Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Prima Spotlight by Melissa Phillips

Metal Flower Gift Tins by Melissa Phillips

Link Supplies:

Arco Iris Collection Sculpture Flowers by Prima

Alencon Collection 20MM Lace Trim by Prima

Alencon Collection 18MM Lace Trim by Prima

Fairy Wing The Fitzgeral
d Collection Flowers by Prima
Cleamie The Fitzgeral
d Collection Flowers by Prima
Lovely Fabric Leaves by Prima

l Round Tins
Winter Glitter 12 Pack by Martha Stewart Crafts

Other Supplies Used:
Celery Acrylic Spray Paint by Krylon
Scrunched seam binding


  1. Spray metal tins with Celery Acrylic Spray Paint and let dry completely.
  2. Adhere trim around edges of tin.
  3. Wrap tin with scrunched seam binding or other ribbon and tie in a single bow on top.
  4. Adhere fabric leaves and flower to center of tin.
  5. Embellish center of bow with small sculpture flower.
  6. Coat with spray adhesive and sprinkle with a light dusting of snow glitter to finish.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Prima Spotlight by Sherry Wright

Prima Flower Set by Sherry Wright


Sandals (these are from WalMart $7.99)
plastic lunch bag


1. Start by cutting flowers off necklace piece. Spray two small flowers with rum punch mist, let dry. Spray two large flowers with blue mist, let dry. Using Fabri-Tac attach flowers as shown in photo.

1. Spray two small flowers with Rum Punch mist and let dry. Spray one large flower blue, let dry. Attach flowers to headband with Fabri-Tac.

1. Cut a 2"x3" piece of paper and put into plastic sandwich bag (be sure to push all the way to the bottom. Use marker to trace tag shape for top. Use sewing machine to sew plastic around paper edges and traced top.
2. Punch a hole in the top, run keys through. Using twine tie trinkets through hole. Add flower to top of keychain.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Prima Spotlight by Lisa Dorsey

Love You Card by Lisa Dorsey


Madeline 6x6 Paper Pad by Prima

Botanical Journaling Note Cards in a Box by Prima

Alencon Collection 18MM Lace Trim by Prima

Hush Delightful Day Collection Flowers by Prima

Carribean Sugar Plum Roses by Prima

Rose Print Birdsong Collection Paper Birds by Prima

Say it in Pearls Pink Borders Embellishment by Prima

Night Blue Pearl Double Flourishes by Zva Creative

Pearl Embellishments by Kaisercraft


1. Create card from light cardstock, stamp if desired.

2. Run lace trim along right and left side of card.

3. Mat note card with dark red cardstock and attach to card.

4. Print sentiment on pink cardstock and attach to chipboard oval. Use light tan paint to dry brush the edges. Attach to center of note card.

5. Attach pearl flourish to left edge of oval.

6. Embellish with floral cut outs, flowers and Prima bird.

7. Add pearls to finish off the design.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

May Color Challenge by Jessica Witty

Music Card by Jessica Witty
*see sidebar for this months color inspiration photo*

Jessica Notes: To get the puddled look with spray mists, I first sprayed the cardstock with water, then added the mists. For the most part, I kept the colors separate to allow for some variety let the water pool them together. I immediately dried the cardstock with a heat gun, then used a hot iron to flatten the paper.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Maya Road Spotlight by Melissa Phillips

Vintage Photo Album by Melissa Phillips


Brown & Beige Candy Stripes Blossoms by Maya Road

Mixed Half Circle Chipboard Album by Maya Road

Pink Resin Blossoms by Maya Road

Vintage Black Pearl Trinket Pins by Maya Road

Portrait Traditions Patterned Paper by Crate Paper

Portrait Honeymoon Patterned Paper by Crate Paper

Portrait Chipboard Accents by Crate Paper

Portrait Alpha Label Stickers by Crate Paper

Altered Fairies Creative Scraps by Crafty Secrets

Stella & Rose Girly Lace Paper by My Mind’s Eye

It’s the Little Things Humming Bird by Fancy Pants

It’s the Little Things Honeysuckle by Fancy Pants

Egg Drop Soup Green Onions Paper by Jillibean Soup

Soul Food Orange Soul Petit Paper by Melody Ross & GCD Studios

White Sold Wrinkled 1.5” Ribbon by May Arts

Classic Collection Designer Glitter by Melissa Frances

Elizabeth Park 10 Pocket Things by Little Yellow Bicycle


  1. Begin by painting the scalloped edges on each chipboard page with antique white acrylic paint. Sand to distress and then coat with glitter.
  2. Trace coordinating paper onto each half circle chipboard page, cut out, and adhere.
  3. Cut a coordinating 1-2” strip of paper for each half circle, adhere along flat edge and trim off excess. Sand each page around the edges to smooth and then distress with ink.
  4. For the cover, adhere trim along the half circle curve, wrap with ribbon and tie on the right. Adhere to a scalloped edge half circle.
  5. Embellish the cover with altered fairy scraps, chipboard, candy stripe flower, and button.
  6. For each additional page, embellish each with a pocket, chipboard accents, cardstock stickers, buttons, adhesive pearls, resin, and altered fairy scraps.
  7. Attach all of the pages together either using metal rings or ribbon to finish.
  8. To create pockets to hold memorable photos, memorabilia, journaling, etc. Adhere small envelopes either to the backside of each page or connect them to the metal rings in between each page.