How to Make A Holiday Wooden Tag Ornament with VersaColor Ink Pad

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hey there friends and fellow crafters. I’m here today with a fun quick project of taking a wooden tag, adding holiday stamps, and heat embossing to create not only a gift tag but a Christmas ornament as well. Using pigment ink in VersaColor and VersaFine allows you to create the extra gloss and shine that is perfect for making this crafting project extra special.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes each

Directions

mboss embossing powder

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RaisinBoat Stamps Holiday Hang-Ups 

How to Create a Thanksgiving Silverware Holder

by Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends!  In today’s crafting tutorial, I will show you how to make fun and quick Thanksgiving papercrafts. This is a silverware holder made with kraft paper, stylish stamps, and chalk inks in a matte-finish look. I enjoy making crafts during the holidays and this is one that is perfect for the weeks leading up to the big Turkey day!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
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  • Stampendous Stamps: Damask Fall Set
  • Simply Crafty SVGs: Silverware Holder
  • Recollections Brand 65# Cardstock: Kraft and Maroon
  • Bazzil Brand Cardstock: Golden Umber
  • Brother Scan N Cut Machine

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How To Create A Rich Purple Tone-On-Tone Halloween Party Invitation

How To Create A Rich Purple Tone-On-Tone Halloween Party Invitation

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, it’s LeeAnn and we are getting a bit inky today with StazOn ink pads and embossing powder. Making this Halloween Party invitation was fun and easy and the techniques used here can be used with any theme.

Using Clear Mboss just made the gravestone and skeleton images stamped on the front pop, not only with shine but texture as well. Since StazOn is a mixed media ink the embossed surface was color-matched with the background for a great tone-on-tone effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

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Imagine 
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Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

by Lisa Mensing

In this video, Lisa shares how to use everyday embossing folders to create fun Halloween backgrounds by using the letterpress technique with several different styles plus she shares a few tips along the way.

Use Memento dye inks with direct-to-paper techniques to create a distressed look across several card backgrounds such as a numbers theme, an Argyle plaid theme, and a chevron style. These matching trick or treat cards are perfect to pair with candy and gifts for Fall!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 10 minutes per card

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  • EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator 54-04002
  • Sirio Ultra Black | Cardstock Warehouse Paper Company Inc
  • CLASSIC CREST Avalanche White Card Stock – 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb Cover Smooth 250 per Package
  • Wagner HT400 Precision Heat Tool-0503038 
  • Hero Arts Nesting RECTANGLE DIES DI198
  • Journey Platinum Machine w/Plates
  • Embossing Folder – Take a Number
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder, 5-Inch by 7-Inch
  • Darice 1218-96 Embossing Folder, 5 by 7-Inch, Chevron
  • Copic Sketch Marker – Special Black 110
  • Whimsy Stamps – NEW Monster Parade Die Set 
  • FaBOOlous Sentiments – 4×6 Stamp Set

Quick & Easy Projects: How to Make a Fall Card with One Ink Pad

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends, today I am using my FAVORITE ink pad — Kaleidacolor. This 5-color water-based dye ink pad is very useful for a basic crafting project because it offers a variety of colors and the sliding palette feature gives you a lot of options. The ink pad has a lever to slide each ink pad together and then to pull apart for storing.

To create a beautiful background, just ink up the brayer, and roll it all over the card stock depositing the color down, you can keep going over it multiple times if desired to really get a great blend.

I then stamp out my sentiment and used On Point Glue to adhere falling leaves. I applied three dots of Gold Pico Embellishment to complete this project. I only use Kromekote Glossy Cardstock for this technique and it comes out perfect every time.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine

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  • Happy Fall Y’all Stamp Set
  • Die Cut Leaves
  • Cardstock 
  • Kromekote Glossy Cardstock
  • Brayer