Big Bear Hugs ~ Gift Bag Tutorial

Hello everyone!

It’s my turn to give a tutorial for C.C. Designs,  and I’ve got a cute little gift bag to share with you all.  For this project I used the super adorable bear from the Tiny Winter clear stamp set from C.C. Designs.  So much cuteness!

Big Bear Hugs

Supplies Needed to construct the bag:

(2) 6×6 pieces of double sided paper
White Ribbon
Strong double sided tape
Bone folder
Crop-A-dile or paper punch of your choice to punch holes for ribbon
Scoring platform
Self-adhesive rhinestones

  • Before you score your paper make sure you remember or mark what is the top so that your pattern is all going the same direction. One piece is for the front (A) and one for the back (B).
  • With outside paper facing up, score three sides at 1 ½”
  • Turn paper over and score the remaining side at 1”
  • Crease all of your score lines remembering to fold the top 1” score line toward the front of the bag. (As shown below)
  • On sheet marked ‘A’ cut in from both side on the score line in 1 1/2” to the score line.
  • On sheet marked ‘B’ cut out the two bottom squares. I cut at a slight angle on the center piece to reduce a little bulk when assembling.

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Add ScorTape or your favorite strong two sided tape as shown below.

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  • Remove the backing from the tape on the bottom flap of side marked B.
  • Turn both sides so the “inside print” is facing you, and adhere the center flap from side B on top of the center part of side A (as shown below)

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  • Remove the backing from the tape from both small side flaps on piece marked A and adhere to the inside of the sides of piece A as shown below.

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  • Remove the backing from the tape on the remaining flaps of piece B and adhere them to the INSIDE of the sides of piece A. By tucking them inside you will not see any raw edges from the front of your box which will be the side marked A.  The small side flaps from piece A will become hidden if you assemble this way.

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  • Punch a hole in the center of each side of your bag.
  • Run ribbon through each hole from the outside, tying it on the inside.
  • I used 1/8 inch ScorTape to adhere a piece of white ribbon to the green flap, making sure the join was on the back side of the bag.

To decorate I colored the adorable little bear from the Tiny Winter Stamp Set with Copic markers and cut him out with the coordinating cut it out dies.

~Copics~
Bear: E37/35/34/53/30
Ears: E32/30/00
Nose: W8/6/4/100
Greens: YG17/03/01
Blues: B16/14/12/BV25

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To finish my bag I cut out a circle of vellum, and the snowflake circle out of white and attached the two together with liquid glue.  I adhered this to the bag with double sided foam tape.  I attached the bear to the front of this with double sided foam tape.  A sentiment and a little bling finished this cute little bag.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today!

Crafty Hugs,
Pam

Ouch Ouch Ouch!

Hello all!

This is sadly my last post as a design team member for Whimsy Stamps.  I have enjoyed my time on the team and will miss creating amongst all the talent!

Oh my goodness…I have been in this very predicament more than one in my life…and ouch is right!  At the current time it’s my shoulder, but it still hurts none the less.’

This super cute little dragon is from the Get Well Dragons clear stamp set from Whimsy Stamps new release for December.

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This adorable little fella was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with the following Copic markers.

~Copics~
Blues:  B05/04/02/01/00/0000/C2
Yellows:  Y15/11/000/0000/YR23/BV23
Bandaids:  E11/21/00/000
Bandages & Horns:  W3/1/0
Tongue:  R32/30
Eyes:  BV20/BG0000/CB – Glaze Pen
Crutches:  C6/5/4/3/2/1/00 – Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Glitter Gloss

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I die cut the image and mat behind with the Notched Squares Die Set, glued the two layers together and then adhered them to the blue checked layer with double sided foam tape.

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I stamped the Ouch sentiment from the same stamp set three times, matting each with black cardstock and adhering them to my card with 1/4″ Scor-tape.

*NEW Get Well Dragons Clear Stamp Set
Notched Squares Die SetNotched Squares Die Set
Scor-Tape – 1/4 inch wideScor-Tape - 1/4 inch wide
**I participate in Whimsy Stamp’s affiliate program.  That means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through the links on my blog at no extra cost to you.
Thank you so much for your support!

Crafty Hugs x

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Good morning everyone!

Ice skating is the one sport that I LOVE to watch!  The utter gracefulness…

My inspiration this month for All Dressed Up Stamps began with the beautiful image called Christmas Skater.  It was so much fun watching this little beauty come to life.  I can see her skating around the rink or around the frozen lake.

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I printed this gorgeous image on X-Press It Blending card and colored her with Copics.

~Copics~
Skin:  E11/21/00/000/0000/RV21
Hair:  E57/39/37/35/53/YR21
Blue-Green:  BG72/ (BG72&70 tip to tip) / BG70
Lavendar:  V01/000/0000/BV20
Ear Muffs & Scarf Tassels:  C2
Grounding:  W2/00

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The dies are from LaLa Land Crafts, Memory Box, and Mama Elephant.  The paper is from Kaisercraft Wonderland Collection.  I created the sentiment in Microsoft Word.

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Once assembled all my card needed was a little bling to finish her off.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!  Remember to join in the fun and enter your All Dressed Up projects in the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.  We would love to see your creations.

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

2019 IAR Season’s Greetings Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2019 I Am Roses Season’s Greetings Blog Hop!
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There will be no IAR Challenge this month but we have a fabulous blog hop for you.

There will be THREE Prizes up for grabs!

(2x) $50 Voucher
and
GRAND PRIZE $100 Voucher

Here’s how to play:
  • Hop along to each of the Designers’ blogs and be sure to comment on their individual IAR Blog Hop Post
  • There are 3 HIDDEN BLOG CANDY PRIZES up for grabs spread throughout our Designers’ blogs!
  • Be sure to Subscribe/Follow the I Am Roses Challenge Blog
  • Commenting along the way highly increases your chance of winning a Prize Voucher.
  • Comments will be CLOSED on 11:59pm PST on Saturday December 21st (This blog hop has a duration of one week)
  • We will be randomly selecting 3 winners from the comments made on our Designers’ blogs and will announce the winners here on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog on January 1st!
Let’s get this hop started!
We have a wonderful line up from our I Am Roses Design Team:

 

My card today features the gorgeous stamp from Stamping Bella called Pamela the Poinsettia.  This little cutie is so adorable with her little Poinsettia dress.  I of course had to have her since her simply because she is cute AND her name is Pamela…lol

May Your Season Be Merry

I stamped this precious little girl on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following Copic markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E11/21/00/000/0000/RV21
Hair:  E37/35/53/YR21
Yellows:  Y15/11/00/YR23
Greens:  YG17/03/01/G40
Reds:  R14/22/21 then R89/46/27/24

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I loved the sentiment that came with the stamp, however it was far too big for my card.  To make it fit I created the sentiment on my computer and shortened the saying.  The dies are from Memory Box, Impression Obsession, and LaLa Land Crafts.

The gorgeous I Am Roses flowers I used to create this card are listed below:
S3-153 – Soft Cream Cherry Blossoms paper flowers
S10-15 – White Small Craft Paper Flowers
S10-12/C – Small White with Red Center 2 Tone paper Flowers
R2-426 – Mini Mixed Rainbow Pastel color Paper Flowers

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As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous flowers for sale here.

Our challenge will resume next month.  Join in the fun and enter your I Am Roses creations in the I Am Roses Challenge Blog. Amazing prizes are available!  We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

Merry Christmas from the Ellies

Hi All!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from this adorable trio of Elephants from Whimsy Stamp‘s ‘Ellie Jungle Bell Rock‘ rubber stamp.  Such sweet faces!!

They look like their bells are jingling!

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I stamped these sweeties on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them with the following Prismacolor pencils and a few Copic markers.

Left Ellie:
Grays:  1067,1067,1063,1060,1059,white
Cheeks/Ears:  928,1014,1018,1060,1059
Tusks:  1072,1085,1068

Middle Ellie:
Grays:  1058,1056,1054,1052,1051,1050,white
Cheeks/Ears:  928,1014,1018,1051,1050

Small Ellie:
Grays:  1063/1061/1060/1059/white
Cheeks/Ears:  928/1014/1018/1060/1059/white

Bells:  914,940,1012,916,white
Shadow:  Copics-BG000/0000/BG70/CB
Grounding:  W2/1/00/CB

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I used a sentiment from the Happy Owlidays Clear stamp set and the scalloped border is from the Kinetic Straight Basic Die Set.  A few flowers from I Am Roses were added to finish the card.

Ellie Jungle Bell Rock Rubber Cling StampEllie Jungle Bell Rock Rubber Cling Stamp
Happy Owlidays Clear StampsHappy Owlidays Clear Stamps
Kinetic Straight Basics Die Set
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**I participate in Whimsy Stamp’s affiliate program.  That means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through the links on my blog at no extra cost to you.
Thank you so much for your support!

Crafty Hugs x

 

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Hello Crafty Peeps!

What can I say…I love these sweet Swiss Pixies from C.C. Designs!  This little cutie pie is from the Christmas Swiss Pixie clear stamp set…how adorable!

I am not a traditional Christmas color kinda girl, and I adore the cute paper found in the I {heart} Snow Paper Pad…so pink and blue were my colors of choice for her.

Sweet Holiday Wishes

I stamped this adorable Pixie on X-Press It Blending Card with Black Olive Ink before coloring her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30/00
Hair:  E42/31/30/50/51
Grays:  W6/4/3/2/00
Pinks:  RV55/02/10/00/000
Blues:  B95/93/91/000/0000

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The paper is from the adorable I {heart} Snow Paper Pad.  The dies are from LaLa Land Crafts and Magnolia.

The gorgeous flowers are from I Am Roses.
R77-427 – Random Mixed Rainbow Color Paper Roses
R5-2 – Soft Pink Handmade Mulberry Paper Flowers
R8-15 – White Mulberry Paper Roses
R2-2 – Mini Soft Pink Paper Flowers
R2-15 – Mini White Paper Flowers

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The blue flower I chose for this card was a little too big for me, I made it a little smaller by removing the bottom two layers of the flower and re-gluing the leaves back on before attaching to my card with hot glue.

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Good morning!

I am sharing a Christmas card with you today featuring a precious image from Mo’s Digital Pencil called ‘Christmas Fairy Holly‘.

I added beautiful flowers from I Am Roses in complementing colors.

Dreaming of a White Christmas

I printed this little cutie on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E11/00/000/0000/RV21  Lips:  R35/32
Hair:  E57/55/35/53/51
Holly:  YG67/63/61/G99/R24
Dress:  B95/93/91/B000/B0000/BV20
Wings:  G21/20/BG0000/CB
Bells:  Y15/11/00/YR23
Snow Globe:  BG70/E25/C2/C1 – White Gel Pen & Glaze Pen
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer (Glitter Gloss) was added to the Bodice and Bow

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Close ups of flowers

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The dies are from LaLa Land Crafts and Memory Box, the paper is from Maja Designs.

The beautiful flowers that were added to my card are from I Am Roses
R5-15 – White Artificial Crafts Handmade Paper Flowers  –  colored green with Copics
R2-15 – Mini White Paper Flowers  –  colored blue with Copics
S10-15 – White Small Craft Paper Flowers
R2-518 – Mini Variegated White – Soft Pink Paper Flowers

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As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous flowers for sale here.

Remember to join in the fun and enter your I Am Roses creations in the I Am Roses Challenge Blog. Amazing prizes are available!  We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

 

C.C. Designs Gift Tags

Hello everyone!

It that time again – the DECEMBER RELEASE is now available for purchase!!  Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up your favorites today.

Today’s card features these super cute critters from the ‘December & January’ stamp set.  Such perfect little images for gift tags…and we all need gift tags this time of year.

Gift Tags

I stamped these little cutie pies on X-Press It Blending Card with Black Olive Ink and colored them with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Greens:  YG17/03/01
Reds:  R89/46/24/05/21
Grays:  C3/1/0/00
Oranges:  YR27/16/15/Y35
Pinks:  R83/81/RV10/000/0000
Yellows:  Y15/11/000/YR23
Skin:  E11/00/000/0000/RV21
Snowman Body:  C1/0, BG000/0000/CB
Cheeks & Ears:  R32/30

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A few close ups

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All the images are cut out with the coordinating December & January Outline Dies.  The tag and oval are from La-La Land Crafts, the snowflake is from Memory Box.  I popped up some of the layers with double sided foam tape and added red flat backed rhinestones to the snowflakes for a little added interest.

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I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle of white paper with a die from My Favorite Things and adhered it to the back of the tag so there was a place to write on.

*This month’s entire new release*
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Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs store and grab your favorites before they sell out.

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

~Crafty Hugs~

 

If Friends were Flowers

Hi All!

Squeee…we are on day 1 of Previews for the DECEMBER Release at C.C. Designs!!  This release will be available for purchase this Thursday at 12pm CST.

Today I am previewing this adorable little cutie from the Meow to You clear stamp set along with the ‘Happy’ die.

How precious is this little kitten?!?  I wanna hold it…lol!!

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I stamped this little fur ball on X-Press It Blending Card with Black Olive Ink and colored her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Grays:  C4/3/2/1/0/00
Pinks:  R00/000/RV21
Yellows:  Y15/11/00/YR23/YR21
Greens:  YG17/03/01
Flower:  BG13/11/10 then BG05/01/0000 to get the color I was after

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I used the coordinating die to cut out this sweet image and adhered it to the card with double sided foam tape.  I added the ‘Happy’ die cut also from the new release so this sweet kitty had someplace to rest her sweet little paws on.

The following flowers from I Am Roses were added to bring in the flower theme.
ZR4-2 – Soft Pink Small Arabian Jasmine
R2-561/V – Mini White with Aqua Blue Variegated Edge Paper Flowers
S10-2 – Small White with Pale Pink Center Paper Flowers
R2-15 – Mini White Paper Flowers
S10-15 – White Small Craft Paper Flowers

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As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Again this month, there are two Preview Day Mini Hops on the C.C. Designs Blog…one today and one tomorrow.   Please head to the C.C. Designs blog for the hop list.
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each DT post for ALL Preview Days for a chance at winning. Two people will win a $15 Gift Certificate to the C.C. Designs Store!

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

Winter Cheer

Good mornin’!

Today starts a new release of gorgeousness at Whimsy Stamps.  These little cuties are from the rubber stamp called Ellie Jungle Bell Trio.  These little critters are SO adorable.

I don’t color with colored pencils very often, but I decided it was time I took them out to play a little bit…lol

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~Prismacolor Pencils~
Penguin
Greys:  1058/1056/1054/1052/1051/1050
Purples:  996/1009/934/1026/White
Chest and Face:  1085/140/White – Cheeks:  928/1014
Beak:  1032/118/1002/916

Ellie
Greys:  1067/1065/1063/1061/1060/1059/White
Hat:  935/937/925/924/923/922
Cheeks & Ears:  928/1014/1018

Giraffe

Giraffe:  946/945/943/942/1012/940/140
Scarf:  109/912/913/989/1004

Shadow:  1079/1086

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The striped paper was adhered to the kraft card stock prior to cutting the image out with the Notched Squares Die Set.  Once the image was die cut, I attached the thin green ribbon with 1/8″ Scor-Tape.  The red bows were attached with hot glue.  The sentiment is from the Bunny Delivery Clear Stamp Set.

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A little bling was added to finish the card off.

*NEW Ellie Jungle Bell Trio Rubber Cling Stamp*NEW Ellie Jungle Bell Trio Rubber Cling Stamp

Notched Squares Die SetNotched Squares Die Set

Bunny Delivery Clear StampsBunny Delivery Clear Stamps
Scor-Tape – 1/8 inch wideScor-Tape - 1/8 inch wide
**I participate in Whimsy Stamp’s affiliate program.  That means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through the links on my blog at no extra cost to you.
Thank you so much for your support!

Crafty Hugs x