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.
The succulents are from Little Birdie Crafts. If you’ve been looking for a place to purchase these lovely flowers, you can now find them in your local AC Moore Crafts store. (Not available online yet.) A simple white seam binding bow adds freshness and texture to the card composition.
To soften the bold colors of the succulents, I have dry brushed them with a little ivory chalk paint. This adds lots of depth and dimension, and it also helps all these different colors harmonize a little better. For extra texture, I added some Coral See Prills to the edges of the wreath.
Lots of room on the inside to write a little birthday greeting. Everything about this cheery card makes me happy! If you’d like to see more examples of cards made from this collection, click HERE.
That’s all for me today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Blooming Bicycle Card
Hello, Friends! Happy Monday! We actually had a beautiful spring-like day yesterday. Kids broke their bikes out of the shed, moms pushed babies around the block in their strollers as daffodils popped their golden heads up toward the sun. it was glorious! The joy of all that springtime activity prompted the creation of this Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Blooming Bicycle Card.
I’ m loving these sage greens combined with peach tones. How about you? This 5″ x 7″ top fold card came together so quickly.
First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from Whip Cream Cardstock.
Thread some vintage buttons and hot glue over the top border strip.
Add the tag from the Ephemera Pack. (comes in the kit)
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Blooming Bicycle Card: A Peek Inside
Carry the theme of your card front inside by adding a little bicycle from the ephemera pack along with a strip of the Spring Farmhouse washi tape.
I have had such fun with this collection. The color palette is scrumptious and so much fun for spring cards! There are few more in the works…coming soon! If you missed the other cards I’ve created with Spring Farmhouse, you can get all caught up HERE.
At the time that this post was written, this card was available for purchase in my ETSY shop. It’s a one of a kind creation, so if it tickles your fancy, better grab it quick before it’s gone!
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.
Like most of my cards, this is a 5″ x 7″ top fold. I created lots of layers by matting the designer papers on the Spring Farmhouse Basics papers. This plain, cardstock is perfectly matched to the collection color palette, so everything harmonizes beautifully. It’s also lightweight, so you can mat your layers without making a 2 pound card…something I am famous for!
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Floral Wreath Card: Creating the Wreath Element
To create the wreath for this card, follow these simple steps:
Next, die cut a second wreath from the green paper in the Simple Stories Basics collection.
Now, layer the two wreaths with the green wreath on top. Adhere them slightly off center so that the peach wreath peeks through, adding a sort of shadow effect.
Then place small pop dots on the back side of the leaves. Center and adhere over the 3″ x 4″ focal image.
I dug through my stash of Prima Flowers, and found these Georgia Blues flowers were a great color match. To add a little more texture, I found some retired Petaloo Hydrangea blossoms in my stash that worked great. A Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon bow adds the perfect shabby chic vibe.
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Floral Wreath Card: A Peek inside
The inside is finished with more designer papers, and a blank panel to add a little personal greeting. If you’d like to purchase this sweet card, it was still available in my Etsy shop at the time I wrote this post.
If you’d like to see more cards made with this charming collection, click HERE.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use 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.