Sunday, November 18, 2018

{Lawn Fawn} Critter Concert Shaker Tags


This year, my son started playing percussion (yes, all of the percussions instruments) in a junior band outside of school. It's a full-year commitment of several hours a week but he's loving it. This weekend, they were allowed to bring friends, both experienced and inexperienced, to share their joy of music.


If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I love to bake as much as I love to craft and I wanted to make some thank you gifts for Damian's friends. I made Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies and packaged them in little tins with 16 cookies in each!


Lawn Fawn's Critter Concert stamp set and coordinating dies featured the perfect animals for band camp - yes, the owl is playing violin or viola but that doesn't matter. I coloured all four animals with Copic markers (colours are listed below) and paired them up in each snow globe, stamped with Ready, Set, Snow and Ready, Set, Shake.


To make the shaker window, I used the Ready, Set, Snow Shaker Add-On dies. I sponged the base of the background with Faded Jeans distress ink and stamped the music notes in the same colour. I filled the shakers with Studio Katia's 3mm Crystal Clear sequins. They're so super shiny!


My son wanted to write a little thank you note in these tags so I made sure they opened by adding a third solid layer, scored at the back so they would open and close easily. In order to attach the metallic silver string and secure the tag to the tins, I added a little tab from My Favorite Things' Tag Builder Blueprints 6 between the two base layers.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Muse ChristmasVisions Challenge #113 + 25 Days of Christmas Tags


I'm thrilled to be a guest designer for Muse: ChristmasVisions #113! Our theme this week is botanicals - trees, mistletoe, holly, any festive greenery works - and we're playing along with Tracey McNeely's annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I used Winnie & Walter's Framed, In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies and Sentimental: Winter to create these non-traditional holiday tags.


I absolutely love the ribbon banner image from the Framed stamp set. It's big enough to be a tag so I decided to use it as the tag. I cut a second, unstamped shape, scored it along the left edge and secured it to the back of the stamped banners.


While I had the Framed stamp set out, I also stamped and watercoloured the foliage that comes in three sizes and curves in both directions. They're perfect for creating laurels and wreaths. I used Altenew dye inks to watercolour the banner and foliage - Parrot, Olive and Moss.


I also stamped all of the florals from In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies using Altenew inks - Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine, Maple Yellow and Honey Drizzle. If you would like to see  Ashlee's Rosie Posies in action, I used it for the second Two Many Cards video HERE.


To finish, I masked the sentiments from Sentimental: Winter, to stamp them on two lines. Then I assembled the florals and foliage using glue dots and adhered them to the tags. I used a 0.125" hole punch in the corner, looped black hemp cord, and added some sparkling crystals.


Be sure to link up your Muse: ChristmasVisions entries HERE and your 25 Days of Christmas Tags entries HERE for a chance to win prizes from the amazing sponsors below.


Thanks so much for playing along!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Technique Tuesday


Hello, friends! It's Day 13 of Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event and we're featuring Technique Tuesday products. I was able to use five different sets on my tag and still keep it clean and simple but with a lot of visual interest, glitter and texture. These are the little things that make me happy! The Bow on the Border Die is the focus, die cut from red glitter cardstock. I used white linen cardstock on the left, mainly because I wanted the outline on the right and as a contrast to the kraft tag base. I took the opportunity to heat emboss gold snowflakes from the Dani Deer Stamp Set.


The small gift tag within the main tag was heat embossed using stamps from My Trip, Classic Christmas Sentiments and Captions and Labels Dies. To finish, I added black chevron ribbon and gold metallic string. Be sure to visit my corresponding Instagram post to see just how sparkly this tag is!


Be sure to visit Tracey McNeely's blog for more inspiration, including tags from my Technique Tuesday teammates, and full details on how you can participate and win prizes.

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PROGRESSIVE SALE

It's the time of year when we make room in our warehouse for all the new products we have planned for next year. This is your chance to save on these retiring clear stamp sets and craft dies. We will not be making more of these so get them while you can!
  • Now - Nov 10: Use coupon code SafeBet18 to take 40% off the prices on all products listed on these "Progressive Sale" pages. 
  • Nov 11 - 17: Discount increases to 50% off with coupon code GoodLuck18.
  • Nov 18 - 26: Use coupon code LongShot18 to get an astounding 60% off.
  • Inventory is limited. If you wait, you may get a bigger discount or the products you want may be sold out!
  • To receive the discount enter the coupon code at checkout. No refunds can be issued if it is missing.
  • Due to the large number of orders and holidays during this sale, please allow for some extra shipping time.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

{Paper Smooches} Celebrate and Enjoy Your Day


It was quite dreary today, with lots of rain and high winds, so it was the perfect day to make a bright and cheerful birthday card. This is for a friend who loves alcohol as much as I do so I broke out some neglected Paper Smooches birthday stamps and drink dies. I started at the bottom of this card, die cutting the Free Spirits glasses and using daubers to sponge in the background colour and splattering with water.


Next, I heat embossed the Birthday Bash sentiment and die cut 'celebrate' from gold glitter cardstock using the Birthday Words dies. I glued the die cut word over the stamped word, leaving a bit of black as a shadow. I also heat embossed the Birthday Bash balloons and watercoloured them with the same distress ink colours I used for the drinks. I splattered shimmer spritz on the top panel and added the various sequins, striped paper and a gold strip to finish.


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Monday, November 5, 2018

{Technique Tuesday} Sassy Hangry + Progressive Sale!


Technique Tuesday's Progressive Sale is now on and Sassy Hangry is one of the fun retiring sets available now at 40% off and, if you take a chance and wait until next week or even two weeks from now, you may be able to get it at 50% or 60% off but it could also be sold out! Check out how I used all the little images and three of the sentiments.


I stamped all of the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured all of the images with Copic markers. The sentiments were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, Forest Glades and Ruby Red inks. I stamped multiples of the pizza slice to create a whole pizza and multiples of the little hamburger to create a group of them.


To customize the second card, I combined two of the sentiments, highlighting the scripted 'hungry' vs. 'hungry' words and crossing out 'hungry' with an orange marker. I think we're all familiar with the term 'hangry'? LOL


I finished with some striped paper, glitter cardstock and silver metallic string. Here's this fun set in its entirety and you can purchase it by clicking on the image or supply list below!


PROGRESSIVE SALE

It's the time of year when we make room in our warehouse for all the new products we have planned for next year. This is your chance to save on these retiring clear stamp sets and craft dies. We will not be making more of these so get them while you can!
Coupon codes and important dates:
  • Now - Nov 10: Use coupon code SafeBet18 to take 40% off the prices on all products listed on these "Progressive Sale" pages. 
  • Nov 11 - 17: Discount increases to 50% off with coupon code GoodLuck18.
  • Nov 18 - 26: Use coupon code LongShot18 to get an astounding 60% off.
Things to remember:
  • Inventory is limited. If you wait, you may get a bigger discount or the products you want may be sold out!
  • To receive the discount enter the coupon code at checkout. No refunds can be issued if it is missing.
  • Due to the large number of orders and holidays during this sale, please allow for some extra shipping time.

 Click on the banner to shop. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Friday, November 2, 2018

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Right at Home + Giveaway!


Hi, everyone! Kalyn and I are back with our video series, Two Many Cards. If you missed our other videos in this series, check out the original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 


Today, we're featuring Snuggly SquirrelForest Findings and Critter Chat by Right at Home! These stamps and dies are also sold separately at Ellen Hutson and Simon Says Stamp, and you can find those links below. By the way, there's an ink sale on now through November 3rd at Altenew and you can buy all the inks I used on these cards! ;)


I literally jumped up and down when I first saw the Snuggly Squirrel set and even more delighted when I got my hands on all of these sets for this instalment of Two Many Cards. Thank you, Nicole! So naturally, being the squirrel-lover that I am, I couldn't stop at just one or two cards.


The complementary sets, Forest Findings and Critter Chat, make it easy to create scenes and find the perfect sentiment for my cards. I love all the details in these layering sets.


Since I used many ink layering sets and brightly coloured accessories, the only background needed was some light sponging. All of the colours I used are listed below.


It makes my day when I see squirrels collecting mouthfuls of leaves for their winter nests. They're at their cutest when they're stuffing those leaves in their mouths and running to their homes to add insulation. It's just so darn cute! Naturally, I had to have one of these squirrels holding a bunch of leaves.


In this couple card, one of these is supposed to be me and the other is my husband. Can you guess which one is which? LOL


GIVEAWAY
We’re giving away one $20 gift certificate to the Right at Home shop. One lucky winner will be chosen randomly from my video or Kalyn’s video. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on November 9, 2018 and the winner will be announced in the YouTube description for today's video shortly after. Be sure to check back then.


Please head over to Kalyn's blog and YouTube channel to see her adorable take on Snuggly SquirrelForest Findings and Critter Chat!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Thursday, November 1, 2018

{Technique Tuesday} November 2018 Release Day!


Welcome to Technique Tuesday's November 2018 Release Day! The design team is featuring a variety of release products and you're sure to love them so be sure to head over to the Technique Tuesday blog for the full reveal and links to all of the amazing projects. All of the amazing new products are now available for purchase!


Today, I'm showcasing the Christmas Cocoa and Hello Winter stamp sets, along with eight older sets on these two cards! If you know me, you know that I love combining stamp sets and I had the best time making these cards. I wanted to keep going and make more but I ran out of time so you'll see more later this month. Woohoo!


The card on the left features Olive the Octopus with mugs of cocoa from Sassy Girl Thoughts and a  hat from Christmas Birds. I used a white gel pen to draw patterns on the mugs. Clearly, Olive loves her red mugs. LOL I also added Studio Katia's clear drops to the mugs because steam under water would look like bubbles. ;)


The card on the right features a toque and socks from Hello Winter, shoes and a purse from Sassy Fashion, a picture frame and camera from Sassy Camera, a mug of cocoa from Christmas Cocoa, a cute kitty from Sassy Love Your Guts, perfume and nail polish from Planner Beauty and books from Planner Bookworm.


Both sentiments are from Christmas Cocoa. I highlighted the word Christmas on both cards by stamping them in Altenew's Ruby Red ink and the rest of the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink.


In case you missed my other November 2018 release posts, or if you want to shop for those supplies, here are the links:



Thanks so much for stopping by and happy shopping!

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