Friday, December 25, 2015

Santa Suit Cards

Today I am sharing a couple of cards using the My Favorite Things Santa Suit die-namics. My first card opens to reveal a gift card. I started by cutting a 4 1/4 by 11 1/4 inch piece of cardstock that I scored and folded so I had three panels. I adhered all the Santa suit pieces to the front of the card- I cut two of the white trim pieces for the center of the suit, one for each panel. To attach the gift card I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit inside the card and used the basic grey notch tool to add a couple of notches to hold the card in place.

For my second card I created a fun matchbook style card that can be used to hold photos, family updates, etc. I cut a piece of red cardstock at 4 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches and scored and folded it at 5 1/2 and 11 inches. I die cut and adhered all the pieces of the Santa suit to the front of the card. For the inside of the card I cut four pieces of white cardstock, stapled them together at the bottom, and then adhered them to the 1 inch flap at the bottom of the card to form the matchbook part of the card. I plan to add school photos of my kids to the card.

My Favorite Things Santa Suit Die-namics
Wausau Red Cardstock
Wausau White Cardstock
Smooth White cardstock
Black and Glitter Cardstock
Basic Grey Notch Tool
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Fireplace and Ugly Sweater Tags

I made a couple of sets of tag using some of the My Favorite Things die-namics. For the first set of tags I made a couple of dimensional fireplace tags using the My Favorite Things Fireplace die-namics. I die cut the front of the fireplace from white cardstock and fun foam and adhered the two pieces together for a bit of dimension. I used the partial die cutting technique to create a back piece for the fireplace tags, embossed it using the Tim Holtz brick die, and adhered it to the back of the fireplace. I die cut the log, flame, and stocking pieces from white cardstock, colored them with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers, and adhered them to the fireplace with dimensional adhesive. To finish off the tags I added a hole to the top left corner, threaded white twine through them, and they were ready to attach to a gift.

My Favorite Things Fireplace Die-namics
Copic Markers- Y06, Y13, Y18, YR04, R14, R17, R29
Spectrum Noir Markers- EB7, EB1, EB2, GB8
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
Silver Rhinestone Stickers
White Cardstock
White Fun Foam
White Twine

I used the My Favorite Things sweater die-namics to create these quick and easy ugly sweater tags. I cut the main sweater pieces from very old patterned papers from my stash and then die cut the cuff and collar pieces from coordinating solid colored papers. I adhered all the pieces together and then added a hanger clip to each sweater and they were ready to attach to gifts.

My Favorite Things Comfy Sweater Die-namics
Hot Off the Press Patterned & Solid Colored Papers
Tim Holtz Hanger Clips

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Kids Coloring Cards and Tags

Today I want to share a couple ideas for cards and tags to send to kids. I wanted to make a card to send to my younger nieces and nephews that was interactive and put together these puzzle cards. I stamped several scenes onto cardstock, used the Clear and Simple puzzle die to turn it into a puzzle, and then adhered it to my card front using temporary adhesive. I thought the kids would enjoy coloring the puzzles so I left the stamped images blank. After they finish coloring the puzzle they can have an adult cut the pieces apart and enjoy playing with their own personalized puzzle.

My Favorite Things BB Toasty Greetings Stamp Set
My Favorite Things Winter Wonderland
My Favorite Things BB Merry Christmoose
Clear and Simple Puzzle Die
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
White Cardstock

I also created a few tags using the My Favorite Things BB Santa's Elves stamp set and Tag Builder Blueprints 4 die-namics. I stamped the elves onto white cardstock and then used the solid tag dies to cut the tag bases. I then used the dies to create frames for the tags from some gray striped patterned paper. I adhered the frames onto the tag bases and left the elf images blank so the kids could color them after opening their gifts.

My favorite Things BB Santa's Elves Stamp Set
My Favorite Things Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 4
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
White Cardstock
The Paper Studio Grey Stripe Pattern Paper

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holiday Ink Blended Tags

Today I want to share a few ink blended tags I created.

I die cut the tags bases from white cardstock using the My Favorite Things Tags Tag Builder 4 die-namics. I stamped each tags using older stamps sets from Basic Grey and a few phrase stamps from Papertrey Ink using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I colored the tags using distress and versamagic inks. Using the MFT tags dies I also cut tag frames to adhere to the top of each tag from black cardstock. I love how the colored portion of the tags pop against the black cardstock.

My Favorite Things Tag Builder 4 Die-namics
Basic Grey Mini Holiday Stamp Sets
Papertrey Ink 2008 Holiday Tag Stamp Set
Versamagic Key Lime Ink
Versamagic Aquatic Splash Ink
Versamagic Sea Breeze Ink
Versamagic Pink Grapefruit Ink
Versamark Onyx Black Ink
Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Black Cardstock
White Cardstock