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Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas Tag Book in a Box

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Well hello there Paper Peeps and happy Sunday! I’m super excited to share the much requested Christmas Tag Book in a Box. The Halloween version was gone in less than a day and I was so sad that not everyone could get one : (  For this kit I used all Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas Papers and let me tell you it was so great to work with the fabulous vintage images and patterns! Of course I added beautiful trims  from Really Reasonable Ribbon and fun embellishments…because that’s how I roll Christmas style!

IMG_4072IMG_4073IMG_4075IMG_4074IMG_4076So I’m thinking there are like a million uses for this box right??? Add pictures and memories and display with your favorite seasonal decor. Add gift cards to make it a personal family gift or add cards with your families cherished holiday recipes!  This would be a fabulous gift : ) Just sayin!

To get the details on how to get a Twelve Days of Christmas Tag Book in a Box please visit our Etsy Shop.  Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )G

Mother’s Day Scarf Pin Tutorial

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Hey there Paper Peeps!  I’m just dropping in to share a fun and easy tutorial to whip up some great little flower, lace, and burlap scarf pins. These make great little gifts for Mother’s Day too! Make up a bunch of these cuties to have on hand and you’ll be ready with a thoughtful handmade gift whenever you need one. Did I mention they’re easy????

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Isn’t that shabbylicious??? I think it would be pretty cute on a hat too!!!

Okay lets get started…..

IMG_3317I have 9 artificial fabric flowers….nothing to write home about….but I like the size and shape. I used my blending tool and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to give them some color. Next I added some Liquid Pearls in Bisque to the outer edges. While it was still wet…I sprinkled on Martha Stewart fine clear glitter.  You can also add a little Walnut or Gathered Twig Ink to antique it like I did in the finished pin.  You will also need some flower stamens….these I found in the cake decorating section. I layered three flowers and added three stamens to the center of each.

IMG_3319Cut a circle from chipboard or other stiff backing material. I used an antique file folder since they are very thick and sturdy.  Pierce a hole in the center.  Trim Burlap from the wired edge and cut a scalloped shape on one side. Pinch pleat and hot glue the burlap around making sure to cover the outside edge of the circle. Add a layer of Crocheted Lace trim next pinch pleating the same as you did with the burlap. This took 2 layers of each for the size of circle and flowers I chose….you may like more or less layers.

IMG_3320Begin pulling the stamens from the flowers through the center hole of the chipboard circle. You’ll want to add all three flowers before you secure the stamens on the back.

IMG_3321I just squished the stamens into slightly cooled hot glue….still hurt : (  You could also use a wet adhesive like E 6000 if you’re squeamish about burning yourself. Add the pin back now. I found them at the big box craft store…very inexpensive for a fairly large package. These came with an adhesive strip….but I don’t trust that adhesive….so I added hot glue before securing it to the pin.

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Once you have everything secured….give the burlap a little haircut to remove any stray stringy bits and be sure to check for glue strings before gifting it to someone special : )

 Okay I hope I’ve inspired you to create lot’s of these to give to brighten someones day! I’m wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

Shabby Thank You for a Special Friend ( no peeking Linda)

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A special friend gave me a very unexpected and generous gift last week. I was so moved by the surprise. I created this card for her to thank her for her kindness…I just love her so much!!!!!

IMG_2731I gathered lot’s of shabby inspired papers and stitched them up to create a base for some festive Christmas trimmings.

IMG_2733I layered on a pretty poofy bow made from Chevron Striped Pink Twill from Really Reasonable Ribbon, topped off with a sparkly jingle bell, a chipboard tag, and a thank you tag with a vintage button. Isn’t that snowman charming????

IMG_2734Fun snowflake trim stitched over Amelia White Crocheted Lace across the bottom of the card is a nice girly accent. Last but not least there’s a painted, and inked and glittered paper rosette topped off a chipboard star and another vintage button.

I cannot thank her enough for thinking of me this time of year : ) Such a blessing to have such wonderful friends : )

I hope you all are enjoying your holidays so far and spending time with your loved ones : )

 

SAnta Tag Collage Sheet

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The cooler weather is getting me in the holiday mood here in lower Michigan. I’m getting all set to create lot’s of cards tags and projects for my family and friends and I can wait to use the tags from my new collage sheet : )  I might even make some great Christmas ornaments for my tree…..like I don’t already have a ton of ornaments lol….more is better though right????

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If you’d like a sheet of your own to create fabulous holiday projects….just click HERE. And if you make something wonderful…..please email a picture of your creation.. I would love to see them! Many of the images I used to create this collage sheet are from Graphic’s Fairy.

I’m off now to get caught up on kit’s and watch some Lion’s football! I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Halloween Freebie Printable and Gift from a Friend

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I’ve got two fabulous things to share today…one a surprise gift I got a few weeks ago from a super talented and super sweet new friend from Florida. And the other is a new freebie printable.

Jeanne Marie sent me this beautiful vintagy Halloween cone that she embellished and filled with goodies and treats : ) She is so generous I just had to share my gifty with everyone. Let me start out by saying…..cones are not so very easy to get pics of : /   So there are lot’s of pics so I can capture the details.

IMG_2451Here it is hanging from the hutch in my kitchen.

IMG_2453She added layered paper rosettes and fun fringy trims. Can you see all the inking she did on the metal cone? Fabulous!

IMG_2466On the back there’s lot’s and lot’s of trims, a giant spider and black bling.

IMG_2467So many layers….swoon!!!!!

IMG_2463Say hello to my little friend….lol These little treats were packed inside the cone.

IMG_2468Not sure yet whats in this package…it’s too cute to open. I love that black glitter on the paper rosette.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you Jeanne Marie for this wonderful surprise…it’s become a cherished part of my holiday decor…and I’ll be thinking of you every year when I decorate my home for the holidays : )

Last but not least….here’s another freebie printable from me to you. I kinda love it…I hope you do too!

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Still haven’t got the in house IT dept to show me how to turn these into a jpeg…so for now you can just right click on it and save it to a file to print. For personal use only please….do not reproduce this image for items you intend to sell or add it to a digital collage sheet.  That would make me sad : (  many of the elements here are from Graphic’s Fairy.

Okay…that‘s it for me….I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative.

Vintage 12 Days of Christmas Tag Collage

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I’ve whipped up another collage sheet this week with some fabulous tags for the 12 days of Christmas.  They’re all in a vintage style and have adorable children on postal tags, holly, and fancy numbers. I can just see these strung all together and made into a festive banner for your mantle. Or for any type of paper crafting like cards, scrapbooking, or tags. Use them to label a handmade goody or as the perfect gift tag for a special gift.

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They are available for instant dowload by clicking HERE.

I can’t wait to get to the shop and make something fabulous out of mine!!!! 

Last week I created this collage sheet:

Vintage Halloween Tags Digital Collage for Etsy 2013-006After I printed it I created this banner with it:

IMG_2394So you can see that one sheet of tags is enough to make a nice large project with!

I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : )G

September Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon

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To continue on with the October Blog Hop…please click Here

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How can it be that another month has slipped by so quickly? It’s time again for another Hop with my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon. This month the Design Team will be sharing our projects we made with the September Ribbon Club Assortment.

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It’s full of warm rich colors, festive patterns and fabulous textures. Can you tell I’m a big fan of this assortment???

Okay…let’s get hopping. You should be coming to Polly’s from the lovely and talented Misty. If you’re just starting here…..you need to click HERE to start at the beginning…then follow all the links to see the very inspiring projects created by the design team. Don’t forget to leave a little love for the fabulous projects!

For my project I choose to make a fall-fabulous mini album with pockets and tags.

IMG_2239This paper works just great with the assortment! IMG_2234I added pockets to the outside cover to hold festive fall bingo cards. They would be great for pics and journaling. I love the contrast of the wood patterned paper and the lace trim : )

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Okay…that’s it for my project…your next stop in the hop is Gloria. Her project is just so beautiful…you are gonna love it…I know I do : )

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G