Tuesday, 31 October 2017

poesie album 2.0 challenge

the makeover of the original autograph books (we call it poesie album) is done, so why not re-establishing this wonderful tradition.

it seems to be really challenging, as our busy lives are taking place in different cities or even countries, so i had to come up with a more up to date version.

the "poesie album 2.0".

i requested my friends to share their poems, their quotes, their drawings, their scrap book ideas, their photos or any other memories they wanted to share by folded filling a DIN A 4 paper filled with and to either post it or e-mail them  to me and they will be bound into a modern version of the traditional poesie album.

the real challenge is to make the poesie album alive and this won't be possible without the contribution of all the dear people, who are willing to spend their time and effort to make it work.

to be an active social media user with a large network would be helpful at the stage 1 (making your project public), but a personal request directed to those you wish to participate in your challenge is crucial to turn this project into a personal memory.

as one of my colleagues volunteered straight away to put the beta version of the poesie album 2.0 in circulation at work, i thought i am trying to get my friends involved to spread the word around.

i'll keep my fingers crossed and keep you posted.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

clear shaker cards

as much as i love to create some fancy online greeting cards to post them on social media or whats app, i can't resist the old school ones, which will be delivered by the postman...and i love receiving them.

...there is much room for creativity and sooo many options.

i am fascinated by some of the really fancy shaker cards, i found online...and while trying to figure out how to create them, i discovered how easy a very simple version can be made.

...if you have been here before, you must have noticed that i prefer it quick and easy, but still cool and stylish...so here we go.

so here is the tutorial for a shaker card with only little supply and tools.

this is what you need

- small lamination pouch or any other clear plastic pouch

- selection of various sequins in similar colours and different shapes

- few clamps

- sewing machine or fuse tool

- label maker

this is what you have to do

- close the pouch with your clips, leaving the upper side open

- sew along the edges or close the the pouch using the fuse tool

- fill the pouch with your sequins

- close close the pouch, by sewing along the upper edge of the pouch

- create your message by using the label maker

- adhere the label to the sequins filled pouch

- and ready is the clear shaker card

if you want to say a little bit more than just thank you, you can of course leave a message inside the pouch or add a plain piece of paper to your clear shaker card.

i hope you have enjoyed the simple tutorial for the clear shaker card...thank you very much for stopping by...best regards...silke