Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry Christmas Tree Ornament

 I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog today sharing with you my Merry Christmas Tree Ornament which features a variety of our chipboard and wood Christmas pieces. I hope that my Merry Christmas Tree Ornament will inspire you to want to recreate it.


You'll want to make sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can share with you how to recreate my Merry Christmas Tree Ornament at home.

- Katelyn

Thursday, November 30, 2017

#SimplyG45 - Baby Gift Tags

 I'm up on Graphic 45's blog sharing with you my #Simply G45 Baby Gift Tags which feature the Little Darlings Deluxe Collectors Edition along with the Square Ivory Tag Album from the Staples Collection. I have a few photos to share with you on my blog, but if you haven't stopped by Graphic 45's blog yet, make sure you do so that you can check out the rest of the photos of my project.


Tip: Add a ribbon bow at the top of each tag. Add a secondary piece to tie the gift tag to the bag.


For a full tutorial on how I created my Baby Gift Tags and more photos, make sure to stop by Graphic 45's blog


-Katelyn




Snowflake & Snowman Gift Tags

 Happy Thursday! Christmas will soon be here and I often find myself wanting to jazz up a gift bag with a fun little gift tag. I'm the type who usually thinks about adding the gift tag to a bag on Christmas Eve, so I thought I'd share with you a few quick and easy gift tags to create at home for your gift bags. My Snowflake & Snowman Gift Tags, feature a couple of dies from Becky's Christmas collection. Grab a cup of your favourite winter beverage and enjoy as I walk you through how to recreate my Snowflake & Snowman Gift Tags at home.


We'll start by making the snowflake gift tag.


Before die cutting all three of the snowflakes from the Ornate Snowflake die, you'll need a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that all three snowflakes fit on. Cut a piece of adhesive sheet that will fit the piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. With the piece of adhesive cut, start by peeling off the back of the double sided adhesive piece and adhere it to the White Soft Finish cardstock piece. Run the piece of paper and the three snowflake dies through your die cutting machine. With the adhesive on the snowflake, peel off the top paper of the adhesive and sprinkle Microfine White Glitter on the snowflake. Tap off the excess glitter. Repeat the previous two steps for the other two snowflakes. Burnish the glitter with your finger on each snowflake. 


Die cut the 5/8" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. With the banner cut out, flip the die to the other side of the banner to create a notch on the other side. Your banner will need to be 2 1/2" long. Once the banner has been cut, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Joy sentiment and stamp the sentiment onto the banner. 


Adhere the medium snowflake to the large snowflake. Adhere the small snowflake to the medium snowflake.


Use foam squares to adhere the Joy sentiment banner to the middle of the small snowflake. To finish off the snowflake gift tag, add a piece of twine at the top of the snowflakes. 


And here's the finished Snowflake Gift Tag.


Next, we'll create the Snowman Gift Tag.


From the Stylish Snowman die you'll need to cut out all of the following pieces shown below the circles. Die cut all three circles out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut the arms for the snowman out of Brown Soft Finish Cardstock.


The three buttons will need to be die cut out of Red Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut the carrot nose out of Orange Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut the antler ears from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink with a blending tool and foam over the entire surface of the antler ears. 


Before die cutting the last two dies, take out a scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Black Soot Distress Ink with a blending tool and foam over the entire surface of the scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the eye and mouth circles from the now black piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.




Now it's time to assemble your snowman.

Adhere the medium circle 1/2" overtop of the large circle. Adhere the small circle 1/4" overtop of the medium circle. Adhere the antlers to the top of the small circle.


Adhere an arm to either side of the snowman's body. Adhere the three buttons down the middle of the snowman.


For the snowman's face, adhere the two eyes, the carrot nose and the six small circles to create his mouth. To finish the top of the snowman, add a piece of twine.


And here's the finished Snowman Gift Tag.


Here are the two finished gift tags together.



Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and Black Soot
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Misc: Red/White Twine and Silver/White Twine

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Snowflake & Snowman Gift Tags. I hope that I've inspired you to recreate them at home.  

- Katelyn

















  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Rejoice Christmas Tag

 I'm back up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog today sharing with you my Rejoice Christmas Tag which features a variety of our chipboard and wood Christmas pieces. I hope that my Rejoice Christmas Tag will inspire you to want to recreate it.


You'll want to make sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can share with you how to recreate my Rejoice Christmas Tag at home.

- Katelyn



Monday, November 27, 2017

Sugar Plum Christmas Cards

Happy Monday! I'm up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog today as a monthly blogger sharing my December 25th & Peace, Love, Joy Christmas Cards that feature Creative Memories, Elizabeth Craft DesignsRanger Ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products. 


You'll want to make sure to stop by the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to read about  my December.25th & Peace, Love, Joy Christmas Cards so that you can recreate them at home.

- Katelyn


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Die Cut & Colouring Team Designer Challenge

We're kicking off a new Die Cut and Colouring Team Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.  For November it's all about featuring Joset Designs General Pop Up Dies. With the challenge in mind, I set out to create a fun It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Card that's perfect to give as a Christmas card. Make sure to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Card at home. Read all the way down to the bottom of the post as I have some information on how to get in on a fabulous giveaway from Elizabeth Craft Designs.




From the Reindeer die, die cut the snowflake die five times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Set the snowflakes aside.


From the same die set, die cut two trees out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using a blending tool and foam at the bottom of each tree. Blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink using a blending tool and foam over the top portion of each tree.


Die cut the reindeer from the same set out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Lightly blend Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using a blending tool and foam overtop of the reindeer.


Die cut two small trees out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam, blend the ink overtop of each tree.


Die cut the large tree and small tree out of the back of the fly sheet found in the front of the Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack. Using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam, lightly blend the ink overtop of each tree.


The last die from the set you'll need to cut out is the hill looking die. You'll need to cut two hills out of a piece of the patterned paper from the Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack. Cut each hill down to 5". Ink the edges of each hill using a blending tool with foam and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


Die cut the 3 3/4" Stitched Rectangle die out of patterned paper from the Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangles using a blending tool with foam and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


Die cut the 3 1/4" Stitched Rectangle die out of the back of the fly sheet found in the front of the Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack. Apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the "It's the Most Wonderful" sentiment and stamp onto the middle of the rectangle.  Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangles using a blending tool with foam and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 


Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5" x 10". Score at 5". Make sure the cardstock is still in half, place the 1/2" pop up die in the middle of the score line on the card. Place the 3/4" pop up die 3/4" from the right of the 1/2" pop up die. Run the dies through your die cutting machine. Take each die off of the card. Place the 3/4" pop up die 1" to the left of the 1/2" pop up die. Run the die through your die cutting machine. Take the die off. Open the card up and make sure the pop up portion pops up.


Cut a second piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5" x 10". Score at 5". 


From the Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack, cut the following sizes of patterned paper:
- 5" x 5" 
- 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"
- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Distress the edges of each patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of each patterned paper piece using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Now it's time for assembling your card. Adhere the card with the pop ups to the inside of the plain White cardbase.


Adhere one of the hill pieces to the top portion of the card. Adhere the other hill piece to the bottom portion of the card.


Adhere the reindeer to the middle pop up. Adhere one of the trees to the left side pop up and adhere the other tree to the right side pop up. Foam square one of the small trees and adhere it behind the tree on the left hand side. Foam square the other small tree and adhere it behind the tree on the right hand side. 


To finish off the tree scene, adhere nine snowflakes in amongst the trees. Adhere a Glitter Red/Gold Dot to the reindeer's nose.


Apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the Happy Holidays! sentiment and stamp the sentiment on the bottom portion of the card.


Adhere the 4 1/2" patterned paper piece to the 4 3/4" patterned paper piece. Adhere the 4 3/4" patterned paper piece to the 5" patterned paper piece.


Adhere the large tree an 1" to the left of the patterned paper. Adhere the small tree 1/4" to the right of the large tree. Adhere the "It's the Most Wonderful" sentiment to the patterned paper stitched rectangle. Foam square the patterned paper stitched rectangle 3/4" from the left hand side of the patterned paper. 


Adhere snowflakes in the top right hand corner and bottom left hand corner of the sentiment rectangle.


To finish the card, adhere the cardfront to the front of the cardbase.


Here is a close up photo of my It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Card.


And here's my finished It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Card.





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For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the General Pop Ups die set if you were making a Pop Up Card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, November 24th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.




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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

- Beacon - Kids Choice Glue

Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs & Peeled Paint and Blending Tool & Foam

- Katelyn