Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"You Made my Day" Thank you Card by Andrea Amu

You Made my Day Card
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Andrea Amu

Outside my window this morning dozens of butterflies are flitting about and quite literally making my day. The wonders of nature never fail to bring a smile to my face.

  Andrea's card most assuredly did the same for the sweet friend it was intended to thank.  I love her monochromatic blue palette with just a pop of orange. 

Other supplies:
Core'dinations embossed cardstock and Thank You sentiment sticker
Canvas Resist flowers and butterfly shapes by Prima
Sei glitter dots
Glimmer Mist 
Sentiment stamps by For the Luv of

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

To check out more of Andrea's creations, click on her photo below.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wherever You Go Bring Your Own Sunshine Layout by Lisa Spiegel

Wherever You Go Bring Your Own Sunshine Layout
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Lisa Spiegel
Layering is one of the best ways to create interest on a page, and I like to use not just paper but several types of products to create that fun layered look. I love how many there are to choose from with Curtsey Boutique!

My process goes like this...I select my photo or photos and then I usually pull all my embellishments first, trying to find some that match my photo.  Then I'll select a background paper. 

In this case, I chose a retired Sassafras Lass paper because I loved the clouds which I felt help tell the story of my photo of my daughter and her friends on a rainy day.  Then I started layering.  

First, I choose papers.  In this case, I chose a vellum and tape measure paper.  I started tucking things in like the sunshine, a Glassine bag (I cut it in half and tucked in top and bottom for the illusion of a larger bag), a doily (also cut in half and tucked top and bottom), and some tulle ribbon.  

I decided to embellish the corner of the flower girl with a Garland Flag, a doily and a Round Tag. (I thought she was so cute with her daisy umbrella and sunny disposition.  She totally echo'd my daughter's and her friend's faces while they ran to class in the rain.)   

I used my Silhouette to create my title and backed it with the polka dot paper.   I created a custom sunshine with my trusty zig zag scissors and my sewing machine and used it to highlight the word Sunshine for the title.  A few dew drops, some vellum circles and a clothespin all add even more dimension.  

The last little touch is some random thread, I love how thread softens the look of papers.  As always I added some journaling to tell my story...I just don't think a page is finished without journaling!  

I hope you've enjoyed this little look into my layering process and would love to see your take on sure to stop by our Facebook Fan page and share your pages with us!!

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

To see more of Lisa's work, click on her photo below.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Easter Treat Bags with Connie Mercer

Happy Easter Treat Bag
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Connie Mercer
Easter is almost here! Are you ready?

Connie's adorable embellished treat bag will help you get there. Our kraft bakery bags are perfect for showing a peek of Easter color. Fill them with home baked treats, plastic Easter eggs or candy.

Our white seambinding was dyed using Yellow Dylusions spray - a perfect way to customize a must have supply in your craft stash

Other supplies:
Copic Markers
Ranger/black ink
Easter stamps: Inkadinkado

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

To see more of Connie's lovely work click on her image below.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Altered Score Pad with Jenifer Cowles

Game Night Score Pad
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Jenifer Cowles

We don't watch a lot of TV at our house but we do play a lot of games and we are always savaging around for some scratch paper to keep score on.  

When I finished up with a big project I noticed that I had a bunch of perfect sized papers for a Score Pad.  I quickly bound it all together and put this fun cover on it and now we are ready to go.  

Now playing games is even more fun and the kids fight over who gets to keep score.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

To see more of Jenifer's work, click on her photo below.

Monday, April 7, 2014

This Boy is Awesome Sauce Layout by Connie Mercer

This Boy is Awesome Sauce Layout
by Curtsey Boutique Designer
Connie Mercer
 Connie is back today sharing another fantastic boy themed layout of her darling grandson. I love that she uses our vintage pattern flowers and burlap tags with darker jewel toned colors and patterns to showcase the versatility of kraft colored embellishments.

other supplies:
Maya Road tickets
Maya Road paper twine
Little Yellow Bicycle pattern paper
American Crafts
button and trim
Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Friday, April 4, 2014

Christmas Joy Layout with Alyssa McGrew

Anyone out there still working on Christmas layouts?  Surely we are not the only ones a few months behind.  Today, Alyssa shares this layout she recently made using a favorite Christmas photo.

You can find all the Christmas details needed to make layouts with your favorite photos HERE.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Butterflies Hover Card with Andrea Amu

Today, Andrea shares this gorgeous card, dripping with glitter and the feeling of spring.

Curtsey Boutique embellishments used include:

Other Supplies
Patterned paper: Echo Park
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Chipboard frame: Recollections
Ink: American Crafts
White gel pen: Sakura

To check out more of Andrea's creations, click on her photo below.