Funky vegetable couture dresses from Lockhart Stamp Company dress up a rendition of Mish's Quarter Notecards. For this gift set, I created six notecards with six envelopes. Each finished notecard measures 4-1/2" x 6-1/4", to fit the clear-lidded box (Nashvillewraps.com item #SB738).
Nestabilities petite ovals (large) were die cut from Memory Box Licorice and Nestabilities oval scallops (small) were cut from white cardstock. Image was stamped with Palette Noir, then colored with Copic markers.
Licorice cardstock notecard bases measure 4-1/2" x 6-1/4". The white cardstock layer is a smidge smaller than that. The October Afternoon papers (Hometown collection) were cut into 4-7/16" x 2" and used as panels for each notecard to add a splash of color.
The great thing about these notecards is all Memory Box cardstocks (save kraft) have a white backing, so if continuing a note onto the back of the notecard one can - even though that layer is black on the top, the underside is white.
Stamped & colored oval scallop pieces were mounted onto the Licorice ovals with foam dimensionals.
The professional gift presentation box was created using a clear transparency and printer, then trimmed to a strip sized to the width of the box lid. Adhered to inside of clear lid using a bit of adhesive (Kokuyo). Patterned paper was cut, sized to fit the entire inside lid, then adhered with a bit of Kokuyo adhesive at the corners. Strano Ribbon (5/8" Madge) secures the gift box.
'just a little note...' sentiment is from A Muse.
supplies: Lockhart stamps, Copic markers and all related accessories, Palette inks, Memory Box cardstocks, Nestabilities - Ellen Hutson; Strano Ribbons, October Afternoon papers - StarLitStudio
Card base is Memory Box Jack O Lantern, and the thank you sentiment is from A Muse. Image was stamped in Palette Noir then colored in with Copic markers, then matted onto a piece of Memory Box Licorice. Licorice layer had its edges distressed with Tim Holtz's Paper Distresser.
I also stamped the Lockhart Millinery Rose Ribbon image on the card front and card inside. Thank you interior verse is from Hero Arts (paper snippet is October Afternoon).
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope the weather is nicer where you are than here in NJ!
supplies: Memory Box cardstocks, Lockhart Stamp Company images, Palette inks, Copic Markers - Ellen Hutson; October Afternoon patterned papers, May Arts ribbon, Tim's Paper Disressers, brads - StarLitStudio
With three children in school, plus all the wonderful school aides in each classroom, my son's occupational therapist, his speech therapist, plus the school nurse, the principal and the three school secretaries, yup it adds up to eighteen. I opted to create candy bags based on Jennifer McGuire's candy bag video.
Jennifer's gift bags use a 12x12 piece of cardstock. I used double-sided cardstock quality patterned paper from October Afternoon to speed the process. You can get three bags out of one sheet of 12x12.
Pattern is super easy - cut cardstock to 4" x 12", then score at 4", 6" and again at 10". If you are like me and need to make a bunch, score the 12x12 piece of cardstock first, then cut apart at the 4" intervals.
Add a decorative band if time permits, then seal shut & punch hole, just like Jennifer shows in her video tutorial. I'm using Andes Peppermint Crunch candies - they are incredibly YUMMMMY!!!
The Inchies were created using White Inchie Squares, stamped the Lockhart IB Wreath image using a Palette Noir pad.
I colored the wreaths using three colors of green Copic markers, as shown above. Base of YG00, following by hints of YG23, then a smidge of G99.
Color the bow with Copics YR31 and YR24, then shade whole image using BV31. Using a Ranger white gel pen hightlight existing dots in the wreath image. Three red blinggies (is that a word?) were added per wreath.
Adhere Inchies to Licorice Memory Box cardstock punched with a Marvy square scallop punch, then adhere unit to front of candy gift bag.
Thank you all for your kind words about my little first grader Abbie. Abbie is better today, and I was going to keep her home today...but we are having an ice storm here in NJ and school was cancelled! Yippie!! Time for hot chocolate!
supplies: Vendors for Inchie Arts products can be viewed here; Lockhart Stamp Company - their entire line including Itty Bitty images sized just for Inchies!, Memory Box cardstock, BLING!, Ranger white gel pens, Copic Markers and all related accessories, Palette ink pads - Ellen Hutson; silk ribbons by the spool, Ranger white gel pens, October Afternoon papers - StarLitStudio
A finer grade of glass glitter will result in finer detailing in the snowflake. I love both looks - these are enjoyable and speedy to make!
The large brad was distressed using a Tim Holtz Texture Hammer, and Vanilla Bean cardstock was punched with a pine needle punch (McGill) then the punched pieces were randomly edged with a Ranger white gel pen to mimic snow.
The peace, love, joy sentiment is from Memory Box, and a 7gypsies mini paper clip helps to anchor the distressed cardstock strip.
This is a second card I wanted to share using the same Lockhart Christmas Tree image: Stamped image with Pine Needles Distress pad, then heat embossed using clear embossing powder.
Layered first color quickly using Copic marker YG00.
Layered second color quickly using Copic marker YG23, then added bling!
Papertrey Ink sentiment, May Arts ribbon, Memory Box Winterberry patterned cardstock, Vanilla Bean (Memory Box) card base.
supplies: Lockhart Stamp Company - their entire line including new winter images, Memory Box cardstocks and patterned papers, BLING!, Ranger gel pen, clear embossing powder, Copic Markers and all related accessories - Ellen Hutson; Cosmo Cricket paper - eclectic Paperie; May Arts ribbons, glass glitters, Ranger white gel pen, Texture Hammer - StarLitStudio
other: Marvy snowflake punches; McGill Pine punch.
Today on Inchie Thursday I'd like to share an Anna Wight layout that inspired these cards. I adore Anna's blog - If I move again it will absolutely be to a farm with chickens - seriously!
I began with a Yellow/Green Inchie Notes pack. These pre-scored, 3-1/2" square notecards arrive with postal approved envelopes - but they are rectangular and sized so you do not pay the additional postage required for a square envie - smart!
Using Memory Box Holiday cardstock and DCWV glitter cardstocks, punch the bottom edge of each with a different border punch (EK Success via SU scallop and Martha Stewart floral used). Adhere to Inchie Notes and tie with ribbon.
For each Inchie, stamp image onto a white Inchie Square. I've used Lockhart Stamp Company's IB Cupcake and IB Inchworm (he is the cutest!) with a Palette Noir pad. Color in using Copic markers.
I edged the cupcake's white Inchie square using the chisel tip of a purple Copic marker. I really wanted a white mat so the marker edging was a quick solution to add a 'faux layer'.
To create the mat for each Inchie Square, I used a Cuttlebug square scallop die and Kraft cardstock for the Inchworm and white cardstock for the Cupcake. After the cardstock was punched with the Cuttlebug square scallop die I ran the scallop squares through a Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder. If you do this in reverse (emboss cardstock, then die-cut) the embossing tends to get smooshed.
Each square scallop was mounted onto the Inchie Notecard using a foam mounting square - these are available at stores like Target and Wal-Mart. These are a fast solution to the little foam dimensionals.
White Inchie Squares are nice, thick, high-end archival matboard, one-inch squares, packaged in packs of 72. Using them instantly creates a quality, dimensional embellishment.
supplies: Vendors for Inchie Arts products can be viewed here; Lockhart Stamp Company - their entire line including Itty Bitty images sized just for Inchies!, Memory Box cardstocks and patterned papers, BLING!, Copic Markers and all related accessories, Palette ink pads - Ellen Hutson; Cuttlebug supplies and much more - eclectic Paperie; May Arts ribbons - StarLitStudio
Today's card is posted on the CLASSroom blog, and this beautiful angel is from Lockhart Stamp Company's new Christmas images. I detailed the post with step-by-step photos for coloring this image. I am loving the blue with the turquoise and brown!