Friday, November 21, 2014

Painted Burlap Gift Bag

Hi! Dana here today sharing a painted burlap gift bag. The Sing Your Song Stamp Set is one of my favorites and I had a lot of fun using it to upcycle this plain burlap bag. You may be wondering how I stamped onto burlap. Today I'm sharing a very simple process that involves one of my secret crafty weapons...tissue paper!

I inserted a piece of cardboard into the burlap bag before I started painting to prevent the paint and other mediums from bleeding onto the back of the bag. I then used gesso and acrylic paint to brush on a simple sky scape. I stamped the bird and tree pattern onto a piece of white tissue paper using Archival Ink. Next, I carefully cut the excess tissue paper from around the stamped image and applied the pieces onto the bag using gel medium.

Here is what the bag looked like after the tissue paper was sealed to the surface. Note: If you're not in to fussy cutting, you could certainly trim the full piece of tissue paper down to size, glue the larger image onto the bag, and then paint over the entire piece of tissue paper.

Here's a close-up of my painted bag. I filled this bag with bird seed and suet and plan to give this gift to a fellow bird lover. With the ride range of Susan K. Weckesser/Unity stamps, personalizing gift bags for friends is super fun and adds a personal touch that is sure to be appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Dana Tatar - Susan K. Weckesser Designer

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Tags - Let it Snow!

My mother was looking at my scrap table when she was in town during Halloween and asked if I could make her some pretty Christmas gift tags (To and From tags) to put on her presents she was giving away this holiday season.  Here is the first set of tags I made for her.

For this set of tags I used the wonderful stamps from Susan K. Weckesser.  I have this wonderful stamp set from Susan K. Weckesser that is all about snow, and it has 3 stamps in it, so I used each stamp on each one of the tags.

Supplies Used
Cardstock - Bazzil - ScrapPlezier
Patterned Paper - Kasisercraft - ScrapPlezier
Pearls - Kasiercraft - ScrapPlezier
Washi tape - ScrapPlezier
Alpha Stickers - Kasiercraft - ScrapPlezier
String - May Arts - ScrapPlezier
Stamps - Susan K. Weckesser
Chipboard - Bo Bunny & Memory Maze
Epoxy Sticker - Paper House
Ink - Prima & Tsukineko
Ribbon - Other

Monday, November 17, 2014

Let it Snow

 Good morning friends. Larissa here with a card for you today. With the holidays and crazy cold weather upon us I am using this cute stamp from Susan K Weckesser and Unity Stamp Co called 

I started off stamping this adorable little snowman onto a piece of 110 lb white cardstock.
I then colored him with my Copic makers. 

Found a couple pieces of pattern paper in my stash and adhered everything to a white cardbase.
I finished it off with a few red sequins and a piece of red. white and green twine. 

Hope you enjoyed today's post. Don't forget to come back the rest of the week and see what these lovely ladies have created.

Have a wonderful week. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thinking Of You

Today I am popping in with a quick and easy Susan K Weckesser project I made. Our theme this month is gifts for special people. So I decided to make a small banner with some fun products.
Let me apologize first for my pictures, I am not able to hang the banner like it will be displayed so I could take pictures.
 Banner piece #1
 Banner #2
Banner #3

I used kraft card stock paper to stamp my tags with a blue ink and just left them uncolored .Next I stamped the hearts in red and covered with liquid glass.
 I received some fabulous products to use for this design team project

Decorative Clothespins White 

 Canvas Shape - Flag

 Solid Navy on Ivory paper

Navy and Ivory dots paper

Hemp Rope Natural 

 Tattered Angels glimmer mist Jack Frost

 I used a chicken wire  stencil for the background and used the glimmer mist for color.
Next I die cut a chicken wire pattern out of the solid paper and then layered an oval out of the dot paper.
Just added the tag and hearts with the clothespins.
Can't wait to share this with a friend.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In the garden of life...

Hi everyone!
I love my friends and I love letting them know how much I love them by making them a special card!
Can you feel the love?

Making handmade cards makes a person feel special, to know that time and attention was put into the crafting because they are important to you ...says a lot!

I just love this stamp, Sing Your Song, isn't it just the cutest?
After coloring it in with my Inktense pencils I find that the black ink isn't as bright so I add a little doodling around the image. :) 
I also added some little feet too.

Then because I simply cannot help myself, I add some stitching doodles around the outside of the card for a border and a little bit on the sun using my Signo Uni-ball white pen. The white helps to tie in the sentiment which is printed out on white paper.

I hope you enjoyed my card and can make some time to make a special card for your friend to brighten their day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Home Pennant

Hi! Dana here today sharing a canvas pennant that I created for my home. I'm an Air Force wife and move around a lot. My husband and I always tell our daughters that as long as we are together we are home. I started with a blank Canvas Corp Canvas Pennant and some Canvas Corp Rope and then added color with paint, stamps and Susan K. Weckesser patterned paper.

I used the Fly Away and Tumbleweed Houses stamp sets for the sun, cloud, the word "home," and the small house (below).

I colored the canvas with white, blue and pink acrylic paints. I added small circles of color using Yellow Clearsnap Smooch with a stencil and a white gel pen. I embellished several areas of the pennant with flowers and glass gems.

I stamped, cut and colored a small house to add to the bottom of this piece.

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Dana Tatar - Susan K. Weckesser Designer

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bless our Nest

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today.

I created a 5 1/2" square card from brown cardstock, then using papers from the Live in Color collection, I randomly added Art Anthology Copper Sorbet paint through  The Crafter's Workshop  Beaded Curtain stencil.  Once dry, I finger painted more paint around the edges before mounting it on some white cardstock.  I wrapped some ribbon around the panel before adding it to the card.

"home" from Unity Stamp Co.'s Little Haven stamp set was stamped on the Live in Color Tag as was "Bless our Nest" from Unity Stamp's Grandma's Needlepoint stamp set.
The panel was then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  A quick and easy card is the result.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Steph Ackerman
DT Member for
Susan K. Weckesser