Thursday, October 24, 2013

Necklace Fun, Repurposing your Fancy Paper and Ribbons into a Gift!

Sometimes Paper Crafting is more than just cards and scrapbooks (say it ain't so! - lol).  Using the Scraps and Pages you love to create a gift is a great way to show you care while the paper lives on in a new form!  Give a new life to those scraps of paper and ribbon in a long lasting gift!
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Creating these stunning necklaces was fun and easy to do!  First grab one of my favorite tools, the Crystal Effects (#101055) liquid adhesive.
Using retired buttons and these glass medallions with our Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (#126926) and our Cherry Cobbler card stock (#119685) punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309 for three cute punches) to create an accent color.  Adding the adhesive backed Large Pearl Basic Jewles (#125577) for a classic accent.
Here I used the stunning and vintage Etcetera Designer Series Paper (#130129) where these retired Beveled Window Panes create beautiful hanging portraits of vintage advertisements!  Square accents are all the rage.. old, clear square buttons would work, too!  Repurposing these items is a great way to be on trend while giving a classic gift!
Accenting these beautiful images with our adhesive backed Pearls Basic Jewels (#119247) for these tiny pearls that lend towards the elegance and vintage images!
Having always wanted to get my pilots license (some day - after the little ones are older, lol)... this image was near to my heart... and the Vintage aspect captured my old soul heart.  Adhering a Bevel to the back of the image (after the Crystal Effects dries) it now is ideal to wear as a necklace or hang in my car from the rear view window.  The Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (#109070) reminds me of how they'd wear accents in the Victorian Era!
OK so I wore this lady on my chest all day... and have sported her since.  Her roaring 20's hat (I own one or two in this style, lol) and the beautiful blue... framed behind this retired clear square button lends to the style of the age, too!  I've received a few compliments on her... isn't she worth wearing??
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Go ahead, go beyond card making and journaling or scrap booking!  Create something pretty that will live on from your scraps or even a sheet you pick out specifically for it's beauty!  Giving a gift like this will sure to be near and dear to someone's heart... I'm wearing a bird necklace now and have received a few compliments on it today!  It's warm, fun and lays on my heart.  Give a gift that will life a new and special life, or wear it like I do!!

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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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