Hey everyone!

I have a special papercrafting projecting to share with you today! I was in need of a mobile for my daughter's crib and after looking at ones online and in the stores had been unable to find one I liked. Then a few weeks ago it occured to me that I had everything I needed to make one myself! And I could customize it to make it perfectly co-ordinate with her space. I absolutely love how the Dream Catcher mobile turned out!

Dream Catcher Mobile



 

The dream catcher mobile was difficult to photograph in situ, so I took  a video also. Pictures don't really do it justice though.

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With the exception of the 6" MDF floral ring, all other supplies I used are from Stampin' Up and currently available. The gold ribbon is on special in the clearance rack. If that sells out you can subsitiute with the Gold Metallic Edge ribbon in the annual catalogue.

To make the mobile I wrapped the MDF ring with the ribbon and left a little length at the end to make the hanger. The other half of the hanger uses gold metallic thread.

The dream catchers and feathers are die cut from gold foil, basic grey and blushing bride cardstock.

Dream Catcher Mobile

Dream Catcher Mobile

The gold foil dream catchers use 4 die cuts each and the cardstock ones use 3 dies cuts each. I adhered them using Fast Fuse (also available on the clearance rack while supplies last. and used a toothpick to clean out any adhesive "webs". You can also die cut them on adhesive sheets.

The dream catcher mobile  is hung using the gold metallic thread and a piece of thread is also run across the middle of the MDF ring so that I could hang all the feathers in the centre of the mobile.

I found it easier to hang just the ring of the mobile first and attach all the dream catchers and feather once it was hanging. Everything is attached with gold metallic thread.

It is so light it almost looks like everything is hanging in mid-air and is gorgeous when the light catches it. It also turns on it own with just the little bit of air flow in the room! I couldn't be happier with how this dream catcher mobile turned out!

Feel free to message me or comment below if you have any questions about this project. You can find links to shop for supplies below.

 

Happy crafting!



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Hi Friends!

Before I share with you my A Star is Born card, I would like to say that I am super excited to return to being a member of the Inspire. Create. stamping challenges design team! I took some time off to focus on bringing my little girl into the world and am happy to be back designing for the biweekly challenges! This week is extra special because it is the 1st Anniversary of Inspire. Create! Happy Anniversary ICC!

a star is bornThe challenge this week ia a Theme challenge: Celebration.  I am in need of several baby cards in the next month or so, so I opted to creat a card that celebrates the birth of new little one. This "A Star is Born" card is both a shaker and a slider card in one! It was a little tricky to pull off but I managed to figure it out.

a star is born

 a star is born



My "A Star is Born' card used the Twinkle Twinkle Designer series paper, and various dies and punches, along with the Little Twinkle and Make a Difference stamp sets.

The card base is a typical 8.5 x 5.5" base folded in half. The front of the card uses a sheet of 5.5 x 4"  DSP die cut with 4 stars from the wood crate dies and a double punch of the classic label punch for the slider mechanism.

TIP: Before contniuing place the DSP on the front of the card base and make a mark on the base in the centre of each star.

I adhered a 5.25 x 3.25" piece of window sheet to the back of the dsp to cover the stars. then placed pieces of adheisve foam strips outlining each individual star and added in sequins before adhereing another 5.25 x 3.25" window sheet over top to seal the shaker portion of the card.  I also added foam strips between the two window sheets on the far left side and top side of the card.

The B-A-B-Y letters were stamped in versamark and heat embossed in gold and then punch out using a 1 and 3/8" circle punch. I then  glued them to the front of the card base, using the marks on the base and the shaker portion off the card as guide to ensure they were aligned properly.  I would recommend using a repositionable glue (SNAIL etc.) to do this in case you need to make any adjustments.

Next I adhered the shaker portion of the card to the card base. You can use tear n tape or Fast Fuse (in the clearance section of my shop -while supplies last) across the top and left side of the window sheet and a foam adhesive strip along the bottom of the DSP below the slider track.

To create the slider piece I used 3.25 x 4.75 sheets of DSP and cardstock. I would recommend using 2 sheets of DSP, one for each side of the cardstock. I used the circle tab punch and 3/4" circle punch to create the pull tab. Adhere the pull tab to the cardstock and then place a sheet of DSP on either side, sandwiching the slider piece so that the pull tab base does not catch on the window sheets. I originally had the bottom of the pull tab showing ( as you can see in the picture below) and ended up redoing it using the sandwich I mentioned above. It slides so much better now!

a star is born

The "PULL" stamp is from a Paper Pumpkin kit, but you could use the arrow stamp from the Tabs for Everything set instead or simply leave the pull tab blank.

Once you have created the slider piece, insert it fully into the card so that only the pull tab is showing. Attach 2 stacked mini dimensionals to the end of slider piece through the far left end of the slider track. This is where you will attach the slider die cuts. I used dies from the Stitched Labels and Chase Your Dreams sets and then heat embossed the star from the Little Twinkle set in gold and added a small ribbon bow.

a star is born

Your slider card is now complete!

If you want to step up the card more, use an aqua painter and paint around each star using the Champagne Mist liquid ink available in the new Holiday Catalogue!

a star is born

a star is born

a star is born

Be sure to check out the other celebration projects from the inspire. create. design team and enter your own card for the challenge!

Happy Stamping!



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