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here we come a-caroling tag

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Tag It!” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Thanksgiving & Christmas Clear Sets! Here I used 4936- Christmas Wonder Set to create my tag.

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I started with a 4×7 piece of kraft cardstock for the base and die cut the bottom edge with an old PaperTrey Ink die, Edgers #2. The top corners were cut with a trimmer after tracing half of a 1″ square cut diagonally.

Then I sponged red ink over a stencil onto a 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 white cardstock for the diagonal stripes. A heart was diecut in the striped layer and I adhered patterned paper behind.

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These caroling critters are so sweet! I popped them up with foam dots. The lamppost and sentiment were added, along with some ribbons and trim. I finished it off with a red snowflake cut from Ai’s 4804- Snowflake Dies.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Tag It!” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4936- Christmas Wonder Set; paper- white, kraft, SU! Cherry Cobbler, Jillibean Soup- Christmas Eve Chowder; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Art Impressions 4804- Snowflake Dies, Copics, rhinestone, Scor-Tape, foam tape, Heart Nestabilities, PaperTrey Ink Edgers #2, SU! Seasonal Decorative Masks and Real Red pom pom trim, ribbon, crochet thread.

Old Bat wine tag

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a project using one of my favorite Ai sets- 4784- Old Bat Set.  If you like cute Halloween images, this set is a must-have!  Here I used it to make a decorative gift tag on a bottle of wine for a friend.  (Did you also see Renee’s tag and wine cork pumpkin that she posted earlier?)

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I am planning to surprise my friend who loves Halloween with this…she is always doing things for others so I think a little RAK is in order. :)

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I started with a 2 1/4 x 7 3/4 piece of cardstock and scored it @ 2 1/4. The top corners were punched with a corner rounder after punching a 1 3/8″ hole in the center.  I colored her with Copics and popped her & the sentiment on foam dimensionals. I saved the circle that was punched from the top and used it to “spotlight” the glass in her hand.

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I haven’t tried the wine yet, but I’ve heard it was good. At least it has a cute label!  lol.

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4784- Old Bat Set; paper- white, SU! Lavendar Lace & Pumpkin Pie, K&Company scrap paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, rhinestones, 1 3/8″ circle punch, SU! Large Oval & Scallop Oval punches, foam dimensionals, corner rounder, clear Wink of Stella.

Susan’s birthday tag

Morning!

I don’t have a card today…this time I made a tag.  My stampy friends and I have dinner together once a month to celebrate birthdays. This month we had two birthdays and our friend Susan’s was one of them. She likes to make tags and has blessed everyone this year with one so I thought it fitting to create one for her.

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I started with a large manila tag and sponged it with Distress Tea Dye, then stamped an old SU! background (By Definition) with the Tea Dye ink.

Then I cut a piece of 3 1/4 x 7 1/4 white cardstock (just winging it here, lol) and sponged it with SU! Certainly Celery and Coastal Cabana inks. It was stamped with those same inks, plus Lucky Limeade, and the SU! Touches of Texture stamp set.  Then I cut each side @ 1″, leaving the center strip 1 1/4″ wide.  The three strips were then cut lengthwise @ 1 1/4″ intervals.

After adhering the pieces to the base tag, I added some burlap tape (1″ wide, cut in half) and glitter ribbon.  It was finished off with Prima flowers, ribbon, a button, and adhesive pearls.

Have a great day!

quick & easy ornament tags

Hello!  It’s a relaxing Saturday with beautiful weather today!  I am catching up and getting things checked off my mental to-do list.  Cleaning, rearranging a cupboard, canning some yummies… feels great!  I just took a break and pulled out some Sweet ‘n Sassy goodies and made a few quick & easy tags for Christmas (it will be here before you know it!!).

Yesterday, Sweet ‘n Sassy featured a few of the new Christmas items that were released this month.  Here I used the Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set, along with the Celebrate the Savior and Christmas Tag Sentiments Clear Stamp Sets.

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These are super easy and go together in NO time.  I just added another diecut tag to the back (folded and glued at the top) with “to” and “from” stamped inside.

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Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Celebrate the Savior and Christmas Tag Sentiments; paper- white, red, black; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set.

bunny tag

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with an Easter tag using the Ai Bunny & Egg wood mount stamp found in Hobby Lobby stores.  This cute image is also available on the Ai website in a large (3098) and small (3099) version.

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I didn’t want to fill a basket this time, so a tag on a spring-colored bag was the way to go.  I filled the bag with some Easter plates, napkins, and a few treats.

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I actually layered two light blue tags and die cut an oval in the top one.  The image was sandwiched between and centered in the oval opening.  Then I layered some die cut grass so the oval would look more egg-shaped.

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I hope you have fun creating your own Easter projects!  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Ai Bunny & Egg wood mount stamp (Hobby Lobby); paper- white, SU! Pool Party, DCWV Spring Matstack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Oval Nestabilities, Die-Namics Stitched Traditional Tags, Martha Stewart Grass punch, twine, ribbon, button, crochet thread, glue dots, flower eyelet.

a helping hand

Hello friends!  It’s time for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!

We’re a small group of friends who post a new challenge on the second Sunday of each month…no stress, no deadlines…just for fun.  And we’d love to have you join us!  This month it is Kelly’s turn and her challenge is “Wrap it Up…Make a tag that coordinates with your gift wrap“.

Here’s my tag… the words were typed on the computer.

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My tag is a super simple one and my “gift wrap” is actually the oven mitt itself!  I work in an elementary school and this was a gift for someone who helped in our classroom.  All the kids wrote their names on the oven mitt with a Sharpie and then the mitt became the “wrapping” as it was filled with some treats.  :)

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Please join us and create a tag that coordinates with your wrapping… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…and use the keyword CHXNOV15.  Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!  Here’s who’s playing this month:

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stamps- Art Impressions Blooming Birdhouse (4603), tag- MFT Stitched Traditional Tags dies.

love you tons

Hello friends!

It’s week two of the current Ai Challenge, “Anything Goes”.  This week I am sharing another watercolor card I made with two of Ai’s watercolor sets… EZ Project A (4271) and Blooming Birdhouse (4603). I also used the cute little elephant from Elephant & Pig Set (4505).

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I had an extra diecut tag left over from this watercolor project for the last challenge, so I turned it upright and used it in a different layout.

I thought it would be cute to have the little elephant peeking over the watercolor gate.  :)

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Now it’s your turn to create a card and join us in the “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions- EZ Project A (4271), Blooming Birdhouse (4603), and Elephant & Pig Set (4505); paper- watercolor, SU! Smoky Slate and Wild Wasabi, KaiserCraft- Utopia; ink- SU! Gumball Green, Going Gray, Pool Party; accessories- waterbrush, MFT Die-namics Stitched Tags, 1/2″ and 1/4″ hole punches, corner rounder, rhinestones.

 

watercolor trio

Hello friends!

It’s week two of the current Ai Challenge, “Create a Card Set” (make 3 or more similar cards).  This week I am sharing a trio of watercolor cards I made with two of Ai’s watercolor sets… EZ Project A (4271) and Blooming Birdhouse (4603).  I also used the sentiment Thought of You (3170).

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I usually color with Copics so it was a nice change of pace to use a different method and try water-coloring again.  Here’s some pics of the individual cards… I just changed up the images and patterned paper/cardstock flags.

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It doesn’t show in the pics but there’s a faint blue painted around the images.  The diecut tags are popped with dimensionals and a few rhinestones were added to finish them off, along with some ribbon and twine.

Now it’s your turn to make a few similar cards and join us in the Create A Card Set Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium sizestamps- Art Impressions- EZ Project A (4271), Blooming Birdhouse (4603), and Thought of You (3170); paper- watercolor, SU! Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Raspberry Ripple, Melon Mambo, MME- Blush; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Gumball Green, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Raspberry Ripple, Melon Mambo, Going Gray, Pool Party; accessories- waterbrush, MFT Die-namics Stitched Tags, Crop-A-Dile, ribbon, baker’s twine, rhinestones.

 

locker tags

Happy first day of Spring!  And we are celebrating with….drumroll please….MORE SNOW….ugh!  It looks like tomorrow the temps will be in the upper 40’s but colder again after that.  I neeeed some flowers.  ;^)

A few months ago my daughter asked if I could make some locker tags for her and a few friends at work.  They all said what colors and theme they liked.  I forgot to take a pic of the first one before I gave it to her friend so here it is hanging on the locker.  (They are nurses, hence the medical tape to hang it…lol!)

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I cut squares of patterned paper for a quilted look on Jill’s.  She likes purple so I used an old pack of paper by Making Memories.  Nice purples are hard to find!

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This was not for me…but I like Diane’s request for the color coral and a beachy theme!  Stamps are by Sweet ‘n Sassy…linked below.

locker tag kayla diane zechmanKayla didn’t request a theme but I know she likes the color!  She brought me a bunch of medicine caps so I added a few to the PTI Everyday Button Bits set (instead of using buttons).

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Linda likes dogs and wanted orange & blue.  I thought this sentiment would be perfect…because a nursing shift can get pretty stressful!

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Doggie kisses make all the yuckies go away!  😉

Jill:  stamps- SU! Flower Shop and Petite Petals; paper- SU! Lavender Lace and Coastal Cabana, navy, white, Making Memories- Meg; ink- Lavender Lace; accessories- tracing wheel, Heart Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet, SU! butterfly punches, Pansy, and Petite Petal punches, rhinestones.

Diane:  stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Ocean Paradise and Wish You Were Here; paper- SU! Cameo Coral, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Marina Mist; ink- SU! Pacific Point; accessories- Grand Ovals Nestabilities, Fiskars boundary waters punch, tracing wheel, Cuttlebug alphabet, Copics, Sweet ‘n Sassy Beach dies and Clouds dies, clear Wink of Stella, Summer Mudd Puddles, foam dots.

Kayla:  stamps- PaperTrey Ink EverydayButton Bits; paper- October Afternoon Fly A Kite, aqua; ink- Versafine Black, SU! So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Clouds & Raindrops dies, Heart Nestabilities, Grand Nestabilities, medicine caps, ribbon, Scor-Tape, Cuttlebug Olivia, glue dots, tracing wheel, gemstones.

Linda:  stamps- Inky Antics M5-0791, American Art Stamp- Dog Slobber; paper- SU! Pool Party, white, American Crafts- Hip Hip Hooray; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight; accessories- corner rounder, Copics, Martha Stewart beaded ruffle punch, circle Nestabilities, foam dots, tracing wheel, Stickles, gemstones, Cuttlebug Harmony alpha, Sizzix double heart.

 

Silent Night tag

I am a little late (or very early!) in sharing this Christmas tag that I made for a class.  It was supposed to be done in December but with all the holiday activities, our group didn’t meet…and I didn’t prepare it.. until the end of January.

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The Sizzix Carolers were cut from Grunge board, sponged black, and popped up.  Their feet were attached to the tag, though, without any foam dimensionals underneath.  The Sizzix lamp post and fence were cut from black cardstock.  The background was sponged with Distress Inks and I applied Crystal Lacquer to the top of the lamp post to resemble glass.  I liked how it had a few tiny bubbles in it.  The banner words are from Sweet & Sassy.

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The berries also have some Crystal Lacquer on them.

Our friend Lisa, the owner of the shop, had the Sizzix Cobblestones die and it was perfect to create a street for them to stand on.

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How to make the cobblestones:  I knew there wasn’t enough time in a class to piece together all the “stones” in this die so I decided to create a stencil with it.  The acetate we had was too thick to cut through so we just made our “stencil” out of cardstock.  The Cobblestones die was diecut from cardstock and the stones were discarded.  The “grout” was held in place over a strip of black cardstock with removable tape.  Embossing ink was applied over the stencil and then then stencil was removed.  Pumice Stone Distress embossing powder was added and then heated to create the look of cobblestones.

Thanks for looking in and have a great weekend!