Sunday, October 16, 2016

Woodland Themed Gift Tags

Hi everyone!

One of the ways to make your gift box or gift bag speical is to add a unique gift tag. They are so easy to make but make such a big impact. I recently purchased the Tattered Angels Calendar Mist Kit - Man Cave and found these mists to be perfect for the woodland tags I created for the autumn season.

The first set of tags I created features autumn leaves.

I sprayed manila tags with Simply Sheer Tangy Lime and Boardwalk Glimmer Mist. When the ink dried I used a dark brown ink to stamp the leaves onto the tag. I embellished the tags with ribbon, twine and burlap ribbon.

The next set of tags is a bit more rustic:

I sprayed the tags with Boardwalk Glimmer Mist as well as the Simply Sheer Rich Brown Mist. After the tags were dry, I stamped the leaves and botanical images in a variety of brown inks. Really striking, don't you think! Again, I added burlap ribbon, canvas scraps and twine to add to the rustic look.

The final set of tags is done a wonderful blue ink.

This time I misted the tags with Navy Blue Glimmer Mist. Such a great color!! I then stamped each tag with a winterberry stamp using a dark blue ink. I used dark blue seam binding and burlap ribbon to embellish each tag.

Gift tags are such a great way to add interest and that special touch to your packages! These tags were so fun to create and I loved playing with the different spray mist colors. 

Canvas Corp Brands Tattered Angels line of Paints offers such an amazing variety of colors and types that are perfect for your creative needs!! Be sure to visit them!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Halloween Fun

Yikes -- Halloween is only a few weeks away! Here are some festive ideas to help you celebrate this fun holiday!

Add some fun to your Halloween decor with these bright tags! What a charming accent to your party table!

Or, they'd be a great addition to trick-or-treat gift bags!

It's always fun to send cards for holidays and special occasions, so why not send one for Halloween?My shop offers a variety of cards for anyone on your list. 

Decorative pumpkins ...

Black crows ...

Or how about an owl ...

Sometimes you just want to write a quick note. These little notecards would work perfectly -- whether it be pumpkins:

Or sunflowers:

My etsy shop, Pretty Byrd Designs, offers a variety of original cards, tags and other decorative items for your Halloween needs!

Be sure to check back soon for more ideas for the upcoming holiday season.

See you soon and thanks for visiting!


Friday, July 29, 2016

Decorative Boxes

I love playing with paper and making cards, tags and journals, but I've found a new joy in creating decorative boxes. Over the past couple of months, I've enjoyed transforming kraft boxes, paper mache boxes and plain old cardboard boxes into something quite different and amazing.

This sweet little box started off as simple heart-shaped kraft box. I distress-painted both the bottom and the lid with pale yellow acrylic paint. The bottom is adorned with white felt rick-rack. The lid is edged in white lace trim and features a shabby chic flower made of scripted paper.

The next two boxes started off as ... well, just plain cardboard boxes.

Again, I distress-painted both with acrylic paint -- one in sage green, the other in soft blue. I added burlap trim, shabby chic flowers and assorted embellishments. 

These charming boxes would make lovely keepsake gifts -- and they are sized perfectly to fit a gift card!!!

The last box I'm featuring today is a paper mache box that I distress-painted a soft ivory. The lid is edged with an ivory and brown polka-dot ribbon and the top is adorned with a wonderful shabby chic canvas flower. The center features a gorgeous vintage-style brad. 

I'll be posting more decorative boxes in the weeks ahead. You know the holiday shopping season isn't too far away!!

If you're interested in more decorative boxes, please visit my Etsy shop Pretty Byrd Designs and find more decorative boxes here.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, June 10, 2016

Father's Day Cards

It's hard to believe the month of June is nearly half over!! And, I realized that Father's Day is almost here, too. Here are a couple of cards I created for dad's special day:

This one features an adorable bulldog image. I've had the stamp for a while but never used it until now:

Here's another one with the same stamp:

This next card has a nautical theme and features Coral Claws and Shells on Ivory Paper from 7Gypsies:

For more of celebratory theme, here's a card with a bit of glitter and gold!

These cards are all available in my Etsy shop Pretty Byrd Designs.

I hope this inspires you to find the perfect card for that special man in your life!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Vintage Owls - Woodland Dream Cards

We've made it to the end of March and I am looking ahead to lovely spring days and spending time outdoors! When I saw Deena's (from Ewe-N-Me Printables) Hang Tags - Vintage Owls I thought of a woodland forest and the beauty of nature. These images are truly striking!

Hang Tags - Vintage Owls

While the colors remind me more of autumn than spring, I couldn't resist using them to make a few any occasion greeting cards. There are three different images and you will get three larger images and six smaller ones on an 8.5 x 11 page. I used the larger size for my cards.

I started with a brown card which I then layered with a panel of ivory textured paper. I stapled a strip of brown burlap to each card and then glued the owl image to each. The images really stand out against the ivory and brown background.

For a bit of decoration I added a paper square stamped with inspirational words in brown ink. I then adorned each card with a vintage style embellishment. 

I had so much fun making these cards and just love those owls! 

For more inspiration, be sure to visit Ewe-N-Me Printables and check out all of the great hang tags available for your crafting projects.

Thanks for visiting today!


Monday, March 14, 2016

Hi everyone!

While sorting through and organizing my stash of supplies recently, I came across five rectangular chipboard pieces. I thought they'd be great for creating ATCs which is a project I haven't tried before. Lucky me, they worked perfectly with Ewe-N-Me Printables Hang Tags - St. Patty's Day Tickets.

Hang Tags - St. Pattys Tickets

There are five different ticket designs and you will get two of each on a page.

I started off by spraying each chipboard card with a gold mist paint (it's hard to see in the photo but the mist leaves a shimmery, gold finish). When the paint dried I glued the five different images to each card.

The printable tickets fit perfectly onto each card (the size of the cards are 2-3/4 x 3-3/4). 

These images are so festive and I love the variety!! As a final touch, I added some embellishments that I had on hand -- green and gold gemstones.

Making these ATCs was so much fun and I love the way they turned out. 

I hope I've inspired you to try something new. Be sure to visit the Ewe-N-Me Printables website for more hang tags and inspiration!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! See you next time!


Sunday, February 28, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Cards

Hi all!

In two days it will be March and that makes me happy for two reasons. First, Spring arrives ... yeah!!! That means the beginning of blooms and blossoms and the return of all things green, including St. Patrick's Day -- which is the second great reason!

With that in mind, I'm posting a couple of cards I created especially for that day. The paper I used for these cards is from the St. Paddy's Day Digital Paper Pack from Cornucopia Art Design on etsy.

The first was created with a panel of  "lucky" paper adhered to a white card. I added strips of both a patterned green ribbon and sparkly silver and white ribbon. The gold gemstones and sparkly white buttons add to the festive feel.

St. Patrick's Day Card - Thinking of You - Lucky - St. Patrick's Day - Green and White - Gold Accents - Blank Card - Sparkling Accents

The next card features green and gold! The panel of striped paper is backed by a white card. Shamrock paper and gold mesh ribbon adorn the "Happy St. Patrick's Day" greeting. The sparkly gold brad coordinates with the gold ribbon ... and makes me think of the pot of gold waiting to be found!

Happy St. Patrick's Day - St. Patrick's Day Card - Irish - Green and Gold Card - Blank Card - Shamrocks - Gold Accents - Green Striped Card

My final creation is a set of four little note cards adorned with a charming shamrock on the front of each! I used my heart punch to make these delightful shamrock flowers ... using shamrock paper! I stamped a stem on each and added a gold gem stone to the center of each. Simple -- but so sweet!

Shamrock Note Cards - Set of 4 Shamrock Cards - Blank Note Cards - Note Card Set - Shamrock Cards - St. Patricks Day - 3-Dimensional

I'm lovin' all this green and I hope you are too!

Thanks for stopping today. Be sure to visit Cornucopia Art Design!