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Mother’s Day Collaged Gift Boxes

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Mother's Day Gift Box

Mother's Day Gift Box

I love creating things for my mother. She is also a crafter at heart and is the one person in my life who I know will truly appreciate all the work I might put into the “wrapping” or gift box the gift actually comes in.

I created these series of gift boxes last Mother’s Day for my mother, sister and a few other special women in my life.  It was super easy to create using a brown craft paper box I picked up at my local craft store, lots of images printed from The Vintage Workshop, white glue (or Modge Podge collage glue) and a foam brush.

I first cut out all my favorite images using the click-n-cut pdf versions of my favorite Mother’s Day collections.  Then I just layered them on making sure to leave a few of the ones with verses on top so you could read them.  Then I glued them on with the white glue and the foam brush. The only tip I will say is be careful when using images with a lot of black ink.  The dark ink will tend to smear when wet.

I put all my vintage sewing trinkets, silver bracelets and other little gifts into the boxes and then wrapped them with a ribbon bow.  I know my best friend still uses her box for a jewelry keepsake box on her dresser.  It’s a container that is also a gift!

Until next time…

Another Mother's Day Gift Box

Another Mother's Day Gift Box

Gift Box Created for my Sister

Gift Box Created for my Sister

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Glass-Encased Jewelry

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Necklaces created using Vintage Workshop Images

Necklaces created using Vintage Workshop Images

The charm of any good fashion accessory project is in the details.  By creating tiny vintage image collages between glass, you can make a sophisticated glass-encased jewelry piece that is loaded with charm! (more…)

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Creating a Card with Paper Piecing

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Paper Piecing a Card

Paper Piecing a Card

Mixing sewing resources with paper projects can help get your creative juices flowing. I created these wonderful note cards using several of our background imagery collections and applique patterns from our sister company, Indygo Junction’s book Scrapworks. The whimsical designs are embellished with buttons, and stitching details are added with a fine point pen. (more…)

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