Hello Bastel Traum lovers! It’s time for Autumn / Fall crafts over at the Bastel-Traum Challenge blog.
You guessed it, the subject for this month’s Bastel-Traum Challenge is Autumn. I hope this blog post will inspire you play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop(they ship worldwide!) This challenge will run until 15 October 2019 at 8:45 am GMT+2.Check out our cute challenge photo this month!
For my design team project this month I am bringing you a “Happy fall” card created with supplies from two of my favourite brands: Heffy Doodle and Lawn Fawn (available in Switzerland too!) For this card I used Heffy Doodle’s last Stamptember’s set, along with Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Dieand their Happy Fall Line Border Die. However, you don’t need the exact same supplies to recreate this project (read on!)
This card was inspired on a project by a fellow IG crafter @handmadebymirella and it’s a perfect example of how you can recreate a project even if you don’t have the exact original supplies. Instagram is a great source of inspiration for my crafts. It’s a great place to meet other crafters around the world, make friends and find projects that you love and want to recreate.
Where do you tend to find your inspiration? Let me know in your comments below and make sure to join our challenge this month and tag us on social media so we can check out your beautiful creations. Until next time… happy fall!
Well hello everyone! And welcome back to my blog. I’m here today with a lovely back to school teacher appreciation project for you.
My kids started school again today after a lovely long summer break. (They are getting so big! Which means I must be getting older too… Eek!) So last week, just in time, I started thinking of this year’s “back-to-school” projects for their teachers. Teachers play such an fundamental part in our kids’ lives and development, they should never go unacknowledged!
So yesterday afternoon we popped into the supermarket to pick-up a pack of apples, and this morning we handed them over to their teachers and TAs, along with these cute little apple shaped cards. My daughter was so excited to play my assistant in handing these over, she was so cute! We also had a banner for one of the teachers, which I failed to photograph when I finished it late last night. So here is a picture of the banner I made last year for another teacher.
And for those of you who might be curious, here it is in the making on a rare “behind the scenes” snap of my craft room:
I’m hoping the cards and banners will be a reminder to all our lovely teachers and TAs of how much parents do appreciate their effort and hard work, how we are grateful to them for their healing hugs and kisses when we can’t be there to deliver them ourselves, and how we thank them everyday for having chosen to make the world a better place through all their hard work.
I used mostly Lawn Fawn products to create thes projects: Cilantro, Kraft, Chili Pepper and Sticky Note cardstock; their Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop Die; as well as their Outside-In Stitched Apple Stackable Die and their Stitched Apple Frame Die. The sentiment is from a retired Avery Elle Set called Little Minds on which I performed some stamp surgery. For the letters on the banner, I believe I used my Heffy Doodle Stitched Alphabetters Die set.
Here’s wishing you all a lovely 2019-2020 school year! Until next time…
Hello crafty friends! And welcome back to another Bastel Traum Challenge blog post, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 June 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject will be “Rainbow Colours / Fantasy”.
The subject of this month’s challenge was “Rainbow Colours or Fantasy”. I have seen so many beautiful rainbow cards lately, that I decided to work with the “Fantasy” theme instead (but do click here if you’re in the mood for rainbows!)
To create this card I used a few images from the “You Gnome Me” stamp set by MFT. I don’t actually own that set. My friend Nicole sent it to me last autumn, when we had a stamped-image swap ahead of one of Kathy Racoosin’s 30-day colouring challenges. It was such a fun experience and an affordable way to colour and play with a few stamps I haven’t bought yet and share a few of my own collection with a friend.
After I coloured my images with my Copic markers, I fussy-cut them out to position on my card. I used a shimmery blue card base, Lawn Fawn’s “Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop” die over some kraft cardstock for my front panel, the “Stacked Edges 1” dies by Pretty Pink Posh for my sentiment strip, and an actual sentiment from the “Fairy Friends” stamp set by Lawn Fawn.
What is your favourite fantasy-themed stamp set out there? Let me know in the comments section below. I do hope you’ll play with us in this month’s challenge. We look forward to seeing what you create!
Hello crafty friends! This week I have felt totally inspired (as I am sure many of you have too!) by Jennifer McGuire’s video on creative uses for stacking dies. What I liked best about this technique was that it allowed me to create a number of cars in one go. So here I am sharing a few shots of the cards I created. The colour combo for the first three was more on the girly side. This one went out to my talented crafty-friend Zsofia (happy birthday, my dear!):
The following one will be going to my kind and thoughtful crafty friend Maria towards the end of the month of May (Maria, I hope you’re not reading this too early!):
And this one will be for my office mate mid-June (we share a love of cake and it shows on our waistlines, I’m afraid!):
All of these were created using the following products by The Stamps of Life:
stitched squares die set and birthday sentiment set.
The following two cards I’m sharing today are belated birthday masculine cards. Masculine cards are always so much harder to come up with for me (part of the reason these two are late!), and this technique made it as easy as finding two more “masculine” colours to match together!
One for my father-in-law:
And one for my brother-in-law:
I created these two using the stacked edges dies by Pretty Pink Posh, and the year two stamp set by Lawn Fawn. Leave me a comment below and let me know which one of them all is your favourite. Until next time, happy paper-crafting!
Hello Bastel Traum friends! And welcome back to another one of our monthly challenges, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 April 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject will be “Easter”.
My project for this month’s challenge is a cute little tote bag full of chocolate Easter eggs. I created it using a bunch of Lawn Fawn products, including their Tote Bag Die (BT/LF), Happy Hatchling Die Set (LF), and their Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Paper (BT/LF). The little chick is stuck on to the bag with an action wobbler, so there is also an interactive element to this card!
I’ve made a bunch of these and I plan to give these to a few people who are close to my heart. What is YOUR favourite way to celebrate Easter?