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Monday, April 12, 2021

Tags and Tabs

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!

Been working on some super fun field guide/entomology style tags... 
But not just any tags... pocket tags!!! 

(I got the inspiration from another blogger HERE

To create my pocket tags I created my own cut file in brother canvas workspace (for the scanNcut machine). You can easily do this with dies or punches too. 

I used paper from graphic 45 (Natures sketchbook), some Tim Holtz remnant rubs, Tim Holtz tiny clips, and some Tim Holtz ephemera and snippets... I used a few other bits I could find in my stash. 

(Also I made these before my sewing machine broke... so hopefully I'll get to make some more soon. I just love that the stitching adds that extra something... Although I found that stitching the inner tag does make it harder to slide in and out... In the future I may just use my stitching stamps on the inner tags)

Enjoy the detail pictures below. 

Thank you for visiting!! 

Stay Crafty!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Postage People are taking over

 Hello Crafty Friends!!!
Sorry I've been away so long... I went through a bit of major creative block, but have slowly been getting my groove back.

If you're following me on Instagram or on my personal Facebook I'm sure you've seen my feed being taken over by postage people. I'm having so much fun with them!!! This last week I've been working on a lot of postcards, and the week or two before that I made a few more dimensional pieces.

I have some plans for a few more layered ones, but my sewing machine broke... now to see if I can find a repair place still in existence 🤔  

Anyway, hope you enjoy this postage people overload as much as I've enjoy creating them!!

Now on to postcards...

I hope you all have found some crafty mojo too!

Crafty Hugs

Monday, August 24, 2020

Mail Art Monday Sass

Hello Again Crafty Friends!!!

Happy Mail Art Monday! 

Today I want I share some snarky I made for my brother... 
I'm sure his mail carrier will be amused...

Stamp Used- 

(the snarky saying is a sticker by Dyan Reaveley)

I hope you enjoy this fun little pair.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Tag Tuesday

Hello Crafty Friends!!!

Today I wanted to share this vintage tag I made.

Stamps Used:

I started by using scrapbook paper to create a 3x6 in tag.
(this paper was from one of my Tim Holtz pads)

I stamped the row of numbers along the left side of the tag to add details.  Next, I used a scrap of scrapbook paper popped up on pop-dots.
On top of that, I added my typewriter (also popped up on pop-dots).

Next, I used tumbled glass distress oxide ink , and water to add drips and drops around the edges.  I also used ripped scrapbook paper with flowers to add a pretty vintage feel.
 (I did ink around the ripped pieces before gluing them down).

To finish I mounted the tag on matching blue card-stock.  I stamped the postcard atc in 2 colors in the upper right.  I stitched around the tag, and used cracked pistachio distress oxide spray inks to add extra distressed goodness.  

To finish, I added some Tim Holtz stickers, and a clip.

Friday, July 24, 2020

A Tag and A Train

Tag You're It!

Today I want to share some tag love with you!

I just love creating vintage grungy tags!

Stamps Used:

I chose to start with some scrapbook paper I had left over from a project. I created a 3x6 in tag and used various brown distress inks to ink the edges and add a bit of color through a Tim Holtz layering stencil.

Using Archival ink, I then stamped my row of numbers and my scribble circle. 

To add visual interest I ripped up some scrap pieces of book pages then glued them down.  To make them pop, yet blend i used brown distress ink to watercolor around the edges.  I wanted this piece to be grungy, so added flicks of vintage photo and antique linen distress stain. 

To finish everything I mounted this tag on a piece of dark brown card-stock, and stitched around it.  I stamped my train on a separate piece of paper and inked it to match the tag.  When it was just like I wanted I added some string in the area of the scribble circle and glued the train down on pop-dots. 

The stickers and metal tab I used are both by Tim Holtz

Monday, July 13, 2020

Mail Art Madness

Happy Mail Art Madness...

Oops, I mean Monday.... 

(or do I? I just started Keto on Thursday, so I'm definitely feeling some madness cutting my favorite food group ...carbs <3)

Stamps Used:

I started by stamping "Girl making face" and "Cunningly disguised". I then drew an address block, and a signpost to hold the quote.  With the base started I then masked off the main images.

Using a combination of Distress inks in: Speckled Egg and Tumbled Glass (both oxide and originals). I then added a layer of ink over everything , and began adding background detail stamps.

To add depth I stamped my cross marks in black archival ink. 

The banner was stamped in "Spiced Marmalade" Distress Oxide ink

With the same ink I used for the banner I stamped the color wheel lines, then removed my masks.

I just love the reveal after all that inky madness...
To finish I colored my focal images, then found a matching postage stamp to tie everything together. 

I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial and bit of sassy mail art!!!

Monday, June 15, 2020

The mail has gone to the dogs...

Hello Again crafty friends!

Today I want to share a cute and simple mail art envelope with you!
This one of for all of my dog lovers.

Stamps Used:

I started by stamping the hydrant and the dog in Memento ink (Tuxedo Black). I used a scrap of paper to mask off the dogs paws, then stamped the row of chevrons 2x as an accent.  

I used Various alcohol markers to color all my stamped images as well as to add my "grass". Then, I used distress oxide inks to create a few clouds. 

What do you think? 
I think I may need to do a cat one some time too...

Hope this brings you all a smile! 
Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday Funnies!

Hello Again, it's me Tera!

Today is a fun day for me. 
It's my birthday, so I thought I would share a few fun and simple birthday cards with you! 
Here are 3 of them... scroll down for close-ups and a bonus!

(most of these are great just for fun cards, not necessarily birthday too!)

I know right now everyone can use a little extra smile :) 

Stamps Used:
(this last one is fitting, thanks to me eating way to much on Covid-19 quarantine! lol )

(Ok here is the bonus... this one definitely doesn't have to be a birthday card...)

(so true!)

(I really do love my naps!! lol)

 (Thanks covid-19 diet, and no will power! lol)

Have a fabulous Memorial Day weedkend!

Hope these give you a little laugh and bring you some smiles. 
Do you know someone who would like a little birthday laugh?

Also, there is a snarky challenge going on on the VLVS groupies facebook page if you are feeling snarky/sassy too!! (Yes, there are prizes!)