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Honeycomb Tag – Katya Ivanova

Hi everyone,

Today we are back with another cute tutorial from Katya. She is going to show you how to honeycomb tutorial. This tag could be a great addition to a summer birthday gift.

What you will need:

  • cardstock
  • scrapbooking paper
  • chipboard
  • stamps
  • flowers
  • raffia
  • leaves
  • twine
  • brads
  • eyelet

 

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Step 1

Cut out the base of the tag measuring 9 by 16cm. And papers, I cut the papers 5 mm smaller than the base.

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Step 2

Distress the edges of the paper using scissor blade or distress tool. Then I covered the edges with Antique Linen distress ink. Then I decided to use up some of my scraps and ripped some papers and layered them up.

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Then I attach the chipboard to the tag using a stapler.

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Then I make a raffia bouquet, glue in onto the tag.

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Step 4

Then I started layering some flowers and leaves.

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Step 5

I stamped some tiny bee images and cut them out.

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The final step is to attach an eyelet. I put some twine through the loop and added some beads.

 

 

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This is the final look of the tag.

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We hope you liked this tutorial.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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Easy Mixed Media Tag

Hi All,

Nicole here today to share a how to of a mixed media tag I made. I know a lot of people love this style but feel that they won’t be able to do it. I wanted to show you how easy it is to put together a mixed media piece. Apologies in advance for all the photos, but I wanted to make sure to illustrate every stage!

What you will need:

  • Paint or inks
  • Tag cut from card stock or heavy water colour paper
  • Oil pastels/crayons/paint etc – I used water soluble oil pastels but you could use any colouring meduim
  • Paint brush
  • Glimmer mists or sprays
  • Pallet knife or old credit card
  • Stencils
  • Book paper (you can also use magazines)
  • Embellishments
  • Glue – gel medium is great
  • Texture paste/embossing paste
  • Craft sheet – this will get messy
  • Gloves if you don’t like your hands getting messy!
  • Anything else on your craft desk you think you may like to throw on your tag!

Step 1

I used my oil pastels to scribble colour in different shades on my tag base. I then blended this with water and heat set it in order to sink the oil into the paper. You could paint, ink etc at this stage. I like the oils as once they are heat set they don’t move, smear or bleed colour again.

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Step 2

Rip up some book or magazine paper. Using gel medium glue the scraps down randomly. Seal over the top of them too with the gel medium.pic 5

Step 3

Dilute some acrylic paint – I used white. Use a paint brush to paint this onto the top of the tag and hold the tag upright over your craft sheet to let the paint bleed downwards.pic 6

Step 4

I used a mask and placed it on the tag and spritzed over it using Glimmer Mist. You could use more than one mask at this stage if you liked.pic 7

Step 5

On a plastic surface I put down some white texture paste. I then added a few drops of turquoise ink from a Dylusions bottle to tint the paste. I then used this paste on my stencil. Its a bubbles stencil from Studio Calico.

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I also use a little hexagon stencil I made myself using some stencil plastic and a die. I stenciled through this stencil using some of the tinted paste and some of the natural white paste too.pic 10

Step 6

I used a pallet knife to smear some of the paste on the bottom right corner of the tag, leaving it very textured looking. I also added some on the middle left of the tag.pic 11

Step 7

Into these sections of texture paste I pressed in some chipboard shapes – cogs and stars. As the paste dries it keeps the shapes stuck in it as if glued in.pic 12

Step 8

I had planned on keeping the shapes natural chipboard but decided to paint them using Distress Ink in Antiqued Bronze.pic 13

Step 9

I used some watered down Antiqued Bronze distress stain to add some bronze drips down the tag also.pic 14

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Now came the embellishing stage! I stapled on a strip of washi tape and layered on some tickets, stamps and a chipboard shape with printed text added to it. Everything was aged with distress inks or the bronze distress ink.pic 15

I also randomly stamped some hexes onto the tag to mimic the hex stenciling.pic 16

Here you can see a close up of the embellishments all added on….

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And the completed tag….tag completeI hope you enjoyed seeing this process and that you will give it a go – just relax and have fun with it!!

Happy Crafting!

 

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 1

Hi All,

Welcome to Day 1 of Crafting Ireland’s 12 Days of Christmas! We have 12 fun days of projects from our team and some guest post too. We want you inspired to get your Christmas crafting projects started – and maybe even finished too and leave you with time to enjoy the run up to Christmas!

Day 1

For Day 1 we have Timi with a wonderful Christmas tag project. It is just a simple and easy way to add some interest to your Christmas present wrapping.

What you will need:

  • Solid Cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • embellishments
  • Chipboard elements
  • Stamps

Step 1

Gather everything that you might want to use on this tag. Cut out the tag shape from the solid card stock and a slightly smaller tag shape from the patterned paper.

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Place the patterned paper tag onto the solid card stock and glue it down. You can add a hole to the tag too, if you like.
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Stamp and clear emboss a sentiment. I really like this set from Simon Says Stamp.
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To bring all the colours together ink the edges of the tag with the same ink that you used for stamping.
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Decide on the composition and assemble the tag. I added a little bit of sparkle with the new Distress Glitter on the chipboard reindeer. I think it really adds to the Christmas feeling.
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We hope you enjoyed this tutorial, happy crafting!!

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Two terrific trees – Andrea Ockey Parr

Hi everyone,

Today our DT member Andrea is going to show us a few ideas on how to create Christmas trees on a project.

‘Tis the season for all kinds of tree-laden cards and tags.  If you’re looking for a couple of trees that are a little different than just a stamped tree image, check out these two designs.  They add a bit of dimension and texture to any paper project you might have on your list.

The first is a fabric tree that’s quick to make and that looks great on gifts and packages.  I attached mine to a gift card tin.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fabric
  • A Sharpie or black thread
  • A piece of cardstock or chipboard
  • Ink
  • Yarn
  • A tree topper such as a puffball

Start by drawing a triangle on a piece of fabric.  Then sew around it with black thread or draw “fake stitches” around it with a Sharpie.  You can see on this example where I started to sew around my penciled-in tree image.

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Once your tree is outlined either with thread or drawn-on stitches, cut out the tree and glue it to a cardstock or chipboard triangle of the same size so it has some stability.  Ink around the edges of the fabric (I used Tim Holtz’s Mowed Lawn ink).  All that’s left is to take some fancy yarn or ribbon and wrap it around the triangle to simulate tree ornaments or garlands.  Add a puffball or star sticker on top and you’re done!

The second type of tree, a corrugated or accordion-folded tree, is even easier!  Here’s what some of them look like on a card I made:

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Here’s what you’ll need for these fun trees:

  • Cardstock
  • Ink
  • Paper crimping tool or a scoring board

Cut out a triangle in the shape of the tree you want.  Run it through the paper-crimping tool (I used Marvy Uchida’s Corru-Gator).  In this picture, you can see how much dimension is added by one simple pass through the crimping tool!  But if you don’t have a paper crimper, you can also just score the accordion fold lines using a scoring board.

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After you’ve folded your tree, rub across the surface of it with various inks to make the folds stand out even more.  Adhere it to your card or tag and you’re done!  Easy and unique!

Fantastic ideas, big thanks to Andrea!

Watch this space for more Christmas craft ideas,

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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Christmas Tag

Hi All,

We have Katya here on the blog today to show us a gorgeous fun Christmas inspired tag.

What you will need:

  • We will need
  • coloured cardstock
  • coordinating scrap papers
  • tag (chipboard or die cut)
  • lace and ribbons
  • brads
  • buttons
  • stamp sentiment

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Step 1

Cut out the base of the cards and two pieces of coordinating scrap paper according to measurements.

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Step 2

Distress all papers using Vintage Photo distress ink.

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Step 3

Add some cotton lace and pom pom ribbon and stitch around the card.

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Step 4

Glue the chipboard tag using foam tape to give it more dimension. I have also bent back one corner and put a snowflake brad through it. Add a sentiment stamp, alternatively you can use heat embossing.

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Step 5

Make a double bow using shabby seam binding and twine, attach to the card using a brad.

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I have decorated the chipboard tag with some washi tape. Using hot glue gun I have glued a poinsettia and pine cones. Then I sewed on some buttons and added pearls. As a finishing touch- go over some embellishments with white acrylic paint to make an imitation of snow.

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Halloween tag – Timi Konya

Hi everyone, it is Timi here with a fun Halloween tag.

What you will need:

cards stock

Halloween image and media to colour (markers, watercolour) My image is from Tiddly Inks

washi tape

Heat resistant acetate

embossing powder

Spiderweb stamp

Tag and keyhole dies

Step 1

Die cut a tag with a keyhole on it from Halloween coloured cardstock

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Step 2

Print the image.

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Step 3

Colour the image with markers or other media and cut it out.

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Step 4

Stamp the spiderweb on the acetate and heat emboss it with white embossing powder.

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Step 5

Adhere the acetate on the back of the tag. Cut off the excess.

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Step 6

Add some washi tape and patterned paper to the front of the tag.

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Step 7

Add sentiment, embellishments and the coloured image. And there you have a cute Halloween tag!!

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Any other Halloween projects coming up? Watch this space!

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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Tag Holder by Karen Matthews

Hi everyone,

Today Karen, our fantastic DT member will show you a quick tutorial on how to create a tag holder.

Materials used:

  • 8×8 in black cardstock
  • 1 Ranger Inc, No 8 manila tag
  • 1 Ranger Inc, No 5 manila tag
  • Patterned Paper. I used The Olde Curiosity Shoppe from Graphic45
  • Ribbon and lace
  • Edge Punch

Step 1

Score the 8 x8 black cardstock at 2 ¼ in from the left and right sides and fold in. Cut the top two corners off at 45 degrees, i.e. to look like a tag.

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 Step 2

Cut a section from each of the side panels, to leave you with a central tag shaped section and 2 side pieces measuring 2 ¼ x 4 1/2.

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Step 3

Glue the two side flaps together, and also close the bottom of the tag holder by gluing.

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Step 4

Decorate the tag holder, creating a smaller pocket on the front using a piece of patterned paper.

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Step 5

Decorate the tags, being careful not to over-embellish, as the tags will not slide in properly if they are too bulky.

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 The finished product

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We hope you liked this quick but fabulous idea,

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 12!!

Hi and welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration,

This is Day 12, our last day. Who would have thought the 12 days would go so fast?? You will have until the 12th to enter your projects onto our 12 Days Christmas Inlinks challenge at the end of our Day 1 post here.

Timi is going to show you a Christmas Menu Card holder:

It is a €1 picture frame from IKEA. Both sides can be seen, so I decided to use one side for the menu and the other side is for my holiday favourites. This journaling card is from Simple Stories Handmade Holidays collection. I will later add the journalling card and the menu card to my December Daily album.

I only decorated it a little bit to match my Christmas table décor.

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Nicole has a quick last minute gift idea for you:

I wanted to have some quick tags and gift options in my house for those last minute Christmas parties. I used kraft card to create a wine hanger and tag….

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I stamped a background stamp all over them and then added some scraps of Christmas papers to decorate them. I love that this make a quick way to dress up a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates for those just in case situations!

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 5!!

Hi everyone, welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 5,

Today we will show you a tutorial on how to create a custom cutting file for your electronic cutting machine.

What you will need:

  • Inkscape program (free to download)
  • Electronic cutting machine (I use an eCraft)
  • Cardstock
  • Washi tape
  • ribbon

Step 1

Open Inkscape. You can work on the default canvas.

Step 2

Draw a  18 cm wide and 8 cm high rectangle. If you want the edge rounder use Rx and Ry – I added 0.310 cm, it is just a nice rounded corner.

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Open the Text window and set the font you want to use and the size as default. I used Arial Black and size 48.

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Write the text you want to add. Type each word separately.

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You need to change the letter from filled to strokes.

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Select all the text

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Open Object/Align and Distribute

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Align all the text to the right

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Distribute centres equally vertically

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Select All

Open Path and click on Exclusion

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Save as a Plain SVG file.

Use this file with your electronic cutting machine.

After cutting a tag you can decorate it with some washi tape and add to a present with some ribbon.

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I hope you like this very easy tutorial and will try it this Christmas.

To be in the chance to win some Christmas goodies visit our Day 1 post here and you’ll find the InLinks there

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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Christmas Tag – Aki Iinuma

Hi Everybody,

Today Aki is going to show us a fantastic quick Christmas tag idea.

In this tutorial I would like to show you how to make and use a paper mask. It’s not durable enough to use for many times, but it’s easy to make. Just give it a try.

What you will need:

Patterned Paper (BasicGrey)

Tag (Tim Holtz)

Stamp (Tim Holtz)

Ink blending tool (Tim Holtz)

Ink (Ranger, Tsukineko)

Washi tape (Kamoi, Kurashiki Isho)

Lace trim (Prima Marketing)

Vintage book page

Step 1

Print numbers on paper. The font I used is “FFF Tusj”, and the font size is 144 px. These numbers will be masks.

Step 2

Cut out the numbers. Apply the small amount of stick-type glue, and LET DRY (it’s important!). Now you’ve got your own paper masks, with sticky back.

Step 3

Place the masks and ink tag using ink blending tool.

Step 4

Stamp over the masks.

Step 5

Remove the masks and you will see the un-inked numbers.

Step 6

Add torn paper strips, washi tape, lace trim. Now it’s done!

I  hope you like this idea,

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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