Friday, September 12, 2014

Yellow Brick Road Layout with Alyssa McGrew

Yellow Brick Road Layout
Curtsey Boutique Desginer
Alyssa McGrew

Here in Sofia, Bulgaria, the center of the city has a yellow brick road.  My daughter, being a fan of the Wizard of Oz, loves this stretch of road and wants to have her photo taken there every time we are there.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

To see more of Alyssa's lovely layouts be sure to click on her image or the link below to visit her blog.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Doilies on Layouts with Lisa Spiegel

Doilies on Layouts
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Lisa Spiegel
Lisa loved using Curtsey Boutique products on her layouts.  They add so much depth to simple paper products. For this layout, she used the White 4" Doilies, the Yellow Dyed Doilies, a Polka Dot Embossed Glassine Bag, a yellow library card, yellow twine, cream seam binding, a cream felt flower (that she misted green), a heart stick pin, a Shabby Chic vintage mini clothes pin and a Shabby Chic wood button.  All of these products make for one pretty layout!!

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

To see more of Lisa's lovely work click on her image or link below.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Best Day Layout with Connie Mercer

The Best Day Layout
 Curtsey Boutique Designer
Connie Mercer
Connie shares a lovely layout featuring a mix of neutral colors and strong patterns. I love her combination of textures, patterns and colors in the upper right corner. The layering of tags is a delight for the eye to take in.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Bakers twine 

To see more of Connie lovely work be sure to visit her blog by clicking on her picture below.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Easy Kraft Favor Bags with Felt Butterflies and Dyed Doilies by Kat Benjamin

Kraft Favor Bags with Felt Butterflies and Dyed Doilies
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Kat Benjamin
Kat shares adorable favor bags that were a cinch to pull together with Curtsey Boutique embellishments.

Kat shares "I was recently pressed for time before an event and was looking for a quick way to make some cute favor bags.  These butterflies already had such beautiful details that it was easy for me to just attach them to a doily with a sentiment tag and use them to top a brown paper bag...these quick favor bags only took minutes to make and look 
pretty cute!

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

To seem more of Kat's lovely work click on her image or blog link below.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Embellished Mason Jars with Raechelle Bellus

Embellished Mason Jars
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Raechelle Bellus

Mason Jars are just everywhere in the crafting world today. Raechelle shares a simple and sweet way to dress them up.  

Pick your favorite chalk paint and coat the exterior of the jar. Sand down the raised text with a fine grit sand paper or an emery board. Then wrap the neck with baker's twine and use hot glue to add our signature rolled felt roses and shabby chic gray flowers.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Baker's Twine

Mini White Rolled Felt Roses

Shabby Chic Gray Flowers

To see more of Raechelle's lovely work click on her picture below.

Friday, August 29, 2014

DIY Shadowbox Collage Layout Tutorial with Andrea Amu

DIY Shadowbox Collage Layout Tutorial
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Andrea Amu

Today Andrea shares her technique for creating a collage-style layout perfect for displaying inside a shadowbox frame.  Because this project is in a shadowbox instead of an album you can as many layers and textures as you like.


Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Floral Patterned Paper Bow

Other supplies-
printed burlap sheet
SEI die-cuts
Cricut Expression and Chalkboard Fonts cartridge
Ranger Paint Dauber
Fine tip marker
My Mind's Eye enamel dots


To see more of Andrea's lovely work visit her blog, I'm Living on Scraps by clicking on the link below.

                                                                   I'm Living on Scraps

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Spackle & Muslin Bag DIY with Jenifer Cowles

Spackle and Muslin Bag Tutorial
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Jenifer Cowles
My Pinterest boards are filled with projects that use texture mediums and stencils, but until today I've been too chicken to try it for myself. Jen is back sharing a super easy project on adding texture to our muslin bags. I can't wait to try this out!

Jenifer placed a stencil over one of our muslin bags. Ensuring it was flat she used regular household spackle (found in any hardware store or even Walmart). She spread a thin and even layer over the stencil with a spatula and then lifted the stencil off.

Allow the spackle to dry completely based on the manufacturer's recommendations and then embellish. Jenifer topped her bag with our ruffled fabric ribbon, clothes pins,  fabric flowers and glitter butterflies.

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To see more of Jenifer's enchanting work, visit her blog, Stitch-Cut-Create.