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Shabby Chic Rose Pins

Hello 🙂

Hope you have had a lovely weekend.. .. ..

I popped up to my shed this evening to put some things away, tidy up a wee bit and potter around and make something..

So this evening I have some shabby rose pins to share… easy to make and lovely to look at and also my next design team project for Wild Orchid Crafts, I still have the video to edit and upload, so you are getting a wee sneek peek..

Shabby Rose Pins

To make these lovely wee pins you will need:-

  • Stick Pins Product Codes: HP000016 Pink,  HP00017 White  & HP00018 Ivory
  • Seam Binding Product Codes : SB00014 Pink Tulip, SB00002 Light Beige & SB00033 Aquarelle
  • Flower Bead Caps Product Codes : JW00027 & JW00028
  • Ripped fabric scraps
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Mulberry Rose Leaves 15mm  LL00015
  • Rock Candy distress glitter & glossy accents (optional)

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Here is an underneath shot, where you can see the flower bead caps that keeps everything in place

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Etsy Seller Review : Lavish Laces

Happy Saturday everyone!

In today’s blog post, I thought I would share an order that I placed and received from a lovely seller on http://www.Etsy.com

I ordered some extra special vintage lace, and I love it so much, I have just placed another order this morning… this lace is so gorgeous, I just want to sit and look at it all day…

I will provide the details for Jaizella’s Etsy Store at the bottom of the  post.

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Oh I absolutely love the cream lace with the light green floral cotton running through the centre

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Keep an eye out for a video which will be up on my youtube channel later today.

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and finally a close up of the beautiful vintage laces

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Shop information:-

Owner : Jaizella Lynn

Etsy Shop : Lavish Laces  {{click on the lavish laces to go direct to the shop}}

Elegant laces and trims at affordable prices, quick shipping from USA, well packaged, and gorgeous products!

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Shabby Chic Amore Envelope Mini

Amore Mini 1

Hi Everyone..

Its been a funny old day today, I worked from home all morning, went food shopping in the afternoon, came home and fell asleep on the sofa for 2 hours!!!

I headed up to the shed late, about 9.30pm …  recorded a video of me making this mini from start to finish, took a few pictures for the blog and here I am writing about it now

This is a project for Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team, which will be released tomorrow, so you are getting first dibs at this weeks project 😉

I made the entire mini from 8 x 8 patterned paper, turning each sheet into a small policy style envelope.. click {{here}} for the tutorial

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The book is bound by gorgeous aquarelle seam binding..

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Wild Orchid Craft Supplies List:-

  • BUD061 50 PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 6mm
  • EX-00042 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” BLUE TONE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM FLOWERS
  • FM-00008 50 PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 15mm
  • PM-00123 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25MM
  • FM-00091 50 AQUA MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 15mm
  • SB-00033 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – AQUARELLE
  • EM-00058 100 MIXED SMALL IRIDESCENT BUTTERFLIES
  • GL-00002 Collall All Purpose Glue

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other products used..

  • Papermania Rose Garden 8 x8  patterned paper stack
  • Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch
  • WerMemory Keepers Corner Chomper
  • Cropodile
  • Spellbinders Labels Dies
  • Pink Cardstock
  • Cinnamon Chalk Ink
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glittered Chipboard Alphas

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Thanks for stopping by  .. .  Sarah

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Thank You Card

Just a quick post today…

I headed up to my shed at lunchtime and have spent 3 hours re-organising and tidying up, pleased that I managed to sort through a lot of things, found stuff I’d forgotten I had!!!

I needed to make a thank you card for tomorrow to take to work with me, nothing too fancy, just a cheery colourful thank you was all that i needed 🙂

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Supplies used :-

  • Base cardstock and banner is Crumb Cake from Stampin Up
  • Mango coloured layer cardstock is from American Crafts Tropicals 12 x 12
  • Patterned Paper by American Crafts Neopolitan Dear Lizzy 12 x 12
  • Linen Thread for the button from Stampin Up
  • Wooden Button from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code BO-00040
  • Bakers Twine is Calypso Coral from Stampin Up
  • Border Heart Stickers Clementine from Cosmo Cricket
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Technique Tuesday Thanks Stamp
  • Uniball Signo Broad White Opaque Pen for the Faux Stitching (available from Stampin Up)

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The buttons are gorgeous.. there are different designs in the pack from Wild Orchid Crafts

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Thanks for popping in 🙂

Sarah

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Shabby Chic Valentine

Here is my 3rd Design Team Project for the month for Wild Orchid Crafts…

It’s an easel type recycled shabby valentine card..

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Wild Orchid Crafts Products used:-

DL-00001 20 MIXED PAPER DOILIES
LA-00029 GUIPURE WHITE LACE (alternative product)
FM-00127 50 PINK MIST MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 15mm

GL-00002 Collall All Purpose Glue

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Other Products used :-

Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

White Acrylic Paint

Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter

Stampin Up Stampin Dimentional Adhesive

Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden 6×6 Patterned Paper

American Crafts Dear Lizzie CosmopolatinPatternedPaper

Scortape

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There will be a video on youtube later today showing a tutorial on how I made the card from start to finish

Have a great weekend

Sarah x

 

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Shabby Chic Love Canvas

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A shabby chic love canvas created for Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team…

I took a blank canvas and layered it with flowers, skeleton leaves, rhinestones, lace, seam binding and a ton of rock candy distress glitter..

Here is a link to the video over on youtube {click here}

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Wild Orchid Crafts products used:-

BM-00006 100 MIXED BROWN/CREAM TONE BLOOM SET
FS-00009 10 LT PINK MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS
LL-00003 100 NATURAL SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
LL-00004 100 PINK SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
EM-00058 100 MIXED SMALL IRIDESCENT BUTTERFLIES
SP00029 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – TAUPE
REZ-025 50 Cream Flower shape Flat Back Pearl 12mm
REZ-032 20 White flower Embelishments
SB-00014 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – PINK TULIP
LA-00010 1 METRE WHITE GUIPURE LACE

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other products used :-

Pearl Lace Trim

Vintage Cream Acrylic Paint

Wooden Hearts

Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter

Spun Sugar Distress Stain

Golden Fluid Matt Medium

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Thanks for popping round

Sarah x

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Shabby Chic Photograph Book

I headed up to my shed late morning to make something shabby… it feels like an age since I made anything shabby…

I was supposed to be working today, but I worked my butt off for 10 hours straight yesterday, so that I didn’t have to go into work today.

So shabby chic it was and as it turned out, very much a recycling project..

here is what i made:-

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it started off  it life looking like this

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then I chopped the sides off

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and made it into a bookcover..

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I added some watered down acrylic paint..

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and painted the cover back and front with several coats, until it looked how I wanted it

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I took a second & third piece of corrugated cardboard, ran it through an embossing folder, and gave it the same paint treatment, all the edges were inked with pumice stone distress ink..

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the picture above is the piece that I added to the outer spine of the photograph book.  I then added some burlap strands and a piece of junk jewels from my local charity shop and it looks like this…

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The inside pages are just a heavy weight textured cardstock that I stitched together, then stitched them into the book, I used Ozegran (Jen’s) binding technique, a link to her blog is on my sidebar.

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I roughed up all the edges of the book pages..

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the front of the book features another one of the wooden hearts that I picked up from Hobbycraft at christmas.

there are also some vintage flowers, a padlock and a heart stick pin.. and I also incorporated some of my own handmade paper that I made last year from pulping down old letters and envelopes

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As I mentioned at the start of my post, I have done a lot of recyling and “using it up” in this project..

  • The cover was from an old cardboard box
  • the spine gem came from the charity shop
  • the cardstock I had for 4 yrs (using it up)
  • the handmade paper on the front I made from old letters and envelopes

you can see the handmade paper just peeking out from behind the wooden heart..

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Thanks for popping round.. hope you have had a great weekend!

Sarah

Shabby Chic Photo Book 1