Playing with paper stuff again


Found these nice little 5×5 frames and they were the perfect size to frame these chipboard letters I picked up a while back at the craft store.  Used papers from that big pack of new ones I recently bought at Costco.  The colors went together perfectly!

Framed bird and nest images.


And eggs!

LOVE these hammered tin frames!


Sweet little spring boxes

VERY simple project!  I just picked out some pretty spring colored scrapbook embellishments and put one or two of them on the top of each of these little mullberry paper covered boxes with sheer ribbon handles.  (the boxes came with the paper covering and ribbon handle)

These embellishments are from “K & Co.”.  I sooooooooooooooooo wish I could stock their stuff in the store!  Just don’t have the room for the minimum order quantities some of these bigger suppliers require.  I just buy the ones I use at the craft store.  Michael’s stores usually has this brand.  And sometimes I see them at Target.

I only put one simple decoration on the lid of the box, (since I was doing so many of them to sell in the store, and wanted to keep the price down) but these would be cute to add ric rac or beaded trim to, to dress them up more.  And the lids could be made into a more elaborate altered art collage.


More playing with paper . . . .

This is one of the vintage repro post cards we just got in.  I simply plopped it into this pretty glittery pink picture frame.

I got these journals over a year ago.  Love the aged, lined paper inside, but the covers just ‘didn’t grab me’.  And obviously didn’t grab many of my customers because I don’t think I’ve sold a one of them!

Time for a make-over!  I started with these assorted embellishments purchased at the craft store:

Then rifled through my paper stash to find papers that suited the embellishments AND the color of the covers of the journals.  Slapped on some paper and embellishments and VOILA!

Close up of each one:

And a few more framed paper craft thingys:

Left space in the middle for a photograph on this ‘baby girl’ one:

I REALLY need a new (better!) digital camera so I can take close up pictures!  sigh.  Maybe, someday.

MORE tags!

Using up the rest of the papers from those other bundles.  For these I used stickers, and satin ribbon for the tie.

Many of the coordinated paper packs are packaged with a heavy piece of card-stock for stability.  You can also use that for backing your paper!