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Layering Products for a Classy Look

Candice Stringham, My Mind's Eye

Creative Paper Crafts with My Mind's Eye™

Candice Stringham, My Mind's Eye

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8. Layering Products for a Classy Look


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1 Course Introduction Duration:03:19
2 Simple Color Block Banner Duration:18:09
3 Christmas Countdown Banner Duration:27:22
4 Vintage College Banners Duration:25:42
5 Paper Gemstone Banner Duration:22:58
6 Large Paper Flower Garland Duration:45:57
7 Intro to a Stylish Soiree Duration:05:33
11 Intro to Dioramas Duration:00:57
12 Christmas Diorama Duration:31:38
13 Floral Diorama Duration:37:56

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Layering Products for a Classy Look

I'm going to start out by pulling a few of our fancy items and we're going to start out with our fancy fan so here you can see them and these air the ones I was talking about they come packaged in a box with a little handle, they come with paper clips so that you don't have to use theater, he siv if you don't want tio, so when you're putting your found together, it does have an adhesive strip if you'd like to add it, but you can also just paper clip it so that at the end of your party you unpaid per clip it and put it back in the box for next time, so they're all completely reusable and they're pretty durable. I mean, they're not meant for permanent use, but they will last you for quite some time, so we're just going to paper clip one of these in the back and we'll bring these over and the paper clips and look right over here so we are going to just start out by layering them on the branches and weaken literally hang them on or weaken tie them on I think we might tie them on today just...

using some of that same baker swine I definitely think it's worthwhile to have multiple things of baker's twine around your house and we're going to go with one of the stronger branches and I would probably hang this actually buy for just so like one side won't go askew but will balance it out with different items that were going to tilt a little bit as we go along so we're going to continue layering these and the nice thing about these are that they come in different sizes and different patterns so they're really easy to layer so we have polka dots and straight apps and some that are more solid and some that are all gold boiling and some that aren't so they mix really well together but the most important thing is different heights, different scales and different depths when you want to create interest so you can see that we didn't just set this up against the wall which is like the natural inclination I think a lot of times that their houses to dio but it's a lot harder to create interest that way so I really like to kind of pull things out and have maybe a center place at a party where people can gather around we're gonna tie this up and the gold branches air perfect they add just like a great amount of shine but as you can see for the halloween we just used regular branches that I went to my park and dead ones from the ground people thought I was really weird but I'm getting used to that all in the name of a amazing party right so we also some of the fans in the kit are vellum well, that is really cool, and I could also impact let's do that just makes some of the strands that I'm hanging them by a little bit longer and they do come with a little string on the top to hang them, but, um, I find if I want different heights it's nice to just have extra I don't want it to be too low because we don't want it to block our cake toppers, which we're going to add in a minute, but we would just start layering them like this, okay, so I am liking how that's looking I like the round fans also mimic the round shape of the balloons, so we're getting that kind of repetitive. I talk about that and photography a lot when you have a repetitive shape, it really helps interest to the I and makes the eiffel comfortable. So that's really nice, but now I want to introduce some other shape, so I'm going to pull a couple more things from our fancy line. We're going to add in some glitter banners, you can find this in the vintage line and some many stripe banners. And you're going to see these come justus we were doing earlier already pre stitched for you and the thing that I really like about these is there thirty two it's super long a lot of times you buy a banner from the parties the place we're in there like four feet long and you have to buy two or three for them to even make sense these come in multiples and I did a really good job wrapping him up here we go now I would just start adding these and then I don't even know that we need to tie them because they are going tio just kind of catch in here my after tie this one in the front and this really is like how I would do things at my house this is not pre rehearsed this is just sort of what I would look at and the just and kind of due to create the look that I want a time a story in here here and then this land I probably bring to the back just to create a gun more depth right? And there may be one lower so we also have these in gold foil and in dock so you can switch it up to create different shapes if you'd like ok, so we're going to keep flaring that I could leave that hanging I don't think I really want to say I'm just going to cut it off so you can see how were starting to just create like a lot of interest and depth and different items the many fan is just a tiny little guy and I would actually I think use this as a balloon stream so instead of just having our traditional can you see me um our traditional string I would just go ahead and tie this right on and it creates a really cool look and you wouldn't even actually have to keep the regular balloon string the's air mounted so we're going to but you could just hang these straight and these would be your balloon strings and you could also add tassels so we are cellblocks is of tassel banners they come just like this and a lot of times when you buy a tassel bandel banners online they don't come pre twist it you have to kind of create it yourself these are actually completely finished so all you have to do is open the mouth and fluff them because they've been in the box um but they're already right on the strings you just undo the string and hang it they're not knotted so that you can make it as long as you want and then just space them accordingly if I was going to use them on a balloon which I would like tio I could add them individually really easily or I could take the same stream and I would just tie knot on each one so that when they get tied onto the balloon, they'll just hang down in the road like tassels, and that just takes a few seconds and then you have this really amazing looking ballu, so we'll tie this on over here. I'd probably do the matching in real life since it's symmetrical, but for now, we'll just do it like this when we had these balloons for a little bit, so I'm not sure if they'll hold this up, but generally these big balloons will yeah, this one's not going to let you get the idea right? The other thing I really like to do because helium is getting harder and harder to find. I don't know if you knew this, but we're running out of helium in the world. I love to just tie these bigger balloons onto dowell and then stake those like it from having a party outside. So they're held up right on the top of a wooden dowel, as opposed to needing helium to stand up. So saving money and time when you buy those big giant balloons, just pump it with like your matches pump and so trying to blow it up that would be earlier, okay, so just a few simple ideas. And just took a few minutes. And we made something that looks really interesting and unique. There's so many things that you could hang up. I've seen people hang up ladders above the table and hang multiple items from that, like a old vintage. Would ladder would be really amazing. Um, branches, really great. So just so many different options when you're creative and, like, really think of things that you can create.

Class Description

Add panache to to your next paper craft project with unique ideas and expert tips from My Mind's Eye™!

CreativeLive partnered with the incredible designers over at My Mind's Eye™ to bring you, a collection of paper craft how-tos that are guaranteed to inspire. You’ll learn about supplies and techniques for making:

  • Pretty Paper Garlands and Banners
  • Creative Gift Wrap and Charming Toppers
  • A Stylish Soiree
  • Simple Instagram Albums
  • Perfect Little Paper Mache Villages
  • Delightful Dioramas
  • Franklin #PlannerLove

My Mind's Eye™ has been developing stylish paper products for over 15 years. In Creative Paper Crafts, you’ll learn how to create a variety of customizable party decorations that will lend all of your events a lovely, handmade touch.

If you want to create beautiful decorations and decor and throw lavish, Pinterest-ready events, join My Mind's Eye™ and CreativeLive for Creative Paper Crafts!



Watched a little of this and was disappointed by her frequent mumbling, making it impossible to understand quite a bit of what she was saying. I didn't find her ideas very innovative but didn't watch the whole thing.