down the hexagons consecutively, tucking the last one under. The hole in the centre of the snowflake allows for easy adjustments.

I have also given you a plain Honeycomb Rosette.

Happy papercrafting!

Friday, 27 September 2019

Calendar Globe 2020

Have you started holiday crafting yet? Here's a 3-D desktop calendar for you. Jan-Jun flips over to Sept-Dec. The 12-sided shape is fun to make. Assemble two halves and d/s tape - or glue - them together. Gift tags included!

Here's you free printable 2020 calendar:



I find that 160gsm photocopier card works fine.

Happy papercrafting!

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Leaf Tab Pillow Box

My pillow box binge continues. Today I have a pretty box with leaf-shaped tabs. You will need glue dots to secure the tabs - but remove them carefully and the box can be re-used.

Here's your free print-and-cut pillow box:



Score and crease the curves of the leaf-shapes carefully so they have smooth curves. 

Happy papercrafting!