Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wedding Favor Bag with Jennifer Cowles

Polka Dot Embossed Wedding Favor Bag
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Jennifer Cowles
Is there anything prettier than burlap, butterflies and a big beautiful bow?  Jennifer has shared a lovely favor bag with us today showcasing a number of products in the shop.  Our polka dot embossed bags come in a variety of sizes, flat and gusseted. If you don't see the size you are looking for, email me and will try and add it to our inventory.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies Used

To see more of Jennifer's lovely artwork, visit her blog Scrapbooking-N-More or click on her picture below.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Follow Your Heart Card with Alyssa McGrew

Always Follow Your Heart Card
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Alyssa McGrew
Alyssa has a beautiful card today showcasing our new XO XO embossed tags just in time for Valentine's Day. Combined with our dyed gray doilies and brown and white baker's twine you have a quick and easy card perfect for the Valentine in your Life.


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Curtsey Boutique Products

To see more of Alyssa's stunning work visit her blog, Alyssa Scraps, or click on the photo below.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yellow and Gray Wedding Set Part 2 with Sheila Burns

Wedding Favor Bakery Bag
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Sheila Burns

 Sheila is back this week with a few more projects in her gray and yellow wedding theme. She showcases the wonderful versatility of our polka dot embossed bakery bags, hand dyed doilies, and shabby chic butterflies and flowers.

You are also getting a first look at our new mini fabric bows. Sheila used one to hang her "Oh Happy Day" sign from - aren't they fun. 

Whether you are looking for a hair accessory, brooch, or paper crafting embellishment at 4 for $2.99 you can't beat the price.

We have listed several pre-coordinated bow sets in the shop, but be sure to check out our solid fabric and print fabric swatch images to mix and match your own set.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies Used

Friday, January 25, 2013

Freebie Friday - Vintage Digital Freebie - Boys, Airplanes, & Periscopes

Vintage Digital Freebie
Boys and Airplanes
Curtsey Boutique
I just looked at the calendar and realized I hadn't had a Freebie Friday in MONTHS! Time to remedy that. On my most recent trip to my favorite vintage book store I bought a gag gift catalog from the early 1920's. It has really great images for Halloween and the 4th of July, but also a bunch of little boys playing with toys and pulling pranks. I can never get my hands on enough images for my son's scrapbooks so I thought I share a few with you.

The image above is of two little boys playing with model airplanes like those Charles Lindbergh would fly.

Dandy Periscope Ad
Curtsey Boutique
Digital Freebie
This second image is my favorite of the two. It is an advertisement for Dandy Periscopes  Look at all the fun vignettes just waiting to be cropped and used. I guess little boys got in just as much trouble than as now.

As always feel free to use these for PU, CU, and S4H so long as you link back to the blog or follow us.

Have a great weekend,


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wedding Favor Box Tutorial with Jess Mutty

Jess has a fantastic tutorial to share with us today using all sorts of fun items from the shop. Enjoy!

Curtsey Boutique Supplies Used

To see more of Jess' fantastic work visit her blog, The Examined Life, or click on her picture below.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2 in 1 Thank you Gift & Card Tutorial by Shellye McDaniel

2 in 1 Thank You Gift and Card
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Shellye McDaniel
We have a wonderful gift idea and tutorial from Shellye this week so pull up a chair and learn along with us.

With the "Wedding" theme from last week still on my mind, I designed a card to act as a Thank You, as well as a little gift!  Perfect for thanking a hostess, bride's maids or anyone who has done something special for you.  Adding a beautiful fabric flower takes a lot of the guess work out of this sweet card and also makes it very quick and easy to put together.

First, you will need one of the beautiful Fabric Flowers from Curtsey Boutique, a flat-back brooch pin and small piece of felt.

Sew (or glue) the pin to the piece of felt and then attach the felt directly to the back of the Fabric Flower using a high-tack fabric glue.

Next, create a background paper to attach your pin to.  For my card, I used a banner die, which measured approximately 3"W x 4"H.  Punch two small holes into the background paper and pin your Fabric Flower through.

Add foam dots to the back of the paper before adding it to the card or to another background paper.  The extra space created by using the foam dots, allows the working parts of the pin to lay flat under the paper.

In finishing, stamp a "thank you" sentiment or whatever you'd like to add to the front of the card.  I also used a bit of Ecru Paper Doily to add some interest and beauty to the top of the banner paper.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Other Supplies:
Banner dies by
Patterned paper by Authentique Paper
Thank You stamp by Fancy Pants

To see more of Shellye's amazing creations visit her blog, Papered Cottage, or click on her image below.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Rock Star Layout by Jennifer Cowles

Rock Star Layout
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Jennifer Cowles
The shop is full of brand new flowers!

Jennifer Cowles is featuring our shabby chic flowers in a yellow gingham print.  To order these flowers in the pattern and color of your choice check out the swatches of available options in the shop and convo me your choices when checking out.

To see more of Jennifer's work visit her blog, Scrapbooking - N- More, or click on her picture below.