Work with a Pin-Up

pinup

Want to work with a pin-up? Cross-stitch pattern, that is. These kitschy pin-ups are some of my favorite retro illustrations, and my earliest cross-stitch pattern creations were based on famous pin-up art from the 1950’s.

You can find these and lots more saucy fabulousness at my Etsy shop – I have so many available, they even have their very own category!

Remember, all patterns are currently buy 3, get 3 FREE, so it’s a great time to put lots of unique projects in your hopper!

Happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch

What takes 8 months to complete and a lifetime to enjoy? This handmade finished cross-stitch! I finished this pin-up with plane fiber art in 2013 and she’s looking for a good home.

You can check out the listing here on eBay and she is packed and ready to ship to the highest bidder – just in time for Christmas (it’s the perfect gift idea!)

Happy bidding, and thanks so much for supporting handmade!

P.S. Love this pin-up, but want to make something of your own? I also have this fabulous retro illustration available as a fabric block! Perfect for embroidery hoops, altered art embroidery, pillows and more!

Give ’em the Old Razzle-Dazzle

Here is another pin-up card that I made for a friend’s promotion. 
I’m going to drop it off, along with some flowers, for her first day on the job this afternoon.
I love the circus illustration and inside I’m going to write,
“Give ’em the old razzle-dazzle; razzle-dazzle ’em”
from the Chicago musical.
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a crafty week!
xoxo
Genevieve

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

School Has Never Been So Fun!

I’ve seen the isles full of rainbow-colored folders and matching highlighters make their way into the grocery stores.  You know what that means ~ school days are just around the corner!
Even though my little guy is still too young for school, I’ve been getting into the spirit of things with a darling collection of classroom-inspired pin-up cards.
These are the perfect gift for a teacher (probably one you know vs. your 2nd grader’s instructor), new graduate or college student.
School has never been so much fun!

Sun Kissed

I have been having so much fun with the Sun Kissed line from Bo Bunny this week!  I find myself using it over and over again.  The colors are so bold and beautiful ~ perfect for summer pages!  I just finished the layout pictured above.  I love scrapping ordinary days.  Many times, they’re even more fun to work with than holiday pages (too much pressure to make Christmas pages as magical as the holiday!)
The picture really captured the season for me.  I can’t count how many times Jackson has “helped” water the plants, only to come to the door covered in mud and soaking wet!
Jack and his cousin had a “blast” with the Buzz Lightyear rocket water toy.  Again, Bo Bunny was the perfect fit!
The paper really lends itself to cutting out sections and layering.
Another fun summer memory has been the day we played Minute to Win It games in Nana’s backyard.  We had SO much fun and I cannot remember the last time I laughed so hard!
My mom was the first person to win a game (apple stacking).  This picture is worth a thousand words ~ it’s one of my favorite images of her.
I’ve also started cutting and layering the Bo Bunny Sun Kissed line for my summer cards.  I had lots of fun with this collage greeting.  I used a kitschy pin-up and added her to the Bo Bunny banner journaling square.  Then, I inked some orange onto the card and added some 3D clouds.
Card available on Etsy:
Hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s projects!  Enjoy and have a colorful summer!

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SALE TODAY!

Special 24 hour sale:
BUY-1-GET-1-FREE
on all patterns at my ArtFire shop!
Orders must be made from the ArtFire shop. 
Simply email me with your choice for the free pattern after checkout, and I’ll include that one in your email as well. 
Here are some of my personal favorites:
Thanks so much and happy crafting!