Tag Archives: Americana

Patriotic Banner Wall Hanging

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Hey there Peeps! Well…did you ever have one of those days where life is just bound and determined to kick you square in the booty????  That’s how my morning is going..not a dang thing has gone right….but I am determined to overcome my bad luck and come back swinging!   So I went to my shop and glued some paper and ribbon and flowers…and now I feel a whole lot better!!!! Yay!!!

Patriotic Banner Shape Banner 1I created this festive Patriotic Wall Hanging with layers of patterned papers, handcrafted glass glitter stars, crepe fringe, paper pinwheel, loads of beautiful flowers and a great new image from my Patriotic Banner Shapes Collage Digital Sheet. Stickled it up for extra detail.

Patriotic Banner Shape Banner 2There’s a generous length of Navy Diamond Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon as a hanger and extra poofy twine and button topped bows.

Patriotic Banner Shape Banner 3Love all this layering and the pinwheel really anchors the corner. Those scrumptious Sugared  flowers are from Petaloo.

Patriotic Banner Shape Banner 4

I did lots of extra inking and Stickling for a more vintage Americana look. This will be a great addition to summer holiday seasonal decor! Okay Peeps that’s all for me. Back to the shop to wrap orders and head out in the rain to get to the post office. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Matchbook Box with Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home

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I’m very excited this morning Peeps! I’m sharing my first project created with the new Home Sweet Home paper line from Graphic 45 that I created especially to display at CHA. You all know how much we love the summer holidays in this house especially the 4th of July since it’s my Hubbies birthday….so anything Americana is my absolute fave. Home Sweet Home is a little slice of Americana and I will be using it on everything!!!

Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box 1Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box 2Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box 3Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box 4Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box 5I started with the 12×12 Matchbook Box which I painted and inked then added elebenty hundred layers of fussy cut images on foam spacers to get a ton of depth and dimension. I can not wait to display this with my other seasonal patriotic decor.

Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box Supplies List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Granny’s Quilt

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Garden Fresh

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Apple Pie

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Country Life

Graphic 45 Staples 12×12 Matchbook Box

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Paper Doilies

Okay Peeps that’s all for me…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of tie to be creative : )G

Vintage Patriotic Staggered Page Mini Album

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Well hello there Paper Peeps!  I’m dropping in to share a really fun mini album that we created in class a few weeks ago. I was trying to save it til closer to the holiday….but I have the patience of a 5 year old child lol!!!! So here is a super fun and festive Vintage Patriotic Staggered Page Mini Album…

IMG_3603IMG_3604IMG_3605IMG_3606IMG_3608IMG_3609I can tell you that we had a blast making this fun album with loads of holiday inspired paper patterns, vintage images, flowers, ribbon, paper rosettes, buttons, and a fun bottle cap embellishment! I just love how the pages stagger to reveal a sneak peek of the whole book at a glance.  This is a rare time I will list a patriotic themed project in the Etsy shop…as I usually keep them for our own decor….but we are chock full of patriotic minis so this one is available and ready to ship….in time for the holidays….wouldn’t this be a great gift all filled up with pictures and memories???

I used some of my favoritest trims from Really Reasonable RibbonRed Gingham, Center Stitch Burlap in Navy, Sheer Organza with Navy Center, Patriotic Boats on Navy Grosgrain. I also used quite a few Mulberry Flowers also from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Okay..that’s it for me today….I’m off to the shop to get my craft on! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Patriotic Americana Banner

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Hey there Paper Peeps. I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend!  As for us…we are heading down for another family fun day at Cedar Point….we are a roller coaster loving family.  Not a traditional way to spend a holiday…but it’s our tradition and I can’t wait to get there.

I’m dropping in to share the fun and festive holiday banner we are creating in class this week. This baby will be hanging on my mantle all summer!

IMG_3495I layered the patterned papers with Cricut cut letters, Stickled vintage images, handcrafted crepe fringe, die cuts, bows, fun dimensional bows and layered patriotic tags!

IMG_3496IMG_3497IMG_3498This is my favorite banner I’ve created so far!!!! We are gonna have a super fun time making this in class : ) If you’d like a kit to create a banner too…just hop on over to the Etsy Shop. This will be a fabulous addition to your favorite seasonal decor!

Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday : ) G

Patriotic Banner Ornament Tutorial

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Hello all you fabulous Paper Peeps! I’m dropping in to share an easy tutorial for making some fun and festive Patriotic Banner Ornaments. I’m calling them ornaments since I plan to hang mine on our Americana tree. I think they would look just a great on a card base or as a tag.

IMG_3194The finished project : )

2014-03-24I started with a banner shape of wood grain pattered paper. Shabby chic of course! Next I added a well inked doily. There’s a vintagy postcard image centered over the doily and topped off with a Little Bitty Bag. I added a well inked tag to the bag.

2014-03-241Next I layered on a scallop die cut of printed paper and a blue bordered vintage tag.  I added a generous strip of my new favorite ribbon Center Stitch Burlap with Navy Stripe.  I had a fun little ruler image in the scrap and salvage box….and I think it finished of the bottom of the tag nicely.

2014-03-243For the bottom of the tag…I added handcrafted tinsel topped crepe fringe. Next I attached a very vintage image that was Stickled and inked. The poofy bow comes in right beside the image and topped of with Wild Orchid Crafts Sweetheart Blooms.  Last but not least…I punched a couple of holes in the top and threaded more of the burlap ribbon through to create a hanger and finished it off with nice big loopy bows of Red Gingham Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Okay….that’s it for me today….I’m off to finish packaging kits for shipping, then off to the shop to prep for class tonight. I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative. : )G

Patriotic Americana Creativity Kit and Projects

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Hello there Paper Peeps! I’ve been having myself a good ol time creating lot’s of new vintage inspired decoration for my hubbies patriotic Americana tree that we use to help us celebrate all the summer holidays and his Birthday.  I’ve upgraded the tree size this year….so I’ve got a lot of work to do to fill it in…more is better after all right??????

IMG_3166IMG_3167IMG_3168IMG_3165IMG_3169IMG_3170I’ve used the fun and festive pieces from my new Patriotic Americana Vintage Creativity Kit.

IMG_3171This kit has 36 pieces including handcrafted red, white, and blue tinsel topped fringes, pre-tied bows and loads of printed vintage images. They come pre-cut also….so they’re ready to get your craft on with! Click HERE for more details.

I used only papers from my scrap and salvage box to complete these projects….so it’s a great stashbuster kit as well. For a little added detail…I added some bows created with Red and White Chevron Stripe from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I have one more fun project to share from this kit……but I’m saving it for a tutorial on Tuesday….so you can see how I create these fun ornaments.

Okay….we’re off to Costco now for  our Family Fun Day! I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Anxious to get back to work????

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I’ve officially been away from my crafty supplies too long. All my papers and pretties to play with. I have enjoyed my mini vacation…and spent some wonderful time with my family and friends….but I am a creative soul…and without a project to work on…I’m a little lost. I have tried to fill my down time while the peeps have slept in working on collages so when I do get back to the shop I will have some focus on projects that I really want to tackle first.

Oval Easter Frames Bunnies:

ovalframeeasterThese little sweet bunny images will make great cards for my Peeps : ) I love the shabby colors!

Yes…I know I’ve told you all that not only are we a  fiercely patriotic family….but the 4th holds a special place  in our hearts here at home as it’s my dear Hubby’s Birthday….so I created this collage with plans to create like a gazillion tags to add to our patriotic decorations for his 4th of July tree….

Vintage Inspired Patriotic Americana:

vintage americana collage sheetAnother Goal I have for the new year is to create more art journals so I’ve been planning ahead and making more images that I can add to the journals with lined sections and beautiful large floral images that are just calling out for some Stickles! These are a great size to work with as they can be pockets in larger books…or pages in smaller journals.

Large Floral Journal Cards.

111111111I’ll be back to work tomorrow….with lot’s of inspiration to create pretties for the upcoming posts….so be on the lookout for projects with these collages. If you’d like the collages to create with too….they’re available for instant download just be clicking the links 🙂

I‘m off to get the housework done and refill the pantry before I go back to work. I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G