Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Tags Redux!

I dig the word "redux." Ever since my bro-in-law pointed out that it sounds more badass than "revisited" because it has an "x" in it, I find that I must use it at every opportunity presented.

Redux. Bad.Ass.

Anyhoo, I digress. So today are MORE holiday tags. I made these for my MIL to use for whomever she feels like using them for - possibly for the peeps receiving one of those stationary sets I made for her.

On a recent CD with Jamie, we were super productive. It most likely had to do with her predetermined decision to kick me out of her house by 5pm* that lit a fire under our butts to crank out all the images and shapes we wanted from the other's stamps/dies. I even brought my own Cuttlebug so we wouldn't have to wait and take turns using her's. We can't share, can you tell? heheh...

* Note: She wasn't being a hardass...she had a concert to go to that night. :)

The tags below are influenced by the fabulous Dawn McVey. She came up with these great Vintage Ornament dies to coordinate with her stamp set from last year and Jamie was SOLD. And I benefited from it by cranking out a stack of these shapes in awesome Memory Box Xmas paper. I digs... *sigh*

So since I was giving these away and would most likely be used on people who would just toss them, I decided to keep them simple - but still cute! I stuck to a single color scheme for the tags using aqua ornaments (aqua/red/kraft), and a different color scheme for the tags using red ornaments (red/green/kraft).

I came up with 3 different layouts for the aqua ornaments:

Then I mimicked 2 of the aqua layouts for the red ornament layouts below.

I did go a bit overboard with the red jewel stickers (below) but dude, it looks sooo pretty! So blingy! So shiny!

Stamps: PTI Holiday Tags 2010, PTI Tin Types, Memory Box Vintage Ornaments (stamp image on ornament), TCP Give a Little (sentiment)
Paper: October Afternoon Very Merry, PTI kraft, Memory Box Xmas paper
Ink: VersaFine black, Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate
Accessories: PTI Vintage Ornaments dies, PTI Tag Sale #2, Martha Stewart baker's twine, Memory Box crystal stickers (red, clear), Nestabilities Jumbo Scalloped rectangles, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, pinking shears, Michael's red satin ribbon, Kaiser pearls (red)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Tags - Yay!

Since I am highly impressionable (due to Jamie), I decided to make Christmas tags this year! It all started from the October PTI release...I really wasn't going to get anything but supplies but then...Limitless Labels came out. And I was smitten. And because PTI is a marketing genius, they paired LL with their Tag Sale #2 and Holiday Tags 2010 stamps. They won. I got them all.

And because I really didn't know what to make with these, I bit off the highly talented Nichole Heady and basically made some tags similar to her's. That lazy stamper's accordion thingy? Pure.Genius.

So here are the tags. One makes use of the lazy stamper's accordion, and the other cuts felt using the pretty lacy circles die from LL. And I couldn't resist adding a strip of bling to the bottom of the tag on the left side. Bling made it awesome.

Stamps: PTI 2010 Holiday Tags, PTI Signature Holiday, PTI Tin Types
Paper: PTI kraft, Memory Box Xmas paper
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, Brilliance Pearlescent Beige, Color Box aqua color of some sort
Accessories: PTI Limitless Labels, PTI Tag Sale die #2, Martha Stewart Baker's Twine, Kaiser pearls (red), Memory Box crystal stickers, Michael's crystal sticker (big)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Pocket Full of Projects - Redux

Like I said in my previous post, I made 10 stationary sets for my MIL. Below are the other 5 sets that I made. They also use DCWV La Creme DP, but instead of the creme/black color scheme, I used more gray/black (with the exception of 1, I ran out of gray/black DP).

So you want to know my most favorite thing about all these sets?? It's that I used up a BIG chunk of my La Creme stack. This is truly awesome because I have this terrible habit of buying paper, using a leeeetle bit of the stack, and then hoarding the rest. This way, I used up a lot of my La Creme and all 25 Memory Box Licorice notecards. It's good to use up your stuff, ya know?

Anyhoo, here's a pic of the 5 sets:

And close-up of each card in each set:

Card Details
Stamps: MFT Framed Greetings, PTI Simply Stationary, PTI Signature Greetings
Ink: Fresh Slate, VersaFine black
Paper: DCWV La Creme, Memory Box Licorice notecard
Accessories: Michael's satin ribbon, Memory Box crystal sticker, Nestabilities circle dies

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Pocket Full of...Projects

Howdy! It's been awhile. I've been preoccupied with creating stationary sets for my MIL to give away to her pals. I made 10 sets total - here are the first 5. I made these 5-card sets using a similar color scheme based on the DCWV La Creme stack. I wanted each card to be different but still complimentary in order to keep it cohesive. So I used different DP from the stack for each card, but each had the creme/black color combo.

Here's a pic of the 5 sets:

Followed up by a close-up of each card in each set:

Card Details
Stamps: MFT Fillable Frames, PTI Simply Stationary, PTI Signature Greetings
Ink: VersaFine black
Paper: DCWV La Creme, PTI black cardstock, Memory Box Eggshell notecard
Accessories: Memory Box jewel stickers, Michael's satin ribbon, Nestabilities circle dies