Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween today. I don’t have any Halloween inspiration to share with you today….but I do have a pretty all occasion greeting card.
I do not often make a card with a landscape orientation so I though this was a fun project to break out of my usual layout.
I am completely obsessed with that gold foiling and chunky graphic stripe!
I’ve layered in even more gold foiled paper and a bit of a wood grain pattern with the fishtail shaped die cuts.
Pretty coordinating flowers in a generous sized arrangement complete with die cut foliage , netting, and loopy twine bows. I can’t resist adding in a little plaid here for my bow that’s topped with a vintage button and dragonfly charm.
Hey there friends and crafty Peeps! Ginny here dropping in with a Christmas greeting card.
I’m using the Simple Stories Country Christmas collection. The colors are warm and richly saturated but with a vintagy tone to them. I just love it!
I stacked up some images from the ephemera pack to be my focal point. What’s more Christmasy that a pretty painted front door with a wreath? This is a 4 x 9 inch card with all my usual trimmings and coordinating solid cardstock borders.
These are all made by me flowers with stamens from RRR. I love that it’s so easy to coordinated to your patterned papers. And you can make as many as you like….and I like a lot!
More flowers for the top because more is better! I’ve also tucked in some loopy twine bows and a gorgeous reindeer charm from Funkie Junkie Boutique. There’s also a generous amount of die cut holly leaves for a perfectly festive finishing touch.
Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to respond to an amazing amount of requests for a tutorial on the mini album I created for Halloween on our YouTube channel. Of course I decided to recreate the album in a Fall theme as it’s getting so close to Thanksgiving.
I’m using the Gracious collection from Authentique Papers for this mini and I just love the warm rich colors, the paper patterns, and the gorgeous vintage images.
The trims and flowers all come from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I think they coordinate perfectly.
The journal cut aparts on the 12 x 12 papers are a great size for tip ins.
Remember to add some neutral paper to the backs so you’ll have room to add your journaling!
This mini has 2 sets of full page tip ins. Not only does this increase the real estate of the book but leaves room to add pretty photo mats and elements from the die cut sheet.
This set of pages has two die cuts frames topped with coordinating paper and die cut flowers and leaves.
Loving this combo of autumnal papers with fruits and gourds.
I used the same pretty wine colored cardstock as matting through for a cohesive look.
These pages have much larger photo mats and simple layered ephemera pieces. Those hearts are too sweet!
One last decorated photo mat here and a place to tuck in an extra sheet of neutral paper for capturing the memories that go with the pictures.
Please enjoy this video flip through and tutorial of how I created the mini album base.
Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with 10 cards to share. Yes you read that correctly. I created 10 cards with the October pages from the all new Calendar collection.
If you like clean and simple card designs then these will be right up your alley! I like to think of them more as sweet and simple as they are not 1 layer with no embellishments but the design of each is uncomplicated and easy to reproduce.
I’m always drawn to plaids and this gorgeous version is perfect for Halloween! One of the 12 x 12 sheets was this lovely pattern so I decided to to use it as the base for 3 of the A2 sized cards. There is plaid on the inside as well. The focal images and tags are on the cut apart sheet and I layered them on a simple white die cut doily and topped them off with coordinating bow.
I was able to use the off cuts from the plaid along with the sweet polka dot to create the base for these cards. The smaller cut aparts are stacked on a squarish die cut…this time cut from black cardstock and finished with the same plaid bow.
The patterns for these cards was the backside of the 12 x 12 page of larger cut aparts. Layered on top are elements from the smaller cut apart page. You could easily decide to clip these images apart for smaller add ons…..but I liked them grouped together for a bigger impact. Kinda reminds me of movie theater posters.. No bows for these…but I did add some die cut glitter stars and real vintage buttons.
For the last 2 cards I did a bit of patchwork to create the base or layering elements and included the stars and buttons.
All this from 4 sheets of paper with only black cardstock added for borders.
Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Time again for another fun challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. The host for this challenge is the fabulous Cec!
” There are so many ways to make something look real when it isn’t. For this challenge, make a vintage or shabby chic project with one or more faux elements. Those elements could be faux rust, leather, stitching – to name a few. Make sure you tell us what the faux element is and how you made it because it will look real. “
The faux element in my card is many of the flowers in the arrangements. I created them with patterned papers from the Prima Autumn Sunset collection.
The best thing about creating flowers from the collection papers is that you know they will coordinate perfectly! And you can make as many as you like and any size.
I’m using the Autumn Sunset collection from Prima for this project. It’s really so vintagy and gorgeous! There’s a bit of schneaky Halloween paper layered in there from Tim Holtz as well for contrast.
I combined my own handmade flowers with the coordinating Autumn Sunset flowers and tucked in some of the gorgeous leaves to add depth and fullness. A few loopy twine bows and pretty ribbon completes the layering and fills in this corner.
The focal point for this card is a combination of images from the ephemera pack arranged with tags and topped with sequins. A few dangly bronze charms are added to finish the card.
The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.
The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you’ll need to include the words ‘Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge‘. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.
Hello there friends and crafty peeps! I’m taking a little break from holiday crafting to create some greeting cards for everyday occasions. Also I was recovering from going to the cold EMU game Saturday so I wanted to tuck myself into my shop and be a hermit for a bit.
I love this first card so much! Those soft pinks and golds are just the perfect shabby chic combination.
This journal card was a bit on the larger size from what I would normally use so my layers had to be on top instead of underneath. Sequins and bow and charms are the perfect finishing touch.
This card is so vibrant and cheerful! Those bold stripes really pack a punch.
I’ve got a garden of coordinating flowers here with die cut leaves and netting tucked in for fullness.
This card is a little more subdued but that gold foiling really gets my heart racing!
Who says you can’t put 2 bows on a card? Not me that’s for sure. Especially when the match so well.
Though not my usual style…..I did manage to incorporate most of my fave layering techniques on this whimsical card.
The crisp white doily keeps this card from getting too busy and the chipboard sentiment is the perfect subtle finishing element.