Showing posts with label Bookmarks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bookmarks. Show all posts

Friday, October 18, 2013

October Waltzingmouse Pajama Party!

I'm excited to be participating in the October Waltzingmouse Pajama Party tonight!   Each month Claire hosts a Pajama Party with fun challenges and great prizes (think WMS stamps!!).  Three of the challenges are revealed on the 1st of each month and have to be linked up within 24 hours of the party - but the 4th challenge is a sketch and you have one week from now to link it up over on the WMS blog.

Challenge #1:  Greenish Halloween
I found some colorful bottles at the Christmas tree shop for $1.00 each - I bought 3 (you'll see the others below).  I was thinking I would decorate them and put candy in them to sell at our church fair this month - but I found a label on the bottom after I got them home that said "Not Food or Water Safe" - so I had to rethink the purpose -  and then I found refill bottles of Vanilla Pumpkin oil for reed diffusers at Home Goods and snapped some up for these bottles!  I purchased some wooden barbecue skewers at the grocery store to include to put inside the bottles.

The stamp on the Toad oil round label and the newt below are from Wanda's Pantry - the Oct 31st is from Vintage Witch and the label frame and Happy Haunting are from All Hallows Eve.
I stamped To: and From: on the back of the label for gift giving -  these are from Wanda's Pantry but they are also included in many of Claire's sets.
Challenge #2:  Victorian Ghost Stories - old school spooky

I used another one of my bottles for this challenge -  I figured purple was a good Victorian color and this St. John's Wort verse from All Hallows Eve was old school spooky!
And actually -  I think all of these bottles are decorated in Old School Spooky!   Here's my third bottle - a blue one (bat droppings from Wanda's Pantry) - they make a nice set don't they????   And the Vanilla Pumpkin oil inside smells so wonderfully fall when you put the diffuser reeds in the bottles!
 I placed this warning on the back using my Brother's P-Touch label Maker just so the receiver would know what it was and NOT to drink it!!
Challenge #3:  Art Deco Black and White with a splash of color

For this challenge I made three 2"x2 inch magnetic bookmarks using  Putting on the Ritz.  I love to read, and I love reading real books (not Kindles etc although I do have one!) - and I use these magnetic bookmarks all the time to mark the page and line that I stopped reading on.
There are so many wonderful sentiments in this set -  I used three of them for my bookmarks.  I LOVE the font mix on them.  My splash of color was done with Copics and are red:
and yellow.   
I also added a silver pearl on each one.  I hand drew the frames on each with a 01 Micron Pen
Pajama Party Sketch
Being on the Waltzingmouse Design Team has it's advantages - and one of them is receiving the Bedtime Story sketch early!  I turned the sketch on it's side.  I used Spooky Tree, a sentiment from All Hallows Eve and the bats and star are from Midnight Feast.    I stamped the tree on a white panel, masked a circle and sponged the panel in Ranger Distress Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire.  I added a strip of washi tape and the sentiment  circle popped up on foam tape. 

So there you go -  this is one spooky post don't you think??  with a little art deco thrown in the mix!!

Are you coming to the WMS Pajama party this month!!  We'd love to have you join us!  You will find all the details on the WMS blog here.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

We Made It! The Waltzingmouse August Release Day is here!

Today is the anxiously awaited Waltzingmouse August Release Day - all of the new stamps are now available for purchase at the WMS shop!

And as is our custom - the Design Team is having a blog hop and you can win some WMS stamps!  You should start the hop with Claire at the WMS Blog.  She will have a master list there if you lose your way.  If you came here from Sandie's blog you are in the right place!

First up I have a simple book mark using stamps from Tying the Knot.
here's a close up of the sentiment.

Here is a clean and simple card I made using Ocean Bound.  I brushed a puddle of water onto the white panel then 'painted' in the water using re-inkers and more water on a brush. I was trying to do the Mix Ability Challenge on Split coast -  but when I got it done and was posting it I realized I didn't use quite the right technique for the challenge (you were supposed to blow on your ink!)  But I love how this came out - so here it is!  (you can see my re-do here)
And my last project for today is a decorated canvas frame - featuring my sweet grandnephew, James and his dad, Nate, as well as flowers and from 2-Step Sprig, the leaf stem from Simple Sprig and two sentiments from the Vintage Garden Seed Packet set released in Aug 2012.

Two year old James loves to help his mum and dad out in the yard and in the backyard vegetable garden.  I thought it would be nice to remember his helping out with a special frame for this photo.
I painted the canvas frame with Antique Linen Distress Crackle Paint to simulate the garden soil.
I inked the flowers in blue and green to coordinate with the dominant colors in the photo.  I brushed all the blooms and leaf stem with Glitter Glaze Clear Sparkle.
You can see the crackle in the paint on this close up.  I sponged Peeled Paint ink over the crackle.
That's it for me!  I hope you have fun along the blog hop today - and that you're inspired to create your own garden and nautical creations with all the lovely new WMS stamp sets!

Next on the hop is Laurie!

There will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from a random drawing from comments left on all of the DT's blogs. You have until August 12 at 11:59 PM GMT, 5:59 AM Central, 3:59 AM Pacific and 6:59 AM Eastern to leave comments.  The winner will be posted on the Waltzingmouse Blog on August 14th.

Knot Alone Bookmark:
Stamps:  Tying the Knot - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Rustic White - PTI, brown - Color Core Cordinations
 Ink:  Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap and Old Paper
Accessories:  Rope twine - SU, Jumbo Eyelet - SU, cropadile, Zutter corner rounder.
 Oh the Places you  will go card:
Stamps: Ocean Bound - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white- PTI
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black, reinkers Bashful Blue, Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery - SU
Accessories: paint brushes, water

James Garden Frame
Stamps:  Two Step Sprig, Simple Sprig, Vintage Garden Seed Packer - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles
Accessories:  canvas frame - Michaels, 1" circle punch - EK Success, foam tape, Distress Crackle Paint Antique Linen - Ranger, photo, curly label punch - SU, Sparkle Thicker Alphabet - American Crafts, Glitter Glaze Shear Sparkle - MFT.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Barkday Bookmark

I made a bookmark for Tammie's Who Let the Dogs Out HYCCT challenge on Split Coast - to use a dog image (cancer patients and their families often have a 'ruff' day)

This is also for the SCS Queen for the Day, who is Glowbug - I cased her In the Garden bookmark.  I used a different stamp on the bookmark, brown instead of blue, and I added the dog stamp and birthday sentiment.

The dog and sentiment are from Paper Smooches.  The bookmark stamp and die are from Our Daily Bread Designs.

And finally this is also for the Cas-ual Friday challenge - to use Kraft.

My picture shows two bookmarks - one slipped on a page and the other taken off the page so you can see the full size. I kept it all flat so it wouldn't be bulky when in use!

Stamps: Bookmark birds - Our Daily Bread Designs, Dog and Happy Bark Day from Birthday Buddies - Paper Smooches
Paper: Kraft - Gina K Designs
Ink: Archival Coffee
Accessories: Scor Tape, Copic - E37, Circle Punch - SU, Bookmark die - Our Daily Bread Designs

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Let's Mark the Book

I love to read -  and therefore - I love finding new styles of bookmarks to make using my stamps!

This fun design was Joan's Technique Lover's challenge over on Split Coast this week.   It's the kind of bookmark that slips over the page - a foldover bookmark!

Here are Joan's instructions:

1. Cut a piece of card stock 2" x 11" and fold in half so it measures 2" x 5 1/2" (or use a scrap of card stock near the same size).
2. Cut the top corners in the shape of a tag ( or use a die for a fancy shape) and punch a hole in the center top for ribbons or twine.
3. Sew through the front and back about 1/2" from the top so the bookmark will stay closed and not flop open. If you don't sew, you can glue the front and back together on the inside from the fold down about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch.
4. Now, decorate anyway you want...remember to keep it flat so the bookmark will fit over the page snuggly!!!

I stamped a crackle background on a white panel then stamped the box words over it. My stamps are from Rubbernecker.  My sewing machine and I are not on the best of terms right now (!) so I just put a piece of ScorTape across the inside just above the stamped panel.

I think this design would work for both male or female even though there is ribbon at the top!

You will find Joan's challenge on Split Coast  here.

ETA:  check out this Rubbernecker sale!


Stamps: Rubbernecker - Box Word Set, Crackle Panel Background
Paper: white, True Black, Royal Velvet - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Sweet Plum
Accessories: Cropadile, ScorTape, wrinkled seam Tape

Friday, August 24, 2012

Waltzingmouse August Release Blog Waltz! A Tag and A Bag

We have finally arrived at the August Waltzingmouse New Release day!   All of the sets the Design Team has been showing you for the last 3 days are now available for purchase at the WMS Shop!

We are celebrating the release with our traditional WMS Design Team Blog Waltz.  And as always - you can win a stamp set of choice from this release - see details at the end of my post.

The waltz begins at Claire's blog . If you came here from Sandie's blog - you are in the right place!

I have two projects to share with you today.  Lots of pics so I tried to keep the chatter to a minimum!!

First I made a  tag using stamps from the full size stamp set Vintage Seed Packet.  I used the tag to dress up my plain Ball Mason jar full of flowers to give a friend.  I stamped the label, colored it with Copics, cut it out and layered it to purple and then black card stock panels.  I punched a hole in the top of the black piece and tied it around the neck of the jar with wrinkled seam tape.  I also stamped the little trowel from this set, colored it with Copics, cut it out and layered it over the tag -  isn't it cute?!
I filled the jar with some flowers from my garden -  Buddleia (Butterfly Bush), Red Sedum (that just has a tinge of red on it right now) and a single daisy!  How pretty is this??!!
 I also decorated a little heart shaped bag from Pouch Mart.
I stamped the opera tag on white, cut it with one of the WMS opera tag dies and sponged the edges before taking it out of the die.  I stamped a lantern, candle and flame from Little Lanterns and a sentiment from Light of the World Sentiments.
I tied the tag to the bag using a large eye needle and wrinkled seam tape -I poked the needle right through the bag - brought the seam tape down into the bag in one spot and up out of the bag in another  -  tying the ribbon through the curves in the top of the opera tag. I also added a few pieces of ScorTape to the back of the tag.  This will hold the tag on securely.  Below you can see the heart shape of this pretty bag when it's open (with the seam tape threaded through it). The threads in the bag are golden as you can see in the above pic.
I also made 3 tags/bookmarks to go inside my bag, again using stamps from Little Lanterns and Light of the World.  I made this little gift set to give to a friend who is going through some difficult times and will appreciate reading these encouraging verses.  She could use them as bookmarks or just prop them up on a shelf or counter to read whenever she passes by them.

The tags are a Scalloped Tag die from Spellbinders.  I stamped the lanterns in London Fog Ink so they didn't obstruct the verses.  I just love the variety of lamp shapes, candle, flame and glow sizes included in this set!

We hope you have enjoyed and been inspired by our previews the past 3 days - and our Blog Waltz today!

There will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from the new release.  There will be a random drawing of the winner from comments left on all of the Design Team blogs on the Waltz today.

You have until August 26th  6:59 AM Eastern to leave comments. The winner will be posted on Claire’s blog on Tuesday August 28th.

I am the last person on the Waltz -  we're so happy you danced with us today!  If you missed anyone - you will find the complete list here!  And you can now purchase all the new stamps at the WMS Shop!

Vase Tag:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Seed Packet
Paper:  White, True Black, Royal Velvet - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Rhinestones - Kaiser, Ball Mason Jar - grocery or hardware store, Copics: G40, E35, Y13, V04, BG10, T2, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Cropadile.
 Heart Bag and Bookmarks:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Opera Tags, Light of the World Sentiments, Little Lanterns
Paper:  White, Lemon Tart - PTI
Ink:  Memento - Sweet Plum, Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Teal Zeal,  Ranger Distress - Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade.
Accessories:  heart shaped organza bag - Pouch,  Opera Tag Die - WMS/Spellbinders, Scalloped Tag Die - Spellbinders, ScorTape, large eye needle, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, rhinestones - Bazzill Basics.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WMS August Release Preview Day 1 - Vintage Gardens

Welcome Stamping Friends!  For the next three days I, and my fellow WMS Design Team Members, will be previewing all of the wonderful new stamps sets Claire has created for the Waltzingmouse August Release that will be available on Friday August 24th.

Today the Design Team is working with wonderful Vintage Garden sets -  There are 3 mini sets -  Vintage Garden Produce, Vintage Garden Flowers,  Vintage Garden Appleblossom Seeds and a full size set, Vintage Seed Garden.

For my first project, I made a card using the vintage carrot image from Vintage Garden Produce, inking it with orange and green and stamping it on a panel of Rustic Cream card stock.  I stamped the word 'carrot' right over the image.  I layered the stamped panel over the Rustic Cream card using foam tape and sponged the edges of the card with Antique Linen.  Very clean and simple focusing on the lovely detail of the image!  This makes a lovely note card.
 Next, I made a tag using this pretty hyacinth and the Latin name of the flower stamp from the mini set Vintage Garden Flowers. I just love the smell of hyacinths when they bloom in my garden around Easter time each spring! This would make a lovely bookmark for a friend who gardens or who just loves flowers!
I used a shipping tag, coloring it by running my Victorian Velvet Distress ink pad across my non-stick craft mat, spritzing it with water and dragging the tag through it. I dried it with my hot gun and stamped the hyacinth and Latin name with black ink.  I colored the plant using Cut-n-Dry pen nibs and distress inks.  I stamped the background using a stamp from the Chicken Wire set and the dotted background from Off Beat Backgrounds.  Then I sponged the edges of the tag with Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.  I layered the tag to a piece of purple card stock, added 3 rhinestones and looped two colored seam tapes and a shimmer cord through the hole.

For my last project today - I made a card using the stamp sold singly called Vintage Garden Appleblossom Seeds.  The sentiment is from a set we'll be previewing tomorrow and the background panel is from Pic-Nic Patterns. 

 I colored the seed pack image with Copics, cut it out and layered it on the white card with foam tape. I made this card for the Featured  Stamper Challenge on Split Coast and I CASED this card of Maureens changing images but using her basic sketch and garden theme.

Now let's go and see what the following  Design Team Members have created today!  Please stop by tomorrow for Preview Day #2!

Anya Schrier
 Becca Feeken
 Bonnie Sharp
Belinda Chang Langner
Julia Aston  You are here!
Jennifer Holmes
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Tosha Leyendekker
Claire Brennan (Owner)

Carrot Card:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Vintage Garden Produce (to be released 8/24)
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo, Ranger Distress Antique Linen.
Accessories:  Foam tape.

Hyacinth Tag:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse -  Vintage Garden Flowers (to be released 8/24), Chicken Wire, Off Beat Backgrounds.
Paper:  Royal Velvet - PTI, Avery shipping tag 4 1/4" x 2 3/8" - Staples
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Black Soot, Scattered straw, frayed burlap, tumbled glass, dusty concord, peeled paint, Victorian Velvet.
Accessories:  shimmer cord and wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Mini Mister, Non Stick Craft Mat and Cut-n-Dry Pen Nibs - Ranger, rhinestones - Kaiser

Seeded Thanks: 
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Pic Nic Patterns, with Thanks from Camellia (available 8/24), Vintage Garden Appleblossom Seeds (available 8/24)
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Copics - G82, E53, E37, BG10, Y38, ROO, Peabod Twine - The Twinery, foam tape, glue dots.

Friday, January 27, 2012

A Musical Bookmark - and a Belleek-like Card!

Hi stamping friends!   The weekend's just a few hours away -  I don't know about you - but I can't wait!  It's such a good feeling knowing I have two days off!

I have two projects to share with you today

I made a bookmark for the Looking Back - Ways to Use It challenge over on Split Coast.

We were to combine as many of the past years challenges as we wanted on our creation -  I hit the following challenges from this past year:

WT309 Happy Birthday
WT329 Something Old (stamps) Something New (music punch)
WT323 Music Related
WT331 Crazy Collage (use 4 stamps)
WT342 Make a Bookmark
WT350 Fancy Ribbons
WT365 It's My Birthday

I cut a piece of white card stock 2 1/2 x 5 3/8, cut off the top corners and sponged all over with Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood and Shabby Shutters.

First, I stamped the piano keyboard along the edge. Then I adhered the punched music score to the bottom, stamped the sheet music at an angle, and stamped the G clef and notes. My music stamps are from Musical Backgrounds by Waltzingmouse .

I stamped happy birthday from Birthday Basics by PTI on a piece of Lavender Moon card stock, punched it with my word window punch and adhered it over the stampings. Then I layered it to a 2 5/8 x 5 1/2 piece of Lavender Moon, punched a hole in the top and looped the wrinkled seam tape through the hole. To finish it off - I stamped a birthday sentiment on the back.

My second card was made using a really fun technique for the Try a New Technique challenge on SCS - Inspired by Belleek.   You ink up the inside front cover of an embossing folder with a tan or gray ink pad.  Then put your card stock inside and emboss it.   The result  looks very much like Belleek Pottery!

I have been to the Belleek Factory in Ireland and you'll see in my picture, one of the miniature vases I purchased there. This vase has a tall grasses design so I used my Bird Call Embossing folder as it has tall marsh grasses.

I used River Rock Ink on my embossing folder and cut a panel out of the embossed piece of cardstock that I adhered to my textured card with foam tape. I stamped a Celtic heart in green and adhered it over the inked embossing with foam tape. Then I just stamped the simple sentiment on the side and added a rhinestone to the heart!  My stamps are from Celtic Heritage by Waltzingmouse.

Have a nice weekend everyone!   I'll be back on Sunday with my Sisterhood Sunday challenge card - hope you can stop by then and also join in on the challenge!

Music Bookmark:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Musical Backgrounds, Paptertrey Ink - Birthday Basics

Paper: white, Lavender Moon, True Black - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress - Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters, Victorian Velvet
Accessories: wrinkled seam tape, Crop a dile, word window punch - SU, symphony punch - EK Success

Belleek Technique:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Celtic Heritage

Paper: vintage cream - PTI, textured card - Michaels
Ink: River Rock - SU, Memento Bamboo Leaves & Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Bird Call Embossing Folder - Provo Craft, rhinestones - Kaiser, foam tape, heart punch - EK Success

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

As I Wandered the Forest Tag

I made this tag for last week's Ways to Use it Challenge over on Split Coast.  The challenge was to do collage stamping.

Collage stamping is a great way to create a decorative tag.  This could be used as a bookmark, a card or a gift tag.

I used 4 stamps from Rubbernecker for the collage part - a wire grid background, a Victorian Damask background and two foliage stamps.

I also stamped a sentiment on a tag and hung it from the ribbons with a piece of twine.

The sentiment says "As I wandered the forest, the green leaves among, I heard a Wild Flower Singing a song.

I did lots of sponging on the tag and layered it to two pieces of colored card stock.

To see a step by step tutorial on how I made this tag -  check it out over at the Rubbernecker Blog!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Wire Grid #573, Victorian Damask #498, Fall Trilogy #480
Paper: Vintage Cream, Simply Chartreuse, Terre Cota Tile - PTI, shipping tag - Staples
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Old Paper
Accessories: crop a dile, wrinkled seam tape, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, Scalloped tags - Spellbinders, green twine - the Twinery

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sweet Peek - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - Love is Like a Tree!

If you're looking for my Waltzingmouse Sneak peek - please scroll down to the post below this!

Today I'm excited to be showing you a Sweet Peek at a fun new stamp set from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps July 1 Release.   It's called  Love is Like a Tree.

I've been loving making tags lately - using simple oaktag shipping labels from Staples.  I sponged the tag with Old Paper and Victorian Velvet Ranger Distress inks.  Then I stamped the tree, the little sentiments and the heart 'leaves' on the card.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it with a Ribbon Banner Shapeability, sponging it with ink before removing it from the die.  I layered the tag to a piece of tan Bazzill card stock, punched a hole at the top and threaded wrinkled seam tape through it.

I hope you'll hop over to the Sweet 'n Sassy blog to find the links to the other Design Team members who are Sweet Peeking this pretty set today!
All of the new sets will be available for purchase on July 1!  (that's tomorrow guys!!)

Stamps:  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - Love is Like a Tree (to be released 7/1)
Paper:  Shipping tag - Staples, Tan Bazzill, White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Old Paper, Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord, Brushed Corduroy.
Accessories:  Ribbon Banners Shapeabilities, wrinkled Seam Tape, cropadile.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Waltzingmouse New Release DT Blog Waltz - Say It Loud!!!

Yippee!  It's finally here!  the day all 5 new Waltzingmouse Sets are released!  And to celebrate - the WMS Design Team is having a blog Waltz featuring the 5th set -  Say it Loud!   A wonderful sentiment set with BIG words and little words and phrases for you to mix and match.  Something for every kind of occasion!

You should start today's waltz at Claire's Blog.  She also has the complete waltz list posted should you get lost along the way.

If you came here from Kate's blog, you are in the right place!

And here's my card - Isn't this fun!  A card celebrating a new puppy (or two!)   You could also send it to a dog lover that just had a human baby too!  They'd probably get a kick out of it!  Just click on any pic to see it larger.

I was inspired to make this card by this sweet piece of DP from Websters Pages.  I stamped the big word 'baby' and die cut it with a Petite Ovals Nestability, sponged the edges and adhered it with foam tape over my die cut Fancy Tags 2.  Then I stamped the little words phrase 'a bonny new' on a scrap of white, rounded one end, sponged the edges and adhered it over the oval.  This card measures 3 x 5 1/2 so it fits in a regular A2 envelope for mailing.

For my 2nd card I used a stamp from Gingham + Co.,  Join Us (laurel wreath) and Dainty Doiles Large (sentiment).

And my final project for the new release is a tag using Dainty Doilies Large and Dainty Doilies - 2 - Small.
Here's a close up showing the ghosting technique I used yesterday.  You can see that post with a link to this technique here.

And look!!! There will be a prize of a WMS stamp set of choice from a random drawing from the comments left on one of the Design Team's blogs today.  So be sure to leave a comment as you waltz along! You have until 11:59 pm EST on May 2nd to post your comments. (10:59 pm Central, 8:59 pm Pacific)

The winner will be posted on Clair’s blog on the 3rd of the May so be sure to check back there!

Don't forget to take your wish list over to the WMS shop to order your favorite stamp sets!

Now off you go to visit my good friend Carly!

A Bonny New Baby:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Say It Loud
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate - PTI,  DP - Webster's Pages Petite Papers Ladies +; Gents and Trendsetters.
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw
Accessories:  Petite Ovals Nestabilities, Fancy Tags 2 Spellbinders. Foam tape.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Gingham + Co., Join Us, Dainty Doilies - Large
Paper:  White, Black - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Foam tape, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Scallop edge die - PTI, Square Nestabilities, Textile Embossing folder - Cuttlebug/Provo Craft.

Your're So Sweet Tag
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Dainty Doilies - Large, Dainty Doilies - 2 - Small
Paper:  4 3/4" x 2 3/8" shipping tag - Staples, Vintage Cream - PTI, Blue Bayou - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Weathered wood, victorian Velvet, Chipped Sapphire, Brilliance Moonlight white Pigment ink.
Accessories:  sentiment banner - Tim Holtz Alterations die Regal Crest.  Scor-tape, rhinestones -  blue/Kaiser, Pink/Darice, Martha stewart Butterfly punch, glue dots, large scallop circle die - Nestabilities, enchanged evening Satin ribbon -PTI, crop a dile.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Rubbernecker New Release Preview - Day 2 Kindness

Welcome friends to Day 2 of the Rubbernecker New Release Previews! Thank you so much for your kind comments on yesterdays post. I truly appreciate each and every one!

Today I have this pretty tag to show you that I made using two of the new sets - the funky trees and sentiment are from a set called Bud Trees and the beautiful butterfly is from Butterflies Are Free. Both available tomorrow 3/15!

First I stamped the trees in two different colors - one dark, one light. Then I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress Dried Marmelade Ink. I stamped the sentiment directly on the tag on a diagonal. Next I stamped the butterfly - cut it out and sponged it with Dried Marmelade ink. I added a little shimmer to it's body and wings with my Spica gold pen (not too obvious here in the pic). To finish off my tag I looped two pieces of wrinkled seam binding through the hole.

This would make a wonderful book mark gift for a friend don't you think??

I'm entering this tag in the Delightful Challenges- to use butterflies.

You will want to visit ALL of the FABULOUS design team today, and leave a comment at each for a chance to win a $25.oo Rubbernecker Stamps Gift Certificate!

Check out the Rubbernecker Blog for all the deets and the list of the Design Team previewing cards today.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy all of our creations and GOOD LUCK! I hope you will stop by tomorrow for the New Release DT blog hop when all of these wonderful new Rubbernecker stamps will be available for you to purchase!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - (available 3/15/11) Bud Trees #505, Butterflies are Free #538
Paper: Tag - Staples
Ink: Ranger Distress - Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Dried Marmelade
Accessories: blending tool & non stick craft mat - Ranger, wrinkled seam binding -, scor tape (to attach butterfly), gold spica pen (on butterfly body & wings)

Friday, September 10, 2010

WMS Sneak Peeks - Day #2 - Tags For You

Hello dear friends! Welcome to Day #2 of the Waltzingmouse Sept Release Sneak Peeks! Didn't you just love everyone's creations yesterday?!

Today I made some tags. On my first project - I used the new Nutcracker Sweet set that has this great round stamp with the nutcraker's head and sentiment in it, the pretty garland, wreath and berries as well as the snowflake! There are also two complete nutcrackers as well as two size Christmas Trees plus many more sentiments and little trimmings!
First I did all the stamping - then I sponged around the edges with Ranger Tea Dye Ink and swiped down the center with Mustard Seed to brighten it. I layered the store bought tag to a piece of cardstock that I had punched on the bottom edge. Then I just trimmed close to all the edges around the tag. Finally, I spritzed the tag using a mini-mister filled with water and a little bit of Gold Perfect Pearls. It has a little shimmer all over IRL - hard to see in the pic. This would make a lovely gift tag.

For my second tag I used a sentiment and snowflake from Nutcracker Sweet as well as two stamps from the Music Background set. I stamped one of the music stamps randomly on the tag as well as some single notes.
Again - I sponged the edges, this time with Tumbled Glass, adhered the tag to a piece of punched card stock and spritzed with the water and Gold Perfect Pearls mix. It can blur the ink a little but I like the look! This would make a nice gift tag or bookmark don't you think?

Are you getting excited about all the new sets Claire has designed for us??! They'll be available to purchase on Sunday, Sept 12th so start writing down your wish list!

Off you go to check out Claire and the DT members linked below - let's see what new sets they are working with today! I'll be checking them out right along with you! We'll be here again tomorrow with more exciting things to show you! Can you stand it?!?!?

Julia (me!)
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nutcracker Sweets, Music Background (to be released 9/12/10)
Paper: store bought tags, Scarlet Jewell - PTI, Night of Navy - SU
Ink: Ranger Distress - Tea Dye, Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Aged Mahogany, Mustard Seed, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Copics: YG11, YG95, E50, Mini-Mister, Perfect Pearls Gold, wrinkled Seam Binding -, scalloped edge punch - SU, lacey edge punch - Martha Stewart, blending tool Inkssentials Ranger.