Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Chalkboard Ink Tutorial with Rebekah Faries

Today we have a very fun tutorial to share from DT Member Rebekah Faries.  Click on each page to enlarge it.  To shop for all the Curtsey Boutique supplies Rebekah used, visit the shop HERE.  Enjoy!

Thanks for taking a peek!  You can see more of Rebekah's work on HER BLOG

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fabulous Day Layout with Connie Mercer

Today DT Member Connie Mercer shares a truly fabulous layout using some of our favorite embellishments from the shop.  On this page, Connie masterfully blends a Glitter Bird Cage, Seam Binding, and a Rolled Felt Rose into one gorgeous cluster that is all the embellishment this layout needs.

To see all the embellishments available in the shop, CLICK HERE.  To see more of Connie's delightful creations, click HERE to visit her blog.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Baby Boy Layout with Alyssa McGrew

Today, Alyssa McGrew is here to share a layout that she recently created.  Alyssa says:

Since our family is expecting a new little boy in September, I've been trying to get back in the routine of baby layouts!  I've never been one for traditional baby themed products, so I used some papers from my stash to create this page, then added some felt doilies and tags from the Curtsey Boutique shop to soften the edges and add a warm feeling.

To see more of Alyssa's work, you can visit her blog HERE.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Easy Gift Boxes with Kat Benjamin

Welcome back to Monday!  This week we are sharing some quick and easy gift boxes that have a fun appeal.  Created by Kat Benjamin, these boxes could be used for birthdays, baby gifts, and more.  The sky's the limit!

You can find these kraft boxes and wooden buttons in our shop , as well as a full selection of Baker's Twine, as soon as our vacation is over.  Thanks for taking a peek!

To see more projects from Kat, you can visit her blog HERE.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gift Jar Tutorial with Tracy McLennon

Curtsey Boutique Project Instruction Page
Decorative Gift Jar
Original Design : Tracy McLennon

Curtsey Boutique Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Hot Glue Gun
Jar with a Wooden Lid
⅛” Hole Punch
Double Sided Tape
Patterned Paper
Pom Pom Ribbon by May Arts

This Decorative Gift Jar is the perfect way to present any little gift of appreciation. You could fill your gift jar with freshly baked cookies, candy, a pretty piece of jewelry and so much more. There are always times where you need a sweet and simple gift for someone. A hostess gift, a friendly neighbor, or for someone you think could use a little pick-me-up.

The first thing you will need to do to create this project is gather your materials (listed above).
Step 1: Using the ⅛” hole punch, punch a hole in your chalkboard heat and run the red and white baker’s twine through.
Step 2: I used my hot glue gun to add my large decorative button to the Red & White Polka Dot Ruffle Flower.

Step 3: Again I used my hot glue gun to attach the white pom pom ribbon to the wooden lid of the jar.
Step 4: I adhered the coordinating patterned paper to the jar using regular double sided tape.
Step 5: The final touch is to adhere the ruffle flower and the chalkboard tag to the lid, again using hot glue. Taaaa Daaaa! You have a beautiful package for that sweet little something for someone special.



The Curtsey Boutique is an artisanal shop specializing in handcrafted and supply items that add a touch of whimsy and vintage inspired delight to home decor, crafting, wedding, special events and celebrations of everyday joy.  These project sheets are for the use of our customers and wholesale clients. They may be shared on the internet with proper credit and a link back to the Curtsey Boutique blog or shop. They are not to be used for resale, distribution or to be edited and redistributed in any way.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vintage Envelope Project with Rebekah Faries

Check out today's gorgeous project from DT Member Rebekah Faries!  Rebekah created these envelopes as a multi-function greeting card or gift card wrapper to keep on hand for a variety of last-minute needs.  The envelopes contain a simple die-cut sentiment that is appropriate for a variety of occasions, making this project perfect for weddings, baby showers, love notes, and more.

Rebekah wrapped some of our Glassine Envelopes with 5-Inch Doilies, then embellished them using Baker's Twine and buttons.  The result is completely charming, don't you think?

You can purchase all the items needed to make this versatile envelopes in our shop.

You can visit Rebekah's blog by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Baby Themed Layout with Connie Mercer

Today DT Member Connie Mercer brings us a vintage-inspired layout.  When the older generations meet the youngest members of the family for the very first time, those are moments that deserve special layouts.  This layout records one of these precious moments in a families life.

Connie used these products from the shop to create her layouts:

Other Supplies:
Paper- Authentique
Letters- American Crafts

To see more of Connie's Vintage Inspired creations, click HERE.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Be YOUtiful Mini Album with Kristin Greenwood

Today we are closing out the week's projects with a gorgeous mini album created by Kristin Greenwood.  Check out her amazing layering!

Kristin used an assortment of products from the shop to create this colorful paper bag album- including the bags!  Here are the links for all your shopping needs:

4 inch Sunset Red Round Doilies, Hand Dyed Set of 20 
Kraft Bags - Set of 10 Medium 5 x 7.5 
Set of 4 Shabby Chic Safari Sunset color themed Paper Bows - Blue, Rust, Yellow, Brown 
Burlap Butterflies - QTY - 10 
Small Embossed Wood Grain 2.75 x 4.25 Glassine Bags - Set of 20 
4 inch Yellow Round Doilies, Hand Dyed Set of 20

To see more of Kristin's work, click HERE.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

My Girl Layout with Jenifer Cowels

Today we have a gorgeous layout from Jenifer Cowels to share with you.  Jenifer shared with us some thoughts about this layout:

"I love the way this layout came together.  It was a fast one only took about 30 minutes which is super fast for me, I have been known to spend an entire weekend on a layout to get it just right.  After the mist dried I went to work and my little focal cluster came together beautifully."

We couldn't agree more.  This layout is perfection!

Here are the shop products Jenifer used:


Monday, July 7, 2014

Project Life with Kat Benjamin

Kat Benjamin is here today with a Project Life spread to share.  Kat share with us some thoughts about this spread.  She said:
"I love Curtsey Boutique's embellishments for Project Life.  I really believe the products work with all kinds of
creative styles.  I love adding sparkle to my projects, so the glitter stars and butterflies in the shop are perfect for that.  I also used one of my cards from my May tutorial to add a little extra sparkle and interest to the spread."

Kat used these Curtsey Boutique Products on this delightful spread:
Clear Polycello Bags
Christmas Glitter Stars
Medium Glitter Butterflies
Shabby Chic Book Page Stars
Heart Straight Pins
Hand Dyed Doilies

You can see more of Kat's work here on her blog.  Thanks for coming by!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Live Life Layout with Tracy McLennon

Today we have a gorgeous layout to share.  This striking page was created by DT member Tracy McLennon.  Tracy showcases our Gray Fabric Flowers and Butterflies on this perfectly balanced layout.

To see all the items in the shop and order the perfect embellishments for your next project, click HERE!

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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

He's a Rule Challenger with Alyssa McGrew

Today Alyssa is here sharing a layout made with some of her favorite items from the shop.  Alyssa says:

My son is all boy, often covered in dirt and clutching a bug in his hand (or trying to hide one in his room).  He is also one to challenge the rules.  All the rules.  So, on this layout, I broke a few rules and used flowers and glitter.  He rolled his eyes and shrugged when he saw it, but I really don't think he minded.
Alyssa used burlap stars and glitter stars from the shop to make this adorable layout that has just enough classic boy to make it stand out.

To see all the products in the shop, including the ones Alyssa used to make this page, Click HERE.