DIY Family Heirloom Projects

Canvas Corp created a new line of papers they call their Heirloom Collection.  The collection is very cool in that it brings together those random holidays, special days on the calendar, ways to capture the past cards, ways to plan the future cards and they are all in black and ivory, and coordinate with the entire paper collection.  The idea behind the collection is to give you the tools to create Creative DIY projects that are fun, functional, and pretty.  Here are some great examples of how the papers are used, each of them are so different, and that is why we like the collection so much.  
We kick things off with the Heirloom Collection – Calendar Months Paper.  A fun paper to add to your agenda pages, you planer or make a wall calendar.
CCP2947 Calendar Months on Ivory
Crew member, Emeline Seet created this adorable wall calendar with a 7gypsies tray that sums up the 12 months with pretty things and little memories.  These same great ideas can become a journal, scrapbook or planner.  Use the calendar month paper to write down special events, birthdays, anniversaries or maybe an upcoming vacation.  
This project was inspired by pattern paper from Canvas Corp Collection: Heirloom (Calendar Months) and the printer’s tray. As there were exactly 12 slots on the printer’s tray, each month fits nicely in each little shadow boxes.
Tools Used: Craft Scissors
Crew Member, Heather Kindt, created this amazing collage using a range of the papers from the Heirloom collection, along with papers and tissue from 7gypsies and Canvas Corp and the results are stunning.  The paper is a perfect art or mixed media project.
Layout the papers, tissue and tape across a wood board or stretched canvas to create your art.  Heather added a center shadow box which is a great touch.  
Tools: Scissors; Paper Cutter
Love this sheet of Heirloom cards, the paper has 6 different cards and you can capture many family memories, there is even one for the family pet.  Printed on ivory paper, they have a beautiful look before your personal hand writing and touches are added.  You can distress them even more with Tattered Angels simply Sheer Mists.
 Heirloom Pages - family story
If grandparents are still around, ask them to write in their own handwriting or jot down the memory for them and you will have them forever.  
 The cards are 4″x6″ when cut down and fit perfectly into the 7gypsies photo crate and 4″x6″ file folders.  The crates area  great way to organize by family me member, family, year, etc.  Store old photos, copies of things from the past and then fill out the cards to help you remember the details.  Write it down, don’t ever forget, the moments are special, they are what makes your family, share them with kids and grandkids.
So 3 great ways to capture the memories or remember the future.  The heirloom collection is a lot of fun to work with and it will remind you to stop and remember the special moments.  To see the entire collection of papers and accessories – Canvas Corp Heirloom Collection.
Happy Creating!!!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'DIY Family Heirloom Projects' have 3 comments

  1. June 10, 2016 @ 11:26 am Carla Hundley

    Gorgeous work on all
    these projects. Love
    the calendar.
    Carla from Utah


  2. June 11, 2016 @ 10:54 am barb macaskill

    Hubby and I are in the process of getting our family tree information together and I think we will be using lots of the Heirloom collection to finalize it!! Thanks for the great collection and inspiration!


  3. June 11, 2016 @ 12:38 pm Bunny Dobbie

    What lovely projects! What fabulous papers to work with!


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