Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Leaves!

Hi everyone! While perusing blog land the other day I came across these beauties from Jennifer McGuire and was so inspired to create my own Thanksgiving table pretties! The original inspiration was place settings but my guests are all family and don't need to be told where to sit so I changed it up and made napkin holders that will dress up my table. 

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut maple leaves in two different sizes that I then stacked together along with a shiny gold flourish and pretty ribbon. This was the perfect opportunity to use the cherry wood sheets I had in my stash!

I alternated the color combos of each napkin holder and stamped a small tag with a sweet sentiment that was attached with a colored piece of twine. Each tag got one tiny gold sequin as a finishing touch. So pretty!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! May you enjoy time spent with your family and friends and may you be stuffed and happy all day! 

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Silhouette Cameo and Maple Leaf Design
Bazzil Card Stock
Mixed Media Ultra Thin Cherry Sheets
Recollections (Michaels) Gold and Glitter card stock
Craft Store Twine
Hemp Cord: American Crafts, Bead Landing
Ribbon Fx ribbon

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cedar Lane Cards #2

Hi everyone! My final Fall project using the beautiful 'Cedar Lane' paper collection and accessories! Whew! You probably thought I had an endless supply of this collection! I have really been working on not buying so much 'stuff' (i.e. paper and embellishments) and using what I do buy to it's fullest! I think I did a fabulous job with this collection and my bank account and overstuffed craft room are thanking me!

I took the Fall themed paper and embellishments and made some cards that aren't really Fall themed but oh so pretty! I added in some bright colored hemp cord and big gold sequins for accents and now I have more beautiful cards to add to my stash!

I am so glad that chevrons are still so popular and this bright colored paper is perfect for a hello card. The fun arrows add a nice touch too!

Clean and simple with this card that will be great to say 'Congratulations!' I combined a few pieces of the gorgeous card stock along with a pretty fabric tag and added in simple touches of gold with the washi tape strip and sequins!

This card has just a touch of Fall in it with the acorn but it's still versatile. You can barely see it, but the word splendid on the tab is in gold too! There is just a bit of yellow with the flowers and double bow.

Finally, a super pretty and feminine all occasion card done up with interesting layers of the card stock along with some stacked ephemera and some fussy cut accents. Love the bright teal bow!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Teresa Collins 9&Co. sequins
Cousin and Bead Landing Hemp Cord
Deckle edge scissors

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gratitude Basket!

Hi everyone! Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away and this has been my holiday to host for over the last 10 years! I love to have my family and friends come over for a day of fun, great food and lots of love! I am so very grateful for all of the special people in my life and I thought this year I would combine my love for them with my love of paper crafting and create this sweet gratitude basket!

This vintage photo crate from 7 Gypsies is just the perfect size to store all of the goodie bags and boxes that have been decorated and embellished with the beautiful and vibrant 'Cedar Lane' paper collection by Pink Paislee. I know I have been showing off lots of projects with this collection but I just had so much fun and inspiration using it!

First up, some sweet pillowboxes and a muslin bag that have been adorned with pieces of ephemera, lovely tags, washi tape and stickers! Love all of the gold accents!

The boxes of the basket! Such great paper designs that mix and match beautifully with the darling puffy stickers and ephemera pieces! I also added in some Fall colored twine and gold cording.

These are the largest pieces in the basket so they will hold some nice sized goodies! The kraft bag is decorated with a collage of paper and ephemera and topped off with a pretty fabric tag. One of the feather clips is just peeking out under some twine!  The coral bag is actually two banner dies stitched together with a twine handle!

And finally, the small bags of the basket. But remember what they say- good things come in small packages! These cuties all have touches of gold along with washi tape strips and those adorable puffy stickers! 

I will be filling these with small gifts and trinkets to show my gratitude to the people in my life that love me. The best part will be giving out these hand-crafted tokens of my appreciation and making someone smile!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
7 Gypsies Vintage Photo Crate
Ruby Rock It Twine
American Crafts ribbon
Stampin' Up scallop border punch and mini box
Craft Store muslin bag, mini kraft bag

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wonder Brag Book!

Hi everyone! After completing my September Monthly Mini scrapbook, I had so many cute things and paper left over from the 'Wonder' collection by Crate Paper that I just had to make another project! One of the pieces of cardstock had these adorable  flash cards on it that were perfect for an even smaller mini- a brag book!

I cut out the individual cards and combined them with more cards and tags from the collection and doubled them up so they would be sturdy. Then the fun part.... adding in all of the fun and beautiful embellishments, stickers, candy dots and sequins! There were also some smaller ephemera pieces left that were perfect as sweet add ons to this book.

All in all, there are 13 photo spots in this tiny 3.75' book. I added in some gold instax frames I had on hand that complemented the gold in the collection. I kept it simple to flip through by using just one ring at the top and adding in another darling tag and tassel! These are the back sides of the pages!

A few of my favorite tiny pages.....

 And a close-up of the gold frames I used.

Since I don't have any grandchildren yet, I may have to gift this to someone special. On the other hand it would look great in my collection of minis! I guess I can always fill it with pictures of my dogs!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Suplies Used:
Mark Richards gold gems
American Crafts ribbon
Gold Instax Frames- stash
Stickles Glitter
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