We hope you had a great weekend! Today we have a fresh, modern project from design team member Emeline Seet. Lately she has been loving silver and gold and today's project combines our kraft bags & tags (GN341) with pure silver glass glitter (GN350E) for a simple, modern look.
Here's a little note from Emeline:
Earlier this year the Melissa Frances "Classic Elegance" 6x6 pad and Die Cuts were included with a purchase of one of the UK's paper craft publications, and Patty O'Malley wrote to share the tag she made using these products.
In addition to the Melissa Frances products, she also used some pearls and trims.
Did you know that you can purchase Melissa Frances products directly from the Melissa Frances website? There is both a retail and wholesale division to the website, so whether you are a store owner, or an end user, we can process your order directly on www.melissafrances.com!
Hi everyone! Today we have a Valentines tutorial for you from Design Team member Karin Aguirre. We hope that you each have a fabulous Valentines.
Supply List: Various Papers for the tag and background of tag (I used Attic Treasures and 5th Avenue), Corrugated paper, Vintage book page, Melissa Frances crepe paper, MF Organza Pouf/Pink, MF pom pom trim, MF Resin Key, MF Pearl Embellishments, MF Crystal Drop, Tulle, Letter Stamps, Adhesive, Glue pen
I’m currently obsessed with both kraft and corrugated paper. So I decided to keep my obsession going with this quick and easy valentine tag. First thing I did was cut a tag using some kraft paper. Next I glued down some Melissa Frances Attic Treasures paper as a base and some 5th Avenue torn up on the sides.
I like to use a wash of paint on my projects. So here I just dry brushed the sides of the tag with a cream acrylic paint.
Next, I cut a heart out of corrugated paper measuring just to the width of the tag. Because I like
the look of a “non-perfect” heart, I just folded the paper and cut to size.
I love painting on corrugated paper. I just adore the look. Because I was using the beige and blue paper for my base I decided to paint the heart pink with some cream accents. I didn’t layer the paint on too heavy because I wanted some of the paper to show through.
I still felt it needed a bit of something else. I was going to put some of my old stand by glitter on it when I spied my Glimmer Glam out of the corner of my eye…..perfect. Once the paint was dry, I just put a coat of that on top of the heart to give it just a bit of shimmer and gloss.
I next made a little banner out of some vintage French book pages. I thought it looked romantic…. although I have no idea what the words said. I simply cut the paper into a banner shape and then gave it a quick coat of cream paint. I also traced the edges with my glue pen and sprinkled some glitter on it.
I glued some crepe paper that I ruffled with my sewing machine to the bottom back of the tag. I then
glued the Organza trim to the top of it. Since this was for Valentine’s Day I decided to keep the layers going by topping it off with some pom pom trim and a black and cream ribbon.
I kept toying with the phrase “you have the key to my heart.” But no matter how I maneuvered the words around there was no way it was going to work. So I finally decided on the simplicity of “Love.”
I then topped the tag off with a bow of tulle and a little crystal at the top. Now you are ready to
give to your favorite Valentine.
Design team member Anne Kristine make gift giving easy this Valentine's Day with this sweet gift bag and tag combo. She says: "I love to give small gifts to my dearest and I made this little giftbag to present them in. "
Today we have a beautiful mini album to share with you by design team member Anne Kristine. Anne used our C'est la Vie mini Album (GN550) as the base for this album. The mini album contains 2 - 2mm chipboard covers measuring 6.5” x 6.25”, 6 double-sided inner pages measuring 6” x 6”, 1 vellum scalloped page measuring 6” x 6”, 2 vellum envelopes measuring 6” x 6”, 1 file envelope and 2 jump rings.
Anne made this album to commemorate the birth of a grandchild.
As you can see, the pages inside the album are already beautifully decorated with patterned papers. All they require are your photos and any additional embellishments you would like to add.
Anne accented the cover with our 3" large resin wreath (CX854) with a picture of the baby in the center of it.
Have you used any of our fabulous mini album bases? If so, link your project up in the comments below so that we can check it out.
Have a great weekend - and to our Canadian friends, Happy Thanksgiving weekend!