Friday, October 31, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cutie Layout with Kat Benjamin

Cutie Layout
Curtsey Botuique Designer
Kat Benjamin
Kat shares this wonderful 12x12 layout today. The little one in this photo is just adorable. She uses a number of our shipping tags as embellishments topped off with a few of our book page stars, hand dyed doilies and glitter butterflies. All the gold accents are right on trend and sparkly sweet.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Book Page Stars
Assorted Shipping Tags
Hand-dyed Doilies 
Glitter Butterflies

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

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Gift Basket with Raechelle Bellus

Halloween Gift Basket
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Raechelle Bellus
 Who says all treats need to be received with door-to-door knocking. 

Raechelle has conjured up a lovely gift basket perfect for tiny monsters or grown up ghosts. Our berry baskets are so easy to customize with your favorite shade of acrylic or spray paint. Raechelle painted hers in a haunting shade of glossy black.  Her die cut leaves from our library cards are a beautiful finishing touch for our candy corn fabric flowers.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

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

Friday, October 24, 2014

Back 2 School Treat Bag with Jenifer Cowles

Back 2 School Treat Bag
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Jenifer Cowles

Jenifer needed a couple quick and easy teacher gifts for the first day of school.  This came together quickly and she made several in a few minutes.  She threw in a couple new pencils and some treats and the kids were off. These would be find for the upcoming holidays as well as you could write any message you like on the chalkboard tags.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

kraft bag  

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DIY Lavender and Wildflower Seed Thank You Packets Tutorial with Tracy McLennon

Lavender and Wildflower Seed Thank You Packets Tutorial

Original Design : Tracy McLennon

Curtsey Boutique Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Mini Ziploc Bags
White Cardstock
Journal Pen
Flower Seeds
Heart and Tag Punch
Patterned Paper


Lavender and Wildflower Seed Thank You Packets:
This is a sweet and simple project that can be easily made in larger quantities. I created these to be a part of a Garden Party themed bridal shower. They were a part of the Thank You gift for all of the people that attended the shower.


I cut out all of the hearts and tags from patterned papers. I inked everything with a chocolate brown ink. I also cut small strips of white cardstock which I wrote Thank You on. But you could always print out these sentiments or stamp them.

Then I began to assemble the front of each mini envelope. Any regular adhesive will do, but I used my hot glue gun for the buttons.


I separated the seeds from their original packages and then placed them each into a mini zipper bag. This would make sure that none of the tiny little seeds would escape from the envelopes.

That’s it! Your quick and easy favours are complete!

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sweet Layout with Kristin Greenwood

Sweet Layout
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Kristin Greenwood

Kristin had out done herself today with layer upon layer of loveliness. I love the depth and dimension she has created and the longer you look at her sweet layout the more details you see. 

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

4 inch Sunset Red Round Doilies, Hand Dyed Set of 20 
Mini Clothes Pins - 1 inch - Vintage Gold Shabby Chic Painted - set of 12 - wedding favors, scrapbooking 
Set of 4 Shabby Chic Safari Sunset color themed Paper Bows - Blue, Rust, Yellow, Brown 
Burlap Butterflies - QTY - 10 Wedding Fabric Embellishment, Gift Wrap, Packaging, Decor, Scrapbooking 
4 inch Orange Round Doilies, Hand Dyed Set of 20 
Small Embossed Wood Grain 2.75 x 4.25 Glassine Bags - Set of 20 
4 inch Yellow Round Doilies, Hand Dyed Set of 20 
Set of 6 Kraft and Brown Cardstock Paper Rosette Embellishments 
To see more of Kristin's lovely work, you can check out her blog HERE.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Apple for the Teacher Card with Rebekah Faries

Apple for the Teacher Card
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Rebekah Faries
Teachers tend to get gifts at the beginning and end of the school year, when parents are happy to send their little ones off on the bus after or a long Summer or when they are excited to have them back after a full year of school.

I love this card that Rebekah has made and think it would be perfect for giving to a teacher now. A kind of "I know you are in the thick of it and we appreciate you" pep talk.

To all the teachers out there who have helped me and my children over the years - thanks so much!

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Red Sequins

Green Bakers twine

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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Congrats Gift Bag with Alyssa McGrew

Congrats Gift Bag
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Alyssa McGrew

Our very own Alyssa McGrew welcomed the most adorable new addition to her family last week!  We are celebrating by sharing a gift bag she made for a friend of hers who has had a baby boy earlier in the year.

Alyssa, needed a creative way to wrap a wallet-sized book, and the kraft embossed bags from the shop were easy to embellish, and the perfect size for a small item.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

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

Monday, October 6, 2014

Embellished Mason Jar and Button Card with Connie Mercer

Embellished Mason Jar and button Card
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Connie Mercer

Fall is my favorite season of the year - crisp cool air, knee high riding boots, leaves that crackle under your beet and soft cozy sweaters. Fall is also a time for canning or if you hate a big kitchen mess - for using canning jars in creative ways. I love Connie's use of our plastic mason jars and daisy lids here. The warm fall colors and a collection of vintage buttons are fantastic for organizing, but also a fun gift for a crafty friend or cute finishing touch on a fall mantle.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Vintage Key
other supplies:
Jenni Bowlin Studio patter paper ( under lid)
Darkroom Door background stamp (on tag)
button card stamp/ Papertrey Ink
ink/Tim Holtz distress
ink/Wendy Vecchi
buttons (lots of them)
To see more of Connie lovely work be sure to visit her blog by clicking on her picture below.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Week 30 Project Life Layout with Kat Benjamin

Week 30 Project Life
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Kat Benjamin
Kat shares her thoughts o her week 30 Project Life Layout

"I went heavy on the pink for this week's spread because one of the week's highlights was my best friend's baby shower.  She's having a little girl, so I used that as the perfect excuse to overload on one of my favorite colors!  The Curtsey Boutique has a lot of pink embellishments that worked really well for the look I was going for!"

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Hand-dyed Doilies
Heart shaped straight pins: Felt Butterfly Stick Pin
Library Cards: 
Book Page Stars: 

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Embellished Burlap Bag with Raechelle Bellus

Embellished Burlap Bag
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Raechelle Bellus
In our home lately we have been attending one birthday party after another. I love this quick and easy way of embellishing our burlap bags. This would be perfect for a few bottles of nail polish, a gift card or other small gift.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Pattern Paper Bow

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