Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas ATCs





These three ATCs were made for a swap I joined on You Tube.  We were to make them Christmas or winter themed and include a snowflake and/or bell on each one.  I used patterned paper from a Martha Stewart pad: Cottage Christmas over white chipboard.  The fronts and backs are covered with the reverse pattern of each paper.  The edges of each ATC were covered with Stickles.  Patina, Xmas Red, and Icicle were used.

Top ATC:
Features gingerbread buttons (shanks removed) on Baker's Twine.  Paper lace (SU) and blingy snowflakes and red heart-shaped rhinestones.  The sentiment is from A Muse.  three of the corners were rounded.

Left ATC:
Features a felt flurry (SU), a flattened bottle cap with an enamel sticker of a cardinal on a pine branch encircled with red Stickles.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts. A tiny glittered bird brad (Making Memories) was added.

Right ATC:
A snowman charm (received in a swap) with bead dangles added, including a tiny jingle bell and a snowflake charm.  Three button snowflakes (shanks removed) are embellished with Stickles.  Sentiment is from A Muse and was punched out and layered using SU punches.


Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Prima Doll Tag

 I'm in a swap on Splitcoaststampers where we were to dress a Prima Doll for Christmas.  I used two different kraft paper pads purchased at Hobby Lobby for the doll and tag.  The wreath is a Spellbinders die.  The berries are colored with Stickles.  The dolls hair (colored with Copics), dress and headband are paper pieced.  A holly brad sits at her waist.  Red satin bows were added to her hair and to the wreath.  Red rhinestones were added to her shoes.  Seam binding and Baker's Twine are tied at the top of the tag.  The doll is popped up with foam tape.



Thanks for looking!


Off to create some more!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Roundabout Card Swap

 These are the three cards I made from the card kits received from my three partners.  I hope they like what I did with the contents of their card kits!


For this card I used the patterned paper and ornaments from the card kit and placed them on a white card base.  The bottom ornament has a paper clip cut to resemble an ornament hanger.  Baker's Twine is tied around the top.  This one was popped up with foam tape.  I added my own rub on sentiment.  Difficult to see, but it says Merry Christmas.






















 I colored the image from this kit with Copics.  The hat and scarf are paper pieced.  The background is strips of patterned paper layered on ribbon.  There is a rhinestone in the center of the popped up snowflake.  The inside of the card has a layered sentiment.


                                                                  





The patterned paper on the lower halof of this card is glittered.  The top portion of the front panel is embossed.  The layered image was colored with Copics and is popped up with foam tape.  A tag shape was cut from patterned paper and Baker's Twine was added.



The sentiment is layered onto a scrap of the patterned paper.  A candy cane was cut out from a scrap and added.

Thanks for looking!


 Off to create some more!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Envelope Treat Bags for Thanksgiving

Here is my version of the envelope treat bags as seen all over You Tube.  You can see a great tutorial here.



These were made with the kraft Recollections envelope from Michael's that come in a box with the corrugated cards.  I made six similar treat bags for all the adults coming for Thanksgiving dinner.  Each one was decorated with burlap, trim, ribbon, patterned paper, buttons, and some foam pine cones and Stickles.  I put crinkled filler in the bottom of the bag and then will fill with small bags of nuts and some See's chocolates (I have my online order all ready to hit enter!) - yum! 

And here is the one I made for our DGD:


 This one is decorated with a foam squirrel, which was an extra ornament kit left over from my teaching days!  I'll put healthier snacks in hers, plus a Christmas ornament for her own little tree.


Off to create some more!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tea Bag Dispenser Box

I saw the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers to make a Tea Bag Dispenser Box and thought to myself that I would like to make one some day.  Well I happened to join a partner swap and it turned out my partner loves tea, so I decided the time was right to make this project!



You can find the tutorial for making this project here.
I hope you try it, it is very easy to make and doesn't take very long to complete.  I just need to fill it with tea bags and it will go in the goodie box for my partner!

Thanks for looking!
 
Off to create some more!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mini Shadow Box

I was in a crafty and creative mood lately, although I was jumping from one project to the next and then back again.  But I finally completed this project! 

Are you familiar with the packages of wood veneer shapes that come in the cute little wooden boxes?  Well that's was I used to make this mini shadow box.  I cut out two of the dividers to give me two larger areas to decorate, top and bottom.

First I painted the plain wood box wit Gesso.  Then I sponged some distress ink to soften the bright white.  I used small scraps of patterned paper in the cubbies.  I dug into my bowl of gingerbread man embellishments (Yes, I have a big bowl of various sizes and styles of gingerbread men that I have been hoarding forever!). 

I also dug through a large Christmas tin where I store all of my other Christmas embellishments and pulled out brads, stickers, and various doo-dads to add to the configuration.

Around the outside of the box I glued some red velvet rick rack.  This little cutie will be hanging on my tree this year!



Thanks for looking!
Off to create some more!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Altered Vintage Vanity Fair Cover Post Cards - Part 3

Welcome back!  This is the third and final tag I made using post cards of vintage Vanity Fair covers.  If you missed my first two tags you can find them here and here.  And here is a little background information in case you missed this.

I joined a swap on You Tube to alter vintage Vanity Fair cover post cards.  The hostess sent everyone who was participating three post cards and we were to make tags using the post cards.  One post card  tag was for our assigned partner, one could be sent to our hostess if we wanted to (I did!), and the third one we could keep for ourselves.

This is the post card I sent to my partner as I knew fall is her favorite season.

For this tag I used Crumb Cake (SU) and sponged the edges with a distress ink.  I used some patterned paper from SU and fussy cut around the images of the paper and placed it on the left side and bottom of the tag.  I also fussy cut the images from the post card and popped up the lower squirrel with foam tape.  Next I layered lots of flowers and put brass fasteners ont he centers.  I placed the flowers around the images and near the top of the patterned paper.  Tucked in among the flowers are two large acorn stickers (Jolee's) and some smaller wood veneer flowers with enamel dot centers. The top of the tag had several strings of jute twine tied on and then some crinkled seam binding.




This swap was a challenge, but in a good way, and so much fun!

Thanks for looking!


Off to create some more!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Altered Vintage Vanity Fair Cover Post Cards - Part 2

Welcome back!  This is the second tag I made for the You Tube swap.

If you missed my first tag, you can see it here.  And here is a little background information in case you missed it. 

I joined a swap on You Tube to alter vintage Vanity Fair cover post cards.  The hostess sent everyone who was participating three post cards and we were to make tags using the post cards.  One post card  tag was for our assigned partner, one could be sent to our hostess if we wanted to (I did!), and the third one we could keep for ourselves.

For this tag I used Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I used the entire post card for this one and placed it in the center of the tag.  Below the post card I punched three waves (Creative Memories Border Maker) from navy card stock.  I sponged the waves with white craft ink (SU) and popped them up with foam tape.  Behind some of the waves I tucked in pearls.  In the bottom corner I put a 3D shell sticker from K & Co.

Going back to the top of the tag, I put an eyelet off to the left side.  From this I hung a chunky charm that I made.  I used different lengths of chain and attached some charms: 2 fish (red and blue), an anchor, a pewter starfish, a clear bead dangle and a pearl dangle (Tim Holtz).  I also hung a tiny glass bottle filled with teeny shells. 

This is the tag I sent to the hostess of the swap.




Tomorrow I am sharing the third tag I made.  Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Altered Vintage Vanity Fair Cover Post Cards - Part 1

I have a project to share will all of you that is in three parts.  Here is a little background information first.

I joined a swap on You Tube to alter vintage Vanity Fair cover post cards.  The hostess sent everyone who was participating three post cards and we were to make tags using the post cards.  One post card  tag was for our assigned partner, one could be sent to our hostess if we wanted to (I did!), and the third one we could keep for ourselves.

This was the first tag I made and decided to keep this one.  I started out with a bright blue tag (Pacific Point - SU).  At the top I threaded some black tulle through the eyelet opening and tied on some silver cord. On the left side of the tag I added some music note paper that I tore and sponged the edges.  I used three music note brads with the prongs removed and popped them up with foam tape.  I added some small satin flowers with rhinestone centers to the tops of the brads.  On the right I added a black die cut flourish from Memory Box.

I cut the post card following the image so the top is rounded.  At the top of the post card I added a row of black mesh bling and below that a single row of deep red mosaic tiles.  Below the post card image I added a narrower row of black mesh bling and below that some ribbon with a fringed edge.






Tomorrow I will share the second altered post card tag.

Thanks for looking!


Off to create some more!

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