Sometimes, like recently, when I'm struggling with my mojo, I will make a smaller project to get myself back into the groove. Something like a tag or other embellishment. Well...this set just so happens to be perfect for that!
My first tag uses the traditional colors of Christmas. I cut this tag from a digital image using my Silhouette digital cutter. I stamped some "distressed" (aka dry ink pad) polka dots on the bottom of the tag using Off Beat Backgrounds. The top portion was stamped using the wreath and berry stamps included in Around Christmastime, as well as the "to" and "from." And I LOVE the holly image! I added some clear rhinestones for the berries; I colored them with a Copic marker since I didn't have any red ones on hand:
This time I simply cut some cardstock to size for my tag. I rounded the corners and embossed my sentiment to really make it stand out. I love the reds and pinks on this. And because I love the holly image so much, I used it again, with the rhinestones:
Well, by this time my mojo is in full swing and I'm ready to move onto something bigger and better! I decided to make a card, but with a twist. How about a gift card holder and card in one? Where's the gift card you ask?
Why it's tucked inside the pocket on the front, of course! I used my Silhouette to make the pocket and card. I then used the snowflake image form the Around Christmastime set to make a "pull" for the card. Once again, my trusty Silhouette download card makes a good stand it for a gift card:
I have to point out the color on this snowflake. It was an accident, but I love it! I wanted the red to be a little deeper, almost "dirty," so I added some Frayed Burlap distress ink using the rock and roll method. The result is a distressed, aged finished that almost looks sanded:
And one more detail, since it's hard to see. Both the bottom of the card and the inside card were stamped with one of my favorite fonts from the Text It set. It's subtle, but worth the effort:
Now check out what my fellow design team members have made for you; there is sure to be some fabulous eye candy here:
Belinda Chang Langner
And come back tomorrow to join me for day two of the official sneak peeks! You won’t want to miss a thing!
Stamps: Around Christmastime, Off Beat Backgrounds (WMS)
Paper: Cream (Bazzil Basics), Berry Sorbet, Vintage Cream, Kraft, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy, True Black, Ripe Avocado, Fresh Snow (PTI), Antique Linen (Ranger)
Other: Pure Poppy baker's twine (PTI), Vintage Cream, Simply Chartreuse satin ribbon (PTI), Pure Poppy vintage buttons (PTI), Vintage Cream & Simply Chartreuse wool felt (PTI), small ric rac border die (PTI). adhesive rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), classic and scallop circle dies (Spellbinders)
Gift Card Pocket Card:
Stamps: Around Christmastime, Text It (WMS)
Paper: Bazzil Basics, Vintage Cream & Kraft (PTI), Holly Jolly (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Pure Poppy & Dark Chocolate (PTI), Antique Linen & Frayed Burlap (Ranger)
Other: Dark Chocolate satin ribbon (PTI), twine, Pure Poppy vintage button (PTI), classic circle & tag dies (Spellbinders), adhesive rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), foam mounting tape (3M)