I have a fun post over on the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog today showing how I made these fun and simple Christmas tags….head on over to check out just how easy they were to make!
I recently took part in a Christmas tag swap and really enjoyed getting to create something fun and different. I wanted to create a tag and wanted dimension on it. So I got a mini Styrofoam tree and cut it in half and cut one half down slightly to give me 2 trees. I painted these up to look like Christmas trees and glittered them up too. I made a little gift to go with them also. I die cut a fence for around these. I used a friends Silhouette to cut out a deer head (thank you Timi!) and stamped and gold embossed this. I then added this all onto a tag base created from kraft and patterned papers.
The tag will stand and also has a hanging loop in case my swap partner would like to hang it up anywhere in her house too.
I made a quick little tag style treat bag to go with the tag using matching papers and filled this with some hot chocolate sachets….
Hopefully my swap partner enjoyed the gifts and had as much fun on this challenge as I did!
Just dropping by here again with another quick step by step on making a card using one of the Sarah Hurley Silhouette store shapes. I have a quick step by step on this one over on the Sarah Hurley 365 blog for you to check out.
I have a fun card to share with you today that stretches the use of your supplies! I made a little tutorial on this for you all so that you can see just how easy it is! You can check the tutorial out here over on the Sarah Hurley blog!
I hope you enjoy the little step by step today and that it inspires you to get more from your supplies!!
I have a fun storage solution to share with you all today! I used some of the Crafty Cutting magazine files to decorate up for some pretty storage in my craft room. These magazine file folders are amazing value with a pack of 10 only €12.50 – that is some amazing crafty organisation for your room at a super affordable price!
For my first one I decorated the folder with some pretty papers I had been hoarding. I figured it was about time to use them all, and what better than to use them on something I would be displaying on my shelves every day! I used some fun stickers from my stash to add some places for dates/notes etc. This are perfect for storing more than just magazines. I tend to store a huge range of things in mine – notebooks, print outs of craft templates, stickers, A4 paper and card stock, paint sample pots and much more!
I also decided to create a themed folder to get myself super organised. I figured this could have 2 uses (at least) – I could store my Christmas albums or journals etc in it. Or store my Christmas themed papers in it also. I used some really pretty papers again on this, I am really working on not hoarding my papers so much!
So here it is…my first Christmas post! I decorated this amazing Merry Christmas sign from Crafty Cutting. You can find it in their Christmas section here along with lots of other lovely Christmassy stuff. I painted the sign a lovely deep red paint front and back. I then waited for it to dry before stamping all over it with a background crackle stamp. I used a gorgeous gold shimmer ink for this. I then sealed it all with a clear shimmer spray – this spray seals your projects but adds a lovely sparkly shine to them.
I then left it at that as I wanted the sign to sparkle and shine and didn’t want any embellishments to take away from it. I love the glimmer and shine you get from it when light hits it just right. I can picture this on my mantle piece with some pretty candles reflecting on it nicely.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed!
Happy Halloween everyone! I have not crafted nor blogged in ages, there has been too much going on. I did get into my craft room this morning and brought a Halloween napkin with me……and made this quick and simple journal page….
I cut the pumpkins out from the napkins and used two of them on the page. I didn’t worry about getting them glued down totally wrinkle free either as pumpkins are always warty and wrinkly in real life! I embossed this raven from La Blanch stamps on the page, this is actually one of my favorite stamps! I used alphabet stamps to stamp out the quote and highlighted it with white ink.
Quick, easy and fun – and just the crafty fix I needed!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a safe and fun Halloween.
It is Nicole here with a fun Halloween tag project. I used the fun Spook Street kit for some embellishments and the fabulous crackle background stamp on this one.
I die cut a black and a purple tag. I had some orange card left over so tore up a strip of that also.
I stamped the crackle background on the purple tag.
I then layered all the cut out embellishments on the tag, using a combo of glue and foam tape.
I then laid the orange strip over the bottom of all this.
I added a fun little panel for the sentiment…
I stuck a cobweb up in the top corner and trimmed off the excess.
I added a long orange ribbon and left it at that. This will be fun tied onto a little trick or treat bag, or even as some decor.
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you got some Halloween inspiration!
I am over on the Sarah Hurley blog today to share a little step by step with you all. You may have seen my tag over on the challenge post a few weeks ago? I created a tag shaped door hanger for Halloween decor. Today I want to share the way I created the background.
I started off by paper piecing the image together. I coloured the flesh in a pink and green tone and added in the hair and dress.
I then gathered up a lot of my Halloween paper scraps and tore them into strips…
I then glued these all onto a piece of black card stock…
I then die cut a tag from this page using a Tim Holtz tag die…
I added a fun message from the stamp set…mmmm….brains!
And here it is complete again. I don’t know what happened to the colours on this final photo unfortunately but you get the idea!!
Just sharing my project for the Sarah Hurley 365 blog. Our fun theme this month is Halloween! I have made a fun door hanging using the zombie doodle doll - love this set! I made it a tag style and used lots of layers of scrap papers to build up the background. I then added a nice long ribbon to hang it on the door handle – perfect for Halloween decor!