Merry Christmas Card From Me to You

Merry Christmas Crafty Friends! I made one last Christmas card just to share with all of you today.

Just a simple card featuring Trinity Stamps narrow card and bookmark die set and Lawn Fawn’s Stamptember set Merry Christmouse.

I die cut all the components and glued them together. Then stamped, colored and die cut my images. After deciding placement I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and then popped up my images.

These little mice are so stinking cute! They make me smile every time. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with events and people who make you happy!

I appreciate you taking a moment to stop by. Merry Christmas! Have a fabulous day!

Peek-a-boo Pals Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and are all ready for Christmas! I’ve been super busy with family holiday stuff but finally managed some time in the craft room to make a couple of last minute projects.

Today I’m sharing another Christmas tag. I loved the star-shaped tag I did before so I decided to try a heart. I love how it turned out!

I used the Lawn Fawn scalloped hearts and inside out stitched hearts paired with Avery Elle polar peek-a-boo pals stamps.

I die cut the scalloped heart from blue cardstock and then the inside out stitched heart 3 times from white. One went on the back with the recipient’s name and the other 2 got ink blended and glued to the front. Then I stamped, colored and die cut my pals and adhered them as well.

For finishing touches I used black glaze pen to the eyes and small noses and white gel pen accents throughout. Then I added glossy accents to the deer hooves and nose and penguin’s beak. I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the antlers, hats and scarves and Stickles to the pompoms on the hats.

The last thing I did was punch a hole and thread some baker’s twine through it.

Super cute and I loved using non-traditional colors for a Christmas tag.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

12 Days of Christmas Tags Winners and a Bonus Tag

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see if you’re a winner from the 12 Days of Christmas Tags series! I want to thank everyone who took a moment to check out my creations, like, comment and share the love through this event and every day. It really does mean a lot and I love reading the comments to see what catches people’s eye and what draws them in. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Today I wanted to share a bonus tag with you as well. But if you’re really here for the winners, you don’t have to wait, just scroll down to the bottom of this post. ❀

This tag is a mash-up between Trinity Stamps and Lawn Fawn dies. I took the bear from Have an Ice Day, stamped, colored and die cut him and then started on my tag shape. I wanted something I hadn’t used but I didn’t have any other true tag die cuts so I made my own again. I die cut the add-on to the flippin’ awesome as my base in white and dark blue cardstock and again in iridescent vellum. Then cut the vellum with a simple stitched hillside border to make my ice.

Next, I took my blue tag base and splattered it with gold and pearl watercolor and adhered the ice to it. Then I glued the white tag to the back so I can add the recipient’s name later on. I popped up my bear with foam squares and added a holly jolly candy cane from Trinity Stamps to the bear’s hand.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the skates and bear’s nose. Then, I took my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the scarf, mittens and tops of the boots. I also added black glaze pen to the bear’s closed eye and then some ribbon through the hole I punched.

This is also one going under my tree for Christmas so the secret name was die cut and glued to the back just the the others. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series! Thank you for hanging out with me!

On to the WINNERS!!!!!!!!!

Winner 1 – $15 gift card to Newton’s Nook
The random number generator chose Day 4, comment 8 which was Krystal.

Winner 2 – Loaded enveloped of fun goodies that I made
The random number generator chose Day 5 and the IG comment picker chose @beccay217.

Winners please direct message me on Instagram or Facebook or email me at twiddlersnook@gmail.com to claim your prizes. You have until Monday at 6 p.m. PST or I will choose new winners.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 12

Oh my goodness everyone! We did it! We made it 12 days of so many fun tags! We started with lots of mass production ideas and then transitioned into those more personal gift tags. So many ideas!

Thank you so much for joining me! Words cannot express how fun and rewarding it is to hear that you enjoy what I create and maybe even get a little inspired to make something fun too.

On with the show for today’s tag! I pulled out my Lawn Fawn stamps and dies again because I really wanted to make this snow globe into a tag!

To do this one, I stamped, colored and die cut my images. Then die cut another plain white snow globe for the backing.

I assembled my images on the front, popping up the snowmen with foam squares and flying everything else down. But when it was time to adhere the two pieces I pulled out my tiny tags set and die cut the top of the circle ornament tag and glued it in between my snow globes! Voila! String hole! (Yes, I feel like a genius in this moment. πŸ˜‚)

For finishing touches on this fun tag I added glossy accents to the snowman noses and the globe label. Then I took my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen and went over the scarves, hats and Santa in the sky.

Once the glossy accents was dry, I added black glaze pen to the eyes and buttons and white gel pen accents throughout.

Look at all the shimmer and shine! You all have to know by now how much I love extra! πŸ˜‰

Very last, just like the others recently, I die cut the recipient’s name and glued it on the back, then added baker’s twine to the top.

Don’t forget there are prizes to be won. Comment each day on here, on my Instagram post for the day and then head to Caffeinated Craftiness and do the same for her. Four comments per day gives you a shot at any one of four prizes!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 10

Thanks so much for joining me again today. I’m having a blast making special tags for someone specific! Today I’m sharing another one that will be under our tree Christmas morning.

I decided to make a star shaped under the sea tag this time. Super simple but so much fun! I used all Lawn Fawn products on this tag. I stamped and colored the images with my copics, then die cut them all out and arranged my scene on the star tag.

After everything was adhered down I added white gel pen accents to the images, black glaze pen to the critter eyes, glossy accents to the lights on the seaweed tree and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen all over various images.

The gloss on the lights makes them look like they are lit and the glitter all over is so much fun!

I’m so happy with how this fun tag turned out. Last of all I die cut the recipient’s name and glued it on the back. But once again, that’s a secret for now. πŸ˜‰

Don’t forget there are prizes to be won. Comment each day on here, on my Instagram post for the day and then head to Caffeinated Craftiness and do the same for her. Four comments per day gives you a shot at any one of four prizes!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 4

Welcome back everyone! today I’ve got a set of 4 fun double tags to share with you. They are easy to make with just about anything in your stash.

To make each of these I cut a white circle tag – mine happen to be from Close to My Heart but tons of companies make them. This is where the sentiment is stamped and your to/from goes on the back.

Then I cut more of the same size tag in blues and a couple more from white to add clouds, ice and water. I stamped, colored and die cut my images and began building them all.

The images were from a bunch of Lawn Fawn winter sets: winter sparrows, winter otter, winter penguin, and winter unicorn. I always have fun playing around with the mini sets they come out with!

After the scenes were adhered together, I took the scene and coordinating sentiment tag and looped twine through them. These were super easy to come together and absolutely adorable! Also, perfect to personalize that gift for someone special in your life.

Don’t forget there are prizes to be won. Comment each day on here, on my Instagram post for the day and then head to Caffeinated Craftiness and do the same for her. Four comments per day gives you a shot at any one of four prizes!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 3

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing 2 sets of the same tags. One take a little longer and the other is fabulous for mass production if you have lots to make. Let’s jump right in!

These tags are from the awesome Lawn Fawn sets – Slow Down and Enjoy and For You Deer. I was so excited when they came out that I’ve just made them over and over again. Sometimes they are tags, others are bookmarks. I also just hang the critters on things because they are so stinking fun to make!

Today, I did the same tags twice. The ones above are colored with copics which took a little bit of time. Not a ton but definitely more than the ones below.

These were cut from colored cardstock and then the accent colors were added with colored pencil. Both versions are super cute and really, the recipient could use them for bookmarks after they take them off of the gift too!

I never tire of the adorable Lawn Fawn critters. They’re just so much fun!

Don’t forget there are prizes to be won. Comment each day on here, on my Instagram post for the day and then head to Caffeinated Craftiness and do the same for her. Four comments per day gives you a shot at any one of four prizes!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

The Stamping Village – Lawn Fawn

Hello there. I hope your week is going well. I’m back today with another card featuring The Stamping Village Holiday Seals. Today I’m using the Lawn Fawn deer seal. I love the Lawn Fawn critters. They are just adorable!

For this card I pulled out my Lawn Fawn large wreath and die cut it from 3 different green cardstocks and layered them together. Then I cut the berries from red cardstock and glued them on top. I made the bow from teal cardstock and adhered it to the top. I stamped, colored, cut out my seal and put it in the center of the wreath. I thought it was a perfect frame.

For the rest of the card, I used the largest stitched rectangle and cut some perfectly plaid paper, then the next size down rectangle cut in white cardstock and glued them to a card base.

After I adhered the wreath and seal to the white stitched rectangle, I added black glaze pen to the reindeer’s eyes and glossy accents to his nose. Then I added Wink of Stella glitter brush to the berries and put glossy accents over that.

The shine and shimmer is super fun and adds lots of interest to this simple card.

These seals have the sentiments in them which keeps these cards quick and great for mass production. I love them! I’ll be back soon with another card idea featuring these seals soon.

Thank you for sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Ink Pink! with a Special Guest

Happy Friday Everyone! I am so excited to be apart of a special Instagram hop called Ink Pink! It’s a group of cardmakers getting together to bring a different awareness and thought to the Think Pink movement. We’ve all made pink inspirational/thinking of you cards to share with you. There are prizes up for grabs too so be sure to check it out.

I have a fun card to share with you today and I also have a very special guest joining me to share a card as well. My daughter was excited about this event and wanted to get in on the action as well. I hope you enjoy both cards we are sharing today. Be sure to leave her some comment love to let her know how she’s doing.

Aren’t these cards so fun! I’ve never made a monotone card before but it was so fun I’ll have to try it again. And my daughter thought it was great fun to color penguins in silly colors.

Here’s the recipe for my card:

Micaela’s card recipe:

Didn’t these pink cards turn out so great?!? I love them both! My daughter leans toward clean and simple; where white space terrifies me and makes my brain hurt. LOL! I love how our opposite looks achieve the same things…smiles for the recipients!

Be sure to head over to Instagram and hop along with the group for wonderful inspiration and comment for chances to win fun prizes from great sponsors! You can start with me and keep hopping until you end up where you began. My Instagram handle is @twiddlersnook.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 11

We’re closing in on the end of our tricking and treating adventures. Just a few days left. I hope you’ll continue to join me for these last few.

I’m absolutely in love with how today’s project turned out. In all actuality, there are about 7 shown here but I’ll be making close to 50 of them to hand out to various people in our lives. They are so fun and were really quick to come together.

Spooky right?!? Ha! Well, here’s how I made them…

Starting with reaching WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY back into my stash. The ghosts are a die from the original Sizzix series that showed up in craft stores almost 20 years ago. Yes, I still have them. No I will probably never let them go because I love them. πŸ™‚ Also used, from pretty deep into my stash, was the scalloped tag topper punch from Stampin’ Up.

The general idea was to stamp the Lawn Fawn gingham backdrop stamp on 2×3 inch tagboard (quite literally the cardboard backing from your notepads; I keep them), punch with the tag topper and corner rounder. Die cut 1″ circles from gold cardstock and glue them down. Then adhere the ghosts and add some fun spiderweb washi tape to the bottom. I threaded some orange grosgrain ribbon from my stash and then tied it with black and white baker’s twine. Last, I added washi tape to one side of a clothespin and used it to clip the tag to a mini bag of candy corn.

Here’s a less cluttered look at just one of these fun treat tags! Isn’t it so fun??? There are always so many ideas that lead to other ideas and these have my mind swirling.

I think it would be great to write a message on the back of the tag, use a simple to and from stamp or just leave it blank. In the past I have glued strong magnets to the back of clothespins like these too. That would make for an extra gift with your gift!

I hope you’re enjoying the fun treat giving ideas and will join me for the last few. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!