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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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DIY – Dyeing Seam Binding and Lace

I love using vintage looking accents in my cards and scrapbook pages.

I’ve learned several ways to dye my ribbons and trims, using various ink and paint brands and am happy to share this trick with you!

 

Here are some examples of cards I’ve made using my hand dyed seam binding:

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Here are the supplies used in the video:

Distress Oxide

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Dylusions Ink Sprays

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Lindy’s Magicals

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Hug Snug Seam Binding

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Please let me know what you think, and happy crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve

 

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Sales Material

One of my favorite things about being a sales manager at Red Lion is that I can stretch my creativity when it comes to client gifts.
I am in the process of signing a contract with a quilting convention and am giving them a site tour Monday morning.
Now, I don’t quilt myself, but I do love fabric!  I decided to make this embroidery hoop fiber art for my client.  I’m putting it in the room, along with cookies and a welcome card for check-in tomorrow.

I used some fun fabric that I found at JoAnn.  I attached some Steam-A-Seam to the red fabric and then hand-cut the pattern from the Red Lion logo that I printed on to paper. 
I taped the paper to the back of my red fabric, put it against the window and traced it with a black marker. Then, I cut it by hand.
After that, I ironed the pieces to the white fabric. The Steam-A-Seam bonded them together so I didn’t have to stitch it at all. Super easy!

I can’t WAIT to hear about how it goes over tomorrow – wish me luck!!
xoxo
Genevieve
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Get Your Retro On

I recently finished this darling retro coffee ad for my kitchen,
but I was sorry that I used such a bright white fabric. 
It just didn’t seem to match the 1950’s tone of the pattern.
Here is the finished piece with the white fabric:
Well?  I thought I would try dying the fabric in coffee to see how it would turn out. 
Having never done it before, I was a little nervous,
 seeing how I already had stitched the entire thing (I’ll never get those four months back…)
I started with really diluted coffee, since I wasn’t sure what the result would be and then slowly added more of the coffee into the bowl to darken it.
I checked the fabric every 10 minutes or so. 
When I was happy with it, I rinsed it out with fresh water and let it hang dry. 
 Then, I ironed it out and framed it with a walnut frame I found at a flea market (perfect size!)
I probably could have gone a bit darker, too, but I didn’t want to alter the color of thread too much.  Hope this inspires you to play with dying your own fabric – it’s really quite easy and lots of fun!
Happy crafting!
xoxo
Genevieve
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Home is where the ART is.

I love finding new ways to use paper!
I made these fun wooden plaques using the $1 wood ovals from Michaels.
I painted the sides with dark brown and then used hot glue on the front to paste down my favorite Cosmo Cricket Gretel paper.  I sanded the paper to give it a good edge, flush with the wood and to antique it a bit.
The letters were cut from my Cricut and then decorated with lots of little flowers, ribbon and buttons.
I stapled some gingham ribbon on the back of each piece of wood when I was finished.
It’s a fun, easy project, and a great way to display your favorite paper patterns.
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Make Your Own 3D Rosette Flowers

Wanna make some fun, 3D embellishments?
No special glasses required ~ these babies just POP with layers!
Here are the materials needed:
*scissors
*pop up adhesive
*glue gun
*rhinestones
*card stock
*images
First, cut out the images you want to use (you can use digital collages, or even just punch out sections of pretty paper).  I cut mine as 2 inch circles.
Next, use your scallop icon in your Storybook cartridge to cut out a black layer 2.5 inches for behind your image.
I used the flower icon (shown below) from the Plantin cartridge to make my flower layers.  I cut one about 3.25 inches and then a black layer about 3.75 inches.
When they are cut, simply fold each layer in 1/2 (folding toward you) so that the edges of each flower petal stand up.  Do that with both your patterned paper and the black flowers.
Using foam squares, layer the flower sections together.
After hot-gluing your image to your scallop layer, add rhinestones.  I heat-set mine with a Tulip heat tool.
Now you can add them to your flowers with foam adhesive.
Simple as that! 
These are fabulous to use on scrapbook pages, cards, frames and invitations.  They make adorable party favors and cupcake toppers too!
You can check out my listing for these puppies, too, if you’d like to purchase some for yourself.
Enjoy, and happy crafting!
xoxo
Genevieve
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Cookie Swap Bucket

Just finished this custom bucket order.  It was so much fun to work on!  It’s my first Christmas themed bucket order and I just love the way it turned out!
I used a lot of the Very Merry line from October Afternoon (one of my new favorite brands), as well as my new Winter Frolic cartridge from Cricut.
I made some glittery Christmas cookies using my SCAL software.  I inked the edges of each cookie to give it a “baked” look.
This tag was lots of fun too.  It’s all about paper piecing!  I made the gingerbread men by hand and added green brads for buttons.  I then inked and stitched the tag.
The hot chocolate tag was also made by hand using my Winter Frolic cartridge and a Swarovski crystal.
Finally, I added this HUGE green ribbon and attached some jingle bells with thread.  Yummy!
Interested in ordering a custom bucket?  You can check out my Etsy shop for details:
Thanks so much and have a very Merry Christmas!
XOXO
Genevieve