Story Style! – a sneak peak of what’s to come (new online store)

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Here’s a sneak peak at my new online store… opening soon!

story style    What’s in the name? Well most of my items will have a ‘story’ focus/inspiration – whether its from a book I’ve read, TV show or movie I’ve seen, or even from a RPG! -because geeks don’t discriminate. There will be everything from golden snitch inspired wine charms to wolf earrings, to princess bookmarks.

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There will be special occasion items for Christmas and other major celebrations times through the year. 

It’s really just a hobby to me and place I can sell some of my creations, so then I can make some money to satisfy my ever growing need to buy more bits and pieces to make crafty things. Also I think at last count I had over 20 bookmarks… Yet I only use one! 

Most of my stuff is made using beads. I’ll have bookmarks, wine charms and jewellery for sale. I’m also considering selling coasters in the future. 

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Deck the halls… with Pokeballs! Christmas Cards

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Yes, it’s that time of year again… The time when the shops start preparing for Christmas ALREADY and people who work in retail start preparing themselves for ‘the nutty’ season.

So, although I’m not quite ready for Christmas yet (didn’t we just have it a few months ago??) I’ve decided to try and approach it with a positive outlook and get into the Christmas spirit (slowly), with the help of some Christmas themed crafts.

Today’s (well yesterday’s) creation is a Pokemon themed Christmas card! (Turns out Christmas can be fun!) 🙂

It’s pretty simple to make, and you can have lots of fun coming up with different layouts. Here’s one that I designed.

Materials:

  • Paper – green, red, white and black
  • Card (or can use card/scrapbooking paper and make your own) + you probably want an envelope
  • Gluestick
  • Scissors or paper cutter (if you have a circle cutter that would make it look so much better!)
  • Pen
  • Some circular things to trace (if you’re not using a circle paper cutter)

 pokemon xmas card materials

STEP 1

Get your card and add a background if you wish.

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STEP 2

Find something circular to trace around and then cut it out – this is the black layer and should be the largest – you will need three (I just used the lid of a hair spray can).

STEP 3

Then you want to find something that’s a little bit smaller to trace around (I used a shot glass) and trace and cut out two white and two red circles. You will only need two for each of these as you will cut them in half. After cutting them in half you will want to cut a little bit more off of them (so theres the black gap in the middle).

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STEP 4

Find two things even smaller to cut around (I used the top of the gluestick). These will be the black and white middle circles. Cut them out.

STEP 5

Arrange your pokeballs so you’re happy with sizes, how they look etc. then glue them all together.

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STEP 6

Draw some holly and cut it out.

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STEP 7

Arrange the holly and pokeballs on your card. When you’re happy with the layout glue them on!
And that’s it! All done! (TIP: remember to check (before gluing) that you’re gluing them down the right way on the card, so it opens the right way. I may have gotten a bit over excited and forgot to check and now the way you’re meant to hold it, it kind opens forward towards the holder… Still not really sure how I managed to get that so wrong and not check it… Of course, if you’re a bit ditzy like myself, you can always just the other half of the card off and turn it in to a postcard!)

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 SPREAD THE CHRISTMAS CHEER & ENJOY!