Friday, December 29, 2017

Sparklers for the New Year

Hi y'all!

Only a few days left in this year, I just can't believe how time flies! Today I'll show you a little packaging for sparklers - this could be a nice gift if you're invited to some New Year's Party or for nice people in your life.
I started with stamping the fun images of the Joy! Crafts Pigs set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers and cut them out.
Then I cut a 27.5 cm long and 6.5 cm wide stripe from green cardstock, scored and folded it at 18 cm and at 23.8 cm with the Scoring Board. A 19.3 cm long and 6 cm wide stripe of white cardstock is cut and then scored and folded at 12 cm, 13 cm and 14 cm. As I don't have a fireworks stamp, I stamped the flowers of the Penny Black Happy Bliss stamp set with Versamark ink and heat-embossed it with golden embossing powder. Before stamping the image, I covered the birds and the flower stems so that I achieved a look like fireworks.
Then I glued the folded part of the white stripe together so that t stands out from the cardstock. I punched three holes with the Joy! Crafts Hole Puncher into it to hold the sparklers. On this picture you can see how the folded pieces should look like right now:

Now glue the white cardstock onto the green and put the sparklers through the holes. I used some washi tape to keep them neatly in place.
Now you fold up the green cardstock and glue the edges onto the white cardstock. The outer flap is then glued down, too, and now it is the moment to decorate it. I cut out a stripe from golden glitter cardstock and die-cut the numbers 2018 to add to the pigs I had prepared earlier. Just added a little sentiment, done.

 A few more tips: Make sure you adjust the measures to the sparklers you use - not all have the same length. Use a really high-tack glue. And the outer flap that I glued down could be left open for a hidden message, if you want to.

Materialliste / Materials I used:

Joy! Crafts - Clearstamps - Pigs | verrückte Schweinchen  Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK    COPIC ciao Marker 72er Set A    Score Board - Scoring Board Tool Set   Penny Black - Slapstick | Cling Stamps - Happy Bliss  Tsukineko VersaMark Emboss Ink Pad clear - Embossing Kissen transparent      MBoss Embossingpowder | Embossing Pulver - Gold     Embossing Heat Tool - Heißluftfön | Embossingfön      Joy! Crafts - Hole Puncher | Loch Stanzer     Joy!Crafts - Glitterkarton A4 - Set 1 - 8011-0601    Noor! Design - Cutting & Embossing Schablone - ABC 1  

Monday, December 4, 2017

Shaker Tags

It is already advent - so time to get ready with the christmas presents! I've got some snowy tags for you today that will help to make your presents real eye-catchers!

I started by die-cutting the tags with the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Cross Stitch Tag from light blue cardstock. Then I stamped images of the Creative Expressions Festive Friends stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white card-stock, colored them with Copic markers, added details with a white Sharpie pen and fussy-cut them. I then added some sentiments onto the tags, e.g. from the Vildastamps Stempelplatte Weihnachten.

Then I fused cheap plastic pockets (the more expensive often don't fuse that well) using a tag as a stencil with my My Memory Keepers Fuse Tool. Don't forget to leave one side open to be able to fill the pockets later!

I then filled the tags with sequins, star confetti and snow powder. Then I closed the tag byfusing a horizontal line below the top and another one along the top border. Into the section between the two horizontal fusion lines I poked a hole with the Crop-a-dile.

Now the clear pouches can be tied onto the cardstock tags with some bakers' twine.

I hope I could inspire you a bit - have fun creating your own shaker tags!

 Materials I used

 My Favorite Things Die-Namics Cross-Stitch Tag (MFT-1208)   Creative Expressions - Clear Stamps Set - Festive Friends  Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK    COPIC ciao Marker 72er Set A    Sharpie Extra Fine Point Poster Paint Marker - White | Weiß      Tim Holtz Multicutter Antihaft Schere      VILDASTAMPS Stempelplatte Weihnachten - Texte    WeR Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve Fuse EU    Pailetten - COL.6570 - 6mm - 9g    Crop-a-dile pink 70907-7    GARN & MEHR Bäcker-Garn hellblau   

Happy Mail

When I was a kid, I had a lot of pen pals all over the world. I was totally in love with beautiful papers and envelopes and collected all the letters and envelopes I got. Today i still like to decorate my envelopes, and I am always happy when I find some beautifully decorated envelope in my mail box.
When I saw the Enveloper sets by Waffle Flower, they immediately reminded me of my childhood. They are just perfect to decorate envelopes and create matching little cards. 

For these envelopes I stamped images from the Enveloper Hello and Enveloper From set by Waffle Flower with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with several Ranger Distress colors.
I tried to color  in a very whimsical and loose watercolor style. That's pretty easy with a waterbrush.
Here and there I added some details with a white Sharpie marker.

For some envelopes I created the matching cards in just the same way. This could be an easy-to-make gift, too.

Perhaps you give decorating your envelopes a try, too!

Materialliste / Materials I used:

  Waffle Flower Stamp Set - Enveloper Hello   Waffle Flower Stamp Set - Enveloper From    Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK    Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Salty Ocean Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry  Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Walnut Stain        ZIG Waterbrush Detailed Tip | feine Spitze - WSBR01      Sharpie Extra Fine Point Poster Paint Marker - White | Weiß    

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Santa's coming by train!

Hi you all,

Christmas is coming soon, and Santa has already boarded the train - you never know how much delay there will be ;-)
I wanted to create a really long train, so I decided to go with an unusual card size. I cut a 10 by 30 cm stripe of kraft cardstock and scored it at 10 and 20 cm.
I then die-cut some white JoyCrafts glitter cardstock with the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts Die-Namics and splattered white Dylusions acrylic paint onto the cardstock to get the look of snow.
I stamped the images of the Special Delivery stamp set by Creative Expressions with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers and cut them out.
Finally I glued the wagons in a row. 
And now pay attention at the platform, the train is going to leave! ;-)

Materials I used:

Cardstock Kraft Paper- Kraft Hell Braun - 12   Joy!Crafts - Glitterkarton A4 - Set 1 - 8011-0601     My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Snow Drifts (MFT-546)    Ranger Dylusions Paint | Acrylfarbe - white linen   Creative Expressions - Clear Stamps Set - Special Delivery    Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK      COPIC ciao Marker 72er Set A