Handmade Holiday Tags made with Cork

Making Holiday Tags using Cork

Make your Gifts Special with Handmade Holiday Tags made with Sizzix Cork Sheets*.

If you’ve been here before, you know I love experimenting with new materials.

So, when Sizzix offered to send me some rolls of their cork sheets, I gladly accepted.

(I especially love the way it looks on kraft-colored wrapping paper.)

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Making Holiday Tags using Cork

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Making Holiday Tags using Cork

With the help of my sewing machine and a few of my favorite Eileen Hull dies.

Making the tags was fairly easy to do.

Making Holiday Tags using Cork

Stitched Snowflake Tag

  • I die-cut the tags using the large tag die from the Tags Die Set*.
  • I sewed the tags together using a sewing machine with silver thread
  • Die-cut a paper snowflake.  Sew the Snowflake and white pom-pom trim onto the tag.

Making Holiday Tags using Cork

Fun and Festive Reindeer Tag

  • The reindeer tag uses a small wood reindeer that I painted silver.
  • Glue the reindeer and bow onto the front of the tag.
  • The word stickers on the reindeer and snowflake tags are from the Simple Vintage Christmas Lodge Sticker Sheet*.
  • The deep red satin ribbon makes this tag feel special.

Making Holiday Tags using Cork.

Simple and Elegant Joy Tag

Simple greenery picked from a bush outside adds to the natural feel of this tag.

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Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card

How to make an Inky Layered Wreath Card

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

Sometimes when I’m making cards, I get the urge to get inky.

Some cards just call for it.  This card was one of those.

I summoned my inner “Tim Holtz” and inked my little heart out.  (It was fun!)

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How to make an Inky Layered Wreath Card

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How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

Directions:

  • Optional:  For easier assembly, I used the Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the cardstock before die-cutting.  (As the paper goes through the Xyron Creative Station*, it adds a complete layer of adhesive to the back.)
  • Die-cut the pieces for the wreath, as shown above, using the Wreath Die Set and green cardstock.
  • Die-cut the pieces for the bow using plaid scrapbook paper.
  • Using the Ink Blending Tool and Peeled Paint Distress Inkpad, generously ink all over the front of each die-cut piece.
  • Use the blending tool and Gathered Twigs and ink the edges only of the die-cut pieces.

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

  • Starting with larger die-cut wreath pieces, apply them to the wreath base.  Continue with the smaller wreath pieces.
  • Die-cut a cream banner using the banner die from the Snowflake Kisses stamp and die set. Stamp “Season’s Greeting” onto the banner using the Black Onyx Versafine Inkpad*Put small foam dots on each side of the banner and place it centered on the wreath. 
  • Create the bow by gluing the two outside edge pieces to the center of the back of the bow.  Wrap and glue the small rectangle piece around the center of the bow.  Glue bow to ribbon end piece.
  • Die-cut four small red wreath pieces to use as flowers for the wreath. Add a small Red Nail Head Sticker to the inside of each flower.

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

  • Cut layers to add onto a gold square card. My card measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
  • To give the layers a worn look, ink the edges of each layer using Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Inkpad.
  • Place Gold Foiled Photo Corners* onto the edge of the layers and adhere them to the gold card.  
  • Put foam dots onto the back of the wreath and adhere the wreath to the center of the card.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

How to make a Holiday Mini Album…

I wanted to share with you a Simple little Christmas Album that I made for

the Eileen Hull Comfort & Joy Event over on Eileen’s Facebook Fan Page.

Sizzix Notepad Scoreboards Die by Eileen Hull

I used the Sizzix Notepad Scoreboard Die by Eileen Hull* and paper from

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Christmas Lodge Collection* to create the mini album.

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Home for Christmas Mini Album

The album may be small, but it has plenty of room for Holiday pictures.

It measures approximately 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Sue’s Tips for Making the Home for Christmas Mini Album:

  • I used the Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the paper before adhering it to the mat board and die-cutting the pieces to make the notepad.
  • I adhered the spine of the front and back cover using Rapid Fuse Adhesive*.
  • For the inside of the album, I created four small “signatures” to place inside the album.
  • To secure the “signatures” inside the album, wrap thin twine around the spine and the paper.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

When it comes to family, Home is the best place to be.

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Halloween Shaker Jar Tags

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

How to Create Halloween Shaker Jar Tags.

A fun Halloween treat for kids of all ages.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

I just received these cute Mason Jar Shaker Dies from The Maker’s Movement,

and of course, I had to hurry up and make a few Halloween Jar Shaker Tags.

These are also going to make super cute Christmas Shaker tags.  (I can’t wait!)

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How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag using the Shaker Jar Tag

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How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • You will need Halloween paper from the Tricks or Treats paper pad, acetate, and craft foam.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • Die Cut the pieces using the Mini Maker Die Cut Machine as shown.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

A Tip for Easy Assembly…

  •  Place the striped paper, used for the top of the mason jar shaker tag, into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. Crank the handle to run the paper through the machine. As it goes through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini* it adds a layer of adhesive onto the back of the paper. Die-cut the paper using the Mason Jar Frame Die. Now the die-cut frame is a sticker, which makes placing it onto the acetate easy. 

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • Remove the blue protective liner from the acetate.  Place the mason jar frame onto the acetate.
  • Remove one side of the protective liner from the craft foam frame.  Place the foam frame onto the mason jar silhouette.
  • Add Halloween Shaker Sprinkles in the center of the foam.  Don’t overfill.  You want to make sure to leave for shaking.
  • Remove the liner from the craft foam and line up the mason jar frame (with acetate) over the
  • Die Cut two jar tops and adhere them to the top of the shaker jar.
  • Wrap with twine.  Glue the Halloween ribbon around the base of the shaker jar.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

Tie the Halloween Shaker Tag onto a mason jar filled with Halloween Treats.

A Fun Halloween Treat.

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Add a little dimension to your paper crafting projects this Holiday Season.

The Faux Stone Geometric Box was made with Eileen Hull New Geometric Box Die by Sizzix*,

Sizzix Matboard* and Deco Arts Dimensional Effects Texture Paste*.

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666046 Sizzix Geometric Box Die by Eileen Hull

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box:

  • The Geometric Box Die goes together really easily and is also expandable.
  • Die-cut the box* using mat board* and a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*
  • You will need to cut two pieces of the middle section of the box.  
  • Carefully fold the box on the score lines.
  • Assemble the box with the tabs on each side of the box. I like to use Rapid Fuse Adhesive* to glue the box. It dries and holds in 30 seconds.

DIY Faux Stone Geometric Box

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box

  • Use dark gray acrylic paint to paint the entire box. (inside and out)
  • Use a dry brush with a small amount of paint to apply lighter coats of paint over the outside of the box. I painted from dark to light. I used a combination of the dry brush technique with stippling to get my desired look.

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box

  • For my Holiday Embellishment, I used a 1″ gold pendant blank for jewelry making and a 1″ plaid scrapbook paper circle glued in the center.
  • Tie the gold pendant around the top of the box using a piece of braided twine.

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box.

Add a small faux Christmas Tree for a sophisticated Holiday Decoration.

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Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card made with the Sizzix Skinny Mini Elements Thinlet Die by Eileen Hull.

I was lying in bed the other night when I got the idea for this card.

(That’s when I get some of my best ideas.)

It was perfect for the Eileen Hull Card Bonanza Month over on her blog.

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Xyron Creative Station

The Fall Floral Stained-Glass Card is a fairly simple card to make.

The one thing that made this card easy was using my Xyron Creative Station*

on the cardstock before die-cutting.

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Directions:

  • Cut a piece of gold cardstock slightly larger than the Skinny Mini Elements Die* to use as the base of the card.
  • Choose a dark gray cardstock for the outline and three pieces of fall-colored cardstock for the inside pieces.
  • Place the cardstock into the Xyron Creative Station* and crank the handle to run the paper through the machine. The Xyron Creative Station* adds a complete layer of adhesive to the cardstock making each little piece a sticker. That made assembling the card simple or “simple-ish.”
  • Place the die on the cardstock and die-cut the gray and the fall-colored paper using a Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*.
  • Trim the gray paper to the size of the die.  Remove and discard all the tiny inside pieces using a craft pick*.  Remove the protective liner from the back of the cardstock and center it onto the gold cardstock layer.
  • Use a craft pick* to place the inside flower pieces from the colored cardstock.

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Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

  • Finish creating your flower pattern and add several cardstock layers to a cream card.
  • Add a sheer cream bow.

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

There’s so much more that you could add to the card, like a greeting or a small tag.

But I decided to keep it simple. (or as I mentioned before…”simple-ish”.)

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

I thought I was finished with this card.

But then again, sometimes things just evolve.  

A stained-glass card needed rhinestones.

I added Clear Enamel Dots from Hero Arts* to the center of each flower.

Fall Floral Stained Class Card

For another card idea using the Sizzix Skinny Mini Elements Die,

check out the Skinny Mini Christmas Poinsettia Card below.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card

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“I only have Pies for You” happy day tag

"I Only Have Pies for You" tag.

My sister-in-law loves to bake pies.

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there is almost a pie-per-person ratio.

It’s not just pumpkin, but peanut butter (my favorite),

cherry, and chocolate pies. (To name a few.)

So, when I saw the new “I only have pies for you” soap from Bath and Body,

I knew I needed to pick it up for her.

It’s not only perfect, but it smells wonderful too.

"I Only Have Pies for You" tag.

Since her birthday is right around the corner,

I thought I’d make her a special pie tag to go with it.

The Hey, Pumpkin Stamp & Die Set* from

The Maker’s Movement was just the die to make the tag.

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"I Only Have Pies for You" tag.

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"I Only Have Pies for You" tag.

Two of my favorite hardworking little machines.

  • Before I die-cut all the small pieces, I ran the cardstock through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*.  It makes all the die-cuts into stickers and that makes assembling the card easy.
  • The Mini Maker Die Cutting Machine* makes quick work of die cutting.  And it doesn’t take up a lot of space.

"I Only Have Pies for You" tag.

A special tag for my favorite pie maker.

Three Projects with Eileen Hull’s New Chapter 3 Release

Projects using Eileen Hull's New Chapter 3 Dies from Sizzix

Eileen Hull’s New Chapter 3 Dies from Sizzix.

I am excited to share three projects I created using Eileen Hull’s New Chapter 3 Sizzix

die collection!

They are a fun group of dies.

Each piece in the set stands alone but also coordinates with the others

to make a truly versatile and valuable addition to your collection.

Back to School Gift Box

Back to School Teacher Gift Box

If you’re looking for to “butter up” the new teacher, this BTS gift box is a fun project to make.

The Back-to-School Teacher Gift Box uses Eileen’s New XL Card Box Die*.

I LOVE this Die* and I can’t wait to share all the ideas I have for this die for the Holidays.

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Puppy Love Skinny Mini Album

Eileen’s Skinny Mini Book Box Die* makes the perfect sized album for pictures

of my pup Dexter.

The die also comes with the side parts to make it into a box.  (genius!)

Puppy Love Skinny Mini Album

I created accordion pages for the inside of the album by scoring and attaching 6″ x 12″ cardstock.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card

While the Skinny Mini Elements Die* is not a Christmas Die,

it sure makes one cute Christmas card.

It coordinates perfectly with the Skinny Mini Book Box Die*.

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This card comes with a little back story.

After I made this card, I sent Eileen a picture of the finished project.

She messaged me back that I was brilliant for making the poinsettias using the cut-outs

from the die.  I agreed that “would have” been brilliant, but (darn it) I had used premade

paper poinsettias for the card.

Up for the challenge, I remade the red poinsettia using the cut-outs from the die.

I left the white poinsettias for comparison.  (and laziness)

I cut the points off the side and arranged the petals on foam mounting squares.

Voila, a poinsettia!

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Check out the Eileen Hull’s Blog below for even more ideas. 

Here’s the list of Chapter #3 Blog Hop Stops:

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Sweet Summer Sentiments Scrapbook Page

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A Sweet Summer Sentiments Scrapbook Page using the Simple Stories Simple Vintage

Coastal Scrapbook Collection and Maker’s Movement Summer Sentiments Stamp and Die Set.

It’s been a while since I’ve done any scrapbooking. 

I thought last year’s pictures from our vacation to Myrtle Beach might be a great

place to start.  (I’ve been meaning to work on them for a while.)

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Sweet Summer Sentiments Scrapbook Page

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Simple Stories-Simple Vintage Coastal

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Last year after our trip, I bought a 6″ x 8″ SN@P Flipbook* from Simple Stories to put my pictures in.

I thought the smaller size would be perfect for my vacation album.

Inspired by the Summer Sentiments Stamp & Die Set* from The Maker’s Movement

I decided to get out my supplies and start working on the album again.

I used Stazon Midnight Blue Ink* to stamp the words “Summer” and “Vacation Vibes.”

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I like to bring home the vacation book with maps and ads to use as ephemera in my album.

I found an ad with the words “Myrtle Beach, South Carolina” in the perfect shade of blue.

I cut the words out using the “banner die” from the Summer Sentiments Stamp & Die Set*.

Sweet Summer Sentiments Scrapbook Page

One page done and several more to go.  

Let’s Eat Cake Birthday Card

Eat Cake Birthday Card

Nothing like getting a sweet 3-tiered layered cake for your Birthday.

Thanks to the Eat Cake Stamp and Die Set* from The Maker’s Movement*,

you can send everyone a special cake on their birthday.

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Eat Cake Birthday Card

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Eat Cake Birthday Card

Directions:

Eat Cake Birthday Card

  • Stamp portions of the cake on patterned paper from the Rainbow Sprinkles Paper Pad*.
  • For extra dimension, place the stamped paper onto white cardstock.
  • Cut the “icing layer” using a fine-detailed scissor and adhere the layer on top of the cut-out cake layer. 
  • My secret ingredient for this “fussy cut” 3-tiered cake is my Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. It makes applying the layers extremely easy.  Just place the paper into the machine and crank the handle, as it runs through the sticker-maker it adds a layer of adhesive onto the back of the paper.

Eat Cake Birthday Card

  • Cut a frame using the Crafty Chica Nested Frame Die Set*and white cardstock.
  • Use paper from the Simply Spring Slimline Paper Pad to create a layer for the inside of the frame.

Eat Cake Birthday Card

  • Here’s a closeup of the cake all layered up.  Each layer is slightly thicker than the first.
  • Color the top of the candle using Tombow ART Markers*.
  • Add 3D Foam Mounting Squares* to the back of the cake and place it onto the bottom of the frame.

Eat Cake Birthday Card

  • Cut a small “Happy Birthday” banner from the Rainbow Sprinkles Paper Pad and add to the top of the card.
  • A fun birthday card for any age.