Valentine’s Day!

January 7th, 2019 § 1 comment § permalink

Hello, everyone!

It’s Nancy here to share a fun project

created with products from the Whisker Graphics Shop!

 I thought it was a good time to share a Valentine idea!

Here’s what I created:

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I used the Middy Biddy Bags in black and red, in the Casablanca design.

I also used the Red Divine Twine Bamboo.

I use this twine so much that I’ve lost my label along the way.

With thoughts, and projects, turning to love…

…I thought it would be fun to do something a little bit different.

I came up with a simple little crocheted heart pattern to share with you.

If you don’t crochet yet, you really should! lol

It’s just too much fun not to.

This twine is fabulous for projects like this.

I used a 4.00 mm hook (G/6 US size)

Crochet Heart Pattern

Leaving enough of a tail to tie a bow, chain 3.

Into first chain made, work 3 dc, 3 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 3 sc, 3 dc.

Ch 3, sl st into beginning spot to end off. Leave enough of a tail to tie a bow.

Now take both ends of twine and tie a bow.

Cut ends short, or leave them long.

I did one of each.

To help it form a nice heart shape,

just give a little tug to the sc at the bottom of the heart.

I added a little black pin through my hearts.

It adds a lovely little vintage touch.

This verse is what inspired me to create the little hearts.

Just click on the photo so you can see it to read it.

I inked the edges of these cards and layered them on cardstock.

Then I adhered them in place on the middy biddy bags.

I folded the top of the bag down, and adhered the heart in place.

These bags could hold a love note, a Valentine card,

or they could be stuffed full of sweet treats!

Other Materials Used:

Papers: Recollections – Cardstock;

Printables: Gecko Galz – Love Potion #9 Kit;

Pins: Making Memories – Vintage Pins.

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I hope I’ve given you some fun ideas!

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

I also hope you enjoy my little freebie!

Please let me know if you try it! :o)

You can visit me at The Nickel Nook!

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Thanks for stopping by!

I’ll be back again soon with another project share!

 

Wrapping Up the Year with Christmas Inspirations – Christmas is only 12 months away!!

January 1st, 2019 § 2 comments § permalink

OMG I am having great fun using Whisker Graphics twine, tags and metal rimmed circle tags on my Christmas projects. Using twine on these projects is a fabulous way to decorate. Whisker Graphics has an amazing collection of twine and tags to choose from. The project above is a special style twine border.

 

For the first project I started with a card base, coloured digi image and will make the twine border first.

 

 

 

Starting on the lower edge of front print wrap many times around.

 

 

 

Tie off the front in the centre pulling things tight and tie a knot.

 

 

 

Add the large size button and tie a knot and finish with a tiny bow.

 

 

 

Up close of the finished twine and button border.

 

 

 

Add the image, brad trees, the ribbon and stamp the word christmas.

 

 

 

Up next is all these super fun and cute little gift boxes. I used the Heartfelt Creations box die cut. After die cutting from fabulous fun print papers I glued the box pieces together.

 

 

 

Now the trimming starts. I am using the metal rimmed circle tags and stamping them with a fun xmas stamped image… different ones and different colours.

 

 

 

Now I stamped the small tags with different images and different colours.

 

 

 

Here is a photo of the 2 tags all stamped up ready to add to the boxes. Each box is trimmed and tied up with twine… and the 2 tags are tied and accented with twine also.

 

 

 

These 2 view above showcase the finished boxes…. all done.

 

 

 

Up last, but not least, is a few fun cards… all finished off with wrapped twine or a tied bow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supply List:

 

  • Divine Twine
  • Small Tags: white
  • Metal Rimmed Circle Tags
  • Other: Print paper, stickers, accents, cardstock, brads, button, DS4J digi image, copic colourd, Stickles, stamping, ink, Heartfelt Creations box die.

For all the available products that will make your crafting so much easier go to Whisker Graphics.com 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.

The Perfect Christmas Gift Bag!

December 23rd, 2018 § 1 comment § permalink

 

Hello!

It’s my day up, Christmas Eve on the Whisker Graphics blog and today’s a perfect for sharing a fun Holiday gift bag!

I used the Red Striped Bag from the Bigger Bitty Bags Sample Set for my gift bag. I folded the top over, punched a hole on each side and ran Divine Twine in the colors Red Solid, Green Solid and Aqua through the holes and tied a bow.

I stitched together a few patterned papers and adhered to the  Bigger Bitty Bag. Then I added a silver doily. I placed a  Green Polka Dot Little Bitty Bag on top of the doily along with a  Sweet Stick Label in black, some tangled  Green Solid Divine Twine. I added a  Large White Colored Tag inside the Green Polka Dotted Little Bitty Bag. I added patterned paper to a  White Small Colored Tag and to a  Metal Rimmed Circle Tag and tied them to the large tag using Divine Twine.

I can’t wait to add a few goodies to this fun gift bag and give to a coworker!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

~Lisa

Stocking Stuffer Treat Bags

December 16th, 2018 § 1 comment § permalink

Hi everyone, Christmas will be here before we know it! Steph Ackerman here with some cute treat bags.

Supplies:

 

 

 

Using a large Santa background stamp, stamp the white bags with black ink. Reposition the stamp as necessary so the bag front is cover Ink the edges of the bags with redink.

 

 

 

Die cut a variety of Rinea foiled papers into oval shapes for the front of each bag. Also die cut poinsettias from Rinea Foils and adhere to the edge of each oval.

 

 

 

Stamp and die cut a phrase for each bag on Rinea Foil and adhere above the poinsettia.

 

 

 

Simply fill each bag with treats, punch 2 holes and tie with assorted twines. Now you have perfect little gifts to give to family and friends for the holidays.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Christmas Joy

December 9th, 2018 § 1 comment § 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 § 1 comment § 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!

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