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Calico Collage Sew Vintage Cards

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Printables are amazing for so many reasons – producing multiples, resizing, and more!

Find out why I enjoy them so much in today’s YouTube video:

I’m a new member on the Calico Collage design team, and was so excited to make some fun shabby chic greeting cards with you today, using their Sew Vintage collection.

For some of the additional products used in this tutorial, please check out these links:

– Prima Marketing Rossibelle Flowers: https://amzn.to/3kC0oDr

– Neenah 65 lb Cardstock: https://amzn.to/2DJ3tRu

– HP 8710 Printer: https://amzn.to/2DAtyCn

– Ivory Lace: https://amzn.to/2PKmvJB

– Shell Colored Buttons: https://amzn.to/3aitWkT

– Vintage Scissor Charms: https://amzn.to/3kyDGfo

I sell collections of hand dyed seam binding in my eBay shop too!

Hope you enjoy these darling creations as much as I enjoyed making them!

Happy crafting, my friends, and keep in touch! xoxo

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DIY Washi Tape Card & Printable!

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I was so excited about this card! It really validated the years (and YEARS!) or hoarding washi tape! It was so easy and looks fabulous – that’s my favorite combo!

Check out my YouTube video about how to make darling backgrounds with washi tape.

Here is the printable too, if you’d like to make this same card (I printed this lovely retro lady 3 inches tall).

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Here are some of products you may enjoy too, to make a similar card…

Tim Holtz washi tape

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Dylusions Bubblegum Pink Ink Spray

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Scrapaholics Life Moments Chipboard

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You can find this card, along with dozens more greeting cards and scrapbook pages in my eBay shop too!

Here’re some more fun retro images you might enjoy too…

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Check it out, try it out, and keep in touch! xoxo

 

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Limited Edition Vintage Bee Card Kit

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Hope you enjoy this fun, limited edition bee card kit! 

I fell in love with these darling bee printables from Dots Inspiration Shop and couldn’t wait to put them together into a one-of-a-kind card collection!

With purchase, you’ll receive all the materials needed to create these lovely works of art. I have pre-cut everything and tied all the bows for your convenience as well.

The only items needed will be:

The rest is just a matter of piecing all the embellishments together with adhesive.

Your kit will include 2 cellophane baggies. Each baggie contains the ingredients for two of the cards + their envelopes.

Find the following embellishments for each card and glue together…

 

CARD 1:

 

CARD 2:

 

CARD 3:

 

CARD 4:

 

Kits are packed and ready to ship now! Quantities are limited. You can find the listing in my Etsy shop.

Please let me know if you have any questions along the way or if there are any kinds of themes/colors you’d like to see in future kits!

Thanks so much, my friends, and happy crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve

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Vintage St. Patrick’s Day Card with FREE Printable!

Welcome! What a “lucky” day to be here! I have a fun YouTube video detailing the step-by-step process for making this fancy vintage-inspired St. Patrick’s Day card and folio.

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I love vintage style everything, but these colors really are some of my favorites to work with.

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This special greeting card is also fully embellished inside with pockets, banners, tags, and more!

Here’s a printable collage I made for you, if you’d like to make this card as well (or just play with some fun St. Patrick’s Day ephemera):

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For some of the other products used, please check out the following photo links:

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Hope you have just as much fun with this card and tutorial as I did making it.

Please keep in touch, and thanks for crafting with me today! xoxo

P.S. – My blog uses affiliate links at no cost to you.  🙂

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FELT You Might Like These Card Class ~ September 5

Join me at Scrappin’ Time on Sunday, September 5 from 1-3pm

A full pack of Basic Grey Felties will be here on September 5th to greet you! Let’s get busy crafting, shall we?

Each unique card has been created with the warmth of a September evening in mind. I love making cards into one-of-a-kind shapes, so we’ll be making one of the greetings into a purse and another one into an octagon with hand-stitched elements!

Sunday, September 5

1-3pm

Cost of the class is $25 and includes all the materials needed (please bring the basics: scissors, a strong adhesive (such as Zip Dry) and a needle for sewing).

Call the store at 702-898-7414 or stop by:
5915 South Eastern Avenue #106

to reserve your seat ~ space is VERY limited!

Would you like to make the cards, but don’t have the time to come into the store for the class?

Kits are now available!!

When you call to reserve the class, just mention that you’d like the kit only and I’ll be sure to have it ready for you (along with pictures and detailed instructions for your convenience). Just pick it up and scrap at your leisure!!

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Pretty in Pink Card Class ~ August 22

I’ve got another card class open and ready for sign ups at Scrappin’ Time!

Each of these fabulous 3D greetings were created with decadent black and hot pink. This collection is all about bold, rich colors and delicious textures: glitter, rhinestones and even velvet!

Please join me on Sunday, August 22 from 1-3pm and make a set for yourself!

Cost of the class is $25 and includes all the materials needed (please bring the basics: scissors, a strong adhesive (such as Zip Dry), pop-dots and a file).

Call the store at 702-898-7414 or stop by:

5915 South Eastern Avenue #106

to reserve your seat ~ space is limited!

Would you like to make the cards, but don’t have the time to come into the store for the class?

Kits are now available!!

When you call to reserve the class, just mention that you’d like the kit only and I’ll be sure to have it ready for you (along with pictures and detailed instructions for your convenience). Just pick it up and scrap at your leisure!!

Note: you can also purchase the paper.  It would look AMAZING on layouts, too!  You can pick up 2 sheets of each 12×12 print from my Etsy and ArtFire shops, too!
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Special FREE SHIPPING Destash Sale This Week!

Special destash sale:
FREE SHIPPING (U.S. and Canada!) on all orders over $10!!
***Sale good through Wednesday, July 14.  Orders must be made from my ArtFire shop.***
Free shipping code: FREESHIPPING
Thanks so much, and happy shopping!
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Cross Crafting

I’m a lover of crafts.  If I can make something with my hands, I’m all over it (except for cooking dinner).  Sometimes I just like to wander the craft store isles and find ideas for new crafts…until I remind myself of all the 1/2 finished projects waiting for me at home!
When two of my artistic passions come together, well, it’s just magical.  I’ve enjoyed merging my love of embroidery with card making.  Sure, each card can take a week to make, but it’s

a lot of fun to work on and I love that each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.

Here are some of my recent projects using embroidery in my greeting cards:
Really happy with this one. I used glitter and watercolor pencil on it as well. You can check it out on Etsy for more photos.
This was one of the first big embroidery project cards for me (more pictures on Etsy).  I had this piece next to my couch every night until I had finished the pattern.  This project took me through America’s Next Top Model and American Idol several times…
The power button card below has kind of a funny story attached.  I made it one night and showed my hubby when he came home.  I said, “Look!  It’s an X-Box card!  Isn’t that awesome?!” and he gave me a questioning look.  I said, “See?  It’s the button that’s on the X-Box!” 
He walked over to the computer and pointed to the screen, then the speakers, then the TV remote.  I hadn’t realized that it was the universal POWER button.  LOL! 
Well, to me, it will always mean X-Box (that’s why I chose the card stock and colors, too).
Such versatility with skulls now days!  Who knew???  🙂  This girly one was also embellished with watercolor pencils and bling.  I like the cupcake card stock and satin bow, too.
That completes my embroidered card tour.  Hope it inspires you to mix and match your favorite crafts!
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Paper Piecing Possibilities

 
Every once in awhile, I get into a paper piecing state of mind. I love the unique look that it gives and the flexibility it offers.

Here is a fun owl card that was made using brown and green embossed Bazzill card stock. It works so well with the Cosmo Cricket tree paper too!

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My die-cutter of choice when paper piecing is the Sizzix.  It’s nice to utilize a tiny piece of paper and to be able to cut through multiple layers at a time.
I also enjoy finding other crafters that can make one-of-a-kind paper piecing embellishments for me!  This special Alice in Wonderland card was made using the handmade die-cut from another Etsy selller, Kott Kreations.
This unique embellishment is completely pieced and penned by hand.  I wouldn’t have had the time (or patience…or know-how) to do it myself.  This can be a little more expensive than doing it yourself, but it’s a nice treat once in awhile and makes for an AMAZING card!
Here is another card in which I enlisted the help of a fellow Etsy crafter to make the paper pieced die-cut for me.  This darling owl was handmade by Lisa’s Handmade Cards.  Her listing just grabbed me one night and I thought of all the potential in this terrific embellishment!
Whether you make it yourself, or seek out the help of “professionals”, consider experimenting with paper piecing.  There are so many unique crafting possibilities in your future!
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Pack Animal

Late last night, I received a custom request for a sexy Jacob (Twilight) card that says:

“Once you go pack…you never go back!”

Hilarious!  I couldn’t wait to start on it.  I have been thinking of ideas for color and design all morning!  Finally, when both boys went down for their nap (hubby and son), I had a quiet house.  The fire and ink flew as I tore this and burned that.  Stitch here and distress there.

I still have ink on my nose, but here is the finished product.  I’m SO happy with it!