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Friday, February 14, 2014

Lovey Dovey

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here is another card that I made for this sweetest of days.


I again used felt, lace, and fabric for the background. I added a paper doily and an image that I've saved for years that I cut from an old calendar. I knew I'd have a use for it some day!
 

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sweetheart

I made my first attempt at a fabric heart/pin cushion. I'm pretty darn pleased with myself at how it turned out.


I used all vintage fabrics, with the exception of the muslin ruffle.


The embroidered piece I used at the bottom inspired the colors and fabrics.


I added sequins, beads, and old buttons to give it some more character.


And I searched through my stash for the perfect piece of tatting.


The hardest part was stitching the front and back together with the ruffled trim. I think I need to watch some video tutorials to get the hang of it a little better before I attempt another one.
 
 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Love Is in the Air

I managed to make just a few Valentine crafts this year, including this card that I sent to a special Valentine.

I started with bright pink felt for the background and layered on fabric and lace scraps and a sheet music printed fiber paper.


The images are from Graphic 45 - the Sweet Sentiments and A Place in Time collections.


I typed a sentiment on my vintage typewriter and added glitter to all the flowers.
 
I hope your Valentine is thinking sweet thoughts of you on Friday!
 
 

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine ATCs

I'm participating in a Valentine ATC swap, so I got busy in my craft room with the beautiful Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments and Place in Time collections.

Here are the ATCs I created.


They all follow the same design layout, but each is unique.


I used the adorable images from the Graphic 45 papers.


I layered the images on vintage sheet music and other pretty papers.


It was a great way to use up some scraps.


And each got an ample does of glitter!
 
 

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Birthday Tiara

We recently attended a surprise birthday party for one of Husband's co-workers. Since she also loves to craft, I knew I had to make something extra special for the occasion. In addition to a pretty card:


...I made my first tiara to help her celebrate the big day.


I cut a pattern from a piece of bristol paper, since it's sturdy and the longest type of paper I had. I used the pattern to cut two pieces of fabric. I used spray adhesive to sandwich the bristol between the two pieces of fabric and then I stitched along the edges to make sure the crown wouldn't come apart.


I added a large crepe paper rosette to the front, with glittered numbers.


Vintage flowers, tatted doilies, and sparkly stars accent it.


And a fluffy crepe paper ruffle with pom pom trim finish off the bottom.

This was my first attempt at making a tiara, but it certainly won't be my last! I can't wait to make more. I think I'll have one to wear for every holiday!
 
 

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Curiouser and Curiouser

The other day, I shared a couple of Christmas tags that I made using a card for the background. I used the same card for this tag, and it has a completely different look.

I again used the Tim Holtz background stencil and two colors of paint dabbers. I had this image of Alice in my stash and wanted to use it, so I gathered some embellishments that would fit a Wonderland theme: playing card, flowers, mushroom, key, and butterfly.

 
I colored Alice using distress markers and dabbing ink from an ink pad.
 
 
I think I'm finally ready to get back into my craft room and create! The problem is, we're ready to start round two of the house renovations...
 
 

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Christmas Recap - The Rest

I still have more Christmas projects to share, so here is everything else that I worked on for Christmas.

Up first is a little hanging I made with a vintage photo and a Tim Holtz cabinet card frame. I added some glitter around the image and a sparkling title along with some vintage trim at the bottom.


I love making tags all year, and at Christmas I actually have a use for them! For these two tags, I took a card that our bank sent to us (I had no worries about cutting it up since I knew I wouldn't be saving it) and used the background scene in completely different ways.

In this first tag, I left the image as is and added a rub-on swirl and a Maya Road kraft house. The "silver bell" and tinsel trim complete it.


For this tag, I obscured the background using a Tim Holtz stencil and two colors of paint dabbers. I inked a paper doily and added a piece to the left side behind my fairy ballerina. I added sparkle with a glittered edge, rhinestone bling, and tinsel trim.


And lastly, I made this box as a gift for my sister. I took a cosmetic/jewelry box and turned it into a candy box. I dressed up an image from an old card and added some beautiful Prima flowers.


Then I filled the box with fancy chocolates!


I'm still not ready for Christmas to be over and all the decorations to be put away, but I can look forward to doing it all over again in a few months!
 
 


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