Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving~

Give thanks today and everyday!
 


 
None of these postcards were ever mailed.  I wish they had, the postmarks, years and messages can tell wonderful stories about the people and times!
 
 
For more postcard fun visit Postcard Friendship Friday


Candles with Emerald Creek and Altered Pages!

What is Christmas without candles! Today I am recycling a few jars and making them into candle holders!  You can use either small tea light votive or battery operated votive in these candle holders.  Altered Pages Christmas images are perfect for these candles!  




Supplies
Altered Pages Collage Christmas Bottle Caps
Altered Pages Collage Ivory Angels
Empty Jars with flat surface
Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder
VersaMark
Twine or ribbon
Small Pinecones
Stickles
Adhesive Tacky Glue




Use jars with a flat surface! Swipe VersaMark around the bottom edges of the jar and sprinkle with  Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder, set with heat tool. 


CAUTION!!! Be careful using the heat tool the glass will get HOT!


Repeat with VersaMark around additional edges of the jar and sprinkle with  Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder, set with heat tool. 




Fussy cut the four angels Altered Pages Collage Ivory Angels adhere with Adhesive - Tacky Glue. 


Stickles add a bit of sparkle to the images on the candle holder!

Tie ribbon or jute around the top of the jar.
Add small pinecones or bells to the top of the jar.


Use a votive or battery candle in the jar.


Have fun making your candle holders!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Christmas Tart Tin Ornament!

Let me count the ways you can use Emerald Creek embossing powder!  Cards, tags, candles, ornaments and more.

Today I took a small tart tin and embossed it to create my ornament.


Supplies:
Altered Pages collage Christmas Bottle Caps
Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder
VersaMark
Tart Tin
Bottle Cap
Dew Drops
Tulle
Glue
Ribbon

Today I transformed this small Tart Tin.
 
Apply VersaMark (direct from the pad) to the outside of the Tart Tin, dust with Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder, gently heat with heat tool.  Be careful not to burn yourself when heating the metal.  

Apply VersaMark inside the tine (with a finger on the ridges), dust with Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder, gently heat with heat tool. In the bowl of the tin apply VersaMark, dust with Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder,  gently heat with heat tool.

 Punch an image from the Altered Pages collage Christmas Bottle Caps.  Edge the image with  VersaMark, apply Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder,  gently heat with heat tool.

Edge the Bottle Cap with VersaMark, apply Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder,  gently heat with heat tool.  Glue the image to the center of the Bottle Cap.

Attach the Bottle Cap to the center of the Tart Tin.  With Glue attach Dew Drops around the edge of the tin!

 
Add tulle to the back and a ribbon to hang the ornament.
 
What a great little gift!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

One more Holly Gift Tag!

I have one more gift tag idea for those extra large gifts.  Also this large tag would be great to dress up a gift bag!



Supplies:
Emerald Creek Holly Stamp
Emerald Creek Merry Christmas Stamp
Acrylic Block
Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Red
Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Green
Large Tag
Black ink
Embossing Powder Black
VersaMark
Manila tags
Dew Drops
Tacky Glue
Ribbon
Waterbrush
Gelatos - Gold, Red, Green
Gilding Leaf

 
Use  an Acrylic Block with the Emerald Creek Holly Stamp and Black ink .  Stamp on Large Tag and emboss with black embossing powder. 
 
 
Rub with fingers a little VersaMark onto the tag around the stamped image.  Over the VersaMark rub in small amounts of Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Red and Candy Green embossing powder for a soft red and green background.

 
Edge tag with VersaMark and Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Red, set with heat tool. Add Gilding Leaf randomly to tag.

 
Paint the image with Gelatos - Gold, Red, Green using a Waterbrush, let dry.

 
Use Acrylic Block with the Emerald Creek Merry Christmas  Stamp and with VersaMark.  Stamp on Manila tag and emboss with Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Green, set with heat tool. Cut the tag off just below the stamped sentiment.

Edge tag with VersaMark and Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Red, set with heat tool.
 

 
Add Dew Drops randomly with Tacky Glue.  Finish the tags with Ribbons!


 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Old Fashioned Gift Tags!

Emerald Creek Merry Christmas and Altered Pages Vintage gift tags!  I love the rich colors of the Emerald Creek Embossing Powders Candy Red and Candy Green.



Supplies:
Emerald Creek Merry Christmas Stamp
Acrylic Block
Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Red
Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Green
Altered Pages Vintage Angels collage sheet
Manila tags
VersaMark
Dew Drops
Tacky Glue
Ribbon
Glue stick

 

 
 

Apply VersaMark around the edge of tags.  Use Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Red or Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Candy Green around the edges, set with heat tool

 
Place the Emerald Creek Merry Christmas Stamp on an  Acrylic Block with VersaMark stamp on tag.  Use embossing powder and set with heat tool.

 
Add Dew Drops with Tacky Glue.  Finish the tags with Ribbon!
 
 

 
 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Holly From Emerald Creek!

I love this large Emerald Creek Holly stamp.

 
The design team at Altered Pages has the awesome opportunity to work with the fantastic products from Emerald Creek!  Today I am  working with the beautiful Holly Stamp!



Supplies:
Emerald Creek Holly Stamp
Altered Pages Collage image
Acrylic Block
VersaMark
Gelatos - Gold, Red, Green
Waterbrush
Embossing Powder Black
Red Cardstock
Ivory Cardstock 
Double-sided Tape
Glue stick
Ribbon


Use Acrylic Block with the Emerald Creek Holly Stamp and VersaMarkStamp on ivory cardstock and emboss with black embossing powder. 
 
Paint the image with Gelatos - Gold, Red, Green with a Waterbrush

 Once finished painting let it dry, fussy cut.


Attach Altered Pages Collage image red cardstock to card base with Double-sided Tape. Fussy cut the Emerald Creek Holly image,
adhere with glue stick.