Thursday, May 5, 2011

Before and After Crafter

I have a fun new series to share with you my crafty friends. Many times I search for inspiration while out and about, it can be a vintage plate or a fabric flower decorating a handbag. I decided to take all of those ideas and put them to good use, by recreating my inspiration with my paper crafting supplies. Fun quickly followed! Are you a before and after crafter?

This is the inspirational prompt, a greeting card from Carlton, I snapped a picture and planned to make a set of invitations with the Cricut expression and Create A Critter cartridge. Of course the revamped version is much more detailed, but maintains the original whimsy of the card.

I have a mix of papers on these one of a kind invitations, a little SU, some Pink paislee, and a touch of K&Co. I sponged and glittered the cupcakes and popped the squirrel up on foam tape.An embossed card base is a subtle yet pretty pop of texture.

As a special kick off to this new series I will be selling this set of eight invitations including envelops for 30.00 plus 5.00 shipping and handling.First come, first serve. Contact me frougirl3


Giselle said...

adorable, the new version is so much nicer :)

June Houck said...

Shantaie, this is the best CASE I have seen in a long time. I should say "new & improved"! You totally maintained the fun and whimsy, but kicked it up a few notches, Shantaie style :)

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Tammy Schmitt said...

So super cute and smart!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Very creative before and after creation. Love your work. Keep crafting
Cheers from India
Dr Sonia S V