St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Seeing really cool Loaded envelopes on the web recently I decided I should make one. So Here is my St Patricks Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Here are some of the supplies used in the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin:
Rinea Foil – Gold
Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink
Large Shamrock Cut on Silhouette Cameo 3
Cricut Explore Air – on Amazon
Cricut Cuts: Circle – Basic Shapes, Flower – Home Decor, Bottom of ribbon from 1st Place Ribbon – Locker Talk. Shamrock was an image I drew the Shamrock and used the Cricut software to convert it to a cut file.
Green card stock – On Amazon
Dymo Label maker with Black Label
Xyron – on Amazon
Ranger Blending Tool – on Amazon
Punch Bunch Flower Punch
McGill Stylus – on Amazon
Fun Foam – on Amazon
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue
Mini Clothes Pins: 7gypsies
Green Seam Binding – on Amazon

Cut the Shamrock Envelope with the Silhouette. For this project, I cut one with the hearts cut out in the front and cut a second Shamrock for the back. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Glue the bottom half of the Shamrock but not up into the center just around the lower half with white glue. Don’t use tape, if you do your items will stick to the tape.

Tie a bow with green seam binding. Glue in the center of the shamrock to represent a stem.

Add St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclips to either side of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope.

Pin St Patrick’s Day Lady ATC to the front of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope.

Fill the inside of the Shamrock Envelope with Calico Collage St Patrick’s images. Some of the images were mounted on Silhouette Lace Tags and scraps of paper.

Extra Shamrocks were placed inside a green envelope.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

How to make a Kiss Me Pin:

Cut the Flower Shape and the lower part of the 1st place ribbon out of the same shade of green card stock. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Load a lighter shade of green card stock cut the circle and the shamrock. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Layer the items together to form a ribbon, using Aleene’s Tacky White Glue and Xyron.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Load the Dymo Label maker with Black Label and type the words: “Kiss Me”. Apply on the lower right of the shamrock flower area.

Cut a scrap piece of paper, place pin back on paper and glue with Aleene’s Tacky White Glue, add more glue and adhere to back of the ribbon.

To form the flower, from the Gold Rinea Foil punch with the Punch Bunch Flower Punch. Place the flower on the fun foam and use the McGill Stylus to shape into a cup.

Glue flower in the center of Shamrock.

Add Kiss Me Pin to the St Patrick’s Day Loaded Envelope with a Mini Clothes Pin from 7gypsies.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Have fun adding other items to fill the St Patricks Loaded Envelope. I even added stickers, some seam binding and extra pieces of paper.

Here is a video of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.

 

Hope you enjoyed this post on the St Patricks Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.  Who would you give one to?

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St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s

Want to know How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s? Well then you came to my blog on the perfect day! I’m sharing how I made two beautiful Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s using Calico Collage images and Rinea foil.

How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC's

Loving these digital files by Calico Collage. Today I decided that these should be made into beautiful ATC cards.

For those that don’t know an ATC or Artist Trading Card is a work of art shared for free with others. These are 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. Any medium can be used to make the ATC’s.

Here are the supplies used to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s
Pink Embossed Rinea Foil
Butterfly Die Purchased from eBay and used my Vagabond to cut.
Calico Collage Spring Elegance Digital Collage Sheet
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Pink Card stock
Dymo label maker with black label tape
Xyron Sticker Maker
Aleens White Glue

How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC's

These Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s are easy to make.

Print the digital Calico Collage Spring Elegance Digital Collage Sheet, select two of the images. Cut from page. Edge with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink.

Cut Pink card stock at 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. Go around the edge with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry.

Die cut Butterfly Die from Pink Embossed Rinea Foil. I used my Tim Hotz Vagabond, but any die cutter will do the job. Place cut butterfly into Xyron Sticker Maker and make into a sticker.

Layer Digital Image onto pink card stock. Add Rinea Foil butterfly.

Use Dymo label maker with black label tape to make the words: Love, Adore. Place words in the center of each butterfly.

Here is a video of How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s.

Now that you know How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s, what will you do with yours? I may put one in a greeting card to surprise a friend. They can use it as a book mark or insert it into their Happy Planner.

How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC's

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How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

Today I’m sharing How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip. Using Rinea Pink Embossed Foil and Calico Collage Simply Spring Charms Digital paper. Great Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip to add to an art journal, Happy Planner or to mark your place in a book.

How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

Supplies used to make a Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip:
Pink Embossed Rinea Foil
Calico Collage Simply Spring Charm Images
Jumbo Paper Clips
Two Pink Card stock scraps cut at 1 inch square
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Prima Flowers in Pink
Pink Yarn
Tulip Glitter paint
Aleene’s White Glue

How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

Using a scrap of Pink Embossed Rinea Foil, cut to 1.5 in. x 3 in. Fold in half then slide through the closed side of the paper clip. Adhere with Aleene’s White Glue.

Apply Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry to the edges of the 1 inch Pink Square card stock scraps.

Select two Calico Collage Simply Spring Charm Images and cut from collage sheet. Add Brutus Monroe Detail Ink around the edges. This will hide the white edge where the paper was cut.

Adhere the Simply Spring Charm Image to Pink Square and then to Rinea Foil with Aleene’s White Glue.

Select three pink flowers and glue in place on the lower left corner of image. Add drops of glitter glue to centers of flowers.

Tie bow with pink yarn and adhere to right side of image.

Once the glitter glue has dried repeat on the other side of Rinea Foil.

Here is a video of How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip.

I love how these turned out. This is a great way to use up scraps of paper and add a pretty embellishment to projects. My plan is to make more of these and give as gifts inside greeting cards.

A few of these will end up in my Happy Planner to mark pages and to just look pretty.

How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

How will you use your Simply Spring Embellished Paperclips?

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Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas

A Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas project. Little paper roses fill a mini 3 in. x 3 in. canvas. Rinea foil, Brutus Monroe ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Sizzix die, and a Silhouette image were used to create this Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas.

Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas

Being on the Rinea Design Team gives me the advantage of getting to play with beautiful foil paper. For this project I chose silver, light pink and mint green foils.

The Sizzix Bigz Die – Flowers, 3-D by Beth Reames was used to cut the flowers. Rolling the flowers with a quilling tool makes the flowers come together easily.

Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas

Used Brutus Monroe Sea Chalk ink around the edges of the canvas and swiping a little across the top as well. Then a few spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – True Turquoise and Iridescent Gold coat the canvas to give a beautiful shimmer.

Recently I acquired a new wreath die and used this to cut the mint card stock. The wreath was adhered with hot glue.

A pink scrap of card stock cut with the Silhouette Love image. Cut at 3 in. Adhered with a light glue.

Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas

I arranged the roses around the canvas and adhered with hot glue. I just love how this little canvas turned out.

Here is a video of the whole process.

The Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas is a beautiful mini canvas that would be perfect gift for Valentines or even for Mothers day.

Who would you give this Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas to?

Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas

How to make a Let it Snow Greeting Card

Today it’s How to Make a Let it Snow greeting card. Featuring Rinea foil..

Using Spellbinders dies to cut the Rinea embossed foils – Blue, Light Blue and Silver. I made this beautiful but simple greeting card. This paper cuts easily with die cutting tools.

How to make a let it snow greetting card

If the Rinea paper was a little stiffer I could see cutting this snowflake into ornaments to hang in a window. So that both sides of the paper could be seen.

Also used in this project: Brutus Monroe Cornflower Mini Chalk Ink pad to stamp the PSX Snowflake stamp and to ink around the edges of the card.

True Turquoise and Denim Blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist was sprayed on the card topper.

The PSX snowflake was tamped in the cornflower ink. Then the Reina foil snowflakes were layered on top.

How to make a let it snow greetting card

The phrase “Let it Snow” is from Paper Studio and was stamped with Cornflower chalk ink on a scrap piece of paper. A crop a dial corner rounder in the quarter inch size was used to round the corners.

Here is a video of the whole process.

The Spellbinder dies made this card come together easily. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on How to make a Let it Snow Greeting Card.

How to make a let it snow greetting card

Please feel free to ask questions. I’ll be glad to help.

Make your own Christmas Wrapping Paper at Brutus Monroe

Make your own Christmas Wrapping Paper at Brutus Monroe.

Today I’m over on the Brutus Monroe blog with a quick project. If you are ever needing to wrap a gift and don’t have gift wrap. Or if you want the wrap to match the card you made here is the perfect way to do this.

Make your own Christmas Wrapping Paper at Brutus Monroe

Go on over to the blog and see how to make your own Christmas Wrapping Paper today.

Handmade Christmas Display

The finished Handmade Christmas Display. All of the pieces have been completed and here is the final project.

Handmade Christmas Display

 

Using an old wooden wine box I painted the inside with white gesso. Glued the painted chipboard trees to the back. Added texture paste and glitter.

Glued the 3D trees in place on the right side with Hot Glue.

Handmade Christmas Display

The Sleigh is glued in place on the right with hot glue. There is just enough space under the sleigh for the controller for the LED lights.

The acrylic reindeer were glued in place using E6000 glue.

Handmade Christmas Display

Once all of the items were glued in place I started winding the lights in place. The LED controller was placed under the sleigh. Stuffing made for toys or pillows I placed tufts here and there to represent snow. There are small fibers in iridescent along the bottom of the display as well.

This display box will have a piece of glass added to it when I can get over to my brothers stained glass shop. The glass will help keep dust out. It will also help with storage so that nothing falls into the box.

On top of the box is a greenery pick from the Christmas decorations department. I placed some of the tiny packages and some of the stuffing inside the greenery.

Handmade Christmas Display

The display turned out just the way I wanted. I love how it looks and I’m glad it is complete. It has inspired me to make other shadow box displays. Looking at boxes in a different way. Now I see boxes and try to see how I can alter them to make a shadow box.

Handmade Christmas Display

Have you made a shadowbox? What kind of items did you put on display? Doing something like this handmade Christmas display would make a great gift. I hope that this post inspires you to create.

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How I made Fancy Reindeer

Today I want to share How I made Fancy Reindeer. I’ve been working on Christmas decorations and one of the last pieces was making little fancy reindeer.

The reindeer started off as Christmas tree ornaments. I knew that these would be perfect for my little scene that I’m making. First thing that needed to be done was cutting off the ornament hanger that was on the back. This was easy enough. Using a pair of needle nose pliers I gently broke the piece off.

How I made Fancy Reindeer

Breaking the piece off of the back left a scar on the reindeer. This wasn’t a pretty site so there needed to be something added to make it look better. So taking a little hot glue I applied a little on the back of the reindeer and then sprinkled fine gold glitter on the back. So that the whole reindeer would match I added glitter on the head of the reindeer too.

How I made Fancy Reindeer

More needed to be added to this little reindeer to transform it into its new fancy self. Digging through my stash I found small jingle bells. These were another perfect addition. Using thin gold metallic ribbon I threaded one jingle bell on the ribbon and then around the neck of the reindeer. Tying a bow fished the look.

Something else was needed on the reindeer. There was a piece of the embossed green Rinea Foil on my desk. Using a holy leaf punch from Punch Bunch I punched a leaf. Using hot glue I placed a leaf just under the bow.

How I made Fancy Reindeer

Again digging through my stash I found red rhinestones and placed one on top of the holy leaf. Now the fancy reindeer was complete. I decided to make two!

How I made Fancy Reindeer

The reindeer are ready for their little home in the Christmas decorations I’ve been making.

 

Now that you know How I made Fancy Reindeer, will you make some too?

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How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Today I want to share How to Make Paper Christmas Trees.

This post came about because I’m making a small Christmas scene this year. My goal is to make as much of the scene myself. I’m also using Rinea Foil, Tattered Angels Glimmer mists among other supplies.

One of the things was to make paper Christmas trees. Knowing that I had a Sizzix tree die I had a plan. Using old cardboard from some of the Jewelry in Candles boxes I die cut the tree three times. Then I die cut the tree two more times with chipboard. Last I die cut the tree with black cardstock and embossed green Rinea Foil.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Once all of the pieces were cut I then proceeded to paint the cardboard and chipboard trees with green acrylic craft paint. Using Leap Frog and Moss Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist I then misted each tree. I wanted these trees to have light and dark areas. Not be a solid color. The Glimmer Mists helped me achieve the look I was going for in this project.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

When the Glimmer Mists had dried I started to assemble the trees. Laying them out on my work area I decided that I wanted varying heights. Using a hot glue gun I then adhered the trees together.

The Rinea Foil tree was attached to the black cardstock tree with white glue and then glued to the top of the other trees. I then cut a piece of the cardboard in a snow mound and sprayed it green with the Glimmer mists.

Using a brush I put the Fast’N Final Lightweight Spackling on the snow mound and on some of the trees to represent snow. Wanting the snow to be white I added white acrylic paint over the top. While the paint was still wet I sprinkled with fine clear glitter.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Gluing the embossed copper Rinea Foil to a piece of white cardstock and then used a star punch to get the three stars. These stars were glued with hot glue.

The red swirls were punched out of the Red embossed Rinea foil. Because the punch was so tiny and the paper so delicate I laid a piece of text weight paper under the foil and then punched the shape. Doing so gave me a cleaner punch. Using my embelli jelli tool I picked up the swirls and dipped into a liquid glue and placed on the tree.

For the stand on the back of the tree. Folded a couple pieces of cardboard and glued with hot glue. Held in place for a moment with a close pin. Then glued to the back of the trees.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

These little trees turned out super cute and will be perfect for my little scene.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Now that you know How to Make Paper Christmas Trees, how many will you make? Share your projects with me. Tag me with #lindaisrael in your work, I want to see what you make. Feel free to ask questions, I’m happy to help.

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How to make Tiny Christmas Packages

Small and simple is what I’m going for this Christmas. This post is all about how to make tiny Christmas packages. Christmas around our house will be small and simple this year. There are not a lot of big fancy decorations. Henry and I decided that we wanted to keep things small and simple.

To help with this idea I pulled down a milk glass sleigh that my mother gave me. This sleigh had belonged to her mother. It may have even belonged to my great grand mother. That will be something I’ll ask her at our next gathering. The sleigh is small enough to display on a table and not get in the way of conversations. It will be a perfect centerpiece.

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

Now the challenge was to fill this little sleigh. It is small. Not much bigger than my hand. When I went looking in my craft supplies I didn’t have any tiny boxes that I could cover with paper. I know this is a shocker to many of you. If you have seen the inside of my room you would think that I own a craft supply store!

Putting my thinking cap on I decided I would make faux little boxes. Taking a few pieces of cardboard I cut it down to one and half inch squares. Using a glue gun I stacked three together. Then choosing paper I covered the squares.

How to Make Tiny Packages

The papers I choose: Rinea Foil and Canvas Corp Brands Cardstock. The Rinea foil is a pretty metallic paper, some have embossed stars some is plain. I used a little of both. A couple pieces of the Rinea foil I ran through my Tim Hotlz Vagabond and a Cuttle Bug snowflake embossing folder. I had to be careful to not over handle the foil as it is thin. But it did take the texture nicely. Colors of Rinea foil used, embossed Copper, green, red and plain gold.

How to Make Tiny Packages Image

For the Canvas Corp Brands Cardstock, it has a pretty damask pattern, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. After each faux gift was wrapped with the CCB paper I placed the package in my spray box and chose a Glimmer Mist that I thought would work the best. Colors such as: Crimson, Coffee Shop, Moss Leap Frog and Red Chillies were used.

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

Once all of the faux packages were made it was time to embellish. A paper punch from Punch Bunch in the shape of a Holy Leaf was used. Punching several of the leaves out of the green Rinea embossed foil I set those aside.

Various colors of ribbon were used to wrap the gifts. Tied tiny bows and glued with hot glue to hold them in place. Once the ribbon bow was in place a tiny amount of glue was placed on the holy leaf and then small red rhinestones were put in place.

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

There is a video showing the whole process.

This little milk glass sleigh will remind me of all the tiny blessings in my life. Hopefully this project will inspire you. Now that you know how to make tiny Christmas packages, how many will you make?

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

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