Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vintage Christmas

Well, it's no secret how much I LOVE "Victorian Elements"!  So, after I made the tag, I had to put it as a focal image on a card. 

I stamped "Script Background" from TAC (love that stamp!) with Cognac Palette ink for the background.  Then, I took my sponge and distressed the edges with Jardin Moss Palette ink.  The only other thing I did before I adhered the tag was to take some DCWV White core paper and punched a border and then used a sponge to distress it, bringing out the white core. 

I know it's hard to tell in the photo, but before I glued the kraft piece of the tag to the green scalloped mat, I crumpled it up to give it even more of an aged look (I did this before when I made the tag).

Hope you enjoyed it!

Stamps:  TAC Script Background, Victorian Elements, Holiday Cheer
Paper:  TAC Kraft, DCWV Reddish Pink, Green Bazzill
Ink:  Cognac, Jardin Moss & Lamore Red Palette
Other:  Fiskars Border Punch, Pop Dots

Friday, November 20, 2009

Joyful Christmas

Here's the second of my "tag" cards.  I like how the colors pop on this one.  This is another simple one, 10 minutes or less to make it from start to completion.

I stamped polka dots with Champagne VersaMark ink.  Love that subtle shimmer!

Stamps:  TAC Joyful Ornaments, TAC Noel Noel, PTI Polka Dot Basics
Paper: TAC Scarlet, TAC Ultrasmooth White, Green Bazzill
Ink:  Moonlight White Brilliance, Champagne VersaMark, Lamore Red Palette
Other:  Ribbon, scrappers floss, pop dots, Fiskars scalloped border punch, button

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pink Christmas

Remember those tags that I made earlier this week for the blog hop?  Well, I decided to take those and turn them into the focal images of cards.  I kept these cards super simple so the whole card, with tag, only takes 10 minutes or LESS to make! 

Today I'll share with you the first one which also happens to be my favorite of the 3 and I'll share the other 2 cards over the next few days.

This is such a fun, non-traditional color combination!  I am really liking it.  I may have to try it again.  I stamped the polka dots (from Papertrey Ink) on the pink paper in Champagne VersaMark so it has a subtle shimmer to it. 

This shows the dimension.  I used some very thin pop dots to pop up the "tag".  See that button?  I tied scrappers floss through it and left the ends to come out the bottom of the button (the underside).  Then, instead of tying it, I used a glue dot to adhere the ends down and it also adheres the button to the cardstock.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Paper:  Green Bazzills, TAC White Ultrasmooth, Hibiscus Burst Pink PTI
Ink:  Champagne VersaMark, Lamore Red, Moonlight White Brilliance
Stamps:  TAC Joyful Ornaments, TAC Holiday Cheer, PTI Polka Dot Basics
Other:  Ribbon, PTI button, Scrappers Floss, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Thin Pop Dots (From Hobby Lobby)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mini Calendar Class

Come make one of the cutest mini spiral-bound calendars with square scalloped shaped pages! We'll make one mini calendar perfect for your desk or kitchen counter! Each month you flip the page to reveal the next month.  Choose from a variety of color schemes, decorative stamps and ribbons to "dress up" your calendar.

The cost of the class is only $10!

Where: Inman Wellness Center
Date: Tuesday, December 1st
Time: 7:00 PM

Register by calling the Inman Wellness Center at (620) 585-2050.

The fun thing about these calendars is that you can use them as a calendar as shown above or you can choose to insert your favorite photos like shown below!  What a fun little gift to give (or receive)!

Hope to see you there!

This project was inspired by a very creative Angel friend Heather!  You can check out her blog here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tags in 10 Minutes or Less Blog Hop

Welcome to another TAC blog hop. I have some super simple tags for you today! These can be made in 5 minutes or less.

I stuck with very traditional Christmas colors for these. I ran the white piece through my Big Shot to emboss it with dots. Then I stamped the ornament, cut it out, adhered it with pop dots and then put the button on top of it. Super simple!

For this one I used a darker green Bazzill for the base. I stamped the same ornament on a white piece of cardstock and THEN ran it through the Big Shot to give it the texture and then added the button. Again, easy peasy!

This last one is my favorite and I didn't put a ribbon through it because I thought that it would be super cute either attached to a gift bag OR as an accent on a card. Any of these could be placed as a focal point on a card too.

I stamped Victorian Elements with Lamore Red ink, then stamped scripted background with Cognac ink. I sponged Jardin Moss ink around the edges of the piece, stamped Joy from "Holiday Cheer" and then adhered to the scalloped square. Elegant and SUPER simple!

Be sure to visit these other angel blogs for more 10 minute or less inspiration!

Laurie W
Laurie U

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Loads of Love

Here is a fun card that I made for a recent Funshop.  I used lots of different elements so that I could demonstrate different tools/techniques to the guests.  Here's what I showed them:

1.  How Versamark ink creates a watermark effect when stamped on Bazzill cardstock (and I also showed how to stamp it on white-core paper and sand to create a similar look)
2.  How to color with aquacolor crayons and a dove blender.
3.  How to use the Big Bite to set an eyelet in the middle of your card.
4.  How to use a scor-pal to score a line on the card.
5.  How to use a scor-bug to emboss dots on your card.
6.  How to outline with a grey tombow marker.
7.  How to use Cloud scissors to make a decorative edge.
8.  How adding ribbon to a card really "ties" it all together! :)

Here's a closeup of the eyelet in the card.  I think it is a fun element to place an eyelet through the layers and then tie the ribbon through that. 

Paper:  Kraft & Ultrasmooth White Cardstock, Pink & Blue Bazzill
Stamps:  TAC Skinny Birds & Curls & Swirls
Inks:  VersaMark, Burnt Umber
Other:  Aquacolor crayons, dove blender, scorpal, scorbug, ribbon, eyelet, Grey Tombow Marker

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Why Did I Wait?

The card that I'm sharing today is not from a new stamp set.  I think it is over a year old now.  But, I just purchased it recently.  Why in the world did I wait?  Everything about this set encompasses what I like...clean lines, a little whimsy, words that I like with a sophisticated font. 

So, here's the card I made with it for my mom's birthday which is tomorrow. 

I love this color combination too!  It's TAC brown, Bazzill cardstock that matches the Boudoir Blush Palette ink & lime green.  So pretty!!

Here's a view so that you can see the dimension:

Isn't that ribbon pretty?  It matches the cardstock perfectly!  Love, love, love it!!

Happy birthday Mom!

Stamps:  Build-a-Flower, Sending-a-latte
Paper:  TAC Brown, Ivory, Coral & Green Bazzill
Ink:  Boudoir Blush, Burnt Umber & Landscape Palette
Other:  Pop dots, ribbon

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cricut + Vinyl = FUN

I had so much fun this morning playing with my cricut.  I bought this vinyl yesterday at Hobby Lobby and cut it today!  I put this on my wall right inside the front door.  I love how it turned out!  So fun!! 

The bird & tree branch are from a font.  There are thousands of free fonts on the internet that you can use with your cricut!  The "welcome" is cut from one of those free fonts.  But, I hate to admit, that I paid $3 for the "font" that contained the bird and branch.  I just loved it so much!  You can see the entire font collection here.  I'm sure that I'll use more of these images in Sadie's scrapbook.  I figured if I would have purchased the vinyl image from a store, it would have easily cost me $30 - $40!  What a bargain I got!  The vinyl is very inexpensive too--especially with a coupon.  The entire image measures about 19 1/2" long by 11 1/4" wide.
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