Tuesday’s Tag #9

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Thank You {ideal for a teacher}

 

You will need: card stock {black and kraft}, “thank you” and “to/from”stamps, white ink, powder tool, dies or cutting tool of choice, small hole punch, ribbon/twine, any extra embellishments. ∗Please note: the card stock cutting measurements are based on the die I used for cutting the black card stock but this tag can be whatever size you want to make it.

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a printable project sheet.

1} Cut the black card stock to measure  2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.

2} Cut the kraft card stock to measure 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″.

3} Adhere the black card stock to the kraft leaving equal borders on all four sides.

4} Using the powder tool, rub it over the black card stock to resemble a chalk board.

 

5} Stamp your chosen images on the front and “to/from” on the back.

6} I added a punched card stock apple in one corner and covered it with Glossy Accents.

7} Punch a small hole in the top left corner for threading through the hanger.

 

 

 

Thank You Tag Printable Project Sheet

 

 

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Calender Corkboard

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Today I have a fun project for you ~ a calendar corkboard. These compact little calendars can be used anywhere in your home ~ on a desk, kitchen counter or night stand. Because they use basic supplies, a few can be created to coordinate with your décor. So let’s get started shall we?

 

You will need: chipboard, patterned paper, cutting tools of choice, adhesive, corner rounder, sanding block or nail buffer, 1/8″ hole punch or crop-a-dile, ribbon, calendar print outs {links below}, stapler or brads, paper piercer/piercing mat {if using brads}, eyelets/eyelet setter or crop-o-dile. ∗Please note: if you don’t have chipboard, don’t fret. Cardboard packaging, like a cereal box will work just fine. Just be sure that whatever you use is a little on the thicker side. This will make it easier for the calendar to stand nicely.

 

#1} Download and print off the PDF calendars. Thank you to http://www.print-a-calendar.com for their free downloads! calendar1   and   calendar2

 

 

 

#2} Cut apart into months. Mine ended up measuring 3″ high x 3 1/2″ wide.

 

 

#3} Stack the months lining up the edges. Staple on each end close to the top or just one staple above the month. Or, if you are using brads, measure and make two pencil marks where you want the brads to go. I measured in/down 1/4″ each way. Pierce holes with a paper piercer/mat.

 

 

#4}  Add brads. Cut a backing mat about 1/8″ larger that the calendar all the way around and adhere calendar to it. ∗Please note: Once 2018 is here, just download, print off, cut and stack the new months. Carefully remove the old calendar and adhere the new stack to the mat to enjoy your calendar for another year.

 

 

#5} Cut two chipboard pieces and four patterned paper pieces {two for the front/back and two for the insides}. I just have two patterned paper pieces shown to fit in the picture. Round the corners, if desired. The measurements for both are 4″ x 5 1/2″.

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#6} Adhere patterned paper to all four sides and lightly sand edges to smooth. On the outside of the front piece and the back piece, measure 3/8″ down and 3/4″ in towards the center, make pencil marks and punch holes with a hole punch. Add eyelets.

 

 

#7} Add some foam adhesive to the back of the calendar mat and adhere to front patterned paper/chipboard piece. Cut a piece of cork that measures 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″. The cork I used was just thick enough that it wouldn’t fit in the corner rounder so I rounded the corners with small scissors instead. Adhere below calendar. ∗Please note: because the cork is thinner than a typical corkboard, it’s best to use the smallest thumbtacks you can find.

 

 

#8} Put the front and back together, add ribbons through eyelets, tie into knots or bows and trim off the excess. There you go! You now have a pretty little calendar to put anywhere in your home 🙂

 

I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial. As always, please feel free to share what you create!

 

 

 

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Tuesday’s Tag #8

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Best Wishes

You will need: card stock, stamp set, permanent black ink, markers, dies, small hole punch, liquid pearls, ribbon/twine/tulle, enamel dots. *Optional: powder tool, clear embossing powder, heat tool {you don’t have to heat emboss the images if you don’t want to}. Please noteany stamp/die set can be used.

  1. ∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a PDF of these instructions.
  2. Rub the powder tool over the card stock if you are going to heat emboss.
  3. Stamp the cake image and sentiment in black ink, sprinkled on clear embossing powder and heat set them. If you do choose not to heat emboss but will still be coloring the image, make sure it is stamped in a permanent ink or it will smear when coloring.
  4. Color the image.
  5. Die cut the image and sentiment. I used an ovals stitched framelit set but any shape can be used.
  6. Punch a hole in the top of the tag and on the side of the sentiment.
  7. Slip one end of the tulle through the hole and pull through so there are equal lengths on each side. These can be cut down later if they are too long.
  8. Put some baker’s twine through the hole in the sentiment and tie around the tulle. Snip ends.
  9. Tie a length of ribbon around the tulle and tie into a bow.
  10. Add embellishments and stamp “to/from” on the back. I also added liquid pearls as flower centers.
  11. I had intended this to be a wedding tag and I think it would work for that because of the tulle. But I suppose it could be used for a birthday as well. What do you think?

Best Wishes tag PDF

 

 

Stampin’ Up! supplies used:

  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies {item #145372}
  • Enamel Shapes {Subtles} {item #141679}

 

 

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Tuesday’s Tag #7

Hi everyone

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tag!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: “You’re Sweet”

You will need: white card stock, Pool Party card stock, scraps of coordinating card stock for the chocolate topping/sprinkles, the Stampin’ Up! DSP and stamp/die set is listed below, ink, paper trimmer or cutting tools of choice, tag punch/die, adhesive + foam adhesive,  liquid pearls/rhinestones/pearls, ribbon/twine, Wink of Stella glitter brush. *Optional: powder tool, clear embossing powder, heat tool {you don’t have to heat emboss the images if you don’t want to}. Please noteif a  tag punch/die is not available, it’s just fine to cut out any tag shape by hand.

  1. Please note: you may click on the link below for a PDF of these instructions.
  2. Cut the white card stock to 1 7/8″ x 4 1/2″.
  3. Cut the colored card stock to 2″ x 4 5/8″.
  4. Punch both pieces of card stock with the tag punch. Turn the punch over to be sure the smaller white piece is centered in the punch.
  5. Cut the Designer Series Paper {DSP} to 1 3/4″ x 3″.
  6. Cut the remaining pieces before assembling ~ the cone, waffle cone layer, ice cream scoop, chocolate topping, 2 cherries and the sprinkles.

7.  Stamp the “You’re Sweet” sentiment at the bottom of the top card stock layer. Heat emboss if desired.

8.  Adhere top card stock layer to the bottom layer leaving equal borders on all four sides.

9.  Adhere the DSP about 1/4″ above the stamping.

10. Layer and adhere the waffle cone layer to the cone base. Adhere to the lower section of the DSP as shown.

11. Assemble and adhere the ice cream scoop/toppings as shown. ∗Please note: I die cut a cherry from each red and green. Then cut off the stem of the red one before gluing it to the green one. This way the red cherry has a green stem. Add some foam adhesive to the back. Adhere to the cone.

12. Thread a couple lengths of ribbon through the hole and tie with baker’s twine.

 You’re Sweet tag PDF

 

Stampin’ Up! supplies used:

  • Cool Treats stamp set {photopolymer} {item #142982 ~ page 33 Occasions catalogue}
  • Frozen Treats Framelits Dies  {item #142756 ~ page 32 Occasions catalogue}
  • Cool Treats Bundle {item #145181 ~ retiring list} ~ saves 10%
  • Tasty Treats Specialty DSP {item #142770 ~retiring list}
  • Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush {item #141897 ~ page 181}
  • Pool Party Card Stock {item #122924 ~ page 171 }

 

 

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Erin

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Square Lined Envelope

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Typically, the A2 size card is the most common. But sometimes it’s nice to change things up a bit. I created a 4 1/4″ square card but didn’t have an envelope on hand that would work. I do however have many A2 envelopes which measure 4 3/8″ x 5 3/4″. So, I altered one of them to create a square lined envelope to coordinate with the card.

You will need: A2 envelope, cutting tool of choice, scoring board, bone folder, adhesive, double sided tape, patterned paper {to coordinate with the card}, corner rounder punch{optional}.

1. Cut off 1/2″ from each end of the envelope.

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2.  Round the flap corners with the corner rounder punch. Cut the patterned paper to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Round the top corners.

 

 

3.  Open up the envelope and lay it flat. Add a strip of double sided tape along the top edge of the flap. This allows the patterned paper to cover the existing adhesive and be placed up higher. The tape backing can be removed when ready to seal the envelope. Adhere the patterned paper.

 

 

4.  Line up the fold line of the flap on a groove on the scoring board. Score along that line, fold and crease with the bone folder to get a nice crisp fold.

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5.  Add a strip of double sided tape along each side of the bottom of the envelope. Peel off the backing, fold up and press to seal the sides.

 

 

 

There you go! You now have a coordinating square envelope to go with your square card. My card ended up being damaged and could not be included in this photo, my apologies.

 

 

 

∗Please note: depending on your postal service, there may be a minimum size or extra charge for mailing square envelopes. Be sure to check before popping it in the mail. The information may also be obtained online.

 

 

 

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Tuesday’s Tag #6

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Welcome Baby

You will need: card stock, patterned paper, stamp set, ink, circle or scallop punch, paper trimmer or cutting tools of choice, adhesive + foam adhesive, small hole punch, liquid pearls/rhinestones/pearls, ribbon/twine. *Optional: powder tool, clear embossing powder, heat tool {you don’t have to heat emboss the images if you don’t want to}. Please noteany baby themed stamp set can be used.

  1. Please note: you may click on the link below for a PDF of these instructions.
  2. Create the tag base from card stock and the top tag layer from patterned paper. This can be done with a punch, die or hand cut. The measurements for this tag are 2″ x 3 3/4″ {card stock tag base} and 1 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ {patterned paper top layer}.
  3. Adhere patterned paper to tag base leaving equal borders on all four sides.
  4. Stamp the image on card stock, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set. Punch out with circle or scallop punch.
  5. I stamped the image a second time on white card stock and cut out the elephants ear. Then attached it to the body for a little extra dimension.
  6. Add a piece of foam adhesive to the back of the punched piece and adhere about 1 1/8″ up from the tag bottom.
  7. Stamp sentiment on card stock, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set. Cut out.
  8. Layer sentiment piece onto card stock cut 1/8″ larger {length and width}.
  9. Attach to the tag with foam adhesive in between the tag bottom and punched image.
  10. Add embellishments and tie on ribbons.

 

 

Welcome Baby tag PDF


 

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6″ x 6″ Project #3

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I think it’s nice to sometimes be able to create items using basic supplies that we already have on hand ~ like patterned paper. Some people like the full 12″ x 12″ sheets of patterned paper while others prefer the 6″ x 6″ paper pads. Or maybe both! So I decided to do a few gift packaging projects using pieces of paper that measure 6″ x 6″. So, whichever size of paper you tend to use, you will be able to make these. Add some adhesive/embellishments and you’re ready to create! These projects can all be easily adapted to suit any season or occasion just by changing the papers and embellishments. The possibilities are endless! As always, please feel free to share your creations 🙂

Today’s 6″ x 6″ project is a Pocket Gift Card Holder{finished size: 2 3/4″  x 4″ when closed} and uses an envelope punch board. This style of gift card card holder is quick and easy to create allowing you to make a bunch at one time to have on hand.

You will need:  6″ × 6″ piece of patterned paper or card stock, envelope punch board, bone folder, adhesive. Optional: small hole punch, ribbon, extra card stock or patterned paper/stamp/ink for a tag, embellishments.

Please note: you may click on the link underneath the last picture for a PDF of these instructions.

#1} Cut the 6″ × 6″ piece of patterned paper or card stock to measure 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

#2} Place the left edge at 2 3/8″. Punch and score.

 

#3} Turn to the left, line up notch with score line, punch and score {2nd side}.

 

#4} Repeat step #3 for the remaining two sides.

#5} Round all 4 corners. This is what it now looks like.

 

#7} Fold the score lines of the  bottom, right and left side {in that order}.

#8} Apply adhesive to seal and decorate as desired.

The gift card holders can be left open at the top, folded down or tied onto a gift bag.

Pocket Gift Card Holder PDF

 

 

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