Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bonjour mon ami!

Good day my friend!

I have a very special box and tag to share
with you today.  If you've followed my
posts, at all, then you know that I love
Graphic 45 collections!!

Today, I'm sharing an octagon shaped box,
and a coordinating tag, made using papers from
I love it!! :)

The box is part of a cutting file collection from SVG Cuts
and it's called 
"Maison de Madeline."
I cut it out 
using my Silhouette Cameo.

Side note:  I am in love with my Cameo, again,
because I have re-discovered it using
SVG Cuts 
files!  They are created so well
and are so easy to use.  Mary and Leo do all they can
to make each kit really special and to provide
us will clear instructions for assembly.

**please click on photos to enlarge**

Here's another look at the top and inside of the box
and it let's you see just how beautiful these
double sided papers really are.

The tag was cut with a file from Bird's Cards,
but try as I might, I could not locate it
(so I could give you a link) and didn't want to
take the 
time to do it right now.

If I find it later, I will 
update this post with a link.

She's got some gorgeous new files, so I know
I'm going to have to go back and download them!!
Please do stop by her site and leave her a tip,
if you download her freebies!!

Box and Tag ingredients:

Graphic 45 French Country Collection:
"Abundance" and "Provance"

Kaiser Stamp set:  Flourishes - #C5721

Copic Markers:  G94, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y23, YR18

Punch: Martha Stewart "3-in-1 Butterfly"

Ranger:  Vintage Photo and Antique Linen
Momento:  Rich Cocoa

Embellishments:Cousin: Key (from WalMart)
Cousin:  Natural Polished Hemp (WalMart)
Stickles:  Diamond
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:  Dazzling Diamonds
Ribbon:  Offray Black
Silk flowers (from stash)

I taught this in a class today at
Memories of Time
and promised my students that I would
put up a video tutorial
teaching how to make the bows we made
in class, using only our fingers.

Well, I found one, and it's a bit
different than how I taught them,
but it is very similar and it works just
as well, so here you go:

It's produced by Jak Heath and she does an excellent
job of teaching the technique.

AND, for Linda:
That cute little Graphic 45 pocket card
I was trying to tell you about.

Thank you for stopping by to
see what I've been making!

Be sure to drop in again soon.
Au revoir mon ami!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱

Friday, April 5, 2013

Happily Ever After....

I know it's not June and the traditional
time for weddings, but I was in the mood
to make a wedding card, so here you go...

This sweet little image is from
A Day For Daisies and is called

It depicts a young girl wearing an over-sized wedding gown
and dreaming of her special day.  I think it's
a perfect image for a wedding or bridal shower card.

*please click on the photos to enlarge*

Here's a look at the inside:

Card ingredients:

Card size:  6" x 6"

Paper used:
Neenah Solar white
Bazzill cardstock for card base
Papermania Lucy Cromwell 12" x 12" Designerstax

Colored with my Copic Markers

Sentiment:  Taylored Expressions Stamp:  "Many Minis - Occasions"

Dies used:
Memory Box:  "La Rue Flourish"
SpellBinders: "Decorative Labels Eight"
Taylored Expressions:  "Designer Mini Tags"

Embossing Folder:
Cuttlebug:  "Swiss Dots"

Punch used:
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edge border

Kaiser 1/2 pearls "Snow"
Zva Creavtive pearl spray
Mini roses:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon and Tulle from stash
Handmade (by me) hat pins

Thank you for dropping by to see my work!

Have a blessed day!

╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱