Christmas Joy

December 9th, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

Can you believe how fast this year has flown by?  Colleen from Scrappin Granny here today so show you a fun Christmas project you and/or  your children or grandchildren could make.

 

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I started with a scrap piece of wood and just painted it.  This is a project where you put your own touches and creativity to use.

 

Once I had the wood painted I cut out the letters using my Silhouette Cameo and again you can put whatever word you would like.  After the letters were cut out at the size I wanted I traced them onto the dry board with a pencil.

 

 

 

Now that you have the letters traced you start adding your nails.  I have had these little nails for years so glad they finally came in handy.  Just make sure that you nails don’t go through to the backside of your wood so the nail size will depend on the thickness of your wood.  This is where your creativity comes into play as well, you can add more nails if you get started and don’t like your design.

 

 

 

Here is what my “J” looked like after I finished creating the design I wanted.  I did play around with the design and try it several different ways.

 

Since I was making a Christmas design I picked the red solid Divine Twine and  Silver Metallic Devine twine.

Remember this is your creation so have fun with it.

 

This was my JOY after I finished with the weaving.

 

 

 

I wanted to add some embellishments to finish my Joy Plaque.  So here is my finished plaque.

 

 

 

 

Please head over to the Whisker Graphics store to check out more of the wonderful twine and get busy having fun with your own project.

 

Have a very Merry Christmas and I will be back in 2019 with more fun projects.

Holiday Bitty Bag Cracker

December 2nd, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

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A Holiday Cracker with our Whisker Graphics Bitty Bags and Divine Twine!

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Supplies:

  • Middy bitty bags in gold honeycomb, stripe red and any other festive colors you’d like
  • A roll of cellophane
  • Green stripe divine twine
  • Glue stick or tape
  • Candy/glitter/confetti/prize filler
  • Toilet paper roll/wrapping paper roll/paper towel roll
  • Scissors

 

I started by cutting my roll down to a smaller size, for toilet paper rolls I just cut it in half.

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I then cut the middy bags open so that they laid flat.

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I cut a rectangle of cellophane to size of the flat middy bag then rolled my toilet paper roll up in it.

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You can tape or glue the roll shut, whichever works better for you. Once it sealed you’ll get your divine twine to tie up one side of the cracker. I just tie it in a tight knot.

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Then comes the fun part, filling up the cracker with all the little goodies and surprises you’ve gathered. Put them in the cracker and tie shut the other side with your divine twine.

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Once both sides are tied your Christmas cracker is ready to go!

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These are great for stocking stuffers or for a Christmas Eve surprise.

Thanks for checking in today!

It’s Tag Time!

November 25th, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

Printing on Vellum & Kraft Bags and DecoFoil Your Tag!

Hello, crafters! Jeanie Ellis here to share with you a couple of cool techniques for your WG bags and tags! These are easy projects, and you can use any digital print and place them onto your bags/tags for your next project! Here, I will be showing you a sample of a Happy Birthday print.

Let’s Get Started!

Supplies:

For this project, you’ll need 1 large vellum bag, 1 medium sized Kraft bag, 1 tag, DecoFoil, and double-sided adhesive. To print, any inkjet printer should work. For the tag, I used a laser printer so I can foil my tag; however, if you don’t have a laser printer, you can use transfer gel medium or just print without using foil.

 

 

 

Step 1:

Take your tape, and place a small amount of adhesive on the 4 corners of the bag, and onto the center of the top flap area.

 

 

 

 

Step 2 & Step 3:

Now get a sheet of copier paper, and place the adhesive side down of the bag onto the paper. My printer prints with the top coming out of the printer, so be sure you place your paper into your printer where the print will print on the right side up, and the direction of your print goes along with the direction of the bag (top of print to top of bag).

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Here is how mine comes out of the printer:

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Now just gently pull the vellum or Kraft bag away from the copier paper (or you can use cardstock)

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Take your finger and rub away the remaining tape from the bag. Now, you can flip the bag over and print on the other side, using the same technique. This part is optional.

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Here you can see that the vellum bag is still see-through, but it looks so pretty now!

 

 

 

 

Step 8:

IT’S TAG TIME! Now take your tag and print it out, using the same method of printing (adhering it to a sheet of paper, making it easier to run thorugh the printer). Just remember, here I’m using a laser printer. At this point, you can either just print it out on a regular printer and stop here or use transfer gel if you want to use foil.

 

 

 

 

Step 9:

I personally use a laminator to do my foiling. I place the foil right side up onto my printed side of my tag, and place it into a sheet of paper, folded over before running it through the machine.

 

 

 

 

Step 10:

Be sure to send the folded end through the laminator first. I usually run it through twice on the high setting.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11:

Once it’s run through the machine, you can see the image through the foil.

 

 

 

 

Step 12:

Pull off the foil, and there you reveal your beautifully foiled tag!

 

 

 

Final Project:

Here you see the finished bags and tag. What a fun project to do for someone special on their birthday! Even better when you fill them with some goodies, right??

I hope this has inspired you to do some of your own printing! Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis, DT

 

 

Fun With Bags, Tags, and Twine

November 19th, 2018 § 3 comments § permalink

Hello, it’s Nancy here with you today!

I want to share some fun ways to incorporate these great products

from Whisker Graphics into your Christmas projects.

 

When I saw these sweet Little Bitty Bags they just shouted Christmas to me!

Don’t they make you think of a gingerbread house.

They totally reminded me of one of my favorite Christmas paper pads.

That is what inspired the following creativity! :o)

 

I began by gathering some supplies together:

Chocolate Frosting – Novelty Little Bitty Bags

Large Colored Tags – Red, White, Green

Divine Twine Bamboo – Red, Green

 

 

Then I pulled out the Christmas paper pad I mentioned.

It’s the AC Merrymint Collection, and I’m down to just scraps.

I cut pieces that measured 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″,

and adhered them to both sides of each tag.

 

 

Here’s what the tags look like.

Aren’t they festive?

 

 

Here’s what they look like inserted into the Little Bitty Bags.

So cute!

 

 

At this point you could simply insert a ring through the tags,

tie a ribbon around the ring, and call it a mini tag book.

You could add photos to the tags, as well as the bags.

It would make a lovely gift.

Another gift idea would be to add a hand-written gift certificate to each tag.

“This is good for one shoveling of the sidewalk and driveway.”

The possibilities are endless!

 

 

Now I’ll share a few more ideas.

You could add some twine to the top of the tag.

Then wrap some more twine around the bag with a bow.

Simply adhere this onto a package, and add the recipients name on the tag.

 

 

Here I’ve punched a label, and added it to the outside of the bag.

I’ve written To: and From: on the tag.

A personalized message can be added on the tag inside,

and this can also be added to a wrapped package.

This would also be a lovely way to present a gift card.

 

 

Speaking of gift cards…why not put one on the tag

…inside the Little Bitty Bag…on the outside of a Christmas card?

Then you’ve got it all done in one!

 

 

Now, going back to my original idea.

You can add several strands of matching twine to the binding ring.

Then add one of the fun Sweet Sticky Labels to the front.

I added “Happy Holidays” in mine.

You could even put a sticker on each Little Bitty Bag if you wanted.

 

I hope I’ve given you some fun ideas!

There’s so many great ways to use tags, and bags and twine!

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

I’ll be back next month with another project share!

In the meantime, come visit me at The Nickel Nook!

 

 

 

 

Christmas Cards

November 12th, 2018 § 1 comment § permalink

 

 

OMG I am having great fun using  Whisker Graphics twine and tags on my Christmas cards. Using single and double wrapped twine with mixed and single colours is fabulous way to decorate your projects. Whisker Graphics has an amazing collection of twine and tags to choose from.

Supply List:

Whisker Graphics:

Large Tags: white

Divine Twine

 

To start these cards I started with the tags and pulled accenting papers to base the cards.

 

 

 

 

Next I worked some matted layers using cardstock and also picked the twine to match the papers.

 

 

 

 

I then layered the tags to the card base and added accenting stickers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are really easy to create starting with tags and twine … the colour options are amazing ….and family will love the home made cards.  Check out the Whisker Graphics Store for all the available products that will make your crafting so much easier and view the blog to be inspired with all the creative inspiration.

 

 

Fun Twine Christmas Card

November 4th, 2018 § 3 comments § permalink

Hey there Scrappy Friends!

I am excited to be back with Whisker Graphics for another term!

I am up on the  Whisker Graphics Blog today sharing a fun twine tree Christmas card.

I started with a white piece of cardstock cut to fit my card base. I used a ruler to add some pencil lines- short line at the top and the longest line at the bottom. Then I used a stick pin to poke holes at the ends of the lines:

 

 

 

 

I took  Green Solid Divine Twine and divided the strand into 2 pieces:

 

 

 

Then I hand stitched each line. When I was finished stitching the lines with the green, I used the  Divine Twine Metallic Gold to stitch around the tree:

 

 

 

 

I finished the card up by fussy cutting a bird from the  Petite Stickies and popping it up on foam. I also added a sentiment sticker and some sequins.

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Halloween Treat Bags

October 28th, 2018 § 2 comments § permalink

Hi everyone, Halloween will be here before we know it! Steph here to show you how you can create Halloween goody bags for all the trick or treaters, for your child’s school friends or even create them for a Halloween party you are hosting.

 

 

Supplies:

Divine Twine Collection – Bright White Solid, Black, Natural

Middy Bitty Bags

Imagine Crafts – VersaFine Clair Fallen Leaves Ink; Memento Markers<br />​

Suzy Stamps – Crackerbox – stamps

 

 

I started by gathering some different colored bags and twine.

Die cutting circles from white cardstock I stamped the pumpkin trio on each with VersaFine Clair Fallen Leaves Ink.  Then I added color with Memento Markers.

 

 

Each stamped imaged was then placed atop a larger circle of brown cardstock and adhered to each bag.

 

 

 

 

To be sure I had the images in the right place, I folded down the tops of each bag and punched holes for the twine. Then I placed the Happy Haunting phrase across each image.

 

 

 

To finish, simply tie the twine to each bag.

 

 

 

Aren’t they cute? They didn’t take very long to make so if you need a lot for an upcoming event, just set them up assembly line style and put them together.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Fall Jars

October 22nd, 2018 § 2 comments § permalink

Colleen from Scrappin Granny today to share some jars that I decorated  for table decorations for our 50th class reunion.

 

I started with some small pint jars that have solar lights in them, then cut a strip of burlap to size.

 

 

 

Next step is to glue the burlap around the jar.

 

 

 

Then I took 2 different colors of twine and tied them around the burlap.  I used Divine Twine Burlap in Royal Blue  and then Divine Twine in bright yellow.

 

 

 

Next I embellished with a fall them to complete the jars.  I made a total of 6 of them and love how they turned out.  The twine is just what was needed to set them off.

 

Don’t forget to check out the store at Whisker Graphics to see all the great colors of twine and other products available.

Fall means Holidays are on their way!

October 16th, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

Fall is officially here which means the holidays are going to be here in a jiffy.  I love sending smiles across the miles, but with the to-do list being long and time being short, I’m always trying to find ways to maximize efficiencies.  Jazzing up a plain paper sack, with a  personal touch, fits the bill.

 

First up is a little feel-good package I put together for a friend.  I designed an image on my phone, printed it out at Walgreens, and then put it on the front of a Brown Paper Middy Bitty bag along with some stickers.

 

 

 

A friend of mine took a really cool fall picture of the Capitol here in Boise, Idaho and I asked her if I could use it to send happy mail.  She said yes, so I added some words to it and adhered it too to the front of a Brown Paper Middy Bitty bag to easily and affordably send pictures to family across the country.

 

 

 

And lastly, I thought I’d share a quick shot of a gift box I am putting together to ship for Christmas.

To add some crafty in the midst of all the standard wrapping paper, I used various red and gold bags from Whisker Graphics, and tied some off with Divine Twine.

 

 

 

 

This time of year is my favorite!

xo

Michelle

Autumn Treat Bag

October 11th, 2018 § 3 comments § permalink

It’s time once again for another step by step instructional using some awesome Whisker Graphics product! I’m so excited to share with you my version of an Autumn Treat Bag!
Let’s begin!

Here are the supplies that you will need:

Designer Paper or Designer Cardstock (optional solid colors)
Scissors
Liquid Glue
Large Glassine Bag
Twine (coordinate with your papers)
Circle Tag
Embellishments
Tag Toppers and decorations (I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut the Topper)
Embossing Folder
Embossing Machine (I used my Big Shot)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:
Grab your embossing machine, glassine bag, and folder. Normally, you would take your embossing folder and lay it on your project in a portrait fashion. Not this time! Slide your folder onto the bag in a landscape fashion (bottom of bag), and roll it through your machine. Take it out, slide the folder up onto the bag where there are still blank spaces and roll it through your machine again. Lay this aside.

 

 

 

Step 2:
Grab your toppers. You can buy these pre-made, or follow a YouTube video, Pinterest, or other tutorials on how to make these. As I stated earlier, I made mine using my Silhouette.

 

 

 

Step 3:
Now take your pieces and glue them together. You should have 1 piece that will have a handle to it, as shown in my picture. This will fold over front to back. The other 2 pieces layer on top of the folded piece.

 

 

 

 

Step 4:
Here you see how the 3 pieces are put together.

 

 

 

Step 5 AND Step 6:
Add your goodies into the bag. Now take your completed topper and tape it onto the opened side of your glassine bag. You can choose to fold over the opened top of the bag a few times, or just once. The choice is yours; it also it depends on how much goodies you’re putting in there! 😊

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:
Now take your twine and cut the length you need to go into the hole of the circle tag. Then tie this onto the handle of your bag. And you’re finished! So easy and fun to do! And children and adults both will love opening up a treat bag, any time of the year!

 

 

 

Here is the finished product: (I decided I’d make 2 since they were so quick & easy)

 

Drum roll…..

 

 

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