Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Art Every Day - Day 2

All finished!
My Card Candy Convention 2011 Swaps!!!
All items used are from Stampin Up and currently available!
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Featuring the stamp set "Tags Til Christmas", (# 121169)

Tag Instructions:
Holly Envelope
Punch envelope in Cherry Cobbler, with petal card punch. Fold three sides to form, and secure with sticky strip. Use white gel pen to edge remaining side. Stamp holly image with Always Artichoke & Cherry Cobbler markers, on Whisper White paper. Punch out with small oval punch. Attach image to envelope with a dimensional.

Snowman Shaker Tag


Peek-a-Boo Frame Die
Base: 1 3/4" circle punched from Night of Navy card stock
Image: Stamped in NofN ink, hat colored in with black marker, scarf colored in with Cherry Cobbler marker. Punch out image with 1 3/8" circle punch. Use adhesive to attach punched image to base.
Shaker frame (3rd largest): Center frame over image. Fill with a pinch of Mica Flakes. Remove top liner and cover with acetate circle, punched with 1 3/8" circle punch.
Top of tag: Use peek-a-boo frame (small circle one) and cut out a NofN die cut. Stamp image on Whisper White cardstock with NofN ink. Punch out with 3/4" circle punch. Fold a 1" piece of 1/8" white ribbon in half and attach to back side of image with sticky strip. Add additional sticky strip to the circle, and adhere to the center front of the frame. Using a two way glue pen, draw a circle around the outer edge, and sprinkle with Dazzlin' Diamonds glitter.

December 25th tag
Base: Punch silver glitter paper with decorative label punch
Image: Stamp image with Bashful Blue ink on Whisper White paper. Punch out with large oval punch. Layer image over Bashful Blue scalloped oval layer. Cut 1 1/2" satin ribbon in Bashful Blue, fold in half and cut at an angle. Using a paper piercer and mat, make a hole through image layer and ribbon. Attach small silver brad. Use sticky strip to attach ribboned layer to base.

Santa tag
Base: Cut out Basic Black base with the large tag punch.
Image: Stamp image in Real Red on Whisper White card stock. Punch out with small tag punch. Adhere to base layer. Using Basic Black marker, color in the belt portion. Using Gold Smooch, paint in the belt buckle. Use large pearls for the buttons. Make a 1/8" circle at the top of the tag with a Crop-o-Dile. Attach Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.

Ornament tag
Image: Stamp image in Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White paper. Cut out with the ornament punch. Attach medium and large rhinestones as shown. Make a small bow with 1/8" grosgrain ribbon, and attach at the top with a mini glue dot.

Merry Christmas tag
Base: Punch out the base with the decorative label punch, with Early Espresso card stock. Cut into quarters diagonally and set aside.
Image: Stamp image using Always Artichoke and Early Espresso markers, on Whisper White card stock. Using the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370), use the Stamp-ma-Jig to center sentiment on tag, and stamp in Always Artichoke ink. Using a two way glue pen, randomly dot pinecone and branch with glue. Sprinkle with Dazzlin' Diamonds glitter to look like snow. Punch out image with the decorative label punch. Use the cut Early Espresso base shapes to form a frame around your image layer. Fold Always Artichoke seam binding to form ribbon shape; attach to the back of tag with sticky strip. Punch out a blank Whisper White layer with the decorative label punch. Adhere this to the back of the tag, to cover up the ribbon.

After you have made your tags, add dimensionals to the back of them. Carefully add a mini glue dot to each dimensional, being careful to NOT remove the paper backing of the dimensional. This way the glue dot will stick to the acetate lining in the envelope. When you are ready to use your tags, the backing of the dimensional will stay with the glue dot on the acetate, and you will have a ready adhesive to stick the tag to your card or project!

The back side of my sheet of tags:
Pretty nifty, huh???


Minnie, my crazy cat, decided that the crinkly strips from the mini glue dots were just too good of a "toy" to pass up! She normally doesn't EVER play with anything - cat toys or not - so I had to take some pictures of this rare event!! I guess even cats can appreciate the quality of Stampin' Up products, lol!!
No! No! You can't throw it away!!!!

And finally, finally my swaps are DONE!!! Now I just have to worry about packing - yikes!!!


rajns (carolyn) said...

What a swap! I thought each one was a swap - but no - it is a set! These should impress everyone!!!!!

Regina said...

OMGOSH J...these are AWESOME!!!! I do think yours will be the hit. I LOVE them!!


Rita said...

Very, very cute tags!! You've been really busy. I hope you didn't throw away the strips of paper and will leave them out for at least a couple days for Minnie to play with! ;)

Toriz said...

Glad you got them all done; try not to think too much about the packing, think more about what you'll get to see and do when you get there! :)

Toriz said...

Also... Cute about Minnie; hope you let her play for a bit!

Deanna said...

Isn't it a great feeling to have them done? They look fanTAGstic!

It is amazing the things animals will play with. Hopefully your OCD didn't make you throw that paper away right away :o

We Three 3 said...

these tags are BEAUTIFUL! Great work:) I found this through AEDM Nov blog:)

Christina said...

They are totally goregeous. Feel free to send any extras this way LOL

Anonymous said...

Great tags! Happy AEDM :).
Stay inspired!

Heatherlyn said...

I love the cat! The tabs looks so good and like so much fun! Good luck packing!!!!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

what a wonderful set to receive... people will be thrilled!!!

SueAnn said...

Those tags are fantastic!! Love them all!

Intense Guy said...

You're a regular stamp-o-craft-o-magician!

AliceKay said...

Cute tags. I can see a lot of card making in your future.

Loved seeing pics of Minnie. I've been wondering how she was doing. Did you keep any of her kittens? (i have CRS)

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Awesome card candy Miss Jeannie! Thanks for the close ups and the construction tips. I bet your swaps wowed the Convention.