Tags, Tags, Tags

Good Wednesday morning.  I have gone on a tag making binge again and thought I would share them with you today.  I have to confess that I loved pulling out all the tiny little dies  to make these tags. The matching tag sets make perfect gifts.

KC Tags Grouping

I have had the Gift Stack Cutout die below since last year and I think I only used it once.  I decided it would be really cute made into a tag.  I cut two of them, cut a piece of red cardstock to layer in between and then attached them together with double stick tape.  I had the red tag laying on my desk from another project and decided to die cut the sentiment in it with one of the three dies from the Circle Greeting Cutout set. I punched out a white circle to attach to the back of the tag, added a few sprigs of pine and bow to finish.

KC Tags 1

I have been intrigued by the Small Angel set and thought they would be perfect to use with the Christmas Tags set. I cut the three tags in red, attached a thin strip of green cardstock to both the top and bottom to create a bit of a frame and then attached the angels with mounting tape. 

KC Tags 2

I love how they turned out. The largest of these three tags is 1.5” x 3.25”. 

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I used the same Christmas Tag set to make the tiny scene tags below.  I cut the tags in red and again in white, trimmed the sentiment off the white ones and then attached to the red with double stick tape.  I used the trees from the Tree Landscape Layers set, the little house is from the Town Builder Set, the tiny snowman is from the Christmas Icon set and the stars are from the Sun and Moon set.

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I hand cut the little top hat and carrot nose for the snowman.  I think he is so cute.

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The little ground snow sections were cut using my deckle scissors.  Have I ever told you how much I love my deckle scissors!!  I purchased mine way, way back when Stampin’ Up! used to sell them and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.  Their little jagged cutting edge adds just the right touch of interest to the snow border.

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I painted the tree tops and windows with white gesso.

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Thanks for coming by and indulging me with my crazy tag binge.  I hope you have been inspired to make some little tag scenes of your own. 

Merry Christmas Deer Trio

Good Tuesday morning.  I love making nature scenes and especially on my holiday cards. The Impression Obsession Deer Trio are perfectly paired with the Brush Tree Line image in the background and the simple die cut sentiment made using the Holiday Bottom Word Edgers.     

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 9 left

I started by cutting the deer using Kraft cardstock and applying brown ink with a mini applicator.  I applied green ink to the tree stamp, misted it lightly with water and stamped it on white cardstock. The frames were cut and attached together with double stick tape.  The snow ground piece and sentiment border was attached to the back of the frame with double stick tape.  Thin strips of mounting tape were applied to the back of the frames and then it was attached over the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 9 center

I attached a little bit of fir sprig and a red 1/8” punched circle to the neck of the baby deer with glossy accents.  I cut the back sections of both the larger deer off so they would appear to be coming from inside the framed scene and attached them both with mounting tape. The baby deer was attached with double layers of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 9 right

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good day. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

25 Days of Christmas Tags

25 Days of Christmas TAgs

Good Monday morning. I am excited to be joining day 23 of Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event and representing Ellen Hutson and using her Essentials by Ellen product line. Handmade tags add such a lovely personal touch to our holiday gifts. If you need inspiration to help you come up with new ideas you need to check out all the wonderful tags on Tracey’s blog at My Creative Opinion

I love all of Julie’s stamps and die sets but have to admit my favorite of all is the precious Tis The Season sets.  Julie introduced the stamp set last holiday season and blessed us with a matching die set this year.  I simply adore the little car with it’s Christmas tree loaded on top.  The car and tree are so whimsical and perfect to create a small scene on a tag.

I used the Poppystamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags set to create both the base and frame for my tag.  I cut the base using icy mint cardstock and created a falling snow background using an image from the Holly Jolly set.   I stamped the image with white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I cut the bottom portion of the tag in white and then cut it with my deckle scissors to create ground snow for the scene. I attached the snow layer to the back of the frame using double stick tape, punched the 1/4” hole in the base and then attached the frame to the base using thin strips of mounting tape.

KC Essentials by Ellen Tis The Season 1 front

I stamped the image on red paper using black versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the top portion of the car and tree on green several times and embossed.  I hand cut two trees to attach to the top of the car.  I attached the trees with glossy accents and offset them just a tiny bit to create fullness.  I cut the wheels off the stamped car image and then used tow 1/2” black punched circles and 1/8” punched circles to create the wheels. I just wanted to add more dimension to the car.  I cut a few more trees to add to the scenic background.

KC Essentials by Ellen Tis The Season 1 right

I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the trees and tucked them in behind the ground snow and attached to the base.  The car was attached with strips of mounting tape. I finished by attaching a red and white gingham ribbon for the tie.

KC Essentials by Ellen Tis The Season 1  left

I hope you get the chance to check out all of the wonderful 25 Days of Christmas Tags over at Tracey’s.  You may just go into inspiration overload.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Tag Size:  3.75” x 2.50”

Candle in the Window and Blog Candy

Good Sunday morning. I have a see thru window card to share with you today.  I love making window cards with floral arrangements.  The Impression Obsession Large Window is the perfect size to pair with the Candle and floral pine and poinsettia spray.

KC Impression Obsession Candle 1 left

I started by attaching the coordinating designer paper to the front and inside of the card. Next I cut two windows, one for the front and one for the inside.  I used the window as a template to draw lines on the card front indicating where I needed to cut the opening for the  window.  I used my craft knife to cut along the lines to create the opening.  Check out my  See Thru Window tutorial if you would like to step by step photos to create  a window card. I attached mounting tape to the back of the first window and attached it over the opening on the card front.  The raw edges of the opening needs to be covered on the inside of the card as well as the front. I turn to the inside of the card front, attached double stick tape to the second window and attached it over the inside opening.  I was very careful to make sure the front and inside windows line up perfectly. 

KC Impression Obsession Candle 1 center

I cut the candle out of red glitter paper and the candle holder out of gold foil paper and attached them together with glossy accents. I attached it to the window using pieces of mounting tape.  The flame was cut using yellow cardstock and attached over the candle with a tiny piece of mounting tape.  I used yellow stickles to add some sparkle to the flame. I  cut several pieces of the pine, formed them lightly with my fingers and then attached them to the window base being careful not to totally cover up the gold candle holder. I made three small poinsettia flowers using red glitter paper and the tiny flowers from the Spring Wreath set. I used my stylus and molding pad to form the petals and attached the flowers together with glossy accents. I attached the flowers to the pine with glossy accents and then finished by attaching the tiny flowers to add additional color to the spray.

KC Impression Obsession Candle 1 close

Here’s a view from the side so you can see the open window and dimension created using both windows on the opening..

KC Impression Obsession Candle 1 right

See Thru Window Tutorial

If you are like me you are getting your grocery list ready for your Thanksgiving celebration.  I am only cooking for my husband and myself but I still like to make all the traditional dishes that accompany the turkey.  I always have to remind myself to scale down the size of my dishes when only cooking for the two of us as I always seem to go overboard.  I love leftovers but not for days and days.  LOL!

I want to offer you a chance to win ribbon blog candy. Who doesn’t love ribbon!!! Those of you that follow my blog know how much I love to shop at Ellen Hutson.  With an order here and there I ended up with 15 or 20 of those wonderful one yard packages of May Arts satin ribbon “Thank You” gifts that Ellen tucks into each order.  All you have to do to be entered into my random drawing is leave a comment on this post telling me if you use fresh or canned cranberries for your holiday dinner. This ought to be fun!    You will have until 5:00 pm on Wednesday the 25th  to leave your comment.  I will announce the winner on Friday the 27th.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Card size”  5.50” x 4.25”

Snowy Birdhouse Scene

Good Saturday morning. I have another white on white snowy nature scene with birds and birdhouse to share with you today.  I couldn’t resist adding lots of Flower Soft to soften the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse Set 4 left

I cut the tree frame and attached two layers of ground snow to the back.  Next I attached the Tree Frame to the back of the frame with double stick tape, attached thin strips of mounting tape and then attached it to the card base. I applied Cosmic Shimmer glitter glue to the tree branches and then sprinkled on white flower soft.

KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse Set 4 center

I cut the birdhouse once with Kraft cardstock and once with white cardstock.  I applied vintage photo ink to the house and post and heat dried. Next I cut the roof section off of the white birdhouse and attached it to the birdhouse with glossy accents.  I cut a strip of white cardstock and attached to the base of the birdhouse.  I finished the house by applying glitter glue to the roof and birdhouse base and sprinkled with flower soft.  I applied a double layer of mounting tape to the back of the birdhouse and attached it the card base. I tucked pine sprigs in behind the snow layers with glossy accents, applied glitter glue to the pine and snowy ground sections and sprinkled with flower soft. The red birds were added for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse Set 4 close

Here’s a closer view of the snowy flower soft pine sprigs and birdhouse.

KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse Set 4 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”