Friday, February 21, 2014

A Charmed Life

A Charmed Life
by
SIMPLE STORIES
can lean towards your St. Patty's decor, Spring projects or 
masculine layouts.  I love that it can be used for so many different subjects!
And the colors of kelly green, royal blue and sunny yellow make the collection
even more fun to play with!

First up I have just the sweetest little hanger using A Charmed Life 
 and a few goods from my stash: 
I started with a heavyweight chipboard semi circle that I covered with Happy Times Paper.
 Next, I matted the cute Insta Square with a swatch of the Happy Times (Side B) Paper and
 then attached it to the center of the semi-circle with foam adhesive. I embellished the top 
of the Insta Square with one of the small chipboard flowers and a yellow brad for the center. 

To the bottom, I added some felt flowers from my stash and die-cut a few
 leaves from the Happy.Go.Lucky Paper. Using some fabric glue, I inserted the
 two navy brads into the middle of the yellow felt flowers. A couple of punched holes
 were made and some pretty turquoise ribbon strung through for hanging. 

A Charmed Life Products: -Chipboard #3728 -Brads #3727 
-Happy.Go.Lucky Paper #3707 -Happy Times Paper #3709 -Insta-Squares #3730

 Next is an easy, easy, EASY card :) 
I think we could classify this as a "5-minute-or less" card! I cut the base paper
 1/2" smaller than the card, which gives a nice border of the card peeking through. 
The heart-motif Insta Square was added with foam adhesive and then embellished
 with one of the Bits & Pieces' tags and a brad. 
A Charmed Life Products: -Happy.Go.Lucky Paper #3707 -Insta Squares #3730
 -Bits & Pieces #3729 -Expression Cardstock Stickers #3703 

And lastly a cool frame that I collaged into fun home decor item:
 I started by removing the glass from the frame and reserving just the back piece.
 To it, I adhere a thin sheet of corkboard (you can find sheets or rolls at your local craft store). 

I took a couple of the SN@P! cards and trimmed them down so that they would create
 an even grid of four. For extra interest, I machine stitched around the edge
 of each card before attaching to the corkboard.

Each rectangle was adorned with different pieces from all around the 
"A Charmed Life" Collection! Bits &  Pieces, Chipboard shapes, brads and stickers were added. 

In finishing, I glued on a whimsical bow from some May Arts ribbon. If you're 
interested in creating a perpetual collage, use push pins or removable adhesive 
so that the cards can be changed out with each season! 

A Charmed Life Products: -SN@P! Cards #3723 -Bits & Pieces #3729 -Brads #3727
 -Chipboard #3728 -Fundamentals Cardstock Sticker #3702 

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Have a beautiful weekend, friends!

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