Mixed Media Tags

March 28th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink


 

Jeanie E. one of our new Design Team Members for this season created these mixed media tags that are truly small works of art!

For other projects by Jeanie, look for her at Jeanie Ellis – Scrape Booking MaMaw

 

Step-by-Step Mixed Media Tags Instructions

 

1. Supplies: 4×6 chipboard, designer sheets of paper (dsp), 2 tags, 2 plain bags, twine, rubber stamps, die cuts, tacky glue, hot glue, paper hole punch, distress ink, foam squares, scissors, lace, pearl trim, texture paste, stencil, palette knife

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Adhere 4×6 dsp to front of chipboard; trim if necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Distress edges of paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Place stencil on top and use texture paste, covering as much desired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Heat dry it with your heat gun or dry naturally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Grab your tags and cover both sides with dsp, trimming and hole punch top center; then distress edges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Take the bags and stamp on one side of each bag and decorate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Finish off tags by decorating with die cuts, adhering with foam squares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Distress and form a die cut piece for pocket on chipboard front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Hot glue lace, pearl trim and “pocket” onto front of chipboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Punch hole in center top of chipboard; add twine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Decorate back of chipboard, if desired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Slide tags into bags, then into the pocket

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divine Twine Easter Basket

March 25th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

Colleen L. here from Scrappin Granny.   My first project as a Whisker Graphics Design Team member is an Easter Basket.

Directions on how to create the Easter Egg Basket

How cute, a little Easter Egg Basket you can make for your table decorations.  How cute would these be sitting at each plate for Easter dinner and all the different colors you could create.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I started with one of my Nestability dies to cut the egg shape.  I cut 2 shapes from cardboard, I used my cardboard from cereal boxes and then I cut 1 shape from felt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you have everything cut out you are going to glue them together.  I glued the 2 pieces of cardboard together (if you cardboard is heavier than a cereal box you won’t need to cut 2) and then glue the felt on top.  Let this thoroughly dry.

The next step is to evenly put holes through the felt and cardboard.  I found the easiest way to do this was to use a very small punch.  I made my holes every ½ inch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now take plain everyday toothpicks and put them in the holes.  Once you have them all in the holes standing up straight, add glue to each toothpick.  Adding the glue will make sure they stay in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the glue has dried you will start weaving using some of the beautiful Diving Knots that you can get from the Whiskers Graphics Store .  This twine was so soft and easy to use.  You weave just like a basket weave, over one toothpick around the other toothpick and just keep going until you have the basket as big as you want.  If your toothpicks went through to the bottom of your egg, no problem just cut them off with your shears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have your basket as high as you want, just cut off the excess toothpicks.  I added a little glue to hold the twine in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you could leave your egg basket plain and fill it with candy or you can decorate the outside and please remember if you are going to put any kind of food in the basket stay away from glitter.

I used a punch to punch out a border to cover the top of the basket.  I put the border on both the inside and outside of the basket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted to cover the edges so you can either trim it up with shears or add something pretty.  I decided to braid some of the beautiful twine and glue it along the edges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To finish off my egg basket I added some dew drops around the center and flowers to the front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To finish off my egg basket I added some dew drops around the center and flowers to the front.

 

Handmade Card and Gift Basket

March 21st, 2017 § 2 comments § permalink


 

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today wishing you an enjoyable day.  Today I’d love to share a card and gift basket I created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

Divine Twine Metallics – Rose Gold Metallic
Dies – Spellbinders
Stamps – Joy Clair
Scoring Tool
Adhesive – Beacon Adhesives
I had this lovely floral stamp which I stamped in brown ink in the corner of a beige panel.  For dimension, I fussy cut a separate flower and added it atop the flourish with a brad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I tied Rose Gold Metallic Twine vertically around the card, tying at the top.  I added a sweet sentiment to the center of the card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
A coordinating gift basket was created using Spellbinders dies.  I first created a base from cardboard. Cutting it 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″, I scored 1/2″ around and folded on the scored lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I die cut 8 panels from brown cardstock and 4 panels from beige cardstock.  I stamped the floral design on the 4 beige cardstock panels and adhered them to the brown panels.  I also stamped and fussy cut flowers, adhering them to the panels with brads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A handle was created from strips of cardstock and a floral stamp was repeatedly stamped on the beige strip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The brads from the flowers hold the handles in place.  The second set of brown panels was adhered to the panels inside the basket covering the handles and the basket base.

I punched holes in the edges of the panels and used Rose Gold Metallic twine to tie the basket together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Simply add some treats in the basket and give to someone special.

Thanks for stopping by.

Writing with Divine Twine

March 16th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Writing with Divine Twine … An easy, nice and economic project !!

Noe with El Scrap de Cris y Noe one of our International Design Team members from Spain created this simple project that shows how to use our many Divine Twine colors as text to enhance that postcard, invitation or piece of art!


 

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

March 11th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

‘Pinch’ Proof Pack 

 

I love any excuse to wear the color Green.  Yet every year,  I’m surprised by how many friends and co-workers forget to wear it on St. Patrick’s Day.  I came up with a fun way for others to participate and ensure that no one I know gets pinched on March 17th. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Adhere double sided sticky tape on front of chipboard horseshoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Wrap solid Yellow twine around the chipboard horseshoe 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Attach fabric four leaf clover to wrapped horseshoe 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Cut out “Lucky” from journal tablet sheet 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Adhere horseshoe to front of middy bag 

6. Use foam tape to attach “lucky” to the middy bag 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Stuff bag full of St. Patrick Day wearable goodies and give to friends 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy a pinch proof holiday!

~Kerry M.

 

 

Easter Time

March 8th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink


 

 Hello crafty friends ~ Katie L. here from the UK.

 

I have a new tutorial showing you how to create this easy button card.

 

Products used

 

Divine Twine Green Apple

Divine Twine Purple Plum

Papermania Button Pack Pastels

Xcut Egg Nesting Die

Fiskars Boarder Punch Lace

 First Edition Pretty Poesy 6×6 Paper Pad

 

 

 

 

1) Cut out the egg shape from cream card stock.

 

 

2) Glue Green Apple Divine Twine around the edges.

 

 

3) Thread twine through the button holes.

 

 

4) Tie some small bows from the twine and adhere to buttons.

 

 

5) Glue a mixture of buttons and resin charms inside the egg. 

Fill as many gaps as you can.

 

 

6) Adhere a sheet of 6 x6 paper to a square card blank.

7)  Cut on of the 6×6 sheets in to half and use a boarder punch to create a frilly edge.

8) cut a small doily into half and adhere to the top and bottom corner of card.

 

 

9) Finish off with a few buttons and a sentiment.

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting. 

See Katie’s other projects @ Life in a Snapshot

Are You Having An Oscar Party?!

February 21st, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

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I am an avid movie lover and look forward to the Oscar nominations each year.  It’s a fun challenge to see as many nominated films as possible before the award ceremony occurs.

Luckily, many of my friends share the same passion! I’ve been to and hosted Oscar watching parties over the years and wanted to make the party extra special this year.

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Supplies :

  • One Black Diagonal Middy Bag
  • One  Gold Metallic Diagonal Middy Bag
  • Gold Metallic Divine Twine
  • Sizzix star and ticket die cuts
  • One piece each of black, white and brushed silver cardstock
  • One piece each of gold, silver and black sparkle paper
  • Silver Zig Wink of Stella pen
  • Gold star confetti
  • Oscar ballot (printed from the internet )
  • A gold standing frame
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Versafine black ink pad
  • white and black sticker letters
  • glue

Steps:

 

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  • Stamp film strip onto white cardstock using black Versafine ink

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  • Die-cut ticket on black cardstock

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  • Die -cut small ticket in large ticket on brushed silver paper to create a frame

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  • Die-cut  large gold star on black sparkle paper
  • Die- cut  small stars on gold, silver and black sparkle paper
  • Use black Sharpie to change some gold confetti stars to black

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  • Use glue to embellish the gold Middy Bag with stickers, die cuts and confetti stars

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  • Add printed Oscar ballot

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  • Cut black Middy Bag and slide into gold frame

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  • Add gold Divine Twine to mask holes on top part of frame
  • Add large gold star and black letter stickers to front of framed bag

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  • Invite friends over to watch the Oscars and give them the star treatment!

Thanks for popping by today!

~Kerry

Using Divine Twine for Book Binding

February 16th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

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Hi Everyone!!

It´s DT Noe here from El Scrape de Cris y Noe to show you another inspirational project using Whisker Graphics products!
Did you know that Baker Twine is perfect for binding our projects? Besides being pretty, it’s very resistant and the way to bind with it couldn’t be easier. Enjoy the DIY book binding materials!

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The first step is cut our paper to a measure of 12×6 and fold it in half … With your Crop to Dile or similar tool, make a hole that matches the fold, both at the top and bottom.

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Repeat this step on the spine of your album, using one of the inner sheets as a template to mark where the holes should go.
Then pass the Baker Twine through the inside of the sheets and have both ends come out through the holes in the spine.

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You only have to tie both ends !!
Following this same pattern I also made a little notebook in which to write my memories and placed it in the final part of the álbum.

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Don´t forget to put a nice piece of Baker Twine in your tag … Remember … A Tag without Twine, isn´t a Tag!

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At WhiskerGraphics.com you can find a lot of precious colors of Baker Twine .. my favorites … the metallics!! Get started on your twine projects today!

Make Movie Night fun!

February 14th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Janae here…I put together some movie fun movie handouts for my kids’ teachers. They could equally be used as last minute Valentines 🙂

I started with a red chevron stripe middy bag, some white crinkle confetti, a candy bar and a bag of popcorn. I made a coordinating set of tags, one with movie night stamped on it for the front of the bag and one with a redbox code I slipped in the bag with the other goodies.

SUPPIES:

 

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Valentine’s Day Tags & Banners!

February 9th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

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Hi everyone,  Steph Ackerman with Live Love Scrap here today with some quick and easy projects for Valentine’s Day.

 
I created some mini cards measuring 3″ x 3″. The white panels were cut a little smaller and I stamped a selection of stamps from the Candy Hearts stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps. Once assembled, I wrapped Divine Twine Metallics – Rose Gold around each card. The twine was just the right embellishment needed.

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I created banner strips for the next cards and used Divine Twine Metallics – Rose Gold to hang the banner strips. I also stamped a selection of stamps from the Candy Hearts stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps on the banner strips.

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And Valentine’s Day is the sweetest day of the year so you can’t just give a card, you need to give some candy too. I had these test tubes that fit small candy hearts perfectly so I embellished each with Divine Twine – Red Solid and Divine Twine – Cherry, wrapping the twines around the test tubes.

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I created little tags which I also stamped with a selection of stamps from the Candy Hearts stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps. I added Solid Red and Cherry twines to the tags, then added the tags to the test tubes.

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These are perfect little cards and treats to give your child’s classmates and teachers.

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