Fawn: April 2012


Monday, April 30, 2012

Baby Cards

I have a few dear friends that are expecting little bundles of joy in the next couple months, so I thought I'd join in the celebration by creating baby cards for them. These vintage baby images from Graphic 45 are absolutely adorable and they coordinate perfectly with the soft, sweet patterns and colors from the Melissa Frances C'est la Vie line.

Supplies used-
Vintage baby images- Graphic 45- Little Darling
Striped paper on "It's a Boy" card- Glitz Design- Happy Travels
"It's a boy!" tag -7 gypsies
Fabric, seam binding, lace, twine and buttons- craft supply

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Stacking Boxes

Nostalgic in theme and dressed in frosted confectionery colors, this sweet accent piece is perfect for decorating a springtime bridal shower or tea. It's easy to make and ideal for using leftover scraps of patterned paper and embellishments.

I posted this project several months ago but took it down because it was going to be published in Paper Creations. Now that the publication is out, I thought I'd share it with you again in case you missed it. 

Cut pattern paper to fit each box and then adhere. Stack boxes according to size and adhere together. 

Wrap tissue garland around the bottom  and top of the middle box and adhere. Open brooch pin and push pin through on the right side of the middle box as shown. 

Embellish top of box with ephemera stickers. Adhere feather plume to the back of the stickers. Arrange pink sprig and dove on top of the box as shown. 

Supplies used-
5th Avenue Pattern Paper
Stacking boxes
Pearl Cluster Brooch
5th Avenue Ephemera Stickers
Tissue Paper Garland
Light Pink Sprig
Bird and feather plume- Michaels

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

 I absolutely love using these glass domes  from Melissa Frances for projects. Today I thought I'd share with you a fun and easy decoration for your table or mantle.

I used a page from an Attic Treasures Postcard Book as the base and placed a vintage rabbit sticker on the inside of the glass dome. Shredded tissue paper was used to cover the bottom of the inside of the dome. I glued the glass dome on top of the postcard and surrounded it with speckled eggs and bits of tissue garland. I then tied some fabric scraps onto the postcard. I finished it up by tying some ribbon around the top of the dome. 

                                        Supplies used -
                                         Glass Dome
                                        Tissue Garland
                                        Spring Ephemera Sticker &
                                   Attic Treasures Postcard Book- Melissa Frances
                                               Speckled Eggs- Michaels