Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Shabby Abby Ballerina Book Box With Tag Album

I love ballet themed work! Ballet is one of those things that encompass all that is beautiful and graceful and reminds us that with hard work our dreams can come true. Out of my love for dance, I created a new set of Reneabouquets Die Cuts called Shabby Abby Ballerina Die Cuts  I drew them from my imagination, colored them in gorgeous, shabby colors, and brought them to life for all of my  ballet loving customers and the following is a Book Box and Tag Album that I created using them:

I started with a Graphic 45 Ivory Tag Album & Book Box that I layered with layers of Blue Fern Attic Charm Paper 

I then added on some My Romantic Heart Lace, and a Prima Montchamp Resin Frame to the book box cover. 

Next, I added some Pink Chunky Glitter Glass to the inside of the frame for a soft shimmery look.

I added Abby to the frame and popped on some of my Tiny Treasures Shabby Pink Roses Dragonflies for added dimension. I added the ballet slippers from the set onto the top corner of my box,

and then added the Graceful piece from the set onto the bottom.

To finish off the Shabby look on the Box top, I added some cheesecloth for softness and texture along with some Pink & White Roses & Gardenias, and a mini rose from the Pink & Ivory Mini Roses Set.

For the Book Binding side of the box, I covered it with music note tissue paper that I inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye, and  Tattered Rose Ink , and then folded the remaining part of the lace over it and attached it with clear glue.

For the "Pages" of the book, I used Ranger Texture Paste, and ran a comb through it while it was wet, and then let it dry and inked the pages with tea dye ink for a beautiful, shabby look.

I took the tag album that comes with the book box and covered the tags with the Attic Charm Papers that I used on the book box, and some other papers that matched. For the cover tag, I added Tattered Pink Tulle, some resin pieces, another Graceful Piece from the Die Cut Set, along with seam binding and trims that I topped with a Marie Antoinette Button.

This is the backside of the 1st tag and the front of the 2nd tag that I made a pocket and covered with Rose Crown Lace and then tucked in some sweet little tags that I made from the Attic Charm papers.

This is the backside of the 2nd Tag that I added a Sweet Heart Applique to as well as some roses from the Pink & White Roses & Gardenias Mulberry Paper Flower Set, and the Pink & Ivory Mini Roses Set. The cover of the 3rd tag has a sweet ballerina resin, and some Crochet Cluny Lace #002.

And this is the backside of the 3rd Tag, that has some of the Crochet Cluny Lace #002

I finished out the back of the book box with some of the tissue paper, painted it randomly with some Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint , and then inked it to bring out the crackle finish. The book is held closed with a little clip and some hand dyed seam binding.

Thanks for stopping by for my blog post!! I hope you have enjoyed my shabby chic project!! I encourage you to find the time to create something "Beautiful With An Edge" all your own. Creating is so good for the soul!! Hugs ~Renea

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Reneabouquets~Born To Be A Star Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Pocket Journal

  When I got the new Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Paper Pad in the and Reneabouquets Etsy Shop, I was dying to get to scrap with it!! I just love those bold colors mixed with the black and creams. I decided to do one of my FAV off the page projects, a Sewn Pocket Journal:

I started with a Sewn Pocket Journal Base, and inked it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink. I cut the papers down to fit the front and back and layered those on, inking the distressing and inking the edges with the same ink.

Next, I added on some Black Doily Lace , took a Blue Fern Small Roman Clock Chipboard and emboss inked it with some Ranger Big Emboss It Ink and embossed the clock with some gold embossing powder, and then added some Black Microbeads for textures. I then cut an image from the papers and let the clock piece "frame" it. I created a flower cluster using the Large Rose from the Ivory Mulberry Paper Wild Roses, Gardenias & Leaves Set, and a Small Rose from the 

To add my sentiment "Born To Be A Star" in, I took a Baroque Metal Frame, and cut the first part of the Sentiment out and added it to it, then added on some crystals that matched the papers, and then cut the Star along with the Graphic from the papers, added a large crystal and added that to the bottom corner of the clock.

I then cut some of the Hollywood Stamps from the papers folded those and then took a Tarnished Brass, Metal Clip Bookmark With Cabochon, cut a piece from the papers and added that to the glass dome, and used the clip to attach the stamps to the pocket.

Here you can see all the tuck ins that I created to go inside the Pocket, that one can use to journal, and add small moments to. They include:
2-Large Double Sided Tags with Seam Binding Bows and Vintage Peacock Brooch Accents
2- Medium Double Sided Pieces

2-Smaller Double Sided Pieces
1-Folded, Double Sided Booklet 
1-Double Sided Stamp Strip

And this is the Back Side that is finished out in matching, distressed and inked, papers.

I just love creating these pieces, and I hope that you have enjoyed my walk through of this one!! If you would like to grab some of the items used on this project from the store, please feel free to use Coupon Code: RENEABOUQUETS at checkout to take 10% off of your purchase. (Coupon Code good for website only).
Hugs, Renea

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Romantic Teddy Bear Tag Using Reneabouquets Products~

So, I was in the mood to create something romantic today and I chose to grab my Reneabouquets Always & Forever Kit that features the Blue Fern Heartland Paper Collection, along with some other goodies from the and Reneabouquets Etsy and create this sweetly, romantic, oversize Teddy Bear Tag:

I started with the Bycycle For Two paper from the kit, and cut it into a 4 x 8 1/2 inch oversized tag. I then took a layer

I then took a layer of corrugated board and inked it heavily, on all the raised edges with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink. Next, I used some of  Diamond Glitter Glass from the kit,  around the edges of the corrugated board, tucked in the ivory frame from the kit, layered on some paper from the kit, added some burlap pieces, 

and then topped all those layers with one of my sweet Teddy Bear Tags, and two of my Tiny Treasures Sweet Nothing Butterflies. I added a seam binding bow to the top of the tag and topped that with a Grace Button.

At the bottom I layered in pieces of the Tattered Rose Tulle from the kit, an ivory rose, a Dusty Rose Mulberry Flower, a Dusty Pink Mini Rose, and some leaves that come with all of my flower sets. 

For the back side, I added a Calling Card piece that I cut from the kit papers.

I hope you have enjoyed my sweetly romantic project, and I hope you get to grab one of the kits, and some of those "Beautiful With An Edge" Products and create something romantic of your own!! Hugs ~Renea

Items used on this project from the and Reneabouquets Etsy:
Items from the kit:

Other RB Items Used:

Friday, January 27, 2017

Love Layout Created With The Reneabouquets Always & Forever Kit~

Today, I have a layout that I created with the Reneabouquets Always & Forever Kit that you can find in the and the Reneabouquets Etsy Shops:

The kit Includes:
Blue Fern Heartland Papers:
1-12 x 12 Double Sided Paper In SWEET ON YOU
1-12 x 12 Double Sided Paper In XOXO
1-12 x 12 Double Sided Paper In BICYCLE FOR TWO
1-12 x 12 Double Sided Paper In LOVE SONG SERENADE
1-12 x 12 Double Sided Paper In ALL YOU NEED
1-12 x 12 Double Sided Paper In LOVE BLOOMS
1-12 x 12 Double Sided Paper In LOVE NOTES
1-12 x 12 Double Sided Paper In KISS KISS
1-12 x 12 Double Sided Paper In RED ROSE BALL
1-12 x 12 Double Sided Paper In VALENTINE PARTY
1-Package Blue Fern Frilly Hearts Chipboard
1-Set Reneabouquets Vintage Cherub Die Cuts 2 1/2 inch size option 1 Right Facing Cherub & 1 Left Facing Cherub 
1-Set Reneabouquets Sweetheart Soft Yellow Butterflies
1-Set Of 3 Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Sweet As Candy Butterflies
1-18 Inch Piece (1/2 Yard) Of 3 Inch Wide Timeless White Lace
1-18 Inch Piece (1/2 Yard) Inch Wide Tattered Rose Tulle
1-Set Of Reneabouquets Mulberry Paper Flowers & Leaves (24 piece coordinating set)
1-Set Of Reneabouquets Trinkets that include 1-Ivory Oval Frame, 1- Vintage Metal Scissors, 1-Copper Spoon, & 2 Small Keys
1- .5 ounce Jar of Reneabouquets Diamond Glitter Glass

And this is my layout that I created with it:

 I started with the All You Need Paper, 

and then took a piece of the Valentine Party paper, cut it down and punched the edges.

I then layered on the Timeless White Lace from the kit, gussied up some corrugated board by spraying it first with Prima Pearl White Bloom Spray

coating the edges with some sand paste and then sprinkling it with some of the Diamond Glitter Glass from the kit and making puddles of seed beads for lots of YUMMY texture!!

At the top corner of the photo, I added a white paper doily and then layered in the Ivory Resin Frame from the kit, added a Prima Resin Ballerina to the frame, and then added a small rose from the Reneabouquets Mini Roses & Leaves - Dusty Rose Set , and a small flower from the Reneabouquets Roses & Leaves -Spring Green Set, and then cutting "love song" from one of the paper titles and popping that on with some foam tape.

Next, I took the small Frilly Heart Chipboard from the kit, cut the "love" piece from the Love Notes Paper in the kit, inking the edges with 
Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye Ink, adding pearls and then adding it the heart.

I then created flower accents on both sides of the heart using gardenias, cosmos daisies and leaves from the kit along with 2 large roses from the Reneabouquets Roses & Leaves Spring Green Set.
I then added on the Sweetheart Pale Yellow Butterflies from the kit for added dimension and unique beauty.

To add in just a bit more texture to the background, I used some Ranger Texture Paste, and a Tim Holtz Doily Stencil

I just love dimension and texture!! I hope you have loved taking a peek at my layout, and I hope that you get a chance to grab one of the "Beautiful With An Edge" Always & Forever Kits and come scrap along with me!! Hugs ~Renea

Items Used On This Layout From The Reneabouquets Always & Forever Kit:
Blue Fern Heartland Paper

Blue Fern Frilly Heart Chipboard (Small Heart)
Reneabouquets Sweetheart Soft Yellow Butterflies
Reneabouquets Diamond Glitter Glass
Reneabouquets Flower Set (Gardenias, Leaves, Cosmos Daisies)
Reneabouquets Trinkets (Ivory Frame)
Timeless White Lace
Items Used from and the Reneabouquets Etsy:
Reneabouquets Roses & Leaves Set-Spring Green
Reneabouquets Mini Roses & Leaves Set- Dusty Rose
Prima Resin Ballerina
Prima Pearl White Bloom Spray
Ranger Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Doily Stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye Ink

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Merry Christmas Pocket Journal~A Reneabouquets Project

Today, I have a sweet Christmas Pocket Journal to share with you that I created to go into my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop that features items that you can find in my and Reneabouquets Etsy.
It features a pocket that has lots of tags and journaling cards tucked in that one can use to journal or place small photos on.

I created the 9 inch x 6 inch pocket and all the paper pieces from the Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas Paper Collection. The pocket was created from the Deck The Halls Paper, and the tuck ins and Vintage Image piece on the pocket front are from the Holiday Cards Paper.
I added some lace at the top and then used some Rose Crown Lace on the bottom
I added some Mulberry Flowers and Leaves from my Peppermint Red & White Roses & Leaves Set, along with some other blooms, a sweet resin frame and a fussy cut stocking and Merry Christmas piece that I added some jingle bells to.

There are 2-Large Double Sided Tags with Seam Binding Bows and mini peppermint rose accents.
2-Smaller, Double Sided Journaling Cards
and 1- small piece that opens up booklet style 

I just love creating these type of pieces! Anything with sweet place to tuck in memories is right up my alley! Thank you for stopping by for a quick peek at my project, and here is to lots of fun Holiday crafting!! Hugs, ~Renea

Items from the and Reneabouquets Etsy:
Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas Paper Collection

Monday, December 5, 2016

December~A Vintage Christmas Layout With Blue Fern Studios

For my second Blue Fern Studios December Project, I have a Vintage Christmas Layout that I created with the Vintage Christmas Paper Collection:

I took a layer of  Wonderland Paper, and I created an angled cut and then did some lacing,

with seam binding and created a large bow that I topped with a mulberry paper flower.

I then did some stenciling with texture paste to create a frosty, textural Winter look.

I then ran some lace up the side, took a Blue Fern Ruth's Doily Chipboard Piece and stipple painted it with some gesso, and added my Vintage photo which is one that I recolored and added some angel wings to.

I created a flower layer using a mulberry paper flower that I sprayed with fake snow, a Blue Fern Christmas Bloom and a Soft Blossom. I took a little bottle brush wreath, added a bow and some beads and added that to the floral layer. The handcrafted butterflies are some of my Sweet Pea Glitter Glass Butterflies.

I used a 2nd sheet of the Wonderland Paper, and cut out the tree and the top rose piece and added those onto my layout with foam tape to make the design pop. I then painted the tree with sand texture paste, added some glitter glass and beads to "decorate" it. I added more flowers to the top cut out piece as well.

Here I have a side view that shows all the texture and dimension of all the technique and layering work.

I just love a Vintage Christmas look and Blue Fern Products make it easy to capture that look and add in all the perfect details!! I hope you are getting to enjoy some Holiday Crafting, staying inside and warm!! Hugs ~Renea

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Joyful Christmas Book Box & Tag Album~Blue Fern Studios

For my third and final Blue Fern Studios Design Team project, I have a Christmas themed Book Box with Tag Album Set to share with you. I created this piece using the Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas Paper Collection. 

The book box was already a beautiful Ivory color and so I just started layering on goodies to quickly produce a wonderful Vintage Christmas look.
I used a layer of  Jolly Paper that I distressed the edges on, and then took a layer of  Let It Snow Paper, distressed the edges on it and popped it on for a double layer look. 

I added wide gold lace to the "binding" side of the book box and wrapped it around to the front over the edges of the paper layers.

I then took a Blue Fern Studios Dangled Flake Chipboard Piece, painted it with gesso, and then randomly dabbed it with embossing ink, and heat embossed it with Imagine Ink 14 Karat Embossing Powder. I cut out the candy cane piece from the Holiday Cards Paper, and mounted it in the frame, topped it with a hand dyed seam binding bow, and white mini rose, and then added one of my handcrafted Victorian Christmas Die Cuts.

Here you can see all the texture that the embossing powder adds to the frame.

At the corner of the frame, I added a mulberry paper flower, leaves and a Blue Fern Soft Blossom Flower.  I cut the "A Joyful Christmas" piece from the Holiday Cards Paper, edged it with puff paint and added some tiny jingle bells.

I added some elegant lace to the sides of the book box and created a closure tie with some more gold and white lace.

On the inside of the box, I used some Let It Snow Paper to cover the left hand side, and added more of the elegant lace. The tag album had 3 double sided tags and I got to work decorating them.

The front tag features Twas The Night Paper topped with a Holiday Cards Paper Piece, some lace, some Blue Fern Soft Blossoms, mini mulberry paper rose.

The back side is covered with the Twas The Night Paper.

The Second Tag features Holiday Treats Paper, topped with a Holiday Cards Paper piece, and some Delicate Lace.

The back side features more Holiday Treats Paper, topped with a Holiday Cards Paper piece, and some Delicate Lace.

The third tag features Twas The Night Paper, topped with Timeless Lace and a Holiday Cards Paper Piece.

And the back side features Twas The Night Paper.

I covered the back side of the book box with Jolly Paper for a finished designer look.

I hope that you have enjoyed my work for Blue Fern Studios as much as I have enjoyed working with their gorgeous products!! Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Vintage Christmas 2 Paper Collection:
Let It Snow
Holiday Cards
Holiday Treats
Twas The Night

Dangled Flake

Imagine Ink:
14 Karat Embossing Powder

Soft Blossoms