Altered Pennants. Guest Design Team Project For Gina’s Designs

Hello crafty friends! It has been a long time for my neglected blog ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I am back and so thankful to get a good kick in the behind to start posting again ๐Ÿ™‚

I am here to share with you a project I created for my guest spot on Gina’s Designs creative team! Gina’s shop is full of beautiful, versatile laser cut chip pieces for any occasion you can think possible! All the seasons are covered, the styles from shabby to steampunk shapes are offered as well as organizational pieces you can easily put together and so much more!

Today I altered these large pennants to create a banner for an art room or crafty space. I used borders, flourishes, phrases, and of course the fishtail banner pieces in this kit! The chipboard takes so well to simple spraying without prep work and they work well with embossing too.

Simple embellishments like die cut flowers and dangling trims finish off the banner. Gina’s designs really shine with simple embellishing and enhance further a project embellished to the nines ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate the support!

Brigitte xo

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Garment District Tag and Mini

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This is a special project for me because it brings to an end my stay as guest designer for Cathie over at Discount Paper Crafts. I used Marion Smith’s Garment District and for the tag I embellished to my heart’s content. For the mini I kept it simple as there was not a lot of room for bulk and I wanted the papers to shine.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

B xo

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November Design Team Project for Discount Paper Crafts

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Oh my am I late in posting to my blog! ย My poor, neglected blog! ย Well I hope to be more regular with my postings after the craziness of Christmas is behind me and all that is left to clean up is pine needles and wrapping paper ๐Ÿ™‚

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This project for Cathie was created with the beautiful My Minds Eye Record It! “Heirloom” collection. ย I just have a weakness for MME, am I the only one?

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It is a handmade box with a tag mini inside, so much fun!

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ย So girly ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks so much for stopping byโ€ฆโ€ฆDecember’s project will be posted shortly too!

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xoxo, Brigitte

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Kaisercraft St. Nicholas Christmas mini DT project for Discountpapercrafts

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I created this mini album with my design team package from Cathie at Discountpapercrafts on etsy. I will be a guest designer through December and am so honored I was picked with my submission to the call ๐Ÿ™‚ Please visit her blog for more inspiration and to see other creations by the amazing ladies on the team! And stop by the Facebook page too if you’d like!

I made the mini for a friend who is not so crafty so i really tried just to use what was included in the kit and now add too many “fancy” touches lol.

Here are some more pics. I had to cut some of the pre bound pages due to the size of the papers I had to work with so I did some minor ‘surgery’ to most of my pages ๐Ÿ™‚

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Since the pages were longer than the 6 1/2 inch paper pad I had to maximize my papers by creating pockets to hide the raw chipboard left under the pocket pages. I stamped simple tags and inked them to make them appear vintage to match the feel of the paper.

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So in all I added minor details and small finishing touches to make the recipient at ease with just inserting photos or journaling where needed. I had a lot of fun trying to figure out how to create for a ‘non-crafter’ lol!

Hope you enjoy seeing this and look forward to the next few projects! I know I sure will ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

xoxo, Brigitte

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Graphic45 Botanicabella Lace Book

Happy Monday friends!

I created this lace book for a friend and used some older Graphic 45 collections. I used Botanicabella for the covers and inside I also added paper from the Communique line. I added layers of lace on the cover and spine with an applique and some shine ๐Ÿ™‚ In the back is a pretty little envelope to store some handmade stickpins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy crafting xoxo

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Graphic45 French Country Mini Album DT Project For ThePieceByPiece

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Hello crafty friends! This is my final project for the Design Team ThePieceByPiece

I have a love of mini albums and the laces and trims from Beverly’s etsy shop go so perfectly with my pages. Such quality and elegance ๐Ÿ™‚

I have used a lot of products on my cover and following pages and will do my best to share them with you. The silk ribbon is a favorite of mine in every color for sure. Love the taupe French Guipure lace and how it can be cut apart for leaves or layered over the black lace on the spine of the mini.

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On the opening pages I used this gorgeous black lace for a pocket and layered this floral lace over it.

And the silk ribbon in Olive was used to make a small bow.

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Here I just stenciled a Harlequin Stencil and fussy cut the images to add dimension to the page and on the next page used another favorite in the shop-this burlap trim.

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Just having more fun with silk ribbon and trims ๐Ÿ™‚

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On the page with my favorite Toile paper I used the Champagne silk ribbon which makes the prettiest bows. Can you tell I have a love for bows LOL!

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Finishing off my final pages you can find this burlap trim in red which coordinates beautifully with G45’s French Country perfectly! And I love the half back pearls especially in this beautiful bronze color.

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you would like more information please watch my YT video here ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy crafting! xoxo, Brigitte

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Prima Divine Shabby Chic Altered Cigar Box

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Hello friends!

I created this cigar box for a Design Team Call at Discount Paper Crafts on Etsy. I am participating in a Shabby Chic Cigar Box swap and knew this would be a great project to try out for the DT too. I used the beautiful Prima Divine collection to paper the box and added a mixture of texture paste and molding paste to my Balzer Designs stencil on the cover.

I also used a mixture of flowers and trims from Prima, ThePieceByPiece, and Wild Orchid Crafts to embellish inside and out. I love how it came out and hope my partner does too ๐Ÿ™‚ Would be over the moon if I was chosen for the DT of course *wink*

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty, happy weekend!

xoxo, Brigitte

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