26 May 2012

Jubilee Street Party with The Making Spot

Today is a very special day as The Making Spot are hosting a Jubilee Street Party, with loads of jubilee craft projects and ideas for you to try out!

If you have come here from The Making Spot 'HI' it's good to see you here and I hope you like my project and my free postcards too!

So I decided to do a Jubilee inspired scrapbook page for this P-A-R-T-Y! It was really fun to go through my stash and find things that were either colour or theme related, this is the pile of goodies I came up with:

If you want to play along, you don't have to have the exact products just similar things you can put on your page! I decided to scrap some photos of my daughters 6th birthday, so not anything related to the jubilee at all, but something I wanted to get done!

Step 1: Use a bright red cardstock as your background, add some white and black music themed paper with a little blue ink around the edges and some pretty white ribbon or organza!
Step 2: Add a union jack, this one is from the Portobello Road collection from Papermania, or you could draw one yourself, or make one from coloured paper or felt.
Step 3: Next I stuck down two 4 x 6 photos close to the right hand side, half a JBS label to the top edge and a luggage label with some alpha stickers on it holding my title. Letter stickers are from Simple Stories summer fresh collection and come on a 12 x 12 sheet with a large alphabet, 3 small ones and word stickers too!
Step 4: I used the pennant shape stamp from the Dear Lizzy set, stamped it onto paper with blue and red ink, cut them out and stuck them onto a piece of white embroidery thread to make some simple bunting and stuck it across the corner. I also added a little union jack cocktail stick.
Step 5: For this final step I added a few word stickers and two large red buttons, and voila! it is done! I haven't written my journalling yet, but i will do over the weekend, so come back and see the finished thing!

I hope you liked this tutorial and if you do use this as inspiration to make something of your own, please do leave me a comment and a link so I can look at it too!

Now if you've managed to get this far, you are in for a treat! I have made this A4 page for you to download and use as postcards or journaling cards or whatever you like really! Again leave me a comment if you use them!

Click on the image and then save to your computer and print!

Finally, in the spirit of all things celebratory if you leave me a comment and tell me how you are celebrating the Jubilee I will put your name into a hat to win a Jubilee themed goodie bag of little crafty bits and bobs!


Jessica said...

Thanks for the postcards. I live in the US, so I'm not celebrating the Jubilee. But if I were in the UK I'd sure love to go to a street party. Congrats on 50 years Your Majesty!

Lucy Atkins said...

I will be celebrating the jubilee whilst stewarding at the Hay Literature festival in beautiful Hay-On-Wye. And your lovely postcards have given me the inspiration to send out some catch up postcards to my friends and family while i'm there :)

Sandie said...

Thanks for the cards - I'm hoping to celebrate tomorrow at the Duxford Jubilee Air Show, but today I'm celebrating my own way by sitting in the garden with my stitching!

CupcakeClaudia said...

I love them, thank you very much! I am hosting a Jubilee Birthday party on the 3rd as it is my birthday!! I will use this cards as Thank you cards to go with the favours as a little memento for friends and families.

Ana said...

I don't celebrate the jubilee but if I were in the UK I'd love to take part in the celebration!

HamiltonMum said...

I am in NZ - we are planning to have an afternoon tea on Monday afternoon - I have ordered my cupcake liners and bunting. My in-laws will actually be in London this weekend - so jealous!

Annie said...

Cupcake Claudia, you won the giveaway! Please leave me your address or email me on: annie@ab-cd.biz