Friday, October 24, 2014

Story Teller | Sketch

Hi everyone, Diane here, sharing another layout made with the exclusive Story Teller collection. I was able to pull this layout together quickly using the 3x4 cards and the acetate words.

I made little captions with the acetate words by adding some adjectives with a small alpha stamp set. These captions are a main design element to my page.


I placed my photo in the center of the design and one 3x4 card on each side. The 3x4 card on the left contains my title and is accented with the exclusive flair and die cuts.

To finish off my design I added some ink splatters, candy dots and more flair

I created a sketch of my layout. I think you will find this helpful when creating with your 3x4 cards.
Thanks so much for visiting today and make sure you check out the Chic Tags shop to pick up your Story Teller exclusives and some fun new fall exclusives too!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Favorites and an Organizational Tip!

Hi everyone, it's Mary Ann here to share a layout just in time for Halloween, and an organizational tip too! First up, a layout made with some of my favorite pieces from the new exclusive Halloween collection.

Don't you just love those flair buttons!!! I especially like the "cutest costume ever". Both of those paired up with the "trick or treat" 3x4 card were the perfect additions to my layout!

I also added in the Happy Place phrases to use as my journaling spots, and then did a little machine stitching to add just a bit of texture.

Oh, and how about a  little organization tip for while you are scrapbooking...

As I am pulling things from my stash to possibly use on a layout, I use this divided dish to keep the small embellishments in. It works great to have the pieces close at hand while working on my project, and keeps them from getting lost in the paper scraps.

Thanks for stopping by the Chic Tags blog today!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hello, Fall!

Hello, there!  Jennie here to share a new page I created with lots of the new exclusive fall items that are in the shop!  I really am smitten with these items, they are warm and perfect for this season with their textural items and beautiful colors.

I paired the fall fair buttons, fall wood and cork embellishments and the fall die cuts with some beautiful papers that coordinate perfectly.  It was a fun page to put together.


I love how all of this goes together perfectly and looks like it was made to go together!

Do you like to watch process videos?  If so, I have one for you!  




If you prefer you can watch it RIGHT HERE on my YouTube channel.  I hope you enjoy it and you can see just how fun it is playing with these exclusive products!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Color Crush | Pops of Color

Hey guys! Tracy here again! I'm excited to bring you a little something different this time around. Instead of showing you a spread from my Project Life album, I'm going to show you a 6x8 layout that I created! 


I love this Let's Go World Traveller gold foil vellum paper, I've been hoarding it big time for months. I'm saving one piece for a special project down the line, but I decided it was finally time to cut one down (since I don't work in 12x12). I thought that the splotches of gold would be a pretty cool background and with photos and embellishments over top, at first glance it doesn't look like a map. Awesome! 

Next up, I took some pictures of Sophie (my dog) and I that I had taken on Friday night and in Photoshop I turned them into a makeshift film strip. It measures about 6 inches high and 1.75 inches wide. Then it was time to add some embellishments. I used a variety from Story Teller including a flair badge, acetate words and a cute little tag. I also used a journal card from Cloud 9 and cut the words out from it.


Be sure to follow me over on Instagram and check out my blog to see all of my other Project Life pages!



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Favorite Product: Wood Veneer and Cork Embellishments

Hello friends!  Jennifer here today to share a layout I created using the new Fall Exclusives!  I love all Chic Tags products so it's tough to pick a favorite.  But, if I had to I would pick the Wood Veneer and Cork Embellishments. 
 
 
 
 
How cute is this cork "November"?   I paired it with one of the Fall Exclusive Flair Buttons.   

 
I used this "Hello Fall" circle cork embellishment as my title. Also, I paired a few of the wood veneer leaves with the ones found in the Fall Exclusive Die Cuts. 
 
 
Here is one of the cute pennants that is included in the Exclusive Die Cuts...perfect to accent your page! 

 
 
Showing a close up of the colorful leaves in the Fall Exclusive Die Cuts! 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!   Check out the Chic Tags shop for more fun Exclusives! 
Have a great day!
 
 


Friday, October 10, 2014

Sketch Friday!

Happy Friday Chic Tags friends! It's Mary Ann here today with a new sketch challenge for you.

Here's the sketch:

And...here's my layout made with the sketch.

I started with papers from Crate Paper, then layered the Story Teller cards under my photo, and added my fave gold letters for my title. A few label stickers, the date, sequins and the sweet flair and my layout was done!

I left plenty of "white space" on the sketch, so you can add more photos or even more embellishments if you want to. Anything goes with a sketch, add more or less to make it your own!

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Workspace Wednesday | Organizing & Storage Tips With Suz + Scrap Room Tour Video

Hello all! Suz here with you today to share a little bit of my scrap space and some ways that I store and organize my fabulous Chic Tag goodies.

This is a vintage wooden toolbox caddy that I picked up a few years back at a thrift store. When I am creating for a Chic Tags DT assignment it sits on the deep window sill behind my scrap desk.
 It houses my Chic Tags exclusive stamps, badges/flair, some of the most recent exclusive collections and wood veneers on the top section. On the bottom section is a miscellany of items which includes the gold foil alpha stickers, tags, stickers, and rub ons.
 Atop my desk area I have a few bowls I purchased at Tuesday Mornings awhile back.
They hold some of my favorite Chic Tags goodies; wood veneers as well as Chic Tags exclusive badges. To the right of the bowls is a repurposed pamphlet holder (like the ones you might see in a doctor's office). I covered it in woodgrain contact paper. It holds Pocket Page cards as well as rubons, stickers, and a few tags. I like having the Chic Tags products I am creating with right at arms reach and organized because what I see, I use.


In a drawer of a rolling work station (that resides behind my scrap desk and to the right of my window) I keep my collection of "vintage" Chic Tags lovelies as well as my collection of washi tape. The metal baskets I found at Target as well as the chevron canvas storage bin. It holds my stamp collections.

>>>>Below is a link to this mobile work station and some details about how I use it for designing and how I organize it with my scrapbooking products and tools.  It was too large a file to upload here evidently. 

>>>LINK: Mobile Crafting Station Video <<<<<<<<<


My collection of Chic Tags 12 x 12 patterned papers are stored in an IRIS plastic storage container like the one shown above. 


So, there you have it! A bit of a peek into my scrap space and some storage ideas for your Chic Tags goodies! Be back at a later date for more shares. Happy Wednesday!

Suz