Vintage Christmas Tags

Howdy, peeps! Happy first day of August! Time is going by so fast that it’ll be Christmas again before we know it! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for a new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #148 – Old School! We’d love to see your old/vintage or back to school project! Seems I’m always in Christmas mode, so I created some hybrid vintage Christmas tags! I’ve been a fan of Free Vintage Digital Stamps for a number of years and had this adorable image in my arsenal so I decided to use it!

I resized and printed the digital image six times on Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft cardstock and cut them with a stitched banner die. I cut six slightly larger double-stitched rectangles from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, adhered a die cut digital image to each one. Using the Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Holiday Gift Tags stamp set, I stamped ‘To’ and ‘From’ on the back of each one in black ink. I created hole reinforcements from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock with 1/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches, and adhered one to the front and back of each tag. I added green hemp crafting cord and a tiny iridescent gemstone to the top of the tree on each tag.

And one more look at the set… aren’t these just adorable?! Gotta love vintage! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock
Stamps: Free Vintage Digital Stamps Santa image, Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Holiday Gift Tags stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: JustRite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Hemptique light green hemp crafting cord, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these vintage Christmas tags and will link up an old/vintage or back to school project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

An apple a day tag

Hi everyone! A very Happy Saturday to you – I hope you’ve had a great week! They sure are going by fast these days… Christmas will be here before we know it, lol! Okay, I see your eyes rolling! ;) Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a get well tag featuring some awesome brads with a matching stamp set and my favorite enamel dots!

Using the CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, I die cut two stitched tags from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and one from CutCardStock Basis 80# Red cardstock. I created a faux tablecloth by stenciling Ranger fired brick distress ink onto an ARTplorations Checkers Stencil with a blending brush and cut it into strips. I adhered the strips to red cardstock strips and then to one of the white cardstock tags. Using the Apple Clear Stamp Set, I stamped the basket in brown ink on CutCardStock Basis 80# Light Brown cardstock, fussy cut it, and adhered it to the lower stenciled strip, and then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in brown ink. I put four Apple Brads in the basket and one outside the basket along with an apple core. I adhered the two white cardstock tags to the red one, and then threaded three ribbons through the hole at the top of the tag and tied them with bamboo crafting cord. The finishing touch was the addition of three White Enamel Dots across the bottom.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! Such adorable brads and stamps!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Apple Brads
Apple Clear Stamp Set
White Enamel Dots

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Red cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Light Brown cardstock
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink, Ranger fired brick distress ink
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, ARTplorations Checkers Stencil, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Really Reasonable Ribbon- Melina Crocheted, Satin Swiss Dots Primary Assortment and Diamond Satin Vintage Assortment; Hemptique Bamboo Crafting Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Wishing you a wonderful day tag

5/15/21 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everybody! Happy Sunday! I shared last month that I’m guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday for three months and I can’t tell you how much fun I’m having! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m into my second month, and for my second feature I have three fun projects to share and will showcase them in individual posts so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. My first project is a pretty ‘just because’ kind of tag. I love tags and don’t make nearly enough of them!

Using a stencil adhesive, I randomly placed square templates from the ARTplorations Squares Flexi-Template on a half-sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and applied Memento New Sprout ink with a dauber. Then I used the largest die from the CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies to cut the tag. I used the STAMPlorations Layered Vase stamp set and an assortment of Memento inks to stamp the focal image and sentiment.

I attached a purple and a green ribbon to the top with some bamboo cord tied in a bow, and added several tiny iridescent gemstones for a little interest.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! Purple and green are one of my favorite color combos and I’m in love with the whimsical nature of this tag! Awesome products!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #5 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Mood Board (playing twist – green)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #5 – Anything Goes
4. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #274 – Flowers + A Sentiment
5. Classic Design Challenge: #5 – Anything Goes
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: May Anything Goes
7. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #145 – Anything Goes
8. Moving Along With The Times: #130 – Bouquet of Flowers
9. Through The Purple Haze: #180 – Anything Goes w/ optional Gems and/or Pearls (playing twist)

STAMPlorations products used:
CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies
ARTplorations Squares Flexi-Template
STAMPlorations Layered Vase stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock
Ink: Memento New Sprout, Tuxedo Black, Lilac Posies, Grape Jelly, Love Letter, Bamboo Leaves and London Fog ink
Accessories: Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Stencil Magic Stencil Adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones, Really Reasonable Ribbon purple and green ribbons, Hemptique bamboo cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Second Stencil Sunday Feature at STAMPlorations!

Howdy peeps! I have to tell you that it’s absolutely gorgeous this time of year out here in Colorado! Spring has finally sprung! I’m into my second month as a guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday and having a blast! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my feature this month I have three more projects to showcase, all using different ARTplorations Stencils along with other goodies available in the store!

For more details and photos of each project, click the link above each photo below which will take you directly to the corresponding blog post. I’m posting each project individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. :)

Wishing you a wonderful day tag

Free Spirit Wild Heart

Shaped Thank you note cards

I hope you’ll enjoy seeing each of these projects and will be inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday tag card

Hi everyone! It’s Hump Day and it’s Day 3 of the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop! The Hop is going on until the 31st, so if you’re a fellow cat lover, come join us! There’s a lot of fun and games to join in every day, and Janis has been busy lining up some pretty awesome prizes to give away at the end!

I have a really fun tag card design of my own to share with you today that features super awesome Laurel Burch stamps! Who doesn’t LOVE to color Laurel Burch stamps (especially the cats)?! The sky is the limit with color choices! The bolder and brighter, the better, I say! ;)

I cut a top-folding card base in the shape of a tag and then picked out two coordinating bright pink papers along with some pink washi tape that I applied at the seam. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the images and adhered them to the panel, then stamped the sentiment and applied several small iridescent gemstones that I colored with a pink alcohol marker. I created hole reinforcements from white cardstock with two circle punches. I punched a hole through both layers of the card base and adhered reinforcements on the front and back side of the front flap. The final step was adding ribbon.

I created the inside panel just like the front panel, stamped the sentiment, added the hole reinforcements, and added a stitched square die cut for the signature area.

And one more peek… I’m in love with this design and see more of these in my future! So fun!

Sharing in the following challenge:
1. Creations in Pink: #27 – Anything Goes in MAINLY Pink

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Darice Dots & Stripes 6×6 paper pack
Stamps: Laurel Burch Feline Blossoms stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 369, 405, 393, 441, 430, 453, 417, 415, 413
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX die, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches
Accessories: Scotch ATG, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Stampin’ Up pink patterned washi tape, Really Reasonable Ribbon Hot Pink Diamond Satin ribbon, Hemptique bamboo cord, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’ll consider joining us! Pop over to the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop to get all the details! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I love books!

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and it’s not too awfully hot yet where you are! It’s pretty warm here! I’m happy to share that I’m guest designing over at The Outlawz Challenges in the Songs & Rhymes Challenge! One of my cards was chosen as a favorite a few weeks back so I was asked to be a guestie, and of course I couldn’t say no! Our sponsor is The Paper Nest Dolls and our inspiration is ‘Books’ so I created a super cute bookmark for our middle granddaughter featuring the adorable Back To School Ellie digital image, some distress inking and reverse stenciling. I added green, pink and yellow ribbon to the top which I secured with a green button tied with bamboo cord.

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I printed the image four times, colored one of them with Nuvo alcohol markers and then adhered the other three on the back of the colored one which created some nice dimension. I ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the edge for a finished look. I went with a yellow, pink and green color scheme on the background to pull the colors in from the image. After sponging on the distress ink, I laid a dotted stencil over the bookmark and removed some of the ink through the stencil with a baby wipe. I’ve seen this reverse stenciling technique done lots of times but this is the first time I’ve tried it. What a cool effect – and so easy! I added diagonal strips of cardstock embellished with skinny Washi Tape between the different colors, a computer-generated sentiment at the bottom, and a few pink Dot Sparklers at the top for a little bling.

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And here’s one more look… I’m sure loving how this turned out! Our middle granddaughter will turn six in a few months and I’m hoping this bookmark will encourage her to want to read!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamping and More: #391 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #508 – Anything Goes w/optional at least 2 layers
Di’s Digi Challenge: Include A Sentiment
My Time To Craft: #433 – Use A Stencil
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #167 – Animals / Flowers (kitty cat)
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge: #54 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge: Cute

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Tim Holtz distress tag
Stamps: The Paper Nest Dolls Back To School Ellie digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir- FS3, FS6, FS7; Nuvo- 437, 401, 403, 404, 405, 413, 417, 466, 377, 379, 452, 454, 487, 489, 491, 428; Ranger picked raspberry, mowed lawn and mustard seed distress ink
Accessories:  Waffle Flower Media Mat, Memory Box Texture Mini Dots stencil, Really Reasonable Ribbon from Autumn Sheer with Satin Center Assortment, Checkerboard Satin Pink Assortment and Haunted Halloween Assortment; Stampendous pink Dot Sparklers, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, skinny Washi Tape, green button from October Afternoon Sidewalks Miscellany variety pack

I hope you’ve enjoyed this bookmark and will join The Outlawz so you can link up with us in this challenge! Be sure to check out all the other fun stuff you can do while you’re there, and be sure to check out all the amazing stamps at The Paper Nest Dolls! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Hey everybody! Happy Hump Day! Hope you’re not too cold wherever you are… we woke up to 1 degree this morning and they say it feels like -14 degrees out there, lol! So it’ll be a cozy crafting kind of day for me today! I’ve popped in this morning with a super fun tag I created using the Twistoon Margarita digital image! The Twistoon Digi Stamps Facebook February Progressive Challenge is underway and this image is being offered free to challenge participants, so go check it out! As I have mentioned before, if you love twisted cartoon images, this is the place for you! I literally LOL’d the entire time this tag was in the making – this chick obviously spent a little too much time in the tanning bed and used a little too much Sun-In hair lightener on her hair! Remember that stuff?! Bahahaha!

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First of all, I scanned the image and cut it with my Scan N Cut. My cardstock must have shifted because it was ‘off’ slightly when it cut but I thought it added to quirkiness so I went with it! I cut four more shapes and adhered them on top of one another for a nice thick image which you’ll see in a moment. I colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers and embellished it slightly with a white paint pen.

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I cut a 3×5 tag and ‘stamped’ with bubble wrap over the front of it with dried marigold distress ink which created a nice subtle background that didn’t take away from the image. I created a sentiment on the computer and printed it on 60# Hammermill copy paper, trimmed it and layered it on red textured cardstock, and adhered it across the bottom of the tag. I created tag hole reinforcements for the front and back using 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches, and then looped red, orange and white ribbon through the hole and tied it with bamboo cord. I adhered the image to the tag and finished it with several tiny iridescent gemstones.

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I told you this image was thick – five cardstock layers thick! ;)

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And one more look… this was SO fun to create – from too much time in the tanning bed to Sun-In hair lightener overkill! I really DID laugh out loud the entire time! ;)

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I’d love to enter this tag into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: February challenge – Anything Goes w/optional Banners and Bows (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Cardz 4 Galz: #114 – Use Kraft Paper or Card
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: February Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps: #7 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #156 – Anything Goes w/optional Mother’s Day (no twist)
Lil Patch of Craft Friends: #125 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Darice red textured cardstock, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: Twistoon Margarita digital image, computer-generated sentiment
Ink: Bic Mark-It markers- Fandango Pink, Rambunctious Red, Peach Parfait, Pink Flamingo, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green, Oceanview Blue and Tiki Hut Tan; Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Posca white paint pen, Pentel Slicci Metallic Red and Gold pens, Ranger dried marigold distress ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, bubble wrap; ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon Red and Turquoise, Colors of Autumn and Christmas Celebrations ribbon collections; Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tag! Be sure to check out Twistoon Digi Stamps and join Lisa’s group in Facebook if you’re the twisted cartoon digi type! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig