Monday, December 22, 2014

Carta Bella - Yesterday Christmas Tags

Hello, Carta Bella Paper fans!  I'm up on the Carta Bella Blog today with a nostalgic Christmas tag set using the beautiful new Yesterday Collection along with a few snips of the Christmas Time Collection!  

The Carta Bella Paper Yesterday Collection is loaded with feminine florals with an antique feel that brings back memories from the past!

I want to share a couple of tips with you today, too!

The Carta Bella  Designer Dies come out of the package with wire keeping the dies together.  I used the die this way and look what lovelies came about!  These intricate frames are PERFECT for layering!


Did you know that even though the Chipboard and Collection Stickers have adhesive backs, you can still prop them up with foam adhesive and not have the edges stick to your project?  It's simple!  Just apply a bit of powder to the adhesive backs and they will not stick to edges of your project and remain popped up perfectly!





Here is the supply list that I used to create this Yesterday Christmas Tag Set!

Paper Trimmer
Embossing Powder Bag
Foam Adhesive
Liquid Glue


1.  Cut apart desired 3" x 4" journal cards from the Yesterday Collection.

2.  Cut Designer Dies from a variety of coordinating papers.

3.  Layer and adhere the frames as desired to the journal cards with liquid glue.

4.  After powdering the backs, adhere Yesterday Chipboard Stickers over your frame layers with foam adhesive.

5.  Attach 6" ribbon strips folded in half with Yesterday Decorative Brads.

6.  Lastly, trim up strips of Christmas Time Collection papers that include Christmas sentiments and adhere across the tag fronts.

Having gift tags handy this time of year is a MUST!  This beautiful set of tags would also make a wonderful gift for a friend, too!  Hope you are inspired to create some Christmas tags today using a mix of your favorite Carta Bella collections!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sugar Pea Challenge - Warmth & Love

Hey there, SugarPea Designs friends!
It’s time for a NEW SugarPea Designs monthly challenge theme...Anything Goes!

·       Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
·       Combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)!
·       Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD10 so that we may check out your beautiful work
·       Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

Here are the Sugar Pea Designs stamps and dies that I used on my card today!

Lost Without You
Sugar Cuts - Gift Tag

I stamped the sweet shepherd boy over some patterned paper and mounted him over some yummy layers of festive paper and scattered sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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SugarPea Designs Stamps & Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Basic Grey Evergreen Collections
My Favorite Things Poinsettia
Black Tuxedo Luxe

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

'Tis the Season - Reverse Confetti SFYTT

Hey there, 'Fetti Fans!

There's still time to play along with the December Sketch For You To Try at Reverse Confetti!
I'm also linking my card up to the Merry Monday #139!

I created a Christmas flower using the lemon/lime shapes of Fresh 'n Fruity Confetti Cuts, cutting from some fun patterned papers.  The flower center is the hole reinforcer from Tag Me Too Confetti Cuts with an additional enamel dot.  The Seasonal Sentiments stamped tag was cut from the Tag Me Confetti Cuts and a few enamel dots were added to and fro to finish off the card.

Stop in at the Reverse Confetti Blog to see what the other gals of the Confetti Crew have created for you today!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Reverse Confetti Stamps & Confetti Cuts
Simple Stories DIY Christmas Collection
Black Tuxedo Luxe

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Curtain Call - Candy Cane with Avery Elle

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

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We have a new sponsor, Avery Elle, for the Curtain Call Inspiration - Candy Cane challenge!  A randomly selected Candy Cane participant will receive a $20 Avery Elle gift certificate, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I used Avery Elle's Noel Clear Stamps and Oh Yeah Elle-ments Dies on my festive Candy Cane inspired card today!

After stamping the bold Noel sentiment and heat embossing it in black, I cut it out using the Oh Yeah Elle-ments Die.  I placed the sentiment panel over a white doily and a couple layers of red and white patterned paper, then finished it off with some aqua seam binding and a few sequin sprinkles.

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Avery Elle Stamps & Dies
Heidi Swapp paper
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
SRM Stickers doily
Black Tuxedo Luxe
Stampin' Up! embossing powder
Paper Sweeties seam binding

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Friday, December 12, 2014

SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop

Welcome to the SugarPea Designs December Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop where we showcase our newest release! 

Now that you've had a chance to add these sweet sets to your SugarPea collection, we're bringing you even more inspiration! Be sure to hop along and leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win $20 to spend in theSugarPea Designs Online Shoppe!

I used the adorable new set, Have an Ice Day, from the Bean Stalk Collection, along with the awesome tag die cut from the new Gift Tag - Sugar Cuts Die!

I stamped the adorable penguin from Have An Ice Day and his catch of the day over a piece of patterned paper., then die cut from a stitched circle.  The igloo was also stamped over a patterned paper, fussy cut and mounted as an accent/embellishment of sorts!  Did you notice the Gift Tag - Sugar Cuts Die peeking out from behind the main circle panel and tied of with some festive baker's twine?!  Finally, a few snowflake sequins were scattered to and fro for some extra sparkly and whimsicality!

There's still time to play along with the most recent SugarPea Designs Sugar Sketch, too!  I've used the sketch loosely to display that darling penguin!

Now, you're off to your next stop for more inspiration using our favorite Sugar Pea Designs from the September release!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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SugarPea Designs Stamps
SugarPea Designs Sugar Cuts
Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Circle Die
Carta Bella Bundled Up Collection
PTI Vellum & White Card Stock
Pretty Pink Posh Snowflakes Sequins
The Twinery Baker's Twine

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