Friday, November 24, 2017

'Tis the Season to be Jolly! by Shelly



Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Today I'm swinging on in to share a sweet little Christmas tag and gift with you! 


I started with my tag. I kept things nice and easy, so I just built my tag from the bottom up. I started with my patterned paper, then added a touch of kraft cardstock, along with a doily and dark brown cardstock. Once done, I added my sticker on top. Simple, right?!...


After finishing my tag, I simply used a clear container and added some deep green cardstock to the front and back of my container on the inside of it. Once having that done, fill the container with any treat you like. :) To finish things off, I added my tag to the container using two colors of jute twine. Easy peasy, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for by!
Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Throwback Thursday!


Happy Thanksgiving to our USA readers! We hope your holiday is filled with family and joy. Sharing just a few projects for you today...  These are projects from the past but such fun and easy to create even last minute for your table.

Susan altered a treat container using Marvy's Border Punch System and SRM Stickers to give as a special gift;


And here's a wonderful idea for paper napkin rings by Deana Boston . Deana also used Marvy's Border Punch System.




Have a wonderful holiday, we'll see you again on tomorrow! 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Table Setting by Tangii


Hello, Tangii here.  Today I'm prettying up our Thanksgiving Table!  Hope this gives you some last minute ideas of how to fancy up your table for tomorrow! I've made a couple of Silverware Pockets using Burlap Bags.  These are easy to make so let's get started!


The Burlap Bags come in 2 sizes, I used the smaller.


This is one of those projects where you can just use scraps.  So I grabbed some Fall Leaves from some leftover Garland I had from making a Wreath.  For this one I grabbed a large Heart die and some simple patterned paper scrap.  The "Gratitude" and the small leaf on the heart are from the Express Yourself, Thanksgiving sticker set.  The banner across the heart is just another die, and the "Gratitude" sticker fit perfectly on it!  I just added a ribbon bow & button cluster and Voila!!


For this one I did pretty much the same thing, but to mix things up a bit I used a Tag die here.  The "Giving Thanks" is from the Express Yourself, Thanksgiving sticker set.  The leaf sticker is from the Say It With Stickers, Thanksgiving sticker set  Ok, that's it for me, thanks for popping in!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gift Wrapping by Giorgia


Hello SRM friends, Giorgia here today with you to share an idea for a special gift.  I love to create handmade packaging and with SRM bags and stickers it is really quick and easy.  I created a Christmas bag to contain a gift for one of my creative friends (we are a group of girls who meet each month to create projects all together, we have so much fun!)



Here you can see my gift: it is an handmade faux dori (if you are interested in how I made it, you can find the photo tutorial here in my blog.) I gathered all the supplies I needed and started creating my bag. I chose the red polka dot bag because it screams Christmas to me, and the bigger size was just perfect to contain the faux dori. 



To close the bag I fold the top, punched two holes and passed red jute through them, then I created a bow. 


In a first time I thought to use the white heart paper doily but then I changed my mind: I composed the sentence "ho ho ho, merry Christmas to you!" with some stickers, alternating red and black color. I attached the stickers to white paper and then adhered them on the bag with different angles to create movement.I also added two circular stickers because they reminded me of the polka dots.



Until next time,
ciao, Giorgia 

SRM products used 
  | red jute | Red polka dot patterned bag big size | Express Yourself/Christmas We've Got Your Sticker/Merry Say It With Stickers/Birthday

Monday, November 20, 2017

East & West Bible Journaling by Samantha


Hello! Samantha here to day to share some Bible journaling. Today I've got a verse from Psalms, "As far as the East is from the West, so far has He removed our transgressions from us."


For my page I used 2 SRM stamp sets; Bible Backgrounds and Heaven and EarthColorIn Watercolor Pencils, a Reminisce White Gel Pen, a LePlume Black markerSticker Stitches in white, and some stamping inks. 



I used my colored inks to sponge on a soft background of blue, purple, and orange. I then stamped the crossed arrows stamp from Bible Backgrounds with the same colored inks.


I used a mixture of stamps from the Heaven & Earth stamp set and the black LePlume marker to write the verse in the margin of my page. I used the white gel pen and watercolor pencils to color in the arrows, mountains, and words. I finished up by adding a few white stitches stickers randomly to the edges of my page.



What have you been Bible journaling lately?  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas Joy Card by Jenn


Hi Friends, Jenn here to spread a little Christmas cheer! Today I thought it might be fun to get you thinking about Christmas. It is cold where I live and already I am thinking about package toppers and greeting cards.  If you start right now you can rid yourself of all the Holiday stress that no one needs in their life!

The card base for this card is 4 1/4 by 5 inches. I cut a piece of dark green cardstock for added color and pop. Then I cut piece of white cardstock just a smudge smaller than the card base...I just kinda eyeballed it. I am still really new when it comes to proper procedure.

 For this card I started by pulling out my old thrift store find hymnal. I pulled out a Christmas hymn (Hark the Harold) to cut some simple bunting shapes. I love the vintage look this simple little bunting adds to the card! If you don't have a hymnal I found multiple free clip art hymnal pages over on Pinterest. I wanted to create a little contrast between the bunting and cardstock and between the white cardstock and the dark green card base so I lightly inked the edges with a black pigment ink. 


In the bottom left corner I stamped the word 'Joy' from the big sentiments merry stamp set in Versafine clear ink then dusted it with gold embossing powder. 


Gold felt like the perfect Christmasy addition to the card. I really wanted to add a little stitching just because...so I created a few messy stitches in white. 


Next I pulled out my twines and picked a basic black and red, and added a simple tiny red bow. Adding a few stars really helped pull your eye around the page.


Thanks for stopping by! I hope I gave you a fun new inspirational way to use those gorgeous big stamps and rustic twine.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Gift Wrapping by Shantaie

Hello!  Shantaie here today to share some gift wrapping ideas!


I'm one of those people who cherish the opportunity to wrap gifts, I make an event of it, and truly find it to be a joyful activity. That being said I know not everyone feels the same way I do, so I thought I would share a couple of ways to add beauty to simple packages that are so pretty that you may just convert.


Let's start with a simple square kraft box Before opening the box add a joy stamp from Big Merry in a row of three with versamark ink and gold embossing powder, heat set and open box. To add a fun ribbon detail I cut a small slit in the box front bottom, and wind around to tie on top



Kraft boxes come in a ton of different sizes and I reccomend have them on hand for every occasion, but I especially stock up before the holidays.


We all love the ease of a gift bag, and if you've never given any thought to flat bags as an easy but beautiful option for gifts allow me to share with you my love of these bags!! They come in many sizes, colors and patterns


Like the box above I used a stamp to add a sentiment and embossed it with gold powder, the gift was added and I folded the top of the bag over, and tied a bow, to that I added a spray of die cut branches and a lovely gold ornament tag with a sticker from Fancy Sentiments Christmas and a spattering of pearl dot accents.


Gift wrapping can be easy if you start with a few simple basic containers, and a little crafty fun! 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Teacher Shaker Card by Michele


Good morning friends!
Michele here with a card that is near and dear to my heart!
I am a 4th grade teacher and I love to recognize other teachers for the hard work and dedication they give every single day. 
My children were blessed to have some pretty remarkable educators in their lives!


I created a shaker card using oval dies and the little apple stamp from the Healthy Plans Clear Planner Stamp.   The apple was stamped repeatedly around the frame, colored in with Copics and given a coat of glossy accents.  Once it was dry, I used the White Reminisce Gel pen to add a highlight to each apple.  


I filled the center with coordinating colors!  I used the teacher sticker from the Quick Cards Back to School Stickers. 


Thank you so much for popping in today!
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mini Desktop Calendar by Emma


Hello sticker fans!  Emma here today to share this cute and simple to make mini desktop calendar.  This would make a lovely gift for anyone who has to sit at a desk all day - why not give them something nice to look at?  (Bonus!  It's also useful!)


To make this item, I have used the #1 top seller on the SRM Store, the 2018 Mini Decorative Calendasticker set.  This set is so versatile, it can be used in so many ways.  The stickers are clear, so you can add them to any colour paper you like.


I have also used the 2018 Year of Memories sticker sheet to add the year onto my calendar:


So to start, I took a piece of cardboard box and folded into an 'A' shape, and covered with cream cardstock.  I then made a small pocket from the same cream cardstock, big enough to hold a small post-it note pad.  I covered the pocket and the upper part of the calendar with a Turquoise Striped Patterned Bag.


 I cut the individual months from the calendar sticker sheets, and adhered them to white paper.  (Tip: you can also get a cutting die which matches the shape of the calendar stickers perfectly!). Using some strong double-sided tape, I adhered the months together at the top, to create a 'tear-off' effect.  To finish off the calendar, I used the beautiful 'Just Believe' stamp set, and coloured the images with the Marvy Color-In Watercolor Twist pencils.  




 And there you have it, a sweet and easy gift for the desk-bound loved one in your life.
Happy crafting!
Emma
 
 
 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Christmas Cards - Clean & Simple by Giorgia


Hello SRM friends, Giorgia here and today I want to share some cards I created for Christmas.  I love to create handmade cards, also if I really am not a cardmaker: I love easy cards, and I love clean & simple style, so even if you are a beginner you can create these with me!


SRM Stickers has a lot of Christmas products, take a look in the shop!
I gathered all my SRM Christmas stash and started creating...


To realize this card I used We've Got Your Border/ChristmasI made it clean and simple, with white cardstock base and really few embellishments - I am in love with the cute elf!
To add depth I used foam tape to adhere the elf die cut and to add texture I added 3 tiny wooden stars.



For this one, that is really tiny because I used cardstock scraps to create it, I used a sentiment and the cute Santa  from We've Got Your Sticker/Merry  sheet; on the inside I added a sticker from Freestyle Christmas stickers.



For the third card I covered the white cardstock base with patterned paper, I added a central panel of white cardstock where I adhered We've Got Your Sticker/Merry stickers. Then I glued a small green scalloped piece when I attached a decorated wooden pin. I created a bow with red jute to complete the card.



For the last card I used the same patterned paper than the previous one, but glued on green cardstock base. I adhered a sticker from Fancy Sentiment/Christmas  on a Punched Pieces - 24 Large Scalloped Circle - 2½" - Green that I attached with foam tape to the card. To decorate it I added a button with red jute twine.





In few minutes, with SRM stickers, I created four different cards!
Until next time,
ciao, Giorgia
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