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!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cards and Matching Gift Tags

Hello again! I love fall and all the earthy colors, but no matter the season I love pretty flowers. For today’s project I’m featuring Collage Sheet –Victorian Flowers from Ewe-N-Me Printables that I used to create cards and matching gift tags. I like to make cards and matching gift tags because it keeps things coordinated and makes gift wrapping easy!

This collage sheet comes with six gorgeous floral images (two of each in a large and smaller size). It was hard to pick just one or two! After printing out the sheet, I cut out the images I wanted to use – but this time I left some of the white around the border. It really makes these beautiful images stand out!!!

For the card, I started with white cardstock layered with a pink panel and placed the floral image on top. The bottom half features a hand stamped image “live your dreams” in black ink on a white with cream base and adorned with a cute black and white polka-dot button. I attached a piece of white trim to the center of the card that goes so well with the Victorian flower theme!

I created a matching tag – also keeping some of white showing around the border of the flower image. I added a black and white polka-dot ribbon that coordinates with the button on the card!

I like how the polka dots give a modern contrast to the lovely old-fashioned flower images!

I hope you enjoyed today's project. I think these cards and tags would be great for a birthday gift or any special occasion! 

Thank you for stopping by today!