Thursday, January 11, 2018

Selling My Own Stickers

As you might have read in my last post, I took a great class from Mindy Lacefield on how to make your own stickers, washi tape and pouch using your own art work. Well, I got my first product back - Stickers!
I have two sizes, 5"x7" and 8.5"x11". On the smaller sheet, the doll heights are about 3" tall and 1" wide. On the larger sheet, the doll heights are about 4" tall and 2" wide. The paper has a matte finish and good weight to it. I really love how they turned out!

Here are some projects that I made with them...
Mini Note books
Cards (using Target $1 Spot blank cards)
Tags
Decorated Monthly Planners

I'm selling these sticker sheets if you're interested in purchasing them. For the 5" x 7" - $7.00 + shipping and the larger ones: 8.5" x 11" - $10.00 + shipping
Message me if you want one: artfulplay@gmail.com.

They're so fun to play with. If you look close, I've added additional elements to a few of them - so you can personalize it with your own touch. 

Hope you're having a great week!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Creating My Own Washi Tape, Stickers & Pouches

Happy New Years! I'm starting off the new year by taking this fun on-line class from one of my favorite artist, Mindy Lacefield, "Create Your Own Washi Tape, Stickers & Pouches".

I have so many of my doll designs that I love to repurpose into other product, so this class was perfect for me.

I've already ordered a couple of pouches, here's a proof of one of them. This design is vertical, my other design is horizontal - I'm still experimenting with the product layout.

I've have an order for 50 washi tapes with 14 of my doll images being produced...
And 20 sticker sheets on order - 2 designs, here's one of the sets...
If you ever wanted to create some of your product, I recommend you take this class, it's been so fun! If you're interested in buying some of my merchandise, then stay tuned - I should have them in stock in about 4 weeks. I'm so excited to see them.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hope you're having a wonderful Holiday Season...Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Little Notebooks

Awhile ago I purchased a heavy duty gullotine cutter so that I could make notebooks with my mixed media art journal pages.
These are about 3" x 4" and fits perfectly into your purse, tote or backpack or a little stocking stuffer. :-)

These are copies of my art journal pages reduced in size. They're filled with plain white paper.

Message me if you're interested in adding one to your purse, $2 each plus shipping.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Anna Griffin Window Box Card

My sister Frances brought over an Anna Griffin card making kit she had bought. This card is so unique and so easy to make.
And look, it folds flat!
This was our work in progress.
Anna Griffin's kit included everything you need and an idea sheet. You can purchase this from HSN.com.
And it also includes the die cuts, so you can make more boxes after you use up all the supplies provided in the kit.
I added a Catherine Moore image peaking through the flowers.
And a vintage photo from Tim Holtz's collection glued to the front.
Here's the back/side view.
My sister Frances made a bday card for her friend and included pictures of her friend's grandchildren. It's just too cute!
I can't wait to try making another one and use the die cuts and my own papers. 

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Shaker Doll Tags For Sale

I'm on a roll with my shaker doll tags. Since I already had all the supplies handy and I have lots of hand painted faces on-hand, I cranked out lots of new shaker doll tags to sell.
I came up with an new option for punching the hole at the top. Before I punched the hole directly in her head/hair area, which I wasn't that happy with.
This time, I added these black flowers, stars and circles to the top of the head.
And fused around it.
I die cut small words to add to the dolls.
The tags look cute on a package and no two are alike.
Message me if you're interested in buying one, $2 each + shipping.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

We're Making Shaker Dolls & Tags

My sisters and I got together last weekend to celebrate some bdays and of course we always want to do a craft project. So this time, we made shaker dolls and tags. These are the finished projects.
We used the Tim Holtz vintage photos for those tags on the top row and for the dolls, I water colored the faces and my sisters added the bodies. They all turned out so adorable!

These are my sisters, so focused on creating. We're so fortunate to all live near each other and enjoy doing many of the same activities - crafting being one of them.
Prior to crafting, we spent several hours cooking our favorite dishes for each other.
We had a delicious lunch and spent quality time hanging out together sharing tips and tricks on cooking.

For my thank you notes, I wanted to keep with the theme and made shaker thank you cards. I started by making these tags.
I found that adorable doll image from an old doll magazine. I scanned it and reduced it to size. I added my signature metro tissue paper for the bodice.

I painted some blank white card with acrylic paint, making abstract marks.
I attached the shaker tags with washi tape and that was it, a shaker tag thank you card.

Enjoy the rest of your week!