Friday, December 2, 2016

Tree Tags

 Inspired by the upcoming season, I thought it was TREE TAG TIME
The first thing I did was pick a color pallet. I used pre-made tags to mount. But the rest is scraps and bits from the stash. And yes, that is a used, dry tea bag.
The above photo are the two starter tags. The one on the right is just covered with a piece of pre printed fabric. {Prima I think} The left is how I tore and stacked scraps along one side, then finished the exposed edge with a piece of vintage music sheeting.
I wanted to mute it a bit, so I first used a gesso white wash, then spritzed with a shimmer.
For the tree, I tore as above in layers. Then I glued just the edges together to form the base.
I folded a scrap piece of paper and free cut my basic tree outline.
Next I flipped over the base, and used my ink to outline the shape.
Next I fussy cut the edges and adhered to front of tag base.
Added the rub on words some ribbon,a rusted metal star and was done!
For the button tree, I tried to pick rows of similar size mother of pearl buttons from the stash jar. I set it up on the table first, then added the glue dots and centered them to the cloth card background. A few beads in between the buttons.
A silver top button, Dark mother of pearl for the stump, ribbons and done!
 For this last one, I used scraps from both of the above projects. More stash ribbon and DONE!
How will you decorate your tree?
Thanks to pinners and pinterest

Friday, November 18, 2016

Dream Catcher Mini Book

I love Pinterest, I decided to put a collection of some of my favourite inspirational quotes into a mini book for one of my Daughters for Christmas.


This is the Kaisercraft 'Boho' Paper line.
I haven't done a mini in a long time. So, deep into the stash
I dug and found a graduating 4 x 12 chipboard to use as a base. I covered both sides of each page to make the background

I did a lot of fussy cutting found  some fun craft feathers

The button tag was a gift from one of my paper trader exchange partners.
I blinged it up and added some pockets with tags



Boho Dream Catcher Die cut available HERE

Friday, November 4, 2016

The 'C' word

With Halloween done for another year. I am able to start thinking about the Christmas season. Here are some winter themed traders I have been working on.
This is an ATC that can stand up by flipping the tree on the corner. I used my Cricut to do the tree and deer cuts.
Added some stamped emboss glitter and stickles to the edges of the trees.
 This is the back always signed

The glue-book vintage winter theme page evolved. I started with an old map that I highlighted the north pole area with a heart cut out of a mini card.
Added in the reindeer and reprinted photo
Then I thought it needed a word.
On a whim I added the butterfly to the girls head. Just for fun really.
This is the back. I list the supplies I used on a card. It is mostly vintage materials. With just the odd bit of embellishment thrown on top.

Friday, October 28, 2016


The Witching Hour is fast approaching.
A little WICKED for Halloween
Starts with this
Here is a close up of the feathered black owl bit of fluff in the corner. I couldn't get details with the full shot.
I did some strategic fussy cutting based on where the letters sat. I traced around them making sure to note the positioning of key elements I wanted to keep. The moon's, tree branches, stuff like that. Remember you can cut and paste till you get the overall look you want.
I used black chalk paint to cover the inside edges from the back to save transfer to the pattern paper. As seen in this photo, I didn't secure the large moon and tree branches till after the paint dried.

 The fun is in the details, I cricut cut a spooky fence and secured it to the back of the letters.
Have a fun Halloween!
 Thanks Pinterest for these ideas!