Bitty Bag Fall Wreath

August 16th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

 

Bitty Bag Fall Wreath

 

While everyone else is enjoying a hot summer, I’m patiently awaiting cooler days, warm drinks and cozy sweaters. The variety of sizes, colors and patterns of Bitty Bags inspired this project. It’s never too early to get seasonal projects started!

 

Supplies Used:

  • Metal wire wreath frame, 12 inches
  • Various colors and patterns of Itty Bitty and Middy Bitty Bags
  • Dark Brown ink pad
  • Mini sponge tipped dauber
  • Leave die cuts
  • One piece of white scrap paper
  • Scotch tape
  • Adhesive foam tape

Itty Bitty Bags used:

  • Gold Metallic Chevron, Polka Dots and Diagonal
  • Silver Metallic Polka Dots and Diagonal
  • Brown Kraft
  • Red Diagonal on Brown Kraft

Middy Bitty bags used:

  • Brown Kraft
  • Blue Polka Dots on Brown Kraft
  • Yellow and Pink Chevron
  • Red Horizontal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step by Step:

 

Cut 1.5 x 5 inch strips from Middy Bitty Bags. You’ll need 5-6 of each pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrap cut strips around wreath and secure with Scotch tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Die cut leaves from various sizes, patterns, and colors of Bitty Bags

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use brown ink, scrap paper and dauber to darken edges of Kraft Brown leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use foam tape to adhere die cut leaves to the strip base on the wreath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Display wreath on front door to enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for checking out my project!

~Kerry

 

Fall / Winter 2017 Design Team – call for applicants!

August 14th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Hi everyone,

We’re looking for new Members for the Whisker Graphics Design Team!      

Design Team members put their creative talents to work once per month to showcase Whisker Graphics products.

Project supplies are always free for Design Team members – plus they receive 25% off
of EVERY Whisker Graphics purchase they make. Each term lasts two seasons, so
we’re on the hunt for our Fall / Winter 2017 Design Team now.

Want to learn more? Email hello @ whiskergraphics.com for more information or to apply – just include a link to your blog so we can see your work.

Thanks as always for your interest in Whisker Graphics, friends!

Love,

The Whisker Graphics Team

Little Bitty ‘Sleeping’ Bag – Invitations

August 10th, 2017 § 2 comments § permalink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • A Silhouette or other SVG cutter if you choose
  • Bitty bags in various colors and designs
  • Divine Twine in colors you choose
  • A variety of skin tone papers and hair color papers
  • Mono glue by Tombow
  • Tape or other adhesive

 

When my daughter wanted to plan a slumber party for her birthday I imagined invitations of paper dolls in little sleeping bags. This came to life with the bitty bags in diagonal stripe. They were the perfect size and colors to make mini sleeping bags.

I started by drawing out the faces and hair options for each girl. I scanned them into the computer and turned them into SVG files in Silhouette Studio. If however you don’t have a Silhouette or that seems too complicated I did hand trace and cut a few out and they turned out perfect.

When we were cutting out the pieces my daughter and I tried to match the features in out paper dolls to her friends so it would feel even more personalized. We used a variety of skin tones and hair colors and putting them together was one of the best parts and so easy to do with a child. To finish them up I drew little smiles and closed eyes on each of their faces with a felt tip pen.

Once the dolls had been assembled I finished up the writing on each invitation and attached a neck piece in coordinating skin tone ( about a 1/2″ strip) to the back of each invitation so I could attach the head. I also glued the little hands on the front of the bitty bags, they had to stay separate from the rest of the invitation to look more realistic. I used remnants of divine twine I had to create the perfect mini hair bows for their hair and glued them on using a dot of Mono glue by Tombow.

I really loved the way these invitations came together and my daughter is so excited to hand them out to her friends.

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Thanks for dropping by!  ~Janae

Embossing Itty Bitty Bags

August 2nd, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

 

Make Your Own Design Itty Bitty Bag

Hello, fellow crafters! I can believe 6 months have already come and gone! It’s been a pleasure and a great ride! Today I want to share with you a couple of techniques. So let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather your supplies

Versamark, Itty Bitty Bag, Embossing Powder, Ink Pad, Stamp, Tool for Inking, and Coffee Filter (to pour your excess powder back in), and Heat Gun (not shown)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Place your ink pad into the Versamark, pressing enough to insure getting enough of the “sticky ink” onto your stamp. Any design will work. (Yes, my Versamark is messy…I definitely use it!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Now start stamping your bag. You’ll need to re-ink your stamp several times, or however many times you want to repeat your pattern. You also can use various stamps on the bag, if desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Sprinkle embossing powder, making sure you cover all the inked parts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Now take your Heat Gun and heat up the embossing powder to melt it. Tip: Be sure to keep the heat gun moving so you won’t burn your paper and powder. I usually do a circular motion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: Grab your ink pad and ink tool (a dauber or a sponge will also work), and start spreading ink onto your bag. Your stamped image has now become a “recessed” image. Pretty cool!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7: End result of bag….now let’s fill it with a tag!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is filled with a tag. (No tutorial since I’ve already done a tag tutorial once. 😊 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~Jeannie

 

Check out my other work @ Scrapbookingmamaw

 

 

It’s All About Twine

August 1st, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

 

Colleen from Scrappin Granny here today with a couple of projects using twine from Whisker Graphics.  I had so much fun winding and playing with the twine.

First I got out some different sizes of acrylic blocks used in stamping and some Divine Twine.  I next wrapped the Divine Twine around the blocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I took a cream colored piece of cardstock.  I inked the Divine Twine using my Tim Holtz inks.

 

 

 

 

After getting the Divine Twine inked I started putting the block on the cardstock. The more you use the block the darker your ink will appear on the cardstock.  Just keep adding as much or as little as you want to the cardstock

 

Once I had what I wanted on the cardstock, I inked around the edges. Now you get to add your photos and embellishments.  I used the Divine Twine that I had wrapped around the blocks and added that to the layout as well.

 

The 2nd project is using kind of the same technique but this time making a card.

 

 

I used one of the blocks that I used to ink the cardstock but this time I put modeling paste on the Divine Twine and stamped in on a black piece of cardstock.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what is looked like when it dried.

 

Very fun technique to try. Of course, keep your Divine Twine and use it again on another project.

Thanks!

~Colleen

Making Invitations

July 26th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

 

Hi friends,  Steph Ackerman from Live Laugh Scrap here today with a selection of fun and different homemade invitations created with products from Whisker Graphics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:
Little Bitty Bags – Assorted Brown Bags
Large Colored Tags
Small Colored Tags
Divine Twine Bamboo– Green and White
Divine Twine Twists– Raspberrylemon, Holiday
EKSuccess Punch
Joy Clair Stamps – Hello Sentiments
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Using assorted colored large tags, stamp the party information on each, then add coordinating colored twine to each tag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Create a fun embossed background for the cards using embossing folders. Inking over the embossed portions highlights the birthday elements. I coordinated the ink colors to match the tags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Adhere a Little Bitty Bag to each card and insert the large tags inside. Using different kraft bags adds a fun effect to the invitations. Add a smaller tag on top of the bags and add coordinating twine. Stamp and die cut “you’re invited”, then add to the center of the tag. If you have a lot of invitations to create, just set them up assembly-line style, working on each section before adhering them together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Just think of all the fun and crafty invitations you can create with the great products from Whisker Graphics.

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

 

Making Divine Twine Tassels

July 24th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

 

Hi Everyone!!

It’s Noe here with a fun and simple tutorial.I don’t know about you, but I love Tassels! They are so beautiful to decorate our keys, our notebooks, our photo albums, journals, and more!

Have you ever thought how easy they are to do? Make them with Divine Twine! You have a great variety of colors!

You’ll only need some closure or decorative ball in addition to the Divine Twine to be able to make them!

See below for a step-by step-tutorial on these twine tassels!

 

 

You have two options for the final touch on your twine tassel, look and choose your favorite:

 

 

 

Hope you like these homemade tassels! Happy Thursday!!

 

~ Noe

Follow me @ El Scrap de Cris y Noe

 

 

Bitty Bag as Gift Wrapping

July 19th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

Summer is here with all it’s vibrant yellows and oranges, and heat, God bless that dang heat.  Here in my part of the country we are in the midst of a 15 day run with heat over 100°.  So when I needed some gift packaging recently, naturally I navigated toward those summery colors.

I had some beautiful card fronts sitting on my desk that I had cut off and saved from handmade cards that were sent to me from friends.  And I thought they would go nicely with these great Casablanca Middy Bitty Bags in yellow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I popped in my gifts (Kylie Jenner lipsticks because what else do teenage girls want these days?), folded the bag over, and secured it with some washi tape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I adhered my card front with some bits of glue and finished it off with some coordinating Divine Twine and a white tag to write their name on them.

 

 

 

 

I love being creative with homemade gift wrap, and getting extra mileage out of a handmade card that someone put time and love in to.

 

Thanks for reading my Bitty Bag gift wrapping tutorial!  Stay cool!

xo

Michelle

Michelle Philippi Crafting & Couponing

 

Hot Air Balloon ‘Bitty Bag’ Centerpiece

July 17th, 2017 § 3 comments § permalink

Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece

I was recently at an outdoor summer concert, and saw two hot air balloons fly by. They were so beautiful and inspired me to make these homemade centerpieces!

This Hot Air Balloon ‘Bitty Bag’ centerpiece could be used at a summer birthday party or on a picnic table at a BBQ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

  • Various patterns and colors of Little
  • Bitty, Middy Bitty and Bigger Bitty bags
  • Divine Twine in blue solid
  • Thick Kraft cardstock 110 lb weight
  • Thick White cardstock 110 lb weight
  • Spray adhesive
  •  One 3x3x3 styrofoam cube
  • Three dowel rods (.125×12 inch)
  • One 12×12 sheet of thin burlap
  • Foam letter stickers
  • Square glass vase with rim

 

Steps:

Draw and cut balloon shape templates in 3 different sizes on Kraft cardstock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use a pencil to trace templates onto White cardstock (you’ll need 6 of each size)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trace and cut Bitty Bags in 3 sizes of balloon (you’ll need two of each pattern)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fold balloon shaped White cardstock in half

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use spray glue to adhere 4 folded balloon shapes side by side

(this creates half a 3-D balloon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut patterned balloons in half and glue to 3-D balloon shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paint dowel rods and styrofoam cube light blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glue blue dowel rod into the center of two balloon halves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut burlap sheet in half and glue onto rimmed glass vase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adhere blue twine and navy letters to vase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put painted Styrofoam inside vase and stagger balloons by poking dowel rods into Styrofoam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Display at your next summer party event!

~Kerry M.

 

Bee Card

July 13th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

 

Bee Card Tutorial

Cover a card blank with patterned paper

Cut another piece of pattered paper out and use a boarder punch along the edge before gluing to card.

Cut a doily on half and glue along the center.

Wrap gold twine around the center of the card and fix in place with tape.

Cut out a tag and glue a small chipboard tag to the center

Add a paper flower to the center

Add a bow to the top of the tag and glue to card.

Add a bit of gold washi tape to the bottom and add a sentiment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~  Katie

See my other arts and crafts cards and projects @ Life in a Snapshot 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xxxxx

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