Spooky Halloween Tag – Creative Embellishments

I’ve always loved how Creative Embellishments makes it so easy to put together a quick card or tag without sacrificing dimension. For this quick an easy tag, I used 4 different background stamps. I used stazon ink with the text, crackle, and distressed grid stamps and layered them on the background. I then used the paint splat stamp to heat emboss some splatters for a little added color. I splattered some inks from Lindy’s Stamp Gang onto the base of my tag and misted it lightly with Tattered Angels Coffee Shop mist (my all time fave of their mists). Once I had that complete, I inked the edges with distressed ink. I altered by chippies with black, silver and white acrylic paint and heat embossed the title piece. Here’s how it all came together:

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Close up of the top of the tag:

tag close up top

 

Close up of the bottom of the tag:

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the CE products I used:

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Altered Webster’s Pages Color Crush Planner – Creative Embellishments

I’ve used a planner to keep myself organized most of life, but had gotten away from relying on one the last few years. Then I saw a deal on Blitsy that I couldn’t pass up! I’ve been a long-time fan of Webster’s Pages and love their Color Crush Planners, so I grabbed the pink one while I could (I think they have A5 sized ones coming out early to mid November, btw). 😀 WP is best known to me as a scrapbooking company, so I decided to have a little fun with it! I had a lot of fun combining my love of scrapping with the awesome Creative Embellishments products I get to work with! 😀 I just added a few fussy cut images from Graphic 45’s Happy Haunting paper line from a few years back and here’s what I came up with:

oct divider

Here’s an altered divider from the planner. It’s paper weight, so I gesso’d the page before staining the border with Distress Stain and splattering it with a few Tattered Angels mists in coordinating colors and some India ink. See that flair button peeking out at the top? I made paper clips using CE’s awesome flair buttons. Isn’t it adorable?!! I altered my wood veneer pieces with a mixture of acrylic paint, India Ink, Distress Stains and TA mists.

Here’s how it looks in the planner:

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I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with the pockets in the front cover, but then I thought of CE’s fabulous 3″ x 4″ wood cards! They’re great for pocket pages, project life and cards, but I decided to alter the Halloween one for that space. I just adhered a folded piece of cardstock to the back so I could slip that into the pocket to hold my wood piece in place. 😀 To alter it, I filled all the etched portions of the piece with glossy accents to help prevent the color from bleeding. I then colored in the moon portion with a PITT marker. I laid a quarter over the moon (perfect size!) to use as a mask and misted the rest of the card. It didn’t photograph well, but looks really cool irl. 😀

Here’s how it turned out along with 2 of the other paper clips I made with the CE flair buttons:

oct inside cover full

 

A closer view:

oct inside cover

 

I hope you enjoyed my project! Be sure to check out the Creative Embellishments store to take advantage of their 30% off SALE going on RIGHT NOW! The sale ends tonight at 11:59 PM ET!

The awesome CE pieces I used on this project (click the pic to be taken to the store listing)…

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Movie Night – dt layout for SWAT drill #24

SWAT’s drill #24 (sketch plus buttons) is now live! For my example I decided to go with pics of my 2 oldest sons, Taten and Alex, from when we went to the movies to see the second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, for Taten’s birthday. It’s really hard to get a serious photo of my silly 14 year old. He’s faster than my flash and I can rarely get the photo before he strikes an…interesting…pose. lol I managed to get one out of the two without him hamming it up. 😀 Here’s what I came up with (sorry for the blurry pic of my layout. I have really bad indoor lighting and it was taken at night):

Movie Night

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Movie Night laser cut chipboard set
Graphic 45 pp
gesso
acrylic paint
white sharpie marker
white ink pen
October Afternoon buttons

Sketch for drill #24 (must add buttons for the challenge):

drill  #24 plus buttons

TFL!

Rise Above It – dt layout for SWAT drill #17

Creative Embellishments is sponsoring the SWAT Drill #17 which is to use something that’s been fussy cut on your project.  Fussy cutting (sometimes called detailed cutting or fancy cutting) is one of my all time favorite techniques! Anything goes; a layout, card, tag, altered project, art journal page, etc. as long as you incorporate this technique on your project. 😀

For my example, I combined this technique with the sketch and suggested journaling theme (the journey) at Once Upon a Sketch. Here’s what I came up with:

Rise Above It

Here’s a close up of the Creative Embellishments Steampunk Hot Air balloon I used on my page. I altered it by applying a coat of Tim Holtz distress paint, then going over it with distress stain in a slightly darker shade. I then highlighted select areas with Smooch Ink in “cape cod” which is a lovely shade of blue:

Rise Above It detail

Materials:

Creative Embellishments laser cut chipboard Steampunk hot air balloon
Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers
American Crafts cardstock
Tim Holtz distress stain, ink, paint and stencil
TCW stencil
gesso
Shimmerz Texturez
Smooch Ink
Martha Stewart Punches
Want2Scrap self-adhesive pearls
Webster’s Pages alpha stickers

The awesome OUAS sketch I used for this page:

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SPONSOR INFO:

“Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments. Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around.

Store – http://creativeembellishments.com/
Blog – http://creativeembellishments.com/blog
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CreativeEmbellishment

This is what they are giving away as a prize:

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TFL! If you’d like to play along w/the SWAT Drill #17 fussy cutting challenge, CLICK HERE.

If you’d like to play along with the Once Upon a Sketch October Challenge, CLICK HERE.

Flying Unicorn is also having a fussy cutting challenge. To play along there as well, CLICK HERE.

Also, a reminder that the Creative Embellishments (the sponsor for the SWAT challenge) October challenge is to use anything with a steampunk theme on your project and you do not need to use CE products on your entry in order to win. So, if you’d like more info on that or would like to enter that challenge, CLICK HERE! 😀

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