Thursday, September 23, 2010

I can't think up a good title for this one...

I stumbled upon this cool site called Your Paper Pantry this summer.  It is an online community for crafters/scrappers but what really drew me in was all the monthly swaps you can join.  The two that most appealed to me were the ATC and Flower swaps so I signed up for September.

The theme for the ATC group for September was your dream vacation destination.  Of course, I chose Paris, being such a francophile and all.
I used a box of cereal to cut out the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch cards.  I started by painting the cards with gesso, then added a layer of white acrylic paint.  I then did a layer of crackle medium and finished with a pale pink acrylic paint. 
Then I used SCAL to cutout the eiffel tower in gray cardstock and added black embossing powder to give it a metal-ish feel.  I tied a pale peach ribbon around each card and tucked three flowers into each bow.  All the flowers came from one bunch that cost about $1 in the wedding aisle at Michaels.
I also stamped Paris and a fluer-de-lis in black ink and added two black rhinestones to the corner.

The theme for the flower swap was Shabby Chic.

One of the requirements for this swap is that you must package them as if they were being sold.
I cut a super large tag on my cricut out of a manila folder and glued ledger style paper on top.

I then used this awesome french script stamp with vintage photo distress ink to cover the whole tag and inked the edges with vintage photo as well.

For the flowers, I used four different colors of pink seed beads to make five petal flowers with white centers and two green leaves.  I then backed them all with white crepe paper circles.

In a week or two I'll be receiving my packages from all the other girls with their swap cards and flowers - I can't wait!!



  1. Those are really adorable!! It's so fun to receive mail from other scrappers. Can't wait to see what you get!!

  2. Wow, Heather you did a great job on these! I love the Paris one myself!

  3. How cute are those! I love it. looking forward to seeing more. Cheers, Linda


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