Monday, October 26, 2015

Grateful heart treats

Hello, Crafty Friends!!
I'm back again with another treat/ favor idea. This year, why not treat Thanksgiving dinner guests with a special treat. Or if you have a fall birthday baby in your family (like I do) these would make awesome party favors or thank you gifts.

Supplies Used
 Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies (Thankful, Lover's Lane)
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities (Labels One)
eBrush (Craftwell)
Thankful Stamp Set (Pink and Main)
Xyron Mega Runner
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Martha Stewart Scoring Board 
Foam Tape
Cardstock -Brown, Craft
Patterned Paper

These come together super easy and you can change your colors to suit your own theme or color scheme.
For each treat I cut out a doily (from the TC Lover's Lane set), a label (smallest from the Labels One set),  a ticket label (from the TC Thankful set), and 3 springs (Also from the TC Thankful set).

 Using a scoring board I scored a line down the middle of my label and doily, creased it, then folded them in half. I used my Xyron Mega Runner to add adhesive to the back of my doily and mounted it onto the label. This created the base of my treat toppers.

Then I used my ebrush and dark blue Sharpie to shade my sprigs to coordinate with the patterned paper I used to make my doily. Then I glued them to the front of my topper.

I filled a food safe cellophane bag with carmels, place the "topper" over the open end of the bag and staple close.

I used the CENTERS of the ticket frame (from the TC Thankful set) and stamped my sentiment onto it with black ink.

I used foam tape to mount my label, covering the staple.

And here is my finished favor. Specially wrapped treats for all those special guests.

These would also be great on a table setting. Instead of stamping you could have each treat labels with the name of your guests for amazing place cards!!

Hope you enjoyed today's "treat"!! LOL

Until next time...

Happy Crafting!!
~ Mitsy

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oak Tree New Release - Cat-titude

Hey there, crafty friends!!
Thank you so much for stopping by! We are going to be having loads of fun today. I am so excited for Oak Tree's new releases!! Make sure to visit my fellow DT Brothers & Sisters and their awesome new release inspirations. As an extra special treat, I will choose a winner at random to win a stamp set from Oak Tree Stamps!!

To enter to win you must:
1. Follow my blog.
2. Leave a comment bellow.

The winner will be chosen at random. Sorry, you do not get to choose which stamp set you'll receive. Stamp set will also be chosen at random. 

But wait, it gets better...

Another lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a bundle of 5 stamp sets from Oak Tree!!! EEEEKKKK!!!

Check out the OAK TREE RELEASE Event (on facebook) for details on special event discount pricing and amazing deals!!

  I recently got the pleasure of playing with their
 absolutely adorable set call Cat-titude!! 

Isn't it stinkin' cute or what??!!

Supplies Used
Oak Tree's NEW Release "Cat-titude" Stamp Set
Stephanie Barnard's Flip-it card #2 (Sizzix)
Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Sky's the Limit Stack (DCWV)
Teal Polka Dot Paper (Playshop Hawaii)
Polka Dot Ribbon (Cosmo Cricket)
Canson Illustration Paper
Spectrum Noir Markers- TN1, GB2, TN3, TN5
Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Enamel Dots (Virginia Turtle)
Chalklets (Ek Success)
Fun Foam
PITT Artist Pen XS (Faber-Castell)
Glitter Jelly Roll Pen (Sakura)
White Opaque Marker (Recollections)

I started by stamping my kitty from Oak Tree's Cat-titude stamp set onto Illustration paper with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

For the Kitty
Then I colored the kitty in using Spectrum Noir Alcohol ink markers. I used TN1 for the face and tummy areas and around those edges I blended it with GB2. For the kitty's stripes, I used TN3 and then TN5. I also blended a little bit of FS9 in between the whiskers and mouth to create a muzzle. 

Then I applied hot pink chalk using tiny circular motions for the cheeks and then I used a white opaque pen to add dots to the cheeks.

Lastly, I added I glued rhinestone bows to both her ears using Diamond Glaze. and also applied a small dot between her whiskers to make her nose.

I used the Sizzix Fip-it Cards #2 for my base and panels. For the center flap, I cut a 2.5"square with the same paper I used for the base. 

For quick and easy placement, I ran my pieces through my Xyron Creative Station with a 9" permanent adhesive refill cartridge. 

Then simply peeled and stuck into place. I added dimension to my kitty by applying her to a sheet of foam and then running her back through my Xyron, this time my 3" Sticker Maker

 I also cut another 2.5" square for the back of the flap using the same patterned paper as one of my side panels.

Finally, I added a simple bow and a few enamel dots to even out all four corners of my card.

And here is my finished card...

Closer Views 


I hope you enjoyed  this quick peek at the new release from Oak Tree Stamps!! Stay tuned because my awesome Oak Tree DT Sisters and Brother will be sharing more new release inspirations soon!!

Until next time...

~ Mitsy

Thursday, October 22, 2015

You make me happy

Hello, Crafty Friends!! 
I have a CAS (Clean and Simple) card for you today! I went out of my comfort zone today and didn't distress, airbrush, or layer.... whaaat?? I know, crazy right?! I always wanted to try CAS but wasn't sure if I could pull it off...Let me know if I was able to or not. LOL

For today's card, I decided to use Brutus/Monroe's Botanical Sentiments I stamp set.

Botanical Sentiment I

Supplies Used
Botanical Sentiments I (Brutus/Monroe)
Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Spectrum Noir Markers (CG3, CG4, DR2, DR4, DR6, IG1, IG4)
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad(Tsukineko)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
Jelly Roll Pen (Sakura)
Glitter Enamel Dots (Virginia Turtle)
Black Cardstock (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper (Craft Smith)

I started by stamping my image onto Mixed Media paper. To be honest with you, this was the very first time I used this paper. It was an extremely thick and sturdy paper that was maybe a tiny bit thinner than chipboard. Yes, it was that  thick! But, I guess if it is hold up to all of what mixed media has to offer, it would have to be thick.

I cut my paper at 3.75"x 5" and stamped my image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I angled my first impression and adjust my stamp to be as close as possible without having to use a mask. Then stamped asecond time.

Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers in DR2, DR4, and DR6 for the flowers and buds. And for the leaves I used CG and CG4. To add a shadow around my flowers, I used IG1 and IG4.

Then, I used a corner punch to cut off the corners and give my card front  a ticket look. I stamped my seentiment after the corners were cut so I could make sure my sentiment wouldn't get cut off. I also mimicked this ticket look onto my card base and mat. 

My card base is a standard A2 sized card, measuring 4.25"x 5.5". I gave my mat a .25" difference, measuring at4"x5.25".

I added a few enamel dots to accent... for some reason I like groups of three. Three of anything always seems to work with me. If you're not an enamel person, rhinestone or sequins would work here too.

Sine I used glittery ennamels, I wanted to add a bit of glitter to my flowers too. So, I used a Jelly Roll glitter pen on my flowers for a bit of shine.

Then I used my Xyron Creative Station to add adhesive to my card front and mat. The large 9" platform allows me to add adesive to both panels at the same time.

Then, I simply peel and stick.

And, here's my finished card


I hope you enjoyed today's project!

Until next time...
~ Mitsy

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Autumn Blessing Die-Namites Challenge Inspiration

Hello, Die Lovers!!
If you haven't yet, stop on by the Die-Namite's blog and join in on our October Photo Inspiration Challenge. There is still some time to get those entries in!! The deadline is Halloween night at 11:55 EST!! So don't forget to link up!  For official rules and other details, please see the original challenge post here.

Here is this month's inspirational photo:

and here is my inspirational card...

I used Die-Namites' Pear Tree Die

Other Supplies used
Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
eBrush (Craftwell)
Thankful Stamp Set (Pink and Main)
Cardstock ( Bazzill Basics)
Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye)
VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Martha Stewart Deluxe Trimmer
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Sharpies- orange, green, brown, red
PITT Artist Pen XS (Faber-Castell)
Hemp Twine
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
Blue Painter's Tape
2Way Glue Pen (EK Success)

 I started off by cutting a 4.5"x11" piece of cardstock and scoring it at the 5.5" and folding it in half creating an A2 sized card base.  I also cut a 4"x5.25" piece of cardstock and a 3.75"x5" piece of patterned paper to use as mats and ran them through my Xyron Creative Station.

I pieced together my card and mats. Then taped off the edges using painters tape. I airbrushed a circle of orange and yellow to the center of my card using my ebrush machine with orange and yellow Sharpies. 

I used my Die-Namites Pear Tree and cut 4 trees from cardstock and glued them together using a glue pen.

Then I ebrushed my tree using brown, green, orange, and red Sharpies. I added details using a PITT Arist Pen and Diamond Glaze on the pears and bird. I used Diamond Glaze to adhere my tree onto my card. 

Then stamped my sentiment under the tree using a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. I used Pink and Main's "Thankful" stamp set for the "Autumn Blessings sentiment.

Here is my finished card:

I stayed with the warm autumn colors that reminded me a lot of a sunset... I love golden sunsets!! And, I love how this card turned out. It was a simple, yet elegant. A card that I could easily replicate multiples of. 

 This is such a gorgeous die and I didn't want to spoil it by adding too much fluff and frill, so I kept it simple.  I just added warm bold colors and a bit of hemp twine bow to give it an organic feel.

Happy Fall Y'all!!

Hope you enjoyed my inspirational project!

~ Mitsyana Wright

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall Altered ATC Tin

Hi, Crafty Friends!! Can you believe that it is FALL already?? Time is flying by so fast this year. I wasn't even ready to say goodbye to summer... but it came and left in the blink of an eye! Well, that just means were are just that much closer into the holiday season. Bring on the sweater wearing weather!!

Today I have a fall themed project for you! This awesome little favor tin that can also double as a ATC holder!! You get  two-fer today! Yay!!

Her is the list of supplies I used to decorate/alter my tin...

Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies-Thankful (Craftwell)
eBrush (Craftwell)
Xyron 3" Sticker Maker
Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker
Sharpie Markers- Green, Lt. Green, Orange, Lt. Orange, Brown
Patterned Paper (DCWV)
Cardstock- Orange, Rust, Lime Green, Craft
Card Tin
Hemp Twine
3D Laquer

 First, I flipped my tin upside down onto the back side of my paper and traced all around the tin. I used my tin as a template. Then I used my scissors to cut out the traced shape. Next, I cut out 4 strips 1/4"wide by 4 inches long.

 I ran my 1/4" strips through my Xyron "X" (aka 1.5" Sticker Maker) and ran my bigger rectangular piece through my 3 " sticker maker. Once my pieces were through I peeled them and stuck them directly onto my tin. The main panel went on top and the 1/4" strips were added just above the lip of the lid.

 I used the large leaf from the Teresa Collins Thankful set and cut it out in 3 different colors (yellowy-orange, rust, and lime green colored cardstock) . I used my Cut'n' boss machine with the following sandwich combonation:

From Bottom to Top

Then I used my ebrush machine and shaded them to get more depth. One of the great things about ebrushing my pieces is that it allows your pieces the ability to be molded... I curled my leaves using my fingers, gently bending them... and they maintained their shape!! Kind of reminds me of how hairspray works! LOL

I also used the Thank You die from the Thankful set. Then I  ebrushed it, and trimmed and separated the words.

Finally I glued ally pieces onto my tine using 3D Laquer. I also tied and attached a hemp twine bow to the stems of the leaves, securing it with more 3D Laquer.

And here is my finished box...

You can really see the bends and curves in the pics below.

I absolutely LOVE how this tin turned out! These will be great asThanksgiving favors!

I hope you enjoyed today's project!!
Until next time...

Happy Crafting!!
~ Mitsy

Friday, October 16, 2015

Die-Namites Tips & Techniques Blog Hop

Hello and welcome, we could not be more excited to share our first Designer Team Blog Hop with you! The Blog Hop will be the third Friday of every month and each of us will be sharing a fun tip or technique. We love to hear what others are doing and how they are saving time and getting the best use from their die cuts. So here we go, start the hop with us!

At the end of the hop, we will choose two random people to win a $10 dollars DieNamites Gift Cards to use on the Die-Namites website.  So please be sure to stop and comment on each design team members blogs and  visit our Facebook page. Please use the Rafflecopter below to verify you have visited. The blog will start today, Friday, October 16 and will close Tuesday, October 20 at 12:00 AM. You have until then to comment on each blog. 

We hope we are able to inspire you along the way!!

For my project, I made these Monogrammed Luggage Tags. My daughters have been attending several field trip recently and I know they will be going on a few more this year. So, I made these to easily identify their lunch bags.

And, the technique I will be sharing with you is airbrushing! 
I love airbrushing almost all my die cut pieces! It's so much quicker and easier for me than shading with ink pads and ink daubers. And with delicate die cuts it is practically impossible to do without ripping your piece to shreds or mangling it beyond recognition.

There are several reasons  I prefer airbrushing,  but the main one has to be virtually no drying time!! No more waiting for my ink to dry! With all the fine pieces, they would easily warp and misshape my cute die cut shapes... and who needs that? Not me!!

I used Die-Namites'
Butterfly Frame

Here is a quick look at my airbrushing in progress:

From Left to Right
 I airbrushed my die-cut frame with an ebrush machine with a lime green Sharpie. Next, I added a darker green over the first green. Then, I  added yellow to the center of the flower. Lastly, I added orange and red to my butterflies.

I repeated the above steps and made my second frame in purple...

After my frames were done being airbrushed, I used a glue pen to adhere them onto white cardstock.
I used the die itself as a template to create a border and traced along the edges with a pencil.

I used my electric die cut machine to cut the monograms and the glued them to the center of the tag.
 To make them officially tags, I punched a hole toward the top. Then I  laminated both tags using my Xyron Creative Station with a 9" Laminate Refill Cartridge. Laminating them will help protect them from the elements... that or messy lunches. And then I punched another hole (using the previous hole as a guide) with a smaller hole punch and gave it a brief press to seal the laminate. Finally, add your latch or key ring and you're done!!

Here are close-ups of my luggage tags...

Supplies Used
Butterfly Frame (Die-Namites)
Sharpie Markers- Green, Lime Green, Yellow, Lt Orange, Orange, Lavender, Purple, Baby Pink, Magenta.
White Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Cutterbee Scissors (EK Success)
Electric Die-cut Machine
1" Key Rings (the type the split open)

I hope you enjoyed my project today!! If you like wat you see  please leave a comment below! AND...
Don't forget to visit all the other talented ladies!! Because we're not done just yet!!

Here is the complete lineup: