Thursday, January 5, 2012

Friendship Page Swap for Renea

Hey Y'all!  Here's my 4th friendship page.   It's for a wonderful and very creative lady named Renea!  You can visit her blog HERE.  You can also visit her etsy HERE.  I met Renae on and you can visit her page there HERE.  Renea is a very talented lady that is part of many design teams.  We actually don't live that far apart!!  So, when I sat down to make her page...I wasn't really sure what direction to go in.  With the other friendship pages, I have basically created the page based on each person and their particular style.  Doing this for Renea proved challenging to me and I'm not really sure why that is.  Well, I hope she likes what I came up with!  I absolutely love the page she sent me.  You can see what Renea made me HERE

So, I used Dream Street Papers and it kinda reminded me of old tin ceiling tiles.  I know it's colored, but the design reminded me of the tiles.  So, I cut out several pieces and added dimensional boosters to give me a little added interest.  Then, I went around the main shape with stickles.  I added a Prima Vine that I cut up a little to make the shape I wanted.  I added a butterfly I punched out with my Martha Stewart punch and I put it on a piece of acetate to make it sturdy.  I then applied stickles in all the punched areas on the butterfly.  I added some Darice bling in the corners of the mail "tile" and also backed it on some paper from a small stack I got from Hobby Lobby by the Paper Studio.  I wanted a little more BLING so I added a little tiny bling by Basic Grey for the butterfly trail.  That's about all I did to the here's a still photo of the front.

Then on the back I used more of the green paper from the Hobby Lobby stack and I have seen Renea and other scrappers do this eyelet and lacing technique.  I wanted to try it I used another piece from the stack in a darker pink and cut out a V shape to tuck my tag in and to use for the lacing.  A little hard to explain, but I think it will work better once you see the pic.  I didn't have enough eyelets of the same color to I used some white, pin and silver eyelets.  I used white Organza ribbon and laced it up.  Then I added another one of those Martha Stewart butterfly punch outs on acetate and also used a smaller butterfly punch by American Girl Crafts.  I added a white twisty rose in the corner.  I purchased these from ebay.  I used more of the Basic Grey bling and 2 small green roses purchased from Paper Wishes.  I cut out one of the "tiles" from the Dream Street paper to use for my tag to add my personal info on.  I added some blingy brads in the corners and some button style brads too.  Slipped the tag in the laced up section and I was done!  I forgot to get a small pic printed I just slid a 4X5 pick of myself behind the tag for Renea.  I didn't adhere it so she could remove it if she wants.  Here's a picture of the back of the page.

Here's the slide show of close ups

Here's a list of the products I used.

Paper Studio Paper Stack
Dream Street Paper
Cotton Candy Stickles
Prima Petite Fluer Vine
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Basic Grey Bling
Folk Art Metallic Pink Paint
White Organza Ribbon
White Curly Rose(ebay)
Green flowers from Paper Wishes
Miscellaneous Eyelets(white, pink, silver)
Dimensional Boosters(purchased from JODY)
American Girl Crafts Small Butterfly Punch
Hot Glue

Thanks for taking a look!!!  Hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. Wow, what a gorgeous page! Absolutely beautiful Shelly :0) Hugs!

  2. Wow this is beautiful, great job! :) I am a new follower, would love for you to stop by my blog sometime too! :)

  3. Very beautiful page!! I've never seen friendship page swaps before, what a fun idea!


  4. This turned out beautiful! I am sure she will love it! Tfs:)

  5. You never cease to amaze me with your talent! Truly great!!! Thank you also for the mention! You're the best!