Dimensional tree is cut using the eclips. North Pole Deliver was made using the foil quill. A little bit of inking on the tree, some gel pen ornaments added to each of the "faces." Simple - quick and would make a fun tag for any kind of holiday gifting.
The eclips/eCal page on Facebook is launching the 2nd Annual 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge! We're so excited for the #eclipsecalmakers who will be showing off this year's tags. Hope you'll stop by the page and check out all the creative endeavors!
For day 1, I'm sharing this make:
I honestly don't remember where I got the tag shape from... the tree is the Tipsy Tree from Creative Pointe. I reduced it in size to about 2 inches tall, made a couple of extra changes and crinkled the top three layers before adhering to the tree base. The tree wobbles for an interactive piece on the tag. The tag base is embossed and inked using distress inks on the debossed side.
Thanks for dropping by. More to come over the course of the next week and a half.
A dear friend is getting married and I needed a card to send off to her. This "template" will work for so many occasions and I love how quickly it generally goes together, although that wasn't the case in this instance, but I can blame all the trouble on me.
I have been hoarding a couple of pieces of rose gold metallic cardstock for a couple of months and it was perfect to use for this special occasion. I used the print feature and the Andrea font to print and cut the basic rectangles using the eclips. The heart is a die from MemoryBox that I've had for several years. It was perfect to use to finish off the front of the card.
A bit of tape and some glue to finish off the front of the card.
The base of the card is made with a textured stock from Bazzil.
No doubt I'll be using this template again in the future.....
SVGCuts' Attic Treasures Kit has one of my favorite go-to files. The book. It's so versatile and can be made for any occasion. Today's project is for a birthday and could also be used to celebrate meeting a reading goal.
Audio file (about 2 minutes long) Adhesive, Lineco Glue, Scor-Tape, Foam Mounting tape ink blending tool Scoreboard, bone folder Electronic Die Cutting Machine (Sizzix eclips2 and eCal3) Optional - printables
Cut all pieces needed for the book as well as an embellishment pieces. I added an image to the spine of the book and used the print 2 cut feature in the eCal software before cutting. Ink the edges of all the book pieces for an old book look if desired. My sister says this book looks "ancient!"
Cut another piece at 4 3/8" x 5 1/4" to cover the sound module. Use a 1/2 inch punch to create an opening for the sound module sensor.
Lightly score the "pages" on the sides of the box in 1/8" increments and add a little ink with the blending tool to highlight the lines.
Assemble the book and "pages" as shared in the assembly video here. Decorate the book cover as desired. I chose not to use the panels in the file for this project or other decorative elements provided in the folder.
Following the directions included with the sound module, record your audio. Remove the backing from the module and place in the box.
Decorate the 4 3/8" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock as desired. Apply some foam mounting tape to the back. Do not remove the release paper. If desired add a 2nd layer of tape. Set this layer in place and remove the sensor. Close the book.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hoping your creative time is filled with a little magic! Enjoy.
Tim Holtz' Robotic Cardstock (scraps for the robots - assortment of colors) Dark Silver card for the front panel White card for the base (cut to 5.5 x 12.75) Darice Gears embossing folder Big Shot, multi-purpose platform, cutting plates Sentiment circle print (I used eCal3 and Sizzix eclip2 to make mine) Audio used in this project is "I am Robot" from MelodyLoops.com
We're at day 4 of 5... and it's a given that no bunny hop would be complete without a bunny crossing tag! Here's mine:
You'll need: Kraft / Oatmeal cardstock (FSJ) Chocolate cardstock scrap (FSJ) blue textured cardstock scrap (Bazzil) Sizzix eclips2 and ecal3 Hoppy Easter craft file from Creative Fabrica Burlap ribbon (stash) Twine (FSJ) blue ink TombowUSA marker in brown Foam pop up dots (1/4 inch squares) blending tool and felt Glue (lineco)
CUTTING & ASSEMBLY: Select the tag from the Basic Shapes Library. Size as desired. Copy and paste a second tag to the mat. Open the Hoppy Easter craft file and ungroup, break apart. Highlight the bunny. and move just the outer shape to the bottom of on of the tags. Center and nudge for placement as needed. Delete the rest of the Hoppy Easter file from the mat. Cut the Craft paper tags, and cut a third tag using the blue texture paper and trim as desired.
Using the Text Tool and Tool on Arch command, create the bunny crossing text - I'm using Bodini in this instance. Fill is selected on color palette and stroke is set to none. Make sure the text is then set to print 2 cut print. Drop a half circle on the mat and size to the same width as the tag. Move away from the tag and set layer to back. Move the text to the top of the half circle, size and center. Drop a heart just under the text and open the Spring folder in basic shapes and click on the raindrops. Ungroup or break apart. Select the small raindrop. Size and move to one side of the heart, turning as shown in the picture above. Copy the raindrop, flip it horizontally and move to the other side of the heart. Set the stroke to none and the fill to none. for the three shapes you just added to the half circle. They will disappear. Click on preview and you'll see that they will cut, but not visible during the print, print 2 cut portion of the process. You're ready to print and cut. Follow the directions on the software screen for best results.
Cut two small strips of the chocolate paper - just bit enough to go behind the rabbit cut out and the heart and raindrop cuts on the half circle. use a bit of glue to secure to the back of the cut tag and the half circle.
Glue the second tag to the back of the first covering the chocolate paper. Ink the edges of the blue paper before adhering to the front of the tag. Ink the rest of the tag as desired.
The rabbit cut has a dot added for an eye using a marker and if desired, you can edge the cut with a marker so it stands out a little more. Rub a little ink on the cut too. Set the rabbit slightly off center of the cut using some pop dots. Apply some pop dots to the half circle and secure in place. Add a burlap ribbon tied with some twine to finish.
Again, thanks for stopping by. Hoping you're having some creative fun of your own this week! Hope you'll check in tomorrow for the final day of the hop. And don't forget to check out all of the creativity on the FB page!
Welcome back! So happy you stopped by for day 3's tag. I just love this one! Hope you do too!
You'll need: White cardstock Chocolate cardstock Tombow Markers Ink (light green and sky blue, oatmeal) Easter Grass (Sizzix eShape Store) Tombow markers Flower shaped sequins Clear and white seed beads Glue (Lineco) Foam pop dots (1/4 inch) Scissors Blender Tool and felt Sizzix eclips2 and eCal3
CUTTING AND ASSEMBLY: Size and cut the shapes from the Easter Grass file and a tag from the Shape Library.
Color the background of the tag using the ink and blender tool. Set aside.
Put the basket together. I glued the vertical splines at the bottom only and did a over/under weave. Make sure the top edge is open and not glued shut.
Color the "grass" using markers. I crumpled mine up a bit and glued to the back inside of the basket. You can't really see it, but it's there for a little bit of filler.
Using the brown/oatmeal ink, add a little bit of color to the edges of the bunny pieces. Color the pads of the feet with a bit of pink. Glue the pads to the feet and add the tail using a piece of the foam pad. Glue the body to the grass, tucking the bottom of the body into the basket. Add a pop up to the feet.
Glue the basket to the tag. Glue a few sequins to the basket and add some seed beads to the sequin centers.
You can see a little more detail in this image -- the weave on the basket is pretty tight and the seed beads are a perfect fill if you're not stitching the sequins to the paper.
The Sentiment was created in eCal3 as a print 2 print. Super easy and the font is Bodini. Just fill the font with the desired color and set the stroke to none. Size the font, make sure it is set to print*; add a rectangle (Fill is white and stroke is set to none and layer to the back). Print and cut according to the step by step instructions in the software.
*Check preview to make sure the sentiment will print and the rectangle cuts.
Hoping you have some more creative time set for this coming week. Don't forget to stop by the FB page for more inspiration and if you'd like to participate, we'd be happy to have you join in the fun too!
It's day 2 of the hop -- have you stopped by the eclips/eCal page yet? You'll love all of yesterday's tags and enjoy the ones that will be shared today.
Here's my tag for today.
You'll need: White cardstock (8.5 x 11) Green Textured Cardstock (Bazzil) Green watercolor print paper (Bazzil) Ink Tombow Dual Brush Markers Sizzix Shapes Library (Bunny, Boot, Tag) Xyron X (permanent adhesive) Glue (Lineco) Foam pop dots (1/4 inch squares) Ribbon Sizzix eclips2 and eCal3
CUTTING AND ASSEMBLY: Select the tag shape from the library. Size as desired. Draw a line the same width as the tag and apply the Wave effect and place on the tag. Group. Copy and paste to cut 2 from the green papers. Cut a tag (hide the wave line) from white stock.
Place the bunny on the mat, using the knife tool cut the bunny just below the paws. Select the top portion of the image and close path. You can delete the other portion of the image. Copy and paste the head to cut 2. Create a small flower, stem and leaves using shapes from the library. Select the boot from the library and size to fit the rabbit. Make sure it will fit on the tag. Cut the boot, flower, and two rabbits from white card stock.
Using the white tag as the base, choose one piece from each of the two green cuts. I used the plain textured stock for the top portion of the tag and the print for the bottom of the tag. Before gluing in place, using the blender tool, blend a little color to the edges of the pieces. Glue in place. Be sure to rub a little more color along the edges to hide the white paper a bit more.
Pick one of the rabbit cuts and put through the Xyron. Apply to the other rabbit head. Add an eye and nose using markers. Color the boot and add some dots to the boot and line the sole with a darker color. Using some ink, add a little more color along the edges to cover the white.
Fold over the front ear and glue the rabbit to the boot. Secure the folded ear to the front of the boot with a little bit of glue. Add the flower after you have colored it. Add some pop ups to the back of the boot and secure to the front of the tag.
Add your sentiment as desired. Add a ribbon hanger. And it's all done.
Thanks for stopping by again today! If you missed yesterday's post, just scroll down the page a bit for yesterday's tag.
Hoping you have some creative time scheduled this week and be sure to stop by the Facebook page for a little more inspiration from other #eclipsecalmakers.