christmas tags – snowy winter landscapes and a letter to Santa

its been a while, but I was just too busy creating some collage sheets and basic tags for your christmas crafts, gift wrapping, well and most of all just having fun.
I have of course used my favorite tool, the blending edge tool and distress ink by Ranger to color the edges, some glossy accents (on the lamplights and to make some black parts more dark black) and as hangers I just used classical red, black and green bakers twine.

You can buy it both, basic tags and embellishments as printable collage sheets here:
“A letter to Santa” on Etsy

or as ready printed and cut embellishments and tags

A letter to santa Embellishments on Etsy

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Printable Bird Feathers Collage Sheet

This is just a printable collage sheet with feathers I created lately for my own needs when I was asked to create a special card for an autumn wedding in October. I chose pretty natural autumn colors, leaves and a handwritten scanned antique wedding document from a friends grandparents.
The bird feathers match and can be used with the fantastic new Sizzix die from Tim Holtz, the writing desk. I just LOVE it.

Collage sheet available on Etsy

Fall wedding card

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Little DIY Halloween wreath from glossy and matte card stock

I just love this holidays wreath die and tried to use it for more than only christmas. I created a witch hat with tulle and combined matte and glossy card stock with orange paper as color accents in the background.

If you do not own the dies to cut this yourself you can buy the parts as a crafts kit with all parts included from here:

Halloween wreath DIY package from Etsy

Halloween wreath DIY kit from Dawanda

Have fun!

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Repurpose of old copic markers – distressed edges on autumn fall leaves

and if I say old I MEAN old. What a quality! I bought them around 30 years ago for my fashion design studies.
Distressed edges are so popular lately, my colors of ink pads are limited and of course impatient me wanted to do it right now!

So I remembered the drawer with the old markers. And indeed it worked. With the ink blending tool I had to work quick, because the markers ink is drying quickly. But it worked and I had a beautiful choice of colors 🙂

Have fun to check your old markers and reuse them for modern techniques!

For the leaves I used my autumn leaves papers available here:

Printable collage sheet autumn leaves from Etsy

Printable collage sheet autumn leaves from Dawanda

I punched the leaves with foliage dies from Spellbinders

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Birthday card making fun with butterfly collage sheet and my new die cuts

Last week I’ve been making some birthday and other greeting cards on request of a good friend. A good chance to try some of my new Sizzix and Spellbinders dies and embossing folders. While crafting I needed/ made a sheet of butterflies and just set it up for sale, it might be useful for others, too.

You can get it as download from my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/159981429/colorful-butterflies-diy-printable

Have fun getting some inspirations!
If you need a list of the used material and tools just send me a message or comment.

Butterfly collage sheet

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Butterfly Bonsai card

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DIY Butterfly birthday card

iPad fashion for spring and summer

Spring is here! Now my wonderful iPad Mini, which is my reliable companion wherever I go, urgently needed a new cover.
When I got it for christmas I just made a quick felt sleeve and done.
So I digged into my own stock and found some amazing fabrics. And I totally fell in love with a thick woven jacquard at my retailer. So now I had enough material to make a little iPad case series.

Here I also used the satin ribbons I sell separatley as supplies. I got into another color rush when I made these for my creations. Then they seemed to be so useful for all and everything, that I listed them in my Etsy shop in various color shades.

Enjoy the weekend!

iPad mini sleeve bag fashion magazine motif

iPad mini sleeve bag fashion magazine motif

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Neon Neopren iPad Mini sleeve bag

various ribbons in many colors

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I love colors and I love my die cutting machine

and after that endless dark grey winter I NEED colors!
So it was a relaxation for my eyes and soul to collect all those color combinations and to cut these beautiful flower die cuts in different shapes and shades. You’ll get them in packages of 60 assorted flowers or leaves.
They are available in many colors.

You can make so much from them!
Some customers used them as embellishments for wedding gowns and other clothing. I made some lovely spring scarfs. (They will go into the shop the next couple of days).
More ideas will be posted as they come.

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