Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Photo Storage Box Tutorial

Hi everyone! As you might know, I like to make my own storage boxes and today I have a photo storage tutorial to share with you. It can be used for other things too, such as stickers, clear stamps, tags and various smaller sized papers. 

This month the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team is sharing projects made with some of their favourite Sizzix dies by Eileen. I have way too many favorites, and decided to use one of the new Book Club dies, the Stamp & Photo Storage die, which is very versatile. Versatile dies are often my favourites, since they can be used in so many different ways. 

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I always have a pile of photos on my desk, some of them are newly printed and others are photos I feel inspired to use or work with soon. This storage box with five compartments will keep them organized and protect them at the same time. You can easily add even more compartments and the box can be stored on its side too. The box is a perfect fit for 4 x 6 in photos, and is 3 in tall.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Start by die cutting the Stamp & Photo Storage from mat board. You need two to make one box/compartment.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Cut off the closure flap on one of the die cuts, since you only need to close the box on one side.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Assemble using a strong adhesive. I used Ranger's Wonder Tape.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Make as many boxes as you need.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Glue the boxes together and place them under a book until the glue is dry.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Coat with gesso.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I used Dina Wakley's acrylic paints to paint my box and decided to make color-coded stripes for the sides. The top and bottom were painted orange, pink and grey.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

When dry, sand the edges and use a black marker to add definition to the joints.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I stamped the edges with Darkroom Door stamps, from the Photography set. You can of course use any stamps that fit the purpose of your box.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

To embellish the box, I die cut words, flowers, labels and a pocket using Eileen's Bookmark, Tag & Pocket, Bookplate, Hinges & Labels, and Floral Arch and Words sets.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I also stamped a camera from Darkroom Door on inky paper and cut it out. The patterned papers come from Kaisercraft Documented Paper Pad. All the edges were distressed and inked.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

One the one side of the box, I used alphabet stamps to write some labels for the compartments. One each for the kids, and compartments for nature, South Africa and mixed photos. I needed a vintage one too, so I should actually add a compartment later.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I love the look of this vintage camera stamp. There are also some Clippings stickers.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

The label and flowers were die cut from a paper colored with Paper Artsy's Infusions.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I placed a piece of the Infusions paper behind the star too.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

You can add a center to the flowers if you want too.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

The little tag in the pocket holds this great sentiment from the Darkroom Door Photography set.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

On the other side of the box, I added some Clippings stickers.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Here's a look from the front, there is plenty of space for more photos.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

If you want to, you can also store the box like this, or on one of the longer sides.

Thank you so much for stopping by here today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies:

* 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.


Sizzix ScoreBoards L Die - Stamp & Photo Storage
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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Bookmark, Tag & Pocket
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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Bookplate, Hinges & Label
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Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Floral Arch & Words
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Sizzix Little Sizzles - 6
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Kaisercraft DOCUMENTED 6.5 x 6.5
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Darkroom Door Cling Stamp CAMERA Eclectic
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS
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Paper Artsy A BIT JADED Infusions
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Dina Wakley Ranger OCEAN
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Dina Wakley Ranger ELEPHANT
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Dina Wakley Ranger CHEDDAR
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Dina Wakley Ranger BLUSHING
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO
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Hero Arts Stamps BASIC LOWERCASE LETTERS
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology ALPHA TRANSPARENT TILES
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Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
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Sizzix Accessory - Multipurpose Platform, Standard
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Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Purple w/Silver Glitter)
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS I
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCK 3 by 3
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP REFILL
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Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Ranger Inkssentials WONDER TAPE 1/8 Inch
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Tim Holtz Distress Markers BLACK SOOT
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Other supplies:

Stamps: Darkroom Door: Photography

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial

Hello friends! I hope you are well and had a good weekend! We had a birthday party for Anton which was a big success and lots of fun. 


 
This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a Grunge It Up challenge. Lots of fun! Don't miss the stunning project by our February guest designer Stacy Hutchinson.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I made a really grungy tag this week, with lots of layers and techniques. There is quite a bit of embossing powders, as you can see, and I also used Tim Holtz's Ultimate Grunge set a lot. It is an older set of his and it is one of my favorite and most used stamp sets. The tag also has left-over bits and pieces that I found on my desk. 

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I started by smearing Distress Paints on a craft sheet and misting them with water. Dip and press the tag into the paint. I colored more than one tag, and this is the second one, the one I used on the project has somewhat darker colors.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz stamps

Heat emboss various designs from Ultimate Grunge on the tag using Gunmetal and Verdigris powders. Stamp the number stamp repeatedly with black ink. I also stamped the grid stamp with Broken China Distress Oxide, which gives a nice extra layer to the tag. The edges were distressed and inked black and finally I applied some glue stick to the tag and pressed a gold foil sheet on top. Rub and remove the sheet.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Ranger Letter It tags and embossing powders

The little tag is a grey tag from the Ranger Letter It Ivory & Grey Assorted Tags. I embossed the grid stamp with Gunmetal, inked the tag with Broken China Distress Oxide and then embossed it with several layers of clear powder. In the final layer, I sprinkled in some Verdigris powder. Do NOT touch the melted powder until it is completely cool, since it is very hot. You can also use UTEE, but I used ordinary clear powder.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Ranger embossing powders

Die cut gears from grungeboard and paint with Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and a little Ground Espresso. When dry, stamp with the Checkered stamp and emboss with Rose Gold powder.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The hearts were die cut from dark blue wool felt using the SSS Clipping Hearts die.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I also used a SSS Cottage Stems die cut and inked that I found on my desk. The little butterfly was die cut from packaging and painted with Cracked Pistachio.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I had some flowers left-over from my Wildflower Mason Jar tutorial and glued them to the small tag. Under the tag there is a small piece of cheese cloth.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Sizzix Tim Holtz Industrial

Here's a better look at all the layers of embossing powders, ink and stamping on the small tag.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Another look at the layers of embossing powders.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The sentiments come from the SSS You Matter background stamp. I really like this stamp and it works great both as a background and for individual sentiments.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here's a close up of the details and textures created by the embossing and stamping.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Clearly for Art Modeling Film

I also found a butterfly on my desk, which was stamped on Wendy Vecchi's Clearly for Art Modeling Film and colored with alcohol inks.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The Distress Oxide stamping shows really well on top of all the layers. All the shiny bits are gold foil.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I hope you will join us this week in our Grunge 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 next 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

* 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.


Tim Holtz ULTIMATE GRUNGE
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Tim Holtz FLOWER JAR
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Simon Says YOU MATTER BACKGROUND
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Tim Holtz FLUTTER
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Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits FLOWER JAR
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Simon Says Stamp COTTAGE STEMS
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Tim Holtz Sizzix INDUSTRIAL
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Tim Holtz Sizzix TINY SHAPES
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Simon Says Stamp CLIPPING HEART
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Ranger MANILA TAGS #8
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Ranger IVORY & GREY TAG ASSORTMENT
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology GRUNGEBOARD BASICS PLAIN
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets NIGHT SKY
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Ranger Embossing Antiquities Powder VERDIGRIS
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Ranger Embossing Powder GUNMETAL METALLIC
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Ranger Embossing Powder CLEAR
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Ranger TINSELS EMBOSSING POWDER SET
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink BROKEN CHINA
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Wendy Vecchi Modeling Film CLEAR CLEARLY FOR ART
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Tsukineko Stazon JET BLACK INK PAD
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Tim Holtz CRACKED PISTACHIO
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Tim Holtz FRAYED BURLAP
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Tim Holtz MERMAID LAGOON
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Tim Holtz GROUND ESPRESSO
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Ranger VINTAGE Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets
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Ranger Inkssentials MINI COLLAGE GLUE STICK
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink MERMAID LAGOON
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink CRACKED PISTACHIO
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink GROUND ESPRESSO
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink TUMBLED GLASS
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink PICKED RASPBERRY
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink FOSSILIZED AMBER
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink TURQUOISE
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink SUNSHINE YELLOW
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink SUNSET ORANGE
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Hemptique WHITE Hemp Cord Twine
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD FOR WAFER THIN DIES
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United States Use
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Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCK
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18
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Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER
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Monday, February 12, 2018

Notebook Paper Layout

Hi everyone!! It is Monday and I hope you weekend was good. We have been sledding both days and Leo loves it and keeps asking for 'one more time'. 


This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a Take Note challenge. Such a fun theme, with lots of options (notebook paper, notes, notebooks, etc.). Don't miss the project by our February guest designer Stacy Hutchinson.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I realised I hadn't done a scrapbooking layout for a while and I want to add more layouts to the boys' scrapbooks. This one is about going to school and I used a whole lot of notebook paper. I have loved notebook and ledger papers every since I started papercrafting. They are neutral so you can do so many things with them, at the same time, as they add character and texture, and also works great for anything vintage or school/learning related. Anton has an amazing thirst for knowledge and is interested in almost everything, and this layout is about that. There is journaling on the back of the layout. The title translates 'search for knowledge'.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I used layers of notebook and other learning related papers, most of them come from the Kaisercraft Documented Paper Pad, but there are also some by Tim Holtz, such as the one with the letters. I cut out one A, for his initial. There is also some vellum to add one more layer. The edges were torn and inked.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Kaisercraft Documented

I love this sentiment from the SSS Thank you Teacher set. It was stamped with Fern Green Archival Ink and I used that same ink for most of the stamping. 

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

This sentiment stamp comes from Tim Holtz. I also die cut hearts from green paper using the new SSS Cupid's Heart Border die, from the new Love release.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz ideaology

The Documented paper pad contains some tags, circles and other shapes. I also stamped a clock and placed a mirrored heart in its center.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

These tags also come from the Documented paper pad. All I did was to ink the edges, tie a string to them and add some die cut hearts.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here's another great quote and it is extra special for Anton since it is a South African one. I also used it on this wall-hanger.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Some words were stamped repeatedly.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I also really like old rulers, and this ruler paper from the Documented pad, went well together with a Clippings Sticker.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Kaisercraft Documented

Another little tag, a label letter and a tiny heart. Isn't the pencil paper in the background cool?

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz Storybook

The title letters were die cut with the Storybook die from mat board. I painted them with Mowed Lawn Distress Paint, sanded the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo. Then they were stamped with an alphabet background stamp.

I hope you will join us this week in our Take Note 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 next 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

* 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.


Kaisercraft DOCUMENTED 6.5 x 6.5
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology COLLAGE MINI 8x8
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Tim Holtz Sizzix STORYBOOK ALPHABET Bigz XL
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Simon Says Stamp CUPIDS HEART BORDER
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Simon Says Clear Stamps THANK YOU TEACHER
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Tim Holtz LIFE QUOTES
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Tim Holtz GOING SOMEWHERE
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Tim Holtz SCHOOL DESK
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Tim Holtz ROCK STAR
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Sizzix LITTLE SIZZLES MAT BOARD PACK 6x13
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology LABEL LETTERS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Stickers
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology MIRRORED HEARTS
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint MOWED LAWN
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival FERN GREEN
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JUMBO JET BLACK
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Hemptique WHITE Hemp
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD FOR WAFER THIN DIES
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Sizzix EXTENDED CUTTING PAD
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER Standard Cutting Pads
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS Scissors
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS
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Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER Gun CAT 085
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3M Scotch ATG 0.25 Inch GOLD REFILL TAPE
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCK
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCK
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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