Hello everyone! I’ve been a busy little bee creating loads of Christmas projects and I’ve fallen into a Victorian groove lately. Or at least this is my version of it. I think it’s the scripty font on sentiment die cut and the vintagy Santa.
This combination of paper patterns reminds me of wall paper in a lovely old house in England. Not that I’ve ever been. Maybe someday. Travel goals.
The chipboard window is finished to look very antique and has faux snow in the panes to look like a frosty Christmas scene.
Holiday die cuts are layered here with spacers for depth and some have more of the “snow.”
A tiny number tag is clipped on to accent the window. All of the elements here are layered over a pretty die cut doily in crisp white.
Last but not least sparkly jingle bells, ribbon, and twine.
Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share a Halloween project that takes me from the sublime from last week into the ridiculous. I’ve got a skeleton hanging from a chandelier like you would find at any great Halloween party.
I used pieces from several sets of fabulous chippies to create this fun and whimsical box.
The box is covered with funky Halloween patterned papers to create a backdrop for the altered chipboard.
Spider Webs with steel luxe paint create a base to add seasonal embellishments to.
The focal point for this arrangement is additional webs and Star Flourishes with fall colored leaves, black roses and sparkly picks.
Inside the box is a great embossed chandelier with a party animal skeleton.
Hello and happy Sunday all : ) I’m enjoying myself a slow summer day….a little sleepin in…a little housework…dinner is in the crockpot…waiting for kiddo to call to get picked up from camp. It’s all good. Perfect timing for a summer inspired card right???
EEEEE I love this card! Okay here is the down load….all paper from the scarp and salvage box….who’s a thrifty scrapper??? This girl! Fun vintage image…just right for a Birthday, Get Well, I Love you or an I’m thinking of you card. I did a very haphazzard stitch for a very handcrafted look. Load’s of inking too and a pretty little doily.
Best. Bow. Ever. Really. 1st layer…Cream Seam Binding…2nd layer….Green Moss Gingham….3rd layer…very well inked tag…4th layer…awesome chipboard button. To top it all off theres 2 sweet little leafy pins from Maya Road : ) This is my happy place bow : ) All trims here are from my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I’m off to whip up a nice loaf of bread to go with our dinner…vegan chicken and dumpling….oh yeah.
I hope enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G
I spent a good amount of time yesterday fiddling with this card. I had all the pieces I thought I wanted to use….and no matter how I tried…I just could not make it work! Super frustrating. Have you had days like that too? I’m sure we all do. You forget how to smart. Once I was good and fed up…I took all the little pieces off the top and discovered underneath…that I actually did like the base layers quite a lot….so I got out some new goodies for the top….and voila a finished card that I just love!!! Moral of the story????? Sometime you just have to stop and find a new solution when you’re stuck on a project!
My girlies Anna and Brandy who were visiting me in the shop will be laughing…this is not the card I set out to make. It’s only like a million times better : ) Don’t ya just love that paper??? It’s Pink Paislee. That double chevron is so pretty. The printed die cuts are too. They’re from different lines…but you know me..I’ve got to mix and match.
Hi all it’s Ginny here : ) I’m overwhelmed by the number of requests I received for a tutorial for the bows I tied for mine and my BFF Heather’s blog hop projects. So great to get that kind of feedback : ) I had another tutorial lined up….but since I love all you RRR Peeps I’ll jump this one to the front of the list! I will warn you in advance….there are a lot of pictures here….but the bows are so easy to tie that you’ll be doing them in your sleep. I’ll also say that we are in the midst of several home improvement projects before my sons graduation….so a manicure was out of the question. lol.
Okay…on to the bow-torial.
First start with a length of ribbon around 14 inches. Less for narrower ribbon…more for wider….but not too wide or you can’t get it tied tight enough to stay.
If you’re right handed like me..hold the ribbon in your left had between your thumb and middle finger….leaving a bit of a tail. If you’re left handed…I’m guessing you would do the opposite???? Next wrap the ribbon over the top of your index finger.
Now you’ll want to weave the ribbon through your two extended fingers…so the ribbon is now over the middle finger.
Wrap the ribbon around your middle finger and weave it back through between your fingers.Your ribbon should now be wrapping over your index finger again.
Wrap the ribbon under your middle finger one more time.
Remember your still using your left thumb to hold the tail. Now pull the ribbon though the v of your fingers…closest to your palm.
Now pull the trim around the back so it’s coming straight up between your fingers. Remember the trim should be behind.
Now pull the trim over the top to the front side.
And tuck it behind the last crossover that was made when you brought the trim to the back.
Pull the trim straight up.
Now pull the trim up and down….tightening the center knot.
Now you’ve got the center tight enough to slip the bow off your fingers : ) But not too tight so you’re stuck! Go ahead and clean up the tails with a nice diagonal cut so they won’t fray.
You’ll want to practice a few times to get the hang of it…but trust me…it’s easy peasy. I tried it with twine too and it worked perfectly…I was even able to get a few more loops on with the thinner trim.
If you’d like to see the bows on my finished project please click HERE. Any Really Reasonable Ribbon trim will work great…as long as it’s not too wide and thick. I used my favorite Scor-Tape to attach the bows to my project.
Okay…that’s enough bow-torial for one day lol…sorry for so many pictures! I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative…Huggs Ginny
I’m just popping in for a quick minute to share the Valentine Card I made for my sweetie : )
I wanted to create a card with all my usual layers and embellishments but put a masculine spin on it so it wouldn’t be so frou frou. I choose some nice paper patterns with blacks and cremes.
Chunky chipboard letters take the place where I might have chosen a vintage image. I layered the small tag to the chipboard heart after punching another heart and adding some coordinating paper behind. That ink on the outside of the tag is Gathered Twigs Distress Ink….I think it’s my new favorite.
I’m having so much fun creating projects with these great little covered tags. Today’s project is a gift to put a gift in.
I could see this little bag being re purposed into storage or decor for a craft room. I would use it to hold some lovely little bits of trim or lace : )
I used a sweet image from Karen at the Graphic’s Fairy and gave it a nice painted and inked chipboard frame. Layered over a pretty punched scallop and inked doily. I was able to fit 4 of my light aqua tags here and the chocolate brown reinforcing circles really help anchor the light colors. There’s also a dreamy pale ribbon bow and gathered lace with vintage button. I finished this bag off with a little resin lock from Melissa Francis and some pearly accents on the scallops.
This little bag came with a super strong handle so it won’t a problem gifting something heavy in it.
The weather has been much nicer and warmer here and I really enjoyed spending some time outside after dinner pulling weeds out of my meager little planters. Wish I had more of a green thumb. I envisioned my curb appeal looking more like Better Homes and Gardens than Gardening for Idiots. Oh well….I’ll just have more time to work in our veggie garden right??? LOL
Well it’s another busy day ahead so I better get going. Hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy some time to be creative. G
Good Morning Paper Peeps! Today I am sharing with you another card made from the sweet little summery die cuts from S.E.I.
Still using the same papers from My Mind’s Eye. I seem to be doing more layers lately. lol This time around I’m also layering the die cuts as well.
Oh how I would love a sparkly front door and white picket fence in real life. We live on three acres out in the country so a fence is out of the question. The door I could maybe do something about : ) I added the little banner and some flowers here along with the ribbon and buttons. I finished off this card with a nice bow and layered and inked tags. Now if we could just get some summer weather.
The boys will be home from camping all weekend and I can’t wait to see them and hear all about their below freezing sleeping in tents. As for me I was nice and toasty curled up with the cat’s.Hope you all have a wonderful day and find some time to be creative. G