Monday, March 31, 2014

It's a Small World with Jenifer Cowles

Today we are sharing this stunning layout from DT Member Jenifer Cowles.  Jenifer says:

"Using some golds, creams and whites on my Layout of "It's a Small World" I was able to really let the details in the picture stand out." 

Jenifer used glitter pennants, felt doilies, french doilies, and ivory rosettes from the shop to create this amazing page.  Check out all of these supplies HERE.

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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DIY Embroidery Hoop Advent Calendar Tutorial with Rebekah Faries

DIY Embroidery Hoop Advent Calendar Tutorial
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Rebekah Faries

When I opened the front door this morning it was awfully brisk, and my parents up north just got snow! It is hard to believe it is officially Spring. The cool weather had be thinking more of the holidays than the beach, so what better time to reflect back on the delights of wintery weather and share this lovely advent calendar tutorial courtesy of Rebekah?

Project Instructions

1. Paint a large embroidery hoop with white paint.

2. Once dry trace the inside of the hoop onto thick cardboard and cut out making sure it fits snugly inside the hoop.

3. Use cardboard as template to trace onto fabric of your choosing leaving a 2­-3 inch border around the

4. Cover the cardboard circle and secure one side of the fabric to the cardboard circle.
Stretching the fabric around as you go, glue to the backside of the cardboard circle until it is all
glued down and the front side is completely taught and has no wrinkles. Insert into embroidery

2. Gather envelopes, glassine bags, muslin bags and other items of your choosing making sure
you have 24 in all. Space evenly around your hoop. Embellish your bags and tags with

* Use washi tape to decorate the bottoms of the white shipping tags. Wrap with twine and stamp
names on them.

*Use die cuts to embellish glassine bags and kraft bags. Use a decorative punch to punch out
the tops of the journal cards.

*Add fun glitter or confetti to glassine bags and secure with washi tape. Secure to your embroidery hoop with thumb tacks.

Other Supplies:
Washi Tape­ Recollections
Kraft Envelopes ­ Recollections
Bottle Brush trees and wreaths
Thumb tacks
18” embroidery hoop
Glue gun and glue

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Monday, March 24, 2014

DIY Berry Basket Holder Shadow Box Tutorial with Lisa Spiegel

Berry Basket Holder Tutorial
Original Design : Lisa Spiegel

Lisa shares this ingenious tutorial for creating a shadow box display piece from two of our berry baskets. 

1. Cut a slit in the first berry box, then remove the top half of the box following that line.

2. Using twine, tie the basket you cut to another full size basket creating a clam shell appearance.

3. Stuff a muslin bag with pillow stuffing and tuck in the bottom basket.  Hot glue red doily to the top basket.

4. Hot glue Fabric Flower, Twine tied button, Felt Flowers and Glassine Leaves punched from Glassine bag to top basket.

5. Fold Glassine bag up two times from the bottom edge.  Use stick pin to attach it to the muslin pin cushion.  Adhere wallet sized photo to the front.

6. Pull apart Red Fabric flower to reveal fabric strip.  Tie around the berry basket and embellish with pins.  Pin Burlap Butterfly to the pin cushion.  Enjoy!

Curtsey Boutique Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Pillow Stuffing
Maya Road Stick Pins

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hoping Your Winter is Magical Card published by Andrea Amu in Cricut Magazine

Hoping Your Winter is Magical Card
Published in Cricut Magazine
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Andrea Amu

I am thrilled that the spring flowers are just beginning to bud here in Marietta and I thought what better way to celebrate winter's ending than sharing one last winter themed card with you.

Andrea Amu had this sweet glittery piece published in the January issue of Cricut Magazine. Midst the layers are Curtsey Boutique glitter and book page stars.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

To see more amazing projects from Andrea, visit her blog by clicking on her photo below.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Aspire to be the Best Layout with Connie Mercer

Aspire to be the Best Layout
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Connie Mercer

Connie shares a layout filled with lovely layers today. (Say that 3 times fast)  Her embellishment groupings are soft and feminine and include our glitter ballerinas, felt doilies, polka dot envelopes and blank raffle tickets.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Other Supplies

Little Yellow Bicycle paper
American Crafts
Creative Imaginations (thin jute)
Cosmo Cricket  (pink mini letters)

 You can see more of Connie's lovely work by clicking on her photo.