Fancy Paper Crafters

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Southern Bella Club Meeting at Funkie Munkie Scraps

I have the pleasure of being a member of the Southern Bella Club at Funkie Munkie Scraps. This club has taught me soooo much so far and it has been quite rewarding. This month's project had 2 cute little milk cartons that fit nicely into the little holder. Now, I can't give away all of the details as that would be unfair to Funkie Munkie Scraps as this is club is not free.

BUT, I can tell you that the wonderful template that was chosen was from Lauren Meador, owner of Papertrey Ink. On her site, you can purchase (very reasonably priced!!) many many cute templates to make adoarable things like this.

The little girl stamp is by Stamping Bella. I love this stamp line. In our previous club meetings, we have only used the Bella images (fancy ladies lol). Well, this time around, we used another style by Stamping Bella which I just LOVED!! It was really nice to see what else this stamp line had to offer. We used the nestabilities oval sets to cut out the ovals for the stamps and words.

I can't wait for next month's club meeting already!! :)

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gift Card Holder

Okay, so with this project, I officially went outside of my comfort zone (which by chance is one of my scrappy goals for 2009). I have only altered a handful of items and have just never really felt comfortable in doing so. Then, Evelyn (owner of Scrapnesia), asked if I wanted to teach a class on altering this cute little gift card holder by Creative Imaginations.

So, I said sure, why not? Well, once I got it home, I realized I had absolutely zero time to work on it due to family issues and wasn't really all that excited about stepping "out of my box". So, as the date approached closer and closer to my class, I knew I had to get it together and get creative.

So, without further ado, here's what I came up with for the front:
and here's what I came up with for the inside:
I think it turned out pretty good for someone who's rarely altered anything. The supplies are really very simple: Bazzil Cardstock (Bitter Sweet Chocolate) for the spine, Core'dination ColorCore Paper (Poinsettia and Tank) for the leaves, My Minds Eye - Bella Bella - French Free Market for the outside and My Minds Eye - Penny Lane - Tiny Dancer Jazz Swirling Around Paper for the inside. I then inked all around the edges with Chesnut Roan Chalk Ink. I think I may have liked it better using something brighter than brown but once you start inking in brown, you can't really change :). I then added Robin's Nest Dew Drops and buttons to finish everything off.

What do ya think? Happy crafting!!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Fun on Fancy Paper Crafters Ning Group

Hello!! I have just posted the September Challenges and Swaps on the Fancy Paper Crafters Ning Group. Hope you can check it out and participate!! Winners of our challenges receive a prize!