I have a new video to share with you on the Spellbinders Paper Arts blog today.  I love the reindeer image from Frosty Forms Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities® and used it along with a Label Twenty-Eight Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® die to create my tag.

I hope you have time to check out the entire tag and video, especially about the video. I bought a new tripod (since my plastic one was a little fragile for the new arm) and Tripod extender arm to create videos that are filmed directly above my hands. I love how much better it looks. Let me know what you think.

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Welcome to the monthly NinaB Designs team blog hop. NinaB Designs is a product designer for a few paper crafting companies including Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Penny Black, and The Craft’s Meow.

For this month’s hop, Nina challenged the team to create an ornament or tags, which will come in handy in the upcoming holidays.

I created a little tag card that worked great for the Free For All Challenge on Friday, which was to use a negative die cut shape.  I started with a 2 3/4″ x 4″ piece of Kraft cardstock. The top corners were rounded and the Christmas Tree from Sweet Folk Art was cut and embossed in it’s center. Next a background strip from GinaK Designs Vintage Borders was stamped over it with Brilliance Moonlight White ink and the edges were sponged with the same ink.

A slightly smaller piece of Carta Bella Merry & Bright patterned paper was adhered behind the kraft cardstock. The tree kraft die cut was used as a template to add a pierced border on the patterned paper. The edges of the stitched and a piece of white pompom ribbon was adhered to the bottom. Gingham ribbon was taped behind the Kraft cardstock before it was adhered to the card base, a 3″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, folded in half with it’s top corners rounded.

A sentiment from Winter Mittens was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink and cut and embossed with an insert die from theFancy Framed Tag One dies. The sentiment panel was adhered to the card with foam adhesive squares. Yellow cardstock was cut and embossed with the small star die from Sweet Folk Art. It was adhered to the top of the tree. Parts of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl were added to the tree and one rhinestone from aSleek Strips Silver Rhinestoneswas added to the center of the star to finish off the tag card.

The NinaB Designs team is giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:

Prize #2 includes 2 retired sets from Layers of Colors stamps:
Christmas Verses 

Beautiful Lace

Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers’ blogs:
Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. The winners will be announced on  October 22 on Nina’s Blog, where you will also find all the relevant info regarding the giveaways.Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today’s hop, so you don’t miss the latest news and happenings:

Penny Black Inc.
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I created this tag for last week’s Way to use it challenge on Splitcoast.  I cut a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut with the Four Point Die-namics die. A background from Own your Story was stamped in Brilliance Moonlight White ink over the tag and the edges were sponged with the same ink.

Once the ink dried  the flourish from the same set was stamped in Spanish Olive VersaMagic ink on the bottom of  tag and a sentiment of the set with with Midnight Black VersaMagic Ink.  A piece of My Mind’s Eye Six by Six A Mother’s Love was cut with a Mini Rolled Roses Die-namics die, rolled into a flower and adhered above the green flourish. A tiny part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl was adhered on the upper right of the flower. White Crinkled Ribbon was tied on to the tag with a button and Linen Thread.

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Besides being World Card Making Day today is also the first day of Splitcoaststampers third annual Hope You Can Cling To (HYCCT)  event. The entire month of October we will have new HYCCT challenges. Each card made for these challenges will be mailed to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Today three challenges are posted to kick off the event. One by Lydia, one by Lori and one by me. My challenge is called Ray of Hope. Create a card with mostly in gray with a splash of color. For my sample I stamped a flower from MFT’s IB Flowers 4 inTuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock the image was cut with the Tag You’re It Die-namics die. A border was stamped with the matching Tag You’re It stamp set in Jet Black Archival ink.  The image was colored with Spectrum Markers (IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, PP1, PP3, PP5),

A piece of KaiserCraft After Five Collection (came already cut in that shape) was adhered under a 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Bo Bunny Enchanted patterned paper on the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock. The bottom corners of the card were rounded.  Three black Rhinestones were added to the upper right hand side of the card.

The tag was layered on a slightly bigger hand cut black cardstock before White ribbon was tied to it with a button and embroidery thread. It was adhered to the card front with foam adhesive squares.

I hope you have time to participate in the Hope You Can Cling To challenges and create some card for the cancer center patients.

Have a wonderful day!
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The next challenge during VSN was to create a project that has at least three R’s in it. For me I picked

Ribbon – Rhinestones – Red

I made a quick little tag with Taylored Expressions Love Monsters. A monster, a sentiment and a few hearts were stamped on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, that had been cut and embossed with one of Spellbinders Tags & Flags die. The images were colored with Copic Markers (YG01, YG03, R05, R27, R39, Y17, YR15, YR18).

The tag was finished up with a few Rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones pack, a button and May Arts Ribbon.

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Hello, friends! After a much needed summer break, the NinaB Designs team is back to showcase some of Nina‘s designs for our monthly hop. Make sure you check out the new Summer CHA Releases by Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Penny Black, and her monthly release by The Craft’s Meow.
For this month’s hop, Nina challenged us to create something with gift-giving in mind. For my project I decided to create a tag and a matching small box. You can find the tutorial for the box HERE.

I started by creating a tag. The tag base was cut and embossed out of Kraft cardstock with a die from Tags & Flags. My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland paper was cut and embossed with the same die, sanded and cut down on the embossed edge. 3/8″ wide strip of paper from the same paper pack was added before the edges were stitched and seam binding was tied around the paper. It was then adhered to the tag base.
More Winter Wonderland paper was cut and embossed with the tree die from Sweet Folk Art. A small piece of Kraft cardstock was cut and embossed with the same die to create the tree stem. Buttons were stitched to the tree. Handmade Lilybeedesigns paper was cut and embossed with the small star from Sweet Folk Art, sanded and adhered to the top of the tree.
Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the rectangle tag die from Home Sweet Home. A sentiment from The Craft’s Meows Season’s Greetings in Jet Black Archival Ink. It was tied to the seam binding bow along with a button with Linen Thread.  Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl above the bow and three small rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones on the bottom left were added to finish the tag.
The box base was created out of Kraft cardstock and was decorated with more Winter Wonderland paper and seam binding. The top corners were cut with Crop-a-Dile Cloud Chomper. Another sentiment from Season’s Greetings was stamped on Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a  Nested Lacey Pennant die. Again part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl and rhinestones from a Sleek Strip Silver Rhinestones on the bottom left were added to finish the box.
Hershey Nuggets were covered with 1″ wide strips of the Winter Wonderland paper. If I had some Candy Canes, I think I would have added those to my box, but it’s a bit too early to find those in the stores.

 

Here are these NinaB. Designs products I used for my project:
To welcome you back to our hop, we are giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:
Prize #2 includes The Craft’s Meow’s Vintage Rides and Retired Layers of Colors Dotted Dahlias and Dotted Peonies Stamp sets:
Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers’ blogs:
Nina
Brackett
* Beate Johns
(you are here!) * Beatriz
Jennings
* Clare Buswell * Heather Jensen * Jennie
Harper
* Julie Overby * Lea Lawson * Linda LucasViola
Mahr

Everybody is welcome to comment and eligible to win. Nina will announce the winners on  September 22 on her blog.
Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today’s hop, so you don’t miss the latest news and happenings: 


I hope we’ll inspire you all today! Happy hopping! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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Okay….I promise this is the last post that leads you somewhere else for a while. I have another post on the Spellbinders blog today. I actually showcase four different new die sets (Homespun, Label 28, Vintage Lace Motifs and Fancy Framed Tags one). The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Fanciful Tags.

I hope you have time to hop on over and check out the entire post. I will be back with a full card image tomorrow. :)

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I am excited to be  guest designing for JustRite Stampers this week. My first project is a tag with new Samantha Walker products. I made a tag since that’s the current JustRite Stampers Friday Challenge . I hope you have time to hop on over and check out the finished tag and my step by step instructions there! You still have until Wednesday to participate in the challenge!!!

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Yesterday a new Crafty Friends Challenge was posted. Heather is the hostess for this challenge and her challenge for us is to create anything BUT a card. I decided to create a tag with one of the new Pagemaps dies from the Tags & Flags die pack.

The card base was created by cutting and embossing a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with one of the tag die from the Pagemaps die pack. A piece of Bazill Basics Paper Vintage Marketplace patterned paper was cut with the same die. The edges were sanded and then it was cut down on the embossed edge. The paper was adhered to the tag base.

An insert from Classic Decorative Insert 6 and a cutting edge from Classic Edge One were used to cut and embossed a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was adhered under a 3/8″ wide strip of another pattern from the Vintage Marketplace paper. The strip was adhered to the tag and the edges were stitched. Seam binding was tied around the upper edge of the horizontal strip.

More Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the dress from die from Sewing Elements and the rectangle tag die from Home Sweet Home . Both pieces were sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The dress form was adhered to the left hand side of the tag. The tag was stamped with a sentiment from The Craft’s Meow’s Sew Lovely stamp set in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. The tag was tied on to the bow with embroidery thread and a button. Rhinestones from Silver Baby Bling Rhinestones and a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl finish off the card.

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Today’s Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge is to create a tag. I changed it up just a little bit and created a Tag card. I started by folding 12″ textured Kraft cardstock in half and cut a tag card base with  Tim’s large tag die.

A 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ piece of My Mind’s Eye Love Me Patterned Paper was adhered to a 2 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ piece from the same paper pack. The layers were stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. Seam Binding was tied around the horizontal strip. The bow was topped with a button that was tied on with silver cord. That silver cord tied on a tiny tag with part of one of the sentiments from the new Lots of Love 2 set stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The embossed part of the tag was colored with Copic Markers 1/5th YR31 (mixed 1/5th of YR31 refill with 4/5th of Blending solution in an empty marker).

Part of a paper doily was adhered to the left side of the layers and topped with the Cupic from Lots of Love 2. It had been stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock, colored with Copics (Skin: E50, E51, E53   Hair: YR31, E97, E99, E31    Eyes/Wings: BG0000, BG000, BG01    Hearts: R22, R27, R39   Bow: E30, E31, E33, C0, C1, C3) and cut out. The wings were covered with Stardust Stickles .

The layers were adhered to the tag base and dressed up with part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl and additional Rhinestones.
A small slit was cut at the card fold and seam binding was threaded through there and the tag hole.

The inside of the tag was kept pretty simple. Just a white layer along with more Love me paper.

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