15th, December, 2014

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This December I’ve teamed up with Instax to create a bunch of ideas that work perfectly for Christmas. Today I’m going to teach you how to make a visually stunning pop-up Instax card - after all, these would make pretty nifty Christmas cards don’t you think? I’m known to be a bit slack when it comes to Christmas cards, so I’m telling you right now that this is easy. And quick. Two things that make me very happy.

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For this DIY you will need:

- A craft knife (& scissors if you like – I do, I’m pretty terrible with the ol’ craft knife!)

- Access to a printer

- Card in the colour(s) of your choice

- Glue

- Sellotape

- A pencil

- An Instax camera & fim (alternatively you can use your smartphone & Instax Share)

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1. Start by taking a photo of your Instax camera, or finding a generic one online. I used one of my favourite photos ever, from this yellow blog post, which also doubles as my sidebar picture! Print out your photo & use your craft knife or scissors to cut out the camera photo.

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2. Trace around your camera picture onto a piece of card. Then cut that out too.

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3. You need to use your craft knife to make a slit near the top of the camera, where the film would come out. I measured against an old Instax photo I had lying around – but if you don’t, it’s around 54mm. I marked mine with a pencil first.

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4. The best bit: time to add the Instax photo! I took a photo on my iPhone – complete with tinsel and silly reindeer ears – and printed it with my Instax Share, but of course it’s fine to use your Instax camera too.

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5. Slide the Instax photo through the hole you made earlier and secure it at the back with sellotape.

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6. Finally, cut two slits on your piece of card, as this will be your ‘pop-up’. Bend it in half, then tape the Instax picture onto it.  And voila, there you go!

Let me know if you have a go at this DIY (my twitter is @l0stinthehaze & my Instagram is @lostinthehazeblog) – I’d love to see the results!

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8th, December, 2014

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Oh my gosh, it’s almost Christmas! I am seriously SO excited this year! We decorated the Christmas tree over the weekend while listening to a medley of the Killer’s Christmas songs (and by couple of Michael Buble too…don’t judge me!) and that really helped it all sink in. Yep, the silly season has really got me this time around. I’m not too good at surprises though, and am beyond ready to unwrap presents. If you can’t tell; I am totally one of those people who wakes up at 6am on Christmas day.. I just can’t wait!

Wellington city is looking so festive this year! Doesn’t the train station look incredible? Candy canes are one of my favourite Christmas treats (I wish they were year round, really!) so having one several storeys high was like being in the Candy Kingdom. Something I am very much okay with!

Dress – Chicwish / Bag – Nikita and Vesper / Clogs – Lotta From Stockholm / Love Bow – ASOS

 

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