Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lowri's Hippy Chick Fun!

Hi Everyone – Lowri here. I am really excited to start off the Design Team posts and projects for Artfull Crafts. Keep popping back to see what the other Design Team members come up with.

I received a lovely bunch of items to work with – the main one being one of Kaisercraft's latest BTP releases – the Large Desk Organiser. Also included were the papers from the August release Hippy Girl Collection as well as some embellishments, rhinestones and wood flourishes. Now – I have to say that I went into a slight panic as they all looked very pink – and pink terrifies me!! However – on closer inspection I realised that the papers really had a wonderful range of colours and I was especially drawn to the plainer, contrast sides of the papers. I was also surprised when I saw the size of the organiser – it holds a full 12” paper sheet making it really practical.

I am going to go into some more details later this week about how I actually put it together as well as what I did decoration wise before and after putting it together. One hint - if you are going to start on this – there is definitely a right and wrong side to each piece in terms of fit with the other pieces and I suggest playing with the pieces until they fit perfectly and then marking them front and back, up and down etc to make sure you can assembly easily at each stage.
So – here are the pictures of what I came up with!

Homework Desk Organiser
I thought that the Hippy Girl range would be perfect for a girl who still likes pink, but who is starting to grow up a bit too. Here is my finished version – both plain and loaded with goodies!

I am pleased with how it turned out – though if I did it again I would have planned a bit more before assembling it – but I will fill you in on all those technical details later!! Here are some close-ups of the detailing

I used a combination of 12x12 papers and the mini-pad to get the variation in papers for the drawers – which are all fully lined.
I hope you like it and keep an eye out for more detailed information on how I put it together in the next few days.

Desk Accessories
These are “altered” items. The notebook was a very cheap one which I covered with paper and embellishments and the pencil holder was an M&M plastic container - I just cut off the lid.

Lip Balm Holders
These were a fun project I had seen a while back on a couple of other blogs from the US.

The “Sleepover” one has a magnetic snap closure and is a little invitation for a girl’s sleepover. I used the Kaisercraft printables for the Hippy Girl range to create a co-ordinating background onto which I printed the text. The free printables are FANTASTIC for creating stationary to co-ordinate with the Kaiser ranges. (You'll find the "Download Free Printable" option at the bottom of the collections on the Kaiser website). I have made a little Get Well Card in the past with a packet of Tums in place of the lip-balm but you could make party favours with tubes of candy etc

Super Quick Mini Album
I saw this on the Kasiercraft blog and just had to try it out it seemed so easy. The Journal Tags are so perfect for an easy mat/journaling spot. I love how this turned out..

I have a few bits and pieces left and I really want to make some cute notecards, so I am hoping to do that before I start on some items for Father’s Day.
So there you go! I have posted some more detailed pictures in my gallery and if anyone has any questions or comments – please post on the blog and I will reply!


  1. Looks great and i love all the bits you have put into the desk organiser

  2. Wow , this is awesome Lowri. Love all the useful things you've made.