Thursday, May 18, 2017

Loaded Envelope : A touch of Shabby Chic and Victorian with Lace, Handmade Flowers and a Domed Shaker Wand - Graphic 45 Romantique paper line

Darling Anna (my swap partner made a video of it (I'm grateful since I haven't been able to get my camera set up) Here' the link:  (give her channel some crafter's love and like and subscribe to her channel !! :D )

I wanted to get this LE out to its new home so I rushed to take pics and sadly the colors are muted since it was night and I only had a table lamp to light the area. I used Graphic 45 Romantique paper for the main color scheme:  browns, golds, coral, sage and a light blue.  I am loving this new "fad" in paper crafting -The Loaded Envelopes are like creating and receiving a mini Christmas!!

I made these flowers from a coral colored Bazzill cardstock using McGill Geranium Paper Blossoms punch.  They sort of remind me of Peonies.
The arched lace, white flat tassel lace, and the leaf (with rhinestone) lace (on the back) are from Tresors de Luxe .  I just LOVE everything from that shop!
I've been "envious" of all those crafters making the wands with domes.  When I received my order of clear ornaments I stopped what I was doing and made a shaker wand for this LE.  Who needs to vacuum anyway right??

It was a little "overstuffed" after I added all the goodies so I added a ribbon just to give it support in shipping.

Here's the back
Adored this rhinestone brooch!!  I left it where it could be easily removed so the wonderful crafter receiving it could use it on another project .. or if she likes "blingy" jewelry like I do, she can wear it. 

What it looked like before being "stuffed" 

Now for the GOODIES!!  
Not having enough room for all the gifts and goodies is a bummer - so I made a close-able, expandable middle.  
 All of this is stuffed inside!  The three little mini book charms do have beads attached but the pic isn't showing them.  Some die cuts, a Gorjuss stamp, flatback rhinestone chains, tiny decorated mini notebook, wood mini candle holders, some charms, Tim Holtz Distress Embossing powder, ribbons and more .. and .. I included an Idaho Spud Candy Bar lol -- some people love them, some people think they're disgusting .. I'm like "IT'S GOT CHOCOLATE IN IT" so it's all good.    

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 Anna Griffin's new pocket dies were perfect to create a rose design pocket to hold some tags on the back of this little sewing kit .. of just buttons.
  Here's the backs of the wands - both of these are shaker wands.  Sad that the colors look so washed out in the photos but you can get the idea.