Glorious Glassine!

September 3rd, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

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This packaging is from WG designer, Tatiana Tortelly. She is new to the Design Team and also relatively new to blogging, but as you’ll soon see, she is no stranger to crafting! She has beautiful designs and is super enthusiastic. Welcome to the team, Tatiana!

This project is old-school Glassine. Don’t you just love the feel and even the crinkly sound of glassine? Or, is that just me :) Glassine bags are perfect for giving baked treats because they  are moisture and grease resistant, so they keep food items fresh. Plus, the receiver gets a sneak peek at what’s inside. They are also excellent liners for our Middy and Bigger Bitty Bags if you want to keep the contents under wraps — literally!

Shown here, Tatiana takes permanent black ink (so the color doesn’t run) and stamps away! Simple technique with custom results. The Divine Twine, shown here in Holiday, provides that perfect pop of color. With so may colors from which to choose, your packaging options are endless!

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Change the sentiment, change the twine and/or change the contents and you have a whole new gift!

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For a complete supply list and tutorial, please see Tatiana’s blog. Have fun making this one your own!

Gold Embossed Bitty, Oh My!

September 1st, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

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Gold and Navy, what a combo! Shirley Karnos, uses gold-embossing to turn a simple Navy Striped Bitty Bag into an elegant, greeting card. She trims the top and right side of the bitty bag, forming a sleeve, then slides in a tabbed flat card for a unique and trendy presentation. Check out her blog Shirley Shirley Bo Birley to see more pics, her complete supply list and tips on her embossing technique. If these color coordinates caught your eye, stay tuned for the two-colored Casablanca d’Oro in Gold and Navy available soon at Whisker Graphics!

Weekend Inspiration, 8/29 – 8/30

August 29th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Hello friends!

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend so far.  Here we are with some creative inspiration to kick off your awesome DIY weekend with some of our favorite inspirational quotes and images* from around the web. Need some mid-week inspiration? There are always tons of ideas here on the Whisker Graphics blog or on our Pinterest boards.

And now, without further delay – your weekend inspiration!

Disney

What project do you need to quit talking about and start doing?

 

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Introducing the New Whisker Graphics Design Team

August 27th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

We sent out a Design Team Call and had some super, creative applicants. Thank you to all who participated! The talent out in the blogoshpere is amazing! Following is the group we selected. We are really excited to have some of our design team members from last term coming back with us and thrilled to be adding some new designers. Take a look!

Returning Team:
Shirley Karnos:  Shirley Shirley Bo Birley
Rachel MacAffee:   Fawn
Dawn Smith:  Not Just A Mommy

New Designers:
Joanna Solecka: My Paper World
Kimberly Wiener: wienerhoneymooners
Tatiana Tortelly: LuxPapel
Vicki Dutcher:  All I Do Is Stamp

Please check out their blogs and join me in welcoming them to the team. Can’t wait to show off their projects starting next week!

Thinking about you!

August 25th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Design Team member, Heather Pulvirenti breaks from her traditional designs that are always fresh and lovely — seriously, search her name on our blog and you’ll see what I mean! — and gives us this fun and whimsical card. With the Notebook Middy Bag as her canvass, she adds layers of fun with coordinating die and stamp sets by Reverse Confetti. The Solid Deep Pink Divine Twine is the icing on the cake. Love this one!

Supplies:
Solid Deep Pink Divine Twine
Notebook Middy Bitty Bags
Reverse Confetti Stamps
Ink
Heart Die
Enamel Dots
Stickles

Weekend Inspiration, 8/22 – 8/23

August 22nd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Hey creative friends!

Hope you are all having a happy weekend! We’re here with some creative inspiration to kick off your awesome DIY weekend with some of our favorite inspirational quotes and images* from around the web. Need some mid-week inspiration? There are always tons of ideas here on the Whisker Graphics blog or on our Pinterest boards.

And now, without further delay – your weekend inspiration!

Is that how making art feels to you?

Is that how making art feels to you?

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Back to School Banner

August 20th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Summer may be waning, but veteran WG Design Team Member Betsy Skagen, adds excitement (and sneaks in a little extra learning) to those last carefree days with this cute-as-can-be, back-to-school countdown banner.

Kids are sure to love the colorful tassels made from our new eco-friendly Bamboo Divine Twine Collection as they count down the days until school begins on Small Red Tags.

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The Bamboo Divine Twine, available in a baker’s dozen colors, is 18 ply, creating a richer, bolder shade with just a touch of luster to give it a little shimmer. Each of the banner’s tags, tucked inside a Notebook Bitty Bag, features a special school-related activity that makes those yearly tasks a little more fun. For the full tutorial on how to make this banner, make sure to visit Betsy’s blog Paper Calliope.

Divine Twine Cross Stitch

August 18th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Design Teamer Dawn Smith is from Seattle and, as such, a huge Seahawks’ fan. In honor of their first first pre-season game, she created a 12th Man Cross Stitch Gift Tag using a green large Colored Tag and Navy Solid Divine Twine, perfect Seahawk colors! Getting the number lined up can be a challenge. Here’s Dawn’s clever tip: use a Grid Bitty Bag as a template for the cross stitch pattern. Just insert the tag in the bag, draw the number on the grid and use a push pin to create the number template. Then, follow the template to embroider your number!

Attach the tag to a clear bag or box with assorted candies and you have the perfect treat for your die-hard fan. Or give it as a fun host or hostess gift at the next big game party.

Here’s what Dawn used:

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This is just one of MANY party ideas on Dawn’s blog. Please visit her at Not Just a Mommy.

Weekend FUNspiration, 8/15 – 8/16

August 15th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Happy weekend, crafty friends!

This week, we’re shaking things up a bit and using humor to spark our creativity.  Here are a few fun memes we found via Pinterest and a fun article, “29 Funny Memes for Crafters” from the good people at Craftaholics Anonymous.

 

Need some mid-week inspiration? There are always tons of ideas here on the Whisker Graphics blog or on our Pinterest boards.

And now, without further delay – your weekend FUNspiration!

craft all the things

We can all relate to this feeling, right?! ;)

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Dry Embossed Custom Wrap

August 13th, 2015 § 9 comments § permalink

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Today’s post is by veteran WG designer, coffee lover and crafter, Amy Tsuruta. She has always been a fan of our Plain Brown Kraft Bags because of their simple versatility. This week she dry embosses one giving it a textured look and feel!  The plain white tag is another perfectly plain canvas that Amy stamps and strings with Divine Twine creating custom wrap in no time. Her twine choice today is from our new Diva Collection, Palos Verdes Diva Solid Twine. The Diva colors come in beautifully bold and rich, fashion-forward shades. Be sure to check them out in our shop.

We, here at Whisker Graphics, would like to extend a special thank you to Amy. She has been an awesome WG designer and supporter of our blog. We truly appreciate her commitment to the design team and will continue to follow her at tsurutadesigns. Thank you, Amy!

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