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Handmade Tea Box & Flowers gift idea for teacher’s day

This week we celebrate Teacher’s Day where I live, I made a little something for my son’s teacher. Something she can reach whenever she needs to relax after a long day… A tea box.

I made the tea box using one of the exclusives digital files from my collection. I will be updating my digital shop here on the blog soon! I decorated the lovely box with many handmade flowers and delicate embellishments. I added a little square note that coordinates with the box’s pattern, using one of my digital papers from the Keys & Roses set. I filled it with a variety of tea bags that hopefully will be enjoyed a lot.

That is all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time!

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Beautiful Rossette Flowers + Video Tutorial

Hello there! Ready for a new video tutorial? Today I’m sharing with you how to create beautiful rossette flowers using unexpected supplies! A combination of papers and other materials that I hope inspires you to create many different and versatile designs with this technique. Click on the video below to check out the tutorial:

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial! I’ll have more videos for you next week, so stay in the loop by subscribing to my channel HERE.

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Valentine’s Treat Bags + DIY Rosettes Tutorial

I’m glad to be able to share a DIY tutorial on a couple of pretty Valetine’s treat bags I created! Ann Butler Designs’ products were key during the process of making these projects I’m showing you today!

Supplies
Stamps: Colorbox Background Basics by Ann Butler – Basket 1 and Picnic 1
Inks: Colorbox Crafter’s Inks by Ann Butler in Sunshine, Colorbox Crafter’s Inks in Bark and Snow
Tools: Colorbox Color Blender, Westcott Titanium Bonded Trimmer and Titatium Non-stick Scissors. WRM Gift Bag Punch Board
Velcro Mini Fasteners – Round 3/8″ Dots
Adhesives: Ad-Tech Crafter’s Tape, Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Uhu silicone glue
Enviromental Technologies Easy Cast Resin and Easy Mold Silicone Putty
Embellishments: White tulle, SU linen thread, Lara’s Crafts jute twine, gold vintage button, handmade resin flower, staple, mini tag
Paper: Leather textured cardstock

I absolutely love the final look of these pretty treat bags, but for them to look like this I had to create every single thing from scratch. That’s right! The embellishments, the bags themselves were all made from scratch! To see my step by step tutorial click HERE.

I have certainly been inspired to create pretty Valentine’s projects lately, especially for friends and family. I also like to make projects in non-traditional Valentine’s colors. In this particular ocassion I was also inspired by a nice blog hop and challenge being hosted by Latina Crafter!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and tutorial! Have a nice and creative weekend!

I’m sharing my projects with:
Moving Along with Times – Button It
The Cheerful Stamp Pad – Valentine
All Crafts Challenge – Anything but a Card
Crafty Cardmakers – Something Old (cardstock), something new (stamps)
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Latina Crafter – Blog Hop Party Favors con Amor

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Splendorous Stars Collection – Our Daily Bread Designs

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs November Release. As you may know already I’ve been invited to join ODBD this month as a guest designer. I’ve been delighted with all your kind and encouraging comments, and of course I’ll have a wonderful time designing with ODBD’s Splendorous Stars Christmas Collection.

Here is a card and gift box set I made for today:

I wanted to create a delicate card, so I die cut the card base using the Flourished Star Pattern frame. I added a piece of lilac ribbon around the front of the card and adhered a double bow embellished with a couple of stars. I added a large sentiment, which I stamped and heat embossed in silver on a label die cut. To add contrast, I sponged the label with Memento Lulu Lavender ink.

I heat embossed in silver the largest star with a large patterned star stamp. This star stamp didn’t precisely coordinate with the size of the star die, but it covered the die cut completely, and made it look great! The smaller star was die cut from lilac metallic cardstock and adorned with a small silver rhinestone.

To make the box I die cut two Flourished Star Pattern frames for it’s cover and folded roughly a rectangular box with a zig zag accordion fold, as I call it. The cover was reinforced with a piece of lilac ribbon and a double bow which I decorated as the card, but I did use larger stars for it.

  Supplies

For more inspiration using the November Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog where new project ideas are shared weekly! Also, I invite you to check out what the talented designers are sharing today on their blogs:

Julie * Chris * Lori * Paula * Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Stacy * Wanda * Silke * Gracie (you are here!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will be back with a new ODBD post soon!

I’d like to share my set with:
ODBD – Holiday

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NEW! Floral Note Card Set, Floral Tags, and Digital Paper by the Sheet!

Hello! This morning I want to celebrate sharing a bunch of lovely things I’ve created, and that you can create too in the comfort of your home. Today I want to share a note card set and box I made with the recently released Stationery Printable Set. This is a note card set with matching envelopes and box that would make a perfect gift for someone you know. I like to have a few of these ready to give away, and I like to keep one nearby for those cards I need in a rush.

I printed 10 note cards and matching envelopes and they fit perfectly in this beautiful box.

 

This floral note card set has a matching tag included on the new Floral Tags Printable Set, and it also has a matching patterned paper: Floral Frames 1. For a limited time the matching patterned paper will be available for only $0.50! That’s right! So please do stop by the shop (HERE) and check out all the new items added. They are SO affordable and SO pretty!

But not only the matching sheet will be $0.50 also a selection 
of 5 different designs for your to choose from!

I know you will have fun with these designs and all the other files available! Click HERE to be directed to the store and don’t miss a chance to get these beautiful files today!

Thanks so much for your visit!

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WINNER + Tutorial + NEW Giveaway!

Scroll down for winner and new giveaway.

You know how much I like to expand digital printables but today I went beyond! LOL. I can’t believe I made a round box from a note card printable… That’s right, from a note card!

One of Ewe-N-Me Printables recent release is Small Note Card and Envelope with Hang Tags – Victorian Floral. I love this set, and I love how Deena created so many complementary elements for this Victorian Floral Collection. I’ll show you how to make this box using the printable note card from this set.

TUTORIAL
A. To make the box base:

1. Cut or die cut 2 circles from cardstock. I used a Spellbinders Classic Circle die to cut 3 1/2″ circles.

2. Cut one strip of cardstock for the base. I cut mine 2 3/4″ wide.
3. Use one cardstock circle as your base and adhere the strip of cardstock around it. Make sure you glue it to the edge of your circle base and that you use a good clear adhesive. I used a gel silicone glue and I added it from the inside so any excess can be matted later.
4. Cut another strip of cardstock for the box top. I cut mine 1 1/2″ wide.
5. Repeat step 2 for the top.

B. To cover the box.
1b. Print the Note Card page twice. I printed it a little larger, at 110%.
2b. From the first print, cut the front of the note card in half lenghtwise.

3b. From the second print, cut or die cut a circle.

4b. Cover the box base with the pieces you cut on step 1b.
5b. Cover the top with the circle you cut on step 2b.

As an optional step you can layer the inside, but I only layer it were I used adhesive, the bottom of the box, and the inside of the box top. I did that with a slightly smaller circle cut from the same cardstock used for the base.


WINNER
Thanks to everyone who participated on my last giveaway! The winner of the set Gift Box and Tea Envelopes – Vintage Roses is:

MariLynn
Congratulations MariLynn, please email me to graciellie at live dot com so I can send you your prize!

GIVEAWAY!
Today Ewe-N-Me Printables and I have more blog candy for you! We joined efforts and once again we’ve created a new printable set for you: Printable Gift Box – Note Card and Envelope – Vintage Roses.
(This set has a matching Digital Paper Pack that I will release very soon!)
This card set box is perfect for a gift, it holds around 10 matching cards and envelopes! We are giving away this new set and all you need to do for a chance to win it is:


1. Join this Site
2. Like Facebook Page
3. Follow blog by email
4. Follow Pinterest
5. Leave a Comment

You will earn one entry for each follow, but please link your name one time per follow. For example:

1. Gracie 1E                                    4. Gracie 4E

2. Gracie 2E                                    5. Gracie 5E 
3. Gracie 3E                                    

No need to have a blog to link up. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 17. So stay tuned!

http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=442880

I hope you enjoyed this jam packed post. Thanks so much for stopping by!
My project is participating in:
Say it with Flowers – Retarte
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Floral Tea Box – Craft Hoarders Anonymous GDT

Hello and welcome to my second post as Guest Designer for Gloria Stengel’s Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge blog! As you may know by now I’ve been invited to join their amazing and talented team for the month of August. I’ve been having lots of fun making my projects and now is time to share my second creation inspired by the current challenge: “Button it Up!”.

Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store…usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!

If you saw my first project for Craft Hoarders posted a couple of weeks ago, you know that I hoard vintage buttons (here). That project itself was made to contain those buttons so I could keep them handy! So, yes, I totally identify! 

Today’s project showcases my vintage buttons very nicely, as part of a handmade floral bouquet. Please take a look at my floral tea box.

To make this adorable tea box I used my latest release in collaboration with Ewe-N-Me Printables: Gift Box and Tea Envelopes – Vintage Roses, that matches my latest paper pack release: Keys & Roses.

To decorate my box, I made a bunch of handmade flowers and a few leaves from leather textured cardstock, which I sponged with Distress Ink in Peeled Paint and Broken China, Color Box Chalk Ink in Yellow Citrus and Color Box Pigment Ink Frost White. I used Spellbinders Rose Creations, Carnation Creations and Bitty Blosssoms to die cut them. I added the flowers forming a falling bouquet. I decorated it with crystals, buttons and pearls. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my tea box today and that you feel inspired to join the challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. 

A special thank you note:

Gloria thanks so much for this incredible opportunity! It’s no secret that Craft Hoarders Anonymous has inspired me plenty… I’ve grown as a crafter by playing along with the challenges and by seeing all what you and your talented girls create. Thanks!

Giveaway Alert!
If you’d like to win this Gift Box and Tea Envelopes – Vintage Roses set, stop by my blog tomorrow!

Thank you so much for your visit!

This card is participating in:
Bags and Boxes – My Craft Spot

August Challenge – Rhedd’s Creative Spirit 
Anything Goes – Altered Eclectics
August Inspiration Challenge – Paper Sweeties
  

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French Country Prints: Card Set and Box Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my first post as part of Ewe-N-Me Printables DT. It’s nice to be here, sharing ideas that hopefully will help you maximize your printables. Digital products are vital now a days, because they simplify your paper crafts and allow you to customize your creations. And that is the case with today’s project.

Using one of Ewe-N-Me’s French Country Prints, Pink Rose, I was able to create a card set and a matching box to hold it. After you learn how to print the files, you’ll find it’s quite easy. So after I show you my project I’ll guide you with the basic printing instructions, so you can replicate what I made.

This box is 5″x 6.5″x 2/8″ and the one layered cards that it contains are 5 2/8″x 4″. The basic materials I used were the images, white cardstock, a paper trimmer (with a score blade) and of course my printer. 

Now, to print the box the first thing you need to do is create a copy of the file right beside it in the same folder, and rotate it twice, clockwise:

Then in order to print the structure of the box, you’ll need to select “FrenchRose-2” and “FrenchRose-2b”, right click and print. Once the printer’s window pops, it’s time to customize size and other aspects: Select size 5 x 7″, and unmark the “fit picture to frame” button (under the image). I printed my images in letter sized white cardstock.

Now it’s time to score, cut and glue the box together. On the image below I marked in red the lines you should score and in green the ones you should cut.

Once you’re done, you are left with two flaps on the side, already scored, that you have to fold towards the inside and glue to the front side of the print (which has no flaps as shown above).

To finish the box you need to add a top flap. I used a 3″x 6 1/2″ piece of cardstock and attached it to the back of the box from the inside. I embellished the flap with lace, die cut borders and ribbon to give the box a shabby chic feel.

To print the cards, you will need to print the image rotated twice clockwise (upside down). Select size  4″ x 6″ and again unmark the “fit picture to frame” button. Once printed all you need to do is cut (shown below in green) and score and fold (shown below in red).

I hope you like my project and that you find this tutorial useful. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Don’t forget to check out Ewe-N-Me’s French Country Prints (here), you are going to love them! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

This project is participating in:
Anything Goes – Word Art Wednesday
Anything Goes – Rhedd and Rosie’s 
Anything but a card – The Paper Shelter
Anything Goes – 7 Kids College Fund
Anything Goes – Crafting by Designs

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Vintage Album Box

Hi dear friends! It’s wonderful to be back with so much to share. We just came back from a little weekend retreat at the beach, and we had a great time. Also, I finally received my Grand Calibur’s new handle and I must thank Karen Haas from Spellbinders for also sending me another internal part that needed to be fixed. 

I’ve been wanting to make a nice vintage project for a while. I love making cards but I really wanted to try something different.

Materials
Flourishes stamps – Flowers for Jan
Sweet n’ Sassy stamps – Vintage Seed Packet
Haj Designs paper – Gorgeous Roses
Inkadinkado embossing powder – Glam Gold
Ranger:
– Embossing ink
– Distress inks in: Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar
Zap! heat tool
Memento dye ink – Rich Cocoa
Spectrum Noir markers – Pinks
UHU Stic glue stick
Bazic mounting tape
Merletto crystals
Stanley GR10 glue gun
Other generic materials
1/4″ satin with gold edge ribbon in Old Gold
7/8″ gross grain ribbon in Pink

Rough edge burlap ribbon in natural
Textured cardstock in: white, sand, light brown
Vintage gold button

This is a vintage album box I created from scratch. It measures 4″ x 7.5″ x 1″. It has two 1/2″ inside pockets that can be filled with photographs, tags, note cards and more. So I may continue working with other complementary creations to finish this project. In which case, you’ll see me posting about them during the next month. 

The box was covered with a beautiful floral paper inside and out. I embellished it with gross grain and burlap ribbon, a vintage button, and let the stamped images be the focal point. For the main decoration of the box, I created a vintage seed packet, all embossed in gold. The Peony was stamped and colored twice, and one of those images was cut in pieces that I then layered around the original stamped flower, to make it look larger and fuller.

I have to mention some people that inspired me to make this creation, starting with Gloria Stengel and her design team from Craft Hoarders Anonymous, who are very clear influences to me at the moment. Another person that made this look easy is Molly from iloveminialbums, whom I found by ‘accident’ on YouTube (she makes the loveliest projects). To all of them, thanks for sharing your gorgeous work with us. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I’ll be back sooner than you think with more to share. Have a great week! 

This project is participating in:

Becky’s Challenge for Flourishes
Tlady Designs

Show some Sparkle, Glitz or Glam
Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Touch of Gold
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Aged / Distressed
Rhedd & Rosie’s

Spring Flowers
Craft Mojo

Anything Goes
My Craft Spot

Flowery Springtime
Sentimental Sundays