Friday, September 1, 2017

Coin Evenlope Mini Album

Make Time to Play Cover
Hi Friends, I'm sharing a playful mini coin envelope album that I created in a swap for my dear friend Lorna. I was really challenged with the construction of this little album as it has a four way function that requires some really unique cuts.  Each piece of cardstock is cut to make a pocket, a page with a flip up feature and a flip out feature.   Let's have a closer look: 
 
1st Page Feature: Envelope and Tags
1st Page; 2nd Feature Horizontal Flap
1st Page, 3rd Feature Vertical Flip Up Pocket and Tag
1st Page; 4th Feature; Flip Out -f Backside of Flip Up
Wow, I hope you got all those amazing features!  There is ton's of room for photos, tags and journaling. Here's a few more close ups:
2nd Page 2nd Feature - Back Side of Coin Envelope Horizontal Flap

3nd Page 2nd Feature - Back Side of Coin Envelope Horizontal Flap
4th Page 2nd Feature - Back Side of Coin Envelope Horizontal Flap
5th Page 2nd Feature - Back Side of Coin Envelope Horizontal Flap
Double Sided Envelope Tag
Open Mini Album with Quote Tags and Photo/Journaling Tags
Side Lace Binding View and Charm
Lisa Black designed this ingenious interactive album and she has a tutorial on how to create this on her YouTube channel.  If you enjoyed this post, please "Follow" and "Share" with your friends.  Thanks for having a peek.  Unity next time, make it a happy day!  Hugs ~ Dawna . 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Find Your Song, ... Nature Tag


Hi Friends,  Today I'm sharing a nature inspired tag I created for my friend Martica's birthday.  I don't make tags very often, but Martica loves them so I decided to give it a go.  The papers are from my stash of K and Company's classic Nature collection. 

I fussy cut the bird and nest, then popped them up for a little dimension. I used matting gel to add some Tim Holtz musical note tissue paper to the base of the tag.  Then I added a little random sewing and punched the edges to frame the tag.  To embellish, I added a Prima pink vine spray, some Wild Orchard roses, a few butterflies, some bling and lace trim.  Vintage seam binding slips though the back to create a bow tied hanger for the tag. 
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found a little inspiration here.  If you enjoyed this post, please "Follow" and "Share" my blog with your friends.  Until next time, make it a happy day!  Hugs ~ Dawna

Dove Sympathy Card

Hi Friends,  Today I'm sharing this beautiful sympathy card I made for my sweet friend Debbie.  A bit of tulle and Prima's filigree flower die make a delicate base for the gold tipped red roses.  I love this simple design and its heartfelt sentiment.  Here's a look at the inside:  
Thank you for dropping by and having a peek.  If you enjoyed this project, please "follow" this blog or sign up for emails to follow along.  Its my hope that you feel inspired to make something that means something!  Warmest Regards ~ Dawna

Botanical Tea Hello Friend Card

Hi Friends,  I'm still catching up on a few past projects and here's a birthday card I made for my sweet friend Debbie.   Here's a closer look:
These Graphic 45, Botanical Tea papers are so pretty I just couldn't resist decorating the inside too. 
Thanks for dropping by and having a peek, have a happy scrappy day! 

Window Box Card

Hi Friends,  Today I'm sharing a sweet window box card I made for my scrappy friend scrapwriter.  I love these Memory Box Grand Madison Window Box dies, they are so timeless and made the cutest window vignettes .   Thanks for dropping by and make it a happy day!  ~ Dawna

Celebrate Butterfly Card

Hi Friends,  Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for dear sweet friend  Jo (aka Pinkalicious).  I adore butterflies and never tire of adding them to my projects. This one is by Sizzix adds so much dimension and its delicate swirls are so pretty.  Here's a closer peek:  
Thank you for dropping by and make it a happy day!  Hugs ~ Dawna

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mixed Media Wall Art

Hi Friends, Today I'm sharing my first mixed media wall art project.  I attended a class some time ago taught by Prima designer Frank Garcia at my local scrap shop.  I really love the free spirited nature of  mixed media and had a great time creating this unique one of a kind treasure.   

The base is cork board sponged over with distress stain.  To create the next layer we used Frank's Parisian city map stencil and randomly stamped Studio 490's embossing paste by Wendy Vecchi all over plain cardboard.  This gave us a "puffy" base to apply various sprays and stains to achieve the rustic distressed background that frames out this piece.     

Then came the really fun part, placement of all the embellishments!  We were given a huge selection of Finnabar metals, bubbles, trinkets, snaps, springs, clips, bottle caps, filigree flowers and mechanical parts along with Prima pearls, flowers and vines to create this wild mixed media affect.   

As a finishing touch, I personalized my project with one of my favorite wedding photos. It hangs on the entry wall of our family room and every time I look at this piece, its so unique and interesting it still captures my attention and stirs my imagination.  Thanks for dropping by and if you enjoyed this post, please 'follow' along.  Until next time, make something that means something! ~ Dawna