Snowman gift tags {Streamside Studios}

Hi, crafty friends! I shared a few of these gift tags before Christmas, but there’s a line in a Norwegian Christmas song saying Christmas lasts till Easter, and as a result, I’m sharing a few more. There’s also the fact that I was too busy all of December not to share anything, basically, but I won’t mention that.

These snowmen from the Snow Much Fun stamp set from Streamside Studios might be my favorite images that Shawne has drawn. I’m a sucker for snowmen, and these are so much fun (fitting with the title of the set). I created these two along with a bunch of other similar one in a few compartmental crafting sessions. I usually create my projects from start to finish in one sitting (maybe two, if I color one day and do assembly later), but for these, I created a bunch of backgrounds at once, created tags from the backgrounds in another sitting, stamped and heat embossed sentiments in one, die cut a bunch in one and did coloring in one. It’s a great way to be crafty even if you’re kind of stretched for time.

I have lots of layers on these, and used a whole bunch of Christmas scraps from old collections by Pion Design, as well as some sentiment stamps and other stamps from Inkido and Norsk Stempelblad AS.

More scraps on the back. I love this way of creating, and I hope to do more of it this year!

Snowman with ice cream {Streamside Studios}

Hi. I’ve been having so much fun creating these gift tags with the Snow Much Fun stamp set from Streamside Studios that I just can’t seem to stop. I’m sharing just one today, though, it’s the last pairing of green with a kraft background.

The process for creating this one was identical to the first ones I shared in this blog post. I used the Snowflakes stencil from Ciao Bella along with modeling paste from The Crafter’s Workshop for to create the background. I then added all my other elements on top, sort of in a cluster, using die cut scraps of patterned paper from Pion Design, a couple of heat embossed sentiments from Norsk Stempelblad AS and a heat embossed seal stamp from Poppydesign.

There’s lots of texture and visual interest on this tag because of all the layers of paper, the foam tape to add dimension and the stenciled background. The accessories on the snowman are in a brighter green color than everything else on the tag, which still makes him stand out against the other elements.

For the back of the tag I used a couple of stamps from Inkido, as well as more of the white heat embossed sentiments from Norsk Stempelblad that I created lots of in one of my compartmental crafty sessions. These tags were heaps of fun to put together like this.

Snow much fun tags {Streamside Studios}

Hi, there. I’m sharing a couple more gift tags I’ve created with the Snow Much Fun digi stamp set from Streamside Studios. These snowmen really are cute, and I shrunk them down a bit before printing, making them tiny and even cuter. In the post at the start of the week (right here) I shared about the process of creating these tags, which was so much fun.

For these tags, I chose red instead of green. I planned ahead and colored some of the snowmen with green accessories, and some with red. For one of these tags I used the Falling Stars stencil from Simon Says Stamp, and I thought it was fitting to add the snowman with the star for that particular tag.

A lot of elements are the same on these two tags as the first two; patterned paper from Pion Design die cut using the Happy Days Ticket Stubs die from XCut. I also used the same die from Altenew that I used with the green cardstock on this one, and it’s a nice added element that doesn’t have the perpendicular angles than many of the other layers do, so it breaks up the monotony a little and adds interest. For the tag with the stars, I used the word JUL from the Gledelig jul die from Kort & Godt, and for the tag with the Christmas present, I used the word klem from the Juleklem die, also from Kort & Godt. I added red paper doilies from Papirdesign to the base of these tags, it’s a nice foundation to put everything else on top of.

The backs of these are pretty similar to the backs of the green tags I made. I used the same 24.12 stamp from Inkido and the same stamps from the Distressed Patterns stamp set from My Favorite Things, but changed the ink color to Pure Poppy ink from Papertrey Ink.

Gift tags with snowmen {Streamside Studios}

Hi, crafty friends! Brace yourselves for a text heavy post. Every year, I seem to make more than enough Christmas cards to send out, but I always scramble last minute to get gift tags done. Not this year, I’ve made quite a few, and here are a couple more, featuring snowmen from the Snow Much Fun digi stamp set from Streamside Studios.

For these tags (I’ll have more to share later), I did compartmental crafting. Tim Holtz always raves about this, but I usually sit down and create my cards from start to finish in one sitting. Actually, that’s not entirely true, I do prefer coloring one day and making the rest of the card another day. Coloring takes a while, and once I’m done with that, I’m not really in actual making and assembly mode.

For these tags I did things a little differently. I colored lots of snowmen at once using my Prismacolor Premier pencils. I usually use my Copics, they’re so much faster, but for this I wanted a less bright look, and printed my snowmen onto Rustic White cardstock from Papertrey Ink. In another crafty session, I used various stencils with different pastes to create textured backgrounds, which I later cut down to tags. For these two I used the Falling Snow slimline stencil from Simon Says Stamp and the Snowflakes stencil from Ciao Bella, both using Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste from The Crafter’s Workshop onto Classic Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink. Both of these stencils are fairly large, so I got several tags out of each of the backgrounds I created.

In yet another crafty session I stamped and heat embossed a bunch of different small sentiments from Norsk Stempelblad AS, as well as a god jul seal from Poppydesign, the seals in Gilded embossing powder from Brutus Monroe and the sentiments in White super fine detail embossing powder from Ranger. I used green cardstock from the Christmas in Norway collection from Pion Design, which is an older collection, and it was a great opportunity to shrink my pile of scraps a little bit. Most of the patterned paper pieces I’ve used for these tags are from the same collection, with a few being even older. I used my Happy Days Ticket Stubs die from XCut to create the small pieces that I clustered together. This is the same die I pretty much always use for my clusters on my cards. It’s one die that cuts out nine tickets, and it’s my favorite die to use for my scraps. They don’t look like scraps when they’re die cut. I also just cut some strips using my trimmer and tore the edges for an uneven look, and used a die from Altenew to create small die cut pieces of solid color to tuck behind my other elements to break up all the perpendicular angles a bit.

I used foam tape on some of my elements, but not all, and die cut a reinforcer from green cardstock using a die from My Favorite Things. To finish off I tied May Arts natural twine through the holes and added a charm to each of the tags.

For the back of the tags I used a tag die from My Favorite Things to die cut from more of that Classic Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I die cut a bunch of tags in one session, so I’d have many to do at once when I did the actual assembly. I stamped an older Inkido stamp using Jalapeño Popper ink from My Favorite Things, and even did some second generation stamping. I also used a couple of stamps from the Distressed Patterns stamp set from MFT to add additional spatter beyond the 24.12 stamp. I used more of the scraps I die cut and cut with my trimmer, and stamped a to/from stamp from Inkido onto scraps of Pion Design patterned paper using Dark Chocolate ink from Papertrey Ink. First generation stamping on one, second generation on the other for a softer look. It was fun to break out acrylic blocks to use with my stamps again, I use my Misti for pretty much everything, but this didn’t have to be perfect or straight, so I just played and had fun!

You’re the best! {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone!

I feel like every other day is Wednesday, and today’s another one. Time just goes by so incredibly quickly, it’s hard to keep up and keep track of the weekdays. I colored up Mona from Mo’s Digital Pencil on Saturday, that much I know. I’ve now turned her into a happy card. I diecut a panel with my image as I often do using the largest of the Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 dies from My Favorite Things, it’s probably the one die I use the most out of all the dies I own. I used double sided tape to glue it to a cardbase, which I made from Ocean Tides cardstock from Papertrey Ink.

I haven’t made one of my cluster cards in quite some time, but I really enjoy the process of putting these clusters together, so I decided to do it for this card. It’s a great way to use some patterned paper scraps, and one of these patterned papers is actually from 2007! It’s from Autumn Leaves. Remember them? I think it’s been a while since they ceased to exist. Now, when you go to autumleaves.com, you get to a site for assisted living communities for those with dementia. It’s a Texas based company, and definitely not a maker of pretty patterned paper. The other papers I’ve used are also what we’d call old in the card making world, the yellow one is from My Mind’s Eye and was released in 2011, and the remaining two were both released in 2013, they’re from Maja Design and Inkido, respectively.

I use a couple of different dies to make these clusters, I make the banners using the Fishtail Flag Frames set from My Favorite Things, and I use the Happy Days Ticket Stubs die from Xcut for all those tickets. It’s one die that cuts nine different tickets, and I love that I get that many from one run through my diecutting machine. I mounted some of my diecut pieces on 1 mm foam tape, and glued others down using just double sided tape. Behind the whole thing I put half a mini paper doily from Doodlebug Design. I used the other half for the card I posted yesterday. On top I added a sentiment from Norsk Stempelblad AS stamped in Ocean Tides ink from Papertrey Ink. I mounted that on foam squares, and tripled up the foam squares on the left side of the banner. Finished off with a few pink dots from Papirdesign.

I have so many tickets left over, and with this kind of cluster you don’t even use whole pieces for all of it, so I have the off cuts from some of these also. I added half a ticket in the bottom left corner, too, and glued another dot on top. And that finishes my card for today.

I leave you with the colors I used for the adorable little girl. Not too many today.

Thinking of you {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi,everyone! Another Wednesday, and another Mo Manning creation. This time I’ve colored up I forgot with my Copics.

This is another one that I’ve colored for Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day coloring challenge. I’m getting better at putting my colored images to use. I colored this one for day 13 of the challenge back in March, so this cute little elephant hasn’t had to wait too long.

I used the largest of the dies in a faux stitched rectangle die set from My Favorite Things to create my panel and glued it onto a scrap piece of patterned paper from Pion Design that I’d already cut to fit the size of my card. I added a cluster in the top right corner, I’ve got part of a Doodlebug doily, a couple of patterned paper banners (also diecut with dies from My Favorite Things) and a few enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

That light pink paper is from the same paper collection from Pion Design as the darker pink (Vintage Garden collection), and the green one with the dots is from Inkido. I stamped a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment using Autumn Rose ink from Papertrey Ink, and that finishes my card.

Lots of greys, greens and even blues for this one, even if the card mostly reads as pink. 3

Pakkelappmoro {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! I dag har jeg et lite knippe pakkelapper å dele, publisert i desembernummeret av Ett trykk i 2016.

pakkelapp Inkido PionDenne første pakkelappen er stanset ut med en tagdie fra Sizzix. Jeg har brukt mønsterark fra Pion Design og Inkido, og stempelmotivet kommer også fra Inkido. Teksten er fra Norsk Stempelblad AS, og jeg har pyntet veldig enkelt med utstansede kvister og noen pyntebær fra Magnolia. Den lille snellen kommer fra Maya Road.

pakkelapp Inkido Pion baksidePå baksiden stemplet jeg et digert Til/Fra-stempel fra North Star Design med Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate blekk, som er samme blekkfarge som jeg brukte på stemplene foran på tagen. Den lille røde biten med twine kommer fra Whisker Graphics.

pakkelapp rådyrPakkelapp nummer to er mye mindre. Her har jeg stemplet og embosset trær fra Mama Elephant på kraftfarget kartong og limt på et lite rådyr fra Nille. God jul-stempelet kommer fra Norsk Stempelblad AS og er stemplet med Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate.

pakkelapp rådyr baksideOgså her har jeg brukt et stempel fra NSD på baksiden stemplet med Dark Chocolate, men dette stempelet er ganske mye mindre enn det på den første tagen. I enden har jeg festet hvit hamp fra Hemptique.

pakkelapp vimpelDenne pakkelappen er av det veldig enkle slaget. Jeg brukte to vimpeldies fra Papertrey Ink, den ene litt større enn den andre, og stanset de ut i henholdsvis kartong og mønsterark fra Pion Design. Jeg pyntet enkelt med seam binding og to bjeller som lager herlig julelyd.

pakkelapp vimpel baksideBaksiden denne gangen har et stempel fra Inkido, stemplet med Blueberry Sky blekk fra Papertrey Ink.

pakkelapp snøkledde hustakEnda en pakkelapp av det enkle slaget. Jeg stemplet et stempel fra Poppydesign rett på et mønsterark fra Maja Design med Coffee Archival Ink fra Ranger og klippet ut formen på pakkelappen rundt kanten på stempelet. Jeg limte på løs bling fra Kort & Godt i midten av hvert store snøfnugg på stempelet.

pakkelapp snøkledde hustak baksideEnkel bakside med stempler fra North Star Design. Her har jeg også brukt hvit hemp fra Hemptique.

pakkelapp silent nightPakkelapp nummer fire. Her har jeg stemplet tekst fra Papertrey Ink rett på mønsterark fra Pion Design med Memento Rich Cocoa blekk. Formen på pakkelappen er stanset ut med en die fra Magnolia, og jeg har brukt en liten bit blonde og litt naturlig twine fra May Arts i enden.

pakkelapp silent night baksideStemplene på baksiden kommer fra Norsk Stempelblad AS.

pakkelapp fargetDen siste pakkelappen er den som egentlig er mest omfattende. Her har jeg brukt en liten bit av et stempel fra Penny Black som jeg har stemplet og embosset på akvarellark før jeg har fargelagt med Copic-refiller og vannpensel fylt med blenderrefill. Motivet er skjært ut og limt på en sirkel av Rustic White kartong fra Papertrey Ink med en stemplet tekst fra Norsk Stempelblad AS stemplet med Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel blekk.

pakkelapp farget baksidePå baksiden har jeg brukt et Til/Fra-stempel fra Papirdesign. Jeg oppdaget litt sent at bildet mitt av baksiden er litt uklart, men pakkelappen er jo gitt bort, så jeg kan ikke akkurat ta nye bilder. Også her har jeg brukt rød twine fra Whisker Graphics.

 

Du har jo bursdag! {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

Hei og hopp! Dagens kort er publisert i juninummeret av Ett trykk. Vi hadde en artikkel med fokus på flere måter å bruke blonder på, og jeg brukte blonden på kortet mitt som en slags ramme bak motivet mitt.

Jeg fargela Bella Birthday fra Mo Manning i en farge som matchet blonden min, stanset ut formen på kortet med en die fra GoKreate og pyntet med ark fra Maja Design og Pion Design.

I tillegg til arkene har jeg brukt en blanding av blomster fra Wild Orchid Crafts og Papirdesign. Jeg har også stukket inn noen grønne blader her og der.

På innsiden har jeg brukt litt andre ark. Det rosa er et gammelt et fra den gangen arkene fra Maja Design var ensidige og hadde litt skinn Det gule er fra Coffee in the Arbour-kolleksjonen og det grønne er et veldig tynt ensidig ark av ukjent produsent. Teksten fra B03-platen til Norsk Stempelblad AS er stemplet med Memento Bamboo Leaves, og spruten rundt er stemplet med Splash-stempelet til Inkido med Distress Ink Mustard Seed. Scallopsirkelen er laget med en die fra Papirdesign.

Baksiden har nok et NSB-stempel, og også her har jeg pyntet veldig enkelt med blomster og blader.

You’re the best {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! Another Wednesday, and I’ve got a fairly simple card to share with you today, featuring Mo Manning’s Cotton Candy. I wanted to try out the 120 lb cardstock from Simon Says Stamp for my Copic coloring. They say you can make one layer cards with it, so that was my goal for today’s card. Plans don’t always go the way we want, and that definitely the case for me with this one. It has nothing to do with the cardstock, though, I was able to color without any bleed through, and was able to use it as my base. I did, however, put my image a little too close to the corner. What happened? Well, my printer decided to cut off her feet. I didn’t want my image to go to waste, so I decided to cheat a little and cover up her feet using a strip of patterned paper (it’s actually a digital Project Life paper that I printed on white cardstock). That meant I had to scrap my one layer idea, but I can do one layer another time.

I like plenty of white space on my cards, so I kept most of the card pretty simple. I colored my image with Copics, and I must admit, the colors blend very easily on this cardstock, maybe even too easily. It was kind of difficult to get any real contrast, even though I used some very dark and very light colors to get as much contrast as I could. I would also say that the colors look very different on this cardstock compared to the X-Press It blending card I normally use. The skin tones, in particular, look a lot more blue on this one – not really the look I was going for, I didn’t want her looking sick. I used a lot of E13, but it really doesn’t look that way. Just something to be aware of, I guess.

Since my plan to do a one layer card really didn’t work, I decided to go all out and add an embellishment cluster. I found patterned paper scraps in colors that coordinated well with my image and went to town. I also added a few pieces that I had left over on the inside.

There’s plenty of manufacturers represented in that tiny cluster. The patterned paper with the sentiment (“You’re the world’s best” in Norwegian, stamp from Norsk Stempelblad AS) is from Melissa Frances, the yellow one below it is from Chatterbox, the light blue underneath that is from Inkido, and the pink one that you see a little bit of on either side of the banners is from American Crafts. Two of the banners are scraps from Pion Design, the pale pink is from Maja Design, and the one with the yellow stripes is the same digital Project Life paper that I used at the bottom. I’ve also used  a brad from Kaisercraft, a yellow enamel dot from My Mind’s Eye and a pink enamel dot from Papirdesign, in addition to a small paper doily from Doodlebug Design. In other words – a real mishmash, but I think it kind of works. Oh, and I brought out my sewing machine for that stitching detail at the top.

 

 

En mann i sin beste alder {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

Dagens kort er et skikkelig gladkort. Jeg syns hvertfall at denne herremannen ser ganske sprek og glad ut. Motivet heter He’s Still Got It og kommer fra Mo Manning. Kortet er publisert i oktobernummeret av Ett trykk.

Utrolig nok er dette i hovedsak et kort laget med rester. Med ark fra Maja Design, Inkido, Making Memories og 3ndypapir er det et under at det i det hele tatt ble et bruktbart resultat ut av det hele til slutt. Men jeg liker fargekombinasjonen rød og turkis. Tekstene kommer fra Norsk Stempelblad, bokstavene i navnet er fra Panduro. Tannhjulene, klokken og pilen er alle fra Tim Holtz.

Teksten inni er også et stempel fra Norsk Stempelblad, stemplet med Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist blekk, akkurat som stemplene på forsiden.

Den andre innsiden har masse plass til en personlig hilsen, og for å ta igjen temaet med tannhjulene fra forsiden har jeg her satt på et par tannhjul i finér fra Wycinanka.

Baksiden har nok et stempel fra Norsk Stempelblad og flere Wycinanka-tannhjul.