Category autumn

Thankful

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful ~ Authentique
Today I’m sharing my latest project for The Crafty Scrapper – a mini book featuring the new Authentique Harvest collection as well as papers from the Photoplay Autumn Day collection.I started with some mini manila folders from 7 Gypsies, which I painted and inked until they were the perfect coppery-bronze color.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful ~ Authentique

 

I layered patterned papers to create backgrounds that highlight the gorgeous vintage images from the Authentique collection.

 

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful Mini ~ Authentique

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful ~ Authentique

 

I tucked in a tag between pages, adding some silk fall leaves.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful ~ Authentique
Hand-dyed seam binding acts as a closure for the mini book.

 

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful Mini ~ Authentique

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More Fun with Enchanted Harvest

This is the fourth project that I made using the new Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest collection. I don’t remember the last time I used a collection so much! Those little fairies pranced away with my heart and I just had to use it all up. I made several pages for my previous mini book and I ran out of room. So, I made another mini book with the leftovers.

For the cover, I used a chipboard leaf from a Maya Road mini album and covered it with one of the papers from the collection. I dug out a fall-themed Prima flower from my stash and a few paper and velvet leaves.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Mini Book with Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Mini Book with Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest

I went through an old poetry book to find a perfect verse. I inked a piece of cardstock with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and then used my vintage typewriter to add the text.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Mini Book with Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest

More embellishments from my stash…

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Mini Book with Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Mini Book with Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Mini Book with Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest

This little fairy is ...

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Family

Today I’m sharing a new design team project for The Crafty Scrapper. This time, I’m showing off the new Bo Bunny “Enchanted Harvest” collection. I am still in love with this paper collection, and have already made several projects with it. The images are adorable and the colors really have me in the mood for fall.

Now that fall has arrived, I’m already thinking of our upcoming holidays, including Thanksgiving. When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of family. I wanted to create a home decor piece that incorporates all of those feelings.

Zunky Chic ~ Family decor with Bo Bunny

I started with a piece of burlap that I folded and stitched at the top to create a sleeve (like a curtain) to hang on a vintage butter knife (yes, I have everything in my stash). Then I started layering my papers, images, and trims.

Zunky Chic ~ Family decor with Bo Bunny

I stitched around each ...

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Autumn in Fairyland

I fell in love with the new Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest collection, and went to work making several projects. This mini book is one of the projects I’m sharing with this collection. On the cover, I used one of the images with an adorable fairy peeking from behind the flowers. I added vintage velvet millinery flowers, a glittered skeleton leaf, and glittered a butterfly from the paper collection. The trim and wood frame are from my stash, and I typed the title on my vintage typewriter.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn in Fairyland ~ Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest

Let’s take a look inside to see what those fairies are up to. This page is a collage of the Bo Bunny papers (including the glittered fairy wings) and a vintage photo.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn in Fairyland ~ Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest

I liked that I didn’t have to do much to embellish these already beautiful papers. They already have that layered, vintage look that I love.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn in Fairyland ~ Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest

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Autumn Leaves

With these long, hot summer days, I am looking forward to some cooler weather so I can get outside again. What better way to get into a cooler mood than to start crafting for autumn.

I made this little hanging using papers from the (last year’s) Authentique Grateful collection.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Leaves ~ The Crafty Scrapper

I recycled a piece of chipboard to use for the base, and then started layering on my papers. I gave brown cardstock a wash with copper Distress Paint.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Leaves ~ The Crafty Scrapper

The large leaf is a chipboard piece from a Maya Road album. The smaller leaf is covered in copper Stickles. The beautiful trims (all from The Crafty Scrapper) make this piece extra special.

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