Cute Owl Gift Tags

My girls were invited to an Owl themed birthday party yesterday and I made these tags for the gifts:

 

I love to use solid image stamps (stamped images that you do not need to color) for quick tags. I used the Wise Old Owl, Small Banners and Carnival Alpha (small) from Pink Persimmon. I love how the owls stamp in pieces so I could make the wings open up to hold the banners. The birthday girls’ mom liked the stamped owls so much she asked if she could borrow the owl stamp to make thank you cards! And of course I said “yes!” 😀

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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A Sock Monkey Birthday Card!

I love to make cards for kids and one of my go-to stamp sets for making a quick kid card (say that 3 times fast!) is the Sock Monkey stamp set from Stampin up.

 

Isn’t he cute? The trick to making it quick and easy is watercoloring. And I mean easy, I just slap on the paint and I do not worry about staying in the lines because I will cut it out. To show you how sloppy I am here is a look at the banners I stamped and painted for the card. This awesome set is from the Banner Set (Small) clear stamp set from Pink Persimmon, I add these cute little banners to EVERYTHING!

 

Neatness does not count if you are going to cut it out! Save time and have fun and paint OUTSIDE the lines! Yes, you are a REBEL! Be proud 😉

Here is a straight-on view of the card. I am trying something new and photographing my cards made on white cardstock against black, what do you think? I can never tell what looks better 😉 also I have to point out that the layout and paper I chose was a happy accident, I took the few scraps left over from a scrapbook page, matted them on white and pieced them together. Actually I had the background done and sitting on my desk ready to go when I started to stamp. Also I punched 3 small 3/8″ circles from green cardstock and embossed the back of them with a stylus on a mouse-pad to make fake eyelets. So really it was mostly scraps here, a card from leftovers, gotta love that! Oh, another great thing about watercolor is that you can use the cheap GP cardstock and it looks as good as any other, not so with markers, so let’s hear a big hurrah for watercolor!

That’s  it for today ant til next time happy crafting!

40% 0ff last day and a new SVG set!

Happy Saturday! Today is the last day of my 40% off Schools out sale at Lindsay’s Stamp stuff (MyGrafico shop only) and I just released a new SVG template set called Steampunk SVG and you get a sweet box and loads of accessories (watch hands, gears, cogs etc.) to add a bit of charm to your next project! Here I used it on a oh-so-not steampunk project along with my On The Line digi-stamp set:

I used the Envelope Bonanza and Steampunk SVG templates as well as the OnThe line digital stamp set from Lindsay's stamp Stuff.

I have been playing with printing digistamps on pattern paper by printing first on text paper them taping pattern paper over it and sending it through the printer again. I have a bottom load photo printer and I am always jamming it when I try, the card was printed this way, it jammed then went in crooked the second try so my bird banner was not centered (and one poor bird was cut off!!!) but rather than waste the paper I made it work!

It is liberating to start off with a big blunder on a card, it can only get better right!

The swirl stamp on the edge is a stamp I designed for the Rubber Cafe last year.

This box is easy to cut and fold (I always score first) and it is very sturdy!

I used my Cricut and SCAL software to cut the box and envelope bonanza templates. It makes crafting a snap. If you don’t have a cricut you can use the printable templates in the kit. Here is a look at the Steampunk SVG set:

Remember everything at Lindsay’s stamp Stuff (MyGrafico shop only) is 40% off until midnight tonight! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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