Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Gift Tags (Part 1)

These fun animal gift tags are perfect for when the cat or dog is giving the gift!

The tag and puppy are die cuts.  The background is stamped with subtle snowflakes and then the sentiment is stamped on.  The puppy is given a cute face with a stamp.  The ball and band on the hat are covered in white glittery flocking powder.  The tag's finishing touch is a tied baker's twine bow.

The sentiment on the back coordinates with the image on the front.

The tag and kitty are both die cuts.  The background is stamped with the same subtle snowflakes as the puppy tag, as well as the same sentiment.  The kitty's face is also made with a stamp and features some shiny and glittery gel pen accents on the tongue and nose.  The ball and band of the hat have the same glittery white flocking powder on them.  This tag features a red baker's twine bow.

The sentiment also coordinates with the kitty image on the front.

The snowflake tag is a die cut from an electronic machine, while the snowman is a die cut from a hand powered machine.  All the snowman's accessories are also cut from metal dies.  The face is stamped and the nose colored with a marker.  The tag is finished off with some blue blingy gems and shades of blue baker's twine.

A simple to and from stamp finish off the back.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Star Wars Christmas Tag

I am making my brother a quilt featuring some "Star Wars" Christmas fabric, so I thought I would coordinate the gift tag!

The tag and banner were cut with metal dies.  Darth Vader, his antlers, and nose are all cut with my Cricut.

I adhered Vader with some foam tape to give the tag a little dimension.  I also tied on three pieces of baker's twine.  I will use that to tie this to the package once it is finished and wrapped.

The nose is covered in glitter, then covered in glossy accents to make it nice and shiny.

I used stamps to create the back of the tag.  I colored in the lights with Distress Markers.

I covered the lights with some Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Honey Bee Bear

My anniversary is on Sunday, so I made this card to give to my husband.

I added glitter and gloss to this card because that is just what I do.

I made the bee with simple circles and then some yellow strips of card stock, cut to fit the circle body.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Peaceful Winter Scene

This card features a lovely winter scene.

The mat is a piece of watercolor paper that I covered with three shades of Distress Ink: tumbled glass, salty ocean, and chipped sapphire.

I covered the banner with Wink of Stella for some shimmer.

The deer is stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with embossing powder.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fancy Pilgrim Hat

We have been having sort of "dress-up" days at work.  Things like "crazy sock day" or "pro football jersey day" and that sort of thing.  Well, Monday is "fancy fall hat" day, so I made a fancy fall hat.

I adhered the assembled hat (which is just over 5" tall) to a headband so that I can wear it.

I used a lot of glitter on this.  It makes all those fancy cut-outs shimmer and sparkle!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Winter Alpaca

To create this fun background, I stamped all the snowflakes with embossing ink, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  After they were heat embossed I then used pumice stone and tumbled glass Distress Ink to cover the mat and give the effect of a snowy, wintry sky.

I just love this fun sentiment!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Christmas Window

My first Christmas card of the season and it was done with non-traditional colors.

I used a lot of gold embossing powder, dry embossing, and foam tape to give this card a lot of texture and dimension.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Monster Balloon

This cute birthday card features a monster sized balloon and an adorable little monster!

He has a fun, happy face and is holding on tightly to the balloon's string!