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Christmas Tags 2013 Part 4

Hello, and welcome back! Today I have some more Christmas tags to share. I created this set using the doilies that I used as masks for spray ink on yesterday's tags. I used the same layout as the other set as well. The base of the tags is Crumb Cake, and the greetings are stamped on Shimmer White. I used the Endless Wishes Stamp Set for the greetings.



The color combo is Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Gold. For my spray mist, I used added isopropyl acohol to a Stampin' Spritzer, and filled it about half full. Then I added 6 drops of ink to that mix for the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive mists. I also used the retired Gold Smooch. I hope it comes back to Stampin' Up in the future!



Here are some close-ups of the individual tags. Sadly, I think this greeting set is sold out, but there is a digital version as well. It would be easy to use this digital version, and print these little flags out to add to your own tag set. I'll link up the digital version below with the rest of the supplies for you. Some colored cardstock tag reinforcers, glimmer brads and baker's twine finish these out.



I made the tails on the flags by punch the end with the 3/4" Square Punch.



I also used gold embroidery floss for this tag.



Well, that is all for today. I'll have some more Christmas cards to share coming up. And, I'm planning to make a Thanksgiving banner, so I'll share that soon too! Thanks for stopping by.



Christmas Tags 2013 Part 3

Hello, and welcome back! Today I have a set of simple tags featuring spritzed ink and doilies. My color palette is Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Gold. I actually used the doilies as a mask for the spritzed ink! I used our Stampin' Spritzers with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive ink as well as the retired Gold Smooch. I love this effect! I also used a new favorite stamp set called Endless Wishes. It has a great handwritten font for part of the greetings and a typewriter style for the rest of the greetings.



After I spritzed the tags, I stamped the greetings on strips of Shimmer White cardstock and used the 3/4" Square Punch to create the flag ends. I finished these off with glimmer brads, baker's twine, gold embroidery floss and cardstock circles as "hole reinforcements".



Here are some close-ups of the individual tags.







Well, that is all for today. Please stop by later this week as I have more cards to share, this time using the colored doilies that were left over from this project. Thanks for stopping by!



Christmas Tags 2013 Part 2

Hello, and welcome back! Today I have another set of chalkboard style tags to share. I started with the same basic design as my post here, but I changed a few things up. I used a new stamp set called A Banner Christmas. I stamped in Versamark, heat embossed with white embossing powder and also sponged on some Whisper White craft ink to look like chalk dust.



For this set I used the woodgrain pattern from the Natural Composition Speciatly Designer Series Paper to make the frames for the chalkboard elements. These were again popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. I finished them off with Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine.



Here are some close-ups of each tag as well.









Well, that is all for today. I have more sets of tags to share this week, so stop by again. Thanks!



Christmas Tags 2013 Part 1

Hello there! Today I'm going to start sharing a series of Christmas tags. I've been making lots of these little gems lately. There is something so fun about have such a small canvas, and explorating variations in color and layout in a grouping of tags. This set of tags was published in the Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 8 special issue from Paper Crafts. I thought it would be fun to make a set of cards with the chalkboard look. These are stamped in Versamark ink, and embossed with white embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock. For the frames, I stamped the Woodgrain background stamp with Crumb Cake ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I actually trimmed out the middles of the woodgrains pieces, so these were real frames.


The chalkboard pieces were popped up on top of these great bold patterned papers, and some matching baker's twine was used to finish them off. This stamp set from Stampin' Up has since retired, but you can still purchase it in digital form as well as the patterned papers. The supply list will be linked below.

Well that is all for today. Please join me the rest of this week as I share more sets of tags. Thanks for stopping by!



Time for Some Christmas Cards Published

Hello, and welcome back! Today I have a Christmas card to share that was published in the Create: Christmas Cards magazine. It's great issue with lots of ideas for beautiful Christmas and holiday cards. The greeting is from the More Merry Messages Clear-Mount Stamp Set and stamped in Basic Black onto Baja Breeze cardstock (retired). The flower was made with the Build a Blossom stamp set and matching Blossom Petals Builder (both retired). The petals are stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink onto Riding Hood Red Cardstock (retired), and then punched out. The flower center was stamped in Pink Pirouette ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, punched out and then a clear enamel dot was adhered over the top.



The card base is Basic Grey, and the patterned papers are from the Twitterpated Designer Series Papers (retired). The red pattern was also die-cut with the Finishing Touches Edgelits. I stitched some Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon over the greeting piece, and then it was attached to the card front along with all of the petals to form the flower.


Well, that is all for today. A few more Christams cards and tags to share soon. Thanks for stopping by!


Time for Some Christmas Cards 3

Hello, and welcome back! I have another Christmas card to share today. This one uses the Ornament Keepsakes Clear-Mount Stamp Set that is available online here, and the greeting is from the Greetings Of The Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set available online here. The ornaments are stamped in Raspberry Ripple ink and Pretty in Pink ink onto Pink Pirouette Cardstock, and die-cut with the matching Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. I drew lines to hang the ornaments from using the White Stampin Chalk Marker. The greeting was stamped with Versamark ink, and embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.



Here is a close-up of the card front. This was actually a project born out of a challenge between myself and two of my crafting buddies. We decided to use a color of cardstock that we still had in our stash, but that we hadn't used in a long time (so it wasn't a favorite). So, I pulled out some retired Handsome Hunter Cardstock, and a new die that my Mom gave me for my birthday to make this pretty evergreen border. The die is by Memory Box and is called Pine Needle Border. The ornaments are then finished off with both the Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents and the Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels.



Now that I look at the card, I wish I would have added either some white twine or narrow white ribbon across the top of the card over the evergreen border. What do you think...does it need just a little something else? Well, that is all for today. More Christmas cards on the way over the next few days. Thanks for stopping by.

Time for Some Christmas Cards 2

Hello there! So glad you could join me today. I have another Christmas card to share. The star stamp is from the Simply Stars Clear Mount Stamp Set, and the greeting stamp is from the More Merry Messages Clear-Mount Stamp Set. The star is stamped in Versamark on Island Indigo Cardstock, and embossed with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder. I cheated, and punched it out with a retired star punch. But it would be easy to trim out with scissors as well. For the three squares, I punched stars from 2" squares of patterned paper from the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. Then, I drew in a border with my Island Indigo marker.



The card base is Soft Sky Cardstock. I stamped it randomnly with the spots stamp from the My Paper Pumpkin sign up kit in Silver Metallic Encore Pad. Then I adhered the 3 star boxes and the embossed star with Stampin' Dimensionals to the card front. The greeting is stamped with Island Indigo Ink onto Shimmer White cardstock, and I used the 3/4" Square Punch to make a flag end on the left side. This was adhered over the star, and finished with a Silver Basics Designer Button (which are still available on the Clearance Rack here) tied with some silver embroidery floss.

Here is a close-up of the card.



Well, that is all for today. I have some more Christmas cards on deck for the next couple of days. Hope you can join me again soon! Thanks for stopping by.

Time for Some Christmas Cards 1

Hello, and welcome back! Today I am sharing another Christmas card that I made a couple of months back. This one uses the Evergreen Clear-Mount Stamp Set. This set isn't featured in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, but it still available here. The tree is stamped first in Pool Party ink for the solid image, and then in Island Indigo for the outline image. I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel at the top of the tree, and then drops of Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details to look like sparkly ornaments. This piece was tied with the Silver 1/8" Ribbon.



The card base is Smoky Slate Cardstock. Next I cut a strip of the Silver Foil Sheets, and embossed it with the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I cut two flag shapes from papers in the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack, and adhered them to the Silver Foil Sheet strip which is then adhered to the card base. Lastly I stamped the greeting in
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad from the Greetings Of The Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set which you can find here.

Here is a close-up of the card. The tree piece was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.



Well, that is all for today. I have three more Christmas cards to share here soon, and then I have lots of Christmas tags to follow. Thanks for stopping by!

Playing Along with Retro Sketches #89

Welcome back! Today I'm playing along with Retro Sketches #89. I often start my creations out with a sketch, and I love the ones that Retro Sketches comes up with every week. I don't always finish my creation in time to share at their website, but this week I did!

Here is my card for the sketch. The card base is Pool Party Cardstock. Both snowflakes are from the Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Stamp Set. The larger one is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder onto Soft Sky cardstock. I die-cut it with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies, and then sponged around the snowflake with Coastal Cabana ink. I wrapped the piece with Silver 1/8" Ribbon, and then attached it to the card front. Next, I stamped the smaller snowflake with Versamark ink onto Shimmer White Cardstock, punched it with the 2-1/2 Inch Circle Punch and then sponged around it with Pool Party ink. I attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.



Here is a close-up of my card. To finish off the card, I stamped the greeting from the Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set. I LOVE this stamp set and the greetings included. It's stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink and also Coastal Cabana ink. The final touches were Frosted Finishes Embellishments and Jewel Basic Rhinestones. It's extra shiny in real life, even though I think it photographed pretty well here.



And, here is the sketch. You can click on it to be taken to the blog.


Well, that is all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop for Cath

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I'm so happy to participate in this thank you blog hop for Cath from the Moxie Fab World Blog. You might have just arrived from Dawn Turley's blog. Welcome!

What a great source of inspiration Cath has been through the Moxie Fab World site, in Paper Crafts magazine and on Pinterest just to name a few. Cath has such a great sense of style, ability to see trends and the generosity to share the beautiful things she finds with all of us in unique and inspiring ways. One of my favorite features at the Moxie Fab World is the Tuesday Trigger posts. One of the suggestions for this post was to choose a favorite blog post, and make a project inspired by it. So, I did just that! I used the most recent Tuesday Trigger, Enthralled with Fall, to inspire this Thank You card.



Here is the inspiration piece. I took it kind of literally, and made a big pile of watercolored leaves in fall shades. I colored watercolor paper with an aquabrush and the ink colors of Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red from Stampin' Up!


I die cut the leaves with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die, from Stampin' Up!, and then I used my sewing machine to stitch the leaves. I used the Woodgrain stamp to add some detail to the card base with Baked Brown Sugar ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock. The greeting is from the Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set also from Stampin' Up!



And, the best part...I have one more leaf left over for another project!


I had the pleasure of having a few of my creations highlighted by Cath, which made me both happy and proud. Thank you so much Cath for sharing your talents with all of us over the past few years. I wish you much happiness and success in your future endeavors.

Now, on to the next stop on the hop at Simone Naoum's blog. You can also see the whole blog list below. Thanks for stopping by!