I love cardmaking! I am so thrilled with how this handmade greeting card turned out. It has lots of lovely paper lace, plus pretty flowers, plus papers by Basic Grey ~ right there, that’s 3 of my very favorite things. I posted a detailed list of supplies you’d need to make this card, plus instructions too. Please click here to view the project instructions for this greeting card with paper lace. Enjoy!
Archive: January, 2008
No, these aren’t CHA sneak peeks, sorry. Haha, I am almost glad they aren’t. I could spend a lot of time elaborating about how frustrated I get seeing “sneek peaks” for things that I won’t be able to buy for weeks / months…but that’s not really the point of this blog post. These are actually sneek peaks for project ideas I have been working on, all of which incorporate paper lace that you can make using Fiskars punches.
I think you’ll be happy to know that these are actually “Use up your stash” type projects using supplies that aren’t brand new. Well, except for the Bella Flora Mini Stamp Set by Inque Boutique, which are new enough that you might not have them yet. I had a hard time finding them- every store I could find that even carries them was “out of stock”. I am really excited to finally have mine! SO WELL WORTH the $4 or so to get this mini stamp set! Seriously! I am LOVING THIS SET! It is incredibly versatile, and just perfect to use with all my gorgeous patterned papers from Basic Grey, Making Memories, and Autumn Leaves.
Well, I hope you enjoy the sneak peeks! Thanks for taking a look.
I just wanted to give you all the “heads up” that 2peas has some really pretty Creative Cafe stickers on sale for 50% off. The stickers include scalloped lacy borders, rickrack style borders, and small tag stickers. The sticker sheet measures 12 inches by 12 inches, so if you want to use these on a 12×12 scrapbooking layout they will work great; or if you scrap a smaller size you can cut them and get even more mileage out of the sheet of stickers. Scalloped edges are so pretty and so HOT right now- so it’s fantastic to see a bargain on such a trendy look. Original price: $3.50, Sale Price: $1.75. I have no idea how long these will be on sale or how soon they will sell out. Prices subject to change! There are lots more coordinating Creative Cafe items available too, some of which are on sale and some are not. You can see a variety of Creative Cafe items for sale if you click here.
Have you seen the new “Flirt” line of scrapbooking papers and embellishments by Reminisce? If not, well, that’s the Flirt line you see pictured above. If you ask me, the highlights of the line are the 2 scalloped die cut papers. One of them is a red heart shimmer paper with a lacy scalloped glitter edge. How pretty is that?! Can’t you just think of all kinds of creative things to do with it? Of course, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I am sure you can think of a million ways to use this pretty paper ~ Valentine’s day scrapbook pages and Valentine’s day projects immediately come to mind, but you could use them for any romantic theme- anniversary, wedding, “I love you”, prom, etc. I just LOVE this paper!
The pink scalloped paper is even more versatile. You could definitely use it for Valentine’s Day- just look at all those cute funky hearts along the decorative lacy scalloped edge. BUT I don’t think you really need to limit this paper to just using for Valentine’s Day, because it would be great for spring and summery scrapbook pages & layouts, or for any project that requires a pretty pink paper.
Rhonna Farrer is truly an inspiration. She has one – of – a – kind style, and her designs for scrapbooking supplies are some of my all-time favorites. She is known for fancy, intricate, feminine designs which often include flourishes, lacy effects, scalloped edges and pretty “girly” touches. Rhonna is also a pioneer in the area of design for digital scrapbooking.
One thing that I am really excited about is her new digital designs for Valentines! These are so versatile. You can use them for making your own Valentine’s Day greeting cards, or for use in your scrapbooking layouts or altered art. Shown at left is Rhonna’s digital Valentine gift packaging kit, which you can use for a variety of purposes including but not limited to creating custom giftwrap for your presents. The other photos in this blog post show some of her brand new designs plus some of her classic favorites. She also has digital brush kits, tool kits, and other digi goodies available, so if you are a digi whiz there are plenty of options.
The best part: a LOT of these digital scrapbooking kits are on sale right now! Rhonna Farrer’s digi scrapbooking kits, brush kits, and tool sets (plus lots of her papers, transparencies, brads, and other scrapbooking supplies) are available for sale at twopeasinabucket.
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(Post revised & updated 1-27-08, and again on 2-4-08, and again on 2-8, and again on 3-5.)
NOTE: Please Click Here if you found this post while searching for Martha Stewart items. I just made a brand new page for Martha. Please click here if you found this post while looking for Victorian style dresden trims and scraps; I just made a brand new page for those too. The rest of this actual blog post is now outdated, because it contains links to ebay items that have ended. You can click the ended auction links if you want to, but there isn’t much point in doing that. Also my newer blog posts have a lot of interesting paper crafts projects, so I hope you’ll take a look at the paper lace home page. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your interest.
Next I’d like to point out another seller with an interesting variety of paper laces for sale. I LOVE ALL of this seller’s items! The first item I’d like to point out to you is a Valentine’s Day paper craft kit including lots of Dresden trims, paper lace, and embossed Victorian style scrap. You have got to see it! There is a huge amount of stuff in that lot and it is priced accordingly, but if you just want one or 2 things from the lot, the seller seems to have separate store listings with more paper laces and Victorian scraps listed separately. That seller’s ebay store is definitely worth a visit.
Next we have a seller who has some Valentine’s kits using Stampin’ Up cardstock and supplies. No paper lace is included in this kit, but this would definitely be a good kit for using with paper lace doilies or other handmade paper laces. This looks like a good all around foundation for crafting your own layered or heart shaped Valentine greeting cards. Includes envelopes, die cut hearts, heart shaped eyelets, ribbon and more.
Here’s someone selling a “Martha Stewart by Mail” Valentine Kit. This kit includes lots of lovely paper lace, even though it does look as if the kit has been opened. Here are a couple of auctions for vintage Valentine kits. The first auction has 2 unopened packages including everything, even envelopes. The second kit includes directions for coloring and assembling 6 lace valentines, plus stickers, and the unused paper laces too. It’s a really cute kit! Here is a an adorable vintage Valentine kit for sale, in its original box, with unused Valentines, paper lace and stickers.
Sorry, these ebay auctions have ended. If you missed out, please add this site to your blog feed reader and check back again soon, because I’ll be posting all the fun things like this I find in the future. Thanks for your interest.
Updated May 16, 2008: This post is a mess. Please accept my sincerest apologies; I am sooo sorry for the inconvenience. My ISP and ebay have both made a bunch of changes which have messed up the scripting on this web site. I have fixed a lot of the pages that got messed up, but I am having problems fixing the blog posts. Sorry! I am working on getting it fixed but it will take me a few days, or maybe longer, to get everything working again.
It also occurs to me that this topic- lace stamps- deserves more attention on this web site than just this lousy blog post anyway. I have found soooo many more interesting lace stamps that I plan to create an entire page on the web site devoted to them. So, if you have the patience to check back later, please do. I think it will be a good resource when it is finished. In the meanwhile, please take a look at the left hand side of your monitor to see if any of the other pages on the web site look interesting to you. You can also add this blog’s feed to your feed reader and check back in a few days for more updates. Thanks for your interest!
Post edited & updated 1-30-08 The ebay auctions for lace stamps that I originally posted about, have ended. I’m updating this post to add some links to random lace stamps that are available for sale on ebay right now. As of the time of this posting, there are quite a few Stampin’ Up lace stamps available (but thoses are ending soon too.) If I come across any more lace stamps that I think are particularly pretty I will update this post again and add them.
PSX G-1227 Lacy Lace Doily Heart floral center wood mounted rubber stamp
US $13.99 (0 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Aug-31-2014 18:23:40 PDT
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These gorgeous lace patterned stamps caught my eye. One of them is a rubber stamp and the other is a set of clear border stamps. Both are lovely! They are offered for sale by the same seller.
(Sorry, these ended. Links removed.)
Parchment craft has really captured my imagination as of late. It seems to me that parchment craft often resembles paper lace, and could be considered to be related to paper lace in some ways. Not all parchment craft is “lacy”, but I’ve definitely been seeing a lot of parchment craft projects of the “lacy” variety.
I just updated the paperlaces.com site with a new page about parchment craft! Since this is a paper craft that is new to me, I doubt I’ll be posting tutorials or instructions on how to do it any time soon. However, I will be glad to point out the interesting books, resources, and information that I find. I’d also be really interested in interviewing artists and artisans who are creating parchment craft projects, and featuring them on this site. If you are one, or know of any, please do comment. Thanks!
I’ve been on the lookout for parchment craft books, and I just found one that looks completely amazing. This is the prettiest eye candy I have seen all day! The seller was gracious enough to post multiple pictures in the ebay listing, and the projects in her Japanese parchment craft book are a feast for the eyes.
And here’s another book offered by a different seller. It’s worth the click to look at the pictures of all the stunning parchment craft projects in the book.
If you have any recommendations for good parchment craft books, please post and let me know. I’d love to know which ones your favorites are. So far I only have one; it’s a really good one (I’ll be updating again soon with a review of it) but I’d love to own a few more.
This is such a romantic wedding invitation. I think it’s really distinctive, too; I love the unusual scalloped die cut upper edge, and the beautiful lacy effect. The roses on the front of the invitations are the perfect shade of shimmery, pearlescent, barely-there-pastel pink. Matching reception, respond and informal / thank you cards are available. Invitations will be personalized with the name of your choice printed at the top.
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I just added a brand new page about Japanese Ogura Lace Papers. Please check it out! Thanks for your interest.
I LOVE these sweet red and white paper lace doilies. There are lots of different uses for them; you can use them in your paper crafts projects, scrapbooking layouts, altered art, handmade greeting cards, and homemade Valentines. OR you can use them to decorate for parties, or to dress up a holiday table, or to add a touch of romance to your wedding reception.
These paper lace doilies are for sale. They come in a variety of sizes ranging from 4 inches to 6 inches to 8 inches, and both 36-count and 100-count packages are available They are very affordable to start with, but bulk pricing is available, so you can save money if you want to buy a bunch of them. Click the photo above for more information, or to buy now.
I’ll be working on adding a bunch of book reviews to paperlaces.com. I just completed a review of Sharyn Sowell’s Book, Paper Cutting Techniques For Scrapbooks and Cards. It’s a fantastic book! If you’re interested in paper cutting, scrapbooking, paper lace, creating handmade greeting cards, or paper crafting in general, you’re likely to enjoy this book.
I was looking through the wedding invitations on ebay, and these lovely scalloped ones caught my eye. They’re a bit simpler than the paper laces I normally post on this blog, but that doesn’t make them any less pretty! (In some cases, less is definitely more, like the old saying goes.) With this particular invitation, you have many choices for ink colors, font choices, and wording. A bonus: they’re on sale at the moment, and the pricing seems affordable. More details and information are given in the ebay auction listing.
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Click here to visit my web page about paper lace wedding invitations, where you will see even more examples of romantic lacy bridal announcements and stationery.
(Edited & updated 3-18-09)
Some Teal Wedding Invitations & Announcements That Caught My Eye:
Fashion Bouquet in Teal: Personalized Invitations / Announcements:
These beautiful tri-fold aqua, teal & white invitations are the epitome of chic. While these invitations are not actually paper lace- the floral bouquet design on the pocket is actually printed in white foil- the overall effect on the front of the invitation looks delightfully “lacy”. This invitation unfolds and slips into a sheer pocket. The front features the names of the bride and groom printed underneath of the floral bouquet. Design on tri-fold is printed in aqua. Please specify names to be printed on front.
Luxury Layered Floral Wedding Invitations in Shimmery Aqua
Here’s another spectacular wedding invitation. This one’s perfect for the bride and groom who are willing to spend a bit more on an ultra-luxurious, high end wedding invitation. I think you really have to see these wedding invitations in person to appreciate them, because the photo on your computer’s monitor doesn’t really convey how shimmery and delightful they are. The invitations are customizable; you can choose from a variety of envelope liners, fonts, and wording choices (either specify your own wording, or choose one of the suggested verses available.) Black ink is recommended, although multiple wording colors are available if you’d rather have a different color. Thermography is the printing technique used on this particular invitation; the printing has an impressive three-dimensional effect. (Thermography is also known as “raised printing”.) It really adds an extra touch of elegance to the entire invitation.
Affordably priced samples are available, so if you would feel more comfortable seeing a sample before making a commitment to order, it’s no problem.
And Another Delightfully Chic, Classic Wedding Invitation
This elegant invitation has an aqua and pearl lined panel border. There are lots of options for customizing this invitation; the wording can be printed in a variety of colors, including teal, hunter green, black, silver, and grey (plus many others). The font is also customizable, and it seems to me that the font choice plays a huge part in the overall effect of this particular invitation. There’s a fantastic variety of font choices available, which range from funky to casual to formal. Matching reception, respond and informal / thank you cards are available. You really can’t go wrong with such a timeless classic design…
Laced In Aqua, a Wedding Invitation With Touches of Aqua and Lace:
This stunning wedding invitation looks lacy and sophisticated. This is a shimmery wedding invitation with luxurious white foil; the photo doesn’t really do it justice, because you can’t tell from the photo how pretty and shiny it is. (If you’d like to confirm this and see one invitation before you order, you can get a sample for only $2.50.) This invitation has a hint of aqua thanks to the gorgeous satin ribbon. The printing technique used for this wedding invitation is thermography. Coordinating reception, respond, and informal/thank you cards are available if you want all your wedding stationery to match. This invitation can be personalized in several ways: You can specify your own wording; if you’re not feeling creative, there are many suggested verses you can choose from. You can also choose the color that the wording is printed in, and choose the font you want.
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The rest of this post is now outdated, because it contained information about ebay auctions that have ended. I updated the post with some more current teal wedding invitation offerings above, and I also have a whole page that is dedicated to Paper Lace Wedding Invitations. (You can Click Here to check out my paper lace wedding invitations page. Thanks for your interest!