Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bird on Branch Gift Tag


A quick tag today for a gift bag. 

The base is layers of Kaisercraft Curiosity the muted tones and pretty print on these two choices...perfect for a subtle backdrop for my bird. A May Art's 5/8" Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon piece acts as a border between the two prints. The center stitch in the ribbon comes in different colors...I especially love the pink center stitch...look to see that in the near future! I taped the burlap ribbon down with Scor-Tape for a sure hold.

The bird on a branch is from Prima's "Princess Wood Embellishments." I distressed the wood die cut with both brown and white craft inks; after it dried I stamped music notes on it with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and JustRite's "Shabby Music Background" stamp. I layered the bird onto a Spellbinder's Classic Oval and Classic Scalloped oval using a piece of Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip for dimension. The tiny wood heart accent is MME Wood Shapes Necessities.

A chocolate brown Seam Binding Ribbon finishes the design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for dropping by for a peek!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Textured Victorian

My design today is all about texture...texture with a Victorian feel.

When I think "Victorian,"  I think of cameos, jet black jewelry, rosettes, and fabulous--sometimes over the top--textures.

I attempted to capture some of these in today's design.

I began with a base of black, flocked designer paper from Kaisercraft's "Something Blue" pad. If you have been here previously, you may have heard me praise the different textures that are often present in a Kaisercraft pad. Well, this pad does not disappoint!

I layered a border of May Art's 1.5" Satin Pleats Ribbon onto the base, then covered it with another piece of ribbon, May Art's 1/8" Velvet Ribbon. Two elegant textures combined!

I die cut two ivory ovals with Spellbinders Classic Oval dies; then ran the top oval through my Cuttle Bug using Spellbinder's Celebrations "Framed Canvas" Embossing Folder for added texture. Love this embossing folder...what a delicate and pretty print!

I mounted the ovals on top of a black cardstock rosette, created with my Score It.

Next the cameo silhouette was die cut using Spellbinders Dies D-Lite "Silhouette" die. I mounted the silhoutte on the textured oval with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip, then added a Kaisercraft Rhinestone for the final accent.

I hope that you enjoyed today's design. Be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all linked product, and so much more!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek! 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Happy Hello

Time for a happy hello! Easy to do with 
just like the name has adhesive backing!

Let's start with the base of the card...layers of Prima's "Forever Young" paper, along with a border of the cork, make up the card. The Forever Young paper is really fun...perfect for kiddie bday cards, baby cards, all sorts of "young" designs...and not in the typical pink and blue colorway. Fun!

The sentiment tag is also cut from the Forever Young paper using a Spellbinders "Back to Basics Tags" die. A piece of May Art's twill ribbon is threaded through the tag hole, then the entire piece is mounted with a Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip.

The alphabet sentiment is cut using Spellbinder's Font One Uppercase Alphabet dies...the cork cuts like a dream with the dies, then adheres easily with the sticky backing. 

Fast, simple, and hopefully will put a smile on the recipient's face!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a great week! May is flying by!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Twiggy Rose

A Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there! 

My design for today features a die cut panel using 

I layered the die cut panel over a double side piece of decorator paper from Graphic 45's "A Time to Flourish Patterns and Solids" 6 X 6" paper. I used a Sakura Quickie Glue pen to make certain that the die cut areas lay flat and smooth on the paper.  

The opposite side of the Graphic 45 paper (checked) also becomes a background layer. Two rows of May Art's 1/4" Crochet Lace borders the background panel...I used 1/8" Scor Tape to secure the lace in place. The entire panel was then attached to the card with Thermoweb 3D Foam Tape for popped up dimension.

A beautiful Petaloo Botanic Faux Dried Bloom (Cranberry/Amber Green pack) adds the final touch.

So simple! 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

Have a great Mother's Day and remember to call or see your mom! We will Skype with our mothers today as we are so very far from home.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Posies Tag

I love flowers of all types...fresh and otherwise! So these beautiful blooms from Petaloo are really much so I sometimes hoard them!

I wanted to make a simple yet special tag to showcase these posies.
I began with a Prima Honeycomb Stencil and dabbed a bit of white ink for a background. I stamped a JustRite's clear Ornate Corner stamp in the upper left corner (sorry, somewhat hidden by the bow).

I used a piece of May Art's 2.5" Cotton Blend Vintage Print Plain ribbon for a rustic border. Seam Binding ribbon tops the tag.

Prima Petaloo Botanica Blooms in yellow, accented with a smaller Prima Petaloo Botanica Faux Dried Mini adds the garden touch.

A couple of Maya Road Vintage Leaves pins are the final addition to this simple design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great remainder to your week!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CAS Blossom Butterfly

Here's a fun and easy to mail design to send Springtime wishes!

I began with basic cardstock, then die cut a square panel with Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Square dies.  I then used a Spellbinder Die D Lite "Flutters" die to cut the butterfly shape.

I used a JustRite's clear "Enjoy the Day Vintage Labels Four" sentiment, centered and stamped under the butterfly cutout with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I layered the panel over a piece of decorative cardstock: My Mind's Eye "Market Street Nob Hill" using Thermoweb 3D Foam strips.

Easy and really quick!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tiled Thank You

My design reflects inspiration from the tile work in Tajikistan; I loved seeing buildings and monuments covered in tile during our stay in Dushanbe. Mosaics design seems to be very popular here in Swaziland and South Africa as well.

I began by using Spellbinders "Grateful Lattice" die and cut a panel of plain cream cardstock. Spellbinder Basic Lattice and Fancy Lattice are other options to create this type background. 

I used the same die and cut two panels of two different cardstocks from Kaisercraft's "Curiosity" decorator paper. The sheets that I used from the Curiosity pack had a clear embossed print on them, adding some extra interest. 

After gluing the cream die cut onto a cream cardbase, I glued individual pieces of the decorator paper cut outs into the open spots of the lattice grid. You can use a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen or the small end of the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

A Spellbinder Die D-Lites "Sentiments 6" die cut was adhered to the base of the card with pieces of a Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip. Three Kaisercraft Sparklets add the finishing touch.

A fairly quick design to put together, with a bit of "wow" factor for the recipient. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I appreciate you stopping by for a peek! Thank you!