Embellished Tag A La Heather Telford

I recently took two classes with the over-the-top fabulous Heather Telford.  It was so motivating, that I came home and applied many of her techniques to this:  an embellished tag.


To begin, I used a Ranger Essentials #8 Manila Tag and built a little scene with rolling hills and the Autumn Tree stamp from Penny Black.  Heather has shared many of the fabulous details how to do this on her blog and here.

I stamped and embossed the tree with clear detail embossing powder first.  Then I used Memento Ink’s Teal Zeal and Summer Sky to create the sky (with the center highlight) and Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves for the hills.  I used Copics to add some color to the tree and a few small rhinestone flowers.

The smaller sentiment tag was stamped with a Penny Black sentiment  in Ranger’s Archival Ink and then embossed with clear detail embossing powder.  I used the same Memento inks to color the background of the sentiment tag.  I added some Prima flowers and a few charms to finish it up.

The Garden Assistant is also from Penny Black and was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  The assistant and her dog are pop dotted (a shadow layer and a color layer on top).

To finish the tag, I added a black chipboard backing that measured 1/4 inch larger than the tag and trimmed the corners.  With the tag then framed in black, I added a Tim Holtz small easel stand to create a little desk decor for a friend.

Make sure you stop by Heather’s blog for some inspiration and put those fabulous Memento colors to work.

A “Micey” Nice Day – Penny Black Stamps and Cricut Collaboration

It’s a little birthday card with some of my favorite things:  Cricut die cuts, patterned papers, an Action Wobble, and Penny Black stamps.


The mouse is from the Cricut Lite “Twinkle Toes” cartridge.  I cut her at 3.25″ tall.  I modified her party tutu by cutting the basic shift layer once in gray cardstock and a second time in the same patterned paper as her tutu.  I trimmed down the patterned paper to make a bodice.  With the small size of the die cut, I did not cut the collar.  A few added rhinestone flowers, and she is ready to celebrate.

The cupcake is from Close to My Heart “Artiste” cartridge and is also cut at 3.25″ tall.  I cut an extra layer of frosting and pop dotted both layers.  The frosting layer is accented with Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter.  The mouse is pop dotted on the cupcake.  The cupcake is attached to first layer of patterned paper with an Action Wobble.

The first patterned paper measures 3.5″ square (mounted on a chipboard square that measures a little less than 3.5″).  The chipboard layer gives the mouse and her cupcake a little more wobble room.  The next layers measure  4″, 4.5″, 5″square.  I used a variety of papers  to add medium, dark, and light values.  The overall card measures 5.25″ square and used Papertrey Ink cardstock as the base.  When you layer on the papery goodness, you need to make sure you use a high quality cardstock.

The flag sentiment is from Penny Black stamps.  After stamping in Ranger’s Archival Ink, I hand trimmed and attached the banner to the cupcake.  To make the cupcake come to life and wobble, all you need to do is push the banner down.  The Penny Black stamps continue in the inside of the card.


I thought the little mice feet were too cute not to include in the sentiment.  The interior is combines more Penny Black stamps with a little Copic coloring.  So there you have it, a birthday card collaboration of Cricut and Penny Black.