Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Reindeer Tag

Happy Wednesday!  I wanted to share another tag I made. I used the same design and similar colors as the post from yesterday but thought I would go ahead and share. 

The tag was cut using Tim Holtz' Bookplate and Tag die.  I painted the cardstock using Martha Stewart's acrylic paint in sea glass. 

The reindeer and sheet music were both cut from Sizzix dies.  Enjoy!

Tim Holtz Bookplate and Tag Die
Tim Holtz Reindeer Die
Tim Holtz Jump Rings
Tim Holtz Trinket Pin
Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Brushed Pewter
Sizzix Sheet Music Die
Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint in Sea Glass
Martha Stewart Glitter in White Gold
Metallic Card Stock
Tinsel Ribbon
Silver Fun Fur
Silver Ribbon
Hot Glue
Pop Up Adhesives

Snowflake Rosette Tag

Hi!  I don't know about you but I am so behind on making Christmas tags this year.  I have a pile of presents waiting to be tagged! 

Below is a quick tag I made using Tim Holtz' Snowflake Rosette Die.  I cut it out from Kraft paper and then covered it with TH distress stain in Platinum.  I love how the color turned out.

The tag was painted using two coats of  Martha Stewart acrylic paint in 'Sea Glass.'  I dyed the bow with distress inks to match.  I added a little fun fur and 'tinsel' ribbon for variety.  I purchased the bead from the jewelry department at Michael's and attached using a Tim Holtz decorative safety pin and rings.

The music notes were cut on digital paper from Crafty Secrets.  Initially, the paper was red and white sheet music but I altered it to turn it black and white.  I then colored with various distress inks.  Glossy accents were applied to adhere and to add a bit of shine.

Thanks for looking!

Tim Holtz Snowflake Rossette
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorate Strip Die-Sheet Music
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Brushed Pewter
Tim Holtz Metal Trinket Pin
Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon
Tim Holtz Metal Jump Ribbon
Ranger Glossy Accents
Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint in Sea Glass
Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Christmas Digital Download
Fun Fur
Tinsel Ribbon
Silver Ribbon
Hot Glue

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Crafty Secrets Santa Paper

Happy Sunday!

Here's a quick little Christmas card I made today. I love this Santa paper from 
the Crafty Secrets creating with Vintage Christmas Digital Download and wanted to showcase the Santa images which is why I didn't add a ton of embellishments to this one. 

I inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink before adhering to gold cardstock. I purchased the 'Merry Christmas' ribbon at Hobby Lobby last year and the snowflake was cut from a Tim Holtz die. The tiny mirrored snowflake was cut from a Recollection's punch. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette
Metallic gold and Mirrored cardstock 
Recollections Tiny Snowflake Punch
Hot Glue
Glossy Accents Adhesive

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Addison's Pink Village Part 1

Hi, there!  I wanted to share a sweet little something my daughter has been begging for...a pink Christmas village! She's in awe of my Dicken's village but pretty insistent that we get a pink house (bear in mind, she just turned three). So, I decided to to give her a pink village this year. 

I cut the house using Tim Holtz' Artful Dwellings die. The cutout for the angel was made using a Spellbinders die. 

The paper was from Crafty Secrets' Creating with Retro Christmas Download. Initially, the  sheet music was red but I edited it to black before inking with spun sugar distress ink.

The roof was glittered and beaded with a string of faux pink pearls.  My daughter wanted to add a 'jewel' to make more 'sparklies'. 

I 'mirrored' the inside of the house using metallic cardstock. The angel inside is from the CS Creating with Vintage Christmas Download. I cut it out and added Stickles to her flowers and wings.  

Of course my daughter just had to put it with my village so here it is...placed alongside mine. It doesn't look out of place at all :)

Tim Holtz Artful Dwellings Die
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Spun Sugar
Tim Holtz Grunge Board
Ranger Stickles 
Martha Stewart Glitter
Faux pearls and jewel
Metallic Cardstock
Hot Glue

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Crafty Secrets Retro Christmas Pyramid Box

Hi, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!.

Here is another project I created for the Crafty Secret's December Linky party.  This little ornament was made using a template from the Crafty Secrets Creating with Retro Christmas Download. I promise, the pictures don't do the images justice...I am a terrible photographer!

My son asked for an outdated game for his handheld device and only used ones were reasonably priced so the one I ordered came without a case. Needless to say, the games are tiny and I had the pleasure of learning the hard way that I cannot keep anything 'bagged' under our Christmas tree because my toddler believes those kinds of packages are fair game. So, I wanted to create a gift holder she couldn't get into!

This was so simple to make. Simply cut and score the template and adhere a few sides together and you have the cutest little Christmas pyramid. I hot glued a little ribbon, holly, and a couple of jingle bells and there you have it! Makes a darling little ornament and in my case, a gift box!

Thanks so much for looking!

Crafty Secrets Creating with Retro Christmas Download
 Martha Stewart Holly Punch
Jingle Bells
Glossy Accents

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Happy Wednesday!

Here's another project I created for the Crafty Secrets December Linky Party.  I am in the process of making holiday tags for everyone and I am beginning to think I should have started sooner! 

I wanted to incorporate some of Tim Holtz' facets into this tag so I used so I used some vintage images from the CS Creating with Vintage Christmas Download.  These little guys are from a selection of papers they offer in the kit.  The music background paper is from the same kit, as well.

I adhered the images to the facets using Glossy accents and cut them to fit with an exacto knife after they dried. 

The letters were cut from Tim Holtz' wanted die that I purchased on clearance for $6.00 at Joanne's yesterday.  Don't you love it when you can find dies on clearance?  I do!  I coated them with glossy accents and used a gold Krylon pen on the edges.

The facets were hung from brown and white baker's twine using tiny gold brackets. 

Here's a close up of the tag.  The photo doesn't show it well but I used a 'cracked glass' technique I learned from the blog of of the very talented members of the CS design team.  Her name is Kathy Clement and you can find her tutorial here.

That's all for now.  Hope you enjoy!

CS Vintage Christmas Download Kit
Tim Holtz Facets
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Wanted Die
Tim Holtz Bookplate and Tag Die
Ranger UTEE
Krylon Gold Pen
Martha Stewart Baker Twine
Glossy Accents
Hole Punch

Monday, December 2, 2013

Essence of Christmas

Hi, All. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I have to post and run but I wanted to share a quick card I made for the December Crafty Secrets Linky Party.  Can you believe December is already upon us? 

I wanted to stray from the traditional reds and greens for Christmas.  Not that I don't love those colors but I was in the mood for something a little different.

I used the CS Creating with Vintage Christmas Download to print the Santa image before inking with distress ink.  After cutting out, I adhered it to gold card stock cut from Spellbinders' Lacey Oval die.  Next, I applied 'pearls' with my Viva Pearl Pen.  I can't believe I went so long without one of these...much less time consuming than using faux pearls.

I cut the flowers from Spellbinders' poinsettia die and inked them with a little vintage photo.  The corners were punched with a Fiskars punch.  

That's all for now. I hope you enjoy!

CS Vintage Christmas Download
Gold Card Stock
Viva Pearl Pen
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Spellbinders Poinsettia Die
Spellbinders Lacey Oval Die
Lace Ribbon
Fiskars Romantique Corner Punch