Nancy Drew Snowflakes! I was inspired by the intricate snowflakes by this designer that I saw re-posted on Facebook--a Star Wars theme snowflake, which was cool. So, I attempted to create some with Nancy Drew images - the silhouette and Nancy's side profile with the magnifying glass. You need a square piece of paper - or you can take a regular printer size sheet, fold in half vertically and horizontally. It will now be a rectangle--so cut it across the open end to trim it into a square shape. Then fold over into a triangle--you may need to trim a bit more excess to finish squaring it up a bit. Then print a template to use if you're not good at freehand drawing. Then draw on the image using the cutout template--keep it to where the image goes to both folded up sides and doesn't get cut off in several places that meet--so it will stay all together. Cut using scissors of various sizes for smaller pieces or an exact knife. And voila! Nancy Drew snowflakes.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Using a falling apart Nancy Drew picture cover from the 60's for the vintage book pages and a stamp, you can create fun and vintage style ornaments using paper and chenille. Stamp your pages or draw on them - anything goes, form your chenille and then cut out the pages and glue to something sturdy--like matte board. Then glue on the chenille and glue a ribbon hanger on the back. I made circles and also magnifying glass shaped ornaments. And another fun idea is to make a paper chain with the book pages to go on the tree.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sleuth Pam visited for my annual Drew-O-Ween this year and we spent a few hours book hunting at a couple of bookstores (Alcuin Books and Book Gallery) in Scottsdale/Phoenix area and then an antique mall - Merchant Square Marketplace - in Chandler - there was a nice variety of vintage series books--check them out :)
Monday, December 15, 2014
Order this neat 1000 piece Nancy Drew puzzle - shipping in January! Featuring vintage nostalgic Nancy Drew covers from the classic series.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
A few more uses for Nancy Drew books besides reading?! Scribbling, working out math problems, and creating your future super hero logo!