Monday, November 29, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You-Kazan's Sketch

Happy Monday!  (That's not always the case right?  It's Monday for crying out loud!) So happy Monday anyway!  And what makes it even better is a new sketch from Kazan....AND the last sketch until the New Year as Kazan and Laura have decided to take the holidays off! 


I was so inspired by the PTI blog hop this weekend that making a tag was super easy!  Here is my take on this weeks sketch...

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Now, like my blog hop tag, this tag is another big one! Again measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, this is the size of a regular A2 size card. I decided maybe I am "mini-tag" challenged.

So for this tag I used various background stamps and embossing folders. I attached each strip on to a smaller tag (tags were cut using SCAL and my Cricut!) and then matted the whole thing with the larger Kraft tag!

OH...Can you see the little piece of bakers twine? I thought that made a cute little loop on top of the stocking!

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I used SU's embossing folder for the stocking! I was just telling Ingrid that I had never used PTI's Stocking Prints yet and was so excited to ink it up because of her inspiration! Well, I still haven't used a stocking from that set! But I did use the die!

You can see I used the die 2 times! One for the full stocking in red and then I cut the top and toe off of the stocking cut in Ripe Avocado! I stamped those smaller pieces with Polka Dots Basics II.

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As far as the ribbon on the top, I used Maile's little knot trick and then added a little more!  Instead of cutting off the twine I used to tie up the ribbon, I brought it around and through the button and tied a bow!  I liked Jen's button she used HERE so I had to add one too!

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Well, that is it for me today!  Hope your week is fantastic!  I have lots of Christmas shopping to get done!  And cleaning...I am still working on it...but I hate that part!

We will see you back for the next sketch after the holidays! 



Supplies all PTI unless noted....

Stamps: Background Basics: Polka Dot II, Little Argyle, Tiny Treats: Christmas, Damask Designs, Sentiment from Stocking Prints
Ink: Versarmark, True Black
Paper: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Rustic Cream
Misc: Stocking Prints Die, SU Embossing Folders: Square Lattice, Petals a Plenty, Sizzix Polka dots, Pure Poppy Baker's Twine, Pure Poppy Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon, Tag from SCAL/Cricut, Ripe Avocado Button, Sewing Machine Stitch, Circle Nestie, Pebbles Earth Tone Chalks

38 comments:

Jamie Lane said...

So adorable. I love the texture on the stocking!!

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT!!! Who needs the stocking prints stamp set when you can make it so darn cute with impressions!! Love the twine.... perfect and the sewing ...... well you know I love it!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Ahh, this is truly ADORABLE! I love your little stocking and your stitching. SO cute!
Love your new blog header too! :)

Lorraine said...

OMG, this is amazing! Love the colors, textures, prints. Just beautiful!

Sue McRae said...

Love all the texture on this!

Christina said...

This is completely cute! So many fun details to love here, like the textured stocking and the little twine loop. Just darling!

Regina Mangum said...

Laurie, this is just darling. I love all your textures! Super cute. XOXO

Monica K. said...

Gorgeous tag! I love the embossing on the stocking and the patterns stitched in the background. Love it!

Caryn said...

Soo cute - love the ribbon treatment - am definitely going to give that a go.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Keva said...

This is adorable, Laurie! I love the embossed stocking and the sewing looks so perfect!

Aimes said...

Now that is one super sweet tag, Laurie! I adore the li'l bakers twine loop - cute!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Eva said...

Way cute! Love the new blog header as well!

Cristina said...

Adorable! What yummy texture and mix of patterns! You've inspired me to revisit my sadly neglected embossing folders.

Lindsay said...

This is just too awesome Laurie! I love the bigger size and all the detailed stamping you put on it makes it one of my favs of yours!

Jay Gee said...

Great tag Laurie! I love all the different texture and it's a perfect way to use up some scraps.

Karen C. said...

I L.O.V.E. this card - embossing strips are awesome. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kara said...

really cyte..a lot of work went into this tag!!

Stephanie said...

Laurie, this is so, so pretty! I love the embossed stocking. How perfect!

Laurie said...

Super cute card! I love your take on the sketch
and all the textures!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute tag Laurie! Love the bold and bright color combo! So fun & festive :)

Maggie said...

All those layers and textures! Beautiful!

Suzanne said...

So beautiful!!! And I love the new blog header!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous stockings. Love the traditional colors. Great work, Laurie!

Lynn said...

Laurie, Laurie, Laurie...there you go again..making me drool over your creations...love this tag!

Danielle said...

I love everything about this tag! The stitching, texture, colors! It's perfect!

Andrea M said...

What a great tag Laurie! Love the patched look and the different textures :) Also love the bakers twine stocking loop :)

Lee Anne said...

Wow, oh Wow! This is amazing!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE this Laurie! Fabulous texture and patterns here!

Dana said...

So cute, Laurie!!

Susan said...

I absolutely LOVE all of the elements you put on this card. And I love that it's a A2 sized tag!! Your creativity is just amazing. I am in awe!

Stacy said...

Adorable! I love the texture on the little stocking, it almost looks like fabric! Great card!

Jen Carter said...

How cute! I love all the different patterns and impressions you used!

Amy said...

Ok, now I officially need to get my hinny in gear and learn to sew with my $2 sewing machine! Just need my MIL to teach me how to string the darn thing! Great layered tag!

Lisa Petrella said...

Laurie, this is so festive and fun! Your attention to detail is incredible!!!

Anonymous said...

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NatQuebec said...

Love it so much ! it's so cute !!! Will certainly be a great inspiration, thanks !

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I love all of the texture and different stamping on this tag. Lovely!

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