Thursday, May 08, 2014

Tag Design: Animals Around Us from Nicecrane Designs
It is time for the pitter patter of tiny footsteps 
rustling through the meadows to begin!  
Yes!  It is time for all the little spring animals to come out 
of their long slumber and join the world once again!

I'm popping in to share with you a design I created for some name tags a few weeks back, using an image from Nicecrane Designs.  Now while I used these particular images for Easter, they certainly can be used for so many other kinds of creations.

The hubs wanted to give out some Easter treats to his co-workers.  There were two special ones, his supervisor and a co-worker he works all year long with, that received bigger packages and then eight others received smaller ones.  We had picked up some small little paper boxes for the smaller ones but didn't have anything proper for the bigger ones.  Then I thought of decorating a couple brown paper bags which did the trick.  Of course, we needed to keep everyone's separate so I decided to create some name tags using one of the awesome images from the wonderful Animals Around Us Digital Stamp Sheet.  There was one image in this set in particular, that leant itself great for my purposes.

Here is an overall view of the bigger bags and half of the small ones...
Digital Image Details: 
  • Animals Around Us 1:  Check out this image.  Those bunnies are simply adorable.  And, check out the rest of the images in this set.  Perfect for so many different kinds of cards.
    •  This image was coloured in completely digitally.  Digital credits include:
      • Clouds pattern: Webtreats, Etc.
      • Dirt was a fill pattern already part of Photoshop Elements.
Closer view...
  • The doily on the top of the bag came from a care package that my good friend Naomi sent me quite a while back.
  • The pink and gold ribbon is from a stash I got from my momma.
  • The little flowers are Crafts brand are were purchased at Dollarama.
  • Brown paper bags from stash.
  • Punch for top to wind the ribbon through is also Crafts brand from Dollarama.
Die Cut: 
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Two was used to create all the name tag shape.
Paper Products:
  • Base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
 Challenges I am hoping to enter...
Before I go...
There are always so many wonderful images available at Nicecrane's Designs that I can't leave without sharing some of the others with you.  If you love rabbits then the About Bunnies collection may be perfect for you.  This collage sheet contains eight beautiful images originally illustrated by F.Y. Cory.  Be sure to go and check them out while you are at the store (c
lick on image below to head to its location).

Also, just in time for spring, Ignacio has released this beautiful Spring Love Collage Sheet.  I definitely have plans for this one.  Think of all the adorable anniversary cards you create.  These images would lend themselves really well to candles too, if you have a reliable printer.  Unfortunately, I'm so afraid of breaking another printer that I can't dare try and print on tissue paper.  However, for those of you who do, wouldn't a candle with one of these images make the perfect anniversary gift?  Just sayin'.  (Click on image below to head to its location.)

Don't forget, to stay current on ALL the latest releases and to check out the fabulous inspiration from my fellow DT members, be sure to head over to the Nicecrane Designs blog.

Well, I need to get moving and get some of the papers mailed out to people for April for the 12 Months of Christmas Link up. See you all again very soon!

I hope you have a fantastic evening!

Until next time,


Unknown said...

Hi Lisa,
Again a very clever idea that looks beautiful. I have the Beatrix Potter Bunny series and just today I gave five little ATC cards to a little 2 year old girl waiting at the lab. Great project. Thank you for taking time to share with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Many Blessings, Carole

Chriss America Real said...

I love Animals Around Us 1 so cute! Love the bags!

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh these are so cute! I'm sure that they were very much appreciated. Love how you personalized every one of them!!!!

Karon said...

These are so so adorable! Love love the sweet images. TFS

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh good THAT is a terrific idea. I love your Easter candy packaging!! It's the perfect image for such a gift and how very thoughtful of you both. :)
Hugs and happy weekend Lisa.
The other one

Beth Brovold said...

These are just FABULOUS Lisa!! What a great idea and beautiful to boot!! You're so very creative!! Thanks for sharing with us Fussy and Fancy "Spring Colours"!!

Jo Rice said...

Such lovely projects and so different to a card ..I just love them and they are perfect for our Challenge. Thanks for joining in with the Fussy and Fancy Challenge and good luck...Jo. X

Amanda said...

Hi Lisa, Love your matching bags & Boxes. Thankyou for joining us at Digi Galore. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Amanda

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh Lisa, these are just the sweetest little gift / treat baskets! How wonderful and thoughtful of you to personalize them. I know they will appreciate and treasure this gift of the heart.
So sweet!!!
Have a beautiful weekend!

Cindye Wile said...

Love these, and a wonderful idea.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore
Cindye DT

Nicoletta said...

Wery lovely creations!
Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!

Giò said...

Such a fabulous project.
Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge.

Kazurina said...

Vilken kretivitet det sprudlar om ditt arbete. vilken fin ide' Vacker helhet med personliga namnetiketter gör säker suce'
Tack för att du är med oss på Fussy and Fancy Spring Colours Shallenge
H. Katharina

maureenjscott said...

Oh these are fabulous! What cute gift bags! Thanks for joining our Spring Fling at Left of Center this fortnight! mo xxx

Diane Noble said...

What sweet little gifties! Love the little bunnies and the fun way to present a little gift. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We are so grateful for all those who participate and support our efforts to encourage uplifting craft projects. Thanks for joining us!
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

Kate said...

Such sweet little packages! The image is adorable. I'm sure the packaging was appreciated as much as the gifts themselves!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Gwen said...

This is an awesome gift idea! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot. Hope to see you next week!


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Lisa these are stunning gift ideas and I am sure your hubby's colleagues loved receiving them.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Andreja L. said...

Lovely creations you made! Good luck and thanks for joining us with All Crafts Challenge :-))
Hugs, Andreja