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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Christmas Cheer Ornaments - Blue Fern

Just over a week until Christmas! Sharing a few fun ornaments created with the new Blue Fern Christmas Cheer paper collection and chipboard today... 

On the "Christmas Cuties" chipboard, I painted them off-white and polished with glass beads mixed media gel. I wanted the focus to be the "delighted" paper, surrounded by soft elegance.

I used some pretty Blue Fern "summer blooms" and ribbon that matched perfectly for this project!

Thanks for taking a peek today & happy holidays!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas Cheer Box - Blue Fern

Happy Friday! I am here to share a handmade kirigami box... perfect for the gift giving season. This box was made with the phenomenal new Blue Fern Christmas Cheer collection. The coordinating ephemera and chipboard in this collection is so vintage and just my style! I added a white bloom from the Homespun collection and a silver charm from the Radiance collection.

On the "Christmas Cheer" chipboard piece, I simply stippled gesso and sprayed with light green mist. At the bottom of the box topper I glued some gorgeous Blue Fern lace, to polish it off. This box is 4"x 4"x 4". These take a bit of time to make but are worth putting something special in them. Here is a link to a previous tutorial I did on how to make the basic box: https://simplypaperandcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/07/kirigami-box-tutorial.html

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my project.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Bloom Layout - Blue Fern

I am pretty sure that Blue Fern's Bird Waltz collection is my FAVE to date. Here is a layout of my daughter's school photo.  I usually have a hard time with school photo layouts, but this was the perfect paper collection for the "fake" picture backdrop they provided.  So Whimsical!

Many gorgeous Bleu Fern products layered on here... Summer, Pink and Apricot blooms, "take flight" bird chipboard (used chalk ink for colours), "bloom" title chipboard (used ink base and topped with Blue Fern's morning sun powder), "floral lace" chipboard (distressed inked).

 I added some pretty doily accents from my stash and tucked more blooms in the corner.

Thanks for visiting the blog today!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Take Flight Layout - Blue Fern

Gosh... Blue Fern's Bird Waltz collection is so divine. Here is my "Take Flight" layout of when we left our house of 17 years and many memories. Loved this backyard!

Wow, just look at the gorgeous flowers, chipboard and heavenly paper! Due to the style of this layout, I kept the chipboard simple and only used some chalk ink on them. Close-up #1... includes take flight chipboard, dragonfly blossoms, summer blooms, bird waltz ephemera, and amazing paper layers.

Close-up #2... includes, oh so many pretty summer blooms and I chopped up some floral lace chipboard for the swirls around the flowers. More distressed paper layers!

Hope you like my layout!

Friday, August 30, 2019

"Hello" Layout - Blue Fern Studios

Sharing a layout today showcasing Blue Fern's Radiance collection which includes pretty papers, gorgeous chipboard, amazing lace and fantastic flowers.  All I needed to do is add a doily from my stash.  The picture is a throwback to a little puppy abandoned from its mother at 7 weeks old (picture taken over 25 years ago), that we ended up loving for almost 17 years before he passed away.

On the first close-up you can see that I cut a large ornate corner chipboard flourish to better suit my layout.  On the larger portion I inked it dark yellow and then randomly glued some fabulous sunbeam powder on it.

On the small portion of the flourish above and also the "hello" chipboard below, I used a mix of gesso and seafoam powder to give it a shabby chic look.

As always, thanks for stopping by to take a look at my project!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Christmas in July - Blue Fern

I am sharing a few "Christmas in July" tags made with Blue Fern's Homespun collection.  This was a fun challenge to use an unrelated collection and turn it into a few festive looking oversized gift tags.

On the first tag I used Barb's Medallion Chipboard, painted it white and topped it with diamond dust glass for a chilly look.  I then added a round adhesive shape from the Homespun collection and surrounded it with Blue Fern blooms... again adding diamond dust to the white flowers. The white ribbon is also from Blue Fern.

On the second tag I used some gorgeous Blue Fern white lace, white flowers and a coordinating Homespun adhesive shape.  The red ribbon is also from Blue fern so I dug into my stash to find a few red blooms to complement the papers and the pretty ribbon to add contrast to the fantastic white flowers and lace.

Thanks as always for stopping by to take a peek today!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Wild & Free Layout - Blue Fern

Sharing a layout created with Blue Fern's Wanderlust and Happy Accident collections.  This is a snapshot of the lakehouse before our renovations begin. Lots of layers and distressing and chipboard on this project!

Here is a close-up of A Spring Day chipboard bird (coated with oatmeal powder), Happy Accident ephemera and various Blue Fern blooms.

On this close-up, more of A Spring Day chipboard... the bird coated with oatmeal powder and the rest inked. All topped with a variety of Blue Fern blooms. There is also a Classic Mini Chipboard Frame that I distress inked and randomly glued oatmeal powder for a rustic look.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek today!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Layout with Blue Fern's RADIANCE Collection

I am sharing a layout created with the new Radiance collection from Blue Fern.  These papers and blooms are truly gorgeous.  This collection also features some pretty silver charms and lace too!  I accented with bling and a doily from my stash to pull everything together for a vintage look.  For the title I even used an adhesive shape from the Remnants collection... that just fit perfectly on here.

On the close-up you can see the cute butterfly charm, Radiance and Apricot collection blooms, Mina's border chipboard (I simply randomly distressed inked it) and some of that gorgeous vintage green lace.

Thanks for taking a peek at my project today!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Gift Card Holder - Blue Fern

I am sharing a fun card I made using all of the scraps left over from projects I have created for Blue Fern since February. Can you spot the collections? Homespun, Heartland, Remnants, Wanderlust, Amber & Apricot.

Inside is a coffee shop gift card holder with Happy Accident collection ephemera.

On the front I used Blue Fern seedlings on the love letter chipboard and some pretty flowers too.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Monday, April 29, 2019

If These Walls Could Talk Layout - Blue Fern

This is the cute bungalow we moved from last year (yet remained in the same community), after purchasing our lake house. I still get emotional when I think of almost 18 years worth of memories in that place.

For this layout I used Blue Fern's gorgeous Remnants paper collection, coordinating adhesive shapes, lace, flowers, garden daisies chipboard and tattered walls ephemera. A few little embellishments from my stash to tie everything together.

On the close-up, you can see that I used Blue Fern's lavender seedlings on the garden daisies chipboard. They perfectly matched the purple lilacs in the photo. I still miss all the pretty lilacs we had on that property! Well, as always... thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my project today.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Altered Can and Jar - Blue Fern

I decided to have some fun altering a tomato can and a mayonnaise jar...

I just can't seem to get enough of Blue Fern's Homespun and Heartland collections.  

On the tomato can I added an adhesive butterfly from the Remnants collection, Tattered walls ephemera and Blue Fern flowers too. Nothing from my stash on here - this is ALL gorgeous Blue Fern product.

On the mayonnaise jar, Homespun adhesive shapes, Tattered walls ephemera, Blue Fern flowers, ribbon and flourish heart chipboard... again nothing from my stash on this project either!

On the heart chipboard I inked in dark pink and then randomly glued some pink embossing powder on top for a thick shabby look. Well... once again tanks for stopping by to take a peek at my projects!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Travel Cards & Envelope Set - Blue Fern

Taking a little family trip soon and thought this would be a great journaling card set, for my 3 kids...

Wanderlust and is such a fantastic paper collections for this type of project! I simply grabbed a craft envelope, stamped with a beautiful Blue Fern background stamp, added paper layers, plus coordinating adhesive shapes, directions chipboard, and lots of inking on this project.

Above is a close-up of the envelope. As you can see... lots of distress ink used on here from stamping to chipboard and on the paper edges too.

On the 3 little cards, more adhesive shapes and inked directions chipboard. I am very sure I will be using more of this pretty collection post-vacation!  Thanks for stopping by to view my project today.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Lake House Layout - Blue Fern

We moved to a lakefront house a while back (less than 2 miles from our last house)... what a change and more renovations still to be done!  I will share a layout of my previous house at another time.

For this layout I used the gorgeous Blue Fern Amber & Apricot paper collection, coordinating adhesives shapes, tattered walls ephemera, rose leaves and hook & keys chipboard, plus gorgeous flowers. Lots of distressed layers and only a few embellishments from my stash.

On the leaves and key chipboard pieces I used variety of inks and chalks, for a rustic look. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my newest project!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wedding Gift Set - Blue Fern Studios

Well, I think it is obvious that I simply adore Blue Fern's HOMESPUN collection... so, I created a country style wedding card & gift bag set.

On the card I used several of the collection's adhesive accents plus LOVE STORY ACCENTS chipboard and beautiful Blue Fern flowers too!  I primed the chipboard with gesso, glazed on some glass beads medium and quickly sprinkled some embossing glitter (Blue Fern), as well added some diamond glass to the dress (for more texture).  The only thing from my "stash" is the pink heart paper doily.

For the gift bag, I used a simple craft bag and a circle doily I had... then I added Homespun paper collection layers, adhesive accents, Blue Fern flowers and more love store accents chipboard too.  On the chipboard I used texture paste and sprinkled some Blue fern embossing glitter before it dried.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at project today!