Sunday, March 12, 2017

Loaded Envelope for a Swap @ Liza's Craft Shop on Facebook!!

Hi again crafty friends!! I'm finally back with a project share! I would have posted this so much sooner but I was waiting until my partner got back from being out of town and she made it back home tonight I'm hoping that she's already opened up her package! (crossing my fingers lol ) 
Anyhow I was very excited to make this Loaded Envelope as I have made others before. Although I must say that I took such a liking to this one a little more because I used that beautiful blinged out flower in the center as my focal point! Not only that but I'm glad that she likes purple cuz this one was a beautiful color of purple. It wasn't too bright and I found the perfect papers to go with it! 

I first began by using a tutorial that I've used before as my base. A fellow crafter and youtuber did this tutorial and I think its super easy! Click here to view this tutorial! I then decided to use some Prima papers, I used some from Fairy Belle and from Princess collection. I thought they went very well with the flower in the center that came from my guest dt pkg from Esme, the owner of Crafty Me Shop on Facebook. I used also some bling leaves from Prima. I added white pearl sprays with the fabric flower. I tried making a paper Rosette and while it was super easy, I didn't like that it stayed a little lopsided lol, I used cookie sticks instead of paper straws because I felt they were way more sturdy than paper straws. I just wrapped some thin , dainty laces around them using Fabritac adhesive. You can find these @ Michaels or any other craft shop, click here to view what they look like. They come in a variety of sizes and quanities. I hope you will give these a try sometime!! 

I then added a pocket of mesh/lace trim from my stash on the back and front. I adhered pearl trim around the entire back of the envelope. I adhered the same pearl trim on the front in certain areas as well. On the sides I used some beautiful pink trim from Crafty Me shop and in the center of that I added some tiny rosette with pearl trim from my stash. 
I used some Lindy's Magicals to color the two chipboard pieces that I had from FabScraps, I gessoed them first then brushed on the magicals, Love that color! It matched the flower perfect!! Then I just made a small altered paper clip with my Martha Stewart butterfly punch, I layered it, added mod podge for sturdiness and stickles, rinestone in the center too. Then added tags from the Prima paper collections with some butterfly paper clips. On the back I added a white fan with a beautiful cameo in the center for added decor. Plus it would hold up my paper rosette better. Lastly I added the beautiful fabric flower that I had recieved on my guest dt kit from Flair By Me, I just added hot glue to ahere it to the cookie stick, then just added some pearl garland . I also made a tag to go inside the envelope along with the wand. I was gonna include some goodies inside like she did with mine but they didn't fit very well so decided to pack them separate. I do hope that she likes it!!