Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Large Tag for Creative Embellishments

 This is a bittersweet post as it is my last project for Creative Embellishments.  My life in retirement is just so busy that I don't have much time for crafting.  We have an RV and travel a lot.  This summer we will be gone for 3 months traveling to Newfoundland.  So time for me to step down.  Nicolle of Creative Embellishments is the best, this has been a wonderful journey and a great design team!

For my last project I turned to one of my favorite things, a large (5.5" x 10") to make this fun tag for a dear friend.  I used Graphic 45's Ephemera Queen and layered up lots of papers.

Then I put together  a shaker wine glass from Creative Embellishments and filled it with shaker material from Buttons Galore and More (check out their store, they have great shaker materials!)

Creative Embellishments has a whole line of shaker sets, you're surely find something you have to have!!

I used metallic champagne colored paper inside the wine glass to mimic the color of wine.  The snarky comment is a Tim Holtz Big Talk sticker.  I love his "Big Talk" , it goes well with my sarcastic nature!

Products from Creative Embellishments

Large Tags

Glass 2 Shaker

Other Products

Graphic 45 - Ephemera Queen Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack

Tim Holtz - Big Talk - Snarky

Thanks so much for coming along on my Creative Embellishments journey over the last few years.  

Wishing you a very Happy New Year and good health!

xoxo Maggi

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Art Journal using Eileen Hull's Full Size Journal

 This was a really fun project to do and different from my usual style.  I used mixed medias to create the cover and a little paper from Stamperia's Cosmos Collection.

Here's a video that I did with Eileen Hull showing you how I made the cover.  (Instructions begin at 4:33 in the video.)

The covers are done with mists, Luster Wax amd paper and finished off with Glitter Dust.

I used stencils and Luster Wax to create stars and rays.

I started with a black chipboard cover and used just 3 colors of mist the create the night sky.

I heat set gold embossing powder on the floral element in the center to give it more shine.  

Products Used to Create this Cover

Sizzix ScoreBoards Plus Die - Full Size Journal

Skip to the beginning of the images gallery Sizzix Effectz - Luster Wax, Gold

Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Layering Stencil - Burst

The Crafter's Workshop - Stencil - Random Stars

Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Dylusions Ink Spray - Black Marble

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Spray - Wilted Violet

Prima Mist - Empress Gold

Stamperia Cosmos Paper Collection 

Glitter Dust Thermoweb Ultra Fine Glitter Spray, Gold

Eileen Hull Red Liner Tape, 1/4", Clear

Eileen Hull Golden Rod Embossing Powder

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Door Hanger for Creative Embellishments

Here's a fun gift idea from Creative Embellishments, a door hanger.  I'm sure their are lots of kids out there that would love to have a "Keep Out" door hanger!  I went with something a bit nicer, it says "Admit One". 

The door hanger is from Creative Embellishments Home Decor line and is made of plywood.  I first adhered a piece of black cardstock from Graphic 45's Come One, Come All collection to the wood piece and then  stenciled on a pattern using black modeling paste.

Next I added one of my favorite chipboard pieces, Grunge Gear Corner.  In keeping with the really bright color scheme of the G45 paper, I used yellow, black and chinese red embossing powders to color the chipboard.  I'm just feeling very colorful today!  😄

I diecut two shapes and popped them up to mount the "Admit One" ticket along with a Graphic 45 key.  I swiped a little bit of gold wax over the two keys to bring out the details in the keys. And of course, I finished it off with some Little Birdie flowers!

I think I'll give this to my great niece, she can drive her mother crazy with it, LOL!!!

Products from Creative Embellishments

Other Supplies

Ranger Antiquites Embossing Powder - Chinese Red
Zing Embossing Powder - Mustard

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Spellbinder's Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club for December

The Amazing Paper Grace kit for December makes the Enchanting Pocket Card Tag and Envelope.  Isn't this amazing and what's more, it certainly something I need this time of year.  I always end up gifting a few gift cards at Christmas and though the gift is not original, I do love to present the gift card in a really special way.  This fits the bill for sure!

I made 3 different gift card envelopes with tag liners and they are so pretty!

The one on the left is line with gold foil and is so elegant.  Unfortunately, gold foil is really difficult to photograph and I'm sorry I really didn't capture it's beauty.

I added flowers that are made with dies that come in the kit and they are so petite and pretty.  They are perfectly sized for these gift cards.  I chose to leave the flaps open on these two as they were included inside a box.

I folded the third gift card holder as an envelope and again used hand made flowers to embellish. I diecut two tag inserts and cut the top off one and adhered to the outside of the envelope for this stunning look.
Inside the envelope

Supplies Used

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month

Graphic 45 Let it Snow Collection

Thanks for stopping by today!  xoxo Maggi

Final Creative Challenge of 2021!

This is a special card that I made for the wonderful gal that grooms my poodles.  They love her so much and delight in going in to have their "hair done"!  She is crazy about my girls and always makes them so pretty! 

This is the inspiration photo for the December Creative Embellishments challenge.  I was immediately inspired and headed straight for a Stamperia paper collection called "Pink Christmas".  It is a perfect match with this photo!  The twist is to use bling and I used a glittery embossing powder for the twist.

This is an easel card and I've used Merry Christmas words from Creative Embellishments to hold the easel in place.  My poodles are silver just like the one on the card (Cottage Cuts die I believe) so this came together in the most perfect way!

The Merry Christmas Titles set is great as it includes 5 title sets each in a different font that are perfectly sized for card making.  I heat embossed these with Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel which has glitter in it.  Too bad you can't really see how sparkly it is in this photo.

Here you can see the mechanism that makes the easel.  These are simple cards to make.  Here's a link to a blog post that includes a video tutorial on making an easel card.

I heat embossed the fuzzy part of my poodle with Ranger Antiquities Cement embossing powder.  It makes the greatest "poodle hair"!

From Creative Embellishments 

Merry Christmas Titles

Be sure to join in our final 2021 challenge!  


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