28 May 2022

Christmas Gift Tags feat Merriest Moments Bundle

 
 
Hi there crafty friends!  Welcome and thanks for popping in!
 
Today I'm sharing a set of tags that were created for the Christmas Stampathon Challege for May over on Facebook.  This month our brief was to create at least four tags using traditional Christmas colours.  
 
My tags feature the new Dots & Spots die which I've paired with the returning Merriest Moments Bundle.  This Bundle will be available again in the soon-to-be-released June - December Mini Catalogue.
 
 
 
Supplies:
  • Bundle:  Merriest Moments Bundle
  • Die:  Dots & Spots, Tailor Made Tags
  • Cardstock:  Shimmery White
  • Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz
  • Stampin' Blends: Sweet Sorbet, Evening Evergreen
  • Embellishments/Trim:  Basic Rhinestones, Basic White Crinkled Seam Binding, Real Red Braided Linen Trim (retired)
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
How to Create:
  • Take half a sheet of Shimmery White cardstock and trim in half again and run each piece through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.
  • Die-cut tags from these two pieces using the largest die from Tailor Made Tags Dies.
  • Die-cut backs for these using the same die.
  • Add a length of the white Crinkled Seam Binding and red Braided Linen Trim or whatever co-ordinating ribbon you have and join the together.  Mine are approx 12" (30cm) long.
  • For each tag: Taking the smallest poinsettia flower from Merriest Moments stamp set, first apply Flirty Flamingo ink then retouch the centres using Sweet Sorbet Stampin' Write Marker.  Die-cut using the co-ordinating die from Merriest Frames Dies.
  •  For each tag:  Take the larger foliage images and apply Pear Pizazz ink then retouch the centres with Evening Evergreen Stampin' Write Marker.  You will need two of these images for each tag.
  • Glue the leaves to the front of the tag being mindful of the holes.  Attached each poinsettia using a Dimensional.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to the centre of each poinsettia.
 
 

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  

 
 Until next time, take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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To purchase any of the products I've used today  you can click any of the direct links in the Product List below or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page.  Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to your door.

Or maybe you have a wish list as long as your arm? If so, the best deal in the catalogue is to join my Stamping Queens Stamping Team. Until the end of November, you'll get the $169.00 Starter Kit - filled with your pick of products to the value of $235.00 - for only $130.00 with a 20% discount every time you place an order!
 

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25 May 2022

Clean and Simple - Colour INKspiration Challenge #122

Hi there my crafty friends!  Welcome back for another Colour INKspiration Challenge.

This photo inspiration for Challenge #122 was chosen by myself as a way to showcase the new 2022-24 In Colours. 

Picture credit - https://www.jennywilligrod.com/churches

 
The brief was to use at lease three of the colours and as I didn't want to overpower my project as these colours are very vibrant, I went with a clean and simple design. But dont be deceived, this style of card can still have a lot of 'wow' factor.  
 
My card features all the new 2022-24 In Colours and I've paired them with the new Graceful Tiles stamp set from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue.  I cant wait to work with this set more as I can see lots of potential. 
 
 
 
 
 
 Supplies:
  • Stamp Set: Graceful Tiles
  • Cardstock: Basic White Thick and Regular
  • Ink:  Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Stamparatus
  • Adhesive:  Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue
How To Make:
  • For this you will need a card base in Basic White Thick cardstock, a piece of Basic White regular cardstock measuring 1/8" (3 mm) smaller on two sides than the card front, 3" x 3" (7.5cm x 7.5cm) piece of Basic White regular cardstock for stamping, a Basic White inner measuring 1/4" (approx 5cm) less on two side than the card front.

  • Stamp the sentiment roughly two thirds on the way down on the largest piece of Basic White regular cardstock.
  • Stamp the image from Graceful Tiles in each colour on the 3" x 3" piece of Basic White cardstock.  Trim this to create four equal squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".  
  • Attach Dimensionals to the back of each square, remove the backs and add a drop of liquid glue to each Dimensional.  The glue will allow you 'wriggle time' to move each square into position.  Add these above the sentiment.
  •  Adhere this to the card front.
  • Stamp a row of different coloured images across the bottom edge of the last piece of Basic White cardstock and adhere this to the inside  of the card.
 


  • This literally took me 1/2 hour to create. You could easily stamp a half or full sheet of cardstock and trim it down into smaller tiles and create a batch of cards.

Here is a black and white version of the same design using the same stamp set. Swap out the colours for your favourites or create a monochromatic version. 


 Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join us! It's a great way to have fun with different colours!

Firstly, hop on over and check out the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the Challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do, you can link back to your post. Just a reminder to use all the challenge colours. Neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black are also allowed as well as Metallics. 

If you feel inspired, click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your Favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours! 

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  

Until next time, take care, stay safe and have a great day!  

Monica xx

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To purchase any of the products I've used today  you can click any of the direct links in the Product List below or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page.  Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to your door.

Or maybe you have a wish list as long as your arm? If so, the best deal in the catalogue is to join my Stamping Queens Stamping Team. Until the end of November, you'll get the $169.00 Starter Kit - filled with your pick of products to the value of $235.00 - for only $130.00 with a 20% discount every time you place an order!
 

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