Monday, October 10, 2011

JUST ADD INK #88: JUST ADD A DIE CUT

This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to use a die cut on our papercraft creation.  My personal challenge was to try to narrow down my choice, as I have a rather extensive collection of dies to use in my Big Shot!

I drew inspiration from a card I made a couple of weeks back, and created a couple of cute little items using my Two Tags die from Stampin' Up!  A special friend has just celebrated her birthday, and I wanted to make something for her, to co-ordinate with the card.

First I made a little gift pouch, to hold a few metres of the new colours of satin ribbon.  I first put the ribbon into one of Stampin' Up!'s small cellophane bags, and used a little Sticky Strip to secure the bag to the base of the pouch.  I think the end result is adorable (I hope the birthday girl does, too).  This pouch was created by cutting two of the larger tags from the Two Tags die, and sticking the bases together.  I then decorated it to co-ordinate with the card.


Here's the front view:



.... the back view:



.... and what it looks like from the side:


Stamps: Creative Elements, Tagtastic
Card: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black
DSP: First Edition Designer Series Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake and Wisteria Wonder stampin' pads
Other: Finial Press embossing folder, Two Tags Bigz Die, 1/2" circle punch, Crop-a-dile, sponge daubers, XL Oval punch, Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon, Chantilly crochet trim, Beautiful Wings embosslits, Antique Brad



Next I made a little bookmark, using the other tag shape on the Two Tags die.  As you can see, I decorated this one in a similar fashion:



Stamps: Creative Elements
Card: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
DSP: First Edition Designer Series Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake and Wisteria Wonder stampin' pads
Other: 1/2" circle punch, Crop-a-Dile, sponge daubers, Timeless Type Alphabet sizzlits die, Basic Pearls, Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon, Chantilly crochet trim



To end this photo-heavy post, here's a round-up of "the birthday collection":


22 comments:

  1. These projects are beautiful, Christine.

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  2. Simply stunning! Your friend is going to be thrilled with this little ensemble. It's gorgeous.

    x

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  3. This is so cute. Such a lovely way to present a hostess or thankyou gift!

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  4. These are all gorgeous Christine!! I just love the colours and the way everything matches perfectly!

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  5. These projects are beautiful and I knew Bron would have to be the first to comment as they are just to her liking! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink Christine. ♥

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  6. A beautiful collection all round! your Two Tag treat holder is gorgeous!

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  7. Oh, your lucky friend! What a stunning set of gorgeous creations. xxx

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  8. What a stunning set, what a lucky girl your friend is ;o)
    Tam x

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  9. Totally gorgeous Christine! Every single piece is special, I must confess that the tag ribbon pouch is my fav though!
    Kim

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  10. how cool. i love them all , nice work christine

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  11. This is such a beautiful set of projects Christine!

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  12. What a gorgeous gift, Christine. It is a really elegant colour combo as well. Love that Two Tags Die!

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  13. Delightful set of gifts Christine, love the colours and the Newsprint DSP. Congrat's on your Honourable Mention.

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  14. Congratulations Christine on your Honourable Mention at JAI. Your collection of goodies is stunning. I'm sure the birthday girl will be stoked!

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  15. Look at you lovely!!! WOW Honorable mention!! ANd of course with this amazing bunch of AWESOMENESS!! How do you do it! I mean get those fabulous ideas out of your HEAD! It's a gift I tell you!! :) But really how do you do it! Just once I'd love to be picked..... just have to keep trying!! HA!
    Hugs and smiles to you special lady!
    Sharnee ;)

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  16. Love this set Christine. Great idea with the tags to make your pouch - may have to CASE this one! Congrats on your hon mention! Cheers Narelle

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  17. OK! I give in!! I clearly HAVE to buy the tag die!! Love ya work!!

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  18. Wow wow wow! Christine I now NEED the Two Tags die! This is such a beautiful project - the DP goes so beautifully with those colours and the ribbons! Vx

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  19. amazing sketch of butterfly and flower add grace to card.
    PVC cards
    loyalty card printing

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  20. Gorgeous ensemble Christine. The colour palette is glorious & I especially love your use of the Creative Elements butterfly stamp on the bookmark & sweet little bag.
    Congrats on your HM too. :)

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  21. Ooh that is just beautiful Christine. I just got that die and was looking for a bit of inspiration - came to the right spot. Love the colours too.

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