Monday, October 15, 2012

NinaB Designs October 2012 Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly NinaB Designs team blog hop, which is an opportunity to share ideas using some of my product designs for Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Penny Black, and The Craft's Meow. This post is picture heavy. If you want to see a bigger version of the photos, simply click on them. I hope you will find helpful my including all these photos on today's post. :)

For this month's hop, I challenged the team to create an ornament or tags, which will come in handy in the upcoming holidays. I have several projects for you today. The first is a set of felt ornaments  using Spellbinders' Sweet Folk Art dies. I used my pinking shears to cut around the stocking die cuts and added some hand stitching. Scraps of lace, ricrac and button finish these super easy ornaments that you can make with your kids.
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My 2nd ornament is also made of felt using the tree, heart, and star dies from the Sweet Folk Art set as well. I framed it using Spellbinders' Scalloped Nested Pennants dies. I added a paper rose and twine for hanging.
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My 2nd project is a set of Christmas tags using the same tree die from Sweet Folk Art. I used several Spellbinders Labels die as my tag base. These are again very easy to make and are mass-producible.
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To make these tags, I die cut label dies from Kraft or Sand cardstock. I inked the edges with white pigment for added effect, but it's hard to see on the photo. I cut several dies at a time using coordinating papers from a pack, as you see below. I used My Mind's Eye papers. Then I sorted the die cuts accordingly. Because they came from the same pack, the papers are already coordinated for you.
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I want to show you how the die-cut trees look like close up. As you see the "layers" are cut almost across, for easy snipping in order to create a layered, quilted look. The holes on the edges are also done with one run through your die machine. You can leave them as is, or run a white pen, or stitched for a more realistic quilted look.
I snipped the tree layers and mix and matched them with the others, as you see below. I stamped my sentiment from The Craft's Meow's Season's Greetings set in two colors and cut them into little banners. I adhered them, along with the die cut trees on the labels. I punched a hole on top, inserted a ribbon and adhered the two ends using Scor-tape (see below)
I made three versions of the tags: easy (adding only twine), intermediate (ribbon) and fancy (ribbon with button center:
Tags
I even went one step further and used some of these tags to make focal points for a mass-produced card set. I will share the tutorial on how I made these in a future post when I announce the winners of the giveaways.
CARDS
Here is the Spellbinders' Sweet Folk Art dies I used for my projects:
The NinaB Designs team is giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:
Prize Package #1 includes Spellbinders Ironworks Accents and Motifs:
Prize #2 includes 2 retired sets from Layers of Colors stamps, Christmas Verses and Beautiful Lace:
Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers' blogs:

Everybody is welcome to comment and eligible to win. The winners will be announced on  October 22 on this blog. Due to the number of prizes being given away on my blog and my dependence on my mom to do the shipping, I have to ask that the winners email (via Contact tab above) me with their info within 4 days (till October 26) in order to claim the  prize. This will help with organization and avoiding confusion. Thanks for understanding!

Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today's hop, so you don't miss the latest news and happenings:
Penny Black Inc.
Thank you for joining us today!
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61 comments:

  1. Love everything, its beautiful!

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  2. Your felt and kraft tags are so cute! Love the ideas!

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  3. So incredibly cute...I've got to try cutting some felt!

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  4. These are so cute--I really like the ones made of felt.

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  5. All the projects are beautiful but my fav. is the tree ornaments.

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  6. cute ideas, i love those trees!

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  7. Your felt projects are so cute and you're so organized!

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  8. WOW! Each one is cuter than the last, if that is possible.

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  9. Nina, your tags and ornaments look wonderful!

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  10. The felt ornaments are so dear! I just love the stockings! And the way you layered the trees is really nice.

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  11. These are so pretty, Nina!! Love those dies....they are so fun!!

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  12. Love these cute little ornaments, the details are fabulous.

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  13. Very cute ornaments. Have just bought Sweet Folk Art die myself, so will have to try with some felt. Thanks for the inspiration Nina.

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  14. Very cute ornaments. Have just bought Sweet Folk Art die myself, so will have to try with some felt. Thanks for the inspiration Nina.

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  15. Sweet tags...love the kraft base and how you made it as an assembly line. They look great on the cards too.

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  16. fabulous tags, i love the tree die!

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  17. What fun ornaments and tags! I just love Spellbinders. These are wonderful!

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  18. I now need this Spellbinders die set! The tree tags are just perfect.

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  19. Wow, all of your projects are so fabulous!! I love the beautiful designs!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  20. Gorgeous tags, love the stockings best :)

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  21. Gorgeous projects Nina - you make your Dies shine! The more I use them, the more I love them - thanks for being such an amazing Designer!! Love it! {{{hugs}}}

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  22. Nina,
    Love the felt and paper tags. Great ideas for Christmas.
    God bless,
    Peggy A

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  23. The felt tags have stolen my heart - love them! Thanks for designing such wonderful product! Hugs...

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  24. Sweet tags Nina!!! Love what you did and how you used the felt too. Definitely want to play with these dies more and LOVE what you did...perhaps will take them with me on vacation so dd and I can play :)

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  25. Loving those sweet folk art dies! Great range of samples with them too! Love that tree!

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  26. Your tags are sooo super cute! Love it!

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  27. Nina, felt tags are very beautiful, and they do come in handy in coming months. Thanks!

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  28. Wow these are awesome and I love the mass production... I find so often at Christmas that mass production is key and this looks like a fun and easy to do project! Thank you so much!

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  29. Darling projects! Love the items cut from felt! I haven't tried that yet!
    DeniseB

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  30. love the little tags and how easy they are to put together and mix n match. cute!

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  31. A small tabletop tree would be a perfect showplace for your tags. They are great. I especially like the way you used them on the three card examples. Very, very, nice.

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  32. I usually hang my cards on a big mirror during Christmas and this year will be the same. Thanks

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  33. Love the tags and the cards! The felt adds so much texture. I thought I didn't need these dies, now not so sure! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. These are wonderful....and wish I could get my hands on those "retired" stamps, first I have seen them, and they are awesome!!

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  35. Fantastic!I will try some of these myself.

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  36. Great projeckt. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  37. Thank you for sharing your great ideas. I love the creativity and cute designs!

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  38. I love the felt ornaments and really appreciate how you showed us to make enough tags at one time to put on lots of packages! Thanks!

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  39. Fantastic tags and ornaments!!!

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  40. Nina, I love your felt ornaments, what a great idea. The paper pieced tree is so sweet too. I think making tags is my favorite holiday tradition. My daughter and I have so much fun using die cuts to make fun tags. Thanks for your wonderful inspirations, I love all dies you used

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  41. these are so inspiring and delightful for the holidays. Cost and time effective as well. ...thank you for sharing.

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  42. WOW!! How FUN are all of your tags and those cute stockings!! LOVE em'!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  43. Wonderful tags. What great ideas. (gildamc@hotmail.com)

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  44. The tags are just darling. I love these hops, they are so much fun and I enjoy looking at everyone's creations. Thanks for the chance to win

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  45. Love the tags.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  46. Such a smart way of using the dies. I usualy only buy the nestabilities as I find them easier in use, but you got me inspired;)

    hugs

    Kerttu

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  47. I love your blog and I see your talent all over the place in the sets you design and in your projects. I'm a fan.

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  48. I always love your projects and designs Nina!!! Love these trees....and the tags are adorable!

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  49. What a fantastic way to produce many tags with the same theme while still having individualality.

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  50. Fabulous projects, Nina! Love your beautiful details!

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  51. Oh my, these tags are so cute! Love that you cut the trees from paper and from felt!

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  52. very nice work and a great step by step
    Smiles
    Ita

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  53. I love the papers, all of the patterns and design ideas you can make into cards! I love your style and all of the ideas you shared, Nina! :)
    ~ Amanda :)

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  54. Beautiful christmas tags, Nina! Thank you so much for the inspiration.
    Anja

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  55. I ADORE your designs Nina! I'm so happy to have found you :D

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  56. These tags are beautiful and I love to mass produce, thanks for showing how to make them. The prize packages are beautiful and so generous!

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