Friday, August 30, 2013

Stamped Kraft Masking Tape with Alyssa McGrew

Today, we have a layout to share from Alyssa McGrew.

Alyssa stamped on our Kraft Masking Tape with border stamps for this layout!

Alyssa says: I was looking for a way to add a little more interest to this layout, so I decided to take one of my favorite border stamps and try stamping on the Kraft Masking Tape from the shop.  I love the way it worked!  I'l be doing this again soon.

Alyssa also used canvas butterflies and embossed tags to add even more texture to this bold layout.  To see more of Alyssa's work, click on her photo.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kraft and Woodgrain Card with Jess Mutty

Today we have another amazing card to share, this one from DT Member Jess Mutty.

 Jess says: Sometimes I really just love the simplicity of a neutral color scheme. You can really make the most of textures with basic kraft and white.  Today's card has lots of rich layers of paper doilies, felt, seam binding, rosettes, and more.

The background is from an embossed kraft bag with parts of white paper doilies on top.  The flower is actually formed from eight book page hearts folded in half.  I also used some fab white banner stickers and cut a notch in some doubled up kraft tape for coordinating banners.

To see more of Jess and her amazing work, click on her photo.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Using Cork and Mini Clothes Pins to Make a Wedding Card with Andrea Amu

Today we have a lovely card to share, created by Design Team Member Andrea Amu.
Andrea used our mini clothes pins in a unique way on this card.  We love how she painted them and turned them into butterfly bodies.

Andrea also used Kraft Masking Tape, covering a sheet of cardstock with it, then embossing it.  We love her creative use for this staple item.

To see more of Andrea's beautiful work, you can click on her photo to visit her blog.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Frog Berry Basket Packaging with Shellye McDaniel

If you are looking for details on our ongoing Design Team Call click here: Design Team Call

Don't Forget the Deadline is September 1st.

Frog Gift Basket Set
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Shellye McDaniel
Shellye McDaniel shares the cutest and most novel use for our new berry baskets - frog gift packaging!

To put the frog box together Shellye I painted two of our wood berry containers green.  

She attached them together at the back with hinges and extra-long brads. The small end of a Crop-A-Dile was used to create the holes. 

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Celebrating 1000 sales with a Curtsey Boutique Design Team Call

We had our 1000th sale on Etsy over the weekend and thought we would celebrate by announcing our 2nd Design Team Call.  


Party and Event Planners
Card Makers
Home Decor Lovers
Project Lifers
Packaging Addicts
Accessory Makers
Anyone who loves the packaging, baskets, accessories, flowers, doilies, paper bows and other goodies we sell in the shop!


6 Month DT Term (October - March)

Create 2 projects a month

Create 1 separate tutorial a month (photo or video)

Be able to take clear, well staged photos of projects.

Be willing to allow project photos with proper credit to be used in shop listings even after your design term expires.

Must have an active blog, updated at least twice a week.

Must be able to create a Curtsey Boutique pinterest board to share projects and product updates.

All projects will be posted on your personal blog and the Curtsey Boutique Blog 

Post our DT badge on your blog sidebar.

Be an easy to work with, happy personality that meets deadlines and offers insight and inspiration when it strikes you!


Generous box of Curtsey Boutique product at the beginning of your term that you get to help select!

Additional product boxes throughout your term with shop updates and resupply items.

Discount on all shop purchases and free shipping if the purchase coincides with a DT package.

Link to your blog in all your project posts and on our DT members page.

Shop credit via product payment for publications when the shop is listed in the publication's supplies.


Provide your contact information:

Blog Address
Email Address
Mailing Address
Links to Social Media (facebook, pinterest, online galleries)

Images of 3 of the projects (layout, home decor, packaging, card, mini album, Project Life, etc) that best reflect your current style. They don't need to be new or contain Curtsey Boutique product (though its nice if they do!)

Provide a list of your experience (either in resume format or less formally) including current  and past design team commitments

A brief introduction of yourself and why you would like to work on our DT.

Email all this to: with DT Call Submission in the subject line


September 1, 2013

Winning Designers will be contacted personally by 5 September 2013.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

DIY Berry Basket Pin Cushion Tutorial by Jennifer Cowles

Easy Berry Basket Pin Cushion

Project Instructions:
Take a 4x4 piece of cardboard and put it inside the muslin bag, then fill the bag with batting.
Fold over the open end and insert into berry basket and you are finished.  Tie a fabric ribbon around the basket and insert pins and you have a cute pincushion.
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Friday, August 16, 2013

Wood Berry Basket Smore Kit By Jess Mutty

I know the blog has been quiet for a bit and the shop was on vacation, but our doors are once more open and the blog up and going.

What better way to celebrate the dog days of summer than with Jess' sweet embellished berry basket?


I go to a lot of BBQs in the summer and sometimes I get tired of the same old hostess gifts.  Sure, we all love a bottle of wine but why not stand out with something a little more unique?

My S'mores Kit is adorable, inexpensive, and quick to assemble. And I bet the recipient will squeal with delight when she sees it!  All you need are some Curtsey Boutique supplies and your s'mores ingredients, of course.

The grahams are in a flat glassine envelope and tied with twine and a chalkboard label tag.  Then a classic Hershey's chocolate bar. The marshmallows go in the front, in a gusseted glassine bag, folded over and stapled, and topped with a glitter star, accordion circle, and a wood button.  Everything nestles nicely into a sweet wood berry basket with a seam binding bow.  

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