Hello there and welcome to the lady lair! A place to share lovely paper crafts.. Try a how-to tutorial or check out some bits and pieces..
After recently posting a picture of a wedding card I made.. many of you wanted to know how to make one yourselves! It's actually quite a simple card but looks really effective once decorated.. It folds completely flat to fit in an envelope, and looks gorgeous displayed on a shelf! Here is the tutorial for… Continue reading How To Make A Double Fold Window Card
Yesterday, I was sooo excited to see I had been chosen as one of the two winners of the Kaisercraft December Blog Challenge! The December challenge was to create a Christmas card using any past or present Kaisercraft collection. I entered and won with this: 'Mint Wishes' Christmas Twist & Pop Card Congratulations also to… Continue reading Kaisercraft December Blog Challenge – Winner!!
Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 was full of wonderful things and your 2018 even better. Today, I would like to take a look back at the previous year in crafts and other fun bits and pieces (Pic Heavy Post!) As the Lair only launched in October, some of the older crafts you may… Continue reading A Year In Crafts & Other Bits and Pieces..
A last minute solution today saw the creation of these Christmas pop-up cash cards! They were really quick and easy to make and make giving cash that little bit more special! As the cash fits securely in the pocket, rather than make seperate envelopes, I simply sealed the cards with a removable 'belt'. Aren't they… Continue reading A Christmas Pop-Up Cash Card
For something a bit different today, I decided to get crafty in the kitchen! This is very uncommon for me.. I don't even own a rolling pin.. (I actually ended up using my brayer to roll out the pastry sheets).. I remembered seeing these tasty looking Nutella Christmas trees all over social media a few… Continue reading A Nutella Pastry Christmas Tree
Here's a fun little Christmas easel card I whipped up today. I love how the cut out in the front allows a multi dimensional effect inside. I picked up the cute die cuts and embellishments for this card from The Reject Shop! The card is formed from a sheet of 30x30cm white card stock, cut… Continue reading A Christmas Easel Card
Today I will show you how to make these cute paper picture frames! These can be used to frame photos, postcards, small scrapbook pages or inspirational quotes. The possibilities are endless as you can customise these frames to any size you like - You could make a whole gallery! For both square or rectangular shaped… Continue reading How To Make Paper Picture Frames
So I tried my hand at a little upcycling today.. Two of my favourites, crafts and snacks, joined together for this fun (& delicious) little project using an empty Pringles can! Oh how beautiful this vintage looking box turned out.. The decorative paper used (inner and outer) is 'Boutique' from the Kaisercraft collection 'Romantique'. I… Continue reading A Vintage Trinket Box From A Pringles Can
Flowers are just the perfect embellishment piece aren't they?! Although you can buy pre-made blooms, they do get expensive especially if you want lots of different colours.. How do us crafty people solve a problem like that?.. Make them from paper scraps! I made the card pictured using the small flower die from the Kaisercraft… Continue reading Die Cut Layered Flowers
Today I am going to show you how to make this amazing Z-fold card with a pop out box section in the centre! It's such a beautiful card as you can add so much depth and dimension, yet it all folds down flat to fit in an envelope. This card is sure to impress and… Continue reading How To Make a Z-Fold Card With Pop Out Box