Good Friday morning. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I admit that I ate way too much but Bob and I had a great day together. We felt especially blessed for Bob to be off for the holiday. He works for Mickey Mouse and has had to work many of the past holidays. Before I move on to my project I want to announce the winner of my May Arts ribbon blog candy. Congratulations to Becky Green. Becky please send your mailing address to email@example.com and I will get your gift in the nail to you.
23 Becky Green said… What a GORGEOUS CARD, Kittie!!! I LOOOVE the addition of the candle in the window to your famous window scene!!! 😉 JUST GORGEOUS!!!! Question: Do you make EVERYONE the same Christmas card or do you do different cards for each? AND are each of your cards ELEBORATE, needing special mailing? Just a thought that came to me! 😉 As for your question: I use FRESH! Even if the recipe calls for canned, I use fresh. I have several different recipes that I use changing them around each year, so we don't get tired of the same dish. We do have our FAVORITE of those dishes though…. It seems I am always looking for a new & delish cranberry dish too, so I am adding to my list of cranberry dishes as I find them. But, fresh is ALWAYS BEST!!! 😉 Reply November 22, 2015 at 11:34 AM
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My project today is another tag. I had several leftover parts and pieces already on my desk to I decided to create a whimsical snowman scene. He is such a precious little guy and he comes with all the pieces you see on with the exception of the bird and tree. The only thing I didn’t use in the set was the broom.
I cut the tag frame, attached two pieces of ground snow to the back of it with ATG adhesive and then applied mounting tape to the back and attached it to the white tag base. I didn’t realize that my little snow hills don’t really show in the photo until just now. The trees were attached to the scene with double stick tape. All the parts and pieces of the snowman were assembled and attached with glossy accents.
The snowman was attached to the scene with mounting tape. The finishing touch was adding the birds and the tiny sparkly star to the little Christmas tree he is holding.
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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.
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.
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.
I love how they turned out. The largest of these three tags is 1.5” x 3.25”.
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.
I hand cut the little top hat and carrot nose for the snowman. I think he is so cute.
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.
I painted the tree tops and windows with white gesso.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good Friday morning. I had an extra pink poinsettia on my work desk from a project I did a couple of weeks ago and didn’t want it to go to waste. I decided to make a feminine Christmas tag with it and pair it with pine and holly. I used my new Poppystamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags, Impression Obsession Small Poinsettia, Pine Pair and Memory Box Jolly Holly Branches.
The poinsettia was formed using my stylus and molding pad and assembled using glossy accents. I cut three holly branches and attached 1/8” punched circles with glossy accents. I lightly formed the branches using my stylus and molding pad. I cut a couple sets of the pine branches and formed them with my fingers.
The tag was made using the two largest dies in the set. I attached two of the branches to the tag base with glossy accents and then attached the poinsettia. I cut off portions of each pine piece and tucked them in around the poinsettia and attached with glossy accents. I cut the third holly branch apart and attached the smaller pieces around the poinsettia. I didn’t want to detract from the floral spray so I just attached a simple ribbon for the tag tie.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget to buy your turkey early enough to give it plenty of time to thaw.
Good Sunday morning. It hardly seems possible to me that Thanksgiving is almost here and Christmas is right around the corner. I need to get busy if I want to get my holiday cards ready to send out to family and friends. My project today is a fast, easy, clean and simple card that would be easy to make several at one time. I have to make at least one card each year with some kind of vehicle with a Christmas tree loaded on top. The Impression Obsession Woody is old-fashioned and seemed perfectly paired with the largest of the trees from the Evergreen Trees set. The sentiment is the from the new Impression Obsession Merry Christmas set and the tag was made using the Poppystamps Pinpoint Main Tree Tags set.
I cut and assembled the Woody using red, black and woodgrain embossed cardstock. I ran the tree through my crimper to add a little dimension and attached it to the top of the car with glossy accents.
I cut the tag once and then cut just the bottom portion again to use for ground snow. I cut the top edge off the ground piece with deckle scissors and attached it to the tag with mounting tape. I tucked the tires of the car in behind the snowy ground piece and attached it to the tag with mounting tape. I used rolled up double stick tape to attach the sentiment to the tag. It is a little time consuming but I think just that little touch of height to the words makes a better showing than just being attached flat. The completed tag was attached to the card base with mounting tape.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a restful and relaxing Sunday.
Good Sunday morning. My project today was made with one of the beautiful silhouette images from one of the new Impression Obsession Winter Silhouettes set designed by Dina Kowal. I framed the image using the Poppystamps Leafy Frame. I added lots of frosty sparkle to both the frame and the ground area of the stamped image using Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter.
I prepped my cardstock with embossing magic and stamped the image using black versafine ink and embossed with black embossing powder. I lightly applied Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue to the base of the image and all around the decorative frame with my finger and then applied the glitter. I usually use glossy accents to apply glitter but have found the glitter doesn’t stick as well and flakes off when it dries. Although the Crafter’s Pick is pretty thick and white it dries clear fairly quickly and holds the glitter perfectly.
I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and then attached it over the stamped image. I then applied ATG adhesive to the back of the framed image and attached to the card base. I never try to heat emboss directly on my card base as it always makes the paper buckle. It was not my intention to add the rectangle frame to the card but when I was finished attaching the frosted frame I noticed that I somehow got a black smudge on the top corner of the frame so I had to cover it. LOL!
I wish you could see this in person. The crystal clear sparkle of the glitter is so pretty and enhances both the image and the frame perfectly. If you right click on the photos and open in a new tab you can see a closer view.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
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