but here is something new pour vous...
Thank You ever so much for always being there with
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Oh Man oh man, this Happy Chef stamp set is worth it just for the cute accessory stuff they've cooked up in there, IMHO. This tea/coffee cup stole my heart so I had to make a card with just it (and that wee "enjoy" sentiment is so yummy too!) You'll be seeing the rest of this Greeting Farm set here soon, but if you'd like to check the whole set out right now, it's at Paper Garden Projects...
1...brew up wee cups of tea
2...make a double-sided tea bag tag
3...emboss ribbon (with no starch)
4...Cheap Tricks: sneaky speedy stitches
5...Tool talk: Beads & Tim Holtz Design Ruler
- Tea/Coffee cup stamp from Happy Chef
- Copic markers
- Puffy velvet pen
- Crystal Lacquer
- Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech paper pack
Step 1) Stamp the tea/coffee cup (I stamped it onto patterned paper from the Basic Grey Marrakech paper pack. It has a sweet little pattern on it.
Step 2) Colour it. I used... for the tea: E-44 Clay, E-49 Dark Bark, & a multiliner to shade near the cup rim. For the cup: B-00 Frost Blue & BG-15 Aqua & BG-75 Abyss Green
Step 3) Add puffy pen details on the little swoop of whip cream, dry it, & heat gun to puff (SO cool!) :O)
Step 4) Cover coffee cup with Crystal Lacquer & set aside to dry
Step 5) Cut coffee cup out ( I found there was no need to cut out the inside of the handle, but if you wanted to a hobby blade would make short work of that.) :O)
This is the bag of the "enjoy" tag. I always like to make things double-sided, feels like a cute sneaky secret is built into your card for someone... ;o)
- Tea/Coffee cup & "Enjoy" sentiment stamp from Happy Chef
- Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech paper pack, River Rock, Basic Grey Flurry
- Watercolour pencil crayons
- Oh So Sticky Tape
- Tag punch
- String from a real tea bag
Step 1) Stamp "enjoy" from Happy Chef onto patterned paper [this is Basic Grey's Flurry (Dasher)]
Step 2) Punch with a tag punch to cut a tag
Step 3) Adhere the tag on an end of a piece of cardstock (River Rock)
Step 4) Score, fold & trim the tag (to create a frame the shape of the small punched tag
Step 5) Pierce a hole (at the top of the fold) for the tea bag string & stick it in there (creating a loop, if you like). Adhere it in place.
Step 6) Stick the inside of the tag together (I used Oh So Sticky Tape)
Step 7) Stamp the tea cup again (I stamped in turquoise) onto that Marrakech paper
Step 8) Colour it in (I used Watercolour pencil crayons) & punch it with tag punch
Step 9) Adhere the tea cup onto the back of the tag
...hmmm well that was a lot of steps for a simple thing (useless to the majority of you for sure, but maybe good info for a beginner, LOL)
Some green crafting for your green machine (or other embossing apparatus...) I was super stoked when this happened to work, because I detest the environmental effects of aerosol cans and this requires no spray starch or time consuming brushing on of ribbon stiffener.
This is as easy as sticking adhesive on paper (cause that's all you do really...) Hope it's as fun for you as it was for me.
- Double-sided tape
- Cuttlebug/other machine
- Embossing folder
Step 1) Cut strip of cardstock to measure just under the width of your ribbon (or wider if you want a cs edge to show) U can use DP & sheer ribbons too
Step 2) Trim cardstock (to the width of your card or project) & Cover the front of your cardstock with double-sided tape (If you are using patterned paper, put adhesive on patterned side so it'll show) :O)
Step 3) Adhere paper strip to ribbon (sticky side down onto back side of ribbon) & stick ends to back
Step 4) Emboss ribbon-cardstock strip with an Embossing folder
Of course, different ribbons will show the embossing to lesser or greater effect: stiffer ribbons hold embossing much more nicely. The two ribbons below are a polyester twill (TOP which was so-s0) and a taffeta ribbon (BOTTOM which was the cat's meow!):
(with the cardstock & adhesive underneath it stays put)
It's hard to tell that some of it is fake
(without a magnifying glass, anyway) ;o)
I love seed beads WAY too much. They are dirt cheap (especially if your dollar store carries them! I've noticed recently that Michael's is packaging the exact same beads in WAY smaller quantities and jacking up the price. Hissssssss!) ;o) But beads can still be found for next to nothing.
You can glue, but you know I like to sew...
I got mine here, at Paper Garden Projects. Tim has a fabulous demo here. (Though I must be honest that I wasn't at all happy with that piercer in the demo (sorry); the tip bent & it slid into it's casing all the time...granted I am hard on my tools...) I couldn't work without this ruler though. It's my piercing buddy, but is also great for drawing templates & for lining up pieces on cards:
but I hope it held something useful for you. :O)
Happy Happy Happy Spring!