Thursday, July 30, 2015

Marie Antoinette Falls for Halloween

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya.  It is hard to believe that fall and cooler weather is right around the corner but I am here to share some rolodex cards using some Halloween and Fall printables  with Marie Antoinette thrown in for fun and some leftover cardstock from previous Mailbox Muse kits.

Everything that was used to create these rolodex cards are listed below in the supply list.
For the first rolodex card I fussy cut one of the Marie Antoinette, jack-o-lantern and butterfly wings. I adhered the butterfly wings to the back of Marie and then glued the jack-o-lantern in Marie's hand. I added black thread to the back before I adhered to the card. For the rolodex card I used a diecut and leftover cardstock from a few of my Mailbox Muse kits.You can also use rolodex cards that you can buy at your local office supply place and alter with cardstock. I also added a little Stickles to the butterfly wings for some shimmer.

The next two rolodex card bases I cut from Vintage Words printable. I fussy cut a Marie and jack-o-lantern out and glued Marie inside of the pumpkin. Then I printed the sentiment from the computer which I cut apart and cut a banner from the Beware! sentiment and glued to pearl top pin. I then adhered to the back of Marie and then adhered to the rolodex. I added the rest of the sentiment, thread and a little Stickles to finish this card off.

For the last rolodex I fussy cut Marie and a set of leaves out. Before gluing the leaves to the backside of the image I shaped and added a little Stickles to the veins of the leaves. I added scraps of cardstock, a sentiment that I printed from the computer and a piece of German foil trim with flat back pearls from my own stash to finish off this card off.

If you have any questions about these rolodex cards please let me know.

Supplies Used:
Other Supplies: Rolodex Cards, Thread, Flat Back Pearls, Pearl Top Pin

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Autumn Splendour Tour

I've always wanted to take the train somewhere.  Anywhere, really.  I just love the thought of looking out the windows and watching the countryside go by.  Since I live in Michigan, the ultimate for me would be to take the fall color tour.  Yep, that's definitely on my bucket list!  Here's a quick card I made to celebrate the wonderful colors of fall using an absolutely beautiful collage sheet from Altered Pages.


The instant photo frame here happens to be a stamp from my collection, but you can make a die cut frame quite easily.  Or better yet, take an old blurry instant photo and pop the original picture out and use the frame!

Products used:
Colors in New England collage sheet
Train Travel Days collage sheet
Fall Splendor collage sheet
Mailbox Muse Orient Express train stamp

And a bonus project!  I made this card for my husband, who is a big car guy!  I used images from the Route 66 collage sheet.

A little Washi tape, a single metal gear and some buttons from my stash were the perfect embellishments for this wonderful collage.

This quick and easy pirate card uses two collage sheets.  The first is the Ancient Map, cut down to panel size.  The remaining four images are from the Ahoy Matey collage sheet.  Two little coin embellishments from my collection give it a little shine.

Stop by again real soon and see what projects the Design Team have been working on to share with you!  Happy crafting.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Halloween Wreath

I am so excited about Halloween. I don’t really do much for the day but love to make fun stuff to enjoy it. I love using stuff that normally would have been thrown away. Yes my husband is always chiding me about my hoarder ways. I saw this “craft” paper packing and how to save it for something..It worked fabulously with this project. I want to remind all that there is no glue holding the paper to the wire. I used only the chalk paint to make it stay. It is very sturdy. I love all of the great supplies that AlteredPages has. These items help my imagination soar. I also found by using the little Pots I am more organized…FEAR, FEAR of organization…that really scares me. I hope you enjoy my post!




Supply list:

Wire Hanger
Craft paper or newpaper cut into squares 5 x 5
Paper plate or tray for painting
Brushes (one for painting and a toothbrush for splattering)
Metallic paint (on hand)
gloves (optional)
Tacky glue (on hand)
Collage Sheets:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy Fall Wall Hanging

Hello everyone.  Barbara here with Altered Pages.  Are you thinking of Fall yet, with its crisper, cooler air and beautiful colors?  Let's face it, when it is freezing cold outside, we long for Spring and Summer.  When it gets unbearably hot, we long for the cold.  We are a funny creatures.  In any case, we have been sharing everything Fall-related here at Altered Pages.


I decided to make a wall hanging to display in anticipation of the coming of Fall.  

Supplies used:

Falling for Fall collage sheet
Adhesive Corrugated
White gesso
Mix'd Media Inx pads: Leather, Adobe, Vintage, Mossy
VersaMark ink pad
Scroll corners 
Serviette Papers
Bottle caps
Adhesive Dimensionals
Glue Stick
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Double Side Tape Mini
1/2 inch Olive Green Flat Jute
Metal corners (Retired Mailbox Muse kit)
Black card stock
DecoArt Media Mister - Carbon Black
Clear embossing powder
Leaf punch
1" Circle punch

To begin, adhere 6" x 6" Adhesive Corrugated to a piece of mat board for support.  Paint high spots of corrugations with white gesso, let dry.
Apply Adobe and Mossy Mix'd Media ink to corrugate.  Spritz with water and heat dry.
Add Leather Mix'd Media ink to corrugate, spritz with water and heat dry.
Mist lightly with DecoArt Media Mister - Carbon Black, mist with water and heat dry.
Ink chipboard scroll with Mix'd Media Ink (MMI) Vintage and emboss with clear embossing powder (EP).  Lightly dab MMI Adobe onto it and  heat emboss with a second coat of clear EP.
Punch a 1" circle from small red leaves image and flatten a bottle cap.
Ink punched circle with Versamark ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Adhere a piece of chipboard to inside of bottle cap.
Adhere embossed print image over chipboard on bottle cap.
Punch leaves from Serviette papers.
Use a sponge to ink leaves with the Mix'd Media ink pads in Vintage, Adobe, and Mossy.  Heat set.
Print leaf background image large enough to use as a background and trim to size (approximately 3-1/2" x 5-1/2").  Layer onto slightly larger piece of black card stock.

Adhere Happy Fall image to slightly larger piece of black card stock.  Adhere all pieces to background, as shown in finished photo above.

Adhere a length of 1/2 inch Olive Green Flat Jute to the back to use as a hanger.  Punch a hole through corrugate and insert Light bulb safety pin through each end.  (The glue is actually holding the jute, the pins are merely decorative).
Add metal corners to each corner to finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed this project, and perhaps you want to make one for yourself.  Be sure to stop by Altered Pages to check on all the fun things you can use to put one of your very own together.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Kits are coming

Here's some fun new kits you might like.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the contents -

Each NEW Kit contains a Theme for 

Marie Antoinette eats Cake,  50's Ladies are Tasty,
Diet food is not Fun but you make it kitchsy!

You get a collage sheet for the theme, cording or jute, grommet die cut decor papers and instructions for creating your choice of Banner or Book.

Very reasonably priced and such fun to make for a friend!

Keep watch for the Fall projects created by our amazing team.  Get ready for August with truly fun ideas too!

Halloween at Altered Pages!

Today I want to share with you what has to offer for your Halloween craft creating!  You may not know it, but Altered Pages is a ONE STOP SHOP!  Below are ideas you can purchase for all your Halloween crafting! 
There are OVER 60 spooky, cute and scary Altered Pages Halloween collage sheets HERE!!!
You can get your collage sheets digitally and print them over and over again.  Did you know you could also order printed  copies?  Besides digital, there are four printed choices in which you can  order your collage sheets!
Don't have a printer... Order printed collage sheets on
White Cardstock
Ivory Cardstock
Gold Cardstock
AP Sticky
Additional supplies you may need: