~Celebrating Love Day~
Before I get to my projects, I want to thank you all for the wonderful comments about my wedding post! It has been so great to hear all the advice and support you've so kindly shared. I adore hearing all of your suggestions and comments...I really do. :)
I will be posting another entry soon, so, in the meantime,
I am back with some love-day projects!
This time, I wanted to create a card and a box that was truly shabby chic. I had purchased these lovely prints from an uber-talented card maker and digi-extraordinaire Beatriz Jennings. If you have not seen her work, you simply must check it out! Her creations are so very beautiful and inspirational.
And her Etsy shop is full of yummy goodies!
I've used two of her designs on these projects. The Bella Rose collage sheet, and the Always Flashcards collage sheet. They are so easy to use! Once you purchase them from her Etsy shop, you simply open the file and print it on cardstock. What could be easier than that?
Of course, no shabby project would be complete without some of my favourite Maya Road treasures. Here, I've used a chipboard kettle (covered with paper), lovely crocheted trim, and a vintage heart pin. (p.s. Aside from the paper & vintage items I've used, you can find ALL of the items at Scrapbook Studio)
Here you can see that I've mixed in some vintage lace, a paper doily and a shabby rose...Items I've had in my stash for a while now. That is what I love so much about shabby design. It is so easy to incorporate all the little 'misfits' you might have...They only add to the charm of your creations :)
I also wanted to showcase my new favorite die by Sizzix. It is a die of four hearts, and the shape is somewhat elongated, not like your typical heart dies. I love it so much! The sizes of the hearts are perfect for card making :)
I've also created a little tea box to go along with this card. I actually re-purposed an old Tetley tea box, by covering it with some of the pretty papers from B's Shop.
I embellished the box with more doilies, trim and the same lovely Maya Road pin...
I used my brand new Tim Holtz embossing folder to create the little embossed heart, and then I added some white liquid pearls to the outline.
Now to find some treats to fill this little box with...Maybe a trip to the candy store is in order?
I hope you are all having a lovely day!