Friday, December 12, 2014

The 12 Tags of Christmas Day #3

Good morning everyone! Today is day #3 over at The Crafty Scrapper for our 12 Tags of Christmas and I have another tag to share with you.

  I am not normally a tag maker, I am more of a 12x12 pg kinda girl - there is way more room to work with on 12x12 after all! But I am pretty happy with how my tags came out.

This tag came together very quickly! Other than the drying time for the embossing paste, it took me less than 5 minutes to pull this tag together. So even if you are in a hurry, you can create a fabulous tag for a gift!

I started by applying some texture to the top and sides using a stencil and Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, then inked around the sides and added a few accents with my White Signo Pen.

I stamped my background image using VersaMark, then applied chalk in multiple colors for a subdued effect.  I added my sentiment using Black StazOn ink, and lots of ribbons and a button at the top to finish it off.

Be sure to check The Crafty Scrapper Blog everyday as we will have a new tag to share with you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today- have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12 Days of Tags with The Crafty Scrapper

Good morning everyone, I am so excited to be part of this great event at The Crafty Scrapper!
 We are going to have some amazing tags over the next 12 days, so be sure to check the blog each morning to see what is new!

Here is a look at my first tag

I started  with a Wendy Vecchi stencil and inked around the edges. Next up I used another stencil from Wendy along with her embossing paste and put the leaves on the background.

 Once that paste was dry, I used the same stencil to apply some ink to the top of the paste, and heat dried. I used an older stamp from my stash for the sentiment, added some ribbons, flower and leaves.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Smoothfoam Challenge at The Crafty Scrapper

Good morning everyone, today I want to share some fabulous holiday decorations I made to hang in the front windows of The Crafty Scrapper. All of our Design Team was given some stars and snowflakes from Smoothfoam to play with. Here is what I came up with.

This is the larger snowflake, and I have really been wanted to whip out some paper cones for a project this year. I got out some vintage sheet music and got to rolling. I added some Stickles at the edge of each cone for a bit of sparkle, then layered some ribbon, doily and flower in the center.

This is the smaller star. I started by covering the entire thing in glue and vintage glass mixed with glitter. When it was dry I used Bo Bunny's Candy Cane Lane to cover the front and back, and added a bit of sparkle with some mica flakes pressed onto a chipboard that had been covered with double stick tape.

I covered the backside with more Bo Bunny papers, and the smaller pieces are trimmed from one of the journal card sheets.

For my second star, I wanted to go a little Disco Ball on it! I have a HUGE roll of these rhinestones and so I covered the entire star with Tear-ific Tape from Sparkle N Sprinkle, then used a template to cut and place the rhinestones. I pulled some ribbon and lace from my stash to make a bow.

I inked chipboard stars from Technique Tuesday, added some faux stitching and glued these to one point.

I used more Candy Cane Lane from Bo Bunny on th back, which I inked and added more faux stitching.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to hop over to The Crafty Scrapper Blog to see what the other designers made with their Smothfoam. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Card Holder with Foamology101

Good morning everyone- we are one week into December, I can't believe it!  Today I am participating in a hop with Foamology101 with the lovely creative people at Designer Crafts Connection and our theme is

Quick and Easy Holiday Decor

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I chose the Rigid Design Foam to make my project with. I wanted to make a display for all the Christmas cards I get every year and I new that this would be a quick project.

I wrapped the foam in a piece of fabric I have left over from a home dec project using the instructions provided (you can also see a video here).

I positioned a thin grosgrain ribbon in a diagonal pattern across the board, using push pins to hold them in place. I pulled a variety of black brads from my stash to secure the ribbons where they crossed. I poked a hole through the ribbon, fabric, and foam using a paper piercer and inserted the brad though, adding a bit of glue to the brad to hold everything in place.

 I grabbed a bit of ribbon and some Christmas greenery for the corner. I resisted the urge to add a bunch of embellies to the board, because I want to have space for my cards!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Easy Kids Party Favor- DIY Christmas Time with Kids Blog Hop

Good morning everyone, today I have the pleasure of participating in a super fun hop

Christmas Time with Kids

I picked the Christmas Arts and Crafts Projects for Kids category to make a project from and here is what I came up with.

So, I still have 900+ of the 1000 glassine envelopes I ordered last year and I am always on the lookout for ways to use them up. I saw something like this on Pinterest and adapted it to fit my needs. We have lots of small kits come over during the holidays and having a quick craft prepared that they can make and take with them is always a good idea.

I pulled some patterned paper from my stash- I swear I am going to use all that stuff up! and a bag of embellishments I had on hand, some mini M&M's, the envelopes and adhesive. I did not use the punch pictured as the paper I used had a decorative edge to it already.

I cut the paper into strips using the pre-cut edge. Simple is what I am going for.

A small scoop of candy goes in the bag, then they get folded over as shown. I used my Tiny Attacher to secure them. The less glue we have to use the better in my opinion when it comes to a group of kids.

I applied a strip of double stick tape to the back of the paper, I will do this for all the paper before the party, and then all they have to do is remove the paper backing and apply over the edge of the envelope. I have a whole bag of misc embellies to use on the front.

Easy, peasy!

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