Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Gingerbread Spinner Card & Gingerbread Bag & Tag

Last Thursday my friend Wendy came over for a crafty play.  At our last card group meeting we decorated a gift tag and made a gingerbread man tag and Wendy said she wanted to make another bag and tag - but with a gingerbread girl this time.  Wendy also wanted to make a gingerbread spinner card in traditional Christmas colours.

Here's the bag and tag.


Here's a closer look at the tag.  I dressed the gingerbread girl in a red dress, added a bow and some red gems to the flowers on the dress.  Very sweet!


For the spinner card I made a 5 5/8" square Cherry Cobbler card and I cut mat layers in Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.  I die cut the circle spinner channel from the Cherry Cobbler mat layer using a die from the MFT Die-namics 'Circle Spinner Channels' die set.  I embossed the layer with the Leane Creatief 'Snowflakes Background' embossing folder.  I glued the green mat in place and popped up the Cherry Cobbler mat layer using 3mm thick 3D foam tape.  For the spinner element I sandwiched a small round 3D foam pad between two pennies and I placed the element into the track.  I die cut one gingerbread man from Crumb Cake CS, cut another from white CS and inlaid the white pieces into the Crumb Cake shape.  I added a bow tie and buttons and inked the edges of the gingerbread man using Crumb Cake ink and a sponge dauber.  I adhered the gingerbread man to the spinner element with strong double sided tape.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment label and added sparkly gold photo corners.  To complete the card front I added a sparkly gold punched snowflake to the sentiment label.  The jolly gingerbread man was spun quite a few times around the track during the day! 😊


Here's the inside of the card and the envelope with stamped snowflake borders and a "'tis the season to be jolly" sentiment.  A very happy and fun card to make!


Supplies for gift bag and tag:
Stamps: Personal Impressions 'Christmas Messages' set
CS: SU! Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Whisper White

Patterned paper: SU! 'Candy Cane Lane' DSP
Ink: SU! Crumb Cake & Real Red
Tools: Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Pierced Tags' die set, XCut 'Gingerbread Family' die set, QuicKutz 'Scallop' border die, SU! 'Word Window' punch, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Real Red satin ribbon, SU! Kraft Rope Trim, small red adhesive gems, SU! Dimensionals 


Supplies for gingerbread man spinner card:
Stamps: SU! 'Flurry of Wishes' set, My Cute Stamps 'Let It Snow' set, Hero Arts 'Miracle of the Holidays' set
CS: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake & Whisper White, SU! Gold Glimmer Paper
Ink: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green & Crumb Cake
Tools: Leane Creatief 'Snowflakes Background' embossing folder, MFT Die-namics 'Circle Spinner Channels' & 'Photo Corners' die sets, XCut 'Gingerbread Family' die set, Spellbinders 'Labels Trio' die
Embellishments & accessories: Woodware 3mm thick 3D foam tape


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Monday, 7 November 2016

Batch Of Cut Out Christmas Tree Gift Tags

I made a batch of 11 gift tags for our card group Secret Santa pressie exchange.  I used my newly acquired MFT 'Tag Builder Blueprints 2' die set together with SU! 'Presents & Pinecones' patterned paper and Mint Macaron, Emerald Envy and Real Red CS.  Here's a photo of just one tag.


Here's the batch of 11 tags.  I die cut 11 Mint Macaron tags and 11 Emerald Envy tags.  Using the tree die I cut out a tree shape from each Mint Macaron tag and then glued the Emerald Envy tags behind.  I adhered the patterned paper toppers plus the Real Red hole reinforcers and then I added thick white baker's twine.


Back in 2013 I made these tags for the Secret Santa gifts.  I then set my ladies homework by asking them to use their tag to create a card after Christmas.  Hmmmm, I might come up with another homework project before our meeting in December, we'll see!  

Supplies:
Stamps: none
CS: SU! Mint Macaron, Emerald Envy & Real Red 

Patterned paper: SU! 'Presents & Pinecones' DSP
Ink: none
Tools: Mft Die-namics 'Tag Builder Blueprints 2' die set
Embellishments & SU! thick white baker's twine


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Thursday, 3 November 2016

November 2016 Card Group Projects

This afternoon we got together for our card group meeting.  I really cannot believe we only have one more meeting in 2016 - this year seems to have flown by!  Three Christmas projects for the ladies to make today, two cards and a gift bag with tag.  Everyone loves the spinner cards so I made sure to include another one of those this month!

I decorated the front of a plain white gift bag using some patterned paper and a scalloped border strip.  Then I made a tag to attach to one of the handles.  I just adore the sweet gingerbread man!  The XCut 'Gingerbread Family' die set was a total impulse buy, I saw it in a local shop, fell in love with it and bought it immediately!  In the die set there are gingerbread shapes in two sizes and then clothing and accessories dies to dress up the gingerbread people.  I kept things simple for this tag though.  I die cut the larger gingerbread shape from Crumb Cake and Whisper White CS and I inset the white pieces into the Crumb Cake shape.  I applied Crumb Cake ink to the shape using a sponge dauber and added the buttons and bow tie.  I popped up the gingerbread man onto the red tag and added the sentiment label.  I used red satin ribbon and Kraft Rope Trim to tie the tag to the bag handle.


Here's a closer look at the tag.  The cheery gingerbread man is guaranteed to raise a smile I think!


This time I used the circle spinner track die from the SU! 'Sliding Star Framelits' die set to create a spinner card.  I cut the track from a square of Rich Razzleberry CS, popped that square up onto a Sweet Sugarplum mat layer and glued that to the front of a 5 5/8" square white card base.  I stamped small poinsettias onto white CS using stamped off once Sweet Sugarplum ink and stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink.  I cut it out with a 2" circle punch, glued it to the larger Razzleberry circle which I then popped up in the centre.  To make the spinner element I used two pennies sandwiched together with a round 3D foam pad.   I stamped two poinsettias onto a piece of vellum with VersaMark ink and heat embossed using Vintage Plum embossing tinsel - very pretty and sparkly!  I placed the vellum piece on top of a piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS and die cut the poinsettias.  I attached the layers together with a rhinestone brad, adhered the flower to the penny spinner element and inserted it into the track.  To complete the card front I added four Sweet Sugarplum scalloped decorative corners.


Here's a closer look at the sentiment circle and poinsettia spinner.


Here's the inside and the envelope.


Last month at card group Val asked for a reminder about the triple time stamping technique.  A great opportunity for the group to revisit the technique then!  I used the SU! 'Flurry of Wishes' snowflake stamp set to create an A6 landscape oriented card.  I trimmed the Night of Navy card base to 5 3/4" wide to better accommodate the mat layer sizes.  

WHITE STAMPING PANELS WERE CUT TO:

5 1/2" x 3 7/8"
4 1/2" x 2 7/8" and 
3 1/2" x 1 7/8"

NAVY MAT LAYERS WERE CUT TO:

4 3/4" x 3 1/8" and
3 3/4" x 2 1/8"

I stacked the three white panels together and used removable adhesive tape to keep the panels in place.  I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink first, then stamped the larger snowflakes in Marina Mist ink, the medium ones in Pool Party ink and the small ones in Night of Navy ink.  I separated the layers, glued the largest one to the front of the card base, glued the two remaining stamped panels to the Navy mat layer pieces and glued them to the card.  I stamped a large snowflake onto Marina Mist CS and a small snowflake onto Pool Party CS and punched the shapes out.  I punched out a Night of Navy snowflake, glued the three snowflake layers together and popped up the snowflake element.  To finish I added a rhinestone to the snowflake centre.   


Here's the inside and the envelope.


We'll exchange Secret Santa gifts at our December meeting and I made a set of gift tags for all of us.   I'll share the gift tags in a day or so.

Supplies for gift bag and tag:
Stamps: Personal Impressions 'Christmas Messages' set
CS: SU! Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso & Whisper White

Patterned paper: SU! 'Candy Cane Lane' DSP
Ink: SU! Crumb Cake & Early Espresso
Tools: Creative Expressions Sue Wilson ''Pierced Tags' die set, XCut 'Gingerbread Family' die set, QuicKutz 'Scallop' border die, SU! 'Word Window' punch, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Real Red satin ribbon, SU! Kraft Rope Trim, Dimensionals


Supplies for poinsettia spinner card:
Stamps: Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Shaded Poinsettia' & 'Shaded Poinsettia Additions' sets, SU! 'Best Yet' set, Woodware 'Happiest of Christmases' set
CS: SU! Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White (thick & regular), vellum
Ink: SU! Sweet Sugarplum & Rich Razzleberry, VersaMark
Tools: Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Classic Poinsettia' die set, SU! 'Sliding Star' Framelits die set, MFT Die-namics 'Photo Corners' die set, heat tool
Embellishments & accessories: Stampendous Vintage Plum embossing tinsel, rhinestone brad, 3mm dimensional foam tape


Supplies for snowflakes triple time stamped card:
Stamps: SU! 'Flurry of Wishes' set,  Hero Arts 'Very Merry Christmas' set
CS: SU! Night of Navy, Marina Mist & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Night of Navy, Marina Mist & Pool Party
Tools: SU! 'Flower Medallion' & 'Snow Flurry' punches
Embellishments & accessories: rhinestone jewel, Dimensionals


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