Party Banner

January 15th, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

Hi Bev here today. I am having great fun using Whisker Graphics. Avery products. I have been busy making a Party Banner for a dear friend’s Wedding celebrations. Using the Avery Party Banner allowed me to access Avery.com/print and create the 4 photo printed cards to fit in the banner. I then decorated another 3 cards for banner full of accents. Another 2 pieces were made using the tags from Whisker Graphics to compliment the rest of the beautiful banner full of memories for this amazing Wedding celebration.

 

Supply List:

 

Whisker Graphics: Avery Party BannerSmall TagsLarge TagsSweet Sticky LabelsPetite Stickies, Twine

Other: cardstock, accents, stamps, cork accents, flowers, alpha letters, brads

Let’s get started!

 

So the first thing I did was go into Avery.com/print and typed in the #80507 and it took me to the template for the sheet above with 4 tag/cards just waiting to be created either using their designs or custom creating your own. The first top left one I started with one of their designs and added the photo and changed the words and altered the Love banner and made it my own.

The others were all full size photos that I made fit the templates to be printed.

When dry you just fold back and forth to define the shape and it will rip off perfectly.

Now with the photo sections done I pulled some more of the card templates which I want to decorate to go between the photos to make a full and beautiful banner.

As I got started I decided to mat the photos to add more colour, depth and texturing.  Some I added more accents and some have none. It’s all a personal preference and you just make it your own.

Some I used the label to accent the cards.

I used lots of Whisker Graphics labels, tags, stickers and accents to create the perfect mix and match to make the banner as a whole just right.

Here are the 2 tag base pieces that I added to the banner…. each decorated to coordinate with the rest of the banner pieces… but added a fun change up with lots of accents.

So raid your stash and just have fun!

Below are the 3 close up shots of the banner for your viewing…. the bride loved this idea and is going to use it for the stag n doe party and on her wedding day also. I am thrilled that she loved it.

Check out the store for all the available products that will make your crafting so much easier and view the blog often to be inspired with all the creative inspiration.

 

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon when I come back with so many more projects using Whisker Graphics products. 

Thanks for dropping by today!

~Bev

Let’s sneak in one last holiday post!

January 7th, 2018 § 1 comment § permalink

Hi everyone, I’m on the Whisker Graphics blog with holiday treat bags.  As we wrap up the holidays, it’s fun to think about Christmas projects for next year!

Supplies:
– Bags – Middy Bitty Bags
– Divine Twine Collection – Red Solid
– Divine Twine Metallics – Black Diamond
– Rinea Foils
– Joy Clair Stamps
– Spellbinders dies
– Cardstock – The Robin’s Nest dew drops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Begin by wrapping the bags with Black Diamond Twine, tying off on the right side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1. Die cut a large ornament from black cardstock.

2. Die cut the next layer from Rinea Foil in Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper

3. Die cut the holly from Rinea Foil in Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper

4. Assemble the holly leaves atop the red ornament using glue dots for dimension.

5. Stamp Joy on white cardstock – die cut and add to center of the ornament.

6. Tie red twine to each ornament.

7. Add the dew drops to the holly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adhere each ornament to the front of each bag using foam adhesives for dimension.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fill with little goodies for the holidays or even a gift card.

Thanks for stopping by.

~Steph

 

 

Holidays…or anytime wrapping!

January 4th, 2018 § 1 comment § permalink

 

When it comes to Christmas – or any holiday, really – I try to deviate from the norm when it comes to gift wrapping.  Don’t get me wrong, I have just as many rolls of gift wrap and pre-made bows and gift bags as anyone else, but sometimes it’s fun to be different.  And it makes the gift feel a little more personal.

Take this little gift for my son’s Godmother.  I put it in to this fun, red Casablanca bag, topped it with a tag that I made from a large white gift tag, a pre-made diecut, I busted out my old-school Dymo labeler for the name sticker, and then tied it off with some Gold Metallic Divine Twine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did pretty much the same thing with this gift for my cousin.  Only I used a Gold Metallic Bigger Bitty Bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love these little gold clips.  I found them on back-to-school clearance years ago and I’ve been hoarding them.  Finally put them to good use today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My husband has 4 aunts that live in Wisconsin. They all get the same gift (but in different styles and colors).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you order a cosmetic from Macy’s, they send you a little goody bag with free samples in it.  I’ve held on to the bags, and repurposed them for a couple of teen girls’ Christmas gifts making a simple tag and tying off with some fun Divine Twine to go with the colored tissue on the inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

 

xo

Michelle

 

 

Christmas Ornaments

December 31st, 2017 § 2 comments § permalink

 

Colleen from Scrappin Granny with some quick and easy ornaments you can make.  You know it is never too late or too early to get started on some ornaments. Now these ornaments don’t have to be used just for Christmas you can adapt these to use on gifts or other holidays so please give them a try.

 

Here are some cute hats that can be hung on a tree, used on gifts or even will fit a small doll.

You start with something you probably throw away every day, a toliet paper roll.  Then cut it to the width of the finished hat you would like.  Then you cut a length of twine.  I used Divine Twine in Red  https://www.whiskergraphics.com/divine-twine-collection.html and Black and Silver Divine Twine Metallic.  Make a loop and put it through the piece of toliet paper roll you cut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next step is just to put the two ends through the loop and pull snug.  Keep doing this until you have the entire roll covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have the roll covered, gather all your twine at the top and secure with a smaller piece of twine and double knot it.

 

You are done unless you decide to add more decorations to them.  You could add gems, or pom pons or any other embellishment.  This is why this is so much fun with children they can make it their own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next ornament is again something we all have just laying around outside and that is sticks.  You just gather up a bunch of sticks and then cut them with scissors to have them all about the same length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You start by using twine around each corner and make sure you double knot each corner.    I used Divine Twine in Red  https://www.whiskergraphics.com/divine-twine-collection.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you are done just add more   I used Divine Twine in Red  https://www.whiskergraphics.com/divine-twine-collection.html to create a hanger and your star is ready to hang on a tree or a gift.

 

Lastly, is a small lollipop that not only works on a tree, gift or even a card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start by punching out two 1 inch circles.  Your circles could be any color you want but I started with white.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you need to get a sucker stick and cut it in half and glue it onto your circle.

Next cut a length of Divine Twine.   I used Divine Twine in Red  https://www.whiskergraphics.com/divine-twine-collection.html and make a loop and lay it on top of the sucker stick and add more glue and then put the second circle on top and wait for it to dry completely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you put glue ontop of the circle and starting in the center of the circle start winding your twine around the circle.  I used Divine Twine Hemp in the red and white https://www.whiskergraphics.com/divine-twine-hemp.html.  Once I had both circle completed I used a little stickles to add some glitter look and the lollipop is done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you will give one or all 3 of these a try and have fun making them.  Until next time, Colleen here saying have some fun creating.

Gift Card Envelop/Tag Card

December 20th, 2017 § 2 comments § permalink

Hello, fellow WG Crafters! Today I want to share with you another project. Since it’s not too far away until it’s Christmas, and if some of you run late in finding gifts (like me), a nice little gift card might just do the trick! So here is what we need:

SUPPLIES: Tape Runner, Liquid Glue (I used Art Glitter Glue), Twine (any color) 2 Large Tags and 2 small Tags, Large Kraft Bag, Washi Tape, and Scallop Round Labels (Pearlized)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: With your trimmer, trim the bag down to 5 ½” from the top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Emboss your bag with your embossing machine and folder, in your design choice. I chose Snowflakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Find the center of the top of your bag. Then fold diagonally from right to center, and left to center, making a point at the top. You’ll notice the opening is at the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Then fold from the top downward (not all the way down, however). Here you can leave a point or fold the point under to make a straight “line”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: At this point, you may be wondering how in the world am I going to use this as an envelope if I fold the opening at the top down? So here is what you do:

Take your trimmer, and trim below the fold line about ¼”. Now you’ll have 2 sections, with the bottom having an opening. You should still have a fold in the bottom of the top half.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Top and Bottom Halves)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now place either glue or tape runner on the fold of the top half. Then place that fold on the back

of the bottom half. That will give you an envelope opening.

 

You will next need to tape down the folded diagonal corners to make your flap, if you haven’t already. (See Step 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: Use Washi Tape to cover all “unsightly” seams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7: Next get you tags. Take 1 of the tags and emboss it, then ink it up with color of choice. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ozide Ink – Candied Apple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8: Take your tags and glue them back to back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9: After printing your design, text, or whatever you want on your Scalloped Tags, take one of the tags and trim around your design. This goes on the unprinted side of your large tag. The front will be embossed, the back plain until you put your design on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10: Now finish embellishing your envelope and tag card. This would make a great Gift Card Envelope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Project:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the flower in the center photo? That is twine I crocheted to make a flower from a website called Factory Direct Craft (Link HERE). Please note that I made 6 petals instead of 5, however.

 

 

 

 

Making An Album with Divine Twine

December 11th, 2017 § 2 comments § permalink

 

Hi everyone!

DT Member Noe here !! Do you get the most out of your Divine Twine? Not only is it beautiful in a nice package, you can also use it in a multitude of your favourite scrap projects … Today I come to show you several ideas on how to make the most of these beautiful twines!!

It will be perfect in an album in which you have used a spine binding … use acetate sheets, make holes in the top and bottom, place eyelets, and pass a piece of baker twine … A different touch in your albums !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make flaps in your albums !! You can place a lot of photos more … For this you can use various tags joining them with your favorite Baker twine !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, and not least, make beautiful banners for your cards using twine of the color you most want!

 

 

 

Dressing up a Bitty Bucket

December 3rd, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

 

Bev here today sharing more fun projects using Whisker Graphics. Bitty Buckets to create a great Birthday treat for all those young kids in our lives. They love when I package their favourite treats up for them for all occasions but especially their Birthdays. Add some cute sticker accents, tie off with wrapped multi colours of twine and cluster a batch of great tags decorated for the occasion. It is a perfect fun addition to any party, kids surprise treat… and so easy to decorate.

 

Supply List:

Whisker Graphics: Bitty BucketsSmall TagsLarge TagsPetite Stickies, Twine

Other: stamp, ink

So it all starts with the bitty bucket, some tags. lots of stickers and some twine.

I decorated the tags and clustered them for more colour and fun. I used accenting one on tags and tin.

The cluster is lightly glued to hold them in place to show more of the accents. 

The one tag is used to suit the occasion…. it will suit any occasion.

The bucket has added stickers some full size some cut in half to fit and still leave the tin pattern in full view.

Wrapping twine around the tin in lots of colours and tying a bow leaving long strands is a perfect touch.

Check out the store for all the available products that will make your crafting so much easier and view the blog often to be inspired with all the creative inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon when I come back with so many more projects using Whisker Graphics products. 

~Bev

Using Avery Sticker Templates

November 27th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

 

Hi Bev here today. OMG I am having great fun using Whisker Graphics. Avery label products. I have been busy making Christmas cards and hate that I don’t have enough accents, stamped verses etc. to put on the inside of my finished cards. Using the Avery labels allowed me to create either all the same or singles of each design or even a few of my favorite one. After doing it a few times I think I have the technique down and it’s easy to follow the Avery product sight to create the perfect labels for all occasions with anything you like… OMG the uses will be endless with this product. Now I am excited to share with you what I did to make my cards and using these labels.

 

Supply List:

 

So you start by using the Scallop Round Labels which come on an 8.5” x 11″ standard size printer sheet. There are 3 sheets with 9 labels per sheet.

Using your computer you open Avery.com/print

NOW using screen shots I will share the process I used to create my labels…. but it was really easy and am sure you can do this too

Open Avery.com/print and in search at top add the # 80508 like it shows on front of your product.

search will bring up the results… and as you see the sheet of labels appears. Click on it.

 

 

 


Now it shows the full sheet by name… click on it.

at the bottom it now gives you a choice of browsing their designs, creating your own or uploading a design… I am creating my own design for you to follow.

 

It opens to these options and I choose the plain one.. to create my own…. you can add text etc on your own anyways.

On the right side in middle it gives you the choice to create them all the same or singles separate. I chose singles separate.

Now on the left side your options are to Add Image/ Add Text… I am starting with add image.

From my laptop I chose this Santa image… it came in the size it shows above… so way to small.

I grabbed image and stretched it to fit into the lines of the shaped scalloped label … you make it fit

Next on left I chose the Text option and I chose the rounded style option.

I also opened the colour options to change the colour from black that I couldn’t see well to white.

I typed Merry Christmas and it automatically rounded the top of the image. If you need to move the text it is easy … by just grabbing it and dragging it.

Now that this one is done and I love it… time to move to the next one.

Click on the next single label and start the process all over again until you have all 9 done.

When it’s all done you hit print… and the next screen opens.

It prompt to open in PDF… so I clicked on it.

It opened in this screen where I could see it and push print to my printer.

I added just one sheet of this preset label paper in my printer and it was that easy.

 

So now that I shared the process in detail … on to the projects I am creating and what I did with the labels. It was perfect for my cards I am now going to share with you.

Below are some of my cards I made… and inside these cards here is photos of my labels I added…. and I love them.

 

What a fabulous fun way to accent the inside of your cards. You could print different verses/ photos for all occasions and have the ready when you need a verse for that special card.

Sure hope you enjoyed this tip/ technique and hopefully I have encouraged you to try it too.

 

Check out the store for all the available products that will make your crafting so much easier and view the blog often to be inspired with all the creative inspiration.

 

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon when I come back with so many more projects using Whisker Graphics products. 

Cards for all Seasons

November 20th, 2017 § 2 comments § permalink

 

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a card for all seasons. Adding Whisker Graphics twine to cards adds to their visual interest and adds some fun dimension.

Supplies:

Divine Twine Collection – Bright White Solid, Brown Sugar
JustForFun Rubber Stamps
Spellbinders dies
Cardstock
Copic Markers
Clearsnap Ink

Spring:
Cut a panel of yellow pattern paper.
Mat with kraft cardstock.
Wrap panel with Bright White Solid Twine.
Adhere panel to card with foam adhesives for dimension.
Stamp image and color with Copic Markers.
Die cut, mat with a larger die and add to card with foam adhesives.
Stamp sentiment and add to card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Summer:
Cut green cardstock to fit card.
Wrap Brown Sugar Twine around cardstock and adhere to card.
Stamp image and die cut.
Mat with a larger die and add to card with foam adhesives for dimension.
Stamp sentiment and add to card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall:
Cut brown cardstock to fit card.
Tear cream panel and adhere
Wrap Brown Sugar Twine around the top of the cream panel and adhere panel to card
Stamp image in black and brown inks.
Add color to the witch’s socks
Ink panel and mat with cardstock.
Add to card with foam adhesives.
Stamp phrase and add to card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Winter:
Create a card from blue cardstock.
Emboss a white layer with a Christmas embossing folder and lightly ink.
Mat with kraft cardstock and add to card.
Stamp and color candy canes.
Fussy cut and wrap with Bright White Twine.
Stamp and mat phrase, tying it to candy canes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Give Thanks – Wine Bottle & Tags

November 14th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

 

Colleen here today sharing something so easy and a great way to recycle. I created this “Give Thanks” from a wine bottle that would normally be thrown away.

 

I started by spray painting the bottle and while I was holding it to spray the sides it fell from my hand and landed on the grass. I loved the design it created so I just rolled the rest of the bottle in the grass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once it was dry I started wrapping the twine around the top of the bottle. I used Divine Twine Yellow for this bottle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once I had the top part of the bottle done I decided to add some down along the bottom as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A tip that I did to hold it in place is to use a little glue along the back and it will hold the twine in place as you wrap.

Now that I had the bottle where I wanted it, it needs to dry so on to the tags I went. I used the Large White Tags and I love the white tags as you can make them any color you want. I started by adding brown paint to the tags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the brown had dried then I added plain white glue over the top.  I buy this glue from the Dollar Tree since you get 2 bottles for $1.00. Make sure you spread the glue all over the tags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the glue gets tacky to your finger then add white paint over the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let this dry thoroughly and when it has dried, this is the end result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To finish the tags off I used two different alpha stickers. I made the flowers using my sizzix dies and some velvet material and finished it off with some leaves that I cut using dies.

 

 

 

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