Wednesday, March 16, 2011

French Inspiration

Last week I was inspired by Polly at Counting Your Blessings    
and decided to make some gift tags to give to my etsy customers.
I always try to wrap everything pretty but don't always include a gift.
Now I'm going to keep some of these on hand. 
Most are quick and easy to make. 

 I love my fleur-de-lis stamp


And, we all love the images from The Graphics Fairy! Thank you, Karen!

 French soap labels

and French perfume labels

While I had my French stamps out,  I decided to stamp some of these. 
I haven't made any muslin ribbon since Christmas.

I like the muslin rolled up on old wood clothes pins.

And, bringing a little spring inside . . . 
 making some shabby chic flowers with tissue, burlap, old patterns, 
French book pages, and vintage lace.

strung on string to make a pretty garland.

I'm sharing this week at the French Voila party at the French Cupboard.
I'm looking forward to seeing the other great French crafts and decor.

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you're having a great week!

~ Julie

[Some of the above items are available in my etsy shop.] 

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  1. Julie, these things you made are beautiful. You have been busy.

    FYI...I have everything weighed and I am writing descriptions. WHEW!!!

  2. Hi Julie,
    I love the fleur-de-lis tags. And isnt Graphics Fairy great? Your shabby chic flowers are adorable. And I love the stamped muslin ribbon. I need to make some of that too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. my you have been busy. I love anything with buttons. I am sure your customers will love getting these sweet tags.

  4. These are great!!!! What nice surprises!!

  5. You have been busy...beautiful! You are a talented gal!

  6. Wow these are gorgeous. Lovely, lovely. The shabby chic flowers are adorable ;-)

  7. Your blog is beautiful! You are very talented.
    I'll be back. I'm your latest follower.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Ladybug Creek

  8. Your tags are so gorgeous and I love the stamped muslin ribbon - will hop over to your shop and check it out again!

  9. All of your ribbon and tags are so beautiful! I love your shabby chic banner as well. Those wee flowers look like they're a lot of work, so full of small detail. Happy St. Paddy's Day! xox

  10. So excited to have you as a follower and to find out you are from my neck of the woods...from your blog title I thought you were a New Englander (that's where my relatives live!).
    On to your questions:
    I have a Nikon D5000 and almost always shoot in A which is aperture priority letting me choose the depth of field while the camera does the rest...I am a newbie at photography and learn what I do know from blogs like Pioneer Woman.
    Our church leases a school in Vancouver (Shahala Middle School) on Sundays while we look for a permanent building.

  11. These are so gorgeous JUlie!!!
    I love the gift tags and what you made with buttons!!!
    So creative!!

  12. Ok, those flowers are STUNNING!

    Thank you for sharing your French Inspiration with us! And I'm so glad that you found some inspiration from my silly cards. =)

    Blessings... Polly
    French Cupboard &
    Counting Your Blessings

  13. Hi Julie! You made some really pretty things! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I love the tags and garland! Really cute!
    I am your newest follower. xo Caroline

  15. So fun, I should make some for my etsy customers.

  16. Your tags are beautiful to say the least, now I feel like makings some!

    Thanks for sharing.

  17. Hi, Julie. I love what you've made in this post. I think you found the best graphics over at Karen's. Love your tags, the flowers and the stamped muslin


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