Saturday, November 22, 2014

....a Farmhouse Christmas!

Christmas is right around the corner, and time is about to become a premium! With that in mind, I created simple yet beautiful projects using Spellbinder dies and the oh sooo gorgeous Farmhouse Christmas Collection by Canvas Corp Brands.

My first creation was my Gift Card Tree Tag. I don’t know about you but I prefer to buy gift cards for my adult children because then I know they will buy something they really want and will use!

I created a pictorial tutorial on how I created my Gift Card Tree Tag.

I began by cutting our two tags, one from Canvas Corp Brands Farmhouse Christmas paper and the other from a piece of Ivory cardstock. Then using one of the Border Dies from the Bow Couture Shapeabilities Dies I cut a bow into the Farmhouse Christmas Tag.

I then cut a 2.25” x 2.25” piece of Canvas Corp Brands ~ Natural Linen Paper and painted it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam ~ Roses R Red.

When dry, I used the complimenting insert from the Bow Couture Shapeabilities Dies.

I pulled out a few of my 7gypsies goodies, Mini Keys and Jump Rings along with some White Mini Bags from Canvas Corp Brands.

I used the 7gypsies goodies along with “Happy Holidays” cut from the Farmhouse Christmas Stripe on Ivory, to embellishment my Gift Card Tree Tag and to hold the tags together.

I adhered the embossed and colored Bow Couture to the tag along with the Mini Bag.

And tied a piece of Canvas Corp Brands Jute ~ Black around the tag.

Attached the two tags together for an Easy Peasy Gift Card Tree Tag.

I couldn’t stop creating with the Spellbinder’s dies so
I made 2 bonus projects using Spellbinder’s Nestabilities ~ Majesty Dies
Two Simply Elegant Christmas Cards

I just love the Farmhouse Christmas Tags on Ivory.
They were the PERFECT additions to my Simply Elegant Christmas Cards.

Supplies to recreate these projects are available 

Friday, November 21, 2014

It's the Simple Things.......

Just sound this saved in draft......ENJOY!!
It was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT when I laid my eyes on the
Faith Collection by Authentique
coupled with Petaloo Teastained Cream Darjeeling Collection
I used a rustic 12 x 12 window box that I
had picked in my travels.
Along with lots of chippies and resins
to accent the BEAUTIFUL paper.
Yes....that is chicken wire you see nestled in the corner
behind the moss and Darjeeling flower cluster
accented with a Berry Cluster.
OMW....I love this quote!
"I am in charge of how I feel and today I am
choosing happiness"!
I adhered the Details Cardstock Sticker
to a piece of cardboard for a bit of dimension.
Faith Hope and Love....but the greatest of these is LOVE!
Petaloo's Burlap trim worked wonderfuly to help
finish off the last square.
Here are a few closeups of the
BEAUTIFUL Petaloo Flowers used.

I hope you have enjoyed my latest creations...
I am off to find a place to hang this beauty
Botanica Collection
Berry Clusters ~ Ivory Green
Other Products:
Die~Namites Dies ~ Spring Doily
Melissa Francis ~ Embellishments
Dusty Attic ~ Seagrass Small ~ Brick Wall
Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic