Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Christmas Gift Tags Featuring Concord & 9th


It's Rosie back with some Christmas gift tags!

These tags were created using the Concord & 9th Ornamental Stamp Set and matching die. Please contact Sandy to order the matching die :).  This ornament is large enough to also use as the focus on Christmas cards too.

Let's take a closer look at the simplest tags to create first:

The image was stamped on navy blue card stock with Versamark ink, then heat embossed, 1 in gold embossing powder and the other in silver. I've then used the 'merry Christmas' from the Christmas Cheer Turnabout set and also heat embossed in the opposite colour of the main image. The ornament itself and the top are both die cut with the ornamental die.

To create this tag I've die cut the ornament shape, then dry embossed with the inner portion of the die.   You can dry emboss with any metal die by building your cutting machine sandwich as follows from bottom to top:

1. Regular platform
2. Plastic plate
3. Tan embossing mat
4. Paper
5. Metal die (cutting side face down on paper)
6. Plastic plate

Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix, sentiment from the Ornamental stamp set and a  topper die cut from glitter paper finish off this tag.

This tag is created in the same manner as above, I've just flipped the die over. This die can also be cut apart into 3 pieces and used individually. I've accented portions with Elizabeth Craft Designs glitter dots from my stash.

These leaves were die cut with the leaf die from the Bloom Fill In Dies on green glitter paper then snipped apart with scissors.

For this final tag I took a background I had watercolored with Gansai Tambi watercolours and die cut with the ornamental die. I then backed the die cut with gold glitter paper. The sentiments were stamped from the Ornamental stamp set.

Thanks for taking a look at his fabulous stamp set, you can see all the Concord and 9th products currently available in the store here

I'll have more to share using Concord and 9th products so stay tuned😀!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Concord & 9th

Hello Scrap Shotz Friends!

I was able to play with a few Concord and 9th stamps and dies and I have a couple of cards to share with you using the Blooms Fill In Stamp.

This 6x8 stamp stamps the solid background leaving white space to customize the floral as desired. I used Altenew Dusk ink for this first card.

The set includes a solid leaf stamp, small flowers a large flower and berries which I used here.
I die cut this banner with the Ribbon banner die and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Christmas Cheer Turnabout stamp set. A few Studio Katia sequins and Nuvo Crystal drops finish off this card.

This card uses the leaf vein, small flowers, 2 different flower centers and the large flower tip stamps from the set.

I gold heat embossed the berries and die cut the vellum with the Fill In Blooms Die. The sentiment was stamped in versa fine onyx ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

This is a very versatile set spanning Christmas cards, thank you's , birthdays, etc...

Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, November 17, 2017

November Kit Projects Part 2 with Katelyn

Hey Scrap Shotz Fans!

Today, I'm back and sharing with you two more projects that I created using the beautiful November Kit which features the Amber Moon Collection designed by Frank Garcia for Prima Marketing. This line is filled with beautiful fall colours perfect for all your fall projects.

To kick off my projects, I created a pretty card using one of the 3"x4" cards and some chipboard pieces to create the focal points on my card.

For the focal point of my card, I layered the chipboard wreath overtop of the wreath that is on the 3"x4" card. To highlight the bottom right hand corner of the wreath, layer a few other chipboard elements. To cover up the "welcome" tittle on the bottom of the card, layer a sticker from the Word Stickers. You'll need to cut the word banner down to fit. To the left of the word banner, add a few coordinating jewels. Because a card can never enough a bling, right?!

To add some interest in the top left hand corner of the card, I fussy cut out one of the butterflies from the 3"x4" cards and used foam squares to adhere it to the left of the wreath.

For my last project, I created a pretty Give Thanks Home Decor piece using some of my leftover pieces from creating my projects. I have a tutorial for you on how to create my home decor piece below so that you can recreate it for your home.

To start, pull out the large Vignette Box by Tim Holtz. Ink the top edges of the box using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool.

Cut the striped 3"x4" card out as well as the "Give Thanks" 3"x4" card out. Trim the "Give Thanks" card down to 2 5/8" x 3 7/8". Distress the edges of each card using an edge distressor. Ink the edges of each card using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

From the borders paper, cut two different borders out. Trim one border down to 3 1/2" and cut the other border down to 3 1/4". Distress the edges of each border using an edge distressor. Ink the edges of each border using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Cut a piece of the wood paper to 3" x 4 1/4". Distress the edges of the paper using an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the paper using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

From the striped paper, cut one piece that measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/8". Cut a second piece that measures 4 7/8" x 3 1/4". Distress the edges of the papers using an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the papers using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Pick out two leaves.

Adhere the cream side of the smaller striped paper piece to the striped paper piece. Adhere the wood paper piece to the cream patterned paper piece. Adhere the first border 1/2" from the bottom of the striped paper. Adhere the second border 1/4" overtop of the first border.

Adhere the "Give Thanks" card to the striped card. Use foam squares to adhere the striped card to the wood paper.

Take one of the square stickers from the word stickers and cut it in half. Ink the edges using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Adhere one of the sticker halves in the bottom right hand corner of the patterned paper. Adhere the other half of the sticker in the top left hand corner of the patterned paper. 

Adhere the large striped patterned paper piece to the inside of the Vignette Box.

In the bottom right hand corner of the "Give Thanks" card, adhere the two leaves, the puffy pumpkin sticker, the chipboard coffee cup, the "blessed" chipboard piece, a fussy cut butterfly and a chipboard butterfly. Use foam squares were desired. 

In the bottom right corner, add a few of the coordinating jewels. In the top left hand corner of the "Give Thanks" card, foam square the puffy sticker butterfly close to the g. 

Here are a few closeup shots of the corners on the Vignette Box.

And here's the finished Give Thanks Home Decor piece.

The November Kit is available in the Scrap Shotz's store. Make sure to stop by the blog as the design team is sharing more crafty inspiration.

Supplies Used:

Thanks for joining me today!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sharing More Love From the November Kit

The November kit had me overflowing with creativity. My layout below was inspired by the wood plank background *swoon* I tiled the Project Life cards to create a portion of the background.

The gorgeous chipboard elements flanked a special image that I have held onto for several years! It captured a special moment during an autumn walk with my daughter :-) In addition to the chipboard, I layered the phrase and puffy stickers around the image. I hope this layout is creatively inspiring for you!

With my pattern paper scraps, I quickly made a set of simple cards featuring the ample chipboard pieces. This card was created in under 5 minutes!

The remaining two cards showcased an interesting focal point of layered chipboard pieces.

And my last card ...

Thank you for dropping by - I look forward to seeing what you make with the November kit!

Monday, November 13, 2017

November Kit with Sylvie

Hi there!

I'm up today with two more layouts made with the November Kit.  The Prima Marketing Amber Moon line is just beautiful. It was so easy to work with and I'm so happy with the projects I made.

I made two pages from the same event, but it's not a two page layout.  I chose to use two sketches to that I felt complemented each other.  The first layout was inspired by the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine November sketch.

I stuck to the sketch pretty closely. For the rounded parts shown on the sketch, I chose to stamp a flower cluster using the Peony Cluster and heat embossed it in gold embossing powder.  I coloured the images with watercolours and die cut the shape with the matching die.  The rest of the page was embellished with the chipboard pieces and rhinestones from the kit.

I found that the Thickers from the kit didn't stand out enough from the background page, so, I used a Faber Castell Pitt pen and just coloured it in to darken each letter.  While the ink was still wet, I dabbed it with my finger to make the ink look distressed and I'm really happy with how it turned out. The stickers for the title are from my stash and they are a very old Echo Park alpha.

For my next layout, I used the sketch from Stuck?Sketches that the Design Team used for this kit.

Hope I don't offend anyone with title, but you can read the journaling that explains it. I used a very old alpha stamp from my stash and put it together with the Thickers and the "love" chipboard sticker from the kit to make a big title. 

There was a lot to say in my journaling, so I typed it on my computer and printed it onto a transparency. The striped paper was my favourite from the collection and I didn't want to cover any more of it than I had to. The photostrip in the photo clusters was cut with my Silhouette from the Yam cardstock. The page was embellished with more chipboard, leaves, crystals and puffy stickers... all from the kit!

The November kit is full of embellishments. I've done 3 layouts and a card and I still have a bunch left over for future projects. I love that!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 10, 2017

November Kit Reveal - 2nd Project

Hello Scrap Shotz fans! 

It's Julia here and I am back to reveal my 2nd project using the November kit.

Here is my finished project - 

I started with an 8x10 canvas that I painted with dark brown and black paint. My focal point is going on the reverse side of the canvas.
I took some burlap and used hot glue to adhere it to the edge of my frame. I used pieces bigger than what I needed then trimmed it to fit once glued down.
I chose the pieces from the kit that I would use for my focal point. I also used Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek. This is my fave ep and yes, it's available from Scrap Shotz!

Thanks for joining my this month for my November Kit project reveals! 
Watch for more inspiration to come from Virginia, Sylvie and Katelyn.

Products Used for this project:

Canvas; Black & Brown Acrylic Paint; Burlap: Unknown