Hello Ronda here today to share with you some SPOOKtacular tags featuring the Happy Haunting Stamps. I love doing tags for Halloween. There are so many different ways to use them.
I like to do a Tag Display leading up to Halloween as decor. You can make them with your kids and they look great displayed. After Halloween take the tags down and turn it into an adorable mini album. Let's take a look at a few of the tags I created.
Supplies: Happy Haunting:Chipboard Accessories, Decorative Stamps, Decorative Brads; misc: Ranger Archival Ink, Ranger Distress Paints
I love how the spider webs hang out in the background accenting my chipboard piece. The decorative brad "31" looks great stacked on the chipboard skull. I added more brads and chipboard pieces to the stamped webs, along with the brad word "spooked" which became the title of this tag.
Stamps are also great as focal points. On this tag, this stamp becomes the star. I love the "Labels" Paper but stamping on it, the image would become lost.
Supplies: Happy Haunting:Chipboard Accessories, Decorative Stamps, Sticker Accessories, Decorative Brads; misc: Ranger Archival Ink, Ranger Distress Paints
I love the way the skeleton stamp is the focal point on the patterned paper. I sprinkled some black paint around the tag and added a purple swipe of paint to the top of the tage. I hung the decorative brad above his hands, like he was holding it. The final touches are the chipboard piece and sticker at the bottom of the tag.
Supplies: Happy Haunting:Chipboard Accessories, Decorative Stamps, Decorative Brads; misc: Ranger Archival Ink, Ranger Distress Paints
Next I stamped all over the background using black ink and the happy haunting stamps. I then added the bat brads, pulling up their wings to give them dimension. I added the chipboard sticker at the top as the final piece.
I hope you found some ways to add stamps onto your tags!
Hello everyone. It's Ronda here today bringing you the October Sketch Challenge. Today's sketch is about stacking photos to take center stage of your layout. By layering patterned paper on the center you really ground your photos to make them the focal point.
Create some interests on that center design by stacking three layers of the same patterned paper in strips. Journaling in a square around the center design brings it all together. Remember the one photo can be a larger photo than I have here or even turned into two photos bring the total up to three photos.
Supplies: Cut & Paste: Charm - Sweet: Bits & Pieces Stickers; Charm -Bliss: Decorative Stickers;
Charm-Smile: 'Shine Paper,' Enamel Dots; Charm-Hey You: Buttons; Charm- Carefree: 'Label
Stickers; Chalk Studio- 'Lettered' Paper, 'Pictured' Paper, 'Moments' Paper, Tags;
Misc: Golden Fluid acrylic paints, Black Pen, Fiskar's border punch, ranger black ink
On my layout I used photos from my kid's family birthday party. They are 20 years old & 17 years old and still want to celebrate together. It warms my heart greatly to seem theme so connected. I started with a neutral background from the Chalk Studio Collection.
I layered various "B" sides of the collection to create my center collection. I love how other MME collections coordinate so well with Chalk Studio. I love the pops of aqua and mustard with the neutrals. I like the aqua so much I hand stitched around the main patterned paper frame.
For my title, I decided to layer a Chalk Studio Tag with a Cut & Paste Charm sticker. This doubles for my Title for the layout. The colorful chipboard button also helps to draw your eye to the sticker title.
Underneath the center stack I added tiny paint splatters in black & mustard. I layered the same patterned paper in strips under the left side using a border punch and ink to really show off the layers. The colorful banner brings all the colors of the layout together. You could use leftover strips of patterned paper to create your own unique MME banner. I love accenting with enamel dots or buttons, or even better BOTH. The black stitches add that final touch to the page.
So now it's your turn to take this sketch and make it your own. We cannot wait to see how you interpret it!
A random winner will be chosen and shared with our next challenge on November 1st . You have until the end of the day on Thursday, October 31 to share your project.
Please link your sketch via the InLinkz tool at the bottom of this post. Your layout must feature MME products. Only one entry per participant, please. The prize is any MME collection.
Hello! Valerie here with
you today. I've been tagged, so off we go with the final tags for the
week. I decided to make tags in various sizes that can be used as
embellishments on layouts or maybe in a mini album.
I played with the Cut & Paste Collection and picked out coordinating
items that would work for a baby girl themed project.
Supplies: Cut & Paste Collection— Flair "Snapshots" decorative buttons, Flair "Small" enamel shapes, Flair "Small" enamel shapes, Flair decorative tape, Adorbs "Loved" Devoted paper, Adorbs "Be" Thrive paper, Adorbs "Loved" True paper, Adorbs "Loved" True paper, Adorbs "Hello" Call paper, Adorbs "Hello" decorative brads, Adorbs "Hello" enamel dots, Adorbs "Special" decorative stickers, Adorbs decorative tape, Charm "Bliss" decorative stickers, Charm "Sweet" tiny word stickers, Lime Twist—Happy Go Lucky "Together" alphabet. Collectable Collection—Unforgettable "You Are" tiny word stickers. Chalk Studio Collection—decorative tags. Find Your Wings & Fly—alpha & word stickers. Other— shipping tags, vellum, punches (EK Success & Martha Stewart), Silhouette SD.
The smaller the tag, the
simpler I like to keep it. With the bigger tags, well…they can hold more
"stuff". To make the large tags, I simply traced a shipping tag and
then cut it out and punched a hole at the
MME's tiny word stickers are one of my favorite things and I think tags like this are the perfect home for them. I love how great they look filling those quote bubbles on the Adorbs "Hello" Call paper.
I love playing around with the negative portion of a die cut like in the "sweet little one" tag above. I used my Silhouette SD and the font "Days" to create the base of the tag. Next I added some decorative tape and strips of patterned paper from Cut & Paste. It's hard to tell from the photo, but I did back the cut title with vellum (also did this on the butterfly tag too). Hardly any tag can be considered complete without at least one enamel dot.
I LOVE tags! Tags are little canvases that can be used to try new techniques, try new product and can be used to create little works of art! Tags are always super fun and I could spend hours creating tags of all kinds.
I used several tag sizes in my projects today. You can find entire ranges of sizes at online stores or at your local office supply store. My tags range from 8x4 inches to 5x2.5 inches and are even layered on top of each other to create a great look!
My favorite way to use tags is by experimenting with new products or by trying out new techniques. They are a relatively inexpensive way to fulfill your inner 'artistic expression'.
I keep all of my experimental tags and when I am looking for a special, one-of-a-kind embellishment, they are ready to use. The 3 tags I am sharing today all started as a blank canvas, but by adding sprays, inks, embossing powder, and paste, I transformed the ordinary into something unique and special. I finished each tag by layering patterned paper, layered stickers, and chipboard embellishments.
My first tag was created by layering 3 different sized tags on top of each other. I created the background for each tag in a similar way, by adding embossing paste, distress stains and water to a blank tag.
What a great way to add texture, dimension, and pattern.
My second tag was created by covering a blank tag with a piece of 6x6 paper and cutting it down to size. No need to pull out your digital cutting machine, just adhere patterned paper to a tag and cut around the edge!
I added embossing powder to the background of the paper to add more glitz and glamour to the tag.
The background on my third tag was created by embossing trees and a sentiment over the entire background, then spraying with mist. I removed the spray from the embossed areas to reveal the beautiful embossing below.
Next time you feel an urge to experiment with a new product or try out a new technique, try creating a tag. They are the perfect little canvas that can reveal your inner artist!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!
Supplies:Vintage Christmas:Chipboard Accessories, 6x6 Paper Pad,Decorative Brads,Layered Stickers,Decorative Tape,Faceted Gems, Decorative Buttons, Stamps, Stickers Accessories;Collectable-Remarkable:Decorative Pins;Misc:Tags: XPress Tags Distress Stain: Ranger Gesso: Liquitex Inka Gold Metallic Rub Stencil: Crafters Workshop Ribbon: Tim Holtz Embossing Powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Adhesive - Scor Tape, Tombow (tape runner), Tombow (wet adhesive), Imaginese (foam tape) Stamp: Market Street Stamps
I love the pinks, yellows and blues in this line, and the papers were perfect for my daughter's room. I also knew I wanted her name on it, and I wanted it to overlap from the first tag to the next. I used a template and modeling paste to create some texture, and then I added some decorative tape. The Chalk Studio sticker labels were perfect for this and gave it the pops of black I wanted.
I wanted to echo the template and paste on the next tag, but I wanted it to be a different paper and pattern with different embellishments. On this one, I used more decorative tape and some of the fun pieces from Chalk Studio.
If you are making tags using MME products we'd absolutely LOVE to see them. Make sure to link them in the comment section.
Without any further ado....let me turn the blog over to Tonya!
Woohoo! It's October! Which means that it is time for one of my favorite holidays! Ever since I was a little kid I have loved Halloween. I have also always loved glitter, so when I laid my eyes upon the Happy Haunting collection…
This last one shows that gorgeous orange glitter that is on the chipboard and the decorative brads….lovely and so pretty!
Supplies: Happy Haunting- 6x6 Paper Pad, Chipboard Accessories, Decorative Brads
I simply can't wait to use this line with my Halloween photos from last year! It's the perfect marriage of spooky and glamour! If you make any projects using this line please make sure to share it with us!
Hi Everyone, it's Ronda here today with you to share some easy tags using the Cut & Paste lines. I love the versatility of tags. With the school year kicking off, tags are great to have to have in your stash when you need a little something for a gift.
Supplies: Cut & Paste: Adorbs - Special: ''Unique' Paper; Adorbs-Story: Bits & Pieces Layered Stickers; Adorbs-Be: Chipboard Stickers; Adorbs- Decorative Tape; Phresh-Good Times: 'Decorative Stamps; Misc: Ranger Archival Ink, Maya Road Twine, Black Acrylic Paint, Gesso,
I knew the Adorbs Special Unique Paper had to be my background for one of my tags. I just completely adore it but wanted it tone down just a touch so my chipboard pieces would stand out. I used some waterdown gesso to create a light wash over this beautiful paper.
Next i added the "B" side of the paper as a topper to my tag along with some decorative tape, I then added some small black paint splatters and stamped the Phresh Good Times images on the background. I love that pop of black sitting in the background.
After getting the background just right, I added in the chipboard saying, tucking in the speech bubble tale into the layered sticker. I love how these two statements naturally go together. To finish this card, I simply tied soem black twine to the top bringing the black all around the tag.
Supplies: Cut & Paste: Adorbs - Special: Sticker Sheet; Adorbs-Story: Bits & Pieces Layered Stickers; Adorbs - Hello: Enamel Dots; Adorbs - Loved: Decorative Buttons; Adorbs-Be: Chipboard Stickers; Misc: Ranger Colorwash Spray Ink, Dylusions Spray Ink; TCW Stencil, Modeling Paste, Maya Road Twine, Acrylic Paint
This UR2 Cute Tag began with some modeling paste and a stencil on a manilla tag. Using the Cut & Paste Adorbs line as inspiration, I colored in the background with blues, yellows, and greens. I left some spots open with no color letting the manila peek through the background.
Next I layered on the pink pennant sticker and the UR2 Cute layered sticker in the center of the tag. To give the tag more punches of color I scattered the enamel dots in the background. I also added some chipboard flowers that are similar in color to the main sticker. I added that extra green button to the sticker drawing your eye to the phrase.
I keep all my tags in a little basket ready to add to a girft. I usually write my sentiments on the back of the tag and use the twine to tie it to the gift. How do you store your tags?
Hello everyone. It’s Ronda here today to share with you three different ways to use enamel dots on three different tags. Enamel dots are one of my favorite embellishments from My Mind’s Eye. They are so easy to add to any project –scrapbook page, art journal, card, or tag. Let’s take a look at how I used those colorful little dots on these tags.
Supplies: Collectable-Memorable: 6x6 Pad, Decorative Tape, “Note” Journal Card; “Perfect” Journal Card, “Journey” Decorative Buttons, “I’m With” Title, Enamel Dots; Misc: Manila Tag, Ranger Distress Inks & Distress Paints, TCW Stencil, Baker’s Twine, Clearly For Art Modeling Film,
6 x 6 pads are so easy to use on tags. I love the smaller patterns on these papers. On this tag I used the Collectable Memorable Pad on the background of my tag. I added a plastic flower with a decorative button in the center. I cut two leaves out of the green patterned paper as accents.
I added the “I’m with” title card, the “Note” journal card, and the “Perfect” Journal Card to my card by cutting out certain elements and curling them for some dimension. Lastly I added the enamel dots in a row for that final accent. I added a large dot to the center and worked my way out on each side with smaller dots. It’s an easy way to create a perfect accent on your piece.
Supplies: My Girl: 6x6 Pad, Felt Stickers, Enamel Dots, Decorative Brads, Misc: Manila Tag, Golden Gesso, TCW Stencil, Baker’s Twine, Black Pen, Liquitex acrylic paint, Maya Mist
This artistic tag was so much fun to create. I started with a layer of gesso and spray ink to create the background. Using a stencil I cut out the pie chart shape from the 6x6 patterned paper pad. I like popping up sections of the pie chart to create some dimension.
To accent those pie chart pieces and give them even more dimension, I added enamel dots using the same color found in the patterned paper. They really draw your eye into the pie chart. Lastly I journaled love thoughts all across the background giving it that final touch
Supplies: Collectable-Memorable: “Perfect” Journal Card, Enamel Dots; Misc: Manila Tag, Ranger Distress Paints, Black ink, & Stickles, TCW Stencil, Baker’s Twine
This adorable tag took minutes to create. Although simplistic in nature it packs a punch thanks to those adorable and colorful dots. I started by creating a background using some paints & a stencil. Next I cut out the cloud shapes from the leftover perfect journaling card. I inked the edges and popped one up with dimensional adhesive.
Next I added showers of enamel dots to create my rain. Enamel dots are so easy to adhere in “shapes.” Try a letter, make a flower, or even rain drops. Lastly I added the quote in journal strips around the page. This tag could accompany a gift for a friend or go straight onto a layout.
This layout was created using those leftover enamel dots. You know the ones & twos left behind but you aren’t sure how you are going to use them for they aren’t quite enough to accent your page. Gather them all up and put them together in one layout. Here these enamel dots accent along with spray inks the sky line as if they are a colorful fireworks display.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope to see many colorful enamel dots adorning your creations!