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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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Biggest Cross Stitch Ever

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When life gives you time, make giant tapestries! We’ve been home now for a few months due to COVID social distancing, so I figured it was a great time to start a cross stitch project the size of a 12-year-old.  🙂

I made this amazing Alice in Wonderland silhouette cross stitch pattern the other day and I wanted it BIG. It’s 32×45.29 inches, on a 14 count fabric! It only uses one color though, so it shouldn’t be too bad, right? …….. Right? I’m going to use 3 strands of black DMC 310 throughout so it’s a thicker weave.

Here’s a video I made of me putting the 36 page chart together:

 

Here’s a picture of my 3-year-old next to the pieced together pattern. It’s 100% bananas.

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It all begins with one stitch:

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Here’s a picture of me stitching on a 59 inch Aida cloth. It definitely takes a little bit to get used to:

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Week one done, and feeling good:

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I’m excited about the process and I hope you’ll join me on my journey! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebookfor weekly photo updates, and let me know what you think of this project! Here’s a link to the chart, if you’d like to stitch it along with me, too!

Thanks so much for crafting with me, and happy stitching! xoxo

 

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Ciao Bella “The Muse” Scrapbook Layout

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This is my time using Ciao Bella, and I am completely in love! The illustrations are fabulous, and the paper collections include lots of great ephemeral elements to fussy cut out.

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In the video below, I’ll do a flip through of The Muse collection, and make this darling “Moments” scrapbook page.

I also dyed my own seam binding to match! My handmade seam binding, as well as premade scrapbook layouts (including this one!) can be found in my eBay shop.

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Hope you enjoyed this beautiful layout, and thank you so much for crafting with me!

xoxo

Genevieve

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Kickin’ It Old School

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This week was all about the 49 and Market Old School Collection. I mean ALL ABOUT IT.

I used the entire collection in the past couple days, and it made me so happy in my heart.

I’ve never seen a paper collection with ephemera and die-cuts like these – books, pen and ink, and 3D notebook die-cuts!

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I made lots of collage-style pages using the die-cuts in the collection, along with the Cobalt and Sky Wildflowers.

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Fun, right?! For the layout above, I cut around the boarder of one page and popped it up with cardboard to create a kind of shadowbox effect. The paper underneath is from Tim Holtz.

What do you think? Which page is your favorite? I sell all my premade pages in my Etsy and eBay shops too, if you’d like to add any of these layouts to your own album or shadowbox.

Thanks for taking this tour with me today! Keep in touch, and happy crafting! xoxo

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FREE Wash Your Hands Cross Stitch Pattern

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Hi friends! We’re all quarantined in this together, so I thought I’d do my part by making a fun freebie x-stitch pattern for you. Hope this serves as an enjoyable distraction. Click the link below for the PDF pattern.

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For hundreds more patterns and projects, be sure to check out my Etsy shop as well!

Happy crafting!

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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:

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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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Bo Bunny Genevieve Collection

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When I found this Bo Bunny collection that had my name as the collection title, I just had to pick it up! I love the French country look of this yellow and blue paper pad:

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I used lots of yellow/blue/white flowers from 49 and Market. I love their flowers, since many of them come with greenery as well.

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I love working with collection pads when making scrapbook layouts and cards because I know I’ll have lots of coordinating papers to choose from, making craft time super efficient!  🙂

I have these, along with lots of other premade scrapbook pages, available in my eBay shop.

Please let me know if there are other collections or products you’d like to see highlighted in future blog posts. Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media REMEMBER Layout

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Watercolor and stencil backgrounds are my new favorite way to design scrapbook layouts. I love the versatility, and the fact that every time turns out a little bit different.

This 12×12 page was made using several shades of the Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers:

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I also added some stencil and stamping ink for the polka dots.

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The page pops with the bold, bright colors of these Prima Marketing flowers. I love the sherbet shades of oranges and corals in the Paradisia collection.

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This was such a fun page to make. I love experimenting with color and balance in the collage. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you were inspired today! xoxo

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Fun with foil

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My sister gave me a package of foil transfer from Prima Marketing, and it’s been in my drawer for about…a year. I just didn’t know what it was or how to use it.

Cut to – I had a custom request for some Pink Floyd scrapbook pages. I knew I would have to make my own background papers for something like this, and -BAM!- the package of foil was opened.

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I have to say, it’s pretty magical. And SUUUUUUUUUUUUPER easy to use.

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For my layouts, I decided to use spray adhesive and stencils. I sprayed the adhesive through the stencil onto my card stock and when it was *almost* dry, stuck the foil paper (shiny side up) onto it (I also gave it a hardy rub, just in case) and… instant glam!

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I have used several packs since. They work so well on black paper, and I can’t seem to get such magnificent color and shine with any other embellishment. You can purchase some here, if you want to give it a go. Prima Marketing carries them in several shades, but this is the package I used for these pages.

Try ’em out, and let me know how they worked! I would love to see pictures of your finished projects! Happy crafting, and shine on!

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Watercolor with Lindy’s Magicals

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Ok. This is my new favorite way to scrapbook. I remember watching several YouTube videos about Lindy’s Gang shakers and I thinking, “THAT is how all these cool mixed media pages look like that. Holy smokes.” (that was my actual interior dialogue).

I bought this ten pack on Amazon last week to try them out:

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And my life has changed forever.

Here are some more pages I made this week using the shakers and just some water spray…

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Literally just shake them onto your paper and spray with water. I didn’t even need a paintbrush.

For the bright purple color in the first layout, I also added Dylusions ink sprays to make the color bolder. I found that if the paper was wet enough, they blended really well with the powder pinks from Lindy’s Gang.

Hope these pages inspire you to get messy! Please let me know if you’d like a video tutorial as well. I’m super excited about my new-found artistry!

Happy crafting!