Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winter Wonderland Christmas Tag

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas!
Today, I am sharing a tag that was so much fun to make!  It's a rare event for me when I have an idea and I can keep the project in that direction (lol).   I knew I wanted the tag to look rustic and have the colours of silver, blue, and white.   I am so happy with the way the tag turned out.  My inspiration for this tag came from Frank Garcia. His Christmas tags are so pretty.  I found many versions of his tags done by other crafters; however, none in the colours I had in mind. So I was somewhat on my own with this journey.  I purchased the papers at our local craft store in Waxahachie (Crafter Scrapper).  The paper is by Bo Bunny's TIS THE SEASON collection. The sheets I used were:Tis The Season Yuletide #20501706 and Tis The Season Peace #20501702. The darker print with the large snowflakes was some paper I had in the stash.  The largest tag (base) is a pre-cut chipboard tag from Heart of Texas Studio (they come 2 in a pack).  I used 2 different Tim Holtz dies to cut the other two tags out of the patterned paper.  I added some dimension to those smaller die cut tags by cutting out some 2mm Fun Foam in the same shapes (Fun Foam purchased at JoAnn's).  I used score tape to adhere the patterned paper to he fun foam.  The silver swirls were cut using Tim Holtz's Thinlets "Scribbles & Splats" and the branches are from Tim Holtz Thinlets "Holiday Greens". The deer is a Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers-"Mini Reindeer & 25 Set". I made the bow using Tim Holtz's Alterations die "Bow-Tied".  I used a Fleur-de-Lys mini background stamp on the deer and embossed with silver/gray embossing powder.  The poinsettia was cut using Spellbinders "Layered Poinsettia" #S5-055.  The bow, the scribbles, the 25, and the poinsettia are cut out of DCWV's 12 x 12 "Glitzy" Glitter Cardstock Stack (it's the smooth glitter cardstock). I used some silver 1/2" ribbon from JoAnn's and some silver flat back adhesive backed pearls that I got from Hobby Lobby.  The little blue cluster is from Michael's holiday stems.  I made the tag by using a Spellbinder's pennant die, transparent  card stock from Michaels, Staz On Opaque, dots/spots mini back ground stamp, and a (retired) Stampin Up Greeting.  And the last thing I did was to add some silver-gray seam-binding.   I absolutely love how this tag turned out. 



Here is a close-up of the greeting.  I used the STAZ ON OPAQUE die on the transparent CS,  the dots/spots mini background stamp to make it look like it was snowing on the greeting and inked the edges to give it a frosted look.   


I plan to enter my tag in the following holiday challenges:







Joyeux Noel from Joyce 






Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Gift Box

Happy Holidays!
I don't know about you guys but I have been busy with Christmas preparations.   Getting the house holiday ready and making lots of paper crafts.   Today I am sharing another cute box.  I saw this on You Tube, it was a tutorial by Donna Gray.  She calls it a Lovely As A Tree Ferrer Rocher Gift Box.  You can find the step-by-step tutorial here.  I used some Stampin Up card stock and the awesome "Lovely As A Tree" stamp set.  This stamp has been around for a very long time and it is still just as popular today! If you are interested, you can purchase this stamp set on my Stampin' UP! website by clicking on this link- Lovely As A Tree.  You can get it in rubber (aka Clear Mount- #127793, $20.00) or the traditional Wood Mount-#128655, $28.00).  To make my box I used some Always Artichoke Stampin' UP! cards stock #105119, $8.00; some gold foil paper, gold embossing powder, Versa-Mark, Spellbinders Pennants die templates, and a score board.  Well, that's it for now but I will be back really soon with more fun holiday projects.  Until next time..Au revoir !



Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Stampin' UP! Christmas Goody Box

Merry Christmas everyone!

I am so excited about the season and all the hope and promise that the Christmas season and the new year brings.  I have been making all these cute little boxes.  I now have a Master's in the Science of Paper Crafting from YouTube University!  This little box is my December post for the Eclectic Ellapu design team our (December projects).  The pink team's theme is "Anything Christmas" and the purple team's theme is "Jingle Bells" (incorporate jingle bells in your project).   For my project, I chose to make a candy box.  I used some retired Stampin' UP! (SU) 6x6 Designer Series Paper also know as DSP.  I followed another one of Sam Donald's tutorials on You Tube-Sweetie Window Box Tutorial using Stampin' Up! DSP .
The holly, pine springs were made using Martha Stewart punches, the sugared flatback embellishments are from Hobby Lobby, I used the (retired) SU large oval and scalloped oval punches, along with some Recollections (Michaels) clear card stock to make the windows. I used a small whole punch from Hobby Lobby (Paper Studios), and 1/8"white satin ribbon from JoAnn's.   I am going to remake the box using some current SU products and I will be sure to post that as well.
This was fun and pretty quick project, I hope you'll give it a try... Til' next time, Merry Christmas and an Awesome New Year!







        

Monday, October 31, 2016

Anything with a Bow!

Wow! where did October go!!!  
Just a real quick post to let you know about the November brag challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and to make an announcement, be sure to read to the end!  The pink team's November challenge theme is "Anything with a Bow".  The purple team's theme is "Let Sparks Fly".  For my project, I chose to make some cute little party favor bags and boxes.  They are just cute, cute, cute with or without a bow.   To make these lovely little bags and boxes, I used some Stampin' UP! products,  like the scallop punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, some (retired) Designer Series Paper, some Old Olive grosgrain ribbon (retired), and some of the 1/8" gold with white trim ribbon (still available).  I followed the You Tube tutorial from Dannie Graves of Dannie's Designs for the for the largest bag.  For the "4 You" bag you can find the You Tube tutorial on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts and for the little wedding favor box you can find it on You Tube Sam Donald's tutorial.   I use to sell Stampin' UP! years ago.  I took a lengthy break and I've missed so much that I decided to join Team Stampin' UP! again.   I am in the process of setting up my website and getting things in place, so watch for the up coming announcements.



Well, I better stop here, my post is already a bit tardy.  I hope you will stop by the challenge blog and join in!  Til' next time



Saturday, October 1, 2016

Vintage Hot Air Balloon

Happy Fall Y'all!
My favorite seasons are starting..Fall and Winter, yea-aaah.  Harvest Time, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  No money, but I'm still excited about the seasons (lol). Sooo, let's get this show on the road. Let me start by announcing the October challenge at Eclectic Ellapu...drum roll please...one of my favorite themes...Vintage or Shabby Chic!!!  The pink team's challenge was to do something vintage, while our fab-fab purple team's challenge is Autumn.  My project inspiration came from the amaaaaazing Einat Kessler (Click on the link for all her YouTube videos). I decided to do a Hot Air Balloon!  Einat has so many great video tutorials, but the one that really got me was the Hot Air Balloon.  Her hot air balloon is a cross between vintage and Steampunk.   You can see Einat's awesome Hot Air Balloon video tutorial here.  Check out my finished project below and afterward let the Autumn breeze take you over to our October challenge at Eclectic Ellapu for more inspiring cards and projects; hope to see you there!

Supplies (I used) for this project:
Tim Holtz- loop pins, screw eyes, game spinner, time piece, clock key, distress paint-black, distress ink-walnut stain, distress stain-walnut stain
Hobby Lobby-gold Duck Tape, ATC canvas cards, patterned paper-Uncharted and (ATD's-Specialty Collections, this has a lot of foiled paper with maps and stuff about travel); chain link, large clear Christmas bulb with spout opening (they had 2 kinds of bulbs), large  metal gears, small (pliable) gears, leather strip.
SkyBluePink-unfortunately, this on-line store will be CLOSING DECEMBER 1, 2016, order while supplies last. 
Micheals- Fleur-de-lis (suspended by the wire loop that came with the Hobby Lobby large clear Christmas bulb)
Crafty Scrapper (Waxahachie, TX)- sugared brads (metallic gold).








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