Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Shabby Shadow Box by GDT Sandi Nagel

Good morning everyone, Sandi here today with my next GDT Project for Kraftsupplies4U.
I begin with a 6 ½ x 6 ½ shadow box. I then cut 4 pieces of pretty paper according to the dimensions of the box openings, and distress them a bit with gesso around the edges.  Just a light sweep with a dry brush will do. I then use glue to adhere the paper to the openings. This will serve as the backdrop to my shadow box.
On the top row I adhere pink roses from the shop. The foam pink rose is secured on a metal filigree; and the metal filigree is hot-glued to the center of the paper.
For the lower half opening, I glued down the backdrop paper. I then cut a smaller piece to add as a frame for what I’m about to add to the lower half. This “frame” is distressed around the edges for that shabby effect. I then cut two smaller squares of paper, distress around the edges, adhere one to the “frame” at an angle, cut a piece of lace and adhere it to the square, add foam squares to the other square piece and with hot glue, adhere it on to the lace.
I then fussy cut a flower bush from the paper collection, score about half an inch at the bottom, fold along the score line and glue this piece to the bottom of the shadow box. I then cut a piece of applique from one of the laces and adhere that to the upper ledge so that it freely dangles over the flower bush.
I make a rose “vase” by wrapping a pink rose, some pink bead spray and white pearl spray, with some pink trim. I then hot glue this vase on the bottom left corner.
To adorn the edges of the shadow box, I apply several trims; and run some flat back pearls to adorn the laces. I then use a die-cut butterfly to add on top of the pink laces.
On top of the shadow box, I added a white-painted wooden filigree. I then adorned that filigree with a rhinestone crown.
At the bottom of the shadow box, I hot glued two silver-tone metal filigrees and topped them with one singular pink flower right in the middle!
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

This Week at Kraftsupplies4U

Good morning everyone! We have some really beautiful laces in stock at KS4U!
Check out these gorgeous Dangle Trims!!

We have a wide selection of crochet laces as well.

Designer Maggie White created this gorgeous flower with one of our new laces.
Here is the beautiful lace she used.
We hope you will pop over to our store and check out all the new items we have in stock. We are updating our stock daily, so keep checking back for all the great things we will have in store!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Altered Gift Set by GDT Sandi Nagel

Hello everyone, Sandy here with my first project for Kraftsupplies4U!
For this Gift Set I altered a mailbox, a ready-made flip book, a card from my stash, and I made the tag mini album from scratch.
Making the tag mini album was super easy. Because I left the inside of the mailbox untouched, I chose cardstock in craft color. I cut several tags down to size, ensuring they would fit inside the mailbox, and I used a lace paper punch on every other page and a corner punch in the pages in between. The larger tags were decorated using appliques and trims from the shop. This makes for a pretty presentation and it leaves room for pictures. To hold the tags in place, I punched a hole through one corner of each tag and ran a trim through it. For the front and back covers of the tags, I used Gesso around the ends to give them that shabby appearance. Then decorated front and back with laces, trims and sprays from the KS4U.
Altering the card was super easy as well. I used the same paper line I used on the rest of the items in my project, to cover up the front of the card. Then I went on to layering coordinating cardstock with trims from the shop. I used a metal piece at the center to accentuate the trims.  
Altering the ready-made flip book was fun too! I removed the pages from inside the album. I then took some white card stock (to match the white cover of the album) and proceeded in cutting down papers that were to become the waterfall. I covered the waterfall with pretty scrapbook paper, used a paper punch on the bottom of each flap and was done. For the pocket, I used a pocket die, glued the die cut to the inside cover, cut a couple of pieces of paper for tags, and the inside was done! I glued scrapbook paper to the front and back covers and spine. Then I proceeded to decorate the waterfall mini album with trims, laces and other items from KS4U.
The cute mailbox that houses the tag mini album is also another altered project. I used coordinating paper to cover the mailbox on all sides. I used Gesso around the edges to make it look shabby and to cover up the craft color from the box. I then proceeded to add trims and laces and bling from the shop.
This was a fun project that can be done in a course of a weekend. Altering items with pretty papers, laces, trims and other items from the shop ensure that your results will be spectacular!
Thanks for stopping by today, please visit KS4U stores and FB Group

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Welcome to Kraftsupplies4U!!

Welcome everyone to the NEW Kraftsupplies4U Blog!
We are so excited to be here, and our designers are ready to get going and create some new projects for you!

Amy Love, the Owner of Shabby is Chic Boutique, has sold her inventory to Julie McDonald the owner of Kraftsupplies4U, in that sale, it included this blog.  Which now will be the home of Kraftsupplies4U and its designers. Amy has done a video explaining this further which you can view below.

Just to familiarize yourself with our shops, we have posted links to both of our stores on the right hand side of the page. We have both a web store and a Zibbet store. We will be posting some sneak peeks of our items in the coming weeks for you to see.
In the mean time we have two coupon codes for each of our stores, just follow the links below to start your savings!

We are thrilled to be entering the blogosphere and extending our range to reach more people and share our Design Team's talents with everyone.
Please stay tuned in the coming days for posts from Kim and Heidi who will be running our blog, and please click on our design team photos on the right hand side to follow them on their social media!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Shabby Elegant Angel Wall Hanging by GDT Dawn

Hi everyone, it's Dawn here with my first guest design team project for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet.

 I was inspired by this angel image to create a tattered wall hanging. I used the beautiful butterfly lace,trim and bling from Shabby is Chic Boutique to give this piece a beautiful elegance amidst the tattered remnant pieces from my stash.
 Please check out Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet for beautiful products for your next project!
Thank you so much for having a look!!

Monday, 6 March 2017

Shabby Owl Tag by Kim

Good morning friends, Kim here today with my next project for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet.
This time I have altered a large tag using a gorgeous napkin gifted to me by my friend Amy Love.
I first started off by giving the tag a coat of gesso on both sides. Then I cut the napkin to fit, and gave it a coat of Sparkle Mod Podge.
I used some Prima Art Alchemy Paint in rose gold and aqua rose around the image of the owl, then got out my script stamp and Stayzon Ink and stamped around the image as well.
After the ink and Prima Art Alchemy Paints were dry, I also some Prima Bloom spray, in soft teal around the image.

Once the sprays were dry, it was time to get out some gorgeous laces from SCB! I layered on the white and teal tulle trim first at the base of the tag, then some of the scallop trim, mini fringe and finally the gorgeous white and sequin trim at the top.
For the top of the tag, I used 2 of the larger scallops from the scallop trim, and placed a blue acrylic flower with bling in each of them to pick up on the colour of the seam binding I placed thru the hole of the tag.
At this point, I got out the Deco Fun Bow maker, which SCB now carries, and used it to make an easy but elegant bow for the base of the tag. I used the script trim from SCB, and one of the smaller laces from Deco Fun to make the bow.
Once the bow was made, I added some of the new Square Bling from SCB to the center to give it some sparkle and shine! I also added some flowers from my stash in matching colours to add softness to the tag.


 A finishing touch was some teal sequins from my stash for more sparkle.
Once again, here is the finished tag.

I hope you will stop by the Shabby is Chic Boutique Store today and make one of these tags yourself, they are really fun to make!
Thanks for stopping by!