Category Archives: holiday fun

Christmas Tags 3.16

December 3, 2017

It’s the time of year for Christmas tags! I used two different Christmas tree stamps for these tags. The stamps are from different companies, but have similar feels. I love the way they coordinate with each other.

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Both types of tags

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The Simon Says Stamp tags

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The Lawn Fawn tags

Details

Extra Details: I began by cutting a full sheet of watercolor paper into six rectangles. I rounded the corners with a corner rounder. I stamped and clear embossed the trees and sentiments on each tag. I used Crayola Fine Line Markers and a water brush to add color to everything.

Lastly, I punched a hole in each tag and added some twine.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #17: Color Challenge

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 17 – Color Inspiration

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Christmas Dreams

Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Squad

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Christmas Tags 3.15

November 24, 2017

I watched Nichol Spor create her beautiful tags on Lawn Fawn’s YouTube Channel and I knew I wanted to give that idea a try. I used all the sizes of the Stitched Ornaments dies and I used more traditional Christmas colors than Nichol did. In the end I made 72 tags. I love the way they turned out.

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Group of Tags

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Close Up of a few tags

Details

Extra Details:  I began with a full sheet of card stock in six colors; red, Kelly green, apple green, grey, glitter red and glitter green. I cut four of each size of ornament from each color. I also die cut a merry word from each color and a number of snowflakes, hearts and the line of diamonds.

I also die cut the backers for each tag from white card stock and the ornament toppers from silver glitter card stock. Then I spend a lot of time gluing everything together. It was fun to play with all of the different elements to create ornaments that went together but didn’t all match.

For the finishing details, I used Glossy Accents on the scripty merrys. I used fabric puffy paints in clear glitter, silver glitter and red to add dimensional dots to the ornaments. I think that the puffy paints worked well.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Add On

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Add On Die, and Stitched Ornaments

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Christmas Tags 3.14

November 24, 2017

I am a red and green Holiday Tag kick lately. I made these tags using Distress Inks and metallic embossing powders

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Extra Details: I began these cards by water coloring half sheets of water color paper with Distress Inks. I did one half sheet with red inks and the other with greens. Once the inks were dry, I die cut them with a stitched circle die. I was able to get six circles from each half sheet.

I used Versa Mark ink, gold and silver embossing powder to add the sentiments to each circle. I added the red berries with some puffy paint. I think it added some fun dimension.

While the puffy paint was drying, I die cut some white scalloped circles to back each water colored circle with. I adhered the two circles together; hole punched a hole, and added some ribbon.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Peace Joy Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Gold and Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Candied Apple, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, and Lucky Clover

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Christmas Tags 3.13

November 24, 2017

I just love creating Christmas Tags. They are small, usually easy to make multiples of, and allow to experiment with a lot of different ideas. Here are a few more tags I made this season.

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Details

Size:  3.5 x 2.75 inches when folded

Extra Details:  I began these tags with some pre-embossed paper I found at my local big box craft store. The paper comes in 5.5 x 7.5 sheets. I cut the paper in half and folded it into a match book. I folded about 1 inch at the bottom and about 3.25 inches from the top.

Next, I created the white liners for the inside of the tags. I stamped the fawn image and the sentiment in a dark grey ink. I adhered the liners to the inside of the tags.

I stamped the larger deer and antlers on some grey card stock using the same dark grey ink. I fussy cut them out leaving a small border. I also added some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen to the deer’s body. I added some clear glitter glue to the strips of the embossed paper for adder glitter.

I used a hole punch and white ribbon on the top of the tags. Lastly, I adhered a small strip of white paper to the bottom edge of the top flap and the larger deer.

Stamps Used: Mama Elephant’s Winter Wonderland

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Slate

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Ninja Birthday

November 24, 2017

A family friend just turned seven and celebrated with a Lego Ninjago Birthday. I could resist sending him a Tiny Ninja card.  I adjusted the coloring to better match the Lego characters.

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Card Front

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Inside detail

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the ninjas in colored ink. I also stamped some packages. I colored the ninjas’ faces and hands with a yellow colored pencil to make them look like Lego people. Then I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border.

I created a white card base. I stamped an interlocking brick pattern on the card front using a grey ink. I added the sentiment to the outside and inside of the card with black ink.

I adhered the green ninja flat to the inside of the card. I used foam tape on the green ninja on the card front. The red and blue ninja are adhered with mini action wobbles. The last thing I did was to draw the strings that are holding the ninjas up.

Stamps Used: Mama Elephant’s Tiny Ninjas

Lawn Fawn’s Interlocking Backdrops, For You Deer, and Happy Happy Happy

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Lobster, Fish Tank, and Jalapeño

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Ghost Invitations

November 23, 2017

These are the invitations that my son designed for his birthday party in October.

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Card Fronts

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Inside Detail

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began these invitations by choosing the card base colors. Then, we die cut white panels for the front of each invitation. My son and I stamped the ghosts, sentiments and lines on the white panels. Then my son colored each panel with colored pencils. When, he was finished, we adhered the panels to the card bases.

I print the party info on to white card stock and then die cut the info out with a stitched rectangle die. We adhered these panels to the inside of the cards. We added a web and spider to the inside of the cards to complete the cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah

Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

BoBunny’s You’re Invited

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Cute Cobweb

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Fake Tan, Sugar Plum and Jalapeno

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Beeping Awesome

November 23, 2017

When I saw this sentiment on YouTube, I immediately thought of my nephew who is turning 11 soon.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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Size: Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began the card by raiding my box of previous colored and cut images. I found enough trees, cars, gifts and cupcakes to make two really cute scenes.

I die cut the letters for BEEPING out of some red card stock. I stamped the black outlines on the letters. I think it added to the masculine feel of this card. I also cut the hill and road for the card front using a simple stitched hillside die.

Then, I adhered everything to a blue card base. I finished the sentiment by stamping the smaller words in black ink.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Home for the Holidays, Happy Trails, Dad + Me, and Happy Happy Happy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Simple Stitched Hillsides and Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Freebies

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Tags 3.12

November 23, 2017

This is the first set of tags I made with Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh stamp set. The results were more subtle than I had hoped for. In the end, I really like the design, though.

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Details

Extra Details: I began these tags with a half sheet of white card stock. I used Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink to add color to the paper. I started with the Lucky Clover at the bottom of the paper and added the Cracked Pistachio to the top. Using a Yeti white pigment ink by Lawn Fawn, I added some solid circles over all of the inking. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink to add the circle outlines.

Once all of the ink was dry, I die cut the tag shapes. I added the corner stamps with the same white pigment ink to the top right corner and lower left corner.

After the corners had dried, I white heat embossed the sentiment and string of lights. I added some iridescent string and a silver bead to finish off each tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh and Peace Joy Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Christmas Tags 3.11

November 23, 2017

I love Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh stamp set. I am having so much fun finding new and different ways to use it. Here is another set of Christmas tags I made.

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Details

Extra Details: I began these tags with a half sheet of white card stock. I used the large solid circles to create a pattern with lots of aqua and grey inks. I also added some snowflakes in the circles. I used silver heat embossing for one of the snowflakes for some added shine. I love this color combination.

Then, I die cut the paper into tags. I was able to get five tags from the half sheet of cardstock. While my die cut machine was out, I also die cut some snowflakes from the Winter Tiny Tags. I used Mermaid ink to color the snowflake tags. I stamped the sentiment in a grey ink.

Lastly, I tied the small snowflake to the larger stamped tag with some white twine.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh, Frosties, and Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It and Winter Tiny Tags

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn Inks in Mermaid, Merman, Peacock

Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke and Slate

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!