Blowing in the wind {Mo’s Dream Team}

We’ve reached the middle of the week (middle of the work week, anyway), and that means a Mo Manning creation in this little corner of the web.

I’ve made a tag for a Christmas present with the adorable Season’s Greetings image. The tag is 3″ tall, so I printed my image really tiny and colored her up with my Copics. This image isn’t a very detailed one, so shrinking it works fine, and extending the candy cane by adding a few extra lines is also pretty easy.

I added snow with chunky white embossing powder, glued on the corner of a small paper doily and a diecut ticket stub from patterned paper on top of that with some 1 mm foam tape. I stamped a tiny Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment with Scarlet Jewel ink from Papertrey Ink and decided to also add a few snowdrift sprinkles by Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. I love these tiny white clay snowflakes.

Gift tags, by nature, need space for names. I stamped another Norsk Stempelblad AS stamp on another patterned paper ticket stub and mounted it to the back my tag using more of that 1 mm foam tape.

For such a small image, I kind of used a lot of Copics. I didn’t use the BV23 at full strength, however, I used the tip to tip technique with BV20 to add a little extra shading in the corners of the white.

Nisseklem fra meg til deg {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hei og hopp! I dag har jeg en enkel pakkelapp å vise frem, med herlige Baby Angel Castiel fra Mo Manning i fokus.

Jeg fargela motivet med Copics, stanset det ut til en stor tag og maskerte motivet før jeg brukte en stensil og embossingpaste til å lage snøfnugg rundt. Nisseklem fra meg til deg er to sammensatte tekster fra Norsk Stempelblad AS, stemplet med Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel blekk. Jeg festet en liten bit rødt bånd i hullet på tagen – enkelt og greit.

Pakkelapper {Ett trykk}

I fjor hadde vi en adventskalender på nyhetsbrev i Ett trykk. Slutten av året ble litt hektisk for meg, så jeg rakk kun å lage ett bidrag til kalenderen, men det var i nyhetsbrevet som kom selveste julaften.

pakkelapper2017Jeg brukte de nye stemplene som ble sluppet på StempelScrapmessa i fjor til å lage pakkelapper. Jeg hadde stanset ut vimpler med en die fra Rayher som jeg brukte som selve pakkelappen. Vimpelen dieen lager er egentlig veldig mye lengre enn mine pakkelapper, men med litt miksing og triksing med BigShot-maskinen min lagde jeg lappene mine mindre, så de var i litt mer fornuftig størrelse. Jeg stemplet teksten min rett på en scallopsirkel av mønsterark med Scarlet Jewel blekk fra Papertrey Ink og satte på lappen med 3D-puter.

pakkelapper2017 baksidePå baksiden stemplet jeg med samme blekkfarge stempler fra Til/Fra-platen. En hel stempelplate med bare Til og Fra-tekster, hvor genialt er ikke det? Arkene jeg har brukt kommer fra Maja Design, og jeg har pyntet enkelt med bånd, twine og bjeller.

No peeking! {Mo’s Dream Team}

I’ve got a few tiny gift tags to share with you today, using the adorable Giggling Snowman from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I printed him really tiny, he’s about an inch and a half tall. Not wanting to waste my blending card, I put three of him on a quarter sheet of X-Press It. All three versions are colored with Copics, and I turned my gift tags into shakers.

I used a die set from Lawn Fawn for the tags and the speech bubbles, and found some scraps of patterned paper from Maja Design that I put to good use on these.

I added distress glitter in the shaker area, giving the feel of snow. The sentiment reads “Don’t peek! To be opened on Christmas Eve!” The speech bubble was just big enough for it to fit. I added a few snowflakes diecut with a Marianne Design die before gluing a Kort & Godt pearl in the center of each.

I’ve always loved this little snowman. I’ve always thought he looks kind of shy, but with the distress glitter working as snow in the shaker, it looks like he’s blowing hot air on his hands to try to stay warm – probably not the best thing for a snowman to do 😉

Since they’re gift tags, they need To and From on the back. I’ve stamped a few different Norsk Stempelblad AS ones with different colored inks, each to sort of match the rest of the tag and the snowman on front.

Enkle pakkelapper {Papirdesign}

Hei og hopp i kveldingen. I dag har jeg et par veldig enkle pakkelapper å vise frem, det nærmer seg jo jul med stormskritt nå, og jo mer som er ferdig, jo bedre.

Papirdesignprodukter brukt:


Hjem til jul – Stjernesludd PD 18512

Hjem til jul – Blåtime PD 18513


Tag PD 12685


God jul 9 PD18466

Vintag, jul PD18482

Sirkel 2 PD 18414


Snøkrystaller chipboard nr.711

Krystaller, assortert nr. 872

Båndpakke babygutt nr. 615

Santa hug {Mo’s Dream Team}

Once again, we’ve reached Wednesday, which means coloring around here. Specifically, coloring of Mo Manning’s adorable digital stamps. This time, I chose Kayla with gingerbread and turned her into a gift tag for Christmas. You can never have too many gift tags.

I’ve colored her up before. A couple of years ago I colored her with reds and turned her into a Christmas card. This time, though, I just had to go for the blues. I love blue for Christmas. Well, I love blue all year, but especially at Christmas time. There’s just something about it that screams Christmas to me, way more than red ever will.

I wanted to make her hair golden blonde. Well, this is more in the area of light redish brown, but she’s so darn cute, I really don’t mind. The bench, her pants, and her little winter boots are actually all colored with the same color family, I just didn’t use the lighter ones for the bench, and similarly, I didn’t use the dark ones for her boots. Skipped both the lightest and the darkest for her pants. I did the same thing with my blues, I went very light with the scarf, and darker on everything else.

I found a tiny little gingerbread man in my stash, I just had to include him. I used some lacy ribbon from Papirdesign in the perfect blue color to match my coloring, and tied the gingerbread man to the ribbon with some warp thread from my grandmother’s loom stash. Added a tiny bit of strong liquid glue to my knot, so that it wouldn’t come undone.

The sentiment is made from two stamps from the B04 stamp set from Norsk Stempelblad AS. I stamped Nisseklem first, in Enchanted Evening ink from Papertrey Ink, then the smaller bit right below using the same ink. I wanted the two lines to be fairly close together, otherwise I would have stamped them both at the same time.

On the back I used another Norsk Stempelblad AS stamp, stamped it in the same blue color, then started on my background. I started with my tree and the little kid tobogganing by stamping them both in white hybrid ink from Papertrey Ink. I did this in my Misti, making sure I got good coverage over the entire surface of both stamps. I then went in with an acrylic block and a tiny snowflake stamp from the same stamp set, rotating between each stamping to create a random snowflake border along the top. When I was sure my hybrid ink was dry (I used a heat tool to help speed up the drying process), I went in with a mini ink blending tool and blue inks (Spring Rain and Blueberry Sky from Papertrey Ink), trying to make an even blend across the rest of the background. The hybrid ink somewhat resists anything you put on top, but not completely, resulting in a much softer look than if I were to heat emboss the images, then ink blend on top. I really like this soft look, it won’t distract from the names I’m putting on my gift tag, and everyone will be able to read it on Christmas Eve when it’s time to open presents, even with dim lights.

S(n)o(w) cool {Mo’s Dream Team}

Another Wednesday, another Mo Manning day. This time I’ve got a Christmas tag to share, seeing as Christmas is now less than five months away. Time really does fly. Maybe Ragged Angel will, too – she’s got wings.

I colored her up in reds with a really dark night sky background and lots of snow flurrying through the air. I diecut her and put her on a scalloped circle. Added a few diecut snowflakes and a charm shaped like mittens for a little bit of embellishment.

I stamped a sentiment (No peeking! – not to be opened until Christmas Eve!) on a 1″ circle and glued a pebble on top, just for that tiny bit of dimension.

The back of the tag is very simple. More diecut snowflakes, a stitched snowflake circle and a To/From stamp from Norsk Stempelblad AS, stamped using Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel ink. I added tiny Kort & Godt pearls to the center of each of the snowflakes.