Monday, December 27, 2010

Picturesque Tag Book

I created this tag book from my new Picturesque Cartridge that I received for Christmas (thank you honey!).    I love the tags in the cartridge.   They are so pretty and dainty.   If you don't have this cart. you can use a gypsy or DS to design something similar.    The tags are all cut at 5.75" which makes the length 11.5".    Each page has a 4.5" by 6.5" mat attached.

The front cover is adhered to a plain tag, so is the back cover.   I embellished the album with my I-rock, some prima flowers, small tags, and some green and  blue ribbon.   I also attached two small acrylic Tim Holtz tags to the binding clip, and used several rub-ons from the Swatch Book Impress-Ons collection.    A few of the small tags in the album have also been punched using a corner punch from EK Success.   I then added a small coordinating paper cut slightly smaller then the tag itself to give it that extra color.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Tags

Here is one of 8 Christmas tags that I created today.    I used the Expression and my gypsy to cut out the penguin.  I used the hide-contour feature on my gypsy to not cut the eyes and beak lines.   Instead I used my large PKS Basic Doll Faces to create the penguin's face.  I then colored the tongue and eyes.   I punched a hole for the ribbon (actually it is more like mini garland).    I attached a small 2 inch tag to the back of the penguin and stamped the "to: and from:" on that portion of the tag.   I also added a photo mounting square to the back to make adhering the tag to a gift easier.

I just love the way the penguin looks with the PKS face.  

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge - Paper bag

I had some time, finally, so I decided to join in this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge.     I decided to use a paper bag as a base for a Christmas Tag/Card that will attached to some baked goodies.    I used the same technique for creating a paper bag album but used only one paper bag.

I used one sheet of DCWV "The Homemade Christmas Stack".   The front cover shows the To and From for the tag, the inside is left blank to write on.   I did use my gypsy and expression to cut out two nutcrackers fron the Christmas cart. to use as embellishments on the inside of the card.   I used 3 different types of ribbons on the tag/card, the first is tied into a bow on the front, another is used for the binding and the third is used to tie on two baking charms and for the mini-tags.   I also attached a rolling pin charm to the front of the tag/card.    Included are 6 mini-tags that will be used to write sentiments on.   I will insert the recipe for the cookies into the paper bag opening.    Each mini-tag is embellished with a Christmas brad an a Peachy Keen Basic Doll face, which they look great on, who says you can only use a face on a doll?

Thanks to Peachy Keen for the challenge is was fun, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.


Four Cards using Gypsy and Expression

I created my daughter's birthday party invitations a few weeks ago and had some left over pre-cut papers....oh what to do with them?    Makes cards of course.

I used my Gypsy to arrange all the cut pieces so they fit nicely using up as much of the scrap paper as possible.  

I also used some ribbon, stickles, and I-Roc bling as accents.