Posts tagged ‘Serene snowflakes’

July 24, 2012

Polar party gift tags …

As promised, these are the swaps I made for Michelle’s Stampin’ Up! craft day …


I love Christmas and, as so many of us are already starting to think about our Christmas make and takes, I made Christmas gift labels using the two tags die and some Christmas stamp sets… do you recognise the sentiment I used?

It’s from the jolly jingles jumbo wheel which I have un-mounted from the wheel and cut into separate sentiments – I have a free tutorial showing you how to do this.*

Our team of Pink Lads ’n’ Ladies is growing all the time so there were lots of swaps to make. Here they are altogether … all 38 of them!

Handmade gift tags can make any present look extra special, and making your own gift tags is a great opportunity to use up your scraps of cardstock, designer series paper and ribbons.

I used whisper white craft ink to stamp the snowflakes several times on the tags, and tore strips of whisper white cardstock for the snow.  Each polar bear was stamped in black stazon ink, then coloured with various colours from the in-colour 2010-11 range, applied with my aqua pen.  The colours go together so well and looked great when I put contrasting colours together.  I then cut the bears out with paper snips and used tombow liquid glue to attach them to the tags.  I cut lengths of grosgrain ribbon and attached to the tags with linen thread.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment in black stazon ink and added an adhesive rhinestone.*

It was good fun swapping with everyone.  So after another great day at Bicester, I came home once more inspired by our team’s creativity, having had such a great day of craft, fun and laughter!

Papercraft supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Cardstock: pear pizzazz, peach parfait, poppy parade, concord crush, blushing bride, whisper white; Inks: pear pizzazz, peach parfait, poppy parade, concord crush, blushing bride, melon mambo, whisper white craft, black stazon; Stamp sets: polar party, serene snowflakes, jolly jingles jumbo wheel; Accessories: grosgrain ribbons in pear pizzazz, peach parfait, poppy parade, concord crush, blushing bride, linen thread, adhesive rhinestones, aqua painter, two-tags die, big shot, stamp-a-majig, paper snips.

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June 23, 2012

A Midsummer Night’s Dream …

The theme for this week’s challenge on the Make My Monday challenge blog is

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

How could I resist? I got out my stamp sets and brayer from Stampin’ Up to make this card…

I haven’t used my brayer for a little while, so it was fun to give it an airing once more. The glossy white cardstock from Stampin’ Up makes it easy to get a great result with the brayer. I also added a little sponging around the edges with my sponge daubers.

I mixed dazzling diamonds with some crystal effects and applied in dotted lines to add some sparkle and glitter to this dreamlike card, and then mounted it onto a bashful blue card base.

I hope it’s what the ladies were looking for from the challenge – it was fun to do anyway!

Papercraft supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card recipe: cardstock: glossy white, bashful blue; stamp sets: just believe, notably ornate, autumn days, serene snowflakes; inks: wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant, bashful blue, black stazon; accessories: stampin dimensionals, sponge daubers, speedball brayer, dazzling diamonds, crystal effects.

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