Sunday, November 19, 2017

Noel Christmas Tag with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Today, I've created for you a fun Noel Christmas Tag, that's perfect to use as a gift tag on a present for that special someone in your life for Christmas. You'll want to read below as I share with you how I created my Noel Christmas Tag.

To start, pull out one of the Chipboard Tags from the package. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Trace the tag around a piece of patterned paper. Cut the paper tag out. Cut a second piece of patterned paper that measures 3 1/4" x 3 3/4". Distress the edges of each piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of each piece of patterned paper using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Take out the small Abstract Frame from the Abstract Frame Set. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the frame. Sprinkle Salted Raven Embossing Powder over the entire frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with your heat tool. Let cool for a few minutes before picking up the frame.

Pull out one Wood Small Marked Reindeer from the package. Apply two coats of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to the reindeer. Set aside to dry.

Take the Noel word out from the Wood Words of Christmas - Noel package. Apply two coats of Candied Apple Distress Stain to the word. Set aside to dry.

From the Snowflakes 712 package, take out two snowflakes. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the snowflakes. Sprinkle Charred Gold Embossing Powder over each snowflake. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with your heat tool. Let cool for a few minutes before picking up the frame.

From the same Snowflakes 712 package, pick out another snowflake. Apply two coats of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain to the snowflake. Set the snowflake aside to dry.

Pick one of the large snowflakes out of the Snowflakes 714 package. Apply two coats of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain to the snowflake. Set the snowflake aside to dry.

Pull out one of the snow globes from the package. Apply a coat of Gathered Twigs Distress Stain to the snow globe. Set the snow globe aside to dry.

Take out a small star from the Corrugated Stars package. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the star. Sprinkle Charred Gold Embossing Powder over the star. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with your heat tool. Let cool for a few minutes before picking up the frame.

Cut two pine branches out of the package. Trim a bit off the branch of each pine branch. Apply two coats of Pine Needles Distress Paint to each pine branch. Set aside to dry.

Now it's time to assemble your tag. 

Adhere the patterned paper cut out tag to the chipboard tag. Adhere the smaller patterned paper piece to the tag.

Adhere one pine branch 1/2" from the top of the smaller patterned paper piece. Adhere the other pine branch 1/2" from the bottom of the smaller patterned paper piece. Adhere the abstract frame in the middle of the smaller patterned paper piece. The frame will sit on top of the pine branches.

Adhere the reindeer in the middle of the frame. In the bottom right hand corner of the frame, adhere the large snowflake, corrugated star and noel word.

In the top left hand corner of the frame, adhere the three small snowflakes and snow globe.

To finish the top of the tag, add a black ribbon bow with a few jingle bells and a pinecone hanging from the center of the bow.

Here are a few close up shots of my tag.

Here's the finished tag.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Snow Globe (coming soon)
- Pine Branches (coming soon)

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Charred Gold Embossing Powder, Salted Raven Embossing Powder and Pinecone Charms
- Tim Holtz/Ideaology: Tiny Bells and Paper Stash - Christmas
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink Dabber
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Tarnished Brass, Brushed Pewter, Gathered Twigs & Candied Apple, Distress Paint - Pine Needles, Distress Ink - Black Soot and Blending Tool with Foam
- Tombow: Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Adhesive Dots

Until Next Time!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Vintage Christmas Card with Corina Finley

Hello Crafters!

It is Corina here with you today, to share my first (of many to come!) Christmas Cards using Southern Ridge Chipboard and/or Wood die cuts. 

I used Bazzill cardstock in Kraft for my card base. Cut a panel of Cajun cardstock, that I embossed with a poinsettia embossing folder. I corner rounded both the card base and embossed panel. Next, I used pieces from Graphic 45's 'Winter Wonderlands' pattern papers for my top layers. Fussy cutting out the stamp and the bird. Then adding dimension by using foam adhesive on the back of the stamp.

I added the wonderful Snowflake #3 to both sides of the card. Tucking them in, to create even more depth and dimension. I love the look of these superb die cuts on Vintage style cards so I only added some shimmer with a Stardust pen to the top. I repeated the same with the circle 25. Tied a piece of seam binding to a clip on the left corner and twine to the top of the circle 25.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Snowflake #3

Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website - for great Chipboard designs for your next card or project!

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Let It Snow Christmas Card with Deb Riddell

Hello and thank you for stopping by, Deb Riddell here with you today to share a Christmas card created with lots of wonderful Christmas and winter chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company.

I used Southern Ridge’s Poinsetta Drop, Bare Branches and Snowflake chipboard to create my Let It Snow Christmas card and have a few step out photos to share with you, enjoy!

I started out with a white A6 card blank (4½” x 6½”) and cut a front panel from more white cardstock to 4¼” x 6¼”, colouring the front panel with Distress stains and inks in multiple shades of green (Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce).  Snowflakes were then stenciled onto the front with embossing ink and heat embossed with Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies for a subtle shimmery and snowy background.

Three Poinsetta Drop ornaments were painted with gold metallic acrylic paint and then backed with snowflake design scrapbook papers from my stash in shades of blue and teal.

A Snowflake chipboard piece was painted with white acrylic paint and then heat embossed with more Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder.

One of the Bare Branches chipboard pieces was inked with brown Distress stain (Vintage Photo Distress stain).

Opal Deco Foil was adhered to the adhesive side of a length of Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Art Tape.

Three Fold Up Bows were then die cut from the foiled Art Tape.

And the ‘let it snow’ sentiment was die cut from white cardstock covered with more Opal Deco Foil using the Holiday Words 2: Script die.

To assemble the card, the green background panel was adhered to the A6 white card blank and the Bare Branches chipboard piece was glued to the top left corner.  White button thread was coloured with the gold metallic acrylic paint and glued to the back of each of the Poinsetta Drop ornaments and the Opal Deco Foil Fold Up Bows added to the front of each ornament.

The three ornaments were then adhered to the card front so they appeared to be hanging from the Bare Branch.

And finally, the embossed Snowflake and ‘let it snow’ sentiment were added to the bottom of the card.

And that was it, hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing how my Let It Snow Christmas card came together.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz / Sizzix: Fold Up Bows, Holiday Words 2: Script & Mini Paper Snowflakes
- Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink: Distress Stain, Distress Ink, Distress Embossing Ink & Distress Matte Collage Medium
- Therm O Web: Opal Deco Foil, Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Art Tape, Deco Foil Transfer Gel, Small Zots Singles & Memory Tape Runner XL
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder
- Miscellaneous: White Cardstock, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine, acrylic paint (white and gold metallic), assorted snowflake scrapbook paper & white button thread

The holiday season is quickly approaching so hope I’ve inspired you to get out your Southern Ridge chipboard and start on your own Christmas cards, happy creating everyone!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Remember Always Mini Album with Charlene Byrd

Hello Bloggers!
Charlene here! Thanks for joining me. Today I am sharing with you a mini album that was created with love and a whole lot of tears! My older brother, at the age of only 49, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. It breaks my heart that he is gone and I will never understand why life can be so unfair, but what is worse is that he was married to the most amazing woman for 18 shorts days. For the first time in his life he was truly happy and loved unconditionally. I created this album for his wife so she can treasure and remember all the good times they had together.

Southern Ridge Trading Products Used:

- Decorative Lace Border (coming soon)

Other Products Used:

- My Mind’s Eye papers and stickers
- Paper flowers
- Paper doilies
- Lace
- Seam binding ribbon
- String and jute
- Rubons
Life is short! In the blink of an eye, everything can change.  Love with all of your heart! Forgive often! You may never know when you may not have that chance again!
Until next time,

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Holiday Napkin Rings with Erin Quiding-Sampson

For todays project I decided to create some napkin rings for the winter holidays. I started off by cutting a piece of scrapbook paper into 6 - 1 ½ “ by 4” pieces. For the snowflakes, I used a package of chipboard snowflakes that I embossed with silver detail embossing powder then a second coat of ultra thick embossing powder to give it that metal look.

I used a strip of double sided tape to hold the paper together in a circle, then glued down the snowflake to the paper ring. Lastly, I added some sparkly embellishments to the centers of the snowflakes to finish them off.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Silver Detail Embossing Powder
- Ranger Ink: Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts: VersaMark Ink Pad
- Double Sided Tape
- Dollar Store Embellishments

Thanks for looking ~ Erin

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jingle All The Way Ornament with Sandy McTier

Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! Jingle all the Way! That is one of my favourite Christmas tunes, and the entire time I was painting this ornament – I was singing it – loudly!

Prep: I painted the chipboard with an even coat of Gesso using a large oval foam brush. This allowed me to either brush it on or tap it on for added texture, as desired. For this piece, I brushed on a smooth coat of Gesso. Once one side dried, I repeated the process on the other side. I think this gives the chipboard a bit more stability.  

Next, I painted an even coat of DecoArt Multi-Surface Sealer on the ornament and let it dry. Once completely dry, I gave it a light sanding. Then I base coated the ornament with DecoArt Antique White using a Dynasty Black Gold 3/4" Flat Wash brush.

I wanted a border around the edge and found the easiest way to create it was by sketching the same shape of the edge in just a bit with a pencil.

I stamped the background with a beautiful Stampendous Holiday Stamp using some StazOn Ink. Since I had to stamp it a few times to cover the ornament, I moved the stamp around in order to avoid an obvious pattern.

I painted the border with DecoArt Media Pyrrole Red using a Dynasty Black Gold 3/8” Angle brush. Once dry, I floated some Raw Umber around the inside edge of the red border to give the border a little dimension.

I painted the ribbon with Pyrrole Red and the bells with Metallic Gold. Using the 3/8” Angle, I painted the folds on the ribbon and where it meets the bells. Using a liner brush, I painted on some thin lines of Titanium White.

I added some more white lines to give the ribbon a plaid appearance and then dry brushed some white highlights on the loops, bow center and on the bells.
Tip: When I dry brush, I like using the Dynasty Mezzaluna brushes. I load the brush with paint and then wipe almost all of the paint off. Then I dry brush in the desired area. It’s easier to build up the layers to the desired look.

Next, I placed the bells on the ornament and lightly drew around the shape so that I could add some shadows with Paynes Gray. I added the words and then painted them in with a Dynasty Black Gold #2 Round brush loaded with Carbon Black. Once dry, I added a shadow with Titanium White. Load a very wet 3/8” Angle with Titanium White and tap the middle of the handle onto the middle of another brush to splatter some white here and there. Quickly wipe it off where you don’t want it.
Words TIP: Print off a word(s) from your computer and then, using transfer paper and a pen, transfer the words onto your piece. Paint with a liner brush or small round brush using a colour of your choice!

Once everything is dry, varnish with DecoArt Soft-Touch Varnish.
To finish, glue the chipboard on the ornament using E6000.
Add a ribbon and hang!

I hope this inspires you to create some ornaments today!!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies:

Other Supplies Used:

- Surface: Tavern Sign #2803 (Available at
- DecoArt Americana: Antique White
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Titanium White, Pyrrole Red, Raw Umber, Paynes Gray & Metallic Gold
- DecoArt Media White Gesso, Multi-Surface Sealer & Soft-Touch Varnish
- Dynasty Brushes: Black Gold 3/4" Flat Wash, Black Gold #2 Round, Black Gold 3/8" Angle and Mezzaluna (Sm) (Available at use promo code sandymc for an additional discount.
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts: StazOn Ink Pad - Black
- Stampendous Stamp: Christmas Background CRR144
- Other Supplies: E6000, Transfer Paper & Pen/Stylus and Ribbon of choice

©2017 Jingle all the Way, Sandy McTier Designs ~ All Rights Reserved

Happy Creating!!  Sandy