Oversized and big! These tags measure nearly 6" x 10.5"! They're cute and simple and made of paper and vinyl!
Once again, I chose to use Tag 2 from the SCAL library. Resize and ungroup to resize the circle. Since I chose to use 1 1/2 in wide burlap ribbon, the hole is about 1 inch in diameter. Cut using your cutting machine.
Choose your font (CK Emily Pen). Choose your words and using the text tool, type and size as needed to fit within the bounds of the tag, leaving a bit of a margin all the way around the tag. Using the vinyl setting for your machine, cut, weed and transfer to the tag. Highlight a shadow using a white gel pen as desired. I also round the bottom corners of the tags for a softer look.
Add any other embellishments as desired.
Since these are pretty large and I decided not to embellish, I added them to a 24" diameter grapevine wreath. Centered under a paper twist tied bow and a few dyed* paper leaves.
You'll need: Kraft paper for tags (12 x 12) Vinyl White Gel pen Leaves (two collections from Creative Fabrica were used you'll find them here and here) Poetique ink refills Glass plate Water Toothbrush Freezer paper Skycut SCAL5 Pro Glue gun, glue Paper twist (deep olive green) wire Burlap ribbon 24" grapevine wreath
To dye the leaves: Cut the leaves from AC white cardstock. I used the textured stock. It adds a look of watercolor paper - but that is purely optional. Place a couple of drops of the desired ink refills on a glass plate and spritz a bit of water on the plate to spread the color. Lay the leaf cut face down in the color, lift and set aside to dry.
Use a toothbrush to flick a little extra color if desired.
Expect to get a little inky during the process if you don't want to wear gloves. Thanks for stopping by. Tag 3 to be posted tomorrow.
Enjoy some creative time today, or set some aside.
the eCal/Scal FB page is hosting another tag reveal beginning today, September 1. Only 3 tags -- but they've been incredibly fun to make and create.
The tag I'm choosing to share today is this one.
I love fall and have lots of fun memories of raking leaves into great big piles, helping my dad put them into a wheel barrow and moving them to a bigger pile. We would play for hours in the piles. Once all the "play" was done, we would have a bon-fire (the leaves were the fuel), roast marshmallows and make s'mores. As the cooler weather arrived, warm cider or hot chocolate in mugs and freshly made doughnuts would often great us.
Supplies needed: All digital images are from Creative Fabrica (affiliate links are used and help provide vouchers for participants in the challenges on the Facebook page) Harvest Hayrides Apple Cider... found here.
Open SCAL and select Tag 2 from the library. Size to 4 inches wide and 6 inches tall. You'll need to ungroup and resize the circle near the top of the tag and center.
Open the quote bundle and select the quote, size as needed. Make sure the image is set to print + cut print. The SVG was colored using the Gradient feature and 4 colors using the radial feature. You can play with the sliders to get the best effect.
Create your Spiced Cider image. Don't have a cent sign, create your own using a lower case "c" and a lower case "l" in separate text boxes and overlap the l onto the c. Center in the circle. If you have trouble creating the text, refer to the SCAL user manual for best results. Set all the lettering to print + cut print. Highlight the circle, select Effects < Contour Cut (Shadow Layer) and leave at the default setting.
The plaid border at the bottom of the tag is a separate horizontal rectangle and is filled with one of the digital papers in the pack. It was pretty close to the ribbon I had on hand, so I used it.
Drag and drop the Cup onto the mat. DO NOT UNGROUP yet. Highlight and select Effects < Contour Cut (Shadow Layer). Create a shadow that is .30. Select blackout. Click ok. Now, you can ungroup the cup and separate the pieces for cutting. Fill the middle band with the same plaid you used for the rectangle. Be sure to set it to print + cut print.
Print all printables. Cut all pieces. Ink if desired for a little more dimension and texture. Assemble the cup. Place foam dots on the back and place on the tag as shown below. Adhere the spiced cider circle to the shadow circle. Foam dots were also added to the back of the shadow of the spiced cider circle. Add your ribbon and secure as desired. A staple was used in this example.
Thanks for dropping by. Hope you'll check out all the tags being shared this week on the Facebook page and elsewhere. Set aside some creative time this week. Enjoy the flow and nurture your heart along the way.
or at least a productive couple of days! Birthdays for this month are creeping up and so it was a mad dash to get a few done. A mix of digital and hybrid. Love all the fun that can be created using the SCAL 5 Pro software and a few fun files and dies from favorite vendors.
Using the Gradient feature in SCAL 5 Pro, you can create a full rainbow of color and fill the text with lots of fun! Moving the individual sliders you can play with the color movement as well until you're satisfied with the shift.
Purely digital and so much fun.
Let the Skycut plotter/cutter do the cutting of a chunky font and you create the background on the card base using distress inks and blending tools. Embellish with a single cupcake (digi is from Creative Fabrica) colored with pencils are markers of your choice. Add a little glaze to the cherry for some shine.
Digi image from Creative Fabrica (watercolor collection). Print 2 cut using SCAL5 Pro to set up. Once the image is printed, use a Spellbinders' border die. Round the corners of the back edge and add a bit of additional color to the edge with a strip of paper in a complimentary color.
Hoping you will be able to spend some time in your creative space this week. Enjoy every moment of it. Happy Crafting!
It's that time of year and we have some painting projects that need a few extra hands to help make it happen. That wheelchair ramp is a long one and it's needs a bit of refreshing! I figured that using some fun invites would make the job seem a little more fun and we'd enjoy the company as we tackled the ramp. You'll find more of the details on The Artistry!
And while you're there -- be sure to check out this amazing 210+ Font Bundle! There are definitely some keepers in this one! All have commercial use licenses! I spotted a few that could be used with a pen or other draw tool, like the Foil Quill. Scroll down the page to take a peek at all the fonts included - You won't be disappointed.
Hoping you'll get some time to spend in your crafty space this week to nurture your creative spirit and soul. Hope it's a great one!
We have quite a few birthdays coming up in the next few weeks. LOTS of birthdays! Pinterest offered the inspiration for this card.
I love the retro look in the way the triangle shapes are organized. This was the first card I cut on the new machine (#skycut) and I was amazed at how quickly the machine cut everything but the card base. It was probably less than 1 1/2 minutes from start to finish.
A little inking around each of the triangles. The word "birthday" is a stamp from a Tim Holtz set, embossed with white detail embossing powder from Ranger. The enamel dot is from FSJ. Paper is from SU, FSJ, Bazill and AC.
This card is so adaptable for other occasions as well. Change out the words, papers and even the font if you'd like to suit the occasion. Looking forward to making a few with some of the digital papers I have in my stash....
Off to cut and make a stack! Hoping you have some creative time planned in the next few days! Enjoy!
Nope, not earthquake related though there have been a few very mild shakers recorded, we just haven't felt them.
I couldn't help but make a few more using the TP kit from Queen & Co. AC cardstock for the bases and the black background. An old Recollections stack from Michaels for the patterned paper.
These are so easy to put together and one of the advantages of of using the precut foam is that you can make a few shakers in advance and have them at the ready when needed. I found my stash of clear seed beads to use as a filler for these shakers. I'm hoping the recipients enjoy a laugh or two as well.
For each card you'll need: White card base for a 4 inch square card (4 x 8 inches, scored at 4 inches on the long side) 4 inch square of black AC cardstock 3 1/2 inch square of patterned paper 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 rectangle of black AC cardstock Scrap white for sentiment TP kit (dies, foam and acetate) from Queen & Co. Seed beads or other filler for the shaker 3 x 6 inch white textured AC cardstock
Die cutting machine (Big Kick by Sizzix) Adhesive of choice (Lineco Glue and Scor Tape) pop up dots Anti static buddy ink pad (black) Stamp positioner Paper trimmer Scissors (optional)
Using the dies, cut the elements you need. All of the dies were used for this project -- the large plain cut became the back of the shaker. It fits perfectly and can also be used to cut the acetate as well.
Ink edges of the die cuts if desired. That wasn't done for this trio of cards. Assemble the base of the shaker. Assemble the top of the shaker. Rub the anti-static buddy on the underside of the acetate. Fill the base of the shaker as desired. Remove the top paper to expose the adhesive and apply the shaker top to the base. Press firmly to get a good seal. Set aside.
Layer the pieces of cardstock and patterned paper as shown in the image above and secure with your preferred adhesive. Apply the shaker using some strong double sticky tape.
If you haven't already, stamp your sentiment -- there are several to choose from in the kit and each one brings a smile. Choose the one that best suits yours. Adhere as desired.
This is a quick make and easy to get a few done in just a little bit of time if the shakers are pre assembled.
Hoping you're creating time in your busy week to do some nurturing of your soul. Have an amazing sort of creative day, week and launch into a brand new month of creativity.
I've been having fun making these tags... though several of the "planned" ones haven't turned out as I'd expected, so they haven't made the cut... but the next few did. This tag was done using basic shapes and a few other commands found in the software. I love the look and the layers.
The photo doesn't do it justice -- but the studio lighting hasn't been cooperating the last few days... so my apologies.
I love adding a stitching line using the contour cut feature, inset shadow and then changing the line to a dashed line. The white stock for the front cover was watercolored using an antique colorway. All of the trees are washed in a little bit of light gray and some Wink of stella. I used some stacked foam tape strips along the edge after the insert was created and placed on the back piece. I wrapped a length of gold cording around the edge to cover the foam.