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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Glittered French Themed Cards

Bon Jour, Mon Amis!
Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest creations.  I always like to add a little extra surprise in with all of my Etsy orders, and with larger orders I like giving a bit more.  Often I will give a set of note cards that I have created, and send along with larger purchases. That way, the recipient will feel like they are getting a little extra gift to themselves!
 I began with blank cards from Michael's, then added vintage sheet music, which I guess you could say is one of my signature looks, as I use it in so many of my creations!  The gorgeous designs came from The Graphics Fairy (of course!).  These two are my absolute favorite designs from Karen's site!
 You can't tell very well from these photos, but I've added touches of glitter here and there, 'cause you know what my motto always is:  "You can never have too much glitter!"
I finally got around to purchasing some "Stickles" glitter from Michael's that so many of you have mentioned.  I love this stuff!  It is so easy to use, and not at all  messy to work with, like regular glitter can be.  So, for my glitter phobic friends (you know who you are!!) I would definitely give this a try!!
 Another signature look of mine is crinkly seam binding.  I just love it, and go thru quite a bit of it!  For these cards, I added my favorite taupe shade.
I think this set makes a nice gift for my customers, and a fun surprise, too!
Now go out and create something fun!!
I'm linking up this project with Karen at the Graphics Fairy, for Brag Monday!


Musings from Kim K. said...

I just thought you'd like to know that your Christmas Paris cards that I purchased from you hang year-round in my Emma's bedroom. French class is her very favorite and those cards have a special place in her Paris-themed bedroom. Hugs.

NanaDiana said...

Just popping in from our road trip to say HI! LOVE all your glittery things- you know I do! xo Diana

Cindy Adkins said...

You have made me a glitter addict, but NO ONE does glitter like you do--it is perfection, Donna!!! And I love these creations--WOW!!!!
P.S. So will your customers!!!!

john said...

What a nice idea ...I love the images and the seam binding..and just that little tickle of glitter.... your customers will be well pleased.

Gail xxx

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Those are cute. I agree, there is no such thing as too much glitter! ♥

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The cards are just beautiful! The glitter is the crowning touch!!!

Jeannie-JB said...

Wonderful, Beautiful, Creative!

Ido said...

How nice of you Donna! Those cards are so cute, I bet your customers will be very happy to get one of them.
Wishing you a great week!

Debbie said...

These are beautiful, Donna!
Do you sell packages of cards?
We are entering Indian Summer here in Michigan...yahoo!!

Myric said...

Glad to know you. Another great blog :)


The Vintage Chateau said...

Such pretty cards, I'd better get crafting!

Okio B Designs said...

Wow your cards are just so pretty! What a nice touch for your Etsy buyers!


Leo said...

These are beautiful. I will be needing to place another note card order soon - I am almost out of all the cards that you made for me. Plus Christmas is coming. So I will go see what you have in stock over in your shop.