Friday, 8 August 2014

Mini Journal Kits


                                 Mini Autumn Journals




With the sun shining everyday here in the UK, long summer nights and perfect barbecue weather, we were thinking of the next seasons and all that Autumn has in store for us.  I was recently asked by Crafts Beautiful magazine to make something with our brown kraft card, but with a rustic Autumnal theme. 


And this is what we ended up with! A gorgeous little mini journal kit. The journal kits were an idea I had with luggage tags - we joined them together and created into a concertina journal. We designed the backing papers, added little frames for you to mount your photographs and autumn memories, added a leaf for the front, and threaded some gorgeous bright orange and brown Jane Means ribbon and twine; we even added some journalling words for you all as well.

The kits all fit into a cute little brown kraft box too, and we think they are a really nice keepsake album for bonfire night, Halloween and for preserving memories of wonderful autumnal walks whilst kicking leafs and looking for conkers!

The kits are available on our website for £9.99 each, and can be purchased here.

Jane Means Ribbon is included in the kit, but additional supplies can be purchased here.

We LOVE the mini journals so much, that we are now working on baby journals, Christmas memory journals, Summer Holiday journals, and wedding journals too!

Hope you like them... Bye for now xx

Tuesday, 27 May 2014


Kraft Matchbox Tutorial

Hi Everyone

Today we have added two new products to our website to share with you. We've made some brown kraft matchboxes, added our new ribbon tags, and decorated them with some fabulous Jane Means Ribbon, follow this simple tutorial to find out how to make them.



We have two sizes of matchboxes, the mini matchbox is shown above, and decorated here:



Perfect for little wedding favours filled with chocolate beans or confetti, or for holding all those little loose buttons that you find in your kitchen drawers.




 Here's how easy they are to make:


For each box, there are two pieces, the part that forms the main box; and the part that forms the sleeve.



The sleeve and the box are both pre- scored ready for you to assemble. Simply bend the score lines, and add a strip of double sided tape to the flap like this.



The main box part looks a little tricky at first with all the flaps, but trust me, it's really easy!

Fold all the pre scored flaps inwards, this will make the next step a little easier.

There's no glue needed for the main box part, all you need to do is fold and tuck the flaps under each other, so there are no flaps left. The 4 little side flap need to tuck and fold under the 4 side folds - (hope that makes sense? )See my photo above.


Slide the outer cover over to box, and then you are ready to decorate your lovely matchboxes.

You can add a little crochet ribbon with a luggage tag, perfect for wedding  gifts or favours, or for little birthday / Mothers day gifts. 

The large boxes would be great to use if you have some earrings or a necklace to give as a gift, and not quite sure how to wrap them.  Simply wrap them in tissue paper, pop them in the matchbox and decorate with your favourite ribbon.




We simply love the bubble gum pink and brown polka dot ribbon from Jane Means, which threads perfectly through our personalised ribbon tags.


How will you decorate yours?

Where to buy:

Matchbox kits : here 
Personalised ribbon tags : here 
Jane Means Polka Dot Ribbon : here

Happy Crafting folks!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Pocketfold Wallet with lace Tutorial


Pocketfold Wallet With 
Wide Lace Tutorial


 
Hi Everyone! 

We have had masses of enquiries asking how to decorate our popular pocketfold wallets, and therefore this little tutorial is for you all x

Our square pocketfold wallets come flat, unassembled and ready to decorate. They are really popular at the moment when decorated with white wide lace, burlap and little tags.


Our pocketfold wallets are pre creased and flat, so in order to assemble, follow these simple steps:


Fold the two little flaps in and rub over the crease lines to fold. You need to add thin strips of double sided tape on the top part of the flap ( not on the bottom otherwise your 'pocket' won't stick to the rest of the wallet!). 


Lift and press to adhere like this:



That's your wallet made, now it's time to decorate, please pay close attention to the next steps to get the result looking really good!


Add a thin layer of double sided tape all round the front and the back of the wallet, this will help keep the lace in place, and prevent it from sliding up and down the wallet. We recommend our stix 2 double sided tape pens for all card assembling and not glue, most glues are too runny and may crinkle or ripple the card!


Cut a strip of wide lace, we used our Rose wide lace, available from our shop. Try and cut the lace so it meets at the back, it doesn't have to look great, or be cut straight, you will find out why shortly...





Check the front of the wallet to make sure the ribbon is central on the card fold and straight!



Do the same process again by adding double sided tape on top of the wide lace, try and make sure when adding the burlap ribbon, it is central with the wide ribbon. 


Third layer, repeat steps 1 and 2 with thin white satin ribbon.


Here's the bit to really pay attention to...  When you have added all the ribbon, burlap and lace, it all looks messy doesn't it? Even though it's the back of the front flap, people will still see it when they open the wallet. If you cut a piece of brown kraft card that measures 145mm x 145mm, and add some more double sided tape to the back of the card piece, all round the sides and a bit in the middle, and place it on top of the messy ribbon, it will hide all those ugly pieces of cut ribbon. 

If you don't feel comfortable cutting the card, simply purchase our pocketfold insert cards, they're the exact size needed for the actual invite, etc. You can buy them from us blank or printed with your wedding details - the choice is yours.



We tied a little bow and added to the front of the wallet, and added one of our rectangular personalised tags to complete.


Simply Beautiful !

All items are available on our website, www.razzledazzlerose.co.uk

If you have any further questions still - please ask...

Sharon@razzledazzlerose.co.uk




Tuesday, 20 May 2014

NEW ! Recycled Greeting Card Kits


Tutorial for Laser Cut Recycled Kraft Card Kits



We have launched our new range of recycled kraft cards kits on our website.

Here’s a simple tutorial of how to make these gorgeous cards. With a few easy steps, our recycled card kits can be recreated within minutes.


In your recycled kraft card kit, you will find all the items required to make 16 greeting cards.

The card kits comprise of folded cards and envelopes, laser cut toppers, backing paper, foam pads, greeting tags and embellishments. 

Please note: The embellishments, backing paper and laser toppers vary depending on which kit pack you purchase.

Take one of the laser cut toppers with the shapes already cut out, we have chosen the daisy cut topper from the assorted greeting card pack.


Choose one of the coloured backing papers,  this is to be adhered to the back of the topper card.  The backing papers are already cut to size for you.  Add strips of double sided tape to the front patterned side of the backing paper, and place on the back of the topper card. This allows the coloured card to show through the laser cut designed topper.  








Next, add the foam square pads all around the edge of the back of the topper card. This will give height and dimension to your card. 





Place the topper card on top of your 6 x 6 folded blank card from the kit, ensuring you leave space for your tag and embellishment.   



Add your chosen greeting tag from the selection in the kit, using the foam pads again to add dimension. 




The paper flowers in the kit add a great finishing tough to the greetings card. Simply start from the end, and gently roll the petal on the flower until your reach the middle.




Once you have reached rolling to the end of the paper flower, add a little double sided tape to the bottom part of the flower.





To finish, make little bow from the twine in the kit, add to the folded card, then place the flower on top of the bow to complete.


You'll need:
both available from www.razledazzlerose.co.uk

The full range of Recycled greeting card kits are :

Assorted Greeting card kit
Mens Range
Christmas Range
Baby Announcement (girls and boys kits available)

Happy Crafting!!


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!

 
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