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Summer Memories Tag Booklet

July 26th, 2014

Have you been taking a bunch of photos this summer, and don’t know what to do with them? Tara Nixon Cox has a great solution.  This super cute, quick and easy tag book is the perfect place to save those precious memories.

Summer-Tag-CropFor this project you will need:

Here’s how it’s done:

Stamp camera blueprint twice on a manila tag in Black Archival Ink. Use Dylusions Ink Sprays to paint the images. If you have water brushes filled with ink, use those. (*budget tip* If you don’t, simply pour a small amount of your desired colors into a paint palette and paint with a brush.) Add multiple layers of color to darken and White Dylusions to add highlights. Don’t waste the extra ink. Pour it on your Craft Sheet and ink up some Crinkle Ribbon with it! Crumple up and set aside the ribbon to dry. It will be used to tie up your booklet later.

SummerTagAPlace a Dylusions stencil over a tag and apply Distress Paint over it onto the tag. Lift the stencil and flip over onto another tag and ‘stamp’ off the excess paint. Allow both tags to dry and select your favorite to be the front of your tag booklet. I used the ‘stamped’ kraft tag.


Cut out the colored cameras, layering the lens portion of the image with adhesive foam squares. Ink the edges of the camera image and the tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

SummerTagCSelect some words from the Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers, stick them on your Craft Sheet and ink part of each of them with Distress Ink. Adhere to opposite corners of the tag.

SummerTagDEmbellish your tag with Tissue Tape and lay bits of Film Strip Ribbon over it. Adhere with Mini Attacher.

SummerTagESpritz Dylusions Ink Spray in London Blue in the center of the blank space on your tag and allow to dry.  If you’d like some extra thickness, brush Matte Medium to a second tag and adhere to the back of this tag to stabilize it. Once dry, adhere the camera image over the ink spot in the center of your tag.

SummerTagFBefore you clean up, use the sprays, inks and stencils to add simple decorations on additional manila and kraft tags. These will be the pages of your tag booklet. Fill them with photos, memories & ephemera from your summer holiday! Tie it all together with the Crinkle Ribbon you inked up earlier.


Woodgrain effect on Specialty Stamping Paper

February 5th, 2013

When it comes to Distress Stains, the combinations are just limitless. Today we wanted to share this amazing technique by Tammy Tutterow. Tammy was able to create this great tag by using Distress Stains to create a fun woodgrain background.

What really makes this technique perfect is that it creates an interesting background that is still subtle enough as to not steal the show from the main subject of the tag. Head on over to Tammy’s blog see step-by-step instructions along with a video on how to duplicate the woodgrain look!

Tammy also used this technique again on her “Wood You Be Mine: Masculine Valentine Card,” proving how versatile it can be!

Collage stamping with Jacquiline from LaBlanche Stamps

September 10th, 2012

LaBlache Stamps at CHA Summer 2012

So many exciting things happened this year at the CHA Summer show. put together this amazing video that showcases Jacquiline from LaBlanche Stamps sharing some easy and amazing techniques on collage stamping and inking.

If you’ve seen the video, you may be wondering what products she used to create this look. We have the video, along with a materials list, available here so you can use these techniques on your next project.

Can’t get enough of LaBlanche’s videos? Check out this one that uses Distress Metallic Stains on the Specialty Stamping Paper too!

Project: Summer Blooms Canvas

June 29th, 2012

New on learn how to create a lovely canvas blooming with the beautiful colors of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints in a new project by Tara Nixon!

Project: Claudine Hellmuth Studio “My Life” Art Journal

June 22nd, 2012

Art journaling is all the rage these days, and is featuring a fabulous new journal project by Ronda Palazzari.  You will learn how to use Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints, Sticky-Back Canvas, Multi-Medium and Creative Layers Foam Stamps to create a picturesque journal cover.

Project: Misted Dylusions Layout

June 7th, 2012

New on check out this fabulous scrapbook layout by May Flaum, perfect for preserving your summertime memories!  May used Dylusions Ink Sprays in conjunction with Dylusions Stencils and Stamps to create a cheerful, colorful look.

Project: Specialty Stamping Paper ATC

May 30th, 2012

New on Wendy Vecchi shares a beautiful new project using Inkssentials Specialty Stamping Paper along with Distress Inks, Distress Stains, Distress Markers and Archival Inks!

Project: Perfect Pearls Thinking of You Card

May 23rd, 2012

New on the Ranger Ink website: Richele Christensen shares with us a beautiful card featuring a bouquet of Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders.  Check out the full project instructions, only at!

Project: Faux Porcelain UTEE Mother’s Day Card

May 11th, 2012

New on Learn how to create the most gorgeous faux porcelain roses using Melt Art Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, and use them to embellish a card for Mother’s Day, in this project by Tammy Tutterow!

Project: Ice Pearl Journal

April 23rd, 2012


New project on  Check out this gorgeous Ice Pearl Journal created by our very own Debbie Tlach, using the beautiful palette of Liquid Pearls along with Ice Stickles accents!