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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Feelin' a li'l Shabby . . . . . .

. . . . . Shabby chic that is!!  I have been on a bit of a roll these past few weeks . . . . a real creative one!!  I rarely do shabby chic.  Can never seem to manage it or pull it off very successfully . . . that is . . . till now!!  It actually all started with my paper flowers....they were coming out so shabby looking that it inspired me to create something shabby chic to keep them in, but what??? . . . . . then at 3am one morning it hit me!!   MILK CARTONS!!!  yep, milk cartons . . . little shabby chic ones!!  Each milk carton would be colour matched to the flowers it would hold and this is how they turned out......






I found a freebie SVG file that I adapted by adding the little window and cut them on my Cricut!!  I have used some scraps from Graphic 45 Baby to Bride papers....I just love these papers.  They are so soft and feminine...perfect for creating shabby chic!!...The butterflies are ones I have hand crocheted; the paper flowers are the smallest of the paper flower sets I create.  The tags are from the collection and the bling is from Recollections.  I have added a scalloped circle to the top, just for some protection on the cardstock edges and also a little more embellishing.  The cartons are held closed with some mini clips that have been accented with seam binding......

BUT WAIT......THERE'S MORE......

I got so caught up in the shabbiness of it all that I created these...




I downloaded the 3D Letters from SVGCUTS and created these!!  I just love them.  The files are really easy to use and go together pretty quickly.  My letters are only about 5.5" tall and about an inch or so wide. These were cut from the Extra's file for 6x12 mat users and the different files or pieces fitted perfectly on A4 cardstock.  The papers I have used are Grant Archivals "Grace Taylor ~ Vintage" . . . they were perfect for the shabby chic look I was creating and best of all they were pink . . . you can never go wrong with pink!!.  The flowers are mulberry paper flowers that I buy from an ebay seller here in Australia and all the bling is from Recollections.

There is one more project to come . . . . but I have to clean my room so that I can  photograph it . . . . Hopefully I will be back with you all soon....
 . . . . . . . as always
. . . . . . love and blessings to you all


PS: No prizes for guessing who the "E" is for  ???   . . . . . 

2 comments:

  1. That would have to "E" for "Esther" - surely???!!!

    Loving all the items in your post, as always. :)

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  2. :) lol Welllllllll......sorry Esther.....but thanks so much for dropping by!! {{hugs}} Kimi xx

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