Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Housewarming Gift Bag!!!

This week I was in need of gift wrap for a housewarming gift!  Today I am sharing the bag I created for my gift.  I cannot share what is inside because the person receiving it is a member of the Altered Pages Facebook Group!
 
 
I wanted it to look like a house... the blue pattern paper topper is the scalloped edged roof and the pink paper is similar to a wall paper!  Papers are from The Robin's Nest!
 

With the bag flat adhere the pink pattern paper using a glue stick.  Arrange items you would like to embellish your bag:
Gold Opulence Stickers (clock and "Time to Celebrate"), KaiserCraft Embellishment Bingo Card Packand Glitz Whatnots ~ Yours Truly (frame and queen with heart staff)


Using tacky glue attach the Petaloo Flowers.
 

 Fold the blue paper at 8 inches, measure the width needed to fit over the handles of the bag.  Cut a slit 2 inches longer than your measurement and an inch wide. Be sure your gift is in the bag before putting the topper on.
 
 
To make the Specialty Tag ink edges with Gold Delicata Ink, heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Cut computer written words, ink edges and adhere to card with glue stick.

The bag needed a BIG bow... TULLE was perfect to top off the bag! Tie the tag on the handle of the bag with a strip of tulle. 
 
 
Supplies:
Brown paper bag with handle
Pattern Paper The Robin's Nest
Blue Paper - Fleur Admiral
Gold Opulence Stickers (clock and "Time to Celebrate")
Glitz Whatnots ~ Yours Truly (frame and queen with heart staff)
Clear Embossing Powder
Computer written words
 

Glitz Whatnots ~ Yours Truly (frame and queen with heart staff)
 
AND
 
THAT's a WRAP!
 
 
 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Brown Paper Bag Gift Bags!!!!

I have been known to use any paper bag with a ribbon in a pinch.... I love altering brown paper bags... you can spruce up any size bag.  Here are a couple of ideas! 

Recently I shared these sweet bags on the Altered Pages blog... Both have already been used for gifts and the recipients loved them! 
 
 
 
You could use these for party favors or gift giving depending on the size bags you use!  Today I am using brown lunch bags.
 
 
 
Cut pattern paper for base from Glitz 8x8 Pattern Cardstock Shine in My Soul to fit bag, ink edges.  Cut second piece t be the banner, ink edges.  Adhere to paper bag with Double stick tape.
 
 

 
For the first bag, cut image from Altered Pages Collage Sheet Pets on Parade ink edges and adhere to bag with Glue Stick.

 
For the second bag cut image from Altered Pages Collage Sheet Drive me Anywhere but Here ink edges and adhere to bag with Glue Stick.

 
Mist the white doily with desired colors, the intention here was to look a bit distressed.
 
 
 The first bag,  "Pets on Parade" is topped with a yellow doily folded in half, two holes punched through the bag and doily, then the tulle is pulled through the holes and a nice big bow is tied.
 
 
 
"Drive me Anywhere but Here" is topped with the doily (folded in half) that has been sprayed with mist.  Two holes punched through the bag and doily, then the sheer ribbon is pulled through the holes and a nice bow is tied.  I think this would be a perfect bag to put some chocolate for a friend!!!


You could add flowers, dew drops, chipboard, buttons and more... let your creative mind work magic!



Supplies:
Altered Pages Collage Sheet Pets on Parade
Altered Pages Collage Sheet Drive me Anywhere but Here
Ribbon
Tulle - From Mailbox Muse Kit  Fairy Tale Royalty
Brown Paper Bag
Brown Ink
Glue Stick
Spritz - Mists
Doily- Yellow and White
 
 
And That is a WRAP!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Smeared & Smudged September Steampunk Blog Hop!

We are going Steampunk this month
in our Smeared and Smudged Facebook Group Member Blog Hop!

Only rule is it must be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine) !!!
 You will find the blog roll at the end of this post...

Smeared Ink has a brand new digi set available! If you've been following the Smeared Ink Facebook Page, you know that the new set features the Grumpies.


I love Steampunk!!!

Here's a look at this super cool new set.

I can't wait to get mine!!!
 
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NOW for my project!
 
The Glitter Web Paper is from Robin's Nest
 
 

 

 

 


Supplies:
Authentic 6x6 Pattern Paper - Graveyard
Spider Web stamp
Steampunk Chipboard Owl
Gears
Fence Martha Stewart Punch
VersaMark
Embossing Powder: Clear, Yellow, Light Brown
Glue Stick
Tacky Glue 

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SMEARED AND SMUDGED MEMBER BLOG HOP

Monday, September 14, 2015

More Inspiration for the September RAQ at Unruly PaperArts!

Today on the Unruly PaperArts blog you will find a couple of my cards as one of the inspirations for this months RAQ or Readers Art Quest!
 
To participate in the monthly RAQ you must use the Unruly PaperArts Creative Prompt. You can take extra inspiration from the photo and colors provided on the Unruly Blog.
(Please note there is a typo on the above image of the challenge theme.  
This is the September Theme not August.)
 
 
Once you have created your project use the Inlinkz Link Up at the bottom the RAQ page HERE to add your link/photo of your project. Entries close 11.59pm on the last day of the month.

A maximum of three entries only are allowed per participant for each monthly challenge.
 
My inspiration cards:  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glitz 8x8 Pattern Cardstock Shine in My Soul
 
 
 
Supplies used to create them:
Black Cardstock
Brown Ink
KaiserCraft Frame Clear Sticker
Doily
Kaise Craft Mists Antique Gold
Computer generated words

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Enameling Chipboard ~ Unruly PaperArts

Recently I shared how I enamel chipboard on the Unruly PaperArts blog.  Do you have a lot of chipboard in your stash, chipboard letters leftover from several different typesets? Any ink, clear embossing powder and heat gun laying around? If you do, you have all that you need to "enamel" your chipboard!  




Above is a large gear cut in half and used on two ATC's. To "enamel" ink the surface of the bare chipboard with black ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, tap off the excess, use a heat gun to melt the powder. While still hot sprinkle with clear embossing powder a second time, the heat will hold the powder until melted with the heat gun. Repeat up to 4 times or until you get the desired "enamel" look you like. NOTE: When working with the heated embossing powder be very careful it can BURN!



  


To get the gold on the cogs edges of the gear, ink the cogs with gold ink, sprinkle with embossing powder, then reapply heat with heat gun. The gold will melt right into the existing "enamel" and have a smooth surface.




TIP: If edges are hard to cover with ink due to corners and curves, use a marker to cover the bare chipboard. It is best to do this before you add the ink and embossing powder.

EXAMPLES of "ENAMELED" CHIPBOARD



Black ink on the bare chipboard, then covered with clear embossing power, heat was applied to melt the powder. Repeated three times. Then gold ink was applied to the edges of cogs and sprinkled with clear embossing powder and melted in to the existing "enamel" with heat.



Eiffel glasses ~ bare chipboard covered with black ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder. The heart has rose ink with clear embossing powder. Both have three layers of embossing powder.




The Eiffel Tower has black ink and was heat embossed with 3 layers of powder. After, dark brown ink was applied to the piece sporadically to give it a distressed look. Then sprinkled with embossing powder, apply heat with heat gun. The brown melted right into the existing "enamel" and has a smooth surface.






The key was first inked with blue ink and heat embossed with 3 layers of powder. After black ink was applied to edges for a distressed look, sprinkled with embossing powder, applied heat with heat gun. The black melted right into the existing "enameled" surface.




If you are like me you have used a lot of letters from several different sets of chipboard alpha sets. Some may even have a paper finish like the "e" pictured above! Here I have chipboard letters from three different alpha sets. If you ink them the same color and "enamel" them they look great for any of your scrapbook pages or crafting projects!

SAMPLE CARDS WITH "ENAMELED" CHIPBOARD


     


     




I hope I have inspired you to use some old product in new ways!

Have fun "enameling"!!!



 

Friday, September 11, 2015

9-11 Remember, Never Forget

 
 
Cards from the past.... no works can describe...
 
 
We Will Remember
original post HERE Viva Las VegaStamps!