Sunday, November 13, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #267 Assembly Line Card Making

This week's technique for the Make it Monday challenge involves assembly line card making.  Laurie has a wonderful video demonstrating how to make duplicate cards easily.  Check it out here. I needed to make several items for our upcoming church craft and bake sale.  So I decided to use Laurie's tips to make some Elf treats using PTI's Dress up Dolls: Elves.

I got the bags from the Dollar Tree.  I filled them with 12 kisses and added the topper printed out on my computer using Georgia Pacific cardstock.    I stapled the bags shut then used my ATG to attach the toppers to my bag.  I found it is easiest to attach the back first then fold the front over and attach last.

I got the cute little poem from My Creative Corner.    The poem reads:
With Little elf eyes watching you,
There's not a lot that Santa misses,
 So to help you be good today,
Here's a bunch of sweet Elf kisses.

 I embossed the bottom of the treat topper with little an X border to reinforce the kiss theme. 

My son turns 13 on Thursday and he is big into "potty humor" so I had to do a boy version for him.

I got the poem from Paper Crafts by Candace.  The poem reads:
I hear you've been naughty,
So listen, here's the scoop.
All you get for Christmas,
is this bag of Elf Poop!

I didn't think an X border was appropriate here so I just did diagonal slashes.

I got the color ideas from Kay Miller.   She made some adorable projects using these elves.  Check them out here.  I used Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol.  I am totally amazed at how easily the Gamsol blended away the pencil lines.  It made coloring very enjoyable!  The only thing I found difficult was doing the little stripes on the tights.  I have since bought a smaller blending stump so that should make blending easier for future projects.  I goofed when I was coloring so I have a few other versions to share.  Oh and I stamped the images on the little insert sheet that tells the color names of the cardstocks.  It's a little thinner than the Stamper's Select white I usually use but for this project I didn't want so many layers of thick cardstock so those inserts worked perfectly!

I added some white iridescent Stickles to the pom pom on the hat.

I borrowed a gold gel pen from my daughter to add some sparkle to the buckle, bottom of the girl's dress and buttons.   I apologize for the bad photos...I should have taken them in the daylight but I didn't finish them up until it got dark and would miss the deadline for the challenge if I waited.

I got these dress up dolls for my daughter to play with. She is loving coloring in the images but I have to say I am loving them too!   They have soo many cute outfits!  If these sell well I will do another version for the Spring craft show.  They have a cute little bunny outfit for the dolls to dress up in!   

Supplies are listed and linked below:

PTI Dress Up Dolls: Elves Stamp Set

Prismacolor Pencils

Inky Antics Gamsol Coloring Kit
Thanks for stopping by! Please come back again! I will be sharing a few more treats I made up for my craft show later this week.



Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Oh, these paper people are so cute on your goody bags! Like your coloring.

Pam Sparks said...

super cute! love your little elves!

Kathy Mc said...

Adorable treat bags, Shelly! Good luck with your craft sale and have fun coloring your Dress Ups.

Imke said...

Lovely candy bag toppers, Shelly !

Imke ~ My Crafty Place