Little Paper Garlands and SUPER Fun Mail!

I DID IT!!!!  I have been absolutely DYING to make those fabulous little paper garlands that I have been seeing all over the place.  For some reason I didn't think mine would turn out all that well, but then I saw someone use Baker's twine and I was INSTANTLY inspired!  I would love to tell you who that was....it was just last week, I think....but, alas, I have forgotten.  So...if you think it was you...I know I left a comment on the blog post, please let me know so I can source your awesomeness!  Thanks!

paper butterfly garland

The circles are punched from vintage encyclopedia pages and then inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  LOVE.  I don't know that I could really survive without that stuff, which is pretty darned amazing since I didn't even own any until a few months ago.  I live by it.  I swear by it.  I would eat it if it would provide sustenance.  Just say'n.  It's good stuff.  Trust me on this.  (Well...not for the eating part - just for the crafting and such.  I don't want to get sued because someone was actually dumb enough to eat Tim Holtz Distress Ink, so I am tossing in this merry little disclaimer.  Do.  Not.  Eat.)  Okay...now that we have that order of business under our hats.....

paper butterfly garland

I apologize for the insane amount of light flooding in this photo.  Let's just call it "artistic,"  K?  No?  Okay...so it's a sucky shot.  BUT...I wanted you to see the baker's twine goodness, because it is OH SO GOOD!  I covered each inked, scalloped, circle with a mask and then glimmer misted them to create the shimmery little butterflies.  They aren't perfect.  They aren't centered.  I'm okay with it.  I'm actually happy with it!  Go figure!  Who knew?  So.....then I set them all out upside down and sprayed the backs with spray adhesive so that they would be easy to add to the twine.  It worked perfectly!  I'm so happy with my fun little vintage garland!  HAPPY.  Happy. happy. 


just say'n.

AND.....not only does THAT make me super happy, but I got some SUPER STINKING WICKED AWESOME happy mail yesterday!!! CHECK.  IT.  OUT.

crocheted pin cushion

SUPER CUTE pin cushion from Heather!!!  I love it!  It's made beautifully!  I'm excited!


This AMAZING Layer Cake (love MODA!!!) from Leslie!!!!  I am so jumping up and down!  These are fabulous squares!!!!

Moda WonderLand layer cake

Now....Go get your craft on!!!  Oh!  And feel free to leave ideas for great projects with that layer cake.  I have a grand idea, but I'm not sure if I can make it happen or not, so throw some more at me so that I have a contingency plan!  LOL!


  1. Cute garland! That sounds funny to me because "Garland" is my dad's name! LOL

    I love moda fabric! I was once in a fabric store that had a bakery type display for their moda fabric....it was so cute. They even had a "day old" rack.

  2. Ugh... I wish I would have read a little further down before I ran up and licked my distress inks...


  3. I'm so glad the pin cushion made it to you in one piece. I was worried it would get squished beyond recognition in the mail. So happy you like it!

    P.S. I love the paper garland!

  4. Your garland turned out so sweet! I love the red/white thread you used.

    Mailtime is funtime when you live in Bloggyland, ain't it?

  5. Your garland is fab, girl! I've purchased two Moda layer cakes in the last few months...love them so much. I made a small quilt for the couch with one. I couldn't stand to cut up the fabric and I used the whole cake...I love it. The second one I using for my Etsy shop stuff. It's so pretty that I just stare at the fabric sometimes. :)

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


  6. with all the hustle and bustle of holidays i forgot to check back and be sure you got the package. I am so glad to see it blogged here and to know you love it. i am so glad you are happy with them....isn't wonderland amazing? do you have plans for it?


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