Category Archives: Vintage Jewelry

Birds and Blossoms Gift Box

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Birds and Blossoms Gift Box

Hello, Friends!  I have been having the best time playing with the new digital Birds and Blossoms Vintage Scraps from Crafty Secrets!  There are 4 downloadable pages filled with botanical images.  I’ve always loved these Vintage Scraps, but now that they come in a digital form, I find them to be even more versatile.  For today’s project, I made a sweet little Birds and Blossoms Gift Box using the images that used to be found on the inside of the original scraps.  I always struggled with which side of those images to use, as they were all beautiful, but now that I can print as many as I like, I don’t have that struggle any more.  Here’s a peek at my gift box:

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I printed out 2 8 1/2″ x 11″ copies of the inside page onto heavy natural cardstock.  Then, I used my Heartfelt Creations Gift Ensemble Die to cut the 4 gift box panels out.  I simply folded, glued the bottom and sides together and then folded the top flaps down to make my box.  You can fill it with all kinds of things: individually wrapped candy, gift cards, tea bags, hand made flowers, jewelry, tickets….any small gift will tuck neatly inside..  The finished box measures 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ so you can really fit a lot inside.

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I made a little bird nest out of Natural Jute Ribbon by just sort of folding it around into a circle and hot gluing it together. I didn’t want my nest to be glued to the top of the box, because then you couldn’t open it!  No fun there!  So I bent a quilting pin with a large head to a 90 degree angle, glued the head of the pin to the base of the nest and then just inserted the shaft of the pin into the little opening in the box.  I fussy cut the robin and the little birthday tag from the vintage scraps.

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All four sides are decorated so you can change the view if you get tired of it! LOL

Birds and Blossoms Gift Box 03You can put a small, inexpensive gift into this Birds and Blossoms gift box, and it still feels really special because of the packaging.  What would you put inside?

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope I planted some new ideas for using the Birds and Blossoms Vintage Scraps, and maybe inspired you to try using digital images, too.  If so, I hope you’ll let me know in the comment section below. It will make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stylish Couture Jumbo Tag for Mother’s Day

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Stylish Couture Jumbo Tag for Mother’s Day

Hello, Friends!  Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so I thought you might be in need of a little inspiration for a hand made gift.  I created this stylish Couture jumbo tag using Graphic 45 papers and a fabulous piece of vintage jewelry I found in my stash.

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This elegantly attired flapper was fussy cut from the 12×12 Couture pad.  That’s one reason I enjoy working with these jumbo tags.  Since they measure a generous 4″ x 8″ you can really have a lot of fun with them.  I’ve created a fun rosette with Tim’s die, and added fun resin clock on top of it.  Black netting and black gathered lace add a touch of glam, and help to anchor the piece. The star of the show, however, is that fabby vintage beaded earring that I’ve added on the left side of the tag.  It’s a piece that my friend Kay shared with me. It came from her dear Aunt Jane’s estate and I’ve been saving it for just the right project.  I love that it shimmies when you shake the card….just like the beads on a flappers dress.

Do you have your Mother’s Day project planned?  Started? Completed?  At a loss for what to do?  Well, a tag makes a great gift!  I like to hang them on dresser knobs to fancy up the boudoir.  I have this one sitting in a small silver tray on the shelf above my workspace.  I think we should name the lady, though….Any thoughts on that?

Thanks for stopping in!  I’d love to hear from you.  Your comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!

Cheerio,

kathy

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