Thursday, November 23, 2017

Quick and Easy Handmade Notebooks Tutorial

Hello friends! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA! I hope you are having a lovely time. It always sounded like a nice and meaningful holiday to me. I have spent some time to think about what I am grateful for today.

I have a tutorial on the Sizzix blog for two quick and easy notebooks.

Layers of ink - Quick and Easy Handmade Notebooks Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Sizzix Planner Pages and More by Katelyn Lizardi

Ever since I was a child, I have loved notebooks of all kinds, and homemade ones are even more special since they are unique. You can make these for yourself, or as a gift for a friend. They would also work great as teacher or hostess gifts, and as Christmas stocking fillers. I used Planner Pages and More products by Katelyn Lizardi to make these. The papers in the Plan Your Day pad are so pretty, that each and every one could have been a notebook cover of its own.

To see the steps for how I made these, and close-up photos, you'll have to head over to the Sizzix blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies:


Sizzix Plan Your Day
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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 17PK w/Stamps - Household Planner
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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK w/Stamps - Christmas Planner
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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 13PK w/Stamps - Foodie Planner
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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 13PK w/Stamps - Grace for Today Planner
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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 13PK w/Stamps - Grace for Today Planner
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Sizzix Little Sizzles - 6
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Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
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Sizzix Accessory - Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies
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Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Purple w/Silver Glitter)
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad FRENCH ULTRAMARINE
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad DEEP PURPLE
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT PAPER TRIMMER
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
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We R Memory Keepers CROP-A-DILE Eyelet and Snap Punch
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp SMALL BLOCK TRIO CLEAR ACRYLIC
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Snowman Tag Tutorial

Hi friends! I hope you are all well and had a good weekend. We woke up to the first snow this morning, and the kids were happy. 


This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog our theme is Tear it Up. Don't miss checking out the project of our November guest designer Suman Pandit.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Tearing paper is fun to do and can create a great look. On this snowman tag, I tore both tissue tape and paper, for different effects. The snowman from Tim Holtz's Tattered Christmas is such a fun character and was layered on both real and stamped wood splices. As you might already know, I love anything with a wood grain effect.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin

Start by covering an entire background with torn pieces of tissue or washi tape. You can overlap them too, for a different effect, but I didn't overlap them much. Instead, I left some space in between the strips.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin

Color with Distress Crayons and smooth out the color with your finger.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin

Mist with water and dab with a paper towel. The color will be darker in the areas between the tissue paper.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin

Mist with Pearl Mica Spray, for shine, and ink the edges with Black Soot.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin

I decided that I wanted more of a snowy look and white embossed the Flurry stamp on the top two-thirds of the background. Go around the edges with the Ranger Emboss-It Dabber and white emboss them too.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Stamp a wood slice on mixed media paper and ink it. I also inked the real wood slices around the edges.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz Christmas stamps

The embossed edges and dots add a snowy feeling to the tag.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz Christmas idea-ology

For my sentiment, I die cut a ticket shaped tag with Tim's new Sizzix Gift Tags set and stamped one of the sentiments from Tattered Christmas on it. It was embellished with a small piece of torn silver Deco Tape, and two bells.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz Christmas stamps

Layer the stamped wood slice on cheese cloth, add some twine, and place the real wood slices on top. Stamp the snowman on watercolor paper with Archival Ink. Watercolor the snowman with Distress Inks and tear the bottom, for a snowy look.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz Christmas stamps

Here's a closer look of the circles of twine added around the wood slice. Glue here and there with matte medium.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz Christmas stamps

I also tore small circles of watercolor paper to build a snowball lantern.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz Christmas stamps

The tag was finished with more Deco and Design tapes, as well as a rub-on and Christmas Clippings sentiment.

Layers of ink - Snowman Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz Christmas stamps

You can see the shine from the mica spray here.

I hope you will join us this week in our Tear it Up challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





Don't forget to follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 




Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies


Tim Holtz TATTERED CHRISTMAS
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Tim Holtz FLURRY AND PINE
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Tim Holtz GREAT OUTDOORS
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Tim Holtz Sizzix GIFT TAGS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology WOOD SLICES
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Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TAG & BOOKPLATES
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology DECO TAPE
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TISSUE TAPE...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology LINEN RIBBON
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY BELLS
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon...
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Ranger WENDY VECCHI Designer Mica...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GROUND...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad HICKORY...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MERMAID...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED...
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Ranger Inkssentials 8.5 X 11 MANILA...
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Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Ranger TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS Archival...
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD...
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United...
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Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT...
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC...
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC...
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT...
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Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING TOOL
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Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING FOAM
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Ranger CLEAR EMBOSS IT DABBER
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* Please note: the links are affiliate links, for which I receive a small percentage of sales generated by the link, at no extra cost to you.