Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hand Painted Muslin Gift Bag by Kim Stewart

Hand Painted Muslin Gift Bag
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Kim Stewart

 Headed to a New Year's Eve party and need to give the host or hostess something with a bit of sparkle?  Kim hand painted the stripes on our muslin bags with a metallic finish acrylic paint. She topped the bags off with colorful sewn pennant.

Our muslin bags can be found here in the shop:

This year has been a wonderful one here at the Curtsey Boutique and we can't wait to see what next year brings.

Be safe and have fun tonight!

To see more of Kim's work, visit her blog by clicking on her photo.  Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

DIY Tag Banner Tutorial with Connie Mercer

DIY Tag Border Tutorial
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Connie Mercer
Connie shares quick and easy instructions for creating the tag border on her layout above. A great project to use up all those left over holiday tags.

1. Select 5 tags, 1 envelope and 1 mustache tag.  Ink around the edges if you like.

2. Use a hole punch to punch a small hole in the flap of the envelope.

3. Adhere a small piece of black cardstock behind the mustache tag.
4. Tie the orange twine on the tags and arrange them to your liking.

5. Adhere the tags to the page and add  decorative trim to the top of the banner/border.

Other Supplies:
Authentique/pattern paper
October Afternoon/stickers
Graphic45/black trim
Queen & Co./yellow pearls

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

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String with Lisa Spiegel

Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Lisa Spiegel
Did you catch the Sound of Music remake with Carrie Underwood? I love this musical and and what could be a better tribute than Lisa's tutorial sharing how to make a brown paper package tied up with string using just a few of her favorite things from the shop?

1) Using Dauber Paint, stamp bag with dots 

2) Staple various ribbon lengths together and then to doily 
3) Stamp desired message and add to snowflake rosette using a pop dot.

4) Using double sided tape, add snowflake rosette to doily and ribbon 
5) Fold top of bag and tie shut with twine.

6) Using double sided tape, add doily to package. 

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

Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Mason Treat Jar with Jenifer Cowles

Secret Santa Christmas Mason Jar
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Jenifer Cowles

In search of a fun table decoration or cute Secret Santa gift? Jenifer used our plastic mason jars, daisy cut lids and red and white paper straws to create this fun embellished treat. It would be great filled with hot chocolate or Hershey Kisses.

Christmas is only a few short days away and here in Georgia temperatures are over 60 degrees - its unbelievable!  As we approach this most wonderful of holidays we are so grateful for our wonderful customers and the great support they have shown the Curtsey Boutique over the past year. Be safe as you get your last minute shopping done and enjoy this unseasonably warm weather.

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Thanks for taking a peek today!  To see more of Jenifer's work, please visit her blog by clicking on her picture below.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Vintage Inspired Christmas Tags with Connie Mercer

Vintage Inspired Christmas Tags
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Connie Mercer

The detail and care Connie put into these tags is simply delightful. I love how she stamped the cursive wording on top of the fabric. These red and ecru ticking tags are fabric permanently adhered to cardstock so using them in crafting projects is simple and offers endless possibilities. 

She hung our rustic vintage inspired keys by a jump ring from the tag and used our glitter deer and brown seam binding to top off her lovely pieces.


Tim Holtz ink for shading
Darkroom Door background stamp
Basic Grey words
mics. charms
Prima ( sm flowers)

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

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Point and Shoot Layout with Alyssa McGrew

Point and Shoot Layout
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Alyssa McGrew
We are taking a brief pause from all the holiday festivities to share this lovely layout by Alyssa.

Alyssa shares, "My brother took this amazing photo of my nephew, and it just begged to be scrapped.  I wanted to created a layout with lots of layers without detracting from the photo.  My stash of perfectly neutral products from the store fit the need perfectly."  

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

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gold Spray Painted Christmas Gift Boxes
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Kim Stewart

Kim used our 2x2x2, 4x4x4 krafts boxes and kraft tape to decorate these pretty gifts.

She spray painted the boxes a beautiful shade of gold and loved how they came out. Kim used the star burst labels as masks on the boxes. She adhered them and than spray painted over them. The kraft boxes have a bit of a finish to them so removing the labels was mess free. Once the stickers were removed they left the star burst shape in the kraft color, contrasting nicely with the gold spray paint.

The bow was made using our kraft tape. Kim folded sections of tape into loops and than layered each loop one on top of another until she liked the way it looked.  The bow was also spray painted.

The final touch on the smaller box was one of our snowflake rosettes that was also hit with a bit of gold spray paint.