RECAP: Sharing a tutorial that was recently on the Jillibean Soup blog.Tag... your it!
The humble tag may be small and relatively insignificant until you have a gift that requires one and there's none to be found in your stash. And yes you can search through every hidey-hole in the house but you won't find one when you need it the most. It's Melinda with you today and I'm going to share how I created a series of tags using the brand new 'Mix the Media' Ephemera packs.
Now what's not to love about new products? The latest Jillibean Soup haul includes four different ephemera packs which are loaded with goodies of all shapes and sizes... I found them slightly impossible to resist as they were perfect for my tag-athon!
Blue Ephemera Pack...
Cream Ephemera pack...
Green Ephemera Pack...
To begin the process I simply cut patterned paper to match the shape of the Kraft tag then added some texture paste circles using the new Jillibean stencils. Set aside to dry.
Using my craft knife I gently peeled the eyelets off each of the kraft tags and set aside.
Once the texture paste was completely dry I used foam pop dots to adhere each of the patterned cardstock pieces to the tags and trimmed the top corners to align with the tag.
Each eyelet was replaced back in position on the top layer of the tag.
I chose a piece of patterned cardstock from each of the ephemera packs to create an embossed flower using a metal die and my hand embossing machine.
To piece the flower together I simply added a foam pop dot in between each of the layers and added a small bow to the button using cotton thread. Let the decorating begin!
Red Ephemera Pack...
SUPPLIES | Jillibean Soup
Kraft Tags - Large (JBT5511)
Patterned Paper - Soup Staples III/Kraft Triangle (JB0408)
Mix The Media - Red Ephemera (JB0436)
Mix The Media - Blue Ephemera (JB0437)
Mix The Media - Cream Ephemera (JB0438)
Mix The Media - Green Ephemera (JB0439)
Mix The Media - Simple Dot Stencil (JB0460)
Enamel Stars - Orange, Yellow, Black (JB0376)
Enamel Stars - Green, Grey, Purple (JB0377)
SUPPLIES | Other
Texture Paste - Titanium White
Happy Saturday/Sunday depending on where you are in the world. It's World Card Making Day/Weekend and for the first time ever I have sat down at my desk and made something during daylight hours. To be honest it felt very strange and almost like being a bit naughty! So as soon as I've finished this post I'd better go and clean something or hang out some more washing.
TIP | I decided to use the new 'Wire Words' from Jillibean Soup but really liked how the cake design used gold lettering so I grabbed out my gold spray paint and raced outside with the wire word 'family'. It didn't take long to dry and now I have some really pretty gold leaves on my lemon tree.
PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION | I cannot recommend more highly Tombow's Metal Liquid Glue for adding the Wire Words to your projects. It dries really quickly and sets your piece permanently so make sure it's exactly where you want it to be.
Now, Jillibean Soup have just joined Instagram http://instagram.com/jillibeansoup so make sure you head over there and follow them to find out all about the fun they have been having today and throughout the weekend. Also, they'd love to see your beautiful cards so if you have used Jillibean Soup products then hashtag them to #JillibeanSoup.
Oooo, I just worked out how many weeks we have left until Christmas and I'm still doing teacher appreciation cards... eek! This year is flying by so quickly that I seem to be chasing my tail without getting anywhere. Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels this way?
DESIGNED FOR | Hampton Art
PROJECT | Hello Teacher Card
INSTRUCTIONS | Step x Step
1. Cut and score white cardstock to create a card measuring 4" x 5.5" when folded and set aside.
2. Cut a further piece of white cardstock measuring 3.75" x 5.25".
3. Measuring 1.5" down from the top of the cardstock and centred - cut out a rectangle window measuring 2" x 2.75".
4. Cut a final piece of patterned paper measuring 3.5" x 5" and adhere using foam pop dots to the back of the white cardstock with the window.
5. Cut out another window from your patterned paper allowing an eighth of an inch border to remain.
6. Temporarily place the above pieces on top of your folded card and using a pencil, lightly trace out the position of the window. Remove the top pieces and set aside.
7. Stamp your sentiment repeatedly down the pencil drawn panel and allow to dry before erasing the pencil lines.
8. Placing a ribbon around your window pieces, tie a bow under the bottom corner of the cut-out.
9. Add the rub-on sentiment so it aligns with the right side of the cut-out window and is centred vertically within the space.
10. Using foam pop dots adhere your window pieces to the folded card.
11. Slide your embellishment between the layers and adhere in place.
SUPPLIES | Hampton Art
Hampton Art/Doodlebug - Flower Garden - Cling Rubber Stamps (IC0161)
Hampton Art/ki Memories - A Color Story Page Kit (WM1048)
Hampton Art/ki Memories - Printed Ribbon (WM1110)
SUPPLIES | Other
Neenah Solar White Card-stock
Doodlebug Candy Shoppe Mini Rub-ons (Cupcake)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Spun Sugar)
Doodlebug recently challenged it's designers to work with one colour and really showcase how a single hue can make a strong statement on our projects. Now I put my hand up for Lily White which seemed like a good idea at the time...
... until I struggled with getting the design to work on a white background. So, I had to deviate from the plan just a little and use coloured cardstock to make the white pop.
WHERE THE IDEA CAME FROM | My doodle pad. As I've mentioned before, I cannot start a project without having a design drawn on paper so I spend quite some time scribbling down ideas until something resonates with me.
Finally I had some fun adding splashes of white ink to soften the overall appearance of the circle around my photo.
SUPPLIES | Doodlebug
Cardstock: Swimming Pool, Limeade
Patterned Paper & Embellishments using all things Lily white.
SUPPLIES | Other
Mister Huey's Color Mist - Opaque White
Hello and welcome... hope you are all enjoying the weekend? It's already Sunday evening here in Australia and I'm scratching my head wondering where the past few days have gone? Time just seems to be going so quickly and I seem to be getting behind in my posts again. This card was on the Hampton Art blog recently!
DESIGNED FOR | Hampton Art
PROJECT | Card (Sent With Care)
I wanted to create a very subtle card to suit the sentiment so decided to use a repetitive pattern of the butterfly starting from the boldest colour working down to the palest which would lead the eye down to the wording.
Each piece was stamped and heat embossed before I put it through my hand embossing machine to use the cutting die before adhering to the card using a foam pop dot.
Although I wanted to use black ink for the sentiment I felt that if left with 100% density it might be too overpowering so I stamped off some of the ink and used the second impression on my card.
Once everything was in place I felt that the design was missing something so after a few trials with sequins and epoxy dots I settled on adding a few mini pearls to the card.
It's the day you've been waiting for... to find out who has won the give-aways, but before I go into that (yes I'm keeping you in suspense) I have a layout to share that was recently on the Doodlebug blog for the Tuesday Tutorial segment. If you would like to view the complete tutorial you'll find the link below.
DESIGNED FOR | Doodlebug Design Inc
PROJECT | Chevron Washi Tape Layout
LINK | Tuesday Tutorial
Gosh it seems like only yesterday that I was young and gravity was doing its job holding me together in a youthful way... now I'm twice as old as I was back then and in all honesty, my gravitational pull has headed south!
Now don't be afraid to use your washi tape because isn't that the reason you bought it in the first place?
SUPPLIES | Doodlebug
Washi Tape Chevron Assortment - Bumblebee, Cupcake, Lilac, Limade, Swimming Pool
Patterned Paper - Kraft in Color (Bumblebee Flower/Stripe)
6x6 Paper Pad - Kraft in Color
Candy Shoppe Mini Rub-ons - Swimming Pool
I would like thank everyone for stopping by and entering the give-aways and leaving such beautiful comments which were truly appreciated.
Congratulations goes to:
Sandra Scott - Doodlebug Doily Giveaway
Jean Bullock - Doodlebug Doily Giveaway
Claire Apostoloff - Blog Hop Giveaway
Could each winner please email me their details as soon as possible to email@example.com