Happy 10th of the month!
It's time for another Studio AE Blog Hop and this month we're featuring the January 2013 Studio AE Stamp Set, Be Mine.
Valentine's projects are always some of my very favorite to create. I adore the white/cream + pink + red (and sometimes aqua!) color schemes that are prevailant in Valentine's decor.
Last year I created some die cut/stamped and prettied up hearts that are one of my favorite decor items that I've ever created [ check out those hearts HERE ] and this year I want to add a few more paper crafted items to my Valentine's home decorating.
Here are the 3 tags I created for you today showcasing Ali's January Studio AE stamp set:
I used Tim Holtz' large steel rule tag die to create the 2 larger sized tags like this first one below:
I love that with these steel rule dies you can create your tag out of a wide array of mediums (think felt, fabric, grungeboard and more!) and it cuts it perfectly every time! And these are not some little itty bitty dinky sized tags either! These are good sized and give you a nice base in which to ink it up...
I used one of Technique Tuesday's 4x6 clear stamp sets to create the chevron backgound design and then Tim's Spun Sugar Distress Stain to add the soft pink color to the Prima resist butterflies.
I used one of Ali's sentiments to stamp directly on the tag and then I embellished! So fun!
The next tag incorporates the cute little mini bag and tag from the most recent Studio Calico kit (it can also be purchased individually, see below). I love the addition of the mini bag as it provides an interesting base in which to embellish and "tuck" the stamped tag into! You guys know how much I love layering and tucking tags here and there on my projects! ha!
This particular tag incorporates some "leftovers" from a recent card I made (and will be sharing here tomorrow!). I had played with some new (and old) Stampin' Up goodies + other inky goodness and had leftover flower petals in this wonderful white/cream tone on tone finish. I thought they would be perfect for this tag.
Instead of using Ali's long script phrase I only stamped a portion of one of the long phrases along the top of my tag so that it's visible while tucked inside the mini bag.
The last tag I'm going to share today uses Tim's large tag die again. For this one, I stamped a love-themed greeting from one of Ali's older stamp sets onto the tag a couple of times using a watermark ink and embossed the stamping with WOW Platinum embossing powder (my favorite!).
I added a plastic clear flower with a metal brad to the center of the tag, tied on some pretty ribbon and then stamped one of Ali's long script greetings on vellum using the Memories Unicorn white ink (this ink is ah-mazing!). I notched one end to create a banner and stapled it to the tag. Easy peasy and oh so elegant.
This is the first of several posts over the next few days that will feature new love-themed paper crafted decor. So in love with these and I have so many ideas running through my head! I'm crossing my fingers hoping I get a chance to work on all of them!
- Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon
- Stampin' Up Blushing Bride Ribbon
- Stampin' Up Pretties Kit
- Stampin' Up Fancy Flower Punch
- Stampin' Up Crumb Cake Tulle
- Stampin' Up Framelits Hearts (Sizzix)
- Stampin' Up Triple Treat Flower Stamp
- Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette Ink
- Stampin' Up Crumb Cake Ink
- Stampin' Up Pink Flower Buttons, Vintage Button
- Stampin' Up
- Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon
- Studio Calico Wood Veneer Alphabet
- Clear Flower (Tim Holtz... I think. or 7Gypsies)
Be sure to check the blogs of all taking part in the Blog Hop today:
- Beate Johns (our guest for January)
- Nichol <------- that's me!
We are going to give away a $25 gift certificate to TechniqueTuesday.com to someone who comments during this month’s blog hop. The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on the 16th on the Technique Tuesday blog.