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{PROCESS} Paper Cut – From Idea to Reality

19 Mar

I have been having a ball over recent months playing with my cutting machine. Those who know me will be aware that I always want to find the most complicated thing to do and make it perfect, lol! Well, I discovered paper cutting quite a while ago but because my eyesight is suffering (yes, OK, I admit it I am getting older!) and frankly, it’s not safe for me to wield a very sharp knife, I really couldn’t get into it … And then I discovered cutting machines that are compatible with my PC and a whole new world opened up!!

I love my computer and the design programmes I have on it, so to find a way to make this work for paper cuts was a huge bonus.

Anyway, my paper cuts have been very popular so I wanted to share with you all the process behind the product.

So we are going to look at my new Family Tree paper cut. Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Candle Maker!

2 Sep

I often get asked how I make the candles at Just Jane, so I decided that it was time to create a video and let you all see just how it all comes together.

Enjoy

 

{REAL LIFE PARTIES} Black and White Zebra Theme Party

16 Jul black and white zebra theme invitations

Over the last month or two I have had the pleasure of being involved in the preparations for a gorgeous girl’s 13th birthday party. It’s rare for me to get so close to the organisation and so naturally I was excited to share each and every part … I’m not sure my Facebook followers for Just Jane Designs were loving it so much by the end! Anyway, now that the party has been and gone I thought I’d share with you the whole thing from start to finish.

Every party needs an invitation! With a specially designed stylized tiara and the requested zebra print and splash of colour these are the final issue

black and white zebra theme invitations

Black and white zebra theme invitations

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Mini Tags | Inspiration & New Product

20 Mar

Do you ever find yourself needing to thank someone and scrabbling around for a gift tag to brighten up your offering? I know I do.

I’m a big Kraft paper fan. It’s so versatile. You can wrap up a present and then pretty up the paper in so many ways. Here’s a few of mine from last year.

Kraft paper wrapped presents.

Kraft paper wrapped presents.

Well, last year I discovered another fab paper and cardstock called ‘Botany’. It’s a recycled paper and has the most gorgeous texture and look about it. It is very rustic and great for the environment. I’ve used it for all sorts of things including boxes for my tealight candles!

Tealight Candles

‘Botany’ boxes

This week I’ve been inspired to create mini tags using this beautiful card. These are the cutest things ever (even if I do say so myself)! They measure 7cm x 3cm and will suit all sorts of jobs. How about tieing around the stalk of that plant you’re giving as a thank you? Or maybe add it to a brightly coloured party bag? The options are endless. And what could be simpler than the black print on this gorgeous rustic card!

'Botany' mini tags. (c) Just Jane Designs

‘Botany’ mini tags. (c) Just Jane Designs

You could make these yourself or if you prefer pop over to the Just Jane Designs shop and purchase from there.

Recycled Jar Candles | Inspiration

11 Mar

Last week one of my customers brought some empty coffee jars around for me to fill with wax and turn into candles. She lives in a house which is entered via a set of outdoor stairs and was looking for a romantic way to light them up when she expects visitors.Using your old jam, coffee, pasta sauce jars, etc is a fantastic and affordable way to turn any outdoor space into a rustic and romantic area. If you don’t want to find a chandler to make the candles why not just pop a tealight into the jar.

Recycle your old jars.

Recycle your old jars

Dress up the jar with pretty papers and materials (making sure they’re well away from the flame!!) and you have a simple yet stylish candle display. You could also add wire and hang them from tree branches … the options are endless.