Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas Gift Card Holder with Alyssa McGrew

Christmas Gift Card Holder
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Alyssa McGrew

Every now and then, and event comes up that requires a gift card be given.  Gift cards can be very impersonal, though, so I really like to make cards with them that add a personal touch.  In this case, I used some glitter snowflakes from the shop to add some holiday sparkle.  Now, the gift cards I'm giving at Christmas will feel so much more personalized!

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To see more of Alyssa's amazing work visit her blog, Alyssa Scraps by clicking on her photo.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DIY Library Card Mini Album Tutorial with Kim Stewart

Library Card Mini Album Tutorial
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Kim Stewart

Kim shares a clever tutorial on how to make this lovely mini album from our library cards.

1. Gather 5 - 10 library cards.

This album would be perfect for a December Daily, gratitude journal, or even as a card where you get to that special someone all the things you love about them.

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For more of Kim's gorgeous work, click on here photo below.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Tags with Connie Mercer

Christmas Tags
by Curtsey Boutique Designer
Connie Mercer

Connie shares a pair of lovely tags that are full of new release products including our lamp post glitter die cuts and our red ticking jumbo tags.  The ticking tags showcase a classic red striped pattern fabric on one side and sturdy easy to embellish white cardstock  backing on the reverse. Our baker's twine in red and white or black and white makes tying these tags to any parcel sweet and easy.

Other supplies:
Lawn Fawn paper
Lawn fawn Flair
holly leaves
Basic Grey word stickers
Tim Holtz ink for shading

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

Friday, November 22, 2013

Framed Christmas Decor with Andrea Amu

Framed Christmas Decor
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Andrea Amu

Andrea shares a very quick and easy project she likes to do for the holidays.She finds an easel frame and removes the glass. She than inserts a piece of 5 x 5 cardstock to fit into it.  

The frame can be embellished to fit any holiday. Andrea simply changes out the embellished cardstock from one holiday to the next!  Since the glass is removed you can have fun layering embellishments and make things look more three dimensional.  

For this Christmas framed d├ęcor scene Andrea used all Curtsey Boutique notions, including a glittered star and reindeer, a burlap tree, a book page star and fabric die-cut letters.  

Andrea also shows a sneak peek of our fabric letters which are cardstock fused to fabric and will be available soon in the shop.

Other supplies:
Easel frame
Xyron adhesive

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For more of Andrea's beautiful work, click on her photo to visit her blog.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Santa Mason Treat Jar with Daisy Cut Lid by Jenifer Cowles

Santa Mason Jar Treat Bottles with Daisy Cut Lids
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Jenifer Cowles

Have you seen our new plastic mason jars with matching daisy cut lids?  I love that they won't break in little hands and that our paper straws fit perfectly inside the holes of the lid - so easy and cute. 

Jenifer has designed a clever Santa treat jar that would be a cute addition to any teacher gift basket, basket of cookies for a neighbor or even a fun gift for a coworker when filled with cocoa mix and marshmallows.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Treat Bags and Party Favors with Lisa Spiegel

Holiday Treat Bags and Party Favors
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Lisa Spiegel
Lisa shares a quick and easy tutorial for holiday treat bags that are perfect for friends and family of all faiths and devotions this holiday season. Layering our glassine bags, glitter frames and snowflake rosettes, Lisa filled the bags with hot chocolate and peppermint sticks - an affordable treat sure to warm the heart of its recipient.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Other Supplies:
You Make Me Happy Stamp
Black Twine
Snowflake Brad
Silver Brads
Packet of Hot Chocolate
3 Peppermint Sticks

To see more of Lisa's lovely work be sure to visit her blog, Just a Slice Please, by clicking on her picture.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Just Talkin Together Layout with Connie Mercer - New Cork Shapes

Just Talkin Together Layout
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Connie Mercer

Connie's layout is full of movement, color and layers. I love that she included so many of our dyed doilies and that her journaling was captured on one of our library cards. The cork elephant, bunny and dove are self adhesive and a new addition to the shop.

Other Supplies
Kraft cardstock, yellow
Alphas: American Crafts, October Afternoon
Pearls: kaiser crafts
Curtsey Boutique Supplies

To see more of Connie's amazing work be sure to visit her blog, Crafty Goodies, by clicking on her image below.