Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Layout and Cards!

The Shabby Chic Crafts Notecards and Artisan Frames are a perfect addition to your layouts!  I made this layout about my nephew Logan using some fun papers from the American Crafts Confetti collection.  I added a little Maya Road Crystal Star to this joyous layout as well!

For my "Hi" card I used American Crafts Confetti paper, a Shabby Chic Crafts Artisan frame, and a Prima flower in lime green!

The Shabby Chic Crafts Envelopes help you make a quick card that looks can complete the look when you add a little hidden journaling card in the envelope!  The Prima pink and lime green flowers match the envelope perfectly :)

Prima is making the cutest will love these on your cards or layouts (the script ones I used on my card are sold out but make sure you check out the Rose Print ones...they are beautiful)! The Shabby Chic Crafts Vintage Moments tags make a very classy accent to your projects.  For the base of the card I used My Mind's Eye Hazel/Mother Meadow paper.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mini Book Tutorial!

The Supplies:
corrugated cardboard
embroidery floss
pattern paper


The Instructions:
1.  Trim two pieces of corrugated cardboard to measure 3 1/2 X 4, as well, cut a piece of cardstock to measure 2 X 4.  Glue your corrugated cardboard onto your card stock as shown...making sure to leave at least 3/4 of an inch in the centre.



2.  Cut a piece of pattern paper to measure 2 X 4 and use to cover the piece of card stock on the outside of book.

3.  Fold mini book to form a spine.

4.  Trim three piece of cardstock to measure 4 X 7 and fold in half. Place one piece of folded cardstock inside the book, along the spine, and poke holes using a push pin along the fold line...make sure that you push your pin through the spine of the book as well.

 5.  Handsew the cardstock page to the spine.  Repeat with the other sheets of cardstock.


The book is now ready to be decorated!



Sunday, March 6, 2011

Paper Bag Flower Tutorial

I haven't done a tutorial in so long and
I figured it was about time!

These little flowers are simple to make
and best of all they are made out of
paper bags!

paper bag
circle punch

1. Punch circles out of a paper bag...I used about 9 circles per flower.

2. Staple in the centre.

3. Apply water to paper bag want to make sure all the layers get water on them.

4. Crunch together.

5. Peel the layers apart and mold with your fingers until you achieve your desired look!

I added mine to a layout...

Close up of left side...

Close up of right side...


Friday, March 4, 2011

Waiting for the Blooms!

This winter has seemed sooooo long...
I'm sure most of us feel that way!
Looking through my photos I came across
blossom pictures that I took last year
from our front yard...I'm longing to
see them again this year :)

I made this layout for a Studio Calico
challenge to use little strips of
patterned paper on your layout.

Cardstock (Bazzill)
Pattern Paper (American Crafts)
Thickers (American Crafts)
Buttons (Maya Road)
Trim (Maya Road)
Mist (Maya Mist)
Embroidery Floss (DMC)

machine sewing, corrugated cardboard

Have a wonderful weekend!