Friday, November 9, 2012

Feature Friday: Season of Thanks

Happy Friday peeps!

It's Shay here.  Have you seen all the recent cool projects by Carrie, Norma and Julie?  You really need to check out past posts.

I have a really easy project for you today.  I was inspired by the beautiful autumn cling stamp sets Carrie designed this release.  You can find the stamps I used in the Acorn Elements and Leaf cling stamp sets.  If you want some additional lovely stamps too you can go with the bigger stamp sets: Leaves and Thanks is for Giving.  

I found a Maya Road mini chipboard album I had for a while now that I loved the shape of and thought I could make a myriad of things from if I traced the shape.  You could also use a punch, die or an electronic die cutting machine to cut out a shape you like.

1. With the leaves from Leaf or Leaves stamp sets I stamped them sporadically with Distress Ink in brushed corduroy on a cream piece of cardstock.  

2. I traced the shape on the back side of the stamped piece of cardstock.  I cut out the shapes.  

3. I stamped the pretty acorns with its leaves on the top and bottom of the label with Distress Ink in walnut stain.

4. I stamped the acorn spray on each side with Distress Ink in walnut stain.  This happened to fit just right!

5. I inked all the edges with my ink blending tool and Distress Ink in walnut stain. 

This is where my mind got thinking about what I could do with all these labels.  

Here is what I came up for you today:

1. Make a place card by adding a person's name in gold Thickers.  You could also stamp the name using some of our alphabets like: Funky Lower Case,  Perfect Alphabet or Whimsical Pattern Alphabet.  You could also type it or handwrite the names as well.  I also used a very inexpensive wood clothespin from the dollar store to make a matching place card holder.  I simply sprayed it with gold mists/sprays and stamped it with the leaves with Distress Ink in brushed corduroy after it was dry.

2. Make a little thank you card that is very appropriate for the season. 

I cut another label from plain cream cardstock and scored a line on the top of it to create a hinge.  I inked the edges with Distress Ink in walnut stain.  I then attached the decorated label to the scored label to make a card.  For a uniform look I again used the gold Thickers to spelled out "thanks".  You could also use the Thankful stamp set and it would be beautiful embossed in gold.

3. A tag for a gift bag that could hold a hostess gift.  I simply added "for you" in gold Thickers.  I also punched a hole and attached it to a kraft bag using some brown tulle (thanks Liz!).  I also stamped some really inexpensive white tissue paper with Distress Ink in brushed corduroy with the leaves from the Leaf or Leaves stamp sets.  It just adds that perfect touch.

Just imagine changing up the colors and images to make these items perfect for winter and/or Christmas!

And another look at all those labels put to use:

I hope this inspires you to pull out your Paper Wings Productions stamps and make something to celebrate autumn and the season of thanks.  We would love to see what you make with Paper Wings Productions stamps.  Add your projects to our flickr group, to Pinterest, comment with a link on this post or even email pictures to us!

Take flight,


Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in brushed corduroy and walnut stain
Cardstock: Neenah Paper in recycled 100 natural white
Other: Inksentials Ink Blending Tool by Ranger; Thickers by American Crafts; clothespin; kraft gift bag, brown tulle, hole punch, white and brown tissue paper; Glimmer Mist in gold; Mister Huey's by Studio Calico in gold

1 comment:

  1. Hi Shay! I love your projects, they all turned out fabulous!!


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