Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Autumn Decor Napkin Ring Tags & Tutorial

Today, I am sharing a Thanksgiving table decoration created and added to napkin rings.

I snapped photos along the way for a photo tutorial.
I began with a roll of kraft shipping paper with natural fibers, blended distress ink in Fall colors then spritzed lightly with water mist.


Once dry, the leaves and pears were stamped in white craft ink, leaving room for the dies to fit around the images.

The coordinating dies were used to die-cut and dry emboss. 
The leaves and pear are shown below against the paper they were made from.
(A before and after shot.)

The die-cuts were assembled and eyelets, ribbon & cording were added to make tags.  
They were affixed to my existing napkin ring.
The plum color shows up much nicer in person than in the photo.  
These turned out much better than expected.

Link Ups:
Unity Stamp Company Friends With Flair
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Ribbon, Twine, Fibers

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Company Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents, Spellbinders dies, craft ink, Ranger distress ink pads, eyelet, cording, kraft fiber paper, gold ribbon.

Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comments.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Autumn Calendar

I'm getting into the Fall spirit with this home decor calendar easel piece.

Sentiment:  Count your blessings.

We don't have the pretty leaves and Autumn colors here, but I enjoy creating them.

I mixed lots of different stamps and die-cuts for this one. This is liked up to Unity Stamp Co. FWF projects today.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Welcome to my Life; My Creative Time Piles of Smiles, Life is Good & XL Label Die.

Happy Fall Y'all.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Trick or Treat Favor Bags

We are ready for the trick or treat kids!

I whipped up some goodie bags for the neighborhood kids.
It feels great to be ahead of schedule.

The image panel is placed on the inside of the bag.
Last year I made bags much more decorated and the kids ripped them apart in no time at all.  They couldn't get to the candy quick enough.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. KOM August 2014 {summer collapsed into fall}.

Linked up to Unity Stamp Company Friends With Flair

Happy Fall!!!