Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Easy Stamped Tags

I needed some quick and easy Christmas tags today and here's what I made.

The tags were stamped with a Christmas stamp using Ranger Archival Ink. Then used the Ranger Gold Ink Dabber. Also used my nibs and Distress Ink to color the holly and berries.  I also used red ribbon or green fiber as my ties.

The Santa tag was also stamped with Archival Ink then I also inked the edges with Ranger Distress Ink; also used red ribbon or green fiber as the ties. These tags were fast, easy and cheap.

Thanks for stopping by - Judy. Merry Christmas to All!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tim Holtz Christmas Tag #2

I made Tim Holtz Christmas Tag #2 today at The Cr@ft L@b today. I followed Tim's directions from his blog and had watched the video a few days before. I'll give you a link below to his blog.

You can see all his cards on his blog @ http://timholtz.typepad.com/

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Tim Holtz Christmas Tag #1

I made my first Tim Holtz Christmas Tag #1 today at The Cr@ft L@b today. I followed Tim's directions from his blog and had watched the video a few days before. I'll give you a link below to his blog.

To me, the Noel and the pine cones seemed the most outstanding part of the tag on Tim's Blog and I really wanted my Noel to pop so first I used Ranger's Silver super fine detail embossing power, dried it with a heat tool, then added Ranger's Snowflake Embossing Tinsel. This gave me the effect I was looking for. The beads are from a necklace bought at an estate sale.

Also made card #2 which I'll show you in my next post.

You can see all his cards on his blog @ http://timholtz.typepad.com/

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Red Gift Bag

Last night while I was making gift tags, I also stamped a red  bag with snow flakes then used embossing gold glitter then made a tag to go with the bag.

Hoping to make one of the Tim Holtz Christmas tags today, or at least come close to his beautiful tag. Check out his 12  Christmas tags at: http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/12/12-tags-of-christmastag-10.html

Christmas Gift Tags

Last night a made a few gift tags and after several attempts to get the look I wanted, here it is:

I plan to use the tags on silver gift wrapping paper.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Cards

I had a wee bit of time to create some Christmas cards. My sister-in-law and I got together on  a Saturday and spend most of the day making cards.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Magic of Oz G45 Cards

Most of my Magic of Oz cards are ready. I used Graphic 45 "Magic of Oz" paper for the cards and the coordinating stamps. This was so much fun and I had the dolls when McDonalds gave them as toys in the Happy Meals a few years ago.

Toto, Dorothy's little dog.

I also used Spell Binders dies to cut out the ovals and other shapes on the cards.

The lion just needs a little courage.

The scarecrow needs a brain.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Magic of Oz cards and characters. - Judy

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Cards

I made a couple of Halloween cards to share with you. Although the two cards are similiar, there are some suttle differences. You can see the first one says Trick-Or and the second says Boo.

The project started with 8.5 x 11 black card stock cut in half horizontally, scored and folded. The next layer is some patterned scrapbook paper then the Trick-or-Treat paper had a white background which I thought was a little too bright so I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist "Pumpkin Spice" and mounted it on black card stock. The next layer was ivory card stock stamped with spider webs and misted with Glimmer Mist then mounted on black card stock. Next was the witch, she is an old stamp set from Stampin' Up. First I stamped with witch with Staz on Jet Black ink then misted the paper. If you loo closely, you can see a little bark from my River Birch Tree added under the witch layer. I did spray the bark with the Glimmer Mist too.  The witch layer has foam squares under neath to give her a little pop. Wish I would have used the foam squares under the spider webs and the Boo layer but it was too late, I had already glued them on.

This was such a fun project to create. Notice the ribbon layers too, You may want to get your ribbons ready first because the black ribbon goes around that first layer of pattered paper. The three black "brads" were stick on brads.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy papercrafting, Judy

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Trick or Treat Bag

I enjoyed the Graphic 45 blog hop on Trick or Treat bags and was so inspired that I wanted to make my own bag. I used the Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland paper on the bag and had a terrific time making it.

First, I sprayed my kraft bag with Glimmer Mist "Pumpkin Spice" and then again with Glimmer Mist Blackberry Cordial. I used a heat tool to dry between layers. I then used papers from the Halloween in Wonderland 8 x 8 paper pad. Next added a black flower and cut out some of the cards to mount on and around the flower. 

 Also punched a little tag and stamped it with Trick or Treat. The ribbon was inked with Ripe Persimmon from the Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fall - Limited Edition. Both the larger ribbon and the smaller ribbon on the tab were inked with the same Ripe Persimmon but look at the difference of how the two different fabrics absorbed the color.

The center of the flower is a white button sprayed with Adirondack Alcohol Ink.

Here's the back of the bag. Also used papers from the Hallowe'en in Wonderland paper  from Graphic 45.

I used Adirondack Oregano Alcohol Ink on this button to get the green color to go with the paper.

Can you tell what the brown stuff is stick out around the bag? Well, it's the bark from my River Birch tree in my yard. I sprayed the bark with the Glimmer Mist "Pumpkin Spice" and glued in on the bag.

This bag was so much fun and I have to thank Graphic 45 for the blog hop and the inspiration they gave me.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Papercrafting, Judy

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Banner

Just finished a Halloween banner for a Halloween party my grandsons will have this month.

First I inked the edges of the chipboard in black ink then covered the chipboard in black Bazzill paper, the letter chipboard was inked and covered with two different Halloween kraft papers. Also added additional Halloween kraft paper for another dimension behind the first layer of chipboard. I sealed the whole project with a Tim Holtz glue and sealer. I used black cord to tie the letters together and added several different ribbons between each letter.

Thanks for stopping by. Next I am going to make another smaller banner that says Boo and hope to make a trick of treat bag as seen on the Graphic 45 Blog hop this week.

Happy paper crafting, Judy


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Owl Birthday Card

I just finished a card for my grandson's first birthday, since the party theme was "Look Who's Turning One," I wanted to design my card to go with the theme.

The blue paper is dotted swiss with three ovals cut on my cricut. The first oval is white, the second oval is also white but inked on the edges with a light brown, then the third or bottom layer is brown paper. The owl is also cut on my cricut using an .svg file and cut with the Sure Cuts Alot Program. The tag was stamped using Staz-On Jet Black Ink.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Card With Many Folds

I have been working on a birthday card for my grandson. The card has many folds so I thought he would enjoy watching the card open. It is embellished on both sides and was a lot of fun to make. I'll show you the finished card then back up a little to show you how it was made, a little before and after.

Here is the front of the finished card. Notice I glued some buttons with a coated piece of string so the card can be closed easily and fastened.

The card unfolds and you can see that the inside is embellished with pictures and stickers.

The back of the card is also embellished.

Here is a close-up of one of the sections of the card. You can see the card has lots of folds. I scored the card to make the mountains and valleys in the folds.

The card starts with three pieces of card stock paper. My card started with patterned paper although my sample shows the solid craft paper. I thought the solid paper might show the folds a little better for you. So here is the before picture.

Next I cut the paper to three 8 x 8 pieces, then scored each piece in half both directions and crease your scores.  

Now each piece must be scored again on the diagonal so turn the sheet so it looks like a diamond shape and score again from point to point. Do this on all three pieces.

Now fold on all of the scores, On the first sheet, the fold on the diamond score will be upward (like mountains), then on the second sheet, the fold on the diamond score will be inward or down like valleys. The third piece will be folded just like the first piece (upward). Then the three sheets are glued together to form the card. Take a look at my picture of the three glued together.

Now you card is ready to decorate and embellish.

Have fun and thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pumpkin House

Pumpkin House
August 3, 2011
I have been work on a Pumpkin Patch scrapbook page and have finished the embellishment for the lower left corner. The house is a design from Treasure Box Designs then the extra vines under the house are from a cricut cartridge "Straight from the Nest". Then I added some flowers, brads and stones.