Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pocket Letters 4 Planners

Hey, y'all!  Hope you're having a great weekend!
I've tackled a few projects over the last couple of days and 
filling orders from my Etsy Shop :)  Today I've listed four brand new Pocket Letters.
What are Pocket Letters?  I'm not sure who coined the phrase or birthed the idea, but basically they are a baseball card sleeve (with 9 pockets) that are filled with all sorts of goodies for planners, cardmaking or other papercrafting projects! I LOVE curating them for folks and customers seem to really love them as well.  Take a look:








I find all of these really cute, vintage reproduction style ATC cards on Etsy and add them to the various pockets.  Then I tuck in the fun embellishments that can be used (primarily) to decorate pages of planners!  You can hole punch the ATC cards and add them to the rings of the binder or adhere them to a calendar page.  Sequins are fun for those who like to maker shaker pages.  And of course, paperclips, labels and stickers are a must for the planner girl!  
I tie them up in pretty ribbon so they're all ready to go for the gift-giver :)

Enjoy your day & thanks for stopping in!
XOXOX
Shellye


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Little Miss Patriot

Happy Sunday!
It was a rainy afternoon and all of the chores were done, so I 
sat down to create this cute 'lil patriotic ornament/tag/sign just in 
time for Independence Day!  Would be perfect hanging on a lighted tree, 
a cabinet knob or door :)





In my stash are a bunchhhh of these scalloped acrylic pages that were designed
for mini albums. I cut a piece of chipboard to measure slightly smaller than the
acrylic piece and then dressed (both sides) with patterned papers from Echo Park Paper.
The edges were distressed with a walnut ink and then attached it to the back with
 Sookwang adhesive tape (I placed the tape strategically so it would be
hidden by the piece on front of the acrylic).

For the front, I used a die-cut chipboard piece covered in this cute patriotic plaid print.
The little retro girl (I found by searching "free patriotic clip art) was printed onto
heavy cardstock, trimmed out and added with foam tape, along with the blue
glitter die cuts.  

I made up a strand of crepe paper fringe  and adhered it to the bottom of 
the chipboard frame, along with a piece of paper straw.
Buttons were tied with jute and added to the top of the fringe.

A boutique style bow was added to the side with a craft tag boasting USA
attached to the center of it.  Ribbon was inserted through the top holes to
create the hanger for this little cutie!

That's all for tonight!  Thanks for coming by!
XOXOX
Shellye


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Welcome to My New Address!

Hello everyone! 
I wanted to take a minute to welcome you to my new blog
(not sure what happened to the other...I think that's one of the non-perks of 
having a customized web address).  
Anywho!  I was able to transfer all of the old posts to this one, so nothing will be missed :)

Now that Summer (as far as school terms go...) is here, I'm clearing out
crafty stuff and listing things in my Etsy Shop that I've been holding onto for a little too long
(I've always been a bit of a hoarder, even though my mother referred to it as a 'pack rat')
I've spent the week organizing my things; hopefully it will be easier to sit and craft
when I get the chance.

New Listings...New Projects








I've had this tri-fold frame in my stash for some time now.  I added some additional
pages to the back (from some Maya Road chipboard houses) and turned it into a mini album!

I've also been curating some cute Ephemera Kits....I so love curating!
They're mixed with flea market finds, vintage ephemera and current products.



And y'all, don't even get me started on cards.
I literally stopped counting at 250...and there's LOTS more.
So, I'll be adding some of my favorite cards to my shop soon too!

Now that my Design Team days are over I'll be able to spend my extra time 
in the Summer to create and as I do I'll blog and share the process :)

Thanks again for stopping by!
XOXOXO
Shellye