Thursday, July 8, 2010

INKlings Christmas Blog Hop



Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Christmas in July blog hop. You may have arrived here from Divya Rao blog or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member. How quick is this year going! Have you started to think about your Christmas cards and projects yet? The INKlings team has and we thought that this month was the perfect time to host a Christmas in July blog hop. You'll find lots of great ideas provided by 19 team members’ fantastic blogs. Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email Christies_stamps@yahoo.com.au and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 17 handmade cards plus other goodies. Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment!


I have gone for a non traditional card using the yummy Sweet Slumber Specialty papers which are not Christmas papers. I love papers that are versatile! for the image I have used Holiday lineup, I have stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and clear embossed over the top using my Stamp-m-jig for positioning. For the first time I have tried bleaching, I filled my aqua brush with bleach and selected parts of the image to colour.

Card Recipe:
Su Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kraft.
Su Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Occasional Greetings
Su Inks: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Versa Mark
Su Other: Baja Breeze Ribbon, Top Note die, lots of tags die, big shot, aqua painter, bleach.



Tag Box is a perfect gift for a teacher or friend. I have used Baja Breeze again with ivory and kraft cardstock, thank goodness Baja Breeze is one of the colours that is staying for good. If you would like to make a tag box or a couple, here is the tutorial.


The box is covered with Acetate that slides off with the Baja Breeze Ribbon with the tiny tag.


I have added assorted Christmas tags to the box.


Tag Recipe:
Su Stamps: Punch Pals, Punches three (hostess set), Short and Sweet.
Su Inks: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip.
Su Other: Twine, scallop circle punch, scallop square punch, small and large tag punch, assorted circle punch and lots of tag die.

Another gift idea for the girls, I have popped some markers in the pillow box but come Christmas or even for birthdays you could also use gel pens (my girls love them). I have made the pillow box using acetate which has been double over to extend the lenght.

Sorry about the photo! it was hard to get a good photo using the acetate.
Recipe:
Pillow box die, acetate and I have raped a piece of sweet slumber specialty paper around with some real red ribbon. Again I have added a tiny tag using ivory and real red cardstock. (you can get the tiny tag stamp set on special this month for 20% off)


Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Christie Wallace. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.


18 comments:

Christie Wallace said...

The bleaching looks great Rach. Like the long acetate pillow box too. Perfect with gel pens for little girls and tag box is beautiful.

Fiona said...

Very cute card and box. Love the colours.

Beth said...

great job! love the acetate pillow box for pens...

Crafty Cow said...

that tag box is just divine rachel. i love the colour combinations and the stylishness of it all. thank you for shring such an awesome idea!

daniholland said...

That tag box looks beautiful!

Liam said...

Love the tag box. Fantastic use of your lots of tag die and all the punches for tags. Love the idea. thanks for sharing. Love your just add ink challenge entry too.

Liam

Sarah said...

Love the tag box! Will definitely be making one of those! I also love Baja breeze.

Rita said...

The tag box is so awesome! I can't wait to try to make my own!

stampinground said...

What gorgeous soft colours for a vintage christmas. Thank you for the great ideas :)

kari said...

Beautiful card Rachael, and that box of tags is fabulous!

Dani Fender said...

All beautiful projects as per usual miss Rachel! Love the Tag Box! Super super cute and great colours!

Becky said...

Fantastic projects and I love the colours.

Michelle said...

Very clever Rachel! I love the effect of the bleach on the Kraft cardstock, looks like Vanilla ink!
Excellent idea with the acetate pillow box, adding that to my CASE list :)

Patrice said...

All of your projects are grea. particularly love your tag box!

kylea said...

I Love all the tags but especially love the gift idea for classmates/teachers

Alison Steele said...

Love all your ideas

Christine Blain said...

I agree with Michelle - the bleached Kraft card looks like Vanilla ink. Yummo! Gorgeous use of the Top Note, and colours, in your card, Rach. Love, love, love all the tags you've made; the colours look fantastic!! Beautiful projects; as always, you inspire me!

Dinky Di said...

Wow! Bleaching! Never heard of that technique before. Now I'm going to find out about it because it looks awesome! Love your projects, they're beautiful.