Fawn: 2010


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vintage Spoon Ornaments

These ornaments were inspired by Natalie Hansen who made the CUTEST Halloween spoon ornaments in the 2008 issue of Somerset Holidays and Celebrations. I thought I'd put a Christmas spin on her Halloween ornaments. I used mica, glitter chipboard angel wings, resin wings and tinsel from Melissa Frances. Not only do they make pretty ornaments for your tree, you could also tie one on top of a package to dress it up or make several and give them as gifts. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Gift Boxes

Here's an idea if you'd like to dress up an ordinary gift box for gift giving this season.
 These little boxes were made using paper mache houses and boxes bought at Michaels. I painted the houses and applied a mixture of  Snow Tex, paint and glitter to the roofs. Paper from Melissa Frances covers the boxes. I then sprinkled pink and white mica on top of the boxes and embellished them with glitter snowflakes, buttons and glitter heart chipboard. Silver pipe cleaners were coiled up and placed on the chimney as well as tinsel. I made a crepe paper rosette and printed out "Joyeux Noel" on cardstock to adhere on top of the rosette. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sample of Christmas Cards

A few Christmas card ideas for you! These were all made using pattern paper from Melissa Frances and collage packs from Tweety Jill. The mini Christmas bingo cards are from Jenni Bowlin.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holiday Fairy in a Jar

A simple tutorial on how to catch a fairy in a jar. :)
Pattern paper - I used Melissa France's "Decoration" paper
Mason Jar
Round Paper Mache Box
Fairy Image
Christmas Sprigs
Chipboard Letters
Cover a paper mache box with pattern paper and ink around the edges to give it that vintage look.
Place the fairy inside the lid of the mason jar. I used Zip Dry to keep her in place and it worked just dandy. I then sprinkled a little glitter snow inside the lid.

 Add a little sprig inside the jar behind the fairy. Screw the lid back on the mason jar and adhere the jar to the top of the box. I used a glue gun to adhere the jar to the box.  This little fairy doesn't seem too excited about being stuffed in a jar. Too bad, I think she looks cute.
Tie ribbon around the base of the jar and glue the chipboard letters to the front of the jar. I glued a little mirror  heart from Heidi Swapp to the front of the bow. 
Top the jar with sprigs, an ornament and any other embellishments you choose. I also tucked in a vintage inspired postcard from Melissa Frances.
Annnnnnnnnnd  you're finished!  

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Few Cards

For the Vintage Girl
Pattern paper Melissa Frances

For the Bride
Pattern paper, resin scroll Melissa Frances. Bride cardstock sticker Cosmo Cricket

For the Domestic Goddess
Pattern paper- Melissa Frances, Cosmo Cricket. Vintage shoes image-  Artchix Studio. Chipboard button- Jenni Bowlin

For your Love
Pattern paper, glitter chipboard hearts, blue crepe paper -Melissa Frances. Cardstock sticker Cosmo Cricket.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Birthday Girl Party Favors

Happy 1st of September everyone! Today kick starts the beginning of my favorite season. Speaking of seasons, you know what I love about birthdays? They know no season. The more people you know, the more reasons for celebration throughout the year. In honor of all birthdays all year long, I've created a set of party favors.

I covered a paper mache box with pattern paper, resin frame, glitter chipboard star and crepe paper, all from Melissa Frances. Vintage "Glamour Post" images from Artchix Studio

Embellish with buttons, sliver twisty star thingies (what ARE those things called??) add some pom pom trim around the edge of the box.

Goodie bags! These are just  your basic brown paper bags embellished with pattern paper and stick-on pearls, . I made ribbon rosettes, glued them on clothespins and attached images of vintage lovelies on top. I stuck a feather plume to the clothespin as well.
Of course, the party hat. No party is complete without the crowning glory of the party hat. I used the same supplies throughout the entire set. Pattern paper, feathers, stick on pearls, crepe paper, ribbon rosettes and pom pom trim.

Happy Birthday and Happy Fall! 

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Thank you SO much to the beautiful and talented Jenny Doh for inviting me to be a Guest Curator on CRESCENDoh for this past week. What an incredible experience it has been. Thank you, Jenny, it has truly been an honor.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vintage Inspired Corsage

I love vintage corsages.
 I love that they have a history. Perhaps worn for a high school prom, an Easter Sunday or Mother's Day.

A quick and simple tutorial on how to make your own vintage inspired corsage.
 Flower- Prima
Patterned ribbon, paper -Melissa Frances
Vintage Glamour Post-Artchix Studio
Heart Mirror- Heidi Swapp
Feathers, buttons, sheer ribbon- craft supply

Cut out a  piece of paper to fit the back of the flower
Cut a piece of sheer ribbon and glue to the back of the paper. Make this as long or short as you'd like. Corsages look beautiful around the wrist, neck, waist or ankle.
Cut out a couple pieces of paper and ribbon. They're each about 2" long.
Now just stick in your embellishments wherever you please! I used  Zip Dry to glue everything in and it holds like a charm.
Finished product! Now, don't you look lovely? :)