Monday, July 7, 2014

Nature Inspired Gift Wrap

We have some great friends getting married soon and they'll be having a rustic, earthy and natural wedding. I wanted to keep in theme with their celebration by presenting their gifts in gift wrap inspired by nature. 

These Shield Kraft Middy Bags  from Whisker Graphics create the perfect blank canvas for personalizing. I printed Bride and Groom on the bags then flicked a bit of cream paint all over the bags using a toothbrush. 

I then cut out feathers from pattern paper and used Silver Metallic Divine Twine to tie them  all together.  I added a little evergreen sprig held by a clothespin and the gift wrap was finished. 

Supplies used:
cream paint
pattern paper
evergreen sprigs

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Sweet Life Projects

Today I have a couple projects featuring The Sweet Life Collection from Melissa Frances
The first is a quick and easy goodie bag using a polka dot craft bag from Whisker Graphics and darling embellishments from Melissa Frances. Here is a quick tutorial on how to put it together.

Cut out The Sweet Life journal cards and using a rounded edge punch, punch all corners of the journal cards. Layer the journal cards on top of the goodie bag and adhere using Zip Dry. Adhere a pearl on top of a kraft heart sticker and attach to the goodie bag. Adhere two rows of satin pink ribbon towards the bottom of the bad using glue and let dry. Fill the bag with goodies and top off with gift wrapping shred.

white pearl (GN278)
polka dot goodie bag- Whisker Graphics
gift wrapping shred

The second project is a mini sweet shop atop a candlestick using the Sweet Life papers and cut outs.  Below is a quick tutorial on how to make your own little candy shop! 

Assemble house kit according to directions on the package using pattern paper from The Sweet Life collection. Once house is assembled, trace a line of glue around each window and sprinkle glitter on top. Shake off excess glitter. 
Cut out banner from Sweet Life journal card and attach across the top of the house. Using a mini straw, attach a pennant flag to it, tie a piece of baker's twine around the straw and attach to the back of the house. Adhere the paper mache box to top of candle stick using glue and let dry. Then adhere house on top of the box/candle stick combo and let dry. Trace a line of glue around the box and attach a small strand of pink tissue garland. Add a pink bottle brush tree to the top of the box. Tie ribbon around the candlestick.

DIY House Kit
pink tissue garland
pink bottle brush tree
silver  glitter
candle stick
oval paper mache box

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Party Ensemble

Hi there!
Summer doesn't officially begin for a couple weeks, but it's pretty much in full swing at our place. Picnics, hiking, biking, sprinklers, popsicles, sailing and swimming. We love it all! 
What better way to usher in the sunny weather than a festive summer party.  For this project I used  Whisker Graphics glassine bags and filled them with brightly colored gumballs. Glassine bags are so fun because since they're see-through, you can really get creative with what you put inside. The more colorful, the better!
 I thought these summertime cut outs from Crate Paper were absolutely darling and I just love the vintage  feel to them. I attached a few enamel dots to the cut outs and used a clothespin to secure the bag.

For the pom pom garland, I used the always fabulous Divine Twine in cherry, lemon, green apple, aqua and purple plum. I then attached Petite Stickys in between each pom and voila, you have a super cute garland. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used: 
Enamel Dots

Friday, May 23, 2014

Peace Card

Today I'd love to show you a card I made using the beautiful 
 Attic Treasures collection in combination with a background paper from the brand new Glamour & Grunge collection  from Melissa Frances

My favorite part of the card are these gorgeous "Heaven Sent" resin wings. I just love the versatility of this set. I've used them on so many projects; from Christmas creations, to sympathy cards to baby projects.  They're so beautiful and unique, I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do! 
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Monday, May 12, 2014

Outer Space Party

Our 3 year old daughter is just a bit obsessed with space. We make several visits to the planetarium so she can get her fill of the stars, astronauts and space shuttles.  I thought it would be fun for her to invite a couple  friends to an Outer Space Party! 

 Whisker Graphics Little Bitty Bags are simply perfect for a kid-size goodie bag. For this project  I used a white diagonal stripe and two silver polka dot bitty bags. One of my favorite things to do with Divine Twine is to make pom poms out of it. Here is a great tutorial on how to make them using the fork method. -  How to make pom poms.
How cute is this little pom pom on top of the party hat?! 

I also added poms to the front of each goodie bag as well.

I used BC Inc- Space Age papers to decorate the bitty bags and added a few enamel dots. I think we're ready to blast off into space now! :-)

Thank you for stopping by!

Little Bitty Bags
Cherry and Aqua Divine Twine
Scrolly Square Labels

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Bag Place Settings

Hi, friends!
Today I have a simple project for your Easter brunch table. These bitty bags can double as a place card setting as well as a favor bag. I used the Whisker Graphics kraft  Little Bitty Bags as a base and embellished them with Melissa Frances Easter Die Cuts. I added a few enamel dots to the bags and printed out names for the place settings. 

                                                      Fill with jelly beans and chocolate bunnies! :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Brocant Bag Is On SALE!

Melissa Frances has a  great deal to share with you today.  The beautiful Melissa Frances Brocant Shopping bag is currently on SALE 50% off!  Regularly $60, they are currently available for only $30!

Our Brocante bag is soft, roomy, stylish and oh so feminine. With its adjustable strap it can be worn cross-body or over the shoulder for maximum versatility. While the bag can be left exactly as is, the solid colors allow for creatively minded purchasers to alter and embellish it easily. The bag is made of 100% cotton and has a zipper closure. It can be used as a purse or school bag, to tote scrapbook supplies, as a diaper bag or would even work wonderfully as a summer beach bag! The bag measures 20" x 17".
To order retail on-line, click HERE.