Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Free Spirit Keepsake- Bella Crafts Publication


Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a keepsake that I created for Xyron to be featured in the Spring Issue of Bella Crafts Magazine. I absolutely enjoyed creating this Mixed Media Keepsake using Xyron and was overjoyed that it made the magazine cover. The Xyron products used were the Mega Runner, Creative Station and Adhesive Dots. I loved how this turned out.  This project made a great use of product, provides a great gift giving idea and perfect for any creative space. Check out the latest issue of Bella Crafts for more details on how I made the keepsake.


The following are some close ups of the keepsake.






Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Friday, February 24, 2017

Vintage Keepsake


Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a Vintage Keepsake that I created with the new Preserved Paper stack by DCWV. The papers in this stack have a vintage feel from the colors to the patterns. I absolutely love these papers. The stack includes double sided patterns that coordinate beautifully together. It also includes coordinating tags that were perfect as patterned embellishments for this project. The papers also include beautiful gold foil. Let’s take a peek at some close ups.




The focal piece has a card effect that enables photos and journaling. It’s easily opened using the antique copper pull. I added some flowers to coordinate with the vintage papers and the butterflies were cut from the stack.

The papers were aged with vintage photo ink. The post cards were layered with coordinating papers from the stack.  I created a torn edge effect to continue the vintage theme and to also create a pocket to hold the post cards and memorabilia.

This is a super fun project that gives you an opportunity to use fun and beautiful double sided papers, coordinating elements and embellishments. The Preserved Paper stack is available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores.

Thanks so much for visiting today!