Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Tags!

Hello friends!

I have a couple of fun and easy holiday creations to share with you! And honestly, since I made them-I am really excited and motivated to create even more holiday projects in the coming weeks.

With the cool weather and some flurries of snow drifting around, I am almost tempted to play a little holiday music as I create too...key word being almost...not quite there yet-LOL!

So I was asked to design with the November Special Delivery kit from Prima. The kit not only has the traditional color scheme, but also warm tones of cream, tan and slight hues of pink too.

 I like to gravitate toward unusual color schemes for the holidays to keep the projects fresh and eye catching. Sometimes it's makes creating more of challenge to make something look holiday-ish, with minimum holiday embellies...hope that makes sense. I think these days, almost anything goes.

-First, I cut out the deer from a paper in the 8x8 North Country paper pad. One way to get more bang for your "buck", trace the deer after you cut them out, so you can make as many as you like.

-I also punched out some snowflakes using my Martha Stewart snowflake punch.

-The Soft Matte Gel was applied with a paint brush, in a nice even coat.

-I then sprinkled the deer and snowflakes with Art Ingredients Glitter.


Here is Tag 1:

-All three tags were covered using the Delight-Discover paper in the kit.

-I used the Soft Matte Gel to adhere the paper to the tags.

-And all three were inked at the edges using Vintage Photo Distress ink.

-I added a simple 1 inch strip of paper to the tag with a little piece of ribbon.

-I created a double bow using Rose Beige Snug Hug seam binding.

-Then started to build up my cluster with the white rose and two mistletoe picks (the dark brown)

-Finish off with a couple of green flowers and adhere your glittered stag with foam dots.-Easy peasy!


Tag 2:

-I used two of my favorite punches and layered them together. You can choose any size circles depending on the sentiment you would like to add.

-I layered them with foam tape, after sentiment was stamped, using Vintage Photo Distress ink.

-Wrap the Rose Beige seam binding around the tag and created a double bow.

-Add white flower and pink mistletoe picks around bow. Then tuck in a couple of dark brown flowers too.

-Place your circle and glittered snowflakes to finish it off. 


Tag 3:

-This third tag has the glittered doe-she looks so cute peeking out from behind the flowers. Add her using foam dots. 

-Wrap the seam binding vertically and create yet another, double bow. Sorry-i like them.

-Add white flower over bow and tuck in two light brown mistletoe picks.

-Finish off with 3 tan flowers and the sweet doe.


So that's it for today! I can not wait to add these tags to gift bags for the holidays. And I certainly hope I have time to make a lot more (wishful thinking)! And please forgive my images if they appear a little strange. I upgraded my Photoshop program and I am learning to tweak my photos in the new program. 

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Cari

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Teaching in Canada!

Hello Friends!
It has been a while since I have posted but life has been so busy! Wedding, college visits, travel, work, baseball and more. We have had an amazing summer!

But-I really needed to start posting again and with that-I have news of where I will be teaching this fall.

I have been invited to teach at Scrappin Great Deals in Komoka, Ontario! This is my first time visiting this store and I can't wait to meet everyone there. They have been amazing to work with! I will have big prizes, extra goodies and new art mediums to share! Here are the four classes I will be teaching:

Coffee Break Card Workshop; September 19th at 6:30pm

We will be creating 6 cards in this class using the brand NEW Coffee Break collection with punches, wire threads, trim and gorgeous flowers too. 
Class fee is CA $50.00
(class is almost full)


Family Layout Workshop, September 20th at 9:30am

This has to be one of my favorite classes to date! On this layout-it's all about the layers! We will add texture and dimension through the process of creating this layout AND another! So this class includes two gorgeous layouts with a kit packed full of Prima of course!
Class fee: CA $50.00


Christmas Card Workshop, September 20th at 1:30pm

In this class, we will create 6 cards filled with holiday cheer! We will be using die cuts, punches, ribbon, flowers and canvas to name a few.
Class Fee: CA $50.00


Art Canvas Workshop, September 20th at 6:30pm

I am in love with this project! For this class-I am allowing the students to customize it with options for warm or cool colors, custom colored flowers, a range of stenciling options and fun added touches. Plus-you can add a photo instead! We will be using a lot of the new Art Basics and Art Ingredients from the Finnabair collection by Prima. 
Class Fee: CA $60.00


Please join us for a weekend of fun and creativity. And I did hear that the store will sell the kits if you can not attend. I provide all of the instructions with the kits. 
Contact them direct : 1-519-473-5751

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! xoxo Cari
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

For all of you Julie Nutting fans....

Hey Friends!
I am headed to Brazil in a couple days and I am looking forward to the nice warm weather, seeing good friends and a Prima filled week with classes, demos, will be so fun!

Today, I wanted to share a really fun book I created for CHA, using the Julie Nutting chipboard house book with dolls, flowers and all kinds of pretty things! This book was a labor of love-cutting out all of the girls, choosing just the right colors and making it wonderful!

I used Prima's Free Spirit collection throughout the book. I love the bright colorful images in this line and it worked perfectly with the doll stamp images.

I mixed and matched an assortment of flowers throughout the pages-it was so fun to put them together!
I stamped and cut out the card sized dolls to add to the flower clusters-they look so cute!

The ATC pads made adding the backdrops for photos so easy! I just popped them up with foam squares and distressed the edges for a shabby look...

Don't you just love the girls mixed in with the flowers? All of the hard work cutting out the small images was well worth it!

The binding rings in the book make it so easy to work on pages and then add them in as you go...

I hope you like this project and it inspires you to create something beautiful! I will be back with more fun projects when I return from my trip! Have a great day!
xoxo Cari
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