Saturday, November 25, 2017

papertrey november blog hop

It's that time of the month over at Papertrey! And that time of the year - the holiday season has arrived. How about this lovely table setting?

Needing tags for this year's neighbor gifts (card sets) I chose to make a tag based on the inspiration. The things that jumped out at me were the leaves, the golden word, the orange plaid and the colors of the swag. (The feathers too, but I couldn't make that happen ;)

PTI Enclosed Present die, leaf punch

We are actually celebrating our Thanksgiving tomorrow here in Germany. I've got lots to do in the kitchen right now, but I look forward to seeing your creations later too!

Friday, November 24, 2017

tags for 25 days of christmas tags - part 3

Three more tags to top my neighbor gift Christmas card sets. Inspired by Tracey M's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

For Day 10 with Winnie and Walter I was inspired by Lindsey's simple but oho red tag and made one just like it.

MFT Traditional Tags, Papertrey Wonderful Words HolidayAvery Elle Winter Wreaths

For Day 11 with Studio Katia I totally loved Tracy's gold-embossed-on-dark-CS tags cuz I made a set of cards just like it (which you'll see soon).

MFT Blueprints 4, WMS Poinsettias, Create a Smile Schone Bescherung

For Day 15 with the MUSE Christmas challenge ladies, I was inspired by Kimberly and Cornelia to make a white on white tag to accompany my marbled trees set.

Papertrey Tag Sale 1 die, Diemond Die Pine Tree, C9 O Christmas Tree

Once again, thanks for the wonderful inspiration Tracey and all her guests!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

tags for 25 days of christmas tags - part 2

Another break from Christmas card sets to bring you three more tags I made to go on the wrapping of my neighbor gift Christmas card sets and what luck that Tracey M's 25 Days of Christmas Tags is happening right now.

So without further ado, here are my tags.

For Day 12 with Lawn Fawn I was totally inspired by Nichol's wreaths and had to run right out and make one just like it, right down to the black gingham ribbon. This one's gonna go on my Fa La La set of Christmas cards.

Papertrey Rustic Wreath, MFT Beautiful Bows, WPlus 9 Timeless Tags

For Day 13 with Neat and Tangled I combined Elena's plaid-bottomed-tag and Lindsey's colored angel for my tag.

STAMPlorations Luggage Tag die, N &T Little Angel

For Day 18 with Avery Elle, Michele had me at wreath. I made this to accompany my gnomes card set.

Three more tomorrow then it's back to card sets. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration Tracey!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

tags for 25 days of christmas tags - part 1

"We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming"...

A little break from Christmas card sets today, though there are more coming...

I decided to make tags to go on the wrapping of the Christmas card sets and what luck that Tracey M's 25 Days of Christmas Tags is happening right now.

So without further ado, here are my first three tags.

For Day 6 with Lil Inker I was inspired by Laura P's pastel ornament shaker and made this shaker tag to accompany my Flora and Fauna card set.

Technique Tuesday Magic Circle die, Flora and Fauna Holiday Terrarium, pine punch

For Day 7 with Birch Press I was inspired by Tracey's layered snowflakes and made this sparkly tag to accompany my sparkly card set.

Kesi Art Flocons die

For Day 14 with Concord and 9th, in the very first trio of tags I fell in love with the kraft tag and made this to accompany my Lasse and Peer card set.

Papertrey Tag Sale 3 die, Concord and 9th O Christmas Tree

I'll be back with three more tomorrow. Still monkey clapping that I started working on my neighbor gifts early so Tracey's challenge spurred me to create "matching" tags to decorate my packaging. Thanks Tracey!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

spotlight on a pocket shaker with recycled packaging

I'm up on the STAMPlorations blog with a tutorial on how I created this fun pocket shaker using recycled stamp packaging. Check it out!

STAMPlorations inspiration #153

Welcome back! Time for another Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team where the team members feature stamps from one of our talented stamp designers.

Today we're using Dee's Artsy Impressions stamps. If you haven't seen, there's a huge sale in the shop this week, 40% off most products, including those I used today.

As you may recall, this month I'm inspired by a paper collection from Pinkfresh...

more specifically these pine branches...

Branches, birds, berries. Check. I heat embossed white and red for texture and added a silly bird atop my sentiment from Oh Christmas Tree (retired).

For a different way to use this branch stamp check out  this post ...

You could win yourself a $10 GC to the store by leaving a comment on the November inspiration posts. Check out today's post here. Glad you stopped by :)

ellen hutson pinsights inspires me

I love it when a card comes together easily. Good product has a lot to do with it. And good inspiration photos really help me personally. Like this latest Ellen Hutson Pinsights challenge ...

I believe this is another set of Pantone colors for 2017 and these speak to me. Over the years I've discovered that I am more of an off-tone person if that makes any sense. There are the color wheel primary colors, and their mixes. And then there are those that have a touch of gray or brown or I don't know what. And those are the tones that end up appealing to me.

Well, these tones spoke to me. And immediately reminded me of the Adirondack ink Earthtones...

And then I saw that pillow with the pheasant. And that string of gourds above him. And a light went off, Gordjus. I love that set of dies - so perfect.

Thankful and Tis the Season stamp sets, Gordjus die

Did you know that the EH store is celebrating its 11th birthday?!? Way to go, Ellen! Glad to have supported you over the years ;) And in honor of the birthday bash going on we are invited to make a project using our favorite EH product. Don't have to ask me twice. So this card is going over to EH.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Thanksgiving week.

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