Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Inky Stamper's Small Fry Box die by Cindy Bristow

Inky Stamper's Small Fry Box die
by Cindy Bristow
My friend Chelsea over at the Inky Stamper sent me this stinking cute Small Fry box die last week to play with and I just have to share one of the treat boxes I created with it.
You know me, I just had to vintage it up, so I started with coffee dying the cardstock I used.  After my cardstock was dry, I die cut the Small Fry box.
I stamped some vintage writing on it and glued a paper doily to the corner before I glued the box together.

This die also comes with 2 flower dies.  I cut out 2 of each of the sizes to make the flower on the left side.  This little box would be perfect at a table setting with a mint or two tucked inside.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Inky Stamper Dragonfly Trust Your Wings card by Cindy Bristow

Inky Stamper Dragonfly Trust Your Wings card
 by Cindy Bristow
Today I am super excited to be helping my friend Chelsea over at Inky Stamper launch her new line of stamps! 
Isn't this dragonfly the cutest little guy?!!!
I started out stamping the dragonfly and the flower onto whip cream paper with black licorice ink.  Then I grabbed my water brush and just a few of my Distress Oxide ink pads... ok, maybe I grabbed 5 or 6 of them.  They are so much fun to watercolor with!  My background was also done with Distress Oxide inks.

I just love how this dragonfly looks iridescent once I added a light dusting of glitter to him.  I can see using him on baby cards also.  

Head on over to the Inky Stamper and grab your very own Dragonfly stamp set HERE!!!
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ooh La La Coffee Tags by Cindy Bristow

Ooh La La Coffee Tags
 by Cindy Bristow
Today's share is a set of 3 Coffee tags I created for my Etsy shop.  I will include affiliate links if items are available.  If you click on the link and purchase the product, I will receive a small commission.
I started these tags by dying them with coffee and Stormy Skies Distress Oxide ink.  I like the grey tint it gave the tags.  I then stamped the tags with a French script stamp from my stash.  Next I glued down a piece of navy blue and gold patterned paper onto each tag.

The cup comes from a set called Le CafĂ©".  This set has some fun images in it, including the ooh la la.  I colored the cups with Color Burst Pencils.  The vintage lavender color is a swatch from my Coloring your Creative Journey class this month.  I mask my coffee cup and stamped a Unity stamp called "de France labels" using the Stormy Sky ink pad.
The final touches where adding the tassel trim from Prima and the Rich Gold Gem.  I love how everything just works so well together.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cluster Faux Postage Stamp Tags by Cindy Bristow

Cluster Faux Postage Stamp Tags
 by Cindy Bristow
Today I wanted to share a few tags I just added in my Etsy shop.  Affiliate links are added to this post.  If you purchase through the link, I earn a small commission..
I tried something a little different with this set when I was coffee staining them.  I added a bit of Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink  to the mix!  I am liking the hint of orange it gave to my tags.
I pulled out my Teflon mat, rubbed my inkpad face down on it and then diluted the color with coffee.   Then I ran all of my tags through the puddle of coffee and ink.

After all of my tags where dried, I started adding layers to create each tag cluster.  All of the tags where stamped, had patterned paper and vintage paper glued to them, got a bit of lace or ribbon, faux postage, and a bit of bling.
The set of 4 are available in my Etsy shop.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Mini Life is Beautiful Pocket Journal by Cindy Bristow

Mini Life is Beautiful Pocket Journal
 by Cindy Bristow
Today's share is a Mini Pocket Journal I finished over the long week end.  It is available over in my Etsy store listed in the side bar.  I will list affiliate links to items that are available.  Affiliate link means that if you click on the item and purchase it, I earn a small commission from the sale.
This mini was made with a vintage Nancy Drew book.  I covered both the front and the back of a piece of scrapbook paper with the book pages.  Both the front and back covers have vintage eyelet ribbon stitched to the edges.
I used one of my favorite butterfly sets, Small Things for the main image.  The sentiment comes from another one of my go to sets, Text Happy.

I used coffee stained papers for the simple 10 page signature.  Each of the pages has a different butterfly stamped on it.

I put a simple pocket and tag on the inside back cover for extra journaling space.

I also added a bit of Rose Gold Embossing  to the front cover, I love how it gives it a elegant feel.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Red and Black Journal Pockets and Tags share by Cindy Bristow

Red and Black Journal Pockets and Tags share
by Cindy Bristow
I have a few more pages filled with pockets and tags from the back of my Red and Black Journal to share with you today.  I will try to give you links and names of products I used when I can.  The links are affiliate links which means if you click on the link and purchase the product, I earn a small commission.
These pages are from the back of the journal, I tend to flip back and forth when I work on a journal so that back part of the journal is as interesting as the front.
The left hand page is actually a flip that opens to the left, and the right hand page is a flip that opens to the top.
I added a small pocket made from a vintage book page to the top flip.  I glued and stitched it onto the page for added security.  Most of the embellishments I added to the pocket came from a grab bag destash I found on Facebook.  Destash grab bags are pretty fun, I got some cool things in the one I participated in.  The tags are embellished with scraps of patterned paper.

The left hand flip also has a small pocket stitched onto it.  It was another piece of ephemera I received in the destash box.  Both of the tags are left blank on the back side so you have more journaling spots.

This is the back side of the top flip.  I did not put a pocket or stash spot on this page because I am a little worried that gravity might make a tag or insert fall out.  I used my Stormy Skies Distress Oxide ink and my Ink Splat stamp to add a bit of interest to the journaling spot.  I also added one of the Travel flag stickers I shared yesterday.  They are on the clearance rack, so it's a really good deal if you like washi stickers.

This page is the one under the flip up page.  I used a old planner page for my base so you have plenty of room to write.  I also added a pocket/pull out spot with a tag.

Don't you love that tag?  It is from a vintage primary reader.  I adhered it to a piece of cardstock so it has some weight to it and has the blank back to write on.

The pull out opens two different ways.  The first way is for it to flip open.  I added a old calendar page to this side for more jouraling space.

Then you can pull it the other way for more journaling space.  It is attached on three sides so that your vintage primary reader tag slips into the pocket that was created.

I hope you enjoyed the walk through and thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Red and Black Journal Butterfly Flip Page by Cindy Bristow

Red and Black Journal Butterfly Flip Page
 by Cindy Bristow
Today I am sharing one of the flip pages in my Red and Black journal that I am working on.  I will try and share as many links to products as I can.  These links are affiliate links which means that if you click on the link and purchase the product, I earn a small commission.
Last month I shared a tutorial on how to turn a Mini Album into a junk journal.  If you missed it, here is the link to the first post.  This is one of the 7 7/8" x 4 1/2" flips that I added to the mini album.  
The black rose cardstock is one of my favorites, but is no longer available.  I have a few sheets of it left and have been hoarding it.  This piece was a scrap and as you can see it wasn't quite wide enough to cover the entire flip.  I added a strip of Candy Apple Red cardstock to cover what was left.
The red was really bright, so I toned it down by inking the edges with Vintage Photo Oxide Distressed ink  and then I stamped it with one of the small stamps from this stamp set using black ink
I also used another stamp from that set to stamp the center of the small doily flip I created.  The black ink looked really stark, so I grabbed my Stormy Sky Distressed Oxide ink pad, tapped a bit onto my acrylic stamp block and used a water brush to color the center of my doily. 

My tag measures 7 1/2" x 2 3/4" and was made using a piece of white cardstock scrap.  I layered a piece of a vintage dictionary page on top of it and inked the edges.  I also collaged a few scraps onto it before I stamped the butterflies and script writing on it.  All of the stamps come from the etsy store I linked earlier in the post.  I still had a little of the Stormy Sky ink on my block, so I added a bit of water and ran the tag through it.  I like the distress look it made, plus it cleaned off my block!  After everything was dry, I took the tag to my sewing machine and stitched around the center with black thread. 

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