How to Create a “Give Thanks” Mini Slimline Card

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By Annie Collins

– Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a Fall “Give Thanks” mini slim card using a variety of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko products.

Directions:

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• VersaMagic Inks: Thatched Straw, Mango, Jumbo Java, Purple Hydrangea, Midnight Black, Sage, Persimmon, and Sahara Sand

• Creative Medium: Gold Metallic

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• Craft Mat

• Palette Knives

Other:

• Tim Holtz Stencil: Burlap
• Trinity Stamps Die: Mini Slimline Stitched Stacks
• Maker’s Movement: You’re My Jam Stamp & Die Set
• Maker’s Movement: Nesting Doll Set
• Memory Box Dies: Leaves and Give Thanks Sentiment
• Accent 80# Ultra Smooth Cardstock: Opaque White
• Recollection 110# Cardstock: White, Kraft, & Moss Green
• Sizzix Glitter Cardstock: Mountain Green
• Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend: Leaf peeping
• Foam Tabs

How to Make a Simple Fall Tag

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By Alison Heikkila –

As we approach Autumn, I thought it would be fun to share a way to make a simple tag that can be used for gifts, as a place card, or even attached to a card base. By using a few simple techniques, you can make a bunch of these tags quickly, and save them for when you need them.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 15-20 Minutes

Directions:

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Step 1:

Die cut a tag out of Kraft cardstock. Cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock that is a little larger than your leaf stamp.

Step 2:

Stamp your leaf with VersaFine Clair Ink in Pinecone.

Step 3:

Apply Clear Mboss Embossing Powder to the leaf, shake off the excess, and heat set.

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Step 4:

Using Memento Inks in Pear Tart, Dandelion, Tangelo, and Morocco, apply using a blending brush. The colors should fade into each other and cover the entire leaf. The photo above shows the leaf not completely inked.

Step 5:

Die cut the leaf using the coordinating die, or fussy cut it.

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Step 6:

Place the leaf on the tag to help determine where you will add Tear It! Tape. The Tear It! Tape will be used to add stripes of embossing powder. I applied 2 strips.

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Step 7:

Sprinkle on Shimmering Night Sky Mboss powder on to the Tear It! Tape, shake off the excess, and heat set.

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Step 8:

Ink the edges of the tag with Rich Cocoa Memento ink and a blending brush. You could also do this step before you add the Tear It! Tape.

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Step 9:

Splatter on Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold all over the tag. Let dry

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Step 10:

Ink a small sentiment with VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink and stamp it on the tag.

Step 11:

Apply foam squares to the back of your leaf to raise it off of the surface of the tag and adhere it.

Step 12:

Add some ribbon or twine to the hole in the tag.

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I think this tag is so pretty and festive. You can easily use different colors of Memento inks or different embossing powder colors to completely change up the look.

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair: Pinecone Ink
• Memento Ink: Pear Tart, Dandelion, Tangelo, Morocco, Rich Cocoa
• Tear It! Tape
• Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold
• Mboss Powder in Clear and Shimmering Night Sky

Other:

• Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Framelets Tag Die Set
• Kraft Cardstock
• Strathmore: Smooth Bristol Cardstock
• Stampendous: Jumbo Leaves
• Simon Says Stamp: Tiny Words
• May Arts: Organza Ribbon
• Blending Brushes
• Foam Squares

Learn How to Make a Fall Thank You Card

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By Neva Cole –

In today’s card making tutorial, I will show you how to create a Fall themed “Thanks” card using three different inks. The Autumn colors are vibrant and blend well with kraft card stock and burlap ribbon.  I hope this card inspires you to think of all things pumpkin spice and apple cider as we head into fall!

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  1.5 hours

Directions:

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Step 1

Spritz white cardstock with Fireworks! Lady Bug, Tangelo, and Dandelion.  I like to start with the darkest color first working to the lighter color to fill in the last areas of white.  Set aside to dry.

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Step 2

Use Memento Peanut Brittle and Rich Cocoa ink pads and press directly on the cardstock. This creates a splotchy look.

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Step 3

Die cut the Fireworks! colored cardstock with Skeleton Leaves dies.  Cut an outline to back the leaves either by hand or with an electronic die cutting machine.  Adhere the layers together with On Point Glue.  Small dots in the thicker areas of the leaves works best.

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Step 4

Die cut one “Thanks” sentiment from the Fireworks! colored cardstock and three from white cardstock.  Layer together with On Point Glue to create a dimensional sentiment.  To avoid glue from leaking out from between the layers, use small dots of glue on the outside edges.

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Step 5

Use a soft rubber brayer to ink cardstock trimmed to 4.74” x 5.75”.  Kaleidacolor in Autumn Leaves was used with the green portion in the middle and the light orange on either end of the cardstock.  Flip the cardstock to achieve this look.

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Step 6

Pressure emboss the cardstock with Basket Weave embossing folder.  Use a sanding block to remove color and allow the embossed design to pop.

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Step 7

Using Tear It! Tape, adhere your A7 kraft card base to background. Then tape the burlap ribbon. The Tear It! Tape, it’s translucent enough that it does not show through the burlap, and will hold the card together.  Adhere the “Thanks” sentiment and the leaves with On Point Glue.

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Sizzix Thinlets Skeleton Leaves
  • Spellbinders Phrase Set One
  • Darice Basket Weave embossing folder A7 size
  • Recollections A7 card Base
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Sanding Block
  • Dimensional Foam Adhesive
  • Brother Scan-N-Cut

Create an Autumn Themed Wedding Card With Sheer Shimmer Stixs and Delicata Ink

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello friends! Katy here and for today’s video I have an Autumn themed wedding card for you. I was inspired by a project I saw a couple years ago and I could not wait for fall to roll around so I could show you. I know a long time to wait but, worth it, I think. The Rose Gold Sheer Shimmer Stix and the Delicata Rose Gold ink was perfect to bring this card together. I hope you enjoy.

Thanks For Watching.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Delicata Rose Gold Ink• Sheer Shimmer Stix Rose Gold

• MBoss Embossing Powder Gold

• VersaFine Clair Chianti

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• VersaMark Ink

Other Products Used:

• The Greetery

  • Pretty Postmark Stamp Set
  • Sentiment Suites – Love Stamp Set
  • Knit Whits Stencil Set
  • Autumn Sketches Stamp Set

• Concord and 9th Lace Leaf Stamp and Die Set

• Strathmore 500 Series Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper

• Neenah Classic Crest 110 lb White Card Stock

• Fun Stampers Journey Oatmeal Card Stock

• May Arts Natural Jute String

 

Quick & Easy Projects: How To Make A Burlap Halloween Trick or Treat Candy Bag

by Annie Collins


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Create the scarecrow mood this Fall with a handmade craft! In this crafting lesson, Annie shows you a quick and easy Halloween Trick or Treat candy bag made with burlap material, pumpkin stamps, and Memento dye inks. See how swatching inks to start can set the tone of the crafting session. This goody bag can be filled with treats or gifts.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

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memento ink pads

versamagic dew drop ink pads

versafine ink pad onyx black

mboss embossing powder

Other
  • Waffle Flower – Stamp and Die-Color combos Sets
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stamps – Give Thanks Set
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Recollections Brand Die – Planner Accessories
  • Paper Studio Brand – Burlap Envelope
  • Watercolor Pen

How To Create Gold Leaves

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by Nadine Carlier

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Since the leaves are starting to fall, how about coloring some of them gold?  It’s easy with Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and some Creative Medium. See how Nadine Carlier does it in her video below.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Echo Park Embossing Folder – Falling Leaves
  • Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Large Dies
  • Heidi Swapp Stamps
  • Cardstock – White, Burnt Orange
  • Ribbon
  • Leaves