Monday, 24 February 2014

Laser Cut Sleeves

                         
                
Hello Everyone,

The sun has been shining today, and we're feeling in a spring mood! We have been busy designing some new products and thought we would share one of our NEW laser cut sleeves and favour boxes with you. 

The Laser Cut Sleeves are available from my website here:



The adorable laser cut sleeves come flat, ready for you to assemble, (all you need to do is add a little double sided tape to each of the inside flaps shown to stick together) 

We decorated them with some gorgeous 15mm reversible stitched Salmon Pink grosgrain ribbon. Available from www.janemeans.com.



Starting from the middle of the back of the sleeve when the sleeve has been made up, add a straight line of double sided tape, bring the tape around the front, and bring around the back of the sleeve to meet in the middle where you started. 
Repeat the process with the ribbon, by peeling back the double sided tape top layer and add the ribbon and wrap around the back. With a sharp pair of scissors, cut the ribbon straight at the tape join and press down lightly for the ribbon to stick to the tape.

We used our pastel pink mini doilies to decorate our kraft boxes, and matching Salmon Pink ribbon to complete the set.



The wallets have a small hole in the front, and come with free mini luggage tags. They can be used as a menu place settings at your wedding reception, or as a really unusual and unique way of giving a wedding invitation to your guests. The wallets can hold up to 5 pieces of card, for your invitation, RSVP, venue or travel information. 

The wallets are also available in vintage cream fleck. 


We also decorated some mini vintage milk bottles with our mini doilies, filled the jars with chocolate dragees, and added a name - we think they make perfect little table favours!


















Sunday, 23 February 2014

Decorative Wreath Tutorial

Decorative Paper Wreaths

Hello All!

Today we have a free tutorial for our beautiful decorative paper wreath kits. Here at Razzle Dazzle Rose, we believe that wreaths should be an all round annual decoration in your house, and not just hung on your door or porch to celebrate Christmas!

We have designed a beautiful step by step tutorial for you to recreate your own version. The wreaths so easy to make;  A few simple origami paper folds on long strips of paper or card and a little glue card is all it takes!  Kits are available from our website here: http://www.razzledazzlerose.co.uk/decorative-wedding-wreaths-92-c.asp


In the kit you will find the following:
3 rings of heavy card
70 strips of paper or card (depending on which kit you purchase)
1 metre crochet lace
1 paper flower
(Glue and scissors not included)

Here’s how to make:

Start by glueing the rings together, this will help make the base that you are going to wrap the strips around firmer. We recommend our stix2 high tack glue as it only takes 7 seconds to stick together!



In the kit you will find 70 strips of paper ( or card). You need to glue two ends of two trips of paper together like this:

 With a strip of paper in each hand, cross the ends together and add some glue, hold for 10 seconds to bind together

Keep on folding each strip over each other until you get to the end of the strip, and add a little glue. Trim the ends so the folds are all neat and the same width.

Keep folding until you have 4 folded strips. Glue all the ends together to form a long chain like this:


When you have made 8 or 9 long chains, glue all the ends together. It's then time to start to thread the chains though the rings. 

Before you start to thread through the rings, stretch the chains apart slightly. All you now need to do it thread the long chains through the rings.




By holding the end of the chain in one hand, you need to thread through the wreath in the other hand.



When you have wrapped all the way round the wreath, your ends should meet together where you started, when you have done this, glue the two ends together.



Repeat this process until the chains have all been wrapped around and cover the rings. Continue, to wrap around again like this:



Repeat this process until the chains have all been wrapped around and cover the rings completely.



to decorate, fold your crochet into a big bow, and stick to the bottom middle of the wreath.

That's it, you are now done! 

You can hang them on doors, back of chairs, or hang on walls and beams. We simply added a little nylon fishing wire or ours.

We also sell the kits in brown kraft and vintage cream, and made them like this:






Happy Crafting folks!

Monday, 27 January 2014

Tissue Paper Pom Pom

                                                TISSUE POM POM TUTORIAL



Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make tissue pom poms from our pom pom kits available on our website here: http://www.razzledazzlerose.co.uk/tissue-pom-poms-82-c.asp


When you receive your pom pom order, you will have several flat pom poms like this:












The pom poms are pre folded and ready- made for you, we have even added the clear nylon thread for you as well; all you need to do is separate each tissue paper sheet.


Firstly, spread out one end of the flat pom poms, it will look like a concertina. You need to work on one end at a time.


TOP TIP: To make life a little easier, I find sitting the pom pom on a table top or on your lap makes it easier to separate the paper sheets.


Starting from the outside edge, separate and pull back each tissue paper layer like this:





Keep pulling each layer apart from the other– (there are 10 layer in total) all you need to do is separate each tissue paper sheet, by pulling it down away from the other layers until they are all separate. Keep going until the first half is complete. Then complete the same actions again for the second side.







Once you have completed separating the layers on both sides, ruffle or lightly scrunch the inner layers, so the pom pom is completely round and ruffled with no gaps.














That’s it – your done... pull up the clear twine and all you need to do is find somewhere amazing to hang them!

We sell the tissue pompom kits on our website in kraft and vintage cream at the moment, pastel range coming soon!!





Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Vintage Christmas Giftware


NEW Christmas Shop now open!

The nights are drawing in, the central heating is already on, it's time to start your Christmas crafting, AND it's only 77 days until Christmas, 11 weeks or 1848 hours away! 

We have opened our Christmas shop on our website, which is packed with lovely goodies to make such as Christmas flower kits, brown kraft paper bag kits, pre-printed Christmas cards and much more. all our kits are made with recycled materials, and all the matching ribbons are available too, and are supplied to us by Jane Means. We also have all a new tools and materials section with glue, tape and embossing tools.

We hope that we have something on offer to tempt to all. 

Recycled red and Green card pillow boxes 
     
Brown kraft Gift bag kits 


With so many of you buying the poinsettia flower kits from us, we thought it would be a good idea to show you a tutorial on how to make them. 

POINSETTIA FLOWER KIT TUTORIAL 

In your flower kit, you will receive the following:

25 large green Leaves
25 large red petals
25 medium petals
25 mini petals
green foliage

Firstly, if you are using a hot glue gun, switch it on!  Otherwise, incredibly tacky glue is good, and can be purchased in our tools and materials section.

For each flower, you need 1 green large leaf, 1 large red leaf, 1 medium leaf, 1 mini leaf and green foliage. 

To make the flowers you need to add each flower one at a time, starting at the bottom green leaf - and build up one petal at a time, using glue until you reach the small petal for the top.

To make the petals and leaves look realistic, you need to break up the fibres by rubbing in small circles with a embossing tool. (Also available in our tools shop) I used the largest of the round heads for ease of purpose... Using the tool. rub in small circles all over each petal, it will make the leaves curl up slightly, this is how they are meant to look.

 Once you have rubbed all the leaves and petals, you need to adhere all the petals together. By pressing down in the middle of the leaf with your embossing tool in one hand, and your glue in the other hand, add a tiny amount of glue into the middle like this:


 It doesn't matter if you add a little too much glue at this stage, as it won't be shown. Add a petal at a time, adding glue after each layer. 

 Keep going until you reach the final flower, be careful not to add too much glue at this stage when you add the final flower...



Lift the top petals randomly and add a little of the green foliage here and there.. I have added 4 to each flower, but you don't have to add that many if you don't want to!


 Add a little pearl to the centre ( available here ) to complete.
 Finally,leave them to dry for a while, or for a few hours if you are in a hurry! scrunch the leaves up a little more if you want to give a little more character...

Decorate your Christmas gift boxes, gift bags, cards etc! 

Have fun!









Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Vintage Cream Wedding Favours

More Vintage Cream Fleck Card Products ...



Hello Everyone,

Today I thought I would share with you our latest range of recycled products that are now available in our shop. We finally have gift boxes, pillow boxes and CD sleeves available to match our Vintage /cream fleck card.  The vintage cream flecked products are all made from 100% recycled card stock, and match beautifully with our without our brown kraft products.

We were asked to create a range of hot pink and cream wedding stationery for one of our clients, and this is what we came up with.



Here's what we used:

15mm Grosgrain Raspberry pink ribbon from www.Janemeans.com 

Vintage cream fleck CD sleeve with insert card, this was used for the wedding invitation, with the wedding details printed inside the CD sleeve, Vintage cream fleck pillow box, and vintage cream fleck recycled favour boxes, all available on my website here:

15mm hot pink ribbon (jane means.com)

7mm raspberry pink (janemeans.comwww.janemeans.com)

a little natural raffia

50mm Eleganza web ribbon www.michaeldarkltd

Printable tags available here

Vintage cream fleck paper flower kit available here

Hope you like them!  We decided to have a play with some more of our boxes, using other colours from Jane Means Ribbon Range ...


mixed 'raspberry pink' and 'squadron blue' ribbon, 50mm Eleganza web ribbon and handmade paper flower and printable tag ...
just 'squadron blue' with 50mm Eleganza web ribbon and a handmade paper flower...
mixture of both !



Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Gatefold Card Tutorial

                                
                                   SQUARE GATEFOLD CARD TUTORIAL


Hi Everyone,

Today we have been busy designing some new cards for our website, and thought we would share a lovely tutorial with you. We have some new Square gatefold cards and DL size gatefold card kits, both are now available in our shop.

Here we have printed on one of square gatefold card inserts as a wedding invitation, added one of our brown paper doilies and completed the card with some gorgeous wired ribbon from Jane Means (www.janemeans.com) and simply finished with a printable tag and a handmade paper flower.


Print the insert card with your desired birthday message, wedding invitation details or Christmas greeting as above.. 

Use doubled sided tape to adhere your printed insert to the middle part of the card base. 

You then need to add double sided tape to the back side of the paper doilie, and place centrally onto the front left hand flap of the card. 

This is so your card can open and close without the doilie sticking to the opposite side of the card. 

Add your ribbon, and a printable tag with your printed message or wedding date, tie a bow with your wired ribbon, and add a paper flower to finish!
Our Supplies:

Square Gatefold card kit here:
brown paper doilie here:
wired ribbon from Jane Means here:
Recycled paper flower here:


                                                             DL GATEFOLD CARD TUTORIAL 


The same principle applies to the DL gatefold card kits, except you can punch holes to tie your twine or ribbon to the front of your card.




print your insert card and add double sided tape the the back of the card and adhere to the middle of the folded card.

Measure 105mm lengthways in and score a faint line using a braddle on the inside of your card 


and do the same again on the opposite flap.

Measure the width inside and add a score line to meet 15mm, this is where you need to punch your holes on both sides.


Thread your jute twine,or ribbon from the back of the card, and tie into a bow at the front. here we have added one of our printable tag to complete the card.

Our Supplies:

 DL Gatefold card kit here
Recycled paper flower here:
printable tags here

hope you like them!








Sunday, 31 March 2013

Wedding Cheque Book Invitations



Wedding Cheque Book Invitations

         


So many of my customers purchase wedding cheque book style invitations from my website www.razzledazzlerose.co.uk, and have no idea how to print on them. Here we show you how to create these simple, but stunning cheque books style invitations for your wedding. 

The cheque book kits come with:

275gm Blank Brown kraft card front and back cover
3 x 100gsm Blank kraft paper insert sheets
Matching Brown Kraft 120gsm DL Envelopes

The covers and inserts are pre drilled, and creased to the left hand side.
The kits are available in packs of 25 cheque books.


Each cheque book ‘sheet’ comes pre-drilled, and creased, with a front and back cover and three insert sheets that can all be easily printed from your home printer. 





Firstly, using Microsoft word, you need to choose the paper size to print directly onto the sheets. Choose page layout, size, from the drop down menu choose DL long edge, this will change your page size to the correct size required to print onto your cover and inserts correctly.  

From the tabs at the top of the screen, choose home, then insert tab, then add text box, choose text direction tab, then rotate the text by 90 degrees so the text direction is in line with the DL size you want to print on.



You can add your designs, or artwork, and add your chosen wording. Remember to leave at least a 20mm gap at the left hand side when typing for the creasing and the drill holes.

Repeat this process for your insert sheets adding the details of your wedding date, time and location, the remaining sheet can be a rsvp to your guests etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                       You need to then alter your printer tray to fit the card and insert sheets like this:



There is usually a DL indicated or Envelope indicator printed on the paper tray. Move the tabs at the side so the card cover fits. Print on the reverse side of the card with the two holes nearest to you.  Repeat the process for the insert sheets.


Once the card cover and the inserts have been printed you need to then attach them together. With your ribbon, cut both ends of the ribbon to angles – this make threading the ribbon through the holes a little easier.  Start from the back, you should have a plain back cover, three insert sheets and a front cover. 





Once both ribbons are pulled through to the front, tie into a bow to complete your wedding cheque book invitations.



And there you have it, your beautiful cheque book wedding invitations.










If you would like to WIN a free set of cheque book wedding invitations, simply leave a comment below here on the blog.

I will enter each comment into a draw, and we will post them to one lucky random winner. The winner will be selected and announced here on the blog on 1st May. Only 1 comment per person please.

Good Luck!

Any questions, please feel free to email me sharon@razzledazzlerose.co.uk.



 
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