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Lovely Postcard Valentine’s Day

Sure, it’s still winter but the Valentine’s Day is right around the corner >>>only about one month away (time flies!). Postcards and greeting cards are among the most popular way to say “I love you” to your special one! So if you’re looking for something cute and heartfelt you’ll find something in my shop! Pick your postcard and present it to your Valentine on the 14th February! Love-you-to-the-moon-and-backLove-you-to-the-moon-and-back-RS

Thank you for 2014

THANK-YOU

THIS YEAR…

…I signed up to the Make it in Design e-course Module 4 which turned out to be an excellent decision, as during these 7 weeks I created so much new work for my portfolio. And I can’t say what I found was the best of the course… but to work on the many live briefs from real companies was a great opportunity to get to know the language of the briefs and to create some good work in a short time!

…I got my very first licensing deal !!! and signed a contract with a great company followed up to the live briefs from the class. The brief was wonderfully free and open and I look forward sharing the results in 2015!

…I builded up and opened a DaWanda Shop.

… I took part  at the handfest market and sold my work which was a really fun and a successful weekend!

…I got featured in the really cool “Uppercase Magazine” in a special edition about surface pattern design!

… I found some stockists and sold my work to a few stores in Germany.

I’d like to say thank you if you read my blog, commented or bought, admired or encouraged or complimented! Thank you for all your support you gave me throughout this year! And for your likes and orders!

WHISHING YOU A FANTASTIC HEALTHY NEW YEAR. SEE YOU IN 2015!

 

Make your own hexagon gift packaging box

Make your own hexagon gift packaging box for small christmas presents – handprinted with your handmade stamps!

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  • paper (I used 300g/qm paper/white)
  • ruler
  • scissor
  • glue
  • stanley knife
  • bone folder
  • pencil
  • rubber or carving stamp block
  • linocut tool
  • inkpad
  • ribbon
  •  and a cutting board

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Take your paper and cut out a rectangle, size: 25cm x 15 cm. Draw a grid: two horizontal lines: 3,5cm from bottom and top, vertical lines: 1 cm from left hand side, then every 4 cm. After that, use your bone folder and score every line. Take a scissor and cut out the two small rectangles at the left hand side on the top and bottom.

IMG_2627Now cut along all the vertical lines shown in pink below:

IMG_2627Now it’s time for the stamps:

Take your linocut tool and your rubber or carving stamp block. Use a pencil and draw your motif onto the block, take your linocut tool and cut it out! Be careful > work away from your body and take care of your fingers! Once you are satisfied, turn around the paper and STAMP!

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Once the ink is dry, turn the paper around and fold every line to the inside. Then use your glue and bring your box together (put a small line of glue on the 1 cm area and stick left and right side together).

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Now you can fill your handmade small gift box with your personal present and close it, fold it like shown below:

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Make a bow with a nice ribbon and hat’s it! Have fun while making your own little christmas packaging box! Enjoy!

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