Thank-Fall Tag Set with Ranger Ink


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! It’s another frigid day here in the Carolina’s, but I refuse to give up on Fall just yet. So today I am back with another fall-inspired project. A set of thanksgiving gift tags that I made this week for the Ranger Ink Projects Page featuring their beautiful new Speckle Embossing Powders.


I love all the different textures and colors that are in these powders that give such a variegated finish. It’s the closest thing to the look of real enameling that I’ve yet to see. There are even large chunks that really look like stained glass when melted. So amazing what can be done these days with powders.


I love creating tags, and am always looking for different takes on the basic gift tag. For these tags I used two of my favorite and most-used Tim Holtz die sets to create the tag base… Stitched Rectangles and Stacked Tags. Fall Foliage die cuts, double-embossed in Speckle powders were used for the leaves. Vintage lace trim was added to the bottoms, and a mixture of Big Chat stickers and Alphanumeric dies make up the sentiments. Thought some Metallic Kraft Stock cardstock would go nicely with the golden tones of the embossing powders.


I think these would be so pretty used for fall birthdays and goody bags, don’t you? If you’re interesting in learning more, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink Projects Page blog. Thanks so much for stopping by! I am so very grate-fall and thank-fall for all of YOU!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - MetallicIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Paper Stash - EtceteraSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Fall FoliageSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked TagsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Classic LowerTim Holtz Layering Stencil DIAMONDS THS081Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Big ChatMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Inkssentials EMBOSS IT GREY TINTED Embossing Ink Pad emb65555Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded LilacRanger Ink - Speckle Embossing Powder - FlurriesRanger Ink - Speckle Embossing Powder - LavenderRanger Ink - Speckle Embossing Powder - Lemon DropRanger Perfect Pearls HEIRLOOM GOLD Powder PPP21865

Satin Ribbon, Lace

Extra Mice Fall Tags with Therm O Web & Newton’s Nook


Hi friends, hope your November is getting off to a great start! My favorite month of the year is now over, but November is definitely a close second in my book. I still get to enjoy my beloved pumpkins and fall things for a little while longer…. and of course there is Thanksgiving and my birthday to celebrate, too. Speaking of fall, I have a set of harvest tags to share with you today featuring the cutest pair of mice ever that I made recently for the Newton’s Nook collaboration on the Therm O Web blog.


These adorable images are from Newton’s Autumn Mice stamp and die set. They were stamped onto Therm O Web’s Luxury White cardstock and colored with Copics. The glittery polka dots were made with a stencil and one of the limited edition Glitz Glitter Gels. Unfortunately this color is now sold out, and I seriously hope they bring it back.


I used a bunch of our GinaK Designs die sets to create the tags. The sentiment label and tag toppers are made from the Decorative Tag and Decorative Label sets, and I used both stitched circles and squares for the base of the tags. The patterned paper is this year’s Halloween collection from Simple Stories.


I do hope your fall is extra mice this year! Thanks so much for stopping by, and as always, you can find the full step-by-step tutorial for this project on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackSimple Stories - Happy Haunting Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitNewton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Clear Stamps NN1908S01Newton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Dies NN1908D01Therm O Web Gina K Designs SINGLE STITCH SQUARE LARGE Set Nested Dies 18010*Therm O Web Gina K Designs DOUBLE STITCH CIRCLE SMALL SET Nested Dies 18005*Therm O Web Gina K Designs DECORATIVE LABEL SET Nested Dies 18051Therm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative TagTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun Sugar

Trim: Ken Oliver for Maya Road, Stampin’Up
Copic Markers

Boooooo Happy Halloween with Ranger Ink


We’re coming down to the wire, friends! Halloween is just days away. But last minute as it is, I’m back with one last Halloween project for the season. This time, a pair of haunted gift tags that I made for the Ranger Ink blog.


I just love these two silly ghosts, don’t you? They are from the Frightful Things die set from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release, one of my favorite sets from this year’s holiday release. I paired the ghosts with spiderwebs from the same set, and popped them all against crisp black tags for contrast. The negative spaces were filled in with letters from the Alphanumeric Labels die set, inked in soft lilac Distress for a classic Halloween color combo.


These will be so cute tying up some Halloween goody bags for those special spooks. Happy Halloween, everyone!

And as always, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for this project up on the Ranger Ink project page, if you’d like to learn more!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackSizzix - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Frightful ThingsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked TagsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric LabelTherm O Web Gina K Designs BLACK AND WHITE GINGHAM Fancy Ribbon 18048Hemptique BLACK Hemp Cord Twine 029294Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Shaded LilacRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Metallic - Brushed PewterRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - Clear Rock Candy - 3 Ounces

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Therm O Web & GinaK Designs Fall 2019 Release


Hello everyone, and welcome to the Therm O Web & GinaK Designs Mix N’ Mingle Fall 2019 Release bloghop! Today we are super excited to reveal two brand new fall and holiday themed stamp, stencil, and die sets from the popular Stampn’Stencil collection with a hop filled with tons of project ideas, inspiration, and of course prizes. So let’s get started!


If you’re not familiar with the Stampn’Stencil product line, then you are in for a treat. These sets contain high-quality clear acrylic stamps, the matching dies, and stencils that coordinate with the stamps, too. Mix and match them all together, use the stencils all on their own, or the stamps on their own. There are just so many design possibilities.


My tag set today uses the beautiful new Autumn Wishes Stampn’Stencil set. I stamped both tree trunks that come in the set in rich brown inks, and then added the coordinating leaf images in bright fall colors. I repeated the same colors on the individual leaves, and die cut all the pieces with the matching dies. The sentiment is just one of the greetings from the set.


The beautiful flourish background pattern was made with the Autumn Wishes stencil that’s included in the set. I added a bit of patterned paper from Simple Stories, and finished off the tags with some pretty layered trims.


Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win a $50 gift card to the Therm O Web shop (to enter, click on the giveaway graphic right below or click on the highlighted text above). There is a second $50 prize giveaway from the GinaK Designs shop as well, so be sure to leave comments all along the hop. Entries are open until 11:59 PM CST on Monday, September 9th, and winners will be announced by the 11th at 10:00 am CST.


The next stop along the hop is Emily Loggans. If you’re just joining me now, or have gotten lost along the way, you can find the full hop list and complete details on the Therm O Web and GinaK Designs blogs. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!


The products I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Simple Stories - Happy Haunting Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitGina K. Designs StampnStencil Stamp Set, Autumn WishesGina K. Designs StampnStencil Die Set - Autumn WishesGina K. Designs StampnStencil Detail Stencil - Autumn WishesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked TagsBest Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Dark BrownFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting SoilRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned CoralTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Spiced MarmaladeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ground EspressoRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundTherm O Web - iCraft - Repositionable Adhesive - Pixie Spray For Stencils - 3.8 OuncesRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

Therm O Web GinaK Designs Stampn’Stencil Set: Autumn Wishes
GinaK Designs Pure Luxury Cardstock: Ivory
Stampin’Up Chevron Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie

And be sure to check out these additional new products from the GinaK Designs Fall 2019 Release

New Limited Edition Glitz Glitter Gel

Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel Holiday PineGina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel - Pumpkin Spice

New Wishing You Joy Stampn’Stencil Collection

Gina K. Designs StampnStencil Stamp Set, Wishing You Joy pictureGina K. Designs StampnStencil Die Set - Wishing You JoyGina K. Designs StampnStencil Detail Stencil - Wishing You Joy

Adventure Awaits with Ranger Ink


Happy Monday, crafty friends! Can you believe we are into August already? Where has the summer gone? I know that, technically, August is still full-on summer…. and it’s certainly hot enough around here…. but it’s pretty much back to school time for my kiddos, and that always feels like the end. Pete left for Richmond Friday morning to start his second year of pharmacy school. And my Missy Nik left this weekend, too. Thought I’d hold onto summer for a few more moments with my project share for today. A beach themed summer tag that I made for the Ranger Ink projects page.


One of the best things about summer is going on vacation and all the fun adventures that await. The beach is just about my most favorite place to visit, and that’s what inspired me on this art tag featuring seashell and coral (floral) dies from Tim Holtz and a cool summer palette of Distress. I used a pair of Stamper’s Anonymous stencils, including one of the newer shifter stencils, to create the background. Love how the dots make me think of water bubbles, and the stripes remind me of how light affects water at different levels. I’m totally ready for the beach.


I’ve got the full tutorial and step by step instructions for this project up on the Ranger Ink Projects Page, if you’d like to learn more.

I’m sneaking off to the beach for a few days next week. A little end-of-summer fling before fall really sets in. I’m hoping to collect a few shells like this one, and bob in the ocean waves. I know there’s sharks to worry about… but I just can’t stay away.

How about you? Any last summer plans ahead?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicRanger Ink - Inkssentials - Craft Tags - Size Number 8 - ManilaSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz Die with Texture Fades - SeashellsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Shadow Script 3Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Funky Floral 1Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Holiday GreensSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched OvalsStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Shifter StripesStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Dot FadeAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Metallic Stickers - QuotationsRanger Ink - Texture Paste - Opaque CrackleTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned CoralRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Bundled SageRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Cracked PistachioRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Peacock FeathersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Evergreen BoughTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Cracked PistachioRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Peacock FeathersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

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Have You Been Naughty or Mice?


Happy Monday, crafty friends! Today I have a set of gift tags to share that I made for the recent Newton’s Nook match up on the Therm O Web blog. These adorable critters are from the Naughty or Mice stamp set… but it looks to me like these guys are definitely on Santa’s nice list.


I love making tags for the holidays. I always need a ton, and they make great small gift ideas, too. These fun shaped tags were made by combining two different Therm O Web die sets from the GinaK collection, Large Stitched Circles and the Decorative Labels. By sandwiching one of the small labels between two circles, you end up with tags that look like perfect Christmas ornaments.


I’ve got all the step-by-steps for these tags up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

How’s Christmas prep going at your house? Still madly scurrying around, like I am?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web Gina K Designs RED VELVET Premium 100 LB Cardstock 18090Newton's Nook Designs NAUGHTY OR MICE Clear Stamp Set NN1710S03 Preview ImageTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Circle - LargeTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative TagWe R Memory Keepers - Happy Jig - Wire Baker's Twine - Red - 3 YardsDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Schoolhouse Blueprint- Back to School Tags


This is back to school week for all the kiddos here in my area, from elementary to high school, and even college for big kids, like mine. The last few days have been a whirlwind, getting Pete set up in Richmond for medical school…. and just this weekend setting up Nik in her new apartment right off campus. Life has been filled with toting and hauling, packing and bending, and sorting and organizing and cleaning. I hardly know if I’m coming, or going. But happily, both of my peanuts are settling in nicely to their new digs.


It doesn’t seem to matter how old my kiddos get…. I still like to send them off with little treats on their first days. And I’m always a sucker for pretty packaging, so perfect excuse to break out these adorable Schoolhouse Blueprint stamps by Tim Holtz and create a few back to school goody bag tags.


A good ol’ apple is just iconic for back to school, don’t you think? These cuties were stamped in black Archival ink onto tags die cut from Mixed Media Heavystock paper, and then watercolored with Distress inks. I am a committed Brushed Corduroy fan girl, but I challenged myself to use some different colors here, and I’m so glad I did. After hearing Tim Holtz say his favorite color of Distress is Old Paper on a recent Facebook live episode, I had to give it a try with this background watercolor wash, followed up by a bit of masking and stenciling. I really love how that touch of green in the color coordinates with my apple theme.


I added a touch of red Distress glitter to the highlights on the apples, and finished up with some simple A B C’s. I think we’re ready for school to begin!

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments and support on my last posts. It sure is tough on this old mamma to have her cubs move away. But I’m so proud of them, too. Bittersweet moments!
Hope to get caught up with all of you soon!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Mixed Media Heavystock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Mini Blueprint Strip - SchoolhouseTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric, ThinTim Holtz Layering Stencil MEASURED THS012Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn DoorRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Crushed OliveRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Forest MossRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Gathered TwigsTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old PaperRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter - Fired BrickRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce