Christmas Tags: Christmas Presents (Part 2) by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! Quick post! Made another tag! Got another video! Once again, I’m using images from the Anita Jeram Christmas Presents stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. And as always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Christmas Presents by Colorado Craft Company

Featured Products

  • Anita Jeram Christmas Presents by Colorado Craft Company [SBP] [CCC]
  • Merry Merry by Colorado Craft Company [SBP] [SBC] [CCC]
  • Tag Stacklets 2 by Taylored Expressions
  • Copic coloring (see marker list and video below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.

Step by Step

  • Cut a piece of Hammermill 110# paper using the 3rd largest die in the Tag Stacklets 2 set by Taylored Expressions.
  • Repeat above using Neenah 100# paper [AMZ].
  • Stamp image and sentiment on the Hammermill paper tag using the Anita Jeram Christmas Presents [SBP] [CCC] on the tag as shown using a Copic compatible ink. I used Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink in Obsidian [SBP] [GKD].
  • Color image with Copic markers [SBP] [DB] (see list below) following video below). Set aside.
  • Stamp sentiment on the Neenah paper tag using the Merry Merry stamp set [SBC] [SBP] [CCC] as shown below using Versafine Clair in Oasis. Quickly cover ink with clear embossing powder [SBC] [SBP] and heat set powder.
Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Christmas Presents by Colorado Craft Company
  • Glue tags together and punch a hole on the shaped side of the tag. Thread ribbon or twine as desired.

Coloring Video

If the video isn’t visible, click HERE to view it. Enjoy!

Supplies

COPICS: E33, E35, E51 (rabbit); B12, B24, B26 (bird); YG03, YG17, G29 (package); R14, R46 (ribbon); Y35, YR04 (tag); B0000, BV31, BV34 (snow)

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas Presents by Colorado Craft Company (color map)

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]

New Online Class: Merry & Bright

HEY FRIENDS! I just posted a new online Copic class on my blog. In this class you’ll create three holiday cards featuring stamps by My Favorite Things. New to Copics? Don’t have a lot of markers? Need holiday cards but don’t have a lot of time? Then this is the class for you! CLASS FEE $26

Participation requires the purchase of a pre-made kit from Photo Scraps. Either stop by the store to purchase your kit, or call Tracy at 410-549-5187 to have a kit sent to you. The class URL and password are provided in your kit.  

  • Any Level
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Class includes two videos. The first shows you how to color the images and the second shows you how to assemble the cards.

Class Supplies

Below are the supplies that I will be using in this class. For this class, I highly recommend that you use the same markers. In the coloring video, we will be doing a technique called underpainting and your results may be unpredictable if you stray too far from the colors I selected.

COPIC MARKERS: The list below reflects the markers that I will use for in class. I kept the color palette simple so that I could limit the number of markers.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES: You will also need the following –

  • Card kit purchased from Photo Scraps
  • Clear Wink of Stella by ZIG
  • Strong glue to adhere layers. I suggest Beacon’s 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive.
  • White glue that dries clear. I will be using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
  • Foam tape or foam squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares). I was out of foam squares at the time of filming so I used Foam Sticky Strips from Taylored Expressions.
  • T-Square ruler (optional)

Christmas Tags: Christmas Presents by Colorado Craft Company

WELCOME BACK FRIENDS! I’ve got a quick Copic coloring video and project for you today featuring holiday gift tags using the Christmas Presents clear stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. I’ve been making Christmas cards all year long, but decided that I had better switch to making gift tags for those special packages. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas Presents by Colorado Craft Company

Featured Products

  • Anita Jeram Christmas Presents by Colorado Craft Company [SBP] [CCC]
  • Merry Merry by Colorado Craft Company [SBP] [SBC] [CCC]
  • Tag Stacklets 2 by Taylored Expressions
  • Copic coloring (see marker list and video below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.

Step by Step

  • Cut a piece of Hammermill 110# paper using the 3rd largest die in the Tag Stacklets 2 set by Taylored Expressions.
  • Repeat above using Neenah 100# paper [AMZ].
  • Stamp image and sentiment on the Hammermill paper tag using the Anita Jeram Christmas Presents [SBP] [CCC] on the tag as shown using a Copic compatible ink. I used Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink in Obsidian [SBP] [GKD].
  • Color image with Copic markers [SBP] [DB] (see list below) following video below). Set aside.
  • Stamp sentiment on the Neenah paper tag using the Merry Merry stamp set [SBC] [SBP] [CCC] as shown below using Versafine Clair in Oasis. Quickly cover ink with clear embossing powder [SBC] [SBP] and heat set powder.
  • Glue tags together and punch a hole on the shaped side of the tag. Thread ribbon or twine as desired.

Coloring Video

If the video isn’t showing, click here to watch it. Enjoy!

[Wondering about the products in this video? Products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible. As always, I appreciate your support of my blog and videos.]

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and video. See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E51, E33, E35 (dog); V20, Y35, Y38, R14, R24, R46 (top present); B41, B45, R14, R46 (middle present); YG03, YG17, YG67, R14, R24, R46 (bottom present); V20, V22 (cast shadow)

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]

Thrill of Hope Wreath by PinkFresh Studio

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with a new card featuring the Thrill of Hope Stencil and other products by PinkFresh Studio. I’m always looking for ways to create holiday cards quickly and layering stencils make it easy to make perfectly blended cards. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Thrill of Hope Wreath by PinkFresh Studio

Today’s project features:

I like using the layering stencils because I can put a card together quickly without worrying about blending or even coloring inside the lines. The Thrill of Hope Wreath Layering Stencil has five layers and I used Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peacock Feathers, and Festive Berries.

For ink blending, I used domed foam applicators to apply the ink. You’ll see from the handles that I have blenders from Ranger and Scrapbook.com. I’m using domed applicators from Scrapbook.com since that’s what I have on hand, but Ranger makes a similar product that will work just as well.

I start a piece of 110 pound Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover cut to 4.25” x 5.5” or A2 size. I like this paper because it’s a nice weight and has a smooth finish. It has the added advantage of being suitable for Copic markers so I don’t have to keep multiple brands of white card stock on hand. It comes in other weights, but I prefer the 110 pound weight for my cards.

To make the stenciling easier, I’m going to use my Wendy Vecchi Make Art STAY-tion – this is the smaller 7” version. I love these huge magnets which are easy to pick up and do not snap together or pinch your fingers. And it’s perfect for layering stencils because it will hold your paper and stencil firmly and makes alignment easier.

Having said that, I’m going to use Mint low tack repositionable tape from Scrapbook.com to hold my cardstock in place. You don’t really have to do this since the magnets will hold everything in place, but I found that using tape was a quick and easy way to align each stencil. The paper then stays in place and I just switch out the stencils for each layer.

Each of the stencils are numbered in the upper left corner and there are alignment marks in each corner. You’ll want to make sure that you orient each layer of the stencil correctly with the print side facing up and the number in the upper left corner. Once it’s lined up, place the magnets in each corner to hold it in place and begin blending.

Here is the order of the colors:

  • Stencil 1: Twisted Citron with accents of Peacock Feathers
  • Stencil 2: Rustic Wilderness
  • Stencil 3: Festive Berries
  • Stencil 4: Mowed Lawn
  • Stencil 5: Peacock Feathers

And when I remove the last stencil, you can see the final image – a beautifully colored holiday wreath. I stuck to traditional holiday colors, but this would be just as lovely in monochromatic shades of blue. You can adjust the colors even further and create a lovely fall wreath!

I trimmed the image with the with the Diagonal Slant Rectangle die set by Pink Fresh Studio. I could have just trim 1/8” from each side, but I like the stitched detail created by the die.

I also cut a piece of craft foam to adhere to the back of the stenciled layer. I know that craft foam has kind of fallen a bit out of favor, but I still use it. I’ve heard that some people have had issues with their cards coming apart. My secret weapon is Beacon’s 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive. It dries quickly, but I still have time to move a layer if I don’t get it straight on the first try. It also doesn’t wrinkle the paper which can happen with other glues. It runs about $8.00 for a 4 ounce bottle and it lasts a long time especially if you keep it tightly closed between uses. For me it has been a lot cheaper than using tape runners. Best of all, I haven’t had a single card fall apart since I’ve been using it.

My card base is a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110 pound card stock, not to be confused with Neenah Exact Index which is also 110 pound. This is the paper that you want for card bases. I cut it as 4.25” x 11 and scored it 5.5 inches to create a top folding card.

For the sentiment, I used the coordinating dies from the Thrill of Hope stamp set to cut two blanks out of Neenah 110 pound white cardstock for the Happy Holidays sentiment. I stamped the sentiment on one of the blanks using Versafine Claire in Nocturne, cover it with clear embossing powder, and heat set the powder and ink. I glued the two die cuts together to add dimension to the sentiment once it’s adhered to the card.

To finish off the card, I’ve added a few metallic pearls in silver from PinkFresh Studio. I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte which I transferred to a fine tipped applicator bottle. There are lots of white glues on the market, but I keep coming back to Multi Medium Matte which is a gel medium made by Ranger that can be used as a glue or a  sealer. It’s non-yellowing and it dries clear so it’s perfect for people like me who tend to squeeze out too much glue when adhering embellishments like pearls or sequins.

Rowhouse Greetings | Thrill of Hope Wreath by PinkFresh Studio

That’s all for me today! Hope you enjoyed today’s project and I’ll see you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]

Happy Holiday Circle Frame – PinkFresh Studio

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post to show you a recent project featuring the Happy Holiday Circle Frame stamp set and coordinating dies. I love making holiday cards in non-traditional colors so I skipped the usual green holly leaves and stuck to rich shades of blue for an unexpected but elegant twist.

Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Holidays Circle Frame by PinkFresh Studio

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links  may be used at no cost to you.]

Today’s project features:

You’ll be amazed to know that I was actually able to create a card using just three Copic markers! The coloring is simple and something that you could do while sitting in front of the TV watching holiday movies. But Copic coloring is not your thing, there is also a coordinating layering stencil that I’ll link below that you could use with your Distress Inks to speed things along.

I’m running off to finish last minute holiday errands. Hope that you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: B02, B66 (leaves); R46 (berries)

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]