Tip of the Day: Five-minute Mixed Media Flower Tag from Therm O Web

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Spring is right around the corner and it is time to start creating some flowers, don’t you think? Dawn from Therm O Web shares tips for using Mixed Media Sheets to create great gifts, tags, and cards. Print a photo, apply to canvas, add embellishments, and you have a perfect gift. Dawn demonstrates how to use the Heavy Weight Sheets (that feature a fabric-like texture) and Tammy Tutterow dies from Spellbinders to create a flower that’s perfect for a tag or card. Darling!

Make sure to stop by the Therm O Web site for lots of project ideas!

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Sundays With Lorraine

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Thanks for visiting Weekly Scrapper. I hope that you’re enjoying a beautiful holiday season surrounded by those you love. I know we’re heading into the final stretch of preparing for Christmas, but there is still time to get your Christmas craft on! It’s amazing what we can accomplish in four days! And then on the fifth day, it’s all about Christmas and spending time with those special people in your life. Happy holidays to all of you!

Postcard From New York by Jennie Atkinson

Do you use any mixed media techniques on your scrapbook layouts? It’s one of my new favorite ways to create some really unique backgrounds and I highly recommend you give it a try. It’s time to break out your favorite stencils and some texture paste and create your own work of art! You’re going to love all the yummy texture and visual interest that this technique adds to your projects. Remember that the secret to a successful project is to just dive in and have fun with your art; try not to overthink it.

Postcards From New York

I hope you are as inspired by this beautiful layout as I am. Jennie really takes the guesswork out of combining the art of mixed media with scrapbooking. Click here and I will be happy to escort you on over to Jennie’s blog Live The Dream so you can takes notes and give some of Jennie’s tips a try. Happy scrappin’ my friends.

Christmas Gift Card Holder designed by Debby Hughes

Do you still have a few gift cards to dress up for the holidays? No worries, its Debby to the rescue! On her blog Lime Doodle Designs she shares all her short cuts along with some great tips and tricks to recreate this festive Christmas gift card holder.

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A true crafter! I love how Debby took a plain gold and white striped card, added a few handmade touches and “bam” it went from nice to wow in no time. Since we all are a little tight on time these days, I thought you could use a few short cuts. Feel a hug, Debby, we appreciate you sharing. Now we can check one more thing off our list thanks to you!

Make A Wish designed by Cheiron Brandon

A rainbow of alcohol ink blended on glossy card stock + the Tim Holtz Handwritten Wish Die = a fun and festive birthday card in no time. Who wouldn’t have a smile from ear-to-ear after receiving this beautiful card in the mail? There is something to be said about discovering a handmade card in the mailbox. It’s like a hug in the mail. 🙂

Make A Wish

Don’t you just love it when a card this beautiful comes together so quickly? I’d like to send out a big thank you to Cheiron Brandon for sharing today’s inspiration. Be sure to stop by her blog My Craft Life any time you crave some serious inspiration. In the meantime, kudos to you for inspiring smiles one handmade card at a time.

Free Printable Vintage Christmas Tags By Tammy Tutterow

I’m so happy that I discovered these free printable Christmas tags just in time for you to use on your holiday packages. Don’t you just love the vintage look, a reminder of days gone by. Tammy created these adorable tags using a vintage postcard from her collection.

Vintage style Christmas Tags

I’d like to thank Tammy for coming to our rescue by sharing these sweet tags. Click here and I will be happy to take you over so you can download the file and print your own. That’s one thing you can cross off your list! While you are visiting, I highly recommend checking out some of Tammy’s amazing video tutorials. You are sure to leave ready and inspired to start that next project. Happy holidays to all!

Holiday Breakfast Casserole

Whether you are celebrating the holidays with a few friends, or you are going to have a houseful, it’s nice to be able to chill out and enjoy Christmas breakfast with your family. After all, you’ve been running around like a crazy person for the last two weeks, right? The big bonus here is that you can prep everything the night before, toss it in baggies, then assemble and bake in the morning. No stress and you get to be the hero – the creator of the perfect Christmas!

Holiday Breakfast Casserole

Here’s an idea – while the casserole is baking (about 40 minutes), open gifts and share memories of past Christmases with Christmas music playing in the background. When the casserole comes out, the coffee goes on, the table is set and we all enjoy a wonderful breakfast together. If this sounds like a plan to you, click here and will take you over to the Recipe Girl blog so you can print out the recipe. You might want to print out a few extra because your guests are going to want the recipe. Bon appetit!

May joy, happiness, and peace surround you this holiday season. I hope there’s a little bit of stress-free time ahead of you and I look forward to seeing you back next Sunday.

 

 

 

Home: Stitched Together With Love

Tammy Tutterow is sharing some inspiration featuring Petaloo and Simple Stories Homespun collection in the form of this cute little canvas decor piece.  Not only is it full of dimension, it is so easy to make!

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Tammy created a really nice tutorial you can find on the Petaloo blog.  There are a lot more tutorials like this one on Tammy Tutterow’s blog, Tutorials for Crafty Hands.

Make sure to click on over and check them out!

Have a wonderfully crafty day 😉

Supplies

Paper:

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Flowers:

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Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Picket Fence Distress Ink
  • Black Marble Dylusions Spray
  • Mat Board
  • Adhesive Foam Squares
  • Glue

Flowers for An Easter Bonnet

Today’s post is just in time for Easter. I found this nostalgic Easter Bonnet on  Tammy Tutterow’s Blog.  How perfect  to either wear or use as a beautiful home decor piece.  I can see this hanging on a coat rack, on an end table or anywhere you need a burst of color.  Let’s follow Tammy as she walks us through the instructions on how to make this creation.

For todays project, we wanted to create some vintage style millinery flowers to embellish a vintage hat.

Begin by die cutting several flowers from crinoline.

I used the same technique for all the flowers.  For the tutorial, I am showing the blue-ish green flowers that are next to the large pink flower in the center.  This is the medium-sized round flower on the die.

Mist the die cut flowers with Distress Stain place in a mister bottle.  Leave some areas of white if you can to help create some of the color variation after blending. (Shown here, Broken China Distress Stain.)

Squeeze the fabric flowers in a dry cloth to remove excess stain.

Dry the flowers with a heat tool.

Apply a light-colored Distress Ink to the center of the flowers using an ink blending tool.  (Shown here, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.)

Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the outer edges of the flowers using an ink blending tool.

Mist water onto your hand and flick it onto the flowers.  The water will cause the ink colors to blend and will create some spotting, which will add to the vintage look.

Squeeze the flowers in a dry cloth to remove excess water.

Dry the flowers with a heat tool.

Stack several layers of flowers together. Punch a hole through the center of the stack, (for this flower, I stacked three).

Place a bunch of wired flower stamens through the hole.  To give the stamens a more vintage look, you can brush them lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.   You can find stamens in most craft stores, and online on eBay and Etsy  (a search for “millinery flower stamen” will usually do the trick).

Bunch the petals up around the stamen.

Begin wrapping the flower on the cone-like base of the flower.  Tape on this part will help the petals keep their upward shape.

Continue wrapping the tape around the stem.  If the stem of the stamen is short, a piece of floral stem wire can be added depending on how long of a stem you need.

Thank you Tammy for this detailed tutorial.  We hope it inspires you all to create flowers of all shapes and sizes.