Monday, December 19, 2011

Embossed Christmas Tags

Hello friends! Today, I have these Christmas tags to share with you using Spellbinders die templates, 2011 Heirloom Ornament ,  2010 Heirloom Ornament ,  Standard Circles Small , and Classic Ovals Small
The flowers were die cut with the flower dies from the set Hexagon Petal Envelope by Spellbinders. The card stock was embossed with Flower Delight Grand Impressabilities template.

Start by die cutting the ornaments on cream card stock as the picture below shows. Make sure to use removable tape to hold dies in place with cut side down on the cutting plate. Run through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

Emboss cut ornaments using Flower Delight Grand Impressabilities template. See picture below.

Ink embossed ornaments with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries, and Vintage Photo. Ink embossed areas lightly using a foam applicator, this process will highlight the embossed area. You can also ink the back of the ornaments.

I used photos for the centers which I layered  between the embossed front and back ornament piece. I also rubber stamped some of the centers with JustRite Stampers rubbers stamps, Merry and Bright and Christmas Mini Sentiments Set. Glue pieces together and punch a small hole for ribbon.

The flowers were die cut with Hexagon Petal Envelope flower dies. The pieces were layered and glued together with foam tape for extra dimension. You can see my tutorial on how to make these flowers on this link:  Hexagon Petal Envelope and Basket Ensemble.
The scrolls and leaves were die cut with Floral Flourishes by Spellbinders.

Project Supplies

2011 Heirloom Ornament by Spellbinders
2010 Heirloom Ornament by Spellbinders
Standard Circles Small by Spellbinders
Classic Ovals Small by Spellbinders
Flowers: Hexagon Petal Envelope by Spellbinders
Leaves and scrolls: Floral Flourishes by Spellbinders
JustRite StampersMerry and Bright
and Christmas Mini Sentiments Set.
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough,
and Vintage Photo.
May Arts ribbon 
Cream card stock

Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Hexagon Petal Box with Gift Tags

Hello Friends!
Here is another box to keep your Christmas tags organized. I made this project for JustRite Friday Challenge # 063 Christmas.

This box is made with "Hexagon Petal Envelope" and "2010 Heirloom Ornament" die templates from Spellbinders. The cling rubber stamps are from JustRite, I used two sets, "Deck the Halls" and "Merry and Bright".
To learn how to make the Hexagon Petal Box, click on this link "Hexagon Petal Envelope and Basket Ensemble" for a complete tutorial.

For the box, I rubber stamped and die cut 12 of the large ornament and 6 of the small ornament. Notice that I also glued the ornaments to the inside of the box. I used gold embossing powder to stamp the ornaments and I colored them with Copic markers.

The gift tags were made the same way as the ornaments on the box. I used a 1 and a half inch circle punch to cut the pictures. I prefer pictures rather than writing the names on the gift tags. This is great for kids that can not read their names yet, they see their picture and they know the present is theirs!

Project Supplies:

"Hexagon Petal Envelope" die template by Spellbinders
"2010 Heirloom Ornament" die template by Spellbinders
"Deck the Halls" Cling Rubber Stamp by JustRite
"Merry and Bright" Cling Rubber Stamp by JustRite
Copic Markers
Gold Embossing Powder
Circle Punch
Thanks for visiting today! Happy crafting!


Friday, November 11, 2011

Square Bracket Edge Box by Spellbinders and JustRite

Hello Friends!
Here is a new project made with the Square Bracket Edge Box die template by Spellbinders and decorated with Elegant Charms cling rubber stamp set by JustRite.
I made this set of boxes for the JustRite Friday Challenge Give Thanks. I love their stamps!
This cute little box measures about 2 inches square, it is great for jewelry, candy, or small presents.

To make these boxes you will need the Square Bracket Edge Box die template, Lacey Squares die template by Spellbinders and Elegant Charms cling rubber stamp set by JustRite.

Instructions for making Box and Lid with Flower:

Die-cut and emboss box and lid in brown card stock by running it through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. Repeat process in green card stock for box base and orange card stock for box lid.

Emboss green box base and orange box lid with Flower Delight Grand Impressabilities by Spellbinders as pictured below. Make sure the die cutting side is up.

 Distress embossed area with Tim Holtz distress ink and then cut all the embossed pieces following the embossed lines.

Glue embossed pieces on box lid and box base. Adhere strong tape to all the tabs and assemble the box and lid.

For the flower, I used the flower stamp from the set Elegant Charms by JustRite. I stamped the flower 4 times and cut close to edge. I also stamped With Gratitude stamp on center of top flower and added a round bubble cap by Epiphany Crafts. Layer flowers with foam squares.

Instructions for Open Box with Candy:

Die-cut and emboss box base with brown card stock. Die-cut 4 squares with orange card stock with Lacey Squares die template. Stamp square charm stamp from the set Elegant Charms  4 times on green card stock and cut around. Stamp With Gratitute stamp in the center. Layer pieces on box sides and adhere tape on tabs to assemble box.

Die-cut a square with Lacey Squares for the base of the box. Glue to box.

Here are the finished projects.

Project Supplies

Square Bracket Edge Box die template by Spellbinders
Lacey Squares die template by Spellbinders
Elegant Charms cling rubber stamps by JustRite
Round bubble cap by Epiphany Crafts
Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal
Ribbon by May Arts
Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, Frayed Burlap
Card stock in brown, green and orange.

Thank you so much for visiting! Hugs!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hexagon Petal Envelope and Basket Ensemble

Hello friends!
Today, I have a new tutorial to share with you using the new "Hexagon Petal Envelope"  die template from Spellbinders. You can make an envelope to use as a birthday card or invitation to a shower and make the matching party favor basket to go with it.

 This is the die template you will need to make the 4 projects, "Hexagon Petal Envelope"

Here is a close up picture of the envelope, which I will be showing you how to make first.

To make the envelope and flower, I used two-sided pattern card stock by Graphic 45, Once Upon a Springtime Collection. Die cut the pieces with the Grand Calibur by Spellbinders. Notice that the dies are cut side down on the paper with the cutting plate under.

To emboss, place the dies cut side up, with paper still in them, on the Base Plate, followed by the Embossing Mat and Embossing Plate, as the picture below shows.

Add some distress ink to the edges of the envelope and flower petals with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo. Curl the flowers to give them dimension.

For the envelope, fold each petal down to the center in a clockwise motion, and tuck the last petal under. For the flower, layer the flower petals using foam dots between layers. Attach the flower to the center with a foam dot.

For the white envelope, follow the same instructions. I added the tiny flowers to each petal on the envelope. I used metallic card stock in pearl color.

For the white basket, follow the instructions above for the envelope. This will become the basket after attaching the flowers to each corner. You also need to die cut 2 of the large flowers, 26 of the medium size flowers and 13 of the tiny flowers. The process of die cutting them is fast because this set of dies comes with 4 dies of each of the smaller flowers. Embossing the flowers is optional, but you must emboss the envelope to get the folding marks.

Then, layer the flowers as shown below. You also need a strip of card stock measuring 11 inches by 1/2 inch for the handle. I used two different colors of metallic card stock for the flowers, pearl and gold.

Curl and layer the flower petals for the large center flower on the handle strip as pictured below.

Layer the flowers and attach them to handle strip with glue dots, leaving about 2 inches on each end, as picture below shows.

For the basket, fold 6 flowers in half and attach them to each corner using a strong tape or heavy duty glue to hold the basket secure.

Attach the top layer of flower to 6 sides with glue dots.

 Glue or tape handle to basket. Attach self stick pearls to the center of each flower. Here is the final product.

For the patterned card stock basket, you need to cut 3 strips of pattern card stock measuring 12 inches by 1/2 inch, and 3 strips of solid color card stock measuring 12 inches by 5/8 inches for the handle background. I also lined the inside of the basket by die cutting another envelope, cutting the petals from the base and attaching them to the inside.

Project Supplies:

Metallic card stock in gold and pearl colors
Once Upon a Springtime paper by Graphic 45
Vintage Photo distress ink by Tim Holtz
Self Stick Pearls 
Thank you so much for visiting! Hugs!