Card with Tag Feature

Well hello!

You may be asking “Is that a card with a removable tag that has a hidden vellum pocket with tiny stamped tags stuffed inside?” Yes!

I began with cutting some of the new Wplus9 dies and decided to make a special card for a “special someone”. I started with a card base in bright white, layered some 6×6 card stock I had laying around in the colors I wanted, affixed the die cut frame from Wplus9 with dimensional foam tape,

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here, I chose a tag and some hand dyed seam binding, and planned the arrangement of the card.

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I’m not sure why this pic reflects the card stock so orange… It’s a subtle coral as shown in pic #12 3

In these next three steps I chose the vellum pocket, rounded the edges with my new corner rounder (that I absolutely love) and adhered it to the backside of the tag with my ATG.

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Then it was time to punch out some card stock with my assorted sized tag punch and choose which stamp set I wanted to use.

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Ya, I’m liking it ūüôā

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Oh, the tags look so cute in that little pocket! Yay!!7

In these next steps I stamped my sentiments in Rich Cocoa by Memento and then stuffed the little tags into the vellum pocket on the back of my big tag then situated the finished tag into the card’s leaves.

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And finally, I adhered the word Imagine (from a die cut set I do not know the maker of, I’m sorry, if you know, please tell me!), they were purchased from eBay. Then I lined the inside of my card with heavy weight card stock by Paper Trey Ink then proceeded to stamp the coral colored, small, hand-cut, banner with the words Top Priority from Heidi Swapp, signed the card and embellished the envelope closure with a gem.

Voila!

Winter Wonderland Card from Mom – she did it again!

I have seen this card floating around for about 2 years now. It may be older, I’m not sure, but however old it is, it really struck a cord in me and I knew I wanted to make my own version of it. (CASE it) So, here is my version. One thing I will tell you is, it was very messy to make! I still have glitter and flocking in my hair!! LOL
 
All you need to do one of your own is:
 
Stamper’s Select White Cardstock (40 Sheets) – Paper Trey Ink
Deer Trio Die – Memory Box
Birch Trio Die – Memory Box (trees)
Resting Birds Die РMemory Box
and one truck load of white flocking & glitter!
– My mom (Melinda)
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Witches Hat

So I spent this past Saturday at the monthly Scrap-In at Michaels where I teach paper crafting. After turning out over 20 cards for Operation Christmas Card for the troops, we moved onto Halloween! Michaels has some Paper Mache bases to work with right now like this Witches Hat (too small to wear) but great for decor!

These hats are inexpensive and so fun to put together! I started with the hat by running my black archival ink pad around the rim and brushed it over the pointed hat tip as well. Then I began tearing the cream, damask & spider web printed paper and adhered it to the hat with Scotch Quick Dry glue. After that, I took a break and shopped the store for my vision of a shabby chic, classy Witch Hat and found myself in the CHRISTMAS DECOR aisle!! 

A few Halloween stems and a black feather boa from the kid crafts section and I was ready to put my hat together!

I am not a huge fan of the hot glue gun (just a personal preference) however, I like glue and needed to figure out something that wouldn’t take forever to dry but was tacky/sticky enough for all the add-ons. I ended up digging in our classroom stash and found Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue (the pink label) and it worked great!

I added and added embellishments to cover paper seams and any kraft colored areas and the result is so great! I had people stopping me in the store and parking lot to look at this hat (grin). It’s a keeper!

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A Tip for the Hairdresser

So Valentine’s Day is a day to show those you love with a little gifty, right? I made this altered facial product tube for April, my hairdresser.

#1 – Cover tube with patterned paper

#2 – Adorn inside of tube with clay homemade flowers around round base

#3 – Fix/secure/glue shoes of vintage little girl on inside of tube

#4 – Adorn outside of tube including round surfaces on top & bottom

#5 – Add some dough (I added a lot this time because she always treats me so well and gives me extra love & attention) Also, my haircut was free, thanks ma :0)

#6 – Voila!

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Storage Idea

As a crafter, you can never run out of creative ways to store things. This particular storage solution was born out of¬†necessity¬†(like most things)…

I went to my local Tuesday Morning and found this adorable drink dispenser with the intention of using for iced tea,¬†fruit¬†infused¬†water, etc… However, when I assembled it, filled it up and began to use it, it leaked!

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The rest is history and I decided to store my seam binding and raw twine in it. I love the idea, it makes me happy. Especially since I paid under $6 for it on sale.

A Little Valentine for the Boss

Hi bloggers! Many of you know, I instruct paper crafting at Michaels where I live. So typically I find great deals and see new stuff when it comes in.

I found these really adorable (alterable) balsa wood boxes perfect for treats. I decided to kiss-up to the boss (ha, ha) by making her one adorned with patterned paper, embellishments and fill it with treats! I really like these little boxes, they’re easy to embellish and fun to make. They are a step up from paper boxes because they have a more solid feel to them.

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DSCN2462 Rear View – covered entire box with Basic Grey’s “Kissing Booth”¬†DSCN2464Hanging View – I adorned the box with embellishments using Recollections brand from Michaels. Also, I¬†used some fussy cut ephemera from K&Co.’s Valentine Themed paper called “Cupid’s Specialty Paper Pad” as well as a Spellbinder’s Die Cut.
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Open View – I added a little velcro for the closure and threw in an embellished clothespin for flair with a handwritten note on a die cut tag from the Silhouette Cameo.DSCN2471Open View II – Can’t forget the chocolate! {wink}