A Snazzy Stamped Wine Gift Bag! {Reusable!}

Hello Friends! Today I have a fun project that can be adapted for everyone. I made a wine gift bag but you can find high quality muslin bags and pouches in many sizes perfect for any occasion and you will at the best price at Papermart:

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I chose a round bottom bag for my project. I also attached a stamped shipping tag with bakers twine for an extra special look. Watch the video to see how it’s made. *Side note, I had a couple people say that this video was not playing on their mobile devices, I have not done anything different but I think you may need to update something, it is playing fine on my computer though, it seems to be only on phones and tablets. Let me know if you can not view this. 🙂

I would love to get a gift wrapped up like this! and I would totally keep the tags for a bookmark (My birthday’s next month…just sayin’) 🙂 I think you could do a similar project for a birthday party too, you can have guests stencil or stamp their names on a bag, add pretties, and the bag can hold party favors…pair that with a homemade pinata and you have a custom party on the cheap! I mentioned a tutorial for making your own spray ink and dauber, it is here. I hope you liked today’s project and that it inspired you to try stamping on cloth. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Watercolor Look One Layer Card!

Howdy friends! You won’t believe how easy it is to get the look of watercolor when you just use markers, stamps and a damp brush. I used a magnolia flower and canning jar stamp from Rubbernecker. I finished the card with my color dusters and distress inkpads.

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Here is a video to show you how:

Have fun & happy crafting!

A Veterans Day Craft!

On  November 11th we honor those who served our country. This date commemorated the end of World War One and we share it with commonwealth countries in Europe as well. The symbol of this peace is the red poppy. This Veteran’s day (or Remembrance or Armistice Day) why not make a token of your appreciation. These lovely tag/bookmarks can be handed out to veterans in parades,veterans homes or nursing homes. There is room on the back to write a special message too. Boy and Girl Scouts might like to make some to hand out while walking in the Veterans Day Parade. You can even make up a bunch and give them to your local scout troop for this purpose!

I used stamps from Rubbernecker for the poppies and Hero Arts for the background.  You can use what you have though:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

Stamp Huffing, Chalk Backgrounds & OSA Sketch #227

Howdy folks, Today I made a card using several products I bought at the Stamp Show last weekend:

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I used stamps and dies from Local king Rubber Stamps, A background stamp from Rubbernecker and ginkgo eyelets from the $1 bin at Eyelet Outlet. I also used this weeks sketch at Oriental Stamp Art.

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We have a month long technique challenge at Oriental Stamp Art too, this month it is stamp huffing. I made a quick video on how it is done. You need dye based ink pads and/or watercolor markers, it is a really pretty look.

I used the first stamped image as the focal point on my card and the second generation image (2nd huff & stamp) on the rectangle in the background. I die cut/embossed the focal image as well. I am not typically a fan of dies to match stamps (it just makes me feel a little too lazy) but the intricacies of this stamp plus the fact that the die embossed the image too sold me on the set (the buy 4 get one free deal at the show helped matters too!)

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I used one of my favorite background techniques, poppin pastels, on this card with a big tapestry stamps I scored on clearance at the stamp show from Rubbernecker. Look how easy the technique is, you can do this with any stamp or ink up a bunch of smaller stamps to make your own background. Any soft chalk will work for this!

One more tip!!!! OOPS envelopes!

Have you ever made a mistake scoring an envelope and you have an extra crease where you don’t want it? That happened to me with this one but I did not want to waste the paper so I folded the envelope right (I have 2 mistake creases in it) then ran it through my die-cutter in an embossing folder (basket weave from Darice) and you cannot see the mistake, only a pretty texture!. This might be best for giving the card in person in case the texture fouls with mail sorting equipment. Anyone know how an embossed envelope would fair in the mail? That’s it for me today. I’m glad I had as chance to play with my new goodies from the show. Til next time happy crafting.

 

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