Advent Calendar Gift Bag Tags

I was inspired into creating my own tags using Australian products from Kaisercraft after watching a YouTube video by Nina Marie Trapani for Simon Says Stamp.

I decided to start my calendar like Nina Marie on the 12th day of December through to the 25th December. I then put them in a Tinsel Basket ready to display with my other Christmas decorations. The gift bags are filled with special Christmas chocolates purchased from Woolworths and Coles.

Maggie S

This week colour throwdown challenge ctd650 uses the colours yellow, gray, black and white.

For this challenge and on this card I used some grey cardstock from the Dooblebug Design inc. 6 x 6 paper pad Floral-graph rainbow petite prints. The image I die cut using some card from stash in yellow, white and black and using a Waratah Flower Die. I then die cut the word thanks from black cardstock for the word and white cardstock for the shadow effect. I then mounted the card front to a black card background and a white card base.

Hope you like this creation.

Maggie S – Strawberry Fields

Hi everyone and for visiting my blog.

This weeks Color Throwdown Challenge colours are: Red, Pink, Green and Brown and for this weeks card I chose a very, very old wooden stamp from my stash of this cute little mouse and his haul of two strawberries. I coloured the mouse and strawberries using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in colours Red No. 020, Wine Red No. 024, Pink No. 025 and Light Pink No. 026 for the strawberries and Light Green No. 041 and Deep Green No. 044 for the stems. The little mouse I coloured in using Oatmeal No. 064, Light Brown No. 061 and Brown No. 060.

I used another item from my stash in the Strawberry Die and cut some paper scraps in colours Red, Pink, Green and White. I stamped and coloured the mouse and strawberries onto some Bristol Cardstock and lightly blended Distress Oxide Pink Flamingo onto the background after masking off the mouse and his strawberries. I then adhered the card front to the brown card base (again using card from my stash) and finished off the card by adding some Honey Bee Chrystal Gems in Yellow to the centre of the strawberry flowers and I glued 3 tiny wooden lady beetles to the strawberry leaves.

Maggie S

The card for this weeks color throwdown challenge consists of cardstock in the colours Red, Light Blue, Kraft and Ivory.

For my card this week I used cardstock from my stash. Cream, Red from Kaisercard CD324 Crimson, Light Blue from Kaisercard CD349 Arctic and Kaisercard CD651 Kraft cardstock.

The die I used to cut all of these cards is a die from Catherine Pooler Designs Folk Star Slimline Die. After cutting all the different colour cardstock I then paper pieced different colours of the cardstock to come up with my colour design. I used the center rectangle die from the Spellbinders Flowering Slimline Die and stamped and embossed in black ink and clear embossing powder the phrase ” live life in full bloom” from Paper Rose 17968 Ella’s Garden Rose Bouquet Stamp Set on a scrap piece of Crimson Cardstock. I then adhered it to the card front using double sided foam tape and added paper flowers from my stash in colours Blue, Red and Ivory. To finish the card I used Gem Stickers from Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Afternoon SKU: HBGS-017 and Beach Vibes SKU: HBGS-015.