Monday, July 20, 2020

49 and Market Trio of Shutter Cards

Hello Lovelies!! Today I bring to you a Trio of Shutter Cards. I know we have a lot of 49 and Market card fans, so I decided to do something special.  If you aren't sure what a shutter card is, just go to You Tube and check out the many tutorials to do them. I know I have a stash of bits and pieces of laser cuts and paper. These pieces are perfect for turning into cards because they are the perfect size. I created 3 different cards. For 2 of them I used a coordinating card stock for the base, and for one I used Kraft cardstock for a natural look. Each card has a belly band that I created for the closure. Each belly band was decorated with flowers, laser cuts and lace.

Remove the belly band to reveal the surprise message when you open the card. Each card has different  message. But besides words, you could also place small photos behind the shutter, or just pretty pictures. I used the word "Believe" stamp from the Vintage Remnants Label Stamps for this card.  You could also adhere the printed paper to the inside of the card, but I left this card

Here is a closeup of one of the cards. For the belly band, I saved the scalloped circle from the cutout on this inside of the card. I wrapped the belly band with a piece of the Lacy Trim, then adhered the circle to the middle. I placed the butterflies, and flowers in the center and tucked in the leaves and laser cut berries in layers.

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you are inspired to create your own shutter cards! They were a lot of fun to create! xo

49 and Market Products Used:
Vintage Shades Potpourri Cerise flowers
Vintage Remnants Label Stamps

Sunday, July 5, 2020

49 and Market "Summer Breeze" 12x12 layout

Hello Lovelies. I hope that your creative souls have kept you all busy during these difficult times. Today, I bring to you a 12x12 layout created from the Vintage Artistry Sage Collection Pack. I did add 1 page from the original Vintage Artistry. I loved the design that looked like a photo strip. I took one of the elements from the laser cut sheets and cut them in thin strips. I machine sewed on them  in straight lines and zigzag and then adhered the strips to the edges of the layout.

The beauty of the Sage Collection pack are the laser cut sheets included in the pack. All of the layering was done using the laser cuts. I topped them with the gorgeous flowers and leaves and tucked in the lovely butterflies. I sprinkles some art stones around the layering to give it a garden feeling. I dotted the clusters with the smaller Wishing Bubbles. I repeated the process for the lower cluster.

I fussy cut the photo strip from the paper, adhered it to the background paper, raising it with some corrugated cardboard. This became the focus and foundation for the entire layout. Once it was laid out, I began embellishing the entire layout. It came together so easily using the Collection Pack. The wreath was created by adding the leaves and vine from the Sugar Petals pack and the Pixie flowers. I die cut a floral wreath from kraft paper and added it for fullness.

Here is a closeup of the wreath I created by using the 4 stems from the flower pack and twirling them around the paper wreath, Then I cut apart one of the medium leaves and tucked each leaf  in the wreath. I scattered some Pixie Petals on the wreath. Under the wreath I added a Kraft cardstock Spellbinders die cut wreath. I cut 2 of them and layered them for added fullness.

To add dimension to the layout, I raised the photo cluster and both top and bottom clusters, using pop dots and pieces of corrugated cardboard underneath. 

The laser cuts make it so easy to layer your clusters. Add a few flowers here and there, and your cluster is complete. Adhere the butterflies by the body only, then gently lift the wings.

After my cluster was complete, I added some Art Stones and the smaller Wishing Bubbles around it for more texture.

Thank you for joining me and letting me share my layout. I hope it brings you inspiration to create. Be sure to follow the 49 and Market blog for more beautiful inspiration.

49 and Market Products Used:
Vintage Artistry 12x12 Collection Pack