Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer is Here!

Summer time is in full swing and I have two Prima tags to celebrate!  The first shows one of our Prima dolls in her garden.  Her dress is an old SU paper and THE TRIM IS JUST DOTS OF WHITE PAINT TO MIMIC LACE. The large flower is Recollections in a pot from Papertrey Ink.  All the stentiments including the ones on the tags are PTI.  The seed packets are an old K&Co. line along with the bee in the upper right corner. I THINK THE BEST TIP I LEARNED DOING THESE DOLLS IS THIS.  I AM NOT GOOD WITH AN EXACTO KNIFE.  WHEN CUTTING OUT THE DOLLS I JUST CONTINUE TO CUT BETWEEN THE FEET, OR LEGS, OR BETWEEN THE ARMS AND BODY. THEN YOU CONTINUE TO CUT OUT THOSE LITTLE AREAS WHICH ARE HARD OTHERWISE.  WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR DOLL DOWN, JUST USE A LITTLE GLUE OR SMALL DIMENSIONAL ACROSS THE JOIN.  YOU'LL NEVER NOTICE IT ON THE FINISHED TAG.  NO MORE FUSSY CUTTING OF INSIDE PARTS.

My second tag has a picnic theme.  NOTE: THIS DOLL IS THE EASIEST OF ALL TO CUT OUT.  If you're just starting with these stamps, she'd be a good one to start with.  Her dress and background paper are from Alphabet Junction by Carta Bells, the 6 x 6 pad.  Cupcakes and sentiment were from a pack of stickers I picked up in Michaels dollar bin (now the $1.50 bin!) a long time ago.  The little lunch box is a Lockhart stamp.  Whenever you order from Ellen Hutson, she send a little colored stamp image as a thank you along with a yard of ribbon.  I save those images to use on other projects.  A little bling of a butterfly perches in the top left of the tag.

Jump on over to see Lisa to see more great projects with those wonderful stamps.  Don't forget to leave a comment, become a Follower, or comment about our hop on your blog.  Each of those will win you a chance at winning my blog candy (shown in the first post).  And be sure not to miss next Tuesday when we roll out all the stops for FALL!  Some great projects for my favorite season!
 Dar's Crafty Creations http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
Primitive Seasons (Mary) http://primitiveseasons.blogspot.com/
A Mermaids Crafts (Lisa) http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/
Scrap For Joy (Joyce)    http://scrapforjoy.blogspot.com/


Mulberry Mindy said...

Mary, your tags are just wonderful! Such fabulous details on both, I can't wait to check them out with a fine tooth comb! Mr. Xacto knife is not my friend. Everytime he comes out, blood is drawn, and to think I once worked in a framing shop and cut large 24X36" sheets of glass! I am so proud to be sharing my projects with such great paper artists like you!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi MAry!!!!

Lindo de viver!!! Amei todos!!! Já fui no BLOG da Darlene e deixei um recadinho.


ParkNSlide said...

I love your tip for cutting out the spaces between the legs---I have been using that tip too as I am also exacto-knife challenged. Love your garden and picnic themes for summer.

Karon said...

Two gorgeous tags - fabulous colours and paper piecing. Enjoying following along on this hop :-)


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! I LOVE both tags Mary! I just adore the garden tag with all the seed packets (I have those ... guess what I'm doing later today! LOL ... yep ... casing your tag!)
And your second tag is equally ADORABLE!! Awesome job and thanks for inspiration on making the tags ... something I don't do a lot of!
AND ... I know what you mean about the Exacto knife but I did find I can use the Fiskars 'swivel' knife very well ... use it ALL THE TIME!
Have a great day and thanks for wonderful inspiration!

Sherrie K. said...

Your tags are absolutely adorable! I LOVE the prima girls and you did a fabulous job of showcasing them!
The garden and picnic theme are awesome!! Great job on the coloring, piecing and design!
Have a super day!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Scrap for Joy said...

Oh Mary, I knew you'd bowl me over with your projects! I chuckled when I saw the garden girl tag...I have those same embellishments for K&Co but never though to use them in my project...love the flower and pot and all of your details. Thanks you for the tip about the legs/arms...I will try that next time. Your ruffled girl picnic tags is adorable, too. She was my first stamp and a good one to start with.
Hopping on...

~ Jo ~ said...

I totally love your projects! I love what you did with the dolls and your paper piecing and fussy cutting are awesome! I loved the springy/summer feel with the picnic and garden.

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Lisa said...

Oh wow, both of your tags are stunning!! I love how you colored this skin...I wish I could do that!! The details are just fabulous - I love the picnic theme!! And I never thought about just cutting out the inside pieces...I end up struggling with my Xacto every time. You have saved me so much time and frustration!! Looking forward to your fall projects!! Happy Tuesday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Joanie said...

I'm so glad joining your blog is part of this hop. It's opening up a whole new world for me!

Debbie K. said...

Mary, your dolls are really fabulous. I especially love the gardening one. Thanks for the tip on how to cut them out. Can't wait to see more of what you come up with.

SiskiyouSue said...

Your tag is adorable! Just love it. And thanks for the tips, they're great.
suekimmet @ gmail dot com

Mary Ann said...

Great tags!!!Beautiful!!!

Alvina said...

Wow beautiful projects, thanks for sharing, you did a great job.


Kathy Salido said...

Oh I simply love your beautiful tags!! Love the use of the seed packets.

Createology said...

These are just wonderful. I adore how you used white dots to mimic lace on her dress. Brilliant. Creative Happy Hearts...

MiamiKel said...

Wonderful! These tags are so bright and beautiful, just beaming with the summer sunshine and lovely accented pieces! Gorgeous work ~ thank you for the tip that the one little dollie is the easiest to cutout. I haven't caved to purchase these, tempation rising, and wondered which would be the easiest to a novice like me - thank you!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your tags- love the tip for cutting out the small areas too! Love the seed packet images you added on the 1st tag- i could see using that idea for my Mother. : )
Shellymc2 at Comcast.net

Debbie Peysen said...

I love the invitation. You guys rock. I love both tags but most of all thanks for the tips on cutting out. The exacto knife does not like me so your tip is just what I needed. These stamps are so much fun. You are so talented. I also save Ellen's Thank you cards and use the image.

Debbie P

Linda said...

Beautiful tags! Sweet gardening theme. I'm really enjoying the blog hop and have added you to my blog at www.gracefilledmoments.blogspot.com My email is LSmithRN62@yahoo.com

Crafty Moni said...

Your tags are so sweet and cute, I love them! Thanks for the exacto tip:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L .

Crafty Moni said...

Yay, im already a follower:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L .

Davi said...

Wonderful tags, I especially love the garden theme one and the picnic one is tooo cute :)

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful tags love your added dimension. ajscreativeenergy@yahoo.com.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I am a follower.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I have share this hop on my blog here

Judith Tetley said...

Such a nice idea to use the dolls for a blog hop. Love your tags!
Kind Regards
Judith from Australia

yyam said...

OOOooooh...these are sweet tags!

Debbie Peysen said...

The tags are so cool. I love the fact that you put items off the tag. I am learning so much.

Debbie Peysen

Anonymous said...

Your dolls are bursting with summer fun.
Carol b