Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Here in Min-Michigan we are trapped in the winter vortex. Not an actual thing…I just made it up. But it does feel like January is dealing us a knockout blow before it moves on. Snow and wicked cold are not my idea of a good time. Thankfully I can hibernate in my shop and work on Easter cards to make is feel more like Spring.
Like this very vintagy inspired Easter step card created with the gorgeous Jubilee collection from Authentique Papers.
This collection has plaids and checks and tiny carrots…what’s not to like?
I’ve paired it with some perfectly coordinating flowers. Some are Little Birdie Crafts now available at AC Moore and some made by me.
Pretty trims from RRR with a vintage button and metal charm.
The sentiment was clipped from the cut apart sheet.
This banner is die cut from one of the patterned papers and popped up on spacers for added depth then topped off with more vintage buttons.
The back is finished with the coordinating papers and a space left to add a personal sentiment.
Here’s how it looks setting upright. You can see the dimension you get form the steps.
Please enjoy this tutorial on how I created the card….
Hello there friends and crafty peeps! So after making the tutorial video for the By The Sea Mini album I had a book base prepared and ready to use so I thought I’d pull out the Spring Farmhouse collection.
Of course I did! It’s got my favorite buffalo plaid : )
Not to mention beautiful vintage farmhouse images.
I’ve topped the image with perfectly coordinating flowers…some ready made and some made by me.
Inside are pockets with tags and fun to open interactive elements.
Plenty of room for pictures and journaling!
These images are so pretty I have to add as many as I can! These tip ins have spacers so it really fills up the book and helps it to keep it’s shape.
When opened the tip ins have neutral paper perfect for writing on.
These pages have folded inserts tucked into pockets. More plaid? Don’t mind if I do!
I used the same charcoal gray matting throughout for a consistent look.
The last 2 pages are full page tip ins so there’s room for larger pictures and mementos.
Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Don’t ya just love when a favorite collection get’s released as a collectors edition? By The Sea from Graphic 45 was selected to be re-released huzzah! This is one that came out when I was on the Graphic 45 design team. I loved it then and I love it now!
I created a sweet little mini album with it yesterday and it sure did help to keep my mind off the snow and cold here in mid-Michigan.
This is a 4 x 6 1/2 inch mini album so it worked out well to use the 8 x 8 paper pad for all the patterned papers.
Still big enough to add my favorite details like flowers and trims.
I brought in the sticker sheet for that sentiment and the chipboard to add to the banner.
I’ve layered up the patterns and used the border strip from the cut apart page to add detail without bulk.
The cut aparts make great tip ins. More room for journaling.
This tip in is created with a portion of a cut apart from the 12 x 12 paper. The pocket is an envelope I created with the patterned paper and my envelope punch board.
The folded insert tucks nicely into the pocket and has room for extra add ons.
I love to include larger inserts as well so there’s room for bigger pictures.
And it’s a great way to work in the full images from the cut aparts!
Please enjoy this flip through of the mini and a tutorial on how I created the base…
Hello there friends and crafty peeps! I’m still hunkered in my shop to stay out of the terrible cold snap we are having. I am not complaining though as I have loads of new collections from Authentique Papers to keep my busy.
This first card I’m sharing is created with the Poised collection. I love the bright cheery colors and vintagy images.
I created a shaker card and layered it up with all my favorite things.
Like pretty coordinating flowers. Some ready made and some made by me. There’s die cut foliage and twine bows to fill in this corner arrangement.
And trims with metal charms and matching brads.
The Element sheet has many gorgeous images and sentiments like this one.
Real vintage buttons are the icing on this vintage card.
Hello there friends and crafty peeps! I’m a little sad that the Christmas season is over but also a little bit happy because now we get to move on to the next holiday which in my humble opinion is just about as great! I mean all the love and flowers and hearts and treats??? What’s not to like? I’m dropping in today with a trio of projects created with the Romance collection.
Oh how I love vintage Valentine’s collections! These patterned papers and images are so much fun to create with.
Of course I’m going to be making loads of cards. This one has many of the papers layered and topped with that gorgeous girl image.
Mixing and matching patterns is easy if you vary the scale.
Adding a doily in crisp white helps to give a neutral base for the focal image.
I’ve added a garden full of flowers here that coordinate perfectly with the collection.
More pattern here in the form of a chevron striped bow.
This next card has more of the pretty papers but the size is 5 x 6 1/2 inches.
I used a circle die to cut the focal image from one of the journal cards.
I chose pink cardstock matting but you could easily use red with this collection and have a gorgeous finished project. This large poofy bow is topped with a second bow of loopy burlap string and tied on with a vintage button. The little love charm is like jewelry for this special holiday card.
You can never have enough flowers so I loaded them on with die cut foliage and glitter hearts tucked in.
I gave the card scraps a go before putting them in the stash box. The paper from the cards is great for tags. I topped it with an image cut from the 6 x 6 paper pad and added a pretty bow and doily.
For a smaller project you can make a big impact with just one flower…providing you layer it over some pretty leaves and glittery accents. Please enjoy this tutorial on how I created the tag…..