Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Do you do this? Say, “I’m not going to buy any more paper.” Then you see a paper that speaks to something deep in your memory and brings you joy. And then the paper falls into your shopping cart. Yeah. That. But it’s all good, because now I have this Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card made with Really Reasonable Ribbon to share with you today. See? Things usually work out for the best when you listen to the little voice in your head!
Doesn’t this just look like summer on paper? This 6″ x 6″ easel shaker card is adorned with Bright Pink Plaid Ribbon and a teeny tiny snippet of Hot Pink Satin with a metallic edge. Gorgeous Fruit Paradise Papers, Flowers, Laserowe Love Chipboard and sparkly sequins add to the delicious fruit salad going on here.
Here’s a fun little embellishment you can make in a jiffy:
Find a paperclip. This one is gold, but you could use pink or white and it would still look great.
Cut fishtail banner ends on a scrap of ribbon. This one is about 2″ long.
Now loop the ribbon between the legs of the paper clip. Add a dot of hot glue to hold it in place.
Then thread a wee vintage button and hot glue on top.
The stopper on this card is the cascade of flowers. I also tucked in the center from a crocheted doily to add more texture. And Gold Metallic String adds just the right touch of shimmer to my bow cluster.
The inside is simple and sweet with just enough room to add a little note. This is pretty enough to be used as table decor at a summer party.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Hello, Friends! How about a little Prima Lavender Lilac Season Banner on this fine Friday morning?
Growing up in Vermont, I looked forward to lilac season every year. Our little town was filled with ancient lilac bushes that had actually grown into trees. Branches groaned under the weight of the fragrant blossoms. Lilac Season was a favorite because it also meant that winter was well and truly over. Lilacs always seemed to manage to bloom in time for Memorial Day (which was on May 30th when I was growing up.) My mother and I would get up early and pick lilacs that were dripping with dew. Then we would arrange them in large baskets to decorate the family graves at the local cemetery. I know that sounds morbid, but it was actually a joyful day. We shared memories and stories of our loved ones while we cleaned up the grave site. Did anyone else have this experience growing up?
I love to make banners, and this one was created as a special order in my Etsy shop for a dear friend. They sure are hard to photograph, though! Let me share some detail photos, tips and tricks with you.
Prima Lavender Lilac Season Banner: Getting Started
Flowers, buttons, burlap string, journal cards and mini doilies are great ways to add texture and interest to a banner. But you can also just make the basic pennant shape and hang it, as this paper is soooo pretty. Here’s a look at the details:
If you’d like to see more banner ideas, you can check the Banner Archives on my blog. You’ll find lots of inspiration, tips and tricks there!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
Prima Spring Farmhouse Get Well Card: How Now Brown Cow?
Hello, Friends! You don’t usually think of putting a cow on a get well card, do you? But I think the pretty bovine image on this Prima Spring Farmhouse Get Well Card looks downright cheery.
I’ve lost count of just how many projects I’ve made with this gorgeous paper collection. It really as been a favorite. I guess it takes me back to my country roots. Growing up in Vermont, they always said there were more cows than people.
I had a bunch of scraps left on my desk after having made the Prima Spring Farmhouse Country Chic banner. Since I needed to make a get well card, I decided it would be easier to make a card than put them away. Here’s how this 5″ x 7″ card front came together.
Prima Spring Farmhouse Get Well Card: Creating the Layers
Now, stitch a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the brown check paper to the pink layer.
TIP: I like to build my card front “off site.” In other words, don’t glue the decorative card front to the card base until after the inside of the card has been completed. This keeps the card front clean and prevents dimensional elements from getting crushed.
Next, cut a 4 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ belly band from the heart/dot pattern. Mat this on a slightly larger scrap of brown cardstock and adhere.
Then cut a 4″ square from the gold foiled paper with the bees. Mat this on both brown and pink cardstock and adhere.
Now cut a 31/2″ x 4 1/2 rectangle from the handwriting page. Mat as before and adhere.
Then fussy cut along the top and side of the cow image from the 3″ x 4″ journal cards. Mat this on a slightly larger piece of brown cardstock.
Hello, Friends! Happy Friday! I stole a few minutes of free play time yesterday to make this country chic banner with Prima Spring Farmhouse papers. The idea has been rattling around in my brain ever since I purchased the collection but I just haven’t had the time to bring it to life. Now, banners are one of my most favorite things to make….and one of my least favorite things to photograph. I worked for hours editing these photos, and just could not get them to really represent how pretty this banner is in real life. So even though Julia Child admonished us to “never apologize, never explain,” I am apologizing in advance. But I thought you would want to see them in case you are looking for a little springtime home decor.
To create the pennants for the banner, I die cut chocolate brown cardstock with a banner die from My Favorite Things. The second layer is pink burlap that I free hand cut to fit between the brown gingham patterned paper, also cut with a die. Since the largest die measures just 3 1/2″ across, I was able to use a lot of the scraps left over from earlier Spring Farmhouse Projects. So that is a win!
Country Chic Banner Spring Farmhouse: The Details
Tulip Pink Taffeta bows are topped with brown micro gingham. A while back, I found a whole bag of hand crocheted doilies at an estate sale. These are added to the banner to provide more texture and to add to the farmhouse vibe.
I think this banner would look so pretty hanging in the kitchen.
Someday, I’ll tell you all the story about my mom and the cow. It’s a good one! This image brought that story back to my mind, and I had a good laugh over it.
The pennants are machine stitched onto a very pretty beige netting. In real life, the colors are soft and dreamy. I think the fact that the photos were shot on a very overcast day affected the colors. But at least you get the idea. If you’d like to purchase it, you can find it in my ETSY shop…but there’s only one!
I hope I’ve shared some ideas to inspire you in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Frilly & Funkie Saturday Showcase: Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Happy Saturday! Today I’m sharing a Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog. I thought I’d also share it here, as I know how many of you, like me, love bees!
This is a 6″ x 6″ trifold folio with a box style pocket in the center. I made a similar gift box folio using Prima’s Georgia Blues collection. So many of you asked me for a tutorial, that I decided to put one together using this gorgeous Prima Spring Farmhouse collection.
The tutorial starts with a video tour of the project and some tips and tricks and supplies that I used while creating it.
You will learn how to create the fancy fold base, too.
I’ll show you how to turn paper elements into sweet embellishments. You will learn how to create shaped pockets and tuck spots, too.
Pockets add so much fun to any project, and I’ll show you how to create a neat box style pocket in the tutorial.
Then you can fill it up with wonderful treats.
Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial on YouTube
I hope I shared some tips, ideas and techniques in this video that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. I’ll add some product links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique below this post for your shopping convenience.