Graphic 45 June Flower Market Tutorial for Make ^ Take Tuesday
Hello, Friends! Can you believe it’s time to share our Graphic 45 June Flower Market Tutorial? This year is racing by so quickly that I cannot keep up with the calendar! June brings roses to the garden, and they are prominently featured in this project.
Once again, we reached into our paper stash to find a co-star for these lovely G45 papers. The color palette was a bit unusual, so this proved to be more of a challenge. But I finally found a worthy companion in these Kaisercraft Mademoiselle papers. If you don’t have these in your stash, just use what you DO have. I’ve also incorporated Annette Green’s Everything’s Blooming Large Doily dies to dress up the project pages.
Flips, flaps, pockets and tuck spots are the order of the day. The large 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ format makes rooms for large photos and provides loads of journaling spots, too.
If you missed the previous Flower Market Tutorials, you can get caught up HERE.
Graphic 45 June Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube
Are you ready to get your craft on today? Grab a cuppa and a snack, because this is a BiG tutorial, and you’ll need them to sustain you!
You can find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! Have a joyful and creative day!
Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Collage Style Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! It’s Throwback Thursday, and this week we’re creating a Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Collage Style Card together.
I’m a sucker for a vintage styled paper collection. The soft neutral tones of this paper collection along with the sewing imagery and old fashioned ladies in hats really drew me in. Pink and beige is one of my favorite color combinations in a card.
Tips for Making a Collage Style Card
I’ve had this collection for quite a while. All of the focal images had been used up in other projects. But I still had a nice stack of fussy cuts and ephemera. Perfect for a collage style card! I have to tell you, this card came together in record time! Here are some tips to help you if you have a favorite paper collection…but you’ve run out of focal images.
Start by organizing your ephemera and fussy cuts in categories. I made little piles with all the clock images together, all the vintage ladies, butterflies, tags, tiny ephemera, etc. grouped together.
Now pick the main image you want to feature on your card. For me, it was this lady in the fancy hat.
Next, group smaller ephemera bits and layering pieces around your main image until you are happy with the arrangement. Remember to keep your main image as the main focus of the card. Think of everything else as being part of the supporting cast.
Add dimension with foam dots. This type of layering adds lots of interest to the layout of the card.
Digging through my stash of flowers, I found these pretty Prima blooms. Their soft shades really worked with this vintage style collection. Then I just had to add ribbon, and the card was done!
A Peek Inside
Because I had a lot of paper scraps, I decided to create one of my Tea Party in a Box cards. Wrapping all the little treats is a great way to use up bits and bobs.
Create a little tea wallet with scraps of paper. Then stitch up a quick bookmark to tuck into the pocket along with the chocolate, honey stick and vintage spoon. I even made my own tassel for the bookmark!
Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Collage Style Card Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to see how I put the front cover of this card together, I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube video.
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s installment of Throwback Thursday. If you have some favorite retired paper collections in your stash that you’d like me to work with, please let me know in the comments. If I have them here, I’ll try to work them into a future Throwback Thursday tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by!
**Please note: Throwback Thursday projects use older, retired collections that may not be available online. I will list whenever possible. Thanks for understanding!
Kaisercraft Mademoiselle (retired or out of stock)
Getting Ready for Mother’s Day with Petaloo : Sew Much Love Folio Video Tour with Tips
Hello, Friends! My head is absolutely refusing to believe that it’s already May! And you know what that means: Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I’m getting ready for the “big day” with a little help from Petaloo and Kaisercraft. I think you’re going to enjoy my Sew Much Love Folio Video Tour. It’s loaded with vintage goodness!
Making these little folios is completely addictive. For this 5″ x 7″ folio, I adapted a tutorial that you can find HERE. It’s the same basic design, but this time I added in a side pocket page.
Friendship is Sewn with Love and Stitched with Kindness: the story behind the project
(Yes…this is a personal story. Feel free to skip ahead and look at the pretty pictures!)
Since both my precious mom and my mother in law are now residing in Heaven, I use Mother’s Day as a way to reach out to other special women in my life. This year, I made this vintage style sewing themed folio for a dear friend from high school.
Karen and I shared a lot of common interests despite the fact that she was on the math/science track and I was on the writing/Language/Literature trail. We were in marching band together, worked on the school newspaper and were co-editors of our high school yearbook. Karen was precise, logical and methodical. I was free-spirited, fueled by inspiration and spontaneous. Somehow, that combination worked!
We remained friends after graduation, but then lost track of one another after marriage. But thanks to the magic of Facebook, I was able to find her a couple years ago, and our reunion was as sweet and refreshing as our friendship had always been.
About a week ago, I received a surprise package in the mail. Karen, who is a master quilter (check out her blog HERE and you will see what I am talking about!) made me a quilt! She remembered how much I love the lilacs back in Vermont during the springtime, so she titled it “Lilacs in the Spring.” I confess…I got all choked up when I saw this gorgeous quilt. And that is why Karen is my Mother’s Day gift recipient this year.
Sew Much Love Video Tour on YouTube
It’s hard to capture this very interactive folio with still photos, so I’ve created a short YouTube video tour for you. I also share some fun tips that you can use in your own crafting adventures.
A Few Details
Pockets are fun way to add an interactive element to any project. For the front of this cover, I created a dimensional pocket and then filled it with a pretty tag and a hand stamped vintage style button card. (I’ll share links to all the products below.)
Add ribbon, small charms and buttons to the spine for even more fun.
Velvet pansies add wonderful texture to the pages.
Folios and photo mounts are held together with a decorative belly band.
A slit pocket inside a larger pocket is a great place to tuck small tickets and tags.
I tucked little vintage treasures everywhere throughout the folio.
And the Mademoiselle papers from Kaisercraft carry the sewing theme beautifully!
I added a simple waterfall feature for photos.
And managed to sneak in one more little pocket filled with a vintage button card.
Smaller pockets are decorated and filled with tags.
A handmade gift is the very best way I know of to say I love you. So get out your scissors, glue, pretty papers and beautiful Petaloo posies and make something special for mom.