Thursday, December 29, 2016

today...

I'm over in The Classroom at Ellen Hutson today making Molotow masked hearts!
Come on over!

xo,
Carly

Thursday, December 22, 2016

i'm foiling again!

I'm foiling over in The Classroom today! Come visit...
xo,
Carly

Saturday, December 17, 2016

red cup tags

Wanna know something funny? I don't even drink coffee, don't like it. Can't stand it actually. But I do love a Starbucks Coconut Hot Chocolate and cute coffee themed papercrafts. So I had to create some coffee cup tags...
The tags are 3 layers, red cup, white cup and a partially die-cut cup in the center for stability. The lid is fuzzy white felt. 
Simple, easy and super cute (in my opinion)!
Happy Saturday!

xo,
Carly

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

sweet bear tag

I'm feeling a little tag crazy right now, ever since creating my tag for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist. The Essentials by Ellen All Inside bear is one of my all-time favorites so I felt like I had to include him in the holidays.
To create this little sweet tag, cut tag from polka dot paper or create your own. I used a small circle from the Bokeh Dot set and one of my favorite red inks, Avery Elle Strawberry.

Die cut bear from white felt. I like to use gesso to add stability (you can read more about that here).

Stamp a face on the felt bear with a permanent ink. I like to use StazOn and a little masking cheat...I cover the bear with painter's tape to leave only his little face free. Then I ink the stamp, remove the tape and stamp onto the felt. The MISTI is especially helpful with this process.
Add a little yarn scarf to the bear and adhere to the tag. Finally use a glue dot to attach candy.

Thanks for stopping by!

xo,
Carly

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

watercolor wreath tag

I adore Margaret Berg's beautiful watercolors! Her work is gorgeous and happy. I find her so inspiring and this piece...
...inspired the little Christmas tag I want to share with you today:
To create this tag, start with a circle cut from smooth watercolor paper and stamp a pine branch in Distress Ink. I curved the branch stamp on my acrylic block to help create the wreath.
With a waterbrush, apply more Distress Ink in various shades of green to the branch for a watercolor effect.
Continue to stamp & watercolor branches, along with "freeform" branches and circle.

Stamp flowers, berries and holly leaves as desired. Add a few extras dots of color if you need to round out your wreath like I did (it was very square, LOL).


Add sentiment to the center and ta-da!
Hope your having a great day!

xo,
Carly

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