Crisp cool air in the mornings is a definite clue that Fall is just around the corner. Oranges, reds, browns, and gold are beginning to make an appearance in the Northern Hemisphere as well. Flowers are making a last glorious show… Fresh apples from the tree. Pumpkin vines revealing their orange globes and so much more evoke fond memories of years gone by. Celebrate Fall by creating a tiered tray display featuring a few of those favorite things.
For this version of the display, a few things from the “stash,” – a fun collection of Autumn papers (Autumn Burning Papers, designed by Queen Brat Digital Designs). A quote that shares many of the things we enjoy doing or that evoke memories from years past (Harvest Hayrides Apple Cider Bonfires designed by spoonyprint) and the square frame collection (Square Box Frame Svg Cut File Collection, designed by gentlemancrafter) were used. And don’t forget a fun fall image (Sublimation Fall Pumpkin Graphic, designed by artdee2554) for another addition to the display.
1. Select three (3) patterns from an Autumn Background paper collection. Open the SCAL5 software. Create a vertical rectangle 1.875 x 8 inches. The paper should just reach around the block with no overlap. Create a 1.875-inch square for the top of the block. Using the Color palette and pattern fill, fill the square and the rectangle with one of the images you previously selected. Repeat the process 2 additional times to create 3 strips and 3 squares. Check the preview to make sure that all of the registration marks are within the printing guides for your printer. If the marks are outside the print area, just print and use a paper trimmer to cut the images. Cut with your cutting machine if you are able.
These tags have been so fun to make. Today's tag is the last in this short Tag Challenge. Today's tag is the smallest. but it still packs a punch, I think. It's also pinterest inspired.
Supplies used: Neenah 110 lb. White Poetique Ink Refills Skycut cutter/plotter Christmas Acorn Leaf SVG (from Creative Fabrica) SCAL 5 Pro Nuvo Drops Adhesive (Bearly Art glue & foam dots)
Open SCAL5 Pro and choose the acorn leaf pattern from the file and drag and drop to the mat. Size as needed. Add Tag #2 from the library and made sure that the images will fit.
Add another page and place vertical rectangle and add desired sentiment. Make sure that all of the type is set to P2C. Size as desired. Print and cut the image. Ink the edges of the piece.
Cut the leaves and tag.
Use the same method for coloring the leaves and tag as used in yesterday's tag details. Let all the images dry. Assemble the tag as desired. Add a few Nuvo drops in desired color on the leaves and around the tag.
Enjoy the process if you try this. Hoping you'll enjoy some creative time soon. Take care and happy crafting!
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.
That's really the most difficult part about writing and creating for others.
What I can share are a couple of quick cards. One of the big bonuses of using SCAL 5 Pro is being able to import files created in Make The Cut (MTC) and cutting them with the Skycut. Easy, easy!
I found a fun Concertina card on Pinterest and it was the inspiration for this card:
We had so much fun looking through the photos to find the perfect shots to celebrate her 14th. Designer paper is from FSJ, vinyl from Expressions Vinyl in rose gold and used SCAL5 Pro to fill each of those photo squares perfectly and do the print + cut spot on!
We made cooling scarves for the homeless and we'll be making a few more in the next week or so. Some of those pieces of fabric in the stash are coming in handy and it felt really good to get the sewing machine out and stitch for a few hours.
Learning lots of new things about pop ups, construction and mechanisms. Hoping to play with those a little more in the days to come. Excited about the prospects of fulfilling a dream and lifelong goal.
I recently purchased another set of Poetique Refillable Brush Pens -- now that I know I get get them to work in the eBrush. Life just got a little better and I'm looking forward to creating some new backgrounds with the markers and some new silk screen stencils I have sitting on the craft table.
I reached out to my contact with the company that sells the pens and learned that the company does not provide a swatch sheet for their pens. SO,...... I decided to make my own and then I won't have to figure out what colors would work best for the project being created.
You could do the same using Excel, Numbers or Google Sheets. Easy peasy and the 48 count set still fits on a single sheet of paper. I also liked the fact that I could print the template on a piece of 140 lb watercolor cold press paper (cut to US letter size) with ease using the rear tray feed on my printer.
The pens in the four trays aren't in numerical order or necessarily ordered in the same color family... so I did a bit of re-ordering by numbers with the pen color name facing up. The 48 count box has a good assortment to choose from. I am also excited to know that there are ink refills available for each of the pens. The brush nibs work really well and you can accomplish most of what you want to "paint" with this single nib.
This made it much easier to create the chart. Pen numbers and pen name are in the row below the swatch of the color. some of the colors are pretty intense and others are lighter.
Leave a comment or reach out via FB messenger if you would like a copy of the file. A swatch chart will be available for the 24 pen set shortly.
In the meantime, have a crafty sort of weekend and coming week!