While at Creativation this year, I was blessed to be able to meet Sandra Evertson, the talent behind Relics and Artifacts. She creates these amazingly gorgeous matte craft blanks from treasures she has collected around the world. I would definitely encourage you to check out her store. There are so many unique pieces there!
Sandra was so kind to offer to a few of us Canvas Corp designers the opportunity to work with some of her pieces. This is a new area of crafting for me, I have not worked with these blanks in the past.
Keeping it simple seemed like the best option for me. Since I have a memory planner that I like to decorate and journal in, making a charm for it was just the natural use for this gorgeous little flower that I received.
The flower was painted with a little Tattered Angels Verdigris Glimmer Mist. The greenish-blue along with the gold shimmer took to the blank just beautifully. It almost has a watercolor look to it when dry. The key piece was painted with some Vintage Brass Glimmer Mist, which also has gold shimmer in it. Since Glimmer Mist is somewhat transparent, I did add several layers of the color between drying it with my heat tool until I had the look I wanted.
After the pieces were dry, they were attached to a large lobster clasp and chain using some small gold jump rings. Then, to add some more interest to the charm, I used some little brass charm pieces that were picked up at a thrift store.
The little pink tassel at the top of the charm was created by wrapping some thin yarn around a piece of cardstock, then tying it and cutting the loops. Very simple, but it adds a little soft texture in contrast with all the metal brass charms.
The fact that this charm is handmade and totally unique to me makes it all the more special. The vintage feel of the colors and brass charms also adds to its personality!
There are still a number of flower blanks left, as well as some butterfly pieces that I have ideas for. Hopefully I can share them with you in the near future!
More from Marie Nicole...
Recently, Shannon Green shared a video on How to Make a File Folder. It's pretty simple! You just need two sheets of 12x12 paper, some adhesive, and a paper trimmer. You can also use whatever embellishments you would like, but thats totally optional.
Anyway, after she posted her video, she challenged a few of us from the Creative Crew to go ahead and make our own file folders in our own styles. Well, ok then! I think I can handle this one!
I started by grabbing a few papers that I've had for a while now. I like to hoard those pretty papers but then I realize I end up never actually using them and that does no body no good, right?
I followed Shannon's instructions from her video and came up with a bright and modern file folder. Here's my video of the process:
I've always got more and more papers coming into my house and I really need to keep them organized, so hopefully having the knowledge to make my own folder with help in that area!
Best thing about making your own is that you can customize them to fit whatever office decor you may have!
Hope this gives you some ideas on what to do with that paper you have been hoarding (don't deny it, we all do it)!
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Crafting!
Are you ready for a super simple idea you can use in your planner?
I have had these little Flair buttons from Fancy Pants Designs for a while now, and they have just been begging for me to turn them into something cute for my planner!
All you need is these buttons (or any other cute little embellishments you might have), paperclips, paper, and foam adhesive.
First, take your paper and cut out some circles the same size or slightly bigger than your clips. Then, using foam adhesive, Adhere your clip to the back of your embellishment.
Remove the backing from the foam adhesive and sandwich your paperclip between the button and the paper.
These are so simple you can make a bunch in no time at all. You aren't limited to only using them in your planner, either! Use them on cards or in scrapbook layouts, in your office, or as school supplies.
I also made a quick little video of how I put these together. Enjoy!
I'm fairly new to the planner world. I only just got my first planner, a Heidi Swapp Memory Planner, two months ago. I am loving it so far! I thought it would be a lot like regular scrapbooking, but turns out the feel is definitely a bit different!
Of course, there are no rules, you just plan, decorate, and share as you like, but here's a few things Ive been crushing on lately...
I have not done any Project Life or Pocket Letters, so the little pocket pages that come with the planner is a different format for me! I worked on this one and I was really pleased with how it came out!
I used a bunch of papers from my scrap bin. Most of these papers you see here are from DCWV's Mariposa paper pad, but there are also a few papers from Canvas Corp, as well.
I also printed off some of our family photos in black and white to add to my pockets. I printed them wallet size, and then just cut them down to fit inside the 2x2 pockets. I chose to do them in black and white because I felt like that helped to give the whole page a unified look.
The upper right photo has a Heidi Swapp cardstock frame around it, as well. I just love it!
The very bottom left pocket I turned into a shaker. I added some pink and white sequins, some tiny die cut hearts that I misted with Tattered Angels' Mint Julep Glimmer Mist, and a die cut coffee mug.
I do need to get photos printed yet for the last several weeks! I have been pretty busy lately so the photos are lacking, but at least the memories are written down.
Loving my Heidi Swapp Memory planner so far!
So glad you found me! This blog is my little space where I can share bits about my life and my latest crafting projects (mostly handmade cards). My goal is to share, inspire, and to be a positive presence in the creative community.
Take a look around and stop by anytime!
Find me on Instagram!
Canvas Corp Brands
Get Well Cards
Special Occasion Cards
Summer And 4th Of July
Thank You Cards