Saturday, January 18, 2020

Simple and Elegant Paper Lanterns

Hi friends, 

I would like to share a couple of easy paper lantern ideas. Those are so easy to create and make such great impact when used as party or seasonal decorations. 

I also have a little announcement to make. I am off to the UK to present the NEW PAPER DISCOVERY COLLECTION. Please watch me on CraftStash FB page on Friday 24 Jan at 1 p.m. UK time. I will also be on Hochanda! I will let you know the dates and times a bit later on my FB Page (Olga Direktorenko Paper Arts) as well as on my Pinterest (@olgadirektorenko).

Thank you so much for visiting! Now to the projects!


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cinderella's Carriage - 3D Card

Hi friends! 

The project I am presenting today is very special for me because although it is made totally with Paper Discovery dies it was still inspired by another crafter. I am talking about Sam from Mixed Up Crafts who made these beautiful pop-up clock cards . 

As I was watching her tutorial I thought that those clocks distantly reminded me of fancy carriages and were just missing the wheels. So I thought I would take the pop-up card idea to create a Cinderella's carriage.

Here is what I came up with!


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Circle Plate Handmade Card

Happy New Year everyone!!! Thanks for stopping by today!

I am finally back to crafting after winter holidays and the project I am presenting today is a combination of die cutting and layered stamping. It also was published in Die-Cutting Essentials magazine (issue 56).

This card with die cut lacy border and vintage stamps looks a lot like a ceramic plate. Please find full instructions in the video below! 


Thursday, December 19, 2019

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 - DAY 25 - Merry & Bright

It's the last tutorial of my 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 series! Thank you everyone for following me - I'm so happy to have you guys in my life!

This last project is going to be a 5''x7'' framed picture. If you don't want to frame it you can totally recreate this design on a 5x7 card! 

I am combining the new Paper Discovery dies with some older ones from previous releases. Don't forget to check out the products and discounts!

Enjoy the video and have a fabulous Christmas and a happy and bright New Year 2020! Hope to see you all again soon!


Sunday, December 15, 2019

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 - DAY 24 - Pocket Watch Shaker Card

Hi and welcome to the DAY 24 tutorial of my 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 series!

Today I am creating a New Year shaker card using the dies and stamps from the latest "Timeless" release by Paper Discovery. The Time is on Your Hands set that I am using is meant to create a large 10'' tall tabletop clock as well as 3.5'' pocket watch. It is also a perfect match to Timeless Panels die set that I also used on this project.

Find the close up pictures and a video tutorial below and thanks for visiting today! Have a fabulous weekend!


Friday, December 13, 2019

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 - DAY 23 - Timeless Room

Welcome to the DAY 23 tutorial of my 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 series!

This day is really special because my NEW COLLECTION called "Timeless" has been launched! It includes 6 wonderful products (dies, stamps and folders) that can be used for all occasions all year round! 

Watch the video below - I'll take you through the entire release shortly and then we are going to make a card with the new products!

I will be back tomorrow with another new project so stay tuned! Have a great day!


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 - DAY 22 - Window Shaker Tags

Hi and welcome to the DAY 22 tutorial of my 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 series!

Today I am going to create a set of 3 shaker tags that are shaped as windows. The base is the same for all three tags but you can make each project look different just by adding details and finishing touches!

The tags are great for attaching to gift bags but you can easily turn them into cards just by sticking them down onto card bases! 

As always, you can find a beginning to end video tutorial as well as a full supply list down below this post. Thanks for visiting today!