This Shabby Chic Pocket Letter was put together for a Giveaway Challenge. It’s been awhile since I’ve made full size pocket letters. Sure you’ve seen me send out a couple of mini pocket letters here and there; but nothing that required that much on my part.
I knew I wanted to make a Shabby Chic Pocket Letter, but I was a bit intimidated by the entire process. So I went through my stickers and paper bins and this is what I came up with!
To create this pocket letter I used the following items:
This Paper Purse Gift Bag is my last design team project for KS4U.net and it’s also a GIVEAWAY! One lucky subscriber will get this large paper purse with a flip book mini album and a set of 4 greeting cards. All you have to do to enter is comment down below. One comment will suffice. And please make sure you tell me what you go by on YouTube so that I know who I’m chatting with!
This Paper Purse Gift Bag was created using Graphic 45 Artisan Style. I used a Martha Stewart paper punch to punch around the edges of the black card stock. I decorated the upper part with black trim from KS4U. The metals and the flowers are also from KS4U.
The flip book mini album base is by Teresa Collins. I used papers from Graphic 45 Artisan Style as well. I also made a charm and attached it to the mini album. The owl that you see on the charm comes from KS4U. I adorned the spine of this beautiful flip book mini with a wide trim from the shop. I also decorated the cover with blue and black flowers, a black butterfly and blue swirly bling.
I left the greeting cards plain and simple because, in my opinion, the paper speaks for itself. These blank greeting cards were also made using the Artisan Style paper collection.
I hope the lucky winner enjoys this elegant keep-sake just as much as I enjoyed creating it! Thank you so very much for leaving such great comments! I will announce the winner Saturday! Good Luck!
***Giveaway is now Closed***Congratulations Winner!***
Accordion Mini Album using Embellishments from Spellbinders!
Accordion Mini Album – Funny thing happened when I posted my Spellbinders Spellblogger DT Package for May (in my YouTube channel). Many of you said “I didn’t know Spellbinders sold trims!!!” After the third comment like this, I knew I had made the right choice for my May package! As a fellow crafter I enjoy diving into many of the popular paper crafting fads of the moment. But every now and again, I like to take a walk off the beaten path, just to see what I come across with. And my oh my! Do I have a treat for you!
Spellbinders has this amazing luxury trims, bling, and metals line called A Gilded Life. Their trims are very beautiful, easy to work with, and very affordable. Not only did I use trims from A Gilded Life in my Gift Card Holder Tote Bags, but I decided to put them to good use in this beautiful and very glamorous Accordion Mini Album as well.
So this blog post concludes my Spellbinders Spellblogger projects for the month of May. I hope that you have enjoyed your visit with me; and I want to thank you for taking the time out to comment on my blog posts and watching my videos. Good Luck in the giveaway. I will have a winner announcement up on my YouTube on Saturday, May 27th. For the rules and how to enter my Handmade Prize Package Giveaway, please visit my first blog post of this series by clicking here.
And friends, don’t just take my word for it, you MUST visit the Spellbinders A Gilded Life page to see all of the affordable, luxurious crafty items they have in store for you!
Elegant Handmade Cards using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Victorian Medallion Two S4-443. Today I’m sharing these beautiful elegant handmade cards I created as part of my Spellblogger projects for the month of May. These hand-made cards were super easy to make! They are blank on the inside and non-specified. Meaning, they’re perfect for any occasion! You can use these to hand out a graduation sentiment, as thank you cards, birthday cards and even wedding cards! I purposely left these gorgeous glam cards blank because I want you to be able to use them when the occasion rises.
These 5×5 cards are dimensional, yet not bulky. As you will see in my video, I like to use full size foam (cut down to size) so that you can have a sturdy backing. Quite too often I’ve made layered cards with foam squares that in time tend to bend at the parts where there’s no backing. This new full foam backing technique takes care of this issue.
In my Elegant Card Tutorial video you also get to see exactly how I go about in creating these glam cards with very little effort. Whether you’re a novice or have been scrapping for ever, the use of Spellbinders Dies and quality card stock and scrapbook papers will have you paper crafting like a Pro!
As I’ve mentioned in my past videos, I just can’t possibly keep everything that I make. In my efforts to give back to the crafting community, I am holding giveaways of the handmade crafts I design for Spellbinders Spellblogger. For the month of May, I will be giving away this beautiful set of three 5×5 handmade cards, along with two more projects that will be revealed in my YouTube Channel in the next two days. My giveaway is open internationally. You MUST be a subscriber to my YouTube channel; and friends… please check your YouTube settings. Make sure your subscriptions are set to public. If I can’t see that you’re a subscriber of mine, you are not eligible to win. Also, you must be 18 years old or older to win.
To enter to win this giveaway (and I say “this” because I have another one brewing… hint. HINT…. ), all you have to do is leave me a comment on this and the two additional blog posts that are being released in the next two days. You’ll know you’re in the right blog post because I will tell you. One comment per blog post will suffice. Each comment will get you one entry, for the maximum of three entries. Although I know a number of you, it’s always a good idea to let me know who you are on YouTube so that I’ll know who (from YouTube) is coming to visit my blog. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. This giveaway is open until Midnight Friday and I will draw the name of the winner on Saturday the 27th. Sound easy enough?
By the way, there is a RAK program I’m implementing on my blog. If interested, please let me know by completing the following form. This form is also for my Newsletter. I haven’t deployed any newsletters as of yet. I’m continuing to test email programs. When I find one that serves my purpose, I will send out a Monthly Newsletter to those who signed up. Don’t worry. I won’t bombard you with Spam. I’ll just keep you on the know on what’s to come, and some of the things you may have missed. I will make the official announcement of my Newsletter and RAK participation when I have all my ducks in a row.
I thank you for visiting me on my blog and Good Luck!
This Mini Album Explosion Box Tutorial is my Design Team Project for KS4U. For this Mini Album Explosion Box, I’ve used papers from the Artisan Collection by Graphic 45. I’ve used metals, trims, flowers, and bling from KS4U. This tutorial is pretty lengthy so you may want to bookmark this page or add it to your personal list if you are subscribed to my YouTube channel.
Items used from KS4U are the following:
Bronze Emblem Filigree – a194 Flower Charm – a958 Bronze Filigrees – a420 Black Butterflies – a249 Black Fabric Roses – a1047 Blue Roses – a222 Black Lace b900 Please visit KS4U at the following: http://www.ks4u.net/store/
Today I’m sharing some Shabby Chic Craft Ideas and altered shabby chic projects. Hi and welcome to Decor8yourlife! The blog that is! I’ve been super busy getting my shabby on, and I can’t wait to share it with you! First and foremost, Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there. This is your weekend. Do what ever you please. You’ve earned it! For me, I’m keeping busy redecorating the family room and moving things around in my craft room. It’s busy work I know, but I actually enjoy it!
Like I mentioned earlier, I’ve been getting my shabby on! My first project is an altered shabby chic egg carton. This shabby chic egg carton was created for an Instagram swap. I loved how it turned out and best of all, the recipient loves it as well! The Paris Theme Mini Album leans more towards the Shabby Glam side; but I guess it can be classified as Shabby Chic? I made this Gatefold Mini Album using the Frank Garcia base. Since I didn’t create this mini album from scratch, I will have to call it an altered project. This is my second mini album that I’ve created using the Prima mini albums by Frank Garcia. They’re well made, sturdy and easy to work with. The only thing about them is, is that you can’t embellish the inside pages as much as you may want to. However, with the beautiful Prima papers you let the papers speak for themselves!
In my Shabby Chic frenzy, I also created some gift bags, embellishments, and Rosettes. Now I know that everyone likes to turn their paper rosettes into wands. My thinking is however, what if the recipient wants to use the rosette embellishment on a card, mini album or any other project they like? So I left them without the straws.
Some of the items I used in the making of these projects were:
Color Crush Planner Review. It’s actually my Petals & Bloom planner.
This past week was my birthday and my son treated me to a shopping trip at Hobby Lobby, and as it turns out they were running a sale on all items under their house brand, Paper Studio. For several weeks, I’ve been keeping an eye out for their new planners to go on sale; and even though they have more expensive planners like Heidi Swapp, Webster Pages, Happy Planner and Carpe Diem to name a few, I like the way their house brand planner was put together.
The Petals and Blooms planner collection by Paper Studio closely resembles the best of the best. The covers rival Webster Pages Color Crush, the binding system is just like the Heidi Swapp planner binders, and the paper layout is exactly what I need. They also have amazing paper pads, stickers, and accessories to go with their new planners; but what’s even more amazing is the low price! Planners are expensive! And rightly so! They give you so much to work with, but sometimes it’s just a little bit much. I know of some planner only companies, that after placing an order you’re out a couple of hundred bucks! If that is the route you choose to go, more power to you! But to me… na-ah. Not even on my best day!
The binder – I LOVE how the binder works! It’s a smooth open and close and I really like that! It seems sturdy enough but only time will tell. The binder I chose comes in a gold color. I’ve had silver planner binders in the past, and I really wanted to try out the gold for a change. I’m glad I did. It adds a touch of elegance to your planner. There’s also a magnetic planner closure! Gotta love that!
The planner sheets – The set up is perfect! I can not stand planners that give you a tiny little box for writing space. I have full days each and every day and I really, REALLY need as much writing space as I can get!
The planner accessories – Hobby Lobby can use a bit more in this department. Granted that as a crafter I can create my own dashboards and pocket pages; but it would be nice to have the option to buy these as sometimes time is a precious commodity to me.
All in all the Petals & Blooms planner collection by Hobby Lobby is a great buy, and at $20 you get a lot of bang for your buck!
The following are some pics of my new planner set up. I have some handmade planner embellishments that I’ll soon do a tutorial on. I have used some stickers from different collections; and I have also used my project life cards for sentiments and notes postings. Let me know what you think of my new planner. Enjoy!
P.S. I have a Planner Facebook Group called Plan with Me Planners. If you enjoy sharing planner layouts and planner decorating ideas, why not join our little group? Plan with Me Planners is a private group. Click here and ask to join.
Mini Journal Tutorial | Becca Feeken Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Booklet Die Set
Mini Journal Tutorial – This elegant Mini Journal was created using the Spellbinders Filigree Booklet Die Set. It’s easy to create your very own mini journal using your Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Booklet dies. All you have to do is follow the die templates. To create the cover for this mini journal, use the largest of the two rectangular dies (the one without the middle bar).
For the pages of your mini journal, use the die with the middle bar. You will notice that this die template already has the holes that you need to thread in your binding. Since I am creating a mini journal, I decided to cut five pages.
To add elegance to the cover of the mini journal, I use gold-foil card stock to die cut the elegant filigree cover designs. To do this I lay down the die with the middle bar on the paper, then I include one filigree rectangular die on one side, and the other filigree die on the other side. To ensure that these dies don’t move I use washi tape to adhere them to the card stock temporarily.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a pro when it comes to ruining gold-foiled card stock! Once the die-cuts where made, what I decided to do was to cut the pieces in two. I lined each piece up so that the holes where cut off the frame. (watch my YouTube video tutorial, it will make more sense).
I then aligned one of the inner pages to the cover, penciled in the holes, and used my Spellbinders Tool n’ One to puncture the binder holes to the cover. All that is left to do is to thread your twine through the holes, tighten your binding and tie a knot. Yes! It was that simple!
I hope you found this Mini Journal Tutorial helpful. Let me know what you think of this mini journal in the comments section below. Thanks! Until next time!