Make French Enameled Numbers

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I’m not sure what I would do with French enameled numbers, but I wanna make ’em. What’s cool about Gail’s version, is they aren’t enameled, or French for that matter. Take a look.    

They’re actually made using metal tags and embossing powder. Cool, huh? Here’s the materials list, all of which should be familiar to card makers and scrapbookers alike:

  • metal tags (Gail found hers at her local True Value hardware store)
  • sand paper
  • white spray paint
  • StazOn ink pad (available in the scrap-booking aisle of your favorite craft store)
  • clear embossing powder (also available in the scrap-booking aisle of your favorite craft store)
  • parchment paper
  • twine
  • number rubber stamps
  • electric fry pan
  • spatula

Mosey on over to Can’t Stop Making Things (ain’t it true?!) for the entire how to. Continue Reading

French Country Living

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When people hear the words ‘French Country’ they oftentimes think of a room overwrought with floral fabrics and wood with curvy arms and legs, leftovers from Louis XIV. (Two things that make me regurgitate a little bit, actually.) That mental image is far and gone from these pictures, however. This home located in the French countryside has a rough, minimal interior which lets it character speak for itself. It’s the kind of French Country I could get behind. Continue Reading