Category Archives: altered art

Christmas Gift Bag Toppers

Welcome everyone!  I’m getting ready for the holidays!

I made these gift bag toppers over the weekend.  They’re  fun, festive and quick to make with JustRite® Stampers and Spellbinders™ dies!

I stamped with the JustRite Stampers sets and heat embossed the designs.  I used gel pens to color inside some of the lines to add a pop of color.  The center of the stamp allows room to stamp a greeting or write a name.

Once the ink was dry I die cut and embossed the images with Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament and 2011 Heirloom Ornament dies.  I attached the ornament shapes onto clothes pins with SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ Crafty Power Tape.  Tie ribbon above the ornament, add a spot of bling and they’re done!  Just clip to a gift bag!

Supplies:

SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L Crafty Power Tape

Spellbinders Paper Arts – 2010 Heirloom Ornaments, 2011 Heirloom Ornaments

JustRite Stampers – Deck the Halls and Merry and Bright stamp sets

Canvas Corp – Clothes Pins

Sakura – Gel and Souffle Pens

Want2Scrap – Bling

Ribbon

Sparkle N’ Sprinkle – embossing powders – Oriental Fire, Black Magic, Icicletex

Clearsnap – Top Boss ink

Bags – Target clearance last year

WorldWin Papers – Malt ColorMates

Thanks for stopping by!

Spellbinders and Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop!

Welcome to our TWO-day event!

You should be joining me from Natalie Denver’s blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. Blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can’t think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS™ get together with the rock stars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can’t wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!

Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection!  We will also have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.

So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won!

(winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

My project is a candle band and coordinating gift box.

I used the Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents die template set from Spellbinders. There are a few more dies in this set, but these are the ones I used on the project.

I stamped with the Ornate Artisan Stackers stamps, which coordinate with the dies, and were both designed by Samantha Walker! (This stamp set is huge, these are just the ones I used, there are so many shapes and phrases in this set!!)

For the coordinating box, I used Spellbinders Edgeabilities® Classic Triple Scallop set to make the band around the Square Petal Top Box.

Of course I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine!

Papers are all from My Mind’s Eye, Stella and Rose Collection, Hazel and Hattie pattern sets.  I stamped with Clearsnap Colorbox Black Pigment ink.  I used SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ Black 3D Foam Squares for the layers on the candle and Crafty Power Tape to hold the ribbon on the back of the label and a few small pieces on the box tabs and to wrap the Classic Triple Scallop band.  Ribbon is from Offray.

Be sure to leave a comment, then hop on over the next blog,

NOTE: if you are hopping on Day 2 Please go to Eva Doblias’ Blog now to resume the official hop (waiting for an incorrect link to be fixed!)

To continue following Day 1,  Lisa Arana  was next !  Thanks!!


Beth

Holiday Hoppin’ with Spellbinders!

Welcome to the second day of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop!  Spellbinders, along with their Cross Promotional Partners are showcasing their newest products just in time for your Holiday crafting and gift giving.  Lots of creative ideas are in store, as well as prizes galore!  Each participating company has generously donated towards the prize package listed on the Spellbinders Blog.  A total of two identical prize packages, one for each day, November 18 and 19 will be given away!  To enter, just leave a comment on a participating blog!  Comments in the first 48 hours of the post are eligible.  One commenter each day will be randomly selected as the winner.  Winners will be announced on November 22, on the Spellbinders Blog

Be sure to see all of yesterday’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs for inspiring projects and another chance to win!

Mona Pendleton

Gina Hanson

Deborah Young

Becca Feeken

Julie Overby

KimberlyCrawford

AJ Otto

Margie Higuchi

Beth Pingry – that’s me!

Jennifer Holmes

Kerry Urbatch

Shona Erlenborn

Tammy Inman

Jessica Turner

Brenda Hurd

Julie Koerber

Rae Barthel

Rachel O’Crowley

Kellie Fortin

Kristen Cohen

Joy Dickson

Candy Rosenberg 

Laura Craigie

Stephanie Hester

Leesa Crutcher

Nina Brackett

Today I am using Spellbinders S4-297 Nested Crowns and S5-025 Labels Seventeen on this fun and easy mixed media canvas.  My inspiration is the “Stay Calm” trend in posters now. 

I painted the 5×7″ canvas in this yummy blue-green iridescent paint and set it aside to dry. 

Next I cut a piece of gold foil from the Spellbinders new foil assortment, I adhered it to an adhesive sheet, then peeled off the backing to adhere the foil to a piece of scrap cardstock.  This gave the foil a bit more stability.  

I sanded the embossed areas of the Nested Crown die cut, then added 3D Foam Squares to the back of the crown die cut, and set it aside. (You get 3 gorgeously detailed die templates for $19.99!)

Next I cut Fancy Pants Designs’s Christmas Magic paper to fit the Labels Seventeen #6 die template (#6 is the largest).  I die cut and embossed both at the same time in my Grand Calibur.  (Labels Seventeen includes 6 die templates for $24.99, which comes to only 4.17 per image, and they all cut, emboss and can be used as a stencil!)

I used a JustRite Stampers font set to spell out my message.  The clear blocks are great because you can see exactly where you are stamping, which is perfect for a project like this!

Then I inked the edges first generously with Lime Pastel, then very lightly with Black ink.  I also added a bit of Black around the edges of the now dry canvas.

Then I added some Crafty Power Tape to the back of the Label and adhered it to the center of the canvas.  I peeled off the backs of the 3D Foam Squares and placed the Crown die cut at the top of the Label.

 

Yes, that is one of my Christmas trees, I set it up especially for you!

Now Stay Calm, Have a Cookie (even if it’s past breakfast time), and leave a comment, please! 

Supplies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur; S4-297 Nested Crowns, S5-025 Labels Seventeen; F-012 Precious Metals Premium Craft Foil AssortmentSCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ – Adhesive Sheets, 3D Foam Squares, Crafty Power Tape; JustRite Stampers, Times New Roman 50 and 25 point fonts, Fancy Pants Designs, Christmas Magic patterned paper; Clearsnap, Colorbox Black Pigment and Lime Pastel Fluid Chalk Ink, Jacquard Lumiere Halo Blue-Gold paint, 5×7 Canvas.

Simply leave a comment on my blog to be eligible to win the Spellbinders Holiday Hoppin’ Prize Package!  One winner will be chosen from all the comments on all the blogs participating today.  Comments made in the first 48 hours of this post will be eligible to win.  Winner’s names will be published on the Spellbinders Blog on November 22, and they will have 48 hours to reply to Spellbinders to claim the prizes.

 Thank you!

 Beth