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

Make an Elegant Happy Father’s Day Card

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Match a few colors and an elegant sparkling background using the Mboss New Year’s Eve embossing powder to make a special card for Father’s day. Contrast among black and white with a touch of gold give a smart look on the card that can be made by anyone.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 45 Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp in a repetitive pattern the diamond chain stamp on a 4x6in card stock using the VersaMark Watermark Ink pad. Cover with the Mboss New Year’s Eve embossing powder and heat set to create the background.

 

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Step 2

On a 4.5″ x 2″ piece of cardstock stamp the Happy Father’s Day sentiment on the lower part of it and on a small piece of cardstock the tie using the VersaMark Watermark Ink pad. Cover with gold Mboss Embossing Powder and heat set.

 

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Step 3

Color the inner part of the stamped tie with All-Purpose Ink Vegas Gold and cut around the design.

 

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Step 4

Cut a 2″ piece of the gingham ribbon and fold the two edges to the low middle of it to form a collar shape. Glue it on the long piece of the cardstock and add the stamped tie with some foam tape.

 

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Step 5

Cut 4″ long pieces of the ribbons and set together with Tear It! Tape.

 

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Step 6

Finally usually Tear It! Tape to set the ribbons on the background and continue adding the long cardstock piece.

 

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

Mboss Embossing Powder – Gold, New Year’s Eve

All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Grosgrain ribbon

Gingham ribbon

Crafty Secrets stamps – Favourite Fellas

Heat tool

Card stock

Hot glue

Foam tape

Learn How to Stamp Clay to Make a Jewelry Charm

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Metallic frames, usually used for epoxy, can work nicely to form clay and make jewelry pieces. Mix Walnut ink for a soft, pale shade to create a marble effect ink to the clay. Then stamp with any design using StazOn ink pads that will quickly dry, won’t bleed and give a sharp outcome. StazOn will also allow you to use markers and won’t mix with them. Add some sparkle with SHIMMER Spritz and secure the result with a coating of GlazOn. Use the charm as a jewelry piece or to decorate your cards and crafts.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes plus drying time

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Separate two pieces of clay and color the one with Walnut Ink. Mix together.

 

 

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Step 2

Lay flat  the clay and place the frame. Remove the excess and let it dry.

 

 

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Step 3

Remove the clay from the frame and stamp with StazOn ink pad.

 

 

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Step 4

Add some color with a MEMENTO marker (or none, if you want to leave it just with the stamped image).

 

 
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Step 5

Spray with the SHIMMER Spritz Sparkle and let it dry.

 

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Step 6

Secure the result and add some shine with GlazOn.

 

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Step 7

Place On Point Glue to the inner sides of the metal frame. Let it sit for a few minutes and place the stamped clay. Add cord or chain according to your style.

 

Art Supplies:

 

Imagine

Walnut Ink – Lilac

StazOn – Royal Purple 

MEMENTO Marker – Lulu Lavender

SHIMMER Spritz – Sparkle

GlazOn – Clear

On Point Glue

InkBlushers

 

Other

Jewelry Metal Frame

Air Dry Clay

Rubber Stamps of your Choice

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Learn How To Make Easter Gift Tags

By Jowilna Nolte 

Today I am sharing a quick Easter Tag using some fun splats stamps and the gorgeous range of StazOn ink colors. Plain stamped images in bright and fun colors are a classic look and so versatile – making Easter decorations extra special with a touch of handmade.

 

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

 

Directions:

 

 

Step 1

Use a splat stamp and stamp a sheet of white cardstock using different colors of StazOn ink. Stamp one color at a time and then clean your stamp using StazOn Stamp cleaner before inking your stamp with the second color. Repeat and stamp your third color.

 

Step 2

Once you have stamped all your StazOn colors, use a yellow VersaFine Clair ink and fill in any gaps on your cardstock.

 

Step 3

Cut your cardstock sheet into tag sizes measuring 3×6”. Then stamp your bunny and wording in VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.

 

Step 4

Use Rose Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to add some ink splats across the tag and leave to dry. Tie onto a gift bag using baker’s twine.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

StazOn full-size inkpad Cherry Blossom

StazOn full-size inkpad Caribbean Green

StazOn full-size inkpad Plum

Sheer Shimmer 7ml Spritzer Rose Gold

VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Nocturne (black)

Other

White cardstock

Stamps: Joy Clair, Stampers Anonymous

Enamel dots

 

VersaMagic and VersaFile Clair Create a Polar Bear Card

by Lori Warren

Learn how to layer colors and different inks to create this lovely Polar Bear Holiday Card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Step 1

Spray Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray in Summer Sky onto card panel.

Step 2

Stamp snowflakes with VersaMagic in Turquoise Gem.

Step 3

Stamp a second snowflake pattern in VersaMagic in Aegean Blue.

Step 4

Use a Large Dauber to sponge VersaMagic in Aegean Blue onto edge of card panel.

Step 5

Stamp ice pattern onto bottom of card panel with VersaMagic – Turquoise.

Step 6

Stamp Polar bear images with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne and cut out with coordinating dies.

Step 7

Add color to bears with Memento Dual Markers – Summer Sky, London Fog, Gray Flannel.

Step 8

Add color to scarfs with Memento Dual Makers – Rhubarb Stalk, Teal Zeal.

Step 9

Spray Sheer SHIMMER Spray – Sparkle onto craft matte then use paint brush to apply to scarfs.

Step 10

Stamp saying onto card panel with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne.

Step 11

Adhere card panel to card base.

Step 12

Adhere die cut Polar Bears to card front.

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Supplies
Other
  • Recollections Clear Stamps – Christmas stamp & die set
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • White Card Stock

Stamping Holiday Wrapping Paper with a .. Fork?

by Roni Johnson

Keeping with my Berry, Blue and Silver theme I decided I wanted to make wrapping paper and matching gift tags this year as well. The limited color palette is very aesthetically pleasing when grouped together under the tree. Since I was using all the same colors I thought it would be fun to vary the patterns so I went from very easy (Joy wrapping paper) to a more complicated layered pattern (Noel paper) which I will share with you today.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the design

Directions

Step 1

Tear off enough of the kraft paper to cover the gift you will be wrapping.


Step 2

To create the layered look use a fork (I am using a baby fork for the example) to make a cross hatch pattern with Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink.


Step 3

Heat set the Delicata ink to speed drying. As you can see it creates a stunning background which could be used as is.


Step 4

Stamp Noel using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink over the entire sheet of kraft paper. Vary the direction of the image to add interest.


Step 5

Layer 3 consists of several snowflakes stamped using Blue Belle VersaFine Clair ink.

Step 6

Several more stamped snowflakes are added using Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink.


Step 7

And finally Morning Mist a lovely shade of grey to finish it off. You will have created a beautiful multi layered wrapping paper worthy of any gift you have for giving.


Step 8

Follow the same steps to create the matching gift tag.


Step 9

Use a sponge dauber to apply Blue Belle ink to the edge of the tag. Add a bit of ribbon to finish it off. And here is my gift all wrapped up ready for giving. Below you will find additional examples to inspire.

Supplies

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  • Kraft Paper (On a Roll – Paint Section of a Hardware Store)
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Oh So Fancy (Joy/Noel), Snow Much Fun, Snow Storm, Poinsettias in the Pines, Holiday Bell Trio, Deer Head, Christmas Greetings (gift tag sentiment)