Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gift Card Tags/Ornaments

Hello Friends,

I'm back today with a fun and easy gift card holder.
Actually, I am going to use them as ornaments
on my Christmas tree with gift cards for my family.
(Hence the twine for hanging).

These were made using the new Stitched Tag die by
Papertrey Ink.   I snatched one of these up right away, which
was a good thing because the day after they were released....gone!

The tag on the left was made with felt and a snowflake die cut.
I adhered the snowflake before I sewed it up with Heat 'n Bond and my Pebbles Ribbon Iron. (love that thing!)  It's not being made anymore but sometimes you can get a new one on Amazon or Ebay...that's how I got mine.  It's so nice not to have to heat up your iron 
(or get it sticky) for small projects like this.

Here's a photo of one so you know what it looks like.

American Crafts - Pebbles - Ribbon Iron

Anyway, I digress....  :)
The tag on the right is made with designer paper from 
the Tinsel and Tag kit by Papertrey.  On that one, I added a bit
 of Pure Poppy paper by cutting the die again tucking just the top portion above the stitches on the lower half of the tag and sewing that up for a different look.  To finish it off I die cut the streamer and stamped my sentiment...both also from the Tinsel and Tag kit.

I like that these can be re-used every year... if I can get 
them back from my children! (lol!) It would also be fun to make a coordinating card to go with the holder, 
to make a gift even more special.

That's it for me...Have a great day!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fawny Winter Wishes

Hello Friends!

It's a beautiful Fall day here.  
My puppy and I just enjoyed a nice long walk in the sunshine.
While I admired the gorgeous leaves that are falling,
Bailey loved frolicking through them.

Today I am jumping past Fall over to winter 
(which could show up anytime around here) with
a sketch challenge from Pals Paper Arts.

 The panel in the middle was just calling
for a wintry scene from Lawn Fawn. So I brought out
my Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny stamp and die, 
Journaling Card die, Flair and DP and went to work.

I thought it would be fun to create
a sledding hill with some white
embossing paste.  This was my first time using 
paste and I was delighted to find it easy to work with.  
All I did was take a knife, dip the tip into the jar,
and swirl it around to make my hill.
Sort of like frosting a cake. (lol!)

Since I have such a thick layer of paste,
I let it dry overnight.  This morning I colored up
my image with Copics, giving my bunny some pink
cheeks (from sailing down the hill ya know). 
Then I die cut the Stitched Journaling Card 
as my main panel and popped my die cut bunny
 on the hill.  Next, I added my sentiment using 
Lawn Fawn Adhesive Flair  with one of my 
melted pony beads beside it. Finally, I created the 
base of my card with Lawn Fawn's newest holiday paper 
called Snow Days (Love!) and their sparkly silver cord. 
 All that was left to do was adhere the panel. 

 I love that you could use this card for the holidays
 or just share with a friend on a cold wintry day.  
You can find the paste and all the 
Lawn Fawn products I used below.

Enjoy the day friends!

Friday, October 17, 2014

So Thankful

Hello sweet friends,

I'm playing along with this wonderful sketch from

I dug into my much coveted (by me!) Lawn Fawn stash 
for their new Sweater Weather DP.  I love the Fall colors! 
Using the DP, I die cut a stitched journaling card also from 
Lawn Fawn and trimmed off the end.  I had vellum on my mind today :)  so I heat embossed my sentiment in gold on the vellum and cut it a little shorter than the journaling card and adhered it.
Those adorable squashy pumpkins are stamped, paper pieced and then 
die cut from the So Thankful set from Lawn Fawn.  
The smallest pumpkin is popped up.  Don't ya just love
 when stamps have matching dies?!
No fussy cutting!

I like the soft look created by the vellum over DP and
the contrast with the brighter colors.  Hope you like it too :)

Happy Friday!!