Hi all Sonja here. We made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Valentine's! I am sure people are ready for a break from Holidays, however, I had to do this stack of hearts door hanger using Rinea Foil papers even if it is past the holiday hearts and flowers are fun year round!
Materials Needed:Rinea Foil: Gold, light pink, red, and dark pink
Glue or adhesive tape
Die cutter (Silhouette Cameo 3 and Sizzix Big Shot)
Embossing sleeve (optional)
Step One: Strips of Foil
Start by cutting 6 strips of each color. I cut my strips at 0.75 in. wide by 13 in. tall.
Step Two: Prep
To prep for the heart, I folded each strip in half.
Step Three: Lining of Heart
After folding each strip in half, I needed to trim the inside pieces. Leave the outer shell at 13 in. tall. The inside pieces need to be a little bit smaller then the next so that you end up with a stacked set of strips. Each piece doesn't have to be an exact measurement from the next piece, just has to be shorter!
NOTE: Each heart has two of the same strips in it. So two dark pink, two light pink, and two gold equaling 6 strips per heart. This is a designers choice you can go with more strips or less.
Step Four: Check Measurements
At this point, I checked to make sure that the strips would make the heart correctly and trimmed any strips that were too long. After checking to make sure all the pieces fit, set aside.
Step Five: Cut and form Flowers
I chose a rose file I had in my Silhouette library from the Silhouette store.
I cut three roses in the two sided gold/red foil. The settings for my Cameo 3 was on vinyl, blade 1, and pressure 1.
Step 6: Optional embossing and assemble of flowers
Just to add some texture, I decided to emboss a few pedals. After the embossing, I poked a brad through the middle of each layer. Once the pedals are all secure, I took a tool and curled the ends. You can do this with anything that is small and round
Step Seven: Assemble Heart
Add running tape to the end of each strip in the size order of longest to shortest. Line up the ends and secure together. Bend the strips into a heart shape and secure the ends together. Add glue at the bottom of the heart between each layer and secure until dry. At this point it looks funny, but just secure the bottom strips as instructed. Secure the bottom pieces brings the heart together.
Step Eight: Decorate
I decided I wanted the flowers inside of the hearts. Another option would be to string them between each heart as well. But I wanted to glue my hearts stacked on each other.
Hello, everyone! Nadine here today with a rosy Valentine project. Have you ever saw something in a store that you thought was really cute but then looked at the price tag and thought you could it make it for less than that? Well, that is exactly how I came up with this Valentine's project.
To create the roses I used Rinea's Crafter's Roll in Embossed Hot Pink.
Want to see how I created these roses and project?
Watch my tutorial video below....
Karen has created a beautiful winter wonderland of snowflakes using Rinea foils. The shimmer and shine almost better than the real thing!
When you need a project for a cold wet winter day, this is a great family activity you can get the kids involved with. You don't need many supplies to make these gorgeous hanging snowflake decorations. Rinea paper foils fold and crease wonderfully and easily hold their shape. Try alternating colors of foil for a fun twist. Then display the finished snowflakes hanging in the window for an elegant Winter accent.
Crafters Glossy Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 15 cm x 25 cm (Silver)
Crafters Embossed Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 23 cm x 33 cm (Blue & Lt. Blue)
Other Supplies: scissors, ruler, double sided tape, needle, thread
1. Trim six paper foil squares 4x4". Six squares are needed to complete each snowflake.
(TIP: To form a square, fold a rectangle into a triangle by taking a corner and folding at a diagonal. Trim the overhanging paper outside the triangle. Have fun experimenting with different color paper foils in different sizes to create your hanging dimensional snowflakes.)
Paper foil square dimensions: Large 4x4" - finished size 10"
Medium 3x3" - finished size 7.25"
Small 2x2" - finished size 4.5"
2. Fold the square in half to form a triangle. Next, fold it in half again to form a triangle. With the creased side closest to you, cut 3 straight slits parallel to the longest side. Start cutting at the creased edge and stop cutting 1/4" from the edge.
3. Completely unfold the triangle to reveal the sliced square rows. Begin at the innermost point of the square and roll the two inner points inward. Apply double sided tape, align the overlapping points, and adhere them.
4. Flip the snowflake segment over and take the next larger row of slits, overlap their points, and adhere them together. Continue this process by flipping over the segment and forming rolls until all the rows of slits are rolled inwards and glued together making sure to alternate sides with every new row. Repeat rolling and adhering the slits for all six squares of foil paper.
5. Align the 6 individual segments facing the same direction. Begin to attach the points together with double sided tape. (TIP: Staple the snowflakes together when you are making large square segments that are over 8")
6. Next, connect each snowflake segment on the outermost roll with the adjacent segment to add stability.
7. To display the snowflakes, use a needle to pierce the foil paper at one point and attach a loop of thread.
(TIP: The larger the square of paper foil that is cut, the easier it is to assemble the snowflakes. To avoid frustration & disappointment don't begin with a small 2" square.)
To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog,
Art & Soul. http://karensessionsartandsoul.blogspot.com
Thanks for visiting!
Monica is up on the blog today with a beautiful banner to help decorate her craft space. She uses the foil to help make everything just sparkle and shine!!
Thank you ladies for joining me for another Rinea Design Team Project.
If there is one thing I love to do its to decorate my craft space with beautiful inspiring work to help spark my creativity.
So that's exactly what I did! For my project I created a winter theme banner.
I have a full tutorial video on how I made and decorated my banner.
I used the amazing Rinea embossed foil paper in the color light blue, blue, copper and gold in both the embossed and plain foils. I just love creating projects with this foil paper because it gives every project that pop of color that you just can't miss, all while giving the banner an elegant look.
As always I had so much fun creating with these beautiful paper and I hope to see you on my next project!
Hello all, Sonja here! Today I bring you a tutorial and an awesome little gift box using Rinea Foil. When I think Christmas, I think beautiful trees, lights, and gifts for others. I decided to combine that together with a little surprise inside of the gift box!
For this project, I used the copper, light green, dark green, and red out of the embossed assorted colors pack. To start with, use a very, very light tack mat. I put a piece of paper over the foil and smoothed it down onto the mat with my Silhouette scraper tool. I covered it with the sheet of paper just to not rip or scratch the foil. After it is smoothed down, you can see the wrinkles are out and this will help when cutting so that it doesn't hook on any previous indentations from your mat. After picking a design, I adjusted my cut settings and blade to copy paper and blade at 2. (Sugar tip: Each machine will differ pending the newness of your blade. I advise making a few test cuts!)
After choosing my files (Silhouette store), I decided that I wanted the box to be more of an explosion box so I needed to cut the sides off. To do this, use your knife tool on straight. I usually unclick auto apply so that I can line up all the lines exact and then slice them off.Once applied, I now have no arms to attach the box together which is what I wanted!
Next, I just cut out each piece. I find that with the foil, because it is a delicate material to work with, doubling up on the layers helps with stability. I also did this for the copper star on top of the tree.
For the tree, I adhered layers together for stability and the 3D effect. Arrange the layers together and glue the core together. I found that Aleene's tacky glue worked well with the foil, as well as ATG tape.
I didn't want to have an empty box. I needed a wow factor when it was opened. So I decided to go with a sleigh. In order to get the sleight to fit into the box, I had to scale it down, WAY down!
For the base of the box, I wanted the copper to line the inside of the box. I did not want it to be straight edged so I used the knife tool again to add a scalloped edge.
Then came the fun part, decorating! I happened to buy some fake snow-tex from Joann's for about $3 I believe. Just use a paint brush to dab where you want it to give your projects an extra added boost of life!
The sleigh is 3D with the same SC emblem on each side. The face snow just gives a little realness to what I imagine Santa's sleigh looks like at the end of his trip!
Rinea Copper, Light Green, Dark Green, and Red foil
Silhouette Cameo (files from Silhouette store)
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Teresa Collins Mega Runner tape
Deco Art Glistening Snow-Tex glittering snow
This year I’m making a few Christmas decorations as we won’t have a traditional Christmas tree displayed. Being on the Rinea Design team and having the challenge of using copper, red and green paper gave me an idea. I would make a Christmas Sleigh.
Recently I purchased a Cricut Explore Air. Looking through the designs I found a sleigh that I knew would be perfect for my project.
Having never worked with Rinea paper I wasn’t sure what to expect. I choose the least sticky of mats and made sure that my blade was new and set my cutting to cut delicate paper. The green paper was the first cut and the holy leaves cut beautifully.
I cut the rest of the sleigh out of cardstock. The part that I wanted to be copper I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist and Brutus Monroe’s Liquid Elements - Copper Penny. The sleigh now had the copper color I wanted. I was able to have a couple of small pieces of the copper foil paper in the upper parts of the sleigh in the scroll work.
Used a paint brush dipped in glue around the areas I wanted red glitter and then sprinkled the glitter over the area. Once the glitter was dry the green Rinea foil holy leaves were adhered with white glue. I glued a small amount to a white piece of paper and when the glue dried I then punched out red circles and placed those on the green holy leaves.
Knowing that I wanted the sleigh to be 3D and be able to hold items I decided to construct insides. This was achieved by building little boxes out of pieces of cardboard. I kept making little boxes and stacking these on each other until I had the inside of the sleigh built. I then painted the boxes black and attached the back of the sleigh.
The final touch was stringing a few silver jingle bells on a piece of wire and die cutting a bow out of the scrap of copper foil.
This Christmas Sleigh will be a perfect decoration for my home this year. I hope you enjoyed seeing my creation. Please, follow the blog to see how I fill the sleigh and other Christmas decorations I will be making with Rinea foil.
Here is a video on how Linda made this cute little sleigh!
Rinea - Plain foil in Red and Green, Embossed Foil in Bronze
Mists - Brutus Monroe & Tattered Angels
Monica is up on the blog today with her very first design team project using Rinea foils!! She made the sweetest foil cone tree, just take a look!
Thank you for joining me for my first Design Team projects for Rinea foil.
I love Christmas and thought what's not a better way to celebrate the up coming holiday, then to make my very own Christmas tree that can sit perfectly on my desk.
I used the Green/Gold foil paper which made my tree sparkle and shine. While giving it a nice elegant look.
Using Rinea foil gave my project a completely different look then regular cardstock. The shininess really helped give my tree a pop of color.
I have a full tutorial video (which I have linked below) on how I made my tree and decorated it.
I had so much fun creating with these beautiful paper and I hope you join me for my next upcoming project.
Plain Green Rinea Foil
18' Pearl Garland
Cardboard Christmas Tree from Hobby Lobby
Hello! Nadine here with my first project for Rinea. I have been thinking about making a paper Christmas tree for awhile now but just haven’t found the perfect paper for it till now. The double-sided Glossy Plain Rinea paper-foil in Green/Gold was exactly what I was looking for to make my tree.
To create the tree I used the cardboard tube from some wrapping paper and rolled the foil papers into cones. Watch my video below to see how I did it.
For the tree top, I used a custom handcrafted star that was sent to me along with my design team supplies.
Here is a close up of the green/gold foil paper. Love this color combo!
Julie McGuffee has created the most amazing Christmas gifts from a wrapped candle, floating frame, ornament, and a cute little angel all using Rinea foils!!
First is a candle wrapped in die cut plain copper over a fancy cute embossed silver foil all died off with a sweet little bow.
Then there is this amazing floating frame with a plain gold foil die cut in a tree laid over a green embossed foil all embedded in a floating acrylic frame surround by tinsel.
A pretty ornament with plain silver foil cut in a sweet angel die and then the plain green foil also cut to surround the angel.
Last a beautiful angel with a Styrofoam ball as a base for the head and then surrounded with the amazing foils die cut in gold and silver plain foils.
The Rinea foil works like no other, it can be bent and folded to hold its shape as seen in the below project. Here are some examples how the foil can be use for home décor or gift jars made by Julie McGuffee.
In this first jar the silver plain foil paper is run through a metal die to give it amazing texture and then backed with the red embossed foil behind to make it pop. At the top is a fun start using a rosette using a folding technique, perfect for the top of a jar. Here are a couple other rosettes made in the same fashion.
A simple and easy way to dress up a jar is to punch out the foils and glue them to to the sides of the jar, pick any shape you want from hearts, stars, snowflakes, circles, and so many more!!
Last we have a sweet little votive with a flared middle, which will stay in place due to the nature of the foil!! Cut slits into a rectangle foil and glue to the top and bottom of the votive glass and it create this amazing look of a lantern, line it with a few gems at the top and you have a one of a kind tea light candle holder.
Diane Agarwal - The passioneer behind bringing Rinea Foil, the unique crafting product from Germany, to you!