Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Shabby Spiral Notebook by DT Member Sandi Nagel

Good morning everyone, Sandi here with my next DT project for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet.


I used papers and chipboard from my stash; and my cinch binding machine to create this spiral notebook. However, you can easily decorate the cover to any spiral notebook you already have.
To add a touch of elegance to the inside front and back covers, I used Pink Scalloped Trim.
I decided to glue down a piece of craft color cardstock on the cover. (approx.. 9x7). The cardstock serves as a strong paper base, where I can glue other items on to. I then added Gold Embroidered Tulle Lace on the edge on one side of the cardstock, and a scalloped stretch trim on the other side.
I then took a piece of grey corrugated paper (approx.. 9x6) to lay my design on. I cut two Square Silver Metal Filigrees right down the middle. These served as the corner pieces. To accentuate the metal corners, I used Flatback Pearl Buttons.
I used tags and stickers from my stash on the upper part. To decorate the bottom third of the corrugated paper, I layered several trims. First I glued the gold dangle trim. I then glued the French Script Trim on top of it. I then glued down the Pink Gimp Trim, and right on the edge, I glued down the flat back pearl trim for that finishing touch.
To accentuate the trims, I used a Silver Wrap Filagree with a Rhinestone Cameo on the center. Once I was done decorating the corrugated paper, I adhered it to the cardstock, using double sided tape and scraps of chipboard, for that dimensional effect.
Please check out Sandi's Social Media.
SCB Design Team Member: Sandi Nagel, Decor8yourlife
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Blog/Website: http://www.decor8yourlife.com/
Items from Shabby is Chic Boutique:
Gold Embroidered Tulle Lace
Scalloped Stretch Trim
Pink Gimp Trim
Script Ribbon in Pink

Silver Wrap Filagree

Monday, 27 February 2017

Shabby Chic Doily Wall Hanging by Special Designer Maggie White

Hi everyone, Maggie here with my design team project for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet, the end of February. 

 I want to share my Shabby Chic Wall Hanging.  I was inspired by the lovely vintage image I chose to use.  As you can see I embellished it with SCB's beautiful laces and appliques. 
Please also check out my video I have done on my YouTube Channel with my project.
 Please check out the Shabby is Chic Boutique shop on Zibbet to see the new products that arrive weekly.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Magical Unicorn Carousel by Betty A.

Good morning everyone, Betty here today with my next project for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet.
This truly was a fun project to create. What better way to show case Shabby Chic trims from Amy's store than a shabby carousel featuring the trendy unicorns. I have created a short video to show how the carousel works!
I started out using 2 styro foam round disc measuring 1-3/16in x 8-7/8 inches for the center measuring 7-5/8 in. Using my Cricut, I cut out a 10 inch circle for the roof of the carousel. After covering the paper towel roll, attach it to the bottom and the top of the styro foam base.

  Lastly, glue on the roof for the carousel.
Oh and I can't forget that I used a 7inch Turntable to make it move!
I used an array of trims from the SCB store, and I hope you will pop over to the Zibbet Shop and get some for yourself.
I hope you have found some inspiration here today!
Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!

Shabby Chic Clock by Sandi Nagel

Hello everyone, Sandi here with my first project for Shabby is Chic Boutique. I have a step by step instruction tutorial for you, so let's get started!

First Step is to take the clock apart, and then apply gesso on the clock surface you’ll be working with (the inside and out).  Allow the gesso to dry and apply a second coat.
Next, you will tear some strips of scrapbook paper (the thinner the sheet the better), you may also use napkins if you wish. Decoupage the torn strips on the clock. Pressing firmly with your brush, ensuring there are no air bubbles left.  For this altered clock, I chose to apply the strips sparingly, as I wanted to paint some of the surface. I painted areas with a light green chalk paint, and I painted the inside of the clock as well.
Once the paint was dry, I applied some white gesso sparingly on both the painted outside area, and on the decoupaged area.  Once this was dry, I sprayed several shades of glimmer mist to add some sparkle to the clock.
For the back (lid) portion of the clock, I took 2 pieces of 6x6 scrapbook paper, traced around the lid, and cut two circles.  On the circle that was to go on top, I cut a slit almost to the center, then took the edges and rolled them with a pencil.  I also distressed the edges of the circle.
I then glued the first circle down (on the part that I had applied gesso to earlier), then I glued the distressed (rolled edges) circle on top of it.  I continued to cut small strips of paper and glued them on the lid.  My last layer was a strip of Cream Crochet Trim.
I then used glossy accents to adhere the Silver Wrap Filigree on top of the trip. I also used glossy accents to adhere the flat back pearl button on top of the metal embellishment.  I applied several Mini Foam Roses and Pink Teardrop Sprays along the side, and topped it off with some paper butterflies.  I popped the lid back on the clock and began embellishing the outside.

For the outside embellishments, I begin with Cream Crochet Trim, then applied the Brown Tassel Trim on the top.  I then applied the flat-back pearl trim along the clock frame.  I also embellish the bell portions of the clock with trims and flat back pearls. I used seam-binding to make a bow and adhered it to the side.  I continued adding Mini Foam Roses, paper punched butterflies, metal embellishment, and used a Rhinestone Cameo to dress up the Rose Gold Metal Bow.
I hope you have found some inspiration here today, please check out Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet.
You can also check out Sandi's social media sites as well.
YouTube: Decor8yourlife
Instagram: Decor8yourlife2
Twitter: Decor8yourlife2

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Shabby Diva Box by DT Member Heidi

Hello everyone, Heidi here today with my next project for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet.
This time I have altered a box and added lots of gorgeous items from the store.
With Valentine’s Day today, what better way for a girl to get her pretties on than by reaching into a lovely box to find them?

So, from Dollar Store drab to Diva dressed in lace and pearl’s. My third Shabby Is Chic Boutique DT project for February is a simple dollar tree Halloween box, that’s right Halloween box turned Diva with the addition of beautiful lace and stunning trim from Amy Love at Shabby is Chic Boutique.
The wide lace atop this box is a beautiful and delicate white mesh with satin thread embroidery in a near golden, and white colored satin thread making for beautiful vines leading to trio’s of tiny roses.
The pearl and rhinestone bling centered over flower trim really stands out and helps tie in the lovely pearl trim along the side edges of the box base.
I enjoyed making this Diva box and watching the beautiful things from SCB transform an ordinary (halloween, just had to remind you) box into a lovely piece for your prettiest things.
Happy Valentine’s day my Lovelies!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Shabby Loaded Envelope by GDT Betty

Hello, Betty here today and I'm super excited to share my first GDT project for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet. Loaded envelopes are all the rage right now. So, I decided to create my very first shabby chic loaded envelope!
The base of my loaded envelope came from a 9 3/4 by 12 1/4 photo document mailer. It is perfect because it is very sturdy and you can really stuff it with goodies. This is an awesome alternative for creating the LE. My creative process was simple. I just cut off the flap of the mailer and started the magic.
The designer paper I used is called Bella Rose. Next, I used the beautiful embroidered sequined trim for the front fold down design. I used the mini foam rose that I painted with a light pink acrylic paint followed by Martha Stewart glitter. The foam rose is accented with pieces from the embroidered mesh with hearts.
I also used the pink tulle trim and the heart trim from Shabby is Chic Boutique, for the back pocket of the LE.


I also used the folded tulle pink trim layered with the heart trim for the two front pockets. Lastly, I used the embroidered sequined trim at the bottom of the LE and on the back.
Thank you I had so much fun creating my first loaded envelope!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Shabby Heart and Pin Cushion by DT Member Heidi

Hello Heidi here today to share my very first DT Project for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet.
Of course in February the majority of us turn to hearts, flowers and chocolate but my February includes beautiful laces, trim and pretty things from Amy Love at Shabby is Chic Boutique .

Below my very first design team project, created from a paper mache’ “puffy” heart I painted with gesso and layered a beautiful pink lace from SCB. Following that up with a finely stitched pink trim and multi strand  flat back pearl trim and other pearl bling.


Listed after this heart you’ll see a pincushion upcycled from an old tin I had, I layered it with rosette trim and box pleat trim from SCB I also found a gorgeous gimp trim and bridal applique and more pearl from the store.


I need to mention as well the donation of buttons and butterfly from two very special women to me, Bonnie, Michelle, thanks ladies, you are wonderful. xx

I hope you enjoy the projects from my very first foray into being a design team member and thank you so much Amy Love for having faith in me and believing I had something to contribute to your team.
Have a wonderful day!