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Five ideas for crafting with paper feathers with Angie Gutshall

five ideas for crafting with paper feathers by angie gutshall @ shimelle.com
Here’s one of the three ways you’ll see guests bloggers sharing their ideas here throughout 2013: with five ideas posts! Each five ideas guest has chosen a product, technique, or idea she would like to share with you across a variety of looks. I hope you find them inspirational! Today I’m pleased to welcome Angie Gutshall, who has falled head over heels for the paper feather embellishments in American Crafts’ Dear Lizzy Fifth & Frolic collection.

Happy New Year! Did you notice in the scrapbooking industry there are always new trends popping up each year? Well, I usually love them and start to use them like everyone else. This new trend of feathers has me pretty excited! I think this is going to be fun new trend that will carry over to 2013!

scrapbooking supplies and feather embellishments
I picked these American Crafts Leaf & Feather combo to show you five different ideas of fun ways to use them. Like I said before I love trends and this is honestly one of my new favorite trends out there.

scrapbook page by angie gutshall at shimelle.com
For this layout I started by adding some gesso and chalk ink with a mask. Then I used lots of washi tape and stripes of paper. Then came all the fun little embellishments I added to the stripes of color. I love how the AC feathers just add a fun pop to the layout and since all the little rhinestones are already attached it’s a perfect little fit.

handmade card by angie gutshall @ shimelle.com
This card was a work in progress. I had to walk away a couple of times because it just needed something and I couldn’t figure out what. Then I realized I need to add another piece behind the pink and also added some gesso with a mask. I then stamped the ‘hello’ and hearts and embossed them to make the black bolder. I then added my cute AC Leaf & Feather detail. Lastly, I sewed around the top.

decorated feather jewelry box by angie gutshall @ shimelle.com
My daughter got some jewelry for Christmas and I wanted to get her a nice little box to put them. I bought this box for a dollar and didn’t like the top design, so being crafty I figured I could ‘doctor’ it up. I took some twine and washi tape and wrapped around the bottom. I then took a piece of paper by My Mind’s Eye to cover the top. I loved the cute little Jillibean Soup sticker and thought it was very fitting for jewelry. I then decorated it with the AC feather, a flair, and some butterflies.

decorated frame by angie gutshall @ shimelle.com
To dress up a dresser, I started with a blue frame and painted it with some gesso to give it an antique look. I liked the oval Crate Paper chipboard but it wouldn’t fit behind the frame so I put it on top and love the result. I then added the papers and title behind the frame. I used the American Crafts feather to accent the oval frame. I love how it turned out.

decorated frame by angie gutshall @ shimelle.com
I had this little binder that I planned to create a desk calendar out of so I went to work decorating it with some fresh new papers. I started by placing some Crate Paper vellum and then added some paper pennants on the side. I then used the AC feather combo to layer over the little pennant stripes.

I hope I have inspired you to have fun feathers this coming year! I have enjoyed sharing with you my ideas of inspiration. I can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks again for having me, Shimelle!

Of course you can click to order the feathers or any number of cute things from the American Crafts’ Dear Lizzy Fifth & Frolic collection.




Angie Gutshall is a stay at home mom for four children. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Brian. She lives in the country in the central part of Pennsylvania. Scrapbooking is where she captures her everyday moments on paper so her children will have something to treasure when they get older. She also loves taking pictures, baking, watching movies with her kids, and created craft projects for gifts. She shares more inspiration on her blog, My Little Blessings.

04 January 2013



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15 Comments for Five ideas for crafting with paper feathers with Angie Gutshall

  1. Valerie Says:

    I love how all these vibrant colors go well together. Thank you for sharing this! Much love!

  2. DolphinA Says:

    wow what a good ideas! Very beautiful works!!! :)

  3. Alinor Says:

    such lovely projects Angie, and your photos are beautiful!

  4. Caro_frenchy Says:

    feathers, a nice trend, thank you Angie for all these ideas !

  5. Diana Waite Says:

    this looks AWESOME!

  6. Donelda Says:

    Great ideas! I have loved using feathers in my crafting for a while now … so excited to see them mainstream! Thanks Angie for your ideas and thanks shimelle for your post!

  7. Debbie Piercey Says:

    Love the feathers! Beautiful projects and thanks so much for sharing! Love the guest blogger idea for 2013!

  8. Paige Evans Says:

    THESE ARE ALL AMAZING! WAY TO GO ANGIE!

  9. Lynsey Says:

    Thanks for the lovely inspiration!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  10. ConnieM Says:

    awesome ideas!!

  11. Jeanna Cata Says:

    I love the simplicity of all the projects. And I simply adore the way each one was staged for its photo shoot :)

  12. Valerie Says:

    I love all the pictures of your projects. I want to post pictures of some of my projects, but my pictures always come out too dark or they have a glare. Do you have any tips for getting better photos of my projects.

  13. angie gutshall Says:

    Valerie, I always set my projects up facing the natural light that come in my big back door. Then I lighten them in photoshop.

  14. Fleur Smith Says:

    Great ideas, love the different projects with feather’s

  15. Lisa Renas Says:

    I love the washi tape and the feathers :)

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