Friday, January 15, 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Holidays Woodland-Themed Place Card Holders - Tutorial

It was fun creating little crafts for the holidays! One of my favorite projects was to make some woodland-themed place card holders for my guests. 

© Alessandra Colombo - studioAlex

So I thought to share how to make them.
You'll need: 
- A cotton fabric of your choice and color
- Sharp scissors
- A sewing machine and thread 
- An iron and ironing board

- A themed-wood block stamp and ink

- Printing matte paper, a ruler  and a sharp cutting knife

Here’s some pictures to help you along: 

1. I selected a white cotton fabric to go with my other table accessories. I bought it at a local crafts store - it was perfect for what I needed and it was inexpensive.

2. I made a paper template that measured 10.5 inches high x 4.5 inches wide. After marking the lines in pencil, I cut the fabric with sharp scissors for a crisp edge.

3. I folded them at the top on both sides, then ironed them to keep shape before sewing - sides first and then tops.

4. Next, I tested the ink color on a leftover piece of fabric to see what worked best for my arrangement. I picked a nice emerald green which felt fresh and friendly.

5. Using a woodland-themed wood block I stamped each sachet placed over a thin pad for a perfect impression.

6. It looked exactly how I wanted it! 

7.  So I stamped as many as I needed for all my guests, plus a few extra to account for potential surprise guests!

8. In Photoshop, I created my guest cards with a font that I liked. I then printed and cut them to size to fit my holders.

9. I inserted the cards in each holder. 

10. Finally, I set up my table with each one of them and welcomed my guests for our fabulous dinner!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Gift Wraps and Fabrics for the Holidays

Here are some patterns I developed sometime ago for Spoonflower. You can shop them here:

© Alessandra Colombo - Dreamland Collection

© Alessandra Colombo - Fiesta Collection

Happy Holidays!