Another lovely day to work with my dear friend Jane : ) I’m always more in the mood for shabby chic colors and roses when Jane comes to play. And of course there has to be lot’s of buttons.
I was so excited when I saw this image from Graphic’s Fairy that I nearly fell out of my chair. It’s just perfect for Jane!!!! She said it reminded her of ballerina shoes. She is so right. And just the perfect color pink!
I created a simple wallet fold mini album that has pockets for tags. I’ve made these before…but with more pages and rings for binding…this time I wanted the cover to have just one bow…so I added the page between the pockets. The pages are actually made from small glassine bags : ) The sweet girl image here is from a sheet of Pink Paislee paper. So is the tag with the bird.
I inked all the tags and added a reinforcing dot. I elected not to add ribbon to the tags to keep this little book from getting too bulky.
These little pockets are very sturdy…and just the right size for gift cards. I’ll be making lot’s of these for Christmas and baby showers! I used my newest favorite Picket Fence Distress Stain to cover the edges around the paper. It gives it a nice finished look…and saved me from being super precise with the measuring.
Jane made a set of beautiful tags to display her vintage buttons. She uses them as decoration on a silvery Christmas tree that she keeps up all year in her craft studio. So lovely!!!!
I’ve added this Shabby Chic Mini to my Etsy shop. Hop on over and have a look : )
Sometimes it’s a challenge for me to make masculine projects. I really love to add lot’s of details and ribbon and flowers and embellishments. So the question is…how do you embellish with layers…but keep it from being feminine? You mix in lot’s of warm colors and vintage images like the ones from Graphic’s Fairy.
I started with the great plaid pattern from Paper Loft and bordered in brown. The typography is from Jenni Bowlin. All layers were well inked.
I choose a chocolate colored ribbon and made a nice loopy bow. To top that off I added twine and a vintage button. I trimmed a few clock faces from a sheet of Graphic 45 paper and added a chunky chipboard tag.
I layered the vintage golfing image onto a border that’s actually a journal card from American Crafts. A simple painted and inked chipboard frame on top with a fun little ticket stub . Yes I did add a doily to a masculine card….but I’ll bet you didn’t even notice it until I said something right??? It’s pretty subtle…but works well to break up some of the typography. There’s a few vintage buttons to finish this card off. This card is going out to my Dad Michael in Texas. He is a golfer…but not a pipe smoker lol. Hope he loves it as much as I love him!
I’m entering this card in the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge for fathers day/masculine cards. Wish me luck! : )
Okay…so I’m having myself a Mom moment. Seems like just yesterday my little guy was wearing his Osh Kosh biballs and watching Blue’s Clues and going fishing with his Dad with his Snoopy “fishing rope” and calling the firetrucks “firesharks”. Today is a huge milestone for us as #1 Son just got his first car. Oh snap…did I just say that?????
D.H. Kenny brought it home today. Alex drove us to Taco Bell for dinner LOL. Yes that is the big black truck I drive. I did mention that I’m a country girl right? Actually that’s D.H.’s truck but it got handed down to me and Kenny drives my car “awesome gray Charger” to work since he has such a long commute and it’s better for gas mileage.
Hopefully this milestone is easier with #2 Son Jonathan. I still have a few more years until he starts driving. Until then…I think I’ll go drown my misery in a festive beverage and enjoy some beautiful weather out back and watch the sunset. Hope you all have a wonderful evening! G
Turned the last peat pot from dear friend Jane into another patriotic project yesterday : ) I did recruit Jane to make a few rosettes for me with her handy dandy creasing tool.
I used my new favorite Picket Fence Distress Stain to give a very mottled look to the pot. A little bit of twine wrapped around is a nice and simple finishing touch.
I used a few of the leftover dimensional stars form the last project. The vintage image is from Graphic’s Fairy and was the inspiration for the monochromatic brown color scheme. She has the most serious look on her sweet little face. The tag in the back of the collage is from Glitz. I aged it a bit with some ink and stamping text. Crimped and cut and crinkled brown craft paper to fill in and cover the floral foam. Thank you Martha Stewart for making scissors that cut tiny strips! Last but not least there’s a bit of natural fibers to soften the edges.
Alex our super prize number picker has done it again! The fabulous prize package goes to …
Lucky #16 Yayyyyy!!!!!
That means Theresa Kowalewski is the winner : )
Theresa please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with an address to ship your prize to. Congrats to you : ) You have one week to claim your prize or it will be reposted for everyone to have another chance to win. Thanks to everyone who participated.