Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lady in Summer - Tag with Cored'inations/Clearsnap/Tattered Angels

Tags are a fun way to try something new, step out of your comfort zone, and just play.  Why not play a little with the last bit of summer left!!  Can you not just imagine being the lady walking through these bright gardens on a beautiful summer day?!?

Susan K. Weckesser's papers just scream summer, bright and cheery and perfect for putting a smile on your face.  I played with the layers of her "Beautiful Daydreams" paper, placing a full 12x12 paper into the size of an A4 tag.  I took bits from each element (sun, could, kite, and flowers) and layered and used foam dots to create dimension of a lady walking through a garden on a summer day.  I then back it with Susan K. Weckesser's "Live in color" green side paper and used lots of ink and Ranger Stickles to make things pop!!

I did a ton of fussy cutting, some layering on top, and some behind the main section of the tag and the lady.

I used the stunning lady stamp called "Poised and Pretty" from Susan K. Weckesser.  I used the cute little hat and jumper outfit and stamped it with Clearsnap Mixed Media Inks in yellow then used Tattered Angels mist in pink.  The ink resisted the mist so it created a wonderful contrast.  I stamped everything in Core'dinations cardstock in beige.  Lastly I took Pitt Pastel pencil from Faber-Castell in orange, yellow, red, and mustard and drew in contrasting colors on the hat and dress.

Don't forget to stop every now and then and smell the flowers, take a day to just enjoy the garden, and the warm sunshine before it is gone!!

Supplies Used
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Patterned paper - Susan K. Weckesser
Stamps - Susan K. Weckesser
Ink - Clearsnap
Stickles - Ranger
Pencils - Faber-Castell
Adhesive - 3M


Monday, August 18, 2014

Little Haven Bookmark

Hello everyone. Larissa here with a cute little tag using Little Haven stamp set. 

I am in the pre Halloween stage and decided to use those colors for my tag. I had a few of these large tags by Prima laying around so I stamped the house from the set Little Haven on it.

 I then water colored the house using my Peerless water colors. I added a couple of clouds at the top. I wanted to use this card for more of a book mark so I did not put any embellishments on it this time.

And here is another total shocker, no gnome this time. I have been using that little gnome on so many things.

Don’t forget you have a few weeks left to play “Spot the Gnomey”. 

The contest will run through September 13, 2014.

Hope you enjoyed my post today. 

Check back tomorrow for more great creations from our Design Team. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

More Intelligent Tag

Hi! Dana here today sharing a tag. With the new school year starting soon, I'm having visions of letters, numbers, graph paper and glasses. If there is anything I love as much as shopping for scrapbooking supplies, it's shopping for office supplies, so this is one of my favorite times of the year!

I covered a shipping tag with Susan K. Weckesser Live, Love, Create Patterned Paper. I cut colorful letters from the same piece of paper and glued them randomly onto my tag. I used the Susan K. Weckesser Live in Color Stencil to add numbers to my tag. I then stamped over the tag with the Susan K. Weckesser Splatter It Stamp. The grid pattern reminds me of graphing paper!

I inked and pressed the Susan K. Weckesser I am More Intelligent Stamp onto a piece of white cardstock and then cut out the glasses and sentiment. I aged the paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then added a coat of glaze for dimension. I finished my tag with some colorful flowers and ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Dana Tatar - Susan K. Weckesser Designer

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Album Of Inspiration Using Tags

Hello Everyone!
I can't believe that August is just flying by so quickly. Decided to share a fun project I made this month using tags. It would be easy to use pre-made tags but I really like to make my own.
Using some of my favorite products from Susan K Weckesser and Coredinations to make a fun Tag Book for someone.

Love this great core paper especially for embossing and distressing.
See how nice it looks embossed and then distressed.
 I used Poised & Pretty and Painted Sentiments  on top of some fabulous Susan K Weckesser papers...did I share how great these papers are? The weight is perfect for any type project.
Live in Color Scrapbook paper collection 
Such pretty designs that Susan designed herself
I wanted to share how I stamped, cut out and added this sweetie with pop dots for dimension.
 Here is my cardstock album without the tags, I added some Umwow chipboard pieces to my ribbons.
 One last look at my tags all dressed up. I am going to add inspirational poems or sayings using the words on the front.
Here is my tag book with tags all ready to share.
Thanks for joining me today.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

oodles of doodles

OK, so maybe not "oodles of doodles", more like a few, but I just couldn't resist the title "oodles of doodles" :) It's just fun to say, kinda rolls of your tongue! 

Summer sure is a busy time, isn't it?
It can be difficult to find the time to create something handmade as a gift, so for me, adding a handmade tag to a gift makes it special and shows that you care. They don't have to know that it only took you 10 minutes to make it! A little doodling, stamping and fussy cutting can make it look like you spent hours designing it, just for them!

 Stamp this little sun on some yellow card stock, cut it out and voilĂ , it's done! It's a perfect place to write or stamp a sentiment inside of it too!

I used some shimmery Clearsnap Smooch Ink to color in the tiny house after stamping it on to a piece of card stock with some Stazon ink.  For fun I added a little stick figure couple to stand by the house...yes, I am that talented! lol

And don't forget to play along in our current contest...
We cannot wait to see what you all create and all the things Gnomey can do!
***The contest runs July 11, 2014 to September 13,2014.***

Fly Away 1
Live in Color Scrapbook paper collection

waving hi from the hills of North Carolina

Monday, August 11, 2014

Home Envelope Card

Hi everyone Steph Ackerman here today.   This month we've been asked to create tags.

Susan K Weckesser  papers lend themselves to cutting, inking, tearing and anything you might want to do.  They are incredibly detailed and a wonderful heavy quality.

I have a ton of envelopes and thought it was time to use them, just not in the traditional way they were intended!!!!  And this is a great way to use up tons of left over scraps.

The clouds were the perfect backdrop for the fussy cut house on the front of the envelope.  First I inked the tiny flowers from Susan K Weckesser  stencil with ColorBox Crafter's Ink.  Then I fussy cut the house from the pattern paper and placed it on top.  Home was stamped on a scrap because I thought this would be great to give someone moving into their new home.
"home" was stamped repeatedly on the card insert and a strip of flowers was added to the bottom to create a pocket to hold the gift card.

I tied May Arts ribbon to the card so the recipient could easily pull the card from it's envelope.

I had so much fun creating this envelope card.  Why not pull out some envelopes and create one today.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph Ackerman
DT Member for
Susan K. Weckesser