Thursday, January 24, 2013

My Quickie Envelopes

I don't always follow the "proper" ways of making envelopes and just wanted to share my quickie way of doing it.

 Supplies used: pencil, scissors, regular scotch tape, cutter, scoring tools, 2-pieces of cardstock (same color)
 I leave 1.5" (plus a tiny bit extra) around the whole card.
 I mark where I am going to cut and score with a pencil.
 I score the area and erase the pencil marks.
 I put scotch tape on the inside of the score lines so that they don't rip through (especially on thinner cardstock) just for extra support.
 I place the second piece of cardstock on the inner square of the score lines and mark (with pencil)...making it a bit smaller than the square.
 I then mark the tapers for the angled cuts and cut the lines with scissors.
I place two lines of tape with my ATG gun on each side and the bottom and then add the 2nd piece of cardstock.
  Here is the final result.  :)
 When I go to seal it I use my ATG gun and do the double line as well.

Hope you enjoyed my quickie envelope!  
It isn't perfect but it works great when you are short on time!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Tags

For scrapbook club this month we were to make Christmas tags for each of person in our group.  I couldn't wait to use my new Saturated Canary stamp called Candy Canes.

First, I colored my image with Copic markers and then I added Burgundy Stickles to her dress and then Star Dust Stickles to her wings and bag.  I also added some sparkle to her eyes and bows using my Atyou Spice glitter pens.

I then scanned my colored image and imported it in to Silhouette Studio, traced the image, and then cut out 11 of them on my Silhouette Cameo.  I also cut out 11 tags (the main base of the tag on Kraft cardstock, the front on patterned paper from the  "Old World Winter" stack by The Paper Studio, and the back of the tag which is embossed with snowflakes from a Cuttlebug folder.)

Next, I combined two different Silhouette images (the swirly image and the holly leaf) and offset it...then cut 11 of them out.  I added some irocks to the ends of the swirls.

I then added some twine borders, a velvet snowflake (from a Martha Stewart punch), a holly border at the bottom from K & Company, and then strung three bells.  I had a hard time finding the right sentiment for it...but then I found the "Believe" image in my chipboard stash.  So, I scanned the chipboard, traced it in Silhouette Studio and cut 11 of them.  Lastly, I added the green ribbon at the top and some small white flowers by Recollections.

It was a long process making 11 of them but I am very proud of them!  =D  I can't wait to give them out on Saturday at the all day crop our club is attending at our local scrapbook store.

I am also entering this in to the Saturated Canary Tag Contest on the Little Darlings Design Team Inspirations blog found Here.