New Class! Holiday Gift Tags – December 5th, 2017 at the Queen’s Ink

I’m returning to the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, December 5th to teach a holiday gift tag class featuring stamps and sentiments from Taylored Expressions. In this workshop, we’ll make six gift tags and two gift card holders featuring the Elf Grumplings. The images are colored using a very limited set of Copic markers. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today!

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 10:30AM – 1:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. You will need two blendable green markers, two blendable red markers as well as a skin tone and a blush tone (optional). Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

  • E00 – Skin White (can substitute E50 or E51)
  • YG06 – Yellowish Green
  • YG09 – Lettuce Green
  • R20 – Blush (can substitute RV10 or E93)
  • R24 – Prawn
  • R46 – Strong Red
  • 0 – Colorless Blender
OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring scissors, foam adhesive squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Thin Foam Squares), and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.
Rowhouse Greetings | Elf Grumplings by Taylored Expressions
Rowhouse Greetings | Elf Grumplings by Taylored Expressions
Rowhouse Greetings | Elf Grumplings by Taylored Expressions
Rowhouse Greetings | Elf Grumplings by Taylored Expressions

Ready, Set, Snow!

Another holiday card, this time using the Ready, Set, Snow! stamp set by Taylored Expressions. I added one of the lettered stamps by Hand Drawn Greetings by Woodware Craft Collection. I loved the pairing of these two stamps and together they make a simple, but effective central image for a card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Ready, Set, Snow by Taylored Expressions
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Ready, Set, Snow by Taylored Expressions
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Candy Cane Lane Naughty or Nice by Bo Bunny; Neenah Index in White; Bazzill Basic in Atlantic
Stamps: Ready, Set, Snow! by Taylored Expressions; Hand Drawn Greetings by Woodware Craft Collection; Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black; Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: Ranger Stickles in Diamond
Copics: W1, W3, W5, R20 (rabbits); B000, B00, B01, G00, G02, G03 (hats & scarves); E34, C5 (sled); B000, B00 B01 (lettering)

Believe! Be Jolly! Good Cheer!

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Yesterday I revealed the first card I created for Demo Day at PhotoScraps. Today’s reveal is my second card, again featuring the same stamp sets – Deck the Halls by Taylored Expressions and Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches.

Here’s a look at the inside. I used a coordinating paper from the I Love Winter Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches

Supplies

Paper: Snow Day (*) and Snowman Friends (*) from the I Love Winter Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black (image) and Versafine in Onyx Black (sentiments) by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Glossy Accents by Ranger
Copics: C5, Y38 (penguin); R27, YG09, Y38, B24 (ornament & lights)

Oh Carp!

Yeah, we’ve all done it! Realized after the fact that we’ve forgotten an important birthday. One year I completely forgot my husband’s birthday. Definitely an “Oh Carp!” situation. Luckily for me, he lost track of the date as well and didn’t realize that it had been his birthday until the next day when he was surprised by the sudden appearance of cake and ice cream.

Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Taylored Expressions Oh Carp
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Taylored Expressions Oh Carp
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Taylored Expressions Oh Carp
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Taylored Expressions Oh Carp

Card layout was inspired by Dawn Olchefske’s Chocolate Bunny Fun Fold Card. Dawn provides instructions and measurements on her blog, Do Stamping With Dawn. Thanks to Tracy Beck of Photo Scraps for locating the stamp for me in the midst of a busy Demo Day!

Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp (Yellow, Purple)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper Co. (Walking on Sunshine: Beach Stripe #WS 67013)
Stamp: Taylored Expressions (Oh Carp)
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Punches: Fiskars (Border Punch: Flowers)
Copic® Markers: R35, B04, Y38, YG06