Sometimes the materials suggest the project. This is the case with my gift tag made with pieces of ephemera. I loved the little girl knitting and it seemed like the perfect idea to make a gift tag to go with a special handmade knitted gift. The little girl image also set the color theme. I only wish she were crocheting because I do that more often than knitting.
To begin, I chose to distress the edges of the colored card stock pieces. I cut the mint cardstock tag first, then the mustard tag a bit larger on all four sides. The mustard rectangle was a leftover piece from cutting the tag. Notice the hole isn’t punched yet in the mustard tag so I can align it correctly with the mint piece. These pieces were cut on the Works Board using the guide for making tags.
Here are all the individual parts ready to put together with The Best Glue Ever. You can watch how it was done in the following video tutorial. While the ribbon bow coordinates well, I couldn’t find the right spot to place it on the tag.
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I have a post up on ScraPerfect today for making a quick and easy card.
I began this card with a gelli print I was playing around with and decided to stamp onto it. Which then turned into making a card. Sometimes that’s how things happen, with the end not in sight. Using ScraPerfect products make this card making so quick and easy. See my post on the ScraPerfect blog where I post tutorials twice a month as a part of their design team. [card making on ScraPerfect]
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How to make faux leather earrings with a Cricut. Includes a free SVG file. How to Make Jewelry Using a Cricut Machine.
Making earrings with your personal die cutting machine is a current hot topic in crafting. I’ve done it before [see post here], but these leaf-like earrings are my newest design. This version of earrings was made using The Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect. It really made making them and attaching the layers together easy. The tacky glue dries quickly but leaves enough time to maneuver the position of the layers.
I am working on a piece of art for Denise Boddey’s design team. I used a variety of different techniques beginning with alcohol ink, foiled paper, chipboard, and foiled paper origami. I will share all the materials and directions (or links to directions) below. I hope you enjoy and try some of these techniques. The inspiration for this piece started with the chipboard word “awesome” from Denise Boddey.
Chipboard work – Denise Boddey
Foiled paper – Rinea Foil
Adhesive pen and foil – Thermoweb
Yupo like surface
dried baby wipe
adhesive – The Best Glue Ever
The following video will take you through the techniques used.
finished and framed
If you are interested in learning how to fold the foil paper butterfly, there is a tutorial on the Rinea YouTube channel. [Rinea butterfly]
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