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.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Best Friends Layout with Tracy McLennon

Sometimes, it doesn't take much to add flair to a layout.  One of the most versatile items in our shop is Mini White Shipping Tags.  These little beauties can be tucked, layered, sprayed, stamped, and distressed to match your style.  Or, add journaling or a title to them and make them a focal point!  In today's layout, Tracy McLennon shows just one of the uses for these little gems.

To check out all the versatile items in the shop, click here.

You can see more of Tracy's designs by visiting her blog.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Birthday Tag Bag with Jenifer Cowels

Jenifer Cowels had this to say about today's gorgeous project: "I needed a fun way to give a little gift card.  I put together this little bag/tag/card, the tag slides in and you could adhere a gift card to it and still have enough room to write a greeting and note.  I am so happy with how this turned out I know I will be making more in my future."

Thanks for sharing this beautiful project with us, Jenifer!

Supplies from the Curtsey Boutique Shop:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. with Raechelle Bellus

This charming wedding card was created by DT Member Raechelle Bellus.  We love the whimsy and flair that this design brings to the traditional wedding card!  
Raechelle used the following items from the Shop to create her greeting card:
Mustache and Monocle Die Cuts
Chalkboard Cardstock Hearts
White Felt Rolled Roses

To see more of Raechelle's Work, visit her at All Things Creative.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Soap Bag with Connie Mercer

Today's gorgeous vintage-style technique comes from DT Member Connie Mercer.  Connie stamped on one of our muslin bags with Ranger Archival Ink and a Darkroom Door stamp to create this one-of a kind bag.  Once she embellished it with sunny seam binding, some vintage trims, and a burlap butterfly, Connie added a bar of sweet smelling soap and had the perfect gift to make a friend's day brighter.  On the other hand, this project may just be too gorgeous to give away!  

To see more of Connie's Crafty Goodies, visit her blog!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Cherish Layout with Kat Benjamin

Sometimes, a few choice embellishments are all you need.  In this layout, Kat Benjamin uses simple layers masterfully to frame a fantastic photo.  One of our favorite elements is the inclusion of the chalkboard tag, which really balances and draws attention to the bold title work.

Kat used these embellishments from our shop:
Glitter Butterflies

Assortment of shipping tags

Heart Straight Pins

Hand-dyed Doilies

Chalkboard Tags

To see more of Kat's work, check out her blog!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Baby Boy Card with Rebekah Faries

Today we have a gorgeous baby boy card from DT Member Rebekah Faries.  Rebekah used doilies and Baker's Twine from the shop to add layers to this adorable card.

To see more gorgeous work from Rebekah, visit her blog, Midnight Lullabies.

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Layout Series with Tracy McLennon

Today, DT Member Tracy McLennon is bringing us something fun.  She has created a series of layouts, all using the same collection, and incorporating a fun variety of items from the Curtsey Boutique shop into each one.  Enjoy!

Layout #1 Supplies:

Layout #2 Supplies:

Layout #3 Supplies:

Layout #4 Supplies:

To see more of Tracy's delightful creations, click HERE.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Paper Bag Album Tutorial with Jenifer Cowles

Today, we have a lovely tutorial to share with you.  DT Member Jenifer Cowles has created a lovely paper bag album, and today she is sharing the instructions with us.  Click on each page to see a larger version.

To see all the supplies Jenifer used from the shop, click HERE.

To visit Jenifer's blog and see more of her designs, click HERE.