Friday, January 18, 2019

My Favorite Things Blog Hop & Giveaway

Remember, back in the old days of stamping when we had to actually measure and cut and score and fold and engineer our own treat packaging?

I'm THRILLED that those days are gone, and companies come out with cute little dies with windows that take all the math and engineering off our hands so we can just have fun.

We are collaborating with My Favorite Things today, and when I saw their nugget die and matching shaker pouches, I squealed - I used to spend hours constructing little nugget boxes, as they are one of my favorite treats to decorate and give out at drive throughs, etc. 

So I went to work on this adorable treat tag by doing the following. 

First, I used my Life Changing Blender brushes to apply Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks to a full sheet of label paper, which I cut in half after using this stencil and a wet Absorber to put the heart pattern subtly all over it. I took one half of the paper and stuck it down to white cardstock. I then cut two of the main tag die shapes out of this. Then I took the window portion of the nugget die and cut a window out of one of the tags. If you then take the window piece that it cuts out, you can use the tag topper die on that piece and save a little paper! So that's what I did. Then I lined the two tags up back to back, and I traced the window from the front of the tag onto the back of the other tag. I held the tag up to my magnifying desk lamp and positioned the die that cuts the opening along the trace line and taped it down for die cutting. I set the front tag with the topper up in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment from this hilarious set in Nocturne on the bottom of it.

Next, I took the other half of the label paper and I cut three label wrappers from it with the wrapper die. I did not put this paper on cardstock - I wanted it to be thinner. I lined those up in my MISTI and I stamped the little heart from this set onto each of them. Then I removed the liner from the label paper and wrapped the nuggets - I got the assortment bag so I put one of each in there. 

Then I slipped the insert into the tag with the topper. To make it easy to secure, I put 1/8" Scor-Tape around the lip of the little nugget insert. Then I ran Connect Glue all around the edges of the first tag. 


 I lined up the two tags and glued them together! Here's what the back looks like with that fun opening slot from the nugget die. I finished it off with some turquoise glitter ribbon.

Die-namics Treat Tag
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Die-namics Nugget Label, Window, & Frame
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Nugget Trio Shaker Pouches
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Stencil Lots of Heart
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Sassy Pants Love
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Tweethearts
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Heavyweight Card Stock Smooth White
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
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Scor-Tape 1/8”
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
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Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
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Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
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Essentials by Ellen Storage...
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Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
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XL Stamp Storage Pockets
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Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
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Our team and the MFT team have lots of inspiration for you today. Here is what the MFT team has cooked up.


We both have giveaways, so to be entered to win one of three $50 shopping spree at our store, and one of three $50 gift certificates from My Favorite Things, just leave us a comment telling us what your favorite papercrafted giftable is to give! 

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Team Tuesday with Stephanie

The MISTI is fantastic for mass producing cards ... today I used it to combine multiple stamps for background stamping.  My snowflakes and sentiments are from Technique Junkies Snowflakes Set (you can use my code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off anything in the Technique Junkies Store).

I positioned the snowflakes to cover my watercolor panel, and then inked-them with Gina K. Designs White Pigment Ink.  I used my Creative Corners, Bar Magnet and Round Magnet to hold my paper in place and allow the snowflakes to overlap the edges of the paper.




After I inked, I clear embossed the background. My next step was to spray the backgrounds with Shimmering Bliss Spray for a resist technique.  I've used the same long cardboard box for spraying for years.  The one on the left is Ocean Depth and the right is Lapis Lazuli.


After the Shimmering Bliss Spray dried, I began assembling my cards.  I love the gorgeous shimmer with my snowflakes.  This one used Dolphin Cove Spray on the background and my punched snowflake.


 

I added a large felt snowflake and sticker sentiment.

I'm linking this card up at Just Us Girls Emboss Resist Challenge.


The MISTI also allows me to stamp the group of sentiments from the Technique Junkies Snowflake Set all at the same time, emboss at the same time, and then trim ... speeding-up the process.


For my next card, I used this week's  Fusion Card Challenge Inspiration Photo & Sketch for my card.


Since one of the sentiments said "A Snowflake is Winter's Butterfly", I thought it would be perfect.  I pulled in the vibrant colors from the photograph to create my card.

I embossed my pink panel with more snowflakes and added a snowflake punched from watercolor paper for my accent.



Next I used this week's TGIF Challenges Sketch for my design.


I combined the Dolphin Cove Colored Background with three shades of brown ink inspired by the cozy inspiration photo from the January Elemental Challenge at Daring Cardmakers.



I wrapped my card with a variegated brown twine and then added some gems to the centers of my punched snowflakes. 



Another way to do a MISTI background is use a single stamp and move the paper around in the MISTI.  I did that with the Large Snowflake.


For this one I sprayed it with Mardi Gras Purple Shimmering Bliss ... how pretty is that purple.  I combined it with some lighter purple cardstock to let the background shine.

I hope I've given you some ideas about how to create backgrounds with your MISTI ... go forth and STAMP.


Stephanie Severin

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Concord & 9th Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Kit



This is my first post for the new year so..... Happy New Year!   I hope it has been a good start.   It has been a slow start for me.  I am a routine person and when my routine is broken it takes me a while to get back into my groove. 


I had fun using the new kit from Concord and 9th.  The template in the kit is super helpful and it keeps you from having to use a ruler and marker to align the turnabout stamp.  All future turnabouts will have a new printed backer sheet that will make it easier to line up.   Past turnabouts will have backer sheets available.

I also figured out a new way on stamping multiples with the turnabout.  It is at the end of the video.  Leave me a comment and tell me what you think of the new way to turn.



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ColorBox Stamp Cleaning Pad
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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Ranger Liquid Pearls, Rose Gold -...
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