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Shabby Chic Tag Box

I had the day off work today with it being a bank holiday and spent part of this afternoon finishing off the tag box that I started making on Ustream last night..

I love the shabby chic’ness of the Melissa Frances papers.. in fact I love them so much that I want them all 🙂  So when pay day arrives, I shall be scouring the internet to find online retaillers and spending my crafting pennies on all things Melissa Frances.

I got the idea for making this from a fellow Youtube user cabettsutubeuser and rather than me doing a tutorial all over again, it makes sense to refer you to Christina’s 2 part tutorial  .. Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2 it’s a wonderful project!

Here is my finished box..



A supplies list can be found at the bottom of the page 🙂



Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard
  • Patterned Paper by Melissa Frances : Lillian & Faith
  • Acrylic Paint : Seafoam Green & Titanium White
  • Tim Holtz Ornate Plate chip Piece
  • Melissa Frances Vintage Keyholes
  • Mulberry Flowers
  • Seam Binding
  • Lace
  • Ephemera Cardstock Pieces by Pink Paislee ~ Butterfly Garden
  • Martha Stewart Glitter : Sugar Cube
  • Gold Cherub Button Painted White and the wings glittered
  • Chalk Ink : various pinks and greens
  • Cream Brads x 4
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scor-tape
  • Crafty Individuals White Tags
  • Embossing Powder : Holographic and Enchanted Gold
  • Heat Gun
  • Claudine Hellmuth Mutli Matte Medium
  • Velcro
  • Zig 2 Way Glue.
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The Little Green BirdHouse on the Prairie

I bought a little Tando Creative Birdhouse from Angel Crafts this week and I had been itching to try and decorate it, and had kept it good for tonight so I could take my time with it and decorate it nicely with plenty of time (finished work for long holiday weekend tonight) 😉

So here’s what I did with it …..

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x Tando Creative 3D Birdhouse Stock Code MINI3DBDSHE from Angel Crafts (link in my side bar)
  • Anitas Seafoam Green Acrylic Paint
  • Plaid Taffy Acrylic Paint
  • Plaid Crackle Medium
  • KaiserCraft Secret Bird Society 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Small Circle Pinch
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 10mm Foundation Roses
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicles Newspaper
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Valentine Altered Notepad

Up in my workshop tonight I made a wee notepad for my niece, normally I made my notepads with cardstock, but I used leftover scraps of chipboard for this one and covered with patterend Paper 🙂

Supplies List :~

  • Leftover/offcuts of chipboard
  • Making Memories Je t’adore patterned paper
  • Bazzill Pink Textured Cardstock
  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
  • Nestabilities Labels 1
  • Pink Seam Binding
  • American Crafts Thickers Glittered Chipboard Alphas
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 1omm foundation roses
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium & a paintbrush
  • Decoart Glitter
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Versamagic Pixie Dust Chalk Ink
  • White Acrylic Paint

and for the back of the notepad I used a Prima E.Line pink polkadot flower and another Wild Orchid Crafts rose hot glued into position.