Monday, December 22, 2014

Little Note Card Set

Happy Monday everyone!

It's Christmas week and I'm sure the next few days will zoom by! It never fails that I end up scrambling for one more gift. My little note card set is perfect for that last-minute present or a lovely hostess gift.

The kraft cards measure 3x3 and are layered with a tan and ivory scripted panel. I then attached a shabby chic kraft paper flower to each card.

These flowers feature script, music notes and polka dot patterns. Really great!

That's it! Doesn't get much easier! These little cards would work well on a gift bag or box. Because of the neutral color, they can be used for almost any occasion, too!

This card set is so simple yet elegant looking. If you're looking for an easy last-minute gift idea, why not try out this project!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Mini Notebook Stocking Stuffers

Happy Holidays everyone! Can you believe we've got less than two weeks until Christmas?

If you're looking for a fun and festive stocking stuffer, I've got the perfect project for you. I'm featuring Ewe-N-Me Printable's Hang Tags - Snowman Doodles 2 that I used for my Christmas mini notebooks. You'll get three ADORABLE snowman images with this downloadable -- and you'll get three of each image on an 8.5 x 11 page!

I started this project by covering the front and back covers of three mini notebooks with red and ivory patterned paper. The notebooks are approximately 3-1/4" x 4-1/2." Then, I printed the snowmen images on white cardstock and cut out three of them.

I glued the snowmen images to the front of the notebook and adhered a strip of black and white polka dotted ribbon to the edge of each notebook.

I added a black and white striped button to each image, and to make these notebooks really festive, I added a snowflake embellishment.

Aren't these snowmen just so great!  

If you're looking for a little gift or stocking stuffer idea, I hope I gave you some inspiration!

And, right now - thru December 14 - all Ewe-N-Me Printables Hang Tags are only $1.00!!

So glad you stopped by today! 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Decor - Mini Canvases

Hi everyone! We're into December now and I am really excited to share a project I had so much fun with. If you're looking for an easy addition to your holiday decor or unique gift, this might be it.

I'm featuring Ewe-N-Me Printables - Hang Tags Snowman Postcards. There are four images and you will get two of each on an 8.5" x 11" sheet. They are adorable, fun and festive!! This one is my favorite.

I printed them out on white card stock and cut out four images. Then I decoupaged each to a mini canvas (3.5" x 2.5"). When dry, I sprayed the front of each canvas with a bit of pearl mist. Next, I spread a line of glue to the top and bottom of each canvas and sprinkled them with epsom salts (it looks like snow). 

When the glue dried, the four canvases looked like this:

I placed each mini canvas on an easel.

Wouldn't these be a fun addition to your holiday decor -- on a mantle, bookshelf or table! They'd make a charming, one-of-a-kind gift, too!

I hope you enjoyed my project today -- try it!

Hang Tags - Snowman Post Cards

Thanks so much for visiting today!!


Monday, December 1, 2014

A Ring of Christmas Tags

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Today I'm featuring a delightful and fanciful set of Christmas tags. It's the official start of the holiday shopping frenzy -- so we can all use a bit of whimsy.

My tags feature Ewe-N-Me Printable Hang Tags - Around the Christmas Tree. These lovely images have a vintage look and really capture the feel of an old-fashioned Christmas. These and all other printables are now 50% Off thru 12/2.

There are four images and you will get two of each on an 8.5 x 11 page. I printed them out on white cardstock -- just gorgeous.

I took four large manila gift tags and stamped them with a Victorian motif in vintage pink. After cutting out the four images I inked the edges with teal and then again with silver. I glue them to the tags and then adorned each with some sparkling snowflakes to give a festive touch.

Using the teal ink, I stamped out "Warm Wishes" and "Christmas" and punched them out with a small oval punch and then added them to the bottom of the tags.

When the tags were finished I thought they'd look fun on a binder ring!! They'd make a fun addition to home decor or a nice touch to a Christmas present!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vintage Christmas Cards

Christmas is less than a month away and it's time to start on those holiday greetings! Today I'm featuring a card I created that has a vintage flair and a delightful Santa Claus.

Using 7Gypsies Santa's Journey paper, I began with a panel of the lovely green Victorian motif paper. I then cut out the image of Santa Claus, backed it with dark red paper and centered it onto the green panel. The top of the piece is adorned with a strip of ivory lace trim and then attached to an ivory card. I distressed two chipboard stars with dark green ink and glued to them to the card. Then I punched out a tag from 7Gypsies Lille paper, stamped "Christmas" with dark green ink, attached a gold brad and placed that in the bottom corner of the card.

I love the vintage feel of these cards and the Joyful Christmas message in the corner!

Joyful Christmas Card - Vintage Christmas - Santa Claus - Old-Fashioned Christmas - Blank Card - Holiday Card - Red and Green

I hope you are inspired to create your own holiday greeting cards! Please stop by soon as I'll be featuring more Christmas goodies!

Thanks for visiting today!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Gift Box with Vintage Sheet Music

Happy Monday!

The holiday season is not too far away so today I'm featuring a little gift box I created using vintage sheet music.

I started with a square kraft box (4" x 4" x 2") and distress painted it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Crackle Paint. When that dried I painted the box with a layer of metallic acrylic paint.

After that dried, I adhered a copper edged burlap ribbon around the edge of the lid. I decoupaged vintage sheet music to the top of the lid and then adhered shabby chic flowers. I hand stamped "Peace" onto an ivory tag and attached that to the lid. Two gemstones add a finishing touch.

This box would be perfect to present a gift, or would make a lovely keepsake box on its own. In either case, I hope I gave you some ideas for the upcoming holiday season!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Vintage Postcards

Hello everyone! Hard to believe we are into November already!
Today I'm featuring cards I created using Ewe-N-Me Printables Hang Tag - Postcard Backs downloadable. Back in August I featured cards using the Postcard Back Collage Sheet -- so as you can see I am just crazy about these images.

There are eight tags altogether (four different images) on an 8.5 x 11 page. I printed mine on a piece of white cardstock and then cut out the tags for today's project. I inked the edges in black ink, but that's not really necessary as they print out with a distressed edge look. I added an eyelet and a piece of red twine to the tags and they could certainly be used just like that. Wouldn't they look wonderful on a gift bag or box for a special occasion this fall?

For the card, I used white cardstock as a base and layered it with rustic colored striped paper. I added a red burlap ribbon, two gold brads and stamped some vintage script in the bottom corner. I cut out a square of the same striped paper and, using my postage stamp punch, added "for you" on top.

The final step was adding the tag to the top of the card.

Wouldn't this card be a fun greeting to send to that family member or friend who loves vintage?

I hope you enjoyed my project today. And as always, thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Keepsake Boxes

I'm a big fan of kraft boxes because they have so many possibilities. They can be painted and embellished and decorated to make the most amazing decorative boxes ... or, with just a bit of adornment still look great.

Today I'll show you two examples.

The first box is distress-painted with white acrylic paint. After the paint dried, I added a red burlap ribbon to the bottom of the box and dark brown lacey trim to the lid.

Once that was done, I decorated the lid with sparkly shabby chic flowers and holly berries adorned with twine. I added a kraft tag embossed with "Christmas" in dark brown ink.

This box would be a great way to present a gift -- or would make a lovely keepsake box on its own.

The other box I created is much more simple, but every bit as lovely.

I adorned both the bottom of the box and the lid with decorative ribbon. The lid is adorned with two burlap flowers, an ivory hand stamped tag and two pearl embellishments.

Both boxes offer two different presentations, but are each lovely in their own way.

Glad you stopped by today!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Autumn Blessings Pillow Box

Hello again! Isn't it hard to believe we're more than halfway through October and well into autumn?

With that in mind, I'm so pleased to share a tutorial for a lovely pillow box using the Ewe-N-Me Printables Autumn Blessings Pillow Box. This project is perfect for fall and Deena makes it super easy to create.

The image prints out on an 8.5" x 11" sheet and I printed it on white cardstock.

I cut out the image and followed the directions on where to fold and score -- it's that easy!!

Once that was done I inked the edges with black ink and started to shape the pillow box. The printed image has brown edges, but I used a darker ink to add even more contrast.

I used double-sided tape to attach the flap to the other side of the box.

Following the scored edges, I folded the sides inward to finish the pillow box. It's not necessary to glue the sides, but I added a bit of tape for extra reinforcement.

Isn't this just so lovely? 

I made several boxes -- they look great as part of my autumn decor -- they would be perfect for upcoming gift giving, too!

For more fun and festive pillow box downloadables, please visit Ewe-N-Me Printables.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 20, 2014

A Big Thank You ...

to Julie from Julie's Spoonful of Sugar. Julie was so kind to feature a post about my shop on her blog last Friday, October 17 which you can find here

Julie is a new leader on etsy's Promote My Store Team and has featured a number of our teamies on her blog. Very generous of her!!

Julie is also the owner of the wonderful etsy shop Julie's Sugar Soaps. Her shop features a lovely assortment of baby shower, birthday and wedding favors along with her beautiful soaps and gift baskets.

Spa Bath Set with Basket, Super Soft Quick Drying White Towel; Sea Salt Scrub, Lotion Bar, Bath Salts, Sugar Lip Scrub, and Lip Balm

Starfish Soap, 3 Nautilus Soaps, and Vintage Milk Glass Sea Shell Soap Dish; Natural Glycerin Soap; for Beach Lovers, Summer Birthday Gifts

Please be sure to stop by her shop when doing your gift and holiday shopping!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Autumn Cards

Happy Saturday! Today I'm featuring cards I made using Ewe-N-Me Printables Fall Words. What a great downloadable -- these images can be used as hang tags or labels for any number of creative projects. There are four different images, and you will get three of each on an 8-1/2 x 11 page.

The lettering on these images is so pretty, and the black and gold is so striking! After I printed the labels and cut them out, I inked the edges and glued them to a piece of dark brown card stock. Using a white gel pen, I added faux stitching around the images.

This is a technique I like a lot but haven't used in a while. Thank you for the reminder, Cyn (from Cynzplace) who used this technique in a recent post here. It really does make your image pop!

I attached the dark brown piece to a gold panel whose edges I inked in dark brown. I decorated the gold panel with ribbon, a paper flower, pearl beads. I stamped a botanical image underneath the ribbon to add a decorative flair and then adhered the panel to an ivory card. I really like the way the ivory contrasts with the warm colors and makes them stand out!

There are so many terrific fall images on Deena's website! Be sure to visit Ewe-N-Me Printables when you are working on your creative projects this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloween Home Decor

Hi everyone!

Today I'm featuring a tutorial for a quick and easy Halloween decoration using Ewe-N-Me Printables Collage Sheet - Halloween 101. This collage sheet comes with eight fabulous images!

I started with a white photo matte board (4" x 6" size) that I picked up from the dollar store -- a favorite place for crafting ideas!! I stamped "Happy Halloween" on the bottom of the board in orange ink and then inked the opening and edges.

After printing out the sheet I cut out the images I wanted to use, distressed the edges with orange ink and then attached them to colored cardstock.

I then lined up the image so that it was centered behind the opening of the photo board and attached with tape. Next, I took a piece of black and white gingham ribbon and tied that around the side of the board.

I created three boards which I'm displaying throughout the house on tables and the mantle. If you leave off the ribbon, they could also be displayed in frames.

Whatever the case, this is a super-cute, super-easy and fun way to add to your Halloween home decor.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 22, 2014

Looking forward to Halloween

I hope you love Halloween as much as I do. I know it's more than one month away, but it's such a fun holiday so I have no problem starting the festivities early. Here's a way to get your loved ones and friends into the 'spirit' now, too. Who wouldn't love to get one of these delightful cards!

These festive cards were created using Ewe-N-Me Printables Hang Tags - Fall Finds. This downloadable comes with four different designs (and a total of 12 tags altogether).

I started with an ivory card and layered it with a panel of green 'distressed-looking' paper. Before I attached the green panel to the card, I stamped "Happy Halloween" in green ink and then attached a piece of green gingham ribbon to it.

For today's cards, I chose the black crow and pumpkin images -- they really say Halloween to me!

After printing and cutting out the tags, I distressed the edges with green ink, attached an eyelet to the top and tied a piece of green twine through the opening. Then I glued the tag to the card! Super easy and super cute!!

I hope you enjoyed today's feature. For more fun hang tags, visit Ewe-N-Me Printables -- there is such an amazing selection of images to choose from!

See you soon and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mixed Media Collage Card

Today's post features a card I made a while back when I was experimenting with collage. I like working with a variety of textures and this card features fabric, burlap, lace and buttons!!!

I started with an ivory card and began playing around with some of the "odds and ends" materials I had on hand. I kept the color palette to earth tones which contrasts nicely against the ivory base.

I have to say it was a lot fun to mix up the different mediums -- I also included postage stamps, paper flowers and chip board. It was a great way to use up those left over materials!

It's not a style everyone will like, but I was happy with the result. I hope you will be inspired to try this technique, too!

Thanks for stopping by today! See you soon!